PARISH NEWS & UPDATES - May 31, 2020
CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF PENTECOST VIDEO
Diocese of San Jose

CELEBRATING PENTECOST - Sunday, May 31
Pentecost marks the occasion of God sending the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' disciples after his Resurrection. The book of Acts describes how the disciples were gathered together in one place on the day of Pentecost. The Jewish feast of Pentecost (Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks) was a day that commemorated the giving of the law to Moses, a day soon to be marked as well by the giving  of the Holy Spirit. On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit gave the disciples the strength to fulfill their commission to spread the Good News of Jesus. The Solemnity of Pentecost, which crowns and fulfills the Easter season, is a good time to pray for a deeper indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

 Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.

Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the
hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit help us
to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
The English translation of the Prayer to the Holy Spirit from A Book of Prayers © 1982, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. (ICEL). All rights reserved.
About the Prayer to the Holy Spirit

There are very few prayers to God as the Holy Spirit. This prayer was developed from the Pentecost liturgy. The first two lines are the verses sung with the Alleluia before the Gospel on Pentecost. The third and fourth lines are a quote from the Latin translation of Psalm 104, verse 30. It was part of a chant written for Pentecost. The rest of the prayer, which follows “Let us pray” (when it is prayed publicly), is adapted from the former opening prayer of the feast. The feast of Pentecost now has a new opening prayer. The former prayer is the opening prayer for a Mass of the Holy Spirit such as might be celebrated at the opening of a school year.
This prayer is a good example of how a popular prayer to the Holy Spirit came to be composed by the faithful, using verses they heard sung and prayed at the Pentecost liturgy.
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Living your faith resources during the Cornovirus -
Diocese of San Jose
FUN RUN / WALK VIRTUAL !!!
June 15-July 20 
LIVE STREAMING MASSES VIA ZOOM @ ST. JULIE BILLIART PARISH
Daily Mass - Monday to Friday
9:30 am

Sunday Masses
11:00 am English
1:00 pm Spanish

Instructions on how to connect can be found in our Parish Calendar by clicking on the date and Mass time you would like to join.
LIVE STREAMING & RECORDED MASSES
IN THE DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE
PRAYER REQUESTS
If you or if you know of a parishioner suffering with illness or someone who has recently gone to the Lord, and you would like our community to pray for them, please email 
 stjulies_prayer-requests@dsj.org .  Their names will be added in the bulletin so that the community can pray for them. 

If you have an uplifting story you would like to tell, or a special prayer you are saying during this time. Please let us know. Email stjulies@stjulies-dsj.org .
STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
SUNDAY OFFERTORY
 
Your ongoing monetary gifts are greatly needed and appreciated. Your Sunday Offertory gift  sustains this parish .

We look forward to your support during these times when we have no regular Sunday offertory. You can use credit cards, debit cards or direct transfer from your bank account.
  
If you are unable to make your weekly offertory gift online, please remember to mail or drop off your the envelopes at the parish office 366, Saint Julie Drive, San Jose, CA 95119.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL (ADA)
 
We're currently at 100% of our goal of $92,298.00. Thank you to all who have answered the request to participate and have pledged.
 
Please remember that 100% of your gift above our goal comes back to our parish!
EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS FOR PARISH GIVING
Many employers are offering a double matching gift for donations during the COVID 19 crisis. Please check with your employers to see what their policy is. For example, Apple is one such company that is currently doubling the Matching Gifts contributions. 
If you have an interest in working in St Julie Billiart Parish’s Food Pantry, we need help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm. As we work with clients, gloves and masks are required (we will supply these items) If you interested please contact
Thomas Connolly - Phone: (408) 506-5640 or
“REV UP THE SEMS” FUN RUN/WALK VIRTUAL!!!:
June 15-July 20  
The goal of this event is to raise awareness for Vocations while practicing social distancing! Join us (virtually) for our Second Annual Fun Run for Vocations! Run, walk, skip, hop, jump, dance…. .your pace, your space!  
CATHOLIC CHARITIES RESOURCES
No registration required before hand. Registration will be done on-site.
 
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER LOCATIONS & NUMBERS
Immigration Legal Service s : 1-408-944-0691
Shelter Placement: 408-278-6420
Santa Clara County Crisis Counseling : 1-855-278-4204 Or Text RENEW to 741741
Second Harvest Silicon Valley : Call 1-800-984-3663
 
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DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR
IMMIGRANTS PROGRAM (DRAI)
Toll Free Hotline: (415) 324-1011
The State of California will provide one-time disaster relief assistance to adult undocumented immigrant adults over the age of 18 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An undocumented adult who qualifies will receive $500 of direct cash assistance (maximum of $1000 per household). A household is defined as individuals who live, purchase, and prepare meals together.

Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Disaster relief application services and assistance are not guaranteed.

El Estado de California proporcionará asistencia de ayuda por desastre por única vez a adultos inmigrantes indocumentados mayores de 18 años que hayan sido afectados por la pandemia COVID-19.

Un adulto indocumentado que califique recibirá $500 de asistencia directa en efectivo (máximo de $1000 por hogar). Un hogar se define como individuos que viven, compran y preparan comidas juntos.

La asistencia se brindará por orden de llegada. No se garantizan los servicios y la asistencia para la solicitud de ayuda por desastre.

HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION