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Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00PM

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

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

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, November 10th and join us for the annual Harvest Meal at 4:00 pm. 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. A sign-up sheet is on the wood tables. Thank you!

Have you considered what happens if your loved on is facing death (at any age)? Who makes decisions for you when you cannot? Do you have questions about end of life issues? If so, Little Flower Parish (2040 Diamond St. NE, Canton) will be hosting “End of Life Issues” presented by Patients Rights Council Executive Director Rita Marker on November 11th at 7:00 pm. Another session will be on November 12th at 1:00 pm at St. Joan of Arc Parish (4940 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton).

As Autumn fades, and evenings become longer, thoughts of the coming “busy” season of Thanksgiving and Christmas remind us of those loved ones no longer with us. On Wednesday November 13th at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Church (241 S Main St, North Canton, OH 44720), anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, family member or companion is invited to join with others for support, guidance and helpful materials to help celebrate the season with love and remembrance. Please meet in the parish library (located in church basement - enter off church back parking lot). The event is co-led by Judy Piero and Nora Valin. Please call the parish to register at 330-499-2201.

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 25 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!


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.


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.

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.

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

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 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.

  • November 9/10
  • 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.

There will be a special Reconciliation service or children on Saturday, November 16th at 3:00 pm. All PSR children, 3rd through 8th grade and their families are encouraged to attend. This service is also open to all parishioners who would like to celebrate the Sacrament along with the children.

Food insecurity is a real thing and hits every community. In an effort of Christian love and support towards our brothers and sisters lacking sufficient nutrition, the PSR students will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout the month of November to help those experiencing such insecurities. Students of each grade are asked to bring in the following items:

  • Grades K & 1: Canned fruit
  • Grades 2: Applesauce
  • Grades 3 & 4: Canned corn, green beans or peas
  • Grades 5 & 6: Canned ready to eat soups
  • Grades 7 & 8: Coffee or Tea

Many children and adults that Holy Spirit parishioners serve on the mission trips to New York & Kentucky are in need of the basics, like socks and underwear. Holy Spirit high school students will be collecting new socks and packaged underwear for those with such need. There will be a drop off box near the wooden tables by the main doors of the church for all donations. The drive will continue throughout the month of November.

On Thursday, November 21st, our teens (Aiden Ball, Alex Ball, Laura Jentes, Paul Jentes, George Pallas, Emilee Sullivan, Garrett Sullivan and Jack Zink), along with their chaperones (Claire Hobbs and Mike Zink) will be part of the diocesan delegation to the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). NCYC is an life-affirming, if not life-changing, three-day experience of prayer, community and empowerment. Please pray for our teens who are called as disciples and witnesses of their faith and for the over 20, 000 teens and chaperones gathered for this pilgrimage. The 2019 NCYC theme is Blessed + Broken + Given (Bendito + Partido + Entregado). This theme is rooted in the scriptural account of Jesus meeting the two disciples on their way to Emmaus after the resurrection (Luke 24:13-35).

You can be part of NCYC, too! We are so excited to offer this opportunity for parents and teens to experience NCYC Live 2019! We will be streaming Conference General Sessions with amazing music, prayer experiences and keynote speakers to inspire us in the Love of Jesus. Be Connected. Be Inspired. We will also Live Stream the Parent Sessions all day Friday and Saturday. Take the opportunity to look at the schedule at http://www.ncyc.info/livestream and join us in this amazing experience!

Are you looking for a week that can change you or perhaps, your perspective? Do you want to serve with others in a purposeful manner? Are you eager to grow in relationship to those around you and with Christ? If so, then going on a mission trip this coming Summer may be for you. Interested students (8th grade and above) and adults can get a registration packet by contacting Anne Weeks at anneweeks@holyspiritunoh.org.
All those interested in participating in the trips next summer are invited to the first formation meeting on Sunday, November 17th from 12:15 pm (after 11:00 am Mass) to 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. The formation meetings are a vital part of your preparation for the trip as they cultivate a sense of community and give you an awareness of those with whom we will serve. Please submit any registration paperwork asap or contact Anne Weeks for 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