Weekly eBulletin - August 9th, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Greetings!

As all of you are aware, On July 1st, Bishop Cantu assigned me Pastor of Holy Spirit concurrent with Director of Vocations and Seminarians. I told the Bishop that I would be very glad to take on the two ministries. I also told him that I will re-evaluate the two positions in six months. Read more...

Please join us live at 9:30am for Sunday Mass. I look for to celebrating Mass virtually with you this weekend or meeting you at one of our outdoor Masses.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
REVISED MASS SCHEDULES
Please join us for Masses and remember to wear your name tag so Fr. Ritche can get to know you!

  • Daily Mass will now be at 8:30am via Livestream and we will have room for 10 people under the portico.

  • Weekend Masses: will be outdoors in the school courtyard and we will have room for 60 people. We will continue to live-stream the Sunday 9:30am Mass.
  • Saturday 5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am, 11:30am and 6:00pm
Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation 
 
Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, we receive the new life of Christ. Now, we carry this life "in earthen vessels," and it remains "hidden with Christ in God." Read more...
GIVE US THIS DAY BOOKS
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SACRAMENTS
Sacrament of Baptism
will be celebrated every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:30am and 11:30am. Baptismal Preparation Classes are meeting via Zoom.
Please contact Father Edgar at edgar.elamparo@DSJ.org or (408) 997-5107
Sacrament of Confirmation
Updates for the current Year 2 Candidates
We are pleased to announce that we can move forward with the Sacramental Celebration. Confirmation Masses are now available to reserve. The Mass is strictly for the candidate, sponsors, and family. Message Row for details and for the sign-up link - row.david@dsj.org
Registrations for 2020-2021
Preparation and formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation here at Holy Spirit is a two-year process for Middle School Youth starting as early as 7th grade and a one-year process for High School Youth. Registrations are now open. Please note that as of right now, Confirmation sessions will all be online through virtual Zoom sessions. Online registrations can be made here: Click here

PASTORAL CARE
Gratitude Practice
The challenges to our health, safety peace in our world today may lean toward brokenness, but the practice of gratitude has the power to heal. Taking time each day to focus, even briefly, on gratitude can bring hope and transformative energy to our lives. Read more...
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Prayers, Intercessions & Intentions
Prayer keeps us connected to the Lord and to one another. 
During the pandemic, if you or someone you know is in need of prayers, please use our new online form to let us know how we can offer support. Click here   
YOUTH MINISTRY
Youth Ministry Summer Speaker Series – DATE CHANGE Please note that our next series will be on August 16th. For this episode, we will be featuring Katie Garvey. Katie is a travel nurse and in the past months, has been stationed across our nation assisting COVID-19 patients. This is one not to miss! Contact Row for Zoom meeting details – row.david@dsj.org
Confirmation Mass for Year 2 Candidates
We have completed one full week of Confirmation Masses. There’s another round of Confirmations this upcoming week so please continue to pray for the young men and women. 
SOCIAL MINISTRIES
Thank you From Pack A Back!
Thank you for the outpouring of support for Pack a Back, our Sacred Heart school supplies drive. Our Holy Spirit community came together again, virtually this time, to donate prayers, time, monetary contributions, and school supplies to 3800 kids to start the school year from home. Read more...
Nicaragua Bright Spot - Row David in La Chuscada
Check out Row David's most memorable experience in La Chuscada.  His energy and enthusiasm as our Youth Ministry Director has been an important ingredient to the success of this ministry. Read more...
FAITH FORMATION
Faith Formation and First Communion Registration is Open for the 2020-2021 Year
Registration for Faith Formation in grades 1st-5th and First Communion is open. To register Click here
BULLETIN BOARD
COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS BY AUGUST 11
PLEASE PARTICIPATE & BE COUNTED!
It is EASY: You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Help and questionnaires are available in many different languages.
It is SAFE: All responses are confidential, and by law, they cannot be shared in a way that identifies a person or a household. Questions about immigration status will NOT be asked.
It is IMPORTANT: Every adult, child and baby living in the United States must be counted, regardless of their age, race, or citizenship status. The final population count will determine how billions of dollars are distributed in our community for schools, healthcare, housing, transportation and more. An accurate count will ensure a fair distribution.
Rosary and Faith Talk
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:30am-1:00pm
with Fr. Paul McDonnell O.S.J. will lead us in a rosary for the unborn and give a reflection on "St. Joseph, the Patron Saint for the Unborn". RSVP Here
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
When has the faith of someone from another race or culture enriched your own faith?

Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101