Faith Formation News
a. Faith Formation invites all parents and guardians of our children and youth Faith Formation classes to our First Parent Meeting(s). We look forward to supporting and supplementing your sincere efforts to pass on the awesome riches of our faith to your children. Elem. English Program: Thurs., Oct. 15 @ 7:00pm and Confirmation 1: Sun., Nov. 1 @ 2:00pm
b. SAFETY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS & EVACUATION DRILL: Tuesday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 21. In compliance with Diocesan Policy, each year students will learn about Safety Education according to age appropriate levels. Procedures and details will be communicated to parents at the parents’ meetings. Please visit our website FaithFormationhsfv.org
c. OPENING MASS: We cordially invite all students & parents to join Our Faith Formation Opening Mass Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 10:30am at 10:00am: Students line up: Grades 1-5 in Grassy Area, Grades 6-8 in Rooms 7, 8, and 9, and Confirmation & Teen Sacraments in Doyle Hall.
We are in great need of Greeters before the 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, and 12:00pm Masses. This ministry creates a sense of family unity and welcome to our Church.
If you have an outgoing spirit and enjoy meeting parishioners please call Bev White at (714) 963-9275 to volunteer your time and talent.
Second Collection for World Mission
There will be a Second Collection next weekend for World Mission Sunday. This special collection provides us, the Universal Church, to be in solidarity with those in need.
Thank you for your generosity!!!
Concern America Craft Sale
On Sunday, October 18, 2015, volunteers for Concern America will be here at Holy Spirit Parish with a Craft Sale featuring unique quality handcrafts that provide us with the opportunity to purchase conscientiously. The gifts we find for special events, holidays, or to brighten our own homes are an exchange of caring with impoverished communities in developing countries. This year we have many new crafts from Bangladesh, El Salvador Guatemala and Mexico. Inspired by nature, these beautifully handcrafted textiles, ceramics and wood products, honor indigenous traditions, and were selected to be reminders that when a Concern America product is purchased we are providing a source of income to materially poor communities; promoting human scale endeavors; eco-friendly work patterns; and fair working conditions.
Concern America, is an international development and refugee aid organization based in Santa Ana, CA. For more info., please call (714) 953-8575 or visit our website: concernamerica.org.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Fall Session 2015 from Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2015
Do you feel an interior call to grow in holiness? These classes, offered at St. Peter Chanel in Hawaiian Gardens and given over an eleven-week period, will greatly intensify your spiritual life and your desire to go to Heaven. Come and learn the real purpose of your life, and how to achieve it through self-knowledge, self -discipline, deep prayer, and discernment of spirits. You’ll see miracles happen in your life! There is no charge for the program and all materials are provided. Donations are accepted. Each meeting lasts 2-2.5 hours.
To register online, go to spcomv.com. For more information, please contact Fr. Ed Broom, OMV at St. Peter Chanel, Mary Martorana at firstname.lastname@example.org or Veronica Ayson at (562) 924-7591.
Want to become Catholic?
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a Catholic? If you have not been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian Faith or baptized Catholic and not received your First Eucharist, join our RCIA Year 1 Inquiry: every Sunday at 4:00pm or Wednesday at 7:00pm.
The Faith Formation Program at our Parish is in need of Catechists. Classes are open on weekends and weekdays. Please prayerfully consider being God’s messenger to spread the Good News and open the children’s hearts to the Lord. For more detail, please contact the office at 714-963-7871.
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