On Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm, a Vigil will be held in remembrance of the victims of school violence from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Chocolatetown Square. The event is part of a national effort to say “Enough is Enough” as we remember the 13 victims of the 1999 Columbine tragedy as well as the many others killed since then. The vigil is planned to last about an hour with speakers, songs, some musical accompaniment and a presentation of a sign for some of the many school shootings that have occurred since Columbine. Participants are encouraged to bring electric candles as wind conditions could make real candles a challenge.
Contact: Anne Searer (717) 533-9636, email
Laudato "Si" Revealed
Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra is offering a 7-week study of Pope Francis' encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home.” Addressed to all the people of the world, Pope Francis' letter calls for a radical transformation of economics, politics, and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation, pollution and climate change.
On Monday, April 4, 2016, at 7:00 pm, Rev. James Podlesny, Pastor of Holy Spirit, will provide an overview and summary of Pope Francis' letter.
On April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 23 from 7 - 8:30 pm, a parishioner-led study group will read and discuss how Pope Francis' benchmark statement, the biblical texts, and the scientific consensus on major environmental change, might inform and impact our local community, and how we might once again treat this world as our beloved home. Participants will read each of the six chapters prior to the discussion session. Both the overview and the 6-week study are free and open to all interested. Please enter at the East Entrance of the Social Hall/Classroom Building.
To register, call the Holy Spirit Parish Office: 717-838-3369, x9; or email: Church@HolySpiritPalmyra.com. To arrange a car pool from St. Joan of Arc parking lot, contact: Anne Searer, email@example.com, 717-533-9636.
Many of our wonderful parishioners are supporting this event. Please consider joining them!
Hershey's Walk for Clean Water is shaping up to be a fun family day in addition to its goal of raising awareness and money. The entire community is welcome to participate! You'll see your neighbors and friends there, along with fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, tons of free food, a raffle with some great prizes and so many fun games/activities for all ages. Already, $10,000 has been raised--so close to the $12,000 goal.
To get a free t-shirt, make sure you register for the Walk by Monday, April 4th.
You can visit the event website for more information by clicking here
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