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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: MAY 18 & 19
Please pray for all those children preparing to celebrate their First Holy Communion at the 5:00 pm Saturday and 9:30 am Sunday Masses.

BLESSING OF GRADUATES
On May 25 at 12:00 pm, we invite graduates (high school or college) and their families to Holy Spirit for a blessing in celebration of your graduation. You can wear your cap and gown, if you desire and invite fellow graduates to attend as well.

TIME TO START THINKING, VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!
Volunteers are needed for this summer’s VBS week of fun set for June 24-28 from 9:30am-noon each day. This year’s theme , Living in God’s Kingdom, will compare members of the Catholic Church to citizens of a medieval castle village. Just like life in the medieval village, many people are needed at VBS to make it a success. Adult volunteers will be needed to help with snacks, crafts, skits, bible stories, music and much more. Those interested in being part of the village that makes VBS a success should contact Cathy at the parish office.

FIRST STEP FOR CHANGE
Catholic Charities will hold its annual First Step for Change campaign again this year, honoring the faith, humility and love it takes to raise a child, and recognizing that many parents lack adequate financial resources for their children. Funds raised through this campaign assist low-income expectant parents and families with food, formula, clothing, diapers, and other items essential to a child’s health, safety and well-being. Each family interested in participating is asked to pick up a FIRST STEP PACKET after Mass this weekend. Take the FIRST STEP PACKET home, learn about the program, prayerfully consider a gift, and return your envelopes to our Parish by June 30th. All money collected by our Parish will help to meet the needs in our own community! Thank you for joining us in supporting this pro-life campaign.


Holy Spirit PSR & Youth Group Activities

FIRST COMMUNION PRACTICES:
Practices for all First Communion celebrations are Saturday, May 18.
For those celebrating at the 5:00 pm Saturday Mass, practice will be from 9:30 - 10:15 am.
For those celebrating at the 9:30 am Sunday Mass, practice will be from 10:15 - 11:00 am.
Contact Cathy Kasza if you have any conflicts with practice times.

VBS PLANS ARE UNDERWAY, SAVE THE DATE!
Vacation Bible School (VBS) provides an opportunity for parishioners to utilize their creative talents in ways that will positively impact the faith lives of children, youth and other adults of our parish. Many adults are needed to plan this year’s week-long summer VBS program that will be taking place June 24-28 from 9:30am-noon. There will be a planning meeting to learn more about volunteering at VBS Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm in the meeting room or contact Cathy Kasza at the parish office.


Save the Date!

THE ANNUAL ST. DYMPHNA FEAST DAY
The annual St. Dymphna Feast Day and Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sunday, May 19th at the National Shrine of St. Dymphna in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 206 Cherry Rd NE, Massillon. This year marks the 86th anniversary of the Shrine of St. Dymphna. The Very Rev. John E. Sheridan will preside at the Holy Mass beginning at 2:00p.m. Veneration of St. Dymphna’s relic and novena will be held before Mass starting at 1:00 pm. Fellowship and light refreshments will follow Mass in St. Mary School gymnasium. Saint Dymphna is the patroness of those with mental and emotional disorders, including depression, anxiety, autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and other neurological conditions. For more information, please call the Shrine office at (330) 833-8478.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MISCARRIED OR STILLBORN CHILDREN
If you know someone who has suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth, please invite them to one of the following Memorial Services on Sunday, May 19, in the Chapels at:
Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown (248 Belle Vista Ave.) at 2:00p.m., Calvary Cemetery, Massillon (3469 Lincoln Way E.) at 2:00p.m., All Souls Cemetery, Cortland (3823 Hoagland Blackstub Rd.) at 4:30p.m. Parents, family, grandparents and others are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Worship, Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life, and Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services. For more information call 330-744-8451.

