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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 16, 2011


Many Meals


Is coming to Our Lady of the Assumption

SENIOR DEACON: REV. MR. JAMES M. FARLEY SCHEDULE OF MASSES: Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM 5:15 PM (1st Friday & Lent) Saturday: 8:00 AM, 5:15 PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30 (Spanish Mass) 5:15 PM CONFESSIONS: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Friday: Saturday:

8:30-9:30 AM 5:30-6:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM 8:30-9:00 AM 8:30-9:30 AM 4:00-5:00 PM

LITURGY OF THE HOURS: Monday - Saturday before 8AM Mass ROSARY: Monday - Saturday after 8AM Mass EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: WEDNESDAY 9AM UNTIL SUNDAY 9AM IN ST. JULIE’S CHAPEL OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH SCHOOL: 3169 Telegraph Road Mrs. Patricia Groff, Principal School Office: (805) 642-7198

Learn about it at the Information Breakfast and Q & A, January 22, 2011 See page 8 for more details

The Mission Statement of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish We, as faithful followers of Jesus Christ, create, nurture, and maintain a community of love through worship, reconciliation, healing, formation, education and service. Through Word and Eucharist, we seek the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit, embracing the love of our Creator in each thought, word, and action. As humble servants of God, we remain faithful to the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, waiting in joyful hope for our Lord’s coming.

3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003 Phone: (805) 642-7966 Fax: (805) 642-7635

Parish Directory / Directorío de la Parroquia ADULT CONFIRMATION: Deacon Bill Wilson 642-7966 ADULT SPIRITUALITY: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 ALTAR SERVERS: Deacon Ed & Kate Mills, 642-7966 ext 152 ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: DeMova Barrett, 643-0535 BEREAVEMENT: Ofelia Haynes, 644-3508 Deacon Rodger Adams, 642-7966 ext. 116 BOY & CUB SCOUTS: Kathy Ellison, 658-6844 BULLETIN: Sherie DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 128

MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Contact main office, 642-7966 MOM’S GROUP: Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MOTHER’S PRAYER: Lisa O’Brien, 659-5307 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Leslie McGiven, 650-4878 NURSERY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 OLA CLASSICS: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Krisztina Heimann, 818-469-3973 or Spanish Contact (Contacto en Español): Javier Zapata, 654-8875 PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967 RCIA Don Huntley 642-7966 ext. 123 or RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 RESPECT LIFE: Patty Berry, 642-4928 or Dea Boehme, RETROUVAILLE REDISCOVERY: Paul & Marisa Montgomery, 642-4023 RIDES TO MASS ON SUNDAY: John Stebbins, 644-4674 ROSARY MAKERS: Aurora Gonzales, 654-0316 SACRISTANS: Deacon Ed & Kate Mills, 642-7966 x 152 SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN: Dea Boehme 642-7966

or BUSINESS MANAGER: Lauren Burns, 642-7966 ext.101 CATHOLIC CHARITIES: 303 N. Ventura Avenue, 643-4694 CATHOLIC DETENTION MINISTRY: Margaret Oberon, 794-0267 CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 CHILDRENS CHOIR: Cheryl Kewley, 816-2252 CHILDRENS STRING ENSEMBLE: Peter Shuere, 805-647-9998 CHRISTIAN SERVICE: Kath Wurts, 648-7012 END OF LIFE MINISTRY: Mary Ellen Farley, 643-5262 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Elizabeth Wurts, 644-8395 Mary Ann Decaen, 644-2160 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Deacon Jim Farley, 642-7966 EVENT COORDINATOR: Diane Frantela 642-7966 ext. 133 FAMILIES OF NAZARETH: Phyllis Crews, 643-5361 FAMILY TO FAMILY: Mary Braitman, 647-5278 Albert & Janet Karian, 644-0660 FINANCE COUNCIL: Mike Coulson 642-7966 FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Blanca Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089 HISPANIC MINISTRY (MINISTERIO HISPANO): Rosario Gonzalez, 647-6351 INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION: Pre-baptism instruction required. English: Deacon Rodger Adams, 642-7966 ext.116 Spanish: Dn. Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Al Phelps, GK (805) 797-4740 LECTORS: Deacon Charles Wessler, 642-7966 x126 LIVING MATRIMONY: Mike & Lauren Burns, 642-7966 x101 or MAJOR CHOIR DIRECTOR: Irene La Commare, 659-4933 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MARRIAGES: To schedule date & meeting with priest or deacon, 642-7966 Wedding ceremony coordinators, Andrea Lawson, 671-9931 Sherie DeVillers, 445-1210 MEN’S MINISTRY: David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 109 MIDDLE SCHOOL (THE EDGE): Zach Eckert, 642-7966 ext. 125

