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Mass Schedule

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

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

CHILI COOK OFF
Please join us for the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off and beer tasting event. It will be held on February 23rd at 6:00 pm. There will be beer, wine, and hard ciders available for tasting. Admission is $10.00 per person, plus an appetizer or desert to share. Tickets will be on sale after all masses beginning February 9th. We are also in need of 15 chili entries! So get your best recipes out and get cooking! A sign-up sheet is located near the large display poster. Please contact Brenda Hamas at 330-877-1802 with any questions.

PRAY A ROSARY FOR VOCATIONS WITH THE KNIGHTS
On Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm, the Holy Spirit Council of the Knights of Columbus invites the parish in praying the Rosary with them prior to their monthly meeting at 7:00 pm. If you are unable to attend, please pray in solidarity with us to foster a culture of vocations at Holy Spirit, the Diocese of Youngstown, and beyond.

WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
World Day for Consecrated Life will be observed on Sunday, February 3rd at 10:30 am at St. Columba Cathedral (154 W. Wood Street, Youngstown). The universal Church has been celebrating World Day for Consecrated Life since 1997. Bishop George Murry, SJ, invites you to celebrate the gift of Consecrated Life with him and the religious of our diocese, especially during this 75th Anniversary year. All are welcome. Please mark your calendar.

THE CATHOLIC’S DIVORCE SURVIVAL GUIDE
The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide will be offered on Wednesday Evenings, February 20th, 27th, March 20th, 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.

2019 CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP CONFERENCE
The 2019 Catholic Men’s Fellowship Conference will be held on March 23 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Louisville). For more information, contact Mark Violand at 3308072255 or mvioland2@neo.rr.com.

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 “Outreach Sunday” items for Holy Spirit are dish soap, tuna and crackers. 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

FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING
Parents of those preparing for First Communion will gather on Sunday, February 10 during PSR. Please meet in the Social Hall after accompanying your child to his/her classroom.

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD’S PRAYER TO FIRST COMMUNICANTS
At all the masses next weekend, February 9 - 10, our First Communicants will be presented with a framed copy of the Lord’s Prayer. Please pray for them as they continue on their journey towards First Communion and that the words Jesus taught us to say will resonate in their hearts.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD RESUMES
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume the weekend of February 9/10th. Children’s liturgy will also be offered on the following dates throughout the year:

  • 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.

GETTING READY!
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 first area is FORMATION. Throughout the months prior to the trip, we meet as a group to learn about the living situations of those we will serve, what it means to be a missionary disciple today, Catholic Social Teaching, poverty, etc. These meetings are vital, as during them we become acquainted each other, making meaningful connections of why we are doing what we are doing.

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.

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