SHOP & SUPPORT THE CHURCH
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!
SAVE THE DATE
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.
On Monday, May 28, our Nation will celebrate Memorial Day. It is a day to remember…♦ To remember that our nation is blessed by God and entrusted with His bounty. Our existence & heritage are made by the sacrifices of many. ♦ To remember the true meaning of so many gravesites marked with flags, flags of many sons and daughters who join the communion of saints. ♦ To remember our inherited and inescapable responsibilities to these fallen heroes, ensuring that this one Nation under God continues for those who follow us. At our 9:00am Memorial Day Mass, all military members and military members of our Allies are encouraged to attend; and if possible, to be in uniform or service attire, with personal decorations and campaign insignia appropriate for each Service and each Country representative of our parish. Reception to follow after Mass. Thank you for serving our Country, our Community, and our Church. We are blessed with your presence!!!
Tuesday, May 22: Visitation to Seaside Terrace to talk with the retirees, 1 - 3pm
Due to Pentecost Sunday, May 20, the Diocesan second collection for Parishes in Collaboration will be moved to the following weekend on May 26-27.
There will be a healing Mass with Father Dan on Monday, May 21 Praise and worship starts at 6:30pm and the Mass starts at 7pm in the church.
MEMORIAL HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
The Parish Office and Faith Formation Office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day from Saturday, May 26, until Monday, May 28. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 email@example.com
FILIPINO MONTHLY MASS
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.
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL CONFESSION TIME
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!!!!
MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA
To honor our living or deceased mothers who give us life, love, and support throughout our lives, all are invited to participate in the Spiritual Bouquet of Novena (9) Masses to pray for our beloved mothers. Novena Masses will start on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 and end on Monday, May 21. A suggested donation of $20 will also provide a Mother’s Day Card. Please come by the Parish Office to pick-up a card or call (714) 963-1811 for further questions.
HOLY SPIRIT FEAST DAY
Pentecost Sunday, May 20 @ 8:30am-9:00pm. Join us for a day filled with fun! Including raffle drawings with grand prizes of $2K, $1K, & $500. Enjoy delicious homemade food, great fellowship, games & MORE!
Dear Holy Spirit Parish Family
Dear Holy Spirit Parish Family, I am pleased to share some updates with you on the progress of our renovation and expansion of Doyle Hall. As of March 14, Pledges: $2,083K or 52% of our $4 million goal, Payments: $1,162K or 56% of Pledges. Also, the Diocese requires that construction can’t begin until we have $3 million in the bank. We hope to be able to complete the project without taking a loan so please pray that our goal will be reached. Finally, in anticipation of our Parish Feast Day, Pentecost, you will receive by mail a Save The Date and raffle tickets with prizes of $2K, $1K, $500 and hourly drawings of $50. Our Holy Spirit Feast Day Celebration, May 20, has a goal of $50K to help fund the KITCHEN EQUIPMENT for the new Pastoral Center. This is a day of fun, food, and fellowship. Please join us! We thank God for you and your support to our parish. May Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Our Lady of Grace, bless you and your family always.- Reverend Joseph Thuong Tran
KNIGHT’S LADIES & FRIENDS
The Ladies & Friends of the Knights of Columbus will hold their "Beauty & the Beach" luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, June 16. Fashions provided by Chico's, catered lunch, themed raffle baskets and door prizes. Buy a table of 8 to have your table reserved; cost is $25 per person. For more information contact Bev White at (714) 963-9275.
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.
PASTORAL SERVICE APPEAL (PSA) 2018
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.
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!
CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS
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).
LEGION OF MARY
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.
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.
CHILDREN MUSIC MINISTRY
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.
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
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 email@example.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
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY "YAM"
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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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