Welcome!

Church of the Holy Ghost is a Roman Catholic Community of Faith located about 25 miles west of Chicago, IL and about 5 miles from O'Hare Airport. We welcome all existing Parishioners, Newcomers, and visitors as well, to Holy Ghost Church and our Web Site.   We hope you will enjoy exploring " All About Holy Ghost" as well as participating in our Worship Services.

Sunday Mass Video
COVID-19 Update

Click here to read the April 20th letter from Bishop Richard Pates, the Apostolic Administrator for the Joliet Diocese, on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Click the blue button on the right to download Holy Ghost’s myParishApp to digitally access Mass, readings, prayers, homilies, reflections, messages, Fr. Burke’s blog, and more.

Go to the Diocese of Joliet website for links to streaming of daily Mass at 9 AM and on Sunday at 10 AM from Bishop Pates at the Cathedral, and for other important information.

Mass Times
Weekdays Adoration 7AM to 8AM – suspended until further notice

Weekend Masses and Morning Mass 8:30 AM – suspended until further notice

Prayers and blessings to all parishioners and all affected by this coronavirus. I humbly ask that if you are able, please consider making a donation during these times. Please either mail it to us, go to our website www.holyghostparish.org and tap the red hearted hands to go to We Share, or go to the hearted hand Giving icon on myParish App. Thank you.

Fr. John Hornicak
Pastor

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Reconciliation Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday in the Emmaus Room from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. During Advent/Lent Reconciliation will begin at 3:00 p.m.

A Prayer for Our Church

Heavenly Father, in every age,
you have been our refuge.
Yet again and still, we stand before you
asking for your protection on your Holy Church.
We place our Church in your hands,
for without you we can do nothing.
May Jesus, our High Priest and true compass,
continue to lead her in every thought and action
to be an instrument of justice,
a source of consolation, a sacrament of unity,
and a manifestation of your faithful covenant.

For the victims of abuse and their families,
pour out your healing and your peace.

For the leaders of your Church,
pour out your Spirit to guide them and
inspire their decisions.

For those who have followed your call to serve you
and your people in holiness,
sustain them by your grace.

For all the faithful who are searching for answers,
embrace them with your love,
restore their trust,
console them with your clear Gospel message,
and renew them with your sacraments.

We ask this in the name of your Son and our Brother,
and through the Holy Spirit, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.

WeShare Online Giving

Thank you for your participation in our parish’s online giving program. Your generous giving is appreciated by so many and helps our church thrive and reflect the Kingdom of God in our community.

To help us maintain and grow this mission, our parish transitioned to a new online giving tool-WeShare.WeShare makes it easier than ever for you to manage your online contributions and will save our church time and money. Click the Online Giving button on the right to get started or to log into your online giving account. Click here to get detailed information on WeShare.

If you run into any issues accessing your account, please contact Theresa Bero at Holy Ghost at 630-860-2975.

Thank you again for your help and for your commitment to our parish. We appreciate everything that you do for our community.

Capital Campaign Update

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Our Capital Campaign, “Caring for Our Parish, Caring for One Another”, continues to move forward successfully because of our parishioners’ tremendous generosity. The parking lots have been resurfaced, concrete repaired, the roof replaced, and the skylights repaired. We continue to work toward paying down our old debt.

Please continue to use our Capital Campaign monthly envelope or click on the Online Giving button on the right to send your donation through WeShare. We thank you for your generosity.

 

Holy Ghost Parish App

bltd1m33fg5gaisogi0c6mlh8plHoly Ghost Church has partnered with Diocesan Catholic Life Everyday to bring something exciting to our parish.  This App, which can be installed on smartphones and tablets from both Apple and Android formats, will help us communicate better with our parishioners and inspire us to be better Christians during this holy season of Lent and beyond. This app offers a lot of capabilities for improving parish communication and serving as a faith-building resource. It is well thought out and should become a real asset to complement our daily faith lives.

 Some of the features will include:

- Messages from the Parish
- A calendar of Parish Events
- Messages for specific groups in the parish
- The daily readings read at Mass
- The latest Catholic news from around the world
- An easy-to-reference list of Catholic prayers with prayer requests
- A helpful examination of conscience and next confession reminder
- A button for online giving
- Parish information and directory
- Bulletins
- A button for Relevant Radio
- A reminder feature called “Mass Mode,” for Mass and confession. This includes phone silencing notification to help encourage us all to be more present while at Holy Ghost.
- And much more...

 
Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal

2020 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal Is Underway

“Be Kind and Merciful”

Pledge Your Gift to the CMAA

The 2020 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) has begun with a mailing that our parishioners have received. The Appeal not only funds many of the operations of the diocese, it funds services that are of great help right here in our parish. For example, the funds support the Faith Formation Program here at Holy Ghost, as well as the Seminarian program to educate our future priests. We are lucky to have Aaron, our Seminarian, interning and helping here at Holy Ghost. 

Please prayerfully reflect on how you can best support our annual appeal and help our parish reach its goal of $57,500. This year’s CMAA theme is Be Kind and Merciful. In this spirit, the 30 ministries our CMAA supports, help us do God’s work here on earth. Providing for these ministries is not only beyond the means of any one parish, the ministries benefit all of us, including our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Every gift is important to the success of the CMAA.

Each pledge helps us to reach our goal. With your financial support, we can exceed this goal. Seventy percent of the amount we raise over our goal will be returned to our parish, for our needs.            

Please make a commitment to the CMAA today by completing a pledge envelope available in the narthex, or call the Parish Office at 630-860-2975. You can make a gift online at www.jolietdioceseappeal.org or text “Donate” to 815-205-1949 from your mobile phone. Pledges can be paid in ten (10) installments.  Our parish is counting on you for your support. Thank you for making the most generous pledge possible to this year’s CMAA.

                                                                                                                                         

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