Our parish annual Stewardship Commitment Renewal is next week. We would like you to think and pray about your commitment to Christ and our parish family for the coming year. We would like all our parishioners to be actively involved at Holy Spirit Church.
We are a joyful community because of the active involvement of many of our parishioners. And we invite you to share that same joy by participating in any of the 82 separate ministries that are offered and are listed in the NEW Parish Ministry and Organization Directory available at the parish website (www.holyspiritfv.org) or at the parish office. There are many opportunities for growth. Yes we need your financial commitment, but we also are looking forward to your active involvement in parish life.
Knights of Columbus
The Annual Drive for the Intellectual Disabilities (ID) will be this weekend on the patio after Masses. Please be generous for those whose life is so precious to God and to all of us as you have in the past. Surely God will see you as today’s Good Samaritan.
Christmas is coming and beginning on October 25, the Knights of Columbus will again be selling Christmas Cards after Masses. KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS – send only religious cards to remind your friends and relatives of the true meaning of Christmas.
If you can help sell Christmas Cards after 7:30, 10:30, and 12 Noon Mass, please contact Jim Roberts at 714-425-3221.
Confirmation Year 1: Student-Parent Meeting, Mini-retreat, and Ritual of Commitment on Sunday, November 2 from 2-6:15 PM in Doyle Hall. WE will be attending the 5 PM Sunday Mass with the Ritual of Commitment during the Mass.
Adult Confirmation: A new class is starting the first week of January 2015, with Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015. If you are an adult, have been baptized and received your First Communion, please join this class, be confirmed and become a fully initiated member of the Catholic Faith.
Adoration for November will be Tuesday, November 4, after the 6:30 AM Mass and will continue until the 6:30 AM Mass on Wednesday, November 5. Come and keep Jesus company for one hour.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Society
Mark your calendar! Come join us Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in Room 2 in Doyle Hall. The rosary begins at 7:00 P.M., our meeting immediately follows. We invite you to participate and join us for fellowship!
Are you already thinking about Christmas? Do you have cooking and baking something delicious in mind? Well, the ladies of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society would like to help you! This year as always they are offering to take pre-orders for Tamales, which will be sold in December at the “Christmas Boutique”. However, besides pork meat, we will be offering CHICKEN tamales too! If you are interested you must order on-line by contacting Rachel at corrected email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carmen Avila at (714) 743-1516 or by November 3rd. You can purchase warm ones, or frozen to keep till Christmas. Payment is due at pick-up time, $20. per dozen. Please provide us with your name, phone number, number of dozen you want, your choice of meat and whether you want them warm or frozen.
His Hands Christian Service
Families are planning for Thanksgiving. We hope yours will include the needy in our community so they may have a Happy Thanksgiving. You may do this by:
· Donating a turkey or 2 chickens
· Adopting a family and preparing a “basket” for them (a suggested list will be provided)
· Donating cash or a check payable to His Hands Christian Service.
We will be out on the patio after all Masses next weekend soliciting your assistance with the Thanksgiving “baskets”. We anticipate distributing to over 125 needy families on Saturday, November 22 in Doyle Hall. Please share your blessings with our needy community. We thank you and your family.
Save the Date
Mass of Remembrance, Honoring Our Deceased Parishioners: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9 AM.
All are invited to join our parish family that has loss their loved one during this past year.
Lend A Hand Day: Our parish needs your help Saturday, November 22 after 9 AM Mass until 2 PM. We need help to give our Church grounds a “facelift”. More details to come!
Christmas Concert: Come, Let Us Adore Him Annual Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, December 12, 7:30pm presented by the Holy Spirit Music Ministry
Mass of Remembrance
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 9 AM Mass. All are invited to pray for our beloved deceased especially for the parishioners that passed away this year.
Holy Relic Collection of Saints
Holy Relic will be on display in the Chapel during the month of November. The word “relic” refers to the physical remains or the personal effects of a saint. Relics remind us of the holiness of a saint and his cooperation in God’s work. They also inspire us to ask for the prayers of the saint and to beg the grace of God to live the same kind of faith filled life.
Common Sense Parenting
Free classes to provide easy-to-learn techniques for today’s parenting challenges.
These classes can help you:
• build strong, healthy relationships with your children
• Address a child’s problem behavior
• Minimize problems that disrupt family life
• Raise responsible, caring children.
For more info, click here.
The International Pro-Life Youth Conference will be held the weekend of November 7-9 in Corona. The main conference with speakers is Saturday, November 8, from 9 AM – 9 PM.
Sponsorships are available for 10 students who wish to attend, must have your own transportation.
If interested, contact Arleen Doan at 714-963-9424.
Forever Young in Christ (FYC)
Veteran’s Day Community Service Saturday, November 8 at 8 AM in Los Angeles.
Clean up effort is for the USS Iowa.
For more info, please contact email@example.com
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom featuring Jeff Cavins: All are welcome!
Monday Evenings: 7-9 PM in Room 7, 8, and 9.
September 22 – February 23 (No Class: Nov. 24, Dec. 22 & 29)
Facilitators: Roz Esh and Georgie Vargas-Burket
Wednesday Mornings: 9:45 – 11:45 AM at Doyle Hall
September 24 – February 25 (No Class: Nov. 26, Dec. 24 & 31)
Facilitators: Bob Novielli & Joe Bednarski
Thanksgiving Food Basket
We thank our loving God for all the gifts we have received. We put smiles on the faces of families in need. We are asking our students to help those in need by bringing in canned foods or non-perishable packaged food. Suggested items includes noodles, cereal, small bags of rice or beans, canned meat, canned fruit. All food will be given to “His Hands Christian Service” to serve the needy of our community.
Bethany Support Group
Have you lost a loved one recently? If so, please consider attending a meeting of Bethany support group. We meet every Tuesday at 7PM. Bethany is an encouraging self-help group, supportive of each other during times of grief. For additional info, please call Mary 714-531-8088.
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