Welcome, Fr. Emmanuel Bassey
Our community is blessed with the arrival of Fr. Emmanuel Bassey. With pleasure we welcome him to St. Joseph the Worker. Ordained December 30, 2014, he is a priest of the Archdiocese of Calabar, Nigeria. He was born in Calabar and received his primary and secondary education there.
Fr. Emmanuel attended St. Joseph Major Seminary, Diocese of Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology issued by the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Uyo, Nigeria, and a Licentiate in Biblical Theology from the University of Navarra, Spain.
Since ordination, he has served in a variety of roles, including parish assignments, seminary instructor, Secretary to the Archbishop of Calabar, Confessor, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, and Collaborator, Archdiocese of Pamplona and Tudela, Spain.
Fr. Emmanuel is the author of several research articles and The Eucharist: Source and Strength of Our Christian Journey (2014) and Marriage Preparations and Counselling (2016).
As his maxim, Fr. Emmanuel believes that “we are only but instruments in the hands of God.”
Parish Family Day at
A Good Time for All!
Saturday, July 6, was Parish Family Day at Magic Mountain, hosted by our Youth Ministry. Discounted park tickets and an all-you-can eat lunch buffet were among the main attractions. Parish families, neighbors, and youth from our parish and community enjoyed a great day. Thank you to JP Fernandez, Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Confirmation, and his team for coming up with a great idea and for making the arrangements for a great day at Magic Mountain.
Teen Confirmation 2019-2020
Register Now! Space Is Limited!
• Open to teens 8th through 12th grade
• A two-year process
• Expand your knowledge of the Catholic faith
• Learn how to serve God as an active disciple of Jesus Christ
• Grow in your personal relationship with God
Pick up registration forms at the Parish Center. Deliver completed forms, required documents, and applicable fees to the Parish Center.
For more about Confirmation, visit the Teen Confirmation page.
Youth Ministry/Confirmation Coordinator
818.341.6634, ext. 1018
Religious Education Program Welcomes You!
Registration (2019-2020) for New Families Now Open!
A child’s journey of faith begins in the home. The Religious Education program assists parents with the sacred responsibility to educate their children in the Catholic faith. Our religious education team is dedicated to being a partner in your family’s faith formation and to sharing the Gospel message of Jesus with all the children and families of our parish.
For class schedule, fees, and more information, visit the Religious Education page.
Pick up a registration packet in the Parish Center. Return the completed forms, required documents, and applicable fees to the Parish Center.
Vacation Bible Camp 2019
Children Ages 4-12
July 29 – August 2 (Monday-Friday)
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Conference Center Hall
Get ready for an African adventure! We will go on safari with “ROAR! Life Is Wild, God Is Good!” Children will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a faith that powers them through this wild life.
For details and how to register, click here.