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
About Bob Shadduck
Robert D. Shadduck is the Director of Altar Servers, a position held for 20 years. He holds a Certificate of Director of Liturgy from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and has worked as Director of Worship in two parishes. Bob has served as master of ceremonies for several bishops and directed major liturgies including Dedication of a Church, ordinations, Chrism Masses, countless Triduum liturgies, and Confirmations. He has worked with the RCIA process for over eighteen years as catechist and director of rites. Bob received both his bachelor and master degrees from Loyola University of Los Angeles. In 1999, he was bestowed the Papal Honor “Benemerenti” by Pope John Paul II, in recognition of committed service to Christ and the Church. He is also the recipient of the Ad Altare Dei award.
Bob Shadduck co-authored Guide for Servers (Español), a book in The Liturgical Ministry Series published by Liturgy Training Publications in Chicago.
St. Vincent de Paul has identified many needy families in our community.
The holidays are fast approaching and we invite you to consider sharing your blessings with one of these families.
The commitment is to purchase a gift for each family member form a list of gift ideas/needs. Sign up now to help a family in need. 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
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!
Men’s Ministry: Tony Likovich, Dave McCormick, Lee Pasaraba. Knights of Columbus: Paul Collier, Steven Loeffler.
Photo by Julius Acero
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
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:
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."
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.
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.
We already have 80 people returning, just need about 20 more!! Is this for you?
Also Visit: Children
Helping Homeless Families Help Themselves
RAIN is a transitional housing program located in Camarillo, California.
Individuals and families across Ventura County who are in need of transitional housing as they begin their path to independence can find help at the RAIN Transitional Living Center in Camarillo. Home to more than 135 people each year, RAIN features 16 rooms for families, six single rooms, and several beds for people recovering from illness or injury following hospitalization. The average length of stay at RAIN is 8 to 12 months. However, some stay for more than a year while they pursue their path to self-sufficiency.
Help prune the prayer garden.