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.

Vacation Bible School

ROAR! Vacation Bible School Spots available!
All Incoming Kindergarten - 6th graders welcome!
(7-12th graders needed as leaders!)

July 29 - August 2nd
from 9:15am - 12:30pm.
$150 per child

There are a limited number of spots and
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis!!

Each adult present may ONLY sign up ONE family! 

Registration Dates:

Tuesday, May 7th from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
or
Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

For more information and registration forms visit Faith Formation Vacation Bible School.

HOPE OFFICE: Volunteers Needed

The HOPE Office is an ALL-volunteer program, which assists those in need within our community. We need HELP and are looking for folks willing to give their time and make some new friends along the way.

We need help with the following positions:

• Pick-up food once a week from Albertsons (approximately 2 hours and must have a large car or truck and be able to lift 20lbs).

• Work a shift in the Office (two shifts per day 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday); desk (process paperwork with clients); pantry (fill food orders for clients) OR clothing room (accept donations, sort and hang clothing).

For more info or if you would like to volunteer, please call 714-501-2772.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Diocese of Orange continues helping survivors of sexual abuse and their families. As we begin April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Diocese wants to reiterate that it remains committed to helping survivors, and their families, heal and find peace. If you believe that you, or someone you know, is a victim of sexual abuse by a Church employee, volunteer, or clergy member, please contact the Diocesan Assistance Ministry Coordinator at (800) 364-3064 for help and support.

www.rcbo.org/group/child-and-youth-protection/

Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Would you like to have the Sacred Heart of Jesus enthroned in your home? Would you like to exhibit the official and social recognition that the Kingship of the Heart of Jesus reigns in your Catholic family? The Legion of Mary is offering this time-lost tradition of our Catholic faith. If you would like to learn more about consecration and enthronement contact the Legion of Mary by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHAT IS ENTHRONEMENT?

Enthronement gives special recognition to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by giving the image of the Sacred Heart a place of honor in the home and dedicating each family member to His Sacred Heart by an act of consecration. 

In this way, the family is brought under the benign influence of the Divine Heart, which asserts itself in all the events of family life. The Enthronement is a recognition of the living presence of Our Lord in the home, where His Divine Heart, as King of Love, is the Center, attracting all the members of the family.

Encountering the Loving Presence

Difficulties Can Become Our Help

The Season of Lent is a good opportunity to search for deeper spiritual meaning in our Life Journey and to develop our inner spirituality, learning to encounter God’s loving presence in our difficulties by reflecting on them in the light of faith. 

As one of many Lenten practices to choose from, the Families of Nazareth Movement is offering a series of reflections on excerpts from the book God Alone Suffices. We invite you to come to one or all of the meetings, one hour per week, to gain insights on how God is actively present in our daily lives, meets us and wants to transform us through events we encounter.

Transforming people one at a time is at the heart of God's plan for the world.
—Matthew Kelly

Meetings begin on Thursday, March 7

Thursdays, 7:10-8:10 a.m., Faith Formation Office (Rel. Ed. Building)

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Parish Center Conference Room (from 3/12) 

Materials provided. All are welcome!

For info: Andree Wagatha, 714-812-0609, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or Mary Jane Bartee, 714-846-8434, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National website: www.familiesofnazareth.us

Greeters Needed!

Isn't it wonderful to have someone say, "Hello," "Good Morning," or just "Hi" to you with a smile? It brings us out of ourselves and wakes us up to the gifts—all around—that God has ready for all of us each day. In these days of renovation, we have only one entrance into our parish church. It would be so nice to have someone there to greet us as we come in to praise and thank our Lord. We are in need of some joy-filled persons to volunteer their time, at least one or two persons for each Mass. Would you like to greet your fellow parishioners this way? We would love to have you. We need your joyful presence! Please contact Betty Kuhn at 714-536-0585 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome home to returning Catholics

Six Sessions Beginning

Wednesday, April 24

7:30–8:30 p.m. Parish Center

St. Bonaventure is offering an Information Evening to welcome home Catholics who have been away. This is a place to ask questions, resolve issues, and receive an update on the Church since Vatican II. The atmosphere is hospitable and confidential. Invite your family member or friend to attend.

For info call Adult Education Office, 714-846-3359x478.

Bible Study

Thursday Morning Scripture Study presents

Isaiah

Thirteen-Week Study begins January 10

9:30-11:30 a.m. Parish Center

The book of Isaiah is quoted in the New Testament more often than any other Old Testament writing except for the Psalms. Pre-registration not necessary. Materials fee $20 includes the Little Rock Scripture Study workbook and the New Collegeville Bible Commentary, “Isaiah,” by Leslie J. Hoppe. For info call Lynn Stanford at 714-309-9230.

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!

Read more

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.

Mother and Child Shower

Justice + Peace Ministry will host an “April Shower” to support the three shelters for pregnant women listed on the Diocese of Orange website. These local non-profit Orange County organizations provide food, shelter, and support for homeless pregnant women. They also provide training for these mothers who hope to build a better future for themselves and their children. We will collect donations of items for babies and moms after all Masses the weekend of April 27-28 and give your donations to these women on Mother's Day. See the bulletin for more information.

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, 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.

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

PSA - Pastoral Services Appeal

PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL 2019

PSA funds many important Diocese ministries, such as

• Outreach Ministries

• Catholic Education Programs

• Clergy Formation

Bishop Vann has asked each parish to provide a share to this important appeal. Our parish share is $164,000. Every dollar over that amount comes back to our parish in the form of a rebate to be used for parish needs.

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Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

2nd Sunday of Easter
(Divine Mercy Sunday)

Saturday , April 27
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , April 28
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
3:00 pm (Divine Mercy) - Fr. Martin Tran
5:00 pm Fr. Joe Knerr
     

3rd Sunday of Easter

Saturday , May 4
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , May 5
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
     
schedule is subject to change without notice

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