Mission Statement

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

Festival Pre-Sale Ride Tickets

Don't wait until the last minute and purchase your ride tickets in advance! 

By purchasing in advance you will enjoy a discount price plus this will help St. Bonaventure receive a higher rate of return on each ticket purchased. 

Along with single ride tickets, you can order your "Unlimited Ride Wristband" valid on Saturday, October 13th OR Sunday, October 14 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. 

Pre-sale tickets will be available after Mass on September 30 and October 7. They will also be available for sale in the Parish Center starting Monday, September 24th. Parish Center sales will end on Friday, October 12th at 12:00 p.m.  Ride tickets will be sold at the Festival beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 12th.

And on Friday, October 12th, Food and Game Tickets will be available beginning at 1pm.

Prices are as follows:

One sheet of 20 ride tickets: pre-sale $18
(if purchased at festival $20)

Unlimited ride wristband: pre-sale $25
(if purchased at festival $35)

Festival Pre-Sale Food & Game Tickets

Avoid the weekend lines and purchase your food and game tickets early.  You will be able to purchase your pre-sale food and game tickets in sheets of 10 for $10 per sheet but during the festival, they can be purchased in any increment.

We will be selling tickets after each Mass on September 30th and Sunday, October 7th and will accept cash, check or credit card. 

Tickets will also be available in the Parish Center starting Monday, September 24th thru Friday, October 12th at 12:00 p.m. 

During the festival, there will be food and game ticket booths available so don't worry about running out of "Bonnie Bucks"!

(Sorry no refunds on any unused tickets).

Families of Nazareth - The Way of Imperfection

This is the perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. —St. Augustine

The members of Families of Nazareth Movement invite you to join us at our small one-hour faith-formation meetings to discover the way our weaknesses help us to experience the grace of God’s Infinite Mercy and lead us to holiness. 

This spirituality of Communion of Life with Christ through Mary shows all of us, regardless of our vocation in life, a way — a humble, loving way — to respond to this call of holiness. 

This year, we will meditate and ponder the book The Way of Imperfection by André Daigneault. 

The pages of this book can change the way you look at holiness. Instead of striving for perfection by our own means and our will power, the author introduces us to the way of imperfection; to descend into the heart of one’s own poverty to discover God’s unconditional love and mercy. 

—Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix

Our meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 20. On Tuesdays, meet at 9:30 a.m. in Sr. Brigid’s room or on Thursdays at 7:10 a.m. in the Office of Faith Formation (RE Building). For info contact Andree Wagatha at 714-812-0609 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary Jane Bartee at 714-846-8434 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Faith Formation Registration

Registration for 2018-2019 School Year (3 yr old-12th grade)

It is the last week to Register for Faith Formation Classes for the Fall!

Registration Paperwork for First Communion Prep, Confirmation Prep, and Ongoing Faith Formation are available on the website and in our office.  Forms should be returned in person to the office of Faith Formation Monday - Thursday 9 am to 4 pm or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration Closes September 5th. Questions? call 714-846-1187.

Different Elements of the Mass

45. SACRED SILENCE, as part of the celebration, is to be observed at designated times. Its nature, however, depends on the moment when it occurs in the different parts of the celebration. For in the Penitential Act and again after the Opening Prayer, individuals recollect themselves; whereas after a Reading or after the Homily, all meditate briefly on what they have heard; and then again after Communion, they praise God in their hearts and pray to him. Even before the celebration of Mass itself, it is a praiseworthy practice for silence to be observed in the church, in the sacristy, in the vesting room, and in adjacent areas, so that all may dispose themselves to carry out the sacred celebration in a devout and fitting manner. —General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Liturgy of the Hours

By tradition going back to early Christian times, the Divine Office is devised so that the whole course of the day and night is made holy by the praises of God. Therefore, when this wonderful song of praise is rightly performed by priests or by the faithful praying together, then it is truly the voice of the bride addressed to her bridegroom; it is the very prayer which Christ himself, together with his body, addresses to the Father.
—Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 84

The Liturgy of the Hours is not only the prayer of clerics, but the very prayer of all the Church. At St. Bonaventure Church the Liturgy of the Hours (Morning Prayer) is recited weekdays at 6:00 a.m. and Saturday at 7:00 a.m. The Liturgy of the Hours (Evening Prayer) is recited weekdays at 5:00 p.m. Come to join us as we give praise to the Lord and pray for the salvation of the whole world. If you’re not able to attend, there are many digital apps and websites that make praying the Divine Office available in a variety of formats. Praise God!

Pastoral Services Appeal 2018

 
To date we have received pledges of $180,974 which is above our $162,000 “fair share.” Any payments on pledges over $162,000 will come back to our parish as a rebate. Thank you to all who have already participated. However, only 332 families have pledged. We need many more to participate. More pledges will mean a greater rebate for our parish. As our facilities age, we need these rebates to repair and upgrade parish facilities. Many forms of payment are available such as credit card, EFT and pledging on our parish website www.stbonaventure.org or the Orange Catholic Foundation website www.orangecatholicfoundation.org.

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.

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!

 

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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.

FORMED

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

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..

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. 

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.

 

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Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

28th Sunday
in Ordinary Time
FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Saturday , October 13
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , October 14
7:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
9:00 am (Festival  Field Mass) - Fr. Tim Donovan
10:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
12:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Tim Donovan
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
     

29th Sunday
in Ordinary Time

Saturday , October 20
5:00 pm - Fr. Martin Tran
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , October 21
7:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
9:00 am
(Rite of Acceptance)
- Fr. Joe Knerr
10:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
12:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Tim Donovan
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
     
schedule is subject to change without notice

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