Friday, March 30
Palm Sunday, March 25
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, March 24, 5:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am
Monday, March 26
Wednesday, March 28
PSPYouth Prayer Service (High School), 7:00
Holy Thursday, March 29
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00pm
The Holy Oils, blessed by Archbishop Gomez at the Cathedral during Monday’s Chrism Mass, are presented to the parish community at the beginning of the Holy Thursday mass. Read More...
Good Friday, March 30
· Celebration of the Lord’s Passion & Veneration of the Cross, 12:00pm and 7:00pm
· Living Stations of the Cross, 1:45pm
Holy Saturday, March 31
Easter Vigil, 7:30pm
Begins with bonfire in the courtyard
The celebration continues with a reception in the San Juan Capistrano Room. All are welcome to this mass and parking is plentiful! Read more...
Easter Sunday, April 1
7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am (Church)
9:15am, 11:15am (Serra Center)
We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the promise of our own eternal life. Come to Easter Sunday Mass ready to be renewed!
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Fr. Patrick offers these additional ways to fast this Lent:
- Observed Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent
- Applies to all persons 14 and older
- Observed Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
- Applies to all persons ages 18 to 59
- One full meatless meal per day and two small meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength but do not equal a full meal
- Liquids, including milk and fruit juice, are permitted
- If health or ability to work is affected, fasting is not recommended
- Private, self-imposed observance of fasting on Lenten weekdays is encouraged
- Parents should ensure that children who are not bound by the laws of fasting and abstinence are taught an authentic sense of penance, conversion, and reconciliation
On February 11, Fr. Patrick offered additional ways to fast. Learn more Lenten Fasting
- Catholics are obliged and encouraged to confess sacramentally all serious sins not previously acknowledged in individual confession.
- Opportunities for reconciliation:
- Saturdays 3:45-4:45pm
- Wednesday, March 7 ~ 7:00pm, church. Our parish communal service will also have at least 12loving priests to hear individual confessions. Please bring a can of food for the food pantry.
Liturgy and Devotions
- Catholics are encouraged to participate in the Eucharistic liturgy during Lent
- Devotions such as Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and other traditional practices – including increased prayer, Scripture and spiritual reading, alms, personal discipline, increased care and service to the sick and needy – are also recommended.
- All initiated Catholics are to receive Communion at least once a year and during the Lent and Easter seasons: first Sunday of Lent (Feb 18) until Trinity Sunday (May 27) unless it is fulfilled at some other time of the year.
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February 15 - March 20, 2018
Padre Serra is hosting the following sessions:
February 16 12:15pm
The Gospel of Mark:
Faithful Followers of Jesus
Fr. Felix Just, SJ
Mark’s Gospel is proclaimed at mass this year. Come learn how to get the most of Mark. Fr. Felix will help us understand how this gospel is different than others,
what his message is and how we can follow Jesus more closely.
Marriage in Seven Bumper Stickers
Dr. Janice Daurio
The divorce rate among Catholics is almost as high as it is for the U.S. in general.
Dr. Daurio will unpack this and offer seven simple ideas about marriage.
Question & Answer
Fr. Patrick Mullen
Fr. Patrick will answer your anonymous question, written at the beginning of the session, so you can come to a deeper understanding of our beautiful Catholic faith.
Islam in Today's World: Sunni, Shai, Sufi
What's the difference?
Dr. Amir Hussain
Dr. Hussain will explain the differences between these various sects within Islam with a view to understanding the Middle East today.
Fellowship and Faith through Creative Writing
Linda Lowe & Panel
Our own Padre Serra Writers’ Ministry will share how they use stories, poems and essays to share faith and spiritual strength with one another. Come learn more about this vibrant ministry in our parish!
Something Fishy about Jonah
Fr. Bill Lowe
The book and story of Jonah is short and rather strange. Fr. Bill will guide us through its context and how it’s relevant for us today. Bring your bible.
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