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.

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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Craft Fair - Canceled due to Construction

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus will NOT be hosting Saint Bonaventure’s Annual Craft Fair this year due to the ongoing construction happening this year.  

Some of our regular vendors are doing boutiques at other churches this year:

Saturday, October 6, 2018
From 10am-3pm.
Los Altos United Methodist Church
5950 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90815

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018
From 9am-4pm.
Convenant Presbyterian
1855 Orange-Olive Rd.
Orange, CA 92865

Sunday, November 11, 2018
From 9am-4pm.
St. Philip Benizi
235 S. Pine Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92833

Sunday, December 2, 2018
From 8am-3pm.
Holy Spirit Church
17270 Ward Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Please check back next summer on whether the craft fair will be returning in fall 2019.  For questions and applications, call Barbara Gonzales at 714-842-3956.

Snuggle Day - Foster Care Event

Sunday, November 11

Justice+Peace Ministry will again partner with Faith in Motion for Snuggle Day. We will be collecting new cozy socks, pajamas, slippers, stuffed animals, and blankets. Scarves, beanies, afghans, throws and other handmade crafts will also be welcome.

This Sunday we will have tables set up in the coffee and donuts area in the Duffy Center.

Or drop off items at the parish center before December 1 tagged "J&P Snuggle Day."

For more info contact Lindsay at 714-742-2336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.


 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.

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.

Fill out an order form in the bulletin and drop it along with a 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.

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. 

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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Funerals

Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

33rd Sunday
in Ordinary Time

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

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Saturday , November 24
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , November 25
7:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
9:00 am - Fr. Martin Tran
10:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
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

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