Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 27, 2022
Greetings!

On October 9, 2021, Pope Francis opened the Synod on Synodality, inviting the whole Church to enter into a two-year process of dialogue and listening. The intent is to allow us to continue to respond to the “renewal” proposed by the Second Vatican Council. The Holy Father says that “by journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has been made, [we] the Church will be able to learn through Her experience which processes can help Her to live in communion, to achieve participation, to open Herself to mission.” Read More...

Read on for more information about upcoming prayer opportunities and ministry news.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
Weekday: 8:30 AM (live-streamed)

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

SaturdayConfession: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM

Eucharistic Adoration:
First Fridays after 8:30 AM Mass, in-person and live-streamed.
Reminder: Please Continue Wearing Your Masks Indoors

Just a reminder that masks will continue to be required indoors. Based on recent reports from the County, we are hopeful the mask mandate will be lifted soon. We will update you as soon as the County confirms the date. Thank you for your continued support & cooperation.
Ash Wednesday - March 2, 2022

6:30 AM - Mass
8:30 AM - Mass (livestream option)
12:05 PM - Liturgy of the Word & ashes
7:00 PM - Mass

The Second Collection on Ash Wednesday is for Church in Central & Eastern Europe.This collection will help fund projects in 28 countries to rebuild and restore the Faith in these countries. Donations can be dropped into the collection baskets or online here. Please select "Second Collection" and specific options will appear.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL
Thanks to those who have already responded with a gift to the 2022 Annual Diocesan Appeal. To date, we have pledged $116,331.00 -- that is 39% toward our goal. There is still plenty of time to respond with a gift - they can be made through our parish office or the Diocesan website. Thank you!
PARISH RENEWAL INITIATIVE
Lenten Prayer Series

During the fall communal discernment sessions of our Parish Renewal Initiative, many of you told us: “We want more opportunities to connect with the community, including spirituality and faith formation.” As part of the Initiative, we are providing 2 new sessions below. Sign up today!
Hope-filled Lent:
Praying with the Psalms & Gospels

Together, let us help each other to experience Jesus as our companion and partner. Join us for 45-60 minutes as we make space for prayer and reflection in community with one another. Attend one session or all five. 

Join us on Zoom: Monday evenings at
7-8 PM on March 7, 14, 21, 28, & April 4.
Preparing & Sharing Our Hearts

This will be similar to the “Coming Home to Advent” series. You will reap the graces of praying in solitude throughout the week and sharing your prayer experiences with other community members on Tuesday evenings. Choose whatever content you wish to prepare your hearts: the Lenten Black Book, Give Us This Day, and/or the Hallow app. Prepare and share your hearts this Lent!
Hallow App

There is no better time to reconnect with or deepen one’s faith than Lent. During this time, we can draw closer to God as we prepare for the joyous celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter.

Lent can be an incredibly rewarding time for our faith lives.

A generous donor gave our parish free access until Easter. Check out the app today!
FAITH FORMATION
RCIA

We would like to introduce our Catechumen and Candidates:
 
Catechumens (to receive all Initiation Sacraments at Easter Vigil):
Alyssa Lim, Alexa Serrano-Mendoza, Landon Smith, Heather Cane, Luca Everette, Cole Gray, Sara Springer, Brett Batey
 
Candidates (to receive Confirmation and First Eucharist during Easter Season):
Randall Smith, Holly Gray, Emily Powell
CRS Rice Bowl

Lent is coming! Together with over 12,000 Catholic communities across the United States, join us in a transformative Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl.

Rice Bowl boxes will be available starting Ash Wednesday.
YOUTH MINISTRY
3sixty resumes back on Sunday, February 27th after the 6pm Mass.

Edge resumes back on Wednesday, March 30th
Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR)
SAVE THE DATE!

Great news! The Diocese is bringing back the annual Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) this summer and will be returning to the Zephyr Point Retreat Center in Lake Tahoe!

Dates are June 27 - July 1. All graduated 8th graders to graduated seniors are invited to attend. More information to come.
Confirmation Year 2 Retreat

We are pleased to announce the return of retreats. Registrations for the Confirmation Year 2 retreat are now online. An email was sent out earlier in the week for the registration link. Questions? Please contact Row.
SOCIAL MINISTRIES
Thank you for Contributing to our Winter Warm Up Drive

Thank you, Holy Spirit Church Community for the tremendous amount of donations of blankets, ponchos, hand warmers, beanies, and gloves. Your generosity will provide those in need with something to keep them warm during these chilly mornings and nights. These past two weeks enabled us to follow in Jesus’s footsteps to help those with less. I am grateful and proud to be a part of our Holy Spirit community. -- Andrew Carrasquillo
Last Chance to Register for the Nicaragua 2022 Mission Trip!

We are so excited to have so many missionaries already registered to travel to Nicaragua on behalf of our parish this summer. There has been so much enthusiasm that we’ve decided to leave our registration open a little bit longer. Hopefully, this extra time will allow those of you who were waiting to finalize your summer plans to join us on our return to work and serve alongside our friends in Nicaragua.

Registration is now open through Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

The slides from the information meeting are available on the Mission Trip Webpage and so is the registration link. For questions please send an email to hs.amigos@yahoo.com.
BULLETIN BOARD
Seasons of Hope
Starting March 9, Wednesday, at 7 PM

We invite those who have experienced loss of a loved one to join Seasons of Hope. The purpose of this small faith sharing group is to help with the healing process of those who are grieving. This is a 6-week series of faith and gospel-based readings. Please visit this page for more information.
Bethlehem Artworks

Beautiful hand-made olive wood religious articles (rosaries, statues, crosses and nativities) made by Catholic families in Bethlehem and Jerusalem will be on sale March 12th & 13th after all the masses.

Bethlehem Artworks provides assistance to over 100 plus suffering families each week. The population in the Holy Land has dropped from over 20% to under 1%. Crafting the religious articles is the primary means for providing for the livelihood of Christian families in the Holy Land.
Cursillo Retreat
Men's Retreat: March 31st - April 3rd
Women's Retreat: April 28th - May 1st

It’s been a long two years with COVID, and we’ve all been feeling the disconnect from our friends, communities and perhaps our faith. With the pandemic situation improving, why not take a few days to reconnect and recharge by making a Cursillo retreat weekend? Read More...
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101