We have something for everyone!
Women’s Ministry provides opportunities for women of all ages to engage in faith formation, spiritual growth, friendship and fellowship as we seek to build our faith community.
One hundred young people received Jesus in communion for the very first time last weekend! May they, and all of us, be nourished by and respond to his love. Congratulations children and families on this milestone!
May you find faith, fellowship, love and peace.
Proceeds benefit Life Centers of Ventura County.
Used clothing & household goods drive to benefit the thrift stores of St. Vincent de Paul.
A support ministry where LBGT brothers, sisters, and their families and friends in Christ are welcome and a safe harbor to explore spirituality and share experiences, strength, and hope.
Provides a variety of human services to seniors, aged 60+, supports their independence and dignity, while protecting their quality of life through friendly volunteer visits, in-home needs assessment, on-going case management and transportation assistance to medical and other appointments.
A branch of Catholic Charities, Camarillo Office: (805) 987 · 2083
Offers assistance with meals to those who are recovering from illness, accidents, injuries, and surgeries.
Also visit: Care
Prepares and serves healthy meals. It is a unique collaboration of church, temples, and clubs to serve the neediest in Ventura, serving lunch three days a week and breakfast on the weekend.
Padre Serra serves breakfast the 3rd Sunday of each month.
To help, contact:
Deacon Neil Kingsley
Helps the unemployed and underemployed focus their job search, improve resume and interview
Fr. Patrick: 482-6417 , email@example.com
Sacristan ministry is coordinated by Deacon Neil Kingsley.
Sacristans ensure that all the materials needed to celebrate liturgy are ready and in place for each celebration.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the assembly at liturgy, voice the community’s petitions in the Prayer of the Faithful, and make announcements.
Deacon Luc Papillon
(805) 482 · 6417 x412
Take Communion to the sick, hospitalized and homebound, thereby taking Christ through faith and charity, on behalf of the whole community.
Celebrating the Eucharist is central to our faith. However, due to illness or injury, many Catholics in our parish and community cannot join in the celebration.
Our desire is to stay connected with them so we have a team of volunteers, Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick, who bring Communion to convalescent, nursing, and individual homes as well as local hospitals.
If you or a loved one are sick, hospitalized and/or homebound and would like Communion brought to you, please contact the parish office or Deacon Luc Papillon.
Coordinated by Wendy Grasso, this ministry is open to additional volunteers.
Eucharistic Ministers: Serve the Body and Blood of Jesus to the community at liturgy.
Hospitality Ministers 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 help all of us be responsible stewards by taking up the collection at the liturgy. This ministry is open to new members.
About Bob Shadduck
Robert D. Shadduck is the Director of Altar Servers, a position held for 20 years. He holds a Certificate of Director of Liturgy from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and has worked as Director of Worship in two parishes. Bob has served as master of ceremonies for several bishops and directed major liturgies including Dedication of a Church, ordinations, Chrism Masses, countless Triduum liturgies, and Confirmations. He has worked with the RCIA process for over eighteen years as catechist and director of rites. Bob received both his bachelor and master degrees from Loyola University of Los Angeles. In 1999, he was bestowed the Papal Honor “Benemerenti” by Pope John Paul II, in recognition of committed service to Christ and the Church. He is also the recipient of the Ad Altare Dei award.
Bob Shadduck co-authored Guide for Servers (Español), a book in The Liturgical Ministry Series published by Liturgy Training Publications in Chicago.
A national fraternal Catholic organization founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882. 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.
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
St. Vincent De Paul (SVDP) offers confidential tangible assistance to those in need on a person to person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or through direct dollar or in-kind service. Those in need should call 805-504-4753. A member is on call Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
SVDP is a Catholic organization open to both men and women who wish to grow in their faith by serving God and their neighbor. Members are united in their efforts to conduct their ministry with compassion and confidentiality, while promoting human dignity and respect. To learn more about volunteering, contact Terri Korrell.
SVDP relies on donations to support their efforts. Ongoing simple fundraising opportunities include:
Sunday, April 15, 2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Collecting gently used clothing, books, and small household items
Note: SVDP no longer offers larger donation (i.e. furniture, appliances) pick ups in Ventura County. Please contact another local charitable organization for these donations.
June through August 2017
It's what Jesus said!
Seven themes of our Catholic Social Teaching:
For further reading and understanding of these themes, click here for a link to the US Bishops website.
LAUDATO SI: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME · Read Pope Francis' encyclical.
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