Holy Spirit Catholic Community is giving this weekend to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a worldwide community. We will be talking about their good works in the United States and around the world; and about the St. Vincent de Paul Conference in our parish. We hope to inspire you to support our local Conference with a generous donation.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris, France in 1988, and has since then spread throughout the world. It has conferences in some 140 countries and has more than 800,000 members. The members of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians") are lay men and women who are energized by the awareness that "service to our brothers and sisters in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ". More information can be found at the St. Vincent de Paul website: http://www.svdpusa.org.READ MORE
The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame partners with Catholic dioceses and parishes to address pastoral challenges with young adults.
The ECHO program exists as one of the leading initiatives within the institute. It is a two-year service-learning program which offers participants the opportunity to earn an MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and to serve the Church by working in a parish in a leadership role.READ MORE
The second week of August is always an exciting time as families prepare their kids to start the new school year. For many children, the start of the school year is a time to reconnect with friends and classmates and a time for making new friends. This can also be an emotional time for many parents with younger kids who will be starting school for the very first time, and for those with older teens who will be leaving home for college.READ MORE
Proclaiming the joy of the Gospel is the mission of the Church. In keeping with her mission, the Church is introducing a new approach for the upcoming XV Ordinary General Assembly of The Synod of Bishops. The Church has decided to examine herself on how she can lead young people to recognize and accept the call to the fullness of life and love, and to ask young people to help identify the most effective ways to announce the Good News today. The topic for the Synod is: "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment". By listening to their aspirations, the Church can glimpse the world which lies ahead and the paths the Church is called to follow.READ MORE