Ways to help in the good work of St. Vincent de Paul:
SVDP relies on donations to support their efforts. Ongoing simple fundraising opportunities include:
The donation truck is onsite twice a year to accept your donations of gently used clothing, books, games, DVD/CDs, sports gear, toys, and small household items such as lamps, small appliances, frames, etc.
One Can Makes a Difference
Every Monday food is bagged and distributed to families in need. Remember our friends and neighbors in Camarillo served by our food pantry. All the items you place in the boxes in church are taken over to our centralized storage at St. Mary’s Chapel on Sunday afternoon.
Over 100 Padre Serra children are students at St. Mary Magdalen School and of those students, 24 receive financial aid totaling over $30,000.
There is a need to help our Padre Serra parents give their children the gift of Catholic education.
You can help by making an online donation through Online Giving, use quarterly envelopes, or contact email@example.com
Tags available in the church lobby
Please return to church no later than 9:00 am on December 8. All gifts leave the parish at noon to be delivered to their respective locations.
You can help over 1,100 children and adults have a special Christmas morning!
Select a tag from the trees in church, buy at least one of the items listed, wrap it, and attach the ANGEL TAG firmly to the outside of the package.
This year we are collecting gifts for RAIN, OASIS, Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility, St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, San Salvador Mission in Piru, and Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama .
Monday, December 9
7:00 - 8:15 pm
Fr. Patrick Mullen
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Life Centers helps women make healthy and informed decisions and offers testing, ultrasounds, counseling, resources, and baby supplies for women and men who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. They provide emotional support and practical needs free of charge in a completely confidential setting.
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Somethin’s Comin’, Sometin’ Good.
Tuesday, October 15
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
November 16, 17, 23, 24
Sunday, November 17
Chorus Caritas in Concert
Our mission is to create beautiful choral music and to support charities who do the work of disciples - caring for "the least of these."
Many of you may not be aware that there is a parish finance council. The finance council’s main focus is to review financial matters of the parish, to act in an advisory capacity, and to provide guidance to our parish leaders. The finance council members have diverse financial experiences, which is beneficial in providing sound financial advice that will help fulfill the vision and mission of the parish. The current members of the finance council are: Fr. Patrick, Jerry DeVillers, Chase Lichtenstein, Laura Meissner, Kathy Milner, Gene West, Kevin Hrabovsky and Joe Loll.
I remember as a young boy growing up in our family of six, that we always helped and supported our parish community. My parents looked upon our parish as part of our extended family so weekly giving was part of our commitment to the parish. Since then, it has become a tradition as part of our family too. Our financial contributions go to support Padre Serra parish in many ways, including to assist the neediest among us, to keep our church community informed in its current Catholicity, and to provide a welcoming environment where our community spirit will continue to grow.
We don’t want to be in a situation that Jesus warned about in today’s gospel, “This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.” Our focus needs to be not only on our current results but we also need to be sure that we have the financial resources to meet the needs of the parish community on a long-term basis. This is the finance challenge of our parish: to meet the short-term needs while preparing for the major expenditures that are inevitable with the aging of the physical structures of the parish. With your support we can accomplish these goals.
Thank you for your continued support of Padre Serra parish through your prayers, financial giving and ministry participation. “One individual cannot possibly make a difference alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that make a noticeable difference — all the difference in the world.”Jane Goodall.
Padre Serra Finance Council Chair
Bishop Paul Boyle said to me: “We have dire poverty. It’s something the tourists don’t see, nor do the television ads feature. Our people are poor. Jamaica is one of the poorest nations in the hemisphere after Haiti, and our diocese is the poorest part of Jamaica.”
In the Diocese of Mandeville, there are about six hundred thousand people. Sixty eight percent have no running water; only, outside latrines. Families are using “primitive methods” of disposing human waste—they go into the bushes. People need basic necessities of life: food, clothing, shoes to wear, mattresses—many need a home. The average annual income in Jamaica is US$1,500.00—a little less than $29.00 per week. Many workers don’t receive even this wage. Among people’ aged 15 to 19, 25% are “functionally illiterate.” Many of those who are functionally literate have severe reading problems. Seventy-five percent of students who take standardized testing cannot pass even one subject. There is an alarming number of destitute elderly and abandoned/neglected/abused children and adolescents. People are dying every day from diseases, which no longer exist in the United States because we have adequate medical care. BOTTOM LINE: the Diocese of Mandeville is very, very poor!
