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Second Sunday of Lent– February 24, 2013

ASSOCIATE PASTOR: REV. Adalberto Blanco PASTOR EMERITUS: REV. MSGR. DONAL MULCAHY DEACONS: REV. MR. DAN BOJORQUEZ REV. MR. MIKE BURNS REV. MR. RAUL GONZALEZ REV. MR. DON HUNTLEY REV. MR. PHIL JOERGER REV. MR. ED MILLS REV. MR. CHARLES WESSLER 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) Saturday: 8:00 AM, 5:15 PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30 (Spanish 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 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

Lenten Taizé Service Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm Take some time to reflect during this season of Lent See Page 8 for more information 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, 642-9998 COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND: Irene LaCommare, 750-8793 CONFIRMATION: YOUTH: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 Adult: Dn. Dan Bojorquez, 642-7966 ext. 146 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

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 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

YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Maria Fielding 256-7570 - 2-

Calendar of Upcoming Events Date


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February 25

University Series Talk


March 1

First Friday 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Masses


March 1

Lenten Soup Supper


March 2

Lenten Taizé Service


March 15-17

Women’s Retreat


Parish News WELCOME!

Year of Faith Weekly Prayer

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

Prayer for St. Vincent de Paul Lord Jesus, You who willed to become poor, give us eyes and a heart directed toward the poor; help us to recognize you in them in their thirst, their hunger, their loneliness, and their misfortune. Enkindle within our Vincentian Family, unity, simplicity, humility, and the fire of love that burned in St. Vincent de Paul. Strengthen us, so that, faithful to the practice of these virtues, we may contemplate you and serve you in the person of the poor, and may one day be united with you and them in your Kingdom. Amen

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

Mass Intentions

Weekly Offerings

Monday, February 25 6:30 Tony Garcia (D) & John Tarin (D) 8:00 Tony Dempster (L) & Donn Chatterton (L)

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, February 10, 2013 was $20,969.75. 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.

Tuesday, February 26 6:30 Ann Julia & Henry Joseph Wibbelmann (D) 8:00 Mary C. Kelleher (D) & Pompy Gragg (D) Wednesday, February 27 6:30 John Tarin (D) 8:00 Nelson Del Aguilas (D) & Teresio Malpassuto (D) Thursday, February 28 6:30 Honey Natoli (D) 8:00 Muriel McGlynn (L)

For more information please contact Lauren Burns, business manager at 642-7966 ext. 101.

Friday, March 01 6:30 Thomas Moffitt (D) 8:00 Dan Dufresne (D) & Larios Larios (L) 5:15 Mass for the Unborn

Bulletin Deadline March 10 bulletin—due by March 1 Please send all bulletin submissions to or use the Bulletin

Saturday, March 02 8:00 Jerry & Marianne Vitardi (D) 5:15 Margaret R. Byrne (D) & Richard Corby (D)

Announcement Submittal form on our website at

Pulpit Announcement Deadline March 3 Masses—Due by February 28 at noon Please send pulpit announcements to - 3-

Sunday, March 03 8:00 Phyllis Richardson (D) & Thomas Anthony (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Juan Torres (D) & Maria Skwara (D) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Matilda Rodriguez (D) & Beverly Jean Mathews (D

The Pastoral Letter

Seasonal Schedule of Events Lent/Easter 2013

He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.

University Series Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm in Assumption Hall February 25th ,March 4th, 7th, 14th, 18th 21st (dark on March 11th)

In today’s Gospel we have the story of the Transfiguration, in which we see our Lord Jesus reveal His true Divine Identity to Peter, James and John. He is joined in this Heavenly transformation by Moses and Elijah, to remind us that He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. Moses represents the Law because of his connection to the Ten Commandments and Elijah represents the Prophets being the last of the great Prophets in the Old Testament. For the Apostles who witnessed this event, Jesus used it as a way to strength them in their faith knowing that His Passion and Death on the Cross was upcoming by giving them a glimpse of His glory. What does this event mean to us?

