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.
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.
Can Christmas still change the world? The Christmas story is a story of love, hope, redemption and relationship. So, what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress and debt? Along the way the best story in the world... has become a story of what's on sale.
Let’s conspire this Advent to change the way we celebrate Christmas! During the Sundays of Advent, we will focus on four simple ways to worship fully, spend less, give more & love all.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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.
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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.
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.
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