Worshipping God is our primary expression as a community of faith. Our liturgy is the only activity which embraces every parishioner of Holy Spirit. The liturgy is not only the starting point of Christian life, the source of our strength and basis of our encounter with God, but is also the end-point of our Christian life, as a foretaste of the heavenly banquet where we will be united as One with God, forever.
At Holy Spirit, we recognize that, as St. Augustine said, the celebration of the Eucharist "Makes the Church." Therefore, our Sunday worship is an expression of the best part of ourselves which we offer to God as a sacrificial gift, and as a means of engaging all elements of our community so that they may be transformed through God's power, felt in the communal experience of worship. We strive to make our liturgies more powerful, to make our worship space a place of beauty and an encounter with the Transcendent, and to make our ministers more than volunteers.
SACRED ART COMMITTEE: Considers sacred art and environment to enhance the sanctuary space each liturgical season and for long term projects. They strive to prepare the worship space to promote an inviting Christian atmosphere for all seasons of the Church year, according to the guidelines of the Church, pastor and liturgy commission. Contact: Tim Hart, 972-298-2351, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CHOIRS & CANTORS: All parishioners are welcome to serve. Choir and Cantors lead and inspire the community in prayer through the gift of song during the Mass. All Choir members are invited to be Cantors. Rehearsals are being held on Thursdays at 7:30 pm for the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass and Saturday at 4:00 p.m. for the 5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass. Those stepping forward to serve in this capacity need to commit to regular times of practice and ministry. Contact: Felipe Ramírez at FelipeRamirez@holyspiritcc.org.
LECTORS: Those called to proclaim The Word of God during Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Mandatory training is required of lectors because of the significance of this ministry. Open to adults and confirmed youth. Contact:
PARISH MUSIC COORDINATOR, ORGANIST, PIANIST: Serves as a liaison between music ministers and the pastor and helps coordinate various musical needs for the parish. Contact: Felipe Ramírez, E-mail at FelipeRamirez@holyspiritcc.org.
SACRISTAN AND SACRISTY HELPERS: Work to keep the altar area and linens clean for all liturgies. Sets up for masses and other worship services. Also sees that vestments and appointments are clean and orderly. Contact: Cathy Ordemann, 972-298-4971 ext 11, E-mail email@example.com
WEDDING COORDINATOR: Helps couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage to plan the wedding ceremony following Church guidelines and support the presider. Contact: Elaine Holley, 972-775-1794,