Tables of Eight is a ministry that brings parishioners together throughout the year in an informal setting in each other’s homes to share a meal.
This ministry focuses on strengthening relationships between parishioners who already know each other and building relationships where none currently exist.
Participants attend four dinners; hosting one dinner in their home and being invited as a guest to the other three dinners.
This is a perfect way to meet parishioners and to be a more active member of the parish family. All are welcome! Couples and singles can join any time during the year! For more information, please contact Mark Greer at [email protected]
Columbian Squires and Squire Roses
The Columbian Squires Circle is an official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus. The Squires were founded to “give a young man the greatest possible help in making himself the sort of Christian citizen he wishes to become, and we so urgently need.” The Squires programs help young men become more mature, responsible and self-confident by coordinating and participating in a wide variety of Service, Spiritual, Circle, Membership, and Family Activities. Squires gives one the opportunity to develop leadership and teamwork skills by using their God given talents toward being an active Catholic making lasting friends and having fun while doing it.
For more information, contact John Asiello at [email protected].
The purpose of Squire Roses is to give girls an opportunity to receive leadership training as they help plan, organize and carry out projects within and outside of the parish. This is a girl run/led program. With appropriate guidance, the girls will develop their own ideas of how to participate in parish life and live out their Catholic faith through charitable activities. The adults involved will be available to provide guidance and assist the girls in learning the skills needed to bring about the successful completion of their projects.
For more information, contact Maria Ugincius at [email protected].
Council of Catholic Women
The Holy Spirit Council of Catholic Women’s mission is developed from the National Council of Catholic Women which, “acts through its members to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.”
The Women’s Council considers all women of the parish as its members. Meetings include refreshments and a program. The Council sells White House Christmas ornaments to raise money for operating expenses and charitable donations; conducts bake sale for charity at Holy Spirit Parish yard sale; supports activities sponsored by other parish and diocesan groups; and organizes occasional day trips and additional charity fundraisers. Members are invited to a day of reflection in the fall and a retreat weekend in the spring.
For more information, please contact Fran Greene at [email protected]
The Knights of Columbus, a men’s fraternal and charitable organization, was founded in 1882 by Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney. Father McGivney started the Knights to change a man’s life, deepen and enrich a man’s faith, strengthen his family, and build better lives for those who so desperately need help.
For more information, please contact Grand Knight Andrew Tremel at [email protected].
Serving our parish by ministering to its social and outreach needs .
Men’s Club volunteers assist in providing social activities for the entire parish such as Parish family breakfasts, spaghetti dinner, and the annual Parish Picnic. In addition, the Men’s Club also offers some social activities for members, such as fishing trips and other recreational activities. There is no commitment; come when you can. Meetings are on the third Friday of each month.
For more information, please contact Irwin Oliver at [email protected].
Holy Spirit Parish sponsors Boy Scout Troop 50, an active, scout-led troop of about 60 scouts, age 11-17, and 40 adults. Read more, here.
Holy Spirit also sponsors Girls Scouts Troop 55018, a place for young girls to gain confidence through learning new skills; courage to be a leader; character to live out their values. Read more, here.
Senior Citizens Group
Join us for fun, laughter, and BINGO. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (except for the months of July and August) in the Holy Spirit Parish Center from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME. Bring your own lunch. Beverages and desserts are provided.
For information, contact Gene Slaby at 703-978-8020 or [email protected]
Widows or Widowers
WOW is an informal, ecumenical group of widows or widowers who get together for monthly meetings, camaraderie, lunches, community events, and day trips. WOW meets every second Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Holy Spirit Pastoral Center. All widows/widowers welcome.
Adult Volleyball is a year-around parish sport, and is open to all who are 18 years or older.
We are SET for success! Adult Volleyball meets on Mondays from 7 PM to 9 PM and Thursdays from 8 PM to 9:30 PM in the Holy Spirit School Gym.
We have 20 yr-olds and 60 yr-olds… so “ah my arthritis is acting up” isn’t the best excuse 😉 All skill levels are welcome, healthy competition is encouraged, and you may walk away happier than when you came. Volleyball and good friends have that effect!
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