BOOK CLUB: Josephine Lampton, 816-554-9729
Book Club is held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. The group has been meeting about 6 years with a membership of about twenty people. This club is open to anyone that is interested. Please watch the bulletin for current location and information or contact Barb Brady or Josephine Lampton for questions.
CUB SCOUTS/BOY SCOUTS
Cub Scout Pack 54 is a strong organization with approximately 75 registered scouts. We meet weekly during the school year for den meetings and once a month Pack meetings on Thursday evenings. The Pack is strengthened by a high level of adult involvement, supported by a strong national organization that includes a well-organized program of activities throughout the year. A large percentage of Webelos II rank advance and crossover into Troop 54. To learn more about Pack 54 visit our website at: www.cspack54.com.
Boy Scout Troop 54 meets on Monday evenings. Monthly camp-outs and special activities are planned throughout the year. For Boy Scouts email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIDGE MARATHON: Kathy Rolfe at 237-0519 or www.kathyrolfe.com
We play bridge as a community builder and fundraiser September through May, usually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. It is run as two continuing sessions: September through early December and then starting up anew January through early May. We play from 7:00 PM to about 10:00 PM. You play with your own partner the entire evening but play 7 hands each against three different sets of opponents. We play social or party bridge, keeping a running total throughout each session. We return your cost of play to you if you are the highest scorer for any given night. We also pay prize money to the top three pairs at the end of the fall and spring sessions. The cost to play is currently $4 per night per person. If you play, you sign on for the entire session, pay, and either play or provide a substitute to play in your absence.
Since our inception in the fall of 2003, we have raised over $8500 for the Church.
Several Brownie and Girl Scout troops are active and meeting in our parish facilities, generally on Monday evenings. These troops are affiliated with local schools. Please watch the bulletin or call the Parish Office for more information.
BUNKO: Barb Brady, 816-809-0973
Bunko is a 1950’s dice game & consists of twelve players. This game is played three times a month at different player’s homes. In November, everyone gathers in the A/B room at the church,
bring paper products, and donate $10.00 for needy families. If interested in being a sub/learning to play, please contact Nancy Daniels at 537-8483.
CARNIVAL: Michelle Stewart, 537-6990 x306
Join us this spring in celebrating the end of the CFP year with our annual fundraiser carnival. 100% of the proceeds are donated to support Heifer International (www.heifer.org). All are invited, even if you are not involved with CFP. New or gently used stuffed animals are accepted year round, other carnival prizes and trinkets are appreciated donations as well.
CHAIR YOGA: Clara Vaughn, 816-830-8855
Chair Yoga is offered to adult parishioners on Wednesday mornings at 9:15 AM in the narthex. Classes are taught by Clara Vaughn, yoga instructor. Watch the bulletin for class dates and fees.
CHILD CARE/SUNDAY NURSERY
Holy Spirit trains and supervises all child care workers, both adults and youth. (See the parish website for our child care policies.) Child care can be provided for nearly any parish meeting if requested. In addition, we provide child care for toddlers, preschoolers and children in need of our services at the weekly 10:30 AM mass (excluding holidays). The Child Care room is located in the classroom area below the gym. No registration is necessary for Sunday Mass but there may be a limit to the number of children that can be accommodated. If you’d like to join the child care staff, review the policies on-line and call Andrea to receive an application.
DINNER FOR EIGHT: Kay Fullington, 318-3816
Members of the parish gather once a month on the 2nd Saturday for an opportunity to enjoy a meal together. Participants take turns hosting for this popular parish activity.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: Mike Poindexter, 537-7520
The Holy Spirit Golf Tournament is held annually in August or September and for several years has been played on the Shamrock Hills Golf Course in southern Lee’s Summit. Following the tournament, golfers and their families gather at the Church for a dinner and awarding of prizes. Everyone is welcome to join the fun!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 8334: Tony Jose, 816-537-0532
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal organization whose members are dedicated to supporting their local parish and community while developing rewarding friendships with men of similar values and character. We are committed to many activities in the areas of family, church, youth, community and council. Our mission is to be the strong right arm of the Catholic Church and the parish priest by offering our services to support their various needs. We are ardent defenders of the right to life and strong supporters of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Council #8334 at Holy Spirit reactivated in the Spring of 2007. Our business meeting is the first Wednesday of every month. We sponsor many activities throughout the year including parish breakfasts, fish fry’s, rosaries, family events, youth activities, assistance with parish projects, council fundraisers, Tootsie Roll Drive and Roses for Life to name a few. We invite all Catholic men 18 years of age or older to join us as we work together to strengthen our faith, our families, our church, our community and our country.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LADIES AUXILIARY: Ann Cooke, 816-225-5872
The Ladies Auxiliary is comprised of any and all ladies in the parish. The mission of the Ladies Auxiliary is to: 1. Promote sociability among the members; 2. Support the needs of our church with pantry supplies, assistance in fund raising events, and hosting receptions for selected church functions; 3. Promote Charitable activities; and 4. Assist in promoting the welfare of the Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus and to support our parish Knights of Columbus Council #8334.
