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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
December 9, 2018

A crucial theological truth is not simply “God loves,” but rather “God IS love!” It is the nature of God to love. Love is choosing the good for the other habitually, consistently, whether reciprocated or not. This truth led saints like St. Leonard Murialdo, Founder of the Congregation of St. Joseph, to the conviction that if it is happening to us, God has permitted it, therefore, it IS GOOD for us. No “sad sack” Christian with a dark cloud overhead following them around. God’s not going to have it! This takes deep faith to live fully and consistently! 
Many saints speak of human friends as signs of God’s love for us. So true friends are a treasure. To have a friend, one must be a friend.  As the song goes, “nobody gets another chance to make new old friends!”  St. Anthony of the desert, a solitary monk much of his life, had a huge correspondence list of some 1,500 people whom he accompanied spiritually!   
Our Advent journey this week encourages us to remember who loves us. Hopefully you recognize lovers in the Trinity, your family and friends, and the angels, especially your Guardian Angel. Although we might not forget who loves us, we can ignore them in our selfish pursuits. We can take them for granted and deny them the simple pleasure of hearing our voice, reading our letters, spending time with us. 
Families and friends need to put their feet under the same table, at the same time, on a regular basis to share the simplest sensual pleasure we have as em-bodied souls—eating and drinking together. Turn off the silly phone during meals!  Share your day. Tell corny jokes. Encourage one another. This builds up human solidarity and compassion. Virtues so very needed in our world today. 

Creighton University has wonderful resources on their campus ministry pages for you to check out.

Pope Francis recently encourage all Catholics to faithfully pray the rosary daily and to add the Sub Tuum Praesidium, the oldest Marian prayer of the Church, and the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. The intention is the purification of the Church, freedom from evil, stronger efforts to combat abuse, and trust in God’s care, which we feel in the Blessed Mother’s tender care. 

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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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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