“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
Our indoor Masses are live streamed on our YouTube channel. Click here or on the YouTube icon or search Holy Spirit Palmyra on YouTube. To follow along with weekend Mass readings and music, click here.
Saturday – 4:00pm Vigil; Communion available at the Narthex doors immediately following Mass
8:30am outside and 11:00am; Communion available at our Adoration Chapel 1/2 hour following Mass
Monday and Thursday – 9:00am Mass
Wednesday – 6:00pm (5:30pm Rosary before Mass)
Friday – 7:00am outside (bring lawn chair)
Saturday – 5:00 – 5:30pm and Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:00pm
ADORATION CHAPEL HOURS – NEW SATURDAY MORNING HOURS! Click here for the chapel schedule and Covid guidelines.
EVENTS AND NEWS
6pm Vigil Mass – Wednesday, May 12
9am Mass – Thursday, May 13
(No evening Mass; Parish Office closed)
FORTY HOURS DEVOTION AT HOLY SPIRIT
May 23, 24, & 25
Pentecost Sunday: 2pm Confirmation
Monday & Tuesday: 7pm Evening Prayer
Homilist: Fr. Bob Yohe, St. John the Baptist Church, New Freedom, PA
Adoration Hours: 4pm Sunday—7pm Tuesday
VOLUNTEER PARISH CLEANUP: Saturday, May 15, 8am – completion.
Holy Spirit is planning a volunteer work party to weed, edge, and mulch. Please bring a hard rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow if you can. If you can’t work all day, just come and go when you can. Please RSVP Chris Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-838-3369. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Rain date is Saturday, May 22.
YOUTH MINISTRY/KofC OUTSIDE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Sunday May 16, 4:30-5:30pm, Holy Spirit. All 6th-12th graders and Knights of Columbus members are invited!
QUO VADIS DAYS 2021: Mark your your calendars—the annual Quo Vadis Days retreat for young men, ages 15-25, will be held at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, from Sunday, June 27–Thursday, July 1. The cost is $75. Registration forms will be sent to our parish shortly.
PACC—PALMYRA, A CARING COMMUNITY, is spreading the word to stop the spread of invasive mustard garlic weeds that threaten to overtake native plant growth. A project to weed out this weed on the hiking trails at the North Londonderry Township woods is being coordinated by Doris Witmer. Garlic weed is easily identified and pulled with just a bit of know-how. Contact Doris at 717-838-4319 to be a steward of God’s creation.
PREP REGISTRATION FOR YEAR 2021-22 BEGAN MARCH 7! Click here for fee structure and more information.
ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIAL: Due to the increased cost for altar flowers, effective May 1, our price will now be $75 for the two arrangements.
GRACE IN HORROR: Fr. Modestus Ngwu’s new book, Grace in Horror, is available for purchase at our Parish office during regular office hours. Grace in Horror offers a unique perspective to patients facing the most challenging health issues and to their caretakers alike. Cost is $20 for the paperback. Make your check out to Holy Spirit Church (if using cash, we cannot give change). It is also available in both paperback and hardback versions on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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, email@example.com or Barb: 717-314-9711, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click on Directory Flyer 2020.
CARING CUPBOARD DONATIONS: We are not accepting donations for Caring Cupboard at this time. If you would like to make a monetary donation or drop off items, please check their webpage for information, www.caringcupboard.org/covid19. They are in need of clean plastic grocery bags, since due to the pandemic they can no longer use cloth reusable bags. You may drop bags off at Caring Cupboard, 131 N. Railroad St. #1, Palmyra, during normal drop off hours (please do not drop off bags in the Narthex).
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