The new year is upon us and all of us are praying and hoping for a better year. One of the things that I invite us to do is to pray together as a community of faith in addition to our scheduled liturgical services. The Growing our Friendship with Jesus team is offering us an opportunity to
gather by praying the Liturgy of the Hours every night
Pope Francis once said in his homily, “Just like Jesus who went to be baptized, you too are bringing your children to be baptized to His church.” To baptize a child is an act of justice towards them. Why? Because at Baptism we offer a treasure, i.e. we offer a pledge: the Holy Spirit. Read more...
Please pray for those who have asked for our prayers:
LaStarza E. Evans
Died this week:
Fr. William Leininger
Seasons of Hope Grief Consolation Group
After the death of a loved one, our Catholic community can be a place of comfort and ongoing support. Join us for the winter 6-week series Wednesdays, 12:00 noon-12:45 pm January 20—February 24, 2021. Meetings will be hosted by Holy Spirit Church via “Zoom” To register and receive log in information: click here.
Youth Ministry 2021 Kickoffs
Both Edge and 3sixty are back. We hope the youth had a wonderful and safe holiday break. Youth ministry resumes back virtually via Zoom:
3sixty: Sunday, January 10th at 7:00pm
Edge: Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00pm
Holy Spirit Layette
The Holy Spirit Layette Program made a large delivery of baby layette items including quilts, receiving blankets, sweater sets,caps,diapers and wipes to the Diocese of San Jose's Layette Program. These items were dropped off at their Sunnyvale warehouse, where nurses are still allowed to drop by and make up layettes for their clients.
Our Holy Spirit Layette group was only able to have two meetings this year but many of our members continued to knit and sew the baby quilts, blankets and clothing so that we were able to have a large donation for the layette program. For information on the program or to volunteer click here.
Holy Spirit Launches New Shower Ministry for the Homeless
Holy Spirit, along with St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church and St. Martin of Tours, have launched a new shower ministry to support the unhoused here in San Jose. The ministry is providing showers to the men and women who are staying in Safe Car Parks in church parking lots in San Jose. If you think you would like to become a part of this new ministry, please contact Tom Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Spirit School's Legacy Fund is in its last few weeks, please consider a donation to support our Tuition Assistance Program. Learn about the Elliott's family experience at Holy Spirit and why they support the campaign click here.
Retrouvaille of San Jose/Silicon Valley Virtual Marriage Program.The Virtual Retrouvaille Marriage Program Mission is to help hurting marriages heal, and bring peace to families, especially during this time of pandemic. The Retrouvaille program consists of a weekend presented by 3 Catholic couples and a Priest, starting January 14. There are 6 Saturday post weekend sessions. Please contact RetrouvailleSJ@gmail.com for information and reservations.