The Liturgy Committee is open to those who wish to contribute to the development of the liturgical life of the parish. The role of this committee is to help create vibrant, meaningful, liturgical celebrations that encourage the full, active and conscious participation of the entire assembly. This committee helps plan major liturgical feasts/seasons and special celebrations throughout the year, discusses the duties of each liturgical ministry and trains ministers, discusses environment and decorating issues, implements the directives of new church documents as necessary, and explores many other topics relating to the fruitful, prayerful celebration of the liturgy. This committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Mission: An altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a Christian religious service. An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, ringing the altar bell and so on.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
Mission: Volunteers for this ministry assist the Presider in the distribution of the Eucharist at all parish liturgies. Special training sessions are provided in the Fall and at other times during the year when the need arises. With the large number of ministers needed at some Masses, we encourage you to become one of our special servers at the Lord’s table.
Mission: Ushers and Greeters are Ministers of Hospitality and include men, women and young adults who assist at Mass and other services. They greet parishioners in the vestibule, assist in seating the congregation, take up the collection, prepare the Gifts for offertory, assure an orderly communion procession, respond to special needs of parishioners, straighten up after the Mass/Service, assist new parishioners who wish to register in the parish, and provide hospitality.
Mission: Volunteers for this ministry proclaim the Word of God at our weekly and daily liturgies and at other various special prayer services during the year.
Contact: Karen Franklin Phone: (334) 277-5631
Liturgical Ministry Schedule
Chair: Margaret Hughes Phone: 277-9734
Mission: Cleanliness, being next to Godliness, we in the Altar Linen Ministry are privileged to ensure that all cloths and linens used at Mass, at liturgical ceremonies and at baptisms are worthy of God’s Altar. We are responsible for making sure the correct Liturgical colors are used on the Altar, Ambo and Tabernacle, for each season or feast day.
Chair: Barbara Brienza Phone: 277-5025
Mission: The Floral Committee makes sure floral arrangements are made during certain liturgical seasons, such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost and for special celebrations such as First Communion and Confirmation. Also, during the months of May and October fresh flowers are kept in front of the Blessed Mother. These arrangements are donated by parishioners who wish to remember a deceased relative. The sign up sheet for these special occasions is usually available a month ahead of time and information is published in the weekly church bulletin. More floral arrangers are always appreciated as well as assistants.
Linens for the Altar
Chair: Nancy Poorbaugh Phone: 678-682-9246
Mission: Taking linens used at each Mass and ironing them. This activity is done weekly unless there are enough volunteers for a rotating schedule.
Chair: Mary Conversino Phone: 270-8234 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: The mission of the music ministry is to enhance the liturgy for Sunday Masses, Holy Day Masses and other services. There are always openings in the music ministry. Find the place you belong the best, and you will find family at Holy Spirit.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Children from second through fifth grade are welcome in this group. The choir sings about once a month throughout the school year. Keyboard players and guitar players are welcome.
FOLK CHOIR: The folk choir provides music leadership for the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday. Keyboard and guitar are the main instruments for this group, but other instruments are welcome. Singers are also part of this group, singing in unison or harmony. Auditions are not required.
LIFE TEEN BAND: The Life Teen band is comprised of adults leading the music for the Life Teen Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Guitars, keyboard, drums and singers make up this band. Other instruments are also welcome. Auditions required.
LITTLE CHILDREN’S CHOIR: This group includes ages four through seven and sings once or twice a month.
SONG LEADERS: A Song Leader or Leaders direct the congregation in the music for Mass when there is not a choir. The schedule for song leading is very open. You could sing as often as every week or as little as once a month depending on the number of volunteers. This position requires some training for “first-time” song leaders.
SUBSTITUTES: If the time you can give is very limited, please volunteer to substitute for an accompanist. We are always in need of people to play for special occasions or when a regular member is sick or on vacation.
TRADITIONAL CHOIR: This choir sings on Sunday mornings at the 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Mass, alternating months. The choir sings in multiple parts accompanied by either the piano or the organ. Reading music is not required, and there are no auditions.
YOUTH CHOIR: This choir includes children from sixth through twelfth grades. Practice on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This choir sings once or twice a month.
Trainer: John Klein Phone: 538-2913 Email:
Mission: To control the sound booth for weekly Mass and for special occasions. Volunteers will be scheduled and training will be provided. Experience with sound systems is not required, but if you have such experience, please consider volunteering.
Holy Spirit Parish
A Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
8570 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Monday through Friday 8:45am-4:45pm
Office Tel: (334) 277-5631
Fax: (334) 272-1008
Business Manager: (334) 277-2434
Faith Formation for Youth: (334) 782-3639
Faith Formation for Children: (334) 430-4861
Parish Hall Kitchen: (334) 799-2756