July 9, 2017
Welcome To Holy Spirit Catholic Community!
Welcome To Our Celebration! Where Hope Has a Place!
Parish Office Summer Hours Beginning June 1st
July 31 August 4 Vacation Bible Camp
North Unit Price 45$
Call Pam Sholey 565-0873
Monday, August 7th We Deliver
Sack lunches for the homeless
September 9th Parish bbq after 4:30 Mass
September 30 Pancake breakfast/RE sign up Meet and greet with teachers
After 11:00 Mass
September Little Rock Bible Study
Doug Cameron 498-3858 Marilyn Cameron 490-8893
More info to follow
October 4 Religious Education begins
In the Commons 6:30-7:30
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www.holyspiritbutte.org Bulletin, Calendar, Schedules.
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Holy Spirit Catholic Community Home Improvement Project
New Copier and Parking Lots Replacements (Overlay)
Community is a matter of the heart and the mind. It cannot be created by place alone, and it cannot be
destroyed by distance alone. It is of the essence of the soul.
Pledge Envelopes are available in the Common by the South Exit Doors!
Postcard 7-9-17 A Poem
Why We Are Here by: Carrie Newcomer She stood looking out the doorway. Poised to step out into what-
ever comes next. Although I knew that I could not go with herI could keep her company while waiting. Bear witness to the preparing. And maybe rub her tired shoul-derswhich I know is absolutely nothingAnd absolutely every-thing. Maybe that is why we are here: To rub shoulders and play cards, to be a place to launch, and a place to land, to murmur on the phone late at night, and say, This I love And This I saw. As I journey through my second summer without Carol I have discovered a lot about myselfsome oldsome new. For instance, those who know me know how much I love to play golf. Im the guy who keeps his clubs in the trunk of his car just in case a game comes up. That said, I noticed last summer, along with this summer, my desire to play golf is no longer there. I still enjoy the game but my passion, for now, seems to have left me. Im not sure why this is but I have read its not that uncommon after someone experience a traumasuch as the death of a spouse. Another example: I use to be a person who would get up in the morning and hit the ground running with a to-do-list in hand. Since Carols death I now spend my morning moving more un-hurriedly. Most often listening to relaxing music, reading a little poetry, or reflections and just thinking about life and thingsespecially now during the summer months as Max and I sit on our deck waiting and watching for the sun to come over the East ridge. I still have my routine but now, more often than not, I get to things when I get around to them. Heres the interesting partas I look back on my life, since Carols death, I have discovered the things that I now enjoy do-ing were a lot of what Carol enjoyed doing. It started with writ-ing these Postcard stories. As I mentioned in my first Postcard story (29 stories ago) Carol was the creative writer. I was like a painter who shared broad strokes with hershe was the one who painted the story and framed its message. That said, I now find
myself really enjoying sitting down and writing about thingsespecially my journey with grief and loss. Many of you have shared with me how meaningful our postcards stories have helped you with healing and understanding your own grief and loss. I started this postcard with a poem. Its funny, I was never big on poetry but Carol and her mom loved to write poetry. Again, since Carols death, I have found poetry to move me deeply, ex-pressing elegantly what at times are the deep feelings of grief and grace that is so hard to express with simple words. Now a day hardly goes by that I dont find time to read a poem. For me reading poetry is like taking a soothing cool shower on a hot day. Most of my life in ministry was spent helping high school and junior high youth come to understand the divine spark that is within each one of them. I was never very good at connecting with grade school youth but Carol thrived on their goodness and pureness. She was like a magnet around little children. Again, in these past months I love being with my first graders at Hillcrest School. I sometimes imagine that I am pushing Carol in her wheelchair into the school with meI find myself saying things to them that she was so good at expressing with children. Noth-ing in life can beat 27 Hi Grandpa Mac!! And 27 hugs twice a week. Carol had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She was a fix-ture in the music ministry here at Holy Spirit for many years. I on the other hand enjoyed singing but I was never passionate about it. Last Fall when I joined the Tech Coral Choir I discov-ered the harmony of musicsinging with the group filled a space in my heart that was healing and reassuring. The last thing I have discovered about myself is really amaz-ing. All my life I hated yard work I use to tell Carol If it was up to me the whole yard would be concreate. I usually mumbled those words to myself as Carol would tell me where she wanted her flowers planted and remind me the lawn needed cutting or watering. Its hard to believe but this summer I really enjoy working on our yardplanting and taking care of all our flowers and lawnI now know the difference between an Annual and a Perennial flower And I moving into the 21st century! Next week I am having an automatic sprinkler system installed. Carol would be proud of our yard. Psychiatrist Patrick OMalley writes in his new book titled: Getting Grief Right I was steadily drawn to another way of understanding and even embracing the experience of mourningthrough the narrative of
grief. It might sound simplistic, but I discovered that our stories were indeed the pathway to living with loss. Carols story of life and grace is deeply imbedded in my heart, soul and mind. I think and speak to her every day. And I love to tell her story (our story) through these Postcard reflections and the people I meet. For me its easy to see that she now is im-planted in my heart and all that I see, do, and hear.
This I love And This I saw.
Soanyone have a good quiche recipe? Deacon Dan and a Postcard from Carol All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them. ( Isak Dinesen)
3930 East Lake, Butte, MT 59701
[email protected] www.holyspiritbutte.org Summer Office Hours:
9am-1pm M-Th 10am-1pm F
Pastor Fr. Tom Haffey-723-4303
Sacramental Ministers Fr. Bill Dornbos
782-2848 Fr. Elias
Deacons Doug Cameron
494-8080 Dan McGrath (retired)
Office Secretary Margy Shea-494-5078
Music Director DRE
Funeral Coordinator Rene Crosby
494-5078/498-3885 [email protected]
R.C.I. A. Coordina-tors
Doug & Marilyn Cameron-494-8080
Finance Council Chairman
Building & Mainte-nance
Preparation For In-fant Baptism
Contact Parish Office
Communion/1st Rec-onciliation Prepara-
tion Coordinator Jennifer Norman
Stewardship for July 2 and 3 , 2017 Thank you for your investment in the Future Regular Offertory: $ 3,292 Special Needs: $ 130 Loose: $ 299 Building & Maintenance: $150 Thank You!! Make supporting the parish easy...sign up for on line giving by going to our parish website: www.holyspiritbutte.org click on the We Share link.
Liturgical Ministers--If you know you cannot be scheduled for a particular weekend, or month, please contact scheduler Shelly Clark by the 15th of the month prior. Her phone/text number is 406-291-9860 or you can e-mail her at [email protected] If you need to change your schedule after the 15th, you will have to arrange for a sub. Thank you for your help!
Ministry Schedule July 16and 17, 2017 Greeters: 4:30 PM Marlene Bublich, Mary Evans 9:00 AM Michele Brennick, Ken Clark 11:00 AM Willene Noctor, Lily Ahlborn Lectors : 4:30 PMEd Simonich 9:00 AM Quinn McCarthy, Pam Olson 11:00 AM Dan Sweeney, Dan Weldon Eucharistic Ministers: 4:30 PM Tim Merritt, Sandi Seccomb, Bob Taylor Gary Harrington 9:00 AMDebbie Cheek,Angela Grinolds, Leonard Haxby, Shirley Ruckdaschel 11:00 AM Kathleen Sweeney, Rose Burns, Father Bill Sacristans- 4:30 PM Brian Merritt 9:00 AM Dan Sullivan Server 11:00 AMWill Ahlborn
Blood Drive Notes: A few reminders for Holy Spirit blood drive.
The drive is this Tuesday, July 11th for 2-6 pm You can go online