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

"First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn."   (Mt. 13:24-30)

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    Tuesday visitation to Seaside Terrace to talk with the retirees from 1:00 - 3:00pm.
    Come for some great food, fun, and friendship…all for a good cause on Sun., August 27 from 8:00am - 11:00am.
  • 10:30am EUCHARISTIC CHOIR--Members Needed
    “Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord, all the earth.” (Psalm 96)
    Come join the 10:30am Eucharistic Choir as we worship and enhance the liturgy! We are seeking dedicated new members, from beginners to advanced, that are committed to serving as a part of our music ministry. Practices are held Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the music room across from Doyle Hall. The choir practices before and sings during the Sunday 10:30am Mass from September to June, other seasonal Masses, and special events throughout the year.
    Our Annual Meet and Greet is on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:00pm followed by rehearsal at 7:00pm. Join us for this festive event.
    For more info., please contact Felicia at (714) 901-1772
    THANK YOU Holy Spirit Church Family for your participation in our 8th Annual Parish Picnic. Your presence make the day meaningful and beautiful. We want to especially thank our Pastoral Council who hosted this event, the Filipino Community, the Vietnamese Community, and the Knights of Columbus for food preparation and numerous people working behind the seenes to make this day happen for all. Fr. Joseph Thuong Tran
    Are you looking for service to our parish and the local community? Please consider becoming our Parish Representative for the Self-Help Interfaith Program, www.shipinoc.com. The commitment will be for two years and requests you to attend two monthly meetings to represent Holy Spirit at the SHIP monthly meeting and also attend the 3rd Wednesday of the month's Peace & Justice meeting to report on the needs for SHIP and coordinate the parish's service dates and volunteers. There is a program in place and many volunteers are ready and willing to serve. Training is available. Please contact Pat Goodman at (714) 847-6617 or patgoodman12@gmail.com. Blessings always!
    With great pleasure, I would like to inform you the GOOD, BAD, and the NOT SO GOOD news about the Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Center Project.
    The GOOD: On July 27, Bishop Vann and the Office of Construction approved our Parish plan for the expansion and renovation of Doyle Hall.
    The BAD: The estimated costs of our project are $4 million to cover all possible issues and to complete the scope of work.
    The NOT SO GOOD: With the approval of the Diocese and the overall costs, we hope to begin construction by the Summer of 2019 if we reach 80% of our budget goal.
    We had a fantastic campaign drive at the beginning of 2017. As of July 21, we have 831 participants and total of pledges of $1,455K. We are working to obtain more pictures, flyers, and general information for you. Please keep our Parish in your prayers and thank you for your commitment to the needs of our Church. May our Lady of Grace bless our endeavor.
    Volunteers needed for one day a week, Tuesday through Thursday, at the OC Life Center. We need help to organize donations for unwed mothers and families. Bilingual is most helpful.
    Please contact Ruth Rozak, Director at (714) 571-0518. They could also use your unwanted children's books for needy families. Please bring to Parish Office and tagged Respect Life Committee. Thank you
    Our choir is open to all children from ages 5 to 13 who demonstrate the love of singing and can be committed to our rehearsal and Mass schedule. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and will resume in September. There will be a mandatory parent's meeting prior to our first rehearsal. More details to follow. For more info., please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331.
    The Filipino Ministry is planning a fundraising trip to Pechanga on Saturday, September 23. Bus leaves at 7:30am from the Holy Spirit Church parking lot and will be back before the 5:00pm Mass. Space is limited. Please sign up for this fun day by calling Sol Tierra at (714) 659-9474 or Cora Cuevas (714) 475-8547
    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 jpsqrdnc@verizo.net.
    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
    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
    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.
    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 ldoanadoan@aol.com
    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.
    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)
    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 rdskoczy@aol.com.
    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.
    * 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.
  • Church Clean-up
    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 csouza6910@veriszon.net.
    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.
  • Online giving:
    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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17270 Ward Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 963-1811
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