A Note from our Pastor

Pastor's Notes from Fr. Ritche

The Music of God’s Love

When I was growing up, I had my share of not always listening to my parents.  One evening my mother reminded me of my house chores, yet I chose not to listen, rather I went to my room to play.  So, who ended up doing my chores?  My mom.  The [...]

Moving Towards a More Hopeful Direction

On August 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new system that tracks Covid1-19 cases by county that went into effect on Monday, August 31st.  This is a four tiered, color coded system that tracks counties by the number of Covid-19 cases.  Purple – [...]

Happy Labor Day!

On Monday, we are going to celebrate Labor Day.  This is a day of honoring working people, their contributions, achievements and sacrifices in pursuit of national prosperity and well-being.  However, this year will be a different way of [...]

These Too Shall Pass

The past several months we have been plagued with one devastating disaster after another – heat wave, wildfires, bad air quality, and a pandemic of biblical proportion.  In our country alone intense wildfires have left many families [...]

Forming Disciples

Towards the end of the Gospel of Matthew, the Risen Jesus, before ascending to the Father, commissioned His disciples with these words: “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, [...]

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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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