ADDITIONAL CONFESSION TIME
Starting Saturday, May 5, there will be additional confession time every Saturday from 8:00 - 8:30am, and the regular confession time from 3:30-4:30pm.
The Pastoral Council wishes to thank all the parishioners especially those who shared their concern, input, and suggestions for the betterment of the Parish. Your comments have been received by Fr. Joseph. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can continue to improve our worship and parish life. Thank you!!!!
MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA
To honor our living or deceased mothers who give us life, love, and support throughout our lives, all are invited to participate in the Spiritual Bouquet of Novena (9) Masses to pray for our beloved mothers. Novena Masses will start on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 and end on Monday, May 21. A suggested donation of $20 will also provide a Mother’s Day Card. Please come by the Parish Office to pick-up a card or call (714) 963-1811 for further questions.
9430 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Thank you for your generous support of $98.58. When you buy groceries and use code #69, the Church gets 10% of your bill as a donation. What a way to shop and help our Church at the same time!
Dear Holy Spirit Church Family
With deep sadness, I have accepted the resignation of Tom Leeman, our Business Manager. Tom has accepted the same position at Saint Edward the Confessor Parish in Dana Point. This opportunity allows him to be closer to his family, especially being able to participate more frequently in the lives of his grandchildren. Tom and Linda have been members of our Holy Spirit Church Family for more than 20 years. And for the last three years, we were blessed to have him as our Parish Business Manager. His spirit of service, love of evangelization, and dedication to our Parish makes him difficult to replace. Tom’s working slogan, “All for The Glory of God,” truly speaks volumes of his personal and moral character. He will truly be missed!
Please pray that we will find a replacement quickly, but most importantly, the right candidate for our needs. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to Agnes Pham, Office Manager, at email@example.com. For a complete job description, please click here. We wish Tom and Linda nothing but the best. God speed!
Adoration for May will be on Thursday, May 4, after the 9:00am Mass until the 9:00am Mass on Saturday, May 5. “The Eucharist is the secret of my day. It gives strength and meaning to all my activities of service to the Church and to the world". St. John Paul
Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., April 22, from 8:00am -11:00am! Omelets, Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more...
Join us on Saturday, May 12, at the 6:30pm Spanish Mass for our Mother’s Day celebration with Mariachi Hermanos Morales, a group of talented, young siblings from Orange County. Following the Mass, we invite everyone for coffee and desserts in the patio area.
DONATIONS OF HOME BAKED GOODS
We are in need of donations of baked goods for our Parish Feast Day celebration. If you can help to donate baked goods for the dessert booth, it would be greatly appreciated. Goods needed include, fudge, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, banana bread, brownies, etc. Holy Spirit Feast Day will be on Pentecost Sunday, May 20 starting at 8:30am. Please drop off your home baked goods at our booth in Doyle Hall anytime throughout the day on Sunday, May 20. We also need assistance selling items the day of. All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center. If you can help in any way, please contact Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (323) 707-4331. Thank you!
HOLY SPIRIT FEAST DAY
Pentecost Sunday, May 20 @ 8:30am-9:00pm. Join us for a day filled with fun! Including raffle drawings with grand prizes of $2K, $1K, & $500. Enjoy delicious homemade food, great fellowship, games & MORE!
The Filipino Ministry is planning a fundraiser to Pechanga on Sat., April 28. Bus leaves at 7:30am from Holy Spirit and will return before 5:00pm Mass. The cost is $20 per person and space is limited. Please sign up for this fun day by calling Sol Tierra at (714) 659-9474
PEACE AND JUSTICE MINISTRY
Consider volunteering for community service day on Saturday, April 21. There are many local opportunities to care for others and improve our communities. For more information, visit ghbic.org and to volunteer, search CS2018 justserve.org. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:00pm in Room #1. We will assess recent SHIP meals/fundraising, and ways to involve members from other religious denominations.
