Tuesday, April 2
For families with children in Spark! Grades 1 - 5.
(Younger and older siblings are welcome too; the workshop is geared to elementary age children and their families).
May Holy Week become a rich experience for your family.
Next 8 Week Series Begins This Spring
Come learn more about this transformational gospel-based program in the courtyard on Saturday, April 6 after 5:00 pm Mass or contact Michelle Paschen.
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:
An adult education series in Lent
Padre Serra is hosting the following sessions:
All Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the Serra Center
Doors open at 7:00 pm
$8.00/person, includes a guest
Who is Responsible for the Current Clerical Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church?
Do All Faiths Believe in Heaven
Meeting Christ Through Sacred Signs
Fr. Leon Hutton
Wednesday, April 10
San Juan Bautista Room
Contact Leo Paulo
A Caring Ministry for Returning Catholics
Gwen Ripplinger, Denise Ginty.
Photo by Julius Acero
Life is busy. Every day we ask so many questions: What should I wear? What’s the weather going to be like? What’s happening today? How am I going to fit everything in?
But then there those bigger questions: Why am I here? Where am I heading? Is there more to life than this? Alpha is your chance to explore life’s big questions...
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks, plus an Alpha Day. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe in many different settings and everyone is welcome.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone, specially those who:
What does Alpha look like?
Every session includes a meal and a chance to get to know each other, followed by a short video presentation, and concludes with a small group discussion.
For more information about Alpha contact:
(805) 482·6417 x322
“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
- C.S. Lewis
Saturday, January 26
Fr. Patrick, Marcia Galles, Catherine Shadduck.
Photo by Julius Acero
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 email@example.com
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
Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018
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!
Behind The Scenes
Holy Day Of Obligation
Message Of The Week