PEACE AND JUSTICE
The Self-Help Interfaith Program (SHIP/shipinoc.com) is an ecumenical venture of approximately 15 churches in Orange County. SHIP provides a program to help people transition from homelessness to a stable residence with a job. Holy Spirit will host SHIP from October 15 to October 28. We need your help in providing meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), non-perishable items, and donations. There will be sign-up sheets on the patio after Mass until October 9.
For more info., call Pat at (714) 847-6617 or email@example.com. Thank you for your generosity!
Adoration for October will be on Tuesday, October 4 after the 9:00am Mass until the 6:30am Mass on Wednesday, October 5.
Men and women 18 - 40 years old interested in Religious Life are invited to our Discernment Gatherings on October 9 at 2:00pm. Our gatherings are held in Room 1F of the Pastoral Center, 13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, 92840. Call Sr. Eymard Flood, OSC (714) 282-3114 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASIAN PACIFIC FESTIVAL
Join us for the 2-day festival with carnival rides, entertainment, food & drinks, kids' arts & crafts, cultural villages, and hip hop dance competition. October 22-23, 2016, 10am-9pm @ Newport Dunes. Tickets are $5, but FREE for Holy Spirit parishioners.
Pick up tickets at apfestival.org.
Also, join our "Unity Candlelight" closing ceremony for World Peace on Sunday, Oct. 23 @ 7:00pm.
October is Respect Life Month. The annual National Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 2, 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.
Inviting all men and women to consider Cursillo, a retreat weekend to experience and encounter Christ and how we can love and serve Him in this world. Weekend Retreat for Men on October 6 - 9 & Women on Oct 20 -23. Call Pam Laing at (714) 308-2834
Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sunday, Sept 25, 8:00-11:00am. Food includes Omelets, Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more
Save the date
OUR PARISH ANNUAL BLESSING of the ANIMALS will be on Saturday, October 1 after the 9:00am Mass. In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, we will be having our annual Blessing of the Animals in the grass area near the entrance of the Church. This year, we will have pet-sitting upon request so you can attend the 9:00am Mass. Please call Carla if you need her to watch your precious pet at (323) 707-4331.
First Parent Meeting to discussion for upcoming events for the year and handbook will be given.
* Grades 1 - 5 for weekday English Program on Wednesday, October 7 * 7:00pm
* Grades 1- 8 for Bilingual Program on Sunday, October 16 * 1:00pm
* EDGE: Grades 6 - 8 English Program on Thursday, September 22 * 7:00pm
* Confirmation 1: Both Programs on Sunday, November 6 * 2:00pm
* Confirmation 2: English Program on Tuesday, October 4 * 7:15pm
* Confirmation 2: Vietnamese Program on Sunday, October 9 * 3:00pm
DIOCESAN MINISTRIES CELEBRATION
Mater Dei High School * October 15, 2016 "Our gathering this year is very much in the context of the journey of Faith which began for our Diocese in 1976, and of course, is very situated in the missionary and evangelical context of 'making disciples' and living the 'Joy of the Gospel'" Bishop Kevin W. Vann. You can register online at www.rcbo.org/ipm or pick up a booklet in our Office. Please contact our office to register together. Discount for group of 15+. Deadline to register is on September 19.
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.
SPANISH MASS NEEDS YOUR HELP
♦ We are in need of Lectors; call us if you can help.
♦ We will be starting a Spanish children's choir that will sing as scheduled at our Mass. Children between the ages of 5 to 13 are encouraged to join.
♦ We need your assistance and prayers in helping us increase our Mass attendance. Let us spread the word about our vibrant 6:30pm Spanish celebration every Saturday night.
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.
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