Second Sunday of Advent
December 5, 2021

I am very pleased to share with you our progress on the first phase of our Holy Spirit Parish Renewal Initiative - our Communal Discernment. I am sincerely and deeply grateful for the many of you who participated in the ​​discernment ​sessions, recognizing that some who may have wished to participate were not able to do so. We received several hundreds of comments and suggestions, which provided us with a sense of the parish community’s vision for our future. Read More...

Read on for updates on the Hallow App, Texas Mission Trip, Mass time for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and much more!

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
Saturday: Confession: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM

Sunday: 9:30 AM (live-streamed), 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM

Eucharistic Adoration:
First Fridays after 8:30 AM Mass, in-person and live-streamed.
Immaculate Conception
December 8th
Mass at 8:30 AM (livestreamed) & 7:30 PM

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Patronal Feast day of the United States of America. Pope Francis said that the Gospel, particularly in the story of the announcement of the Birth of Jesus, will help us to understand what we are celebrating, above all through angel Gabriel’s greeting. Read More...
Advent Communal Reconciliation Service
Saturday, Dec. 11th - 10:00 AM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing and that is what God desires for us; to be comforted in our struggles and to find healing from our sins. If it has been a while since your last confession, remember, “Do not fear” (Is 41:10). Ask, and the priest will help guide you. Feel free print this guide to take with you.
Hallow App
You can sign up by scanning the QR code in the picture below or by clicking here.
A step-by-step guide is also available, if needed here.
If you're at Mass this weekend, we can help you download the App, too.
Photos Ready for Pick Up

Thank you for bringing in photos of loved ones for our Altar of Saints during the month of November. Please pick up your photo(s) by the Church Sacristy by next Friday, Dec. 10th. We will continue to remember them in our daily prayers.
Family Grace Group Session Recap

In our Family Grace Group, we discuss many heartbreaking, emotionally draining, and yet sometimes funny situations (albeit after the actual event!). Yes, we laugh. We also look for the positive and focus on the good. Love is our guide and light, not fear. With that, I would like to share with you an old Native American story about the good and bad wolf in all of us:

An old man told his grandson “There is a battle between two wolves inside all of us. One is Evil (it is anger, envy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego), and the other is Good (it is joy, peace, love, humility, kindness, empathy and truth).” When the boy asked, “Which wolf wins?” the old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
Feed the good wolf.
Healing Mass & NAMI/FaithNet Workshop
Dec. 12, Noon

The Healing Mass for friends and family members of those who have lost their lives to suicide will be celebrated on December 12, at 12 noon, at St. Thomas of Canterbury, 1522 McCoy Avenue, San Jose, CA 95130. Lunch and workshop to follow.

For more information and instructions on how to RSVP, please click here.
Gifts of Opportunity

This Christmas, we invite you to share joy by giving opportunity in rural Nicaragua by gifting a modern bathroom, a clean air kitchen, a bundle of pitaya, two daily meals for a student for a year and many other options. Your generosity and support will bless a child, family, and an entire community. Whether it is the health of a family, their economic development, or education, your support will have a lasting impact! Learn More...

You can also volunteer to help at the table after Masses. Sign up here.
Texas Mission Trip Registrations

Registrations for our 8th annual Domestic Mission Trip is now open. The mission trip will take place on February 20-26, 2022 in San Augustine, Texas. Six graders and up are able to participate. Youth must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Click here for more information and registration link. Registrations will remain open until December 17th or until spots are filled.

For more information, please contact Row David –
Holidays at Sacred Heart
New Volunteer Opportunities

Celebrate the Season of Giving by giving your time at Sacred Heart’s Holiday Program. You can help fill food boxes with ingredients for holiday dinners, stack boxes and help distribute food to those in need. Gift bags filled with gift cards and other goodies will be put together and distributed. Sign up to help bring joy to our community here!
3Sixty Youth Ministry
Dec. 5th, 7:00 PM

3sixty is gathering this Sunday after the 6 PM Mass. All high school youth are welcome to come join in. This evening's session will help the youth prepare themselves during the Advent season.

Save the date! We’ll be having a special 3sixty gathering on Sunday, December 19th.
Confirmation Year 2
Dec. 15th, 6:30 PM

Our next session will be on Wednesday, December 15th at 6:30 PM. This session is for Candidates, Sponsors, and Parents.
40th Anniversary Jubilee Closing Mass
December 5th, 11:30 AM

Join Bishop Oscar Cantú at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph as he celebrates the closing mass of the 40th Anniversary Jubilee. After Mass, a tree will be planted in honor of St. Joseph. The Cathedral will remain open until 5pm for visiting pilgrims.
Save the Date! Revs vs Sems
January 28, 2022
St. Francis High School

Join us for a fun night for families and friends to cheer on their favorite priests and seminarians in an epic basketball game. More information to come.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101