SVDP is 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 Korell firstname.lastname@example.org
From a current member of the ministry:
"Being a volunteer is a blessing. It makes me aware of the blessings in my own life. Viewing the world through the eyes of the less fortunate keeps me grounded and more aware of the people around me. Our parish conference very special. The love and support we receive from our fellow Vincentians is wonderful and the service itself keeps faith in front of everything you do. Come and join us and count your blessings."
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:
The donation truck is onsite twice a year to accept your donations of gently used clothing, books, games, DVD/CDs, sports gear, toys, and small household items such as lamps, small appliances, frames, etc.
One Can Makes a Difference
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.
A fellowship ministry where LGBTQ brothers, sisters, and their families and friends in Christ are welcome in a safe harbor to explore spirituality and share experiences, strength, and hope.
Contact: Sue Powers (805) 390·2824 or email@example.com
Sue Powers and Margaret Vesprini
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Invites active and reserve military members and families to connect for fellowship, support, and engagement in our parish family for as short or as long as you're here. We'd love to hear from you.
We accompany active duty members, reserve military members and your families for as long as you’re here. Our ministers will welcome you, help you connect with the parish and ministries, discern any particular needs, support your family while you’re here or deployed, and be of assistance in any way possible.
If you’re an active or reserve member of any branch of the military, we’d love to meet you and your family.
Dave Gutierrez firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit: Adults
We are working on creating lesson plans for families to do at home; please make sure we have your most updated email address on file. Please contact me if your child(ren) is in Faith Formation, and you have not yet received an email from us this week, email@example.com
Please make sure to mark as a VIP email so that they won’t accidentally end up in your junk folder.
For care and support during your separation or divorce, learn more about the Padre Serra Divorce Support Group.
Also visit: Care, Groups
“Christ calls us to attend to those who have mental illness and provide hope and healing.”
Padre Serra is committed to accompanying you and your loved one and offers these resources:
- Recommendation mental health professionals in our area. To obtain the list, contact Teresa Runyon firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 482·6417 x322
- Our parish Support and Care Ministries and Referrals
- St. Julie Billiart (Newbury Park) Mental Health Ministry: stjulieschurch.org/mental-health-ministry.
We have partnered with St. Julie’s to bring awareness and support through information events.
- Archdiocese of Los Angeles Mental Health Resources: old.la-archdiocese.org/org/oljp/Pages/Mental-Health-and-Suicide
- California Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on caring for those with mental illness Hope and Healing: www.cacatholic.org/hope_and_healing
- Christianity and Mental Illness, an article by Julianne Miles at Catholic News Agency catholicnewsagency.com
- Podcast Series with Katie Prejean McGrady
Ave Explores: Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health
Questions: Teresa Runyon email@example.com or (805) 482·6417 x322.
Due to the rain Taco Tuesday is next week, March 17.
2nd Tuesday of the month
All couples are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to enrich and strengthen your marriage, sacrament and relationship with one another and God.
The Catechism teaches that "Christ’s grace in the Sacrament of Marriage protects the essential purposes of marriage: the good of the couple and the generation and education of children. These purposes are protected and fostered by the permanence of the marriage bond and the mutual fidelity of spouses” (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, 283).
A new married couples enrichment series begins this Lent. Visit: United in Love, United in Christ
Also visit: Groups, Retreats, Spiritual
Become a Knight!
There is no more effective evangelization tool than regular, everyday people choosing to live their faith in their homes, councils, community, and parish. Through our programs and resources, we provide opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith. To learn more visit our parish’s Council 5272 representatives in the courtyard.
Men’s Ministry: Tony Likovich, Dave McCormick, Lee Pasaraba. Knights of Columbus: Paul Collier, Steven Loeffler.
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Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882 has served the Church and its parishes and communities for 130 years! Today it is the world's largest Catholic men's organization dedicated to upholding the teachings of the Catholic Church, helping people in need and fostering a bond between members.
As a Knight, men 18+ have the opportunity to strengthen our parish, give back to the community, and grow in faith. Joining our local council doesn’t mean sacrificing quality time with your family; volunteering an hour here or there with your family can make a real difference.
Our local Knights of Columbus Council #5272 is made up of men from Padre Serra and St. Mary Magdalen parishes. They coordinate and carry out fundraising and social events to support a variety of charitable causes and Catholic education.
For more information or to become a Knight, please visit Council 5272's website.
Follow the Knights of Columbus Council #5272 at Facebook @kofc5272
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