December 23 - Holy Spirit Catholic Church
HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH
Mon, Dec. 24th
Late Advent Weekday
Edna Rosenberg — Req. by Family
Eugene, Joan, Lisa Humbles — Req. by Family
Paul & Leona Kaperak — Req. by Paula & Mike
Tues, Dec. 25th The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
Loretta Huber –Req. by Husband & Family
Wed, Dec. 26th Saint Stephen, The First Martyr
Ray Schlegel – Req. by Jayne Schlegel
Thurs, Dec. 27th Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
James T. Lee - Req. by Marieanne Nohl
Fri, Dec. 28th
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Paul Callaghan - Req. by Peggy & Mike Beltrame
Michael Prendergast —Req. by Family
Sat, Dec 29th
The Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity
of the Lord Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop and
Robert Nelson — Req. by Mary Schmitt
Janet Wolfe — Req. by James Pfaff
Sun, Dec 30th
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Bob Zieles—Req. by Family
Estella & Lawrence Ubelhor — Req. by Michaud
Loretta Huber – Req.by Husband & Family
Mass in Spanish
Readings for the Week of December 23, 2012
Morning: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89;
Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25;
Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25
Night: Is 9:1-6; Ps 96; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14
The Nativity of the Lord
Dawn: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20
Day: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or
Saint Stephen, The First Martyr
Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Ps 31; Mt 10:17-22
Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
1 Jn 1:1-4; Ps 97; Jn 20:1a, 2-8
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
1 Jn 1:5—2:2; Ps 124; Mt 2:13-18
Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr
1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96; Lk 2:22-35
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128; Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17;
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PARISH IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING!
December 23, 2012
Server Schedule Dec. 29/30
5:30 p.m. Sat Emily Wysocki, Drew Smith, Jacob Melton
7:30a.m. Sun. Devon Armes, Shellieanne Armes,
9:00a.m. Sun. Vinny Contantino, Demetrio Constantino
10:30 a.m. Sun. Ben Golab, Nick Golab
12:00 p.m.Sun Hope Bailey
Please remember in your prayers
Nancy Ryan, Diane Zeyen, Edwin Coquico, Ed Milligan, Agneda Arceo,
Mike Scaringe, Zachery Dobson, Virginia Williamson, Carl Manemann,
Lyle Wernimont, James Kennedy, Pat Thompson, Jay Ruckelshaus,
Mary Moore, Loretta Graf, Erin McGinley Gamble , Louise Gary, Linda
Simon, Peggy Kiefer, Molly McIntosh O’Connor, Robert Boling, Monica
Perry, Mark Jamison, Devon Blake, Fr. Damian Thompson, Kathleen
Hartnett, Fred Melton Sr., Mary Ellen Crump, Benito and Ana Sanchez,
Andrew Johnson, Lana McNees, Chris Kierner, Bryce Baldwin. Due to
some new hospital regulations, we are not notified when someone is
admitted to an area hospital. If you or a loved one is seriously ill
and in need of the sacrament of the sick, please call the parish office
and let us know!
If you would like a name added, you may call the Parish Office. We will leave
names on our list for a few weeks, and then remove them if we do not have any
At Nursing Homes and/or Hospitals:
Community Nursing & Rehab: Joan Ramsey
Miller’s / Castleton: Rosemary Gill, Bill Begue
Westminster Village North: Dorothy Harris, Rita & Joe
Rosewalk: Marge Gundlach,
St. Paul’s Hermitage: Helen Welsh, Rosemary Welch,
Rose Callahan, Margaret Callahan, Mary Scarpone, Sybil Merck
State of Virginia, 60 Cattail Loop, Gordonsville, VA 22942:
Wellington Manor: Patricia Webb
Hooverwood: Rosemary Jones
The Hearth at Windemere: Rosemary Jennings
Greentree/Samara: Rita Kieback
Berkshire of Castleton: Alice Shanahan
Wildwood/Kindred Care Nursing home: Jackie Rothwell,
Methodist Hospital: John P. Lee Jr.
Catholic Charities News
Scripture tells us that we Christians are the “adopted sons and
daughters” of God. And, Jesus Christ was the adopted son of
Adoption is a beautiful gift that communicates a choice with
great intention to form an everlasting bond.
Did you know that in the U.S., of all unmarried women who
carry their child to term less than 1% choose to place their children for adoption? This figure is compared to about 9% before
Please help spread the word that adoption can be a wonderful
way to provide a loving, caring and promising life for child. It is
a choice that everyone can live with.
