Sign up your little one for a fun time at church during the 9:00am and 11:00am masses most Sundays.
Children learn so much! From the Sign of the Cross to bible stories, songs and more.
Super fun to make friends and be at church on Sundays!!
Parents love it too.
Thursdays (10-week series)
Rehearsals Thursday evenings
Auditions are held for voice placement and/or solo opportunities. For for an audition, please contact:
Liturgy & Music Minister
The Choir’s Roles/Ministries
The primary role of the choir is to support the singing of the entire assembly at the liturgy in the worship of our loving God. The choir’s secondary role is to sing choral music for the assembly, creating beauty and the opportunity for listening, rejoicing and reflection. Another minor but important role of the choir is to perform in concerts which can evangelize the community and provide an opportunity to give the gift of beauty and joy. Our ministry comes
from our call as baptized members of the Body of Christ. Another important part of our ministry is to be caring and supportive of one another. Many friendships have begun in and been deepened and strengthened by participation in the ministry of the Adult Choir.
The Adult Choir rehearsals are Thursdays, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, approximately September through June. There are occasional changes/exceptions, communicated ahead of time. In the weeks right before Christmas or Easter we may go until 9:30 PM.
On most Sundays the Adult Choir sings at the 9:00 AM liturgy. Members are expected to be in the music area by 8:30 AM to allow time for warm-up, preparation, and sound check. There are occasional changes/exceptions, communicated ahead of time. The Choir also sings for the annual parish Christmas Concert, for the liturgies of Holy Week, and for occasional other special events.
The minimum attendance expected for continuing membership in the Adult Choir is 80% of all services (rehearsals, liturgies, concerts), averaged over time. Consistent attendance is especially important at rehearsals because we rely on the cumulative effect of several rehearsals for much of the music we sing. In other words, it is not merely a case of “rehearsing this Sunday’s music on this Thursday”.
It may be helpful to think of the Choir as a team sport and the director as the coach. If a team member who plays a certain position (sings a certain voice part) is absent from a practice, then the team (the choir) will be less prepared for the game (ministry at liturgy) and the experience of the other team members will not be as positive as it should be.
Choir members are expected to make a serious commitment to this ministry and to miss only for the most serious reasons (like contagious illness).
Please let me know by e-mail
or phone call (805) 482·6417 ext.327
if you have to miss any services, as far ahead of time as possible. Also, let me know what I can do to make your experience with the Choir a positive one.
A schedule of all our services through the end of this ministry year will be provided to you. I will also send out weekly music ministry e-mails with schedule reminders, music lineups for the coming weekend and other useful information. I will make every effort to communicate clearly and as far ahead of time as possible when there are changes or exceptions to the schedule or the normal “routine”.
This small army of volunteers are the face of Jesus and his church to our young people. Our Faith Formation staff do all the work! We plan and write all the lessons, prepare all the games, crafts and other materials. We create teams of two to lead the sessions then train, mentor and guide you throughout the year. You are never alone. You
just have a great time rolling it out with your partner.
We already have 80 people returning, just need about 20 more!! Is this for you?
Also Visit: Learning
Has God become more than just a name to you? Has Jesus called you to discipleship and service?
All are invited for another Gospel centered evening of reflection and prayer as together we hope to form a gospel centered community rooted in the peace of Christ. We will explore and embrace our diversity from one another though we are made in the image and likeness of God.
Come and be refreshed as we discern our personal relationship with God and our role in the world today. Arrive early for refreshments and to get to know one another.
Mondays, November 6 to May 21
in the Serra Center
San Juan Bautista room
(805) 346 · 0669
Want to learn to become a confident communicator, speak in public and develop leadership skills?
Come check out our Toastmasters.
(805) 482 · 6417 x 322
firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa Runyon.
I am Catholic and...
~ I have been away from the church for a while.
~ I want to come home.
Fr. Patrick's presentation
Speaker: Maureen Pratt
Recordings from the May 2016 session.
10:00am - 12pm
San Fernando Room
“We gather. We pray. We write.”
(805) 389 · 1337
New members are welcome anytime to our friendly group. We explore and practice different types of writing and read our work to one another each week. Some days we do “free writing” for ten minutes on a chosen topic. Other weeks we read our prepared pieces (up to 500 words) on a designated subject. Our topics are not overtly “religious,” but give us an opportunity to express the concerns of our souls. Many consider the experience to be healing. We encourage humor and playfulness; we laugh a lot. We inform each other about writing resources, and we share equally the responsibility for the successful working of the group.
This is as much a faith sharing group as it is a writing group. We pray together. We take care of one another. Our comments on one another’s writing are constructive and honor the deep feelings that are expressed.
A yearly retreat at St. Andrew’s Abbey enables us to work more intensely on our craft. We reach out to others by reading our work to groups such as The University Series and the Padre Serra Seniors.
Our published anthology was delivered to veterans at the hospital in Los Angeles where we spent time reading and visiting with the residents. Copies of the anthology are still available for purchase ($10).
The Catechism teaches that "Christ’s grace in the Sacrament of Marriage protects the essential purposes of marriage: the good of the couple and the generation and education of children. These purposes are protected and fostered by the permanence of the marriage bond and the mutual fidelity of spouses” (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, 283).
- United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
- For Your Marriage
- Natural Family Planning
- Marriage Encounter
- Local Marriage Encounter Weekends
San Juan Capistrano Room
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