.... Walk 4 Life Fund-Raising Update..Fr. Carmen at 117% of his $2,000 goal and Holy Spirit a solid fourth among teams! ..... Welcome to Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver, NC......



 Rev. Father Carmen V. Malacari, Pastor 

Rev. Mr. Matt Reilly, Permanent Deacon    

Rev. Mr. Webster James, Permanent Deacon

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Parish Bulletin

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Faith Formation News

Faith Formation Class Schedule

Sunday AM Sept. Classes:  17, 24

Sunday PM Sept. Classes: 10, 24

Mandatory First Reconciliation Parent Meeting

One parent from every Reconciliation Faith Formation family must attend a parent meeting during Faith Formation the week of Sunday September 24th. Please attend the meeting during your child’s Faith Formation Session. All meetings will be in the Church Overflow Room. Attendance will be taken.

Middle School Youth Ministry

September 23rd 6-8pm Join us for our first annual Middle School Youth Ministry Dodgeball and Pizza Kick-off! We’ll play several rounds and variations of dodgeball (including glow in the dark) and spend some time eating in fellowship. Bring a friend and your A game. May the best team win.

Catechetical Conference November 4th

Join Catechists, Teachers, Parents, and Priests from all over the Charlotte Diocese for an all-day conference that will feature prominent speakers from the Augustine Institute, Franciscan University, Notre Dame and the Diocese of Charlotte! The day includes registration, lunch, and refreshments. Publishers, vendors, and additional amenities will be available throughout the conference. We hope you join us for this day! Please register here:



Youth Ministry News

Holy Spirit Youth Group is open to all high school students grades 9- 12. We strive to create an environment of openness, faith, and community. Youth Group meets every Sunday 6PM and we begin with a meal. We would love to have you join us!


Save the Dates! Youth Ministry Weekly Sunday Meetings return starting August 6th!

September Dates:  17th, 24th

October Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Diocesan High School Retreat: October 20th-29th

November Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th

December Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th Annual Service Lock In: December 9th-10th


  September 17 – Denver Escapes

Time for some teambuilding! An escape room is an interactive adventure game, where a group of individuals are placed in a room in which they must work together to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape the room in under 60 seconds. Each room can only hold 6 people, so spots will fill up fast! Please contact the Faith Formation office if you are interested asap. Please note we will meet at Denver Escapes at 4:15pm, which is earlier than our normal youth ministry time.




Questons about Young Adult Group, “Faith’s Fire”? Contact Group Coordinator, Michelle Palladino, at youngadultministry@holyspiritnc.org or find us on Facebook by searching Faith’s Fire - Young Adult Ministry.

Friday September 22—Festival in the Park (Freedom Park)

Festival spectators will have the chance to meet and chat with the artists while looking for that special piece of artwork to grace their home. This is a free event and is waterfront! It is one of the most popular events hosted in Charlotte.

Saturday—Asheville Day Trip Saturday September 23

Join us for a day trip to Asheville! We can explore the city, visit the basilica/mass and then grab some picnic food/drinks and head to the Hazel Robinson Theatre to see an outdoor performance of the complete works of Shakespeare put on by the Monteford park players! This is a free event but donations are accepted.


Life Chain




Pregnancy Care Center Walk for Life was a Success!

Fr. Carmen at 117% of his $2,000 goal and Holy Spirit a solid fourth among teams!


It was announced at the end of the Walk 4 Life Fundraiser that $31,000, was raised, which was a new Walk 4 Life record. Among the churches participating, Holy Spirit's donation of $2,100+ ranked third. Thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause. Also thanks to Christie Sherwood, Chris Zielinski, and Steve Schmerber for spearheading this worthy cause. God Bless to all our parishioners for their generosity.---Father Carmen



Agnes Marie Baker Harbert

September 8, 2017

 John Broder

September 7, 2017


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Confirmation Registration

Middle School Families: Confirmation Preparation Starts in 6th Grade. If you have a middle school student and have not registered them for faith Formation, please do so by downloading the registration form and emailing it to faithformation@holyspiritnc.org



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 Outreach Ad In Denver Weekly, Sep 1-7

Teaching the faith has been done in many ways for many years in Catholic Church history. The early church (before RCIA classes were developed) used different ways and teaching tools to enlighten people in what the Catholic church was and as a way of bringing in new members. In 1972 RCIA was officially developed as a class in the church and became the beginning journey for people interested in the Catholic Faith. Come join us in your journey of faith!
When;     Every Monday,  7 pm to 9 pm
Where;    At Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Contact;  Robert Helma, RCIA Coordinator, through the church office
( 704 483-6448) or by email;

Adult Education

Adult bible Study is currently being held every Wednesday from 10:00am t0 12 noon in PAC-2. Studies range from exploring specific books of the Bible and discussing movies and cultural events. all are welcome!

