St. Junipero Serra Catholic School

Outreach Ministries
Where You Will Find The True Heart Of Our School.

St. Serra’s Outreach Ministries is where we connect our community with our faith.  Our Catholic faith is the core of our identity and it defines who we choose to be.  It is through God’s grace that we are able to serve - to give back to those in need, and to encourage hope and kindness to others so that they may see Christ in us.  Please join us in the many different avenues of our Outreach Ministries to be a part of our faith-filled family, to come together in prayer, service, friendship, and to stand SerraStrong.


SerraStrong in Prayer

Partners in Prayer

Please join us as we pray for our fellow St. Serra families.  You can join our partners in prayer list to receive prayer requests and praise reports from families in our St. Serra Community by emailing partnersinprayer@serraschool.org.

Prayer Requests

Prayer requests and Praise reports can be emailed to partnersinprayer@serraschool.org, or CLICK HERE to submit your prayer request or Praise report conveniently online. Our Partners in Prayer members and our Parent Rosary group will be praying for your special intentions.  Should you need any further assistance such as meals we are here to help you!

Parent Rosary

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 7:50 a.m. in the St. Serra Chapel. Please contact Veronica Thompson at rvklthompson@cox.net with any questions.

Serra Cares Ministry

Serra Cares was created to love and support our St. Serra families.  If your family is in need of support due to family illness, loss of a loved one, or a joyous event like welcoming a new baby home we want to support you.  We can help connect families to carpooling or meal coordination. If you would like to help with this ministry or have a request, please contact us at pto-outreach@serraschool.org.


Parent Faith Formation

A Moment in Time for Moms Book Study
Join us as we begin our study of The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
"Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands"

Meetings on Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in our SJSC Chapel
September 17th and 24th
October 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd
Registration fee is $30.00 (includes book and study guide)

CLICK HERE to register.

"Learn to find and play the role God wants most for you to play, not the ones you feel pressured into playing for the sake of others or even our sense of accomplishment and worth. Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and when to say no. How to manage our time, reduce stress, do our best for our families, find a little space for 'me'. But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek a third option: the best yes. The Best Yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. It's what allows us to play our necessary parts in God's plan, to spend our energy and focus our passion on the assignments that really are ours.”
                                                                                                                                          ~ Description from Amazon.com

Questions?  Contact Dana Maas at pto-outreach@serraschool.org.

 

Lenten Retreat
St. Serra’s Lenten Retreat is a beautiful tradition at St. Serra. More Information to come before Spring 2020.


Faith in Action

Connecting our families and children through service
We are connecting with our Parishes and Community to find opportunities for our families to serve.  Our goal is for students of all ages to be able to serve with their families, be involved in and celebrate our Faith in Action. 

Here are our upcoming Faith in Action Opportunities:

September 14th - St Kilian Parish Mobile Pantry 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
October 26th - Second Harvest / Izzy's Corner
November TBD - San Francisco Solano Parish Weekend Food Drive
December - ADOPT-A-FAMILY
January TBD - Santiago Parish Mathew 25 Ministry
February TBD - Holy Trinity Parish Safe Families
March TBD - Easter Baskets for Olive Crest
April TBD - SERRA SERVES
May TBD - Isaiah House

Contact Dana Maas or Jenny Hayes for more information at pto-outreach@serraschool.org

In More Detail Here are our Faith In Action Projects:

St. Killian Mobile Pantry
Saturday, September 14, 2019
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm for up to 20 volunteers
Quarterly food pantry at the Parish packaging and distribution open to all ages of your family.

Second Harvest / Izzy’s Corner
October 26, 2019
The whole family can attend and help package food for our local community in need.

San Francisco Solano Parish Weekend Food Drive
Date TBD in November 2019

Adopt-a-Family
Month of December 2019
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 mandc_lawson@yahoo.com.

Santiago Parish Mathew 25 Ministry
Date TBD in January 2020
Help make burritos for local workers in our community

Holy Trinity Parish Safe Families
Date TBD February 2020
Help us coordinate baby items and support for families in our community.

Easter Baskets for Olive Crest
Date TBD March 2020
Help us create Easter Baskets for Foster Children.

SERRA SERVES
Date TBD April 2020
Our SerraServes chair, Lindsay Hakimi, took a dream and made it a reality by providing an opportunity for our St. Serra community to come together as a family to serve and be an inspiration of faith to others.  We provided over 26,000 meals to the starving children of South Africa who would not have the chance of a future without assistance from communities like St. Serra.  This is the foundation for which we are built on - Bringing our community together to serve, being grateful for what has been given to us and giving back to others.  More information on this event will come out before Spring.

Isaiah House 
Date TBD May 2020
Support Isaiah House in Santa Ana.

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Spiritual Support Materials

A 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 pto-outreach@serraschool.org.