Welcome to Holy Spirit Parish

On behalf of the people of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, I welcome you to our Parish Website.  This parish is situated at Ringwood North in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia and at present  is under the care of the Society of Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines).
 
We hope that you will find this site helpful in learning about our parish community and our faith, and all the ministries and activities in which our community is involved in Christ's name.
 
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.
 
As a Spirit-Filled Catholic community, we commit ourselves to use our individual talents and gifts to reach out to one another in love and friendship.
 
We invite you to become a part of Holy Spirit parish family by worshiping at Holy Mass, participating in our many activities and service opportunities, and giving your time, talent and treasure to help us extend the message of our Catholic faith throughout our Community.  Please feel free to come and visit us or contact the parish office if you require further assistance.
 
Fr. Shibu Joseph SAC
Parish Priest

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Reflections


Pray for Christmas

Thursday 28 December 2017

Dear Friends,

First of all I wish you a joyful and meaningful celebration of Christmas. As of now, Christmas greetings would have been sent and Christmas presents bought and wrapped and ready to be given. Christmas shopping would be sorted, ordered and ready to be shared at the Christmas table. We would have sung with all our hearts the Christmas carols, as we had our Christmas break-ups. We would have set up our Christmas lights flickering at night.

All of these and more are indeed signs that Christmas is in the air. But we need to remember that Christmas is more than just something that we do, or something we give. In fact, Christmas is about someone, and this someone has a name, Jesus - the Emmanuel, the God-with-us, the God who humbly came down from his throne in heaven, and chose to be born in a lowly manger – ‘a saviour who has been born to us (Lk 2:11)’, the ‘true light that enlightens all people (Jn 1:9)’.