Padre Serra is hosting the following sessions:
If you are an inactive Catholic or attend Mass infrequently you might consider Landings.
We are a group of “recycled” Catholics who, for different reasons, were away from or had issues with the church and came back to regular attendance and active participation.
We share our faith journeys and want to hear your stories. We also discuss contemporary Catholic themes and have resources available for questions about the Catholic Faith and the Church.
We invite you to come and explore the possibilities!
I am Catholic and...Information:
or call Teresa Runyon
(805) 482 · 6417
Also visit: Adults Faith Formation
Overview of Catholic teaching on the end of life and care options
Advance Health Care Directives and POLST
What to do when a death occurs: mortuaries and Catholic funeral options
8:30 - 9:30am
San Juan Capistrano Room
Also Visit: Adults
Children learn so much! From the Sign of the Cross to bible stories, songs and more.
Super fun to make friends and be at church on Sundays!! Parents love it too.
Be sure to register your child as soon as they turn 3.
Also visit: Children
Coming in May
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 prayer, study, dialogue and immersions, people form community as they explore critical realities and their implications to their lives and their faith.
Also visit: Groups
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.
Discipleship: Becoming Fools for Christ
This year's parish mission is an invitation to explore the radical foolishness of Christianity as a positive force for change and conversion in the face of division, discrimination, and violence in our world. Looking at the Scripture with new eyes, journeying with wisdom figures like St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, we will reflect on ways to overcome our tendency to 'water down' or domesticate our faith and the message of the Gospel, so that we can respond to Christ's call to be foolish according to the logic of the world and become wise in the eyes of God.
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Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province of New York, worldwide marathon runner, musician, retreat director, blogger, theology professor, columnist for America magazine and author of several award-winning books, including Dating God.
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We take our cars in for periodic oil changes. We see our physicians for an annual physical or wellness check. The same is needed for our spiritual lives, individually and as a faith community, and we can't always get away for a retreat. So a parish mission is that "shot in the arm", that energizing renewal of our personal faith as Jesus' disciples and our parish community's commitment to the Body of Christ.
September 18 or 19, 2017
September 13, 2017
The 2017 SCRC Convention provides a choice of programs:
- Regular Talks
- A special Christ Triumphant track
- Teen Conference
- Children's Program and other special programs
Please register your teen today.
Attend a parent meeting to get all the scoop.
Contact: Brett Becker
Help your kids grow to know, love and serve Jesus!
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: Learning
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
REGISTRATION is now open!
Registration packets are available in the parish office and by emailing email@example.com.
Questions contact: Tere Delgado (805) 482-6417 x347.
Live a Life of Faith, Understanding and Love.
This is a coop style ministry; parents help about four times a year. This ‘helping’ is a beautiful opportunity to meet other parents and your child’s friends.
Spark! - Grades 1 and 2
Children in grades 1 and 2 meet in small groups of 10 children, 2 adults and a teenager about 3 times a month to learn about and grow in their relationship with Jesus and their understanding of our faith traditions, prayers and practices through games, crafts and hands on lessons. Family events are built in to the curriculum too!
Spark! - Grades 3, 4 and 5
Third, fourth and fifth graders meet in small groups of 12 children, 2 adults and a teenager about three times a month to learn about our Catholic faith in a way that fosters fun, fellowship and discipleship with a focus on service to the poor and the meaning of the gospel message in their daily lives. Grade 5 studies the bible. Family events are built in to the curriculum too!
They have an equal focus on bible study and building community with one another. The name is from the gospel of John 3:16! Three:Sixteen is completely run by our team with a couple of parents by our side.
First Reconciliation and First Communion
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
Do you want a better understanding of God’s will for your life? Are you seeking a chance to grow personally and spiritually? Do you want to know what your spiritual gifts are and how to use them in life and ministry?
Spiritual Gifts Discovery is a multi-day workshop that fosters spiritual and personal growth. Through teaching, prayer, and faith sharing in pairs, you will come to understand more fully whom God created you to be and what God wants you to do with your life. Each session builds on the previous so commitment to the journey is key.
For more information, please contact Teresa Runyon
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