Holy Spirit Church at 3345 Lexington Road will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the parish with a special Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m.
Music at the Mass will include portions of the Mass of Our Lady of Fatima, composed by then-Holy Spirit organist and choirmaster Robert Crone for the blessing of the new church in 1954.
That Mass was dedicated to Holy Spirit’s founding pastor, Msgr. John W. Vance.
The parish’s Spirit Singers, Youth Singers and Ringers ensembles will be joined by pipe organ, piano, drums, cymbals, trumpet and guitar.
Following the liturgy, there will be a catered lunch in the Dining Commons. Although free of charge, reservations are necessary for the meal. Call the Parish Ministry Center at 893-3982 by May 24 to reserve a meal.
At the luncheon, copies of Holy Spirit Parish: 75 Years, edited by life-long parishiner Bobbbie Raibert, will be available for purchase.
Holy Sprit Church was one of the first parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville to create a parish council. That happened in 1968 and followed the Second Vatican Council’s encouragement for getting lay Catholics more involved — through parish councils — in the life of their churches. Peter Baker chaired that first council.