A Word from Our Pastor


Life From Another Perspective

Dear Holy People of Holy Spirit,

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. What a wonderful time it is to be able to reflect back on the year and give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received. Indeed our God has been most generous to us. How fitting to give thanks to the One who has provided everything we could ever need.

I am most grateful for health, family and faith. Faith is my encouragement. It reminds me that all I have is a gift from God. It illuminates God’s generous spirit. Family reminds me of how blessed I am that I share in such loving bonds relationships. Family speaks to the reality that I am loved and never alone in this wonderful world God has created for me and for you. Health enables me to enjoy the blessings God sets before me.

For what are you thankful? How has God blessed your life? Even in the midst of struggle, affliction, or setbacks, God’s blessings are ever present. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, let us truly find a place in our hearts to rejoice in God’s generosity.  Let us acknowledge the movements of His Spirit. In a few short weeks we will have the opportunity to praise God in an unique way and to give thanks for allHe has done for us.

I hope you all have a joyous Thanksgiving and are enriched by God’s fullest blessings

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr Tom



About Father Tom

Father was raised in Griffith, Indiana. He attended St. Mary’s School in Griffith and Bishop Noll High School. After graduation he attended St. Meinrad Seminary. He was then sent to Rome to study for five years, coming home with a Masters degree in Spirituality. His first pastorate was at St. Edwards in Lowell and his second was at St. Mary of the Lake. We were blessed to have him assigned to our parish in June 2010 following the retirement of our founding pastor, Fr. Joseph Murphy.

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  1. Mike Murphy says:

    Hi Father Tom,

    Congratulations on the Blackhawks win … what a great team and playoff run !

    It’s been 9 months since Lou passed away and Rose is keeping busy but certainly has some difficult days. However, her faith is strong and she has a good support team. I hope you are well and that all is running smoothly in the Parish.

    Now, let’s see those Cubs make a run for it !

    Take Care,


  2. Beverly A. Rinkenberger says:

    I would like to suggest that signs be placed up by/near the dumpster in the back lot.
    Many times when I have come to dump paper in the dumpster, there is other things in the dumpster – such as, cardboard, toys furniture, wood, etc.
    Also, when I have put cardboard, plastic, and cans in the other dumpsters, there also is
    other things in their such as, wood, riding toys, and furniture.
    Something needs to be done. Maybe info in the bulletin, signs outside by the dumpsters showing what each dumpster is for, and maybe signs saying no furniture, barbeques, toys, etc.