2016 PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL (PSA)
Thank you to all who have so generously participated in this year's Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA). As we are getting close to the year-end drive, we are hoping to get a large bonus from the Diocese. To achieve this, we still need 152 families who haven't contributed this year to seriously consider donating $10 or more. When we reach a total of 920 families participating, which is 30% more involvement than last year, our Parish will be awarded $5,000 by the Diocese. Anonymous donations and those who gave previously to PSA this year, while greatly appreciated, do not count toward the 152 additional that we need. Please take the time to fill out a PSA envelope and place it in the PSA box at the church main entrance.
Chapter Day: With gratitude to God, Dominicans around the world are celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers. Please join the Dominican Laity retreat on Saturday, August 13 at St. Mary's in Fullerton. We will begin with a meal at 12:00pm. Our speaker will be Fr. Augustine Hilander, OP. We will end with Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30pm. For more info., call Michael Seibert at (714) 892-4948.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SOCIETY
Come join us Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Room #2 in Doyle Hall. The rosary begins at 5:30pm, our meeting immediately follows. We invite you to participate and join us for fellowship! Invite a friend; all are welcome!
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING CLASS
Catechists & Volunteers If you need to obtain or to renew your Safe Environment Certification, you may complete it online at SheildTheVulnerable.org or come to our class. Monday, August 22 * 6:00 - 8:30pm in Doyle Hall Presenter: Norma Aguero, Director of Child & Youth Protection Office, Diocese of Orange. This class is free. Refreshments will be provided
CATHOLIC CARAVANS BOOK FAIR
On July 30-31, the Catholic Caravans Book Fair will bring many religious books and items such as crucifixes, necklaces, rosaries, framed art. Find great summer reading material or gifts for any occasion. Respect Life Ministry will received 10% of all sales.
PRAYER FOR OUR WORLD
Please join us every month to pray the Holy Rosary at Civic Center, corner of Garden Grove Blvd and Stanford on Saturday, August 6 at 12:00pm. We pray for Catholic marriages, holiness in family life, and world peace. Join us in being a witness to the truth, for it is in doing that we receive. For more info., please call Dolores at (714) 554-3607.
Adoration for the month of August will be on Thursday, August 4 after the 9:00am Mass until 6:30am Mass on Friday, August 5.
2016 Parish Picnic
Sunday, August 7 from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Green Valley Adult Clubhouse. Free food. Free game. Free fellowship.
2016-2017 Faith Formation Registration
Registration will begin on August 1 to August 31. Classes will begin in September for children in kindergarten to high school.
SPANISH MASS NEEDS YOUR HELP
♦ We are in need of Lectors; call us if you can help.
♦ We will be starting a Spanish children's choir that will sing as scheduled at our Mass. Children between the ages of 5 to 13 are encouraged to join.
♦ We need your assistance and prayers in helping us increase our Mass attendance. Let us spread the word about our vibrant 6:30pm Spanish celebration every Saturday night.
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 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
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.
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