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ACTS is a weekend retreat designed to bring men and women of the parish to a closer relationship with God and their brothers and sisters in faith. ACTS stands for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service.  It is an effort to increase our aware...

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Parishioners gather to study various topics to further their growth and understanding of the Faith.   Journey Faith Sharing Groups – Journey groups offer a unique opportunity to experience our faith with renewed depth and enthusia...

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Al-Anon is a support program for those affected by persons who are dependent upon alcohol.  We have two separate groups that meet at Holy Spirit Parish.  Newcomers are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m., a half-hour prior to the start of either...

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Parishioners clean the church every Saturday after the 8:00 a.m. mass. Contact:                        Edna Accardi       &n...

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The ACA Committee plans and coordinates the St. Louis Annual Catholic Appeal for Holy Spirit Parish.  This committee works closely with the Stewardship and Finance Committees of the parish and the Archdiocesan Office of Stewardship & Develop...

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This group of people plans and executes our worship space environment.  Through the use of liturgical art, banners, plants, candles, light and various symbols, this committee strives to welcome us to prayer. Contacts:    &...

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Holy Spirit Athletic Association (HSAA) is a vibrant, family oriented organization that provides recreational youth sports, primarily soccer and volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track and field, baseball, softball and tee-ball in...

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The Bereavement Luncheon Teams provide a meal for the families of parishioners following the funeral of a loved one.  Luncheons are normally served in the Parish Hall.  Extra hands are always welcome along with donations of food. Contact...

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This committee plans and conducts the parish’s annual major fund-raising event.  This festive carnival which is held each year on the Friday and Saturday following Labor Day unites hundreds of parishioners into the family spirit of our par...

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Ministry of Consolation, in collaboration with other related parish ministries, offers confidential support, hope, and compassion to adults who have suffered loss or difficult life transitions. Contact:     Stephen Ministry 7...

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Contemplative prayer, such as centering prayer, can lead one to discover the meaning of Psalm 46: “Be still and know that I am God.” The prayer can help you to find the God within and to hear with the ear of the heart. Contact: Karlye ...

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Men and women assist in the distribution of communion during weekend masses and assist on weekdays on a voluntary basis. Contacts:          Julie Spinner jspinner@holyspiritstl.org   73...

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Faith in Action program is designed to help the sick, elderly, convalescent parishioner or those needing prayers when they are least able to help themselves.  This program is also there to share in the joy of new life.  Since recovery often...

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This committee evaluates, develops and approves the annual budget so that there is sufficient financial support for the activities of the parish.  The committee also audits all of the financial activities of the parish to be sure that the treasu...

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This is a group of people who are open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit and who enjoy coming together to praise and thank Jesus for all that He has done for us.  The first part of the meeting is filled with prayer, praise, scripture reading, and ...

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In 2009, Holy Spirit started a garden on the grounds behind the Annex. This garden has grown and is a blessing to many people in many ways. The garden produces fresh herbs and vegetables for the HandS pantry for distribution to those in need. ...

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HandS provides services to people in need of food, utility or financial assistance.  We sponsor the Lenten Casseroles, the Fall Blanket and Coat Drive, Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need, and the Christmas Giving Tree.  HandS is funded ...

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In this organization, parents, administrative and teaching staff of Holy Spirit School work together to improve relationships, communication and cooperation between the school and home. They also raise funds for special school projects. Contact:&n...

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The Knights of Columbus is part of a National fraternal and community service, which is based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Knights of Columbus meet on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact: Don Benz benzc...

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LAFFS is open to all women. Our focus is on service to our parish/community, camaraderie, and faith formation. Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Join us to initiate and develop L.A.F.F.S. for our comm...

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The Holy Spirit Ladies Club is a social and charitable organization that works for the benefit of the parish.  This group meets on the second Tuesday of most months at 7:00 p.m. in the Annex.  Our meetings consist of a short business meetin...

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Parishioners serve at weekend celebrations of the Eucharist by proclaiming the Scriptures, prayers of the faithful and announcements. Contact: Julie Spinner jspinner@holyspiritstl.org 739-0230 ext. 101

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During the 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses (from September through May), the children 3 years old through third grade come forward after the Opening Prayer and adjourn to their own separate space.  They hear the Word of God using the same...

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All men are welcome to join this open group. We meet in the Parish Hall on the First and Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Our goal is to deepen and live our faith through, prayer, formation, fellowship and service. For more information or to...

