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.

New Office Hours

NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS, effective as of July 1, 2018 are:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday: closed

Except on designated holidays.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the 4th of July.

Please see Fr. Joe's letter in the bulletin this week for more details or see a portion of his letter below:

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Blood Drive


Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Yet blood cannot be manufactured; it must be given by volunteer donors. Because blood has a limited shelf life, the community blood supply must constantly be replenished to meet patients’ needs. You can make a life-saving contribution by donating your blood at the St. Bonaventure Blood Drive.

St. Bonaventure Blood Drive
Friday, July 27
12:30-6:30 P.M.
Parish Hall

Did you know?

• The number one reason people don’t donate is that they were not asked.

• When you donate, you can find out your blood type.

• One pint of blood can save three or more lives.

• An adult body contains 10-12 pints of blood.

• By the time we are 75 years old 80% of us will have used donated blood ourselves.

• The universal blood type is O negative. The most common blood type is O positive.

• Just three percent of the population in Southern California donates.

• The Southern California Region needs to collect over 1500 units of blood each day to meet patient needs.

Sign up on Sundays, July 15 and July 22 after all Masses behind the church near the parking lot.  Info or appointment: Lynn, 714-846-3359x478.

Pechanga Casino Trip

PECHANGA FUNDRAISER

Saturday, August 4

Back by popular demand, the Filipino Community is sponsoring a day trip to Pechanga Casino in Temecula on August 4.

We have space for 56 bus riders. $25 includes snacks, drinks, game prizes and loads of fun!

Bus leaves St. Bonaventure parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Sign up with Nancy Cesar, 714-594-8329.

Proceeds Benefit the Parish Building Fund

SHIP-in-OC Fundraiser

Mini-Golf Championship
Boomer's Fountain Valley
Sunday, July 29
4:00 p.m. at the Mini-Golf Attraction Entrance

GoFundMe site link: https://www.gofundme.com/ship-minigolf-tournament?member=131828

We are suggesting that participants form teams of 2 to 4 players. A round of Boomer mini-golf costs $10 per player, ages 5 and under free with paying adult. Then, make a donation to SHIP — $10 or more per player would be greatly appreciated! A GoFundMe link has been set up for you to pay in advance. Pay in advance and we will have the money available on the day of the event in order to purchase your round. Our donation target is $400 for SHIP (40 players x $10 each).

Tee times are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in 10-minute increments. This allows us to reserve a start time, so we aren't too crowded. Tee times are listed in a Google link spreadsheet. You can edit the tee time schedule at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A0G3ClAEBni2RWuI_4RC9_qUqPefLZuw_3jnPrv9LZo/edit?usp=sharing.

For more info call Mark Burke at 949-525-8386 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Boomer's • 16800 Magnolia Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708 • 714-842-1111 • Park hours 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Fall Festival 2018

 

Fall Festival 2018 is coming

October 12, 13 and 14th

 This is our biggest community event of the year where you can enjoy live music, games, rides, food, drinks and bingo!

 Beginning in Early September, we will begin pre-sale for:

Ride Tickets
Food, Game and Beverage Tickets
T-shirts

 

Keep your eyes open for the raffle tickets that will be arriving in your home address mailbox (if you're currently registered as a parishoner of Saint Bonaventure Church) by the end of August! Make sure to turn them (and a check) to the parish office.

 And amazing food offerings from our diverse parish community:

  • Vietnamese
  • Italian
  • Filipino
  • Mexican
  • BBQ
  • Corn on The Cob
  • Irish
  • Deep Fried Desserts
  • Baked Goods
  • Pizza
  • Ice Cream
  • Beer and Wine Garden

And of course everybody's favorite selection of rides and carnival games!

Our entertainment line up is coming together, stay tuned for the exciting line up we are happy to have to entertain you!

Volunteer on-Line Sign Up will be available mid-July where we will need help with facility set up, Sponsorship gathering, volunteer coordination and finances.

for  additional inquiries, please email Mike Layman, Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Vacation Bible School

During July, children entering grades 1-6 in September have the opportunity for a week-long experience of faith stories based on Scripture. Crafts, games, video presentations and music reinforce the biblical theme. Young teens ably assist with their service and faith witness. 

Due to upcoming construction on our church grounds, VBS has been canceled for 2018.

Please call the office for recommendations about other summer programs. Questions? Contact the Religious Ed Office 714-846-1187

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.

Faith Formation Registration

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

Returning families have been sent registration materials.  You can pick up registration materials in the parish center, Faith Formation Office, or download them from our webpage.  We are currently registering students for K-8 Faith Formation and High School Confirmation classes for the English and Spanish classes for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Thank you and we can't wait to meet you! Please return by August 1 for early-bird discount. New families, welcome!

If you have already registered, you will receive verification in the mail this summer. Questions call 714-846-1187.

Recycling Weekend

The St. Bonaventure recycle program will resume August 25-26. Save the dates and these recyclable items: newspapers, recyclable white and colored paper, cardboard, plastic and glass (CRV) bottles, and aluminum (CRV) cans. CRV stands for California Refund Value.

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.

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

16th Sunday
in Ordinary Time

Saturday , July 21
5:00 pm - Fr. John Block
6:30 pm(VN) - Martin Tran
     
Sunday , July 22
7:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
9:00 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
10:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
12:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Joe Knerr
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
     
schedule is subject to change without notice

17th Sunday
in Ordinary Time

Saturday , July 28
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , July 29
7:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
9:00 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
10:30 am - Fr. John Block
12:00 pm - Fr. John Block
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Martin Tran
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
     

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