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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 20, 2013

The OLA 5k & Fun Run is next Saturday

SENIOR DEACONS: REV. MR. RODGER ADAMS 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 (SSpanish Mass) 5:15 PM CONFESSIONS: Monday: 8:30-9:00 AM Tuesday: 5:30-6:00 PM Wednesday: 5:30-6:00 PM Friday: 8:30-9:00 AM Saturday: 8:30-9:30 AM 4:00-5:00 PM

Come join the fun! See Page 6 for more details and how to register!

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

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 SPIRITUALITY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 ALTAR SERVERS: Deacon Michael & Lauren Burns, 642-7966 ext. 145 ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: Bernice Critchfield, 339-0480 A/V MINISTRY: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 BEREAVEMENT: George and Jan Standing-Roberts, 648-1782 BOY & CUB SCOUTS: Kathy Ellison, 658-6844 BULLETIN: Sherie DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 128 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, 805-642-9998 CONFIRMATION: YOUTH: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Vincent Dominguez, 642-7966 ext. 122 END OF LIFE MINISTRY: Mary Ellen Farley, 643-5262 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Elizabeth Wurts, 644-8395 Mary Ann Decaen, 644-2160 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Deacon Don Huntley, 642-7966 ext. 123 ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY: Ofelia Haynes, 644-3508 Ana Miller, 659-5547 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 FOOD BASKETS: Jerry Deal, FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext. 118 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089

MOM’S GROUP: Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 M.O.M.S. MORNINGS: Jamie Kuske, 351-5327 MOTHER’S PRAYER: Lisa O’Brien, 659-5307 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Aaron and Lee Ann Sanchez, 650-6734 NURSERY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 OLA CLASSICS: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Dan McGrath, Spanish Contact (en Español): Tony Altorre, PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967, RCIA: Deacon 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: John Stebbins, 644-4674 ROSARY MAKERS: Aurora Gonzales, 654-0316 SACRISTANS: Deacon Phil and Mari Joerger, 642-7966 ext. 148 SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN: Dea Boehme 642-7966 ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: 642-4104 SECULAR FRANCISCAN: Pauline Riendeau, 339-9446 SPANISH BAPTISM PREP. Deacon Raul Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 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 642-7966 ext. 124 , USHERS: Ric Ruffinelli, 642-8797 David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, LMFT 213-637-7650 VOCATIONS: Father Steven Correz, 642-7966 ext. 106 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 or WELCOME COMMITTEE: Sherie DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 128 or WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Kati Escallier, or 642-7966 ext. 142 YOUNG ADULT (FRASSATI): Sarah Kern at

HISPANIC MINISTRY (MINISTERIO HISPANO): Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149

INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION: Pre-baptism instruction required. English: Deacon Phil Joerger, 642-7966 ext.148 Spanish: Deacon Raul Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Jose Rodriguez, 207-4371 LECTORS: Deacon Dan Bojorquez, 642-7966 ext. 146 LIVING MATRIMONY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MARRIAGES: To schedule date & meeting with priest or deacon, 642-7966 MEN’S MINISTRY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 MIDDLE SCHOOL (THE EDGE): Zach Eckert, 642-7966 ext. 125 MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Contact the Parish office, 642-7966

YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Maria Fielding 256-7570 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 26

OLA 5K & Fun Run


February 14

University Series Begins


February 9

Spiritual Formation Day


March 15-17

Women’s Retreat


Parish News WELCOME!

Year of Faith Weekly Prayer Prayer for Stewardship

If you are visiting or are joining us for the first time, we are glad you came! All are welcome at OLA and received with love. If you are ready to join our parish, we encourage you to fill out the Registration Form and bring it to the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please come by the Parish Office, the Welcome Table at Friendship Sunday, or call us at 642-7966

Heavenly Father, In Baptism, You called me by name. You blessed me with time, gifted me with talents, and provided me with treasure. Bless me with Your guidance to become the person You created me to be. Amen

