A Note from our Pastor

Pastor's Notes from Fr. Ritche

He Came, He Comes, and He will Come

Happy New Year!  That might sound strange, but the reality is we have just started a new year in our Church.  Advent is the beginning of the church’s liturgical year.   Our Sunday Scriptures also shifts from St. Matthew to St. Mark.  The Gospel [...]

Annual Parish Finance Report

On the day of Pentecost, the Apostles gathered in the upper room.  “And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind and filled the entire house in which they were.  And they were filled with the Holy Spirit… and the [...]

Bringing Christ’s Presence to Others

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I am sure many of you may be wondering how on earth you’re going to celebrate this year. For years, our Parish of The Holy Spirit has been helping our brothers and sisters in need. Despite the [...]

Remembering Our Veterans

November is a month of remembering and giving thanks.  We started on the 1st of November by celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints keeping in mind the men and women who have been faithful to the Gospel teachings and who serve as an example of [...]

Guided by the Spirit

A few years ago, my cousin and I traveled to Japan. I was quite nervous for it was my first time to visit the country, and I didn’t speak the language. I told my cousin to bring a map with her. It might come in handy as we visit places in Japan. [...]

Welcome Back!

Welcome back!  That is so nice to hear as we resume the indoor celebration of the Eucharist.  After eight long months, longing and thirsting to come back, today we re-open our church doors.  Fr. Edgar, the parish staff and I are very excited to [...]

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Pastor's Notes from Fr. Brendan

June 28, 2020

 Photo mosaic by: holyspirit @ Mosaically As many of you already know I love a glass of nice wine. Additionally, when I have time, I also love to visit the vineyards in Napa and Sonoma and experience the whole wine making process and understand [...]

June 21, 2020 – Happy Father’s Day

This week was a big week for us at the Church. We were able to celebrate Mass with parishioners!! Yeah! At last I could see people! I know it was only 25 people and it had to be outside, but it felt so good! Even though we adapted well to the [...]

June 14, 2020 – Welcome Back

For many years I have led pilgrimages to different Holy sites throughout the world, the holiest of them being the Holy Land itself (I mean Israel not Ireland as many of you might think!) and they have been memorable spiritual experiences for all [...]

June 7, 2020 – Changes

Normally this time of year is full of celebrations of graduations from elementary school, high school, universities and other transitions. I have often preached about how exciting these milestones moments are for their families. Under ordinary [...]

May 31, 2020 – 20th Anniversary

This week was a very memorable week for me on so many levels. On Wednesday, I celebrated the 20th anniversary of my ministerial priesthood and it was a wonderful day of celebration. I started with a very emotional Mass at 8:30am with the staff [...]

May 24, 2020

As most of you know by now, I will be leaving Holy Spirit Parish and moving to St. Simon’s Parish in Los Altos as pastor there effective July 1st. I know this news is hard to hear and it was very difficult for me to share with the community via [...]

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