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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    The Pastoral Council is in need of new members. The purpose and function of the council is to advise the Pastor in the essential areas of Parish Life. It carries out its function by informing the Past of the needs, concerns, gifts and resources of the whole Parish. The council meets on the second Thursday of each month with a term of three years. The requirements to join are a love of God and our Parish Family. If you are interested, please contact Dominic Migliorini, at Dominic@premiersteel.com or the Parish Office at (714) 963-1811.
  • JOIN US! Wednesday, March 7 at 4:00pm to pray the Rosary in the Music Room
    The rosary begins at 4:00pm; our meeting immediately follows. We invite you to participate; join us for fellowship! Invite a friend; all are welcome!
    Í Marquen sus calendarios! Acompáñennos el miércoles, 7 de marzo del 2018 en el Salón de musica de la parroquia. El rosario empieza a las 4:00pm, y nuestra junta sigue inmediatamente. Los invitamos a participar y a convivir con nosotros! ¡Invite a sus amistades, todos son bienvenidos!
    Adoration for March will be on Sunday, March 4 , after the 6:30pm Mass until the 6:30am Mass on Monday, March 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
    (Misión de Cuaresma): Fr. Saul Alba will be presenting a Lenten Mission in Spanish on Saturday, March 17 at 4:00 in Doyle Hall. Please save the date and invite your friends and family.
    Fast from hurting words and say kind words; Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude; Fast from anger and be filled with patience; Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope; Fast from worries and have trust in God; Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity; Fast from pressures and be prayerful; Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy; Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others; Fast from grudges and be reconciled; Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.
  • Lenten EVENTS

    ¨ Dinner in Doyle Hall from 5-7pm
    ¨ Stations of the Cross: Vietnamese at 5:00pm and Mass at 5:45pm. English at 6:30pm
    ¨ Every Monday @ 8:15 - 8:45am
    ¨ Every Saturday @ 3:30 - 4:30pm
    ¨ Monday, March 5 @ 7:00pm
    ¨ Tuesday, March 6 @ 7:00pm
    ¨ English
    Thursday, February 22 at 7:00pm
    Friday, February 23 at 9:00am
    Friday, February 23 at 7:00pm
    ¨ Spanish
    Saturday, March 17 at 4:00pm
    ¨ Vietnamese
    Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30pm
    Thursday, March 1 at 6:30pm
    Friday, March 2 at 7:00pm
    ¨ Monday through Friday at 6:10am
    Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 9667 & Youth Ministry
    FRIDAYS from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Adults-$10, Children (6 - 12)-$6, Under 6-Free
    Dinner includes an entrée of fried fish or Vietnamese charbroiled fish.
    Also, a buffet of New England clam chowder, onion rings, French fries, and more. Drinks (suggested donation): Beer or wine-$3; Soda or water-$1; Root beer float-$3. Dessert: Ice Cream-$1/scoop. All proceeds from the sales of the soft drinks and desserts will be contributed to our Youth Ministry. Last year, about $750 was contributed from these sales. Proceeds from the dinner and the bar will be used to support Knights charities within the Parish and Diocese. Thank you for your patronage.
    Our 2018 PSA goal is to have 100% parishioner participation pledging $144,000 to support the various Diocesan Ministries. Pledges above that amount, as Fr. Joseph explained, 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.
  • 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).
    Youth Altar Server Training begins January 26 every Friday for six weeks from 3:30pm until 5:00pm in Church. All boys and girls in grades 4th and above are eligible. Please call Mrs. Peters for more questions at (714) 402-8531.
    We are in need of a part-time administrative assistant for our Faith Formation Program. If you are interested or for further questions, please email your resume to FaithFormation@hsccfv.org or call our office at (714) 963-7871.
    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
    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.
    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.
    Our Parish will support S.H.I.P. ( Self-Help Interfaith Program or shipinoc.com), March 17 - 30, with dinners, lunch, breakfast items, and non-perishable items. There are sign-up sheets on the patio after Mass on Mar. 3 - 4 and Mar 10 - 11. To help or for more information, please contact Marissa Lau at (714) 306-1029 or lau_marissa@yahoo.com. SHIP is an ecumenical venture of 10 to 15 churches in Northwest Orange County. SHIP provides a residential program to help people transition from homeless status to a stable residence with a job. Thank you for your generosity!
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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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