Together in Mission 2013 “Love Never Fails.” 1Cor. 13:8 Archbishop Gomez is sending a letter, within the next 2 weeks, to past contributors to the Together in Mission campaign. If you receive this letter, please respond with a generous pledge to support the ministries, programs and services provided by the parishes and schools that receive these funds. On the weekend of February 2-3, we will provide additional information about this campaign that provides funds to 35 parishes and 52 schools that would find it difficult, if not impossible, to operate without them. On the weekends of February 2-3 and February 9-10, we will conduct the in-pew solicitation process so that those who do not receive the mailing will have an opportunity to make their pledges. As each parish household prayerfully reflects on the amount of the pledge to be made to help these parishes and schools, please reflect on the following questions: 1. Do I really believe that I have a duty to help others who are in need? 2. Is what I give to the work of the Church enough to show how grateful I am for what God has given me? Do I appreciate how important every contribution to Together in Mission is to the people in the subsidized parishes and schools? Please pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you consider the above questions and give generously, according to what God has given to you.

Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish Office Hours Monday through Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pm

Weekly Offerings Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013, our parish budget calls for $22,474.62 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, January 6, 2013 was $24,377.50 The collection is not only used for operating expenses each week, but also for any ongoing repair work, upgrades, etc. to our parish facility. There are many ways to contribute; credit card and automatic debit are available. For more information please contact Lauren Burns, business manager at 642-7966 ext. 101.

Bulletin Deadline February 3 bulletin—due by January 25 Please send all bulletin submissions to or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at

Happy Anniversary!

Pulpit Announcement Deadline

John and Kath-leen Behné

January 27 Masses—Due by January 24 at noon

36 Years on January 22

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

Mass Intentions

The Pastoral Letter (cont.) The arrangement of the funeral liturgy can actually be as many as three separate services to be celebrated, the funeral vigil, the funeral mass, and the burial. The members of our team are especially helpful and very understanding to those who have to plan a liturgy that is not familiar with the Catholic Faith. Let’s look at each of the liturgies for a moment. The funeral vigil which is often celebrated the night before at the mortuary has often in the past been referred to as the rosary. Although the rosary can be prayed during this celebration, the funeral vigil has a complete ritual that is celebrated. The funeral vigil includes several readings and other prayers, as well as the blessing of the body. During this service, eulogies or remembrances can be offered by family members or friends. This is the more appropriate time for such remembrances rather than the funeral mass since the time during the funeral mass is limited. The celebrant of the funeral vigil is usually one of our deacons from OLA. The following day the funeral mass is celebrated. This Mass is called the Rite of Christian Burial. Although the Mass is Catholic, at times the Mass is offered for someone who is not, however the members of the family may be Catholic. One Mass that I celebrated in this manner was the funeral of my Brother-in-Law, who was baptized Christian but not Catholic. These liturgies can even be celebrated for non-Baptized babies. During this liturgy, the funeral coordinators would encourage participation from the assembly, not necessarily from the immediate family but for those who are attending the service. This participation would include reading the Scriptural readings and petitions or bringing up the gifts at the offertory. Our funeral coordinators also try to collect some significant information about the deceased to help aid the priest in preparing for the Mass. Although the funeral liturgy does not have to be a Mass, most have been the Mass and are celebrated by one of the priests of OLA. Following the funeral Mass, the body or ashes (the Church does allow cremation as long as the remains are kept together in a dignified state) are buried in a cemetery usually the same day. Being close to the ocean, the Catholic Church also allows for burial at sea as long as the remains are kept together and not scattered. The burial ceremony includes some readings and prayers as well as the blessing of the body and the grave. This ceremony is usually celebrated by one of the deacons of our parish. Although death is never a pleasant experience, individuals do not have to face it alone. Here at OLA with the assistance of our Bereavement Ministry, families can count on the pastoral support of our parish to help assist in planning a dignified and a spiritual celebration of life through the funeral rites.

