BENEVOLENCE AND FOOD PANTRY: Provides emergency assistance to parishioners and others (as resources permit) who need help. Ministers help collect food items, to administer them, and to control inventory in our food pantry.
CHILDREN'S OUTREACH: Works to provide service opportunities for our young children through sixth grade. Recognizing that the actual service of others is a component of comprehensive faith formation, this group helps our Faith Formation Program to vision, and implement service project that will introduce children to the joys of our obligation to serve others.
CRAFT GROUP: Meets every Wednesday morning. The group makes Prayer Blankets for the sick and homebound. and provides food baskets and "Angel Tree" gifts during the holidays and Care Packages throughout the year.
CONGREGATION COMMITTEE: Includes representatives of the community who give feedback as to the effectiveness of all dimensions of our Outreach Ministry.
DOVE PROGRAM: Doing Our Volunteering Everywhere! A special program to allow families the opportunity to come together and get involved in our many communal and diocesan efforts to enflesh Christ's love by serving the unfortunate. An excellent program for families and for individuals.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: Class meets Tuesdays and Thursday mornings to help people in our parish community with English communication skills. This often leads to better job opportunities and aids in helping parents better communicate with teachers, doctors, dentists etc.
LOW IMPACT EXERCISE: The class meets Mondays and Wednesday mornings. All of the exercises can be performed while sitting in a chair and can be taylored to the individuals needs or limitations. The class is taught by a professional instructor and we provide weights, exercise ball and exercise bands.
MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Ensures that communion is taken to the sick and homebound on a regular basis. Ministers must be willing to undergo training and formation, and must be willing to make a strong commitment to be present to those who depend on regular visits from their faith community.
HOLY-HOLY: We have partnered with our sister parish Holy Cross in Southeast Dallas to help meet some of their school needs. We also help families in our parish community with school supplies. We collect donations of supplies at the beginning of each school year.
CHRISTIAN INITIATION OUTREACH: Works to provide service opportunities to those involved in Christian initiation (those becoming Catholic). Recognizing that the Catholic call is one of service to others, we help to introduce new Catholics to service to others in our Faith tradition. A component of RCIA and other initiation programs.
PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY: Healing has always been part of the mission of the Church since deacons, monks and nuns were engaged in the healing arts. We pray for the sick and ask saints and others to pray for them. Our priests administer the Sacrament of the Sick. Our prayer blankets are blessed by our priests and remind the person who uses one that they are covered with the prayers of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
PRAYER CHAIN: We have a large group of volunteers that respond to the various needs of parishioners by actively praying for their intentions.
RESPECT LIFE: Has at its focus the sanctity of life from birth to natural death. We meet for prayer, public witness, education, political action and support services through a variety of parish and diocesan activities. Some of the activities include peaceful praying outside of local abortion centers and participating in Project Gabriel and Project Rachel, diocesan services to the pre-born and those who are in the process of healing from abortion. We also collect baby and maternity items for our diocesan Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
YOUTH OUTREACH: Works to offer suggestions of outreach opportunities for our youth to aid in their formation as committed and involved young Catholics. Events include summer programs where young people from across the diocese work together to rebuild homes and houses, and reflect on the meaning and central importance of service to others.