Thomas House Drive
The Justice and Peace Ministry would like to thank everyone for their support on the Thomas House Drive. As a parish community, we helped the residents stay on the right track and gave them a strong sense of esteem. We collected an outpouring of much needed housewares items, as well as some furniture resulting in the delivery of 13 loads of goods. We also received cash donations totaling approximately $600. We would like to extend a special thank you to those who made use of their garage space to store the items and for helping us by loading their SUVs/trucks to deliver the goods Thomas House after the drive.
This drive was a true example of the parishioners of St. Bonaventure banding together to help our community.
Thank you for helping to make this drive a huge success!
Mental Health Ministry
Save the Date!!! – March 15, 2018
Mental Health Forum – Breaking the Chains that Bind Us!!!
5:30PM Mass of Hope for Wellness
6:30PM Breaking the Chains that Bind Us!
Keynote by Kay Warren
Come listen to some of America’s greatest mental health advocates and professionals speak on the amazing changes happening right here in Orange County in mental health care. More treatment options, a new philosophy and continuum of care, and real, concrete cooperation between faith communities, our first responders, our hospitals, our healers, our advocacy groups, our education system, and our citizens.
We need your help and your voices to help make this happen. Our goal is to make Orange County the best in the nation by implementing best practices at all levels offering compassion and companionship in recovery. RSVP to the Parish Office at 949-644-0200.
All are welcome!
Help Build a Habitat for Humanity Home
A “Catholic Coalition” of parishes in the Orange Diocese is going to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a homeless veteran family in Tustin. Work will start soon, and the home will take about a year to construct. Saint Bonaventure is going to pick a day or two to provide volunteers, and you are invited to join us. It should be fun to spend a day working together while at the same time helping a needy family get into a home.
You don’t have to have construction skills to work on the site (the Habitat team provides training and supervision), but you do have to be willing to work 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM on the day we pick (with your input). Volunteers must sign a waiver and must be 18 to work unsupervised. Teens 16-18 can work if a guardian is on site, who can supervise multiple teens. Younger kids can be part of a family “lunch bunch” crew bringing lunch for the workers, which is really helpful. Families can also sign up to build playhouses off-site.