• Daily Readings

    These daily readings are intended as an aid for daily prayer and meditation and are updated daily.

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    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we look at the needs of the Parish of St. Bonaventure we have formed a new position titled: Pastoral Manager. Patrick Powers, our current Facilities Scheduler, has accepted this position. He has been a parishioner for forty years and has been very active in a number of ministries including music ministry leadership of the choir at the Noon Mass and leader of music for Baptisms in English. He comes with a wealth of knowledge as a former senior manager at Oracle Corporation. Pat’s responsibilities will include the facilities management as well as personnel management of front office employees and purchasing. He will work closely with Nancy Cesar with annual budgeting and budget management. Nancy Cesar continues in her responsibilities as Finance … Continue reading

  • World Youth Day 2016

    World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. This summer World Youth Day 2016 will take place July 26-31 in Krakow, Poland, homeland of modern saints John Paul II, Faustina Kowalska, Maximilian Kolbe and Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko. World Youth Day is open to all young people who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who want to commit themselves to Christ and others. WYD is a unique way to deepen faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of … Continue reading

  • Physician-Assisted Suicide

    California Crosses an Unwelcomed Threshold with Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide The California Catholic Conference of Bishops, comprised of Bishops from the two archdioceses and 10 dioceses of California, issued the following statement on the legalization of physician-assisted suicide on June 9, 2016: Every human being possesses inherent dignity, which deserves our respect. Each of us should feel loved, worthy and cared for at every moment of our lives, especially when our earthly journey is nearing its end. What some mistakenly consider a newfound “freedom,” will inevitably become a duty for others. By allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to their patients, California is embarking on a dangerous course. This new law will place the disabled, the elderly and other vulnerable people at risk for abuse … Continue reading

Father's Corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The response to this Sunday’s Psalm 117 is “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.” This is very appropriate for this weekend because Father Sione Katoa from the Diocese of Tonga will be asking for our help so that the Carmelite Sisters can spread the Good News through their contemplative prayers and sacrifice offered for the good of the Church and the salvation of all mankind. The Sisters came from Samoa in 2011 to build a monastery for their Order. At present they live in temporary housing. Currently there are only eight sisters; however, many young girls from the area are interested in the Carmelite life but there isn’t room for them to observe cloistered life until a … Continue reading

Building Our Future, Building Our Faith

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