A Note from our Pastor

Pastor's Notes from Fr. Ritche

It’s Been a Month…

It has been a month since I transitioned to Holy Spirit, and it has been a grace-filled month.   I am in awe of your graciousness and the warm welcome I received from all of you.  Although I am unable to see most of you because of the pandemic, [...]

Give Us This Day Books and Holy Spirit School

On the Word of God… “Give us this day our daily bread…” The celebration of the Eucharist consists of two very significant parts: Liturgy of the Word and  Liturgy of the Eucharist. So often we tend to put more emphasis on the latter part.  In the [...]

Outdoor Weekend Masses

A few days ago, the State and the County directed us to suspend all indoor gatherings which includes the celebration of Mass. The good news, however, is that we have been given permission to gather outdoors with no more than 60 people. Our [...]

Updates on my First Week!

It has been a week since I started my ministry here at Holy Spirit.  I would like to thank all of you for graciously welcoming me to the parish. I have been able to meet some of you through the celebration of the Eucharist, Zoom meetings, phone [...]

July 5, 2020 – New Beginnings!

There’s always something beautiful with new beginnings. A new kind of dynamism bubbles up and makes us look at things differently. Remember when you started a new job?  Or when you had your first child?  And perhaps, when you began a married [...]

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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