A Note from our Pastor

Pastor's Notes from Fr. Ritche

Team Holy Spirit!

Super Bowl Sunday is next weekend. Although the 49ers did not make it, I am sure most of us are excited to watch the game.  There is something about football that somehow makes the nation “stop.” Besides Super Bowl Sunday is known to be an [...]

Let us Live Christmas!

As I was making my way to my brother’s house on the 26th of December, I saw Christmas trees on the street. Some people had already taken down their decorations. I realized, that in the secular world, Christmas had passed. But in our Church, [...]

New Year’s Message

Blessings to all as we welcome the New Year! I hope you continue to experience the joy and peace that the Holy Child brings during this season of Christmas. The first day of the year is traditionally a time to make resolutions. It is a time to [...]

Christmas Message

  Welcome to all who are visiting with us. Thank you for joining us to celebrate Christmas. We are very happy you are here. In last week’s Gospel we heard the annunciation of the birth of Jesus to St. Joseph. In this beautiful story, Joseph [...]

What, Christmas on a Sunday?

  Next weekend, we will celebrate the Solemnity of Christmas. What a wonderful time to remember and give thanks for God’s most precious gift to us: His Son – the Emmanuel, God with us. There are benefits for us when Christmas falls on a [...]

Journeying with St. Matthew!

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the Jesus of St. Luke. Last weekend, as we began a new year in the Church, we note that we will journey with another gospel writer, St. Matthew. One will immediately notice how differently Matthew [...]

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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