Weekly eBulletin - May 23rd, 2021
Pentecost Sunday

Oppps…. is that the Wind or is it the Spirit Moving Me?
The experience of the disciples in the upper room that first Easter night as described in our gospel for this weekend is comparable to ours today. Like the disciples who were locked in the upper room because of fear, we too have been in a similar situation. The pandemic has “locked” us in our own upper room for fear of the virus. Like the disciples, we too experience confusion, disappointment, impatience, and hopelessness. But the Risen One knows what we go through in life.  Hence, the Lord continues to be with us to guide us and strengthen us in the midst of this difficult time.  Read more...

Please join us for Mass. Read on for details on our new Mental Health Ministry, Cub Scout Troop meeting and more.

God Bless,
Fr. Ritche
Changes in Mass Time/Live Stream:
All Masses in May will be livestreamed for First Communion. Please note the following changes that will take place for our Saturday & Sunday liturgies, starting Saturday June 5, 2021:
Vigil Mass on Saturday: 5:00PM (we will no longer livestream this Mass)
Sunday Mass: 9:30AM (Livestreamed), 11:30AM, & 6:00PM

Mass Times

Mass Times: 3:00pm and 5:00pm (livestreamed)
Confession: 4:00pm-4:45pm

9:30am (livestreamed) and 11:30am

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday of the month after 8:30 Mass, in-person and Livestream.

To download this weekend's worship aid, click here.
Annual Diocesan Appeal!
If you have not yet made your pledge, please prayerfully consider. Amount received beyond our goal will be a rebate to the parish.
We have collected $306,050 which is 115% of the Diocesan goal and 106% of our parish goal with the support of 452 pledges. Gifts can be made at our parish office or diocesan website here. To donate via text, text "ADA" to 408-317-0990. To donate using the QR code, open your camera app and focus on the image. Thank you so much for your generous support!
Today, we are celebrating the great Solemnity of Pentecost. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said, if, in a certain sense, all the liturgical solemnities of the Church are important, Pentecost is uniquely so. This is because, having reached the 50th day, it marks the fulfilment of the event of the Passover, death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus through the gift of the Spirit of the Risen One.  Read more...
“Spirited” Scripture and Prayer Practicum.
The recording of the Pentecost two-part series will be available until May 26th. To revisit the series, click here.
New Mental Health Ministry
Mental illness touches each and every one of us at some time in our lives. Whether it be mild depression, severe anxiety, or addiction. One of the most challenging and heartbreaking things to endure is watching a loved one suffer with mental illness and or addiction. We lose all hope and our faith just doesn’t seem enough. We want to talk about our fears and anxieties, but are seized by fear, shame, and pride.   Read more...
Name Badges
For those who sent in a request last week, please pick up name badges at the Parish Office (office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9AM – 1PM)
Come Join Holy Spirit Scouting
Monday, May 24th @ 6:30pm - Location TBD
Cub Scouting is designed to have kids learn by doing. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting: citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Pack 229 welcomes girls and boys PreK - 4th grade. Experience a typical Pack meeting. Every kid will receive a kit for this summer’s “Rain Gutter Regatta” and enjoy our Ice Cream Social at the end of the meeting. For more information contact Jean Lattie at (408) 398-3035 or jean@lattie.org.
3sixty High School Ministry
Join us this Sunday for our in-person gathering. We will meet at 6:30pm in the church courtyard. This will be a special gathering as we will be giving our senior class a 3sixty send-off!
Edge Middle School Ministry
Our final Edge gathering will be on Wednesday, May 26th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. This special session will be done live and in-person. We will meet outdoors in the church courtyard. Masks will be required and we will adhere to protocols for safety.
Shower Ministry for the Homeless – Help Needed
The Holy Spirit Shower Ministry is providing showers for Safe Car Parks in church parking lots in Santa Clara County. Many of the people in this program work, buy stay in their cars in the safety of a church parking lot. All guests are screened. Holy Spirit provides showers on Wednesday nights, help with laundry, and occasional transport.
For more information click here.
First Communion
Congratulations to all of the children that made First Eucharist last weekend. Please keep them in your prayers
Claire Amador
Genevieve Amador
Colton Baillie
John Paul Chardos
Chloe Do
Edward Donati
Gabriel Marchand-Fontanez
Natalia Marchand-Fontanez
Cameron Gallo
Vania Garcia-Martinez
Shaun Haughney
Ella Huo
Danika Kimura
Elena Lazzarini
Isaac Messavussu
Kekeli Messavussu
Connor Namek
Cailey Nunez-Viloria
Gwenyth Ottaway
Emilia Pollifrone
Logan Rufin
Christian Ruiz
Dylan Schrick
Connor Short
Hailey Short
Myles Wong
School news: HSS Class of 2017 gathered last week for one more photo on the play structure before they head off to college in the fall. Congratulations, Coyotes!!
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101