Weekly eBulletin - March 28th, 2021
Palm Sunday

Today we begin the holiest of all the weeks in the Church’s liturgical calendar. We commence by commemorating Jesus’ triumphant entry into the Holy City, Jerusalem. People acclaiming: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” But how long can they hold on to their acclamation? As the story unfolds, we will see how fickle minded the people are and how quickly the acclamation changes to “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” Read more...

Please join us at Mass this "holiest" of weeks. Read on for more details and of other events.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
Good Friday Collection-The Holy Land April 2nd
The Second collection supports the Holy Places and those pastoral, charitable, educational and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities. Donate here.
Mass Times: 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm (livestreamed)
Confession: 4:00pm-4:45pm

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

Eucharistic Adoration
  • Holy Thursday from 9pm-10pmm 10pm-11pm, 11pm-12pm. There are 25 spots available for each 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 $250,328 that is 94% toward our goal through the support of 378 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!
Donkey or a Colt 
All four Gospels illustrated the triumphant entry of Jesus to Jerusalem. Interestingly, only in the Gospels of Matthew and John, a donkey was mentioned where Jesus sat and rode as He entered Jerusalem. In other Gospels, he sat and rode on a colt.
Catch up on any missed sessions of our Lenten series: Through the Desert with Jesus by viewing the recordings on our website
now through Easter Sunday.
Paschal Candle
This Paschal candle is one of the most sacred and enduring elements in Christianity. Made of beeswax to represent the purity of Christ, the candle’s wick signifies Christ’s humanity, and the flame His Divine Nature. Read more...
Seniors, ready to reconnect at Mass?
Attend the April 10th 5:00pm Mass to see one another, safely distanced, and celebrate Easter with the Eucharist—The Body of Christ. We’ve missed you! RSVP for mass attendance on the website and then RSVP to Leah at 408-997-5110 for a boxed Easter dinner “to go”!
Prayer Partners 
“Feeling called to pray for others? The Prayer Partners Ministry invites you to join in praying for the needs of others in our community every day! Monthly emails will keep you in the loop and inspired for this holy and fulfilling ministry easily done from the comfort of your favorite prayer chair! Email leah.harris@dsj.org to find out more.”
Please pray for:
Vivian McGuire, Bueford Hensley 
As we enter into Holy Week, let us focus on the love that Christ has for each and every one of us. It is through his love that we are freed from sin.

3sixty High School Ministry – Resumption of In-person Ministry
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 students are preparing for Holy Week in their classrooms and online with their distance learning friends. While we may not be gathering physically for our typical Holy Week activities, our teachers and students are praying together as we anticipate the joy of Easter. Our school will be closed from Thursday, April 1 through Monday, April 12 for Easter Break.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101