On March 10, 2019, Padre Serra parishioners joined with neighboring faith communities to put their foot down against hunger, raising over $23,476 by 335 walkers! Of that total, Padre Serra raised $7,000! Many thanks to our walkers, donors, bakers, registration volunteers, crossing guard, route markers, first-aid nurse, and welcoming helpers.
Photos by Julius Acero.
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
Aubrey Alexander or Teresa Runyon
We have partnered with VC Foster Kids' Faith in Motion program, our parish invites you to consider the following ways to support and care for children in the foster care system from birth to transitioning young adults and their families.
There are many ways to get involved. Become a:
To learn about the many ways to be involved from prayer companion to becoming a foster family and everything in between and/or to help with our first project, email Teresa Runyon or Aubrey Alexnader
Also visit: Care
Offers assistance with meals to those who are recovering from illness, accidents, injuries, and surgeries.
“When I was recovering from surgery, I thought my husband could just take care of our meals. But once I got home little did we realize how much time and energy he would need to care for me and attend to my needs. We made a call to Denise and Gwen and are so grateful to Good Samaritans for providing delicious meals which allowed me to focus on recovery and freed my husband to focus on caregiving.” – Diane R
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.
Through volunteer efforts and generous donations, Many Meals provides free home-cooked meals twice a week to the under served and homeless in Camarillo.
Meals are served twice a week
Sacristans ensure that all the materials needed to celebrate liturgy are ready and in place for each celebration.
Padre Serra serves breakfast the 3rd Sunday of each month.
To help, contact:
Deacon Neil Kingsley
Laurie Nichols, Jackie Perrin and Sheila Montgomery
Photo by Julius Acero
Every Sunday morning, rain or shine, we serve coffee, donuts and fresh fruit after each Mass.
Ministers of coffee and donuts are always needed. This is a great opportunity for adults, teens and children to share in friendship, fellowship, and conversation. Working side-by-side pouring joe and serving dough!
To get involved, contact:
Also visit: Weekend Experience
This is a fairly new ministry at Padre Serra, but one that will inevitably grow and deepen.
We are looking for people to help “mix” sound at Mass and at some Serra Center events, but this will likely expand to other responsibilities sooner rather than later. Training will be provided.
If you’re interested, please contact Bill Giles at email@example.com who is coordinating this exciting ministry.
Also visit: Giving, Music
Fairways to Heaven
Thank You from Angel Tags!
Sincere gratitude to everyone who helped make our Christmas Gift Share a success. We supplied gifts to 1200 kids & adults this year.
Appreciation to all the Confirmation candidates and volunteers who helped sort & bag the gifts and to those who delivered the gifts to Fillmore, Piru, and RAIN.
But most of all, thanks to everyone who took their time & resources to selflessly give gifts to these kids & adults who wouldn’t have a Christmas without your help. Merry Christmas!
Every year, you can help over 1,100 children and adults have a special Christmas morning!
Select a tag from the trees in church, buy at least one of the items listed, wrap it, and attach the ANGEL TAG firmly to the outside of the package.
This year we are collecting gifts for RAIN, OASIS, Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility, St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, San Salvador Mission in Piru, and Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama .
We are indebted to Griffin Mortuary for their long-standing gift of yearly calendars to our parish. They are no longer able to continue, so we are looking for a parishioner or business who would like to sponsor our 2020 parish calendars.
For details, contact Pam Kingsley firstname.lastname@example.org
With the holidays fast approaching, you are invited to continue sharing your blessings with needy families in our community. The commitment is to purchase a gift for each family member from a list of gift ideas/needs from the families.
Questions or to participate: Marylee Hrabovsky (805) 504·4753. Thank you!
Also visit: St. Vincent de Paul, Groups, Outreach
Thank you, faith formation for children, youth ministry, all volunteers and participants for a spooky, family-friendly, fun evening in the Serra Center! See you next year!
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