Registration for 2017-2018
Please visit the Faith Formation Office to pick up and return your Registration Packet for walk–in registration. We are currently registering students for K-8 Religious Education and High School Confirmation classes for the English and Spanish classes for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Thank you and we can't wait to meet you!
If you have already registered this summer you will receive verification in the mail. Questions call 714-846-1187.
Announcing the Inaugural
St. Bonaventure Fall Festival
Youth TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS!
Talent Show Sign-ups will take place August 1-25!
Are you between the ages of 7 and 17 and interested in participating in the talent show? It's time to get ready!
Are you a fantastic singer, dancer, musician, actor, or have another talent? Or, are you interested in being our MC (Master of Ceremonies)? Would you like to share your passion with our Parish? Join us!
Please take note of these important dates below. You must be available on these dates to be eligible to participate.
Sign-ups: August 1-25. Forms are available in the parish, school and Religious Education Office or you can download the form from the parish website under Fall Festival.
Auditions: Tuesday, September 12, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (Time will be assigned to you the week before.) Results will be posted Monday, September 18 on the church website.
Rehearsals: Monday, September 25, 3:15– 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Talent Show: Sunday, October 8 from noon– 2:30 p.m.
“40 Sponsors Before September”
All families, individuals, businesses, and ministries are invited to support our biggest community event through our sponsorship program.
$100 - Small sign placed at booth of choice
$250 and up - Banners hang in the dining pavilion
Show your support today!
All sponsorship forms are available pdf here (179 KB).
Special challenge to all St. Bonaventure Ministries - Is your ministry represented?
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to announce
St. Bonaventure's 33rd Annual
Saturday, November 11
ALL ITEMS MUST BE HANDCRAFTED
Please pick up an application in the parish center or call Barbara Gonzales at 714-842-3956.
The St. Bonaventure Children’s Choir will begin rehearsals in early to mid-October, depending on Volunteer signup and clearing. All children in grades 1-6 are eligible to be in the choir, regardless of what school they attend. Rehearsals run from 3:00 – 4:15 every Thursday, with some exceptions. The Children’s Choir sings at the 9:00 Mass from mid-October through the end of May, with some exceptions. Please register your child online at: http://www.saintbonaventureparish.org/ministries/367
Please register your child by Tuesday, September 26th.
Sunday, September 17 - Third World Handarts
7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Parish Center
August 17, 24, 31 & Sept 7th
Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Charity Praesidium presents
MARY, A Biblical Walk with The Blessed Mother
A Great Adventure Bible Study
By Dr. Edward Sri
September 6 – October 25
Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In Mary you will:
•See what life was like for Mary, and experience what she felt at each dramatic moment in Scripture.
•Visit the grotto of Mary's home in Nazareth, the cave where Christ was born in Bethlehem, the site of Our Lord's victory on the Cross, and other rarely seen places in the Holy Land.
•See the significance of Mary as you explore the Biblical roots of our beliefs about her.
•Deepen your devotion to Mary as you discover our Blessed Mother in a uniquely personal way.
•Be drawn closer to Christ as Mary leads you to a more profound and personal relationship with her Son.
By Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
Now Available in the Parish Center
From the author of the bestselling book 33 Days to Morning Glory comes a gripping account of the prophetic witness of St. John Paul II, and the profound connection between Marian Consecration and Divine Mercy. This book serves as an inspiration for all who desire to bear witness to the mercy of God, focused on Christ and formed by Mary. Sixteen full-color pages were added to the new "Premium Edition." Proceeds benefit St. Bonaventure Parish. Sponsored by St. Bonaventure Divine Mercy Ministry
The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is more than a historical re-telling of the Great Mercy Pope. It calls us to respond to the urgent need for mercy in our time of unprecedented evil.
Tuesday, August 22
6:30 p.m. in the church
For current 4th through 12th graders and any servers who want more practice. Senior servers are welcome to mentor and help at training. If you were a brand new server who attended the June training, you are highly encouraged to attend this next training session.
Requirements: Child must be baptized, have received First Holy Communion, and have the desire to become closer to Our Lord and to serve the parish and clergy at Mass. For info call Denise, 714-842-4017.
Mission Cooperative Appeal
On the weekend, of August 26th& 27th, there will be a second collection for the Diocesan Mission Cooperative Appeal. This year’s appeal will be for the Franciscan Vietnam Mission, which serves leprosy patients, the disabled and the poor. If you would like to support this good work with a check, please make it out to “St. Bonaventure Church” and write: “Franciscan Vietnam Mission” on the memo line. We thank you for your generosity and prayers.
Tuesday, August 15
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!
St. Bonaventure Parish has a Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady 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.
Saturday, August 19
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 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
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.