Opportunities to Serve
Sunday Collection Counters
As we turn our minds to renewing our financial stewardship pledge it is a good time to consider our pledge of time as well. If you are looking for your first opportunity to serve within our community or just want to try something new, joining our counters, those that count the Sunday collection, is a great way to get involved. Our “counters” play a very important role in the operations of Holy Spirit without much fanfare. While they are much appreciated, they go about their work carefully, quietly and confidentially. Without the service of these counting teams, under the guidance of Monica Bayless, your financial gifts could not be counted, safe guarded and put to good use in our community. If you would like to join this important group of people who serve just once a month on a Monday morning from 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Monica would love to have your help. No accounting experience is necessary, just a willingness to give a few hours a month in the service of our Lord.
Prayers of the Faithful and General Intercession
We present our requests to God at every Mass during the Prayers of the Faithful and General Intercessions. These prayers are created by fellow parishioners who have stepped up to join a prayer team or work on their own to incorporate the main theme of the Sunday readings and the needs of our parish into these beautiful prayers. Although we often take these prayers for granted, they truly enhance our Sunday Mass experience. Through natural attrition, some of the prayer teams are no longer able to prepare the prayers for us. Ideally, we plan to have a minimum of five teams of one or more people so that no one is asked to prepare prayers more often than once a month. Prayer teams are scheduled for a full year for consistency and predictability. We supply the books, “Living Liturgy” and “Companion Missal” which provide guidance to help with prayer preparation. The Holy Spirit supplies the necessary inspiration.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to engage in the parish but has limited free time or mobility.
If you are interested in these opportunities to serve, or any other ministry at Holy Spirit, please contact Katie Metzger at 408-997-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.