Weekly eBulletin - March 14th, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Lent

There are two Sundays in the liturgical calendar when you and I see priests wear a rose-colored vestment – Gaudete Sunday (3rd Sunday of Advent) and Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent). Both Gaudete and Laetare mean “to rejoice.” These Sundays are also seen as a “break” from the penitential aspect of the season. This does not mean that we go back to our
old ways, rather it simply means a little breather from our
journey.

Please join us each Friday in Lent for Stations of the Cross.
Read on for more details and of other events.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
Spring Forward
Don't forget to move your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 14th. Daylight savings time starts at 2 am.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection
Please support the CRS collection the weekend of March 13th and 14th. CRS aids groups around the world that protect human life and promote human dignity. Learn more about CRS here and you can donate here
Palm Sunday (March 28th):
We encourage those who are celebrating with us via Livestream to make their own Palms and decorate them. Please take a picture of your creation and email it to us or post it in your Facebook profile with the hashtag #HolySpirit2021. Likewise, for those of who will attend in-person, please also bring your own decorated palms. These palms will be blessed at all Masses.
Triduum Celebration Schedule:
Part I.  Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday, April 1st) at 7PM; followed by
Eucharistic Adoration at Altar of Repose until 12MN (Church courtyard).

Part II. Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (April 2nd) at 12NOON and 7PM
            Stations of the Cross at 3PM 

Part III. Easter Vigil (April 3rd) in the Holy Night of Easter at 8PM.
Easter Sunday (April 4th) – The Resurrection of the Lord Masses Schedule:
7:30AM               Church
9:30AM               Church and Gym
11:30AM             Church and Gym
Mass Times: 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm (livestreamed)
Confession: 4:00pm-4:45pm

9:30am: (livestreamed) and 11:30am

Eucharistic Adoration-The first Friday of the month
after 8:30 Mass in-person and Livestream

Communal Reconciliation Service-March 27th, 12:00 Noon.

To download this weekend's worship aid, click here.
Thank you to those who have already responded with a gift to the 2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal. To date we have raised $227,849 that is 85% toward our goal through the support of 342 households. Gifts can be made through our parish office or our parish and diocesan website here. To donate via text, text ADA to 408-317-0990. To donate via QR code, open your camera app and focus on the image on the right. If you are unable to pledge, please pray for the success of the campaign. Thank you so much for your generous support. 
Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices 
I understand that all the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat, but I'm not sure what is classified as meat.  Also, I've noticed that restaurants and grocery stores advertise specials on expensive types of fish and seafood on Fridays during Lent. Some of my friends take advantage of these deals, but somehow, I don't feel right treating myself to the lobster special on Fridays during Lent. Read more...
Through the Desert with Jesus
Looking to Jesus for how to reject temptations offers real Lenten tranformation. In Session Five, Row David will lead us in exploring the temptations of material wealth and power. Sign up for the Zoom link here.
Fridays of Lent:
  • March 5th's 8:30am Mass will be followed by Eucharistic Adoration at 9:00am (livestreamed).
  • 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 - Stations of the Cross at 7pm (livestreamed).
Vacation Bible School
Parents-We would like to offer an "in person" limited VBS this year, if there is enough interest for children entering First-Fifth grade. If you would be interested in having your child(ren) attend VBS in person, and/or you would be willing to volunteer, please let us know. You can email Melissa Brush at melissa.brush@dsj.org.
If you are in need of prayers, contact leah.harris@dsj.org or 997-5110. To schedule a Mass Intention or to add a name to the “Book of Prayers”, use our website form
Communion to the Homebound
Pastoral Care is restricted from in-home visits. If you are in need of visits or would like to join the team of trained Ministers of the Eucharist to the Homebound, please contact Leah at 408-997-5110. Family can be trained to bring Communion home to sick or frail family members.
Anointing of the Sick/Last Rites
To schedule the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, call Leah Harris at 408-997-5110. For emergencies after hours, call the Parish at 408-997-5101
Please pray for:
Vani Aboud, Bueford Hensley, Ilona Loeffler
Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
Join us on Friday, March 26th at 7:00pm as youth and alumni from 3sixty will lead the Stations of the Cross for the parish. It will be livestreamed on the parish’s YouTube channel.
3sixty High School Ministry
With our County moving up to a less restrictive tier, we are planning to resume in-person ministry. We plan to resume after Easter. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, 3sixty is on this Sunday, March 14th at 7:00pm on Zoom. We will continue our Lenten journey in reflection and sharing. Contact Row at row.david@dsj.org for Zoom information.
Edge Middle School Ministry
We had a great session last Wednesday. It was the first part of a two-part Lenten series on the cross and Christ’s passion. Our next Edge, March 31st, will be a Holy Week session that will complete the series.
Sacred Heart Reverse Collection
the Reverse Collection this year will be running March 8th through the 21st. There will not be information slips at Mass this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information on the collection and how to donate click here.
Sacred Heart Volunteer Opportunity
Sacred Heart Community Service is looking for volunteers to serve families in need. Volunteers will be sorting and bagging produce,and filling boxes with food items for weekly distribution. Please sign up for the March 20th date here.
Feeding the Hungry
Holy Spirit Church offers an opportunity to help those in our city that need our help. We hope you will consider joining us in this important ministry as we serve our community.
Twice per month Holy Spirit Church will offer an opportunity for eight families or individuals to make sandwiches that will be distributed to those in need. There are two ways you can help! Read more...
Save the Date!
2021 Annual Holy Spirit Golf Tournament
Monday May 17, 2021
at Boulder Ridge Golf Club
For more information click here.

Holy Spirit School is excited to announce a safe way to visit our PreK classroom and learn about our fantastic program. Please join us Sunday, March 21 for a PreK Open House - by appointment only. Learn more...
Diocesan 40th Anniversary Jubilee Mass on the Feast of St. Joseph:
On Friday, March 19, 2021, the Feast of St. Joseph during the Year of St. Joseph, the Diocese of San José will mark its Fortieth Anniversary at a Mass to be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph. Seating in the Cathedral Basilica will be limited due to pandemic restrictions. Bishop Oscar Cantú invites the faithful to join this special celebration via livestream at the Diocese’s Facebook page.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101