Saturday, April 27
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Second Wednesday of the month
Photo by Julius Acero
Sunday, June 2
Anytime, in the garden
Through this series of fourteen stations, we recall Jesus’ great love for us. This beautiful, ancient prayer commemorates successive incidents on Jesus' journey from condemnation by Pilate to his crucifixion and burial. Stations of the Cross is most commonly prayed during Lent, particularly on Fridays especially Good Friday, but can be prayed at any time.
Consider praying the Stations in our prayer garden. Use one of three versions, found in the garden’s box:
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On Sunday, March 3, they celebrated the Rite of Election with Bishop Barron at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura along with many other catechumens from our region. They were recognized for the progress they have made as disciples of Jesus. Their godparents testified on their behalf as they stood before the bishop who declared, “Elect of God: the Church, in the name of Christ, calls you to the sacraments at the next Easter Vigil!” Lent is the Elect’s final and intense period of preparation for the sacraments.
Please pray for them throughout this season as we all prepare for the glorious celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection.
God knows you by name; so let’s get to know one another by name.
If you would like a Padre Serra Parish name badge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the parish office. They are $10 ; payable upon pick up.
Consider these additional ways to fast this Lent:
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For centuries, this popular tradition of blessing homes is associated with today’s solemnity of the Epiphany. For this blessing ritual, you will need chalk and a small bottle of holy water. Begin by gathering family members and friends around the front door of your home.
Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Let us pray. May Christ bless this home. Amen.
With chalk, sign the main door: 20 + C + M + B + 19
The numbers represent the new year and the letters represent the initials of the Magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. It may also be interpreted as the Latin phrase "Christus mansionem benedicat" which means "Christ bless this house."
Leader: A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength. These commandments I give you are to be in your hearts. Place them on the door-frames of your home and on your entry gate. The Word of the Lord.
Then move inside to sprinkle each room with holy water.
Bless this household through all the days to come, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.
Padre Serra serves breakfast the 3rd Sunday of each month.
To help, contact:
Deacon Neil Kingsley
Help what you love! Ministers of coffee and donuts needed, especially at the 9:00am mass.
Every Sunday morning, rain or shine, we serve coffee, donuts and fresh fruit after each Mass.
This is a great opportunity for adults, teens and children to share in friendship, fellowship, and conversation. Work side-by-side pouring joe and serving dough!
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Padre Serra Parish is proud to charter a Boy Scout Troop and support three Girl Scouts units.
Boy Scout Troop #257
Our parish charters Troop #257 for boys in grades 6-12. For more information about Boy Scouts in general please visit their website or the Ventura County Council.
For more information about Boy Scouts, please contact:
For more information about Girl Scouts, please contact:
(805) 987 · 8432
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