Some of the activities that the Ladies Auxiliary organizes include Donut Sunday, October Marketplace, Chili and Cheesecake Dinner, Confirmation Reception, Taco Dinner and Thrifty Threads. Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm where we discuss current business, plan activities, socialize, and enjoy guest speakers. We are open to new ideas and suggestions, so please bring your ideas and come join us. For more information, please contact the parish office.
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS): Virginia Bieszad 518-210-2357
MOPS is a group for mothers (of children birth-kindergarten) and mothers-to-be who support and encourage each other by sharing their mothering experience. We meet the first Thursday (September-May) from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Holy Spirit in Meeting Rooms A&B. A play date is held on the third Thursday of the month.
NEW PARISHIONER BRUNCH
We will have a New Parishioner Brunch following Sunday, 10:30 Mass on January 8, 2017. Hosted by the Stewardship Committee who agrees, “The entire family is welcome” and “It’s amazing to discover what we have in common.” Come for good food, to meet some of the Parish Staff and Parish Council and to meet some other new Parishioners. Most importantly come join us for a fun and welcoming event.
OCTOBER MARKETPLACE (Craft Sale): Ann Cooke, 816-225-5872
The Ladies Auxiliary and Marketplace Committee work together to put on the October Marketplace craft sale. We have around 50 exhibitors, door prizes, bakery items, lunch items and much more. This is also where we display the handmade quilt made by the quilting group. The drawing is done in the afternoon for the lucky winner. Planning for this starts in early May when we send out a mailing to potential vendors/crafters. Each year we make over 100 homemade pies to sell at the bakery. The money from this event helps to provide much needed pantry items for the entire church including paper goods such as plates, napkins, silverware, cups, etc. equipment for the kitchen. It takes many volunteers to put on such an awesome event but we all have a lot of fun doing it. This event is held on the 3rd Saturday in October each year.
PARISH POTLUCK LUNCH: Kay Talbott, 816-331-4233
Parishioners come together on the third Wednesday of the month for a potluck lunch. There are often special guests and speakers. Watch the bulletin for more details.
QUILTING GROUP: Colleen Hummel, 1-816-284-8847
These ladies make a quilt each year for the October Marketplace quilt drawing. They meet the first Wednesday of each month at the church to sew items to sell. New members are always welcome.
ROSARY MAKERS GROUP: Mickey Weber, 816-537-8260
We are looking for hands that need to keep busy, and have the heart of the blessed Mother, to give their time to learning and making the Rosary. We supply rosaries for the New Parishioner Welcome
Baskets and for local and foreign Mission needs. If you are willing and able to help in this worthwhile ministry or if you need Rosaries for a group, please contact Mickey Weber or Barb McClung for
more information. Currently meets on the first Monday of the month, in the Library at 9:00 AM.
Roman Catholic Church’s Social Justice Teachings:
“Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. This social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the Eucharist.” (USCCB Catholic Social Teachings)
As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, “The Eucharist commits us to the poor. To receive in truth the Body and Blood of Christ given up for us, we must recognize Christ in the poorest, his brethren.” (Catholic Catechism, no. 1397).
Catholic Church’s social justice themes, topics and reflection/discernment resources:
TRIVIA NIGHT: Jo & Matt Finch, 816-853-4524
Trivia night is a fun-filled annual event played with tables of six to eight people. Tables are booked as groups or as individuals, so you do not need to be a group of six to join in the fun. This event encompasses the community so bring your friends and neighbors. Trivia is played with 10 questions from 10 categories. Each category is read aloud and answered as a table. Categories in the past have included things such as science, movies, and religion. Prizes are awarded for the winning table. A side competition of best table décor is also awarded a prize at the end of the night. Each year the theme and some of the categories of trivia night change. The theme is a secret. Trivia night is typically played in the early winter. Come join us for lots of fun and socializing.
WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Mary Lacy, 816-331-5167
The Welcoming Committee is a group of parishioners who make a personal visit to new parishioners at their homes, and present a welcoming bag. These bags are filled with information about the church, as well as some other goodies! The committee helps to make new people feel welcome, which is becoming more and more important as Holy Spirit Parish continues to grow larger. If you’d be interested in delivering welcoming bags, please contact the Parish Office.