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Dedication

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM & 10:30AM

Daily Mass Schedule
Monday: No Mass
Tuesday: 9:00AM
Wednesday: No Mass
Thursday: 9:00AM
Friday: 9:00AM
Holy Days 9:30AM & 7:00PM

Daily Readings

Daily Readings
from U.S. Conference of Bishops

Mission Statement


Holy Spirit Parish
is called to be family
finding its center
in Christ and His Body
the parish - and in turn,
reflecting that
Love of Christ
to the community
and beyond.

Welcome

We invite you to journey with us as we follow the promptings of God's Spirit to discover, celebrate and share the Mystery of God's love revealed to us through Christ. Explore this site to discover some of the opportunities available for you to grow in faith and the love of Christ. On behalf of the Holy Spirit faith community, I welcome you and hope that you will come and join us in one of our weekend liturgies.

Fr. John

Ways to Give

Ways to contribute to the parish can be found on the Ways of Giving page.
We thank you for your generosity and support. With the options listed, 100% of your gift goes directly to the parish.

Prayers for those who have died

Please pray for our deceased and the families who mourn their loss:

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

News, Events & Meetings

Save the Date

WORLD GRANDPARENTS DAY AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
In January, Pope Francis announced World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place each year on the fourth Sunday in July, close to the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.
This year, World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is July 25th and we are celebrating with an ice cream social (with hot dogs) after the 10:30 Mass sponsored by our Knights of Columbus.
Mark your calendars. Invite the grandparents in your lives. More details will follow.

GENTLEBROOK CAMP!
GentleBrook will be holding a summer camp for young people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities from July 26 - July 30. The camp is an exciting learning program focusing on various aspects of SAFETY including preparing food in the kitchen, as well as home, fire, transportation, sidewalk and personal safety. The camp is for individuals from 13 to 21 years. Space is limited. Volunteers are also needed. For more information, email Jocelyn at jsiakula@gentlebrook.org or call 330.877.7700, ext 1413.

A WINDOW TO HEAVEN: AN INTRODUCTORY ICON RETREAT - JULY 26-30, 2021
Paint a Byzantine style icon with us! This creative retreat is for anyone who wants to learn icon painting, regardless of artistic experience or spiritual background. The retreat includes time for instruction in the tradition and meaning of icon writing, creation of the icon itself, time for personal prayer and reflection, daily Mass, prayer and fellowship. Bring your creativity, an open mind, and a willingness to let the Spirit move you. Cost is $500, which includes overnight accommodations, meals, and all the art supplies to create your icon. $125 due at registration; balance due June 25.
For more information or to register for this event, please call 330.896.2315 or visit our website at www.loyolaretreathouse.com.

CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP
The next Catholic Man Night is on Wednesday, July 28th starting at 7:00 pm and lasts about an hour. It will be done via ZOOM and there is no charge to join. A link to attend will be sent 3 days prior to the event or go to CMFDOY.org for details.
This will be the 11th session in the Knights of Columbus “Into the Breach” series. These professionally produced videos focus on various aspects of authentic Catholic manhood. This video presentation is titled “Evangelization: How and Why to Share Your Catholic Faith.”

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Please consider giving blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive here at Holy Spirit on Wednesday, August 4, 2:00 - 7:00 pm in the Social Hall. Please mark your calendars. For more information on being a blood donor, visit redcrossdonor.org.

REGIONAL ART OPPORTUNITIES
St. Paul’s Parish is holding an Art Show for our region the weekend of August 14. The show’s theme is Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Our parishioners can submit art to be included in the show. Art may include images of Mary in many mediums, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, songs, poems and more. Pieces must utilize Marian symbols, such as roses, lilies, fleur de lis, walled gardens, etc.
Paint and Praise Night is on Saturday, August 14 at 6:30 pm. We will be painting “Our Lady of Guadalupe” and reflecting on this mysterious apparition and artwork of God. Michele Blate will be leading the art instruction and will be sharing the story of this Marian miracle and its ongoing revelation. It will be an evening of laughter, creativity and inspiration. Please register by August 8. Space is limited.
A Praying in Color Workshop will be on Sunday, August 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm (in the North Room). Bring your prayers and your imagination! Art Supplies are provided. Registration required.
For more information, for art submission or to register, visit stpaulncanton.org or contact Michele at mblate@stpaulncanton.org.

NIGHT FOR LIFE TAILGATE
The Embrace Clinic & Care Center, in conjunction with JW Didado, presents the Night For Life Tailgate on Saturday, August 28 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at Todaro’s Party Center (1820 Akron-Peninsula Rd., Akron). Join us for tailgate food and games, prizes, open bar, silent auction and much more! This indoor/outdoor event will also feature live music by American Steal, the house band of Mike’s Place in Kent. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s football gear. The evening will end with the raffle drawing of the 2021 GMC Terrain SLE, sponsored by Northern Ohio Buick GMC and Toth Buick GMC. All proceeds benefit the clients of Embrace Clinic & Care Center. The smallest of our clients thank you!
To purchase tickets for the fundraiser and raffle tickets for the GMC Terrain text “NFLTailgate” to 243725 or go to the event website at https://bidpal.net/NFLTailgate and click the link. Or you can call us at 330-825-1900.

The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar

Bishop of Youngstown
Ordained: January 12, 2021


PRAYER FOR THE BISHOP
God, eternal shepherd,
you tend your Church in many ways,
and rule with love.
Help your chosen servant David
as pastor for Christ,
to watch over your flock.
Help him to be a faithful teacher,
a wise administrator and a holy priest.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Holy Spirit PSR & Youth Group Activities

ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING
More altar servers are needed! All boys and girls entering 5th grade and above who want to be altar servers are asked to register by August 4 for training held on Wednesday, August 11 at 1:00 pm by calling the parish office. If this day and time are not possible, please contact Fr. John to make other arrangements. Parents are encouraged to participate. The training is also open to those who served before COVID if they would like to brush up on their skills.

CONFIRMATION SUMMER GATHERING
Our Confirmation students began their initiation into the church at their baptism and are approaching the final step in their initiation, Confirmation, which will be celebrated in October. On Tuesday, July 20 at 6:30 pm at Holy Spirit Church, the Confirmation candidates (only) will gather for activities welling up from baptism to see where the Spirit may lead us.

New To Our Parish

We welcome you to Holy Spirit. To register, you may stop at our parish office, see Fr. John after Mass, or call the office at 330-699-4500. View our Holy Spirit Welcome Form

How Can We Serve You

Please let us know what your needs are and how we can assist you on your faith journey. We are here to grow in faith beside you. May Christ’s blessings be with you. Contact us at 330-699-4500 or parishoffice@holyspiritunoh.org or go to our Holy Spirit Welcome Form