Visit www.GivingBirthtoHope.org and
www.StElizabethCatholicCharities.org to learn more about
adoption in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Catherine Warren, Tom Kremp
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DAVE RAMSEY PERSONAL FINANCE CLASS
St. Lawrence will be hosting a DVD series by Dave Ramsey known as “Finance Peace University” beginning
Monday, January 14th. This is a 9 week course filled with
knowledge and humor and is a biblically based method
for getting out of debt. It is taught by Dave Ramsey via
DVD and followed by a discussion. Cost for the class is
$89.00 which includes a study guide, workbook, budget
forms, access to free on-line help and a life time membership. Contact Jim Mann to sign up 546-4065 ext.
248 or [email protected]
PLANNED GIVING DINNER AT THE RECTORY
Fr. Paul is hosting a dinner party at the new rectory
on January 17th for any parishioners who would like
to join him. Besides an enjoyable meal and general
discussion of the parish, there will also be a
presentation on planned giving. We will limit the
dinner to the first 12 parishioners who sign up. We
still have some openings so please call the parish
office to sign up at 353-9404.
Dear Friends of Holy Spirit,
A very Merry Christmas to all of you!! As we move
into this beautiful season, let us make an extra effort
to show our love to people around us. At the first
Christmas, our Heavenly Father gave to us his most
Precious Gift: His Son! May we share Christ through
our words and actions this Season.
A reminder that our Christmas Mass Schedule
remains the same as last year (4:00, 6:00, 10:00 on
Christmas Eve, and Midnight, 9:30 and 11:30 on
Christmas Day). Midnight and 11:30 are in Spanish,
with the rest in English. 4:00 P.M. on Christmas Eve
is the Mass that is very, very crowded. If you want a
more comfortable congregation size, try one of the
Sunday afternoon, December 23rd, we are arranging
the church for Christmas (3:00 P.M.). We would
appreciate some new helpers, along with the regulars. Please donate a few hours Sunday afternoon
and help make our church more beautiful than it already is!
Christmas afternoon, I will be heading to Louisville,
Kentucky, where I will join many family members for
Christmas. My brother, Joe, and his wife have hosted
Christmas Day for many years and the tradition continues. With Mom’s absence this year, we will
appreciate family even more.
God’s Blessings and Love,
Our family would like to thank all of the people involved in the
visitation, Funeral Mass and Mercy meal for Lawrence Adkins.
May God bless you abundantly for your kindness.
The Adkins Family
NO MORE ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING
We will no longer be collecting aluminum cans on our grounds.
If anyone would like to take the metal bins that are located by
the newspaper recycling, please do so, first come first serve.
We will continue to recycle paper in the green Abitibi containers by the garage. We made $1400 last year in paper recycling, but the aluminum can recycling does not break even
Many people are dropping off other types of recycling
that we do not recycle...please...please...paper is all that
we will be recycling! Thanks for your understanding!
CEMETERY MEMORIAL MASSES
Remembrance Trees will be available at both locations with
ornaments to remember loved ones. We will have a blessing
of the trees following mass. All are welcome to join us.
The Trees will be taken down Monday, January 7, 2013. If you
wish to take home your remembrance bulb please pick it up by
Sunday, January 6, 2013
If you have any questions, please call Susan Meacham at 317574-8898.
HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH
Youth Group Caroling/Downtown Lights Trip 2012
We will be going Christmas Caroling on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Crestwood Village and then heading to
Jockomo’s for pizza and then downtown to enjoy the
Meet at Crestwood Village (Tenth Street and Edmondson) Building #6 at 3:15 PM. We will return to Holy
Spirit around 8:00 PM.
HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL NEWS
We are in need of substitute teachers for the school! Also,
we need subs in our café during the day!
Remember, you can donate to an SGO (to benefit Holy Spirit
School tuition) and receive a state tax credit as well as the normal federal deduction. If you would like more information about
any of the above, Please call the school office at 352-1243!
December 23, 2012
We are still looking for people to drive parishioners to Mass.
We have now received a few responses but not enough to
proceed yet. We realize that it would be hard to commit driving every Sunday, so if you would like to be put on a list to
drive once or twice a month, we will try to get someone to
organize a schedule. Until we get more volunteers, we won’t
scheduling anything. Call Quenia at 353-9404 in the Parish
Office (or email is even better at [email protected])
and let her know if you would be willing to drive once or more
per month and let her know which Mass.
ST.VINCENT DE PAUL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
The Eastside Catholic School Partnership (ECSP) announces a
new website, www.ecspindy.org,
to serve as a resource about the partnership and its four member
schools-Holy Spirit, Little Flower, Our Lady of Lourdes, and
Scecina Memorial High School. The site contains information
about the ECSP, a profile of each member school, links to school
websites, as well as eastside community resources, events, and
news. Also available on the website under “About us” is the
2010-2012 ECSP Accountability Report, which outlines ECSP
activities since its launch in 2010.