Stations of the Cross February 14th – March 22nd (no Stations during Holy Week) Monday – Thursday at 6:00pm in the church (Wednesday Spanish) Friday at 7:00pm in the church (English) and in St. Julie’s Chapel (Spanish) No 5:15 Mass on weekdays during Lent except First Friday

Lenten Soup Suppers Fridays at 6:00pm in Assumption Hall March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd Lenten Taizé Prayer Service Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm in the church Food Baskets March 20th-24th Assumption Hall (Delivery Date March 24th)

How many times like the Apostles have we experienced our own times of trial? In our Church with uncertainty of the direction in which our society is headed especially over issues of life, marriage, the family, and as well as other issues, the dread of the end of what we know can be felt. This feeling certainly could not be helped when we see the struggles in our own local Church here in Los Angeles or the surprising announcement of the resignation of the Holy Father in Rome.

Bilingual Communal Lenten Penance Service Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the church NO Confessions Monday March 18th Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th Palm Sunday March 24th (Masses at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:45pm (Spanish) and 5:15pm Blessing of the palms will take place 10 minutes before Mass except at 8:00am and 11:00am

However, like the Apostles in today’s Gospel, our Lord Jesus gives us a glimpse of Heaven to remind us that the end is not to come, that all is not lost, and that we will prevail. He gives us a glimpse of Heaven during this Lent especially in our Sacraments and other Lenten devotions. He also gives us a glimpse of Heaven with the journey made by a special group of converts who make up our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and the children who are also preparing for their sacraments of initiation. As we watch and journey with our candidates and catechumens in their final days before the Easter Vigil, we are reminded of our own faith journey. Just as we recall how difficult it is to live our faith, sometimes experiencing opposition or hardship from those who are close to us, we remember in a special way those who prepare to enter into the Church this Easter. We are invited to pray for them, as their known world will come to an end, and they will enjoy a glimpse of Heaven as they enter into our Church. Like the Transfiguration, Jesus revealed that we are not alone on our journey of faith, by conversing with Moses and Elijah. We are reminded that we are not alone in our struggles, but rather our Lord is with us, giving us a glimpse of the glory that is coming.

Chrism Mass Monday, March 25th at the Cathedral (time TBA) Holy Thursday Thursday, March 28th 8:00am Liturgical Celebration of Morning Prayer (no distribution of the Eucharist) 7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Good Friday Friday, March 29th 12:30pm Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday 2:00pm and 6:00pm Living Stations 7:30 pm Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday (Spanish) NO Confessions Holy Saturday Saturday, March 30th NO morning Masses, Confessions or 5:15pm Mass 7:30pm Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter 12:30pm Blessing of the Easter Baskets, on the front steps of the church. Easter Sunday Sunday, March 31st Masses at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:45 pm (Spanish). NO 5:15 Mass (LifeTeen Band will play at 11:00am Mass)

Take care and God bless, Fr. Steve Correz

Divine Mercy Sunday Sunday, April 7th - 4-

Happy Anniversary! Eugene & Johanna Aviles

60 Years on February 28 Jesse & Sherri Pacheco

23 Years on February 24 Edward & Connie Krull

14 Years on February 27

Safe Environment 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 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.

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Education The topic for this week will focus on a Prayer Experience: Stations of the Cross & Benediction - In the Church. 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. Contact: or call 642-7966 x123.

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

The EDGE-Junior High Ministry

Fingerprinting Schedule

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in Assumption Hall

Life Teen Youth Ministry Service

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

BreakOut! Tuesday nights in the youth room from 7-8:30pm Confirmation Year 1 Sunday, March 3 – 5:15 Mass and small group Confirmation Year 2 Sunday, February 24 - 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

OLA School Our Lady of the Assumption Preschool is accepting applications for Fall, 2013. Families can register online at Children must be 3 years of age by September 1, 2013. For more information, contact Susie Delaney, Preschool Director, at 642-7198 ext. 213. Our Lady of the Assumption School is accepting applications now for the 2013-2014 school year. There are openings in many grades, and parish families are encouraged to visit and take a look at our school. Sibling discounts and financial aid are available to eligible families. Registration for testing is online at or - 5contact our school office at 642-7198.

