Dr. Paul Ford offers a weekly reflection and study of the upcoming Sunday scriptures so we can better understand the good news message of Jesus Christ and how He is present in our lives.
Until we can meet in person again, he will email a pre-recorded lesson each week.
or visit this page for each week's recording:
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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 begin the new year with a new series: The Year of Saint Joseph - by Pope Francis and The Hidden Life of Saint Joseph.
Christmas Eve Mass
Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!
There will be Holy Communion after the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass. Everyone is asked to park their car and walk to the gazebo in front of the church courtyard. Please maintain social distancing, and wear your masks over nose and mouth. When you have received, step well to the side, away from everyone else, before removing your mask and prayerfully receiving the Lord. If there are many communicants, there will be a second station on the other side of the large Tau cross out front. If you have mobility challenges, you may park in front of the cross, in the unloading area, and Communion will be brought to you.
Photo by Julius Acero
Thank You from Angel Tags!
Thank you to everyone who bought gifts or sent in donations for our Angel Christmas Gift program. Together $16,000 was donated in gift cards and donations plus all the gifts which allowed our parish to bring gifts to the RAIN shelter, the seniors at OASIS, the Ventura County Youth Facility, Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama, St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, and San Salvador Mission in Piru. A special thank you to our Confirmation kids who collected Target gift cards for the Confirmation group in New Cuyama. They were so touched by your generosity.
Every year, our parish helps over 1,100 children and adults have a special Christmas morning. This year we are collecting gifts for RAIN, OASIS, Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility, St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, San Salvador Mission in Piru, and Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama.
♪ Let every heart prepare him room ♪
We decorate our homes for Christmas. Even more important is readying our hearts, both for the Lord’s return at the end of time, and to celebrate His birthday.
Examine your life. Confess your sins. Trust the Lord’s mercy. Celebrate with joy.
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Life Centers help women make healthy and informed decisions. Your generous support provides free testing, ultrasounds, counseling, resources, referrals, education and baby supplies for women and men who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. They provide emotional support and practical needs free of charge in a completely confidential setting for those in crisis pregnancies.
Buy gifts with a purpose! This fair trade craft program directly supports materially impoverished artisans and their communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. We have an opportunity to support them by purchasing their beautiful hand-made items such as handcrafted textiles, ceramics and wood products from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Mozambique.
Our purchases provides a source of income to materially poor families while supporting community development, protecting the environment, and ensuring fair working conditions and fair prices earned for their work.
Learn more www.concernamerica.org
Thank You from Concern America
The total from the 2020 Concern America Fair Trade virtual sales was $541.
Your generous purchases of hand-crafted textiles, baskets, ceramics, and wood products help to spread hope for a better future to hundreds of economically disadvantaged people in many developing countries around the world.
We are gathering via Zoom until the current COVID19 situation is resolved and we’re allowed to meet again. We will be doing a Bible Study with some other activities mixed in. See our Instagram @pspyoungadult or Facebook
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Everyone 18 to 39ish is welcome!
For those who want to grow deeper in their Catholic faith through discussion, community building, spiritual activities, and service projects. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday, November 14
We gather virtually. We pray virtually. 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 comments on one another’s writing are constructive and honor the deep feelings that are expressed.
We share each other resources about writing , and equally the responsibility for the successful working of the group.
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. This is as much a faith sharing group as it is a writing group. We pray together. We take care of one another.
If They Knew Our Names
A poem by Dave Flood
I Was Thinking…
A blog by Theresa Schultz
Visit her weekly blog WISE When I Saw Eighty
How frustrating to be home bound and need to cover my face when I go out for essentials. I hate being restricted. Then I talked to a friend living in an Assisted Living home. She has been confined to one room and eating alone for about five months. The TV shared stories about people who lost financial security, some even their homes. I saw pictures of ventilators and families mourning. The whole world is engulfed in hardship and here I am complaining about the least of all problems.
Whoever thought one could be thankful in such overwhelming times. I am.
Live a Life of Faith, Understanding and Love...
A Panel Discussion
“The Catholic community stands with all people who struggle for an end to racism and violence, in our families, in our places of worship, in our communities and in our world. We must continue to build bridges and we must confront racism and violence with a commitment to life, a vision of hope, and a call to action,” Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, President of the U.S. Bishops Conference, June 19, 2015.
With this call to action, we can no longer stay silent or idle to the persistence of racism embedded in our institutions and public policies and how it impacts us personally. It is time we begin the healing process by listening to the experiences of our faith communities of color. May we be present with our compassionate hearts to listen to their voices and truths.
Panelists include: Nirmala Bheemisetty, Martita Martinez-Bravo, and Cynthia Jones-Campbell
Once a year the men of our parish join with other Catholic men from around the diocese for a weekend silent retreat at the Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, materdolorosa.org
We offer a variety of retreat styles to meet the needs of the women and friends of our parish family.
Silent Retreat 2021
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