FAREWELL MSGR. TUAN
With great sadness, we announce that our pastor, Monsignor Tuan Pham, will be transferred to St. Columban Parish effective July 1. He will be greatly missed, but his many talents, personality, wisdom, and vision are needed by the Bishop in a larger Parish. Please pray for him as he continues to further the Kingdom of Heaven through his priestly ministry.
Our parish will celebrate Msgr. Tuan’s 50th birthday and six years of service at Seafood Palace Restaurant (6731 Westminster Ave., Westminster, 92683) on Friday, June 23 at 6:30pm. Seats are limited. Tickets are $30 first come first served. Please come by the Parish Office for your ticket.
INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
In observance of our National Holiday, the Parish Office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 & 4. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5. The Parish Campus will be closed on July 4 at 12:00pm. We will continue to celebrate Mass at the regular times to thank the Lord for our wonderful country and community.
Adoration for the month of July will be cancelled due to the National Holiday. The Church campus will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 & 4 at 12:00pm.
HIS HANDS CHRISTIAN SERVICE
Tuesday, June 27, Visitation to Seaside Terrace to talk with the retirees from 1:00 - 3:00pm.
HOLY SPIRIT FEAST DAY CELEBRATION
Thank you all for making this year’s Feast Day Celebration the greatest day ever! For a one day event, we were able to net $42K. Although we did not reach our goal of $50K for A/V equipment for the new pastoral center, we still did a fantastic job. This amount was not possible without YOU so thank you!
GOODBYE & GOOD LUCK SR. CECILIA PHAM
With great sadness, we announce Sr. Cecilia Trang Pham, LHC will be transferred to Blessed Sacrament Church in Westminster. God has bless us with her for 7 years as Faith Formation Director. Her gifts and talents have brought forth an expanding of our Faith Formation Programs especially through the start of the adult bible study & on-going catechesis. She will be greatly missed by all of us. May God continue to bless her on her new journey.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be on Friday, July 14 from 5:00 - 7:00pm. RSVP is required, please call the Parish Office at (714) 963-1811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No group RSSVP allowed.
There will be a second collection next weekend, June 24-25 for the Universal Church. This collection will be for the less fortunate. Thank you for your generosity.
Inviting all parents to
COMMON SENSE PARENTING, FRIDAY (English): July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11 --7:00pm - 8:30pm in Room 8. CSP Classes can help you: · Build a strong, healthy relationships with your children · Address a child’s behavior problem · Minimize problems that disrupt family life · Raising responsible and caring children · Classes are FREE
You are invited to Capture Memories for a Lifetime
Photo Reservation Is Easy Online at HolySpiritFV.org or by phone at 714-963-1811. Another great and easy opportunity to raise funds for the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center Let’s do the math: we have 4,000 registered families. Lifetouch will giveS $5 to the Church for each participating family. So if every family give God 10 minutes of their time, we can make $20,000. Let’s do this!!!
WELCOME FR. JOSEPH TRAN
The Holy Spirit Church Family welcomes Fr. Joseph Tran as our parish administrator effective July 1. Father Tran has been appointed by Bishop Vann to replace Msgr. Tuan.
A brief bio about Father Joseph Thuong Tran. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam, on May 28, 1973. He began his spiritual calling as an altar server at an early age. Along with millions of Vietnamese refugees, Fr. Joseph and his family arrived in the US in 1985. He attended seminary school in Wisconsin, Iowa and completed his priesthood education at Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon. Fr. Joseph was ordained on June 11, 2005 and has served at parishes for St. Norbert, Holy Family Cathedral, St. Callistus (now Christ Cathedral), and St. Polycarp. Please keep Fr. Joseph in your prayers as he continues to serve our Lord at our Parish.
Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., June 25, from 8:00am - 11:00am. Omelets, Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more...
LIFE LINE SCREENING
A leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be here on Fri., Sept. 15. Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease include: Carotid Artery (plaque build up - a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. Register online at lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your preferred appointment!
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 email@example.com
Due to slower traffic, starting May 26, the Parish and Faith Formation Offices will be closed on Saturday. In case of any urgent sick calls, please continue to call the Parish Office and follow the prompts
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)
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center
On behalf of Msgr. Tuan and the entire Capital Campaign Team, thank you! We continue to receive your pledges both online and through envelopes. We are truly grateful by how quickly you generously gave to our Parish needs. May Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, our Lady of Grace, grant you an abundance of grace and to bless our Parish's endeavor.
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"
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.
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.
Bible Study Series
All are invited to our ongoing Adult Faith Formation & Bible Study Series.
Please see attachment for complete 2016 Schedule.
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.
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.
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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