QUILTING CLASS
Learn a little, laugh a little, and enjoy the art of quilting as we piece together a new Chunky Block throw. We will be meeting on Wednesdays May 22, 29, and June 5th from 6-7:30 pm. Contact Cassie after mass or at 330-265-3817 for information on available quilt kits and signing up for classes.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS WORKDAY
Many hands are needed for our Building and Grounds volunteer work day on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The workday enables us to continue the care and maintenance of our buildings and property by completing some major projects. No skill is needed, only a willingness to give of your time. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up on the table by the wood doors.

PLAY BALL!
Join Knights of Columbus Council No. 14959 AND Holy Spirit Catholic Church members for a RubberDucks game at 7:05 P.M. on Saturday, June 1st with a special group-rate of $12.00 per ticket! Ages 3 and under who do not require a seat do not need a ticket.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
FIREWORKS following the game!
Akron RubberDucks vs Fisher Cats
June 1, 2024 - 7:05 PM EDT
Canal Park, Akron, OH
Purchase Deadline:May 23rd @ 11:59pm EDT
For tickets go to:https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/holyspiritknights24?r=99

MAGNIFICAT OF STARK COUNTY
Magnificat of Stark County, a ministry to Catholic women, invites you to a breakfast on Saturday June 8th. Doors open at 8:00 Mass at 8:30am. Please join us for a special time of fellowship and sharing. Our guest speaker is Holly Linger.
Holly is a parishioner of St. Hilary’s in Fairlawn. She and her husband, Tim, are the parents of five children. From an early age, Holly had a strong faith and a powerful encounter with God. Throughout the years, many life circumstances would challenge this faith. During her freshman year of high school, an airplane crash caused her family to take in three orphaned children. Family life suddenly changed dramatically. Then in college, Holly met her future husband, Tim, a Protestant. Leaving the Catholic Church to explore non-denominational fellowship as a newlywed, her faith would be shaken like never before with a complicated pregnancy. Their firstborn son, Jacob, would live only three months. Desperate to baptize him at the news that doctors couldn’t save his life, Holly began to search for the truth about infant baptism. Holly and Tim would lose two more infant children. Through it all, God was slowly revealing the truth of the Catholic Church. Cost: $25 Mail-in/$26 Online. For more information about our speaker and to make your reservation visit magnificatstark.weebly.com or call Sally Kohring at 330-484-1623. Reservations cannot be accepted after June 1st, 2024. New Location -Holiday Inn Canton, 4520 Everhard Road NW, Canton.

2ND-ANNUAL YOUNG ADULT SUMMER FESTIVAL
Join young adults throughout the diocese for the 2nd-annual young adult summer festival on Friday, July 26 through Saturday, July 27, 2024! Taken from last year’s theme, based on World Youth Day’s theme – “Mary AROSE and went in haste” – the ARISE Young Adult Summer Festival tradition has begun! This event includes inspiring talks and speakers, discussion and community-building with other young adults, Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, food and fellowship, and s’mores next to a bonfire under the stars. Confession will be available during Adoration both nights – come experience God’s STEADFAST LOVE for you! All young adults across the diocese are welcome to join together at St. Robert in Cortland to celebrate their faith during this special weekend! To register, go to Registration Form

SECOND ANNUAL BISHOP’S GOLF CLASSIC
The Second Annual Bishop’s Golf Classic, benefiting Seminarian Formation and other needs is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at The Youngstown Country Club. Mark your calendars now and watch media for more updates in this new year.


FISH

SENIOR FOOD BOX
Sign up with FISH to receive a Senior Food Box once a month. They are distributed during their normal grocery hours on Tuesdays 9-10am and Thursdays 10-11am. Recipients must be 60 years of age or above, reside within Stark or Summit County, and have a monthly income at or below the guidelines provided. Please call FISH at 330-877-1845 for any questions regarding the program or email director@laketownshipfish.org.


Altar Flowers

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.


2024 Hot Meals

HOT MEALS DATES FOR 2024
Please mark your calendars for the 2024 Hot Meals dates that we are scheduled to help serve. All times are from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. They are: