Proud to be Catholic: Sent to Serve
Thank you to the 200 families who have already pledged $57, 800 to support the mission of the Church to teach, preach, minister, and serve in the name of Jesus through their financial contributions to the PSA. This is a good start toward our goal of 1,000 families’ participating.
Our parish goal for the 2014 Pastoral Services Appeal is for at least 1, 000 families to pledge $117, 000 to support Faith Formation, Outreach Ministries, Clergy Formation and Support, and Diocesan and Parish advancement. Click here for more info.
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.
Feb. 06: The Revelation Of God Become Man
Feb. 13: The Teaching Of Jesus
Feb. 20: The Ineffable Mystery Of God
Feb. 27: Mary, The Mother of God
Mar. 06: Peter, Paul, & The Missionary Adventure
Mar. 13: Mystical Union Of Christ & The Eucharist
Mar. 20: Mystery Of The Liturgy & The Eucharist
Mar. 27: The Communion Of Saints
Apr. 03: Prayer And The Life Of The Spirit
Apr. 10: World Without End: The Last Things
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Party
Saturday, March 15th at Doyle Hall. Social hour at 6pm and dinner at 6:30pm.
There will be Irish dancers and sing-a-long with the singing Knights, raffle and silent auction. $15/adult; $7.50/Child (Children under 6 free).
Proceeds benefit various charities including Special Olympics, Wheelchair Fund and the Intellectually Disabled.
Early bird discount available if purchased by March 9.
Parish Lenten Mission with Renee Bondi
If you are hoping to strengthen your faith during this Lenten Season, these two evenings are for you! Renee has discovered one of the biggest roadblocks that can keep us from an active, deep relationship with God. Don’t miss these two nights:
Tuesday, March 18 “Breaking through the Wall” and
Wednesday, March 19 “Peace in the Fast Lane” from 7pm – 8:15pm.
Renee says, “If we don’t actively accept the love Jesus, then his Cross and Resurrection is for nothing. And we just can’t let that be! So my desire for these two evenings is to present an opportunity to truly accept God’s outrageous, life-saving love.”
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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
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
Anaheim Convention Center: Friday, March 14-Sunday, March 16.
The largest event of its kind in the US. The objective is to offer in-service education 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 online at RECongress.org.
Men’s Annual Retreat
Retreat at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center on April 11-13. This year them: The Road to Emmaus; Companions of the Journey. All men including high school age young men are invited. Please contact Tom Mueller for more information and reservation at 714-775-1246.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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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"One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God." (Mt. 4:1-11)