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: 642-4104 SECULAR FRANCISCAN: Pauline Riendeau, 339-9446 SERRA—VOCATIONS: Steve Garcia, 644-4726 SPANISH BAPTISM PREPARATION: Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL: 3167 Telegraph Road

Mr. Marc Groff, Principal. School Office: (805) 648-6836 STEWARDSHIP: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext 109 SUNDAY SCHOOL: Jenny Elliott at 323-5107, USHERS: Ric Ruffinelli, 642-8797 VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, LMFT 213-637-7650 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext.109 or WELCOME COMMITTEE: Mary Donohue at 794-3867 or WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Kris Lynch at 382-0478 or OR Nikki Noonan at 644-8980 or YOUNG ADULT (FRASSATI): Jenny Murray, YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Ann Ives, 642-6748 Please email all bulletin announcements by FRIDAYS AT 5PM (10 days before the bulletin is distributed) to Thank you! - 2-

Calendar of Upcoming Events Date


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January 22

Many Meals Information Breakfast


January 29

5K Run


February 6

SVDP Bundle Sunday


February 12

“Til Death Do Us Part” Comedy Show


March 18-20

Religious Education Congress


May 20-22

Men’s Retreat





Saturday, January 22nd 5:15 pm Elizabeth Brinker, William Caldwell,

Dominic & Quentin & Carina Tedesco, Deryl & Margaret Franzel

Linda Wilson & James Tucker

8:00 am Delsie Anthony, Robert Berry, Patty

Alex Mellein, Anaiis Royval, Brendan Walker, Mark Velasquez

Nick Dominguez & Ronald Anthony

9:30 am Robyn Birkimer, Patricia Caldwell, Con-

Ashley LeCroy, Joseph Demaria, Miguel & Liliana Torres

Kendall Vanconas & Ray Benson

11:00 am Richard Coleman, Kenneth De Vore,

Kathryn Lombardi, Brieanna Tafoya, Claire Dickinson

Val Bettin & Mary Braitman

12:30 pm Assigned by Hispanic Ministry

Assigned by Hispanic Ministry

Assigned by Hispanic Ministry

Sicilia Smith, Michael &, Maria Thompson, Jacob Hernandez

Assigned by the Youth Group

Janet Caldwell, Deryl Franzel, Margaret Franzel, Mercy Gonzalez, Ann Ives, Arthur Karma, Anita Montiel, Victor Philipps

Sunday, January 23rd Berry, Joann Cunningham, Patricia Dykes, Tony Dykes, Joshua Elliott, Pat Mellring, Maria Roth, Patrick Tafoya nie Calka, Marc Groff, Patricia Groff, Tessie Haas, Krisztina Heimann, Pauline Riendeau, Julia San Bartolome, Merna Schmitt Jerry Deal, Jen Lechuga, Jeanne Murray, Laurence Murray, Dardanella Prudhomme, Tami Simpson, Nancy Staerzl, Edward Wurts

5:15 pm Paul H Coffee, Timothy Davis, Elizabeth

White Kinney, Cathy Kroll, Debra Lawry, Nikki Noonan, Tim Noonan, Gina Ravenscroft, Mary Saad, Gerardo Villalpando,Jr

Happy Anniversary! Terry & Pat Kinsella

Pedro & Leonora Carrera

59 Years on January 12

50 Years on January 8

To list your anniversary, please email by the Friday of the week before you wish it to published. - 3-

