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 at his home.  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, 340-6653

Photography: Ron & Annie Lopez



October 2019

Nov 1-Dec 1  2019


Our liturgical rites are an expression of both the tradition of the church and the local communities which celebrate these rites.  Adjustments in the worship space environment help call this to mind and enhance our celebration.  Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter requires much preparation.  Parishioners are asked to coordinate and implement the environmental changes.

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, Directory of Liturgy & Worship              468-3600 ext. 114


Serving at weekend liturgies; persons grade 5 and up.
Contact:           Anne Ventura (training)         340-2572


Working with the Liturgy Committee on external aspects of liturgy (e.g. hanging seasonal decorations, sewing banners, vestments, etc.)
Contact:             Erin Laurence,  Directory of Liturgy & Worship            468-3600, ext. 114



Responsible for live sound operation and recording of weekend liturgies, archiving and indexing of homilies, and filling tape requests.  Opportunities include: mixer operation, recording, cassette editing, duplication and organization.
Contact:                  Jeff Rakowski                621-3033



Cleaning liturgical candlesticks.
Contact:                 Julie Rakowski               420-9150



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:          Rose Daria                  431-0929


* 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.



Proclaimers of God’s word in the Sunday assembly; workshop training provided for adult, confirmed Roman Catholics.
Contact:                 George Webb                962-2580



Washing, ironing and folding altar linens.
Contact:               Carol Sprangers              471-0053



The weekend liturgies have an employed babysitter and teenage assistant.  Children 6 months to 4 years are welcome.
Contact:          Abby Causey, Director of Family Faith Formation               468-3600 ext. 105



Caring for all parish plants, including ones used for seasonal liturgies.
Contact:     Sandra Horsey and Bridget Walker



Prepares bi-monthly schedule mailed to each minister from the parish office.
Contact:                Beverly Boler, Office & Facilities Supervisor              468-3600 ext. 102



Greeting and guiding parishioners and guests at liturgies.
Contact:                 Jim Pokrywka                340-8138



Providing red rose wine (with screw cap only) for liturgies.
Contact:               Christina Gettys, Office & Facilities Supervisor     468-3600, ext. 102




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 and good order of worship.


5:30 PM

Robert Smithberger, 502-1272

Michael Sprangers, 471-0053

Anne Ventura, 340-2572


8:00 AM

Andy & Linda Lazo, 471-5386

John and Jing Fassoth, 462-0189


10:15 AM

George & Rose Daria, 536-2501/536-7763


12:15 PM

Charles & Bernardita Mixer, 990-9300

Roly & Julieta Tiamzon, 498-1427


Music Ministry provides opportunities to worship and 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.

The Holy Spirit Adult Choir assists with the musical leadership at the 10:15am 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 Spirit and Song 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)
SPIRIT & SONG  (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)

Please contact Erin Laurence, Director of Liturgy & Music, at 468-3600 ext.114


Sunday mornings one of four teams count, code and tabulate the collections from each Mass and prepare the bank deposit of these funds.  Envelope receipts are separated and recorded so that specific wishes of the parishioner can be honored.  Individual donations are recorded in the computer for later preparation of the quarterly reports provided to all parishioners detailing their own contributions and promise status.  Members are appointed by the pastor.



Susan Tenczar, Coordinator |  Linda Benitez

Chris Clamor  | Nellie Shirley/Karen Zito


To contact ministry heads, please call the Parish Office at (757) 468-3600

CURSILLO … a lay movement of the Catholic Church. The name Cursillo is Spanish, meaning short course, and is associated with a 3 day weekend which is only one aspect of the Cursillo movement. Small community is stressed as a method of faith formation, holiness and spiritual support.

Contact: Jerry & Beatrice Johnson 430-8455

NIGHT MANAGERS… This group provides a person each week night to assume responsibility for opening and closing the parish center, receiving and greeting visitors and parishioners using the building facilities and answering telephone calls during the evening hours. This is scheduled on a rotating basis from Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Contact: Mark Maloney 548-1885

FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP … We have received so much from Our Lord – life, faith, freedom and family. Along with these gifts, we’ve also been given the responsibility to be faithful and faith-filled stewards of our finances. Explore the connection between faith and finances in your own life with “7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free”, a 7 week scripture-based practical study program which aims to help achieve balance between faith and finances and help us become better stewards of our God-given resources. In this program, we will learn how to develop a healthy, wholesome and holy attitude when it comes to managing our money. The program will be held intermittently during the year and will be announced in the bulletin and during Mass. Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes and will take place on a weeknight for 7 consecutive weeks. Sign ups will be held in the commons.

Contact: Fina Lania (757) 468-3600 ext. 117

PARISH ECUMENICAL REPRESENTATIVE … To provide leadership and information for the parish on ecumenical activities, statements, events and concerns, and to organize participation in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and other annual ecumenical events.

Contact: Dottie Latham 486-7455

RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY ... The Respect Life 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. 


If you are interested in joining this ministry or have any questions or concerns about "Respect Life," please contact Katrina Cruz in the parish office at 757-468-3600 ext. 108 or email directly at kcruz@holyspiritvb.org

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Virginia Beach, VA  23456

Office:  (757) 468-3600

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