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Mass Schedule

Saturday 5:00PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM & 11:00AM

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

Revised Temporary Guidelines

In light of the changing circumstances of the COVID virus and in an effort to maintain a safe environment, being mindful of the common good for all, Bishop Bonnar has issued a revised temporary guideline for those attending Mass. For all who are vaccinated, it is recommended that face coverings be worn for the good of all. While not mandated, it is encouraged for the time being. For the unvaccinated, a face covering should be worn while attending Mass. This is a temporary recommendation and will be re-evaluated in the coming weeks.

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

VOLUNTEER AT THE AKRON REGIONAL FOOD BANK!
Our Christian Service and Outreach (CSO) Committee is sponsoring some volunteer time at the Akron Regional Food Bank (ARFB) for Saturday, September 18 from 8:30 - 11:00 am. We will probably be sorting canned goods or packing gift bags. See the wood table by the church doors for more information. All are welcome; children (ages 12 and older) must be accompanied by an adult. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE VACCINATED. Attendance also requires an electronic sign-up at the ARFB website prior to the event (www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/volunteer). Those ages 18 or younger will also need to complete a Holy Spirit Permission Form. The ARFB also helps our local FISH pantry and it is one more way we can support our community. Please call Denise Dollinger at 330 - 990 - 3569 if you have any questions.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN
The annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children’s memorial service will be held at the Grotto at Little Flower Parish (2040 Diamond, Canton) on September 18 at 10:00 am. These solemn vigils will commemorate the loss of these children and remind us of the humanity of the unborn child. For more information call Linda at 330-705-8814 or e-mail pliesstark@gmail.com.

8TH ANNUAL CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE:"LETTING GO OF FEAR – EMBRACING FAITH"
Men, how have you handled the COVID pandemic? Now is the time to let go of any fear and move forward in faith. Come join Bishop David Bonnar and Dr. Ray Guarendi for a day of fellowship, spiritual awakening and new direction on Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 am at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (2121 Reno Dr., Louisville). Doors open at 8:00 am for registration and coffee & donuts. The conference will end with Mass at noon.
Tickets are $35.00 for adults (in-person), $10.00 for sons/grandsons and $25.00 (virtual). Deadline is September 10. Go to www.cmfdoy.org for more information, to register online or print off a mail-in registration form.

LOYOLA RETREAT HOUSE EVENT
Becoming Spiritual Companions will be held on Saturday, September 18 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Loyola Retreat House (700 Killinger Rd., Clinton). This retreat will teach you to empower yourself and others spiritually as they remember and awaken their own God-like and God-given qualities. Ellen Barber will be directing the event, drawing on her experiences of service through many organizations, the life-long practice of finding God in all things and her deep love for Christ and His Church. Cost is $20.00 and includes breakfast. To register, go to loyolaretreathouse.com/wp or call 330-896-2315.

CELEBRATE LIFE DINNER
Right to Life of Stark County is holding their annual Celebrate Life Dinner on Saturday, September 18 at St. Barbara Parish Life Center (2813 Lincoln Way West, Massillon). Doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner at 6:00 pm. Their speaker for the evening will be Emily Whiting. Her topic will be In the Image of God, He Created Them. Space will be limited. There is no cost for the dinner, but a silent auction will be held. Donations of diapers, wipes or formula will also be taken to benefit a local pregnancy center. If you have any questions or would like to make reservations, contact Mary at 330 - 837 - 4227 or mak19812016@hotmail.com. Registration deadline is September 11.

LOYOLA RETREAT HOUSE EVENT - PRAYING TOGETHER: PRAYER FOR MARRIED COUPLES
Pope Francis explains that marital love is a powerful love that is “infused by the Holy Spirit”, and a “reflection of the unbroken covenant between Christ and humanity.” Come explore ways to pray together and grow in love. Join us at this retreat on Thursday, September 30 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Dinner is included. Cost is $25 per couple

JOIN US AT THE HAYRIDE!
Our annual hayride, sponsored by our Family Life Committee, will be Saturday, October 2 at 6:30 pm at the Miller Farm (intersection of Lake Center St. and Mogadore, entrance on Mogadore). There will be a bonfire, games, hot dogs, s’mores and, of course, the hayride! If you are interested in helping at the hayride, a sign up sheet is on the wood tables.

POOR CLARES OF PERPETUAL ADORATION FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL GALA
Join the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Foundation of Canton, OH in their annual gala on October 10 starting at 10:30 am at the Sancta Clara Monastery (4200 Market Ave. N, Canton). This event promises to be a fun evening that will include a Mass, live and silent auctions and entertainment by Father Leo Patalinghug (EWTN cooking TV show host, podcaster and author of many theological cook books). Tickets are $75 each. To buy tickets, visit www.bidpal.net/2021pcpacanton or call 330-996-4090. Can’t go? Visit the website to bid on auction items! Please help support our beloved nuns!

25TH, 40TH, 50TH, OR 50+ WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MASS
The Diocese of Youngstown will sponsor a Wedding Anniversary Celebration to honor couples observing their 25th, 40th, 50th, and 50+ wedding anniversary in 2021 on Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 pm at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration includes Mass with Bishop David J. Bonnar, renewal of marriage vows, and a personalized certificate for each couple. Following the Mass, there will be a reception for the couples and their families in their parish hall. You must make advance reservations for this event by completing the registration form (found on the bulletin board) and returning it to the parish office before September 15.

"BLESSED ONE" WITH BISHOP BONNAR
On Sunday, October 10 at 6:30 pm at St. Christine Church (3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown), Bishop Bonnar will be a speaker at the “Blessed One” event presented by Men & Women United for Life and co-sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life. Other speakers include Rev. Walter Moss, author of “Why I Am a Black Pro-Life Pastor” and Tia Ciferno, director of Bella Women’s Center (Warren). A reception will follow in the Parish Center, including information displays from various local pro-life organizations. All adults and teens are encouraged to attend, including youth groups and other parish or school organizations. For more information, contact Judy Welsh at 330-718-7746 or Dave Schmidt at 330-744-8451 ext. 272

LOYOLA RETREAT HOUSE EVENT - IMITATING MARY’S 10 AMAZING VIRTUES: A WEEKLY SERIES
A virtue is an attitude or way of life that will help us grow in holiness. When we live a virtuous life, we receive inner joy, strength and peace from the Holy Spirit, Mary’s Sweet Spouse. Come and see if by living each of these ten amazing virtues, you will change your relationship with God. Join us for this retreat series on Thursdays October 10, October 14 and October 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Cost is $45 for all three sessions and includes a light dinner.

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

PARENTS OF FIRST GRADE CHILDREN
In order to provide children proper formation and preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist in the second grade, parents should ensure their children are registered for PSR at least by first grade. This is in compliance with diocesan policy.

ELEMENTARY PSR & YOUTH MINISTRY BEGIN SOON!
Elementary PSR (grades pre-K - 8) and Youth Ministry (grades 9 - 12) begin Sunday, September 12 from 9:35 - 10:50 am at Holy Spirit. If you have not yet registered your child for PSR or Youth Ministry please contact the parish office to do so asap.

MASKS AND PSR/YOUTH MINISTRY
In accordance with current Diocesan policy and to keep everyone safe, masks will be required for all those attending PSR or Youth Ministry activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please see Anne Weeks or Cathy Kasza.

PSR CATECHIST BLESSING
All PSR catechists will be blessed at the Masses on Catechetical Sunday (September 18/19). Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

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