Mass Intentions Monday, January 17 6:30 Henry Joseph & Ann Julia Wibbelmann (D) 8:00 Annette Normandeau (D) & Aida & Ruben Asahan (L) Tuesday, January 18 6:30 Henry Joseph & Ann Julia Wibbelmann (D) 8:00 For OLA Priests (L) Wednesday, January 19 6:30 Roger Keefer (L) 8:00 Frances McCarthy (D) & Margarite Mores (D) Thursday, January 20 6:30 Edwin Klein (D) 8:00 Mervyn McDonald (D) Friday, January 21 6:30 Father Steve Davoren (L) 8:00 Carmen Villanueva (L) Saturday, January 22 8:00 Alex Villasenor (L) 5:15 Frances Lewis (D) & Marguerite Birri (D) Sunday, January 23 8:00 Father Bob Garon (L) & Maria Skwara (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Florence Roth (D) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Victor Martinez (L)

Parish News Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish Office Hours Monday through Friday Saturday Sunday

8:30am to 8:00pm 8:30am to 12:00pm 9:00am to 2:00pm

The office will be closed on January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

——————Bulletin Deadlines—————— January 30th bulletin—Due by January 21st Please send all bulletin submissions to or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at

Parish News —–————— Weekly Offerings —————– Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011, our parish budget calls for $22,232.00 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, January 2, 2011 was $19,627.10 in addition to approximately $1,097.40 which is donated weekly in January via automatic debit. The collection is not only used for operating expenses each week, but also for any ongoing repair work, upgrades, etc. to our parish facility. Welcome News! The IRA Charitable Rollover passed. On the afternoon of December 17, 2010, the President signed into law The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. This bill restores the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2010 and permits its use in all of 2011. If you own an IRA and are over age 70½, you may transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to Our Lady of the Assumption because we are a qualified charity. You may not have taken your 2010 required IRA distribution and may reduce your income taxes with an IRA charitable rollover. Even if you have taken your required IRA distribution, you still may find the IRA charitable rollover a very convenient way to make a year-end gift.

————Ministry Leader’s Meeting———— Monday, January 24 at 7:00 pm in the Santa Cruz Room All ministry leaders are invited to join us to share information and ideas as we begin 2011. Contact Diane Frantela at 642-7966 ext. 133 or dfrantela@

Eucharistic Minister and Lector ————— Training/Re-Training ————— If you are currently a Eucharistic Minister or Lector or are interested in either of these ministries the following training sessions have been scheduled: Lector Training: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 7:00pm in the Church Contact: Dn. Charles Wessler at (805) 642-7966 ext. 126 or Eucharistic Minister Training Monday, February 7, 2011 7:00pm in the Church Contact: Dn. Ed Mills at (805)642-7966 or Please note that these meetings are mandatory as we have new information and procedures to cover. Please make every - 4- effort to attend these meetings.

Education ———————–OLA School———————– OLA School is preparing to celebrate the nationwide Catholic Schools Week January 28th–February 4th. We celebrate our Catholic school, promote the benefits of a Catholic education, and thank our teachers! Parishioners are invited to celebrate with us: • Friday, January 28th by attending the School Liturgy at 10:30am. • Wednesday, February 2nd Open House at 8:45am. After the 8:00am Mass, parishioners and parents are invited for coffee, breakfast and a tour of the classrooms with a member of the student council. • Thursday, February 3rd Open House at 7:00pm. Join us for the viewing of the Science Fair and Art projects in Assumption Hall. Also a great opportunity for all applicants and student on waiting list to view the classrooms and meet our wonderful teachers!  OLA School is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year for grades Preschool through 8. Testing of new students and registration takes place in the Spring. Interested parents can go to the school website at and may apply online. Our Lady of the Assumption Parents and Friends: We will be participating in the January Edition of the 10% Goes Back to Schools promotion. This is an easy opportunity for us to earn thousands of dollars. It’s really simple but you have to know when to shop! Watch a short video that will explain everything at:> We have already earned $10,792.31 from our Fall VONS Promotion, and now we are given two additional months to shop and earn. January 2-25th shop and it's automatic, then Jan. 29th - February 28th we gather and save receipts. We need your help both months. Watch the easy video and all of your questions will be answered. Our goal this year is $5,000. With your help, we can DO IT! We appreciate your eScrip participation and everything you do to help our school! Contact: OLA School at 642-7198

——–The Edge - Jr. High Youth Ministry—— We will have a Welcome Back Kick-off for the new year on Wednesday January 19, 2011 at the normal place and time! Wednesday EDGE Nights 7-8:30pm at Assumption Hall All 6th, 7th & 8th graders are welcome! Questions? Call Zach 642-7966 ext 125

—————Life Teen Youth Ministry———— Confirmation Year 2

January 23rd 5:15 mass to 8:00pm Don’t forget your Sponsor paperwork!

