Spiritual Development

Adult Ministry

Spiritual Nourishment

Our goal is for all members of the Holy Spirit Parish Community to grow in a loving relationship with God through the person of Jesus.

Programs are developed to take everyone where they currently are in their faith journey and help them grow their own relationship with Jesus. This adult formation process strives to fit your busy schedule and support you in your commitment to personal prayer and service to others.

Current Program

Sacred Circle Prayer Group

Starting on 9/24 and on every other Friday evening, at 6:30 pm via Zoom, you are invited to the Sacred Circle Prayer Group.

Sacred Circle Join are evenings of prayer, music, and community hosted by the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity.

Sara from the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity will be breaking open the Word and sharing on the Fountains of Verbum Dei Spirituality.

This group is for all, whether new to prayer or very comfortable with prayer.

Other dates we will be meeting 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3 and 12/17

Any questions please feel free to email john.mccarthy@xilinx.com.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81455956478

Meeting ID: 814 5595 6478

Retreat Centers

Retreat Centers provide a unique opportunity to quiet the heart and mind and embrace dedicated time for prayer, reflection, and spiritual nourishment, often in a tranquil natural setting. Most centers offer guided retreats, individual spiritual direction, seasonal programs, meeting space, lodging and dining services.  Retreat centers in the Diocese of San Jose and neighboring region include: 

Dominican Center & Motherhouse
43326 Mission Circle
Fremont, CA 94539
510-657-2468

Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
300 Manresa Way
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 948-4491

 Mercy Center Burlingame
2400 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
650-340-7474

 Mission San Juan Bautista
406 2nd Street
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
831-623-2127

Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center
22840 Mercedes Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-740-0533 

San Damiano Retreat
710 Highland Drive
Danville, CA 94526
925-837-9141

 St. Clare’s Retreat
2381 Laurel Glen Road
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 423-8093 

St. Francis Retreat
549 Mission Vineyard Road
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
831-623-4234 

Vallombrosa Center
250 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 325-5614 

Villa Maria del Mar
21918 E. Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831-475-1236 

Resources (Apps and Websites)

Apps for your mobile device
Most apps are free, unless stated otherwise. Click on the links on your mobile device to download the apps:

Laudate: Catholic Bible daily readings, Saints of the Day, traditional prayers and reflections
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Centering Prayer: Contemplative Outreach
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Reimagining the Examen: Loyola Press/Mark Thibodeaux, SJ.
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Jesuit Prayer: collaborative of the USA West, East, Midwest, Central and Southern Provinces
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Loyola Press  3-minute retreats
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Mass Times for Travel: find churches and worship times worldwide
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Websites – click on the name of each website to visit the page

Daily Mass Readings (USCCB)

Contemplative Outreach

Creighton University Online Retreat 

Learn how to pray the Liturgy of the Hours 

Praying the Rosary (USCCB) 

Praying Toward Sunday (online resource for the Sunday liturgies) 

Prayers and Devotions (USCCB) 

Sacred Space—Daily Prayer Online—Irish Jesuits 

Past Programs

Preparation for Pentecost Sunday 2021

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Lenten Series 2021
Through the Desert with Jesus

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Parish Advent Mission
November 2020

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Second Mountain
May 2020

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Re-Ignite Retreat & Re-Ignite with the Saints
March-April 2020

Articles

Prayer and Service 

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” –Joshua 24   Is my house serving the Lord?  It’s a bold statement to speak on behalf of everyone in your household. But this meaningful [...]

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