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New Parish Office Directive

Please note, beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 the Parish Office will be open Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 1:00p.m. & Friday 8:30 am-12noon. 

 

The Office will be open only for very urgent matters. Parishioners may drop off their tithe envelopes in the mail slot at the Rectory.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 

MOVIE NIGHT!

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021

 

6:30 PM

 

MOVIE: HIDDEN FIGURES

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE WILL BE SOLD

 

LOCATION: HOLY GHOST  CHURCH NORTHSIDE PARKING LOT.

 

 

Outdoor Mass

 

Outdoor Mass will be held every 4th Saturday of the month beginning on February 27th at 4:00 p.m. There will be no 5:00 p.m. Mass on the 4th Saturday of the month.

 

 

 

Virtual Bible Study

Please join us in:

If God Could Use Them...He can use us

HIS INSTRUMENTS– VOLUME 2

By: Fr. Sebastian Myladiyil, S.V.D.

 

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUAY 3, 2021

 (continuing every Wednesday)

 

TIME: 6:00 PM

 

The book, His Instruments– Volume 2 is available at the parish office for the bible study class.

Donation: $15.00. The meeting ID and passcode will be available at a later date.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Holy Ghost Church 2021

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Award Recipients

Mr. Leon Payne

 Michael and Deborah Reed

AND

From the Office of Black Catholic Ministries

Diocese of Lafayette

 James and Cassandra Calais

Kevin and Yolanda Guillory

 

 

Mass Schedule 

 

Saturday Anticipated mass: 5pm

 

Sunday masses: 7am, 9am, and 11am

 

"Our Live Stream Mass throughout the month of January is made possible through the generosity of the Lewis, Florence, and Manuel families in memory of Bernard Sr., Victoria and Vickie Lewis

 

 

Holy Ghost Centennial Celebration Mass 

click below

https://youtu.be/8ZnFCd-rJe0

 

 

 

 

 

The SVD Associates Teleconference Rosary will be held every Friday each month  at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to join in. 

 Dial-in number  720-740-9863

 access code  3657425#

 

 

Please read an important message from

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel

Diocese of Lafyette

click here

 

 

From the Pastor's Desk

 

PHASE III COVID-19

GUIDELINES FOR PARISH LITURGIES

 

Dear Parishioners,

As we move into Phase III re-opening of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel has sent a very clear guidelines for all Catholic in the Diocese of Lafayette to follow. The guidelines for public liturgies again do not involve major procedural changes. The same basic principals apply in Phase III as did in both Phases I & II: maintaining social distance (six feet), wearing masks, and proper hygiene/sanitizing.

 

I would like to highlight some important guidelines for our attention here at Holy Ghost Church:

 

MASSES

Church occupancy has now increased to 75% of a Church’s occupancy limit, however, subject to social distancing guidelines and the aforementioned basic principals of COVID-19 prevention, our number remains at 130.

 

Sunday Mass Obligation:

Until retracted, all Catholics in the Diocese of Lafayette remain dispensed from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

 

Catholics may continue to fulfill their spiritual duty to consecrating the Sabbath on any day of the week.

 

Those who do not attend Mass are encouraged to fulfill their duty to sanctify Sunday by viewing an on-line or broadcasted Mass, reading Scripture, praying the Rosary, other forms of devotion and refraining from servile work.

 

Persons who are at-risk, ill, or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-9 should not attend Mass.

 

During the Mass: priest celebrants are not required to mask, except during the distribution of Holy Communion.

 

Deacons and Lectors should wear masks but should remove mask prior to approaching the ambo.

Indoor choirs and blowing instruments are not allowed at this time.

 

MISCELLANENOUS

No Church facilities will be rented out at this time.

No more than 15 people may gather in Conference rooms and are subject to social distancing

Youth Catechists (Religious Education Program) will be conducted virtually.

No handing out bulletins. Each parishioner is encouraged to pick it up at each exit door.

 

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Fr. Lambert A. Lein, SVD, Pastor

 

 

 

Dear Parishioners & friends of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Opelousas, Louisiana:

If you remember, last month I mentioned that I, along with the Creole Festival Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Parish Council officers would be meeting to discuss how we would handle this year’s Creole Festival. After much consideration surrounding the pandemic, it was determined that unfortunately, we will not have our festival as we had in the past. Our festival usually raises between $75,000 - $90,000 each year. This amount is generated from the sale of raffle tickets, food and drinks, from sponsorships, donations, and of course, the sacrifice and hard work we put into it. 

 

This year we are asking that each family prayerfully consider continuing to participate in our raffle by purchasing or selling 5 raffle books. We are also asking each person to donate $50 in lieu of the tickets you might have purchased at the festival or the donation you might have made.  Raffle tickets will be available beginning next weekend and at the Parish Office at the regular office hours.

 

Funds raised will be used to pay our insurance for the year, which is $75,000. Any remainder will be used for daily operations of the church and any other needed maintenance. 

