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.

Care, Prepare and Connect

Care, Prepare and Connect
Loved, wanted, and worthy
through the end of life's journey

Tuesday, October 30
6:30 p.m. Parish Hall 

A Presentation on What the Catholic Church Teaches about the End of Life

Medical advances can help save lives. They can also present terminally-ill patients and their loved ones with difficult choices at the end of life. Catholic teaching gives patients and their families principles for making decisions about initiating or continuing medical treatments. After a showing of the brief but powerful film End Game, a panel discussion will address questions about suffering and end of life ethics, accessing quality care, discussions about Advance Care Planning, and accompaniment and caring pastorally in our parish communities. We will model conversations and care helping every person to know that they are loved, wanted, and worthy through the end of life’s journey. For more information visit: https://www.rcbo.org/events/end-game-4/

Bingo Night

BINGO NIGHTS ARE BACK!
Saturday, October 27
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Duffy Center

Join us for an evening of fun, thrills and food! Minimum purchase is just $10 for ten games with two cards per game. Additional games $1 each. Food and beverages available for purchase. We will have tamales for sale, so get them fast before they are gone. Pots are based on attendance with bonus pots added through the night. Players must be 18 years or older. Proceeds benefit seminarian scholarships and those who wish to enter religious life. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Join us for a special screening of SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age.

Hosted by St. Bonaventure School
on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
at 6:00pm
in the St. Bonaventure Parish Hall

Parents of all ages of students are invited.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.  For more information visit https://www.screenagersmovie.com/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holy Day Mass Schedule: All Saints Day

All Saints

Holy Day of Obligation
Mass Schedule

Wednesday, October 31st
5:30 PM (English), 7:00PM Vietnamese, 8:30 PM Spanish

Thursday, November 1st
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 12:10 PM, 5:30 PM (English)

Benediction canceled.


 Thanksgiving Food Program

Needed: Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys!

Canned Items: FRUIT, Gravy, Chicken Broth, Cranberry Sauce, Canned Yams, Juices, Condiments

Dry Items: CEREAL, Boxed Stuffing, Pudding, Cookie & Cake Mixes

Drop-Off Your Food Items: Barrels will be in the Hall as well as in the Parish Center to receive your non-perishable donations. 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 714-501-2772. God bless you for your support!

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

5-WEEK MISSION

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6
in the Parish Hall

Come join Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, for this five-week Mission that begins with Mass on the Solemnity of All Saints Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Books may be purchased for $15 after all Masses Sunday, October 28 or at the first class on Thursday, November 1.

Youth Basketball

All boys and girls in the parish, grades K-4th, are invited!

League plays Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings from December 3 to February 9.
Registration and player evaluations will be held this Monday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Bonaventure basketball courts. Pre-register now!

Enrollment forms are available in the parish center and on the school website www.stbonaventureschool.org. Drop off completed forms at the school or parish center. For info e-mail Tom Huston This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus

LADIES AUXILIARY of The Knights of Columbus from St. Vincent De Paul and St. Bonaventure Churches invite all Catholic women 18 and over who would like to know more about our organization to dinner on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. in SVDP Church, Classroom E. Please RSVP to Becca Kane at 206-963-3692.

See's Candies Sale

Pre-Paid Candy Orders

due by November 18

St. Bonaventure Men's Club is selling a large assortment of See’s Candy and Gift Certificates. Drop off this order form and check for payment in full to the Men's Club mailbox in the parish center. Candy/Gift Certificates will be available for pick up on Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Sr. Brigid's room behind the parish hall. For more info contact Jim Hennessy at 714-846-7433 or Tony Soumakian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christmas Tree Sale

Pre-Paid Tree Orders due by November 8

The Men's Club is selling fresh, top-grade Douglas and Noble Fir Christmas trees! We ask you to pre-order and pre-pay your tree by November 8. Drop off this order form and check for payment in full to the Men's Club mailbox in the parish center. Trees will be available for pick up on Saturday, December 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please support the Men’s Club as we raise money for St. Bonaventure parish projects and programs.

Recycling Weekend

The next St. Bonaventure recycle weekend is

NO recycle weekend in October

Hours: 
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for saving these recyclables:

NEWSPAPERS: recyclable white and colored paper
CARDBOARD: cardboard
BOTTLES: plastic and glass (CRV) bottles
CANS: aluminum (CRV) cans. (CRV stands for California Refund Value.)

Please bring these items to the bin in the parking lot during recycling hours.  Please do not leave recyclable items when the bin is not present!

Questions? Call Bill Crocker, 503-569-9010.

If you can help for two hours once a month, please call Tom Swyden, 714-843-9664.

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.

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..

 

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.

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. 

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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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