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Help Wanted / Se Busca su Ayuda

Do you have experience working with children with special needs? / ¿Tiene usted experiencia trabajando con niños con necesidades especiales?

The Faith Formation Program needs adults with experience working with children with special needs. We are about to implement a new program created especially for catechesis of children with special needs. Won’t you join us? Please call Norma in the parish office.

El Programa de Formación de Fe necesita adultos con experiencia trabajando con niños con necesidades especiales. Estamos a punto de implementar un nuevo programa creado especialmente para la catequesis de los niños con necesidades especiales. ¿No le gustaría trabajar con nosotros? Por favor llame a Norma en la oficina parroquial.


The World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit! / Encuentro Mundial de las Familias y Visita Papal!

Final reservations are being taken up to June 30th for the upcoming pilgrimage to the 2015 World Meeting of Families, September 22 – 28 in Philadelphia, PA. The Diocese of Orange is partnering with Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours, Inc. to offer this opportunity to travel together to the WMF Conference, the Papal Visit & Mass. Contact Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours, Inc. at (800) 653-0017 for further information or to make your reservation (code for trip is DIOCESE OF ORANGE). Online reservations are available at: www.canterburypilgrimages.com

*Registration to the WMF Conference is not included. Go to www.worldmeeting2015.org to register.


Las reservaciones finalizan y se tomarán hasta el 30 de Junio para el Encuentro Mundial de las Familias 2015 del 22 – 28 de Septiembre en Philadelphia, PA. La Diócesis de Orange se ha asociado con Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours, Inc. para ofrecer esta oportunidad de viajar juntos a la Conferencia EMF, la visita Papal y la Misa.  Reservaciones están disponibles en línea en: www.canterburypilgrimages.com

Comuníquese con Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours, Inc. al (800) 653-0017 para más información o para hacer su reservación (clave para el viaje es DIOCESIS OF ORANGE y ayuda en español está disponible).

*No va incluido el costo de inscripción a la Conferencia del EMF. Vaya a www.worldmeeting2015.org para inscribirse.



Please join us as we bid farewell to Fr. Philip Smith, our Parochial Vicar. The farewell reception for Fr. Philip will take place on Sunday, June 28, 2015 after the 11:00 a.m. Mass until 3:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Please drop by to say goodbye. We offer our prayers and wish him well  in his new assignment as Parochial Vicar at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove.


Por favor acompáñennos para darle la despedida al Padre Philip Smith, nuestro Vicario Parroquial. La despedida/recepción para el Padre Philip tendrá lugar el domingo 28 de junio después de la Misa de las 11:00 a.m. hasta las 3:30 p.m. en el salón parroquial. Por favor vengan a decirle adiós. Le ofrecemos nuestras oraciones y le deseamos lo mejor en su asignación nuevo como Vicario Parroquial en la Iglesia St. Columban en Garden Grove.






The rectory office will be closed to visitors on June 17-18/ La rectoría estará cerrada del 17-18 de junio

This week we will begin installation of handicap accessibility ramps at the rectory and the school.  Please note that the rectory office will be closed to visitors on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  If you need assistance, please call the rectory during regular office hours.  Thank you.

Esta semana comenzaremos instalación de rampas para personas discapacitadas en la rectoría y escuela.  Por favor haga nota que la rectoría estará cerrada el miércoles y jueves de esta semana.  Si necesita asistencia, favor de llamar a la rectoría durante las horas normales de oficina.  Gracias.

Assisted Suicide Panel Presentation In South County

Get the facts about the proposed SB128 – End of Life Options Act and understand what the Catholic Church teaches about dying with dignity. How do we prepare ourselves? What can we do? You are cordially invited to this presentation and listen to expert guest speakers who will cover this very important issue.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015
6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
St. Edward the Confessor Church
Knight Hall
33926 Calle la Primavera, Dana Point, CA

For questions or more information, please contact Alejandra Baker at Alejandra.baker@gmail.com or (949) 690-7315.


Join the seminarians of the Diocese of Orange and young adults

Christ Cathedral Campus
13280 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Thursday, June 18, 2015
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Join the seminarians of the Diocese of Orange and young adults for an evening of Live Music, Beer and Fish Tacos in our first ever St. Arnold event. Join fellow Catholics on the campus of Christ Cathedral in the Cultural Center.

Tickets are $20.00 and include live music, fish tacos and two beer tickets!



Saint Joseph School Summer Day Camp Program June 29, 2015 to July 30, 2015

Summer Camp is open to boys and girls ages 4-13.  Our Summer Camp will consist of sports, games, arts & crafts and field trips on Fridays.  Summer Camp will run for 5 weeks, Monday to Friday, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. (NO day camp on 3rd of July).   Extended Day until 6:00 p.m. is FREE. Fridays are field trips and are an additional fee, depending on the location of the field trip.

Cost:  $25.00 Non Refundable-Registration Fee and

$70 per week-1st child;   $40 per week-additional children or $20 per day per student.


Saint Joseph School Academic Summer School Program June 29 to July 30, 2015

Summer School is open to any students in grades TK – 8th Grade.  Our Summer School will concentrate on Reading and Math only.  Summer School will run for 5 weeks, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon beginning June 29 ending on July 30, 2015, (NO classes on Fridays ). Morning Extended Day-Care:  6:45 – 9:00 a.m. at a cost of $3.00 per day. Cost:  $25.00 Non- Refundable Registration Fee & $275.00 – 5 Week Session per student.


CLASS 0F 2015—CLASE DE 2015

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, St. Joseph Parish will hold a Mass at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate all 2015 graduates (Junior  High, High School and College) and their families. Please join us. For more information, please contact Maggie Tapper at (714) 542-4411.

El sábado 18 de julio de 2015 la Parroquia de St. Joseph llevara  a cabo una Misa a las 5:00 p.m. para celebrar todos los graduados de 2015 (junior high, escuela secundaria y colegio) y sus familias. Por favor acompáñennos. Para obtener mas información, póngase en contacto con Maggie Tapper (714) 542-4411.



St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
585 S. Walnut , Brea, CA 92821
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:15 p.m.
Fr. Ben Tran, Parochial Vicar at Christ Cathedral, will celebrate the Mass. All are most welcome.