Weekly eBulletin - August 23rd, 2020
Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Forming Disciples.
Towards the end of the Gospel of Matthew, the Risen Jesus, before ascending to the Father, commissioned His disciples with these words: “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit teaching them ALL that I have commanded you.”  

Please join us live at 9:30 am for Sunday Mass. I look for to celebrating Mass virtually with you this weekend or meeting you at one of our outdoor Masses.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
Back to School Prayer
Loving God, we thank you for the rest and relaxation we enjoyed over the Summer. Today we pray for our children as they begin a new school year. Bless them with joy at seeing friends, excitement at new experiences and a love of learning. Watch over all who learn, replacing fear with joy, anxiety with peace and tiredness with energy. Grant teachers wisdom, patience and joy in the classroom. In Jesus' name we pray.
Goodbye from Penny
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Please be aware that due to the current air quality situation in the area, we may need to cancel the outdoor Masses for Sunday, August 23rd. If the Masses need to be cancelled, we will post it on the Holy Spirit website and email those people that have signed up through our website.  

If you are unable to attend Mass in person, please make sure to join us for Penny Warne's last Mass at Holy Spirit via Livestream at 9:30 on Sunday morning at this Link

Please join us for Masses and remember to wear your name tag so Fr. Ritche can get to know you!

  • Daily Mass will now be at 8:30am via Livestream and we will have room for 10 people under the portico.

  • Weekend Masses: will be outdoors in the school courtyard and we will have room for 60 people. We will continue to live-stream the Sunday 9:30am Mass.
  • Saturday 5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am, 11:30am and 6:00pm
Let us all welcome the newly baptized to our community:
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. Please contact Father Edgar at edgar.elamparo@DSJ.org or (408) 997-5107
Confirmation Registrations for 2020-2021
Preparation and formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation here at Holy Spirit is a two-year process for Middle School Youth starting as early as 7th grade and a one-year process for High School Youth. Registrations are now open. Please note that as of right now, Confirmation sessions will all be online through virtual Zoom sessions. Online registrations can be made here: Click here
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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   
Continued prayers for all the students who have returned back to school. As they face this new year adjusting to this new norm of hybrid / distance learning, please continue to encourage and advocate the youth for being so resilient. 
Youth Ministry Registrations
As summer marks an end, youth ministry gears back up. Stay tuned for more information regarding Edge and 3sixty registrations. Given the times we are in, we are still discerning how best to approach and minister to the youth virtually.
Volunteer Help Needed with Food Distribution
The continuing impact of the pandemic and lost jobs has created an ongoing need for food for many of our brothers and sisters. Read more...
Faith Formation and First Communion Registration is Open for the 2020-2021 Year
Registration for Faith Formation in grades 1st-5th and First Communion is open. To register Click here
What has it meant to you to take up your cross and follow Jesus?
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101