Weekly eBulletin - December 13th, 2020
Third Sunday of Advent

It was twenty years ago that, our Holy Spirit Catholic school was established. At the inception of our parish, Fr. Thomas Murray, our founding pastor dreamt of having a school. Read more...

To download this weekend's worship aid, click here.

God Bless,

Fr. Ritche
Mass Times: 3:00 pm (new time) and 5:00 pm (livestreamed)
Confession: 4:00pm-4:45pm
 9:30am (livestreamed) and 11:30am

Please don't forget to bundle up for Mass. It can be cold outside. If it rains, Mass will be canceled.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Thursday, Christmas Eve
12:00 noon-Outside
2:00 pm-Outside
4:00 pm-Outside
6:00 pm-Livestream & Outside
Friday, Christmas Day
9:30 am-Livestream & Outside
11:30 am-Outside

To sign up for a Christmas Mass, please click on the Mass RSVP button above. Please don't forget to bundle up for Mass. It can be cold outside.
Last Sunday at 9:30 Mass, Fr. Ritche and Mr. Vohs introduced the Holy Spirit School Legacy Fund. Please join us as we build a fund to benefit future families and students who desire a Catholic education but find it out of their financial reach. To learn more or to donate, visit our Legacy Fund webpage.
Retirement Fund for Religious
This weekend, our second collection is in support of the Retirement Fund for Religious. Your gift helps provide medications, nursing care and other necessities. Donate here.
Preparing for Advent Together
A parish mission is a special pastoral effort in the Catholic Church. These "home missions" are geared toward parish members, offering preaching and instruction by subject experts. Join our parish-wide Advent Mission as we wait together to welcome Jesus, Upcoming missions
-Tuesday, December 15th 7pm Zoom with Fr. Ritche on the Infancy Narratives
-Sunday, December 20th, 2pm Zoom with Fr. Rene’ Lopez on the Incarnation
-Tuesday, December 29th, 7pm with Merry Reardon on the Three Kings
To register, click here.
Advent Wreaths by USCCB 
Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas and marks the beginning the Church's liturgical year.  Read more...
Christmas may look different this year, but we can still come together and celebrate as a community. Please join us for our first ever Christmas Lights Car Parade on December 20th, from 6pm-7pm. Decorate your vehicle with lights and ornaments. Fr. Ritche and Fr. Edgar will be hosting the parade through the Church parking lot. To register, click here.
The Rite of Acceptance and the Rite of Welcome: The Cross
The Cross is one of the most ancient symbols of Christianity. Crosses can be seen wherever we look. Crosses hang from rear-view mirrors, in bedrooms, and stand on faraway hills. Read more...
Please pray for those who have asked for our prayers:
Leonard Goscila
Donna Junghaene
Brent Ladd
Mason Williams
Freddie Balanay
Michael Calhoun
Steve Herreria
Laura Mitchell
Steve Randazzo
Youth Ministry Christmas Break
Both 3sixty and Edge had great sessions this month in our Advent season reflecting and preparing ourselves for Christmas. As celebration, we will be on a holiday break. 3sixty will resume back on Sunday, January 10th and Edge on Wednesday, January 13th. It will be a great start to the 2021 year!
Toy Drive
The Christmas holidays are here, and our Toy Drive has a new look. Please see how you can help the children in our community have presents under their tree. click here.

Holiday Volunteering
Give the gift of your time and volunteer at Sacred Heart’s Holiday Program. You will help fill food boxes with ingredients for holiday dinners, stack boxes and help distribute food to clients. click here.

Egg Cartons
Thank you to all of you who supplied egg cartons for Sacred Heart to use for their clients’ food bags. They were much needed and Holy Spirit came through as always. There is no longer a need for egg cartons.
Gifts of Opportunity
Holy Spirit Church is once again excited to offer our community the opportunity to donate and give the gift of lasting change! Read more...
Holy Spirit Parish
1200 Redmond Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 997-5101