Church of the Holy Spirit |2300 Hickory Crest Drive |Memphis, TN 38119 |901-754-7146 |

Sacraments & Spiritual Life

Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick is administered to Catholics who request it at any time, whether at home or in the hospital. Parishioners preparing for serious surgery are encouraged to receive the sacrament following one of the weekday Masses, so that members of the parish community can participate in the prayer.
Contact: Pastoral Office, 754-7146

Parent/Godparent Preparation – Contact: Cisa Linxwiler, Director of Religious Education, 754-7146-Ext. 30
Sacramental Celebration: by Appointment – Contact: Pastoral Office, 754-7146

First Reconciliation, First Eucharist & Confirmation
Per Diocesan guidelines, all sacramental programs are two-year programs. This means that preparation for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist begins in 1st grade, and preparation for Confirmation begins in 7th grade.
Contact: Cisa Linxwiler, Director of Religious Education, 754-7146-Ext. 30

Holy Orders, Religious Life
Those interested in pursuing a vocation to the priesthood, the permanent deaconate, or to the religious life as a sister or brother, are invited to contact one of the parish priests and/or the Diocesan Director of Vocations.
Contact: Fr. Patrick Gallagher, or phone 323-3817.

Marriage Preparation
Engaged couples first meet with their Pastor. The marriage preparation process (minimum of six months: a series of meetings with a priest or deacon, gathering paperwork, and a retreat day for Engaged Couples) follows. The parish and diocese also offer “couple-to-couple mentoring” as part of Marriage Preparation and as a year-long follow-up after the reception of the sacrament. After meeting with the Pastor, couples who will celebrate their wedding here at Church of the Holy Spirit are required to engage the services of the parish Wedding Coordinator.
Contact: Pastoral Office, 754-7146.

Reconciliation – Saturdays: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, or weekdays: by appointment
Additional times for private confession are available during the days before Christmas and Easter. Communal Penance Services are scheduled during Advent and Lent, when additional confessors join our priests. This service includes sung praise, Scripture readings, an examination of conscience, and concludes with individual Confession/Reconciliation.
Contact: Pastoral Office, 754-7146

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
RCIA is a journey of faith process designed to serve unbaptized adults and adults baptized in another Christian faith tradition. During initial sessions of RCIA, individuals who are inquiring about the Catholic faith are able to get answers to their questions about Catholicism. Sessions that follow are dedicated to preparing those who decide to become Catholic. After their time of preparation, those who are to be Baptized, or to come into full communion with the Catholic Church, celebrate the Initiation sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, and Communion) at the Easter Vigil.
Contact: Fr. John Hourican at 754-7146-Ext. 14

Bereavement and Funeral Planning
Planning for a funeral, and assistance to the bereaved family and friends, are provided by the Pastoral Staff and members of the Bereavement Ministry.
For assistance at the time of death: Pastoral Office, 754-7146.
For assistance with advance planning of funeral services: Marie Bross at or phone 827-8720

Flower Memorials
To honor or remember a loved one, or to celebrate a special event in your life, flowers can be placed in the sanctuary, in the chapel, or in the narthex. Flowers cannot be placed in the sanctuary during the Advent or Lenten seasons. Contact the Pastoral Office at least two weeks in advance of the date you would like to have the flowers. Special envelopes are available for Flower Memorials for Christmas and Easter seasons.
Contact: Christine Nourse at or phone 754-7146 x10

Mass Intentions
An individual may ask to offer a Mass for several reasons: in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday or anniversary), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. An offering of $5 is typical, but can be for any amount the requestor wishes. Specific dates and Mass times can be requested.
Contact: Christine Nourse at or phone 754-7146 x10

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm
Nursery open for
9am and 10:30am
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
Daily Mass
6:30 am

8:00 am

Also by appointment
3:30 pm – 4:30pm




Welcome to the Church of the Holy Spirit! Peace in the Lord Jesus Christ! We are an innovative parish on the east side of Memphis. We are known for our many active parishioners and our diverse ministries. We invite you to come and visit.