PARISH LIFE

at Holy Spirit

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Community Life

This ministry coordinates special events & receptions for the parish.  There are 4-5 events per year and the committee meets prior each event for planning.  If you are looking to serve the parish, but cannot do monthly meetings, enjoy promoting fellowship and enjoy a party! Consider joining this fun ministry!

Contact:  Ann Hatton  or Fina Lania at the Parish Office (757) 468-3600 x117

Fired Up!

Young Adult Ministry (age 18+) 

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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. 

 

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Contact:  Katrina Cruz, Director Religious Education  (757) 468-3600 x108  

YAFiredUp@gmail.com

 

Men's Club

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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.

 

Parish Security

The Safety & Security Team and the Night Managers are essential ministries which help ensure the safety of our parish community and church building. 

Night Managers

 

Our Night Managers cover shifts in the evenings on a rotating schedule, Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, while activities are taking place in the parish.  It is the Night Manager's responsibility to monitor the people entering and exiting the building throughout that time and to secure the entire church building at the end of the evening when the parish activities have concluded.    Contact: Bob Lania, (757) 761-5042

Safety & Security Team

 

Our Safety and Security Team, which consists of medical, fire safety, and security personnel, provides protection for our parish family inside and outside the church building throughout every weekend liturgy.  Members of this ministry are assigned to their requested Mass time and serve before, during, and immediately following the liturgy.   Contact: Richie Martinez (757) 681-3688

Richie Martinez (Security Team)

Carlos Rosario (Security Team)

 

Respect Life

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 kcruz@holyspiritvb.org

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Spirit provides assistance to the poor and suffering, is an advocate for social justice, and provides opportunities to empower the poor to help themselves.   Visit their page HERE

For more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Spirit, contact:  Dave Laurence at dlaurence@yahoo.com

 

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

 

Sunshine Club

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

 

Welcome Ministry

The Welcome Ministry is responsible for reaching out to new families and visitors by way of facilitating parish registrations and manning the Information Desk.

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

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Young Vincentians

(ages 11-17)  

This new social outreach ministry will allow its members to grow in holiness as they further develop their own spirituality and prayer life, create new friendships, and serve those in need. 

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Please contact Erin Laurence at elaurence@holyspiritvb.org or 468-3600, ext. 114 for additional information or to sign-up for the leadership and training program.