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  • Holy Spirit Performing Arts Program Presents "ELF" March 30-April 2

    Come see the adventure filled, sparkle-jolly-twinkle-jingly production of Elf Jr. by Holy Spirit School Performing Arts; their production will surely delight all believers!


    Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM
    Friday, March 31, 2017 – 7:00 PM
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 7:00 PM
    Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 3:30 PM

    For tickets, visit https://hsspa-elfjr.eventbrite.com or call 973-835-5680. TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT DOOR.

    Ticket prices: Adults - $10, Seniors - $8, Kids (14 and
    under) $5, Kids 2 and under free.

  • Chris Herren Presents His Anti- Drug Addiction Message to Our Community : April 3
    Community Partners for Hope, of which Holy Spirit is a sponsor, presents Chris Herren, former NBA star with the Nuggets and Celtics whose career was destroyed by drugs.
     
    Chris is a powerful and highly regarded speaker on the topic of drug addiction. He will present to the entire student body of Peq Twp HS on Monday, April 3 during the day and at 7:00PM will address the adults of the community. His is a compelling message about addiction and recovery, and your
    attendance will help to strengthen our community against the danger of drug addiction. Register at cpfh1702.eventbrite.com. Suitable for all adults and children from 7th grade up. Questions or need help registering? Contact Frank Unger (973) 610-8080.
  • Columbiettes Applebees Breakfast on Saturday, April 1
    On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Western Chapter of the Columbiettes is holding a breakfast fundraiser at Applebees on Route 23 in Butler from 8:00AM to 10:00AM. The cost is $10 per person, and includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and choice of beverage (coffee, tea, or juice). For tickets, contact Barbara Hill at (973) 886-8174 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Columbiette Fish and Chips Dinner on Friday, April 7
    The Bishop Navagh Columbiettes, with membership from Holy Spirit, St. Joseph, and Our Lady of Good Counsel, along with other neighboring parishes, are hosting a Fish and Chips dinner, catered by Tastefully British, on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 5:30PM to 7PM, at Halloran Hall, St. Joseph Church, Lincoln Park. Advance purchase tickets are required and may be purchased for $16 for adults; $15 for seniors; and $8 for children age 10 and under by calling Barbara at (973) 835-3636, Pat at (973) 696-2225, or Janet at (973) 305-1249. *Chicken is available; must specify when ordering tickets. Take-out will also be available. Please indicate pickup time when you order your tickets. Profits are used to support the charitable work of the Bishop Navagh Columbiettes.
  • Clean Blood: The Pain of Losing Your Son (Fiction--Lenten Story)

    Thanks to Suzanne Unger, Director of Religious Formation for sharing the film, "Clean Blood: The Pain of Losing Your Son" (Fiction) with the parents of the children preparing for First Eucharist in May.  This story draws a parallel between a fictitious choice a parent had to make, with the decision God made to sacrifice his son.  The story is by Matthew Kelly from his book, "Rediscovering Catholicism" - Beacon Publishing.

    The story is re-printed here, and is a perfect thought-provoking Lenten reflection.

     

  • CLERGY SCHEDULE - MARCH 25/26, 2017

    Clergy Schedule

    5:00PM        Fr. David Monteleone

    7:30AM        Fr. David Monteleone

    9:00AM        Fr. David Monteleone

    11:00AM       Fr. David Monteleone

    7PM              Fr. Edward Lambro

     

  • Eucharistic Ministers Needed for Chilton Hospital
    Our parish is looking for volunteers who are interested in joining the Chilton Pastoral Team, Ministering Communion to hospital
    patients two Thursday mornings a month, along with our present three Ministers.  For further information, please Call Lou Piccoli
    at 973 464-2469, or contact the church office at 973 696-1234.
  • Easter Flower Offerings
    Envelopes are at the doors of the church or in the monthly mailing for Easter Flower offerings.  The suggested donation is $20.  Please neatly
    PRINT the name of your loved one (s) on the envelope and include your envelope # if you have one. These are due to the Parish Office by Monday, April 3rd in order to print the names in the Easter Sunday bulletin.
  • Holy Spirit School Newsletter: March 2017
  • Stations of the Cross Schedule
    Stations of the Cross
    The Stations of the Cross will be held in the church at 7pm with the exception of March 24th. See below:
     
    March 3– Deacon Mike
    March10-Parish Council
    March 17-Choir
    March 24-Holy Spirit School in Church at 2pm
    March 31-Knights & Columbiettes
    April 7-Fr. David Monteleone
    April 14-Deacon Gary & Deacon Mike
  • Lenten Soup Suppers Continue on March 27

    Come and Join Us at Our Lenten Soup Suppers

    Members of the Holy Spirit Parish Council are inviting you to join us Monday evenings during Lent for our Soup Suppers. Rather than a hearty meal you might normally share at home with your family, come and bring your family to Holy Spirit’s Senior’s Room for a hearty bowl or two of homemade soup and some tasty bread. The money you saved in preparing what would have been a hearty meal for your family can be donated to our Community Rice Bowl as a Lenten sacrifice. Last year, the collection we gathered for four Mondays amounted to over $300 (on one Monday we were snowed out).
     
