“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.”


Faith Forward
Diocesan Annual Campaign

Our 2019 Diocesan Annual Campaign (formerly Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal), continues. Please prayerfully consider a donation or pledge. You can find prayer cards in the Narthex that can be sent to Bishop Gainer requesting that he remember your prayer intention this year. Please see the link on the sidebar of our homepage or click here for additional information in regard to the Campaign.

Please pray for the repose of their souls

Clarence Patteson
Thursday, March 21, 11:00am; Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Irene DiJohnson
Monday, April 15, 10:00am, Thompson Funeral Home, Lebanon

Lenten Penance Services
Sun, March 31, 7pm—St Benedict
Mon, April 1, 7pm—Mary Gate of Heaven
Wed, April 3, 7pm—Sacred Heart
Thurs, April 4, 7pm—St Paul
Sunday April 7, 2pm—St Mary
Wed, April 10, 7pm—Holy Spirit

Join us for our FISH FRY, Fridays through Lent, 3-7pm, Social Hall. Click here for details.



COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE: The Central PA Bloodmobile will be at Holy Spirit Sunday, March 24, from 9am to 12 noon in the west end parking lot. A form of ID is required to donate, and donors must have eaten within a four hour period prior to donating. For more information, call 1-800-771-0059. Save a life —give blood!

MADE FOR MORE: VISIONS OF THE PROMISED LAND – Tuesday, April 2, 7-9:30pm, Bishop McDevitt High School. Featuring Christopher West and music by Mike Mangione. Made for More is an inspired blend of live music, art, and presentation that taps the deepest desires of the human heart, revealing their ultimate purpose and goal. Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they offer a vision of the Gospel like you’ve never heard before through the lens of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Tickets are available through our parish office or online at corproject.com/Harrisburg.

EASTER SUNDAE ICE CREAM CELEBRATION: Sunday, April 7, 12:00 noon – 2pm; sponsored by Junior Youth Ministry. Click here for details.

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: Saturday, April 13, 11am, Holy Spirit Church
All children 12 years and under are welcome to participate in our annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the The Knights of Columbus. The event will be held rain or shine. There will be a coloring contest, punch and cookies, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!


PALM SUNDAY SEDER MEAL: Sunday, April 14, 6pm.
We celebrate a Passover Ceremony, recalling the ancient liturgical practice of the Israelites that commemorates their escape from Egypt. Please sign up in the Narthex and bring your own silverware and cookies or brownies to share.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held the week of June 17-21, 5:30 to 8pm. Click here for registration details.



ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Join us Monday evenings for our Lenten Adult Bible Study: LECTIO PRAYER – Finding Intimacy with God. Click here for more information.

There is so much going on this month–Divine Mercy Chaplets during Lent, a Fresh Air Faith Talk (weather pending!), movie night, and a Blue Scapular Trip to the National Grotto Shine. Don’t miss out! Click here to view Shine’s March activities.


EASTER FLOWER MEMORIAL Request Forms are available in the Narthex and are due by Sunday, April 7.

MASS INTENTION BOOK: Starting Monday, March 25, the Mass Intention Book will be open for May through September. Stop by the office to request a mass, candles, or altar flowers in honor or memory of a loved one. Candles and flowers are available all year. Donations for Masses and candles are $10 and $60 for altar flowers.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Catholic Senior Girl for her freshman year at an accredited college, university, or trade school. Applicants must be sponsored by a Mother or Grandmother/Guardian who is a member of a Parish Council of Catholic Women, is a resident of the Harrisburg Diocese, and must meet all conditions established by the Scholarship committee. Anyone interested in applying should contact Joyce Scott, Scholarship Chair, 717-737-0927, or email joynbob10@aol.com. The application deadline is May 1.

HOLY SPIRIT 2016 DIRECTORY: We have extra copies of our Directory available for purchase for $5.00. If you had your picture taken or you are a volunteer, your copy is free. Please stop by the Parish Office to obtain a copy.