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AUGUST 15 – THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: Holy Day of Obligation

On August 15, we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. Please see the Mass times below.

August 14, Vigil Mass Times:

  • 5:30pm – English
  • 5:30pm – Spanish (Hall)
  • 7:00pm – Vietnamese

August 15, Mass Times:

  • 6:30am – English
  • 9:00am – English
  • 12:00pm – Vietnamese
  • 5:30pm – English
  • 7:00pm – Vietnamese

ADDITIONAL CONFESSION TIME
There will be additional confession time every Saturday from 8:00 – 8:30am, and the regular confession time from 3:30-4:30pm.

CHILDREN MUSIC MINISTRY
Assistance Needed: We are in need of an assistant for the church sound system when the Children’s Choir sings for special Masses. If you are available once or twice a month to help us set up microphones and control the settings, we would greatly appreciate it. No experience needed—just a willingness to help. We are also looking for a bass player to join us when the Children’s Choir sings. If you are interested in helping with either of the responsibilities, please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331.

Our choir is open to all children from ages 5 to 13 who demonstrate the love of singing and can be committed to our rehearsal and Mass schedule. Rehearsal on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Children will sing throughout the school year (Masses throughout the year include Faith Formation at the beginning of the year, All Saint’s Day, Immaculate Conception, Christmas Eve, and more…). Mandatory Parent’s Meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Music Room. For more information regarding our Children’s Choir, please contact Carla at (323) 707-4331 or by email at carla.hsmusic@gmail.com.

CHANGES IN BAPTISM–Preparation Class & Baptism Date
To accommodate the need of our growing Parish, please note the changes of 2018 Baptism dates and times.

Preparation Class:

  • English: First Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.
  • Vietnamese: 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.
  • Spanish: Upon request.

Baptism Date*

  • English: Second Saturday of the month at 10:00am.
  • Vietnamese: Third Saturday of the month at 10:00am.
  • Spanish: Upon request.

* Due to Liturgical events for 2018, Baptism dates for April through June are subject to change.
Please call the Parish Office to confirm as we get closer to those months.

OFFERTORY FAMILY NEEDED
If your family would like to be an offertory family during our Masses, the sign-up folder is in the back of the Church. Please call the Parish Office if you have questions.

CATECHISTS NEEDED
The Faith Formation Program at our parish is in need of Catechists. We invite you (parents, teachers, college students….) to consider being God’s messenger to spread the Good News and open the children’s hearts to the Lord. As a person of faith, you can share your own faith experiences. This can be your love of God, your gratitude for God’s many gifts, and your personal friendship with Jesus. You could volunteer as main teacher, assistant, office helper, or special events. Classes are open on weekends and weekdays, from kindergarten through high school for Confirmation.

PASTORAL COUNCIL
The Pastoral Council wishes to thank all the parishioners especially those who shared their concern, input, and suggestions for the betterment of the Parish. Your comments have been received by Fr. Joseph. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can continue to improve our worship and parish life. Thank you!!!!

ATTENTION ALL PARISHIONERS
* 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.

Church Clean-up
Priests and Staff wish to thank many men and women from various ministry who come 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.

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.

LECTOR NEEDED

We are urgently looking for adults to be lectors for our Liturgy especially the Sunday 12:00pm Mass. Please seriously consider this ministry; we need you!

Qualifications:

  • A practicing Catholic at Holy Spirit Parish
  • Receives Holy Communion regularly
  • If married, must be married in the Catholic Church
  • Prior public speaking experience a plus, but not a necessity.

Benefits:

  • Allowing Christ to use you as an instrument in your proclamation of His Words
  • Ability to “set fire” in people’s hearts with God’s message of love
  • As you give, you will receive numerous blessings that are “out of this world.”

Please contact Rich Skoczylas at rdskoczy@aol.com.

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.