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Holy Spirit Catholic Church
17270 Ward Street - Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Ministries Directory (English)

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Faith Formation

Adult Confirmation
The Adult Confirmation process is an interactive opportunity for Adult Catholics over 18 years of age, who have been baptized but have not had the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, and who now desire to complete their full initiation into the Catholic Church. Preparation for Adult Confirmation begins the first week of January until Pentecost Sunday. Classes on Wednesday or Sunday
English: Richard Radecki * 714-531-8088 *
VN: Sr. Cecilia Pham * 714-963-7871 *
Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation Program provides adult parishioners with ongoing opportunities to grow in faith and spirituality and to seek a deeper and richer life in Christ. The program includes Bible studies, doctrinal studies, faith sharing communities, retreats, and other opportunities for learning.
Sr. Cecilia Trang Pham * 714-963-7871 *
Children Liturgy of the Word
The Pre-school Liturgy of the Word with Children is the celebration of God’s presence in His word. It is a special opportunity for children ages 3 through 10 to understand and appreciate Scripture at Sunday Mass. Learning the faith begins at home and the program is designed to assist parents in their role as primary educators of their children by introducing them to Jesus. Sundays 9 AM Mass
Roz Esh * 714-963-7871 *
1st Holy Comm. & Elementary Grade 1-5 (Eng.)
The Elementary Program offers basic religious knowledge and continuing faith formation for children in grade 1 through 5. The First Holy Communion Program prepares our children for the Sacraments of First Holy Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. The grade 3-5 program continues children’s understanding of the Catholic Faith.
M – W 3:45-5:15PM in English and Sat. 9:30 -11 Bilingual.
English: Roz Esh * 714-963-7871 *
Vietnamese: Sr. Van Yen Nguyen
714-963-7871 *
EDGE – Middle School Program
A Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grade 6-8th. It is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. The six semester EDGE curriculum provides systematic and complete catechesis for our middle school youth while providing opportunities
for evangelization and transformation as well.
English: Catherine Ord * 714-350-5707 *
VN: Sr. Van Yen Nguyen *714-964-8767 *
High School Confirmation (Grades. 9-12)
Confirmation Preparation Process is a two-year sacramental parish preparation for high school age youth. This is a total process of faith development that includes growth in personal prayer, intense involvement in a faith community and deepened commitment to the Church.
Classes on Tue from 7-8:30pm or Sat 9:30 -11 or 11:30 – 1pm.
Sr. Cecilia Trang Pham * 714-963-7871 *
Teen Sacraments (Grades. 6-12)
The Teen Sacraments program is to prepare older children and teens that has not received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation or First Communion.
Sr. Cecilia Trang Pham * 714-963-7871 *
Baptism Preparation
Assists at Baptism on the 3rd Saturday of each month and conduct Baptism classes on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Peggy Branley * 714-963-1811 *
Bible Study
Bible study takes an authentic Catholic perspective as it offers new opportunities to read and discuss the Word of God.
Roz Esh * 714-963-7871 *
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s bible study meets every Monday in Doyle Hall following the 6:30am Mass. We have a presentation from one of our members on the upcoming Sunday’s readings. We all then can comment on the significance of the readings in our life and the meaning of the readings in our personal Catholic faith walk.
Bob Novielli * 714-556-8658 *
Women’s Bible Study
Bible study takes an authentic Catholic perspective as it offers new opportunities to read and discuss the Word of God.
Ruth Vinson * 714-585-6814 *
RCIA (English)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program welcomes all those who turn to the Catholic Church seeking Baptism and acceptance into full communion with the Catholic Church, as well as those Baptized Catholics who seek to complete their Sacraments of Initiation. Companion sponsors from the Holy Spirit Community accompany those interested in this journey.
English: Roz Esh * 714-963-7871 *
VN: Deacon Paul Manh * 714-457-4701 *
RCIA for Children & Youth
The RCIA adapted for Children program is the process for non-Baptized children and youth to enter the Catholic Church. The journey prepares the participant for the celebration of the first and basic Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
English: Roz Esh * 714-963-7871 *
Young Adults
Our mission is to grow deeper in our Catholic faith and continue learning about her teachings. Because at all points in life Christ calls us to cultivate a child-like faith, Forever Young in Christ of Holy Spirit Catholic Church provides a place for young adults to deepen that trust in God through fellowship, prayer and fun. Regardless of where we are in our faith journeys or who we are being in life, FYC Holy Spirit is a place of open arms and open hearts. The continual spiritual nourishment we receive through FYC will give us the necessary tools in becoming integral members in our parish community and beyond.
John Nguyen & Tiffany Tran *
Youth Ministry
An active and growing group of children, teens and leaders who participate in many events around the church whether they are spiritual or just playing broomball, capture the flag, or dodge-ball. You are sure to find a place here and make some friends, so even if you've never been to an event, please come, and bring a friend if you like! We keep
the site constantly updated with our latest photos and videos so glance around and join us sometime!
Catherine Ord, Director * 714-350-5707 *


