Siempre Adelante!

This is the official site of the Junipero Serra Franciscan Center for Mercy and Reconciliation birthed at Mission San Juan Capistrano in 2002.  Known as the "jewel" of the 21 Missions, Mission San Juan Capistrano, was founded by Blessed Junipero Serra, O.F.M., S.T.D., on November 1, 1776.   Padre Serra is the Founding Father of California. 

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Update on Fr. Joe (10/13/14)


“Recently, I have been bleeding internally.  Fortunately, the doctors at Los Robles were able to stop it.  Their efforts have helped to stabilize me well.  On Tuesday, October 7th, my doctor told me my hemoglobin count has gone up to 9.9.  If the count gets below 8.8, I have to receive blood transfusions.  Whenever I receive them, they help a lot! 

A biopsy was taken three weeks ago in the spot where a biopsy was taken inside the stomach lining where the original masses were located.  My doctor indicated there was no cancer in that particular biopsy, but he still believes, however, that the cancer is still present.  


My weight is holding at 145 pounds.


My Minister General of my Franciscan Order visited me recently and we talked for over three hours.  I found it very uplifting.  He gave me a blessing and a promise that some of my ashes would be interred at Assisi, the home of St. Francis.  He will also send my personal library of books on healing in the Name of Jesus to our Franciscan Library there as well.


If my strength continues to grow, I hope to return one day soon to say Mass on the altar at St. Paschal’s.

My greatest blessing comes from the constant prayers and well wishes from all our parishioners, but especially those prayers that arise from the Adoration Chapel, which is directly below my room in the Rectory.  I feel the strength coming from there.  The example of Adorers coming to the Chapel 24 hours a day is an amazing gift of grace to me that I cherish mightily.”


A Cancer Journey - A Video Featuring Fr. Joe Scerbo



 The official  video for the Serra TV Project


Click here to access the facebook Official page of the Serra TV Project.



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