BUILDING COMMITTEE: Gary Beier, 913-238-5433
The purpose of this committee is to coordinate and implement all elements of the care, maintenance and improvements needed for all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. This committee must perform in a timely fashion to ensure minimal disruption to parish activities and to reduce the financial impact caused by lack of attention. Volunteerism from the parish at large is encouraged, and reliable established vendors will be employed for those projects requiring expert assistance. Control of expenditures with a concerted effort to maintain an attractive, family-friendly environment is key to the committee’s success.
BULLETIN: David Bremer, 816-537-6990
The Parish Bulletin is the primary weekly publication by which parishioners receive information about parish news, activities, and liturgies. Bulletin items are due weekly on Mondays at 5:00 PM for publication in that week’s Sunday bulletin.
FINANCE COUNCIL: Cary McIntosh, 816-537-6990
The Finance Council is a consultative body of the Christian Faithful established to advise Pastor/Pastoral Administrator and Pastoral Council in matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the Parish. At Holy Spirit, the Finance Council’s mission is to review and analyze parish financial data as provided by the staff, to inform and educate members of the parish as to the general financial state of the parish, and offer guidance and suggestions to the pastor and administrative staff regarding financial matters.
GROUNDS TEAM (The “Dirty Dozen”):
Mick Mithelavage, 816-560-8211
This is a group of “home gardeners” who enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with each other and with the Parish. There is no regular meeting schedule. During the year, members take care of various areas around the church grounds. Future goals include development of a cutting garden to provide flowers and plants inside the building to be used in Liturgy. This includes moving, trimming, seeding, fertilization, weed control, tree and shrub care, mulching and decorative rock and equipment maintenance.
PASTORAL COUNCIL: Father Clary, 816-537-6990
The purpose of the Pastoral Council is to collaborate with the Pastor to promote the spiritual growth of the parish community and to plan ways for the parish to carry out the larger mission of the Church and to proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom among us.
The Pastoral Council provides the strategic vision and plans for the parish and the guidance to ensure the vision is realized.
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Bremer, 816-537-6990
Parishioners are needed to take photos at parish functions. A list is kept at the office of those who are available. The church owns a digital camera you can borrow, or you may use your own.
SCRIP: Ann Cooke, 225-5872
SCRIP cards are merchandise cards that can be used just like cash. Holy Spirit will order gift cards and then sell them to you for face value. You can purchase cards that are used just like cash for a variety of stores. So, there is no cost to you. You would be spending the money at a particular retailer anyway so why not purchase a gift card to make your purchase with us instead. They also make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and more. Save yourself a trip to your favorite department store, restaurant or book store. We have 30 cards in stock and available each weekend after all the Masses. There are others to choose from that you can order on the weekend at church to have available the following weekend after Mass. There are vendors that participate in this program nationwide. The church receives a percent of the sale varying from 2% to 15% depending on the company. For a complete listing of participating retailers visit their website www.glscrip.com There is also more information on the church website about ordering these cards directly online. Follow the simple step by step instructions to see how.
Our mission is to increase awareness in parishioners that everything we have is a gift from God and we are called to be good stewards of those gifts. We encourage every member to share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure with their parish.
Each year we have a Stewardship Appeal when we ask every member of Holy Spirit Church to make a pledge of support to their parish. This support comes through financial contributions, the gift of time and talent and through prayers for our parish.
If you are interested in joining the Stewardship committee, contact Fr. Mike Clary at (816) 537-6990, ext. 304.
WEBSITE: David Bremer, 816-537-6990
The parish website, located at http://www.holyspiritmo.org, is a great way to keep up with current events in the parish. A monthly calendar, the weekly bulletin, sign-up forms, and links to other pertinent sites are among the features of the website. The site continues to grow as more information is added.
WINGS NEWSLETTER: David Bremer, 816-537-6990
Holy Spirit Parish publishes this quarterly newsletter for all parishioners. If you have an article you’d like to include, whether it be plain text or text and pictures, please submit it to the Parish Office no later than the 15th day of the month prior to publication. You may bring items to the Parish Office in person, fax to the office, or email. A Committee meets monthly to plan for upcoming newsletters.