Children and Youth Events

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matt. 19:14

Holy Spirit Parish is pleased to offer a number of opportunities for children and young people to grow in the love of God and to become involved in the life of the Church.


Social Events and Fun Activities – Throughout the year, the parish and various committees host social events and activities that children and youth may enjoy such as the parish picnic, Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s, and Easter parties, service projects for and in the community, and special events.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) –

Jesus surprised the people he met. We can be surprised by Jesus, too!

People in the temple were amazed by the conversations and questions they had with a boy named Jesus. Hungry people in a crowd had more than enough food to eat when Jesus provided plenty of food. Two travelers were sad that Jesus died, but then they were surprised when Jesus started walking alongside them! With each surprise, people discovered more about Jesus.

Are your children ready to be surprised by Jesus? Are your children ready to ask questions and discover more about him? Then they should come along on the journey, open their eyes, and see what they will find!

Elementary school children grades K-5 are invited to participate. Middle and high school students and parents are encouraged to volunteer! Please keep in mind that if you are over 18 and want to volunteer, you must complete the Protecting God’s Children training through the diocese and other PA background checks. Register as a participant or volunteer on the Holy Spirit Parish website at at Upcoming Events.. Paper applications can be found in the vestibules of the churches, or by contacting the Office of Religious Education, 570-748-7303;