Blessed Junipero Serra Catholic Church, also known as "Padre Serra Parish", is a large Catholic church in Camarillo, California established in 1988 after the beatification of Father Junípero Serra. For its first seven years, Padre Serra's parish celebrated Mass in a room at St. John's Seminary. In July 1995, a modern 16,300-square foot (1,467 m²) church, without pews or kneelers, and with a centrally located altar, was opened. As of 1995, the parish had more than 5,000 members. In 2007, Padre Serra Church also gained notoriety as the home parish of the first married Catholic priest in the history of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
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