Thanksgiving Food Program
Needed: Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys!
Canned Items: FRUIT, Gravy, Chicken Broth, Cranberry Sauce, Juices, Condiments
Dry Items: CEREAL, Boxed Stuffing, Pudding, Cookie & Cake Mixes
Drop-Off Your Food Items: Barrels will be at the doors of the church as well as in the parish center to receive your non-perishable donations. Turkeys and perishable items should be dropped off at the HOPE Office, Monday–Friday, 7:30a.m.–3:00p.m., or at the parish center. If you have questions please call 714-293-3371. God bless you!
Mass of Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23
All parishioners are invited to our annual Thanksgiving Mass, a trilingual celebration. To prepare our hearts for the celebration, there are Thanksgiving cards in the pews. Express what you are thankful for on a card and bring it to the 9:00 a.m. Mass, where it will be included in the Offertory. The Thanksgiving Day collection will be donated.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the St. Bonaventure Children’s Choir will not start until January 2018. 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. Please register your child online at: http://www.saintbonaventureparish.org/ministries/367
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.
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.
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.