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Santiago de compostela current events

  • hurricane irma special collection

    september 23rd and september 24th

    “Today you, tomorrow me.”

    Let us pray for the devastation going on in the world especially caused by all natural disasters.  May we have a generous heart to help those in need. 

    There will be two baskets in the altar  designated for this matter. Thank you for your support of this important effort.

  • church closure

    thursday, september 28th

    After 8:00 am Mass, the Church will be closed due to carpet cleaning and will reopen Friday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • blessing of the animals

    saturday, october 7th - 9am

    In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day, we welcome parishioner's pets for a special blessing. We will congregate with our animals around the fountain at 9am.

  • NEW! family mass

    It has long been in the hearts of our community the desire to have a Mass dedicated to the children of the parish and their families. The time has come!

    Second Weekend of the Month

    October 7th at 5:00pm or

    October 8th at 10:15am

    During this Mass, we will be able to see the little ones participate as lectors, ministers of hospitality and singing in the choir. Come and bring your children to Mass, they are the future of our Church! 

  • OBRIA medical clinics

    You can help support the brave women who choose LIFE for their infants, with your donation of the following NEW items:

    • Baby clothing: neutral colors (sizes 0 to 12 months)
    • Diapers (sizes newborn to 2)
    • Baby wipes

    Items will be collected on October 1st, October 15th, and October 29th. We ask that you drop off your donations in the Parish Office.

  • Festival santiago raffle tickets

    Festival dates october 14-15

    Our annual Festival Santiago is weeks away! All raffle tickets went out via ground mail. If you are interested in obtaining additional tickets or have not yet received yours, please contact our Parish Office 949-951-8599.


    We  encourage the  community to participate on making this festival your own by participating in any way possible in order for our event to be a success!


  • FESTIVAl de santiago PRE-SALE TICKETS for Food and games


    Pre-sale tickets for food and games are now available for purchase after Mass.  $25 worth of tickets will be on sale for $20. They will be on sale leading up to the week prior to the Festival. 

  • festival santiago dinner

    october 13th

    Tickets are now available for $30 after weekend Masses. Join us for: 


    For more information contact, Tim Holmes 949-310-9080

    Festival Santiago Dinner Flyer 2017

  • mass of remembrance

    november 5, 2017

  • NEW! Prayer of the faithful cards

    The reception office is no longer taking Mass Intention Requests for the remainder of the 2017 year. We now have Prayer of the Faithful Cards available for a suggested donation. For more information, please contact our Parish Office.

  • Addition of Friday Evening Confessions

    Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm

    Our parish priests are currently hearing confessions each Friday evening from 4pm to 5pm, in addition to our Saturday confessions from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, upon their availability. We will generally have both priests available unless one is otherwise engaged in another obligation.

  • My Parish App has launched

    We have successfully launched our newest form of communication, My Parish App. As a special gift to each parish from the Diocese of Orange for their 40th Anniversary, we have personalized our own app to fit the needs of our parishioners. The more features we explore, the more excited we become to bring you this powerful tool. You will receive notifications on your smart phones for upcoming events, be able to access our parish calendar, even send an email to any of the staff or clergy. You can also tailor the app to keep track of your Confession and Mass Schedules. Click on the image to download your app today, and select Santiago de Compostela as you parish. Lets stay connected!

thoughts from

father thomas



17 September 2017


My Dearest Parish Family,


God be with us always. A Blessed and Happy Catechetical Sunday to all our Catechists present and past. We are all grateful for your generous gift of your time, knowledge and talents to nurture, enrich and strengthen the faith life of our parish through the different stages of Religious and Spiritual Formation.


By the time you read this, my nephew Wataru will now be married to his fiancé Naoko. Yes, I am in Japan attending their wedding and spending precious time with my eldest sister, Elizabeth, and her growing family. It has been more than three decades when I last had the opportunity to be with them at length.


My mother always told us “charity begins at home,” so earlier this year I asked permission from Bishop Vann to attend the wedding and to be with their family for 10 days. I was also granted permission to spend time with my father, who will be turning 82 on September 25th.


While engaging in this, I will be away from my spiritual family – the parish family of Santiago de Compostela. I will miss you all! However, I will keep you in my prayers and I trust in God that things will be under control in the Parish.


September is the “hyper-drive” month of our parish’s last quarter in terms of the activities in religious education and other formation programs such as; Bible Study in English and Spanish, Ignatian Spirituality, CMF, etc. of pastoral life and discipleship. These activities also provide us ample opportunities for growth in our spiritual life, discipleship, stewardship and relationship with God.


We are also in the last month of preparation for our Festival Santiago – an opportunity to build our fellowship and do our part to raise funds in support of our parish family. We are grateful to all those who have been good stewards in sharing their gifts for the success of this parish event. It is only when we live in an intentional spirit of dynamic charity that we can have an experience of the Kingdom of God being present among us. Forgiveness is the perfect expression of this charity as the Gospel of this weekend reminds us. God bless and take care.


Love and prayers,


Fr. Thomas