OUR LADY OF GRACE PASTORAL CENTER CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Participation to our endeavor of expanding and renovating Doyle Hall continues to grow with 819 participants and total pledges of $1,405K as of July 7. We are truly blessed that many of you recognize our Parish needs and shared vision. May our Lord, through the intercession of Mary, our Lady of Grace, bless you and your family.
WOMEN’S ANNUAL SILENT RETREAT
Please save the date for our Women’s Annual Silent Retreat on November 10 - 12. More information will follow. Questions? Please call Jean or email email@example.com.
SR. ANNUNCIA THU MAI, LHC-- SR. PAULINE TRAM NGUYEN, LHC: With great joy, the Faith Formation Team welcomes our new director, Sr. Annuncia Thu Mai, LHC, and Sr. Pauline Tram Nguyen, LHC, as our Bilingual Program Coordinator.
JOB OPPORTUNITY--ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
We are in need of a part-time administrative assistant for our Faith Formation Program. If you are interested, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further questions, please call our office at (714) 963-7871.
SAVE THE DATE!! HOLY SPIRIT PARISH PICNIC
Sunday, August 6, 10am-3pm, at Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (across from the Church’s parking lot). Great Food, Great Friends, Great Time!!!
All are invited to our next Healing Mass on Monday, July 17, with praise and worship at 6:30pm and Mass at 7:00pm. Father Dan Wilder will be our presider. FMI., please call Ruth Vinson at (714) 585-6814 or Pat Rensing at (714) 878-3109.
HIS HANDS CHRISTIAN SERVICE
We would appreciate your donations of school supplies for the children we serve.
PEACE AND JUSTICE MINISTRY
Our parish's Peace and Justice ministry meets Wednesday, July 19, Classroom #1 at 7 pm. We will discuss how we may recruit new leadership for the various social outreach programs at our parish. Currently, we provide our parish with opportunities to serve many social outreach projects including: Self-Help Interfaith Program, www.shipinoc.com, sales of fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate, Concern America's Walk Out of Poverty, Third World Gifts and Handarts. Bring your ideas and questions about social issues we can discuss in the light of the Gospel and our faithful response.
Grupo de oracioùn carismaùtico--Nhoùm canh taân ñaëc suûng--Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a spiritual movement within the Catholic Church that incorporates aspects of both Catholic and charismatic practice. It places an emphasis on having a personal relationship with Jesus and expressing the gifts of the Spirit. Activities include praise and worship, Bible reading, discussion, and praying. Join us to give praise to God in the comfort of your own language. English: Meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 - 8:30pm call Ruth Vinson at (714) 585-6814. Spanish: Meets once a month call Hortencia Newhouse, at (714) 541-0507. Vietnamese: Meets every Thursday @ 7:00 - 9:00pm, call Nga Nguyen at (714) 609-0353
Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., July 23 from 8:00am - 11:00am. Omelets,
Ham, Sausage, Waffles, Eggs, Pancakes, Pho & more...
REGISTRATION FOR FAITH FORMATION 2017 – 2018
Registration for the new school year for all children kindergarten to Confirmation will begin in the Month of August. Office: Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 5:00pm. Saturday from 9:30am - 2:00pm. Rooms 8 & 9: Sunday, August 20 & 27, from 9:30am - 5:00pm.
1. CLASS TIME & DATE: Kindergarten - Tuesday/Wednesday from 3:45 - 5:15pm.
2. First Holy Communion - Grade 5 - Tuesday/Wednesday from 3:45 - 5:15pm, Saturday from 9:30 - 11:00am. Saturday from 11:30 - 1:00pm.
3. Junior High - Grades 6 to 8 - Thursday EDGE, from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Saturday from 9:30 - 11:00am. Saturday EDGE from 11:30 - 1:00pm.
4. Confirmation - Grades 9 to 12- Tuesday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Saturday from 11:30am - 1:00pm
CERTIFICATE & PICTURE PICK UP
Confirmation and First Holy Communion certificates & pictures are ready for pick up in the Faith Formation Office.
TEEN & YOUNG ADULT SINGERS AND MUSICIANS NEEDED
We are looking for additional singers and musicians at least 16 years of age and older for Sunday 12pm and Sunday 5pm Youth Mass. Individuals must be able to read music well. To schedule an audition, please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331.
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!!!
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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