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Welcome to Saint Junipero Serra Parish! We are a Catholic Faith Community, located in Quartz Hill (Lancaster), California. Our parish was founded on August 15, 1987 and has grown significantly in these 30 years. Please feel welcome to join us for Mass, especially on the Lord’s Day. Our liturgies are supported by a full spectrum of ministries. We really take seriously the Catholic Church’s insistence that “participation of the faithful is the goal to be considered before all others.”   Read More...

Pastor's Corner
May 19, 2019

The scriptures today speak of how Paul and Barnabas, at the end of their missionary journey, told the Christian community in Antioch all that the Lord had accomplished:

In their preaching the Kingdom of God
This Kingdom is marked by love for one another
And it will reach is fulfillment in new heavens and a new earth

As baptized members of the Body of Christ, as missionary disciples, we are called TODAY to continue this same mission and spreading the joyful message of this salvation in Christ.

The most recent General Chapter (June 2018, in Quito, Ecuador) of the Congregation of St. Joseph touched heavily upon this notion of a changing society that needs the unchanging Gospel of Joy preached to it. It is a challenge to keep current and to have relevant responses to the “new needs” of God’s people. The Chapter challenged us to be willing to “go out into deep water,” letting go of some of our more familiar and comforting practices and approaches.

Fraternal life in community is part and parcel of religious life. As such, it must not only be maintained but strengthened. On the other hand, we need to be where the young people are. This means we can’t comfortably recuse ourselves inside our room, inside our home. Creativity is needed to balance presence to each other in community and being in the midst of the people.

When I was a kid, the malls were the modern equivalent of the piazzas of old. They were the gathering places. Not so much anymore. For better or worse, many youngsters spend most of their time in cyber space, for lack of a better phrase. Social media platforms are the new fountains in the town square around which people gather. My mind agrees that the Gospel needs to be transmitted also through social media, but my heart says “Meh!” It doesn’t frighten me as much as it bores me. “Foodies” post “selfies” with their burger and fries for the whole world to see. Uh, don’t get it, sorry. New life constantly unfolds in every person’s life. Being closer to 70 that 60, however, tempts me to pull over in the canyon road turnout and let the lead-footed pass me by. Guess you could add that to your prayer for me!

Thank you for giving Rev. Msgr. Ted Bertagni a warm welcome to our parish this weekend. His visit was most timely as I am gone and Fr. Jonathan is not yet here.

Sub Tuum Praesidium:  “We turn to you for protection, Holy Mother of God. Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs. Save us from every danger, glorious and blessed Virgin.”  
The prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:  “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.” 

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Mass in Church (CH)

5:00 PM (Vigil Mass)

7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 12 Noon &
(Spanish) 2:00 PM 

Holy Days
7:00 AM, 12 Noon & 7:30 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Mass in Our Lady's Chapel (OLC)

Monday – Saturday
7:00 AM 

Monday and Friday
6:30 PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Friday 7:00 PM

Mass at St.Elizabeth Mission (SEM)

10:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday by Request Before & After Mass

13845 Johnson Road, Lake Hughes, CA 93532 

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Closed For Lunch Every Weekday
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monday:  9 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday:  9 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday:  9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday:  9 AM to 8 PM
Friday:  9 AM to 4 PM
Saturday:  10 AM to 4 PM 

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