100th Anniversary Celebration


The 100th Anniversary Celebration for the Church of the Holy Ghost was held on June 30, 2013. We began our celebration with the very center of our lives, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Mass was held at 10:00 am an the shepherd of our diocese, The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin was principal celebrant and homilist. Music for the Mass was prepared by our Music Director and Organist, Francoise Garrepy and Holy Ghost Choir.

Music selections included:

  • Entrance Hymn: Come Holy Ghost
  • Introit: from Pentecost
  • Kyrie: Missa de Angelis
  • Gloria: Missa de Angelis
  • Responsorial Psalm: Vatican II Hymnal for Pentecost
  • Offertory Hymn: Ave Maria (Cesar Franck)
  • Sanctus: Missa de Angelis
  • Mysterium Fidei: Latin
  • Agnus Dei: Missa de Angelis
  • Communion Chant: from Pentecost
  • Communion Hymn: O With Thy Benediction (Vatican II Hymnal)
  • Post Communion Meditation: Jubilate Deo (Mozart)
  • Closing Hymn: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Vatican II Hymnal)


  • Rev. Fr. Jay A. Finelli
    Pastor, Church of the Holy Ghost
  • Rev. Fr. William P. Blotman
    Retired Diocese Fall River
  • Rev. Fr. Thomas M. Kocik
    Administrator, St. Anne’s Fall River, MA
  • Rev. Fr. Henry P. Zinno, Jr.
    Pastor, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Bristol, RI
  • Friar Joshua, FI
    Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, New Bedford, MA

Thank you!

A special Thank you to our Shepherd, Bishop Tobin for being with us for this important celebration in the life of our parish. To our Music Director & Organist Francoise Garrepy and Holy Ghost Choir. Today’s readers and altar servers. To the Knights of Columbus for their honor guard. And to all who have participated in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as we give thanks to Almighty God for the many things He has done for us in these 100 years. May He continue to pour out His graces and blessings upon the people of Holy Ghost for many more years.

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