Photo Gallery of Church of the Holy Spirit's Activities and Events
Vacation Bible School, July 24-28, 2017
Enjoy the collection of pictures, video and the weekly slideshow from our Vacation Bible School! The kids had a great time, singing, playing and learning that God is our Maker. Thanks to our Religious Education staff, and Mrs. Stephanie Hopkins and the many volunteers that help to make this program possible.
40th Anniversary of the Family Fest, June 21 - 21, 2017
Five days of free entertainment, carnival rides, BINGO, great food and fellowship.
Blessing of Engaged Couples ~ June 10, 2017
Fr. John Dearhammer blessed four engaged couples at the 5 p.m. mass on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The couples had just completed the Marriage Preparation Class presented by John & Diane Smith. We wish them a happy marriage and the very best for their future lives together. Click here to see the video.
Love Thy Neighbor ~ A Rally for the IL TRUST ACT
On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. we held a rally for the IL TRUST ACT. People gathered for a common cause to Love Thy Neighbor and bring awareness about the IL TRUST ACT. Representatives in attendance were people from Church of the Holy Spirit, Northern Alliance for Immigrants, Northwest Suburban Organizing for Action, Brown Bag Progressives, Sikh Religious Society - Palatine Gurdwara, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chicago, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois. Please watch the video here.
Blessing of Deaconate Couple José and Ivonne Paz
Deacon José Paz and his wife, Ivonne will be moving to Mexico very soon. We thank them for their dedicated service to Church of the Holy Spirit and wish them well in their new home in Mexico. The couple was blessed by Fr. John Dearhammer at the Spanish Mass on May 21, 2017
Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017
Viacrucis, April 14, 2017
Easter Food Blessing/Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017
Parish Mission Co-Op
The Parish Mission held at St. Matthew's Parish on April 2, 3 & 4, 2017 was a huge success! Presenter, Fr. Tom McCarthy, OSA led us through the meaning of the Sacraments. Communal Reconciliation with individual Confession was available on the second evening and the mission. We concluded the mission with mass on the third evening. Many thanks to the Co-op parishes, St. Matthew, St. Marcelline, St. Hubert, and Church of the Holy Spirit.
1st Scrutiny and Dismissal of RCIA/RICA Candidates
Our RCIA Elect were given the Apostles' Creed and blessed by Fr. George Kane before their dismissal at the 10 AM Mass on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Los Elegidos del Programa de RICA recibieron el Credo y una bendición del Padre John Dearhammer en la misa de 12:00 p.m. el domingo, 19 de marzo, 2017
Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance, February 11, 2017
The parishioners that came to our Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance were treated to a special presentation from a couple dancers from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Please enjoy the pictures below and the demonstrations they did of the Swing, Cha-Cha, and Tango.
Many people experience knee and shoulder pain. On Wednesday, February 8th, we had a free seminar sponsored by the Osteo Arthritis Centers of America Foundation for Wellness Professionals. The attendees experienced an educational, fun and interactive workshop.
Giving Tree Thank You
Thanks to the generosity of many, many people, the Christmas gift distribution through our food pantry was a huge success. We were able to give gifts to 150 families with 290 children. Thank you for your caring and thoughtfulness!
Simbang Gabi Celebration 2016
Our 2016 Simbang Gabi Celebration was a wonderful time of faith, friendship and great food! After we celebrated mass, we enjoyed a delicious meal of traditional Filipino Food. Thanks to the Simbang Gabi Committee for all their hard work and dedication!
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe ~ Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016
Selfie With Santa
Our Feast of Guadalupe Mass was celebrated on Monday, December 12th. Immediately following mass, our young ones enacted the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe appearing to Juan Diego. Enjoy the photos and click here to view the video.
Sunday, December 10th, Santa Claus visited Church of the Holy Spirit for our "Selfie With Santa" event. Enjoy the pictures below.
Jan Gayton was presented with the Christifideles Award for her dedication to the church and its ministries on Saturday, November 19th at the 5:00 p.m. Mass. She received a blessing from the congregation and a plaque from Fr. John Dearhammer. Be sure to congratulate Jan when you see her!
October is Respect Life Month. Church of the Holy Spirit joined several other neighboring parishes to demonstrate against abortion by forming a the Life Chain on Saturday, Oct. 2nd on Irving Park Rd from Barrington to Bartlett Rds. A special thanks to Patch & Jorie Alquin, Miloy Santos, Joan Gazdic, Mark & Karen Huntenburg and Sister Marianne for their witness.
Our Amazing Catechists
Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Celebration, August 31, 2016
Family Fest 2016
Bodas de Cana, 2016
Couples that are married civilly go through a preparation class and get married in the catholic church.
Fr. John W. Dearhammer's Silver Jubilee Celebration, May 21, 2016
Fr. George Kane's 90th Birthday Celebration
We are proud to celebrate various milestones at our church. Here are some of the Wedding Anniversaries, Baptisms, and Birthday Celebrations that have taken place.