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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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  • PEACE AND JUSTICE MINISTRY
    Join us in our next meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00pm in Classroom 1. We will begin with a reflection on a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land by Pat Goodman and discussion will be about our parish service to the Self-Help Interfaith Program (www.ShipInOc.com).
    For more info., contact PatGoodman@yahoo.com or (714)847-6617. All are welcome!
  • HIS HANDS SERVICE
    We are very grateful to our parishioners who donated school supplies which were distributed to the children at the Mission. Thank you!
  • PARISH BREAKFAST
    Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., Sept. 24 from8:00am - until we run out! Omelets, Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more...
  • 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.
  • OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
    The annual National Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 1, 3:00 - 4:00pm. This hour of peaceful, silent prayer is a public witness to our community that abortion is wrong and that the church is opposed to the killing of unborn children. The Respect Life Committee invites you to line the sidewalks along Euclid and Warner, forming a cross. Prayer signs for participants to hold will be made available. For more information, please call Nelly Protzner at (714) 316-6844.
  • RESPECTO A LA VIDA
    Octubre es el Mes de Respeto a la Vida. La Cadena anual de La Vida Nacional se llevara acabo el domingo, 1 de octubre, 3:00 - 4:00pm. Una hora pacifica y de oración silenciosa es un testimonio público para nuestra comunidad que el aborto es malo y que la iglesia se opone a la matanza de niños no nacidos. El Comité de Respeto a la Vida te invita a formar línea en la acera a lo largo de Euclid y Warner para formar una cruz. Cartelones de oraciones serán disponibles. Para más información comuníquese con Nelly Protzner al (714) 316-6844.
  • THÁNG SỰ SỐNG
    Tháng Mười là tháng của sự sống. Toàn quốc sẽ cử hành Ngaøy Daây Chuyeàn Söï Soáng vào Chúa Nhật ngày 1 tháng 10, từ 3:00 - 4:00 giờ chiều. Thời gian yên lặng, thanh bình này là một dấu chứng công khai cho cộng đồng rằng phá thai là hành động sai lầm, và Giáo Hội lên án việc giết hại các thai nhi. Ban Tôn Trọng Sự Sống mời quí vị tham gia cuộc tuần hành từ đường Euclid và Warner, làm thành hình Thánh Giá. Các bảng hiệu sẽ được cung cấp cho những người tham dự. xin liên lạc với bà Nelly Protzner, điện thoại (714) 316-6844.
  • HEALING MASS
    With Fr. Jerry Thompson on Monday, September 18, 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.
  • 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
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL
    Due to lighting updates, our Chapel will be closed on Tue. & Wed., Sept. 19-20.
    Eucharistic Adoration will continue as usual after the 6:30am Mass until the 9:00am Mass. ***Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick.
    Please allow yourself extra time to get hosts from the Sacristy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • JOB OPPORTUNITY AT OUR PARISH
    There will be two positions opening soon.
    1. Full-time Housekeeper: Requires, but not limited to, cleaning, dusting, laundry, and more.
    2. Part-time Custodian: Requires you to protect and preserve the Church’s asset.
    For more info. or to send resume, please call or email Tom Leeman at (714) 963-1811 or TomL@hsccfv.org
  • 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
  • PEACE AND JUSTICE MINISTRY
    Are you looking for service to our parish and the local community? Please consider becoming our Parish Representative for the Self-Help Interfaith Program, www.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!
  • CHILDREN’S CHOIR
    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.
  • FILIPINO MINISTRY
    The Filipino Ministry is planning a fundraising trip to Pechanga on Saturday, September 23. Bus leaves at 7:30am from the Holy Spirit Church parking lot and will be back before the 5:00pm Mass. Space is limited. Please sign up for this fun day by calling Sol Tierra at (714) 659-9474 or Cora Cuevas (714) 475-8547
  • WOMEN’S ANNUAL SILENT RETREAT
    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.
  • CHARISMATIC GROUP
    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
    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
  • 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.
  • CATECHISTS NEEDED
    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)
  • LECTOR NEEDED
    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!
    Qualifications:
    * 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.
    Benefits:
    * 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PLENARY INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITY
    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
Fax: (714) 968-1775


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