St. Mary Magdalen 2532 Ventura Blvd. Camarillo

Thursday, March 21 12:00pm-3:40pm & 5:20pm-7:20pm For appointment call 484-0532

Our Lady of Guadalupe Saturday, March 23 500 N. Juanita Ave 10:00pm-1:40pm & 3:20pm-4:20pm Oxnard For appointment call (805) 483-0987 Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary .

Did You Know? Archdiocese Abuse Prevention & Reporting Brochure Is Online The Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ “Working Together to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse” brochure is available online in English and Spanish. The brochure lists all of the Archdiocese’s Safe Environment offices and contact information, as well as how and where to report abuse or suspected abuse to civil authorities in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The Brochure is available for download in English at: Documents/2012-0321_Working_Together_BrochureEN.pdf. Please go to the following link for Spanish: http:// Documents/2012-0321_Working_Together_BrochureSP.pdf.

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

History of First Friday Devotion First Friday devotions among Catholics are related to devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to her of His Sacred Heart. Among the promises Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary, the 12th specifically referenced practices for Fridays (see below). Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as given to St. Margaret by Jesus, began to grow in popularity as soon as the saintly woman had died, but was officially recognized 75 years later. Though the devotion dictated to Margaret referred to 9 consecutive first Fridays, it does not need to end there. Many of the Catholic faithful continue to make the First Friday devotion beyond the nine consecutive months. We invite everyone to participate in this special devotion by attending one of the 3 First Friday Masses offered here at Our Lady of the Assumption, 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. There is a small reception after the 8:00 a.m. mass in the Santa Cruz Room. The Twelve Promises for the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life. 2. I will give peace in their families. 3. I will console them in all their troubles. 4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of death. 5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings. 6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy. 7. Tepid souls shall become fervent. 8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection. 9. I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honoured. 10. I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts. 11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their name written in My Heart, and it shall never be effaced. 12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under My displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Heart shall be their assured refuge at the last hour. This article incorporated information from the New Catholic Encyclopedia and Catholic Customs and Traditions.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Parking Lot News We recognize that parking can be very challenging depending on the level of activity at the church and schools. The St. Bonaventure lot continues to be available for overflow parking as well. Please do not park in areas other than marked spots.

Women's Retreat 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. Contact Kati Escallier at or 642-7966 ext. 142

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick & Homebound Do you know anyone that is unable to come to Church and would like to receive communion at home? Please contact the church office at 642-7966.


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship The University Series This Week

Rosary Makers Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13th at 9:30am in the Parish House located at 21 N. Dunning For more information or to have a rosary fixed, please call Aurora at 654-0316.

All Classes 7:30 – 9:00P.M. in Assumption Hall

Frassati, Married & Single Young Adults MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

For additional information, please contact Sarah Kern at


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Support Groups at OLA Church


DivorceCare Support Group: New series of DivorceCare is starting on February 18. The DivorceCare support group is open to all men and women who are divorced or separated. Whether your loss is recent or many years old, we encourage you to join us for support and to work through issues such as; anger, loneliness, single parenting and moving on. We meet in the San Miguel Room, Parish Center from 6:30 to 8pm. Next Meetings: March 4 & 18, April 8 & 22

See the full schedule at or pick up a copy of the catalog in the vestibule or at the Welcome Table.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Explore knitting or crocheting as a prayer experience! Devotions and instruction is provided at each meeting. Donations of yarn, knitting and crochet supplies are welcomed and appreciated. Our next meeting is on Saturday, March 9th. Thank you all who have donated yarn and supplies. They are very much appreciated. Please call Jan Parrone at 658-1904 for further information. Or visit To request a shawl for someone in need of prayers, comfort, or in celebration of a birth, please contact David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext.109 or

Faith at Home Questions Adults and Teens: What do you most want God to help you with?

