The Prayer Process

The Prayer Process

Taken from The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

  • Gratitude:
    Begin by thanking God in a personal dialogue for whatever you are most grateful for today.

  • Awareness:
    Revisit the times in the past twenty-four hours when you were and were not the-best-version-of-your-self. Talk to God about these situations and what you learned from them.

  • Significant Moments:
    Identify something you experienced in the last twenty-four hours and explore what God might be trying to say to you through that event (or person).

  • Peace:
    Ask God to forgive you for any wrong you have committed (against yourself, another person, or Him) and to fill you with a deep and abiding peace.

  • Freedom:
    Speak with God about how He is inviting you to change your life, so that you can experience the freedom to be the-best-version-of-yourself.

  • Others:
    Lift up to God anyone you feel called to pray for today, asking God to bless and guide them.

  • Pray the Our Father.

Lenten Fish Fry Fridays


Lenten Fish Fry Fridays

February 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16 & 23
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Adults $8 / Children $4

Featuring: “Premium Pacific Cod”

Dinners Include: Coleslaw, French Fries or Rice, Roll and Butter, Coffee and Punch

Also Available: Fish Tacos, Grilled Cheese, Pizza, Clam Chowder, Wine, Beer, Desserts

Fridays, February 16,23

Proceeds from the first two fish frys' will be donated to the Parish Building Fund. We need volunteers!

If you're able to help please call Steve Ross at 714-270-6917.

Fridays, March 2,9

Sponsored by St. Bonaventure Men’s Club

Fridays, March 16,23

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Lenten Worship Schedule

Daily Mass


6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m.


Adoration of the Eucharist

Monday-Friday 7:00-8:15 a.m.

Saturday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

24-hour Adoration on the

7th of each month


Divine Mercy Chaplet

Weekdays after 8:30 a.m. Mass

Saturday after 8:00 a.m. Mass


Morning Prayer

(Liturgy of the Hours)

Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m.

Saturday 7:00 a.m.


Evening Prayer

(Liturgy of the Hours)

Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m.




7:50 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

Saturday 7:30 a.m.


Stations of the Cross

Fridays 6:00 p.m.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Bonaventure invites all parishioners to prepare themselves for the celebration of Easter. There are several opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent.


Regular Confession Hours

Saturdays 8:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.,

8:00 p.m.

Thursdays before first Friday

9:15 a.m.



Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

Recycling Weekend

For the time being Recycle Ministry has been suspended. Please do not leave recyclable items on church property. Please take your items to a local recycling center or place them in the blue recycle containers provided by the city.

Perfectly Yourself: Audio Files

Audio files to listen to the recorded talks of Fr. Joe, Fr. Martin, Fr. Angelos and Fr. Tim on Perfectly Yourself Book Study are now available.  Look for upcoming information on Small Group Discussions in the near future.

   Session 1 (chapters 1 & 2) talk given by Fr. Joe Knerr

   Session 2 (chapters 3 & 4) talk given by Fr. Tim Donovan

   Session 3 (chapters 5 & 6) talk given by Fr. Fr. Angelos Sebastian

   Session 4 (chapters 7 & 8) talk given by Fr. Martin Tran

   Session 5 (chapters 9 & 10) talk given by Fr. Tim Donovan - coming soon!


Read more ...

Book Study: Perfectly Yourself

This Christmas St. Bonaventure Parish is giving you the opportunity to increase your Joy and Peace with a special gift.

The book Perfectly Yourself by New York Times best-selling author Matthew Kelly will be given to every family at all Christmas Masses. 

Do you ever get the feeling that you are not enough? Not smart enough, not beautiful enough, not loved enough, not rich enough, not good enough? We all have these feelings from time to time, usually because we're comparing ourselves to others. But God doesn't compare you to anybody else. He wants to help you become the person he created you to be — perfectly yourself! 

In this life-changing book, Matthew Kelly addresses the opportunities and obstacles we encounter when we decide to ask life's BIG questions: who am I? and why am I here? Kelly teaches us how to find the balance between accepting ourselves and striving to become all God dreams for us to become.

 Newly revised with an emphasis on spiritual growth and realizing God's dream for your life, Perfectly Yourself this is the book you need if you long to be at pace with who you are, where you are, and what you are doing, not in some distant tomorrow, but here and now today.\

Book Study

Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly

All sessions 7:00–9:00 p.m. 

Monday, January 8 with Fr. Joseph Knerr in the Hall

Monday, January 15 with Fr. Timothy Donovan in the Hall

Monday, January 22 with Fr. Angelos Sebastian in the Duffy Center

Monday, January 29 with Fr. Martin Tran in the Hall

Monday, February 5 with Fr. Timothy Donovan in the Hall

God’s dream for you goes so far beyond what the world has to offer. He made each and every single one of us wonderfully unique, and he dreams that we will chase, embrace and celebrate all He created us to be. 
—Matthew Kelly


Adult Confirmation

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.

An Introductory Meeting will be held Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Sr. Brigid’s Room located behind the parish hall. Weekly preparation classes will begin on Thursday, February 1 and continue every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. through Holy Thursday, March 29. You will be confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, May 20 by our Pastor Joseph Knerr. The weekly sessions will be led by John Andrews. Prior to the sessions beginning, you will have an opportunity to explore your readiness for Confirmation, the process, and get answers to your questions. For more info call John at 714-791-8946. 

Services for Bishop Dominic Luong

With faith in the risen Lord, we notify you of the death of 

Most Rev. Dominic Mai Luong,
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus in the Diocese of Orange.

The Most Rev. Dominic Mai Luong, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
for the Diocese of Orange, passed away December 6, 2017 
at 77 years old surrounded by friends, family and brother priests. 

On December 14, 2017, the Mass of Christian Burial took place at Holy Family Cathedral. 

Read more ...

Children's Choir

The St. Bonaventure Children’s Choir will be starting soon!  All children in grades 1-6 are eligible to be in the choir, regardless of what school they attend. Rehearsals run from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. every Thursday, with some exceptions. The Children’s Choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please register your child online at:

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

By Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

Now Available in the Parish Center

Donation $15

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. 

Our Lady of Fatima Home Visitation

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.

Sign up for a nine-day novena by calling Martha at 714-901-4494 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Resisting Happiness: Audio Files

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.


Read more ...


Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

5th Sunday in Lent

Saturday , March 17
5:00 pm - Fr. John Block
6:30 pm (VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
Sunday , March 18
7:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
9:00 am - Fr. Martin Tran
10:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
12:00 pm - Fr. John Block
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Joe Knerr
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Saturday , March 24
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
Sunday , March 25
7:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
9:00 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
10:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
12:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Martin Tran
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
schedule is subject to change without notice

Latest Bulletin