St. John of God Parish


[13819 S. Pioneer Boulevard, nORWALK, CA 90650]

February 2017


                                              Fresh from the Oven
Rev. Pius  Pareja, MMHC
                               SERMON ON THE MOUNT:

                                        A program of Christian living for everyone

I remembered an old story of a zealous Christian who wanted to convert a friend to the faith. In order to win his friend, this zealous Christian gave a “moving” catechetical instruction. When I say moving, I really mean they were walking or traveling from one place to the other that the friend might visually and audibly understand the lessons. During one of the “moving” catechism, they entered the church to lead the would-be convert to understand the meaning of the church, its liturgy and sacrament. His friend, who saw for the first time the inside part of the church, asked him about the man who is crucified on the cross looming above the altar. The zealous Christian started to animatedly explain the life of the man on the cross. He concluded that it is Jesus that they as Christians are imitating. His friend started to move out of the Church to the horror of the zealous Christian. The Christian ran after his friend and inquired why he was hurrying out. His friend simply said, “If he is the one you are imitating, then I can just imagine what is demanded of his followers. I think I am not yet ready to take the challenge.”

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"We, the people of St. John of God Parish, strive to be a community of Faith, Hope and Love. By recognizing our Baptismal call, we are committed to follow in faith the teaching of Jesus Christ, by uniting our community through Evangelization, Education, Service and Worship."


Readings for the Week of February 26, 2017


First Reading Isaiah 49:14-15.
God will never forget you .

Psalm Psalm 62
Rest in God alone, my soul.

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Make no judgments; the Lord will judge.

Gospel Matthew 6:24-34
God feeds the bird and clothes the flowers. Do not be
anxious; God knows all your needs.

Our Address

13819 Pioneer Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650, USA

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email address:

facebook page: St. John of God Catholic Church, Norwalk

pastoral team

current events -

Sunday English Masses:
6:30am, 9:45,11:15 & 5:00pm

Sunday Spanish Masses:
8:00am, 12:45pm & 7:00pm

Holy Day Masses:
Holy Day of Obligation: Vigil 5:00pm
Holy Day: 7:30am, 9am, 5pm &
7:00pm (Spanish)

Daily Masses:
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30am & 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm (Spanish)

Friday: 8:00am

Saturday 7:30am & 5pm (Vigil Mass)

Tagalog Mass:

Every 4th Saturday at 7:00pm

Friday: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 3:30 - 5:00 pm &
​ 6:00 - 7:00 pm
(Or by appointments during weekdays) 

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
All Day & All Night First Friday 8:00 am to Saturday 7:30 am.  

Adoracion al Santisimo Cada Primer Viernes 8:00 am asta el Sabado 7:30 am

MASS & confession Schedules

Monday-Friday 9:00am 5:00pm

Lunch Break: 12:00nn - 1:00pm

Receptionist Only

Monday - Friday: 5:00 - 9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm 

parish office hours

Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross 
​Pastoral Team

Rev. Raymond Vicente Ma. Decipeda, MMHC: Pastor
Rev. Pius Noel Ma. Pareja, MMHC: Associate


​Dcn. Rene Garcia Dcn. Salvador Ramirez
Dcn. Frank Gonzalez

Parish Staff
Aleida Alvarez: Parish Administrator
Erika Espinoza: Administrative Secretary
Elizabeth Mendez: Principal

Alejandro Velasquez: Director of Religious Ed.

Carolann Doyal: Confirmation Coordinator & Youth Ministry
​Ana Maria Guzman: Liturgy Director