A Note from our Pastor

Pastor's Notes from Fr. Ritche

Do You Know Holy Spirit’s Pastoral Staff? 

As we prepare to, hopefully, re-open our parish office starting Tuesday, September 7, I would like to present to you now those who comprise our parish staff and give you the scope of their ministries as they see them:    Rev. Edgar Elamparo [...]

A Respite from Mark’s Gospel 

This weekend, we begin to journey with St. John’s gospel. For the next few weeks, you and I will be hearing from what biblical scholars refer to as the “Bread of Life” discourse.  One of the obvious reasons why we get a break from Mark is that [...]

Facility Updates

Several weeks ago, a few members of our parish and school staff along with finance council members did an assessment of our facilities. This is to comply with the diocesan guidelines that each year, at a minimum, we should have the buildings [...]

Welcome, Mary!

After a year of evaluating the needs of the parish and after consultation with the parish staff, I decided to hire a new business manager.  You are aware that Penny, who was the business manager, retired and moved to Florida last year.  Her [...]

The Land of Milk and Honey

It’s been over 30 years when I first set foot on this “great and wonderful” nation.  I remember being nervous leaving the Philippines, but I knew coming to the United States would give me more opportunities in life.  And I was right, this [...]

A Year of Ebb and Flows

I can’t believe it has been a year since I came to Holy Spirit as your pastor.  While it has been a year filled with challenges, there have been many things that   made this transition to this new position rather smoothly, and quite enjoyably. [...]

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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