Also visit: Care
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:
“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!
Photo by Julius Acero
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
Sunday, February 24
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
Thank You From VC Youth Correctional Facility
The newly hired Catholic chaplain Maria Santana was amazed to receive $2,900 in gifts card from our Angel Tag program. Your generosity enabled the chaplain and team to provide Christmas cheer for the youth at the correctional facility here in Camarillo and for upcoming sacramental and seasonal celebrations. Thank you!
Thanks to all who participated in Angel Tags!
This year over 1,100 children and adults at RAIN, OASIS, Ventura County Youth Correctional Facility, St. Francis Parish in Fillmore, San Salvador Mission in Piru, and Immaculate Conception Parish in New Cuyama will have a special Christmas!
Also visit: Outreach
Auction Items Needed!
If you own a business, please consider donating goods or services. If you work at a business, please ask your employer. If you would like to donate gift cards to restaurants or movies, tickets to plays, concerts or sporting events or vacation homes or timeshares please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate funds to cover the cost of certain expenses for the tournament or dinner, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and blessings for being a part of this effort to support Youth Ministry!
Fairways to Heaven event:
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
Padre Serra serves breakfast the 3rd Sunday of each month.
To help, contact:
Deacon Neil Kingsley
Sacristans ensure that all the materials needed to celebrate liturgy are ready and in place for each celebration.
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!
Every Sunday morning, rain or shine, we serve coffee, donuts and fresh fruit after each Mass.
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!
Ministers of coffee and donuts needed. To get involved, contact:
Also visit: Weekend Experience
Hospitality Ministers welcome us as we arrive to worship, helping us find our way around the worship space and into comfortable seats, facilitating our processions (especially at Communion), and handing out worship aids and bulletins.
They help all of us be responsible stewards by taking up the collection at the liturgy. Help serve refreshments at parish events with a welcoming smile on a great team.
This ministry is open to new members.
Contact: Teresa Runyon
By Julius Acero
Thursday, September 20
Also visit: Children
Behind The Scenes
Holy Day Of Obligation
Message Of The Week
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