Monday, January 21 6:30 Carmen Villanueva (L) & Dr. Joseph Olive & Fam (L) 8:00 Jack Sheehan (D) & Frank Skowron (D) Tuesday, January 22 6:30 Ann Julia & Henry Joseph Wibbelmann (D) 8:00 MaryAnn Giacopuzzi (D) & John & Katie Behne (L) Wednesday, January 23 6:30 Maria Skwara (D) & Edward Skowron (L) 8:00 Dan Dufresne (D) & Teresa Blanco (L) Thursday, January 24 6:30 Resi Papp (D) & Corinne Mullin (L) 8:00 Amy Maxwell (L) & Tyler Persons (L) Friday, January 25 6:30 Ponciano Peralta (D) 8:00 Dan Dufresne (D) & Amy Gunn (L) Saturday, January 26 8:00 Secular Franciscan’s Living & Deceased 5:15 Marguerite Birri (D) & Nina Bodami (D) Sunday, January 27 8:00 Frank Fielding (L) & Msgr. James J. Loughnane (L) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Mario Giacopuzzi (D) & Dr. George Nicastro (L) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Mrs. Pilar Dominguez Garcia (L)

The Pastoral Letter Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now. Perhaps one of the aspects that people fear the most in life is death. In our culture it would sometimes appear as if we pretend that it does not exist, and that we merely are meant to live forever. When an individual begins to talk about death or make preparations for it, they are often asked whether they are expecting to die. Yet death is not something that any of us can escape and although it is natural to fear it, we should be prepared to welcome it with great hope through our Catholic Faith. One of the “hidden” ministries here at OLA is our Bereavement Ministry. This ministry is made up of a team of caring individuals whose ministry is to assist a family who has lost a loved one through death with the planning of a funeral liturgy. Because there was some confusion as to the role of the Bereavement Ministry and many people believed them to be grief counselors, the names of the ministers of this ministry are now called funeral coordinators. Especially in a moment of grief and sorrow when a family is mourning the loss of a loved one this important ministry assists the family in planning the funeral celebration by selecting the readings and the prayers for the service. The ministry team also assists the family in arranging for music to be played at the funeral ceremony.

Take care and God bless, Fr. Steve Correz

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Safe Environment

Faith at Home Questions

Safeguard The Children

Adults and Teens: God fills each of us with grace

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 Mahony 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.

(miracles) and gifts! What is one grace or gift that you have shared with your family? Children: What is one special gift (grace) that God has given to you to share with your friends and classmates?

“Across the Lot”

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Here’s what’s going on over here at the school:

All volunteers working with or around children must be fingerprinted through the Archdiocese and certified in the Safeguard the Children Program Protecting God’s Children. Information for both fingerprinting and Safeguard Classes are listed below. The Virtus training must be updated every 4 years. However, instead of the 3-hour Protecting God's Children program, people can recertify by completing the 1.5 hour Keeping the Promise Alive program. Fingerprinting does not need to be repeated.” Contact: Dea Boehme at 390-1260 or

1/25/13 School Liturgy 9:30 am mass 1/27/13- 2/2/13 Catholic Schools Week 1/31/13 Science Fair & School open house @ 7:00pm Weekday Morning MassMonday – Grades 4 and 5 Wednesday – Grades 6, 7 and 8 Thursday – Grades 1, 2 and 3

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults The topic for this week will focus on Church Councils & The Importance of Vatican II. Any member of the parish is welcome to attend. We invite those who are interested in the Catholic Christian community and the Catholic way of life to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. To learn more email us at or call 642-7966 x123.

Did You Know? For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.

Fingerprinting Schedule Our Lady of Guadalupe Saturday, February 23 500 N. Juanita Ave 10:00pm-1:40pm & 3:20pm-4:20pm Oxnard For appointment call (805) 735-3068

The EDGE-Junior High Ministry Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in Assumption Hall

Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary .

Questions—Contact Zach at 642-7966 ext. 125

Life Teen Youth Ministry

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship


Join us the 1st Monday of the month to make lunches for the homeless, 7-8pm in the Parish Center Kitchen.

Easter Food Baskets NON-PERISHABLE FOOD items are needed for Easter food baskets. Food items can be placed in the food box in the church vestibule. When you are doing your shopping please pick-up some extra items for the food baskets. All non-perishable food items are always accepted, but this week’s featured items are Canned Vegetables. Please check labels for expiration date. If you wish for us to do the shopping for you, you may make a donation to OLA Food Basket. Thank you for your support. Contact: Jerry Deal 339-0260.

