This is a beautiful, wonderful, friendly bunch of folks! Every year with about 600 children and teens enrolled in after school learning, we really need about 100 loving, happy adults to help teach and lead. 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. Contact: email@example.com
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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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Wednesday, April 10
We currently are blessed to have quite a few new people seeking to become Catholic. We would like to introduce them to parishioners who can welcome them and make them feel at home in our Padre Serra community. The role of parish sponsor is not the same as godparent or Confirmation sponsor. A parish sponsor is a friendly face in a sea of strangers at Sunday Mass; someone to sit with at the pancake breakfast or an adult formation evening; a good listener who encourages the seeker on his or her spiritual journey. Parish sponsors need not be saints or theologians! You are simply ordinary parishioners who give witness by sharing your everyday experiences as Catholics. Please consider serving in this vital ministry. For more information or to sign up, please contact Catherine Shadduck at (805) 482·6417 x331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Life is busy. Every day we ask so many questions: What should I wear? What’s the weather going to be like? What’s happening today? How am I going to fit everything in?
But then there those bigger questions: Why am I here? Where am I heading? Is there more to life than this? Alpha is your chance to explore life’s big questions...
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks, plus an Alpha Day. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe in many different settings and everyone is welcome.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone, specially those who:
What does Alpha look like?
Every session includes a meal and a chance to get to know each other, followed by a short video presentation, and concludes with a small group discussion.
For more information about Alpha contact:
(805) 482·6417 x322
“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
For more information please contact Catherine at (805) 482·6417 x331 or email@example.com
Fr. Patrick, Marcia Galles, Catherine Shadduck.
Photo by Julius Acero
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
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.
Sacristans ensure that all the materials needed to celebrate liturgy are ready and in place for each celebration.
How to Leave the Footprints of Faith on the Hearts of Our Children
A whole community experience for adults, parents, grandparents, and families to enjoy a meal and presentation by Deacon Manuel and Chella Valencia for adults and activities for kids.
In Jesus’ Jewish culture, children learned their faith from infancy from their parents. It was so imprinted on their hearts and minds that the children would sooner forget their own name than forget their faith. This evening is an opportunity to reflect: are we, as adults, parents, family, a and catechists, teaching our Catholic faith today in a way that our children will remember and really live their faith, have a lifelong relationship with Jesus, recognize God working in their daily lives, and be active disciples?
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