The Holy Spirit Men’s Club promotes faith, fellowship, and service for its members and the entire parish community. By focusing on spiritual, social and service activities, the Men’s Club helps its members grow closer to Christ and assists the church with parish-wide events. Throughout the past 10+ years, the Men’s Club has donated more than $20,000 of its Paver Project and Social events funds raised – back to the parish. The Men’s Club also provides financial support to our Youth Ministries and assists with some of their large fund-raising events. Some of their annual activities include: Mardi Gras celebrations, Chili Cook-Offs, Stations of the Cross, Parish Picnics, Harvest Fairs, and Barbecues, as well as Tides Baseball and Admirals Hockey games with the Pastor, clean-up of the parish grounds and rectory, and assisting with parking during holidays and parish-wide events.
Meetings are held at 7 PM the first Thursday of every month and open to men ages 18-years-old and older. If you are interested in learning more about the Men’s Club, please contact George Bieber at (757) 714-0602 or Tony Quaranta (410) 960-2592. You can also learn more about the Men’s Club on Facebook.
Respect Life Ministry
This ministry would like to promote within our church community a culture where every human being is valued and protected at the beginning and at the end of their life. We seek to create awareness of the life affirming positions of the Roman Catholic Church regarding these most vulnerable moments in life. Ministry activities will respectfully promote education over protest, empathy over indifference, and unity over division.
Contact: Katrina Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisters in Faith
Sisters in Faith is a ministry for women who wish to grow stronger together in their Catholic Faith through Scripture Studies, devotionals, guest speaker presentations and religious talks and discussions. The ministry supports various charitable organizations in the area and assists with major parish events as needed. Sisters In Faith meetings are held at 7 pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
Contact: Erin Laurence at (757) 468-3600 x114
The Sunshine Club is open to all those who want to have fun, fellowship and are at least 55 years young. Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June. After the meeting there is a potluck luncheon, a guest speaker or entertainment, and a 50/50 drawing. We have "special" luncheons for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition to the monthly meetings, our Tours & Trips Director sets up several "Fantastic Bus Trips"to many interesting/fun places. Annual dues, for all this Fun and Fellowship, are only $10. If you join after February, your dues are $5 for January through June. We hope to see you soon!
Contact: Mark Gillikin, Sunshine Club President at (757) 227-7668
The Welcome Ministry is responsible for reaching out to new families and visitors by way of facilitating parish registrations and manning the Information Desk.
All new families are invited and encouraged to attend a quarterly Welcome Dinner with the Pastor. An invitation will be mailed to all newly registered. This gives each family and the Pastor an opportunity to get to know one another.
The Information Desk, located in the parish commons, is manned at each weekend Mass by a member of the ministry. They offer assistance to any parishioner or guest with questions regarding the parish and our programs.
Coordinator: Dan Barrett, (757) 340-6653
Photography: Ron & Annie Lopez
Young Adult Ministry Young adulthood is a passage of life when men and women are making numerous decisions about their future while encountering various life transitions. Holy Spirit’s Fired Up! Young Adult Ministry creates a community for all individuals ages 18 and up filled with friendship, fellowship and faith with other Catholic Christians.
Contact: Katrina Cruz, Director Religious Education (757) 468-3600 ext 108 YAFiredUp@gmail.com