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Outreach Sunday for FISH

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00PM

Summer - Sunday: 8:30 AM & 10:30AM

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.

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

LOYOLA RETREAT HOUSE PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Loyola Retreat House presents Encounter with Silence, a week of radical Gospel spirituality directed by Father Neil Walters from July 7th through July 13th. It is a wonderful retreat for those whose spiritual life is more than just a hobby. This retreat is open to everyone. For more information or to register, visit www.loyolaretreathouse.com or call 330-896-2315.

SOS! SOS! SOS! SECOND ANNUAL HOLY SPIRIT CAR SHOW
Help! The second annual Holy Spirit Car Show will be on Sunday, July 21st and we need your help! If you like cars and/or people, the Spirit Cruisin’ is where you want to be. Teens can earn service hours by helping to plan and supervise children’s games and entertainment! We need help putting together raffle baskets and supervise the sales of raffle basket tickets. We will also need ground traffic controllers to assist cars in parking. Last year, drew 40 show cars and we expect more this year! To find out what you can do to make this community event a success, call Barb Jentes at 234-738-8420 or Ed Herman at 330-354-4911.

SAVE THE DATE: 10th ANNUAL FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL
The 10th annual Faith and Family Festival will be held on Sunday, September 22nd starting at 11:00 am on the West Quad of the campus at Walsh University (2020 E. Maple St., North Canton). If you would like to help, call Dave Schmidt at 330-744-8451 ext. 272.

BUILDING FAITH, FAMILY, FUTURE

“BUILDING FAITH, FAMILY, FUTURE” CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PLEDGES
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.

STOCK DONATIONS
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.

CONTRIBUTION PAYMENT SCHEDULES
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.

CONTRIBUTOR PLAQUE
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.



BUILDING UPDATE
This is an exciting time at Holy Spirit. We are looking forward to the future as a vibrant parish that provides for our needs. Parish Council discussed these updates at their last meeting. Here is the latest on our building project:

  • We have signed the contract with the architect for the detail design of the new facility and they are beginning their work.
  • We, with the assistance of our architect, are in the midst of hiring a Construction Manager at Risk (CMr) for the project.
  • Groundbreaking target date is late June, which still gives sufficient time to complete the project by the fall of 2020 for the start of PSR.
  • A survey to map the locations and elevation of buildings and other features was completed.
  • According to the soils testing, we can build in the planned locations with no issues.
  • Work on the PSR Center to convert it the parish offices will begin after PSR is finished for the year on April 14.
  • The computer committee is working to secure a new phone system for the parish.

FISH

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 are facial tissues, canned fruit and instant potatoes. Please bring your donations next weekend and place under the wood tables.

DIRECTOR OF FISH MINISTRIES POSITION
Applications are being accepted immediately for the position of Director of FISH Ministries by the Lake Township Clergy Association. We are seeking an individual committed to serving God by caring for those in need in our community. The Director must be motivated by Christian faith; have strong administrative and people skills; and be willing to supervise, delegate and communicate at many levels. For a more detailed job description and application, contact your pastor or go to laketownshipfish.org. This position is 15-20 hours per week; stipend provided.

Holy Spirit PSR & Youth Group Activities

STREAM EXPRESS CAMP
Register now for Stark County Catholic Schools’ STREAM Express Summer Camp. This summer day camp is for children entering grades K – 6 for the 2019 – 20 school year. This camp is designed to immerse kids in Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math through fun and engaging projects, activities, and field trips. STREAM Express is open to any child who attends an area Catholic or public school, or is home schooled. The camp is designed with a different theme every week so you can choose one or more weeks for your child to attend. For more info and registration forms call 330- 526-8366, visit www.starkcountycatholicschools.org (go to “announcements” then “2019 Summer Camps”) or on our bulletin board.

VBS REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE NOW!
This year’s VBS program, Who Is My Neighbor?, will be held June 24th - 28th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, onsite at Holy Spirit Church. As we know, neighbors are more than people in our immediate communities. Through five carefully chosen Bible stories, Who Is My Neighbor? VBS leads children on a journey to discover more about God’s great love. This interactive VBS series will lead children deeply into Bible stories focused on God’s care and compassion for neighbors close at hand and around the world. We hope your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors join us as we discover who is our neighbor, both near and far! This VBS week-long experience serves children 4 years old - 5th grade. Youth in grades 6 and up are highly encouraged to participate as youth leaders and helpers. Registration forms should be completed and returned by Sunday, June 2 for all participants (one side of the registration form is for children and the other for youth). Extra registration forms are on the wood tables

ELEVATE YOUTH MINISTRY CANOE TRIP!
Do you love the outdoors!? Do you like to canoe!? Come on out and canoe with fellow teens in the Elevate Youth Ministry on June 30th from 9:30 am - 1:45 pm. It is a six mile trip followed by lunch. Cost is $10 per person. For more information and to RSVP, contact Claire Hobbs at 330-417-7873 (call or text) by 4:00 pm on June 24.

MANY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VBS (YOUTH & ADULTS)
There are lots of ways youth and adults can help with VBS. Adults are needed to help as group chaperones, with behind the scene organizing & prep, crafts, games, Bible story lessons, music and more. Youth can help as youth leaders for various age groups, with games, crafts, snacks, music and our VBS service project. Many hands will also be needed the week prior to VBS, June 18th - 21st, to help create props, paint, decorate, set up and get an inside look at this year’s program. A list of all the many ways you can share your gifts can be found on the Youth & Adult Volunteer Registration form located on the youth bulletin board, (it is also on the back-side of the children’s registration form). For more information or questions, contact Cathy Kasza. There are lots of ways youth and adults can help with VBS. Adults are needed to help as group chaperones, with behind the scene organizing & prep, crafts, games, Bible story lessons, music and more. Youth can help as youth leaders for various age groups, with games, crafts, snacks, music and our VBS service project. Many hands will also be needed the week prior to VBS, June 18th - 21st, to help create props, paint, decorate, set up and get an inside look at this year’s program. A list of all the many ways you can share your gifts can be found on the Youth & Adult Volunteer Registration form located on the youth bulletin board, (it is also on the back-side of the children’s registration form). For more information or questions, contact Cathy Kasza.

CEDAR POINT TRIP!
Attention High School Students (incoming freshman through new graduates)! On July 28th from 7:30 am -10:30 pm, a trip to Cedar Point has been planned. The cost is $75.00 and includes transportation and a drink pass. Food is not included. Charter buses will be leaving from North Canton Middle School. See the Youth Bulletin board for permission slips and more information. If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact Claire Hobbs 330-417-7873 (call or text) by 4:00 pm on July 22.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONVENTION (NCYC)
High school students (in the fall of 2019): Do you want to participate in an energetic, faith-filled gathering with 20,000 others Catholic teens? Do you want to hear some of the best Catholic speakers, singers and performers? Do you want to spend time in prayer with your peers? If so, NCYC is for you. NCYC is a multi-day pilgrimage, from November 21 - 24, of prayer, community and empowerment. To learn more or to register, contact Anne Weeks or go to http://youngstownoyyam.weebly.com/2019-ncyc-pilgrimage.html.

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