“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.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

In celebration of the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe!
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ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES 2019

Thursday, December 12—St. Paul, Annville 7-8pm
Sunday, December 15—St. Mary’s, Lebanon 2-3pm; St Joan of Arc, Hershey 7-8pm

CHRISTMAS MASSES

Christmas Eve
4:00pm (Children’s Mass)
5:30pm (Folk Group)
12:00am Midnight (11:30pm Choir)
Christmas Day: 10:00am
New Year’s Eve: 4:00pm Vigil
New Year’s Day: 10:00am

There is no Mass December 26 & 27 and January 2 & 3. There are no PREP classes Dec. 22 and 29. Classes resume Jan. 5. The Parish Office is closed Dec 24, 25, 26, and January 1.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Friday, Dec 20, 7pm
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.

CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY FAMILY: All Masses Dec 28/29
The Knights of Columbus invite you to join in a Consecration to the Holy Family at all Masses the weekend of December 28/29. We encourage each family to attend and devote themselves to the ideal model of familial love set by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Prayer cards will be distributed prior to Mass. Following the 11am Mass on Sunday, the Knights will hold their 5th Sunday Rosary. All are welcome to attend.

VOLUNTEER THANK YOU MASS AND SOCIAL: Friday, January 10, 6:30pm
It’s time once again to show our appreciation for all of our wonderful volunteers who contribute their time and talents to Holy Spirit throughout the year! Please join us for our third annual Volunteer Mass and Social. Mass will be at 6:30pm, followed by a social at 7pm. RSVP to Janet Parks at manager@holyspiritpalmyra.com by January 6 or sign up in the Narthex (must be 21 years of age). Inclement weather date is January 17.

MARCH FOR LIFE BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC: Friday, January 24, 7:30am
The Respect for Life Ministry from Holy Spirit Church, along with St. Paul the Apostle Church from Annville, will sponsor a bus trip to Washington DC to participate and experience the March for Life. All ages are welcome to join us to voice our opposition to abortion, stand up for life and support our faith, and unite with other Christians. The bus will leave Holy Spirit at 7:30am and return at 7:30pm. A box lunch will be included for the trip home, along with a Wool Cap with the Holy Spirit name. This is an experience you will never forget. Sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex. Payment of $35 per person is due by January 3. Contact Art Bond, at 717-383-8583 or abond702@comcast.net.

ONGOING

LET YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIGHT SHINE❤️

Pick up a copy of the December Shine Faith and Fitness Class Schedule in the Narthex or check it out here! We’ll have some festive Christmas workouts to keep you on track during the holiday season. All fitness levels are welcome. Prayer and christian meditation are included in every class.

NEWS

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

OPLATKI is available in our Parish Office. It consists of a packet of three white wafers and one pink wafer, with the prayer on the back. A free will offering is appreciated.

EPIPHANY CARDS for your home are available on the windowsills in the Narthex.

TAX STATEMENT 2019: All parishioners who donated to Holy Spirit in 2019 and have a valid email address on file with us will receive their statement via email by January 31, 2020. Those who do not have email will receive their statement via US mail.

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.

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS: We have a few extra ornaments available, so stop by the Parish Office if you would like to purchase one. Ornaments are $30 each; cash or checks only.

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