About Holy Spirit Parish at Geist Catholic Church

Holy Spirit Parish entrance drive


The Mission of Holy Spirit at Geist is to provide an environment for all people to grow closer to God in faith and love through worship, ministry and education.

Parish History

The Growth of the Spirit

Since its inception in 1990, Holy Spirit at Geist has been known for its warm, convivial welcoming spirit. Visionary leadership and early parishioners laid a foundation for the spiritual as well as physical growth of the parish by originating a tradition of community, openness and volunteerism that continues to flourish. "Catch the Spirit", the theme of Holy Spirit's first campaign to become a parish was both appropriate and prophetic.

The evolution of Holy Spirit had its roots in a 1986 Hamilton County growth analysis prepared for the Lafayette Diocese, a study that projected the Catholic population in Fall Creek Township in southeastern Hamilton County would double to 21,081 by the year 2000. New facilities would be needed to serve the influx of Catholics.

In July of 1990, a storefront office was opened for the parish-to-be in a strip center between an animal hospital and an insurance agency on 96th St. In September of 1990, the first public Mass was celebrated in the Fall Creek Elementary School gymnasium at 12131 Olio Road for a congregation of ten. more