Due by October 16
Operation Christmas Child
Please donate small items to fill shoeboxes for children in need.
Small toys: cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, harmonicas, kazoos, yoyos, jump ropes, slinkys, etc. School supplies: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons, markers, stamps and ink pad sets, coloring books, writing pads, solar calculators, etc.
Personal items: socks, sunglasses, ball caps, hair clips, picture books, toothbrushes, combs, washcloths, etc. We setup a ‘store’ and the children ‘shop’ and create beautiful gift boxes that are wrapped and shipped all over the world.
Old Christmas Cards
Need the pretty pictures on the front side.
Please drop all items off at the parish office. Thank you!
Children’s Faith Formation
Sunday, September 17
Envelopes are in the church narthex to help our brothers and sisters in southeast Texas.
Please make checks payable to Catholic Charities USA and write Hurricane Harvey in the memo line, drop in the collection basket or the parish office. Thank you.
Also visit: Giving
Save the date! Join us for a Fin-Tastic Fundraiser
Please remember to present the flyer when ordering or picking up your order.
Flyers are available in the narthex or here*.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you!
*If your smartphone or tablet device can open the flyer, you can present it without printing it out.
Also Visit: St Vincent de Paul
Let’s call each other by name.
Wear your work or any name badge to church.
To order a Padre Serra name badge, call or stop by the parish office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are $10.
Remember our friends and neighbors served by our food pantry.
All the items placed in the boxes in church are taken over to our centralized storage at St. Mary’s Chapel on Sunday afternoon.
Every Monday food is bagged and distributed to families in need.
Thank you to Bishop Gabriel Edoe Kumordji who told us about life in his diocese in Ghana last Sunday July 23.
We learned that a total of 14 priests serve the entire diocese where the people are very poor.
Gifts may be shared using the yellow Mission Coop envelopes in the church vestibule.
Please drop them in the offertory basket or the parish office.
We are so blessed to have 40 young people make the choice to go to a Catholic retreat called All for God, Steubenville San Diego on July 28 - 30 2017.
These young people age 17 to 27 are poised for a transformational experience that is authentically Catholic.
The cost is $200 per person for the three day event. If you would like to show your support of our young people please make a donation to Padre Serra Parish, write Youth Retreat in the memo line. We would love to pay a portion of the cost of this experience for this group.
Thank you sincerely, may God bless you for your caring heart.
Youth and Young Adults
Thank you for your support in last week’s Peter’s Pence Collection!
Our contributions will be combined with those from our brothers and sisters around the world to help Pope Francis provide essential relief to people in need. If you missed the collection, it is not too late to give, envelopes are in the church narthex. Visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections, for more info. Blessings.
Also visit: Give
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