Grades 3 - 8
Mandatory Parent Meeting for new and returning members:
Sunday, August 25,
10:00 am or 12:00 pm
Sunday, August 25
Begins September 3
10:00 - 11:00 am
San Juan Capistrano room
- learn a new language and experience the benefits in mind and spirit
- learn Catholic prayers
- will help with conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing.
Following Living Liturgy Bible Study. No cost.
“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
- C.S. Lewis
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mk 12:31
St. Vincent De Paul is our parish’s outreach ministry to the poor, hungry, homeless, struggling and needy in our midst. Our parish conference is one of many in Ventura County, joining with nearly 400 volunteers who all combined have helped 14,000 people this past year.
Every day our on-call ministers talk and meet with individuals and families who need financial assistance and resources to have a meal or safe shelter, to pay a utility bill, rent, medical bill, or for gas. This wonderful work would not have been possible without God’s help, your generous contributions and the volunteer efforts of our Vincentians.
If you would like to learn more about making a difference in someone’s life, consider giving your time, talent or treasure to SVdP please contact Terri Korell email@example.com
Those in need should call (805) 504 · 4753. A member is on call Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Rita & Ed DaCorsi, Terri Korell and Liz Vega.
By Julius Acero
Simply follow this link to www.escrip.com and use Group Code 136559191
- Amazon Smile
Shop Amazon like normal and Amazon will donate 0.5% to our St. Vincent De Paul. Simply follow this link to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1002110
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- Ralphs Community
Follow this link to register your Ralphs card
OASIS gifts through Angel Tags Christmas Program.
One Can Makes a Difference
From a current member of the ministry:
"Being a volunteer is a blessing. It makes me aware of the blessings in my own life. Viewing the world through the eyes of the less fortunate keeps me grounded and more aware of the people around me. Our parish conference very special. The love and support we receive from our fellow Vincentians is wonderful and the service itself keeps faith in front of everything you do. Come and join us and count your blessings."
Working with patients on the oncology unit, it became evident that living in the “now” was a most important endeavor. To be present, one must make the most of their time; live their life with purpose, dignity and support; make the most of this day, rather than getting too caught up in regrets for the past or fears of the future.
But we don’t want to wait until we are sick to learn how to make “now” such an important part of our life. From the moment we are born, “now” is always what we have. The present moment is life itself.
One beautiful method of making the most of “now,” is learning to be mindful; the practice of mindfulness – a nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment.
Mindfulness, in this sense, means bringing awareness to everyday life; to daily activities such as eating, walking, or doing chores. Each of these everyday activities gives us an opportunity to be mindful. These mindful moments connect us with life’s rhythms, helping us relate more directly to our life and experience an encounter with God.
As an example, the concept of mindful eating – simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip – may be used at any time, with any meal, and regards food and its preparation as sacred. The process requires one’s willingness to shift from being on automatic pilot or scarfing down a meal, to being fully aware of the moment as you eat.
Take note of what it is like to bite into a juicy plum. Appreciate the aroma and rich taste of that freshly brewed cup of coffee. Notice the crunch of the cucumber in your salad. Revel in the burst of scent and taste as you break open the skin of an orange. Savor that square of dark chocolate melting on your tongue. The wisdom of ancient cultures shows that food has always been a tool for spiritual growth and healthy living. We are reminded to live consciously and with an awareness of how all aspects of life – from food, to actions, to spirit, to community – are connected with all of our senses.
Christian mindfulness is the practice and discipline of being aware of Christ’s presence abiding with me the moment I wake up in the morning, while I eat, as I exercise, go about my work and throughout my day. Practice the presence of Christ today by taking the time to stop, to be mindful, to fill yourself with gratitude and to hear “Be still and know that I am God.”
Ann Mulligan RN, PHN
Lessons about God, Life and a Very Special Boy - Dr. Ross Porter
Sponsored by Adult Faith Formation Team.
SEEDS (Sisters ~ Embracing ~ Enlightening ~ Daughters of Faith) is a monthly evening of spirituality for women to meet in fellowship to share the Word of God and grow in faith. Our current series is Busy Lives and Restless Souls by Becky Eldredge.
Also visit: Women's Ministry, Groups
A Caring Ministry for Returning Catholics
Gwen Ripplinger, Denise Ginty.
Photo by Julius Acero
Second Tuesday of the month
Photo by Julius Acero
Chorus Caritas in Concert
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Third Wednesday of the month
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Preschool through Grade 2
Fall Semester Begins September 21
Tuition: $25 per child/ $35 per family per semester, payable to Padre Serra Parish.
Ushers welcome us as we arrive to worship, helping us find our way around the worship space and into comfortable seats, facilitating our processions (especially at Communion), and handing out worship aids and bulletins. They also help all of us be responsible stewards by taking up the collection at the liturgy.
Contact Paul Collier
By Julius Acero
Peer Leaders Meetings
(805) 482·6417, email@example.com
Find more information and the list of support ministries that are open and offered right here at the parish at our Care & Support Ministries webpage.
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