Next Series Begins July 15
A weekly reflection and study of the upcoming Sunday’s Old and New Testament readings so we can better understand the good news message of Jesus Christ and how He is present in our lives. Learn about the cultural and historical context, what they mean, and how they impact our lives. Bring your Bible.
Also Visit: Adults
Second Wednesday of the month
We gather. We pray. We write.
New members are welcome anytime to our friendly group. We explore and practice different types of writing and read our work to one another each week. Some days we do “free writing” for ten minutes on a chosen topic. Other weeks we read our prepared pieces (up to 500 words) on a designated subject. Our topics are not overtly “religious,” but give us an opportunity to express the concerns of our souls. Many consider the experience to be healing. We encourage humor and playfulness; we laugh a lot. We inform each other about writing resources, and we share equally the responsibility for the successful working of the group.
This is as much a faith sharing group as it is a writing group. We pray together. We take care of one another. Our comments on one another’s writing are constructive and honor the deep feelings that are expressed.
Also visit: Adults
Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24
Also visit: Faith Formation for Adults
An adult education series in Lent
Padre Serra is hosting the following sessions:
All Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the Serra Center
Doors open at 7:00 pm
$8.00/person, includes a guest
Who is Responsible for the Current Clerical Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church?
Do All Faiths Believe in Heaven
Meeting Christ Through Sacred Signs
Fr. Leon Hutton
10:00 - 11:00 am
San Juan Capistrano room
- learn to communicate practically with friends, neighbors, and people in our community
- learn a new language and experience the benefits in mind and spirit
- learn Catholic prayers
Do you speak Spanish and would like to help others learn too? Come be a part of this community!
No cost. Questions:
Patricia Guzman (805) 827·5903, email@example.com
Jim Avallone (818) 917·2797, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 23
Monday, October 29
A Model for Mass Goers
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
Friday, September 14
Tuesday, April 17
March 16 - 18
It's what Jesus said!
Seven themes of our Catholic Social Teaching:
For further reading and understanding of these themes, click here for a link to the US Bishops website.
LAUDATO SI: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME · Read Pope Francis' encyclical.
Friday, February 16
Overview of Catholic teaching on the end of life and care options
Advance Health Care Directives and POLST
What to do when a death occurs: mortuaries and Catholic funeral options
Discipleship: Becoming Fools for Christ
This year's parish mission is an invitation to explore the radical foolishness of Christianity as a positive force for change and conversion in the face of division, discrimination, and violence in our world. Looking at the Scripture with new eyes, journeying with wisdom figures like St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, we will reflect on ways to overcome our tendency to 'water down' or domesticate our faith and the message of the Gospel, so that we can respond to Christ's call to be foolish according to the logic of the world and become wise in the eyes of God.
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Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province of New York, worldwide marathon runner, musician, retreat director, blogger, theology professor, columnist for America magazine and author of several award-winning books, including Dating God.
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We take our cars in for periodic oil changes. We see our physicians for an annual physical or wellness check. The same is needed for our spiritual lives, individually and as a faith community, and we can't always get away for a retreat. So a parish mission is that "shot in the arm", that energizing renewal of our personal faith as Jesus' disciples and our parish community's commitment to the Body of Christ.
Do you want a better understanding of God’s will for your life? Are you seeking a chance to grow personally and spiritually? Do you want to know what your spiritual gifts are and how to use them in life and ministry?
Spiritual Gifts Discovery is a multi-day workshop that fosters spiritual and personal growth. Through teaching, prayer, and faith sharing in pairs, you will come to understand more fully whom God created you to be and what God wants you to do with your life. Each session builds on the previous so commitment to the journey is key.
For more information, please contact Teresa Runyon
September 13, 2017
The 2017 SCRC Convention provides a choice of programs:
- Regular Talks
- A special Christ Triumphant track
- Teen Conference
- Children's Program and other special programs
Everybody has one!
Realism or Non-Realism
Absolutism or Relativism
Absolutism or Relativism
What is God?
Wishful Thinking or Mind-Independent Existence
We’ll discuss what’s real, what’s true, what’s right and what God is.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Behind The Scenes
Holy Day Of Obligation
Message Of The Week
St. John’s Seminary