Bishop Boyle shared with me SOME of his needs so he can serve his beloved people:
Obviously, we need enormous support for our local church. Please help us as we bring the Gospel, in our Catholic tradition, to our beloved people and help them to experience dignity as children of God. Thank you for welcoming the Diocese of Maneville for you annual mission appeal.
For more information, please contact in the U.S.:
Fr. Gary Wiesmann
Diocese of Mandeville
P. O. Box 11062
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33339-1062
Website of Missionary Group: www.mandevillediocese.org
If you like to make a donation online, go to missionsla.org → Donate today → Donate to Mission Cooperative Plan, please select St. Junipero Serra - Camarillo under "Parish Name".
A One Night Only special screening of Hesburgh at the Paseo Camarillo Theater, with a Q&A by director Patrick Creadon!
Opens Monday July 1st
Thank you for your generous support of our 2019 troop pancake breakfast fundraiser!
Every year our parish Boy Scout Troop 257 hosts a pancake breakfast complete with raffle baskets and silent auction items! The menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. Proceeds help the Scouts pay for summer camp, other activities, and Scouting gear. Thank you!
For donation opportunities or questions please contact:
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Photography by Julius Acero
Saturday, April 27
1:00 to 4:00 pm
5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
For information, contact (805) 482·2755, x1105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit: stjohnsem.edu
A heartfelt thank you from Unbound!
We hope this “Thank you” from some very special people will bless you!
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Sponsor a child, youth, or elder in Latin America, Asia and Africa. No matter who we are or where we live, we’re all part of one human family created in God’s image. When you sponsor a child, young adult or elder through Unbound, you invest in personalized benefits that support goals chosen by the sponsored individual and their family such as education, dignified housing, better nutrition and developing livelihoods.
As a sponsor, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you’re living out your faith as part of a caring, inclusive global community. You’ll also learn about your new friend from letters and photos, and you can write and send photos to your friend, too!
Witness firsthand the work of Unbound.
Learn more about Awareness Trips
Many thanks to our walkers, donors, bakers, registration volunteers, crossing guard, route markers, first-aid nurse and welcoming helpers.
“O God, to those who have hunger, give bread, And to us who have bread, give the hunger for justice.”
-Latin American prayer
Every March our parish joins with other Camarillo churches and neighbors from different faiths, cultures and ages, to stand against hunger in our local community and the world.
The reason we walk is because “they walk”. Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as much as six miles a day to get food, water, and fuel and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. Together we raise awareness and funds.
The funds raised will fight hunger around the world and our local food pantries: St. Mary Magdalen/Padre Serra Christian Service Program, Christians Acting Together, Food Share, St. Columba’s Episcopal Food Pantry, Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry, Many Meals and RAIN.
A Message from CROP Walk
"Every year, Church World Service tallies a list of the Top 100 fundraising teams for CROP Hunger Walks, a group that we call the CREAM of the CROP. With over 900 walks and thousands of teams, we’re very happy to tell you that Padre Serra is a CREAM of the CROP team for your participation in the Camarillo CROP Hunger Walk!"
Way to go team!
Sunday, February 24
Shamrock Sponsor $500
Put your company name or personal message on a tee sign. Sign will be displayed around putting green as golfers arrive then moved to a hole for the rest of the day.
For your kind donation and support of our tournament you will receive:
For more information please contact:
Paul Collier, email@example.com
Mark Milner, firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain your Tee Sign please contact Pam Kingsley, email@example.com or Get Your Sponsor Online Here!
Fairways to Heaven is a wonderful day of golf, fun, food and friends… all supporting Padre Serra Parish!
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Friday, February 15
Children 12 and under.
Includes dinner and activities.
Plus $1.00 online transaction fee.
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