This is a beautiful, wonderful, friendly bunch of folks! Every year with about 600 children and teens enrolled in after school learning, we really need about 100 loving, happy adults to help teach and lead. This small army of volunteers are the face of Jesus and his church to our young people. Our Faith Formation staff do all the work! We plan and write all the lessons, prepare all the games, crafts and other materials. We create teams of two to lead the sessions then train, mentor and guide you throughout the year. You are never alone. You just have a great time rolling it out with your partner. Contact: email@example.com
Also Visit: Children
On March 10 Padre Serra parishioners joined with neighboring faith communities to put their foot down against hunger, raising over $23,000 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.
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Also visit: Care
Men’s Ministry: Tony Likovich, Dave McCormick, Lee Pasaraba. Knights of Columbus: Paul Collier, Steven Loeffler.
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This 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 about the Knights, please visit Council 5272's website.
Also visit: Groups, Clergy Religious Appreciation Dinner, Fifth Sunday Rosary
St. Vincent de Paul identifies needy families in our community. Before the holidays we invite you to consider sharing your blessings with one of these families. The commitment is to purchase a gift for each family member from a list of gift ideas/needs.
Our St. Vincent de Paul ministry extends sincere gratitude for your generosity during Christmas 2018. You helped make Christmas brighter for 31 families. With your support, 161 individuals experienced a Christmas they will never forget. Thank you!
For questions or to participate please call Melissa Romero (818) 640·1790 or Marylee Hrabovsky (805) 758·3294.
Also visit: St. Vincent de Paul, Groups, Outreach
Prepares and serves healthy meals. It is a unique collaboration of church, temples, and clubs to serve the neediest in Ventura, serving lunch three days a week and breakfast on the weekend.
Padre Serra serves breakfast the 3rd Sunday of each month.
To help, contact:
Deacon Neil Kingsley
Sacristan ministry is coordinated by Deacon Neil Kingsley.
Sacristans ensure that all the materials needed to celebrate liturgy are ready and in place for each celebration.
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
We would love to have a list of professionals who can help advise us from time to time on preventative maintenance and capital projects.
The dream is to have 20 to 30 names on file and call on 2-3 at any one time. If you are an architect, engineer, electrician, plumber, contractor, painter, landscape professional, roofer, locksmith, builder, inspector, know about sound systems, video systems, concrete, HVAC, lighting and the like, please call (805) 482·6417 x 323.
Thanks and Blessings!
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 482·6417 x322.
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mk 12:31
St. Vincent De Paul is our parish’s outreach ministry to the poor, hungry, homeless, struggling and needy in our midst. Every day our on-call ministers talk and meet with individuals and families who need financial assistance and resources to have a meal or safe shelter, to pay a utility bill, rent, medical bill, or for gas. This wonderful work would not have been possible without God’s help, your generous contributions and the volunteer efforts of our Vincentians.
Those in need should call (805) 504·4753. A member is on call Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Rita & Ed DaCorsi, Terri Korell and Liz Vega.
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SVDP relies on donations to support their efforts
Simply follow this link to www.escrip.com and use Group Code 136559191
- Amazon Smile
Shop Amazon like normal and Amazon will donate 0.5% to our St. Vincent De Paul. Simply follow this link to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1002110
Follow this link and shop your favorite stores!
- Ralphs Community
Follow this link to register your Ralphs card
OASIS gifts through Angel Tags Christmas Program.
One Can Makes a Difference
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."
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