Weekly eBulletin - March 21st, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Lent

Although Lent does not end until before sunset of Holy Thursday, I’d like to think of the coming week as our final preparation for the great feast of our Lord’s paschal mystery, that is His passion, death, and resurrection. These days leading to holy week, the Church gives us some beautiful yet intense scripture readings. All of them, with the exception of Thursday, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, come from the Gospel of St. John. Read more...

To help guide you with your reflections during Lent, on Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00pm, I will be speaking about the importance of the Sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and what this means for us. I will also be talking about why and how these Holy Three Days are ONE single event. I am inviting you to join us on our final Lenten Series Talk. Simply register on the website for the zoom link.

Please join us each Friday in Lent for Stations of the Cross.
Read on for more details and of other events.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
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. You can donate online or use the pledge form on our ambassador’s table. We have collected $242,228 that is 90% toward our goal through the support of 365 households. Gifts can be made through our parish office or our 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!
Why do we cover Crucifixes and other images  
during the final weeks of Lent?   
In the Roman Missal we find the instruction, “In the Dioceses of the United States, the practice of covering crosses and images throughout the church from [the fifth] Sunday [of Lent] may be observed. Crosses remain covered until the end of the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, but images remain covered until the beginning of the Easter Vigil.” Read more...
Through the Desert with Jesus
Embrace Holy Week with a newfound awareness of the Triduum as one single event. Fr. Ritche will close out our Lenten Series this Tuesday at 7pm. Sign up for Zoom now and catch up on any missed Lenten sessions on the website.Sign up for the Zoom link here.
Stations of the Cross
  • Friday 3/26 at 7pm (livestreamed). Our youth and alumni from 3sixty will lead the Stations of the Cross for the parish. Join in by using this link.
Vacation Bible School
Parents-We would like to offer an "in person" limited VBS this year, if there is enough interest for children entering First-Fifth grade. If you would be interested in having your child(ren) attend VBS in person, and/or you would be willing to volunteer, please let us know. You can email Melissa Brush at melissa.brush@dsj.org.
Self Care is not Selfish
Why do we avoid doing the things we need to stay healthy when we know better? Putting ourselves last hurts us and those who need us.  Read more...
Please pray for:
Kathleen Bartasi, Ilona Loeffler, Ed Lojewski
Vivian McGuire, Bill Roberts

Died this week:
Dan Tennant
Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
Join us on Friday, March 26th at 7:00pm as youth and alumni from 3sixty will lead the Stations of the Cross for the parish. It will be livestreamed on the parish’s YouTube channel.
3sixty High School Ministry – Resumption of In-person Ministry
Great news! We have been given the green light to resume in-person gatherings! Our next 3sixty will be in-person. We will gather outside in the church courtyard on Sunday, April 11th at 4:30pm. Protocols will be in place to ensure safety for the leaders and youth. With the resumption of in-person gatherings, we will continue to rotate from in-person to virtual to accommodate for those who are not yet comfortable in meeting in person. More details to come.
Edge Middle School Ministry
Our next Edge night will be on Wednesday, March 31st. This night will finish off our two-part series on Lent and lead us into the Easter Triduum. All middle school youth are welcome to join.
Sacred Heart Reverse Collection
We have extended the Reverse Collection drive through Holy Thursday (April 1st). Please prayerfully consider donating essential items, such as pop-top cans of food, disposable diapers and men's underwear and socks, to our Sacred Heart community. Donation barrels are located throughout our campus and will be available through Holy Thursday. Click here for more information click here.
Registration is Open!
2021 Annual Holy Spirit Golf Tournament
Monday May 17, 2021
at Boulder Ridge Golf Club
For more information click here.

Holy Spirit School has been open for in-person learning all school year as we phased-in our return to campus. On Monday, March 22 we enter "Window 3," the culmination of this year-long effort! Almost 75 percent of our students will be on campus! To learn more about our efforts to open our campus or to learn how you can join us, please visit our website here.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101