Our Lady of Fatima Home Visitation

St. Bonaventure Parish has a Pilgrim Virgin Statue of OurLady 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. .

Blood Drive - July 28

CAN YOU SPARE A DROP?

The Need For Blood

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Yet blood cannot be manufactured; it must be given by volunteer donors. Because blood has a limited shelf life, the community blood supply must constantly be replenished to meet patients’ needs. You can make a life-saving contribution by donating your blood. Remember, the life you save may be your own.

Sign up for the St. Bonaventure Blood Drive on Sundays, July 16 and July 23, after all Masses behind the church near the parking lot. Blood donation day is Friday, July 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more info or to make an appointment call: Irene Scalise at 714 840-8571 or Lynn at 714-846-3359x478.

Welcome Fr. Tim!

Come join us this weekend, July 1&2 to welcome our new parochial vicar, Fr. Timothy Donovan! Fr. Tim will introduce himself at all the Masses this weekend July 1-2.

Fr. Tim will celebrate his 1st Mass at St Bonaventure on Sunday, July 2nd at 10:30am with a meet and greet reception in the parish hall following the Mass. Please join us making Fr. Tim feel at home!

 

Bethlehem Christian Families

This Weekend June 17-18 The Bethlehem Christian Families from the Holy Land will be here to sell their hand-carved religious articles made of olive wood. The sale of these precious articles supports their church mission which is to maintain the roots and the existence of the Christian families who are struggling to remain in Bethlehem. At least 90% of the funds raised through these sales go directly to Christians living in the Bethlehem area. These proceeds will create more work which will help them to survive and stay in the Holy Land since they have no other source of income and are dependent on the olive wood industry. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Farewell Mass & Retirement Reception

Please join us as we honor and thank

FR. RICHARD KENNEDY

for 44 years of service to God and His Holy People!

Farewell Mass
Sunday, June 25 at 10:30am

Retirement Reception
immediately following the Mass in the Parish Hall

Welcome

Welcome to St. Bonaventure Parish! We are so happy to have you with us!

Here is a message from Fr. Joe:

View welcome messages from some of our other ministries including the Baptism Ministry, Justice and Peace, Faith Sharing Communities, Youth Ministry (Life Teen), RCIA, Religious Education, Spanish Communities, Vietnamese Music Ministry and the Young Adults Ministry here: http://www.saintbonaventureparish.org/ministries

Vacation Bible School

Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School Spots available!
All Incoming Kindergarten - 6th graders welcome! 

July 17 - 21st from 9:15am - 12:30pm.

There are a limited number of spots and Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis!!
Stop by the Religious Ed Office to Register!  Questions? 846-1187

Welcome Home to Returning Catholics

WELCOME HOME to RETURNING CATHOLICS - Six Sessions Begin on Wednesday, May 3 from7:30–8:30 p.m. in the 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.

 

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

Saturday , June 17
5:00pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
6:30pm
(Vietnamese)
- Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , June 18
Corpus Christi
7:30am - Fr. Joe Knerr
9:00am - Fr. John Block
10:30am - Fr. Martin Tran
12:00pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
1:30pm
(Spanish)
- Fr. John Block
5:00pm - Fr. Dick Kennedy
     
Saturday , June 24
5:00pm - Fr. Dick Kennedy
6:30pm
(Vietnamese)
- Visiting Priest
     
Sunday , June 25
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30am - Fr. Martin Tran
9:00am - Fr. Joe Knerr
***10:30am - Fr. Dick Kennedy***
12:00pm - Fr. John Block
1:30pm
(Spanish)
- Fr. Joe Knerr
5:00pm - Fr. Dick Kennedy
     
***Fr. Dick's Farewell Mass-reception following
Schedule is subject to change without notice