SPECIAL BAPTISM CLASSES
Classes begin on January 13, 2013
For children age six and older who have not yet been
baptized. If you would like to register your child for special
baptism or if you have questions, please call the Religious
Education office at 357-6915 as soon as possible.
Holy Spirit recognizes PreK-12 Catholic Education as a ministry to
form young people in spirit, mind, and body. We support this
ministry through Holy Spirit Grade School and Scecina Memorial
High School, our parish High School.
Holy Spirit's regular shift to work at the St. Vincent de
Paul Distribution Center is January 5, 2013. This is a
great way to “give back” at Christmas. PLEASE join us
at 1201 E. Maryland at 8 am to be Christ’s presence to
struggling families in Indianapolis. Call Larry Heil at 6577093 if you have questions.
Need a job? Have health issues? Call Dorothy Riley for
a prayer line request at 353-0358.
HOLY SPIRIT – PARISH SUPPORT*
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS!
Weekly Budget Goal 2012/13
Weekly Collection Dec 15/16
YTD Budget Goal 2012/13
YTD Collections 2012/13
YTD Surplus (Deficit) 2012/13
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Knights of Columbus
Please let us know if you are able to transport a fellow parishioner to church occasionally. Call: 353 9404 ext. 8.
If you need a prayer blanket please let us know so we can deliver it to you or a person needing the blanket. Remember to pray
for our prayer blanket recipients.
Did you know that there is a common misconception that people
with high blood pressure will experience symptoms, such as
nervousness, sweating, difficulty sleeping or facial flushing? The truth is HBP is largely a symptomless condition. If you
ignore your blood pressure because you think symptoms will
alert you to the problem, you are taking a dangerous chance
with your life. Everyone needs to know their blood pressure
numbers, and everyone needs to prevent high blood pressure
from developing. Blood Pressure screenings will be first
week-end of each month in the West Vestibule.
Joan LeBeau R.N.
FORMER ALUMNUS OF HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL TO
Jack Doyle, a Western Kentucky University football player, and
an alumnus of both Holy Spirit and Cathedral High School will
play in the NCAA Little Caesars Bowl for Western Kentucky
University. The bowl takes place on Wednesday December 26,
2012 and will be televised on ESPN at 7:30pm ET.
KNITTING AND CROCHETING
Our upcoming meetings for the Knitting and Crochet
class will be January 9th and 23rd. We will meet in
room #5 in the Parish Center. The time is 6-8 p.m. If
you have any questions please call Alma Middelton
at 340-5978 or Rita Osborne at 898-2955. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.
DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS
The earliest we can decorate for Christmas
this year is Sunday, December 23. We will
meet at 3p.m. after the Spanish Mass. If you
can carry heavy decorations down stairs or
climb ladders, please come! Pizza will be
provided at 5:30. I would like to have everything done Sunday so no one needs to
decorate on Christmas Eve. Thank you!
Our Lady of Fatima Council #3228
1040 N. Post Rd.
Sunday 12/23/12 – Colt Viewing Party – Colts At Kansas City –
Tuesday 12/25/12 – Merry Christmas From All The Knights
At Council 3228
Thursday 12/27/12 – Charlie & Sally’s Fatima Euchre – 7:00pm
Tuesday 12/31/12 – News Years Eve Gala – 7:00pm to
Prime Rib Dinner, Potato, Vegetable, Appetizers,
Champaign Toast and Continental Breakfast.
$1,000 Raffle All for Only $50 Couple.
Make Your Reservation Today!
Become A Knight - All Men 18 And Older Invited
Hall Rental – Contact Stacy Struewing 897-1577
12 Biblical reasons for spending time with Jesus in the
Each hour you spend with Jesus will deepen His divine
peace within your heart. “Come to Me all you who are
weary and find life burdensome and I will
Cast all your anxieties upon the Lord, who cares for you.
Matthew 11:28 and 1 Peter 5:7
To be prayed December 16th thru 24th
To prepare for the birth of Jesus.
O Adorable Infant Jesus, my Savior
and my God, Who are so good and Who
has loved me so much! In this night in which
you bestow great graces on so many souls,
grant Your heavenly consolation to this
poor soul of mine. I ask of You the grace to
love You always, from this day forward
with all my heart. Set me on fire with
Your Holy Love. I love You oh my God,
who has become a Babe for love of me.
