Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every Tuesday from 8:30 - 2:30. Not for an hour of activity did Jesus plead, but for an hour of companionship when He said, "Could you not watch one hour with me?" Matthew 26:40. In addition, Canon Law 1273 (from 1917) urged the faithful to "visit the Most Blessed Sacrament as often as possible." Sign up for an hour or come by Holy Spirit on a Tuesday when you can.

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Instituted Acolyte

The Holy Spirit Acolyte program includes a training program of approximately 1 year through the diocese of Tyler culminating with institution into the position of Accolyte by the Bishop. According to the General Instruction of the Missal: The acolyte is instituted to serve at the altar and to assist the priest and deacon. In particular, it is his responsibility to prepare the altar and the sacred vessels and, if it is necessary, as an extraordinary minister, to distribute the Eucharist to the faithful. In the ministry of the altar, the acolyte has his own functions (cf. nos. 187-193), which he must perform personally.

The ministry of Acolyte is open to any man in the parish with the approval of the priest. Please see the priest for more information.

Altar Linens

Would you like to help with laundering the small linens used at the Altar? Instructions are provided for the proper care of the linens and it is not a difficult task. Each volunteer is assigned a month and linens are washed and ironed once a week during that month. If interested, contact Ruddie Anderson @ 903.769.5178.

Altar Servers

Altar serving is open to anyone in the Parish who has made their 1st Communion. Please see Fr. Mike for more information on training.

Angel Tree

All parishioners are invited to participate in giving during the Christmas season. The Angel Tree is set up in November with tags of wishes and needs for adults and children throughout the area. Gifts are returned at a designated time with the tags attached. Take part in this 10+ year tradition at Holy Spirit. Details will be in the parish bulletin or contact the church office.

Bereavement Committee

This committee assists in the planning and preparation of a funeral meal. Anyone interested in serving on the committee should call Debi/Dwight Nunley @ 903.769.4288 or Eva/Jess Corrigan @ 903.967.3614.

Bible Study

Opportunities for religious enrichment and study are presented throughout the year and announced in the parish bulletin.

Cenacles of Life

This ministry gathers in the Church every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30pm to pray two rosaries for an end to abortion, euthanasia and all sins against the sanctity of human life. Individuals offer up their fasts at the prayer group with the rosaries prayed. Everyone is welcome. Contact Vicki Hauck or the church office for additional information.

Coffee/Donut Service

Coffee and donuts are typically served each Sunday after Mass except when the KC serve breakfast. Volunteers are needed to pick up the donuts locally as well as set up/clean up the kitchen and Parish Hall. Also, quarterly or yearly parishioner donations are needed to fund this parish activity. Contact Bridget at the church office for additional information

Community/Parish Events

This parish sponsors and participates in various celebrations and area "happenings" throughout the year. Join in. Information is in the weekly bulletin.

Cleaning Crew

The "Holy Cleaners" are volunteer parishioners responsible for the cleanliness of the inside of the entire Holy Spirit facility including: the sanctuary. sacristy, narthex, parish hall, offices, kitchen and rest rooms. Contact Richard Boultinghouse 903.769.4257 rbhouse61@aol.com for more information or to volunteer for this necessary service.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help the priest in administering the Holy Eucharist and Sacred Wine. After Mass they clean all vessels and receptacles and prepare them for the next Mass. After the provided training each person must be commissioned by the Bishop. Please contact Jane Bidlack @903.569.7749 if interested

Faith Formation - Catechist

Faith Formation classes are held on Sunday after mass in the Parish Hall. Holy Spirit conducts 3 classes for age groups 4-10, 11-14, and adults where we teach the fundamentals of Christian Faith in a fun and inviting environment. These classes are open to everyone Catholic, non-catholic, and aspiring Catholics

Food Pantry

Food donations from Holy Spirit parishioners as well as meat and dry goods from another local church are divided and distributed weekly to 40-80 individuals. The project takes 10-15 hours weekly. If you can assist please contact the church office or call Bob @ 503.559.6022.

Finance Committee

The five members of this committee serve at the pleasure of the Pastor. They meet quarterly, if needed, with the Pastor, business manager and office secretary. Their main responsibility is to oversee the parish's finances and make sound fiscal recommendations to the Pastor

Fundraising Committee

Fundraisers help reduce deficients between parishioner contributions and essential parish expenditures including reduction of debt and unforeseen/emergency expenses. This committee develops events throughout the year and parishioner participation is requested through the bulletin.

Gabriel Project

This pro-life diocesan wide outreach program helps give support and hope to women and young girls facing a crisis or unplanned pregnancy. Required training sessions for volunteers are offered periodically. Please contact Nancy Mullen, Gabriel Project Parish Coordinator, if you are interested @ 903.769.0672

Gift Shop

Parishioners will find an assortment of devotional and prayerful items for personal use or as gifts for special occasions. All rosaries are made by the Holy Spirit Rosary Makers who will make custom rosaries and do repairs upon request. This religious boutique is in the Parish Hall past the kitchen. Purchases can be made after Mass or contact Jean Kelly 903.857.9868.

Grounds Maintenance

Parishioners help with general clean-up to keep the parish outdoor area and landscaping neat, well groomed and pleasing. Notify the office if you would like to help.

Homebound, Hospitalized, and Nursing Home

We provide spiritual and compassionate care for all our parishiners who are confined to their homes, hopitalized, or in an assisted living community, nursing home or hospice and their cargivers.

Knights of Columbus

Council 15174 is based at Holy Spirit and is centered on Men's Christian fellowship and service to the sick, disabled, and needy members of the Parish and our community. The Order's primary principles are: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. The Knights hold several special events throughout the year and meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to any practical Catholic man in union with the Holy See who is not less than 18 years of age. For more information, visit the KofC council 15174 website

Lectors

These individuals proclaim God's Word in the scripture readings at Masses. Training is necessary and provided. If interested please contact Jane Bidlack @ 903.569.7749.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary invites men and women who are striving to achieve personal holiness through seeking out souls for Christ, by corporal and spiritual works of mercy and by the intercession of the Blessed Mother. There are two levels of membership: Active who meet weekly and engage in many activities and Auxiliary members who serve as the prayer support group. Please call Jane Bidlack @ 903-569-7749 if you are interested in joining.

Meditation/Prayer Garden

The Holy Spirit Meditation/Prayer Garden is open to everyone in the Holly Lake Ranch community It is a special, quiet place for reflection and to have "alone" time with the Lord. Volunteers help keep this serene "oasis" a comfortable haven for all who visit.

Music Ministry, Organist

The Ministry of Music provides music during weekend Masses, holy days, weddings, funerals and Reconciliation services. Parishioners are invited to share their musical talents with the rest of the congregation through this ministry.

Parish Pastoral Council

Assesses the needs of the parish and parishioners to develop and implement a pastoral plan which promotes the common good of the parish. The Council fosters unity, a sense of community and coordinates parish activities to best serve the interests of the parish. Also, the Council promotes programs and activities recommended by the Bishop, Diocesan office and agencies as well as the Parish Pastoral Council itself. Members include the pastor, six to twelve lay members appointed by the pastor, elected by parishioners, or a combination of both methods. Terms are three years in length and members may serve two consecutive terms.

Prayer Blankets

Volunteers sew blankets for those facing surgery or illness and present the blankets during Mass to be blessed and prayed over by our community. The size is 19 1/4 x 421/2. Anyone interested may contact the parish office.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Teaches Catholic beliefs and practices to those interested in converting to Catholicism. After a period of formation, each candidate who completes the course of instruction is eligible to receive the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Contact Fr. Mike for additional information.

Rosary Makers

The Rosary Group meets on Friday mornings to make Rosaries which are sent all over the world to help spread the wonderful message of the Rosary. Please join us for great social time and a great ministry.

Ushers

Ushers welcome all those who come to worship. They open the doors and assist parishioners that are in need of help. They take up offertory and second collections when needed, hand out bulletins, and invite everyone to stay for coffee and doughnuts or breakfast on Sundays. Their pleasant demeanor shows to all who enter the warmth and friendliness of our parish. Contact the office to join this essential ministry

Welcome Committee

This Committee provides information and extends hospitality to those visiting or new to our parish. It also strives to raise the level of awareness in our community that Holy Spirit is a "welcoming" and "inviting" church to Catholics and non-Catholics. For information contact Anna @ 903.833.7019 or parkerbiz52@yahoo.com

Other Ministries

Bible Study Men's & Women's
East Texas Food Bank
Mass Intentions/Prayer Requests
Respect Life
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