At Holy Spirit, there are many opportunities to share your gifts and talents during our liturgies. A short description of each Worship Ministry can be found here.
Boys and girls in grades four through eight are encouraged to serve at the table of the Lord. Each year, a sign-up of 5th graders is taken and training sessions are held. Parents of altar servers need to be partners in assuring that their children are faithful to their commitments.
Contact: The Religious Education Office at (616) 453-1591
ART AND ENVIRONMENT
The Art and Environment Committee is a group of parishioners who volunteer their time to adorn and prepare the sacred space of Holy Spirit for the changing of the church’s calendar. Throughout the Liturgical year, they come together to enhance our surroundings for the seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, or any other special feast of the church. This does not require any special talents other than a willingness to serve.
Contact: Ruth Leikert
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
This program, offered during the 10:30 am Mass from October through April, provides children in grades K-5 an opportunity to hear the readings proclaimed in language they can easily understand. After the opening rites, the children and catechists gather together in the center aisle, receive a blessing from the priest, and then proceed to another room to hear and share the Sunday readings. Each team of adult volunteers facilitates 5-6 times a year.
Contact: Religious Education Office at (616) 453-1591. All volunteers must follow the Diocesan and Parish guidelines for child safety.
Eucharistic Ministers assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at weekend liturgies. Given the size of our parish, new ministers are always in demand. Ministers volunteer for one of the weekend Mass times. Training sessions are held as needed.
Contact: Diane Schoof at (616) 453-1591
Contact: Rosemary Cheslock at (616) 485-1184
Greeters share the light of God within them as they smile, open doors and welcome parishioners at each of the entrances to church before Masses. Families and all ages are welcome! Greeters may set their own schedule, even working different Masses, and are asked to arrive about 20-30 minutes before Mass.
Chamber Choir (9th grade & up)
Children’s Choir (Gr. 3-8)
Resurrection Choir (sing at Parish Festivals
Adult Handbell Choir (Junior High & Up)
Contact: Joe Houdek at (616) 453-6369
READER’S OF GOD’S WORD
Readers of God’s Word proclaim the Scriptures and read the Prayers of Intercession and other announcements at weekend liturgies. Readers are scheduled for various Masses on a rotating basis. Those who have been gifted with good voices and presence are invited to share their gift with the parish.
Contact: Tim Bastic | (616) 735-9956
Teams of ushers offer hospitality, assistance, and taking the collection of the offering at weekend liturgies. In addition, the Ushers Club serves as a men’s club, with meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. All men of the parish are welcome to join the Ushers Club. Women are welcome to join in the ministry of ushering at Mass.
Contact: Dan Wood | (616) 340-3161