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.

Mass Times
Sunday
        8:30 & 10:30 AM
Saturday
        5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
        8:30 AM
 

Holy Days  8:30AM, 12:15 PM, 7:00 PM - Except Christmas and New Year
Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (630-860-2975)

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

The 2019 Catholic Ministries annual Appeal Is Underway

  “Signs of Hope”

The 2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal has begun with a mailing that our parishioners have received. This is a mailing from Bishop Conlon asking for a pledge to the 2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal.

The Appeal not only funds many of the operations of the diocese, it funds services that are of great help to the ministries here in our parish. For example, funds support the Faith Formation Program.

This year, theme of the appeal is “Signs of Hope”. As Christians, we are called to imitate the Lord and, like Him, provide care to those who need our help.

How do we acknowledge God’s Grace and show Him our gratitude? One way that we can show our gratitude is by giving back to God the gifts He shared with us. We can support our parish, our diocese and the Church throughout the world with gifts of time, talent and treasure. The gifts we give enable ministries, education, and services that touch thousands of lives. Thanks to the many generous donors to the Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal, our diocese is filled with signs of hope: the Daybreak Shelter sponsored by Catholic Charities; support of our newly ordained priests and seminarians; support of our Catholic schools, to name a few.  Every gift is important to the success of the CMAA. Each pledge helps to reach our goal and allows us to provide signs of hope to many through the 30 ministries that the annual appeal supports.

Our parish goal is $52,300. With your financial support, we can exceed this goal. When we exceed our goal in paid pledges, we will receive 70% of the amount over goal for use in our parish. Please answer Bishop Conlon’s request and make a generous pledge. All pledges can be paid in ten (10) installments.

If you need another pledge envelope, please call the Parish office at 630- 860-2975. Thank you in advance for your support.  Click here to learn more about the Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal from the Signs of Hope” video featuring Bishop Daniel Conlon and the ministries that are helped by your generous donations.                                                                                                                                                               

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