Groups


  • adorers of the blessed sacrament

    During Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Monday of the month, members of this ministry commit to being present in the basilica for a specific hour in a 24-hour period.  This commitment to be present in the basilica all day and all night assures that someone is constantly in attendance and prayer during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.


    Carla Kallen 949-493-6181
  • catholic men's fellowship

    after 7 am mass, every third sat

    PASTORAL CENTER> SECOND FLOOR> ROOM D

    We exist for the purpose of fellowship and community, providing spiritual support and friendship to one another. Hot breakfast, music and good speakers make up each meeting which concludes no later than 9:30 am. No fee is charged, but a donation basket is available to help offset the cost of breakfast.


    John Schreiner 949-929-9377

  • cornerstone catholic scripture study

    7-8:45 PM, ThursdayS sept—april

    PASTORAL CENTER> SECOND FLOOR> ROOM D

    The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study meets to pray, sing, share our lesson for the week and listen to a prepared reflection on the lesson. Our mission statement is: To build, strengthen and deepen a personal and loving relationship with God and His people through prayer and the study of God's Word.  The study for 2019-2020 will be "The Catholic Letters" from the New Testament.   Please check back in the fall. Cornerstone runs from Sept 2019 through April 2020.


    Mary Ann Strindberg, Branch Facilitator 949-240-5924

    David Bordages, Branch Facilitator  832-465-9280

  • cursillo

    Cursillo is a three-day "short course" in Catholicism which leads participants to a closer relationship to Christ. Cursillo includes conferences, celebration of the Eucharist (Mass),  Sacrament of Penance, recitation of the rosary, and visits to the Blessed Sacrament. Many who attend Cursillo feel a renewal in their faith and experience a new fervor in prayer and celebration of the sacraments.  In addition to undergoing a profound "encounter with Christ," attendees are also given specific direction and support as to how they can continue to grow their faith beyond the Cursillo weekend.


    Lillian Piper  

    Amy Jane Frater

    Missioncursillorep@gmail.com

     

  • docent society-mission san juan capistrano

    The Mission Docent Society is a volunteer group founded in 1981 that gives educational and public group tours to raise funds for the Mission. The Docent Society is comprised of individuals with a strong sense of history, an ability for remembering it, and the passion to share it with others. In order to become a docent, individuals must complete four training classes, plus one-on-one training with a docent mentor and completion of the required observations of other docent tours.


    Pat March Volunteer Program Administrator 949-234-1322

  • extraordinary ministers of holy communion

    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are lay people who are called to distribute Holy Communion during the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist (Mass).  Extraordinary Ministers may also take Holy Communion to the sick and home bound.  Requirement:  Age 25 or older and and have completed all the sacraments of initiation.   Training is provided.


    Diane Rinella,  dirinella@me.com or 949-874-7055


  • IGNITE YOUNG ADULT GROUP

    Our mission:  Igniting young adults with the love of God to grow in their relationship with Christ, deepen their connection to the Church, and empower them to live a life of faith on fire. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7-8:30 PM in the Pastoral Center Youth Room in the basement. Anyone over 21 is welcome.


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    Gia Chacon 949-278-0810


  • knights of columbus

    From our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. If you would like to be part of an international organization of nearly two million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others, we'd like to meet you and invite you to join us. 


    Jack Aubuchon Grand Knight 949-510-5382

  • lectors


    Lectors proclaim the first and second readings of scripture during Catholic mass. When the Sacred Scriptures are read in Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. The readings from the Word of God are listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy. Training is provided.  


    Rick Wittenaurer 949-632-7438  

     

  • legion of mary

    The Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic organization whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish by visitation to families of the sick and collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish.


    Mary Alice Rowan 949-347-9685

  • secular franciscan order

    9:30-11:30 AM, EVERY second SAT

    PASTORAL CENTER> SECOND FLOOR> ROOM a

    Living Gospel to Life and Life to Gospel... this is what we strive to do. Gospel to Life means we are to take the teachings of Jesus and apply them our daily life situations. We strive to demonstrate to our fellow humans what Jesus did:  to strive to bring peace and draw people to God by living the Gospel message. We must be ready to forgive, to comfort, and most of all to love. We must die to ourselves. Life to Gospel means we are to conform our life to Jesus' life. We are to love, suffer, pray, and forgive as He did. This is our way of life .


    Cyndie Dunkerson OFS 949-254-2727

  • stewardship committee of mission basilica

    We declare that we are one Parish. We are all the hands and feet of Christ in San Juan Capistrano. As such we strive to encourage all members of our community to gratefully acknowledge, accept, and develop the gifts God has given us and share them lovingly and generously with others. May we be known by our service, creating a more just parish, city, country, world.


    Rick Tysdal 949-310-3304

  • rcia parish sponsor

    An RCIA parish sponsor accompanies someone who desires to be baptized.  Duties of a parish sponsor include contacting their catechumen once a week by phone, in person, or by attending sessions on Sunday.  Sponsors pray for and with their catechumens and introduce them to the parish by getting them involved in church activities.   Requirements include a desire to help people in their journey toward a relationship with Christ and the Church.


    Eileen Smith 949-234-1354

  • Knitting and Crochet Ministry

    The purpose of this ministry is to gather in friendship and fellowship.  As women are gathered, the working hands of our group have made numerous hats, scarves, shawls and blankets.  These gifts are stitches of love to be shared to comfort those who feel alone in a time of crisis due to an illness or are in a state of homelessness.

    Meeting times:  First Wednesday of the month from 9:30AM to 11AM in the Pastoral Center, Conference Room G.


    Christina Puga 949-234-1391

  • Friendly Visitors

    A simple visit in friendship can mean so much and bring joy through the simplicity of human companionship by sharing one hour a week with a senior.  It is so easy to experience a sense of loneliness because of their isolation from others.  To demonstrate the strength of our parish community is to be present in a loving and caring way to those who are in most need of our presence.

    Meeting times:  One hour a week.  The visitation is arranged between friendly visitor and senior.


    Christina Puga 949-234-1391

  • SUNSHINE CLUB - BE THE LIGHT

    Calling youth and young adults with special needs closer to Christ.

    Together we will build a community through prayer, gospel stories, music, arts and crafts, games and fellowship while celebrating how much God loves each and every one of us.


    Contact Lynn Zupan at lynnzup@cox.net or 949-388-9043 for information on meetings.

    Follow us:  @sunshineclubmissionbasilica