Adoration for May will be on Thursday, May 4, after the 9am Mass until the 6:30am Mass on Friday, May 5.
“The Eucharist is the secret of my day. It gives strength and meaning to all my activities of service to the Church and to the world." St. John Paul II
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)
HELP US DESIGN SHIRTS FOR OUR PARISH
Holy Spirit T-Shirt Design Contest
Deadline: April 22 - 23
Themes: Holy Spirit or Fatima
Email your images to email@example.com
Visit our website official rules: faithformationhsfv.org/young-adult
HOLY SPIRIT FEAST DAY CELEBRATION!
Save the date!!!
Pentecost Sunday, June 4
· Patron Feast Day of our Parish from 8:30am - 9:00pm
· Join us for live entertainment, ethnic food, and desserts
· Hourly drawings, raffle of $2,000, $1,000, & $500.
· Proceeds from the Holy Spirit Feast Day Celebration will go toward the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center Capital Campaign. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help furnish the A/V equipment and other items needed for the new Pastoral Center.
HIS HANDS CHRISTIAN SERVICE
Tuesday, April 25, visitation to Seaside Terrace to visit the retirees, 1 - 3:00pm
We are very grateful to the Tuesday and Wednesday Faith Formation students for their generous donations of items for the Easter baskets which Sandy Hendricks assembled and completed. The 300 Easter baskets were distributed to the boys and girls we serve at the mission.
RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY
The Respect Life Ministry has joined with local civic, educational and religious leaders in supporting a Fountain Valley High School team, lead by Eagle Scout candidate, Parker Johnson, in exposing and educating the community on the rampant addiction to pornography. This awareness presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00pm in the FVHS gym. Average age of exposure is 11 years old! Learn the harmful effects to the brain and to society! All ages are invited to attend this free event. For more info., visit Fight the New Drug.org
MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA
To honor our living or deceased mother(s) who give us life, love, & support throughout our lives, all are invited to participate in the Spiritual Bouquet of Novena (9) Masses to pray for our beloved mothers for an offering of $20. Novena Masses will start on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14 and end on Monday, May 22. Please call or come by the Parish Office for a Mother’s Day card
LENTEN OPERATION RICE BOWLS
Please bring your Lenten Rice Bowl offering to the Faith Formation Office. Your charitable donation will be sent to Catholic Relief Services. Thank you!
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.
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