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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...


Over the centuries, the Church has demonstrated a wonderful ability to adopt a culture’s favorite symbols and customs and assign them new meaning. Easter eggs have a very ancient pedigree: nature’s perfect package, emblem of new life, dyed and decorated and given as gifts in ancient Egypt, Rome, China, and Persia. Just as the long hard winter is over, the egg bursts with promise of life and nourishment. Long ago, Christians came to see the egg not as a symbol of spring’s rebirth, but of ours, and as a sign of Christ’s tomb. A Polish legend says that Mary, in compassion for the soldiers at the cross, gave them eggs, but that her tears stained their shells with brilliant color. Legends have their origin in tales told around a hearth, but they often contain a profound truth. The idea of Mary, the first Christian, engaged in a merciful act of forgiveness and tenderness even in the shadow of the cross, describes the age‐old wish that Christ “Easter in us.”

Pastor's Corner
April 21, 2019

Christ is risen, Christ is truly risen! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! I don’t know about you, but I really need the joy of Easter in my life this year! I’ll spare you the details until I write my memoirs after I retire, but a combination of factors beyond my control have made this the worst year in my life since 1985-1986. Thank you for your ongoing presence and support in the parish! You are great people and the parish is a healthy Catholic faith community. It is a pleasure to be your pastor!

My classmate, Msgr. Richard Antall, told me of a distinction made by the new Bishop of Cleveland between a volunteer and a disciple. A volunteer serves when convenient and has no qualms about not showing up or calling off at the last minute. A disciple is committed thoroughly. A promise made is a promise kept. Just failing to show up to serve without having found a replacement or informed the one depending on the help is not in the disciple’s bag of tricks. The Church needs disciples, not volunteers! So I’m renaming our annual appreciation dinner to Disciples’ Appreciation Dinner. Most of what you do for the parish is freely done, out of love for the Lord and the parish. So anyone who helps in any way to make this parish run, is invited to dinner on Wednesday, May 15th, at 5:00 in St. Serra Hall. This year is especially dedicated to St. Leonard Murialdo, our Founder, and this annual expression of appreciation will again have a prayer focus on St. Leonard

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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Catholic Faith Community committed to moving forward always in service to the Kingdom of God: attentive to the Word, to Sacrament, to Service, and to Faith Formation.






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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 

Office Hours

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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