Currently the group is using Epic: A Journey Through Church History as a basis for meetings. All are welcome.


Diocesan High School Retreat

This year the Diocese of Charlotte Office of Youth Ministry will hold their annual retreat for high school students here at Holy Spirit  October 20-22, 2017! Last year over 200 teens from around the Diocese attended this event. We would love to see Holy Spirit represented in that number, especially since we are hosting! More information on how to register and the theme will be out soon.


Moving On After Moving In

 Are you a woman who is new or feels new in the Denver or surrounding area? Are you going through a transition such as a move, retirement, divorce or loss of spouse? Then this is the program for you. This 10 week non-denominational program is based on the book “After the Boxes are Unpacked” by Susan Miller. The class deals with the spiritual, emotional and practical needs of a transition. This opportunity gives women a chance to meet others ranging in age from 20 - 90+ years. Because of the success of the program most of the women wish to continue their new found connections in the MOAMI Alumnae Association. Monthly luncheons, and coffees have been organized as well as a dozen breakout groups. This 10 week program meets on Thursday mornings from 10-11:30 (September 14–November 16) at Holy Spirit PAC. Following the meetings the group goes out to lunch. To register or for more info please call Candy (704-489- 1696) or Nancy(704-483-4262


Thank You!



Music Ministry News


 Youth Choir

The 11am Mass on Sunday mornings is our Family Mass, that will have a youth choir to sing and/or play instruments . Youth choir practice is on Tuesday evenings from 6 –7 PM ,beginning September 5th. If you know of any youth who would be interested, we would love to have them share their gifts. We will be preparing music for the class masses, the first being Sunday, October 1st at 11am. Please come and join us.

Join the Choir!

If you enjoy singing, consider using your gift in choir! Rehearsals are Wednesday nights at 7:30pm (after mass) and Sunday mornings at 10:15am. Please email Brandi Hema at hsmuic@holyspiritnc.org for more information. Also if you know of any youth who sing and/or play an instrument, we would love to have them also!


Consoling the Heart of Jesus Parish Retreat

Gain new Insights into how you can console Jesus; learn the keys to the great sanctity of the Saints like Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, Mother Teresa of Calcutta; and have all the tools you will need to" become a saint, a great saint and quickly.”

This Parish Retreat uses the Book; Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr Michael Gaitley MIC

$30 for Materials -Register in the PAC during Business hours

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Adoration with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Our Lord invites you to Adoration with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which will resume every Wednesday evening at 6 PM beginning on Wednesday, September 13,2017 followed by Holy Mass and adoration with the the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every First Friday of the month beginning on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7 PM. Holy Mass is at 9 AM on First Friday’s.

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Mass Etiquette

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Laudate Catholic App for your Smart Phone  
Laudate is a fantastic single-source app for a variety of Catholic needs. But what makes this app truly appealing is that it is free. There’s no excuse not to download this app, even if it’s just for the prayer content. There is so much available for the faithful smart-phone user . Unfortunately, Laudate is not available in a web or windows version, only as an app on your smartphone. 
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Daily Mass Readings from EWTN 
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Knights of Columbus 
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Fundraising Opportunity for Holy Spirit

FireFan is a family-friendly live interactive sports app that connects fans in a fun, simple, social and competitive environment during live sporting events.  When anyone registers thru our link and plays, money will be raised for the Holy Spirit Building Fund.   Click the FireFan picture to learn more and/or to register.


On-Line Catholic Gift Store
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Catholic News Herald On-Line 
Charlotte Diocese Website

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We stand before you, Holy Spirit, Come to us, remain in us, and enlighten our hearts. Give us light and strength to know your will, To make it our own, and to live it in our lives. Guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power, Do not allow us to be misled by ignorance Or corrupted by fear or favor. Unite us to yourself in the bond of love And keep us faithful to all that is true. As we gather in your name, may we temper justice with love, so that all our discussions and reflections may be pleasing to you, and earn the reward promised to good and faithful servants. Amen.

Based on a prayer of the Vatican II Council Fathers, 1962 Taken from the YOUCAT Youth Prayer Book page 63


Mass Schedule

 Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:30 am

Sunday 11:00 am

Monday - Tuesday 9:00 am

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Thursday - Friday 9:00 am

Saturday 9:00am

Holy Days

Vigil 7:00pm

9:00am and 7:00 pm

 Adoration: Wednesday 6-7PM


Care of children during 11:00 am Sunday Mass

Contact: Jaymes Summers de Morino

(704) 827-6322

Contact Us

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

537 NC 16 Business

Denver, NC 28037

Phone: 704-483-6448

Fax: 704-483-6898 

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Map & Directions

Building Fund News

Get the latest information on the building fund for our new church building including a 3D video of the building concept! Click on the building image below:

New Building Layout View

On-Line Giving

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