Pastoral Care is Here for You!
Based on Christ’s own ministry, we believe that God intends for us to be whole in body, soul, and spirit. Thus, the primary function of the Pastoral Care Ministry Team is to pray for healing in any area of a person’s life that may be causing pain, whether it is spiritual, emotional, relational, or physical.
The following are areas that may provide comfort:
Mass Intentions: Mass intentions refer to the particular purpose for which a specific Mass is offered. This may be to honor God or thank him for blessings received. But technically a Mass intention means that the sacrifice is offered for some person(s) living or dead. To reserve a Mass, please call or visit the Parish Office, (408) 997-5101, to check for availability of dates and Mass times. Mass intentions are available for all weekend Masses and daily Mass with a priest presiding.
Sunday General Intercessions (Prayers of the Faithful)
In this prayer, the community appeals to the Lord with prayers on behalf of those who have asked for them. Please submit all requests for prayers for the sick or suffering and those who have recently died to the Pastoral Care Coordinator by phone (408) 997-5112 or email email@example.com.
The Book of Prayers: Besides requesting prayers to be read at Mass, you may add a name to the Book of Prayers to ask our praying community to include them in their prayers as well. You can locate the Book of Prayers inside the Church on the podium near the Marian Area (statue of Mary for prayer and devotion). (Please do not add confidential information that should not be shared publicly).
Care for the Sick and Suffering
Anointing of the Sick/Sacrament of Healing
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness. As a sacrament, it is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit. If you would like a priest to attend to someone in need of this sacrament, please call the Parish Office at (408) 997-5101.
Communion Ministry to the Homebound
Eucharistic Ministers are available to visit homes of parishioners who are unable to attend a weekend Liturgy. You may request a Eucharistic Minister by calling Merry Reardon (408) 997-5112.
When you or a member of your family is admitted to a hospital, please let the hospital staff know that you are a member of Holy Spirit Church. Most area hospitals have chaplains who are available. If you would like to be visited, please let the hospital staff know and someone from the chaplaincy will bring you Eucharist or phone Holy Spirit Pastoral Care at (408) 997-5112 and arrangements will be made for someone from our parish to visit you. In an emergency, please ask the hospital staff to call the hospital chaplain or a Catholic Priest.
Funeral Liturgy Planning: Trained to assist the family with planning all the details of a funeral Mass and reception, call the Pastoral Care Office at any point in your time of need. Appointments are encouraged. Phone (408) 997-5112.