Upcoming Events


August 2014


  • Liturgical Minister Meetings with Fr. Martin
    Attention Lectors! There will be a meeting on Thursday, September 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Enrichment Room located on the second floor of the brick school building.
    Attention Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for Liturgy! There will be a meeting for all EMHC on Monday, September 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in Nevin Hall.
    Attention all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick! There will be a meeting of all EMHC to the sick on Thursday, September 18th, immediately following the 8:30 a.m. morning Mass in Annex A, located across the street from the church, at 1943 Orange Avenue.
    If you cannot attend or have any questions: contact Kathy Lewis at (949) 574-7400 ext. 321or at klewis@saintjoachimcostamesa.org
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Needed - We are in need of more Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for both liturgy (Mass) and / or to take communion to the sick. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please give your name to one of the priests or come to the parish office and leave your name and phone number so that someone can contact you. Any questions, please contact Kathy at (949) 574- 7400 Ext. 321. Thank you!
  • Lectors Needed - We are in need of more lectors for the following Masses: 5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil; 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday Masses. Training will be provided. If interested,
    contact Kathy Lewis at (949) 574-7400, ext. 321 or e-mail
    at klewis@saintjoachimcostamesa.org. Thank you!
  • Ministry News
    Religious Education Classes for Fall 2014 - Registration for children 4 years of age thru 6th grade has begun for fall classes… At Baptism, part of the rite addressed to the parents says, “You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training them in the practice of the faith.” Canon Law states that parents are the prime educators of their children. If your child is not attending Catholic school, you have the obligation of educating them in the faith either by a home study or enrolling them in Religious Education classes. Remember that these classes are not just for children preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Our faith and understanding of God continues to grow in us for a lifetime.
    Please register your children in the Faith Formation office, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration is $60 per child. Classes will begin Sunday, September 21st, at 11:15 a.m. after the 10:00 a.m. Mass. To register or for more information, contact Kathy Lewis in the Office for Faith Formation at 949-574-7400 Ext. 321 or e-mail at klewis@saintjoachimcostamesa.org.
    Blessing of Backpacks - On Sunday, August 24th, we will have the “blessing of backpacks” for all those returning to school. Whether it be to preschool, elementary, Junior High, High school, or College, bring your backpacks for a blessing! The blessing will be done at the following Masses: 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in English and the 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in Spanish.
    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.
    St. Joachim Cancer Ministry - Would you like more information about the Cancer Ministry? We invite you to our next meeting on Monday, September 7th, 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.
    Attention Seniors! - Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10th, in Nevin Hall Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Please note that this is the SECOND Wednesday of the month. Things to remember: $15 for dues, canned food for the St. Vincent de Paul pantry, a smiley face and a happy heart. Look around in church, is there someone who might like to join us? Bring them along. Hope you can join us. Questions? Contact Estelle Redoutey at (949) 548-6003.
    Ready Sunday - What would happen if the next big earthquake struck on a Sunday morning? Or if it happened at home or when the children were at school? Would our parish community or our family know what to do? Participate in our upcoming Ready Sunday held here at St. Joachim on Sunday, September 7th, in Nevin Hall, after the 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. (Spanish), 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (Spanish) Masses. More information will follow!
    St. Joachim Men’s Retreat - The annual St. Joachim Men’s Retreat will be held this year on the weekend of September 5th thru 7th. The retreat is held at the beautiful Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre. Use this forty hour experience to reflect, contemplate and pray.
    For more information or to signup contact Gene Gleason at (714) 754-4321 or ggleason40@att.net; Frank Consoli at (714) 483-8467 or frankconsoli@yahoo.com.
    That Man is You! - That Man is You! (TMIY) begins Friday, September 12th at 6:15 a.m. in Nevin Hall, concluding at 7:15 a.m. This weekly program is modeled on some of the country’s leading men’s programs, TMIY combines Scripture and solid secular research to address the pressures and temptations facing men in today’s culture. It seeks to form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society.
    If you would like some fellowship and camaraderie with other men, then this is a great place. Join us for breakfast and be inspired. Questions? Email Chris Burton at cburton@seomatador.com
    Sacred Heart Women’s Retreat - Enhance your faith as you renew your mind, body and spirit in a serene garden setting. Come to Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra on the weekend of September 12th thru 14th. Call now to secure your room choice! For information on reservations and carpool please contact Sue Lester at (949) 642-8496 or Barbara Bryan at (714) 955-1190.
    Operation Christmas Spirit 2014 - Last year, we at the Office of Restorative Justice/Detention Ministry passed out over 6,000 Christmas cards with stamped envelopes to inmates and minors incarcerated in the Orange County jails and juvenile facilities. To keep the Spirit alive this year we are in need of more Christmas cards and “Forever” stamps. Please ensure the cards reflect our love for Jesus through the celebration of His holy birth. Cards must be store bought, paper ONLY! (NO foil, glitter or any other sparkly materials) Please help us bring the Christmas spirit to these men, women, minors, their families and loved ones by donating Christmas cards and “Forever” stamps. We request cards and postage by Sunday, August 31st. You can bring them to the parish office or mail them directly: Office of Restorative Justice/Catholic Detention Ministry, 1820 W. Orangewood Ave., Suite 101, Orange CA 92868. Your generous support is greatly appreciated. For more information about us, check out our web site: www.rcbo.org/restore
    Men Interested in Diocesan Priesthood - The Vocation Office cordially invites you to the next “Priest Discernment” evening. The purpose is to familiarize interested men with the life, prayer, and possible call to Priesthood in the Diocese of Orange. There is no commitment on your part, other than the expression of interest to participate. The next “Priest Discernment” evening will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center, First Floor, Room 1D, Christ Cathedral Campus. Please give serious thought to this invitation. “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." (Mt 9:37-38)
    If you have any questions regarding the “Priest Discernment” evening, please contact our Director of Vocations, Rev. John Moneypenny at (714) 282-3046 or via email at fr.jmoneypenny@rcbo.org. Also, feel free to visit the website www.ocvocation.org.
    Marriage Encounter - Before the hustle and bustle of the holidays begin, why not make a marriage encounter weekend to put that spark and romance back into your marriage that may have gone out? Make your marriage the best it can be! You deserve it. The next scheduled weekend is September 26th thru 28th. For more information please contact Jim or Cheryl at (949) 551-9156.

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