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As Christian stewards, our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people through word, sacrament, service and community life.

Advent Parish Penance Service



Tuesday, December 11
at 7:00 p.m.
Individual Confessions in
English, Spanish and Vietnamese


Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Bonaventure extends an invitation to all parishioners to prepare themselves for the celebration of the coming of Our Savior. There are several opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent.


Regular Confession Hours

Saturdays 8:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
Thursday before first Friday at 9:15 a.m.

Additional Confession Hours

Monday, December 17, 9:15 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 20, 9:15 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Penance Services at Other Parishes
at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 3 - St. Vincent de Paul, HB

Monday, December 10 - Holy Spirit, Fountain Valley

Tuesday, December 11 - Holy Spirit, Fountain Valley

Wednesday, December 20 - Saints Simon & Jude, HB

Christmas Food Program

 Christmas Food Drive

Needed: Hams, Hams, Hams!

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. Hams, 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!

Angel Tree Gift Program

Due to church renovation and a shortage of space in the hall, there will be no angel trees set-up this year. We ask for your support in purchasing a gift for a child (see age breakdown below), teenager or senior citizen.

Drop off the gift UNWRAPPED (if batteries are needed, please include with the gift) to the parish center and you will receive a hand-crafted angel ornament for your tree. God bless you for your support!

Age Breakdown for Kids/Teens: Baby (0-12months); 1-3 yrs; 4-6 yrs; 7-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14+ 

Gift Ideas for Kids/Teens: Beach Towels, Backpacks (all ages), Head Phones, Hats (baseball type), Make-up, Purses, Coloring Books, Crayons, Play-Doh, Stuffed Animals, Puzzles, Games (all ages), Balls (soccer, football, basketball)

Gift Ideas for Seniors: Lap Blankets, Slippers, Sleeping Socks, Coffee Mugs, Tea/Coffee, Puzzle Books, Candy Present Wrapping: Gift Wrap, Gift Bags, Bows, Ribbon, Gift Tags, Tape 

Church Renovation Updates


View RENOVATION NEWS page for recent updates and photos on the ongoing construction.  Church Office parking lot procedures during the school day:

Springdale Street driveway entrance is open to church and construction traffic and is ONE WAY ONLY,  no exit. Follow the signs and arrows to exit the church parking lot on Orlando Street. See diagram. There is NO school visitor entrance or exit on Springdale Street.
Orlando Street driveway entrance is open to church and school traffic during the day. Please follow the signs and arrows to enter and exit Orlando Street.
• The Bradbury Lane gate will be closed during school hours (9:15 am – 2:30 PM).

Please pray for the safety of the workers and for the success of the project. Please be careful when driving on campus and watch for pedestrians!

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GIVE+ your church giving app

We have updated our electronic giving suite, now called Giving Plus. We are still using the same trusted company Vanco, while now being able to offer new, more convenient ways to give. This also allows us to preserve the functionality of our previous suite for those who already give electronically. In addition to giving online, you can now give through the app and text message. More information is on the way, along with some special training to help those interested in electronic giving to get set up.  Thank you for your continuing generosity that allows our parish to do so much good.

Recycling Suspended

Our parish recycling program has been suspended due to the ongoing church renovation. Please do not leave recyclable items on church property. Please take your items to a local recycling center (Beachside Recycling & HB Recycling are nearby) or place them in the blue recycle containers provided by the city.

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers and the many recycling enthusiasts who have participated.  We hope to resume next summer or fall 2019.

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..

HOPE Office

The HOPE Office is in need of your plastic silverware, egg cartons (12 count only) and used clean bags (plastic, paper, or cloth). The bags are used to distribute food to those less fortunate. Please drop off at HOPE Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information call 714-501-2772.


An Easter Gift For You!

We're pleased to announce the availability of FORMED, an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audios, and ebooks On Demand anytime, anywhere! As a member, you will have access to entertaining movies, inspiring audio talks, informative bible studies, and much more. We are providing this resource free of charge to help our members learn and grow in their faith. You will also be able to easily access any featured content that we are promoting within our community from time to time. So please join us. Also once you have signed up, don’t forget to download the free iOS or Android app to put FORMED at your fingertips. We hope you will enjoy this incredible gift and please spread the word to others. To sign up for FREE: https://formed.org/ Get Started   Enter Code ND2PJB (St. Bonaventure Access Code) Create Your Account


Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

3rd Sunday of Advent

Saturday , December 15
5:00 pm - Fr. Martin Tran
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
Sunday , December 16
7:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
9:00 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
10:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
12:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Joe Knerr
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan

4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday , December 22
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
Sunday , December 23
7:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
9:00 am - Fr. Martin Tran
10:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
12:00 pm - Fr. Martin Tran
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Joe Knerr
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
schedule is subject to change without notice

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