FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
A holy day of obligation. Mass time will be as followed:
Wednesday, December 7: English: 4:15pm & 6:00pm; Vietnamese: 8:00pm
Thursday, December 8: English: 6:30am, 9:00am, & 6:00pm; Vietnamese: 12:00pm & 8:00pm
Adoration for December will be on Sunday, Dec. 4 after the 6:30pm Mass until the 6:30am Mass on Monday, Dec. 5.
Stewardship Renewal Weekend was a huge success! Thank you to the many people who responded to God's call and let us know how they plan to use the gifts that God have them to further the Kingdom! Your response was awesome! And to those of you who are still prayerfully considering how you will help, Commitment cards are available at the main entrance of the Church. Fill one out and drop it in the collection basket or bring it to the office.
There will be a second collection the weekend, Dec. 10 & 11 for Retirement Fund for Religious & Priests. Please give to those who have given their life in service to others. Thank you for your support!!
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The season of Advent asks us, "Be prepared!" Are you prepared for the coming of Jesus?
Would you like to have a deeper understanding of your Catholic faith? We can help!
Men's Bible Study group meets every Monday morning at 7:15 - 8:30am to discuss, learn, share the Word of God. For more info., call Bob Novielli at (714) 914-3266.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION
Christmas Gathering & Toy Drive. All are invited especially those who serve at Mass to our Christmas Gathering & Toy Drive on Friday, Dec. 2 @ 6:00 - 9:00pm in Doyle Hall. Please bring an unwrapped toy, which will be donated to His Hands Mission, and your favorite dish or desert to share. For more info., please call Joan Kennedy at (714) 865-5295 or email@example.com.
Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Feast Day Celebration
Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Feast Day Celebration is Monday, December 12. You are cordially invited to join us beginning with the Mañanitas at 4:30am in Doyle Hall, followed by our traditional Mariachi Mass at 5:00am in the church. Our celebration will be followed with a reception at which time the raffle will take place in Doyle Hall. Come and celebrate with us in honoring our Blessed Mother! Dress warm!
His Hands Christian Service
IT’S JESUS’ BIRTHDAY! We invite everyone to offer Christmas presents to Jesus by donating to His Hands Christian Service. Please bring toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, dish detergent, socks, towels...etc. Bring your items to Faith Formation Office before Dec. 14. THANK YOU! MAY GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY!
PROJECTOR HELPER for 12:00pm MASS: We are looking for volunteers to assist with running the projector at our 12:00pm Mass once a month. The cantor prepares the slides for the Mass; but if you have a laptop to run the slides, that would be helpful. Please call Carla at (323) 707-4331 for further details.
Yes! It's that time of the year again where all choir members of all ages, cantors, and musicians of our parish come together to share their talents and to help us feel the Spirit of Christmas through their angelic voices. Our concert will be on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm. Free admission, Free singing, and Free selfie with our three wisemen: Mgrs. Tuan, Fr. Daniel, and Fr. Thomas.
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Christmas is coming and our Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Cards and Christmas Dinner tickets after the Masses. Let's keep Christ in Christmas by sending religious cards to friends and relatives. Our Parish Christmas Dinner will be on Sat., Dec. 10 at 6:30pm. Social hour starts at 6:00pm. The parish that pray together and eat together will stay together.
BULLETIN SUBMISSION NEWS
Due to the holidays, bulletin deadlines will be as follow:
* Christmas: For the bulletin of Sunday, Dec. 25 issue, please submit on or before Sunday, Dec. 18.
* New Year: For the bulletin of Sun., Jan. 1 issue, please submit on or before Wednesday, December 21.
We greatly appreciate your continued efforts to transmit the weekly bulletin in a timely fashion.
YEAR-END TAX DEDUCTIBLE
The 2016 year is almost coming to an end. If you are considering making a tax-deductible gift, please consider funding our ministries or building maintenance project. We truly appreciate your generosity. Online giving is available; so check it out at HolySpiritFV.org.
THE LADIES OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND FRIENDS INVITE You to our 22ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE in Doyle Hall, Sunday, December 4, 8:00am to 3:00pm. There will be Egg Rolls, Tamales, Baked Goods, Jams, Jellies, Jewelry, Arts & Crafts, and so much more…Lots of raffle prizes...and don’t forget to bring the children to see Santa. (All profits are donated to charities.)
2016 PASTORAL SERVICE APPEAL
WE DID IT and it’s official! Bishop Kevin Vann will present Holy Spirit with $5,000 for our 30% year-over-year increase in parish participation in our 2016 Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) on October 24. Thank You everyone for your active participation and generous support. May the Holy Spirit constantly watch over us and may God continue to bless us as we continue to KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE God so that we can go forth to share His Love in the wider community of Fountain Valley.
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.
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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