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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    Our Parish will host the Self-Help Interfaith Program October 28 - November 10. Please stop by the SHIP table on the patio this weekend to sign-up to host part of a meal or make a donation. Thank you for your generous support!
    Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., Oct. 22 from 8:00am - until we run out! Omelets, Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Society: TAMALES PRE-ORDER
    Are you already thinking about Christmas?
    ¨ Do you have cooking and baking something delicious in mind? Well, the ladies of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society would like to help you! This year, as always, we are offering to take pre-orders for tamales, which will be sold in December at the “Christmas Boutique.” Choices of pork and chicken tamales are available! If you are interested, please pre-order online by emailing Carol Souza at Carol.Souza6910@outlook.com or by phone call Georgie at (714) 349-1560. Deadline will be November 4. You can purchase warm or frozen tamales to keep until Christmas. Payment of $22/dozen is due at pick-up time. Please provide us with your name, phone number, amount, your choice of meat (pork or chicken), and whether you want them warm or frozen. Thank you!
    ¨ ¿Están pensando ya que van a hacer para Navidad?
    ¨ ¿Tienen pensado cocinar u hornear algo delicioso? ¡Bueno; las damas del Grupo de La Sociedad de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe quisieran ayudarles!
    Este año como es costumbre están ofreciendo tomar ordenes de tamales por adelantado, las cuales se venderán en el “Boutique Navideño” en diciembre. Además de poder ordenar tamales de carne de puerco, vamos a ofrecer hacer tamales de pollo también. Si está interesado en ordenar tamales de pollo debe enviar un email a Carol Souza al correo electrónico (email) Carol.Souza6910@outlook.com o llamar a Georgie al (714) 349-1560 antes del 4 de noviembre. Pueden comprarlos calientitos o congelados para servirlos en Navidad. Paga su orden cuando la recoge $22.00 la docena. Proporcione su nombre, número de teléfono, cuántas docenas quiere, que prefiere de carne (de puerco o pollo) y como los prefiere congelados o calientitos. ¡Muchas Gracias!
    With Fr. Dan Wilder on Monday, October 16, with Praise and Worship at 6:30pm and Mass at 7:00pm. All are invited to come and receive God’s grace, healing, and love! Questions? Please call Ruth Vinson at (714) 585-6814 or Pat Rensing at (714) 878-3109.
    The Diocesan goal is to encourage all parishioners to have an estate plan designed to provide for the needs of their families. Please consider attending a free session provided by the Orange Catholic Foundation on Thursday, October 19 after the 9:00am Mass in Doyle Hall.

    Are you involved in Parish life here at Holy Spirit?¨ Do you feel you belong and Holy Spirit is your home, your community? Wonderful opportunities are available and await your decision to get involved. Give back to God something as a show of gratitude for His many blessings.
    Stewardship Commitment Renewal Weekend is coming on November 4-5. You will be asked to fill out a commitment card giving back a portion of the Time and Talent that our good Lord has given to you in way of service to our Parish. Our God is a generous God in the many ways He has blessed us all. A part of our faith is the gratitude we show through both prayer and service. Won’t you please consider some involvement in Parish life, even if it is only a small commitment? For some, perhaps the commitment of prayer would be very much appreciated. Our Parish offers many different opportunities for involvement. Each of us is called to use the gifts that God has given us. Perhaps you may have a special talent you may want to share. As a Disciple of Christ we are called to give something back to God. You will not be disappointed. God always returns more love to us for all we do in His name.
    Thank you for considering some kind of involvement in |Parish life. If you have never been involved in Parish life, please consider taking some small steps. We are a loving Parish; you won’t be disappointed
    Our Lady will visit our Parish on Thursday, October 19. Please join us
    8:45am Procession Into Church
    9:00am Mass. Sharing after Mass. Adoration and Exposition. Consecration to Our Blessed Mother
    11:00am Rosary by the Vietnamese Carmelite Group
    12:00pm Vietnamese Charismatic Group
    1:00pm Rosary by the Legion of Mary Group and Divine Mercy Chaplet in English.
    2:00pm Rosary by the Legion of Mary Group in Vietnamese
    3:00pm Praise, Worship, and Benediction with Father Daniel Wilder.
    An Annual diocesan Fund Raiser—All proceeds from your generous donations help fund Casa Teresa, Mary’s Shelter and the Life Center. Holy Spirit Respect Life Committee will be on the patio after 5pm Mass on Saturday, October 21 and after the daytime Masses on Sunday, October 22. Thank you for remembering our unborn, those in most need of our protection.
  • RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY: Events in October

    The Respect Life Ministry invites your participation in one or more of the following events:
    ·National Life Chain of Prayer: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3:00 to 4:00pm. Gathering location is along Warner and Euclid, for a public hour of silent prayer to end abortion.
    ·National Rosary Rally: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Fatima this year, all are invited to join Father Daniel Wilder and Catholics around the Diocese for a Public Square Rosary Crusade of 1,000,000 Rosaries to honor Mary and her last apparition.
    What: Rosary procession for world peace, conversion & end of abortion
    Where: Mile Square Park (next to Boys & Girls Club) at 16582 Brookhurst, Fountain Valley
    When: Saturday, October 14 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm. FMI, AmericaNeedsFatima.org or call (888) 317-5571
    ·HPC Walk For Life: 5K family walk, run, or bike for life on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9:00am to 12:00pm. Meet at Horizon Pregnancy Clinic, 15061 Springdale St., HB. Entry fee is $20, and includes Open House, tee shirt, and free lunch. This supports their life saving work and mobile clinic.
    ·Pennies From Heaven: October 21-22, an Annual Diocesan-wide collection of funds to support local shelters, clinics, and centers offering services for unwed mothers, men and families in crisis.
    Please mark your calendar for this national event, and spread the word!
  • 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.
    We would really appreciate your donation of clean and lightly used children’s clothing . Thank you.
  • 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.
    Please save the date for our Women’s Annual Silent Retreat on November 10 - 12. More information will follow. Questions? Please call Jean or email jpsqrdnc@verizo.net.
    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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