A Note from our Pastor

Pastor's Notes from Fr. Ritche

Faith in Action – Way to Go Holy Spirit!

Two weeks ago, we received a video from Amigos for Christ showing the opening of the school in Nicaragua that our Parish helped to build.  It was heartwarming to see the students finally able to have a place they could call their school. As I [...]

A Joyful Lenten Journey

Return of the Prodigal Son painting by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn Happy Lent! The readings for Ash Wednesday, from the Prophet Joel, St. Paul, and St. Matthew, set the tone of Lent. When we look at these three scripture passages they all [...]

Update on Indoor Worship

Last week Bishop Oscar Cantu gave us the green light to resume indoor worship after the Supreme Court’s decision affirming our right to do so.  The faithful of our Diocese and throughout California received the news with great joy. It was a [...]

Some Tips on How to Prepare for Lent!

Every year, as we approach the season of Lent, we tend to prepare by asking: “What am I going to give up for Lent?”  The answer to this question is usually around food.  “I am giving up sweets or I am giving up carbs.”  Don’t get me wrong those [...]

A Lenten Book

The up-coming season of Lent is a time for us to intensify our prayer life, fast from what inhibits us from growing in our friendship with Jesus and with one another, and giving alms which is doing acts of charity for those in need. Like last [...]

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 [...]

page 1 of 3

Start typing and press Enter to search