Weekly eBulletin - April 25th, 2021
Good Shepherd Sunday
Fourth Sunday of Easter

When I was given the ministry as director of vocations and seminarians for our Diocese, I had the opportunity of meeting men who were discerning God’s call. I also had the privilege of attending the national gatherings of vocation directors. During my meetings with the directors, we talked about how to help men in their formation, proper screening of candidates, how to increase the number of seminarians, what are the needs of our Church, and many more. The directors all agree that our Church needs more committed, faithful, prayerful, pastoral, mature men to serve God’s people. Read more...

Please join us for Mass. Read on for more details and other events.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Appeal
During these unprecedented times, many are hurting and need our assistance, including our elderly priests. As we approach the annual Diocesan Priest Retirement Appeal collection on Good Shepherd Sunday (April 24-25, 2021), we encourage your continued support of this vital appeal which cares for those Catholic Priests who have served for decades in the Diocese of San Jose in their later years. To donate, click here.
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

To download this weekend's worship aid click here.
We are on our final weeks of the 2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal and we are in need of your help. If you have not yet made your pledge, please prayerfully doing so. We have collected $280,070 which is 105% of the Diocesan goal and 97% of our parish goal with the support of 428 pledges. Gifts can be made through our parish office or the 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!
World Day of Prayer for Vocations (from USCCB)  
Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, i.e. to publicly fulfill the  Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life. While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations to the ordained ministries (priesthood and diaconate), consecrated life in all its forms (male and female religious life, societies of apostolic life, consecrated virginity), secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life. 
CRS Rice Bowl Thanks You! On behalf of the Diocesan CRS Rice Bowl Team we thank you for including CRS Rice Bowl as a part of your Lenten journey. Your sacrifices and contributions are changing the lives of the marginalized in your community. Please submit your donations online here or drop off your Rice Bowls at one of our Masses by May 2nd
LIKE : A Documentary on Social Media
Tune in from home to watch “LIKE”, the Indieflix documentary on finding balance and wellness in our digital world. Screening is FREE on Zoom with a reservation. Appropriate for ages 10 and over. Q&A Panel to follow with experts including our own Row David. April 26 at 5:30pm click here to learn more and register.
Please pray for:
Thomas Fenn, Mary Houret, George Kenneth Johnson, Colton Lindholm, Barbara Sick
Recently died:
Clare (Gamache) Owen
Holy Spirit Golf Tournament
Underwriting: Akers Family, Coffey Family, Dolen Family, Haughney Family, Martineau Family, Paul & Catherine Olson,
Ottaway Family, Rahan Family

Our Tournament is sold out! We look forward to seeing all who registered to join us.
Check out Pack 229 for 2021–2022 School Year
Cub Scouts is open to all girls and boys in the 1st-5th grade. To learn about Pack 229 Cub Scouts, chartered by Holy Spirit School (students need not attend HSS to join Pack 229) click here.
3sixty High School Ministry
As the academic year rapidly approaches, we will be having a special senior send-off on Sunday, May 23rd. This will be in-person at 4:30pm out in the church courtyard. All high schoolers, especially, our graduating seniors are welcome to attend.
Edge Middle School Ministry
As the ministry year draws to an end, we are looking at offering an in-person Edge gathering next month. Stay tuned for more information for the date and for safe protocols. Our next Edge in the meantime will be on Wednesday, May 5th on Zoom.
Sacred Heart Solidarity Summit 2021
If you are looking for a way to help create change in our community join Sacred Heart's Solidarity Summit 2021 via Zoom on May 1st, 2021. Click here to learn more and register to attend.
Holy Spirit School is excited to announce open registration for our three-week in-person summer school program. Academic and enrichment activities for morning and/or afternoon sessions available for students entering K through 8th grade. To learn more click here.
An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle S.J.
The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness
April 30th-May 2nd. This retreat is offered both virtually and in-person hybrid. For more information click here.
In Support of Asian American and Pacific Islanders: “The Asian community has been on my mind and in my prayers recently, given the disturbing rise of anti-Asian animus, prejudice, aggression and violence. It is disgraceful to see this in our American society in our modern times.” Read the full Statement by Bishop Cantú here.
Vaccine Informational Handout: Here are more information on the ethics and science of vaccines: View Information
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1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101