“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.”

Immaculate Conception Mass Times
Wednesday, December 7 – 6pm Vigil
Thursday, December 8 – 9am and 6pm
Parish office is closed Thursday

 

Christmas Eve: 4pm outside; 5:15pm; Midnight

Christmas Day: 11am

New Year’s Day-
Solemnity of Mary

8:30am outside; 11am

All inside Masses will be live streamed.
The parish office is closed December 26.
No PREP classes December 25 and January 1.
Classes resume January 8, 2023.
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Parish Office  717-838-3369
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NEWS  & EVENTS

HOLY SPIRIT ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE: Thursday, December 22, 7pm
(Note: It is incorrectly listed in the December 11 bulletin as 6pm.)

ADVENT TUESDAY EVENINGS OF PRAYER: 7-7:30pm, Adoration Chapel
Join us for the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, music and scripture!

November 22 – Preparation for Advent
November 29 – Advent week #1: Hope
December 6 – Advent week #2: Faith
December 13 – Advent week #3: Joy
December 20 – Advent week #4: Peace

HOLIDAY ROLLS: Pickup dates are December 17/18 in the social hall after Mass.

CYO BASKETBALL: St. Joan of Arc invites male high school Holy Spirit parishioners to join its Diocesan CYO boys basketball team. Click here for details.

IT’S TIME TO SHINE! 
Fuel your mind, body and soul with our faith-infused exercise classes. Join us for some fun Christmas-themed workouts in Agape Hall. Pick up a copy of the November & December calendar in the narthex. Click here for details.
                             Faith ~ Fitness ~ Charity 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
The Diocesan Camp at Kirchenwald annually serves 40-45 campers, ranging in age from 18-75 in its week-long camp. All campers have some level of intellectual disability and are ambulatory. Camp is an exciting and busy place, filled with crafting, swimming, hiking, fishing, singing, and celebration. Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to show Christ’s love to others? Do you want to experience joy in serving adults with disabilities? Then a week at the Diocesan Camp at Kirchenwald is for you! Those interested must be at least 16 years of age; must complete an application; and must have appropriate diocesan and state clearances. Contact Kate Neri for more information or with any questions, KNeri@hbgdiocese.org or 717-657-4804, x 317.

ADVENT BOOK STUDY HAS STARTED! Women at the Well is hosting an Advent Book Study open to ALL PARISHIONERS, men and women. Meeting times are 6:45pm in the multipurpose room Wednesdays on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21. For more info and to RSVP, email Mary at womenatthewell@hspalmyra.com.
Purchase
your book at: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/rejoice-an-advent-pilgrimage-into-the-heart-of-scripture-year-a

La Santa Misa En Español
Holy Spirit te invita a unirte a nosotros en la celebración de la Santa Misa en Español a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe el 12 de diciembre a las 7pm. 

Holy Spirit invites you to join us for the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday, December 12, at 7pm.

A NEW HOLY SPIRIT TRADITION! CAROLS & COCOA: Tuesday, December 20, 6pm; Agape Hall.
Families of all sizes are invited to a fun-filled evening of Christmas carols and hot cocoa to help celebrate the Christmas season! Bring your favorite Christmas cookies or treat to share if you’d like. You may also bring blankets and pillows to make yourself comfortable while we enjoy a relaxing evening of song and snacks that will surely get you in the Christmas spirit! No need to RSVP

 

MIGRANT JUSTICE GROUP: Thursday, January 12, 7-8pm.
A new Social Justice Ministry group is launching that will focus on the needs of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers and how we can all help advocate for and serve these families. The group will develop ways to assist in advocating for this often-forgotten group, educating others about the issues surrounding immigration, organizing service projects, partnering with like-minded groups, and more.

A Migrant Justice group at Holy Spirit can have a direct effect with concrete ways to help these families in need of safety and a new home. We look forward to helping those still making the hard decision to leave their homeland, as well as those who have already made their way to our local communities. Contact Lisa Neuhauser at migrantjustice@hspalmyra.com if interested in starting a regular group, meeting place, and time. The kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12, 7-8pm (please note: this may not be the regular meeting day and time).

YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS is coming to the Susquehanna Valley!
Are you a hardworking, career focused Catholic in your 20s or 30s? We could use your energy and drive as part of our YCP leadership team! Are you a prominent Catholic business owner or working professional in the Diocese looking to give back to the next generation? We could use your knowledge and experience as part of our YCP board of directors!

What is Young Catholic Professionals? YCP is a national organization with regional chapters that provide networking and development opportunities for young working Catholics to inspire them to live out their faith through their professional career. Interested? Visit https://www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org/apply 

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND JANUARY 13–15:
Is your marriage going down the right road . . . or is it a little off track? Life can be difficult, and so can the challenges you face in marriage. Does the distance between you seem wide? Are you already separated? Looking for a better way? Retrouvaille can help and offers hope for a better relationship.

Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. Retrouvaille is Christian-based and Catholic in origin, but welcomes couples of all faiths as well as non-religious couples. Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track. The next Retrouvaille weekend is in Mechanicsburg, PA on January 13–15, 2023. For more information about an upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, contact the registration team at 717-356-2185 or visit their website at  HelpOurMarriage.org.

THE MASS INTENTION BOOK IS OPEN for December, January, and February. To schedule, stop by the parish office or call 717-838-3369. Mass Intentions are $10. Candles and flowers are available for the entire 2023 year. Sanctuary and chapel candles are $10 and burn for seven days. Flowers are $75 for the two arrangements. They are placed on the altar for the weekend Masses and then in the Adoration Chapel for Mass and our adorers. 

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!