"Let us be renewed by God's mercy...and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation, and make justice and peace flourish." - POPE FRANCIS

Year of the Eucharist- 2022

Mass Times

Sunday: 9:30 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation: by Appointment
Rosary: Sunday 9:00 am
Communion service: 11:45 each Wednesday
Holy Days as Announced

Office Hours

Tuesday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: by appointment
Other Times by Appointment

Online Giving

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Pastoral Leader of a parish without a resident priest

Holy Spirit Parish, Carterville, in the Diocese of Belleville is seeking a full-time leader of their small dynamic parish of about 125 households. The Applicant should hold an equivalent to a Master’s Degree in theology, religious studies or related fields. He/she is required to be a faithful, committed Catholic who understands and accepts the teachings and disciplines of the Catholic Church, works well with others and walks with them in their faith journey. 

Previous experience in parish ministry is desired along with the ability to keep the Pastor informed of the life of the Parish. 

Interested applicants should contact Holy Spirit Parish, 300 N. Pine Street, Carterville, Il attention:  Fr. Mark Reyling or call 618-925-5099.




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April 2022 Lenten/Easter Calendar

Bishop McGovern will lift the dispensation and reintroduce the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. The Bishop's full letter is available to read on our Covid-19 page.

HOMEBOUND AND BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE PLEASE HELP US SERVE OUR PARISH……………… The Homebound and Bereavement Committee would like to make a difference for our parish. If you know of health or spiritual needs within our parish; such as, a friendly visit for Christian fellowship, the Eucharist or a card from our parish, please call the Parish Office at (618) 985-2900 or cell (618) 925-5099. Our parish nurses are available most Sundays for blood pressure checks and consultations. If you would like a wellness/home visit by a parish nurse, you may call the parish or you may call or email the parish nurse directly. (Parish nurse numbers are located on the front page of the bulletin). So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

National Day of Prayer
May 5th, 2022

        Synod 2021 2023 (Holy Spirit)


Bishop McGovern's homepage

Paid internship with the Catholic Campaign For Human Development

Assistance needed at the at the Lighthouse Shelter


Many thanks for all who have participated in this ministry in 2020. There is a new calendar on the giveaway table for sign-up in 2021. Please consider this ministry for you and/or your family.

Did You Know?


Our Mass is being live streamed on Facebook:   Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit

Southern Illinois has two Catholic radio stations: 88.1 Harrisburg and 88.3 Murphysboro

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Kroger Community Rewards

Do you shop at Kroger? You can help our parish youth ministry programs simply by using your Kroger Shoppers Card! The Kroger Community Rewards program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day! Please sign up for your community rewards — instructions available on table.

There is no cost to sign up and you can do it today by

calling 1-800-576-4377 or

online at Krogercommunityrewards.com and have your Kroger Plus Card handy.

A Word from Sr. Phyllis



*** As I hear your stories and those of family members you love, I am very aware of the pressure many are under due to this pandemic. It’s a time when our frustration can break out in unexpected ways and toward unexpecting people. Today in Paul’s letter to the Romans we are advised to “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another.” It seems especially hard during this time in this climate. I am heartened by the many ways I have witnessed each of you placing a call, making a contact, delivering food, being thoughtful of one another. In a poem written by Fr. Michael Quoist we hear God saying, “Don’t worry, you have gained all. While men came in to you, I, your Father, I, your God, slipped in among them.” Let us know if we can help



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Stay tuned and keep praying!








I know there is but one Mind, which is the mind of God, in which all people live and move and have their being.

I know there is a divine pattern for humanity and within this pattern there is infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness.

I know that the mind of humankind being one with the mind of God, shall discover the method, the way and means best fitted to permit the flow of Divine Love between individuals and nations.

Thus harmony, peace, cooperation, unity, and mutual helpfulness are experienced by all.

I know there will be a free interchange of ideas, of cultures, of spittle concepts, of ethics, of educational systems and scientific discoveries - for all good belongs to all alike.  I know that, because Divine Mind has created us all, we are bound together in one infinite and perfect unity.

I know that all people and all nations will remain individual but unified for the common purpose of promoting peace, happiness, harmony, and prosperity.

I know that deep within each person the Divine Pattern of perfect peace is already implanted.

I now declare that in each person and in leaders of though everywhere this Divine Pattern moves into action and form, to the end that all nations and all people will live together in peace, harmony, and prosperity forever.

And so it is! -Ernest Holmes

Blessing for Our Nation
God of all things, we come before you in thanksgiving for all that you have created.
For the world and its beauty, but especially for the people around us. We ask you today to give us wisdom
and courage to look at the world and all its problems and inspire us to dream great ways to improve upon
what you have so graciously given to us.
Make us worthy to call you Father.
And together bestow insight upon us to honor your created things. Bless, protect, and gift us ever
anew with your love.
We ask all this as members of this country,
in Christ's name. Amen. 

LET US PRAY….God our Father, graciously accept from your humble people a thankful heart and spirit. Everything we have and are able to share with others ultimately comes from your love of your creations. Often we think that everything we have is our own creation; we ask you this day to create in us a spirit of gratitude, that we may always know that all good gifts come from you. Amen

PRAYER FOR SAFETY OF ALL IN AGRICULTURE... Blessed Mary, Mother of God, and great Saint Joseph, you protected and kept safe the Divine Child, Jesus.  We ask your special intercession and protection of all who work in Agriculture, especially on the farm.  Man, having been cast out of the Garden of Eden, must now work by the sweat of his brow to get food to eat as you foretold in Genesis.  And he must also battle fatigue, danger and accidents.  Protect all in agriculture against these and all danger and evil, so that when they complete their work each day and each season, they return to your altar and their families whole and entire to love and honor You and the ones you have given them all the days of their lives.  We ask through the holy name of Jesus.  Amen 

A Retreat Possibility:
Each year for 10 years now, author/artist Jan Richardson has offered a free downloadable retreat at the end of the Christmas season titled “Women’s Christmas Retreat” (although she emphasizes it is for both women and men, and not necessarily just for the Christmas season). The materials (reflection, poetry, art) can actually be used anytime your spirit needs to be fed by some quiet prayer/reflection. https://sanctuaryofwomen.com/WomensChristmasRetreat2021.pdf

Promise to Protect




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