At Holy Spirit Parish we encourage all members to get involved in ministry. The Church is the Body of Christ in this world, and each of us are members of it (1 Cor: 2:27). As members of this Body, we truly are His hands, His feet and His eyes in our world. To be a Christian, then, is to be committed to action, to living out our faith through service to one another: Jesus said, “The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.” (Mark 10:45). We are Christians, we are the Church, we are the Body of Christ, not to be served but to serve and every member of our parish has something to offer towards the Mission of the Church.
Our opportunities are organized under a few different categories.
Here are some general explanations of each category.
Are you outgoing? Enjoy talking with people? Hospitality is responsible for creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, greeting people and answering questions.
Desire to serve those in need in the community? Outreach ministries prepare meals, collect donations, help immigrants, offer drives to appointments and assist those less fortunate.
Altar Setup & Service
Lots happens behind the scenes to create beautiful services. This is a good mix between behind-the-scene roles through set up and organizing, or assisting during Mass.
Facilities & Administrative Support
Speaking of things that happen “in the background”… This ministry is all about administrative projects (requiring varying degrees of skill), or building setup, teardown and maintenance. If you enjoy hands-on tasks, computer work or helping to organize then this is the place for you.
Choir & Music
Central to serving here are uplifting voices. If you can sing or play an instrument, we would love to hear from you!
Children & Youth
Do you have a heart for the next generation? We want to ignite young people and teenagers and help them start the discipleship journey on the right foot. Faith-filled adults and teenagers who are a few steps ahead on the journey are needed to help us fulfill this dream.
Our Emergency First Aid Responders provide support at Mass and special events by responding to medical situations. If you hold a valid First Aid, CPR Level A and a desire to assist those in medical need please give thought to joining this ministry.
Those are brief overviews of the categories. Please take some time to discern where God may be calling you to use your gifts to build up his kingdom. Please contact the Parish office if you are interested in any of these ministries.
Don’t use people to build up your church. Use your church to build up people.
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