Twice a year the Building & Grounds Committee organizes a volunteer workday which enables us to continue the care and maintenance of our buildings and property by completing some major projects. No skill is needed - only a willingness to give of your time. The projects are organized by the committee. Anyone interested would be welcome. Our fall workday is Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00 am - Noon. If interested, the sign-up sheet is on the wood tables by the main doors. Thank you!
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD RESUMES
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume the weekend of September 29/30th. 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.
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.
DIOCESAN 75TH ANNIVERSAY YOUTH MASS
Youth (and their families) of our parish are encouraged to participate in the Diocesan 75th Anniversary Youth Celebration mass and social on Sunday, September 30th at 6:30 pm at Christ the Servant Parish (833 39th St. NW, Canton) If you plan to attend, please contact Anne Weeks (email@example.com) so we can sit as a group. We plan to gather by the front entrance before the mass.
PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE: PSR ON SITE
A reminder to all parishioners, the PSR program for the children of the parish will be housed on site, here at Holy Spirit the entire school year. Please be extra cautious when driving in the parking lot before and after the Sunday Masses. PSR is from 9:35- 10:50am. Help keep our kids safe!
PRAYING THROUGH MOVEMENT SESSION UPDATES
Check out the upcoming Praying Through Movement sessions!
ReFit continues on Mondays at 7:00 pm. Please join us even if you have not yet come to a class.
Thank you everyone for joining the walks. If you want to do any fall walks, please contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, we will decide again in the spring.
3RD ANNUAL RUN FOR LIFE
On Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 am at the Canfield Fairgrounds there will be a 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk to Benefit Men & Women United for Life -- a pro-life group active in the Diocese of Youngstown, committed to promoting the sanctity and dignity of life. They offer programs to help teens learn about character development, making right decisions, and living a chaste lifestyle. They have sponsored nationally renowned professional speakers such as Chris Stefanick, Paul J. Kim, Leah Darrow, Jason Evert, and the Culture Project. Register by September 1 to receive a t-shirt. For more information contact Diane at email@example.com or 330-727-9669.
9TH ANNUAL FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL
A day of fun and fulfillment for all will be on Sunday, September 23 on the West Quad of the campus of Walsh University (2020 E. Maple St., North Canton). The free event will begin at 11:00 am with Mass, planned with Bishop Murry. It will feature local and nationally known musical acts, including Matt Schafer, Conjunto Riquena, Felicia Landry, Remedy Drive and Stars Go Dim. In addition, there will be activities for kids and young people, vendors and affordable food. For more info go to www.faithfamilyfest.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-744-8451 ext. 272.
JOIN US AT THE HAYRIDE!
Our annual hayride, sponsored by our Family Life Committee, will be Saturday, October 6th at 6:30 pm at the Miller Farm (intersection of Lake Center St. and Mogadore, entrance on Mogadore). There will be a bonfire, games, hot dogs, s’mores and, of course, the hayride! If you are interested in helping at the hayride, especially if you are a musician or photographer, a sign up sheet is on the wood tables. For more information, contact Emily at emsily22@gmail or David at email@example.com.
11TH ANNUAL FISH BENEFIT DINNER
Join us on Tuesday, September 18th at the Hartville Kitchen for the annual benefit dinner. Doors will open at 5:30 pm with dinner being served at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $25 each and the meal will include an entreé, rolls, 2 side dishes, salad, pie and beverage. Entertainment will be provided by the Emmaus group, “In His Name”. All proceeds from this dinner will go to Lake Township FISH. This is FISH’s largest fundraiser of the year, so come out and support our cause! Mark your calendar now to be a part of this important fundraiser! Special thanks to HRM, LLC for providing the dinners, labor and venue!
ACME RECEIPTS FOR FISH PROGRAM HAS BEGUN!
It’s that time again! Please save your Acme receipts dated August 9th to December 18th 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 FISH Bowl on the usher’s table or turn in to the parish office.
OUTREACH SUNDAY FOR FISH
FISH, our Lake Township community food pantry, relies on area churches to stock the food pantry with items needed. This month’s “Outreach Sunday” items are canned pasta sauce, shampoo and soup. Please bring your donations next weekend and place under the wood table by the main entrance.
If you would like to provide flowers for our Saturday and Sunday Masses, the 2018 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.
2018 HOT MEALS DATES
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.)
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