Wednesday, March 13
Fr. Patrick, Marcia Galles, Catherine Shadduck.
Photo by Julius Acero
A Spiritual and Life-Transforming Journey
Do you wonder what it truly means to be a Catholic Christian in today’s complex world? How do we respond to the hatred and violence filling our news feeds? Consider joining a JustFaith group to explore this question through reflection, study, prayer, and community.
JustFaith is an intensive, small group process for faithful Christians looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and our planet. Through reflection, discussion and encounter, we will discover how to live more simply, love more compassionately, and make a difference.
Questions and future dates:
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.
What will the students do?
Our elementary students, more than 100 of them, will be creating and wrapping beautiful gifts for poor, sick and suffering children in third world countries. Our Padre Serra third through fifth graders participate in this world wide outreach effort by filling shoe boxes with donated items, decorating the boxes and making a beautiful, personal card.
What they learn?
The children watch a DVD about this project and learn that not all children in the world have toys or pencils, or even an empty shoe-box.
What can you do as a parent?
Please DO NOT include the following:
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?
A Model for Mass Goers
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
Thursday, September 20
Also visit: Children
September 17 or 18 (Attend only one)
Catechetical Sunday is a day set aside to recognize the vocation and ministry of teaching and sharing the faith with others. A wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each baptized person plays in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.
On this day catechists throughout the diocese, and country, are commissioned and dedicate themselves to their vocation of teaching the faith to the children, teens and adults of our parish community.
The catechists of our parish, wonderful men and
women who answered YES to the call to be present and walk the faith journey with the adults, youth and children of the parish, are called forth to receive a blessing and be formally commissioned to continue the beautiful labor of sharing and growing in the faith.
To all catechists in our lives, parents and grandparents, priests and deacons, religious sisters, church family, all who have been encounters of Jesus in our lives, we thank you!
Also visit: Children, Youth, Adults, RCIA
Registration Packets are available here or in the parish office.
On Sunday, August 19 at the 9:00am mass, five people were received into the Catholic Church: Robyn Apodaca and the entire Pickens family. Already one with us as baptized Christians, they made a profession of faith in the Catholic Church, were confirmed and received Eucharist for the first time.
It is with great joy that we welcome them and thank God for their presence which renews and strengthens our community.
New members are welcomed into the Catholic faith through the RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. If you are interested in learning more about the process of becoming Catholic, please contact Catherine Shadduck at (805) 482·6417 x331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit: RCIA
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.
We already have 80 people returning, just need about 20 more!! Is this for you?
Also Visit: Children
Please register your teen today.
Attend a parent meeting to get all the scoop.
Contact: Brett Becker
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
San Juan Capistrano
Monday, November 6, 2017
7:00 Prayer Service
Serra Center and Church
Let's be thankful for all our many blessings. Come to our gathering and enjoy:
- Yummy food provided!
- Great family fellowship with a spiritual connection...and craft!
- Holy peace, prayers and priests available to give blessings.
Help your kids grow to know, love and serve Jesus!
We have programs for every grade. We are always learning, making friends and having a good time at church. Join a group!! Sacrament preparation is included if needed.
Stop by the Parish Office, visit Faith Formation or email Tere@padreserra.org
Becoming Catholic RCIA
Behind The Scenes
Holy Day Of Obligation
Message Of The Week