It is our pleasure to welcome you to St. Philip Benizi Catholic Community.
Parish Mission Statement
We, the Catholic Community of St. Philip Benizi, enriched by our cultural diversity, recognize, accept, and respond to the call to live the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ. We are nourished through Word and Sacrament, energized through participation in various ministries and social gatherings, and compassionately serve our brothers and sisters in need.
DECLARACIÓN DE LA MISIÓN PARROQUIAL
Nosotros, la Comunidad Católica de San Felipe Benizi, enriquecidos por nuestra diversidad cultural, reconocemos, aceptamos, y respondemos al llamado para vivir el Mensaje Evangélico de Nuestro Señor Je- sucristo. Nos alimentamos con la Palabra de Dios y los sacramentos, nos energizamos a través de la participa- ción en diversos ministerios y reuniones sociales, y con compasión servimos a nuestros hermanos y hermanas en necesidad.
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In December 1957, negotiations were arranged between the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (the Diocese of Orange did not exist until 1976) and the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) for the opening of a new parish in Fullerton. The new parish was formed from parts of St. Mary's, St. Boniface, and St. Pius V and in January 1958, Fr. Manettus L. Ortmann, O.S.M. was named pastor of St. Philip Benizi.
The community is ethnically diverse with trilingual liturgies on Sundays and Holy Days. The scriptures and music are proclaimed in English, Indonesian and Spanish. During the annual Fiesta and other events throughout the year, the food and music from the Philippines, Indonesia and Mexico are presented as well as the ever popular American barbecue and desserts. Since the first day in 1958, the community of St. Philip Benizi has grown to over 2,500 families.
Jesus said: " Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind... and love your neighbor as yourself." Our mission is to live Jesus command in community.
Now Available: Electronic Giving! St. Philip Benizi is pleased to announce a convenient new way to make your regular offerings. With our new electronic giving program, you can easily set up a recurring giving schedule or make one-time contributions. We encourage you to set up a schedule of recurring contributions. It’s convenient for you and provides much-needed consistency for our church. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, our church will continue to receive your contributions on an uninterrupted basis.