BreakOut! Tuesday nights in the youth room from 7-8:30pm Confirmation Year 1 Sunday, January 20 – 5:15 Mass and small group Confirmation Year 2 Sunday, January 27—5:15 Mass and small group College Fellowship Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 at Karen’s House, 33 North Dunning St. All are welcome. Questions—Contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121

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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Respect Life Ministry

The University Series


Begins on February 14th. Pre-Register now at or pick up a catalog in the church office or at the welcome table.

Contact Patty Berry 642-4928 or or Dea Boehme at

For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, please contact David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 109 or

"Defenders of Life" Monthly meetings in the Parish House at 21 N. Dunning, 4:00pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come and join us. LOCAL RESOURCES: Ventura County Pregnancy Centers: 648-3301 Tender Life Maternity Home: 653-7474 or Dea Boehme at

Women's Retreat

Life Centers of Ventura County: M.T.W. 12-4, Thurs. 11-4 (free ultrasound) Pregnancy Testing and all services, FREE & Confidential. 522 North "A" Street, Oxnard, 93030 Please stop by to visit and drop off donations. Wish list: diapers, formula, baby clothes baby toiletries, pack/play (no car seats or big cribs) Donations can also be left at the Rectory for Patty Berry who will deliver them for you to the Center. 486-2721 M,T,W,F from 12-4:00pm (800-973-7334, 24-hour hotline)

The second annual OLA Women's Retreat, "The Joy of Believing," is coming March 15-17 at Forest Home Retreat Center in Oak View. Come and refresh your soul and renew your spirit as we enter into the heart of Mary - our model of faith, humility and love. Our guest speaker will be Michaelann Martin a gifted author, teacher, wife and mother, who uses her wisdom and insight to share a practical vision for finding fulfillment in life. Her engaging personality and abundant energy has captured the attention of audiences across North America. Through humor, Biblical principles and stories from her own captivating life experiences, Michaelann helps people to see how faith in God applies to everyday trials and joys. Praise and Worship Music Lead by Kelly Pease. Registration Forms are now available online and in the parish office. Cost is $175 - includes lodging and meals. Please consider a full or partial sponsorship for someone could not otherwise afford to attend.

Foster Home or Adoption – ASPIRANET – 289-0120 St. Joseph’s Pantry – 2nd & 4th Wed. MaryAnn- 644-2160 Rosary at Planned Parenthood - Wed. at 7:30am and 10:00 in Spanish. Fridays at 3:00pm—contact Ana at 218 -3093. Prayer for the Unborn at St. Julie’s Chapel - Thursdays at 5:00pm. Contact Gloria at 644-4726.

OLA 5k & Fun Run

Support Groups at OLA Church

4th Annual OLA 5k-Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast - Saturday Jan 26, 2012 Come join the fun, last year’s event was the biggest ever! Walkers, runners, joggers all ages are welcome! Sign up today online at or registration forms available in the vestibule and the rectory. Proceeds support many of our wonderful parish ministries!

DivorceCare Support Group: The group meets in the San Miguel Room of the Parish Center from 6:30 to 8pm. We meet twice a month on Mondays. New members are welcome at each session. Next meeting: January 28

To Sponsor this event contact Andrew VanConas at or 805-794-6333

GriefShare/Bereavement Support Group: The group meets in the Parish HOUSE (21 N. Dunning St.) from 6:30 to 8pm. We meet twice a month on Tuesdays. New members are welcome at each session.

OLA Classics OLA Classics are headed for wine-tasting and great company at The Cave Ventura Wine Company, 4435 McGrath Street-corner of McGrath and Telephone

Next meeting: January 29

Cancer Support Group: The meetings run twice a month on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm when we are in session. We meet in the parish house located at 21 N. Dunning St. Next meeting: January 30

These support groups are facilitated by Veronica Marchese, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. or 665-7511


On Wednesday, February 20, we will meet at 4:00 pm for an early supper (available there, prices bet $5-9) and sampling. Come out for a relaxing time spent with friends. Questions or carpooling call Mary Kielas 650-7870.

