Resisting Happiness: Audio Files

Audio files to listen to the recorded talks of Fr Angelos and 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.

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Capital Campaign News

WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY! We are more than half way there!!! As of this week, we have received pledges and donations that put us over $1.8 million of our $3 million goal. Thank you so very much in supporting this important work to fix the floor of our Church.

For those of you that have yet to fill out your pledge cards, it's not too late! Please bring your pledge cards to Mass this weekend and place it into the collection basket. Or you can mail your pledge card to the parish center or drop it off at the parish center the next time you're here.

Every dollar counts as we do our best to begin construction the early part of 2018. A little over 500 of our families have participated in giving a pledge or sending a gift to support the cause. There are still many of you that have not been able to give or pledge as of yet. If there are any questions you have about the project, please feel free to call the Parish Center for more information.

Thank you again for your tremendous generosity and support of our St. Bonaventure home.

 

 

Thursday Morning Scripture Study — The Mystery of God

Bishop Robert Barron's "The Mystery of God: Who He is and why He Matters"

begins February 9 at 9:30a.m. in the Parish Center
What do we really mean by “God"? In this new six-part fi lm series and study program, Bishop Robert Barron reaches into our rich intellectual tradition using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Pope Benedict XVI to uncover a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by “God." Who is God? And why does He matter? Watch and study this series and you'll not only learn the answers yourself, but you'll discover how to share them with others—especially those who no longer believe. Reservations not needed. $20 materials fee. For info contact Lynn Stanford at 714-309-9230 or itslynnann@gmail.com.

 

Adult Confirmation Classes Begin Feb 2

Adult Confirmation

Weekly Meetings begin Thursday, February 2
at 7:00 p.m. in Sr. Brigid’s Room (behind parish hall)

Did you just NOT find the time or motivation to complete your Confirmation? It's not too late for you to complete this aspect of your spiritual journey as a Catholic! The process is welcoming, simple, fun and informative. Weekly preparation classes began this week and will continue every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. through Holy Thursday, April 13. You will be confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, June 4 by Pastor Joseph Knerr. The weekly sessions will be led by John Andrews. There is no cost — but there are a lot of benefi ts! For info call John at (714) 791-8946. 

 

Adoption and 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.

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FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP

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.

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Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

 

Saturday, March 18

5:00pm

Fr. John Block

6:30pm

Fr. Martin Tran
(Vietnamese)

   
Sunday, March 19
7:30am Fr. Dick Kennedy
9:00am Fr. Joe Knerr
10:30am

Fr. Dick Kennedy

12:00pm Fr. Martin Tran
1:30pm Fr. John Block (Spanish)
5:00pm Fr. Joe Knerr

Schedule is subject to change without notie