Weekly eBulletin - October 23, 2021
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week Pope Francis convened the synod of bishops in Rome to talk about Church-related issues. But a synod more than that it literally means to “journey with” or “walk with.” The Holy Father is inviting all of us to reflect on the “synodality” of the Church, how we as the Body of Christ, journey together with the Lord.

There are three things that Pope Francis is asking us to do during these years of the synod - to encounter, to listen, and to discern. Read more...

Read on for more information on the changes to the Golf Tournament, upcoming activities within our parish and around the Diocese.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
Confession: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Mass: 5:00 PM

Mass: 9:30 AM (live-streamed), 11:30 AM, & 6:00 PM

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

Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
October 24th's Second Collection:
World Mission Sunday

This weekend, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers. You can donate to help here.
All Saints, All Souls Remembrance Mass
November 1st - 7:00 PM

We are celebrating All Saints and Souls Day with a special Remembrance Mass on Monday, November 1st at 7:00 PM. All are welcomed to attend this beautiful memoriam.

We also invite everyone to drop off pictures of their deceased loved ones to the parish office for the Wall of Saints.
Dear Friends and Families of Holy Spirit School & Parish,

Due to upcoming inclement weather, we unfortunately need to postpone our golf event on Monday, October 25th. Almaden Country Club predicts the course conditions will be poor and have recommended we postpone. We intend to reschedule the golf tournament later in the school year.

However, we still plan to host the silent auction and cocktail social portion of this event to continue building our community. We are shifting the date and location for this event to:

Friday, November 5 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Hotel Los Gatos

Please use this form to indicate if you can join us for the updated event on November 5.

This decision is disappointing and unfortunately comes with a financial impact. After receiving your response, we will reach out with additional information on donations, refunds, and alternative options. Thank you for your continued support.

Fr. Ritche & Greg Vohs
EDGE Middle School Ministry
October 27th - 7:00 PM

Our next Edge gathering is on Wednesday, October 27th. All middle school youth are welcome to attend!
Confirmation Year 1
November 3rd - 6:30 PM

The November session is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:30pm
Layette Ministry

The Holy Spirit Layette Program recently made a large delivery of baby layette items which included quilts, afghans, fleece blankets, receiving blankets, gowns, fleece sleepers, onesies, sleep and play suits, sweater sets, bibs, caps, diapers and wipes to the Diocese of San Jose’s Layette Program. Learn more about the ministry here.
The Upstanders
October 25th - 5:30 PM

Come to the free virtual screening of The Upstanders to learn more about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying. An interactive Q&A session to follow after screening, featuring one of our own parishioners, Lisa Ayala! 
Learn more about this event and sign up here.
Pajama Drive
November 7th

On November 7th a group of the Holy Spirit School 5th grade students will be hosting a “Drive Up and Drop Off” pajama drive benefiting CASA. Please consider donating a pair of new pajamas to benefit foster youth in our community. More information here.
Candle Light Evening Prayer:
Remembering our Loved Ones who died of Covid-19
November 3rd

Join Bishop Oscar Cantú on November 3, 2021 in an outdoor candlelight prayer service at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace, honoring all of the loved ones that we have lost to or have been impacted by COVID-19.
You are invited to submit names of your lost loved ones here. The evening’s prayer service will also be live-streamed on the Diocese’s Facebook page.
Christmas Card Contest

It’s that time of year where we invite students from our schools and faith formation groups to express their artistic talents in creating a Christmas Card for Bishop Cantú.

This year’s contest will be open to participants from kindergarten to 5th grade. The theme for this year’s card is focused on ST. JOSEPH. Please submit artwork to the email address below by October 29th.

We look forward to seeing the wonderful creations the children have in store. For any questions, contact communications@dsj.org.
October - Respect for Life month

Join the diocesan community at St. Francis Cabrini for speaker and events:

Saturday, October 30th
3:30 PM - Mass
5:00 PM - Bishop Oscar Cantú: Life - Conception to Natural Death

For more information, visit bit.ly/ljpdsj21
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101