For the sake of privacy, we are asking individuals who wish to have a tax statement regarding their charitable contributions to please contact the parish office. They may be picked up or arrangements may be made to mail them. If you wish to come in to the office to pick up your statement, please be sure to give us at least one working day’s notice to print your statement. Thank you! Parish office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
EYEGLASSES COLLECTION FOR LOCAL LIONS CLUBS: FEBRUARY 1 – 29
Supporting the blind, visually impaired and vision care is one of the five global causes guiding service provided by Lions Clubs. Place your used eyeglasses (single, bifocal, trifocal lens), readers, sunglasses (prescription and non-prescription), display frames, and low vision glasses in the Lions Eyeglasses Collection Box on the table by the wooden doors. Questions: Contact Sandy (330-309-6638) or Pete (330-309-6639) Procaccio. Thank you.
PARISH WIDE SURVEY – DISCIPLE MAKER INDEX
We are excited to announce that we, along with the other parishes in the diocese, are participating in a parish-wide survey about discipleship conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute, a non-profit Catholic apostolate that does leadership training and development. We would like as many parishioners as possible to complete a 10-15 minute survey. The survey will be available until March 27 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on what our parish is doing to help you grow. It is available online at https://portal.catholicleaders.org/d/bbktt5 and in paper format on the table by the wood doors. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole. The survey results will be invaluable to our leadership as we seek ways to best support everyone in their discipleship journey.
FIRST COMMUNION RITUAL- PRESENTATION OF THE CROSS
On Sunday, Feb 25, those preparing for First Communion will be presented with a cross during the Sunday mass followed by Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Please continue to pray for the children preparing to receive the Body & Blood of Christ for the first time.
RECONCILIATION FOR PSR & YOUTH MINISTRY
The PSR/YM classes are scheduled to celebrate Reconciliation during the regularly scheduled PSR/YM class times on the following dates. Parents, please help prepare your child/youth to celebrate this Sacrament of healing with a joyful heart. Feb 25 - High School teens
March 3 - Grades 5 & 6
March 10 -Grades 7 & 8
Are you considering going on a mission trip this year? Now is the time to register. Our first formation meeting is Sunday, February 25 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am. Come find out about this year’s trips to KY and IN and learn why we do what we do. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Weeks or Mark Violand.
CCHS TO HOST MIDDLE SCHOOL BOWLING EVENT
Central Catholic invites all students in grades 6-8 to their annual Middle School Bowling event on Sunday, February 25 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Middle school students will enjoy two free games, shoe rental, giveaways, and pizza, all on the Crusaders! It’s a fun event! Scan the QR code to register.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
There will be Liturgy of the Word for children at the Sunday morning mass next week, Feb 25. What is Children's Liturgy of the Word? It refers to the practice of children of primary school age leaving the Sunday assembly during the Liturgy of the Word and gathering elsewhere with an adult catechist to celebrate a separate Liturgy of the Word that is more appropriate to their level of understanding. All primary aged children in the congregation are invited to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Children wishing to participate should come into the center aisle of the church when the priest calls the children forward.
SUMMER MISSION TRIPS
Teens (8th grade and up) and adults: It is time to think about registering for the summer mission trips. Plans are being made for a trip to Kentucky with Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) from June 9 – 14 and to Huntingburg, Indiana with Catholic Heart Work Camp (CHWC) from July 7 -12. To find out more or get a registration form, see Anne Weeks or Mark Violand. Information will be available at the pancake breakfast.
HARTVILLE MIGRANT CENTER WINTER WORK DAYS
Our projects this year will be focusing on painting the walls and floors in the basement, organizing the basement, hanging cabinets in the basement, putting gravel down around the entire facility, painting some areas on the main floor, along with other projects. Please see the list of workdays below:
February 28; March 13
All are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call or text Terry Smith 330-354-6419 if you are interested in helping out. Thank you!
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU” - AN EVENING OF RECONCILIATION
On Wednesday, February 28th parishes throughout the Diocese of Youngstown will offer an “Evening of Reconciliation.” During this time the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available as a sign for all to embrace and live God’s mercy and love more completely. As Pope Francis says, “the joy of God is the joy of forgiveness.” Plan to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of your Lenten journey. On this evening St. Paul, North Canton will have reconciliation from 6:00-8:00pm. We will offer an evening during Holy Week.
CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP CONFERENCE
Catholic Men’s Fellowship of the Diocese of Youngstown has set this year’s Men’s Conference for Saturday, March 2nd at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, Ohio. This year’s theme is on the Eucharist and is titled Rise O’Men of the Eucharist. Our featured speakers include...
Monsignor John Zuraw, Vicar General Diocese of Youngstown
Dr. Chris Seeman, Professor of Theology Walsh University
Music by Ben Walther
Plus Mass which will be celebrated by Bishop David Bonnar.
Cost for the conference is $10.00. Go to www.CMFDOY.org for more information and to register.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY 2024
Mark your calendars—we will be taking photos for the 2024 Holy Spirit Pictorial Directory on May 16, 17, & 18, 2024. We are also in need of pictures from Parish events for the directory. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND ANNUAL BISHOP’S GOLF CLASSIC
The Second Annual Bishop’s Golf Classic, benefiting Seminarian Formation and other needs is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at The Youngstown Country Club. Mark your calendars now and watch media for more updates in this new year.
SENIOR FOOD BOX
Sign up with FISH to receive a Senior Food Box once a month. They are distributed during their normal grocery hours on Tuesdays 9-10am and Thursdays 10-11am. Recipients must be 60 years of age or above, reside within Stark or Summit County, and have a monthly income at or below the guidelines provided. Please call FISH at 330-877-1845 for any questions regarding the program or email email@example.com.
If you would like to provide flowers for our Saturday and Sunday Masses, the 2023 Flower Chart is now available on the bulletin board. Just place your name & phone number on the chart next to the date that has special meaning for you. A week before your floral arrangement is due, you will receive a reminder call and will be asked about your special intention. For many parishioners it is a wonderful way to commemorate Wedding Anniversaries, Birthdays, Loved Ones (living and deceased), etc. Your name and special intention will be noted in the bulletin to thank you for your thoughtfulness in adding beauty to the Holy Spirit environment.
HOT MEALS DATES FOR 2024
Please mark your calendars for the 2024 Hot Meals dates that we are scheduled to help serve. All times are from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. They are: