Holy Spirit Parish Online - How we stay connected

The information below was last updated Friday 29 May, 10:15 p.m.

Online resources such as Masses, Prayers, Newsletters - click here <<< last updated Sunday 24 May, 00:25 a.m.






Following is a log of announcements that have been made since our lock down journey. More specific online resources can be found via the link above.


29 May 2020: Parish House update - Easing of Restrictions 15/20 per mass

This week we have had some great news. From next week we have increased numbers for mass attendance. Fr. Arsenio will now celebrate two week day masses with 15 people in the chapel and two week end masses with 20 people in attendance in the church. We are still governed by government regulations for attendance, please see and follow booking instructions below.

With the easing of some COVID19 restrictions, Fr Arsenio will now be able to celebrate Mass on a very limited basis at Holy Spirit. The Archdiocese and the Victorian government have set very strict guidelines governing the service. There will only be 15 places available and we will need to register attendance for all Masses. We will also try to fair-share to provide as many people access as we can. These pre-arranged weekday Masses will be held on Wednesday 3rd June at 10am & Friday 5th June at 10am.

To register interest for weekday Masses, please ring only on the Parish mobile number 0434 224 483 by 3pm Tuesday. You will be contacted after 4pm on Tuesday to be advised if you have been successful for weekday Masses.

Weekend Masses will be celebrated in the Church and we can offer 20 places. Bookings will be taken the same way as weekday Masses. You need to register by calling the Parish Mobile number 0434 224 483 by 3pm Thursday.

You will be contacted after 4pm on Thursday to be advised if you have been successful for weekend Masses.

Please note we can only take personal bookings, unfortunately not bookings on behalf of others.

Due to the COVID19 health & sanitation requirements, toilet facilities are not available on the parish property.

Please note: regular weekend Masses will not be resuming at this stage. The Church, Chapel and parish office will remain closed at all other times until further notice. However please feel free to call or email the parish if you need to.

This week is our Parish feast day "Pentecost". We will record the Vigil mass and upload to our parish website for you view as soon as possible. In addition on Sunday 31st at 10am you can join in on "Zoom" with other parish members to celebrate Pentecost please see https://www.cam.org.au/Portals/47/Documents/News/20200523%20Pentecost%202020%20Online%20Zoom%20Gathering%20Invitation.pdf for details.

15 April 2020: Parish House update - Easing of Restrictions

With the easing of some COVID19 restrictions, Fr Arsenio will now be able to celebrate Mass on a very limited basis at 10am on Wednesday mornings in the Holy Spirit Chapel.

The Archdiocese and the Victorian government have set very strict guidelines governing the service. There will only be 10 places available and we will need to register attendance.We will also try to fair-share to provide as many people access as we can. The first mass will be held on Wednesday 20th May 2020 at 10 a.m.

To register interest please ring only on the Parish mobile number 0434 224 483 by 3pm Tuesday.

You will be contacted after 4pm on Tuesday to be advised if you have been successful.

Due to the COVID19 health & sanitation requirements, toilet facilities are not available on the parish property.

Please note: weekend Masses will not be resuming at this stage. The Church, Chapel and parish office will remain closed at all other times until further notice.However please feel free to call or email the parish if you need to.

02 April 2020: Parish House update and Easter Resources

The parish house will no longer be accepting vistors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Contact can be made by phone, Jacinta Bibby - 0434 224 483, or email: RingwoodNorth@cam.org.au.

Links for online resources including the Parishes Forgiveness Ceremony and litugy documents for families to celebrate simple liturgies at home for Holy Week are in the Parish Letter - Parish House and Easter, Parish Letter (02/04/2020)

23 March 2020: Suspension of the Chapel for Private Prayer

In accordance with the further instructions from the Government and the Archbishop, the Church and Chapel are both closed for worship and prayer. No masses, communion services or other gatherings will take place until further notice. The parish office will be staffed from Tue – Fri 9am – 4pm but we ask that you contact us via phone, 9876 1077, or email, RingwoodNorth@cam.org.au.

18 March 2020: Suspension of Public Masses, Confessions and Group Meetings

There are no longer any scheduled masses at Holy Spirit. The Bishops of Victoria have written an update regarding COVID-19. Of note is the immediate suspension of public Masses. This will be a difficult moment, and every encouragement is offered as clergy and parish staff seek to explain sensitively to our people the reasons why Mass will not be offered as a public celebration.

We will continue to make The Word, our parish newsletter, available for you each week on the website.

Similarly confessions and all group meetings are suspended until further notice.

20 March 2020

Parish Letter - Initial letter re. Holy Spirit response to Covid-19, Parish Letter (20/03/2020). Note: This letter is in part superseded as the chapel is now closed until further notice re. update on 23 March 2020

Now what? Online Mass and other resources

18 March 2020: Letter from the Bishops of Victoria

Letter from the Bishops of Victoria (18 March 2020)

Further Holy Spirit updates will be posted on this page. May God bless and guide our parish.

Welcome to Holy Spirit Parish

Welcome to our Parish Website. This parish is situated at Ringwood North in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The Holy Spirit Parish Vision

AT HOLY SPIRIT PARISH WE ARE AN INVITING COMMUNITY
INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, WELCOMING EVERYONE
TO WORSHIP, GROW, BELONG AND SERVE TOGETHER
AS DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

We aim to make our parish a missionary parish based on the five pillars of Church life - Worship, Evangelization, Discipleship, Community and Ministry. To actualise this dream we are currently working on Divine Renovation based on Alpha.

Since its inception in 1972, Holy Spirit Parish has moved through many stages of development and today continues to strive to be a vibrant community of faith within the Archdiocese. The number of people involved in the sacramental and outreach programmes helps us to bear witness to Christ in our day today life.

We invite you to become part of Holy Spirit parish family by worshiping at Holy Mass, participating in our many activities and service opportunities, and giving your time and talent. Please feel free to come and visit us or contact the parish office if you require further assistance.

Parish Calendar

Easter 2020 Mass Times

Newsletter - Weekly

Parish Directory

Magazine - Quarterly

Links

Parish Groups

Next Alpha

Reflections


Pentecost

Saturday 30th May 2020

Pentecost

We celebrate the birthday of the church because it was on the first Pentecost Sunday that the infant church was launched on course and took on its missionary role. The Holy Spirit descended on the apostles with Mary in the form of tongues of fire while they were at prayer. The Holy Spirit gave them the courage to rush into the street and fearlessly preach the word of God to all. They were announcing the good news about the mighty works of God.