In his First Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul tells us about the composition of the Church. He reminds us in this letter that: “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body.”Read more...
We are offering a downloadable worship aid each weekend, complete with lyrics to all songs for Sunday Liturgies! To download this weekend's worship aid, click here.
Every year, we report the number of attendees at each mass to the Diocese. If you are participating online at our livestream Mass on Sunday, please help us with October’s Mass Count by taking this quick survey here. This will continue until the end of October. Thank you!
RETURNING TO INDOOR MASS
Update on Indoor Worship
God is very good! We have moved to the Orange Tier in Santa Clara County! Thanks be to God! Although we have moved to the Orange Tier and have been given the green light to worship indoors. Read more...
Please note that we are streaming on 2 different platforms: Facebook Live and Youtube. We have noticed that Facebook is more stable at the moment. Accounts are not required for either platform.
Join us in person for Masses. Please remember to wear your name tag and come to get to know Fr. Ritche!
Fr. Ritche’s Installation Mass
Please join us in prayer and thanksgiving at Father Ritche’s Installation Mass on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 11:30am. Please note for this weekend only, 11:30am mass will be our livestreamed mass rather than 9:30am. View the invitation here.
This weekend we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. To donate Click here
The Rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of our Catholic Church. Introduced by the Creed, the Our Father, three Hail Mary’s and the Doxology (“Glory Be”), and concluded with the Salve ReginaRead more...
Sacrament of Baptism
will be celebrated every first and third Saturday of the month at 10:30am and 11:30am. Baptismal Preparation Classes are meeting via Zoom every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.
Sacrament of Matrimony
Marriage Preparation should begin six months prior to the proposed date of wedding. Meetings with the priest are being offered via Zoom.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Drive-up Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm (or by appointment)
For more information and for any questions about these Sacraments, please contact Father Edgar firstname.lastname@example.org (408) 997-5107.
Confirmation Year 2
Our first session will be on October 21st on Zoom at 6:30pm.
While the COVID-19 Pandemic continues, many seniors and family caregivers are experiencing the very real exhaustion that stems from isolation and the sense of upholding sole responsibility of seemingly endless challenges to health, personal and household care and maintenance. Read more...
Prayers, Intercessions & Intentions
Prayer keeps us connected to the Lord and to one another.
During the pandemic, if you or someone you know is in need of prayers, please use our new online form to let us know how we can offer support. Click here
Reflection: Compassion and Solidarity
Every now and then, I come across stories / videos that touches my heart. Perhaps indeed it is the Spirit moving through making these glimpses of good news visible. Good news needs to be shared. I came across this video a few weeks ago and shared it with my 3sixty and Edge groups. It is a wonderful display of caring and compassion and to one another. A simple, yet powerful gesture of solidarity can touch someone in a way that gives them peace and comfort. I hope we can all act with the same kindness. You can view the video here.
3sixty High School Ministry
Registrations for 3sixty are now up. If your high school youth are finding the ministry fruitful and engaging, please consider registering them. To register click here.
Our next 3sixty gathering will be in person on Sunday, October 25th at 4:30pm. For youth attending the in person gathering, they are welcome to stay for the 6pm Mass. Please be sure to RSVP your Mass spot if they do stay for Mass.
The next Zoom gathering will be on Sunday, November 8th.
Edge Middle School Ministry
We had a great kickoff last Wednesday! Even though the ministry is virtual for the time being, we still had a great showing of middle school youth and enjoyed our time together. Edge registrations are ongoing and youth can join in at any time. Registrations can be done online through our Parish website.To register click here
The Way of St. Francis – an Introduction to Franciscan Prayer
In this 3-week series, starting on Nov. 5th, hosted by Penny Warne, we will explore a renewed understanding of Francis who shows us a way of life both stimulating and troubling, who asks us to look again at the possibilities within us and around us, and in interpreting our own human experience of God. The Franciscan way helps, transforms and renews us. The series will overview the life of Francis and discuss ways to let go, and to achieving simplicity in our everyday lives.To register click here
HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL NEWS
We are so excited to have students back on campus and while some are still in distance-learning we continue to deliver on our promises to live FAITH. seek KNOWLEDGE. and experience COMMUNITY. To learn more about Holy Spirit School, please join us at our upcoming virtual open house. For more informationclick here.
Dominican Sisters Holiday Boutique
Our Online Holiday Boutique is live thru Nov. 14th! We are offering online ordering-only this year with your choice of shipping or curbside pickup. Most of the items available are made by our Sisters and include your favorites, our Dominican Olive Oil, Holy Honey, fruitcake, and art. Proceeds go to providing care for our Dominican Sisters. For information and to place orders, click here
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
In a practical sense, what is one thing that would change your life if you loved your neighbor as yourself?