Weekly eBulletin - May 3rd 2020

So much of our lives have changed in the last six weeks of the Shelter-in-Place order and the global fight against the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. It is hard to find a new normal in the midst of this much time at home. I read recently this in a Correspondent article by Lynn Berger, “Home is more important than ever , the famous furniture store told me in its ad. It might be more accurate to say that ‘home’ has taken on a new role. Read More...
See you virtually at Mass this weekend.
Welcome to our new Weekly Electronic Bulletin. For the remaining time of Shelter in Place, we will use this electronic publication to deliver our normal printed bulletin content. You can find all the same information in this eBulletin.

Look for to celebrating Mass virtually this weekend.

God Bless,

Fr. Brendan

The Real Presence (continued) - by the Committee on Doctrine of the USCCB 

When the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ, why do they still look and taste like bread and wine? 
In the celebration of the Eucharist, the glorified Christ becomes present under the appearances of bread and wine in a way that is unique, a way that is uniquely suited to the Eucharist.  Read More...

Sacred Heart Community Service received a large donation of flats of eggs but do not have any way to give them out to those in need. 

If you can donate empty egg cartons, please either take them to the Sacred Heart donation center at 1381 S 1st St . or drop off in the bins at the Holy Spirit Parish Hall.  This will be a help to Sacred Heart as they continue to feed the ever growing number of poor in our community.

Thank you to all the volunteers stepping up to shop for healthcare workers and their families in the Shop4Me Ministry!

We will continue to serve healthcare worker families going forward, but Holy Spirit Parish has also identified another community that is encountering increased needs due to the pandemic and shelter-in-place requirements: seniors.  Read More...

Sewing Masks for the VA Hospitals

Currently, the supply of surgical masks is at a critical all-time low. While not ideal, many hospitals across the country have requested homemade surgical masks as an emergency stopgap measure. Are you looking for a way to help those on the front lines while we shelter-in-place? Read more.. .
Volunteer with Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of San Jose is in urgent need of volunteers to staff various drive thru food distribution sites that are being set up at various churches in the Diocese, to meet the needs of those families most impacted by the Covoid-19 pandemic. Read More...

This Sunday, May 3 rd 3sixty will be having a special praise & worship night done in collaboration with St. Maria Goretti and St. Lawrence. The Zoom youth night will begin at 7:00pm. All are welcome to join.
Please note that there will be no 3sixty next Sunday, May 10th. 3sixty will resume back on May 17 th . Contact Row for Zoom meeting details at row.david@dsj.org.

Our next Edge Zoom youth night will be on Wednesday, May 13 th at 7:00pm. All middle school youth are welcome to join in. Contact Row for Zoom meeting details at row.david@dsj.org.
May Issue of Give Us This Day

The May issue of Give Us This Day prayer books are available at the church, under the portico.

We ask you not to make a special trip to get this prayer book but stop by as part of your regular outings or chores. We also ask you to practice safe social distancing and use the sanitizer provided before and after. 
Despite the Covid-19 Shelter in Place order the call to serve the needy remains, possibly now more than ever as together we people of God chart these untested waters. We are connected to all people from every walk of life as together we pray for an end to the coronavirus. 

Recently a number of parishioners have been inquiring as to how they might reach out to our sisters and brothers living in the margins. Presently there are several local service providers, not affiliated with Holy Spirit Parish Social Ministries in need of immediate help. Read More...
No matter where it is or how you reach it, when you cross the virtual finish line, you will be helping the mothers and babies that Guadalupe Hope Society serves.  Read More...
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101