As Christmas approaches, we think of our neighbors in need. This year we will provide gifts to Hartville Meadow residents, FISH, Hartville Migrant Center and St. Bernard's Hot Meal program. Please take a tag from our Giving Tree. Follow the wrapping instructions provided for the items and be sure to attach the tag. If you purchase a Gift Card, return it in the envelope and place it in the Gift Bag next to the tree. Return the gift to church by Noon on Sunday, December 17th. Thanks for your support! Questions? Contact Andrea Dorsey at 330-310-9779 or Andie.Dorsey@gmail.com
LITTLE FLOWER PARISH'S MATTHEW 8:20 MINISTRY
Little Flower Parish's Matthew 8:20 Ministry needs thermals for men and women in all sizes. Please drop the items off at the Little Flower pavilion. A slot at the pavilion is located in the back of the hall. Thank you for your generosity.
CHRISTMAS GIFTING PROGRAM
Catholic Charities’ Christmas Gifting Project is a great way to support the work of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Youngstown, while giving a gift that has real meaning. All you need to do is make a donation in any dollar amount, and we will send a personalized, customized greeting card to the recipient(s) of your choice, acknowledging your gift in their honor (but not mentioning the specific dollar amount). Visit our website www.ccdoy.org for more information and to make your gift online.
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
We will have Mass on Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm and on Christmas Day at 9:30am.
PSR HOLIDAY DRIVE: SOCKS, GLOVES & STUFFED ANIMALS
Help the PSR children decorate the Christmas tree in the lobby with new socks, gloves and small stuffed animals for adults and children. Items can be placed on the Christmas tree in the lobby now through December 17. All donations benefit the guests at St. Bernard’s Hot Meal program.
NIGHT OF WORSHIP
St. Paul Church in North Canton will be hosting an advent evening of praise and worship on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 PM in the church.
HARMONY RINGERS HANDBELL CONCERT-DECEMBER 16TH AT 6:30PM: ST. MARY IN MASSILLON
Come hear Stark County's premier auditioned community handbell choir. The concert is free and all are welcome.
THE BETHLEHEM CAVE AND NATIVITY MUSEUM
The Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum at Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church, 2425 Myersville Rd., Akron, will be open for guided tours at 2:00 pm daily from December 26 - 30, 2023. Visit a replica of the cave where Jesus was born and view over 400 Nativity sets from around the world. There is no charge, but free will donations will be accepted. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-699-5086 weekdays.
HARTVILLE MIGRANT CENTER WINTER WORK DAYS
Our projects this year will be focusing on painting the walls and floors in the basement, organizing the basement, hanging cabinets in the basement, putting gravel down around the entire facility, painting some areas on the main floor, along with other projects. Please see the complete list of workdays below:
December 13; January 17; January 31;
February 14; February 28; March 13
All are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call or text Terry Smith 330-354-6419 if you are interested in helping out. Thank you!
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY 2024
Mark your calendars—we will be taking photos for the 2024 Holy Spirit Pictorial Directory on May 16, 17, & 18, 2024. We are also in need of pictures from Parish events for the directory. Please send them to email@example.com.
ACME RECEIPTS FOR FISH
It’s that time again! Please save your Acme receipts dated August 1, 2023 to February 15, 2024 for FISH. Circling the cash-back amount on the receipts is a big help! If the cash-back amount is $0, please do not turn them in. Place your receipts in the FISHbowl on the usher’s table or turn in to the parish office.
If you would like to provide flowers for our Saturday and Sunday Masses, the 2023 Flower Chart is now available on the bulletin board. Just place your name & phone number on the chart next to the date that has special meaning for you. A week before your floral arrangement is due, you will receive a reminder call and will be asked about your special intention. For many parishioners it is a wonderful way to commemorate Wedding Anniversaries, Birthdays, Loved Ones (living and deceased), etc. Your name and special intention will be noted in the bulletin to thank you for your thoughtfulness in adding beauty to the Holy Spirit environment.
HOT MEALS DATES FOR 2023
Please mark your calendars for the 2023 Hot Meals dates that we are scheduled to help serve. All times are from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. They are: