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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    We are in need of greeters for the 12 noon Mass on Sunday. This is a wonderful ministry for family with children of all ages. Time commitment is 20 minutes before Mass starts. Your benefit includes meeting and greeting new people. We are a welcoming community and we cannot do it alone. Please consider volunteering and serving your parish in this ministry. Please call Bev White @ (714) 963-9275.
  • Come for the Food and Friendship
    Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., July 22 from 8:00am - 11:00am Omelets, Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more...
    Thank you to The Knights Ladies and Friends for your generous donation from the net proceeds of your luncheon and fashion show, “Beauty and the Beach” to the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center. May our Lord, through the intercession of Mary, our Lady full of Grace, bless your ministry and all that you do for our parish. Thanks!
    Monday, July 9: Lunch for the poor at Southwest Community Center in Santa Ana. Please take your donations to the Mission by 10:30am. Thank you.

    Tuesday, July 10: Visit to Seaside Terrace to talk with retirees at 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

    Boys Summer Camp: His Hands is offering full camperships for boys 7 – 12 years old to the St. Michael’s Abbey Summer Camp from July 8 - 14, July 15 - 21, July 29 - Aug. 4 or Aug. 5 - 11.
    If interested, please call the Mission from Monday- Thursday, 8 - 11am at (714) 968-2111 or the Parish Office at (714) 963 - 1811.
    Four Ways To Help Address Family Separation
    On June 20 President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that revises the widespread use of family separation at the southern border. While a welcome first step, agencies and families impacted by the executive order still need your help to reunite families. Here are four things you can do to help! 1. Pray for refugees, immigrants and family unification. 2. Take Action: Contact Catholic Charities Orange County to learn about their material/volunteer needs: CCOC, 1820 E 16th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, (714) 347-9600, www.ccoc.org. Consider fostering an unaccompanied child. 3. Give: To support agencies that are helping families and children impacted by the crisis. 4. Learn More: To learn more about Family Separation, visit the Justice For Immigrants (JFI) "Family Separation Webpage" Home - Justice for Immigrants and review backgrounders, educational material and a webinar.
    Join us for our next Healing Mass on Monday, July 16 with praise and worship at 6:30pm and Mass at 7:00pm. Come and receive the healing and mercy of God.
  • Dear Holy Spirit Parish Family
    Dear Holy Spirit Parish Family: Please join us to pray for our historic endeavor of the renovation and expansion of Doyle Hall. As of June 19, Pledges: $2,165K or 54% of our $4 million goal. Payments: $1,355K. Also, the Diocese requires that construction cannot begin until we have $3 million in the bank. We hope to be able to begin construction by summer of 2019 so let’s pray!!!
    Our kitchen just recently had a deep cleaning. Kitchen items were found that do not belong to the Parish. If you have cooked in the kitchen in the past and possibly left your personal kitchen items, please come by the Hall to pick them up! You can pick up your items any time before July 15. After July 15 all the items will be donated.
    The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Flag Retirement Ceremony at Green Valley Clubhouse located across the street from our Church’s parking lot on Monday, July 9, from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Anyone having old, worn flags are invited to bring them to the Parish Office. For more info., please call Roy Sapp at (714) 809-7666.
    Want to become A Catholic? Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a Catholic? If you have not been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian Faith, or baptized Catholic and not received Communion, join us: Sunday, July 8 at 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Thursday, July 12 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm or Friday, July 13 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm. For more information, please contact Roz Esh at (714) 654-6810. Please come and join us.
    Come and join us--July 2 - CATHOLICISM Video Series (Video #4), Rooms 1 & 2 from 7pm to 9pm. July 10 - THE MASS EXPLAINED (What really happens during the Mass?), Rooms 1 & 2 from 7pm to 9pm. For more information, please contact Anthony Tran at Anthonyt@hsccfv.org
  • Dine-Out at Applebee’s
    Question: Why should YOU come to the Parish Dine-out?
    A) To eat delicious food
    B) To meet the Priests and Deacons
    C) To support the future of our Church
    D) ALL of the above
    Correct Answer: D) All of the above!!!
    What: Applebee’s Dine-out
    When: July 8 - July 12 from 11am until close
    Where: Applebee’s, 18279 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley
  • Message from Pastor
    Dear Holy Spirit Church Family,
    This July 1st, marks my one year anniversary at this wonderful Parish. Over the year, I have learned the joys and challenges of being an Administrator. I’m truly humbled by the opportunity to serve our Lord through YOU! I would like to take this time to share the status of our ongoing projects. Read More
    Bishop Kevin Vann has asked that during the Eucharistic Prayer, the faithful in the Diocese of Orange be asked to kneel after the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) until processing to receive Holy Communion. The posture comes about from the sense of awe and devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Our Parish will implement this change on the weekend of Sunday, July 1. Thank you for your love of the Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
    Save the Date!!! Noche de la Hispanidad. Join us for a potluck in Doyle Hall on Saturday, September 15, starting at 7:30pm, following the 6:30pm Mass, in celebration of the diversity of our Hispanic culture. Please bring your favorite homemade dish to share with others. For more information, or to sign up for the event so we have an idea of how many will attend, please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331.
    We wish all Catechists, students, and families a happy and safe summer vacation. Registration for Faith Formation 2018 - 2019 will begin August 1 and run through August 31. Classes will begin in September. Classes are offered for children in grades kindergarten through high school. Faith Formation summer office hours: Monday - Friday * 9:30am - 5:00pm
    The Faith Formation Program at our parish is in need of Catechists. Please prayerfully consider volunteering in Holy Spirit Faith Formation. 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. You could volunteer as main teacher, assistant, office helper, or special events. Classes are open weekends and weekdays from Grade1 through Confirmation. Please contact: (714) 963-7871 or FaithFormation@hsccfv.org.
    Our 2018 PSA goal is to have 100% parishioner participation pledging $144,000 to support the various Diocesan ministries. Pledges above that amount will go toward the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center Capital Campaign. The new expansion and renovation of Doyle Hall will meet the current and future needs of meeting spaces for our growing Faith Formation Programs, and our prayer and social outreach groups. Thank you to those parishioners who have already responded so generously. If you have not yet made your pledge, PSA envelopes are available at the Parish Office, Church main entrance, or online at www.orangecatholicfoundation.org/psa/. Please drop your completed PSA pledge/donation envelopes in the collection basket at Mass, PSA box outside the main entrance after Mass, or bring them to the Parish Office.
  • JOIN US!
    What: Annual Parish Picnic.
    When: Sunday, August 5th, 8:30am - 3:00pm.
    Where: GreenValley Adult Clubhouse (Across the Church’s parking lot).
    Why: The family that eats together, prays together will stay together.
    How: Just come! Bring your blankets, chairs, games etc.. If you’re happy, we’re happy!
    When you buy groceries at Sunrise Supermarket, 9430 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley or Saigon City Market Place, 15471 Brookhurst St, Westminster, using 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!
    Annual Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, August 5 from 8:30am until 3:00pm. Join our Family Church because the family that eats together, prays together will stay together.
    Be sure to join us for Game Nights every Monday from 6 - 8pm. Anyone from Grades 6-12 is welcome! Stay tuned for the upcoming summer events. The summer calendar is out; if you haven't got yours, come by the Youth Office for a calendar. It is going to be a great summer; we can't wait! For more information contact Chris Ord at (714)330-4063 or chriso@hsccfv.org
    A Filipino Mass is being celebrated at 7:00pm every 1st Saturday of the month at St. Philip Benizi Church, located at 235 S. Pine Dr., Fullerton. This invitation is extended to all, but particularly all Filipino parishioners. We encourage you to bring your entire family, particularly the children, so they can experience our Filipino culture through the celebration of the Mass in Tagalog. Below are the dates for the Filipino Masses for the rest of the year. Please keep these dates posted at a convenient location May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and, December 1. Thank you and we hope to see you there.
    We are in search for VBS (Vacation Bible School) Adult and Teen volunteers. Adults are welcome to join and help. We encourage teens from 7th grade and up to come to help and have fun. For more information, please call Faith Formation Office at (714) 963-7871 or email to faithformation@hsccfv.org.
    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!!!!
    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.
  • 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!
    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).
    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
  • 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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    Join us for our General Meeting on Monday, May 14 from 7-9pm in Doyle Hall. This week's topic
    Am I going to Hell? Anyone 18years + is invited! For more information please 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.
  • 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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