Confirmation Year 1

January 30th

5:15 mass to 8:00pm

Join us on one of our Summer Adventures Mexico – June 20th to 25th Into the Deep – July 17th to 21st Steubenville AZ – July 22nd to 24th Nicaragua – July 30th to August 6th


Join us on the 1st, 3rd & 4th Mondays to make sandwiches for the homeless 7-8:00pm in the Parish Center.

Breakout! Tuesday in the Youth Room from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Questions? Call Karen Reynolds at 642-7966 ext. 121

—————Religious Education————— From the Desk of Darlene…. Happy and "peace filled" 2011 to our Parish Family!! We returned to our Religious Education classes January 4th and 5th, with excellent attendance, after our two week break, to continue celebrating the days of Christmas! Many of our classes visited our beautifully decorated Church ~~ thank you to our Environment Girls!! We will have our Safeguard the Children Classes on January 18-19 and January 25-26 for our First through Fifth Graders! This month we kick off our Sacramental Preparation for our Religious Education Children. They will be celebrating not one, but two, beautiful Sacraments in 2011! First Penance in March and First Holy Communion in May!! So on Sunday, January 30th, we will present these children, and Our Lady of Assumption School children (grades 2-5) as Candidates for First Penance! These Candidates Masses will be at the 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30 Masses, but will only take 3 to 4 minutes at the end of the Mass! We will also have "dismissal" for Sunday Liturgy of the Word at each Mass. Please pray for our Sacramental Children, their parents and their teachers! Our love and prayers are with you all!! Religious Education Congress is March 18th-20th in Anaheim. For more information or a registration book, - 5- please contact Darlene at 642-7966 ext. 118.


Education ————Faith at Home Questions—————

————Safeguard The Children————-The establishment of the Office of Safeguard the Children in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the formation of Safeguard the Children Parish Committees in the parishes were mandated by Cardinal Roger Mahoney in 2002. The Office of Safeguard the Children assists these permanent Parish Committees in implementing child sexual abuse prevention education, Safe Environment policies, procedures and resources.

Adults and Teens: If you were asked to do so, how would you explain Jesus to someone who had never heard of Him?

Children: If you were going to tell someone the most important thing you know about Jesus, what would you say?

Click on for more information.

————————— RCIA———————–—— RCIA is open to anyone interested in joining, returning to the Catholic Church or learning more about our faith. It is not too late to join. We meet every Tuesday evening in the Santa Cruz room of the Parish Center at 7:00pm. For more information please contact Don & Diana Huntley, 642-7966 ext. 123 or Jan. 18th. Adoration & Eucharistic Devotions Jan. 25th. Church History I Feb. 1st. Church History II

All volunteers working with or around children must be fingerprinted through the Archdiocese and be certified in the Safeguard the Children Program Protecting God’s Children. Information for both fingerprinting and Safeguard Classes are listed below. For more information please contact Dea Boehme, Safeguard the Children Committee Chairman at 642-7966 or

————Fingerprinting Schedule———— Holy Cross Thursday, January 20th 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark 12:00pm - 3:40pm & 5:20pm - 7:20pm For an appointment call (805) 529-1397

Family ——————Marriage Encounter-———— A Great Gift—Give your children the best gift they can get, parents with a great marriage. Give your spouse the gift of a World Wide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next weekends are Jan 21-23, 2011 in Ventura and April 8-10, 2011 in Woodland Hills. Call Jeanine and Russ Walker to register at 648-4244.

