“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.”

ALOHA and MAHALO to all who helped with the Summer “Luau” Festival – from our sponsors, donors, Festival Committee and many volunteers to our parish family and the community who came out to support the event. It is because of ALL OF YOU that we were able to have such a terrific two days. Hope to see you again next year!

UPCOMING EVENTS

The office is closed Wednesday, August 15, in observance of the Feast of the Assumption. Also, there will not be daily Mass on Friday, August 17, as Fr. Anthony will be away August 17-19.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, August 15
Mass schedule:
Tuesday, August 14: Vigil Mass at 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 15: Mass at 9:00am and 6:30pm

The Parish Office is closed on Wednesday.


GOOD NEIGHBOR NIGHT TRIVIA Holy Spirit Church Festival:
Thursday, August 16, Mount Gretna Craft Brewery, 21701 Horseshoe Pike, Palmyra, PA. Visit them on Facebook here.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPIRIT SCRAMBLE: Saturday, August 25, 8:00am, Iron Valley Golf Club, 201 Iron Valley Drive, Lebanon, PA. Click here for details.

NEW BEGINNINGS: Saturday, Sept 1, 10:00am, Hometown Restaurant, Palmyra.

SENIOR SPIRIT: Friday, Sept 7, 9:30am following Mass, Social Hall.

BLESSED IS SHE Women’s Group Potluck:  Wednesday, Sept 12, 7:00pm, Social Hall.
Join them for prayer, fellowship, and good food! If interested, please contact Heather Moran at hmoran225@gmail.com or 717-418-7789.

NEWS

GARDEN VEGETABLE COLLECTION: The Knights of Columbus will collect fresh vegetables outside the Narthex after each Mass as part of their Knights Helping Neighbors campaign. Please donate any fresh unwanted garden vegetables the weekends of August 18 through September 9.

SCHEDULES for 2018-19 PREP CLASSES are now available!  You can access the online registration form here: PREP 2018-19 Registration FormPARENTS OF 1ST AND 7TH GRADERS:  Your child needs two years of PREP before receiving the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. To view the 2018-19 class schedules, click here.

NEW CATECHICAL PREP PROGRAM
Starting in September, we are launching a new catechetical program on Sundays for children ages 3 to Kindergarten called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). Founded in the 1950s by two Italian lay women, one a scriptural scholar and one an expert in Montessori education, CGS is a simple, attractive method for sharing the richness of the Faith with young children, who are uniquely capable of accepting the beauty of God’s love. The program is presented in three levels and includes time in the “Atrium,” which is a quiet environment where children learn through tactile engagement.

CGS emphasizes quiet contemplation and “the enjoyment of God.” The children hear Bible stories and watch them acted out with simple materials. They learn songs and prayers and are encouraged to work quietly with simple and meaningful objects.

Registration is now open, and forms are available in the Narthex, Office, and website. Don’t delay–register your child today! For more information, please contact our CRE Daniel Colón at 717-838-3369, x5 or email PREP@holyspiritpalmyra.com.

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!