HOLY SPIRIT DINE OUT
YOU can help raise funds for our Capital Campaign just by going out to eat great food!!! Dickey’s Barbeque Pit (choose any or try out both locations)
1. 18120 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708 at (714)887-8022
2. 3851 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92626 at (626) 600-4257
Date/time: Monday through Sunday, April 23-29 from 11:00am until closing
Notes: Show the friendly person who takes your order either the flyer (in the bulletin) or our Facebook page ad and Dickey’s will donate 25% of the net proceeds of these sales to the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center
Dear Holy Spirit Parish Family
Dear Holy Spirit Parish Family, I am pleased to share some updates with you on the progress of our renovation and expansion of Doyle Hall. As of March 14, Pledges: $2,083K or 52% of our $4 million goal, Payments: $1,162K or 56% of Pledges. Also, the Diocese requires that construction can’t begin until we have $3 million in the bank. We hope to be able to complete the project without taking a loan so please pray that our goal will be reached. Finally, in anticipation of our Parish Feast Day, Pentecost, you will receive by mail a Save The Date and raffle tickets with prizes of $2K, $1K, $500 and hourly drawings of $50. Our Holy Spirit Feast Day Celebration, May 20, has a goal of $50K to help fund the KITCHEN EQUIPMENT for the new Pastoral Center. This is a day of fun, food, and fellowship. Please join us! We thank God for you and your support to our parish. May Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Grace, bless you and your family always.- Reverend Joseph Thuong Tran
KNIGHT’S LADIES & FRIENDS
The Ladies & Friends of the Knights of Columbus will hold their "Beauty & the Beach" luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, June 16. Fashions provided by Chico's, catered lunch, themed raffle baskets and door prizes. Buy a table of 8 to have your table reserved; cost is $25 per person. For more information contact Bev White at (714) 963-9275.
SAIGON CITY MARKET PLACE
15471 Brookhurst Street, Westminster, CA 92683. Thank you for your generous support of $3,541 to our Parish. When you buy groceries and use code #69, the Church gets 10% of your bill as a donation. What a way to shop and help our Church at the same time!
We are in need of clean, lightly used children’s clothing. Please drop items off at the Mission during the hours of Monday -Thursday from 8:00-10:45am or in the bin at any time. Thank you very much for your generosity! On Tuesday, April 24 there is a visitation to Seaside Terrace to talk with the retirees from 1-3pm. For more information please contact Genny Victorino at (714) 968-2111
PROJECTOR HELPERS NEEDED
The Mass is enhanced with the use of video to display song lyrics, Mass responses and parish announcements. Volunteers are needed to help. Assisting is easy to learn and will increase your own connection with the Mass and relationship with Christ at the Eucharistic banquet. If you’d like to be trained to run the projector and serve at the Masses, please call Bob Lubanski (714) 296-4218.
Piata Ni Maria (Feast of Mary)! All are invited to celebrate and honor Mary, on the feast of our Lady of Fatima, on May 8. Rosary at 6:00pm, Mass at 6:30pm, followed by a light reception. There will be flower offerings to our Blessed Mother after the Rosary. For more information please contact Sol Tierra at (714) 659-9474
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land hosted by Father Dan Wilder from October 4-13. Featuring roundtrip air from Los Angeles, first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, comprehensive sightseeing with a professional tour guide, entrance fees, porterage hotel taxes, and service charge. For more information please contact Fr. Dan Wilder at (562) 296-9000.
ALZHEIMER’S DISCUSSION GROUP
Are you a caregiver for someone with memory loss? Come to a discussion group. This is an informal meeting offering resources for problem solving, education information, as well as emotional support.
The discussion group will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm at the Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center. FMI, please contact: Patty Mouton at (714) 349-5517
PASTORAL SERVICE APPEAL (PSA) 2018
Each year in the Diocese of Orange, there is a unique opportunity to say WE ARE ONE. We know we are many, and we are remarkably diverse. All of our communities have a distinctive and welcoming presence, and our parish is made up of people from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Yet,WE ARE ONE!!! The annual Pastoral Services Appeal invites everyone to celebrate God’s abundance and to open our hearts in service to others. A gift to the appeal will enliven our Gospel values in concrete ways.
