Upcoming Activities

Every Friday through April 12

Lenten Fish Fry - From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Colman Hall.  Thank you for supporting the 22nd Annual Lenten Fish Fry. This community-building event sponsored by the SSJ School Parent-Faculty Association and the Men’s Club, is a great way to share your time and talents during the Lenten season. Proceeds are used to support ongoing school needs and Men’s Club scholarship activities.  Click here to volunteer or view our menu.

Friday, March 29
Lenten Series: From the Shadows -- In Line and Waiting - In the Church at 7:00 p.m.  Meet Julie, Rafael,and Rogelio and hear firsthand accounts of patient waiting in line and the challenges facing a dreamer who identified himself as DACA. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Why is the line moving so slowly?  What if there isn’t even a line to get into?  Hear also about the hope our Catholic faith and institutions bring to our immigrant brothers and sisters and what we can do.

Saturday, March 30

Pastoral Care Ministry Formation Inquiry and Discernment - 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Room.  Loving and caring for one another is something Jesus calls all of us to do. The SSJ Pastoral Care Ministry gives the opportunity for people with gifts of caring to put those gifts to use by bringing Jesus’ love to those who most need it - the homebound, sick, and dying of our faith community.  Come and discern how this ministry might be the perfect answer to your baptism call.  If you would like to attend, please contact Christine Loewe at (714) 963-4601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, March 31

Family Focus Mass - 9:30 a.m. Liturgy.  The Family Focus Mass celebrates families by involving children and their families in the Mass.  Children will be invited on the altar for an interactive homily and will serve as lectors and musicians, as well as presenting the gifts. Enjoy coffee, donuts, and socializing with other families afterwards!   Please contact Amy Glenane if your family would like to serve as liturgical ministers or help plan other family activities: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (714) 794-1868.

Friday, April 5

Lenten Series: Essraa Naswar, Leatherby Libraries Development Librarian Chair, Arts, Exhibits and Events Committee, a Muslim woman living in the U.S. - In the Church at 7:00 p.m.  Her motto: Make the world a better place, one person at a time.  What/Who we don’t know, frightens us.  Come hear the testimony of Essraa Nawar, of Chapman University and noted speaker who focuses on the values and ethics that people of good faith share.

Saturday, April 6

ONE BODY, ONE SPIRIT IN CHRIST, SSJ Liturgical Ministry Morning of Recollection -  From8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon.  All SSJ Liturgical Ministers are invited to a day of prayer, reflection and ministry enrichment as we strive for excellence in our service to the Liturgy. We will begin with light refreshments in the Franciscan Room patio and then move to the church for Morning Prayer and time to reflect on the liturgy’s call to bring us together as one in Christ. Later we will break out into ministry groups for updates and enhancement of our particular ministry skills.  You are invited if you are currently registered as one of the following: Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at Mass, Lector, Usher, Altar Server (both children and adults), Environment, Liturgical Coordinator, Choir or Music Ministry member.  Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know how much food to prepare. Thank you for your participation.

Thursday, April 11

The Rite of Penance (Communal) - 7:00 p.m. in the Church

Friday, April 12

Lenten Series: Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, Founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the world - In the Church at 7:00 p.m.  Just back from a well-deserved sabbatical, where he has been writing his third book, Fr. Greg, will visit SSJ again with a call to action (new stories, new challenges) to address the needs of the marginalized.  Two homeboys will accompany him and will recount the hope they received from Homeboy  Industries.  Accompaniment and kinship transforms hearts!

Monday, June 24, through, Friday, June 28

SonShine Summer VBS - Children ages 3-10 are invited to join us for a fun, faith-filled week!  Registration begins in April.  Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to volunteer!  Adults who are interested in volunteering that week or would like to help with planning or decorating, please contact Amy Glenane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (714) 963-0014.