“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.”


Starts tonight! ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Mondays, Sept 17 – Nov 19, 7-8:30pm. Fr. Michael Gaitley, who authored “33 Days to Morning Glory”, is a master at writing books in a simple style to create retreat-like group studies. Join us for a 10-week small-group study and discussion on his book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do It Yourself Retreat. The book is available on Amazon for $12.70. Program includes video lectures by Fr. Gaitley and discussion sessions. For more information, google Fr. Gaitley and please email Ann Donnelly at ym@holyspiritpalmyra.com or the Religious Education office at prep@holyspiritpalmyra.com.

2019 FESTIVAL PLANNING: Weekend of September 22/23 after Mass in the Narthex.
Holy Spirit’s 2019 Festival planning is underway! Subcommittee sign-ups will be held Sept. 22/23 after Mass in the Narthex. Subcommittees include Food, Decorating, Kids Entertainment, Sponsorships, Volunteer Coordinating, and Communications and Logistics/Facilities. Stop by and learn more about the many opportunities. Contact Elizabeth Hensil at ehensil52@gmail.com.

PALMYRA AREA CHILIFEST & COOK-OFF: Saturday, October 6, 11am – 2pm, First United Methodist Church. Chili cooks needed!  Holy Spirit Church will join a group of local churches for the Palmyra area ChiliFest and Cook-Off. All proceeds will be split between participating church youth groups. Do you have a chili recipe you think is winning-worthy? If yes, complete a Cook’s Registration Form (located in the Narthex) and send it in before September 19. All cooks receive a 2018 Chili Cook-Off Hand Towel and a chance to win the coveted People’s Choice Trophy! The event is being hosted by WHP 580’s RJ Harris, with judges from Babe’s Grille House, Lisa’s Cafe, Texas Road House, and Fabio’s. Bakers are also needed for desserts–please sign up on the form in the Narthex.


ATTENTION YOUNG MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS!  The Sparks Choir will begin rehearsing Wednesday,  September 19. We start with a snack in the Social Hall at 3:45pm, then head to the new church to sing from 4-5pm. Please enter through the Social Hall. The choir will perform at some 11am Masses beginning October 28. Ages 4 to 14 welcome! For more information, please call or text Kristen Miller at 717-644-1273.

150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Harrisburg
As part of our diocese’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, we are pleased to present an oral history from one of our longtime parishioners, George Pichini. Listen to his audio interview here!