Did You Know? Protecting children from Abuse

St. Peter Claver Saturday, January 22nd 2380 Stow St. (Cochran at Stow), Simi Valley 10:00am - 1:40pm & 3:20pm - 5:20pm For an appointment call (805) 526-0680 Padre Serra Thursday, February 17th 5205 Upland Rd. Camarillo 12:00pm - 3:40pm & 5:20pm - 7:20pm For appointment call (805) 482-6417 Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary so that others can be given the opportunity to be fingerprinted.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship

Background checks and screening

————————5K Run————————

“In the Los Angeles Archdiocese, all clergy, paid parish/school personnel and volunteers who work regularly in a supervisory role with children or youth must be fingerprinted. For information call: 213 637 7411.” From the pamphlet, “Working Together to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse: Keeping Ministerial Relationships Healthy & Holy,” published by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The pamphlet is available in the parish in English and Spanish, and online at

Come join us at Community Park on Kimball & Telephone Roads in Ventura, on January 29, 2011. After the race, a free pancake breakfast for the runners will be served at Assumption Hall at OLA. Breakfast tickets are available in the Parish Office—$7 for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds will benefit OLA youth programs, Men's Ministry & SBHS Cross Country program. To sign up, volunteer & obtain more information go to, or contact Andrew VanConas at 805794-6333, Steve Greiner at 805-233-0616 or e-mail to:

For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650. -6-

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship ———————Men’s Ministry——————

—————– Respect Life Ministry ————— THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A PRO-LIFE CHURCH

Contact: David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 109 or

Please continue to PRAY for the Unborn and vulnerable Elderly.

Sign up for one of our small group studies. There are several options.

Contact Patty Berry 642-4928 or or Dea Boehme at

The regular BBQs will resume in February. All men are welcome. Bring a friend! For more information please contact the Parish Office at 642-7966.

LOCAL RESOURCES: Ventura County Pregnancy Centers: 648-3301 Tender Life Maternity Home: 653-7474 Life Centers: 486-2721 M,T,W,F from 12-4:00pm (800-973-7334, 24-hour hotline) Foster Home or Adoption – ASPIRANET – 289-0120 St. Joseph’s Pantry – 2nd & 4th Wed. MaryAnn- 644-2160

Men’s Retreat 2011 Mark your calendar for the Third Annual Men’s Retreat, set for May 20nd through May 22nd, 2011. More exciting details will be available soon. Contact Larry Bird for additional information at  

Tender Life – Dea Boehme at Rosary at Planned Parenthood - Wednesdays at 7:30am and Fridays at 3:00pm—contact Mary at 6424375 or at St. Julie’s Chapel on Sundays at 2:00pm, contact Gloria at 644-4726

—————Women’s Ministry—————

Prayer for the Unborn at St. Julie’s Chapel - Thursdays at 6:30pm. Contact Susan Kim at (610) 741-3888

The Women’s Ministry will be hosting "Til Death Do Us Part". This COMEDY SHOW is brought to you by the folks at Late Nite Catechism. Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 7:00pm in the St. Bonaventure Gym! VIP Tickets are $50 which includes a Wine & Cheese Reception and Preferred Seating. Open seating is $35 or $40 at the door. You won't want to miss this new show. Now taking reservations!

Free Local Services: All services, FREE & Confidential, Pregnancy Testing, and Ultrasound Exams (866) 216-4443 There is healing after abortion. Rachel's vineyard offers retreats for restoring peace and experiencing forgiveness. See for information.


————————Bingo————————– January 23rd at 2:00pm in the Parish Center

You will not want to miss this show!

Contact Sylvia Barnes at 648-7040

For more information or questions contact: Nikki Noonan at 644-8980 Gina Ravenscroft at 815-1861 Kris Lynch at 382-0478

——————Hermits of St. Giles—————— Hi Everyone,

—————Eucharistic Adoration————— Location: St. Julie’s Chapel St. Julie’s Chapel is open from 8am to 9pm DAILY. You do not need to be signed up for an hour of adoration to stop by the chapel to pray and enjoy some personal time with God. Please stop by anytime to pray for a few minutes or as long as you like!

We continue to need adorers for the following times: Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

1:00pm—midnight Midnight—9:00am 3:00-4:00pm 1:00—2:00am Midnight—1:00am

Love and prayers, Bro.Mark Hermits of St. Giles

Also Needed: Substitute Adorers Contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395.