GriefShare/Bereavement Support Group: New series of GriefShare is starting on February 19. This group is open to any adult who has lost a loved one through death, whether your loss is recent or many years old. We invite you to join us to find support and help in working through the grief process and transforming the pain into healing. We meet in the Parish HOUSE (21 N. Dunning St.) from 6:30 to 8pm. Next Meetings: March 5 & 19, April 9 & 23 Cancer Support Group: The OLA cancer support group is for adults living with cancer and their caregivers or adult family members. The group format is made up of alternating weeks when the group meets together and other sessions when the caregivers and those living with cancer meet separately. We meet in the Parish house located at 21 N. Dunning St. from 6:30-8pm. Next Meetings: March 6 & 20, April 10 & 24 These support groups are facilitated by Veronica Marchese, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. or 665-7511

Children: What do you most want God to help you with?

Intercessions for the Sick

OLA Classics Friendship Friday is March 1st in the Santa Cruz Room following Mass. Join us for coffee, snacks, and great company! Questions? Call Mary at 650-7870 -7-

There are yellow forms in the vestibule to be used to identify any individuals who have become sick. After you complete the form, it is to be slipped through the opening in the rectory front door. At each weekend Mass, we will read and pray for all the new listings, as well as those contained in the Book of Prayer Intercessions.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Respect Life Ministry

Lenten Taizé Service


Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm

Contact Patty Berry 642-4928 or or Dea Boehme at LOCAL RESOURCES: Defenders of Life: Parish House- 4:00 every 3rd Wed. Ventura County Pregnancy Centers: 648-3301 Tender Life Maternity Home: 653-7474 or Dea Boehme at Life Centers of Ventura County: 486-2721 (800-973-7334, 24-hour hotline) M,T,W,F from 12-4:00pm 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. 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 &10:00. 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.

Relay for Life May 18th & 19th from 10am to 10am Relay for Life will be held this year at the Ventura State Beach so we can “Wipe Out” cancer. Please consider sponsoring or becoming a walker. You can register for our OLA team at

Families of Nazareth Movement Listening To Christ Through The Word Of God "If you enter into a person-to-person relationship with Christ, who is present throughout the inspired text, this text will permeate you. Then you will begin to listen intently to the Word of God, understand better the thoughts and desires of Jesus and begin to know Him even better." Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, 3rd. ed. (Ft. Collins, CO: IAMF, 2012), 215

Families of Nazareth Movement (FNM) consists of parish based faith-sharing groups whose emphasis is on helping Catholics live out their call to holiness in the midst of the very real challenges of family life today. Tuesday morning group meets @ 9:30 am at the Parish House. Contact Lyla Alexander at 644-5795 for info. Wednesday evening group is @ 7:30 pm in the San Miguel Room at the Parish Center. Contact Phyllis Crews at 805-643-5361 for more info. You may seek additional information at: - 8-

Take some time to reflect during this season of Lent through Taizé prayer on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30pm in the church. Taizé prayer is a simple form of Christian prayer centered on scripture, silence, and based on the daily prayer of the ecumenical religious community in Taizé, France. For more information, contact Vincent Dominguez, Director of Music, 642-7966 x122 or

Many Meals Update We are happy to report that Many Meals has been very successful so far in our new location. We are now serving a community meal, free of charge, most every Wednesday evening at College United Methodist Church at 4300 Telegraph Road. We are now serving over 90 guests each week. Word is spreading and the program continues to grow. Many Meals serves our parish family as well as the community as a whole. Our guests come for a hot meal as well as wonderful fellowship. We are blessed with a dedicated group of volunteers doing many different types of jobs to provide this meal service every week. For those who might not be familiar with how the program works, we have a crew who cooks the meal in our kitchen at Assumption Hall. All of the ingredients for the meal are donated by our generous parishioners. The meal is then transported catering style, to the meal service location where there are several groups of volunteers who set up the hall, do all the kitchen prep, greet and serve our guests, assist them during the meal and clean up at the end. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Many Meals program, please email David DeVillers at We will add you to our distribution list and you will receive a weekly email with the work crew and food donations needed for that week. The program is set up to be very flexible for our volunteers. It is not necessary to make a long term commitment. You simply respond to the email with what you would like to donate or which crew you are available to work with for that particular week. We would like to thank our parishioners for their generosity and continued support of the Many Meals ministry. Please keep this ministry in your prayers. For more information please contact David DeVillers at (805) 642-7966 ext 109 or Diane at ext. 133

