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NEWS  & EVENTS

FISH FRY FRIDAYS DURING LENT

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Please join us for our first Fish Fry this year! Dine-in, to go, and online curbside to go. Fridays, February 23, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 3—7pm. Featuring fresh North Atlantic Haddock (baked or fried), crab cakes, shrimp, clam strips, perogies, soup, and mac-n-cheese. Visit our Fish Fry page for full menu and prices. Volunteers, click here to sign up!

EASTER MEMORIAL FORMS: 
If you would like to memorialize a loved one at Easter, please complete the form, attach your payment, and drop it off at our parish office or in the collection basket. Click Flower_Memorial_Form2024 to print your own form or pick up a form on the narthex table. Due date for all memorial forms is March 10 at noon. 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Fridays, February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29. 
Please join us for our Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent. This is a perfect opportunity to spend more time recognizing the love, mercy, & hope Jesus gives us during this season of sacrifice. 


LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION:
Saturday, February 24 from 8:30am – 12noon, Diocesan Conference Center.

Please join the Harrisburg Diocesan Guild of the Catholic Medical Association & St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania for a Lenten Day of Reflection. There will be Mass, fellowship, and a Penance Service with Confessions as well. Please RSVP by February 20 at KNeri@hbgdiocese.org.

SANCTUARY COURSE: Sundays, February 25, March 3, 10, 17, & 24, April 7 & 14 from 7:30pm- 9pm, 3rd grade classroom.
How can a church become a sanctuary—a place where mental health is supported and individuals living with mental health challenges feel safe, and a sense of belonging? Developed in consultation with mental health professionals, theologians, and people with lived experience, these introductory sessions explore key mental health topics and provide a springboard for discussing ministering to mental health among the  church community. No pre-registration or pre-readings are necessary. Contact Julie or Nicole at mentalhealth@hspalmyra.com for more information.

   

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: Postpone.
This event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for more information and for when this event will be happening. 


HOLY SPIRIT’S LIBRARY:
Our parish library has upgraded to a new digital system (Libib). This structure not only provides our parish with a modern library network, but it also grants an easy-to-use format with tremendous flexibility for our parishioners, including digital searches and check-outs outside of parish office hours! For information on how to create a FREE account with our library. Please see the flyers on the center narthex table, visit Becky Messimer in the parish office, email library@hspalmyra.com, or visit our LIBRARY webpage.

 

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
Are you interested in learning more about our stained glass windows. Perhaps you were surprised, or really liked the image depicted through these stained glass windows. If so, click on the Stained Glass Windows tab to find all the explanations as well as the window that correlates to the description. 

 

 

 

PRAYER LIGHT: A MEN’S MINISTRY
This ministry provides men with an opportunity to have open conversation about faith formation and faith application. The goal is to better understand what, in their life, has brought them to where they are in their faith journey. We hope to develop a stronger relationship with God, rooted in prayer. It’s a men’s group, led by men wanting to grow in their faith, for their families, their Church, and for themselves. Join us when you can on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm and/or the 3rd Saturday of each month at 8:00am. For more information, feel free to contact Michael Serio at mensministry@hspalmyra.com.

LENTEN BOOK STUDY: Mondays, February 26, March 4 & 11 from 7:00pm- 8:00pm in the 3rd grade classroom (2nd grade classroom on Monday, March 4 only). Or Wednesdays, February 21 & 28, March 6 & 13 from 6:45pm- 8:00pm in the 2nd grade classroom.  
How can we permit the grace of God to freely operate in our lives? These book study sessions will discuss topics about interior peace from “Searching for and Maintaining Peace” by Father Jacques Phillipe. Both the Adult Faith Ministry (Mondays) and Women at the Well (Wednesdays) will offer weekly in-person discussions. Pick one session per week, come with your own copy, no RSVP necessary. The first session (2/19 or 2/21) will cover the Preface and Part 1.1 (pages vii to 6). Email Lindsay at faithstudy@hspalmyra.com with questions, or for financial assistance in obtaining a copy.

