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.

Altar Server Training


We will be hosting Altar Server Training this month for new servers and current servers who would like to renew their skills and get more practice in the hall. We also invite our experienced servers to assist with training. This is an excellent opportunity for service hours. If your child has expressed an interest in becoming a server and is in grades 4-12 we would love to have them serve. The application and further details will be given out in the classrooms at Faith Formation and in our School. 

Below are the dates:

February 12 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | February 13 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

February 19 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | February 20 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.


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..


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


Catholic Night at Honda Center

Join us for Catholic Night at the Honda Center at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22 as the Anaheim Ducks take on the San Jose Sharks! Players from Catholic Trinity League schools will participate in a special NHL-inspired skills competition immediately following the Ducks game. Tickets start at $29. The first 1,000 tickets will include a limited edition Anaheim Ducks Catholic Night hat. Tickets must be purchased through anaheimducks.com/catholicnight in order to qualify for a hat. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Needed

Needed for Ash Wednesday Services on Wednesday, March 6.  Sign up in the parish center.

Anniversary Blessing

Monthly Wedding Anniversary Blessing

We are happy to announce that we will have a special blessing at all Sunday Masses the first weekend of every month for those celebrating a wedding anniversary that month. We want to celebrate your witness of love and fidelity that images for us the love and fidelity of Christ and the Church. May God continue to shower you with every grace and blessing needed to live out this wonderful Sacrament. 

Next Blessing Date: March 2-3

Presentation Sisters Retirement Benefit


Saturday, March 16

We sincerely invite you all to come this year to our 28th annual celebration and fundraiser for our retired Presentation Sisters. The event includes dinner, auction and show. This year's entertainment is Sister's Easter Catechism from the Late Night Catechism series! $70 per ticket. Tickets are limited. For tickets or more info please contact Terese at 714-952-8312 or 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the parish hall of  St. Pius V Church, Buena Park. 


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.

Adult Confirmation

Did you just NOT find the time or motivation to complete your Confirmation? It's not too late for you to complete this aspect of your spiritual journey as a Catholic! The process is welcoming, simple, fun and informative.

An Introductory Meeting will be held Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. in Sr. Brigid’s Room located behind the parish hall. Weekly preparation classes will begin on Thursday, February 7 and continue every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. through Holy Thursday, April 18. You will be confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, June 9 by our Pastor Joseph Knerr. The weekly sessions will be led by John Andrews. Prior to the sessions beginning, you will have an opportunity to explore your readiness for Confirmation, the process, and get answers to your questions. For more info call John at 714-791-8946. 

Welcome home to returning Catholics

Six Sessions Beginning

Wednesday, January 9

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


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!

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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.

Pechanga Casino Trip


Saturday, March 9

Back by popular demand, the Filipino Community is sponsoring a day trip to Pechanga Casino in Temecula on March 9.

$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.

Bus Passes & Gift Card Drive for Homeless Youth

There are over 11,000 homeless school kids in Orange County. Of this group, the 18-24-year-old population is the largest group sleeping on the streets. Some of these kids have run away from extreme sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. Many become victims of human trafficking and feel they have no home, no hope, and no way out. Build Futures takes homeless youth ages 18–24 off the streets and into safe housing. Their “Steps to Success” program helps youth develop job skills, personal finance, workplace behavior, and basic life skills to achieve independence and become self-supporting.  

This weekend Justice & Peace Ministry will host its fifth annual Bus Pass and Gift Card Drive to assist Build Futures. Bus passes are essential for youth to seek jobs, resources and shelter. One-day passes are available for $4.50 each at Ralphs or you can purchase them online at https://passsales.octa.net. Another great help is gift cards that youth can use to buy healthy meals at restaurants like Subway, and clothing and basic necessities at stores like Walmart. It is easier for Build Futures to distribute small denomination gift cards. So, if you planned to give a $25 card, Build Futures would be very grateful for five $5 cards. 

This weekend, February 23-24, volunteers from the Justice & Peace Ministry will accept bus passes, gift cards, and cash donations at tables outside the Duffy Center after morning Masses and in the parish center after evening Masses. Your support will help vulnerable youth break the cycle of homelessness and abuse and build stable, productive, and independent lives. For more about Build Futures and how you can help, visit www.BuildFutures.org or call 714-907-7358. 

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.


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


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.


Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

7th Sunday
in Ordinary Time

Saturday , February 23
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
Sunday , February 24
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. Martin Tran
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr

8th Sunday
in Ordinary Time

Saturday , March 2
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
Sunday , March 3
7:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
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
5:00 pm - Fr. Tim Donovan
schedule is subject to change without notice

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