Holy Spirit Catholic Church of McAllen will be celebrating its 37th anniversary with the opening of a new entrance into the Church from Lark Street.
“On May 22, 1981, Pentecost Sunday, we were established as Holy Spirit Parish by the most Reverend John Fitzpatrick in the Diocese of Brownsville,” said Msgr. Louis Brum, Pastor at Holy Spirit. “This Sunday, May 20, 2018, Pentecost Sunday, we are honored to have with us the Most Reverend Daniel Flores, Bishop of our Diocese, who will bless the ‘Welcoming Jesus’ statue and bless officially the new Entrance of our Church facing Lark Street.”
The “Welcoming Jesus” bronze statue is 13 feet high and was designed and created by the graduating class of the Sculpture Department of UTRGV.
“We are most grateful to all students who were part of this three year project,” Msgr. Brum said. “Our special thanks is extended to Mr. Douglas Clark, Assistant Professor of the Sculpture Program.”
Brum also expressed a heartfelt thanks to the members of our Building Committee, Financial Committee, Parish Pastoral Council, Pentecost planning Committee, all the organizations in the community and all parishioners who have been part of this dream that has now become a reality.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church is located at 2201 Martin Avenue, just off of North 23rd Street.