Men’s Ministry: Tony Likovich, Dave McCormick, Lee Pasaraba. Knights of Columbus: Paul Collier, Steven Loeffler.
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This Catholic fraternal organization founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882 has served the Church and its parishes and communities for 130 years! Today it is the world's largest Catholic men's organization dedicated to upholding the teachings of the Catholic Church, helping people in need and fostering a bond between members.
As a Knight, men 18+ have the opportunity to strengthen our parish, give back to the community, and grow in faith. Joining our local council doesn’t mean sacrificing quality time with your family; volunteering an hour here or there with your family can make a real difference.
Our local Knights of Columbus Council #5272 is made up of men from Padre Serra and St. Mary Magdalen parishes. They coordinate and carry out fundraising and social events to support a variety of charitable causes and Catholic education.
For more information about the Knights, please visit Council 5272's website.
Also visit: Groups, Clergy Religious Appreciation Dinner, Fifth Sunday Rosary
The weekly collection, every week at each parish, belongs to the parishioners, not the pastor. Every pastor who is doing his job has to be very serious about how that money is spent. It has to be for the parishioners’ welfare. I am happy to say that, while I’m convinced we need to save more for future capital needs (painting, roofs, plumbing, etc.), the parish has always paid its debts in a very timely way, and that is due to your generosity. I thank you!
So many pastors and parishes cannot say the same. In fact, sixty-five parishes rely on outside assistance to pay for their ordinary operations. An additional sixty-three schools also struggle financially. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be choosing between the ministries and activities to support, and which ones to let go, because there just isn’t enough…but there are many pastors who have to make those kinds of decisions every week.
Back when I was teaching full-time in the seminary, I travelled quite a bit, throughout the United States, giving continuing education talks on the Scriptures to many groups of priests. One of the things that I discovered is that many dioceses throughout the nation have big campaigns, like Together in Mission, but almost all of them aren’t for the poor parishes, but for the support of the chancery offices. I applaud the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for having a collection strictly for assisting our poor parishes. Let’s have it clear in our minds, these are our parishes. We belong to each other and share a common mission to bring people to an experience of Jesus and to become His disciples.
The Together in Mission collection enables the parishes and schools it helps to fix or replace roofs, paint walls, and upgrade electrical systems. It buys school textbooks and classroom technology. It keeps the lights on and pays for employee insurance. It helps parishes with their ministry and education programs. It pays essential salaries. It provides security at Catholic schools in tough neighborhoods to keep children safe.
The cause is just and the need is great. There is a careful distribution of the money raised, and prudent monitoring. In essence, it is money well spent. I can’t encourage you enough, please be supportive of this collection. You have done so much to ease my mind of great financial struggle. Can we do the same for others?
Also visit: Together in Mission - Our Story is Hope
Third Thursday of the month
Sunday, February 24
Peer Leaders Training
Through volunteer efforts and generous donations, Many Meals provides free home-cooked meals twice a week to the under served and homeless in Camarillo.
Meals are served twice a week
Shamrock Sponsor $500
Put your company name or personal message on a tee sign. Sign will be displayed around putting green as golfers arrive then moved to a hole for the rest of the day.
For your kind donation and support of our tournament you will receive:
For more information please contact:
Paul Collier, email@example.com
Mark Milner, firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain your Tee Sign please contact Pam Kingsley, email@example.com or Get Your Sponsor Online Here!
Fairways to Heaven is a wonderful day of golf, fun, food and friends… all supporting Padre Serra Parish!
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We are the Catholic Christian men of Padre Serra Parish who witness to the potential of God's presence in our fellow men parishioners. We are involved in our liturgical celebrations and enriched in the life of our parish. We serve the needs of one another, our families, the community and those in need.
If you are interested in becoming involved and wish to be on our mailing list please contact us.
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Men’s Ministry: Tony Likovich, Dave McCormick, Lee Pasaraba.
Photo by Julius Acero
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10:00 - 11:00 am
San Juan Capistrano room
- learn to communicate practically with friends, neighbors, and people in our community
- learn a new language and experience the benefits in mind and spirit
- learn Catholic prayers
Do you speak Spanish and would like to help others learn too? Come be a part of this community!
