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


Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Denis Hart - Lent 2018 - "“Repent and believe the good news!”

Thursday 8 February 2018

Dear Friends,
Lent is a time for ‘Spring cleaning’ in our souls. We move the furniture in our life, take down the curtains, wash the windows and create space by removing what clutters our daily lives. It is not just a matter of getting rid of mess. It is rearranging things, finding ways to create more room, a better space. We see ourselves differently and make more room for God.

During the holy season of Lent we open our hearts and minds to a fresh, deeper, fuller awareness of God within us, around us: a deeper awareness of God's will for us. We are each called to spend extra time in prayer and to confess our sins honestly to Christ in the Sacrament of Penance.

Lent reminds us forcefully that we will be judged at our death and must give an account of our life.

Yet death is such a taboo subject in our culture. Some treat it as a ’problem’ that can be 'solved' and legislated about. But Lent reminds us we must ponder deeply its stark reality.

During our life on earth we struggle to protect our future with bank accounts, credit cards and investments. We protect the future with health plans, life insurance, social security and retirement plans. There is nothing wrong with that. But the statistic on death has not changed. It is still one per person.