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Santiago de Compostela Parishioners,
Lately, we have been receiving emails from "Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval" with a subject line: "Hello, hi, are u in the office". It is advised that before opening any attachments or responding to those emails, check the email address from the sender. Scam emails are being sent as Fr. Thomas. If you are being asked to deposit money, buy gift cards, make a wire transfer from your bank account/credit card or transfer bit coins, dispose of the email immediately. Thank you!
On June 1st, the Reception Office will start scheduling July-September Mass intentions. Now, two (2) Mass intentions will available per date; one for a deceased loved one and one in thanksgiving of life. Limit six (6) per quarter per person in combination of both of these intentions. The requested donation remains $10 per Mass. Prayers of the faithful request are also offered to parishioners. For more information, please contact our Reception Office.
The schedule for quarterly start dates are as follows:
June 1st = July – September
September 1st = October -December
Last weekend, many of our Parishioners made a pledge and initial payment for this years PSA Campaign “We Are One”, which helps support diocesan ministries in many ways. If you have not made yours, please prayerfully consider the amount of your pledge. Envelopes are found in the pews and may be dropped off in the reception office today! Together we are united in the Catholic faith knowing that through your generosity many people will be served. Thank you for your participation in the life of Santiago de Compostela and the Diocese of Orange.
Experience an International Cultural Opportunity
Information Booth: April 21st-22nd and April 27th-28th
Oui-Connect, a cultural exchange program based in Orange County, is actively looking for families who would like to have an enriching experience this summer for three weeks. There are two sessions from which to choose, June 27-July 17 and July 17-August 7.
The next two weekends, there will be an informational booth in the Church plaza with Oui Connect staff available to answer all questions about this opportunity.
45 hours of community service and a stipend are available for your participation. We will also make a donation to Santiago De Compostela for each family who participates in our program. Beautiful, lifelong friendships are formed every year as our students and families form strong bonds. For more information please contact email@example.com, Judy 949-683-2529 or Hector 949-338-9388.
We take the security of the website seriously. Donors’ recurring donations will continue as scheduled. But donors must authenticate their account and email to receive WeShare emails to make any changes to their account or receive WeShare emails.
The first time donors enter the system-they will have to go through a onetime validation requiring:
- Their ParishPay user name
- The last 4 digits of the bank account or credit card used with ParishPay
And ONE of the following two options:
- Their email address
- A collection name and the specific amount donated within the last 6 months.
For assistance, email Kathy Minnihan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (800) 950-9952 and select Option 1.
- Their ParishPay user name
April 22, 2018
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always. First, I would like to congratulate our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Wednesday with Bishop Thomas Nguyen, D.D. presiding. I am thankful and applaud their families and sponsors who have supported them on their two-year journey to finally be confirmed.
Two months into our 2018 PSA Appeal, I am very grateful for the generous response to the invitation to participate in this endeavor. The pledges submitted have exceeded our assessment so we are already assured of rebates for our parish projects. This year’s theme reminds us that “We are One,” in the task of evangelizing, testifying to the Good News and in serving the needs of our brothers and sisters as the Gospel exhorts us to do.
However, I would like to challenge especially those who have not yet participated in any way to the Annual PSA to pray and consider participating. It is the willingness to take part that is important not the amount of gift. If we increase the number of new people making a pledge of any amount by 30% we are given an incentive of $ 5,000.00. This is separate from the rebate we receive from what donated over our assessment. So once again, I humbly ask you to please reflect, pray and think about participating by making even a one-time pledge.
This coming Friday 27th of April, we are launching our preparation for the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest, CA. It is our Ruby Anniversary as a Parish! The parish leadership has chosen for the theme: “500 to 40!” The “500” is refers to 500 days before the actual date of the establishment of our Parish by Bishop Johnson. It also points to the 500 or more miles that is the traditional distance of the Camino de Santiago from six different points of origin. The “40” is already obvious.
I have decided on this theme because it highlights the special heritage we have as the only Parish whose name is identical to the pilgrimage destination Basilica in Spain. If you search “Santiago de Compostela Church,” two entries appear: the one in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and our own in Lake Forest, CA. The Annual Camino we have organized for the past three years is our own way of honoring, sharing and promoting this wonderful Church tradition to those who cannot make the actual pilgrimage in Spain. Our Camino this year will be on July 28th so please save the date as this will be a significant part of our preparation for our 40th Ruby anniversary as a parish. God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval