Our Stewardship Annual Commitment Renewal is two weeks away. We would like you to prayerfully discern your commitment to our parish family for the coming year. It’s more than just a financial commitment. We would like all our parishioners to be actively involved at Holy Spirit.
Many of us are searching for greater joy, peace, and happiness in our lives. We are a happy family here at Holy Spirit and we would love for you to experience the same joy that many of our parishioners experience through their involvement in one of the 82 ministries that the parish offers and are listed in the 2014-2015 Parish Ministry and Organization Directory. Please consider what ministries you might like to be involved with. There is a joy in being an active member of our parish. 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.
Latest PSA Results
Thank you to all who gave last weekend to PSA. Your giving will add to the beautification of our church. Because of the generosity of all who have given to the 2014 Pastoral Service Appeal, we can report: Total Pledges/Donations: 852 and Amount Pledged/Donated: $219,156 . Thank you all for your generosity.
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.
2014 Taste of Holy Spirit Fall Festival
As chairperson of 2014 Taste of Holy Spirit Festival, I wish to give recognition to the great team of committee members, various ministries, all the volunteers who assisted us before, during, and after the festival, all the parishioners who sold or purchased raffle tickets, and all who attended the festivities please accept my personal Thank You for your time and dedication to the Holy Spirit community.
A special thanks to John Arnold, John Cook, Pat & Shellie Erskine, Neil Gillis, Brian Grasso, Kevin Hizon, Joan Kennedy, Nathan Le, Tom Leeman, Mark & Tina LeMay, Maryann Mullin, Richard Nau, Richard Shaker, Pat Wilcox, Ben Lumen, and Hank Greenberg. The success of the festival would not had happen without your help.
Sincerely, Art Maytorena
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.
Pennies From Heaven
An Annual Diocesan Fund Raiser. All proceeds from your generous donations help fund Casa Theresa, Mary’s Shelter and the Life Center. The Holy Spirit Respect Life Committee will be on the Patio after 5PM Mass on Saturday, October 25th and after all daytime Masses on Sunday, October 26th. Thank you for remembering our unborn, those in most need of our protection.
Sunday, October 26 from 8-11AM. Come for some delicious food, great friendship, and community building time! Food includes pancakes, oatmeal, pho, waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage and ham, and of course, made or order omelettes.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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