• Daily Readings

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

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  • ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE INFORMATION

    Thank you to all parishioners who stopped by the parish hall recently to learn about the need for adoptive and foster parents and the resources available in Orange County. Below are some additional ideas from Faith in Motion on how to support children in need and those who care for them. To get involved or find out more ways to help, please contact Community Program Specialist Roylyn Burton at 714-746-2778 or Roylyn.Burton@ssa.ocgov.com. Pray for the Kids: Children who have been abused or neglected may be suffering or frightened; they need prayer. The adults in their lives need prayer as well. Please pray for the children, their birth families, their foster families, their social workers, their attorneys, and the judges and bench officers presiding over the children’s cases. Donate … Continue reading

  • Orange County – Behavioral Health Information & Referrals

    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

  • BRINGING YOUR MARRIAGE INTO THE CHURCH

    Convalidations at St. Bonaventure There are many people attending Catholic parishes or in Catholic families whose marriage is somehow not fully recognized by the Church. Catholic Church law requires baptized Roman Catholics to marry before a bishop, priest or deacon in the presence of two witnesses. Unless they requested and received a “dispensation from canonical form,” Catholics who exchange marriage vows in the presence of ministers from other religious traditions or authorized civic officials are not considered validly married in the eyes of the Catholic Church. The process of having a marriage recognized by the Church is called a convalidation. Regardless of why couples married outside the Church, we offer the spiritual and pastoral support needed when they are preparing for convalidation. Each couple is unique in their … Continue reading


Father's Corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Even as you shop for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, St. John the Baptist in today’s Gospel calls us to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” St. John is “a voice of one crying out in the desert, prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” (Matthew 3:1-3) We must not lose sight of what is most important, preparing to be with God forever in heaven. Everything we do needs to focus on this. We must repent and bear good fruit. (Matthew 3:8) We have been baptized with a baptism greater than John the Baptist’s baptism. Yes, water was used, but over that water the priest prayed, “Send your Holy Spirit upon the water of … Continue reading

Building Our Future, Building Our Faith

Find out the latest information on what's happening and what's next and all of the ways that we are Building Our Future, Building Our Faith. ... Continue reading