Fr. Gary Kyriacou
From our shared beginnings, millennia ago, Eastern Christian spirituality and theology has always been a leaven for us Catholics. Hear the best of Orthodox faith, especially as it addresses the modern world's questions and conditions. Fr. Gary will offer spiritual tools to help navigate this complicated life.
Ordained to the priesthood on September 9, 2001, Fr. Gary has been pastor of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church here in Camarillo since August 1, 2004. He's been married to Christina since 1997, and they have three children.
Live a Life of Faith, Understanding and Love...
Registration begins June 1!
The Elect are those who are very near to being initiated into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The current social distancing due to COVID-19 has prevented them from being initiated at the usual time during the Easter Vigil. Please pray for our 16 Elect, and for all the Elect of the world, as they patiently await the day when they will join us fully as members of the Body of Christ.
Sessions at Serra Center
Deep dive into Matthew
Fr. Patrick Mullen
4 Part Series
This Bible study, beginning in The University Series, and continuing in the following months, will do a close study of the text, always asking, “How can we apply the teachings of this Gospel to our lives?” Bring your bibles, an open and inquisitive mind, your love for God, and your willingness to encounter Jesus. Come to one night, or come to all!
* The original published date of March 16 date was cancelled due to a parish event.
Rekindling the Flame
Sr. Carol Quinlivin
Tuesday, March 3
The Celtic Christian motivation to find Divine in all created nature speaks with uncanny relevance to many of the concerns of our present time. The ancient wisdom, visual images, poetry, and prayers of Celtic Christian spirituality can re-ignite your imagination, restoring what you have neglected or forgotten. The stories and legends surrounding Sts. Patrick and Brigid of Kildare and their tireless evangelization can help you become a better friend to yourself and others. Come learn more about the Celtic tradition.
Where is the Pope taking the Church-now?
Tuesday, March 17
Will we have married priests? Women deacons? A Vatican bank free from scandal? A new slate of cardinals? What are we to make of the daily news from synods, papal trips, and competing factions? Hear the world’s foremost Vatican reporter and learn how to answer “What is going on in the Vatican?”
Good Grief: Telling A Thousand Stories
Dr. Ross Porter
Tuesday, March 31
It has been said that grief ends when a thousand stories are told. Because this life is filled with loss, grief is an essential part of healing and growing, and a virtue everyone needs to understand. Dr. Porter will address the “why” and the “how” of good grief.
Fr. Patrick's Picks
Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday," is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. In the past, people would clean out their cupboards, removing all the sugar, fat, and lard to prepare for the forty days of fasting ahead. Here at Padre Serra, we share a delicious dinner or dessert and talk about what we will do as a family to draw closer to Jesus this Lent.
Also visit: Children, Lent
Next series begins Monday, February 24
6:30 - 9:00 pm
San Fernando room
To broaden perspectives, each of the three phases includes an immersion where participants visit local organizations and connect with those living and working on the margins of society. Each phase also contains a retreat that provides a foundation for community building. Each phase is stand-alone and can be taken in any order.
JustFaith is ecumenical and all Christian faiths are welcome.
"Somehow, the highest praise of God is not in speaking unintelligibly but, rather, in speaking a language of inclusion where barriers are dismantled, circles are widened, and no one is left outside." - Fr. Gregory Boyle
Journey to Justice
Mondays, February 24 – April 13
Registration in the courtyard February 8 and 9
$70 per person includes three books, online resources, retreat, and immersion experience.
Register by February 21, space is limited.
An 8-week small group faith formation journey to learn and live Jesus’ gospel message to care for the poor. What does it mean to live the Gospel? JustFaith Catholic will challenge us to revisit how our faith informs our responsibility to each other. It will awaken us to the realities of racial and economic inequalities in the U.S. It will remind us that to be faithful to Jesus, we must live out the Scripture’s command to care for the poor and marginalized among us.
Questions and registration: Michelle Paschen firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Simply – Caring for the Earth
Participants embrace the invitation to care for the Earth as they investigate the teachings of our faith.
Questions and to register:
Joe Zuback email@example.com
Gary Freeberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Compassionately – Caring for the Poor
Participants focus on poverty, consumerism, and the Gospel call to care for the poor.
Questions and to register: Michelle Paschen email@example.com
Friday, February 21 -
It is commonly known that, in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus the Messiah appears above all as a compassionate and gentle savior who socializes with tax collectors and sinners, dines with the Pharisees, and proposes parables that highlight mercy and compassion. In his presentation, Fr. Slawomir show that this image of Jesus is not just very comforting but also deeply scandalous and disturbing. It is not just Jesus’ opponents that fail to understand him. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus’s ministry poses a challenge to everyone around, including John the Baptist, Jesus’ disciples and even his Mother, Mary.
Fr. Slawomir Szkredka
Ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2002, Fr. Slawomir Szkredka, S.S.D., a native of Poland, served as Associate Pastor at Saint Genevieve Parish in Panorama City (2002-2006) and at John the Baptist Parish in Baldwin Park (2006-2008). From 2008 to 2015 he resided in Rome pursuing biblical studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He is now assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at St. John's Seminary.
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
Fr. Patrick, Marcia Galles, Catherine Shadduck.
Photo by Julius Acero
Our Lenten Stations of the Cross Family Craft gathering has been cancelled. Kits will be available after Mass on Sunday for you to take home and work on this beautiful and prayerful project.
Sunday, March 15
Fr. Patrick Mullen
Encounter Jesus through Mary.
Written by Fr. Michael Gaitley, 33 Days to Morning Glory is a six-week small group journey to draw closer to Jesus through his mother, culminating in consecration to him through Mary. We'll learn what the Church and four great saints - Louis de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa, John Paul II - have to teach us about the power and influence Mary and then how to live as better disciples. Whether you are brand new to the concept of Marian Consecration, or you wish to renew your consecration, you are invited.
Questions: Grace Martinez firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 10
Wednesday, December 4
Noticing God during Lent through the images in my life.
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team
A Caring Ministry for Returning Catholics
Begins Thursday, January 23
Gwen Ripplinger, Denise Ginty.
Photo by Julius Acero
This event is for children enrolled in the parish faith formation program grades 1 - 5, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents...your whole family!
Tuesday, November 12
Photography by Julius Acero
Tuesday, November 5
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