Padre Serra is hosting the following sessions:
In the gospel of the first Sunday of Lent (February 18), after 40 days in the desert, Jesus proclaimed, “Repent, and believe in the gospel.” This evening we will pray, reflect and share the possibilities for our own 40-day retreat. What do Jesus’ words really mean for us this Lent?
All are invited!
April 29, 2018
If you are an inactive Catholic or attend Mass infrequently you might consider Landings.
We are a group of “recycled” Catholics who, for different reasons, were away from or had issues with the church and came back to regular attendance and active participation.
We share our faith journeys and want to hear your stories. We also discuss contemporary Catholic themes and have resources available for questions about the Catholic Faith and the Church.
We invite you to come and explore the possibilities!
I am Catholic and...Information:
or call Teresa Runyon
(805) 482 · 6417
Also visit: Adults Faith Formation
10:00am to 12:00pm
Overview of Catholic teaching on the end of life and care options
Advance Health Care Directives and POLST
What to do when a death occurs: mortuaries and Catholic funeral options
8:30 - 9:30am
San Juan Capistrano Room
Also Visit: Adults
San Juan Bautista room
Come check out our Toastmasters anytime or visit our website
Email Janis Benn or call (805) 407-3340
2:00 -3:00 pm
in the Serra Center
Rehearsals Thursday evenings
Auditions are held for voice placement and/or solo opportunities. For for an audition, please contact:
Liturgy & Music Minister
Coming in May
Fr. Jim Clarke
November 7, 2017
Because our faith in God and our love for our church is so important to us, we are always eager to share what we have discovered with others. But our busy lives often get in the way: we have good intentions but little time.
Spend a precious hour with Fr. Jim for some new and insightful ideas about how evangelization (“sharing our faith”) can become part of our everyday way of life at home, work, school, and everywhere we go.
Do you wonder what it truly means to be a Catholic Christian in today’s complex world? How do we respond to the hatred and violence filling our news feeds? Consider joining a JustFaith group to explore this question through reflection, study, prayer, and community.
JustFaith is an intensive, small group process for faithful Christians looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and our planet.
Through prayer, study, dialogue and immersions, people form community as they explore critical realities and their implications to their lives and their faith.
Also visit: Groups
Discipleship: Becoming Fools for Christ
This year's parish mission is an invitation to explore the radical foolishness of Christianity as a positive force for change and conversion in the face of division, discrimination, and violence in our world. Looking at the Scripture with new eyes, journeying with wisdom figures like St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, we will reflect on ways to overcome our tendency to 'water down' or domesticate our faith and the message of the Gospel, so that we can respond to Christ's call to be foolish according to the logic of the world and become wise in the eyes of God.
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Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province of New York, worldwide marathon runner, musician, retreat director, blogger, theology professor, columnist for America magazine and author of several award-winning books, including Dating God.
Get to know more through his website:
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We take our cars in for periodic oil changes. We see our physicians for an annual physical or wellness check. The same is needed for our spiritual lives, individually and as a faith community, and we can't always get away for a retreat. So a parish mission is that "shot in the arm", that energizing renewal of our personal faith as Jesus' disciples and our parish community's commitment to the Body of Christ.
September 18 or 19, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Please make checks payable to Catholic Charities USA and write Hurricane Harvey in the memo line, drop in the collection basket or the parish office. Thank you.
Also visit: Giving
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
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
July 18, 2017
7:00 to 8:30pm
Virtus recertification course offered at Padre Serra.
Virtus certification is good for four years then re-certification is required to stay current.
Please RSVP or call the parish office:
(805) 482 · 6417
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