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Ministries

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments. These include liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries and the St. Vincent de Paul Society; and others, such as youth ministry, men's and women's groups, and the annual parish picnic, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

Altar Server

The ministry of Altar Server is to assist the Priest at Mass. Boys and girls must be at least 10 years old or in fourth grade and received First Communion to be an Altar Server. Contact Jo-Anne Lacson at (661) 267-2036 or email joanneolacson@gmail.com for more information.

Amazing Grace Prayer Group

Amazing Grace Prayer Group meets every Friday evening at 8:00 PM in the Adoration Chapel (after evening Mass). All are encouraged to attend and to be blessed. Contact Rose Sedillo at (661) 400-5658 or email rosalinsedillo@yahoo.com for more information.

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound. One must be fully initiated in the Church (have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) and be interviewed by the Pastor. If married, must be married in the Catholic Church. For more information, please contact Jim Hart at (661) 878-2183.

Filipino Rosary Group

The Filipino Rosary Group is dedicated to praying the rosary weekly at home and every Sunday from 1:30 to 5:00 PM.  Volunteers are needed for donut sales (last Sunday of the month), Simbang Gabi Choir and St. Junipero Serra ministries.  For scheduling, please contact Clemence Borja at (661) 722-4192 or email quartzcb@msn.com for more information.

Fuente de Misericordia

Our Spanish speaking parishioners are invited to gather for prayer, praise and teaching every Monday evening in the parish hall from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM.  This prayer group is open to all ages. Children are instructed in age- appropriate groups and teens meet in Classroom 1 for instruction and prayer.  Contact Mauricio Lemus at (661) 974-6247 for more information.

Lectors

A Lector proclaims the Scriptures at Mass and other services.  To become a Lector, one must be a Confirmed Catholic, in good standing with the Church, be interviewed by the Pastor, trained, commissioned and committed to a schedule. Contact Augustine Collantes at (661) 723-5151 or email augustinejoe7@gmail.com for more information.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.  Membership is open to any practicing Catholic men over the age of 18. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.  Social interaction is promoted among members and their families through education, charitable, religious and social welfare.  Officers’ meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM, and general meetings are held on the second Wednesday at 7:30 PM.  Both meetings are held in the Parish Hall. Grand Knight Rick Biggs can be contacted at: 661-PRO-LIFE - 776-5433 or by email at koc10667@gmail.com  http://bit.ly/koc10667

Bereavement Ministry

Have you recently experienced the loss of someone you loved, pehaps, even in the past few years, and are having difficuly dealing with the pain? If so, then the Bereavement Support Group may be what you are looking for. The Bereavement Support Group provides parishioners with the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, and help each other manage grief through prayer and fellowship. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Pastor's Office.Please do not think you need to make this journey by yourself. Join us! For more information, contact Isabel Alatorre at 
IsabelAlatorre@gmail.com

Quilt Ministry

The quilt ministry is a group that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of quilting.  The purpose is to promote prayer through the the use of quilts.  They meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 11:00AM to 3:00 PM. Contact Mary Menchaca at (661) 400-3986 or email nenastyle@aol.com for more information.

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA, is a communal process for formal initiation of new members into the Catholic Church. The RCIA group meets on Tuesdays in St. Serra Hall from 7:30 – 8:45pm. All are welcome! This low-pressure, supportive environment accompanies you on your journey towards Christ and full initiation into the Catholic Church. Just stop in to begin your journey! Contact Kay & Pat McNeil at (213) 952-6957 for more information.