Holy Spirit Catholic Church
17270 Ward Street - Fountain Valley, CA 92708

"Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me."   (Matthew 16:24)

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    Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., November 26, 2017 from 8:00am - until we run out! Omelets, Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more...
    In observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, the Parish Office and Faith Formation Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 22 at 1:00pm. We will re-open at 9:00am on Monday, November 27. Thursday, November 23 is Thanksgiving Day, the Church campus will be closed at 12:00pm. May the Lord through the intercession of Our Lady of Grace bless you and your family during this season.
    The Respect Life Committee wishes to thank all those who supported the Pennies From Heaven Drive. Total in coins, cash and checks was $3,637.50 which will be divided up and sent to Precious Life Shelter, Obria Clinics, Horizon Pregnancy Center, Life Center, Mary’s Shelter and casa Teresa to meet the crucial needs of mothers in crisis pregnancies. We are most grateful for those who contributed the equivalent of 10,000 pennies!! God Bless you all, you ARE the light and Face of Christ!
    Presented by the Knights of Columbus. Entertainment by our Choirs with music by David Dilorio. All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00pm in Doyle hall. Admission is $25 includes dinner and one drink. There will be door prizes, a fabulous opportunity drawing and silent auctions!!! Tickets will be available in the Parish Office and will not be sold at the door.
    My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
    With grateful hearts, I thank you for all that is happening in our Church. Our Parish is striving to raise funds for Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center so that we can break ground in the Summer of 2019. Our Capital Campaign Year is coming to an end and we must refocus our attention to our Diocese Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) next year. Please join me, join us, and join our Parish Family to have a strong year-end Capital Campaign Drive.
    I invite you to participate in one or all of these events. These are great opportunities for our Parish to not only raise funds but to come together to celebrate the Birth of our Lord before the season gets too chaotic. Using the words of our Brother Knights of Columbus, let’s keep Christ in Christmas. May Our Lady of Grace bless you and your family during these holidays with love.
    Finally, due to our Auxiliary Bishop’s Ordination, Bishop-Elect Thanh Thai Nguyen, on Tuesday, December 19, that includes Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Monday, Dec. 18, our Parish Advent Confession will now be on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 19 & 20 at 7:00pm. Thank you for your understanding. Fr. Joseph Thuong Tran
    Sunday, November 5 - $1,593. Than you all for your support!!!
    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.
    Presented by the Knights of Columbus—Entertainment by our Choirs with music by David Dilorio. All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00pm in Doyle Hall. Admission is $25.00 includes dinner and one drink. There will be door prizes, a fabulous opportunity drawing and silent auctions!!! Tickets will be available in the office and will not be sold at the door.
  • SAVE THE DATE!!!--Special fundraising events to benefit--Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center
    December 3: Christmas Boutique
    · The Ladies of The Knights of Columbus and Friends present the 23rd Annual Christmas Boutique in Doyle Hall on Sunday, December 3 from 8am-3pm.
    · Bring the children to see Santa. Egg rolls, tamales, baked goods, jams and jellies, arts and crafts and
    · much more. Plus Raffle Prizes.

    Dec. 9: Christmas Dinner Celebration
    · Presented by the Knights of Columbus with entertainment by the English and Children’s Choirs during dinner on Saturday, December 9 at 6:00pm in Doyle Hall.
    · Live entertainment, opportunity drawing, door prizes, Admission is $25 includes dinner and one drink.

    December 15: Christmas Concert
    · Presented by the Vietnamese Community and the Combined Choirs with special performance by Msgr. Tuan Pham, our former pastor, on Friday, December 15 at 8:00pm.
    · An evening of praise and worship with the theme of “Giêsu, Con Lòng Mẹ” can be translated as
    · “Fruit of my womb, Jesus.” Admission price is $30

    Christmas is coming and our Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Cards and Christmas Celebration tickets after all Masses. Let’s keep Christ in Christmas by sending religious cards to friends and relatives. Our Parish Christmas Celebration Dinner will be on Sat., Dec. 9 at 6:30pm. Social hour starts at 6:00pm. The proceeds from this dinner will go towards Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center. The Parish that prays together and eats together will stay together.
    Senior Grocery Program distribution every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month in Room 7 from 9:00am-11:00am. We need help with set-up which includes some heavy lifting, monitor the distribution line of food and clean-up. Contact Petra Wallace at (714) 262-8485 or auntiepeaches3@gmail.com.
  • The Knights’ Ladies & Friends invites you to our 23rd Annual Christmas Boutique
    in Doyle Hall on Sunday, December 3, 8:00am to 3:00pm. There will be egg rolls, tamales, baked goods, jams, jellies, jewelry, arts & crafts, and so much more. Lots of raffles prizes…and don’t forget to bring the children to see Santa. All proceeds will be donated to Our Lady of Grace pastoral Center.
    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.
    We thank our loving God for all the gifts we have received. We put smiles on the faces of some families in need. We are asking our students to help those in need by bringing in canned foods or non-perishable packaged foods. Drop off dates: Nov. 1 - Nov. 18
    Suggested items: Noodle, cereal, small bags of rice or beans, canned meat, canned fruit. All food will be given to “His Hands Christian Service” to serve the needy of our community. Thank you & may God bless you
    Are you looking for ways to serve our parish and the local community? Please consider becoming our Parish Representative for the Self-Help Interfaith Program, shipinoc.com. The commitment will be for two years and requests you to attend two monthly meetings to represent Holy Spirit at the SHIP monthly meeting and also attend the 3rd Wednesday of the month's Peace & Justice meeting to report on the needs for SHIP and coordinate the parish's service dates and volunteers. There is a program in place and many volunteers are ready and willing to serve. Training is available. Please contact Pat Goodman at (714) 847-6617 or patgoodman12@gmail.com. Blessings always!
  • 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.
    Thanksgiving Basket is here. We will be distributing to the needy in the community on Saturday, Nov. 18 and we need your help...You can help us by:
    1. Donating two chickens or a turkey
    2. Adopting a family. A list of suggested food items will be provided
    3. Donating cash or a check payable to His Hands
    Thank you and God bless.
  • 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.
    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
  • Children’s Choir
    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 carla.hsmusic@gmail.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
    Line Dancing Class is in Doyle Hall on the first & third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Classes are free. For beginners, come at 6:15pm for some private instructions. Questions? Please call Larry Doan at (714) 963-9424 or email at ldoanadoan@aol.com
    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.
    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 rdskoczy@aol.com.
    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.
    * 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.
  • Church Clean-up
    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 csouza6910@veriszon.net.
    For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017. To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. There are three ways to obtaining the indulgences ... Read More.
  • Online giving:
    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.


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17270 Ward Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 963-1811
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