Posadas & Epiphany Potluck

Join us on December 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Hall for a Bilingual Posada, presented by our Religious Education Department. Be part of a special tradition to remember the plight of Mary and Joseph as well enjoy food, singing, and piñatas! Epiphany Potluck Gathering Please see the first letter of your last […]

Lessons & Carols

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7 pm in the Old Mission Church,  join us for a candlelit service of Scripture readings, carols, and choral anthems telling the story of Christ’s birth. Featuring traditional and contemporary music, oboe, flute, and harp, in the beautiful setting of the Mission Church.  This event is free!  There will be a […]

Beyond Everyday History, There is Salvation History

Dear friends, Peace and all Good!  The terrifying words of coming tribulation seem out of place in the season of “Deck the Halls” and Christmas shopping. While all the world is preparing for a family holiday, a big feast, a babe in the manger, the church wants us to prepare for the end of the […]

Life and Ministry

Dear Friends, Thank you for supporting Franciscan life and ministry in the Province of St. Barbara with your gift of $2,303.33.   it gives me great joy to know that you are joining yourself to our mission through your faithful support, even during these difficult days of our Church.  I will pray for your happiness.  I […]

Bulletin for 12-2-2018

INSIDE:Two of the most important biblical Advent figures are John the Baptist and Mary,the Mother of Jesus. John the Baptist was the “precursor” of Christ—the one who ultimately prepared the way for the Messiah.  –Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

Thank you from Fr. Vince

Thank you for filling a huge U-Haul with much needed supplies for those who are in need from the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA area.  The Salavation Army and  Hope Center in Oroville received your donations. I wish to thank all of you for your generous support in the face of the tragic fires which took […]

Advent / Christmas Schedule 2018

IMMACULATE CONCEPTIONHoly Day of Obligation – Fri., Dec. 7/Sat., Dec. 8  Dec. 7 (Vigil) – 7:30 p.m. Spanish – Serra CenterDec. 8 – 7:30 a.m. English –  Serra CenterDec. 8 – 10:00 a.m. English – Serra Center FEAST OF SAN JUAN DIEGO & Our Lady of Guadalupe(All are invited – services mostly in Spanish) Sun., […]

A Kingdom of Truth and Life

Peace and all Good! With this beautiful Solemnity of Christ the King, we bring our liturgical year to a close.  We honor our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  However, Christ’s kingdom “is not of this world.”  Jesus does not call himself a “Jewish King”.  His kingship is broader than over one nation, and […]

Bulletin for 11-25-2018

INSIDE: “Jesus Christ puts kingship in its proper place.  Sovereignty, complete power overall is in the possession of the Lord of Love.  Indeed, his kingdom is ‘an eternal and universal kingdom, a kingdom of truth and life…’” ‐ Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Next Sunday is the Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: Who is this King?  Expand and explore who Jesus the King is: Jesus: Introducing his Life and Teaching– Leonard Badia [232Bad]; The Names of Jesus– Stephen Binz [232Bin];  Desire of the Everlasting Hills {The World Before and After Jesus} Thomas Cahill [232Cah]; Lord, […]