¨ Catholic Education and Formation
¨ Outreach to the poor and vulnerable
¨ Formation of Priests and Deacons
¨ Parishes and Catholic Centers
Every gift makes a difference. Thank you for your sacrificial offering. May Jesus, through the intercession of our Lady of Grace, bless you always.
Jesus Is Calling
We are privileged to have 24 hour EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT every Friday from 9:30am to 9am Saturday morning, and every 4th of the month. But, so few visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! Great graces await those who bring their cares, problems, concerns, before the Lord from Midnight, until 5:00am, we are especially in need of adorers. Your Merciful King is waiting!
CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS
Life Center of OC: (714) 835-5433,
Horizon Pregnancy Clinic: (714) 897-7500,
Obria Medical Clinic: (714) 516-9045 (Orange), (714) 657-239-0079 (Buena Park), (714) 949-364-3928 (Mission Viejo).
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is an association of men and women who spread their faith while growing in personal holiness for the love of God in union with Mary, His mother, and to spread devotion to Mary. Meeting is once a month. English: Rosa Cheely at RosaMC20@aol.com. Vietnamese: Nguyen Lan at VietLanTran1@gmail.com
canh taân ñaëc suûng grupo de oracioùn carismaùtico--Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a spiritual movement within the Catholic Church that incorporates aspects of both Catholic and charismatic practice. It places an emphasis on having a personal relationship with Jesus and expressing the gifts of the Spirit. Activities include praise and worship, Bible reading, discussion, and praying. Join us in giving praise to God in the comfort of your own language.
English: Meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 - 8:30pm
Spanish: Meets once a month
Vietnamese: Meets every Thursday @ 7:00 - 9:00pm
2017 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
The Financial Contribution Statements for 2017 will be given only upon request. They will be available mid-January. You can make your request now at the Parish Office at (714) 963-1811 or email Catherine Vu at CatherineV@hsccfv.org. The 2017 year is coming to an end. If you are considering making a gift, please consider our building project, the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center. Online giving is available at HolySpiritFV.org.
CHANGES IN BAPTISM--Preparation Class & Baptism Date
To accommodate the need of our growing Parish, please note the changes of 2018 Baptism dates and times.
Preparation Class: English: First Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.
Vietnamese: 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.
Spanish: Upon request.
Baptism Date*--English: Second Saturday of the month at 10:00am.
Vietnamese: Third Saturday of the month at 10:00am.
Spanish: Upon request.
* Due to Liturgical events for 2018, Baptism dates for April through June are subject to change.
Please call the Parish Office to confirm as we get closer to those months.
A new class is starting in November 28, 2017, with Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018. If you are an adult, have been baptized and received your First Communion, but have NOT received your Confirmation, please join this class, be confirmed and become a fully initiated member of the Catholic faith. All Catholics are strongly encouraged to be Confirmed & to receive the strength to practice the Faith. For More details visit our website or contact our Faith Formation Office.
Lôùp Giaùo Lyù Theâm Söùc cho Ngöôøi Lôùn taïi Giaùo Xöù Thaùnh Linh seõ baét ñaàu khai giaûng vaøo thaùng 11 naêm 2017, vôùi Thaùnh Leã Theâm Söùc vaøo Chuùa Nhaät Leã Hieän Xuoáng, ngaøy 20 thaùng 5, 2018. Quí anh chò em ñaõ ñöôïc laõnh nhaän Bí Tích Röûa Toäi vaø Bí Tích Mình Thaùnh Chuùa, xin ghi danh vôùi Vaên Phoøng Giaùo Lyù.
