OXNARD – Beginning on Thursday, 6 October 2022, the parish of Santa Clara, 323 S. E. Street, will be having a virtual Bible Study every Thursday at 7pm, beginning with the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans.
“Few writings have influenced Christian thought as much as Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Protestants love the Letter to the Romans, Catholics should love it more. Does the letter teach that we are justified by faith alone, or is it teaching we are justified by a faith that must work in love? Join us and find out”.
For more information, contact email Deacon Vince Crawford.
VENTURA – On Sunday, 2 October 2022, the Miscarriage Ministry of the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, 175 Telegraph Road, will be dedicating the new Garden of Angels Memorial near St Julie’s Chapel.
“It is estimated that between 10-15% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage leaving families with both heartache and the need for support… The Garden of Angels Memorial will remember the little souls that have been taken from us before we had a chance to know them. May they remain always in our hearts…”
Those who would like to have a stone engraved with the name of a child or grandchild to be placed in the Garden of Angels as a permanent reminder of their precious life are invited to order an engraved stone by clicking here.
For additional information contact Laura Galvan via email or by calling 805-901-0133.
VENTURA – On Monday, 10 October 2022, a new session of the Women’s Faith Sharing / Bible Study Group of the parish of Mission San Buenaventura, 211 East Main Street, will begin.
Meeting on Monday evenings from 7pm until 8:30pm in the Bonaventure Room, this session will be studying the Acts of the Apostles in The Gospel on the Ground: The Grit and Glory of the Early Church by Kristi McClelland.
If planning on attending, or for more information, contact Marci by calling 805-794-5638.
The books for the Bible study will need to be ordered by Friday, 30 September 2022, so call soon!
OXNARD – Saint John’s Regional Medical Center, 1600 N. Rose Avenue, is in need of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients in the hospital. Volunteers who speak Spanish are particularly needed.
Volunteer orientation is provided by the hospital and the Spiritual Care Department provides training specific to this hospital ministry.
If interested in exploring this ministry please email Pat Esseff at for more information.
OJAI – On Saturday, 8 October through Sunday, 9 October 2022, the parish of Saint Thomas Aquinas, 185 St Thomas Drive, will be having a Parish Festival from 8am until 5pm on Saturday, and from 8:30am until 3pm on Sunday.
Giant Rummage Sale, Plant Booth, and Country Store.
Food, Games, and Live Music on Sunday.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE – The “Sandwich Ministry” of the parish of Saint Jude the Apostle, 32032 W. Lindero Canyon Road, is seeking volunteers once a month to pack 250 bag lunches for those in poverty at Harbor House and senior residents at Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks.
This ministry meets on a designated Monday each month at 9:30am in the parish hall:
- 19 September 2022
- 17 October 2022
- 14 November 2022
- 12 December 2022
- 16 January 2023
- 13 February 2023
- 13 March 2023
- 17 April 2023
- 15 May 2023
- 19 June 2023
Community service hours are available.
For more information, contact Judy Hutchison via email or by calling 818-402-8403.
CAMARILLO – On Wednesday, 14 September 2022, Fr Jim Clarke, PhD, will give a talk titled We are All Children of the One God from 7pm until 8:30pm in the Serra Center of the parish of Saint Junipero Serra, 5205 Upland Road.
“When we are solidly grounded in our Catholic faith, we can certainly enhance our spirituality by connecting with other religions and philosophies. But how do we do this? In this talk, Fr. Jim Clarke, PhD, will guide us as we explore this necessary work in our divisive times”.
Fr Clarke has an extensive academic background in spirituality, adult education, counseling, ritual, and depth psychology. A longtime friend of Padre Serra Parish, he currently serves as Coordinator of Spiritual Formation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
There is no cost to attend this talk, though registration is appreciated.
VENTURA – The Rosary Altar Society of the parish of Mission Basilica San Buenaventura, 211 East Main Street, will be having a Rummage Sale on Saturday, 24 September 2022, from 8am until 2pm at 3078 Sereno Avenue in Ventura.
Donations? Call or text Shirley Clobes at 805-701-9411. Drop-off starts on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.