855-OC-Links. What is OCLinks? OCLinks is an information and referral phone and online chat service to help navigate the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) system within the Health Care Agency for the County of Orange. Callers are connected to clinical Navigators who are knowledgeable in every program within the BHS System. This includes children and adult mental health, alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient programs, crisis services, and prevention/early intervention programs. Once a program is identified, the Navigator will make every effort to link the caller directly to that program while still on the call. The Navigators speak English, Spanish and Vietnamese, while other languages can be accommodated through translation. When should I contact OCLinks? Anyone can call OCLinks when looking for help connecting to the County of Orange’s … Continue reading
California Catholic Conference (CCC): Helpful Resource The CCC is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in California. It advocates with policy makers and the public to advance the Catholic vision of human life and dignity, the good society, and concern for those who are poor and vulnerable. The CCC educates Catholics and the general public. It empowers Catholics to put their faith into action consistent with Catholic teaching. Please visit cacatholic.org. Catholic Legislative Network: Learn the Issues In 2009 the California Catholic Conference of Bishops approved the creation of the Catholic Legislative Network. When you join the Catholic Legislative Network, you receive a weekly e-mail newsletter updating you on the latest news on state legislation from a Catholic perspective. At times you will receive “Action … Continue reading
Apostle of the Rosary: Blessed Bartolo Longo Blessed Bartolo Longo, the great Apostle of the Rosary, is the founder of the shrine of the Madonna of the Rosary at Pompei in Italy. (Painting of Our Lady of Pompeii featured on bulletin cover.) Born in 1841, Blessed Longo died in 1926. He was a contemporary of Saint Faustina. Pope John Paul II beatified him in 1980. Several times in his pontificate, Saint John Paul II called our attention to the example of this holy layman, calling him “l’uomo della Madonna,” Our Lady’s man. Divine Mercy Displayed As a young man, following studies in Law, Bartolo Longo abandoned his faith and allowed himself to be drawn into paths of great spiritual darkness. He practiced spiritism, found himself entrenched in the … Continue reading
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I would like to continue the theme from last week’s pastor’s corner on gratitude for all the gifts God gives us. This week I would like to thank the Lord for all of you, beloved parishioners of St. Bonaventure. Thank you for continuing to grow in your faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you for all you do to help others especially your most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Thank you for helping at last week’s parish festival. I hope you had a great time. Dear Lord, continue to bless our beloved parishioners. Help those who need healing. Guide those who feel lost. Help us to be there for each other. Help us to be grateful for all that you do for us.
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