A Catholic devotion is a willingness and desire to dedicate oneself to serve God; either in terms of prayers or in terms of a set of acts such as the adoration of God or the veneration of the saints or the Virgin Mary. For more information about our devotions, please contact the Parish Office at 714-842-3000 or send an email to:
The word Rosary means “Crown of Roses”. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation.With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of light, joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It’s a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It’s a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us.
The Miraculous Medal was given to us by Our Lady to remind us of Her love and protection. When she appeared to Sister Catherine Laboure in Paris on November 27, 1830, Our Lady told Sister Catherine, “Have a medal struck on this model. All who wear it will receive great graces.”
On the front of the medal appears Our Lady with Her hands outstretched. The words, “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee”, encircles Her image. On the reverse side, the capital letter M appears with a bar surmounted by a cross, like this: . Under these is the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Twelve stars frame the images on this side of the medal.
Suspended due to COVID-19
First Friday of the Month at 8 pm
Holy Mass on Friday is devoted to the Sacred Heart and to the Precious Blood of Jesus. Due in part to the promise revealed by Christ to St. Margaret Mary, attending Mass on the First Friday of the month is popular among many Catholics, even if they are unable to attend daily mass regularly throughout the week. Reception of the Holy Eucharist on such Fridays was popular even in years when frequent Communion was not. Fridays, particularly the first Friday of the month, are the popular day in many parishes for the Blessed Sacrament to be taken to the sick and homebound.
Suspended due to COVID-19
First Saturday of the month, after the 8:30 AM Mass from 9 AM – 10 AM
The intercession of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is very powerful. Her maternal prayers for us are the prayers of one closest to Jesus, since she is His Mother. In this devotion, we approach Mary also as our Mother who cares for us and desires what is best for us, especially eternal life in heaven. For this reason, we turn to her on First Saturdays to ask for her prayers for us “now and at the hour of our death.”
Monday 9:00 am until Thursday 6:00 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament means the Eucharistic Body of Christ is visible for adoration, rather than simply being adored while in the Tabernacle. Members commit to praying for at least one hour per week before the Blessed Sacrament in the parish Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Under the current Covid-19 guidelines all adorers must be registered; you may register online here. For information about Eucharistic Adoration contact Tim Waterhouse at 714.875.3643 or Steve Lovison at 714-943-1038 or .