Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 14, 2022

Hello again, from Fr. John! This week, I would like to introduce our new music director Timothy Mascarinas. Although I introduced Tim at all Masses last weekend, just in case you haven’t heard, Tim is the new music director for Holy Spirit parish community. I’ve asked Tim to share a little bit about himself so we can get to know him better Read More...

I look forward to celebrating Mass with you this weekend!

God Bless,
Fr. John
Weekday Mass: 8:30 AM

Saturday: Confession: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM

Sunday Masses: 9:30 AM (live-streamed), 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM
Confirmation Registration

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation are now online. Youth as early as the 7th grade are able to begin their formation.

The parent and youth orientation for middle school youths will be on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30pm.

Please use this link to register middle school youths.

Please use this link to register high school youths.
Seasons of Hope Grief Consolation Group

The purpose of this group is to help the healing process of those who are grieving. Join us for a 6-week series of faith and gospel-based readings. Sessions will meet every Tuesday, starting September 22nd. Please RSVP with Merry at if you would like to join. Click here to view the flyer.
RSVP for Hot August Night by the 16th!

Join us on Saturday, August 20th for Hot August Night for community, fun, hot dogs and chili, ice cream floats, and music presented by Father John! $10/person. RSVP here.

If you have a classic car and you would like to bring it to show, please reach out to Merry:
Thank You from Pack a Back!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Pack a Back 2022 school supplies drive a success. We received many generous online donations as well as lots of backpacks and school supplies in our donations bins. Read More to see how much was contributed by our parish!
Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for August

For the month of August, Pope's Prayer Network theme is mental health. Seeing the Holy Father's commitment to mental health and wellness re-affirms and reminds us that we are on the right path with our ministry!

Click here to see the prayers.

To learn more about our mental health and well-being ministry, click here.
Holy Spirit Bridge Group

At long last, after a 2 ½ year hiatus, the Holy Spirit Bridge Group will once again resume activities this Fall. Play will begin, starting on September 28th and continuing through May of next year, except for December. We will play on the last Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall from 9:00am - 12:30pm.

We are looking for couples to play as partners regularly every month, or if you prefer, joining up as a single and be put on the sub-list. The skill level of this group is average, so please do not be intimidated into thinking you won’t play well enough.

If you are interested in joining us once a month for a congenial social gathering of friendly Bridge play, please contact Dick or Sue Castro by phone at (408) 927-9391 or email at
 Prayer Shawl Ministry
Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every prayer shawl.

The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way.

Shawls can be used for: undergoing medical procedures; comfort after a loss and bereavement; during times of stress; prayer or meditation; birthing, nursing a baby; bridal shower or wedding gift; during an illness and recovery; ministering to others. 
Questions? Connect with Merry at or call Sandy Palodichuk at 408-268-7821.
Are You Someone OR do You Know Someone Who...

Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized? Is someone who has been baptized Catholic but has not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? Holy Spirit is offering an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our Catholic faith.

Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. We invite you to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information, please contact Jane Thompson at 408-997-5121 or email
An Opportunity to Pass on Your Faith to Our Children.

It is almost the end of summer and that means school is just around the corner. Faith Formation is just around the corner, too. Holy Spirit Faith Formation program is looking for catechists to teach our children grades K-5. Classes are Sunday 10:30am-11:20am and Monday 5:00pm-5:50pm.

If you are interested in sharing your faith with children, please contact Jane Thompson at 408-997-5121 or email
Faith Formation

Faith Formation and First Eucharist Registration Registration is open for Faith Formation for the 2022-2023 year.

Faith Formation is for children who will be entering kindergarten though 5th grade. Registration for First Eucharist is also open for those that meet the requirements. For more information and to register, click here.
Caring for the Whole Person Online Training
for Pastoral Care Ministers/Volunteers

Date: Wednesdays, August 17 to September 14
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Cost: $50 (limited scholarship available)
Description: Topics include Catholic Moral Teaching Around Serious Illness and End-of-Life issues, Caring for Parishioners through Serious Illness, Advance Care Planning, Palliative and Hospice Care, and Parish as a Loving Community.

Space is limited! To register, click here. For more info visit their website at
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
November 10-12, 2022

NCYC is being held on the West Coast! Join is a powerfully unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones.

NCYC is the premiere Catholic youth event on a national scale that gathers people from all across America for a life-changing encounter with Christ. For information visit for registration details or email Mary at
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101