Service & Outreach

Holy Ghost Parish serves our neighbors in love, as witnesses to the love Christ first gave us. All forms of service – including and even most importantly the humblest of tasks – allow each person to share his or her unique gifts in service of God and neighbor. In this way, our faith life blossoms. We work in solidarity with the global Catholic Church, whose combined efforts, like Caritas Internationalis and Catholic Charities U.S.A. (including Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse), comprise the largest charitable organization in the world.


St. Teresa of Calcutta (“Mother Teresa”, Founder of the Missionaries of Charity)

Our Social Concerns/Social Justice Commitee, in particular, is active in lending a helping hand to those in need in our community. Initiatives include:


“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” – Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:40)

Holy Ghost Parish Committees, Ministries, and Apostolates also include the following:

There is no shortage of ways to share your gifts in service and outreach at Holy Ghost Parish. Contact us for more information or to volunteer.

We, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching; he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who contributes, in liberality; he who gives aid, with zeal; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” (Romans 12:5-8) 

Prayer (Fides) – Understanding (Ratio) – Service (Caritas)