Join us for our Second Annual … Spiritual Formation Day Celebrating the Year of Faith Saturday, February 9, 2013 Nurture Your Faith in Everyday Life! We will begin the day with Mass and Hospitality. Come ReŇect on the Year of Faith, through... ¡

Spirituality & Adversity ¡ Your Vocation ¡ Ordinary Things ¡ Service & Prayer ¡ Liturgical Music ¡ Marriage & Family ¡ Youth Track

AdoraƟon and BenedicƟon will close this special day! Sessions will also be oīered in Español. $25 per person | Youth Track $10 per person includes morning hospitality and boxed lunch. Deadline to register is Sunday, February 3 Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 to 11 addiƟonal fee is required - space is limited! See registraƟon form on the next page for more informaƟon. For additional information please contact Diane Frantela at (805) 642-7966 ext. 133 or by e-mail: -7-

CelebraƟng the Year of Faith - RegistraƟon Form (Please print legibly—make checks payable to OLA)

Name:________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________________________________________________ Event Fee: $25 Youth Track: $10 Includes Morning Hospitality and Lunch Childcare needed? Yes_____ No_____ Childcare available for children 3 years through 11 years old $5 per child/$10 per family of 2 or more children—space is limited! Please list names and ages of children _______________________________________________________________

Schedule for the day 7:00-7:30





RegistraƟon ConƟnues - Morning Hospitality


Opening Keynote with Fr. Ken Deasy


Morning Breakout Sessions (see choices below)




AŌernoon Breakout Sessions (see choices below)


Closing Keynote with Bishop Thomas Curry


Procession of the Blessed Sacrament


AdoraƟon—BenedicƟon Please choose one session for the morning and one for the aŌernoon

Morning Session 1

Prayer & Service with Gerry Straub AŌernoon Session 1

Prayer & Service with Gerry Straub

Morning Session 2

Ordinary Things with Fr. MaƩ Munoz

AŌernoon Session 2

Ordinary Things with Fr. MaƩ Munoz

Morning Session 3

Marriage & Family with David Shaīer

AŌernoon Session 3

Marriage & Family with David Shaīer

Morning Session 4

Your VocaƟon with Dr. Paul Ford

AŌernoon Session 4

Your VocaƟon with Dr. Paul Ford

Morning Session 5

Music with Chris Walker

AŌernoon Session 5

Music with Chris Walker

Morning Session 6

Spirituality in Adversity with Renee AŌernoon Session 6 Bondi

Spirituality in Adversity with Renee Bondi

Youth Track

Darrell Miller /Mike Manhardt

Darrell Miller/Mike Manhardt

Youth Track

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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship


Hermits of St. Giles Greetings to You, The kindness and love of our Blessed Mother is not reserved for Her Son alone. Her kindness and love is also meant for you and me. Christ Jesus was not going to change the water into wine at this wedding. In fact, Jesus was not the one invited to the wedding. Jesus' Mother was invited and She brought Jesus with Her. Mary did not ask Jesus to perform this miracle. She expected Her Son to perform this miracle. "Do whatever He tells you to do", She said to the waiters. It is in prayer that we understand what Jesus calls us to do. It is through the heart of our Blessed Mother that our relationship with Christ Jesus can grow deeper. When Christ's love grows deeper in our heart, our love for one another can become more authentic and true as well. Remember our blessed Mother is just that, our blessed Mother and She wants nothing more for us then the warmth and love of Her Beloved Son. So please have yourself a most blessed week. Love and prayers, b.Mark Hermits of St. Giles The Hermits of St. Giles is a lay 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.

Eucharistic Adoration St. Julie’s Chapel

Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed? Thursdays 9-10pm Fridays noon-1pm and 1-2pm Saturdays 8-9am We REALLY need substitute adorers! If you are able to commit to one of these, contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395

Boy Scouts Scout Sunday is February 3! Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910. This year, Scout Sunday is February 3. Come help Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Cub Scout Pack #3192 celebrate Boy Scouts of America’s 103th birthday and Cub Scouting’s 83th birthday at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. If your Pack, Troop Crew or Ship is not affiliated with a church, sit with us at the 9:30 Mass. If you can’t join us at the 9:30 a.m. Mass, come to church that day wearing your uniform. Founded as an outlet to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a participating citizen and leader, BSA has more than fulfilled its mission. We not only reflect on our rich history, but also lay the foundation for a strong future. Questions? Contact Kathy Ellison 805-658-6844 or

