Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church
20444 Magnolia Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
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Welcome from the Pastor
On behalf of the Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D., D.D., Bishop of Orange, welcome to our dynamic faith filled Catholic parish in Huntington Beach, California. Our parish is staffed by the Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province.
We are Catholic disciples of Jesus Christ, celebrating Eucharist and welcoming and serving all God's people in the spirit of our brother, Francis of Assisi.
Click here for a description of the parish mission statement.
Eucharist • Gospel • Hospitality • Stewardship
Pastoral Plan 2008 - 2009
The Sts. Simon & Jude Pastoral Plan for the year beginning July 1, 2008 reflects new goal statements for the community and uses the five dimensions of the life of the church as the framework within which our collective vision is articulated. In prayerful deliberation and discussion, representatives of the community joined parish leadership to consider these dimensions as they are reflected in our parish. We identified the ways in which we individually and collectively lived out the dimensions of koinonia, leiturgia, didache, kerygma, and diakonia.
To read more about the plan, please click on the highlighted link.
Stewardship Report 2011 - 2012
An excerpt from this year's Stewardship Report:
The intention of this report is to communicate to all the members of Sts. Simon & Jude Parish a clear and transparent accounting of how human and material resources have been managed, according to the guidelines of our parish mission statement. We trust that you will find a report that shows great achievements and difficult decisions which had to be made in the face of increasing expenses and flat revenues. The parish administration can only manage the resources that come from the community. In this case, it is good to remember that God will continue to give us everything we need to move forward with the mission God has entrusted to us. Our part lies in putting our gifts on God’s table, in a sacrificial manner, which is the way that God gives to us. We should never expect “leftovers” from God and consequentially, we should never give leftovers, meaning that our gift to the Church and to charity must be a planned, proportionate gift, not what is left at the end of the week. God is never outdone in generosity, yet to prayerfully grow towards God necessarily means to grow in generosity. We cannot give generously without a regular, deep and abiding prayer life. Only in this way will we come to see that “God owns it all!”
To read the Stewardship Report, please click on link.
Click on the link to see a PDF view of the parish leadership.
Photography by Cathy LaFever