Never let me cease from loving You
evermore. Dearest Jesus, our Lord and
God, deign to grant me, during this
joyful season of Christmas,
(mention your request)
if it be Your Holy Will. Amen
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.)
We are looking for someone who can wash the priests’ albs
once a month. Little time and no ironing! If interested, please
call Mary Williams at 359-9910 or Quenia Rodriguez at the
parish office, 353-9404
Christmas Present for Moms, Aunts, Sisters, Friends, and Grandma’s
A Free Christmas Present for Moms, Aunts, Sisters, Friends, and Grandma’s
Are you struggling to find that perfect gift for Mom? Maybe you’re a child who doesn’t have
both ends? Well there is a special gift that you can give that won’t cost you anything because
both ends? Well there is a special gift that you can give
that won’t cost you anything because Holy Spirit Church offers it for free.
If you will
Auntie and look after any kids for a weekend, the Holy Spirit CHRP women’s group
care of that special women in your life and give her a weekend with no cooking and acleaning,
that will with
quiet time to
pray and reflect, time to get to know some amazing women in our parish and begin
and time to
how appreciated she is.
All you have
do is to
letter to your
for a spot
woman in Christ
give her a gift that will bless her for years to come. If you have any questions about the
the next retreat,
please feel free to contact
Sonya Timmerman at 317-891-8624.
This Christmas I wanted to give you an offering of my time. I would like to take
care of the home front for a weekend so that you can attend the Women’s Christ
Renews His Parish Weekend Retreat at Holy Spirit. You will be able to relax, pray,
laugh, reflect, grow stronger in your faith, enjoy many blessings, and enjoy the company of some wonderful women in our parish. Plus you won’t have to cook or clean
all weekend! I hope you will take me up on this because I truly want you to receive
this blessing from me and our Church.
Holy Spirit Women’s Christ Renews His Parish Retreat Sign-Up- First Weekend of March 2013
Name of person gifting a spot for this
(You will be contacted to discuss special blessings to be given during the weekend)
WOMEN’S CHRIST RENEWS HIS
SCECINA ADMISSIONS DAY
Scecina Admissions Day
Scecina invites current eighth grade students and their families to complete the enrollment process on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Students will have an opportunity to take a placement test, attend an information session on The
Scecina Experience or Tuition Assistance, submit the remainder of their admissions application documents, and/or
schedule an admissions interview. There is also a chance to win a $3,000 tuition scholarship! Requirements for the
1. Attend Scecina’s Open House (November 8) or an in-home Visit. Please note the last opportunity to attend an “inhome visit session” will be at Scecina on January 12, 2013 during Admissions Day. You may attend one of the two
information sessions: The Scecina Experience, 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. and Tuition Information, 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
2. Take Scecina’s Placement Test on either November 17, 2012, December 1, 2012, or January 12, 2013- or - submit results from another high school.
Be our guest as a Crusader for a Day student by January 12, 2013
Submit an Application for Admission* with your most recent ISTEP results and report card.
Submit a Teacher Recommendation Form or schedule an Admissions Interview
For additional information, contact Beth Leszcynski, Director of Enrollment Management, at 356-6377, ext. 1311, or
The Educational CHOICE
Charitable Trust is a 501(c)3 charity
which provides tuition assistance to
Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust, a charity recognized as a
organization (SGO)” under Indiana Code 20-51Address:granting
1-7, to be used only for a “school scholarship program” certified by the
Department of Education
under Indiana Code 20-51-3-1.
CHOICE Trust is authorized to make application on behalf of the donor
of Revenue for___
credit for this
contribution under Indiana Code 6-3.1-30.5 (The Indiana School
PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM COMPLETELY TO RECEIVE THE INDIANA STATE
I/We give $_____________ to the Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust.
City, State, Zip: ___________ ___ __________
r Cash/Check Enclosed
r Credit Card Contribution
(To make a credit card contribution, please visit
www.choicetrust.org and click on “Donate to Choice”
then mail or fax this form to CHOICE Trust)
Federal Identification number (EIN or SSN): __________________________________ (required by IN Dept. of Revenue)
Indiana taxpayer identification # (for corporate donors): ________________________________
Designated School or Group of Schools: ________________________________________ (optional)
Signature _________________________________ Date ________________________
The Educational CHOICE Charitable Trust
10439 Commerce Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 951-8781
Fax: (317) 951-8783
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Misa en Español a la 1:30 pm todos los domingos
Iglesia del Espíritu Santo 7243 East 10th Street
Celebra el Padre Cristobal Wadelton § Parroco el Rvdo Padre Paul Koetter
Ministerio de Eucaristia: Eduardo Parada
Ministerio de Lectores: Juan Perez 317-414-4972
Haz que su amor sea
autentico; un amor que
Miriam Reyes 317-823-2461
David Manrique 317-306-9132 dure, que resista, que no se
rompa con el paso del
SECRETARIA: Quenia Rodriguez– 317-353-9404– Horario de Atencion: Lunes a Viernes –de 9:00 am a 5:00pm
Bautismos especiales-Inscripciones abiertas
Para: niños de 6 años o masDonde: Escuela Dominical Inicio de clases: 13 de enero-Hora: de 12:00 p.m. a
oración para un
Si alguien en nuestra
tiene un ser querido que
ha fallecido o que está muy enfermo y desea
que recemos por ellos, hablen por favor con
Quenia Rodríguez después de la misa. Por
una donación pequeña, vamos a poner su
nombre en nuestros libros de canto nuevos
para que recemos por ellos.
