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 email@example.com
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.
Offers support to those who are caring for an aging parent, relative, or spouse.
Also visit: Care
A Caregiver's Prayer
Lord Jesus, who from the cross gave the care of your Mother to St. John, help us to realize that you have blessed us too with the care of someone in our family. Help us to be your gentle hands and loving compassion on earth.
Father in heaven, you know my heart, calm my anxieties. Pour out your grace and mercy in my life like a healing balm. Lighten my burden, answer my prayer, and give me the strength to do what so often seems impossible.
Spirit of life, remind me to breath - give me a quiet place to rest when I need it and breathe in me your loving peace. Remain my constant companion through this journey. And, when it is time for me to let go, help me remember that my dear one is leaving my loving embrace for yours.
Left to right: Lisa Barra (Cherubs), Patricia Sentianin (Caritas Caregivers).
Photo by Julius Acero
A ministry for those healing from divorce
First & Third Tuesday of the month
Grace Martinez, Cynthia Jones Campbell, Jett Clyne.
Photo by Julius Acero
Our team works towards making Catholic social justice permeate the life of the parish, with local and global foci on the needs of the vulnerable and the excluded.
We provide learning and growing opportunities for parishioners to fully live out Catholic social teaching and to see the face of Jesus through actions such as: feeding, clothing, and housing the poor visiting prisoners caring for life at every stage changing systems that are unjust.
All are welcome!
Questions: Deacon Luc Papillon
See also: PAX Christi, CROP Walk, JustFaith
Photography by Julius Acero
We are gathering via Zoom until the current COVID19 situation is resolved and we’re allowed to meet again. We will be doing a Bible Study with some other activities mixed in. See our Instagram @pspyoungadult or Facebook
@PadreSerraYA for other events!
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone 18 to 39ish is welcome!
For those who want to grow deeper in their Catholic faith through discussion, community building, spiritual activities, and service projects. For more information contact email@example.com
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Illuman is a ministry for men, by men, to honor the uniqueness of male spirituality and committed to support who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. Bimonthly group gatherings are designed to help become better, more authentic men.
Illuman Retreat 2020
We gather virtually. We pray virtually. We write.
If you enjoy writing, you are welcome any Friday to share your work and to listen to the inspiring writing of others. Fridays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, online.
New members are welcome anytime to our friendly group.
We explore and practice different types of writing and read our work to one another each week. Some days we do “free writing” for ten minutes on a chosen topic.
Other weeks we read our prepared pieces (up to 500 words) on a designated subject. Our comments on one another’s writing are constructive and honor the deep feelings that are expressed.
We share each other resources about writing , and equally the responsibility for the successful working of the group.
Our topics are not overtly “religious,” but give us an opportunity to express the concerns of our souls. Many consider the experience to be healing. We encourage humor and playfulness; we laugh a lot. This is as much a faith sharing group as it is a writing group. We pray together. We take care of one another.
Also visit: Adults
Join us online! Contact Cynthia
SEEDS (Sisters ~ Embracing ~ Enlightening ~ Daughters of Faith) is a monthly evening of spirituality for women to meet in fellowship to share the Word of God and grow in faith.
While the sight of injustice may swell righteous anger within us and fill our eyes with tears, we must be wise in how we respond. Seeds of Faith invites all women to join in a 4-part discussion series as we delve into the USCCB pastoral letter against racism "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love." Come and spend time as we read, reflect, pray and discuss how to transform our understanding of life, charity and justice.
Suspended until further notice.
Third Wednesday of the month
- learn a new language and experience the benefits in mind and spirit
- learn Catholic prayers
- will help with conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing.
Contact for Patricia to join email list with resources for learning and practicing at home:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Powers and Margaret Vesprini
Photo By Julius Acero
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 482·6417 x322.
Due to the rain Taco Tuesday is next week, March 17.
2nd Tuesday of the month
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