Hispanic Community

Our mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people through word, sacrament, service and community life. The Spanish community was created to meet the necessity of the faithful who don’t speak English and who are Catholic but have different traditions that are not celebrated in the English community. We have our own religious and liturgical traditions, such as: “all souls day” celebration on November 2nd, were we make altars for our beloved deceased; the “mananitas” mass and theatrical representation in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th; the “posadas” that remembers when Mary and Joseph were looking for shelter during December before Christmas; then there is the “quinceanera”, which is a special celebration for girls on their fifteenth birthday. During Lent season, we have a three-day mission to help strengthen our faith and leadership. We also help out in the parish festival with the Mexican Food booth.

Our charismatic prayer group, Santa Maria de Guadalupe, have initiation retreats for people who have been away from the church or who have never come before. The group goes door to door to invite people to attend the retreat; and after the retreat, they continue their evangelization until they integrate them to our Spanish community and the different ministries. We also have our group, Mundo Nuevo, which promotes community weddings to those couples who have been living together and have children, but are not married by the Catholic Church. They also promote prayer groups in the apartment complexes so that people can start praying at home and later on join our community at the parish. We have Religious Education, where we prepare children for their first communion as well as adults to receive their sacraments of initiation. We also have pre-baptism classes for parents and godparents of the baby to be baptized. We have our Eucharistic ministers; lectors, hospitality ministers, adult and children altar servers and a choir to serve in our mass. We have a ministry to take communion to the sick.

Our community started with a mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the day of her feast, Dec 12th. This year is going to mark our 15th year anniversary. With the help of God, it will keep growing as it has been.

Faith doesn’t have a language, we don’t need to talk to feel and believe. We thank our Pastor, the parish staff, our English speaking community and our Vietnamese speaking community for all their support, so that we can be a part of the Saint Bonaventure family.

God Bless you all.


Nuestra mision es proclamar el Evangelio de Jesucristo a la gente a traves de la palabra, sacramentos, servicio y vida en comunidad. La Comunidad hispana fue creada hace quince anos para cubrir las necesidades de los fieles que no hablan Ingles y que son Catolicos, pero tienen diferentes tradiciones que no se celebran en la Comunidad que habla Ingles. Nosotros tenemos nuestras propias tradiciones religiosas y liturgicas, tales como: “Dia de Muertos” el 2 de Noviembre, cuando hacemos los altares dedicados a nuestros familiares y amigos muertos ; “Las Mananitas, Misa y Representacion Teatral de las Apariciones en honor a Nuestras Santisima Virgen de Guadalupe” el 12 de Diciembre; “Las Posadas” durante Diciembre antes de Navidad, en las cuales recordamos cuando la Santisima Virgen Maria y San Jose buscaban un lugar para descansar; “Quinceaneras”, celebramos una misa especial para las jovencitas que cumplen quince anos. Tenemos la Mision Cuaresmal que nos ayuda a fortalecer nuestra fe y liderazgo y tambien participamos en el Festival Parroquial con el Puesto de Comida Mexicana.

“Misa”, Tenemos Misa todos los domingos a la 1:30 p.m.

Grupo Carismatico Santa Maria de Guadalupe”, este grupo se reune los Viernes a la 7:00 p.m., tienen alabanzas, predicacion, y oracion. Tambien anualmente tienen un “Retiro de Iniciacion” para las personas que nunca han asistido a la Iglesia o se han alejado de ella, los servidores van de puerta en puerta para hacer la invitacion. Al terminar el retiro continuan evangelizando a los que asistieron hasta que se integran completamente a la comunidad. Y los diferentes ministerios.

“Grupo Mundo Nuevo”, este grupo se reune los Sabados a las 7:00 p.m., para su crecimiento espniritual. Ellos promueven las “Bodas en Comunidad” para las parejas que viven juntos que inclusive tiene hijos, pero que no estan casados por la Iglesia Catolica. Tambien promueven los nucleos de oracion en los complejos departamentales, en los que las familias y vecinos se reunen a rezar el Rosario y la coronilla a la Divina Misericordia y asi poco a poco se van integrando a la comunidad en la parroquia.

“Educacion Religiosa”, Las clases de catecismo son los Martes a las 7:00 p.m., se prepara a los ninos durante dos anos para recibir su Primera Comunion, tambien tenemos clases para los que ya la recibieron y para los adultos que no han recibido sus sacramentos.

“Bautisos”, Tenemos las clases prebautismales el tercer Domingo del mes a las 11:00 a.m. para los padres y padrinos.

“Adoracion al Santisimo”, Tenemos la exposicion del Santisimo Sacramento el dia 7 de cada mes por veinticuatro horas. La hora de la comunidad hispana es de 12:00 a 1:00 a.m.

“Ministerio el Misionero”, Camino a Las Misiones. Contact: Etelvina Gutierrez at 714-699-8222 or Mary Hernandez at 714-397-6688

Mundo Nuevo

Mundo Nuevo ministers to unmarried couples who live together. We visit families in neighborhood apartment complexes, inviting them to meet for prayer and fellowship in our parish community. Our objective is to encourage marriage in the Catholic Church.

We meet on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. 

Charismatic Renewal (Grupo de Oracion Santa Maria de Guadalupe)

Our Charismatic Prayer Group, Charismatic Renewal (Grupo de Oracion Santa Maria de Guadalupe), meets weekly on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. to pray, sing and listen to the Word of God. We have a three-day initiation retreat once a year for people who have been away or who have never come to Church before.

Our group goes door-to-door to invite people to attend the retreat. After the retreat, we continue to evangelize our new members until they are fully integrated into our Spanish Community.

We also serve at different diocesan events.