Misa de Unidad
Empezando en Enero, nuestra Misa de Unidad será cada domingo, en
vez de solamente el primer domingo del mes. Como recuerdan, esta es
una invitación para todos nuestros hispanos para asistir a una de las
Misa en Inglés ya sea el sábado a las 5:30 pm o en la mañana del
domingo. Nuestra Misa en Español continuará a la 1:30 pm
Gracias a todos los voluntarios
El comité de la iglesia gemela de Honduras nos ha pedido que
agradezcamos de todo corazón a todos los voluntarios que han
hecho posible que tengamos la Fiesta de agasajo para nuestros
amigos de Honduras que vinieron a visitarnos. Sin su valiosa
ayuda, no habría sido posible hacerlo. Muchas gracias.
No estaremos reciclando aluminio en Holy Spirit
Ya no vamos a estar recogiendo latas de aluminio en nuestros terrenos. Si alguien quiere
tomar los recipientes metálicos que se encuentran cerca del de periódico por favor, hágalo,
por orden de llegada. Hicimos $ 1400 el año pasado en el reciclaje de aluminio. Estaremos
reciclando solo papel de aquí en adelante. Hay personas que están dejando otro tipo de
reciclaje que nosotros no hacemos, una vez mas solo papel. Gracias por su comprensión
Las Posadas - Dic. 16 - Dic. 24 @ 6pm, en la Iglesia!-Este año queremos celebrar Las Posadas con las diferentes
culturas que tengamos. Invitamos a todas las comunidades, por ejemplo mexicana,guatemalteca, salvadoreña,
hondureña, nicaragüense, dominicana, y cualquier otra cultura Hispana que
tengamos. Si quiere participar y enseñarnos su cultura, por favor contacta
Rosalba Martínez a (256) 572-5964.
Preparación para la NAVIDAD/Significado del Adviento
La palabra latina "adventus" significa “venida”. En el lenguaje cristiano se refiere a la venida de Jesucristo. La liturgia
de la Iglesia da el nombre de Adviento a las cuatro semanas que preceden a la Navidad, como una oportunidad para
prepararnos en la esperanza y en el arrepentimiento para la llegada del Señor.
Algo que no debes olvidar
El adviento comprende las cuatro semanas antes de la Navidad.
El adviento es tiempo de preparación, esperanza y arrepentimiento de nuestros pecados para la llegada del Señor.
En el adviento nos preparamos para la navidad y la segunda venida de Cristo al mundo, cuando volverá como Rey de
todo el Universo.
Es un tiempo en el que podemos revisar cómo ha sido nuestra vida espiritual, nuestra vida en relación con Dios y convertirnos de nuevo.
Es un tiempo en el que podemos hacer un plan de vida para mejorar como personas.
Cuida tu fe
Esta es una época del año en la que vamos a estar “bombardeados” por la publicidad para comprar todo tipo de cosas, vamos a estar invitados a muchas
fiestas. Todo esto puede llegar a hacer que nos olvidemos del verdadero sentido del Adviento. Esforcémonos por vivir este tiempo litúrgico con
profundidad, con el sentido cristiano.
De esta forma viviremos la Navidad del Señor ocupados del Señor de la Navidad.
Exhibición de Nacimientos MulticulturalesLa Oficina del Ministerio Multicultural Arquidiocesana a través del Ministerio Hispano les invita a que vengan a la exhibición de
Nacimientos que se llevara a cabo el día Lunes 17 de diciembre de las 9 am a las 9 pm en el Centro Católico (1400 N Meridian). Habrá
churros y chocolate caliente a la venta además de otras deliciosas comidas. Esta es una buena oportunidad para entrar en el espíritu
Navideño. Seguramente les gustará mucho!!!