Now the excitement of our Christmas Season has passed. Christ Jesus is in our lives. He does long to be intimately involved with all aspects of our life. It takes an open heart. It takes a letting go on our part. Of all the Ill conceived notions of what we believe our life to be about. And a full on trust of what God wants for us. Deep down we know this to be the ultimate truth. Let us begin each day to reach union with God. To become another Christ and our world to find healing. Have a blessed week.

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The Hermits of St. Giles is an association of disabled men and women who are homebound because of chronic illness and disability. Their ministry to the church is to offer their sufferings for all through prayer.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship —————— Many Meals —————— Coming to Our Lady of the Assumption

——— Bereavement Ministry Training ——— There is an opportunity for parishioners interested in becoming Bereavement Ministers to attend the diocesan training next month.

The Many Meals program is to serve a weekly balanced, nutritious, hot meal for anyone in need in our community. This includes the unemployed, the under-employed, the homeless, and families and their children who may be at or below the poverty line. We will also serve anyone who is living alone and wishes to share a meal with the community. We are planning on serving an evening dinner that does not collide with other similar services throughout the City. The meals will be prepared by volunteers in their homes, using a fixed menu, and then dropped off at Assumption Hall the evening of the meal service. Many Meals is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 2, 2011. The Parish is hosting a Many Meals Information Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 from 8 to 10:30AM in Assumption Hall. Please come join us for a great breakfast, more information, and to ask questions about this new community service.

It will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Ojai. Friday, February 11th; 7:00-9:30pm Saturday, February 12th; 9:00am - 4:00pm Sunday, February 13th; 10:00am - 3:00pm Please contact Dcn. Rodger at 642-7966, ext. 116, Ofelia Haynes at 644-3508, or another bereavement

——————— OLA SINGLES —————— Join us for the second meeting of our new Singles Ministry (all age groups) at Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Ventura on Saturday, January 29th at 7pm. We'll be getting better acquainted and solidifying the direction of our ministry.

For more information about Many Meals or to RSVP for the Information Breakfast, please contact David DeVillers at (805) 642-7966 ext. 109 or via e-mail:

For more information, please contact David DeVillers at (805) 642-7966 ext 109, or email Michael Branca at

———————OLA Classics——————–— Classics Luncheon Wednesday, January 19th 11:30 Mass followed by lunch in the Parish Center. The cost of lunch is $10. After the lunch there will be a planning meeting for future events (approximately 1:00). Please call the Parish office for a reservation at 6427966.

We also have a brand new Facebook page! Look up "Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church-Singles Ministry, Ventura, CA", then click the "Like" icon to join the page. Check out the "Wall" for the latest group information, or post a comment in the "Discussion" section. It's a great way to meet other singles and share ideas.

Save the date for the February Valentine Luncheon on February 16th. Bring your wedding albums to share with others at this luncheon.

————————Scouting————–———— Attention parents of Cub Scouts! If your son has or will earn either the Light of Christ Religious Emblem or the Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem this year, please contact Kathy Ellison. We want to recognize his achievement on Scout Sunday, February 6. You can reach Kathy at 805-658 -6844 or

Contact: Mary Kielas at 650-7870

—————Frassati, Young Adults————— Wednesdays: the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month What: Bible Study, reflection on the Sunday readings When: 7:00-8:00pm in the Youth Room

———–—Event Setup Teams————–

New members welcome any time! Please contact Jen at 202-251-5695 or See for more upcoming events.

The parish is looking for volunteers to help at many of our special events. This would include set up, clean up and take down. We hope to create several teams so this can be done on a rotating basis. Please contact David DeVillers at (805) 642-7966 ext.109 or to sign-up.

