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

Second Sunday of Lent - March 16, 2014

ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM: REV. ALEX AMAYUN 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 AM Tuesday: No Confessions Wednesday: 5:30 PM Friday: No Confessions Saturday: 8:30 AM & 4:00 PM LITURGY OF THE HOURS: Monday - Saturday before 8AM Mass

ROSARY: * Adoration & Benediction Monday - Saturday after 8AM for 1hr following Mass 1st Friday 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 ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL: 3167 Telegraph Road Mr. Marc Groff, Principal. School Office: 648-6836


Our Lady of the Assumption Mission Statement 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.

Declaración de la Misión Como fieles seguidores de Jesucristo, creamos, fomentamos, y mantenemos una comunidad de amor por medio de la adoración, la reconciliación, la sanción, la formación, la educación y el servicio. Por medio de la Palabra y la Eucaristía, buscamos la sabiduría y la guía del Espíritu Santo, abrazando el amor de nuestro creador en cada pensamiento, palabra y acción. Como humildes servidores de Dios, nos mantenemos fieles a las enseñanzas de la Santa Iglesia Católica Romana, esperando con gran esperanza y alegría la venida de nuestro Señor.

Weekly Reflection

Reflexión Semanal

The Preview to Easter

Adelanto a la Pascua

Today’s gospel focuses on Jesus’ desire to strengthen the apostles’ understanding of his divine mission. Matthew relates in Chapter 16 that Jesus had been discussing his passion with his disciples when Peter responded, “Master, God forbid that any such thing ever happen to you!” Jesus realizes that the apostles need to be strengthened in their faith and understanding. He invites Peter, James, and John to accompany him up the mountain where, “he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes become white as light.” This glorification is complemented by Moses’ presence which acknowledges the culmination of the law in the person of Jesus and Elijah’s presence which signifies the fulfillment of the prophesies in the person of Jesus. God the Father echoes his loving approval of Jesus which was given at his baptism. This moment of transfiguration is the visual affirmation that Jesus is God’s Son and our Savior. Jesus’ transfigured image contrasts starkly with that of his passion, causing the apostles much confusion which is not fully clarified until after his resurrection. Paul reminds us in today’s epistle that like the apostles we must grow in our faith to the understanding that, “[God] saved us and called us to a holy life, not according to our works but according to his own design…the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus, who destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” This is our Easter promise.

El evangelio de hoy se enfoca en el deseo de Jesús de fortalecer el conocimiento de los apóstoles sobre su misión divina. San Mateo relata en el capítulo 16 que Jesús había estado hablando de su pasión con sus discípulos cuando Pedro respondió, “¡Dios no lo permita, Señor! Nunca te sucederán tales cosas.” Jesús se da cuenta de que los apóstoles necesitan ser fortalecidos en su fe y en su entendimiento. Invita a Pedro, a Santiago y a Juan a que lo acompañen a la montaña donde, “Se transfiguró delante de ellos, y su rostro resplandecía como el sol, y sus vestidos se volvieron blancos como la luz.” Esta glorificación es complementada por la presencia de Moisés, la cual confirma la culminación de la ley en la persona de Jesús y la presencia de Elías, que significa el cumplimiento de las profecías en la persona de Jesús. Igual que en su bautismo, Dios Padre manifiesta su aprobación amorosa de Jesús. Este momento de la transfiguración es la afirmación visible de que Jesús es el hijo de Dios y nuestro Salvador. La imagen de la transfiguración de Jesús tiene un gran contraste con la de su pasión, y causa mucha confusión entre los discípulos, la cual no se aclara completamente hasta su resurrección. San Pablo nos recuerda en la epístola de hoy que, como los apóstoles, también nosotros debemos crecer en nuestra fe y entendimiento que, “Él nos salvó y nos llamó a una vida santa, no por nuestros méritos, sino porque… Dios dispuso darnos su gracia, por medio de Jesucristo; y ahora, esa gracia se ha manifestado al aparecer nuestro Salvador Jesucristo, que destruyó la muerte y sacó a la luz la vida inmortal, por medio del Evangelio.” Esta es la promesa de la Pascua. -2-


Parish Life Baptisms

Happy Anniversary

Please pray for the recently baptized as they begin their journey in the Body of Christ

Ron and Ning Ferrier

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Juan & Teresa Nunez

39 years March 22 26 Years on March 19

Please pray for those who have recently passed away and for their families

Daryl & Filipinas Toler

8 Years on March 9

Eucharistic Adoration St. Julie’s Chapel Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed? Wednesday 11-noon Thursdays 1-2pm Sundays 5-6am

To list your anniversary, please email bulletin@ola-vta.org by the Friday of the week before you wish it published.

