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

"For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first will be last."   (Lk 13:22-30)

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    Come for some great food, fun, and friendship all for a good cause on Sunday, August 28, 8:00-11:00am. Food includes omelets, ham, sausage, waffles, eggs, pancakes, pho and more.
    The 10:30am Sunday Eucharistic Choir is seeking additional choir members. If you are interested, you can start anytime by joining us for "Show Up & Sing" Sundays during the summer at 9:45am in the music room across from Doyle Hall for rehearsal before Sunday's Mass. We also welcome anyone who is interested to join us in our annual "Meet & Greet" potluck on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:00 - 7:00pm followed by rehearsal. Please call Felicia at (714) 901-1772 for more information.
    We will be resuming rehearsals for our Children's Choir in September. Our Choir will sing for special Children's Masses, other Sunday Masses throughout the school year, and our annual Christmas Concert. A short and mandatory Parent's Meeting and Introduction will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30pm. Please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331 for more information.
  • Knights of Columbus
    Your Knights of Columbus are looking for you. We will be conducting a membership drive on the weekend of August 27 - 28 after all Masses. Then on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:30pm, we will be hosting a special information and admission evening. You and your ladies are invited to come and discover the Benefits of Knighthood and how our Knights and their families grow in their faith while having opportunities to help our Parish grow and prosper. You will also learn how you can help secure your family's future and work to bring God's blessings to yourselves and the many others in our community and beyond. P lease come and meet the members of your Council here at Holy Spirit. If you have never been asked to join us, consider this request, this invitation, this welcome and come. Questions? Call Frank Paonessa, the Grand Knight, at (714) 612-6470 or Tom Gillespie, Membership, at (714) 912-5712.
    Mater Dei High School * October 15, 2016 "Our gathering this year is very much in the context of the journey of Faith which began for our Diocese in 1976, and of course, is very situated in the missionary and evangelical context of 'making disciples' and living the 'Joy of the Gospel'" Bishop Kevin W. Vann. You can register online at www.rcbo.org/ipm or pick up a booklet in our Office. Please contact our office to register together. Discount for group of 15+. Deadline to register is on September 19.
    * Day of Prayer: Saturday, September 17 from 9:00am - 12:15pm in Doyle Hall Please RSVP by September 15
    * Commissioning Masses: Sunday, September 18 at 12:00pm, 3:15pm, and 5:00pm
    * 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.
    MAGNIFICAT PRAYER BREAKFAST presents Marey Carey, "A Mother's Transforming Love!" Join us for the inspiring testimony of how Our Lord changed Mary's heart during a time of great suffering, filling her with a renewed hope and promise! Saturday, September 17, from 9:30am - 12:30pm Embassy Suites Anaheim - South (11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840) Registration by mail must be postmarked by Sept. 12, $28 per person. $33 at the door. Mail to Magnificat Ministry: P.O. Box 4381, Orange, CA 92863. The meal includes a full plated breakfast as well as the speaker's program. Please visit magnificat-ministry.net for a flyer and registration information. For more info., contact Anne at (714) 420-5482 or ladybughyatt@yahoo.com.
    Come away for a quiet weekend for rest and personal prayer time with God, Nov. 11-13. It will relax your body and refresh your spirit. Join us for our Annual Women's Silent Retreat at the Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra, CA. Sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. Our theme this year, "I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love." The retreat Master is Rev. Phillip DeVous.
    Please call Jean Pedersen at (714) 962-6868 or email at jpsqrdncr@verizon.net to RSVP or for more info.
    Catechists & Volunteers If you need to obtain or to renew your Safe Environment Certification, you may complete it online at SheildTheVulnerable.org or come to our class. Monday, August 22 * 6:00 - 8:30pm in Doyle Hall Presenter: Norma Aguero, Director of Child & Youth Protection Office, Diocese of Orange. This class is free. Refreshments will be provided
  • 2016-2017 Faith Formation Registration
    Registration until August 31.
    Classes will begin in September for children in kindergarten to high school.
    ♦ We are in need of Lectors; call us if you can help.
    ♦ We will be starting a Spanish children's choir that will sing as scheduled at our Mass. Children between the ages of 5 to 13 are encouraged to join.
    ♦ We need your assistance and prayers in helping us increase our Mass attendance. Let us spread the word about our vibrant 6:30pm Spanish celebration every Saturday night.
  • 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.
  • Line Dancing
    Line dancing classes will resume in the Hall the first & third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in Doyle Hall. Classes are free. For beginners, come at 6:15pm for some private instructions. Questions? Please call Larry Doan at (714) 963-9424 or email: ldoanadoan@aol.com.
  • 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.
  • 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
Fax: (714) 968-1775

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