November 6, 2021
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The pandemic has been especially hard on many of our brothers and sisters in San Jose this past year. The upcoming holidays add a particular burden on the ability of families to celebrate with a holiday meal.

How blessed are so many of us in our parish to grocery shop with little financial worries. But this is not the case for so many others. How often we ask ourselves “what can I do, Lord, with all the suffering I see in the world?" Read more...

Read on for more information on various ministries and volunteer opportunities.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
Reminder: Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 7th

The first Sunday in November is when Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the U.S., so we are "falling back" an hour on Sunday, November 7th. This usually happens at 2:00 AM.
Confession: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM

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

Eucharistic Adoration
December 3rd, after 8:30 AM Mass, in-person and live-streamed.
We Remember Our Loved Ones

For more than 1,000 years generations of Catholic Christians have held the tradition of remembering the deceased with a special devotion throughout the month of November... At Holy Spirit, on the Feast of All Saints, the singing bowl rang with each name at the Prayers of the Faithful for those in our community who have passed away this year. Read More...
In Memoriam Cards

We will begin our month-long remembrance of our departed loved ones. Please use the In-Memoriam cards, available at the back of church, to record names you would like to have remembered at Mass. These cards will be placed at the altar at all Masses.
Pajama Drive
Nov. 7th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drive up to Holy Spirit School's front gate and drop off new pajamas (sizes 0-12) for foster youths in our community! Thank you for your generosity. More information here.
Advent Wreath Making
Nov. 28th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at this annual community gathering to create an Advent wreath for your home! Supplies are available for pre-order. To help us plan adequately for the event, please RSVP here.
Christmas Pageant Tryouts
Dec. 2nd, 6:00 PM

All children between the ages of 5 and 12 are welcome to participate! If your child is interested this year, please plan on attending on the 2nd in the Parish Hall. Both speaking and non-speaking will be assigned that day. Read More...
3sixty High School Ministry
Nov. 7th, 7:00 PM

3sixty is back on this Sunday, November 7th after the 6pm Mass.
All high school youth are welcome to join in!
Edge Middle School Ministry
Nov. 17th, 7:00 PM

Our next Edge night will be on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm.
Sandwich Ministry
Volunteer Opportunities

We have a few open volunteer spots in November and December that we need filled. Holy Spirit Church offers an opportunity to help those in our city that need our help. We hope you will consider joining us in this important ministry as we serve our community. Read More...
Turkey & Tarps Drive
Nov. 1st - 14th

For over 25 years, our Holy Spirit community has been a ray of hope to the many at Sacred Heart Community Services. As the holidays quickly come upon us, we have an opportunity to help those in need! We will be collecting donations through 14th after all Masses. Read More...
Family Grace Group

Family Grace is an empowering, grace-filled discipleship experience for personal and community growth. The Grace Alliance has only one vision and one value … “To love them well.” This past week in our small group, we worked on “Handling Problems.” Read more...
Diocese of San José
Impact Report

The Diocese of San José has published an Impact Report for fiscal year 2020-2021, which compiles information about the finances and ministries of the Catholic Church in Santa Clara County and the impact they’re making in our local community. Read more...
Cemetery Visitations & Pilgrimages

The month of November reminds us of the Communion of Saints, which we profess in the Creed. Catholics are encouraged to visit cemeteries, sacred grounds, especially in November.
As you visit either Gate of Heaven or Calvary cemetery, make it a pilgrimage in honor of Saint Joseph. Both cemeteries are designated as pilgrimage sites during this Year of Saint Joseph (ending on December 8).
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101