"The Frassati Group would like to invite all young adults in their 20s and 30s to join us for movie night with Fr. Bob" on January 21st from 6:30pm- 9:00pm in the OLA Youth Room. We will be watching a movie about Saint "Maria Goretti". Dinner will be potluck style. For more information contact Jen at 202-251-5695

———–— Yoga & Prayer ————– Monday, January 17th at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. -8-

Contact: Vanessa at

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Bundle Sunday coming FEBRUARY 6th! Was one of your New Year's resolutions to clean out the garage and closets? Now is the perfect time to gather up your gently used clothing, shoes, and household items and donate them to St. Vincent De Paul. The truck will be at OLA on Sunday Feb. 6th from 8am to 2 pm. All proceeds go to helping those in need. For more info call Krisztina at 818-469-3973

—–— Families of Nazareth Movement ——– You are invited to join us! Tuesday mornings at the Parish House (35 N. Dunning St.) at 9:15am and Wednesday evenings in San Miguel Room (Parish Center) at 7:30pm. Both groups will reflect on the book, In the Arms of Mary by S. C. Biela. This book reminds us that God calls us to acknowledge who we really are – without being afraid of His rejection or judgment – thus ripening within us the awareness that Divine Love, God's Merciful Love, overcomes everything.

Questions? Contact Lyla Alexander at 644-5795.

—–————Divorce Care Group-————— This group is open to adults who are separated or divorced and would like to work through issues such as facing anger, depression or loneliness. New members are welcome each week! Our next meeting is on January 20, 2011 6:30-8pm in the Parish House at OLA. For more information please contact Veronica at or at (805) 665-7511

———— Toy Drive Thank You!! ———— A heartfelt thank you to all who donated toys to the 2010 toy drive! So many children in need received toys because of your generosity. At least 500 kids awaited us in Mecca and got to choose a toy on December 11th. We also provided toys to the local Knights of Columbus for their annual Christmas dinner, Tender Life Maternity Home, all the children at the Kingdom Center, Catholic Charities, One Stop, and families from St. Vincent DePaul! The toy drive continues to grow as we reach out to help more and more families each year, thanks to you! With sincere gratitude, Fr. Steve and Krisztina Heimann

—————— Mission Statement ————-— Please complete the Mission Statement Comment Cards available in the pews. These Comment Cards are to review the current Mission Statement and to express your opinions to the Parish. Once completed, please place the cards in the Parish Council box in the back of the Church. Your comments and opinions are needed and appreciated. Thank you! For more information, please contact Larry Bird through the Parish Office or at

Ministerio Hispano Bienvenidos a la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Horario de la Oficina Parroquial Lunes a Viernes ~ 8:30 a.m. a 8:00 p.m. Sábado ~ 8:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Domingo ~ 9:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. La oficina estará cerrada el 17 de enero Viene Many Meals a Nuestra Señora de la Asunción El programa Many Meals provee, una vez a la semana, una comida caliente, balanceada y nutritiva, a culaquier persona de nuestra comunidad que lo necesita. Esto incluye a los desempleados, los de bajo recursos, las personas sin hogar, los que batallan para cubrir sus gastos con su ingreso mensual y para las familias de escasos recursos. También se incluye a los que viven solos y que desean compartir una comida en comunidad, tales como las personas de casas de retiro y centros de cuidado. La intención es proveer una cena que no interrumpa otros servicios similares, ofrecidos en la ciudad. Los voluntarios preparan la cena en sus casas, usando un menú especifico, y luego la traen al Salón Asunción la noche de la cena. Many Meals esta programado para empezar el lunes 2 de Mayo, 2011. La Parroquia patrocinará un Desayuno de Información para iniciar el programa Many Meals el Sábado 22 de enero, 2011 de 8 a 10:30 AM en el Salón Asunción. Lo invitamos a compartir un buen desayuno, recibir mas información, y hacer preguntas de este nuevo servicio comunitario. Para información sobre Many Meals o para confirmar su asistencia al Desayuno de Información, comuníquese con David DeVillers al (805)642-7966 ext. 109 o por correo electrónico al

Carrera de 5K y 1K de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y Desayuno de Pancakes Acompáñenos en el Parque Comunitario de las calles Kimball & Telephone Roads en Ventura, el 29 de Enero 2011. Después de la carrera están invitados a un desayuno de pancakes en el Salón Asunción de OLA. El desayuno es gratis para los corredores, las demás personas que desean disfrutar del delicioso desayuno pueden hacerlo por $5.00 por persona. Lo que se recaude será a beneficio del los programas de jóvenes, ministerio de hombres y el programa de carreras de la escuela San Buenaventura. Para participar, ayudar o para obtener mas información visite la pagina Web, o llame a la oficina parroquial al (805) 642-7966.

