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About our Church
When did Santa Clara de Asis Catholc Church open?
Santa Clara de Asis celebrated its first Mass in the St. Clare Center at St. Francis School on July 1, 2001 with a mere 150 families. Striving to follow St. Clare's example, we strive to demonstrate good Christian conduct, serve others, live in humility, pray regularly with and for our community, develop spiritual friendship, and extend the healing power of Christ to those in need.
We currently have Masses in our San Damiano Parish Hall. We will be building our Church in the future. The plans for the church can be seen in the Hallway of our Parish Center.
I put your address into mapquest, but I am lost. How can I find your church?
Unfortunately our street is a new street and does not always properly appear on mapquest and other gps systems. If you are having trouble finding us, please put in the address for our parish school, St. Francis of Assisi School.
The address is 5330 Eastside Circle, Yorba Linda, CA 92887. Our parish will be on the right side of the road.
Do you offer religious education programs for children and teens?
Yes, we have the following programs:
Childrens Faith Formation (CFF) for children pre-school - 5th grade. This includes religious education, sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and Holy Communion, liturgy of the word and Vacation Bible School. You can Contact Sally Rodewald at 714-970-7885 for information regarding our CFF programs.
Santa Clara Youth Ministry (SCYM) offers EDGE for middle schoolers grades 6th-8th, LIFETEEN for high schoolers grades 9th-12th and AfterLIFE for young adults following high school. SCYM also provides sacramental preparation for Confirmation in 9th grade and 10th grade. If your teen has not received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion, SCYM will assist you in arranging for sacramental preparation for these Holy Sacraments as well. Just contact Greg Walgenbach at 714-970-7885 for information regarding our SCYM programs.
How do I join Santa Clara de Asis Catholic Church?
Parishioner Registration forms can be found online, in the foyer and in the office of the Parish Center.
I have a family member or friend homebound, how can I arrange for Holy Communion at home?
A Eucharistic Minister will be pleased to bring Communion to your homebound person on a weekly basis, even if they are only temporarily prevented from getting to church. Contact the Parish Office at 714-970-7885, or you may contact our Ministry Chair, Kathy Archer at 714-568-1663 and she can assist you in making arrangements.
Sacraments of the Catholic Church
I am not Catholic or if I am not able to receive Holy Communion, what do I do during Holy Communion?
We welcome all visitors to our church. If you are not Catholic or are not able to receive communion, we encourage you to come forward to one of our Eucharistic Ministers for a special blessing. Just come forward and cross your hands over your heart - a Eucharistic Minister will bless you and will use their finger to trace a cross on your forehead.
I would like my baby to be baptized, what do I need to do?
First, you must be a registered member of Santa Clara de Asis (forms are available at the parish office and online). You must register for the Baptism Preparation class, which is normally held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Conference Room. Call the office and fill out the registration form for Baptism, and have the godparents provide a sponsorship certificate from their parish. Baptisms are held on the Third Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
I would like to have my wedding at SCDA, what do I need to do?
If you are interested in having your wedding at SCDA, you need to call and make an appointment with Fr. Fred Bailey 6 months to 1 year prior to your planned date. Part of your preparation will be to meet with your Fr. Fred, and attend one of several options for Marriage Preparation programs offered throughout the Diocese.
All programs focus on issues pertinent to a couple preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony. They emphasize self-awareness as well as techniques to improve communication. Natural Family planning is strongly recommended as part of a good Marriage Preparation. Click here for additional information on the class options and schedules.