CARTA PASTORAL Todo el mundo pone primero el vino bueno y cuando ya están bebidos, el peor; tú, en cambio, has guardado el vino bueno hasta ahora -9-

Quizás las personas le tienen miedo a la muerte. En nuestra cultura pareciera que pretendemos que no existe, y que simplemente estamos destinados para vivir para siempre. Cuando una persona habla sobre la muerte o se prepara para ella, a menudo se preguntan que pasara cuando mueran. La muerte no es algo que podemos escapar y aunque sea natural sentir miedo, debemos estar preparados para recibirla con gran esperanza por medio de nuestra Fe Católica. Uno de los ministerios “escondidos” aquí en OLA es el Ministerio de Duelo. Este ministerio consiste de un equipo de personas compasivas quienes llevan acabo el ministerio de asistir a las familias que han perdido un ser querido y que necesitan planear la liturgia fúnebre. Había un poco de confusión sobre el papel del Ministerio de Duelo ya que muchas personas pensaron que son consejeros de duelo, y por eso se les cambio el nombre a coordinadores del funeral. En los momentos de dolor y angustia, cuando una familia esta dolida por la perdida de un ser querido, este ministerio es importante. Asiste a las familias a planear la celebración del funeral, eligiendo las lecturas y las oraciones para el servicio. Este equipo también ayuda a la familia a coordinar la música para la ceremonia fúnebre. Pueden ser hasta tres servicios separados los que necesitan coordinacion, la vigilia, la Misa y el entierro. Los miembros de nuestro equipo pueden ayudan ya que tienen un buen entendimiento de la liturgia de la Fe Católica. Veremos cada una de estas liturgias brevemente. La vigilia que se celebra la noche anterior en la mortuoria a menudo se le refiere como el rosario. Pero el rosario es solo una parte del ritual completo. La vigilia incluye varias lecturas y otras oraciones, también la bendición del cuerpo. Durante este servicio los familiares pueden dar testimonio y anécdotas para recordar al difunto. Este tiempo es más apropiado para este recordatorio que en la Misa fúnebre ya que el tiempo en la Misa es limitado. Normalmente la vigilia es celebrada por uno de nuestros diáconos de OLA. Al día siguiente se celebra la Misa fúnebre. A esta Misa se le llama Ritual del Funeral Cristiano. Aunque la Misa es católica, en algunos momentos la Misa se ofrece por los que no lo son, cuando los miembros de la familia son Católicos. La Misa que celebre de esta manera fue el funeral de mi cuñado, quien fue bautizado Cristiano pero no Católico. Esta liturgia puede ser celebrada aun para los bebes no bautizados. Durante esta liturgia, los coordinadores fúnebres invitan a la participación de la asamblea, no necesariamente a la familia inmediata sino a los que asisten al servicio. Esta participación incluye las lecturas de la Escritura, las peticiones o el acercar las ofrendas. Nuestros coordinadores también hacen lo posible por juntar toda la información significativa sobre el difunto para ayudarle al sacerdote en su preparación para la Misa. Aunque la liturgia fúnebre no necesita ser Misa, la mayoría han sido Misas y por lo tanto son celebradas por los sacerdotes de OLA. Después de la Misa fúnebre, el cuerpo o las cenizas (la Iglesia permite la cremación siempre y cuando los restos permanezcan juntos en un estado digno) se entierran en el cementerio, por lo general el mismo día. Estamos cerca de la playa, y la Iglesia Católica también permite el entierro en el mar, siempre y cuando los restos permanezcan juntos y no se rieguen. La ceremonia de entierro incluye las lecturas y las oraciones al igual que la bendición del cuerpo y el sepulcro. Esta ceremonia es celebrada usualmente por un diácono. Aunque nunca es placentera la muerte, las personas no necesitan enfrentarla solos. Aquí en OLA con la ayuda del Ministerio de Duelo, las familias pueden contar con el apoyo pastoral de nuestra parroquia para ayudarles a planear una celebración de vida, digan y espiritual, por medio de los ritos fúnebres. Cuídense y que Dios los bendiga. Fr. Steve Correz.