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Hermits of St. Giles Blessings to You, Sin in the Greek language means "to miss the mark" When we sin, the actions that we take miss the mark of pleasing the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our goal in life, as you already believe, is to love and know Christ Jesus. When we are in a deep relationship with Him we strive to work hard at not hurting the Heart of Christ. Just as in any relationship of love we strive not to hurt the other. At times however, we do just that. Lent, therefore, is a time in the Church's calendar when we listen to the words of Christ, "Let the children come to Me and do not hinder them" (Matt: 19:13) We are the children and Christ Jesus is calling us back into an intimate relationship with our loving Father. Accept the invitation. I would also like to share with you that the Hermits of St. Giles has a new member, Stephanie McMorrow. May God reward your generous ministry to the Church, Stephanie. Have a most blessed week everybody. Your brother in Christ, 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? Wednesdays 3-4pm and 5-6pm Thursdays 9-10pm Fridays 1-2pm 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

Easter Food Baskets NON-PERISHABLE FOOD items are needed for the 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 Soups and Crackers. 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.

Health Ministry Blood Pressure Sunday February 24th Nurses from our health ministry will be available to take blood pressures one Sunday a month after the 8:00 and 9:30am Masses. We can use additional volunteers to help in this ministry who are able to take blood pressures, provide some coaching when needed & are an RN/LVN. Questions, please contact Dottie at 9 -

CARTA PASTORAL Él transformará nuestro cuerpo humilde, según el modelo de su cuerpo glorioso, con esa energía que posee para sometérselo todo. En el Evangelio de hoy escuchamos la historia de la Transfiguración, en la que vemos a nuestro Señor Jesús revelar su verdadera Identidad Divina a Pedro, Santiago y a Juan. En esta transformación celestial lo acompañan Moisés y Elías, para recordarnos que Él es el cumplimiento de la Ley y los Profetas. Moisés representa la Ley por su conexión a los Diez Mandamientos y Elías representa a los Profetas porque fue el último gran Profeta del Antiguo Testamente. Jesús utiliza este evento para darles fuerza a los Apóstoles escogidos como testigos de este evento, sabiendo que su Pasión y Muerte en la Cruz estaba por venir, les permite vislumbrar Su gloria. ¿Qué significado tiene este evento para nosotros? ¿Cuántas veces al igual que los Apóstoles hemos tenidos momentos de tribulaciones? En nuestra Iglesia, la incertidumbre de la dirección en la que va nuestra sociedad, especialmente en los temas de la vida, el matrimonio, la familia y otros, se siente el temor de que lo que conocemos llegue a su fin. Es inevitable este sentimiento cuando vemos los retos de nuestra Iglesia aquí en Los Ángeles o el sorpresivo anuncio de la resignación del Santo Padre en Roma. Sin embargo, al igual que los Apóstoles en el Evangelio de hoy, nuestro Señor Jesús nos permite vislumbrar el Cielo para recordarnos que el final no está por llegar, que no hemos perdido todo, y que prevaleceremos. Nos deja vislumbrar el Cielo durante la Cuaresma, especialmente en nuestros Sacramentos y otras devociones Cuaresmales. También nos deja vislumbrar el Cielo en la jornada echa por un grupo de personas que participan en RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos) y los niños quienes también se preparan para recibir los sacramentos de iniciación. Al presenciar y emprender esta jornada con nuestros candidatos y catecúmenos en estos últimos días antes de la Vigilia Pascual, recordamos nuestra propia jornada de fe. Así como recordamos lo difícil que es vivir nuestra fe, al sentir oposición y los sufrimientos de los que están cercanos a nosotros, recordamos de una manera especial a los que se preparan para entrar en la Iglesia en la Pascua. Se nos invita a rezar por ellos, ya que su mundo terminara y podrán vislumbrar el Cielo al entrar en nuestra Iglesia. Así como la Transfiguración, Jesús revelo que no estamos solos en nuestra jornada de fe, al conversar con Moisés y Elías. Se nos recuerda que no estamos solos en nuestros sufrimientos, sino que nuestro Señor está con nosotros, dejándonos vislumbrar la gloria que viene. Cuídense y que Dios los bendiga, Fr. Steve Correz.

