2014 PSA: Proud to be Catholic – Sent to Serve
Thank you to the 398 families who have pledged $123,566 to support the mission of the Church in our diocese through their commitment to the Pastoral Services Appeal. Now that we have passed our goal all additional gifts will go directly to support our parish. Participation, regardless of how large or small, is still very important. If you have not yet made your pledge, you may do so this weekend by placing your PSA envelope in the offertory basket at Mass or the Parish Office.
Path to Holiness
Want to learn more about his journey by participating in Holy Spirit Parish “Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat.” This retreat gives us an awareness of Christ’s infinite mercy and how we can give Him joy, showing us the way to console His Heart by accepting His love and trusting in Him completely. It also focuses on what to do with the daily suffering we all encounter. It will help us grow in spiritually closer to the Sacred Heart Jesus and how to daily experience His Divine Mercy. Preparation Meeting with 30 minutes video. Tuesday, April 8 @ 7pm or Thursday, April 10 @9:45 am.
On Good Friday April 18, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Your financial contribution helps to support the struggling Christian Community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places. Please be generous!
Parish Office Closed
The Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 18 and Holy Saturday, April 19. There will not be a 5pm Mass on Easter Sunday.
The proper disposal of “blessed palms” is to either burn or bury them.
Come and receive the Healing Power of Jesus, Our Risen Lord with Father John Hampsch, Charismatic priest, on Monday, April 28 . Praise and worship, adoration and Mass begins at 6:30pm. Please call Ruth Vinson for more info at 714-585-6814.
We are in need of many white Easter Lilies for the Church and the Hall for Easter Services. If you wish to donate, please bring and leave them by the Baptismal Font in the back of the Church between Wednesday, April 16 – Saturday, April 19. A Mass on Saturday, April 26 at 5pm will be offered for your intentions.
Holy Week Morning Prayer
On Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday there will be no morning Masses. Instead, morning prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours will be recited. This celebration unites us to Christ, our High Priest, as we pray Psalms and canticles, meditate on the Word of God and receive his blessing. It joins us with Jesus’ unceasing and universal prayer that gives glory to the Father and implores the gift of the Holy Spirit on the whole world.
Children’s Choir News
Our Children’s Choir will be singing on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 in the Hall, Sunday, May 4 with Father Leo, and First Holy Communion Mass on Saturday, May 17. For more information, please call Carla at 323-707-4331.
RCIA Year Round Inquiry
An introduction to RCIA is Friday from 7 – 8:30pm. All those interested in becoming Catholic or Catholics who need to complete their Sacrament of Confirmation and Holy Communion, please come to our ongoing inquiry. For more Information, please contact Roz Esh at 714-965-6810.
Work 4 Free
His Hands Christian Service are looking for men who are willing to help for an hour or less/ week Monday- Thursday, morning only with light manual labor for the Lord and His poor. Light manual labor means lifting goods approximately 20-25 lbs. If you can help, please call 714-968-2111.
Lenten Fish Dinner
Every Friday during Lent from 5-7pm in Doyle Hall. Our menu includes catch of the day (baked and fried), new England clam chowder, fish stew, pasta, onion rings, French fries, and John’s homemade cole slaw. Donation $9 for adults; $5 for children (6-12), and free for children under 5.
Stations of the Cross
At Church every Friday during Lent at 6:30pm in English, Vietnamese Mass at 7:15pm and Stations of the Cross after mass.
Lenten Operation Rice Bowls
Our fasting unites us in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need. Set aside money saved by abstaining from little pleasures like (candies, games, movies, recreation etc.) Please pick up a Lenten Rice Bowl at the office or Church’s entrance. Bring your offering to the Faith Formation Office before Easter Sunday. Your charitable donation will be sent to the Catholic Relief Services. Thank you and May God bless you abundantly.
Catholicism: Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith
All are welcome for a video presentation by Father Robert Barron Thursday Evenings Room 7 from 7-9pm. Facilitate by Roz Esh.
Apr. 10: World Without End: The Last Things
Bible Study: Matthew, the King and His Kingdom
All are invited to join in our bible study taught by Jeff Cavins, renowed Catholic Bible Teacher. Mondays: Jan. 13-July 12 from 7-9 PM room 7-9. Facilitators: Roz Esh & Georgie Vargas-Burket. (No class on Feb. 17, Apr. 14 and May 26); Wednesdays: Jan. 15-July 23 from 9:45-11:45 AM @ Doyle Hall. Facilitators: Bob Novielli & Joe Bednarski. (No class on Feb. 19, Apr. 16, and May 28). View Flyer
SHIP: Self Help Interfaith Program
Holy Spirit will host meals from April 12-25. Donation items include: Dinner, lunch, and breakfast items, dine with guest, cash donations, linens, and cleaning supplies. Please donate one food item (i.e. main dish, side dish, dessert, lunch meat, etc..) For more information or to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-847-6617. Tax deductible donations may be mailed to S.H.I.P: 15161 Jackson St., Midway City, CA 92655.
Monday, April 14 at 5:30 pm at St. Columban Church. Chrism Mass is a time to pray for our priests as they renew their promises to their Bishops and pray for all Catechumens who are going to receive the initiation sacraments during Easter Vigil.
The Last Supper was a Seder Meal when Jesus instituted the Eucharist. It will be on Wednesday, April 16 at 6pm in Doyle Hall. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Hank Greenberg at 714-963-7433.
Compassionate Day of Community Service
The Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council invites Holy Spirit to join with other faith communities on Saturday morning, April 26 from 9:00 - noon for the annual HB/FV Compassionate Day of Community Service. Volunteers throughout the community participate in one of over 30 project locations involving more than a thousand volunteers! Individuals, families, faith groups, and civic organizations are encouraged to participate. (Note: there is one Sunday, April 27 service project available at the HB Art Center.)
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Parish Luncheon and Fashion Show:
The Knight’s Ladies and friends are now planning the Parish Luncheon and Fashion Show on June 7th. We are looking for donations for our raffle and those wishing to advertise in our program. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Joan Kennedy at 714-865-5295 or email : email@example.com
Learn about our Catechetical Plan. In the months to come, we will be dialoguing with different Ministry heads, organizations and parishioners to help determine our parish's current and future needs. This will help us write a plan that will service our parish needs for the present and immediate future. This plan will become available for all to see so that we can work together to help our parishioners grow spiritually here at Holy Spirit.
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"But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his Spirit." (Mt. 27:11-54)