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Substitute adorers needed midnight to 6am Contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395

Celebrating your 50th Anniversary (or more)? Please submit your wedding picture and a current picture for our bulletin page. Send to bulletin@ola-vta.org or dropped off at the office.

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Mass Intentions Monday, March 17 6:30 Souls in Purgatory 8:00 Aline Francis (D) & Henrietta Ryba (D) 5:15 Donal Croall (D) & Sr. Dolores Bray (L)

What’s Going on Around the Church? We continue to have parishioners volunteer for different projects around the church and also volunteer their time in different ways throughout the parish. If you have a special talent and have some free time on your hands, please contact Lauren at (805) 642-7966 ext. 101 or LBurns@olavta.org to discuss ways you can get involved! We are looking for volunteers:

Tuesday, March 18 6:30 Henry Joseph (D) & Ann Julia Wibbelmann (D) 8:00 Erick Stoutz (D) & Pat White (L) 5:15 Bernard Reznick (100th BDAY) (L) Wednesday, March 19 6:30 Dr. John J. Chess (D) & Regina Guthrie (D) 8:00 Cesar & Rene Larios Larios (L) 5:15 Fr. S. Pinto (D)

• to submit pictures for our bulletin’s Picture Page in a JPEG format). Pictures can be emailed to bulletin@ola-vta.org • to help with data entry in the parish office, please contact Lauren at (805)642-7966 ext. 101

Thursday, March 20 6:30 Souls in Purgatory 8:00 Conversion of Sinners 5:15 Nuala Furlong (L)

• To help coordinating Many Meals– Volunteers to help with shopping every other Wednesday morning (gift cards provided), help updating donations & work schedules as week progresses (can be done from home or office, timing is flexible) & help setting up and organizing Mulcahy Center kitchen on Wednesday morning (equipment & donations) for cooking crew. Please contact Diane at642-7966, ext.133 or manymeals@olavta.org.

Friday, March 21 6:30 Shirley Cozzens (D) & Beatriz Serrano (L) 8:00 Joan Laurence (D) & Bryan Gannon (D) 5:15 Huguette & Bob Johnson (L) Saturday, March 22 8:00 Veronica Irwin (D) & Kyle D’Errico (D) 5:15 Eugene Weigand (D) Sunday, March 23 8:00 Jose & Tessie Edrada (L) & Richard Bryson (L) 9:30 Kay Van Gundy (D) 11:00 Theresa & Antonio Moon (D) & Dr. Edward Connolly (D) 12:30 Natividad Galvan (D) & Jaime Alvarez Parra (D) 5:15 Mass for the People

Announcements Bulletin Deadline March 30 bulletin—due by March 21 Pulpit Announcement March 23 Masses—Due by March 19 at noon Please see directory on pg 9 for where to send information

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Calendar of Upcoming Events Date

Event

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Fridays during Lent

Soup Supper followed by Stations of the Cross & Reflection

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March 17

The University Series

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March 20

The University Series

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Through April 13

40 Days For Life

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Parish News WELCOME!

BIENVENIDO!

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. Registration forms are available at the Parish Office or on the church website www.olaventura.com

Si nos visita o nos acompaña por primera vez, ¡nos da gusto que este aquí! Todos son bienvenidos a OLA y recibidos con amor. Si desea ser parte de nuestra parroquia, le recomendamos que llene el Formulario de Registración y lo traiga a la Oficina Parroquial. Los formularios están disponibles en la Oficina Parroquial o en la página web de la parroquia, www.olaventura.com

If you have any questions, please come by the Parish Office, the Welcome Table at Friendship Sunday, or call us at 642-7966

Para cualquier pregunta por favor pase por la Oficina Parroquial o llámenos al 642-7966

Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish Office Hours

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

Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 7:00pm Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pm

Lunes a Jueves ~ 8:30am. a 7:00pm Viernes ~ 8:30am a 5:00pm Sábado ~ 8:30am a 12:00pm Domingo ~ 9:00am a 2:00pm

Weekly Offerings

Ofrenda Semanal

Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, our parish budget calls for $21,124.49 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, March 9, 2014 is $21,932. This 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.

