The proper disposal of “blessed palms” is to either burn or bury them.
All parishioners are asked to give their time for the sake of their children concerning the complete abolition of Human Trafficking. Every Friday, parishioners from Holy Spirit and Saint Vincent de Paul join forces to inform and educate the boardwalk shoppers in Huntington Beach on Human Trafficking that is plaguing our cities.
Please contact Susan Liberto at 714-842-4092 for further questions and information.
There will be a collection March 29 -30 for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Please be generous!
The Filipino Ministry is planning a fundraising trip to Pechanga. Bus leaves at 8am from the Holy Spirit Church parking lot. Space is limited! Please sign up now with Rich Werner 714-290-8744 or MaryAnn Cases at 714-742-7439.
Children’s Choir Easter Rehearsal
Our children’s choir will have its final Easter rehearsals on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:45pm and Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm in the Music Room. The children’s choir will be singing for the 10:30am Easter Sunday in Doyle Hall.
Especially for the 10:30am and 12 noon Mass - ONLY TAKES A FEW MOMENTS OF YOUR TIME –
Please contact Damon Ferrara at 714-625-1756 or Damonferrara2014@gmail.com
·THE ‘ONE THING’ IS THERE presented by Fr. Michael Gaitley and facilitate by Roz Esh. Click here for more details.
·PSALMS, The School of Prayer: featuring Jeff Cavins, Sarah Christmyer & Tim Gray. Click here for more details.
SUICIDE ALERT! SB128
Physician assisted suicide, "Mercy Killing", Euthanasia, all mean the same thing. For the fourth time, in California, a vote will come before the Senate to legalize doctor prescribed suicide, or, a form of voluntary active euthanasia, upon request.
The medical profession would aid patients in committing suicide, instead of promoting healing, palliative care, and trust in defining the
quality of life! A few legislators will decide for the WHOLE state on adopting this "slippery slope" law on Wednesday, March 25th! The bill is SB128.
The media will use words like 'compassion', 'choices', 'Death with Dignity', to model PA suicide on the current law in Oregon! This is a radical departure from sound medicine, and a law of perverse unintended consequences....the new pressure of 'duty to die'! We can't let this happen! Initial depression in 70% of cases, reverse their leaning to suicide. Please sign petitions on the patio to voice your opposition to PAS. Better to call or email your
district legislators, ie: Senator Janet Nguyen. 'When possible we cure. Always to care. NEVER to KILL.' -Dr. Aaron Kheriaty.
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Easter Memorial Garden
We invite our parish family to participate in the year’s Easter Memorial Garden Project. A donation of $20 will purchase a lily plant and other flowers/supplies needed to prepare the Altar for Easter. The person may be living or deceased. Please complete attachment. For further question, please call the parish office at 714-963-1811.
Faith Formation News
Prayer Fair on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 21 & 22 at 3:45-5:15pm. We need parent volunteers.
Please call our office at 714-963-7871 or see Roz during class time.
Teen Integrity & Rite of Acceptance: Sunday, April 19 at 2-6pm. Confirmation year 2 students, sponsors, and parents to our teen integrity in Doyle Hall and Mass at 5pm.
Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm in Doyle Hall. The Last Supper was a Seder meal when Jesus instituted the Eucharist. For more information and reservation, contact Hank Greenberg at 714-963-7433.
Big Bear Summer Camps
As in the past years, His Hands is offering camperships at the Sacred Heart Camp in Big Bear.
· Family Weekend Camp: Parents and Children (4-college age) Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21 or June 25-28.
· Girl’s Week Camp: 8-15 years old, Sunday-Saturday, July 12-18 or July 26-August 1.
Please note: Reservations are accepted on first come first served basis. Please contact Sr. Cecilia or Roz Esh in the Faith Formation office at 714-963-7871 or His Hands at 714-968-2111.
Peace and Justice
S.H.I.P – Holy Spirit shares our love in service to the Lord! Please let me know if your ministry would like to host SHIP one evening during March 21-April 3. Our confirmation classes have reserved 5 evenings! Just send me a couple of dates you might be interested in and we will put you on the calendar. This is a wonderful way to build community. Please contact Pat Goodman at 714-847-6617 or email@example.com
Men’s Annual Retreat
at MATER DOLOROSA PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER on April 10-12, 2015. All presentations are in the English language, but the men from every cultural background are invited. The theme for this year is Holy Waiting…In a world that can’t wait. All men of the parish including high school age young men and any relatives or friends of parishioners even though they may go to another parish. This is a time for separating ourselves from the usual distractions of life and in a setting of beauty and solitude, receive God’s blessings for you. This may be a life changing experience for you. Carpooling is available for transportation. Private rooms and showers for attendees. Call now for more information or to make your reservation with Tom Mueller at (714) 775-1246.
Our parish goal for the 2015 Pastoral Services Appeal is for at least 1,000 of families to pledge $316,000. Your donations will go toward needed improvements in Doyle Hall.
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Lenten Fish Dinner
All Fridays during Lent from 5-7PM in Doyle Hall. Menu includes buffet of fried or baked fish, New England clam chowder, fish stew, pasta, vegetables, onion rings, and much more.
Financial contribution statements for 2014 will be mailed out ONLY upon request. If you wish your statement to be mailed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Parish Office at 714-963-1811.
LA Religious Education Congress
Anaheim Convention Center, (March 13-15), the largest event of its kind in the US. Its objective is to offer in-service eduation and spiritual formation to those in catechetical and related ministries. It offers more than 280 workshops covering a vast range of topics from spirituality, music, and personal development to biblical studies and catechesis.
Come into our Faith Formation Office to pick up a booklet or register at RECongress.org
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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