Men’s Ministry is hosting Cultivating Deep Listening, a day of small group, teachings, wanderings and exercises to improve listening of self, others and the world.
Lunch will be provided.
$20 donation appreciated. Bring lawn chair and warm clothing.
RSVP: Dave McCormick
Also visit: Men's Ministry, Illuman
February 15 - March 23, 2018
Padre Serra is hosting the following sessions:
February 16 12:15pm
The Gospel of Mark:
Faithful Followers of Jesus
Fr. Felix Just, SJ
Mark’s Gospel is proclaimed at mass this year. Come learn how to get the most of Mark. Fr. Felix will help us understand how this gospel is different than others,
what his message is and how we can follow Jesus more closely.
Marriage in Seven Bumper Stickers
Dr. Janice Daurio
The divorce rate among Catholics is almost as high as it is for the U.S. in general.
Dr. Daurio will unpack this and offer seven simple ideas about marriage.
Question & Answer
Fr. Patrick Mullen
Fr. Patrick will answer your anonymous question, written at the beginning of the session, so you can come to a deeper understanding of our beautiful Catholic faith.
Islam in Today's World: Sunni, Shai, Sufi
What's the difference?
Dr. Amir Hussain
Dr. Hussain will explain the differences between these various sects within Islam with a view to understanding the Middle East today.
Fellowship and Faith through Creative Writing
Linda Lowe & Panel
Our own Padre Serra Writers’ Ministry will share how they use stories, poems and essays to share faith and spiritual strength with one another. Come learn more about this vibrant ministry in our parish!
Something Fishy about Jonah
Fr. Bill Lowe
The book and story of Jonah is short and rather strange. Fr. Bill will guide us through its context and how it’s relevant for us today. Bring your bible.
Every 4th Saturday of the month January - October
Money Pancho, Camarillo
The funds raised will fight hunger around the world and our local food pantries: St. Mary Magdalen/Padre Serra Christian Service Program, Christians Acting Together, Food Share, St. Columba’s Episcopal Food Pantry, Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry, Many Meals and RAIN.
Contact: Carrie Perry
Visit Crop Walk online for more information
“O God, to those who have hunger, give bread, And to us who have bread, give the hunger for justice.”
-Latin American prayer
Life-giving activities are from the Spirit of God. What are my life-giving activities? What are those things that make me the person God intended me to be? In today’s gospel from Mark, Jesus was in the company of adversaries and angels. It occurs to me that we have to have both. We cannot have a choice of one. If there is only one thing before us, we don’t choose one or the … same one; there is no choice there. Everyday all of us are surrounded by adversaries and angels, bad and good, and we do choose, sometimes
consciously, sometimes not.
Life has become so busy, so full, even in “down” time we are missing ourselves, and maybe even others close to us, in the daily buzz. In thinking about Lenten practices 2018, what to give up … what to add … Let’s search for what will help us keep Jesus at the center of our life.
Enter Lent … another genius of the Church. Somehow, those early church leaders knew we all would need an annual retreat. They knew it would take about 40 days. They knew we would need to hear, again, the stories of Jesus’ own struggles and encounters with human beings just like us.
Lent is a time for spring-cleaning, for getting our house in order, for inspection. Clear out the clutter – remove distractions. Clean the house – fast from dirt and disorderliness. Purge duplicates – give to people who need the things we store in our cupboards and closets. Make room for sacred space, prayer, time and space for relationship with Jesus and the people in our lives. Give something up as a spiritual practice of self-discipline, a small suffering aligned with Jesus’ incredible suffering. Care for the poor, especially the cold and the hungry.
Lent is a time to clean up our house, the one we live in and the one inside of us, the dwelling place. A suggestion: Write down all your daily activities. Discern those that are responsibilities and do your best with them. Discern those activities that do not give life and discontinue or severely curtail them, get help if needed, and finally, identify and embrace those activities that do give you life. Unleash what God had in mind for you. Embrace the angels.
What adversaries will we defeat? Let’s go for a 40-day cleanse and revisit Fr. Patrick's suggestions to fast (choose 1 or more) from: worry, judging others and negativity, pessimism and complaining, anger about things and hostility towards people, anxiety and bitterness, self-righteousness and grudges, greed and deceit, envy and arrogance.
Parish Life Minister
Parish Business Manager
Please submit your resume and completed job application by February 23, 2018
Responsible for all administrative functions of the parish including finance, facilities, human resources, communication technology and general administration. Supervises: Finance Administrator, Facility Supervisor, Custodial Workers, Communication Technology Coordinator and Serra Center Coordinator.
Working knowledge of budgets, accounting, facilities management, basic personnel and related laws, organization and long range planning, project management, general management, creative problem solving, collaborating in teams, strong written communication, leader who takes initiative and can inspire staff and others.
Fr. Patrick offers these additional ways to fast this Lent:
- Observed Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent
- Applies to all persons 14 and older
- Observed Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
- Applies to all persons ages 18 to 59
- One full meatless meal per day and two small meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength but do not equal a full meal
- Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, are permitted
- If health or ability to work is affected, fasting is not recommended
- Private, self-imposed observance of fasting on Lenten weekdays is encouraged
- Parents should ensure that children who are not bound by the laws of fasting and abstinence are taught an authentic sense of penance, conversion, and reconciliation
On February 11, Fr. Patrick offered additional ways to fast. Learn more Lenten Fasting
- Catholics are obliged and encouraged to confess sacramentally all serious sins not previously acknowledged in individual confession.
