Catechetical Ministries

We are blessed here at Church of the Holy Spirit with many opportunities to serve and grow in our faith journey. Whether you have one or more hours to give each week or every month there is a parish ministry just for you.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) invites children to actively participate in the Sunday scripture readings, presented in a language more appropriate for their understanding.

The dismissal takes place at the 9:00 a.m. and 11: 00 a.m. Sunday morning Masses, September through April. Adult Volunteers are needed to proclaim the readings, and communicate the message of the scriptures from the mass; second adults are needed to assist the presenter in aiding the children. Additional volunteers, (Teens-Adult) are also needed for various responsibilities.

Contact the Religious Formation Office for current schedule update, (480) 838-3479.

Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious Formation for elementary (Pre-Kindergarten-6), Junior High Young Apostles (grades 7-8) and Senior High (FLIGHT) students (grades 9-12).

The Department of Catechesis Ministry for Religious Education seeks in assisting parents, (the primary educators of their children’s faith,) in responding to their baptismal promises made to Christ and His Church. A team of faith-filled Catechists and Aids are needed each year to nourish this loving relationship between God, child and neighbor. An exceptional curriculum is utilized, whereby children, teens and adults can strengthen and generously respond with love, to their covenant relationship.

Sessions are weekly throughout the year for Pre-K, (Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,) Elementary, Jr. High, through High School. Additional, opportunities are available for Sacrament Preparation of Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist; i.e. Retreat Co-workers, Cooks, Bakers, Snack Coordinators, Seamstress, Bulletin Board, throughout the year and Office Help during the week from Monday through Friday.

Las Posadas

Religious Education Annual Christmas Pageant

Las Posadas is God’s story of salvation history intermingled with a wide collection of Christian Christmas Carols, and Latins Hymns.

A team of adults is needed to assist in various capacities, i.e. assisting children, art and environment, music, lighting, photography, sound, props, sewing, simple set up and tear down crews, etc. Rehearsals begin in late November through the day of the pageant in December.

Sacrament Preparation

Sacrament Preparation

Sacramental Preparation is designed for those who need 1 or more of the sacraments of initiation which are baptism, confirmation and first Eucharist (Holy Communion).

These 3 sacraments are required to fully participate in the life of the Church and help us grow closer to Christ. The preparation process is split into 2 tracks: one track for children ages 7-17 and one for adults. For children ages, 7-17, are taught by catechists in the children's religious education department on Monday and Tuesday evenings generally. Adults are taught through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults track which generally meets on Wednesday evenings. See the schedule for each department on this website.