About The Fiesta

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Get in the spirit at the 2017 St. Finbar Fiesta, slated for May 5-7. The Fiesta has become the place to get together and celebrate for many in and around Burbank, Calif. In addition, it provides crucial financial support for the efforts of our parish and school.

Year after year, people of all ages come for the fantastic food and games… and stay for the good times. It has become our biggest community event and fundraiser. This year’s Fiesta theme, “We’ve Got Spirit,” is meant to be a celebration of God’s gift of the Holy Spirit as we strive to meet the needs of the many new families joining our community and provide initiatives relevant to Catholic Christians in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, according to organizers.

The net proceeds will support programs such as fine arts classes open to all children in Burbank, and enrichment programs for students in robotics, coding and digital production. We are also expanding our adult education initiatives to provide more frequent Catholic education sessions for people interested in learning more about our faith and deepen their spirituality.

“Your support of Fiesta 2017 through the purchase of Opportunity Drawing tickets, participation in our 3-day event, a booth sponsorship and the purchase of commemorative T-shirts will assist in providing us with the resources to be the model Catholic faith community of tomorrow living its mission in fullness today,” says Pastor Fr. Francis Mendoza. “Preparing our children for the future, offering educational opportunities for adults today, and providing for the needs of our growing number of families is demonstrating ‘We’ve Got Spirit’ and a willingness to glimpse our future while living the richness of our Catholic faith today.”

St. Finbar Catholic Church is a dynamic and faith-filled parish serving Burbank and the surrounding area. The church, led by Pastor Fr. Francis Mendoza, is located on the corner of Olive Avenue and Keystone Street. The parish, which happily celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013, provides numerous ways for people to share their time and talents including an amazing music department, vibrant faith formation opportunities, youth and young-adult ministries, strong Spanish and Vietnamese communities, and more. For more information, please visit

St. Finbar Catholic School, a WCEA / WASC accredited school, has been serving the Catholic community of the Burbank and Glendale area since 1945. The school offers Early Fives, Kindergarten, and Grades One through Eight. In addition to the challenging academic standards of the Catholic curriculum, the school provides music, French, Spanish, physical education, computers, science lab, art and an elective period for the junior high. Extracurricular activities include a full athletic program, student council, youth ministry, liturgical choir, newspaper, and yearbook. For more information, please visit