24 Hour Adoration
Eucharistic adoration begins following 9AM Mass every Friday (Good Friday, the exception), and ends before 9AM Mass every Saturday, closing with Benediction. Parishioners are encouraged to visit Our Lord exposed in the Blessed Sacrament.
Rochelle Giuseffi * 714-839-7617 *
First Friday Devotions
Prayers follow the 9am Mass every First Friday. 12 promises are given to those who honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus after 9 consecutive months of Mass, Communion and Confession (8days before and after) every First Friday of the month.
Rochelle Giuseffi * 714-839-7617 *
First Saturday Devotions
Prayers and the Fatima Rosary begin at 8:10am every First Saturday to honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After 5 consecutive months of Mass, Holy Communion, Rosary, and 15 minutes meditation on its mysteries, there are special promises attached.
Rochelle Giuseffi * 714-839-7617 *
Charismatic Group
The group meets to praise the Lord. Activities include both prayer and teaching. Meetings every Wednesday from 7 -8:30pm.
Joyce Meersman * 714-545-9077 *
Divine Mercy
We honor the Divine Mercy of Jesus by praying the Prayer for the Divine Mercy. We meet every Friday at 3pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and we organizes an annual Divine Mercy Celebration on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Tom & Joanne Peters * 714-963-3096 *
Immaculate Heart of Mary
We recite the Rosary to implore the Immaculate Heart of Mary to protect, guard, and guide our Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and Religious Men and Women.
Pat Rensing * 714-968-5843
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is an association of Catholic men and women who spread their faith while growing together in their love for Jesus, in union with Mary. Our aims are for personal holiness, spread devotion to Mary, and Evangelization.
Sadie Butscher * 714-968-6014 *
Men’s Retreat
Annual weekend retreat for men in our parish held at various local Southern California retreat center.
Parish Office * 714-963-1811 *
Women’s Retreat
Annual weekend retreat for women in our parish held at various local Southern California retreat center.
Jean Pederson * 714-962-6868 *


Youth Altar Servers
Altar servers represent the congregation at the altar, prepare the altar for the Mass, and assist the celebrant during Mass.
Joanne Peters * 714-963-3096 *
Altar Society
The Altar Society is made up of ladies of all cultures who have a desire to keep our Church neat and cared for. They also supply the church with laundered linens, albs, and chasubles. Another aspect of our organization is changing environments and seasonal colors and flowers.
We are responsible for ordering supplies needed in church.
Betty Perry * 714-848-9733
Environment Committee
The environment committee seeks to create a liturgical environment that is welcoming and yet invites contemplation, challenge, and creates a sense of holiness. The committee plans, sets up, maintains, and takes down decorations that have been displayed for Ordinary Time as well as for Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. In addition, the committee decorates for the celebration of various Sacraments, especially First Communion and Confirmation.
Roz Esh * 714-654-6810 *
Eucharistic Ministers
Our ministry serves Christ who is present in the assembly by distributing His Body and Blood to our brothers and sisters during Mass.
Joan Kennedy * 714-865-5295 *
Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick
Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick take the Eucharist to residents of nursing homes, patients at Fountain Valley and Orange Coast Memorial Hospitals, and to other homebound parishioners. We also service Communion to retirement homes.
Arlene Doan * 714-963-9424 *
Parishioners who greet and welcome everyone as they arrive at all weekend Masses.
Bev White * 714-963-9275 *
Healing Mass
Come and receive the Healing Power of Jesus through praise, worship, and the laying on of hands by the Priest. Every 3rd Monday of the month.
Ruth Vinson * 714-585-6814 *
Lectors and Commentators have the privilege through training to proclaim the Word of the Lord. Lectors proclaim God’s word through Sacred Scripture and lead the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass. Commentator welcome guests and parishioners before Mass by making opening announcements.
Rich Skoczylas * 714-891-0737 *
Under the direction of our parish priests, sacristans prepare and layout everything needed for all liturgical celebrations in the parish. We are responsible for the proper purifying and sanitizing of the sacred vessels after the Mass and the proper storage of everything used in liturgical celebrations when the celebration has been completed.
Tom Leeman * 714-721-1020 *
Ushers at Church help the people locate seating, collect offerings, distribute the bulletin, and assist in various duties throughout the Masses and special liturgies.
Damon Ferrara * 714-625-1756 *
Wedding Coordinator
To assist, practice, and coordinate wedding Masses for couples receiving the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
Michelle Nguyen * 714-254-5209 *


