Our parish Safeguard the Children Committee serves as the eyes, ears and voice for children and the vulnerable in our community. Over the last several years, the committee has worked with the parish leadership and staff to provide a safe environment for our children, resulting in a number of improvements and the implementation of important policies. Visit Parish Safeguard the Children for more information.
For more information about the VIRTUS® programs above, please visit www.virtusonline.org
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Second Monday of the Month
Weekend December 15, 16
Fr. Patrick, Marcia Galles, Catherine Shadduck.
Photo by Julius Acero
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
Get fingerprinted and volunteer!
Live Scan fingerprinting by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is required for all adult staff and volunteers who supervise children. Call to reserve your free appointment!
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Thursday, December 20
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 not-yet-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 own 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
Sue Powers and Margaret Vesprini
Photo By Julius Acero
A fellowship and service ministry where all skill levels are welcome. No experience? That’s alright; we’ll show you. Come and learn or inspire others!
The group's projects are donated to several groups and individuals throughout the year.
Women's Ministries, Group Ministries
This is an opportunity for deep intimacy and greater connection with Jesus. During your time, you can pray, be silent or engage in spiritual reading.
This devotional prayer practice allows us to praise and adore Jesus, and also for our gracious Lord to reach out and adore us.
Come for 10, 20, 30 minutes or any amount of time, for quiet prayer before our Lord Jesus.
To commit to one hour, contact
Also visit: Prayer
Offers support to those who are caring for an aging parent, relative, or spouse.
A Catholic Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parent
Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life
Kenneth C. Haugk
Also visit: Care
A Caregiver's Prayer
Lord Jesus, who from the cross gave the care of your Mother to St. John, help us to realize that you have blessed us too with the care of someone in our family. Help us to be your gentle hands and loving compassion on earth.
Father in heaven, you know my heart, calm my anxieties. Pour out your grace and mercy in my life like a healing balm. Lighten my burden, answer my prayer, and give me the strength to do what so often seems impossible.
Spirit of life, remind me to breath - give me a quiet place to rest when I need it and breathe in me your loving peace. Remain my constant companion through this journey. And, when it is time for me to let go, help me remember that my dear one is leaving my loving embrace for yours.
Left to right: Lisa Barra (Cherubs), Patricia Sentianin (Caritas Caregivers).
Photo by Julius Acero
Fourth Tuesday of the month
Santa Barbara Room
Lou Ann Paolella
(805) 551 · 8014
We gather. We pray. We write.
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.
Also visit: Adults
A Spiritual and Life-Transforming Journey
Sunday, November 11
A New Look at Male and Female Spirituality
Fr. Jim Clarke and Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC.
Spirituality is a broad subject area that has rightfully garnered much publicity in recent years. Men and women approach this field of study and practice differently.
In this workshop Fr. Jim and Sr. Kathy will unpack the differences through stories, analogies, images and humor. Come and join the fun and expand your own repertoire of spiritual practices!
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
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