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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
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

The Priests, a classical musical group from the Diocese of Down and Conner (Northern Ireland), will perform to benefit Stark County Catholic Elementary Schools on November 17th at 7:30 pm at the Canton Palace Theatre (605 Market Ave. N, Canton). Tickets are $30 $75 and can be purchased at 3304548172 or at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org. Sponsorships and group rates are available. Call Suzanne at 3305268366 for more info.

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 30th from 6:30 - 8:45 pm in our parish’s Social Hall. All men of the parish and diocese are welcome. Catholic Man Night helps 21st century men develop and use their Catholic faith in their daily lives, presented in a way that makes sense to men. Dr. Peter Schafer, Director of Evangelization, Pastoral Planning and Lay Ministry Formation Programs for the Diocese of Youngstown, will be our featured speaker. Please RSVP to Ed Herman at 330-354-4911, Mark Violand at 330-807-2255 or by e-mailing mvioland2@neo.rr.com no later than Monday, November 26. See the bulletin board for more information!

Loyola Retreat House is hosting an Advent retreat “Mary in Advent: A Preparation for the Feast of Feasts.” This retreat will be offered on December 8 at 5:00 pm to December 9 at 1:00 pm and directed by Father Paschal Petcavage, OSB. For more information or to register for this retreat, call 330-896-2315 or visit our website at LoyolaRetreatHouse.com. Hope you can join us.

Reservations are being taken for the bus trip to the 46th Annual March For Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 18. The bus will be leaving in the evening on Thursday, January 17 from St. Michael’s (Canton) and will start back home after the March. The cost will remain at $45.00 per person. Call the Right to Life Office at 330-837-4227 or Mary at 330-833-9851 if you have any questions or to make your reservations.


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.


Please save your Acme receipts dated August 9th to December 18th for FISH. Please circle the cash-back amount on the receipts. 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.

FISH, our community food pantry, relies on area churches to stock the food pantry with essential items. Once a month is designated as “Outreach Sunday.” This month’s items are canned soup, small jars of peanut butter and pasta sauce. 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 RECONCILIATION SERVICE
There will be a special Reconciliation service for children (3rd through 7th grade) and their families on Saturday, November 17th at 3:00 pm. More details will be in next week’s bulletin.

Children at the 8:30 am Mass on November 18th are invited to make a “joyful noise” with their voices and instruments at the closing hymn. Please quietly bring the children to the instruments after Communion in order to be ready to sing the closing hymn.

When: Friday, December 7 at 5:00 pm
Where: Holy Spirit Social Hall and Kitchen
Who: Holy Spirit students and friends (Grade 8 - 12)
Why: To have fun and help with the fundraiser, which will benefit youth activities and the mission trip.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume the weekend of December 15/16th. Children’s liturgy will also be offered on the following dates throughout the year:

  • 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.

The food insecurity rate in Stark County is 14.4 percent of the total population, and the child food insecurity rate is 20.8 percent according to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. In an effort of Christian love and support for 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 food insecurities. Students of each grade are asked to bring in the following items: Canned Fruit or Applesauce (Kindergarten - Grade 1), Canned Corn, Green Beans or Peas (Grades 2 - 3), Canned Ready To Eat Soup (Grades 4 - 5) and Coffee or Tea (Grades 6 - 7).
Parishioners wishing to support our children’s efforts can drop off bags of donated food items at the front doors of PSR Center Sunday mornings.

Are you looking for a week that can change you? Do you want to serve others in a purposeful way? Are you eager to grow in relationship to those around you and with Christ? Then going a mission trip is for you. Interested students (8th grade and above) and adults can get a registration packet by contacting Anne Weeks (anneweeks@holyspiritunoh.org)
All those interested in participating in the trips next summer are invited to the first formation meeting on Sunday, November 18th 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