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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
November 18, 2018
Thursday our nation celebrates the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. It has some religious vestiges clinging to it despite society’s move toward full secularization.
In the seminary, I was taught “Every story is true; some even happened.” Rome has the legend of Romulus and Remus raised by a she-wolf. We have the legend of the first thanksgiving dinner celebrated by the earliest settlers and the local population. I’m sure it unfolded much differently from the pictures we all saw in our elementary school social studies books and the skits in which we acted. Irrefutable, however, is the fact that those early British settlers would not have survived their first winter without the indigenous people who assisted them.
Thanksgiving is at the heart of Catholic Christianity. In fact, our central prayer is the Eucharist, which means “Thanksgiving”! Our spiritual masters down the centuries have encouraged us to engage in a variety of prayer types: petition, contrition, praise and thanksgiving, for example. If your “gimme prayer” of petition is answered, be sure to follow it with a “much obliged prayer” of thanksgiving! Ingrates are so irksome, aren’t they?
Please take some time Thursday to gather with your fellow pilgrims on this journey of faith we walk together to give thanks to God. There will be one Mass on Thanksgiving Day, in the church, at 9:00AM. Hope to see many of you there!
Thank you also for your generosity with the St. Vincent de Paul food drive. Certainly many poor families are able to be thankful for a great festive meal on Thanksgiving Day because of you and the folks whovolunteer at St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you, again!

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
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