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Saturday 5:00PM

Winter - 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

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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

THE CATHOLIC’S DIVORCE SURVIVAL GUIDE
The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide will be offered on Wednesday Evenings, March 27th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Paul Parish (241 S. Main St., North Canton) in the North Room (lower level of the Church).
The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a DVD-based series with accompanying materials created to bring hope and healing to divorced and separated Catholics. In addition to top Catholic experts on Church teachings, relationships, love, sex, marriage, divorce and annulment, the presentations also feature the personal testimonies of twelve divorced Catholic men and women who share their real-life stories of hope and healing.
No cost. To ensure your space or to learn about additional ministry to the divorced contact the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at dschmidt@youngstowndiocese.org or 330-744-8451 ext.272.

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 2019 on June 2nd at 2:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Columba. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration includes Mass with Bishop George V. Murry, renewal of marriage vows and personalized certificate for each couple. Following the Mass, there will be a reception for the couples and their families in their parish hall. Only the first 132 couples will be accepted; return forms to the Parish Office asap. In order to have your names included in the Anniversary Mass Booklet, the Diocese must receive it by April 29.

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.

FISH

OUTREACH SUNDAY FOR FISH
FISH, our community food pantry, relies on the generosity of churches to stock it with essential items needed. Once a month, is designated as “Outreach Sunday.” This month’s items are shampoo, cereal and peanut butter. Please bring your donations next weekend and place under the wood table by the main entrance.

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

STOCK SALE CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND!
If you missed your opportunity last weekend to invest in our youth, you still have time. Students and adults participating in the mission trips to New York City and Kentucky in June will be in the Narthex selling “stock”. For a donation of $5 or more, you will receive a stock certificate that we ask you to post in your home to remind you to pray for us. Later you will be invited to a Stockholder’s coffee, donuts, & conversation to learn about this year’s trips. Thank you for helping us do the works of mercy.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD RESUMES
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume the weekend of April 27/28. Children’s liturgy will also be offered on the following dates throughout the year:

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.

PREPARING FOR THE MISSION TRIPS!
Those who elect to participate on a mission must prepare for the journey on which they will embark. Spiritual, emotional, and physical readiness is very important for the trip to be impactful. Those who have gone before have identified activities in certain areas that prepare the participants for this immersion experience. The third area is FUNDRAISING. Each year, the chocolate peanut cluster sale, the stock sale and flower sale, along with other various efforts, help them raise the necessary funds needed to finance the trips. Participants must help in some way with each one. The participants appreciate all the support the parish gives them throughout the year for their fundraising efforts.

CREATING ON THE MARGINS CONTEST FOR TEENS
Consider putting your talents to use to address the issue of poverty in our country. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development sponsors an annual contest for teens, Creating on the Margins, to engage students in grades 7-12 by encouraging them to learn about poverty in the U.S., its root causes, and seek faith-inspired efforts to address poverty. See the youth bulletin board for more information or visit www.usccb.org/youthcontest.

Lenten Activities

40 DAYS FOR LIFE - MARCH 6 THROUGH APRIL 14
40 Days for Life is a time for fasting, and a peaceful, prayer vigil to end abortion. Pray at church. Pray in your homes. Pray at your work. Pray in your car. For more info on events during 40 Days for Life, contact Linda at 330-826-1885, fortydayscanton@gmail.com or www.40daysforlife.com/canton.

LOYOLA RETREAT HOUSE
Loyola is hosting a Lenten Soup Series: Scripture & the Sacred Triduum on Wednesdays from March 13 - 27. For more info, please call 330-896-2315 or visit loyolaretreathouse.com.

“THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU” AN EVENING OF RECONCILIATION
Please join us on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm for our Lenten Penance Service. If you know friends or family members who have been away from the Church, please invite them to come home this Lent - the light will be on for them.

THIS WEEK’S LENTEN DEVOTION: STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Knights of Columbus will be leading the Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 29 at 7:00 pm as the parish Lenten devotion for the week.

THE HAMILTON FORUM PRESENTS: PJ AND FRIENDS
Don’t miss the Hamilton Forum’s FREE concert with PJ Chavez and Friends. What a great way to spend a Lenten Sunday afternoon! Join us on Sunday, March 31st at 2:00 pm at St. Michael Church (3430 St. Michael Dr. NW, Canton). No registration necessary.

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