Weekly eBulletin - July 25th, 2021
Seventeeth Sunday in Ordinary Time
This weekend, we begin to journey with St. John’s gospel. For the next few weeks, you and I will be hearing from what biblical scholars refer to as the “Bread of Life” discourse.
One of the obvious reasons why we get a break from Mark is that his gospel is too short, perhaps not enough to suffice the whole liturgical year. Thus, John’s gospel needs to be inserted into the year of St. Mark. Read more...

Read on for updates on Pack-a-Back, Faith Formation, Confirmation registration and upcoming events.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
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.
Sacrament of Eucharist
At the Last Supper, on the night Jesus was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of His Body and Blood.
Faith Formation and First Eucharist Registration
Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 year. Faith Formation is for children who will be entering kindergarten though 5th grade. Registration for First Eucharist is also open for those that meet the requirements. For more information and to register, click here.
Catechists Needed
As Catholics, we are called to pass on the Faith. In our Baptismal Rite, we are called to be "priest, prophet, and king." We need your help to teach our Faith Formation classes. We can provide training and support. Please prayerfully consider this most important ministry. If you have ever considered teaching the Faith, NOW is the time! Please contact Merry Reardon at merry.reardon@dsj.org
Engaged Aging Part 2
Remaining socially active and engaged in meaningful activity is a cornerstone of aging well. While many older adults lead purposeful and socially active lives, for some, changes in life circumstances can make remaining engaged in activities difficult. Because activity engagement is widely recognized as a core component of aging well, Holy Spirit Church has traditionally hosted numerous events to connect seniors in the community with one another  Read more...
Diocesan Youth Renewal Recap
This past week, middle school and high school youth from Holy Spirit participated and lead in the Diocesan Youth Renewal (DYR). This special DYR was one for the memory books as it was the first official Diocesan youth gathering since the pandemic. It was awesome to see the youth gather as a community of faith and take time to nourish and renew their faith. Youth testimony to come!

Sacrament of Confirmation
Registrations for the Sacrament of Confirmation are now up! Youth as early as 7th grade are able to register. Formation is a two-year process for middle school youth and a one-year process for high school youth. Register here.
Pack-a-Back Volunteer Slots Are Now Open!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to Pack-a-Back so far! The weekend of July 25 is the last weekend to donate items into our bins outside the church and school. We will continue to collect monetary donations through the end of July. There are also opportunities to volunteer. Read more...
Bricks and Pavers
Place your order soon! August 8th is the last day to place an order. You can pay by check (made out to Holy Spirit Parish) or pay online. Download the form here. Questions? Contact Pat Grow (408)997-0733.
Proclaiming Jesus to Our Culture
Save the date! Join us on Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm via Zoom for reflection and discussion, led by Most Reverend Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles. More information to come.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101