    Starting March 6th, we would like our Parishioners from Holy Spirit to volunteer a pot of their favorite soup.  With three or four pots of soup we should have enough for all our friends to have a steaming bowl of homemade soup, share in friendly conversation and provide an offering for CRS in our Community Rice Bowl. Please sign up so we know how many to prepare for.  There will be a second sign up sheet for those who are volunteering a pot of their favorite soup for the coming Monday’s supper. It will ask you for your name, telephone number and kind of soup you plan to bring. We have discovered that this is a wonderful way to share Lent with our Parish Family. We hope that you and your family will take part in this special Lenten event.
     
    After our supper Monday evenings and in our ‘theater room’, we will show a DVD from the Series:
    Catholicism—Pivotal Players by Bishop Robert Barron.
     
    On March 6th, 7:30pm, the first DVD will be about St. Francis, a contributing influence in our Catholic faith.
  • Religious Formation Announcements - March 18
    Religious Formation
    The second meeting for parents of children receiving their First Eucharist will be held next Sunday, March 26th. We will meet in the room under the Church wing at 10:00am. At least one parent is expected to attend.

  • Holy Spirit School Calendar Raffle Winners: March 19-25
    Listed below are the Holy Spirit School Calendar Raffle Winners for this week:
     
    March 19th              V. Cortes                        $175                 Ticket #1275
    March 20th              Jennifer Zajac                  $50                            #1013
    March 21st              Ron Jaremcak                  $50                            #0210
    March 22nd             Matthew Ringer              $125                            #0518
    March 23rd              Luis Escobae                    $50                            #2341
    March 24th              Christina Corsetto             $50                            #2070
    March 25th              Geoff & Kristen Sisler        $50                           #1500

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thank you for supporting our school fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the children of Holy Spirit School.

  • RECENT CATHOLIC NEWS
  • Parish Pay
    ParishPay
    Please consider using the PaishPay system for making your church contributions.  This is an online system which makes online bill paying easier for everyone including the church. For example: School parents should consider this as an efficient way to meet their church obligation as per
    their school contract. There are forms at the back of the church regarding signing up. It is very quick and easy!
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

    What is R.C.I.A.

    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the coming home of any adult into the full and warm embrace of God the Father and Holy Mother Church. It is a joyous time of growth, healing, and love in the life of any adult who comes to a relationship of faith, hope and love in God through Jesus Christ. Receiving the Sacraments of Initiation, namely Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist, the adult catechumen or candidate is welcomed into the full life of the Church and encouraged to engage in the life and ministries of the Church as faith leads to action.
     

    The adult catechumen or candidate is also exposed to the life of holiness, a call from God experienced by all people, and the many ways he or she can live that call as a servant of Christ and His Church. The catechumen or candidate is exposed to the different spiritual traditions of the Church, as well as her charitable and liturgical activities and ministries, so that he or she can find a home in the life of the Church and contribute his or her gifts and talents to the building up of the kingdom of God.

     

    RCIA is an 8-month process by which adult, baptized Catholics complete their sacraments of initiation, and those who would like to become Catholic for the first time receive their sacraments, is beginning registration now.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining these sessions, please call the Parish Office at (973) 696-1234.

  • Visits for the Homebound

    If you know of someone who is homebound and would like to schedule a visit from one of our Eucharistic Ministers for Holy Communion, please have them call the Parish Office at (973) 696-1234.  Homebound individuals who would like a visit from Fr. David for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick or the Sacrament of Reconciliation may also call the Parish Office to arrange for a visit.

About Us

 Fr. David Monteleone Administrator

Parish Trustees: 
Mrs. Kathleen Bekker 
Mr. Louis Piccoli

 

Holy Spirit Church
318 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
Pequannock, NJ  07440

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 3:00PM
Phone
973-696-1234
 
Weekend Masses
Saturday
5:00 PM
 
Sunday
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
7:00PM
 
Weekday Masses:
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM
 
Rosary and Miraculous Medal Novena
Fridays @ 8:00AM
 
Reconciliation:
Saturday
4:00 to 4:30PM
 
Holy Day Masses:
As Announced.

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Vol. 2, No. 2, March 2017

 

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