St. Junipero Serra Catholic School
….Where You Will Find The True Heart Of Our School.
Outreach Ministries is a very special part of our school where we connect our community with our faith. Our Catholic faith is the core of our identity and it defines who we are. It is through God’s grace that we are able to serve, encourage and help. Please join us in the many different avenues we offer to be a part of our faith-filled family, to come together in prayer, service and friendship, and to stand SerraStrong.
SerraStrong in Prayer
Partners in Prayer
Please join us as we pray for our fellow St. Serra families in need. Once a week you will receive an e-mail with prayer requests from families in our community. We ask that those who receive these e-mails pray for the needs and praise reports. If you would like to receive the e-mails or be a part of this ministry, please e-mail Anastacia Escoboza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer requests will remain anonymous unless otherwise specified. If you would like the Partners in Prayer members and our Parent Rosary group to pray for you, your family or special intentions, please e-mail your name, the prayer request, how long you would like to remain on the list (if longer than three weeks), and if you will need meal assistance, to Anastacia Escoboza at email@example.com.
Everyone is welcome! If it has been a while since you last prayed the Rosary, we will help refresh your memory; or if you are unfamiliar with praying the Rosary, we will gladly teach you. It is a beautiful way to start your day. We meet on Fridays at the Blessed Virgin Mary statue in the middle school courtyard at 7:50 a.m. We also meet at 8:30 a.m. on school Mass days. For more information please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Faith Formation
A Moment in Time for Moms Book Study
Our second session for our book study will start on February 27, 2018. We will be meeting at St. Kilian Church on Tuesday mornings, February 27 – April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (no meeting on April 3). Our new book for this session is titled, “Listen, Love, Repeat” by Karen Ehman. Listen, Love, Repeat will help us as moms to listen and hear God’s words, to lift each other up with love and repeat as many times as God requires from us. Registration fee is $25 (book included). View the FLYER
The 2018 Lenten Retreat will be held on Thursday, February 22. Every spring during the Lenten Season, the PTO presents a Lenten Retreat to renew, refresh and recall our faith and our call to be servants and followers of Christ.
The morning includes a light breakfast, inspirational speakers and time for fellowship. We are pleased to welcome this year’s speaker – Alexis Walkenstein – an Emmy award-winning journalist and host of the weekly national Catholic radio show “Mary’s Touch.”
Alexis will share how we need to forgive in order to let go and move forward - how forgiveness is always possible with the strength of our Mother Mary. Alexis will also speak about her life, adventures, and journey in the media world. She will share how she is evangelizing to bring positive media into our world and how God moves in her life and answers her prayers. Come learn how to deepen your faith!
Give yourself the gift of time, reflection and growth this Lenten Season and join us for this very special retreat. View the FLYER.
Ticket price is $20 per person. For more information about the Lenten retreat, please contact Kathy Bonin at email@example.com.
Spiritual Support MaterialsA variety of Catholic media is available on campus to encourage, support and educate. This includes a compilation of Lighthouse Catholic Media materials, Dynamic Catholic materials, our local diocese and parish publications, and more. All items can be found in the School Office. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
**New** Serra Serves
As part of the new ministry Serra Serves, we will come together as a community to package hundreds of meals for those in need on March 24th, 2018. Bringing our community together again to serve...being grateful for what has been given to us and giving back to others – the foundation for which we are built on. For more information, please contact Lindsay Hakimi at email@example.com.
Serra Cares Ministry
Serra Cares assists St. Serra families who are in need because one or more family members are dealing with serious health problems (surgery, chemotherapy, long-term illness), have recently lost a loved one, or who have recently welcomed a new baby. In bereavement cases, the committee may assist with funeral arrangements, Rosary preparation, a post-memorial luncheon, carpooling and/or short-term meal coordination. In the case of a new baby or health problems, we may assist short-term meal coordination and/or carpooling. If you would like to help with this ministry or have a request, please contact Kathy Bonin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt-a-Family is our Advent Season Outreach Project coordinated by Carol Lawson and supported by PTO that benefits families selected by Catholic Charities. It is a wonderful, heart-warming program where we adopt approximately 45 families who would not have a Christmas without the help of our generous families here at St. Serra. For more information, please contact Carol Lawson at email@example.com.
VIEW the Adopt-a-Family webpage for all of the details.
If you have any questions or are interested in any of the Outreach Ministries, please contact PTO VP Outreach Kathy Bonin at firstname.lastname@example.org.