We are celebrating masses on our normal mass schedule with guidelines and directives due to the on-going coronavirus situation. We miss those who for whatever reason are unable to worship with us at the present time. We continue to hold you in our prayers.
The PARISH OFFICE is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Click here for details about visiting the office once we are open. We encourage you to call or email us, if possible.
We continue to pray for you and look forward to worshiping together soon. We are very grateful for your continuing support during this unprecedented time.
SUNDAY MASS DISPENSATION UPDATE
The Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Youngstown, especially those who are sick or at high risk of becoming sick, continue to be dispensed from their Sunday obligation until further notice. The Easter Duty obligation is extended for a period of one year from the end of the Easter Season 2020.
According to Diocesan policy and due to the State mandate, parishioners are required to wear a mask when coming for mass. If you do not have a mask or forget your mask there are some available on the table in the narthex, on a stand near the glass doors and on a table near the entrance to the office.
If you are unable to wear a mask, e.g. for a medical condition, please sit in a chair by the window, another chair away from people or in the Eucharistic Chapel (leaving the door open for you to hear).
Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.
MASS IN SOCIAL HALL
Due to social distancing, there may be times when we need additional space for those who come for mass. The Social Hall is now ready for when we need extra seating or when someone may feel safer attending in that space. Chairs are placed facing a focal point with those in the Social Hall being able to hear the mass from the Church. We encourage mass attendees to pick up a worship aid before sitting in the social hall so you can fully participate. An usher will help guide you as to whether Eucharist will be brought to the Social Hall or whether you will need to go to the Church. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
CATHOLICS CARE. CATHOLICS VOTE. LEARN ABOUT THE ISSUES.
In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops lift up various issues of different moral weight and urgency. Some issues they mention include: abortion; euthanasia; racism; the use of the death penalty; imprudent resort to war; protecting the fundamental understanding of marriage as the life-long and faithful union of one man and one woman; achieving comprehensive immigration reform; caring for our common home; helping families and children overcome poverty; providing healthcare while respecting human life, human dignity and religious freedom; and establishing and complying with moral limits on the use of military force. Learn more about these issues and others at FaithfulCitizenship.org
We can now say construction is beginning. After many years of planning, we have only reached this moment because of you and your generosity. For this, we thank you. When you come to Holy Spirit, you will see activity as they work to make our vision a reality. Check the Building Update page to follow the progression of the project.
BUILDING PROJECT BEAM SIGNING
For our 40th anniversary as a parish, we made the mural on the back wall of the Social Hall with our memories of Holy Spirit. Now, come be a part of our future! Two beams that will be placed in the ceiling of our new addition will be in the Social Hall next weekend. You are invited to stop by after all Masses or anytime Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm or Sunday between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm to sign one of them along with any prayers and hopes for the future. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.
PRAYERFUL CONVERSATION ON RACE
Would you like to participate in an online prayerful conversation with other parishioners on race? Each week for eight weeks spend time praying, learning and reflecting about racial justice. Then come together, virtually, at key moments throughout the eight weeks to share your reflections with other parishioners. To view or to sign up for the online conversation, go to https://hsfaithformunoh.weebly.com/conversation-on-race.html. We begin on September 27th. This journey can be done individually but we encourage you to participate in a group.
LIVING BREAD RADIO NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The Living Bread Radio Network is in need of your support. Our air conditioner needs replaced. It stopped working several weeks ago and we had to go to low power. Most of our listeners rely on Catholic Radio for the Mass, morning prayers, the rosary and Chaplet. We know that many of our supporters are hit hard by the worldwide pandemic, but we are praying that those of you who can will help with the new air conditioner. Please go online at livingbreadradio.com and click the red donate button or call 888-966-2903.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOOTBALL CRAZR CHARITY CAMPAIGN
This is the time of the year when the Knights of Columbus sell their Football Crazr Raffle tickets to raise money to support their charitable efforts. Due to COVID-19, they will not be selling tickets after Masses as in past years. We urge you to support them by contacting one of the Knights in our parish to request a ticket.
MISSION TRIP CHECK IN AND INFORMATION
With optimism, we are starting to plan for next summer’s mission trip. Therefore, we will have a Mission Trip Check-In and Information Meeting on Monday, October 26 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. This will enable us to get acquainted and re-acquainted, ask any questions we have about the trip and find out the latest information. If you are interested in going on the mission trip at all next summer, plan to attend. The Zoom link for the meeting is on the youth ministry website (https://hsyouthunoh.weebly.com).
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach and a peaceful all-day vigil. The Fall 2020 campaign takes place September 23 - November 1. For more information about vigil locations and what you can do, contact Linda at 330-826-1885 or e-mail email@example.com.
HARTVILLE MIGRANT CENTER WORKDAY
There will be a workday at the Migrant Center on October 24th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. It is that time of year for us to prepare the center for the winter. A variety of help is needed for work to be done inside and outside the building. We are in particular need of people with good organizational skills so we can organize several of the storage areas and a little bit of muscle for the outside work. There is a sign-up sheet on the table by the doors of the church. Please call or text Terry Smith at 330-354-6419 with any questions.
