Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 19, 2021

The cold air marks the ushering in one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. Christmas is again upon us. We will recall how in a cold winter night, our savior Jesus Christ, the light of the world was born. He was the King of kings, and yet he wasn’t born in luxury, comfort, or convenience. He was born in a manger for there was no room for them in the inn. Warmth was provided by the embrace and love of two humble and poor parents... Read More...

Read on for more information on office closure and ministry updates.

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

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

Please note the change in Mass Schedule for Christmas and New Year below

Eucharistic Adoration:
First Fridays after 8:30 AM Mass, in-person and live-streamed.
Please note the following information:

- there is no 5pm Mass on Saturday the 25th & no 6pm mass on Sunday the 26th

Only the following Masses will be live-streamed:
- December 25, Christmas Day - 9:30 AM
- December 26, Feast of the Holy Family - 9:30 AM
- January 1, New Year’s Day/Mary, Mother of God - 9:00 AM
- Daily Masses will be live-streamed as usual, at 8:30 AM

Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. It is the feast of the incarnation (the birth), the feast of God becoming flesh (the Latin “in carne” means “enfleshment”). It is a uniquely Christian teaching, the Divine choosing to become one of us. Read More...
Second Collection
Retirement Fund for Religious

Thousands of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for years in Catholic schools, hospitals, and parishes—often for little to no pay. Now, many religious communities do not have enough retirement savings and are struggling to provide for aging members. Your gift will help provide medications, nursing care, and much more. Thank you for your generosity. You can give online here under "Second Collection.
Office Closed for Christmas
Dec. 23rd - January 3rd

Please note that our parish office and campus will be closed starting December 23rd. We will reopen January 4th.
All on-site meetings are rescheduled or canceled. Please connect with ministry leads for more information.
Hospitality & Caroling in the Courtyard
Dec. 18th - 6:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, December 18th for hospitality and caroling in the courtyard near the Christmas tree and creche. Music will be provided by Holy Spirit School's Children Choir and we will sing some traditional carols.
Hallow App
You can sign up by scanning the QR code in the picture below or by clicking here.
A step-by-step guide is also available, if needed here.
Gifts of Opportunity

This Christmas, we invite you to share joy by giving opportunity in rural Nicaragua by gifting a modern bathroom, a clean air kitchen, a bundle of pitaya farmers, two daily meals for a student for a year and many other options. Learn More...

This is the last week representatives will be outside of Masses. You can also volunteer to help. Sign up here.
Holidays at Sacred Heart
Volunteer Opportunities

You can still help fill holiday dinner boxes and help distribute food to those in need this holiday season. Sign up to help bring joy to our community here!
Layette Ministry
January 10th - 9:15 AM

Please note the change in meeting date: Layette Ministry will meet on January 10th in the Parish Hall.
Layette Ministry members make blankets and clothes for infants of single mothers, low income families, and in some cases, victims of domestic violence that have no other means of clothing or coverings. Learn more about this ministry here.
📚🚰 2022 Nicaragua Mission Trip 🐔🐷
July 9 - 16, 2022
Do you ever wonder about all the chickens and pigs you’ve purchased through the annual Gifts of Opportunity? Or what the term “modern bathroom” means to the family in Nicaragua that benefitted from your contribution? Here is a chance to witness first-hand the impact of your generosity.

We invite you to consider joining us next summer as Holy Spirit revives our program to serve in Nicaragua. An information meeting will take place in the church on January 23rd at 1:00 PM. Learn more...
Stress-free Holiday
Mental Health Tips for Families

With mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and diagnosable conditions... the holidays can sometimes seem more like tangled Christmas lights. If that's you and your loved one's journey... then, here's a helpful article with practical suggestions written by a family with lived experience!

The authors, Cathrine Boyle and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, write: "This holiday season doesn’t need to be something that lurks above your loved one’s head or that cripples them with fear and dread. It can be a time of joy and celebration with the ones they love. But it takes some thinking ahead, planning and, most of all, listening."

Read the full article here...
3Sixty Youth Ministry
Dec. 19th, 7:00 PM

Our final 3sixty gathering for the 2021 year will be on December 19th after the 6pm Mass. All high school youths are welcome to come join this fun social to celebrate the birth of our Lord and to mark the end of this year.
Christmas Mass Schedule Around the Diocese

Are you visiting friends or family locally for Christmas and can't make it to Holy Spirit? Click here to view other parish's Christmas Mass Schedule.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101