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Month Activities

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00PM

Fall - Sunday: 8:30 AM & 11:00AM

Daily Mass Schedule
Monday: No Mass
Tuesday: 9:00 AM
Wednesday: 7:00PM
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.


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

News, Events & Meetings

Save the Date

Loyola Retreat House and St. Francis de Sales are sponsoring the October Rosary Devotion & Procession on Sunday, October 14th at 2:00 pm at the Loyola Retreat House. It will begin with the Rosary and end with a Social. Join us!

St. Thomas Aquinas High School invites you to an Open House on Sunday, October 21st from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Come walk the halls of Aquinas and meet students, teachers and staff members, learn more about the unique opportunities STA offers, and discover nearly two dozen tuition assistance programs which allow our Catholic high schools to award $1.5 million in scholarships and grants each year. Classrooms will be filled with students, who will explain what they learn each day, how faith is incorporated in their school-life and why they are proud to be Knights. For more information or to find out how Aquinas can make a Catholic education affordable, call 330.875.1631.

The Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Evangelization is sponsoring the Fall Retreat on Saturday, October 27th from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm at Christ the Servant Parish (833 39th St. NW, Canton). Come away for a day with Jesus and recharge. The day includes witness talks, prayer, reflection, music, Reconciliation, Mass and food! The cost is $30 and includes retreat materials, continental breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner. Contact the Office of Evangelization to register by October 22nd. They can be reached at 330-744-8451 ext 275.

Are you in need of His compassion and healing? St. Paul’s Catholic Church (241 S. Main St., North Canton) is hosting a Healing Mass on October 23rd. Confessions will be heard at 5:30 pm; Mass is at 6:30 pm and a Healing Service is at 7:30 pm.

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. invites all men and women involved in the Legal and Judicial Profession across the six counties of Northeast Ohio to join in prayer for their important work for the common good of our local communities and society. All judges and attorneys, particularly those who are Catholics, are encouraged to attend the 22nd Annual Red Mass on Friday, October 26th at 12:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica (343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown). There is a luncheon following the Mass. For additional information, contact Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin at 330-744-8451, ext. 225.

Bishop Murry invites men of High School age through 50 years to attend the upcoming Saint Andrew Dinner on Tuesday, October 30th at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall at Saint Joan of Arc Parish (8894 State Route 14, Streetsboro). This evening is a way for men to gather with the Bishop and other priests for prayer and dinner in an informal setting to find out more about the priestly life. For more information, contact Father John, call the Diocesan Vocation Office at 330-744-8451 or e-mail cluoni@youngstowndiocese.org. Deadline for registration is October 23; there is no cost to attend.

The planning process for the annual Harvest Meal has begun. If you’ve enjoyed the Harvest Meal in the past, we could use your help. We are in need of people to help cook turkeys. Please sign up on the wood table. The Harvest Meal is scheduled for Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 pm. Thank you!


We thank all those who have returned a commitment card and made a financial commitment to our Capital Campaign. If you have not yet responded, we ask you to do so by placing your commitment card in the collection basket, drop it off at or mail it to the parish office. We will be sending a mailing to all those who have not yet responded because it is important for us to hear from everyone in order to achieve our dream.

Parishioners have asked about making stock donations toward the capital campaign. This is a way of saving on capital gains taxes. If you choose this option, the stocks need to be made directly to the parish. Your broker will need information on the procedure to do that. Contact Father John for the information. Another way to contribute to the capital campaign for those who have to take mandatory IRA disbursements is to directly have those disbursements sent to the parish, which saves paying taxes on those disbursements. Contact Father John for that information.

Beginning this week, the Diocese of Youngstown will be mailing information to those parishioners who have made pledges so that the payment process can begin. The notices will show the contribution schedule that you indicated on your commitment card. NOTE: When paying your capital campaign contribution, please make sure it is in a separate envelope or clearly marked “Capital Campaign” in the memo field of your checks.

The Parish Council approved putting up a memorial plaque honoring all those who pledged towards our Capital Campaign. The plaque will be placed in the newly constructed area of the building. The final details concerning the plaque will be announced at a later date.


FISH Bags will be distributed this weekend. Please consider helping out. They will need to be returned to the church by October 21st.

It’s that time again! Please save your Acme receipts dated August 9th to December 18th for FISH. Circling the cash-back amount on the receipts is a big help! If the cash-back amount is $0, please do not turn them in. Place your receipts in the FISH Bowl on the usher’s table or turn in to the parish office.

FISH, our Lake Township community food pantry, relies on area churches to stock the food pantry with items needed. This month’s “Outreach Sunday” items are canned pasta sauce, shampoo and soup. Please bring your donations next weekend and place under the wood table by the main entrance.

Holy Spirit PSR & Youth Group Activities

To find out if PSR or other activities have been cancelled due to weather or other reasons, please check the Holy Spirit Facebook page (Holy Spirit Catholic Church) or follow us on Twitter (@HolySpiritUNOH). Links to Facebook and Twitter can be found on the parish website www.holyspiritunoh.org CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD RESUMES
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume the weekend of October 20/21st. Children’s liturgy will also be offered on the following dates throughout the year:

  • November 10/11
  • December 15/16
  • January 12/13
  • February 9/10
  • March 9/10
  • April 27/28

On these dates, children will be called forward by Father John after the opening blessing, blessed and led by an adult catechist to a prayer space in the meeting room to celebrate a separate Liturgy of the Word that is more appropriate to their level of understanding.

Adults are needed to join the team of children’s liturgy leaders. There’s no need to change your regular mass time and preparation and time commitments are minimal yet it provides a valuable ministry to the children and families of our parish. Contact Cathy Kasza at the parish office to help.

High school students! Do you want to meet new people and celebrate your faith? Teens from throughout the Diocese will gather on Sunday, November 4th at St. Michael’s Parish (3430 St. Michael Blvd., Canton) for the 2018 Diocesan Youth Convention. The day will include prayer, mixers and faith filled presentations by Catholic composer, recording artist and storyteller, Jesse Manibusan. There will also be a Mass celebrated by Bishop Murry, followed by a conversation between he and the teens. For more information, contact Anne Weeks by October 7th.

An evening of story and song for all ages with Catholic recording artist, Jesse Manibusan, will be on Sunday, November 4th at 7:00 pm (after the Diocesan Youth Convention). It will be held at St. Michael’s Parish in North Canton. The event is free (donations appreciated). Form more information, contact Cindee Case of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 330-744-8451 ext. 280 or at ccase@youngstowndiocese.org.

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