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Holy Spirit Parish at 608 Farragut Street, Millvale, PA 15209 US - Home

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last Sunday, Bishop Zubik celebrated a special
Mass at St. Paul Cathedral recognizing all Diocesan Lay
Ecclesial Ministers (LEMs). These are individuals in their respective
fields who have advanced education and practical
experience. We were honored to have Elaine Magill, as a Pastoral
Associate & Director of Religious Education, & Terry
Schiebel, our Music Director, receive these awards. Well done.


This year’s theme is "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness." Catechetical Sunday is an opportune time to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. We will bless, commission, & present certificates to our catechists & aides at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. We extend special recognition to Lonny Platzer who is celebrating 40 years as a catechist.  May God bless her for the service of teaching the Good News to our children on their faith's journey.

Fr. Dan is trying to make more of an effort to visit our homebound parishioners. If you, a family member, or someone in need, reside in Alverno Apts., Kane Regional Center, Manor Care, McBride Court, Vincentian Home, please contact the Parish Office with your information.

HSP 2014 Event Schedule

September 28th - Ushers Breakfast , "New" Location - LYCEUM 8:45am - 11:30am

October 4th - Christian Mothers Fall Bingo

October 11th - Cash Bash n'At  5:30 - 10:30

November 15th - Pasta Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Annointing of the Sick Mass

Celebrating our annual “Winter tune-up” Sunday Mass with communal celebration of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick on Sep. 28, at 2 pm, in HSP main church. A light reception will follow. If you plan to attend, please call Joanne Loch, 412-821-6533, or Dolores Bachman, 412-821-3843. Knowing the number of attendees helps us plan for the reception. This Mass is offered as a service for our sick or elderly before we start into the cold of Winter with its many health related issues. Please remember that Anointing of the Sick is also available after any Mass, Sunday or daily, or for the priest to come to you, if he’s available.

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Holy Spirit Cash Bash N'at

Saturday October 11, 2014
Cost $25 per ticket
$100 per 5 tickets
Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office 412-821-4424 or after each mass in the back of church
Dinner, Beer, Mixers included.  BYOB
$5,000 Cash to be Given Away
Winner need not be present
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Must be 21 to attend

To date, auction items include:
Looking for Donations.  All Donations can be left in the back of the church in the Blue Bin.
Wagon of Cheer.
Bring family & friends for a fun-filled evening.
For more info call 412-821-4424.


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 Sponsored by HSP Ushers on Sun., Sep. 28, 8:45-11:30am,with a new location of hte Lyceum. Adults $6, Children 6-12 $3, under 6 free! No reservations necessary. All are invited. 

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Christian Mothers & Women's Guild BINGO & Luncheon

Fall Bingo and Luncheon
Saturday October 4th, doors open at 11am.  Lunch 11:30am
Tickets $15 in advance Only
Call Mary Miller 412-821-0865

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Fundraising/ Stewardship Meeting

FUNDRAISING/STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE has been tasked to raise funds to help pay the Parish bills. Please share your talents (set-up, brainstorming, clean-up, and more) with this committee to support your parish.

The fundraising committee will meet Wednesday, September 17th  at 6pm in the cafeteria. 

 If you are interested in joining the committee, but can’t attend the meeting, please contact the Parish Office

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Order forms can be picked up by the church doors and all orders are due by September 29th.  Order pickup is Saturday October 11th, 11am HSP cafeteria.

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Holy Spirit Football Pool

Click on the above (Holy Spirit Football Pool) for a copy of the 2014 HSP Football Pool Fundraiser
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HSP CHOIR , Come Join The Fun


No experience necessary. Rehersals continue each Tuesday at 7pm in the School Music Room next to the Cafeteria
For more info call Terry Schiebel, Music Director, 412-821-2254.

High School Students who enjoy singing are urged to join and share your voice while praising the Lord.

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RCIA ( Rite of Christian Inittiation for Adults)
EMHCs ( Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion)
Lectors & Altar Servers

We begin our Fall prep courses. RCIA any adult who wants to become a Catholic, make their Confirmation, or learn about our faith. EMHCs help at Mass or visit people in their homes. LECTORS help others hear the word of God. ALTAR SERVERS even our young ones can serve God, in their own, special way.

If interested in any of the above, or just have questions, please contact Mrs. Elaine Magill. 412-821-2099

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CCD Registration 2014 - 2015

 It is that time of year again, Religious Education classes, CCD, will start Sunday  September 14th . Registration packets are in the process of being mailed.

Registration of New families and First Grade students are asked to call Elaine Magill at (412) 821-2099 for information and registration forms.

As always, teachers, teacher’s aides and substitutes are needed to help with the catechetical program. You may also “Team Teach” with another person and share in the presentation and planning of lessons. There are many areas in which aides can assist in the classroom and office. Please consider this opportunity to part of the Religious Education Program with our children at Holy Spirit Parish. Books, training and support are provided. Please call Elaine Magill for more information.

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A vision of Heaven
As Dale McKay was facing death, he spoke to writer Nancy Schertzing about his feelings and his hopes for heaven. Later, Nancy spoke with Dale's widow, Ellen, who shared the joy of their marriage and the moving experience of Dale's death. Their story is filled with love and hope that speaks to all of us.
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In the Know with Father Joe
Dear Fr. Joe: What is a mortal sin? If I commit one, do I automatically go to hell?
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Part 4: How to Be a Dynamic and Evangelizing Parish
Two very different parishes show what it takes to be both energetic and spiritual.
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