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.

Advent Parish Penance Service

 

PARISH PENANCE SERVICE

Tuesday, December 11
at 7:00 p.m.
Individual Confessions in
English, Spanish and Vietnamese

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Bonaventure extends an invitation to all parishioners to prepare themselves for the celebration of the coming of Our Savior. There are several opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent.

 

Regular Confession Hours

Saturdays 8:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
Thursday before first Friday at 9:15 a.m.

Additional Confession Hours

Monday, December 17, 9:15 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 20, 9:15 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Penance Services at Other Parishes
at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 3 - St. Vincent de Paul, HB

Monday, December 10 - Holy Spirit, Fountain Valley

Tuesday, December 11 - Holy Spirit, Fountain Valley

Wednesday, December 20 - Saints Simon & Jude, HB

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.

Poinsettia Plant Sale

Sunday, December 9

7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Grassy Area near Duffy Center The Knights of Columbus will be selling poinsettia plants for $10 each. Decorate your home or perhaps give one as a Christmas gift. Proceeds support the Knights of Columbus donations to our seminarians, parish vocations and Special Olympics. For more info call Tony Fotia, 520-449-2350.

Christmas Food Program

 Christmas Food Drive

Needed: Hams, Hams, Hams!

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

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

Drop-Off Your Food Items: Barrels will be at the doors of the church as well as in the parish center to receive your non-perishable donations. Hams, 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 714-293-3371. God bless you!

Angel Tree Gift Program

Due to church renovation and a shortage of space in the hall, there will be no angel trees set-up this year. We ask for your support in purchasing a gift for a child (see age breakdown below), teenager or senior citizen.

Drop off the gift UNWRAPPED (if batteries are needed, please include with the gift) to the parish center and you will receive a hand-crafted angel ornament for your tree. God bless you for your support!

Age Breakdown for Kids/Teens: Baby (0-12months); 1-3 yrs; 4-6 yrs; 7-10 yrs; 11-13 yrs; 14+ 

Gift Ideas for Kids/Teens: Beach Towels, Backpacks (all ages), Head Phones, Hats (baseball type), Make-up, Purses, Coloring Books, Crayons, Play-Doh, Stuffed Animals, Puzzles, Games (all ages), Balls (soccer, football, basketball)

Gift Ideas for Seniors: Lap Blankets, Slippers, Sleeping Socks, Coffee Mugs, Tea/Coffee, Puzzle Books, Candy Present Wrapping: Gift Wrap, Gift Bags, Bows, Ribbon, Gift Tags, Tape 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

FORMED

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Upcoming Events

Presider's Schedule

2nd Sunday of Advent

Saturday , December 8
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , December 9
7:30 am - Fr. Martin Tran
9:00 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
10:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
12:00 pm - Fr. Martin Tran
1:30 pm (SP) - Fr. Tim Donovan
5:00 pm - Fr. Joe Knerr
     

3rd Sunday of Advent

Saturday , December 15
5:00 pm - Fr. Martin Tran
6:30 pm(VN) - Fr. Martin Tran
     
Sunday , December 16
7:30 am - Fr. Tim Donovan
9:00 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
10:30 am - Fr. Joe Knerr
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

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