Weekly eBulletin - May 2nd, 2021
Fifth Sunday of Easter

One would think that after all the festivities of Easter celebrated last month, May would be a time to slow down, but it is not. There is so much to celebrate and to give thanks for this month. With the state and county slowly and cautiously lifting COVID 19 restrictions, I am very pleased to announce that we will re-open the parish office beginning on Tuesday, May 4th. Our office will be open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Read more...

Please join us for Mass. Read on for more details on the Parish office opening, Vacation Bible School, Shower Ministry and other events.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
Starting May 4th, the parish office will be open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am-1pm by appointment. To review our protocols, please click here .
Our second collection May 8th-9th will be for the Catholic Home Missions. Your donation helps support the dioceses in the U.S and its territories that face fragile financial situations, vast distances or difficult terrain that affects the ability to offer the most basic pastoral programs. To donate, click here.
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.
May Eucharistic Adoration will be on May 7th.

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. We have collected $290,895 which is 109% of the Diocesan goal and 100% of our parish goal with the support of 435 pledges. Gifts can be made through our parish office or the 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!
May Crowning of the Blessed Mother Mary 
The origins of the May Crowning are hard to pinpoint, although devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary originates in the earliest days of the church. Concerning the significance of the month of May, toward the end of the 18th century, Father Latomia of the Roman College of the Society of Jesus (in Rome) instituted the practice of dedicating this month to our Blessed Mother. Read more...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Join a “Listening Session” May 6th to offer input on what’s needed in our new Mental Health Ministry. There are two times 10:30 am and 7:00pm. 10:30 am Session – RSVP here, 7pm Session – RSVP here
“Grace Groups” starting soon: Scripture-based support ministry comprised of small groups for those suffering with mental illness and or addiction, as well as the family members of those afflicted.  Click here for future updates.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) Registration
All Kinder through 5th graders are invited to join us in person for a week of discovery on Adventure Island, where they will learn about the Light of God’s love, shining upon them! It will be the week of June 14th-June 18th. The link will remain open until May 16th. Adult volunteers and teachers are needed. Due to Covid protocols space is limited. Register here.
“Come, Holy Spirit!”  Join us for inspiring music, “Spirited” Scripture and Prayer Practicum Wednesdays May 12 and 19. Register here to attend in person in the Church or available on Livestream.
3sixty High School Ministry
As the academic year rapidly approaches, we will be having a special senior send-off on Sunday, May 23rd. This will be in-person at 4:30pm out in the church courtyard. All high schoolers, especially, our graduating seniors are welcome to attend.
Edge Middle School Ministry
As the ministry year draws to an end, we are looking at offering an in-person Edge gathering next month. Stay tuned for more information for the date and for safe protocols. Our next Edge meeting will be on Wednesday, May 5th on Zoom.
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 men and women in this program work, but are not earning enough to afford the rent of a room. Instead, they stay in their cars in the safety of a church parking lot. All guests are screened and assigned to a licensed social worker. Holy Spirit provides showers on Wednesday nights, help with laundry, and occasional transport. For more information click here.
Sacred Heart Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers will be filling boxes with food items for weekly distribution. Volunteers need to be at least 9 years old to participate, and volunteers between the ages of 9-14 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here.
Holy Spirit School is excited to announce open registration for our three-week in-person summer school program. Academic and enrichment activities for morning and/or afternoon sessions available for students entering K through 8th grade. To learn more click here.
Calling all Bakers! My name is Jake Ngo a junior at Bellarmine. I have launched a Santa Clara chapter of Cookies for Caregivers. Cookies for Caregivers was born as a reflection of the COVID 19 experience in 2020. We decided to show our gratitude to those working to serve us by surprising them with freshly baked cookies as a modest sign of our appreciation and respect. If you like to bake and are interested in helping, please visit my Facebookpage https://www.facebook.com/groups/320776235957109/ or you can email me directly at jake95125@gmail.com to sign up to bake. Also please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your help.
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101