Ministerio Hispano

In The Community Saint Bonaventure High School

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.

Año de Oración de Fe Oración por la Corresponsabilidad Padre Santo, en mi Bautismo, me llamaste por mi nombre. Me consagraste dándome tiempo, regalándome talentos, y me proporcionaste un tesoro. Bendíceme y guíame para poder ser la persona que quieres que sea. Amen

Grupo de Oración de la Divina Misericordia Están invitados a este grupo de oración. Las reuniones son el primero y tercer lunes del mes. Nos reunimos en la Capilla Santa Julia a las 7pm. Este grupo de oración abre las puertas a todas aquellas personas interesadas en acercarse a Dios y gozar de las promesas del Señor a Sor Faustina con el rezo de la coronilla de la Divina Misericordia. Para mas información comuníquese con el diacono Raúl al (805) 642-7966 ext. 149

Entrenamiento para Ujieres, Lectores, y Ministros de Eucaristía Lo invitamos a que comparta su tiempo y talento en el ministerio de ujier, lector, o ministro de Eucaristía para la Misa de 12:30 PM. Tendremos los siguientes entrenamientos: x Enero 23 salón Santa Cruz para Ujieres 7pm x Enero 24 salón San Miguel para lectores 7pm x Enero 25 Iglesia para Ministros de Eucaristía 7pm Para mas información ~ Rosario 642-7966 x149

La Reina High School It’s Admissions Time! A Catholic College Preparatory School in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame invites prospective freshman girls to take the ENTRANCE PLACEMENT TEST Saturday, January 26, 2013 or Wednesday, January 30, 2013 For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (805) 495-6494, ext 307 or

Employment Opportunity Catholic Charities OASIS (Older Adult Services and Intervention System) has an immediate opening for a 3032 hour Program Manager. A Bachelor degree is required; a Master in Social Work is preferred. In addition to experience with the population that OASIS serves (the elderly), the person needs to have supervisory experience; bilingual (Spanish) is preferred. Contact for more information.

In The Community Catholic Charities Maui Resort Raffle 6 nights (ocean view) Kaanapali Beach, Maui +$1500 cash +2 VIP Luau seats $25 Donation feeds a homeless person for a week: Drawing - March 9th. St. Patrick's Day Dance (K.of C. Hall, Vta.). Winning ticket valid to 2-28-2014 Tickets are available in the Rectory

Santa Clara High School High School Placement Test Date: January 26, 2012 Time: 8:30am-12:00pm Location: Santa Clara High School

ROE v WADE 40th Anniversary Prayer Walk Friday, January 25th! Plan now to attend!!! 2:45pm: Meet on sidewalk at Telephone Rd. & Victoria Ave. corner of Ventura County Gov't Center 3:00pm: Begin Walk to planned parenthood, 5400 Ralston Street, Ventura Bring your rosaries and signs (No graphic signs, please) Contact -

SBHS is privileged to host some of Ventura County's finest restaurants and exceptional wineries for an afternoon of food and wine tasting. A reserve wine tasting, silent auction and a live auction will be part of your afternoon's entertainment. Proceeds will go towards the SBHS Academic Enrichment Programs. Please join us on: Saturday, January 26, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Serra Center, Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Rd, Camarillo The reserve tasting will be from 3:45 - 4:45 for an additional $25. Food / wine tasting and auctions are from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at a cost of $50. Tickets may be purchased online by following the links on the school's website at For additional information or questions, please contact Annemarie Sacher at (805) 650-2708 or Scott Boczek, Director of Fundraising and Special Events (805) 648-6836 ext.

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A non-refundable $75 processing fee due at the time of sign-up; includes the High School Placement Test, High School Placement Prep Course and study booklet. Reserve your seat for the High School Placement Test by contacting our Admission’s Department, Ms. Hill at 805-483-9502 ext. *8, 162 or via email, Santa Clara High School is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Apply now!

1-20-13 Bulletin  

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