Gracias por el continuo apoyo a la Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Para el año fiscal de Julio 1, 2013- Junio 30, 2014, el presupuesto de la parroquia requiere que sean donados $21,124.49 cada semana en la colecta dominical. La colecta del domingo 3/9/14 fue de $21,932. Esta colecta no solo se utiliza para los gastos operativos, sino también para trabajos de reparación y modernización, etc. Hay muchas formas de contribuir incluyendo con tarjeta de crédito o debito automático. Para mas información por favor comuníquese con la gerente de negocios, Lauren Burns ext. 101

2014 Annual Appeal – Together in Mission

Apelación Anual 2014 – Juntos en Misión

Parish Goal: $ 126,133.00

Meta Parroquial: $ 126,133.00

Amount Pledged: $ 19,565.00

Cantidad Prometida: $ 19,565.00

Amount Paid: $ 10,840.50

Pagado: $ 10,840.50

Balance: $ 115,292.50

Balance: $ 115,292.50

For more information or to donate online please visit www.OurMissionLA.org.

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Our Lady of the Assumption School News Our Lady of the Assumption School offers a faith-filled and a safe environment for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. We have a dedicated faculty and high academic success. For more information on our school, contact the office at (805)642-7198 or visit our website at www.olaventura.org Our Lady of the Assumption Preschool is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. The preschool serves children ages three and four years old, and follows the same school year calendar as the big school. For information or a tour, please call (805)642-7198 ext. 213. To apply, please go to the school website at www.olaventura.org and select Preschool. The OLA students will have a living rosary in the church on Thursday March 20th from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Safe Environment

Religious Education

Safeguard the Children

Elementary

The establishment of the Office of Safeguard the Children in the Archdiocese of LA 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-http://www.archdiocese.la/protecting/ for more information.

Congratulations to the 145 children who made their First Penance on March 1st and March 8th. These children are now Candidates for First Holy Communion. They will celebrate the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on May 3rd and May 10th.

Virtus Training The following parishes are offering Protecting God’s Children Sessions (3-hour initial VIRTUS training) to all adults who wish to attend. This training is required for any adult whose ministry involves children. St. Sebastian, Santa Paula Sat., March 22, 9 am (805) 760-4105 St. Julie Billiart, Newbury Park Sat, March 22, 9 am (805) 498-3602 Mary Star of the Sea, Oxnard Thur, April 3, 5 pm (805) 483-9313 St. Anthony, Oxnard Mon, April 21, 6 pm (805) 985-9408 St. Anthony, Oxnard Sat, April 26, 9 am (805) 985-9408

RCIC Congratulation to the following children who were sent forth to the Rite of Election on March 9th and will be baptized on Saturday, April 26th during the 5:15 mass. Please keep each of these children in your prayers as we welcome them into our Catholic family.

Ethan Diaz Lucy Eckberg Jose Luis Galindo, jr. Jovana Quintero Alicia Rangel Hailey Redden Jordan Watts Youth Ministry Confirmation Year 1 March 16th - Sacraments Confirmation Year 2 March 16 - Sexuality and Morality

The Edge-Wednesday Nights 7-8:30 in Mulcahy Center Please call the number listed for the session site in order For more information about Confirmation or Edge, to assure a place. Participants must arrive on time in contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121 or 720-635-0857 - 5order to be admitted to the session.


Adult Ministries Women’s Bible Study Women’s bible study, A study of the Acts of the Apostles, resumes on Monday, April 28 at 6:30 in Mulcahy Center. The topic will be “Difficulties In Travels.”

Save the Date: June 23rd ~ Year-end Healing Mass, Potluck & Fellowship ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm For more information, please contact Kati at 642-7966 ext. 142 or kescallier@ola-vta.org

The University Series The University Series returns to OLA, offering more than 100 seminars connecting faith with real life in areas such as current events, contemporary moral issues, evangelization, faith and science, marriage and family, church history, scripture, prayer, and other priorities set by the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Synod. Sessions include multi-media presentations and always allow time for your questions. The 2014 season will run through April 10th at 11 parishes throughout Ventura County.

All sessions are held in Mulcahy Center from 7:30—9:00. Light refreshments will be provided. Monday, March 17 Being About My Father’s Business: Allowing our Children to Discover their Mission in Life. Mariaemma Pelullo-Willis will discuss parent’s s role in guiding their children in discovering the unique gifts God has given them. She will address how children’s learning styles- often labeled as learning disabilities- will lead them to discern who they are in the Body of Christ and become confident sons and daughters of the Father. Thursday, March 20—Are Catholics Republicans or Democrats?

