Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

FUNDRAISER for the PARISH BUILDING FUND

Wednesday, July 19

12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.

Bring a flier and come out and support us! Dine in or take out food from the Chick-fil-A at 16388 Beach Blvd in Westminster. You must bring a flier with you. Fliers are available in the parish center. Half of the proceeds will go to the Parish Building Fund. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.  pdf Download Flyer (311 KB)

Back-to-School Drive for Homeless Kids

Colette’s Children’s Home 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE FOR HOMELESS KIDS

THIS WEEKEND!  July 22-23

Colette’s Children’s Home operates several local shelters serving women and children who have fallen into homelessness due to crises such as job loss or domestic violence. Last year Colette’s received nearly 4,000 requests for help and was able to provide housing and supportive services for 633 homeless women and children in Orange County. 

These children range in age from kindergarten to high school. The Justice & Peace Ministry would like to send them back to school with the clothes and supplies needed to do well. We ask our parish community to join in this effort. 

Will you be doing back-to-school shopping? Please consider buying for one more child, perhaps the age of your child. Ask your child what they would want to have in their backpack for school, or a piece of clothing they would like, and buy one more for a homeless child. 

Bring your donation to church the weekend of July 22-23 or bring it to the parish center before then. We can also use gift cards to Payless for shoes and Kohl’s or Walmart for basic clothing. Thank you for caring! 

To learn more about Colette’s visit www.healinghomelessness.org.

Festival General Meeting

Tuesday, August 15
7:00 p.m.
Duffy East

The Festival Committee seeks volunteers to expand each of the major areas of our event into committees comprised of 2-3 people. Anyone interested in learning more or helping in a specific way at the Festival are welcome to attend.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved and build relationships with other parishioners.

We need your support!

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 the 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!

 

Bingo Nights Are Back!

Saturday, July 22
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Parish Hall

Join us for an evening of fun, thrills, and food. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and play begins at 6:30. 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. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 

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 , July 22
5:00pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
6:30pm
(Vietnamese)
- visiting priest
     
Sunday , July 23
7:30am - Fr. John Block
9:00am - Fr. John Block
10:30am - Fr. Tim Donovan
12:00pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
1:30pm
(Spanish)
- Fr. Joe Knerr
5:00pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
     
Schedule is subject to change without notice