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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 4, 2018

We just celebrated All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. On the former we rejoiced with those already enjoying the bliss of the Lord’s presence in glory. On the latter we prayed for those on the last leg of their pilgrimage of faith as God finishes up through a “purgation” whatever there still was at death that made them incapable of a pure act of love. Understood correctly, it is a most compassionate teaching based on the Catholic belief that the Lord truly wills the eternal salvation of EVERYONE!  Personally, based on a thought of Pope Benedict XVI in his encyclical on hope, I believe it is part of the death process. There is, after all, no time with God. Indulgences of “500 days” or whatever often were misunderstood as 500 days off of their “purgatory sentence”. Really it meant that whatever prayer or action that was granted the indulgence was the equivalent of 500 days of prayer and penance. 

WRAP Week (White Ribbon Against Pornography) began last Sunday and is a national campaign sponsored by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and locally sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Contact information: public@ncose.com or 202-393-7245. Pornography is a very serious addiction for some people. Science is beginning to uncover more clearly the effect it has upon the human brain. It creates unrealistic expectations and can be very harmful to marriages. Small posters are on the bulletin board in the vestibule of the church. They have provided the following prayer, which references a white ribbon one could wear—this white ribbon is a visible reminder to be chaste, and to pray for purity for ourselves and for our children.  

“Oh God, we pledge our allegiance to you during this time of abuse in the Church to remain pure. We recognize our calling to be holy as our Heavenly Father is Holy, and that Jesus himself reminds us that the ‘pure of heart shall see God’ (1Peter 1:16, Mt. 5:8). Give us the grace to be able to fulfil this obligation. May Mary, the mother of purity, intercede for us as we practice this pledge. Amen.” 


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)

Saturday
5:00 PM (Vigil Mass)

Sunday
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)

Sunday
10:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday by Request Before & After Mass

Address
13845 Johnson Road, Lake Hughes, CA 93532 

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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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