Our St. Vincent de Paul ministry extends sincere gratitude for your generosity during Christmas 2018. You helped make Christmas brighter for 31 families. With your support, 161 individuals experienced a Christmas they will never forget.
With the holidays fast approaching, you are invited to continue sharing your blessings with needy families in our community.
The commitment is to purchase a gift for each family member from a list of gift ideas/needs from the families.
Questions or to participate: Marylee Hrabovsky (805) 504·4753. Thank you!
Also visit: St. Vincent de Paul, Groups, Outreach
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:
Somethin’s Comin’, Sometin’ Good.
Tuesday, October 15
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
Baby Bottles in October
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."
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:
Also visit: Scouts
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!
Listen to Fr. Ighacho
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!
Also visit: Auction Items
Friday, February 15
Children 12 and under.
Includes dinner and activities.
Plus $1.00 online transaction fee.
Thank You From VC Youth Correctional Facility
The newly hired Catholic chaplain Maria Santana was amazed to receive $2,900 in gifts card from our Angel Tag program. Your generosity enabled the chaplain and team to provide Christmas cheer for the youth at the correctional facility here in Camarillo and for upcoming sacramental and seasonal celebrations. Thank you!
Thanks to all who participated in Angel Tags!
This year over 1,100 children and adults at RAIN, OASIS, Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility, St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, San Salvador Mission in Piru, and Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama will have a special Christmas!
Also visit: Outreach
Auction Items Needed!
If you own a business, please consider donating goods or services. If you work at a business, please ask your employer. If you would like to donate gift cards to restaurants or movies, tickets to plays, concerts or sporting events or vacation homes or timeshares please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you would like to donate funds to cover the cost of certain expenses for the tournament or dinner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thanks and blessings for being a part of this effort to support Youth Ministry!
Fairways to Heaven event:
St. Mary Magdalen students develop their faith on a daily basis. They enjoy daily religion class, weekly Mass and a wide variety of extracurricular activities including football, basketball, volleyball, softball, and track teams. After school clubs also include Art Club, Bricks 4 Kidz, Soccer Club, STEM Club, and Chess Club.
TK through 8th grade applications are available on the school website at www.smmschool.net. Parents are also encouraged to call the school for a personal tour with the principal (805) 482·2611.
St. Mary Magdalen students put their faith into action by contributing hundreds of service hours to community organizations such as Many Meals, Operation Christmas Child, Get on the Bus, and Life Centers of Ventura County. For more information or to contribute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, January 19
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