In The Community Tim Staples Presentation on Apologetics

—— St. Bonaventure High School News ——

Tim Staples, the noted Catholic Apologist from will present his talk, Catholic Answers to Common Objections, at St. Paschal’s on January 20, 2011 at 7 PM in the Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the door -$10 & bring a guest for free. E-mail for more information.

———–——Retreat Opportunity ————–— February 25-27, 2011 at the Mission Renewal Center Santa Barbara Mission in Santa Barbara Join us for a unique opportunity to experience a variety of traditional and contemporary prayer forms which will allow you to grow deeper in your conversation and relationship with God. Deadline to sign-up is February 10th. Contact: Veronica Marchese at (805) 665-7511 or

This year St. Bonaventure High School will begin a new tradition of giving through our first Annual Appeal campaign. Donations from alumni, families and friends will be applied to the following areas of need: advancement of academic programs, equipment upgrades for the chemistry lab, and tuition assistance for families in need. Each tax deductible gift, regardless of size, is greatly appreciated and will be used towards the advancement of academic possibilities for students of families interested in a Catholic education now and in the future. Anyone interested in supporting the annual appeal can do so via the school website: or by contacting Sharon Coughran, director of development, at 648-6836 x118. Current and future St. Bonaventure High School students, parents and staff thank you for considering St. Bonaventure worthy of your generosity at the beginning of this new year! St. Bonaventure High School continues to accept applications for the coming school year. The entrance exam for incoming freshmen is scheduled for Saturday, January 22nd at 8:00am at the school. Applications received by January 20th will be pre-registered for this test date.

World Youth Day ———-Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser———-

Questions regarding freshmen admissions can be directed to Don Huntley at or 648-6836 x107.

Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Padre Serra Center, at Padre Serra parish in Camarillo, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. Join us for a great meal, entertainment, and a 50/50 raffle. Help us support the teens and young adults from this parish that are making a pilgrimage to see Pope Benedict XVI, in Madrid, Spain, in August 2011, at the next World Youth Day. $7 for a ticket gets you salad, spaghetti, bread, dessert and a drink or $25 ticket for a family of four or more. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Tom Lawson at 218-5139.

A special invitation from his Eminence, Cardinal Roger Mahony One life, one light requiem for the unborn and ceremony of light. Please join me, our Auxiliary Bishops, our priests and the faithful of the Archdiocese in a special Eucharistic Celebration of Life: January 22, 2011 - 6:00pm Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple St., Los Angeles (A discounted parking rate of $5 per car will be in effect for the event) Come as a family; come as a parish community; all encouraged to attend. Be there. Mourn the loss. Rejoice in our hope.

Santa Clara High School’s WISHIN-4-TUITION RAFFLE EXTENDED! Santa Clara High School is on a mission to help pay your tuition! Participants in the Wishin-4-Tution Raffle have a chance to win one year’s tuition or cash equivalent up to $6,640.20. Tuition payment can be made to any nonprofit school of your choice. Anyone over the age of 18 can purchase a raffle ticket for $25 or 5 for $100. The winning ticket will be drawn on March 1, 2011. Winner need not be present to win! If cash prize is chosen, all taxes must be paid by winner. To purchase Wishin-4-Tuiton tickets, or for more in-

MAGNIFICAT - A Ministry to Catholic Women Jeff Suppan, San Fernando Valley resident and pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, will share his testimony, devotion to the Catholic Church, and keeping the faith in the competitive world of pro baseball. Jeff is a great role model for men of all ages. Bring husbands, sons, brothers for this one! Mail “Magnificat” check for $30 by January 18th. After January 18th, $34 to: Beck Rach -- Registration Chairman, 20227 Via Medici, Porter Ranch, CA 91326. Questions? Becky Rach 818-454-6147 or Pat Dunlap 818-346-5460. For online reservations Prayer Brunch Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 10am Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Dr. Granada Hills, CA - 10 -

Bulletin for 1-16-11  

Weekly bulletin for Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura, CA

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