“YOU ARE MINE” RETREAT
“You Are Mine” is a private, directed retreat for healing and hope. Women suffering after abortion are invited to begin their healing journey by scheduling an individual retreat at Bethesda House of Mercy during the months of October and November. Confession will be available. Social distancing and other guidelines due to COVID-19 will be followed. For more information, contact The Community of Jesus, the Living Mercy at 1-800-482-4100 or email BethesdaHouse@aol.com
NATIVITY ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
The Nativity Spaghetti Dinner will be held on November 1st. Dinners this year will be available as TAKEOUTS only. You can preorder and pay online at nativityofthelord.org. Curbside pickup is available. If you do not preorder, dinners can be ordered that day. Pick up will be from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. Dinners consist of spaghetti and meatballs, salad , bread and dessert. Adult dinners are $10 each and children’s (8 & under) are $5 each.
EMERGENCY FOOD BAGS
Pre-packed food bags are available for pick-up or delivery (for those unable to leave their homes) through Lake Township FISH (www.laketownshipfish.org). If you are in need of food, please register for either pick-up or delivery so we can prepare the bags for you by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/pecWdsFC6oxGiEeA6. FOOD BAGS ARE AVAILABLE: TUESDAYS 10a-12p,THURSDAYS 5p-7p When coming to pick-up food, please use the gate entrance located at 1117 Sunnyside St in Hartville. Please remain in your vehicle and follow the instructions of the parking attendants. We will bring the food to your vehicle.
We understand that this is a high stress time for everyone, and we respect everyone’s right to shelter in place. However, if you feel well and wish to volunteer to help pack bags or distribute food, please go to: https://bit.ly/FISHVolunteer and sign up. We have added shift options in order to allow volunteers to limit their time in public, as well as keep volunteer groups to 10 or less people. We will be packing bags on Monday & Wednesday and distributing the bags on Tuesday & Thursday. Volunteers, please park through the second gate, up on the hill.
OUTREACH SUNDAY FOR FISH
FISH, our Lake Township community food pantry, relies on the generosity of others to stock it with items they needed. Once a month is designated as “Outreach Sunday.” This month’s “Outreach Sunday” items for Holy Spirit are meals in a box (mac-n-cheese, Hamburger Helper, etc.), canned vegetables and bar soap. Please bring your donations next weekend and place under the wood tables.
RECYCLE AND HELP FISH
If you are looking for a way to reuse plastic or paper grocery bags, FISH our Lake Township food pantry can always use them. You can put them under the wood tables by the main entrance.
ACME RECEIPTS FOR FISH
Looking for a way to give back, without spending any extra money? Please save your Acme receipts dated August 6 to December 31, 2020 for FISH. Circling the cash-back amount on the receipts is a big help! If the cash-back amount is $0, please do not turn them in. Place your receipts in the FISHbowl on the usher’s table or turn in to the parish office.
If you would like to provide flowers for our Saturday and Sunday Masses, the 2020 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 2020
It is our turn to serve again at the Hot Meals Program at St. Bernard’s in Akron on Wednesday, October 21st from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Four to six people are needed to help prepare the meals only. Masks are required; gloves will be provided. Sign up to help on the wood tables or call the Parish Office
Our choir is a fun and caring group of singers who share their faith as they sing their praise to the Lord and we would love to have you join us! You do not need to know how to read music. We are not asking you to be a soloist; just come, sing and enjoy! We especially need tenors and basses. We rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the church and sing at the 11:00 Mass. Rehearsals are on Thursday. If you have any questions, call our choir director, John Buckenberger at 330-618-6382.
What is a Parish Leader? Why do we need them? A Parish Leader is a professional minister appointed by the bishop with the responsibility of leading a parish community that does not have a resident priest. A priest will be assigned as canonical pastor and for sacramental celebrations at the parish. In response to the Pastoral Plan for Evangelization, the Diocese of Youngstown is training 14 individuals (deacons, religious and laity) who will be available to serve as Parish Leaders. This is one way the diocese is addressing the reality of fewer priests. It is an opportunity for faith filled men and women to use their gifts of leadership and administration, allowing priests to focus on the sacramental and pastoral care of the faithful. For more information, visit www.doy.org or contact Pete Schafer, Director of the Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning at 330-744-8451 ext. 289
A tutorial is available on our YouTube Channel Holy Spirit Uniontown Ohio. A direct link to the tutorial is also available at
Holy Spirit Google Calendar Tutorial Part 1
Holy Spirit Google Calendar Tutorial Part 2
Are you using the Holy Spirit Google Calendar on the parish website? If not, you may want to! Liturgical ministers can view if they are scheduled for a particular day; you can learn details about events at the parish and beyond. Access the calendar by clicking the VIEW CALENDAR button on the home page or go to the Calendar Page. To read about an event, click on it (then you have the option to add it to your own calendar.)
For a link to our Liturgical Calendar go to:
For a direct link to our Liturgical Calendar go to:
Liturgical Calendar Direct Link