CHILDREN MUSIC MINISTRY
Assistance Needed: We are in need of an assistant for the church sound system when the Children’s Choir sings for special Masses. If you are available once or twice a month to help us set up microphones and control the settings, we would greatly appreciate it. No experience needed—just a willingness to help. We are also looking for a bass player to join us when the Children’s Choir sings. If you are interested in helping with either of the responsibilities, please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331.
NOON MASS CONTEMPORARY GROUP - Tenor & Bass Voices Needed
Our group is in need of both a tenor and bass to sing every week or every other week at the noon Mass. Please contact Carla Orozco to schedule an audition (323) 707-4331.
Bass Players Needed: We are in need of a bass player for our Children’s Choir, as well as our Spanish Mass. If you are interested, please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331.
Our Lady of Grace Capital Campaign Prayer
Father of love and mercy, We praise you. We thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us. We pray that all members of Holy Spirit Parish will love you wholeheartedly, serve you with humility, and seek the common good, especially the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center Capital Campaign. Send us your Holy Spirit, guide our steps, strengthen our hearts, and fill us with enthusiasm in building your kingdom of peace, justice, and love. Mary, Our Lady of Grace, intercede for us that we may become a community of faith materially, relationally, and spiritually. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
OUR LADY OF GRACE PASTORAL CENTER
Holy Spirit Church Family, We are truly blessed to have our Bishops and the Construction Office of our Diocese approve our project of renovation and expansion of Doyle Hall and classrooms to become Our Lady Of Grace Pastoral Center. After considering numerous needs and ideas, we would like to present to you our preliminary floor plan (diagram on the right page). The numbers represent the New Room Listing and include the square footage for each room.
Our Capital Campaign Committee has been working hard on two aspects: the fundraising and the construction. Once we reach our goal in cash received, we will begin construction, God willing, by the summer of 2019. I see the needs! I believe in our Parish Family, and I trust that God will grant us our hearts desires. My parents and I will donate $10,000. Please join me and the 838
participants who have generously pledged $1.5 million. TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!
Our Parish will have some upcoming fundraising activities hosted by various ministries: Our Knight’s Ladies with their Christmas Boutique, the Knights of Columbus with the English Choirs teaming up for the Christmas dinner and show, and the Vietnamese Choirs with their Christmas Pageant Concert. Proceeds from all these events will help with our Parish Capital Campaign. More details will be forthcoming. We hope that you will continue to pray and support our historic endeavor. Again, thank you for your sacrificial offering. May Our Lady of Grace bless us and keep us all in her loving arms.
-Fr. Joseph Thuong Tran
For all children ages 5 – 13--Rehearsal on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Children will sing throughout the school year (Masses throughout the year include Faith Formation at the beginning of the year, All Saint’s Day, Immaculate Conception, Christmas Eve, and more...). Mandatory Parent’s Meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Music Room. For more information regarding our Children’s Choir, please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331 or by email at email@example.com.
10:30am EUCHARISTIC CHOIR--Members Needed
“Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord, all the earth.” (Psalm 96)
Come join the 10:30am Eucharistic Choir as we worship and enhance the liturgy! We are seeking dedicated new members, from beginners to advanced, that are committed to serving as a part of our music ministry. Practices are held Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the music room across from Doyle Hall. The choir practices before and sings during the Sunday 10:30am Mass from September to June, other seasonal Masses, and special events throughout the year.
Our Annual Meet and Greet is on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:00pm followed by rehearsal at 7:00pm. Join us for this festive event.
For more info., please contact Felicia at (714) 901-1772
Our choir is open to all children from ages 5 to 13 who demonstrate the love of singing and can be committed to our rehearsal and Mass schedule. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and will resume in September. There will be a mandatory parent's meeting prior to our first rehearsal. More details to follow. For more info., please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331.
