Celebrating St. Francis

As you see from this weekend’s bulletin, we are preparing our annual St. Francis Celebrations. I invite you to come to our special Transitus Commemoration—the Passing of St. Francis, on October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Mission Church.  This is a very moving ceremony recalling the final hours of St. Francis life. Then, […]

Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

   All are invited to join our Filipino Community to celebrate San Lorenzo Ruiz, on Saturday, September 28, beginning with assembly at 4:00 p.m. on the pathway to the Serra Center, then a Procession and Rosary at 4:15 p.m., continuing with 5 p.m. Mass in Serra Center and a pot-luck reception afterward in the Parish […]

A Special Feast Day

On August 2nd, the Franciscan world celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula. The origin of this feast is a familiar story. One day, as a young man, Francis stopped to pray in a small, tumbled down chapel dedicated to St. Damian. As he prayed before the distinctive image of […]

Memorial Mass for Fr. Finian McGinn, OFM

The Memorial Mass for Fr. Finian McGinn, OFM will be held on Saturday, August 10th, at 9:00 am in the Serra Center, followed by a reception in the Mission Pavillion. May his soul and the soul of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Click here for a newspaper article […]

Did You Know: Los Angeles was named after a Franciscan feast day in August?

Everyone knows that Los Angeles, California, is named after the Angels. It was once known as the “City of Angels.” But did you know that the original city name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula” (in English, “City of Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the little […]

Celebrating Father’s Day

Thank you to the many parishioners who sent in their pictures for Father’s Day. Please pick up a copy of the bulletin for this weekend and enjoy the Father’s Day collage. Here are links to the finished slideshows. These will be shown at all masses in Serra Center. Click here for English: Celebrating Father’s Day […]

The Great Vigil of Easter

THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER The Easter Vigil ranks as the highest among the celebrations of the liturgical year. It has four parts that unfold the Paschal Mystery. (1) The Solemn Beginning of the Vigil, (2) The Liturgy of the Word, (3) Baptism Liturgy, (4) Liturgy of the Eucharist. This year we will be receiving […]

Multicultural Stations of the Cross

On Friday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Mission, please join the Culture & Diversity Council for the 2019 Multi‐Cultural Stations of the Cross. The entire route is a mile and concludes with a brief reflection in the Serra Center. The Stations will be presented by various parish ministries: 1. Jesus is […]

Lenten Organ Recitals

Join us on Fridays of Lent in the Old Mission Church at 5:00 pm March 8-April 5 Dr. Emma Whitten will be performing thirty-minute recitals of Lenten organ music, followed by the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 pm. Here is a selection of beautiful organ music by Emma. About Emma A native of Oak […]