Music Ministry and Children’s Choir
Cantors, choir, and instrumentalists who encourage and enhance community singing at the liturgy of the Mass.
Carla Orozco * 714-963-1811*
9:00 AM Choir
Doug O’Conner * 714-968-0569
10:30 AM Choir
Felicia Oviedo * 714-609-5850 *
12:00 Noon Choir
Carla Orozco * 323-707-4331 *
5 PM Choir - Kingdom Seeker’s Choir
Rosie Geck * 714-968-8667 *
Spanish Choir
Angel Tovar *

Social Outreach

The Bereavement Ministry serves the parish community by offering a supportive presence in planning the rosary vigil, the funeral liturgy, and music for a departed loved one. We meet with the family and help them select the readings and hymns for the mass. We arrange for the cantor and musicians and set up and support the family during the funeral mass. After the mass, we send out a condolence letter on behalf of the parish and make a follow-up phone call.
Mayrose Forbes * 714-925-7503 *
Divine Mercy Ministry –Dying
Members will visit the dying at bedside and pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the patient providing consolation and support in his/her last hours/days.
My Duc Leroux * 714-717-1607 *
Peace & Justice
The mission, based on Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46, is to inspire and support our parish community to be doers of Gospel Justice through legislative advocacy and direct charitable service
Pat Goodman * 714-847-6617 *
His Hands Christian Service
We are volunteer parishioners ready to serve about 600 families who are in need of food and clothing in our surrounding neighborhood. We are open Monday – Thursday from 9am – 11am to serve our clients, to sort, and hang donated items from our parish members. We serve monthly luncheon at the Southwest Center in Santa Ana, visit Catholic retirees at Seaside Terrance bi-monthly, and provide food and toys during the holidays.
Genny Victorino * 714-968-2111 *
Respect Life
Mission of the Respect Life Ministry is to promote the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. We are dedicated to protect the unborn by assisting mothers in crisis pregnancies with fundraisers for shelters and clinics that meet their needs. Our outreach extends to education of our youth and community by providing pro-life and chastity speakers. Public prayer vigils and Diocesan representation are just a few of our multi and diverse activities.
Rochelle Giuseffi * 714-839-7617 *
Larry Doan * 714-963-9424 *
Stephen Ministry
We listen, walk, and pray with those going through a time of crisis. Our service is free; we are fully trained and confidential.
M. Jean Sorace * 714-501-8377 *


Catholic Spirit Singles
Catholic Spirit Singles is a social, spiritual, and active organization for persons age 50+ who are single, widowed, or separated. Monthly meetings are the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-4pm with activities scheduled throughout the month.
James Roehrich * 714-573-2091 *
Cursillo is a lay movement to live and spread the good news of the Gospel to men and women in the world. It involves a renewal of your Catholic Christian commitment to Christ beginning with a three day weekend of listening, living, sharing, praying, and continual support of Cursillo friends meeting on a regular basis.
Bob & Joyce Murphy * 714-962-0137 *
Detention Ministry
Diocesan ministry involved with visitation of those incarcerated in Orange County jails.
Deacon Phil Goodman * 714-282-4260 *
Kairos Interfaith Prison Ministry
An interfaith retreat for inmates while incarcerated. It follows the format of a Cursillo Retreat. Kairos has a very successful record for spiritual conversions for its participants.
Bob Novielli * 714-556-8658 *
Knights of Columbus
Imagine being a part of an organization that fills your heart and mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic Men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their Community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community, supporting your local church, while enhancing your own faith. It is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
Carlos Cisneros *
Line Dancers
Line dancing lessons twice a month for fellowship and fun. Held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 8pm.
Larry Doan * 714-673-9524 *
Knight’s Ladies
An organization that assists the Knights of Columbus in all their activities but also has fundraisers of their own, such as the Christmas Boutique, Fashion Show, and other events.
Bev White * 714-963-9275 *

Special Ministries

Stewardship Committee/PSA
Stewardship Committee supports the Pastor and serves Holy Spirit parishioners, ministries, and organizations by promoting the spirituality of authentic Catholic stewardship, and by facilitating commitments of time, talent, and financial and spiritual treasure to support that work.
Joe Bednarski * 714-614-3030 *
Vocation Awareness
Actively promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life sponsoring programs and prayers that encourage vocations in our parish and raise funds to assist in the training of seminarians and those entering religious life.
Phil Nisco * 714-964-0296 *
Finance Council
The Finance Council assists and advises the Pastor in matters relating to the evaluation of the material and financial needs of the whole parish and all groups therein and to maintain and support the legitimate needs of the congregation in financial matters regarding the parish.
Bev White * 714-963-9275 *
Pastoral Council
Pastoral Council is a group of parishioners who advise the Pastor on the vision and direction of the Parish.
Dominic Migliorini * 714-345-1605 *


Diocese of Orange
Knights of Columbus
U.S. Bishops


17270 Ward Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 963-1811
Fax: (714) 968-1775

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