Prayer list:

If someone you know is in need of prayer, or should be taken off the list, please contact Joni Ward

A Word from Sr. Phyllis:
This past Sunday, veteran’s Day Weekend 2019, Jennifer Flath and our PSR teachers a!ended an in -service in our Bleyer Educational Building after mass. Since there was no PSR that day due to the holiday, it was the perfect time for them to get input on how to best use the newly purchased books for our PSR program. Ron Lamping from RCL Benziger joined us from Cincinnati to conduct the in-service. Holy Spirit Parish owes Jennifer and our PSR teachers a debt of thanks, not only for sharing our faith with the children but also for the diligence with which they prepare to do that job well. Please stop to say thanks to Jennifer and any of the teachers or substitutes you meet:
Liz DeRuntz, Donna Evitts, Kerri Fitzgerald, Brian Flath, Rebecca Flath, Amanda Gwaltney, and Heather Wepsiec

I want to keep you abreast of some work we plan to do in the near future regarding the upkeep of the parish parking lots.

We are working with the city of Carterville on the entrance way into the north parking lot on an easier way to access the sidewalk to make it handicapped accessible. They will do the work and we will pay for the concrete used. We are grateful for their skill and their willingness to work with us on this project.

We have signed an agreement with Egyptian Asphalt and Seal coating from Murphysboro to refinish and stripe the two parking lots along with fixing some low spots. We will not be able to use the parking lot for a couple of days during this procedure. We’ll let you know when the date is set.

I am grateful for all who met to plan and prepare for this project, enabling us to be good stewards with your money.

I am also grateful for the investment of the rental property that is assisting us toward this project. The rental property is working for us in a very positive manner.

 We want to keep you informed about improvements in the Rental House on Virginia Street. We have just completed new wiring throughout the house. There are five rooms, including two bedrooms. There is a front porch and back porch. It has central heating and air which is gas-forced. Rental includes all appliances: washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. It includes a storage shed and off street parking.  The home has been rented!! Yay!

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Pastoral Plan Final Report 2013

Pastoral Plan click here to read the Bishop's letter on the Pastoral Plan for Parish Renewal and Restructuring.

Bishop's Response click here to read the Bishop's response and overview of the plan.

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Father Mohr can be reached by phone or through text messaging at 618-713-1166