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On March 1st the Reception Office will start scheduling Mass intentions for April-June. 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:
March 1st = April – June
June 1st = July – September
September 1st = October -December
Stir up the gifts that are your through Baptism and Confirmation. Learn about the missing piece in your life: The power of the Holy Spirit.
Deacon Steve Greco will lead this amazing seminar full of PRAISE MUSIC and inspiring talks.
Tickets are $20 (lunch is included)
Make checks payable to Santiago de Compostela, Attn: Kay Kenson
For more information contact Kay Kenson (949) 874-2151
Are you still hurting about something?
Is it hard for you to forgive?
Did you try to "Let Go", but you're still angry?
All men who answered "Yes" are invited to
"A MINDSET FOR FORGIVENESS,
A VISIT TO THE HEALING ROOM"
Saturday, January 27th
Questions? Call Greg A. 949-275-8581
Christians in Commerce
On January 27th and 28th we are having a special collection for Santiago’s St. Vincent de Paul ministry. 100% of your generous donations help our parishioners and their families in financial need, within the church’s boundaries. Thank you for your generous support in the past. We cannot operate without you.
Parish communities today have a choice.
Take the steps to become more vibrant, engaged, and welcoming or suffer becoming a community with an ever-increasing parishioner median age, an uncertain future, and an ever-decreasing number of faithful in the pews.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Again, this year our diocese is providing opportunities for us to share our resources through the PSA “Proud to be Catholic, Know .Love . Serve” campaign. This annual campaign supports diocesan ministries in many ways. Please look for a letter from Father Thomas in the mail during the first week of February with information on the PSA. This year our Parish’s share of the costs of these ministries is $128,000; donations received over that amount will be returned to the Parish for our building fund needs. Please come to Mass on the weekend of February 17th and 18th and be prepared to make your pledge and initial payment. Please prayerfully consider the amount of your pledge to the PSA. 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.
In an effort to save the cost of postage, end of the year tax statements that are requested will be emailed to you or will be available for pick up in the Reception Office. This would be a good time to update or add your email contact information. Financial contribution statements for 2017 will be processed only if you have used weekly envelopes. To request a statement, call the office at 949-951-8599 or email email@example.com.
From time to time we receive foreign currency in our Sunday collection. Unfortunately, we are not able to deposit foreign monies with our bank. We dislike to throw away currency just because it is of no use to the parish when we know it has value elsewhere, so we ask you to please refrain from contributing with foreign coin. We appreciate our parishioner’s time, talent, and U.S. treasure!
Please consider placing Santiago de Compostela Church in your Will so that your legacy might continue through the important works and ministries of the parish. You or your estate planner can contact the Orange Catholic Foundation. Please be sure to stipulate Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest, California!
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. While not a Holy Day of Obligation, all are encouraged to begin the Lent Season by receiving ashes during one of our services. We will have our daily Mass in English at the normal time of 8:00am. We will also have Prayer Services with Distribution of Ashes in English at:
3:30pm (Family Service),
Prayer Services in Spanish:
7:45pm and 9:00pm
Please note that Ash Wednesday is a day of universal fast and abstinence for all Catholics.
Our Parish Offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th, 2018 in observance of Presidents' Day. Our regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.
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
January 21, 2018
My Dearest Parish Family,
God be with us always.
I shared in a homily how I sat beside a very mature lady on the occasion of her birthday. She told me at one point that in her mind any day after she reached the age of 70 is already a bonus day for her. Then she gladly declared “I am now 80 years old!” She is grateful for the ten bonus years. This shows us her great attitude of gratitude as she approached the twilight of her years.
Now, if we can take that principle and assign no number of years before we consider each day a bonus then it will not just be great but an excellent way to live each day. To consider each a day a present brings hope into any situation because we look forward positively to what the day can bring us and what we can bring to each day. This is one form of conversion that the Gospel this weekend is talking about and asking us practice in our lives. Converting each day into a blessing and challenge not as a burden.
Our faith-life should be approached this way. Let these few weeks of ordinary time be the foundation on which we journey through the rest of the year. We are given numerous opportunities to strengthen our knowledge about our faith, deepen our relationship with the Spirit, build our fellowship with one another and practice our discipleship. All we have to do is look into the many invitations posted on the Bulletin Boards of Parish and Diocesan events. Then pray to what appeals to our hearts and where the Spirit is leading us.
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” This is quote I received from a priest-friend. Our Lord Jesus has constantly invited us to be His friend. He waits patiently at the Tabernacle for us to visit. He sends out the call to gather at the Eucharist, the Mass where we can be nourished and strengthened. Let us heed the call so that with Him always with us each day indeed will not just be a bonus but a gift. God bless and take care.
Love and prayers,
Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval