Parish Activities

ADOPT-A-FAMILY (CHRISTMAS)

Each year at Christmas we (as groups or individuals) adopt a family, providing them with food and a gift for each family member. Our Thanksgiving collection is given as gift certificates for use at an area grocery store to assist these adopted families.

The Women’s Group gathers names from the community and matches Holy Spirit families/groups with them.

June Farnkoff  783-6433

 BABYSITTING & NURSERY

Children are a gift and a blessing from God.  It is the purpose of the nursery to care for and educate all children with the respect due to any of His creations. We will achieve this by having loving staff members.

The nursery has a paid part-time supervisor and volunteer staff. The nursery serves children 1½ to 3½ years of age and is open on Fridays for Adoration, Sundays for morning Mass, and other parish activities.

Wynona Vaz  628-0754

 CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

The Christmas Raffle is organized by the Women’s Group to collect money for the Adopt-a-Family and other projects.

In December after select Masses, raffle items are displayed and raffle tickets are sold. The Women’s Group needs help with donations of raffle items, the display of the items, and the selling of tickets.

CURSILLO

The Cursillo has a goal to change the world, remake the world in Christ and restore all things to Christ. The Cursillo has a strategy of structuring and supporting Christian life in every environment. This program involves a weekend program, which is followed by small and large group meetings for prayer, sharing and teaching.

 EPIPHANY PARTY

The Women’s Group coordinates all the details of the annual Epiphany Party after Christmas to commemorate the adoration of the magi and to celebrate the manifestation of God to man.

FUNERAL MEALS

At Holy Spirit Parish, each family planning a funeral is provided with a meal following the service. There are two ways to help with this compassionate and caring ministry: Volunteer to provide food or help by serving the meal. Volunteers are placed on a list and you will be called in rotation as needed. This ministry can always use more hands.

June Farnkoff  783-6433

 LIBRARY

Our mission is to provide resources to inspire, enlighten and enrich the members of our parish and the faith community.  Join our library ministry and share your special skills:

  • Review new and donated materials for our collection.
  •     Help us develop our youth and children's collections.
  •     Maintain material checkout files.
  •     Shelve new and returned materials.
  •     Process new materials with labels, cards and pockets.
  •     Help order new items and library supplies.
  •     Volunteer before and after Mass to be in the library to help others find materials.
  •     Help us with overdue notices.
  •     Help us with data entry in maintaining and updating our library database.
  •     Use your communication skills to promote library materials and the use of our library.

Linda Neu  396-2723

 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Marriage Encounter is a positive and personal experience that offers couples techniques for loving communication, which they can use for the rest of their lives. It is an opportunity to look deeply into your relationship with each other and God.

Marriage Encounter weekends are held at various times throughout the Diocese. There are support groups and social activities held on a local level for encountered couples. Marriage Encounter enables you to make a good marriage better.

Tom Perkins  628-2935

 PARISH PICNIC

We hold an annual Parish Picnic each summer at Howard Amon Park in Richland.  The Women’s Group organizes this event. Many hands are needed for the picnic to be a successful, fun-filled event for our parishioners.

Volunteers are needed to go to the park early, post our permit, gather tables into the area for food service and stay at the park until the picnic is underway. Others are needed to help with preparing the food, coordinating and running the games for children and adults, and cleaning up.

 RUMMAGE SALE

Twice yearly, the Women’s Group holds a rummage sale (fall and spring). We need volunteers to set up and work at the sale. Donations of household items, clothing, and miscellaneous items are solicited for sale.

June Farnkoff  783-6433

 SOUP SUPPERS

Each Wednesday evening during Lent, the parish hosts a soup supper. This ministry coordinates the supper with groups who prepare the soup, serve the meal, and clean up after the meal. Individuals bring bread to share at their table. A short program follows the meal.

Camille Henneberry  783-4858