Deacon Nicolaus Thai Ordination to the Priesthood
With the love and support from our Holy Father and the Holy See for the newly ordained priests, and for an opportune way to participate in the Year of Mercy called forth by the Vicar of Christ on earth, and upon my specific request and application, the Apostolic Penitentiary has granted the Plenary Indulgences to those who will be attending my First Mass as Priest at the 10:30am in English and Mass of Thanksgiving at 1:30pm in Vietnamese on June 12th. What does this mean? Whoever attends one of these two Masses and fulfills all the necessary requirements to prepare themselves for the Plenary Indulgence will receive it or for a specific soul of their intention. The necessary requirements include:
* Have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin.
* Have sacramentally confessed their sins.
* Receive the Holy Eucharist (while participating in the Holy Mass).
* Pray for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff, the Pope.
Memorial Day Weekend
The Parish & Faith Formation Offices will be closed on Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Masses on Monday will be at 6:30am & 9:00am. At the 9:00am Mass, all military members and military members of our Allies are encouraged to attend, and if possible, to be in uniform or service attire, with personal decorations and campaign insignia appropriate for each Service and each Country representative of our parish. Reception to follow after Mass.
Peace & Justice Ministry
We will meet on Wednesday, June 8, 7:00pm in Classroom 1 to continue our prayer and study of Laudato Si' and our planning to support the Self - Help Interfaith Program, shipinoc.com.
Questions? Please email Pat Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome!
Adoration for June will be on Saturday, June 4, after the 8:00pm mass until 7:30am Mass on Sunday, June 5.
Priests and Staff wish to thank many men and women from various ministry who comes together to clean-up the house of God every Thursday after the 9:00am Mass. If you have time on Thursday and would like to help in this special ministry, please contact Roz Esh at (714) 963-1811.
The Parish & Faith Formation Offices will be closed on Saturdays during the months of June & July.
Please call the Parish Office and follow the prompts for any immediate needs.
The Faith Formation Program at our parish is in need of Catechists. We invite you (parents, teachers, college students....) to consider being God's messenger to spread the Good News and open the children's hearts to the Lord. As person of faith, you can share your own faith experiences. This can be your love of God, your gratitude for God's many gifts, and your personal friendship with Jesus. You could volunteer as main teacher, assistant, office helper, or special events. Classes are open on weekends and weekdays, from Grade 1 through Confirmation.
Line dancing classes will resume in the Hall the first & third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in Doyle Hall. Classes are free. For beginners, come at 6:15pm for some private instructions. Questions? Please call Larry Doan at (714) 963-9424 or email: email@example.com
Fashion Show and Luncheon
The Ladies and Friends of the Knights of Columbus invite you to our Fashion Show and Luncheon, "Swing Into Summer" Saturday, June 4 from 11:30am to 2:30pm. $25/ticket & available @ the Parish Office.
Children's Choir News
Our children's choir is seeking an additional volunteer who can assist with the children's choir. The choir meets twice a month during the school year and sings for special Masses. Please call Carla at (323) 707-4331 for more information.
Bible Study Series
All are invited to our ongoing Adult Faith Formation & Bible Study Series.
Please see attachment for complete 2016 Schedule.
Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick
Do you have a couple of hours twice a month on Sunday to bring our Lord to those who are homebound?
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, “Visit the Sick,” is a corporal work the Church called us to do.
If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Carol Souza at (714) 964-5417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Financial Statement
Financial Contribution Statements will be given upon request. They will be available in mid-January. You can make your request now at the Parish Office or call (714) 963-1811.
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