Altar Server Ministry
The Altar Server’s Ministry is a unique one in the Catholic Church. Your participation as an Altar Server is special. When you serve the priests and deacons, you serve the people of God, and above all, you serve Christ our Savior.
If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server please call the office at 661-0644 or contact the Director of Altar Servers, Mitchell Bolda, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Server Documents
Looking to form a faithful team of a few
the gardens at Holy Spirit.
and ask for Karen.
Friends in Christ
A spiritual support group for women .
We gather weekly on Wednesdays form 8:45 am to 10:00 am in the Parish Life Center during the months of September to May. We do not meet during the summer.
For more information or if you have any questions, call the office at 219-661-0644.
This group includes men and women who provide fellowship and refreshments after Mass and other special events.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Council 7473, established January 15,1980 now represents Holy Spirit, St. Elizabeth Seton, and St Helen Parishes. Dedicated to the support of the Catholic Church and the community, the Knights raise money for contributions to various charities. They also offer its members’ time and efforts to Church needs and the needs of its neighbors. K of C also sponsors social activities for its members.
The Knights of Columbus organization is open to all Catholic men 18 years and older. However, the K. of C. membership not only works within itself but also offers its assistance to any community organization that is working for the good of its citizens.
L.I.F.T. Ladies in Faithful Times
Uplifting today’s busy woman with God’s peace, perspective and purpose.
We hope to resume our gatherings in the fall.
Bible-based, prayerful discussion driven from inspiring Christian writings
Lectors – readers prayerfully proclaim the Word of God.
Eucharistic Ministers – men and women who minister Christ’s body and blood to the Body of Christ, the Church.
Greeters – help to bring a spirit of warmth to the members of the gathering assembly by welcoming them at the doors of the church.
Ushers – women and men who facilitate the collection and offer assistance to the community as they gather and leave.
Art & Environment – those who prepare the worship space following the liturgical seasons, in order to set the mood and create a sense of the holy.
Contact Karen McMahon if interested any of these ministries.
We are currently on hiatus and hope to resume our gatherings in the Fall.
Men’s fellowship meets the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 to 10:00 am.
The meeting will start with Mass, followed by fellowship with coffee and donuts. At each meeting we will have a topical discussion about our faith. All men of the parish are welcome to attend. This will be a great opportunity to connect/reconnect with the men of our parish.
Ministry of Care
In the eyes of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the sick are very precious. Those who suffer carry the image of Jesus Christ. The ministry’s mission is to confirm the “Sign of Christ’s Presence” through the Holy Eucharist.
The Ministry of Care is involved in the following:
- Visiting and bringing the Eucharist to the homebound, hospitals and nursing facilities.
- Making follow up calls to inquire about the well-being of the homebound.
- Presiding at Communion Services.
- Giving someone a ride to Mass or to church activities.
This ministry has seen a change over the last few years. A patient entering the hospital is asked if they want the parish notified that they are admitted. Today the hospitals do ask but do not call or fax because of the federal privacy law (HIPAA). We ask the parishioner and /or the family to call the parish office if you would like a visit. We do not want anyone to be upset that we did not visit; if we did not visit we had no idea someone was in the hospital. We do not want to miss anyone.
The Holy Spirit Music Ministry consists of the adult choir and musicians. Choir members normally sing at the 10 AM Sunday Mass in addition to all Holy Days. Recently we have tried to sing at one Saturday Mass a month. A cantor and musician are present at the other two Masses each weekend.
The adult choir practices year round on Wednesdays at 7 PM at the church.
We sing at Mass, Funerals, and special church celebration days.
The Holy Spirit Choir is looking for…
Men & Women
Singles & Couples
You don’t have to be a great singer or read music……All are welcome!
Great way to meet new friends. We are a great group…like a family…a music family
Parish Activity Team P.A.T.
The Pastoral Council of Holy Spirit Parish is charged to assist Fr. Tom in assessing the pastoral needs of our parish community and to develop plans to address those needs. Fr. Tom has pledged to seek the council’s counsel, guidance, and advice in the spiritual and temporal care of the parish community.
Love our parish and have an interest in helping plan our future? Holy Spirit is looking for YOU! New members are commissioned in the spring and serve for a three year term.
Our current Council members are:
Rev. Thomas Mischler, Ex officio
Karen McMahon, Ex officio
Jon Henderlong – Vice Chairman
Becca Yagelski – Teen Representative
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God” Phil 4:6
The prayer chain is a network which communicates and takes prayerful action on the needs of the parish and greater community. The importance of the prayer chain is that it faithfully intercedes on behalf of others in need by lifting others up through prayer for specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations.
TO BECOME A PRAYER PARTNER:
Register for Holy Spirit Prayer Chain Ministry on Flocknotes
There are 2 easy ways to register (pick one):
Visit our network at
2. or Text belong to 84576 from your phone and follow the instructions
You will need to go through the Ministry List on Holy Spirit’s Flocknotes and click on the “Prayer Chain” to join that list. FYI you will be registered for the Holy Spirit Catholic Church contact list and will receive emails sent out on that list. There is no way to get around this, so you will occasionally receive those emails.
To share your prayer requests, please contact the Prayer Chain Coordinator Marian Farina by emailing her at email@example.com , please include the following information, as appropriate
• Your name
• Your email address
• Is this request for you or your immediate family?
• If not, do you have the person’s permission to post this request?
• Should we use your name or just initials?
• The details of the request or situation needing prayer.
• Prayer requests may be sent to the coordinator with details that are left off the general prayer chain if requested.
Do’s and Don’ts
DO abide by the Confidentiality Statement.
DO give support to those who you are praying for if a name was included with the prayer request.
DO visit someone in the hospital you heard about through the Prayer Chain, if you wish.
DO continue to pray and intercede for the prayer requests until you feel a release.
DO send reports of answers to prayer so we can pass those down as well.
DO send updates so we can keep praying specifically for the need.
- DON’T send a prayer request down the Prayer Chain – all requests must originate from the Prayer Chain Coordinator.
- DON’T forward Prayer Chain prayer requests to others.
- DON’T discuss prayer requests with anyone that is not on the Prayer Chain.
- DON’T give additional details you may be aware of concerning prayer requests to others
- DON’T include information you don’t want communicated.
All prayer request posts will be reviewed by the Prayer Chain Coordinator and edited as necessary for brevity, confidentiality, priority, etc.
Submissions may be edited or rejected if, in the PC Coordinator’s judgment, they cross the line into gossip, particularly for third party or anonymous submissions. When in doubt, identifying information will be removed.
Anonymous submissions will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. If such a request is deemed to be of a sensitive nature, all identifying information will be removed.
If necessary for confidentiality, situational details and/or names may be reduced or removed from any submission.
To preserve privacy when one person submits a request for another individual, possibly without that person’s permission, all third-party requests will list initials only, with or without the requestor’s name (unless the request specifically states that permission has been granted by the 3rd party) (i.e. with, as in AB neighbor of Jane Doe, needs prayer for an upcoming job interview” or without, as in “Pray for AB’s upcoming job interview”).
Stewardship Committee is where members work to help parish members celebrate and share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure. If you are interested in joining this committee please call the parish office at 661-0644.
We are a group of teens who have fun Serving, Worshiping, and just hanging out together.
Open to all Middle and High School Students
If you or your teen needs to be engaged, or would like to get involved in Youth Group, please contact our Youth Ministers, Philip and Cindy Baumeister at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the current bulletin for updates.
It is open to all middle and high school students. Feel free to invite a friend! They do not need to be Catholic.
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