Grupo de oracioùn carismaùtico--Nhoùm canh taân ñaëc suûng--Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a spiritual movement within the Catholic Church that incorporates aspects of both Catholic and charismatic practice. It places an emphasis on having a personal relationship with Jesus and expressing the gifts of the Spirit. Activities include praise and worship, Bible reading, discussion, and praying. Join us to give praise to God in the comfort of your own language. English: Meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 - 8:30pm call Ruth Vinson at (714) 585-6814. Spanish: Meets once a month call Hortencia Newhouse, at (714) 541-0507. Vietnamese: Meets every Thursday @ 7:00 - 9:00pm, call Nga Nguyen at (714) 609-0353
OFFERTORY FAMILY NEEDED
If your family would like to be an offertory family during our Masses, the sign-up folder is in the back of the Church. Please call the Parish Office if you have questions.
The Faith Formation Program at our parish is in need of Catechists. We invite you (parents, teachers, college students….) to consider being God's messenger to spread the Good News and open the children's hearts to the Lord. As a person of faith, you can share your own faith experiences. This can be your love of God, your gratitude for God's many gifts, and your personal friendship with Jesus. You could volunteer as main teacher, assistant, office helper, or special events. Classes are open on weekends and weekdays, from kindergarten through high school for Confirmation.
KEEPING SUNDAY - ALL DAY
As we take time each week to celebrate the Paschal Mystery in the Eucharist and to rest from the burdens of our daily lives, we remind ourselves that we are made in the image and likeness of God who “rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken” (Gn 2:2).
To celebrate the Lord’s Day more fully, consider trying the following:
·Don’t use Sunday as your catch-all day for errands and household chores.
·Share a family meal after Mass. Have the whole family join in the preparation and cleanup.
·Go for a walk or bike ride and give thanks to God for the beauty of nature.
·Spend time reading the Bible or a spiritual book.
·Pray the Rosary or the Liturgy of the Hours, alone or with others.
·Visit parishioners and others who are homebound.
·Read Bible stories to your children.
·Turn off your gadgets and enjoy the silence.
(Info. taken from USCCB from Celebrating the Lord’s Day)
We are urgently looking for adults to be lectors for our Liturgy especially the Sunday 12:00pm Mass. Please seriously consider this ministry; we need you!
* A practicing Catholic at Holy Spirit Parish
* Receives Holy Communion regularly
* If married, must be married in the Catholic Church
* Prior public speaking experience a plus, but not a necessity.
* Allowing Christ to use you as an instrument in your proclamation of His Words
* Ability to "set fire" in people's hearts with God's message of love
* As you give, you will receive numerous blessings that are "out of this world."
Please contact Rich Skoczylas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY "YAM"
Inviting all Young Adults to join YAM. Our mission is to connect and support all young adults to uncover identity, to discern vocation, to develop leadership, but most of all, to encounter Jesus and participate in His life and mission through Catholic Faith Community. FMI, contact Anthony Tran at AnthonyT@hsccfv.org.
ATTENTION ALL PARISHIONERS
* A friendly reminder to keep all your valuable items at home. We DO NOT have a security patrol, so please be careful about placing your valuable items in the car.
* Starting September, the Church will be open daily at 5:00am except Sunday when we open at 6:00am. Your safety is our priority so we ask for your understanding and cooperation.
Priests and Staff wish to thank many men and women from various ministry who comes together to clean-up the house of God every Thursday after the 9:00am Mass. If you have time on Thursday and would like to help in this special ministry, please contact Roz Esh at (714) 963-1811.
Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick
Do you have a couple of hours twice a month on Sunday to bring our Lord to those who are homebound?
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, “Visit the Sick,” is a corporal work the Church called us to do.
If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Carol Souza at (714) 964-5417 or email email@example.com.
If you manage your bills online, we’re sure you’ll like giving to Holy Spirit Catholic Church online. It’s safe and secure, and you decide exactly when your gift is made and where it goes. Online giving let’s you set up a recurring pledge or a one-time gift to our offertory and special collections, so you’ll be able to give the way you want-even if you’ve forgotten your envelope. Read more.
17270 Ward Street - Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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