Ministerio Hispano

In The Community Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Bienvenidos a la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Horario de la Oficina Parroquial

Prepare for Easter in a special way this year. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will help you enjoy life with a new closeness to each other and God. Come join us for a weekend which gives you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and nourish the spirituality in your marriage. The next WWME Weekends are April 12-14 and July 12-14 both in Chatsworth.

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.

Oración para el Año de Fe

Apply on line at or call Jeanine and Russ Walker: 805-648-4244.

Oración por San Vicente de Paúl Señor Jesús, que elegiste ser pobre, danos ojos y un corazón dirigido a los pobres, ayúdanos a reconocerte en su sed, su hambre, su soledad, y su sufrimiento. Enciende en nuestra Familia Vicentina la unidad, sencillez, humildad y el fuego del amor que ardió en San Vicente de Paúl. Danos fuerza, para que, fieles a las practicas de estas virtudes, podamos contemplarte y servirte en la persona del pobre, y así poder un día estar unidos contigo y con ellos en tu Reino. Amen

St. Bonaventure H.S. Alumni Trip to Italy In preparation for St. Bonaventure's 50th Anniversary, the Advancement Department in cooperation with Travel Advisor Cathy Kroll have created a unique excursion to Italy from June 5-15, 2013. The trip includes visits to Classic Rome, Vatican City, Bagnoregio (birthplace of St. Bonaventure), Assisi (birthplace of St. Francis), Renaissance Florence, and Siena. Led by S.Meg Coughran, MFA, Director of Advancement and Lecturer in Fine Arts.

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

Sugerencias para esta Cuaresma 1. Asistir a las clases de La Universidad: La Lectio Divina (Feb. 18) y La Espiritualidad de los Jóvenes Adultos (Marzo 4) 7:30pm Salón Asunción

2. Asistir a la oración del Vía Crucis los Miércoles a

Information night is Monday, February 25, 2013, at 7:00pm at SBHS. For more information, please contact Ms. Coughran at 648-6836 ext. 118 or

Saint Patrick Day Dinner – March 9th The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Saint Patrick Day Dinner, On Saturday March 9th, from 5 to 11 PM, donation $20/person. Tickets are available after Masses today, just locate a Knights of Columbus member at Friendship Sunday. All proceeds go to Catholic Charities of Ventura. Event includes Irish dances by Claddagh, bagpipe music by Joe Thayer, performance on fiddle by Harvey Girls, silent auction and an Irish stew dinner. For more information call Pat Cunningham at (805) 650-9492. Maui Raffle Tickets are still available in the Rectory office! Cost of $25 ticket will help feed a homeless person for a week.

las 6pm en la Iglesia y los Viernes ante el Santísimo a las 7pm en la Capilla Santa Julia 3. Pasar una hora ante el Santísimo (el Santísimo esta expuesto desde el Miércoles a las 9am hasta el Domingo a las 9am)

2013 Pilgrimage Join Fr. Lucio Juarez on a wonderful Pilgrimage to France (Lourdes and Paris), Germany (Berlin and Cologne), Spain (Barcelona) and Italy (Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Pompeii, Monte Cassino, Capri and Sorrento) . The date is August 31st Through September 17th, 2013. For more information please stop by the Church Office and pick up a flyer with all the details. This is an opportunity to see important places to our faith, Church and history.

¿QUÉ ES LA CUARESMA? Parte 2 La Cuaresma ha sido, es y será un tiempo favorable para convertirnos y volver a Dios Padre lleno de misericordia, si es que nos hubiéramos alejado de Él, como aquel hijo pródigo que se fue de la casa del padre y le ofendió con una vida indigna y desenfrenada. Esta conversión se logra mediante una buena confesión de nuestros pecados. - 10 -

Those interested must make reservation by April 19th, 2013, at the parish office. For more information call Fr. Lucio at 805 487-3891.

2-24-13 Bulletin  

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