Lenten Schedule Confessions Mondays 8:30am, Wednesdays 5:30pm, Saturdays 8:00am and 4:00pm (except Holy Week)

Weekday 5:15pm Mass (Thursday Spanish) Through April 11

University Series Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm in Mulcahy Center March 17, March 20, March 24 (S), March 27, March 31 (S), April 3

Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7:00pm followed with Lenten Reflection by Fr. Alex March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11

Lenten Soup Suppers Fridays at 6:00pm in Mulcahy Center March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11

Food Baskets April 9-13 in Mulcahy Center (Delivery Date April 13)

Bilingual Communal Lenten Penance Service Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm in the church NO Confessions Monday, April 13 or Wednesday, April 16

Palm Sunday April 13 Masses at 5:15 pm (Saturday) 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm (Spanish) and 5:15pm (Sunday) Blessing of the palms 10 minutes before all Masses

Chrism Mass Monday, April 14 at the Cathedral

Holy Thursday Thursday, April 17 8:00am Liturgical Celebration of Morning Prayer (no distribution of the Eucharist) 7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose; Adoration until midnight

Daryl Hitt will address how many associate political beliefs with religion and attach immediate presumptions about opinions on abortion, death penalty, the environment, hunger and homelessness. Daryl will look at political views through the Catholic lens and how to passions and knowledge of the church’s stance on critical issues.

Good Friday

Monday, March 24 - Our First Spanish Session Formando a los Hijos en la fe (See pg 7)

Holy Saturday

Complete course catalogs for the University Series are still available at Friendship Sunday and in the rectory office. Tickets are available at the door.

Easter Sunday

Friday, April 18 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 Saturday, April 19 NO morning Masses, Confessions or 5:15pm Mass 7:30pm Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter Sunday, April 20 Masses at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:45 pm (Spanish) NO 5:15 Mass

Divine Mercy Sunday

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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship

Ministerio Hispano

Book Club

Grupo de Oración de la Divina Misericordia

The next meeting of the Book Discussion Group will be April 14th, 2013, at 7:00 pm, in the Santa Cruz room. The book under discussion will be The Professor’s House by Willa Cather. This novel is about Catholics in the Southwestern United States in the early years of the American west. We hope you’ll join our conversation about books of interest to Catholic adults. Come and check it out! We meet the second Monday of each month, but there is no meeting in March. For more information, contact Mary Ann Bognar at 647-0462.

Están invitados a este grupo de oración. Las reuniones son el segundo y cuarto 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

Los Personajes de la Crucifixión – Preparándonos para la Semana Santa

Ministerio Hispano Talleres de Educación en la Fe: La Universidad Formando a los Hijos en la Fe Lunes, 24 de marzo. Orador: Ramona Meza. Las mejores maneras de educar a nuestros hijos en la fe para que lleguena ser discípulos de Cristo. ¿Qué pasa si me enfermo? Lunes 31 de Marzo. Orador: Dn. Memo Rodríguez. Como nuestra fe nos prepara para enfrentarlas enfermedades con paz y esperanza.

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Otros talleres en el área: Marzo 17 La Transformación de la Iglesia Misión San Buenaventura 3/24 Como tratar con gente difícil Iglesia Saint Rose of Lima 4/2 La Adoración Eucarística Iglesia San Pascual Bailón

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Ante la crucifixión de Jesucristo, ¿somos meros espectadores o profundizamos en el misterio que encierra para nuestra vida? Al descubrir los personajes, ¿con cuál de ellos nos identificamos? ¿Qué papel representamos en nuestro día a día? Esta presentación nos ayuda a prepararnos para vivir la Semana Santa, presentada por los niños del Ministerio Hispano el sábado a las 7:00 pm en la Iglesia.

Oficina de Protección a los Niños La Oficina de Protección a los Niños y la formación de Comités Parroquiales de Protección a los Niños fueron establecidos por un mandato del Cardenal Roger Mahony en 2002. La Oficina de Protección a los Niños asiste a los comités parroquiales permanentes en la implementación de los programas de educación para la prevención del abuso sexual de menores, así como de políticas, procedimientos y recursos para crear un ambiente seguro. www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/safeguard

$8 por persona, le permite un invitado gratis. Catalogo completo en la oficina parroquial.

40 Dias por La Vida Acompáñenos a rezar el Rosario en español, pidiéndole a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe el fin de los abortos practicados en Planned Parenthood. Nos reuniremos enfrente de Planned Parenthood cada miércoles por la mañana a las 10am localizado en el 5400 Ralston cerca de la esquina de Saratoga y Ralston.

