CHOICE WINE

"If you are engaged or married, please consider joining us for The Choice Wine, a nine-week program designed to enhance your marriage. Integrating the latest findings from modern science with the timeless teaching of the faith and the wisdom of the saints, The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage places couples on the path to truly superabundant marriages. By opening to couples the vision of the Holy Family at Nazareth, The Choice Wine helps couples to experience ta foretaste of paradise.

Please join us for this free program!

We will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Saturday evening January 20 - March 24, 2018, with one week off, Feb. 10. 

The evening will begin with light appetizers and fellowship followed by a DVD presentation and small group discussion.

We will NOT offer babysitting; however, if needed, we can help find babysitters.

To register please contact Lisa Fouts at 316-644-0877 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ."

Natural Family Planning

The Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning is a means through which a couple may choose to achieve or avoid pregnancy in a way which cooperates with their own natural fertility process. The Ovulation Method is the most precise of natural methods and is unique because it can be used throughout all stages of reproductive life, whether the woman’s cycles are regular or irregular. A couple is introduced to the method by attending a one hour slide presentation which highlights the basic principles of the method. At individual follow-up sessions, the couple then learns to apply the method for their needs. A couple may expect to learn a greater appreciation for the gift of their own fertility and experience a greater depth of communication and commitment in their marriage. Cost for the materials and follow-up sessions is minimal. The website is catholicdioceseofwichita.org/nfp

Altar Society

The Altar Society is a group of women of the parish that seek areas of need and volunteer their time and talent for various causes including:

  • Funeral Dinner Committee
  • Cleaning Parish Office and Church
  • Various fundraising events to enable donations for needs within our parish and outside charities.

 Altar Society Page

 

Knights of Columbus

As a Catholic family organization, the Knights of Columbus provide unselfishly to the youth, family, Church, community and council of our parish. Membership is open to practicing Catholic men not less than 18 years of age. For men in every walk of life, the name of the Knights of Columbus engenders the image of a united organization, efficiently going about its tasks of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood.

The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The insurance privileges are available (but not required) to all members who qualify, which represents an important advantage of membership. The Knights of Columbus have an appreciated heritage. A qualified Catholic man can share in that heritage and build for an even greater future by affiliating himself with this forceful, effective body.

Knights of Columbus Page

Child Care for Parish Activities

We are in need of people interested in helping to coordinate and operate child care services to assist parents in need during parish activities.

St. Therese Girls Club/Little Flowers

A Catholic club for girls in Kindergarten-8th grade. The troop meets monthly and our mission is to strengthen our faith and our relationship with Jesus through his mother Mary and the saints. We also aim to develop strong friendships and to help each other get to heaven. We learn about the lives of many saints and how to live a virtuous, Catholic life. We enjoy crafts, songs, snacks and serving others.  

Boy Scouts

Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but are eligible to join the Boy Scouting program. At this time, The Church of the Holy Spirit does not offer Boy Scouting, but we can refer you to a nearby troop. Cub Scouting means “doing.” Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting-citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen during semi-monthly den meetings and the monthly pack meeting. Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy’s sense of belonging.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere—where today’s girls can become tomorrow’s leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls in gradesK- 12; women and men over 18 can join as adult members.  Most girls join a local troop or group for fun and friendship, but they also find out about uilding character and self-esteem and serving their communities—the core qualities of Girl Scouting. In Girl Scouts, girls find a safe place to grow and share new experiences, learn to relate to others, develop values, and contribute to society.

New Parishioners Welcome Committee

The New Parishioners Welcome Committee is responsible for delivering an informative and useful gift, as well as a dessert, on behalf of our parish family to every new family that joins The Church of the Holy Spirit. We try to ensure that every new member recognizes a familiar face so that no one remains a stranger at The Church of the Holy Spirit.

New Parishioners Dinner Committee

The New Parishioners Dinner Committee is responsible for hosting the quarterly dinners held to welcome new members of the parish. These dinners are scheduled for the third Sunday following the end of each quarter (January, April, July, and October). The church office provides names and addresses of the new parish members to this committee and it is their responsibility to promptly send each new family an invitation to the dinner. Also, several ministry groups designate spokespersons to attend the dinners as representatives of their ministry. The dinners are pot luck style, with food being provided by the committee and existing parishioners in attendance (existing parishioners are asked to wear a red shirt). It is the responsibility of the New Parishioners Dinner Committee to ensure the proper amount of food is planned for, along with set-up and clean-up of the facilities.

Hospitality - Coffee & Donuts

Coffee & Donuts is a time to connect with our parish family after the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses. Two individuals or couples attend the serving table, pour juice, clean tables & chairs, empty trash, and pick up the area. Money collected must be delivered to the church office drop box after you have cleaned up. If you cannot keep your assigned time it is important that you contact a substitute to fill this ministry.

Parish Nursing Program

The mission of The Church of the Holy Spirit Nurse ministry is to promote spiritual, emotional and physical well-being among members of the parish community. The focus of the ministry is to develop programs that support the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

Compassion Ministry

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” This exciting ministry is relatively new to The Church of the Holy Spirit. It is intended to help parishioners in time of need. New members will receive formal training for understanding specific needs and how they can help one another. The possibilities are endless and will only be curtailed by our own limitations. Join today!

Community Outreach Committee

The Community Outreach Committee works to reach out to the community in two ways, participation of the Church of the Holy Spirit in community events and in addressing social needs that the committee may identify within the community. Activities include participation in the Goddard Fall Festival, Prayer and Action, Numana, and planning an Outreach Faire for the Goddard Community in coordination with Catholic Charities.

Specialty Crew

The Specialty Crew of the Church of the Holy Spirit, (formally the Facilities Maintenance Commitee) as a voluntary group, assists with various projects benefitting the church & school. Duties may include mowing/trimming of the yard and field area, trimming trees, weed eating & spraying, assisting other ministries of the parish with whatever function needs they may have (i.e., moving furniture, tables & chairs, set-up, clean-up, etc.). Assisting with winter snow & ice removal from walks & parking is most appreciated when those conditions occur.

Volunteers could also take a turn (with a partner) every few weeks at scrubbing the church corridors with the power scrubber.

The following specialized volunteer talents are needed on occasion: Painting, Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical.

Kitchen Coordinator

The kitchen in Spirit Hall is used by many of our Parish organizations. Having a Kitchen Coordinator(s) helps us ensure that the kitchen area functions smoothly for all.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organize drawers and cupboards for maximum efficiency
  • Label drawers and cupboards as to contents
  • Regularly inventory supplies and paper goods.
  • Regularly inspect the refrigerator and freezer to ensure food stored is fresh and usable.
  • Provide a central point of contact when kitchen issues need to be addressed