“To seek to know the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ; to celebrate together as a Catholic family of faith; and to share our gifts and talents in loving service to others.”

PARISH OFFICE – 717-838-3369

Bishop Gainer has lifted the COVID-19 masking mandate and all other restrictions. Those who wish to continue wearing a mask are welcome to do so. We continue to encourage those who are unwell or under care for COVID-19 to refrain from attending Mass in person.

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MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday –  4:00pm Vigil; Communion available at the Narthex doors immediately following Mass
Sunday – 8:30am outside and 11:00am; Communion available at our Adoration Chapel 1/2 hour following Mass.
SPANISH MASS TIMES

WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday and Thursday 9:00am Mass
Wednesday6:00pm (5:30pm Rosary before Mass)
Friday – 7:00am outside (bring lawn chair)

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 5:00 – 5:30pm and Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:00pm

ADORATION CHAPEL HOURS – Click here for the chapel schedule. Are you interested in joining our Chapel team? We are ready to help you get started!

EVENTS AND NEWS

YOU’RE INVITED! The Respect Life Ministry of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey invites you to a free showing of the film, “Roe v. Wade,” in their Parish Social Hall on September 29 at 7:00 pm. Maria Gallagher of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation will give an introduction, touching on the legal, medical, and social changes that have changed the abortion landscape since Roe. Come see this important film! For information, call Fran at 717-566-0675.

PREP NEWS: The meeting for 7th and 8th grade parents and students and Confirmation mentors originally scheduled for September 19 has been changed to Sunday, October 3, at 6pm in the church. This is an important meeting. ALL students preparing for Confirmation and at least one parent or guardian MUST attend.

PREP started September 12. Rosters with class assignments are posted on the bulletin boards between the Church and Social Hall. If your child’s name does not appear, they are not expected. Students preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation require TWO years of religious education, per the Diocese of Harrisburg. Typically, this is grades 1 and 2, 7 and 8. Click here for fee structure and more information.

HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE AND TROPICAL STORM GRACE COLLECTION: A special diocesan collection will be taken up at Holy Spirit on September 19. Thank you in advance for your generous donation to this special collection for Haitian Earthquake and Tropical Storm Relief. Please pray for the families that have lost loved ones and all who have lost homes and businesses, along with their sense of peace and security. Your prayerful and financial support is urgently needed and appreciated by the people of Haiti. You may use a blank envelope marked “Haiti Collection” or write “Haiti Collection” on the memo line of your check.

HDCCW FALL MINI RETREAT: Saturday, Sept. 25, St. Catherine Laboure Church, 4000 Derry St, Harrisburg.
The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the Diocese to join us at the Fall Mini Retreat. The theme is “Joined in Our Faith”. The day begins with registration at 8:15am. Mass will be celebrated at 9am, followed by two morning workshops, lunch, and one afternoon workshop. We will end with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and closing prayer. Register by contacting Brenda Wolf at 717-658-8191 or email  brendaangel.musicwithmama@gmail.com. The cost of $15 includes continental breakfast and lunch. Make checks payable to: “Seton District Council of Catholic Women”. Registration deadline is September 15, 2021. Please bring a Rosary and bible.

SOCCER CHALLENGE: Sunday, September 26, 2pm; Pine Street Elementary School, 50 W. Pine Street, Palmyra.
The Palmyra Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 9-14. Certificates and award plaques will be presented to participants and high scorer in each age division. Entry forms are available at the event or in advance here. For information, contact Steve Kristich at 717-507-2744.

PA MARCH FOR LIFE: Monday, September 27, Harrisburg.
Please join us at the PA March for Life in Harrisburg and have your voice heard supporting Pro Life. The rally starts at 11:00am and the one-mile march starts at 12 noon. Holy Spirit participants will meet at the corner of South St & N.3rd Street. Since we will not be providing bus transportation, there is a parking garage at 220 South St., or North Parking Lot on City Island, or visit
www.parkharrisburg.org. For additional questions, please contact Art Bond at 717-383-8583 or abond702@comcast.net. Please email me if you will be joining us so that we can march together.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Saturday, October 2, 10am.
Bring your beloved pet to the Blessing of the Animals, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment. Deacon Jorge will be on hand to bless our little critters. Meet at the circle drive in the main church parking lot.

 

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND: Nov. 12-14, Camp Kirchenwald, Lebanon.
The ecumenical Beginning Experience weekends are an approved program designed for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation. Hundreds of persons have been helped to move towards successful, productive, happy lives by attending one of these weekends. Check the Harrisburg Diocesan website at
http://www.hbgdiocese.org/ and go to Marriage and Family, or visit www.beginningexperience.org. You may also contact the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at 717-379-0800 or jpennat_58@comcast.net. Please make your reservation at least four weeks in advance. We will follow all CDC recommendations; this program could be cancelled pending changing pandemic circumstances.

SHINE FITNESS: Did you know that we have an exercise ministry that meets weekly for group exercise, prayer, charity work, and socialization? Join the Shine Fitness Ministry at a class soon to sweat off the pounds in our fun class formats like drum fitness; fresh air faith walks; cardio; and strength tabata. Improve the health of your body and soul with our faith-infused classes. All fitness levels are welcome to attend. Pick up a copy of our class schedule in the narthex or email us at shine@hspalmyra.com.

WELCOME COMMITTEE: Has anyone ever stopped to welcome you? How did it make you feel? Holy Spirit is seeking members for our parish Welcome Committee. Our duties involve personally meeting new members of the church, delivering a welcome packet to new members, and coordinating welcoming events. Please email  welcome@hspalmyra.com if you are interested in joining or have any questions. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God (Romans 15:7).

SPARKLING HEARTS, The Holy Spirit Housekeepers, are seeking additional helpers. Click here for details.

ONLINE PARISH DIRECTORY: We are pleased to announce the creation of a new online parish directory! No need to schedule a photo session. You will submit your own picture and the information you choose to share. The information is secure, with each family having an individual login and password. This will allow us to keep the directory up-to-date with parishioners, as well as activities around the church. It will be accessible from any device, including your laptops, tablets, or smartphones! You also have the option to print out your own hard copy from your home printer if you prefer.

To be included in the  directory, please register online through this website. From the drop down menu above, select Forms/Schedules and click on Online Directory Data Form. Ron Lay and Barb DiBrito are coordinating the directory. Please contact them with any questions or if you are in need of assistance in submitting your information or photograph. Ron: 717-926-2926, ron.lay@verizon.net or Barb: 717-314-9711, bardibrito@gmail.com. For more information, click on Directory Flyer 2020.

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