¿SABIA USTED? Manteniendo en privado la información personal de sus hijos Si sus hijos dan su información personal por medio de Internet, no sólo es fácil conseguir los datos, sino que es muy difícil borrarlos totalmente. Recuérdele a sus hijos la importancia de mantener privado sus datos e información personal. Cerciórese de que tengan un nombre de usuario y una contraseña que no revele información personal y que no den su dirección del correo electrónico a cualquier persona. Si sus hijos le dicen que han dado su información personal en Internet, comuníquese con el proveedor del servicio de Internet o el sitio en donde la información fue anotada para ver qué puede hacer usted para borrar los datos. Para más información visite la página de Internet www.NetSmartz.org.

Durantela Cuaresma * Cada Jueves Misa en español 5:15 pm * Cada Viernes: Cena 6pm (Centro Mulcahy), Vía Crucis ante el Santísimo (Capilla Santa Julia)

Clases de Inglés Una vez más ofreceremos las clases de inglés básico. Las clases iniciarán el 17 de Marzo a las 7pmen el salón San Miguel. No necesita registrarse, solo asistir a la primera clase.

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In The Community

Service & Outreach

Faith Community Health Ministry

Respect Life

The Faith Community Health Ministry conducts blood pressure screenings every 4th Sunday after the 8, 9:30, & 11 a.m. masses in Mulcahy Center. For information about the Faith Community Health Ministry, contact: Debbie at 642-7966 ext. 154 or FCHM@ola-vta.org

The Catholic Church is a Pro-Life Church from Conception to Natural Death. Resources and contact information can be found in our directory page under “In the Community”. For more information please contact Patty Berry, Respect Life Parish Coordinator at 642-8928

Serra Retreat Center

Cancer Support Group

A men’s retreat titled “Becoming the peace we seek” hosted by Sr. Carol Quinlivan, CSJ & Fr. Michael Doherty, OFM April 25-27 is being offered at the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu. Single ($280) or double ($200) rooms available.It fills up fast! You can register today by calling 310-456-6631 or www.serraretreat.com or contact Jerry Thomas at 647-4898 for more info.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, a cancer survivor, or a caregiver, come and allow our ministry support you after this life-changing diagnosis. Together we discuss frankly our ills; we unpack our fears; and we discover new ways to support our health and well-being Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the rear section of the Parish House located at 21 N. Dunning Street. Contact Rochida @ Rochida.McClure@gmail.com or (805) 746-0727

St. Bonaventure Fundraiser St. Bonaventure is hosting its 2nd annual “Texas Hold'Em” Tournament on Saturday March 22nd at 5pm in the gym. Proceeds will provide funds for our athletes to participate in tournaments this summer and in the coming school year. For tickets please contact Coach Muller at 805-648-6836 ext 125

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 Cookies and or 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.

Pilgrimage to France & Italy September 4 - 18, 2014. Offered through Adriatic Pilgrimages. Cost is $3,899 per person, plus extra for insurance & single room. Join Fr. Paul Wolkivits. For info contact Lourdes at 650-1878 or Violeta at vsinavsky@gmail.com.

Defenders of Life Many parishes in the Ventura Area participate in this group. The idea is to support each parish in their Pro Life events. The meeting is always on the third Wednesday of each month in the parish house of Our Lady of the Assumption. Everyone is welcome. Please mark your calendar for March 19th 4 PM If you have questions please call Carol 765-4293

Many Meals We are always in need of more volunteers! If you are interested in becoming involved in the Many Meals program, please email Diane at manymeals@ola-vta.org. Many Meals is held on Wednesdays from 6-7:00pm at College United Methodist Church, 4300 Telegraph Rd. Please keep this ministry in your prayers. For more info please contact Diane at 642-7966 ext. 133

Life Centers of Ventura County Dinner-Dance (to help mothers and their babies) at the Las Posas Country Club, Saturday, March 29th 955 Fairwary Dr, Camarillo. Cost is $70 (after 3-14 $80) at Life Centers, 600 North A Street Ste A,Oxnard, 93003 call 890-3076 for information

See the menu online at olaventura.com

In The Community

40 Days for Life

Families of Nazareth Movement Tuesday 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.

