Saturday, November 2
Transitional Kindergarten – Eighth Grade
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A Landmark of Faith, Character, and Academic Excellence.
As you may know, we have great plans for the future of our parish campus. In our vision, we have plans to build both a new youth center and choir room with offices for youth ministry and music and liturgy. It is quite a big dream, but I am confident that with your help, we can achieve it.
As the person who facilitates both our high school Confirmation session and our weekly youth group, I can tell you that there is definitely a need for a dedicated space for our youth and young adults at the parish.
It is not uncommon for each year of our Confirmation process to have 130-140 teens and leaders in attendance. Before each session, all people involved in the program gather for lunch in the San Juan Capistrano rooms. These rooms are unable to fit the number of people that are involved. Because of the lack of space, we potentially miss out on various evangelistic opportunities and it adds an obstacle for community building for those who need it.
A dedicated youth space is also desired so we can create a more effective home-away-from-home for our teens and young adults. Many of our teens love to spend time at their parish, but they find it difficult because the only dedicated space is quite small. There are times where we have dozens of people cramming into a leisure space that can comfortably fit 46 people.
To create a comfortable space for the youth and young adults of the parish would only increase the opportunities for our young people to encounter Jesus and to be disciples.
Of course, none of this can happen without the help from all of you. Because of this, I want to invite you to contribute in any way that you can. Through Called to Renew we are given an opportunity to contribute to this necessary cause.
Thank you so much for your willingness to contribute and I am looking forward to experiencing this great renewal with all of you!
Youth and Young Adult Minister
When a member of Christ’s body dies, the faithful are called to a ministry of bereavement for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Christian consolation is rooted in the hope that comes from our faith in the saving death and resurrection of Jesus.
The ministry’s goal is that the bereaved feel and understand our parish’s authentic concern and receive our genuine support. Our role is not to “heal” or to help someone “get over” their loss but rather to accompany them on their journey of grief, to help them mourn, and most importantly, to listen.
We do this through several contact points by phone call or cards from a Bereavement Minister: at the time of the funeral, 1-2 months after the death, and other times in the first year of grief.
A Bereavement Minister is a good listener, confidential, non-judgmental, compassionate, patient, and has a genuine concern for others.
To learn more about this ministry, contact:
Marlyee Hrabovsky, email@example.com
Betty Bright Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a God who knows how to weep, who weeps with us; he is also a Father who waits to console us, because he knows our suffering and has prepared for us a different future. – Pope Francis
See also: Bereavement Support Group, Funerals, Funerals & Memorials
Photography by Julius Acero
1936 - 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Padre Serra Parish
5205 Upland Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Padre Serra Parish
5205 Upland Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Santa Clara Cemetery
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
On June 13, 2018 we celebrated the third anniversary of the start of our devotion.
If you’re like me, you occasionally catch yourself in your own self-centeredness and remember (for a moment,
anyway) that to be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to care for and to serve others.
Today’s gospel story is of the rich man who dined sumptuously each day while the poor man Lazarus (not the same Lazarus that Jesus raises from the dead in the gospel of John) languishes at his door. Lazarus is quite literally dying for scraps from the rich man’s table, and suffering the indignity of dogs licking his sores.
In the first reading, the prophet Amos warns “Woe to the complacent ... they shall be the first to go into exile, and their wanton revelry shall be done away with.” It’s a little unsettling, isn’t it? And so is the fate of the rich man who ends up in torment in the netherworld.
In today’s responsorial psalm we sing that the LORD:
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So, when we are roused from our complacency and see the suffering of others around us, it is up to us to act, to care, to share. St. Paul says to Timothy in today’s second reading “I charge you before God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus ... to keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The commandment to which Paul refers could be the Great Commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself.
Someone once said that the Word of God doesn’t just comfort the afflicted, it also afflicts the comfortable. I think this is one of those Sundays. Kyrie eleison!
Music and Liturgy Minister
Preschool through Grade 2
- Help develop language and reasoning skills
- Help enhance memorization skills
- Help increase coordination and strengthen motor skills
- Help develop pattern recognition
- Increase relationships and social interactions with children and adults
- Provide children with a healthy way to express emotions
- Help develop good listening skills, so important for academic achievement.
Boys and girls grades five and up and high school teens.
Begins Sunday, January 12
With the holidays fast approaching, you are invited to continue sharing your blessings with needy families in our community.
The commitment is to purchase a gift for each family member from a list of gift ideas/needs from the families.
Questions or to participate: Marylee Hrabovsky (805) 504·4753. Thank you!
Also visit: St. Vincent de Paul, Groups, Outreach
An adult education series in Lent
Once a year the men of our parish join with other Catholic men from around the diocese for a weekend silent retreat at the Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, materdolorosa.org
Read more about this year's theme God is Doing Something New in Us: Exploring Paths of Deepening Faith
The setup for Mass can be complicated. Chalices and ciboria (the plates for the Hosts) need to be prepared for both priests and eucharistic ministers, along with their linens (we call them “purificators”). Before each Mass, a check is made of the number of consecrated Hosts in the tabernacle so that the approximate number for the next liturgy can be prepared in the right vessels.
Seat covers, reserving seats for deacons, altar servers and visiting priests, need to be on the required chairs in the assembly well before the early birds arrive. Linens for the altar need to be in place, as well as the Roman Missal, tabbed correctly for the particular prayers set aside for the day.
The sacristan keeps an eye out on the sign-in sheet for eucharistic ministers and lectors, to ensure that backups are recruited if the assigned ministers are unable to attend.
During the liturgy, the sacristans keep careful eye on the altar servers, especially when their leader, Bob Shadduck, is not present. The servers are very well trained, and beautifully willing, but they are children, and profit from encouragement and oversight.
Once the liturgy begins, if anything goes sideways, often enough, the sacristans have observed it and are half way to solving the problem before I even detect it!
During the Our Father, the sacristans go to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, to bring the ciborium from the tabernacle, placing it on the altar during the Lamb of God, and distributing the Hosts into the plates used by the ministers. On rare occasions, they step in to take the place of a eucharistic minister. Every now and then, in ways we can never predict, far more people show up than normal, and sacristans step up to make sure that all the stations have as many Hosts as they need.
As communion draws to a close, and the liturgy finishes, it is so very important that the vessels from Mass be cleansed in a conscientious and reverent way, which the sacristans do with great care. They then leave careful notes for the sacristan for the next liturgy to help them in the next setup.
Sacristans come very early to the liturgy, and don’t leave until most everyone has long departed. They bring me a real peace of mind, allowing me, both before and after the liturgy, to greet you all on your way through the doors. I learned long ago to trust their expertise and competence. How, ever, would I thank these people enough?
Fr. Patrick Pastor
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