 

SYNOD ON SYNODALITY ONGOING ENGAGEMENT: Virtual Zoom, Wednesday, February 21, at 6pm. 
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Synod Team is preparing for the Interim Stage Synthesis. As part of this, each diocese has been asked to host additional discussions on themes derived from the initial phase of the synod. The Diocese of Harrisburg is holding an online session and all are invited to participate in this session. For planning purpose, please register online at http://www.hbgdiocese.org/synod.

PREP STUDENTS’ BABY SHOWER FOR MORNING STAR: The weekend of February 24 & 25.
The Respect Life Ministry is planning a baby shower involving the PREP students again this year.  We are collecting items to support the Morning Star Pregnancy Services in Harrisburg and the Align Pregnancy Services of Lebanon.  The PREP students will be given a handout with items needed by both pregnancy services.  Thank you for your continued participation and support.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP COMING IN MARCH
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences we face in life. Holy Spirit Parish is starting their fourth grief support group for individuals suffering from a loss of a spouse, an adult child, or a parent. It will start the week of March 4 and run for 10 weeks. The group will not exceed 10 people and will meet at Holy Spirit Church. The time and day are to be determined by attendees. To join or for more information, please email griefsupport@hspalmyra.com.

HOLY FAMILY RADIO SPRING BENEFIT DINNER: Friday, April 12, 6pm, Sheraton Harrisburg Hotel on Lindle Road.
Come hear a truly inspiring speaker, Father Wade Menezes, of the Fathers of Mercy at the Holy Family Radio Spring Benefit Dinner.  Father Wade Menezes, CPM is a popular speaker both on EWTN TV & Radio. Father is the host of Online Tuesday heard on WHYF AM720 at 3pm. This year’s dinner will include a Meet & Greet Social Hour followed by Dinner at 7pm. Dinner is $100/person. Please make reservations by Monday, April 1, 2024 at 720WHYF.com or call 717-525-8110.

LIFE GIVING WOUNDS RETREAT: Friday- Sunday, April 12-14, Harrisburg Diocesan Center.
Come for a greater understanding of the wound left by your parents’ divorce or separation, for advice concerning love and trust of others, and for an experience of Christ and community that will lead to greater self- understanding and healing. To register for this event click here: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/event/life-giving-wounds-retreat/.

MEN’S CONFERENCE: ST. JOSEPH (THE CARPENTER’S TABLE): Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7:30am- 3:30pm, Diocesan Center.
Nationally known Catholic speaker, best-selling author, and radio host who conveys a message of lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Jon is the author of four books: Mission Of The Family, Your God Is Too Boring, The Art of Getting Over Yourself, And Why You’ll Be Happier When You Do, and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness. Jon believes that our deepest longing for happiness and wholeness is fulfilled in the encounter with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, the Sacraments, family life, and the help of Mary and the saints, Jon wants to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus and help others do the same. Please join the Harrisburg Dioceses for this wonderful opportunity to grow in love with one another and with our Lord. Register for this event at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/event/mens-conference/. Deadline for registration is April 15, 2024. 

PRAYER LINE
Are you in need of prayer? Are you lonely or overwhelmed? The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has a prayer line available with staff who will speak with and pray with you. Your prayer intentions can be placed on the tomb of Mother Seton. Call us toll free at 1-866-202-4934, Monday – Friday, 10am – 5 pm. We are here for you. 

AREBA CLUB OF ST. JOAN OF ARC, HERSHEY:
The Areba Club is open to adults in the area over 50 year old, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. Join us for our meetings held the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm in the SJA Parish Social Hall, 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA. For more information, please contact Marge Michalski at 717-838-6415. Areba Club information, including trips, can be found at https://www.stjoanhershey.org/areba-club.html. A schedule and description of their upcoming trips is also posted on Holy Spirit’s bulletin board outside the parish office.

 

HOLY SPIRIT MAGNETS are available for $5 for your refrigerator and car. Stop by our parish office during regular business hours and help support the Knights of Columbus and our church!