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In our desire to serve and accommodate our parish family’s demands for Mass Intentions, we are now open to receive three names per Mass. We hope that this will help us to remember our loved ones and their importance in our lives. The suggested donation for weekday Masses is $10 and weekend Masses is $15. For more information, please contact our Parish Office. Thank you for your generosity and contributions.
To schedule a Mass intention please see the schedule below:June 3rd: July thru September
September 3rd: October thru December
Our parish will begin a new initiative called "Dynamic Parish". This effort will last five years and will provide great resources and events for all of us to grow together in faith.
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The New Hope Crisis Hotline provides telephone crisis intervention telephone crisis intervention and suicide prevention services in Orange County. Trained crisis workers at the Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral Campus provide counseling to those who are struggling to cope with day-to-day life. Services are free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 714-New Hope (714-639-4673)
May 19, 2019
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
Last Sunday in his homily Deacon Dan asked us to reflect on the wise words our mothers always tell us. I remember what she said and I have already shared it at several occasions. It is: “Love first ask questions later.” Today is her birthday and I have been reflecting on those words for quite some time.
But before all else, allow me to extend my congratulations to all the parents of our Newly Confirmed Youth and the children who received their First Eucharist. I of course would like to recognize all our young people who journeyed for two years to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. I also congratulate our first communicants who also went on a two-year journey to be able to receive our Lord Jesus in Holy Mass. Again I appeal to our parents to make sure that their children continue to encounter Christ in the Sunday experience of the Eucharist. We are blessed to have Bishop Kevin Vann, JCD, DD preside at the Confirmation Rites.
We are presenting some of the results of the survey this weekend as part of our Dynamic Catholic Initiative. It is our hope that this will encourage us to really engage in ways we can enhance the gifts we have as a parish family in keeping with our Mission Statement.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our parish activities that will build our parish family. The “Better Sunday Journal” is an effective way to develop one of the signs of a Dynamic Catholic that is study and piety this makes the Mass more meaningful and relevant. We also have the opportunity to share “WILBC: Why I Love Being Catholic,” by going through the link on our parish website.
This week we are beginning the early registration for our Annual Camino this coming July 20th. Need I remind you that this is our Celebration for the Feast our Parish Patron Santiago de Compostela. We also have the ongoing registration for Vacation Bible School – VBS our annual fun activity for our children.
A few weeks ago – the Diocese published the List of Priests Assignments for July 2019 to June 2020. The Personnel Board has assigned Fr. Stephen Lesniewski to be the Parochial Vicar at St. Columban in Garden Grove. Our Parish was assigned Deacon Martin Vu who will be ordained this coming July 27th.
On behalf of our Parish Family I would like to sincere express our gratitude for the two years he has served as Parochial Vicar here at Santiago de Compostela. We will be organizing a “Despedida-Bienvenida” celebration for them this coming June 29th after the 5:00 pm Mass so please mark your calendars. We also welcome into our Parish Family, Alma Helms who is our Parish Ministry Coordinator.
May we continue to be open to the gift of unconditional love from God our Loving Father through His Son as the comforting words of Jesus our Lord assures us in the Gospel. As we have received may we also give freely to others. God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval