Liturgical Ministries

We are now using the MINISTRY SCHEDULER PRO (MSP) for Liturgy volunteers.  Please log in to your account to sign up, cancel or sub.  If you need assistance or have lost your information, please contact Joy Palm




Serving at weekend liturgies; persons Grade 5 and up.

Contact:  Mike Sprangers  (757) 471-0053     

Altar Server





The Art and Environment team works creatively with the Director of Liturgy to develop ideas for decorating which will be implemented during the appropriate seasons throughout the liturgical year.

Contact:  Erin Laurence   (757) 468-3600, ext. 114



Members of the audio ministry must possess expertise in this field in order to be able to assist with all of the audio needs of the parish.

Contact:  Jeff Rakowski  (757) 621-3033



Cleaning liturgical candlesticks
Contact:   Julie Rakowski  
(757) 420-9150



Saturday 5 pm Mass and Sunday 10 am Mass
Contact:   Katrina Cruz  
(757) 468-3600




Ministering the Body and Blood of Christ at liturgy; recommended by pastor and appointed by the Bishop, workshops provided for parishioners who are Confirmed and are Roman Catholics in good standing*


Contact:  Erin Laurence  (757) 468-3600 x114




Proclaimers of God’s word in the Sunday assembly; workshop training provided for adult, confirmed Roman Catholics in good standing*  

Contact:  George Webb  (757) 962-2580




Involves washing, ironing, properly hanging and caring for altar linens.


Contact: Carol Sprangers  (757) 468-3600




The primary function of the Mass Coordinator is to provide a liaison between the celebrant and all other participants of the liturgy, thereby minimizing distraction and intensifying the joy of worship.

Contact:  Erin Laurence  (757) 468-3600 ext. 114




The Music Ministry provides opportunities to worship & praise the Lord through vocal or instrumental music

Adults and youth are welcome to join the music ministry program at Holy Spirit anytime during the year.  Due to the current health crisis, there is no choir during public Masses 


The Holy Spirit Adult Choir assists with the musical leadership at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass and also provides music for special liturgies throughout Lent and Advent. The choir incorporates a broad range of music into the liturgy, from traditional hymns to contemporary Christian songs.

Our Enkindled music group, comprised of high school students and young adults, sings on a monthly basis for Mass as well as for Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, special events and outreach projects throughout the year.

The Youth Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings during the school year and sings for select Masses during Ordinary Time as well as for Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost.

In addition to working on music for the weekend liturgies, all three choirs at Holy Spirit prepare for concert performances throughout the year.

Cantors help lead the congregation in song. Vocal training and proficient music reading ability are necessary if you are interested in auditioning to become a cantor.



Youth Choir (grades 1-7) – 6:00 pm-6:45 pm Thursdays (Rehearsals take place in the church library)

Enkindled (8th grade and up) – Friday evenings as scheduled through GroupMe

Adult Choir – 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Thursdays (Rehearsals take place in the Worship Space)

Contact:   Erin Laurence, Director of Liturgy & Music  (468-3600 ext.114)




Due to COVID-19, the Nursery is currently closed.  Otherwise, the weekend liturgies have an employed babysitter and teenage assistant.  Children 6 months to 4 years are welcome.

Contact:  Katrina Cruz  (757) 468-3600 




Caring for all parish plants, including ones used for seasonal liturgies.

Contact:  Erin Laurence  (757) 468-3600 ext. 114




Ushers serve a very important role at the parish as they are often the first people to greet and warmly welcome parishioners and guests upon entering the church.  The ushers help set the tone for the environment and are always prepared to answer basic parish-related questions and assist anyone in need when attending Mass.  Ushers help seat parishioners before the liturgy begins and provide direction during the reception of Communion and at the end of the service.  Some ushers are trained to safely clean and disinfect the worship space in between the Masses.

Contact: Conrad Westerman  (757) 636-6582




Providing Red Rose wine (with screw cap only) for liturgies.

Contact:  Joy Palm, Parish Secretary  (757) 468-3600, ext. 116


* A Catholic in good standing: attends Mass faithfully; is registered in the parish; has received all three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation); if married, married in the Catholic Church or a marriage validated by the Catholic Church; if single, not living with another person in a romantic relationship or as a couple.