Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 13, 2022

This weekend, we hear about Jesus’ teachings on the Beatitudes. We will immediately notice that Luke’s version is different from that of Matthew. And one of the reasons is the nature or the composition of the community to whom the gospel was written. Matthew writes for a more Jewish community thus depicting Jesus as the new Moses, the Lawgiver while Luke, a gentile convert emphasizes the universality of God’s love.  Read More...

Read on for more information about upcoming events and ministry news.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
Hospitality Weekend

Join us for light hospitality after 5:00 PM, 9:30 AM, and 11:30 AM Masses. Don't forget to wear your name badge and introduce yourself to someone you haven't met before!

If you are interested in joining the hospitality team, please connect with Merry Reardon at
Weekday: 8:30 AM (live-streamed)

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

SaturdayConfession: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM

Eucharistic Adoration:
First Fridays after 8:30 AM Mass, in-person and live-streamed.
The Jewish Root of Mass
One of the most common questions asked during Liturgical and Sacramental catechesis is this: “Why do Catholics do that?” In other words, what are the roots of Catholic Liturgical worship? Where does Catholic worship come from, and what light might its origins shine on its present day meaning? Read More...
Children's Offertory Envelopes

Children’s offertory envelopes are now available and located inside the front doors of the church. The envelopes are bundled in packs of eight. The envelopes contain a place for the child to list an intention, as well as a talent and gift of theirs to offer up for the week.
If the supply of envelopes in the church runs out, and you would like more, please contact Merry Reardon
Thanks to those who have already responded with a gift to the 2022 Annual Diocesan Appeal. To date,128 households have pledged $78,951.00 -- that is 26% toward our goal. There is still plenty of time to respond with a gift to this year’s Appeal. Gifts can be made through our parish office or the Diocesan website. Thank you!
Hallow App
Taking Care of Our Mind, Body, and Spirit

Did you know that the Hallow App has a whole series on mental health? You can find various meditation series: Healing Wounds, Healthy Habits, Addiction, Stress & Anxiety, Relationships, and Grief. 
In the Healing Wounds series, Dr. Bob Schuchts and Sr. Mirian James narrate a meditation focused on healing through Christ. The first session is a meditation on your baptismal identity in Jesus Christ. That sounds like a great place to start.

The App also has a section for children. Pray together as a family or encourage children to begin their personal journey with God.

A generous donor gave our parish free access until Easter. Check out the app today!
Pray with Pope Francis

Every year, Pope Francis shares with us a list of monthly prayer intentions for the year. We invite you to add these intentions to your prayers. Click here to view the list.
3sixty High School Ministry

Our next 3sixty gathering will be on Sunday, February 27th after the 6pm Mass. Due to facility issues, we had to cancel our previously scheduled gathering. Everything should be in order for our next gathering.
Edge Middle School Ministry

We had a great gathering last Wednesday. Our gathering started off the new year with social icebreaker activities to build community. Our next Edge night will be on Wednesday, February 16th.
🚰Nicaragua 2022 Mission Trip🐷🐔
Registration is Open!

Did you miss the information meeting, but still want to join us? Do not fret! Visit the Mission Trip Webpage for a link to the presentation to learn more. For questions and/or to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to

Visit the Mission Trip's webpage (link above) to register. Be sure to have your passport, medical information and your emergency contact’s information nearby.
Our Lady of Refuge Parish
10 Year Anniversary

Our Lady of Refuge Parish is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this February. Congratulations! Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.
Wedding Anniversary Mass
February 19th, 10:00 AM

Couples who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries (1st – 5th, 25th, 40th, 50th and greater) this year are invited to attend the celebration Mass at 10:00 AM, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in downtown San Jose.The couples will renew their wedding vow and receive a blessing at the celebration by the Bishop. Wedding Anniversary certificates will be mailed. Register here to attend.
Black History Month Mass
Feb. 26th, 7:00 PM

St. Francis of Assisi Parish will host a Black History Month Mass. Let us bring together the people of African descent and friends to liturgically celebrate their heritage. Catholics of African descent in the Diocese of San Jose are organizing this event. Click here to view the flyer.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101