Silence is God's language. Centering Prayer is a method of contemplative silent prayer that opens us up to experience God's presence within us. Both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship, Centering Prayer serves to enhance other prayer forms. Come and rest with God!
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Those of us who have been Catholics all our lives take the symbols and rituals of Advent for granted. But for those who are seeking to join the Church, the pre-Christmas season presents an opportunity to immerse themselves more deeply into the Catholic way of life.
They catch the spirit of joyful anticipation as they worship with us on Sundays. They are full of questions about the Advent wreath, the liturgical colors, the Parish Reconciliation Service, and the meaning of the scriptures chosen for Advent. They learn the Catholic way of preparing for Christmas by attending our parish events and participating in works of charity like Angel Tags.
The Catholic-seekers among us can be models of wonder and awe for those of us who may have become a little less enthusiastic about the season. Invite your non-Catholic Friends and relatives to attend Mass with you. It may refresh your sense of this meaningful time of year.
If you or anyone you know is interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, please contact Catherine Shadduck at (805) 482·6417 x331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fr. Patrick Mullen
Third Thursday of the month
Photography by Julius Acero
Event Hospitality & Baking
Contact: Teresa Runyon
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
A fellowship ministry where LGBTQ brothers, sisters, and their families and friends in Christ are welcome in a safe harbor to explore spirituality and share experiences, strength, and hope.
Contact: Sue Powers (805) 390-2824 or email@example.com
Sue Powers and Margaret Vesprini
Photo By Julius Acero
Aubrey Alexander or Teresa Runyon
We have partnered with VC Foster Kids' Faith in Motion program, our parish invites you to consider the following ways to support and care for children in the foster care system from birth to transitioning young adults and their families.
There are many ways to get involved. Become a:
To learn about the many ways to be involved from prayer companion to becoming a foster family and everything in between and/or to help with our first project, email Teresa Runyon or Aubrey Alexnader
Also visit: Care
(805) 482·6417, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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