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Boys and girls from 5th grade through high school assist the priests and deacons in the liturgical celebrations. Contacts:                     ...

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Parishioners serve at weekend liturgies in welcoming people who have come to worship. They assist people as necessary, take up the collection and distribute bulletins. Contact:          Julie Spinner...

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Holy Spirit has an adult choir that sings each Sunday at the 9:00 a.m. mass. An ensemble group of singers and musicians leads at the 11:00 a.m. mass on the first and third Sundays of the month. The parish also has a children’s choir that sings ...

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A group of volunteers meet at the Parish Office on most Friday mornings to assist with clerical needs of the parish including mailings, bulletin inserts, etc. Contact:             Juli...

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The Older Adult & Caregiver Ministry assists mature adults and caregivers in meeting both spiritual and functional needs.  Opportunities include, but are not limited to, prayer, pastoral care, fellowship, and learning. Contact:  ...

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The curriculum of the Parish School of Religion strives to provide a balanced religious education program which includes life experience, Catholic doctrine, scripture, prayer, liturgy, service and creative activities in an atmosphere which fosters th...

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Prayer Shawl Ministry consists of individuals who love to knit, crochet, or who are able to assemble fabric to make a shawl or lap robe, in their own home. Upon completion, the shawls and robes will be blessed and given to parishioners who are sick, ...

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The Pro-Life Committee strives to foster awareness and appreciation of the sanctity and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. The committee is guided by the St. Louis Archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate in accordance with the...

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This committee advises the pastor in making policy for the Parish School of Religion. Contact: Sharon Kaufman skaufman@holyspiritstl.org 739-0230 ext. 110  

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The Quilters are a group of parishioners who socialize while creating beautiful quilts for the Annual Quilt Bingo.  We welcome anyone to join us … no experience necessary, and we will be happy to teach you.  We get together on Monday...

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Room at the Inn, sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, is a community-based program providing emergency shelter for women and families dealing with the complex issues of homelessness. Holy Spirit Parish is one of sixty “Nite Sites&rdqu...

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Extraordinary ministers bring communion to parishioners who are unable to participate in the weekend Liturgies.  Parishioners conduct prayer services and distribute communion in five nursing homes within the parish boundaries. Contact: &...

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Holy Spirit Full-time School, in keeping with a love for God, self, and others, provides the child with sound academic instruction, a foundation in Scripture and knowledge of our faith, individual guidance, and the witness of service by living out th...

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The Holy Spirit Catholic School Board is comprised of nine members consisting of Holy Spirit parishioners and parents. The school board advises the pastor and assists in the development and implementation of policies of the parish day school. Co...

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Holy Spirit offers two early childhood education programs.  Both programs are designed for the children’s education in social level and begin to develop the skills needed for the full-time school program.  The children are provided a ...

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The parish has an active scouting program for boys and girls.  Following the guidelines of the scouting programs, parishioners serve as leaders of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies. Contacts: Boy Scouts   ...

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Every Wednesday and Thursday, 9 – 10 a.m., in the Annex, we gather for stretching, flexibility, balance, strengthening exercises.  Men and women are welcome. We pray for each other and have fun!  Make the commitment to help yourself. ...

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Social Justice is an integral part of our faith life.  To be holy we need to be just and foster justice in our society.  Learn, share with others, and advocate for the voiceless.  We collaborate with other parishes in the Northwest Dea...

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The Spirited Seniors is a social group for all parishioners (singles, widowed, divorced and married).  The group gets together monthly for a wide variety of social activities.  You are invited to participate in just one or all of the functi...

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St. Patrick Center (in downtown St. Louis) provides hot meals and other services to the poor and the homeless.  Holy Spirit Parish is part of an archdiocese-wide cooperative program to assist St. Patrick’s.  Volunteers from our parish...

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Volunteers from our parish also provide salads and/or components the 4th Sunday of each month. Salads are collected from the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday until the beginning of the 11:00 Mass on Sunday. Your donations may be placed in a container in th...

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Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one Christian care-giving ministry.  Stephen Ministers are carefully selected and trained to provide one-on-one emotional and spiritual support for individuals who are experiencing a life crisis.   For inf...

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A week long summer program for children from age 3 through grade 5, it uses Bible stories to develop an understanding of our faith in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Contact:            &nb...

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  Youth Ministry at Holy Spirit seeks to serve the parish mission of being a joyful, accepting, forgiving community centered in Eucharist and guided by the Holy Spirit through a variety of organizations, events and programs for 6th through 12...

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