“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.”


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 10:00am, Main Church
The Parish Office is closed Thanksgiving Day.
No daily Mass Friday, Nov 22 and 29.

Please pray for the soul of Shirley O’Brien, who recently passed.

ST. CECILIA SING! Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm, Main Church
Please join us for our 15th Annual St. Cecilia Sing, a celebration of the Feast of St. Cecilia. This musical festival features a combination of our church choirs, including the Sunday Choir, Folk Group, and our Trumpet Trio, along with other parishes. All are invited to enjoy this free festival of music! Refreshments will be served in the Social Hall following the festival.

Junior Youth Ministry GIVING THANKS! Nov 24, 12 Noon – 2:30pm, Social Hall. Click here for details.

LADIES CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: Monday, Dec 2, 6pm, Social Hall
All ladies of the parish are invited to join us for an evening of prayer, song, and friendship, followed by a covered dish dinner and social. A donation will be collected to support the Parish Benevolence Fund. Sign up in the Narthex. Contact Carol Forsyth, 717-756-3480.

SENIOR SPIRIT CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Thursday, Dec 5, 12:00 Noon, Social Hall
Join us for Senior Spirit’s Ham and Turkey Lunch in December! The cost is $10, and checks should be made payable to Senior Spirit. Sign up with payment in the Social Hall after Masses the weekends of Nov 23/24 and Nov 30/Dec 1. The cut-off date is December 1. Please bring a dessert to share. For questions, contact Pat DiNunzio, 717-838-6444.

Children in grades K-5 are invited to sign up to perform in our church Friday, Dec. 20, at 6pm. This event is a concert to help remind us of the true joy and meaning of Christmas through the voices of our youth. Rehearsals will be held Sunday evenings from 6-7pm in the Church. Signup by emailing PREP@holyspiritpalmyra.com.



Join us for Shine Faith and Fitness’ November activities! Click here for details.



INCLEMENT WEATHER: With the arrival of chilly weather, please refer to our Inclement Weather Policy in case of snow or icy conditions.

ART CONTEST! The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (HDCCW) invites girls in grades 9 – 12 in the Diocese of Harrisburg to enter an art contest. The task: design the cover for the 95th Annual HDCCW Convention on April 25, 2020. The art work should be an original drawing or painting for a 9 x 12 folder and based on the Convention theme, “Rejoice and be Thankful “. The grand prize is $150, second prize is $75 and third prize is $50. The deadline to enter is January 20, 2020. For complete details and Contest Guidelines, please refer to the HDCCW website http://hdccw.webs.com/. You may also contact HDCCW at 717-860-0700 or email hdccw1@gmail.com with questions.

PIEROGIES AND HOLIDAY ROLL SALE: The Knights of Columbus will again be selling pierogis and holiday rolls. Prepaid orders will be taken after Mass on November 23/24 and 30/Dec 1. Orders may be picked up on December 14/15 after Mass. Rolls are $16 each, and pierogis range from $6-10 per dozen.

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS: Holy Spirit ornaments should arrive by the end of November. We have ordered several extra and have some available for sale if anyone would like to place an order. If you would like to purchase an ornament, stop by the Parish Office during office hours. Ornaments are $30 each, and payment must accompany the form.

CARING CARDS AND CALENDARS COLLECTION: Holy Spirit’s Living Our Faith (Social Justice Ministry) will accept your donations of new/unused holiday and all-occasion cards and 2020 calendars. The cards will be distributed to Caring Cupboard, VA Hospital, Red Cross Holidays for Heroes, and nursing homes. WE CANNOT ACCEPT MASS CARDS, RELIGIOUS PRAYER CARDS, OR ANY OTHER RELIGIOUS ITEMS. Items may be left at our drop-off in the Narthex through Sunday, November 17. Call Doris Witmer at 717-838-4319 for more information.

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