Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus 19(COVID-19), please follow safety guidelines

as well as those set in place at "Holy Spirit"  

for classes, celebrations, and Mass.

Thank You and God Bless!

WE LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!

All parishoners may now attend Mass together!!

Mask and social distancing is still required

    Before coming 

  • please take your temperature.  If it is elevated or you are ill,  stay home. 
  • Anyone over two years of age are to wear a face covering at all times except when receiving communion. 
  • Observe social distancing.  The floor will  be marked to help you with distancing.
  • Ushers will direct you where to sit. 
  • There will be no servers and no offertory procession. We will not pass a basket for the offering but one will be available in the front entrance so you can continue to support your parish. 
  • It would be helpful if everyone would try to arrive at least 10 minutes earlier than they usually come.  It takes longer to seat people with our new regulation. 

Bishop Braxton has issued a dispensation for Sunday obligation to those who are fearful or concerned for the need of a vaccine before they return to church.  Please make the decision that is best for you.  Your decision will be honored.


During this time, we ask that you continue to pray, (daily prayers found at the bottom of this page), pray the Rosary daily or as often as you can. Online Mass can be attended through several church websites listed below. Clink on the title to be directed to their website.

Our Mass is being live streamed on our

Facebook page- Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit

Follow the link On Social Media found on our webpage

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Herrin, IL

St Joseph's Catholic Church, Benton, IL

ST. JOSEPH (Marion, IL) AND ST. PAUL (Johnston City, IL) CATHOLIC CHURCH- copy and paste the following link: 

http://www.stjoseph-stpaul.com/

EWTN- (app also available through Google Play store-Android or Apple store- iPhone

The following link has a complete list of online masses in our Diocese:

https://www.diobelle.org/main-rotator/1397

Prayer to say if you are watching by live-stream and unable to receive communion physically.

A Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as You are already there. I unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.


FROM HOLY SPIRIT PASTORAL COUNCIL

Ben Craft, President 

Dear Parishioners, 
 We have heard concerns about the church’s finances during this challenging time due to the fact that we are not having church and, therefore, are not having our regular monetary collections.  I would encourage everyone to explore alternative means of giving. These would include mailing a check to the church, or exploring electronic options through your bank, such as online bill pay.  If you utilize online bill pay, you can set the church up as a payee and process a payment.  I encourage you to contact your bank with bill pay questions, or I am happy to try to assist if you want to reach out to me. 
Hope you all are well, and we look forward to seeing you again.


Please read each on Bishop Braxton's plan for return to churches:

Bishop Braxton's Cover Letter

Guidelines for Sacraments

Executive Summary of The Plan 

Bishop Braxton praying in the Cathedral of St. Peter in the face of the coronavirus pandemic in which he reconsecrates the Diocese of Belleville to Mary, the Mother of the Church

Bishop Braxton praying in the Cathedral of St. Peter in the face of the coronavirus pandemic in which he reconsecrates the Diocese of Belleville to Mary, the Mother of the Church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyGcfFxTs8U

(Fast forward to the beginning of the reconsecration, if the video does not start immediately)