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Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00PM

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

Daily Mass Schedule
Monday: No Mass
Tuesday: 9:00AM
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

News, Events & Meetings

Save the Date

CATHOLIC MAN NIGHT
The Catholic Men’s Fellowship (CMF) of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in conjunction with CMF Diocese of Youngstown, will sponsor a “Catholic Man Night” on Friday, November 29th from 6:00 - 8:45 pm in the Social Hall at Holy Spirit. All men of the parish and diocese are welcome. Catholic Man Night helps 21st century men develop to use their Catholic faith in their daily lives, presented in a way that makes sense to men. Dr. Joseph Torma, who teaches a wide range of courses in Theology at Walsh University, will be our featured speaker. Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 25th by calling Ed Herman at 330-354-4911 or contacting Mark Violand at either 330-807-2255 or mvioland2@neo.rr.com. See the bulletin board for more information!

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: AN EVENING IN THE VILLAGE
An Evening in the Village will be held on Sunday, December 8th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm in Downtown Hartville. The Friends of the Library will again read to children in the train outside of the Maple Street Gallery. In addition, there will be choirs, a tree lighting, Santa, community booths and open houses. This year, Ohio Magazine selected our community (Hartville/Lake) as a “Best Hometown in Ohio” and will feature us in their publication multiple times throughout the year. In honor of this, we will have a short ceremony to celebrate. Donations of gently-used children’s books will be appreciated for this event.

BUILDING FAITH, FAMILY, FUTURE

BUILDING UPDATE
In preparation for our upcoming construction, we began our groundbreaking initiatives following the lead of our PSR children and youth. The last weekend of October, they blessed and broke open the ground behind the social to build up God’s House. Please visit their display by the glass doors of the church. Construction plans are complete and have been submitted for various reviews. Some permits have been issued while others are forthcoming. Our construction manager, Metis Construction, has sent the plans out for bids. We are closing in on a groundbreaking date as we work to secure a Guaranteed Maximum Price, which is one of the last items to address before it can happen.

FISH

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FISH - TIME CHANGE
Volunteers are needed for the FISH food pantry on the 1st and 2nd Thursday evenings of the month from 5:30 - 7:00 pm to assist clients with shopping. Six to eight persons are needed each evening. Contact Susan Moseley at foodpantry@laketownshipfish.org or call the FISH hotline to volunteer at 330-877-1845.
If a sufficient number of persons from Holy Spirit would be willing to commit to one of those Thursdays long term, we could make that a regular ministry in our parish. Contact Father John if you are interested.

OUTREACH SUNDAY FOR FISH
FISH, our Lake Township community food pantry, relies on the generosity of others to stock it with items they needed. Once a month is designated as “Outreach Sunday.” This month’s “Outreach Sunday” items for Holy Spirit are shampoo, tuna and crackers. Please bring your donations next weekend and place under the wood tables.

ACME RECEIPTS FOR FISH
It’s that time again! Please save your Acme receipts dated August 8 to December 28, 2019 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 FISHbowl on the usher’s table or turn in to the parish office.

Holy Spirit PSR & Youth Group Activities

Cancellations
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 be offered at all three weekend Masses on the weekends listed below. On these dates, children will be called forward at the opening of Mass by the celebrating priest, blessed and sent with an adult catechist to the meeting room to hear and discuss the day’s Mass readings on a more age appropriate level that relates to their understanding. The catechist will then lead the children back to church to rejoin their families after the Creed.
Additional adults are needed to join the team of adult catechists leading children’s liturgy. There is no need to change your regularly attended Mass times and preparation/time commitments are minimal, yet it provides a valuable ministry to the children and families of our parish. Contact Cathy Kasza to learn more.

  • December 7/8
  • January 11/12
  • February 8/9
  • March 7/8
  • April 25/26

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.

PEANUT CLUSTER SAMPLE MAKING
When: Friday, December 6th at 5:00 pm
Where: Holy Spirit Social Hall and Kitchen
Who: Holy Spirit High School students and friends (Grade 8 - 12)
Why: To have fun & help with the fundraiser, which will benefit youth activities and the mission trip.

HOLY SPIRIT YOUTH MINISTRY CHOCOLATE PEANUT CLUSTERS
It is that time of year again! The Holy Spirit Youth Ministry program is looking forward to making and selling chocolate peanut clusters. Order forms will be available in next weekend’s bulletin and on the wood tables. The cost is $8.00 per pound. Please have the forms turned in by December 9th; a box will be on the wood tables. These make great gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

YOUTH INVITED TO BAKE BROWNIES FOR ST BERNARD’S HOT MEALS
Youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited to help make brownies for St. Bernard’s Hot Meal Program on Sunday, December 15th. We will begin immediately after the 11:00 am Mass in the parish kitchen and will finish in time for the brownies to be taken to St. Bernard’s that same day at 3:30 pm. Interested adults are welcome to join us. Large mixing bowls and spatulas will be needed. Pizza lunch will be included! Questions? Contact Cathy Kasza. A sign up sheet is on the Youth Bulletin Board.

MISSION TRIP PROGRAM REGISTRATION
There is still time to register for next Summer’s Mission Trip. If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Anne Weeks as soon as possible.
CHECK OUT THE BULLETIN BOARD!
There are so many events happening around the area that we could never get them all into the bulletin. There are retreats, seminars and events at local churches. Please check out our bulletin boards by the wood tables and by the kitchen to see what interests you.

Advent Activities

ADVENT COLORING SHEETS
All children of the parish are asked to color an Advent coloring sheet (found on the wooden tables by the main doors) and return it by December 1st. Parents, this would be a great way to introduce the tradition of Advent wreaths to your young children and begin to share its meaning with them.

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 1, 2019 BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH
Before lighting the candle, all extend their hands over the wreath and pray together: Oh God, by Your Word all things are made holy. We offer you this Advent wreath which we ask you to bless. And bless us, also as we use this wreath. May we grow closer to you during this time of waiting. Amen.

ADVENT RETREATS FOR WOMEN
Loyola Retreat House presents an Advent Day of Reflection on December 9th and an Advent Evening of Reflection on December 17th. Join us for a simple supper, spiritual fellowship and sharing. To make more room for Jesus and Christmas joy, come spend time in quiet prayer with scripture in the spirit of St. Ignatius, as the Creator deals with each of us. Call 330-896-2315 or visit www.loyolaretreathouse.com for more information and to register for these retreats.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
Our Advent Communal Penance Service is Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. This is an excellent opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection during the busy holiday season. Reserve this time to draw closer to God through this healing sacrament. Visiting priests will hear Confessions.

GIVING TREE
As Christmas approaches, we think of our neighbors in need. This year we will provide gifts to Holy Spirit parishioners, Hartville Meadow residents, FISH, Migrant Center and St. Bernard's. Please take a tag from our Giving Tree. Wrap the gift and place the tag on the outside. If you purchase a Gift Card, return it in the envelope and place it in the Gift Bag next to the tree. Return the gift to church by Tuesday, December 17th. Thanks for your support! Call Andrea Dorsey at 330-310-9779 if you have any questions.

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