Community Update - February 20, 2013
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Last evening we had over 150 people attend the first session of the 2013 Lenten Series. We hope you will join us for the next session on  - February 26, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Church! 


Holy Spirit Lenten Series 2013
Holy Spirit Lenten Series 2013


I encourage you to join us for the second session of our Lenten Series "From here to Eternity" on February 26 2013 at 7:00pm in the church. It will be a great session where we can learn together what the real challenges to living as a Christian in our modern world and how can we enable ourselves to do better.  We need some new ideas to get better at this "way of life."  



God bless,


Fr. Brendan  


Annual Diocesan Appeal

Annual Diocesan AppealThe 2013 ADA, "Sharing Our Faith - Together in Christ," provides us with an opportunity to sustain the mission and ministries of the whole Diocese of San Jose as a church of compassion reaching out to all. We strive for 100% participation. More... 

Operation Rice Bowl
  Rice bowls are available at Holy Spirit SchooOperation Rice Bowll, in the Faith Formation Program, and to all parishioners after Mass.  Rice Bowls will be collected on Palm Sunday at all Masses. We encourage everyone to participate in this valuable experience of solidarity as part of your Lenten observance. More...
A Journey of Faith

faith journey Join us for our Lenten 4 Minutes + Series called, "From Here to Eternity...A Journey of Faith" as we explore what it really means to choose to follow Christ in today's secular society in the USA. The series will run February 26th, March 5th and 12th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the church. More... 

Home: The Birthplace of Authentic Self-Esteem

happy kids Join us Wednesday, February 20th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the church for Sister Patricia Mc Cormack's presentation on "Home: The Birthplace of Authentic Self-Esteem." Authentic self-esteem is the foundation for life success. If helping children to develop self-control, self-esteem, good character and a strong conscience is an interest close to your heart, do not miss this presentation. More... 

Widower's Prayer Service & Tea

tea Widows and Widowers Prayer Service and Tea. Saturday, March 2, 2013, 2:00pm- 4:00pm in the Parish Hall. Volunteers needed. Click here for more information.

50th Anniversary Cross Sale 
details of crossAs we continue our celebration of our 50th anniversary, we will take orders for the LIMITED EDITION Commemorative 50th Anniversary cross sale. This cross is a replica of our Holy Spirit Cross that can be seen from Redmond Avenue.  This replica is an all-weather cross that works great in or out of doors.

Pre-orders are available online through the parish web site, by calling the parish office or after all Masses the weekends of Feb 23 and March 3. The crosses are available for $40.each. The first 100 orders will arrive before Easter, which would make a great gift for friends or family.  The balance will arrive 2 weeks after Easter.  There will only be 500 of these limited edition crosses. There are beautiful.  So please order early.
Vacation Bible School

VBS 2013 June 10-14, Holy Spirit Vacation Bible School will look forward to corralling Pre-K through 5th grade students for a
fun filled week. Registration Forms & Adult/Youth Volunteer Opportunities will be available online on February 13th. 

Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Unexpected Journey logo 3sixty High School Ministry Sunday, February 17th, 3sixty will be having a President's Day Movie Night Social.


3sixty Winter Retreat Mark your calendars for 3sixty's Winter Retreat, Faith: An Unexpected Journey, on March 1-3 in the Mount Hermon Redwood Camp. Click here for
more information and permission forms. 


Edge Middle School Ministry The next Edge night will be on Wednesday, February 27th. "Life is Wonderful" will look at human life and will concentrate on God as the Giver of Life.

In This Issue
Annual Diocesan Appeal
Operation Rice Bowl
Journey of Faith
Birthplace of Authentic Self-Esteem
Widower's Prayer Service & Tea
50th Anniversary Cross Sale
Vacation Bible School
Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Important Dates

February 20
- 6:45 p.m. Scripture Study
- 7:00 p.m. Soul Formation Presentation
February 21
LA Congress Youth Day
February 22
- 10:00 a.m. Al-Anon Meeting
- 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass - Barbara Allen
- 2:00 p.m. Memorial Mass - Tom Robinson
- 7:00 p.m. Lenten Eucharistic Adoration & Reconciliation
February 23
Second Offering ROPE
- 5:00 p.m. CLOW

Liturgy Calendar

February 23-24

Second Sunday of Lent
- 2nd Offering: ROPE
- 5:00 CLOW
- 9:30 Nursery, CLOW 

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