Social Action Commission
Commissioner Contact: Amy Craig
The Social Action Commission promotes and interprets the church’s teachings about social issues and involves parishioners to help meet the social needs of the community.
View the Social Action Committee January 2917 report here.
Commissioner Contact Joe MacLean
Catholic Charities provides food, assistance, counseling, immigration services and operates a resale store. The Resale Center houses clothing, household appliances, and furniture for every need. Holy Spirit accepts food and monetary donations throughout the year. There is a donation box on the wall and a basket on a table in the foyer, located between McGivney Hall and the gathering space. Volunteers are always welcome to help handle donations, work in the office and store. For more information on volunteering or for services go to Catholic Charities or call 806.765.8475 (office) 806.763.8315 (Resale Center).
Contact: Mike Craig
Basket 52 would like to tell you about our commission and why you are the most important part of it. Basket 52 was started by Holy Spirit Parish in order to support the food pantry of Catholic Charities of Lubbock. Our goal is to be able to make a delivery to the food pantry every week. However, we cannot do that without your generous support.
As you walk to McGivney Hall, on your left there is a small table. On the table there is a wicker basket, a framed Bible verse, and a stack of paper shopping bags that have a shopping list attached. The shopping list is to show you the variety of goods Catholic Charities needs, and the table is where donations are left.
Basket 52 Shopping List: soup, canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, pinto beans, rice, macaroni and cheese, tuna, shortening, breakfast cereal, corn meal, flour, powdered or canned milk, cup of noodles, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, toilet tissue, bleach, clothes detergent, dishwashing detergent, baby diapers, and disposable razors.
In addition to these goods, we also accept monetary donations to purchase food pantry items. Monetary donations may be placed in the suggestion box on the west wall of the old gathering space. Below is a compiled list of what Basket 52 was able to do last year because of your generosity. Thank you.
- 32 trips to deliver goods to Catholic Charities
- 318 paper bags of food delivered
- 258 plastic bags of food delivered
- 78 cartons of food
- 18 cases of food
- $1,416.65 taken to Catholic Charities
Blood Drive Contact: Parish Office 806.698.6400
Is there a hero in you?
Did you know donating blood is considered a spiritual work of mercy; comfort the afflicted?
Thank you to all those that contributed to this month’s blood drive on August 17th. We exceeded out goal!
The Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock
For more information or to volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club, please contact A.J. McCleod at 806.335.5159
Contact: Linda Loerwald
Our parish library has almost 1800 titles sorted into 60 categories ranging from Bible studies, church ministries, and saints, to cookbooks, money matters, and teen fiction. It continues to grow each month as more materials (books, DVDs, videos, tapes, etc.) are donated by our parishioners.
It is an Honor Library, open at all times. When checking out materials, sign the CHECK OUT BOOK. Please return your selections in 3-4 weeks. If you would like to donate items, please be sure they are suitable for a church library. Leave your donations on the work table or in the Book Return box.
Commissioner Contact: Steven Schwieterman
Prison Ministry Commissioner Contact: Michael Kenney
St. Benedict’s Kitchen
Commissioner Contact: Rob Hogan
Norma Valdez coordinates serving breakfast at St. Benedict’s every second Sunday of the month. To help serve or offer donations, please contact Norma – 806.319.0186
Rob Hogan leads the group that cooks and serves an evening meal every 6 weeks at St. Benedict’s. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry or make a donation, please contact Rob – firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also contribute directly to St. Benedicts at stbenedictslubbock.org
St Benedict’s Lubbock