St. Vincent De Paul (SVDP) offers confidential tangible assistance to those in need on a person to person basis. Aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or through direct dollar or in-kind service. Those in need should call 805-504-4753. A member is on call Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
SVDP is a Catholic organization open to both men and women who wish to grow in their faith by serving God and their neighbor. Members are united in their efforts to conduct their ministry with compassion and confidentiality, while promoting human dignity and respect. To learn more about volunteering, contact Terri Korrell.
SVDP relies on donations to support their efforts. Ongoing simple fundraising opportunities include:
Once or twice a year the donation truck comes onsite Sunday morning to accept your donations of gently used clothing, books, games, DVD/CDs, sports gear, toyas, and small household items such as lamps, small appliances, frames, etc. Our most recent collection was Sunday, April 15, 2018. Check back often for future dates.
Helping Homeless Families Help Themselves
RAIN is a transitional housing program located in Camarillo, California.
Individuals and families across Ventura County who are in need of transitional housing as they begin their path to independence can find help at the RAIN Transitional Living Center in Camarillo. Home to more than 135 people each year, RAIN features 16 rooms for families, six single rooms, and several beds for people recovering from illness or injury following hospitalization. The average length of stay at RAIN is 8 to 12 months. However, some stay for more than a year while they pursue their path to self-sufficiency.
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.
Help our school! St. Mary Magdalen School, transitional kindergarten (TK) through grade 8, earns money by collecting Box Tops. Each box top is worth 10 cents. This is an easy and great way to help our school earn money. Please collect your box tops and turn them into the parish office.
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 email@example.com. They are $10.
Funds raised benefit KC charities and youth programs scholarships.
Hosted by the Adolfo Camarillo Knights of Columbus, Council 5272.
For years, our retreat leaders have volunteered their time (about 40 hours of preparation) and talent (years of experience sharing faith) for our Confirmation teens.
A little known fact, they also pay for room and board while many take time off work to help at the retreat. This year, we are hoping, praying and asking for help to offset the cost.
Whatever is donated to our retreat leader fund will go into a pool to reduce, or even eliminate, the cost for our leaders to volunteer. The total cost for leaders this year is $3,000. Every dollar given will be humbly and gratefully received as a ‘thank you for your love and dedication to our young teens.’ Envelopes are in the church narthex. Thank you church.
Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility Thanks YOU
A note from Katya Acuna in the Catholic chaplain’s office:
I thought I would show up and pick up an envelope with perhaps $200 worth of gift cards from Angel Tags. That would be more than enough to cover our Christmas dinner and mass expenses. Instead, there was over $1,400. This will cover pretty much ALL of our activities for 2018. Unbelievable! Padre Serra is such a wonderful, giving parish. Thank you for making this possible!!!
This year we collected gifts for St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, the San Salvador Mission in Piru, the RAIN project, OASIS, Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama and the Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility.
Thank you for helping over 1,100 children or adults have a very special Christmas morning!
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For those who wish to provide immediate financial support:
Immediate financial support will be provided through the Cardinal McIntyre Fund for Charity. The goal of the Cardinal McIntyre Fund for Charity is service to the "neediest of the needy” and those for whom no other resources exist and donations are tax deductible.
These gifts can be made in three ways:
For those who wish to donate material goods:
Resources available from city and county agencies:
Sunday December 10, 2017
Help religious communities.
“Your generous contribution helps us to care for our retired sisters and enables our younger sisters to continue in active ministry,” writes a religious sister.
Your gift to today’s collection helps provide medications, nursing care, and more for thousands of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests.
Envelopes are in the church narthex.
Buy your tickets now!*
Tuesday, August 29 2017
Bring this flyer
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.
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.
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