- Praise Night - Join our seminarian, Tim Donovan, for Praise Night on Saturday, October 18th, at 8:00 p.m. here at St. Joachim. There will be Adoration, Reconciliation and Compline; music by Isabella Rose. All are invited! Questions? Contact the parish office at (949) 574-7400.
- Ministry News
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? - Are you interested in becoming Catholic or do you know someone who is? If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Catholic (or you were baptized Catholic but never received Confirmation or Eucharist, now is the time to sign up for the 2014/2015 RCIA series. Classes begin in early September so don’t wait too long!
Adult Confirmation Classes - Adult Confirmation classes will begin shortly after the New Year.
- Altar Server Training - Those children who are in the fifth grade or above, and have made their First Holy Communion, are welcome to submit an application to become an Altar Server. We are looking for those who are serious about undertaking such an awesome responsibility and who see it as a privilege to serve and who are willing to serve at the 5:30 p.m. Saturday vigil Mass and the 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday Masses. The training session will begin Monday, October 27th, thru Thursday, October 30th. This session is open to first twelve applicants, so sign up early! Training will be held in the church beginning at 3:30 and ending at 5:30 p.m. each day. Parents are required to attend the first 30 minutes on the first day of class. Children MUST attend ALL four days of training! You can pick up your application in the parish office. Deadline to signup is Monday, October 20th. Please contact Kathy Lewis in the Office of Faith Formation with any questions at (949) 574-7400, ext. 321.
- St. Joachim Faith Formation and Outreach - St. Joachim Faith Formation Outreach is seeking your help for the disadvantaged of the community. We are collecting toiletries, new socks, small throw blankets, scarves and rain ponchos to assist the homeless and disadvantaged of the community. Please drop off your items in the Parish office. If you have any questions, please contact Kamelia Casillas at (949) 650-2685 or Kathy Lewis at (949) 574-7400 ext. 321. Thank you in advance for your grace and generosity to those in need and may God bless you.
- St. Joachim Cancer Ministry - Would you like more information about the Cancer Ministry? We invite you to our next meeting on Monday, October 13th, at 7:00 p.m., in Annex C, located across the street from the church at 1943 Orange Avenue. All are welcome! For more information contact Kathy at (949) 574-7400 Ext. 321.
- Legion of Mary - Long ago St. Joachim had the ministry of the Legion of Mary. There is renewed interest in beginning this wonderful ministry again. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in learning more about, please contact Michael McCrory at (714) 916-2362 or Kathy Lewis, Director of Faith Formation, at (949) 574-7400 Ext. 321.
- World Mission Sunday -
On the weekend of October 18th & 19th, our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year we are invited to reach out and help build the Church in Mongolia, the world’s youngest Catholic Church, as well as local churches throughout the Missions, in the most remote areas across our world. Through the work of these churches, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy. Please come prepared to give generously. For more information, please visit www.iamamissionary.org.
- Installation of Rev. Gilberto Escobedo as Pastor -
Bishop Kevin Vann will be installing Rev. Gilberto Escobedo as pastor for St. Boniface Church on Sunday, October 19th, at the 5:00 p.m. Mass; refreshments will be served after Mass. St. Boniface Catholic Church is located at 120 North Janss Street in Anaheim; (714) 956-3110.
- Save the Date - The Journey North: A Symposium on Immigration …sharing our immigrant story through theatre, film, dance, art and music. Saturday, October 18th View Flyer, click here
- Important memos from the Office of Life, Justice and Peace. - click here
Prayer for Peace- click here