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
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.
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
Offers assistance with meals to those who are recovering from illness, accidents, injuries, and surgeries.
Sacristans ensure that all the materials needed to celebrate liturgy are ready and in place for each celebration.
Take Communion to the sick, hospitalized and homebound, thereby taking Christ through faith and charity, on behalf of the whole community.
Celebrating the Eucharist is central to our faith. However, due to illness or injury, many Catholics in our parish and community cannot join in the celebration.
Our desire is to stay connected with them so we have a team of volunteers, Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick, who bring Communion to convalescent, nursing, and individual homes as well as local hospitals.
If you or a loved one are sick, hospitalized and/or homebound and would like Communion brought to you, please contact the parish office or Deacon Luc Papillon.
Deacon Luc Papillon
(805) 482 · 6417 x412
Linda Lowe and Deacon Luc Papillon.
Photo by Julius Acero
Our parish Lazarus Ministry is essential and needed. More importantly, it’s a ministry of loving people into God’s hands after death, escorting them with our prayers and supporting their family and friends.
Many non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics who don’t know the liturgy, nor the responses, attend our funerals. As a member of the Lazarus Ministry, you simply attend the funerals, as your schedule allows, to pray and sing the responses.
Your presence and participating alone support the grieving family and friends as they celebrate the life of the deceased, whether you know them personally or not. No special skills are required. No time commitment beyond the one-hour funeral liturgy. Just your loving presence and participation.
When a funeral is scheduled, you will receive an email with details from Jane Riggio.
Questions and to sign up:
Teresa Runyon firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit: Ministries A to Z, Care
Photography by Julius Acero
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
Padre Serra serves breakfast the 3rd Sunday of each month.
To help, contact:
Deacon Neil Kingsley
Tags available in the church lobby
Please return to church no later than 9:00 am on December 8. All gifts leave the parish at noon to be delivered to their respective locations.
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 .
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!
Also Visit: Children
Many thanks to our walkers, donors, bakers, registration volunteers, crossing guard, route markers, first-aid nurse and welcoming helpers.
“O God, to those who have hunger, give bread, And to us who have bread, give the hunger for justice.”
-Latin American prayer
Every March our parish joins with other Camarillo churches and neighbors from different faiths, cultures and ages, to stand against hunger in our local community and the world.
The reason we walk is because “they walk”. Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as much as six miles a day to get food, water, and fuel and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. Together we raise awareness and funds.
The funds raised will fight hunger around the world and our local food pantries: St. Mary Magdalen/Padre Serra Christian Service Program, Christians Acting Together, Food Share, St. Columba’s Episcopal Food Pantry, Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry, Many Meals and RAIN.
A Message from CROP Walk
"Every year, Church World Service tallies a list of the Top 100 fundraising teams for CROP Hunger Walks, a group that we call the CREAM of the CROP. With over 900 walks and thousands of teams, we’re very happy to tell you that Padre Serra is a CREAM of the CROP team for your participation in the Camarillo CROP Hunger Walk!"
Way to go team!
Sunday, February 24
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