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:
April 7, 2019
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!
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Thank You from Concern America!
The sales total from their November 18 visit was $2,777. Through your generosity, you have helped to spread hope for a better future to hundreds of economically disadvantaged people in many developing countries of our world. Thank you!
This fair trade craft program provides direct support to materially impoverished artisans and their communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. We have an opportunity to support them by purchasing their beautiful hand-made items: handcrafted textiles, ceramics and wood products from Bangladesh, El Salvador Guatemala, Mexico, and Mozambique.
Also visit: www.concernamerica.org, Giving, Outreach
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. Thank you!
For questions or to participate please call Melissa Romero (818) 640·1790 or Marylee Hrabovsky (805) 758·3294.
Also visit: St. Vincent de Paul, Groups, Outreach
December 15, 16
Saturday, November 17
November 17, 18
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?
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St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
This new sacred space will be light and airy, surrounded by art, and serve as a place of solace and hope for patients, families, visitors and staff to reflect, pray and heal.
Donors are invited now to invest in the future of health care in Camarillo and to become part of the next generation of this great community hospital.
To learn more call for a tour and details (805) 988·2635 or visit www.supportstjohns.org/chapel-at-pv
In May of this year, more than 650 children were separated from their parents while trying to cross our southern border. At the time, the federal government implemented a “zero-tolerance” policy, displacing parents from their children. Parents were held and referred for prosecution, while children were placed in a shelter for transfer to the custody of a sponsor or a foster home. Heartbreaking recordings were made of children crying for their mom and dad, asking when they would get to see them again.
49 of these families have recently been reunited with their children and have arrived in Los Angles, a temporary home while their case goes before the courts. Through their Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, Catholic Charities has stepped up to help, and the agency will be the first line of support for each of them, providing basic needs such as food, clothing, diapers, and school supplies. Along with the social help, Catholic Charities will oversee their legal cases offering dedicated attorneys.
This is your opportunity to help. Catholic Charities is asking for donations that will go directly to aiding these families in need. Each family is different, with different needs but what they have in common is that they were looking for a better life.
Donation envelopes are available in the church lobby or donate directly at www.TheNextAmerica.org.
More information available at www.esperanza-la.org
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