Weekly eBulletin - August 1st, 2021
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Do You Know Holy Spirit’s Pastoral Staff?
As we prepare to, hopefully, re-open our parish office starting Tuesday, September 7, I would like to present to you who now comprise our parish staff and give you the scope of their ministries as they see them.  Read more...

Read on for updates on Faith Formation, Confirmation registration and upcoming events.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
The regrouting of the bricks (portico area) will begin this Monday, August 2nd. Throughout the week, the church will only be accessible through the side doors.  If everything goes as planned, we can resume using the main doors next Sunday. If needed, please use ADA ramps in front of the parish office or by the church's sacristy door.
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.
The Jewish Root of the Mass 
One of the most common questions asked during Liturgical and Sacramental catechesis is this: “Why do Catholics do that?”
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
If you are interested in becoming a Catechist, we have a need on Sundays starting in September from 8:30-9:20am and 10:30-11:20am for 22 weeks. You will be given all materials, instructions and support. If you have an interest in this Ministry, please contact Merry Reardon at merry.reardon@dsj.org
Prayer Shawls
Even in Summer, our parish shawl makers are still hard at work. If you know of someone who would benefit from the prayerful “hug” that a shawl can provide or you would like to join this faithful group of handicrafters, contact Sandy Palodichuk at 408-813-5798. Meetings currently on Zoom on the third Monday of each month at 10:00am Read more...
Retreat Centers
Wanna get away? Spend some quiet time with the Lord! Retreat centers are opening back up and
offering private directed and silent retreats. Visit our new resource list here.
Diocesan Youth Renewal – Youth Testimonies
Two weeks ago, the Diocese offered a youth retreat for high school and middle school youth. The retreat was a much needed avenue for the youth to renew their faith, especially with everything that has been going on for the past year and a half. There were a few Holy Spirit youth who attended. The following are their testimonies on their time at the retreat. Read here...

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 Update
Thank you to everyone who donated to Pack a Back. We had many donations from Holy Spirit parishioners and school families and we are very grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity. We are done collecting backpacks and supplies, but Sacred Heart is still filling the gaps by purchasing items, if you would like to make a monetary donation, visit this page...
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. For more information please email evangelization@dsj.org.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101