- Opportunities for reconciliation:
- Saturdays 3:45-4:45pm
- Wednesday, March 7 ~ 7:00pm, church. Our parish communal service will also have at least 12loving priests to hear individual confessions. Please bring a can of food for the food pantry.
Liturgy and Devotions
- Catholics are encouraged to participate in the Eucharistic liturgy during Lent
- Devotions such as Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and other traditional practices – including increased prayer, Scripture and spiritual reading, alms, personal discipline, increased care and service to the sick and needy – are also recommended.
- All initiated Catholics are to receive Communion at least once a year and during the Lent and Easter seasons: first Sunday of Lent (Feb 18) until Trinity Sunday (May 27) unless it is fulfilled at some other time of the year.
Also visit: Lent
4th Tuesday of the month
*This month we are attending the Care & Prepare session at 7:00pm in the Serra Center
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
San Fernando Room
10:00am - 12pm
San Fernando Room
(805) 389 · 1337
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.
A yearly retreat at St. Andrew’s Abbey enables us to work more intensely on our craft. We reach out to others by reading our work to groups such as The University Series and the Padre Serra Seniors.
Our published anthology was delivered to veterans at the hospital in Los Angeles where we spent time reading and visiting with the residents. Copies of the anthology are still available for purchase ($10).
3rd Monday of the month
7:00 - 8:30pm
San Miguel room
SEEDS (Sisters ~ Embracing ~ Enlightening ~ Daughters of Faith) is a monthly evening of spirituality for women to meet in fellowship to share the Word of God and grow in faith.
We are currently reading and studying The Friendship Project.
Tuesday, March 6
Be sure to bring this flyer, anytime between 3:30-9:00pm
April 20 - 22, 2018
Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center
Learn more about the retreat theme and center
Courtyard registration dates:
Email Dave McCormick
Service to others is interwoven into almost every aspect of scouting, as a component of most badges and especially at the highest Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Girl Scouts work closely with their community and other philanthropic organizations, including their schools and churches. Recently, Padre Serra Girl Scouts have organized food drives, sent care packages to children worldwide, supported our military and veterans, cleaned up parks and beaches, reached out to the homeless, and organized activities for younger children including babysitting and Trunk-or-Treat here at PSP.
Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law:
On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout law.
The 10-stanza law includes practicing good morals like honesty, helpfulness, caring, respect while using resources wisely, and ultimately making the world a better place.
The Promise and Law includes many principles and values common across religions. So while a secular organization, Girl Scouts encourages girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths' religious recognition.
Scouting welcomes girls of all faith traditions, teaching mutual respect. Two programs teach the girls more about their faith: the “My Promise My Faith” pin and national awards through Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y., www.praypub.org) or specifically for the Roman Catholic faith through the Catholic Committee on Scouting (www.nfcym.org). Scouting helps develop a passion for service, self-reliance, leadership, an array of skills, friendships … and besides, it’s fun!
For more information please visit www.micasagirlscouts.com (Camarillo Service Unit) or www.girlscoutsccc.org (local Council), or contact Karen Fraser at email@example.com.
For information on Padre Serra’s Boy Scout Troop #257, a vibrant outdoor troop that meets every first Tuesday each month, contact Lance and Cheryl Kistler at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be participating in the Ventura County Boy Scout Council’s Annual Scouting for Food event on February 24 and some boys are working on the Ad Altare Dei Catholic Religious Award to be presented at the Cathedral in May. Come to their pancake breakfast the first Sunday in June to meet our troop in person.
Our parish is blessed to have a boys troop and a girls troop as real-life examples of living our mission.
Saturday March 10, 2018
Sponsored by the Camarillo Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit their charities, including St. Mary Magdalen, Padre Serra, St. Vincent De Paul.
Transportation for children to visit their parents who are incarcerated on Mother's Day and Father's Day.
Get on the Bus Luncheon
Dress code: Soft spikes and collared shirts. No denim please.
Car donated by Rusnak / Westlake
Irish Corn Hole
Bean bag and beer!
$10 to play
Helicopter Ball Drop
Everyone can play!
Win $1,000 cash!
$10/ball or $100/dozen
Need not to be present to win
All proceeds benefit future space for youth & young adults.
Invite your friends, donate, volunteer!
SPONSORSHIP & FEES
Blarney Sponsor $5,000
Pot of Gold Sponsor plus surprise!
Pot of Gold Sponsor $2,500
Emerald Sponsor $1,250
Shamrock Sponsor $500
Individual Golf $250
Green fees, cart, range balls, gift bag, box lunch and dinner
Enjoy Cocktail hour, Silent and Live Auctions and Golf awards at this fun and delicious community meal
Live Auction Items
Thank you to our generous donors!
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
Catalina Island Home in Avalon
Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas I
Summer Cocktail Party on Solimar Beach!
LA Kings Package for Two
The Battle of the Sexes
Premier Golf Package
Food, Friends and Father
March 16 - 18, 2018
Come to Anaheim for one, two or three days of inspiring workshops, speakers, liturgies and concerts.
Browse the catalog at www.recongress.org and be sure to check out Fr. Patrick’s sessions (3-21 and 5-20).
Our parish hosts a hospitality suite at the Hilton. It’s the perfect place to visit and share a meal with fellow parishioners or just to rest and recharge.
Contact email@example.com for details and volunteer.
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