Book Study: Perfectly Yourself

This Christmas St. Bonaventure Parish is giving you the opportunity to increase your Joy and Peace with a special gift.

The book Perfectly Yourself by New York Times best-selling author Matthew Kelly will be given to every family at all Christmas Masses. 

Do you ever get the feeling that you are not enough? Not smart enough, not beautiful enough, not loved enough, not rich enough, not good enough? We all have these feelings from time to time, usually because we're comparing ourselves to others. But God doesn't compare you to anybody else. He wants to help you become the person he created you to be — perfectly yourself! 

In this life-changing book, Matthew Kelly addresses the opportunities and obstacles we encounter when we decide to ask life's BIG questions: who am I? and why am I here? Kelly teaches us how to find the balance between accepting ourselves and striving to become all God dreams for us to become.

 Newly revised with an emphasis on spiritual growth and realizing God's dream for your life, Perfectly Yourself this is the book you need if you long to be at pace with who you are, where you are, and what you are doing, not in some distant tomorrow, but here and now today.\

Book Study

Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly

All sessions 7:00–9:00 p.m. 

Monday, January 8 with Fr. Joseph Knerr in the Hall

Monday, January 15 with Fr. Timothy Donovan in the Hall

Monday, January 22 with Fr. Angelos Sebastian in the Duffy Center

Monday, January 29 with Fr. Martin Tran in the Hall

Monday, February 5 with Fr. Timothy Donovan in the Hall

God’s dream for you goes so far beyond what the world has to offer. He made each and every single one of us wonderfully unique, and he dreams that we will chase, embrace and celebrate all He created us to be. 
—Matthew Kelly

 

Bingo Night

BINGO NIGHTS ARE BACK!
Saturday, February 3
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Duffy Center

Join the Knights of Columbus for an evening of fun, thrills and food. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and play begins at 6:30. Free popcorn and food and beverages available for purchase. We will have tamales for sale, so get them fast before they are gone. Minimum purchase is just $10 for ten games with two cards per game. Additional games cost $1 each. Pots are based on attendance with bonus pots added through the night. Players must be 18 years or older. Proceeds benefit seminarian scholarships and those who wish to enter religious life. 

Adult Confirmation

Did you just NOT find the time or motivation to complete your Confirmation? It's not too late for you to complete this aspect of your spiritual journey as a Catholic! The process is welcoming, simple, fun and informative.

An Introductory Meeting will be held Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Sr. Brigid’s Room located behind the parish hall. Weekly preparation classes will begin on Thursday, February 1 and continue every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. through Holy Thursday, March 29. You will be confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, May 20 by our Pastor Joseph Knerr. The weekly sessions will be led by John Andrews. Prior to the sessions beginning, you will have an opportunity to explore your readiness for Confirmation, the process, and get answers to your questions. For more info call John at 714-791-8946. 

Church Renovation Capital Campaign

 

2017 CHURCH RENOVATION
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

If you have not pledged to the Capital Campaign, it is not too late to make 

your pledge now before 2018.

 

To date we have almost $2,500,000 pledged.

Our goal is $3,000,000. 

 

We need your pledge to bring us to our goal.

 

For more information

1. Contact Pastoral Manager Pat Powers at 714-846-3359x495 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. View a video presentation of the church renovation by Fr. Joe

Welcome home to returning Catholics

WELCOME HOME to RETURNING CATHOLICS

Six Sessions Beginning

Wednesday, January 10

7:30–8:30 p.m. Parish Center

St. Bonaventure is offering an Information Evening to welcome home Catholics who have been away. This is a place to ask questions, resolve issues, and receive an update on the Church since Vatican II. The atmosphere is hospitable and confidential. Invite your family member or friend to attend. For info call Adult Education Office, 714-846-3359x478.

 

Services for Bishop Dominic Luong

With faith in the risen Lord, we notify you of the death of 

Most Rev. Dominic Mai Luong,
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus in the Diocese of Orange.

The Most Rev. Dominic Mai Luong, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
for the Diocese of Orange, passed away December 6, 2017 
at 77 years old surrounded by friends, family and brother priests. 

On December 14, 2017, the Mass of Christian Burial took place at Holy Family Cathedral. 

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Children's Choir

The St. Bonaventure Children’s Choir will be starting soon!  All children in grades 1-6 are eligible to be in the choir, regardless of what school they attend. Rehearsals run from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. every Thursday, with some exceptions. The Children’s Choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please register your child online at: http://www.saintbonaventureparish.org/ministries/367

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

By Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

Now Available in the Parish Center

Donation $15

From the author of the bestselling book 33 Days to Morning Glory comes a gripping account of the prophetic witness of St. John Paul II, and the profound connection between Marian Consecration and Divine Mercy. This book serves as an inspiration for all who desire to bear witness to the mercy of God, focused on Christ and formed by Mary. Sixteen full-color pages were added to the new "Premium Edition." Proceeds benefit St. Bonaventure Parish. Sponsored by St. Bonaventure Divine Mercy Ministry 

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is more than a historical re-telling of the Great Mercy Pope. It calls us to respond to the urgent need for mercy in our time of unprecedented evil. 

Our Lady of Fatima Home Visitation

St. Bonaventure Parish has a Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The Legion of Mary invites you to welcome her into your home. The Pilgrim Virgin is a beautiful, visible reminder of Our Blessed Mother who constantly intercedes for us.

Sign up for a nine-day novena by calling Martha at 714-901-4494 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Resisting Happiness: Audio Files

Audio files to listen to the recorded talks of Fr. Angelos and Fr. Martin on Resisting Happiness Book Study are now available. CD's are also available in limited quantities at the Parish Center. Look for upcoming information on Resisting Happiness Small Group Discussions in the near future.

We all know the things that will make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Why? We’re resistant. With his signature combination of the profound and the practical, New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly helps you learn why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves . . . and how to start choosing happiness again. Resisting Happiness will inspire you to break through resistance so you can become the-best-version-of-yourself® and start living with passion and purpose.

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Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday , January 20
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , January 21
7:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
9:00 am - Fr. John Block
10:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
12:00 pm - Fr. Martin Tran
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Tim Donovan
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
     

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday , January 27
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
6:30 pm (VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , January 28
7:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
9:00 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
10:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
12:00 pm - Fr. John Block
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Joe Knerr
5:00 om - Fr. Joe Knerr
     
schedule is subject to change without notice

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