 

Let us pray through the intercession of St. Joseph whom our diocese honors this year in a very special way through the celebration of the year of St. Joseph that God in His abundance blesses this effort and brings it to fruition. 

 

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Lambert A. Lein, SVD

 

 

Go to Joseph

Year of St. Joseph

Diocese of Lafayette

Read more....

 

 

Sacrament of Baptism

Due to the pandemic, beginning September 2020 until further notice our Baptism Class and the Rite of Baptism will be done in the following way:

- Baptism Class/Workshop (can be done in person if it is no more than 10 people. Otherwise virtual workshop) will be done in the morning of the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 A.M. (following the First Saturday Mass). Click here for class schedule

 

 

CCD Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 year has now been extended. Registration forms can be accessed on-line at the church's website  www.hgcatholic.org. All fees are waived for the 2020-2021 year.CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

Completed forms must be returned in a seal envelope labeled CCD Registration to the parish office by dropping it in the mail slot of the door of the rectory or may be placed in the offering basket at the weekend masses.

First time student and First Communion students must attach a copy of their Baptism certificate. Confirmation students must attach a copy of Baptism and First Communion certificates.

For questions or additional information, please contact the parish office at 337-942-2732.


 

Confession will be administed in church every Saturday beginning at

4:00 p.m. & 30 minutes every morning before daily Mass. Confession will be heard on the altar, so we ask that you sit in the back of the church while confession is being heard. Please enter thru the double doors in the front of church.

 

                  

 

CHURCH NEWS

 

 

Holy Ghost Parish Centennial Yard signs are available at 
The Parish Office- Donation- $3.00

 

 

 

 

Support our Capital Campaign

Click on the banner below to read more about our "One in the Spirit" Capital Campaign. This campaign is for raising funds to build a new Parish Life Center which will include a large hall for various events, a well equipped kitchen and class rooms for Religious Education and meetings.

 

 

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Our Mission: Holy Ghost Faith Community invites its members to a personal conversion to God the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit and is committed to teach and share the Good News of Christ to others.

 

Sacramental Policies

Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation

Church Funeral/Wake Policies & Procedures

Holy Ghost Church Wedding Policy

 

Funeral Policy

Click here to access the Website of the Diocese of Lafayette

 

Click here to access the Website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

 

Opelousas Catholic Newsletter

http://www.ocsvikings.com

 

Click here to access the Website of the Sisters of the

Holy Family 

 

 

Society of The Divine Word

 www.divineword.org

 

Holy Ghost Church Online Survey

 

HOLY TRINITY VILLA

 

http://www.inaword.com/

 

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Click on the link above to make an online donation or pay your tithes and camapign pledge using a credit card or bank account.

 

CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

Weekend Mass Schedules

Revised Mass Schedules

 

OUTDOOR MASS SCHEDULE

EVERY 4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, BEGINNING FEBRUARY 27TH- 4:00 PM.

 

            

           

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION: Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. During the week: 6:30 a.m. and at any time by appointment.  Click Here to learn more                  

Baptism: Please meet with a priest to register for the Baptism preparation Class which usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month. Baptism is usually done on the Saturday  following the Class. Click here to learn more

Marriage: Make arrangements with a priest/deacon at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. No arrangements should be made with any vendor prior to consultation with a priest or the deacon.  Click here to learn more...

Anointing of the Sick: Please call the office to schedule to anoint someone who is seriously ill or before surgery.  If you have a homebound elderly or infirm person, please arrange with the priest for periodic visit and holy communion. Click Here to learn more..

       
 

Click here for Holy Ghost Parish Life Center Rental  

 

 

Upcoming Events 

 
 
 
Jan 27

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Wednesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Jan 28

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Thursday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Thursday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Jan 29

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Friday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Friday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Jan 30

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Saturday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Jan 31

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Sunday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Sunday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 1

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Monday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Monday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 2

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Tuesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Tuesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 3

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Wednesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 4

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Thursday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Thursday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 5

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Friday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Friday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 6

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Saturday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 7

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Sunday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Sunday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 8

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Monday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Monday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 9

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Tuesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Tuesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 10

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Wednesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 11

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Thursday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Thursday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 12

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Friday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Friday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 13

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Saturday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 14

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Sunday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Sunday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 15

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Monday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Monday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 16

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Tuesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Tuesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 17

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Wednesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 18

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Thursday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Thursday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 19

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Friday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Friday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 20

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Saturday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Saturday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 21

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Sunday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Sunday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 22

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Monday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Monday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 23

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Tuesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Tuesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
Feb 23

Opelousas Catholic School Mass

Tuesday, 9:20 AM

Opelousas Catholic School Mass
Time: Tuesday, 9:20 AM
  Opelousas Catholic honors Black History Month with a school mass at Holy Ghost Church at 9:20am on Tuesday, February 23rd.
Feb 24

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass

Wednesday, 7:00 AM

7:00 A.M. Weekday Mass
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 AM
  No Description Available
 
 
 

 

 

 

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