- Summer Family Movie Friday…The Lego Movie! - Join us for a fun and free event in Nevin Hall on Friday, July 16th. We will gather at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:00 p.m. Please bring a blanket or a lawn chair to sit on. We will provide some popcorn and lemonade, but you are welcome to bring food and drinks, too. Save Future Date: August 21st.
- Attention All Saint Joachim Parishioners… Sign up for a Chat with Fr. Mike! - Father Mike would like to get to know you better! Please sign up for a Chat with Father Mike so that you and he can become better acquainted. Come enjoy dessert and coffee and Chat with Father Mike on Sunday, July 12th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., hosted this month by the Kristofls. Space is limited; please sign-up/RSVP in the Parish Office or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions and contact information will be provided when you RSVP.
- Father Khoi Phan…Welcome to St. Joachim! July 11th & 12th: Join us as we welcome Father Khoi Phan to our parish. We will have a light meet-and-greet in the courtyard after all the Masses. For information or if you would like to help, contact Kathy Lewis at (949) 574-7400 ext. 321 or by email at email@example.com.
- Blood Drive & Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, July 12th: St. Joachim will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive in Nevin Hall, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will also be hosting their fabulous pancake breakfast after the morning Masses. You can enjoy breakfast and donate blood! We need your help to make this a success for everyone! You must present a picture I.D. To make an appointment visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “StJoachim” or contact Nancy Lewis at (949) 533-8064.
- Set A Fire - Worship + Prayer - All are welcome to join our seminarian Tim Donovan for an evening of worship and prayer on Saturday, July 18th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Church. Music by Cristina Ballestero. All are welcome!
- New Choir CD! - The new CD is now available at the parish office. Thank you to our Music Ministry for putting on a wonderful night of music. If you missed the concert, Click Here to get a sample of the music and to download a group photograph.
- Calling all Alumni - If you were an alumni of St. Joachim School, we are creating an Official Alumni Directory. Please contact Jennifer Skiver at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included and make sure to join our Official Alumni FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/218132815023319/
Religious Education Classes for Fall 2015 - We are currently registering children for the fall Religious Education Classes for children 4 years old through 6th grade. Parents make a solemn commitment to train their children in the practice of the faith by teaching all that Jesus Christ taught us by loving God and our neighbor. At the baptism of their children parents are instructed to be the first and foremost teachers of their children in the ways of faith. Saint Joachim Faith Formation is here to help you whether you choose a home study program or you’re enrolling your children in Religious Education classes. Our formation as Catholics goes way beyond the preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist because it is a lifelong endeavor.
We are here to help you register your children in the Faith Formation Office, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration is $65 per child. Classes will begin Sunday, September 20th, at 11:15 a.m. after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
- 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 2015/2016 RCIA process. Classes begin in late August so don’t wait too long!
- Adult Confirmation Classes - Adult Confirmation classes will begin in late August. You MUST register!
- Cancer Ministry News! - Would you like more information about the Cancer Ministry? We invite you to our next meeting on Monday, July 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 Beatriz Soto at (949) 574-7400.
- Adult Education Opportunities
Summer Speaker Series:
■ Tuesday, July 7th, 14th, 21st and August 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in Nevin Hall: Speakers will tell their own stories of their journeys into the Catholic Church or their return. Speakers: Eric Landau, an attorney who converted from Judaism; Fr. Reynold Furrell, pastor at Holy Trinity Church in Ladera Ranch, who was a Baptist before he became a Catholic and also a walk-on musician in Hollywood ; Lesa Truxaw, head liturgist in our Diocese, who at one time belonged to the Church of the Nazarene; Shirin Dayhoff, who grew up in a Muslim home. Please bring cookies or other finger food to share.
Questions? Contact Kathy Lewis: (949) 574-7400 Ext. 321 or by email at email@example.com
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