No cost. Questions:
Patricia Guzman (805) 827·5903, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Avallone (818) 917·2797, email@example.com
Friday, February 15
Children 12 and under.
Includes dinner and activities.
Plus $1.00 online transaction fee.
Thank You From VC Youth Correctional Facility
The newly hired Catholic chaplain Maria Santana was amazed to receive $2,900 in gifts card from our Angel Tag program. Your generosity enabled the chaplain and team to provide Christmas cheer for the youth at the correctional facility here in Camarillo and for upcoming sacramental and seasonal celebrations. Thank you!
Thanks to all who participated in Angel Tags!
This year over 1,100 children and adults at RAIN, OASIS, Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility, St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, San Salvador Mission in Piru, and Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama will have a special Christmas!
Also visit: Outreach
God knows you by name; so let’s get to know one another by name.
If you would like a Padre Serra Parish name badge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the parish office. They are $10 ; payable upon pick up.
This weekend’s mass readings are of course rich with meaning. They also have a pattern of contrasts and juxtapositions, in a sort of mirror image between the first reading from the prophet Jeremiah and the Gospel which is Luke’s account of the Sermon on the Mount.
Jeremiah was a true prophet of God and he was horribly treated – remember the passage about his being cast into a muddy pit because the king didn’t like the prophecies he was making? Jesus Christ was a true prophet and we know he was horribly treated: scorn, torture and cruel execution.
This can all be a little unsettling for those of us who have comforts in this life: enough to eat, adequate clothing and shelter, gainful employment, the love of families and friends.
But our second reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has juxtapositions of its own and reaffirms the truth about Jesus to which we cling – that he was not only a true prophet, but the Son of God, risen from the dead:
If for this life only we have hope in Christ, we are the most pitiable people of all.
Now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Auction Items Needed!
If you own a business, please consider donating goods or services. If you work at a business, please ask your employer. If you would like to donate gift cards to restaurants or movies, tickets to plays, concerts or sporting events or vacation homes or timeshares please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate funds to cover the cost of certain expenses for the tournament or dinner, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and blessings for being a part of this effort to support Youth Ministry!
Fairways to Heaven event:
St. Mary Magdalen students develop their faith on a daily basis. They enjoy daily religion class, weekly Mass and a wide variety of extracurricular activities including football, basketball, volleyball, softball, and track teams. After school clubs also include Art Club, Bricks 4 Kidz, Soccer Club, STEM Club, and Chess Club.
TK through 8th grade applications are available on the school website at www.smmschool.net. Parents are also encouraged to call the school for a personal tour with the principal (805) 482·2611.
St. Mary Magdalen students put their faith into action by contributing hundreds of service hours to community organizations such as Many Meals, Operation Christmas Child, Get on the Bus, and Life Centers of Ventura County. For more information or to contribute, contact email@example.com
A Caring Ministry for Returning Catholics
Gwen Ripplinger, Denise Ginty.
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Consider these additional ways to fast this Lent:
Also visit: Lent
- Observed Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
- Applies to all persons ages 18 to 59
- One full meatless meal per day and two small meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength but do not equal a full meal
- Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, are permitted
- If health or ability to work is affected, fasting is not recommended
- Private, self-imposed observance of fasting on Lenten weekdays is encouraged
- Parents should ensure that children who are not bound by the laws of fasting and abstinence are taught an authentic sense of penance, conversion, and reconciliation
- Fr. Patrick offers additional ways to fast. Learn more Lenten Fasting
- Catholics are obliged and encouraged to confess sacramentally all serious sins not previously acknowledged in individual confession.
- Opportunities for reconciliation:
- Saturdays 3:45 - 4:45 pm
- Our Community Lenten Reconciliation Service will also have at least 12 loving priests to hear individual confessions. Please bring a can of food for the food pantry.
Liturgy and Devotions
- Catholics are encouraged to participate in the Eucharistic liturgy during Lent
- Devotions such as Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and other traditional practices – including increased prayer, Scripture and spiritual reading, alms, personal discipline, increased care and service to the sick and needy – are also recommended.
- All initiated Catholics are to receive Communion at least once a year and during the Lent and Easter seasons: first Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday unless it is fulfilled at some other time of the year.
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