Weekly eBulletin - June 20th, 2021
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In his Letter to the Romans, St. Paul reminds us that through our Baptism we have received a Spirit of Adoption that enables us to call God: “Abba, Father.” We are very fortunate to have that kind of a relationship with God. In it, we are assured of God’s protection and unconditional love. For that we say: “Thanks be to God!”. Read more...

Happy Father's Day! Please note updated Mass times since June 5th - we hope you can join us! Read on for updates about bricks & pavers available for purchase, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
Please note: the only Mass on Saturday will be at 5:00PM and we will no longer livestream this Mass.

Confession: 4:00pm-4:45pm
Mass: 5:00pm

Mass: 9:30am (livestreamed), 11:30am, & 6:00pm

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday of the month after 8:30 Mass, in-person and live-stream.

To download this weekend's worship aid, click here.
The Real Presence (continued) 
by the Committee on Doctrine of the USCCB 
Are the consecrated bread and wine "merely symbols"? 
In everyday language, we call a "symbol" something that points beyond itself to something else, often to several other realities at once. The transformed bread and wine that are the Body and Blood of Christ are not merely symbols because they truly are the Body and Blood of Christ. Read more...
Family Grace Group
We invite you to take some time to pray and reflect on these questions:
- Do you worry often about the mental health of a loved one? 
- Who in your family causes you the most worry because of moods or risky behavior?
- How does this affect your ability to relax or make plans?
- What is your sense of God’s presence in this situation?
- Where can you turn to for acceptance, understanding, and support?(We hope you will consider Holy Spirit Church!
You can preview the session here. For more information about our program, click here
Seasons of Hope
Grief consolation and support group via Zoom. Meeting starts June 21, Mondays at 7pm. Click here for the flyer.
Please RSVP to Leah Harris at 408-997-5110.
Vacation Bible School
"Thank you" to all of the teachers, students and parents that made 'Adventure Island' a fun and faith filled week. We hope to see you next year.
Youth Ministry Summer Socials
While youth ministry is on a short break, please stay tuned for some fun socials during the summer months. These will range from virtual gatherings and in-person gatherings.
Diocesan Youth Retreat
Experience the "RENEWAL" this year locally at Sacred Heart Parish Saratoga! Let’s celebrate, gather together in person with youth and leaders from throughout the diocese! There will be many activities for all to grow together in our faith and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. Register here.
  • July 19 & 20 – High School Youth
  • July 22 & 23 – Middle School Youth
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
Your Help is Needed. One of the tragedies of the pandemic are the unmet needs for food by vulnerable families during the economic downturn. One response has been distribution food distribution sites set up throughout the County by Catholic Charities and Second Harvest Food Bank. These sites, staffed by hundreds of volunteers, have been distributing food to thousands of families. The ongoing need for volunteers to support this program is critical. For more information click here.
Bricks & Pavers
Good news, we have found an engraver! Purchase a brick or paver in the Courtyard area to honor the memory of a loved one, for your family, or to commemorate a special occasion. For a limited time, buy one and get one for half price! Download the form here or pick one up at the check-in table this weekend. Questions? Please call Pat Grow at (408)997-0733.
Quo Vadis Hybrid Retreat
Quo Vadis is Latin for “Where are you going?” This retreat seeks to help men in high school discern their vocation. You could be called to be a husband, a religious brother, a deacon, a priest… whatever your vocation may be, God is calling each of us to love and to serve Him.
Seek out what that calling is July 12-14, 2021. This retreat is a hybrid retreat for high school men. Registration is free. To register or for more information, Click here.
Save the Date! Jubilee Games for Vocations
The Diocese of San José is hosting the Jubilee Games for Vocations on July 17th at Archbishop Mitty High School in San José.
Nuns and postulates will compete in a soccer game for the St. Clare Cup, with high school girls filling out both teams.
Priests and Seminarians will compete in a second soccer game for the St. Joseph Cup, with high school boys filling both teams as well.
This outstanding community event of family entertainment will follow all the Covid-19 regulations. Visit and share our webpage where information will be added as it becomes available: https://www.dsj.org/jubileegames
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101