“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.”


BLESSED IS SHE 12 WEEK STUDY: Wednesdays at 7:15pm starting September 18
Join us for a 12 week study called Misericordia, or Mercy. Click here for details.

PUT ON THE ARMOUR OF GOD: Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19
Stewardship: A Mission of Faith, invites you to join Fr. Michael Gaitley, Damon Owens, Msgr. John Esseff, Marty Rotella, Devin Schadt, Mark Forrest, Megan Murphy, Bishop Ronald Gainer, and others, for our second annual fall conference. One and two-day tickets are available. The conference will be held in Elizabethtown at Stone Gables Estates, which features the historic Star Barn Village and Ironstone Ranch. For more information, visit https://stewardshipmission.org/2019-fall-conference. Come and be encouraged, equipped and inspired!

SOCCER CHALLENGE! Sunday, September 22, 1pm, Palmyra High School Soccer Field.
The Palmyra Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Each contestant will kick 15 penalty shots into designated scoring zones into a regulation size goal. Each participant will receive a certificate and winners in each age group an award plaque and advance to the district level competition. Entry forms are available at the time of the event. Forms must be signed by a parent or guardian, and proof of age is required. HARRISBURG HEAT professional soccer player Matt Braem will be at the event to sign autographs and meet with parents and contestants! Contact Steve Kristich for additional information, 717-507-2744.

PALMYRA’S GREAT GIVE: Mark your calendar for September 28! Holy Spirit is excited to be a part of Palmyra’s Great Give, a one-day giving event and community day at Memorial Park for assisting non-profit groups in Palmyra. On Saturday, Sept. 28, you will have 24 hours, from 12:01am to 11:59pm, to GIVE BIG! If you would like to make a donation to Holy Spirit, visit our Palmyra Give link here.  Visit Palmyra’s Great Give Facebook page here.

JUNIOR YOUTH MINISTRY Welcome/Kick off: Sunday, September 29, 12 noon – 3pm. Click here for details.

5th ANNUAL DIOCESAN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Saturday, October 12, Bishop McDevitt High School
Registration is now available at www.hbgdiocese.org/women, for the 5th annual Diocesan Women’s Conference. The registration deadline is October 8. This year’s theme is Women of Light, Sisters in Christ!  Helen Alvare, internationally known Catholic speaker, will provide the keynote address on “Shedding Light not Heat: Families and Other Religious Communities Respond to a Hypersexualized Culture.” The conference features workshops, adoration with rosary and benediction, Confessions, music, exhibits, food, Mass with Bishop Gainer, and fellowship with hundreds of women.

CHILIFEST!  Holy Spirit is hosting this year’s community chili cook-off on Saturday, October 19, 11am – 2pm. If you have a kickin’ recipe, consider entering it. Information will be available at Shine classes or in the back of the Narthex. Volunteers are needed to help at the event.



Join us for Shine Faith and Fitness’ September activities! This month: LaBlast and A Faith Talk on Padre Pio. Click here to visit their page.



ST. JOAN OF ARC BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL: Registration for the 2019/2020 season will be held in the SJA gym for players in grades 3 – 8 on Friday, 9/20, from 6–7pm; Friday, 9/27, from 6–7pm; and Sunday, 9/29, from 10:30-11:30am. Registration forms are available on the St. Joan of Arc CYO website: http://school.stjoanhershey.org/boys-basketball.html or http://school.stjoanhershey.org/girls-basketball.html. Registration will not be accepted after 10/01/2019. For additional information, contact Mike Wolfe (Boys) at mwrw4@comcast.net or John Polly (Girls) at sjagirlshoops@yahoo.com. Participation is open to students who attend St. Joan of Arc or parishioners of St. Joan of Arc or Holy Spirit who attend religious education classes.

MUSICIANS INVITED TO NEW PROGRAM SERIES: A new concert series is starting at St. Mary’s, Lebanon. These concerts will be sacred in nature, highlighting talent in our area. We hope to inspire a new chapter of music in our city, showcasing all the fantastic God-enabled talents from the Lebanon area. Our first concert will be held on Sunday, September 29, at 3pm at St. Mary’s. This will be a community choir, highlighting the talent from our community churches and organizations. We cordially invite singers and musicians to participate. We have a schedule for practices and the music that we will present. If you are interested, there is no charge, and all the music will be provided without cost to any musicians. Please contact St. Mary’s parish office, 717-272-5674, Mr. Rashko Nutaitis.

Survey for WOMEN’S MINISTRY NETWORK: We invite all women of the parish, 18 years of age and older, to participate in a survey for the Women’s Ministry Network, a new entity at our church. This network will connect and coordinate the many vibrant ministries for women in order to support the growth of our Catholic faith among women parishioners. Survey results will be used to coordinate and plan social and spiritual activities for women at Holy Spirit. To take the brief survey, click on the link below. Or, if you prefer, paper copies are available in the Narthex, along with a drop-off box for completed surveys. For questions, contact Susan Kelly-Dreiss at 717-533-6292 or skelld@aol.com.   CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.

PHOENIX YOUTH CENTER ASSISTANT NEEDED: The Phoenix Youth Center, an after school program managed by the Palmyra Library, is hiring a part-time recreational assistant to help supervise recreation and homework for students after school. Position is open to adults or students in 11th or 12th grade. Hours are  Mon – Wed, 4 to 6, and 3rd Friday at Palm Lutheran Church. Pay is $10 an hour. For more information, call Chelsea at 717-838-1347 or email cweibley@lclibs.org

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.

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