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“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
- C.S. Lewis
Lessons about God, Life and a Very Special Boy - Dr. Ross Porter
Sponsored by Adult Faith Formation Team.
A Caring Ministry for Returning Catholics
Gwen Ripplinger, Denise Ginty.
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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
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(805) 482·6417, email@example.com
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.
Sunday, September 29
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
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.
Deacon Luc Papillon
(805) 482 · 6417 x412
Linda Lowe and Deacon Luc Papillon.
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We accompany active duty members, reserve military members and your families for as long as you’re here. Our ministers will welcome you, help you connect with the parish and ministries, discern any particular needs, support your family while you’re here or deployed, and be of assistance in any way possible.
If you’re an active or reserve member of any branch of the military, we’d love to meet you and your family.
Contact Dave Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit: Adults
GMC(SW) David P. Gutierrez, USN Retired and
HMC(FMF/SW/AW) Victor P. Maxion III, USN Retired
Offers assistance with meals to those who are recovering from illness, accidents, injuries, and surgeries.
An adult education series in Lent
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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
Third Thursday of the month
7:00 - 9:00 pm
San Fernando Room
Bimonthly Team Meeting
Our team works towards making Catholic social justice permeate the life of the parish, with local and global foci on the needs of the vulnerable and the excluded. We provide learning and growing opportunities for parishioners to fully live out Catholic social teaching and to see the face of Jesus through actions such as: feeding, clothing, and housing the poor visiting prisoners caring for life at every stage changing systems that are unjust. All are welcome!
See also: PAX Christi, CROP Walk, Just Faith
Due to the holiday, our regular first Thursday meeting on July 4 will be moved to July 11. See you July 11 and July 18.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”
– Matthew 5:4
Offers loving, caring support to those who have lost a loved one.
Summer Bible Study
This is a fairly new ministry at Padre Serra, but one that will inevitably grow and deepen.
We are looking for people to help “mix” sound at Mass and at some Serra Center events, but this will likely expand to other responsibilities sooner rather than later. Training will be provided.
If you’re interested, please contact Bill Giles at email@example.com who is coordinating this exciting ministry.
Also visit: Giving, Music
Behind The Scenes
Funeral & Memorial Announcements
Holy Day Of Obligation
Message Of The Week
St. John’s Seminary