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Take a stand for life! From March 5 - April 13, 40 Days for Life ... a peaceful, prayerful, effective, coordinated international mobilization ... takes place in our community. We pray that, with God's help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city -- and beyond. www.40daysforlife.com/ventura


Parish Directory / Directorío de la Parroquia Parish Phone Number/Numero de Teléfono de la Parroquia 642-7966

SERVICE & OUTREACH DEPT HEAD: DN CHARLES WESSLER, EXT. 126

ADULT MINISTRIES DEPT HEAD: DN DAN BOJORQUEZ, EXT. 146

COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND: Parish Office, Faith Community Health Ministry: Debbie Lawry, ext. 154 FCHM@ola-vta.org or dlawry@amgen.com FOOD BASKETS: Jerry Deal, 339-0260 RESPECT LIFE: Patty Berry, 642-4928 or coastalpatty@gmail.com Dea Boehme, dea.boehme@att.net RIDES TO MASS: John Stebbins, 644-4674 MANY MEALS: DIANE FRANTELA EXT. 133

WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Kati Escallier, ext. 142 or KEscallier@ola-vta.org MEN’S MINISTRY/LIVING MATRIMONY: Dn Dan Bojorquez ext. 146 Growing in Faith: Terri Rojo, 659-1217

HISPANIC MINISTRIES (MINISTERIO HISPANO):

DN RAUL GONZALEZ, EXT. 149, rosejoseca@aol.com

DEPT HEAD: ROSARIO GONZALES, EXT.149 or rosejoseca@aol.com Pastoral Council Spanish Contact (en Español): Tony Altorre, taltorre@clinicas.org

SPIRITUALITY & FELLOWSHIP DEPT HEAD: DN PHIL JOERGER, EXT. 148 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Elizabeth Wurts, 644-8395 Mary Ann Decaen, 644-2160 FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Dn Phil Joerger ext. 148 INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION: English: Deacon Phil Joerger, ext.148 Spanish: Deacon Raul Gonzalez, ext. 149 MOM’S GROUP: Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 M.O.M.S. MORNINGS: Jamie Kuske, 510-681-4259, jmkuske@yahoo.com MOTHER’S PRAYER: Lisa O’Brien, 659-5307 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Aaron and Lee Ann Sanchez, 650-6734 OLA CLASSICS: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967, Gusatjed@hotmail.com PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Jan Parrone, 658-1904 ROSARY MAKERS: Aurora Gonzales, 654-0316 VOCATIONS: Father Alex, ext. 106 WELCOME COMMITTEE: Alton & Virginia Lewis 746-0262 YOUNG ADULT (FRASSATI): Sarah Kern at ca_girl_87@hotmail.com

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

DEPT HEAD: DN MIKE BURNS, EXT. 145

ALTAR SERVERS: Deryl & Margaret Franzel, 644-5449 altarservers@ola-vta.org END OF LIFE MINISTRY: Mary Ellen Farley, 643-5262 FUNERAL COORDINATORS: George and Jan Standing-Roberts, 648-1782 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Vincent Dominguez, ext. 122 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Diana Huntley, ext. 123 ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY: Ofelia Haynes, 644-3508 Ana Miller, 659-5547 LECTORS: Tim Noonan 290-3720, noonantim908@gmail.com MARRIAGES: Please contact Father Alex, ext. 106 SACRISTANS: Nikki Noonan 290-2278, niksown40@gmail.com USHERS: Dn. Mike Burns, ext.145

PARISH INFORMATION

BULLETIN: ext. 128 or bulletin@ola-vta.org BUSINESS MANAGER: Lauren Burns, ext. 101 EVENT COORDINATOR: Diane Frantela ext. 133 FINANCE COUNCIL: Paul Derse, 642-7966 PASTORAL COUNCIL: Dan McGrath, irishdanman@hotmail.com

IN THE COMMUNITY

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

DEPT HEAD: DN DON HUNTLEY, EXT. 147

CONFIRMATION:YOUTH: Karen Reynolds, ext. 121 Adult: Dn. Dan Bojorquez, ext. 146 ELEMENTARY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: ext.125 MIDDLE (THE EDGE) & HIGH SCHOOL : Karen Reynolds, ext. 121 NURSERY: ext. 125 RCIA: Dn. Don Huntley ext. 123 or RCIA@ola-vta.org SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN: Dea Boehme OLAsafeguard@ola-vta.org SUNDAY SCHOOL: Jenny Elliott at ext. 124 , SundaySchool@ola-vta.org

SACRAMENTAL COMPLIANCE DEPT HEAD: DN ED MILLS, EXT. 152

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ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: Bernice Critchfield, 339-0480 BOY & CUB SCOUTS: Kathy Ellison, 658-6844 CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 CATHOLIC CHARITIES: 303 N. VENTURA AVE, 643-4694 CHESS CLUB/CHILDRENS STRING ENSEMBLE: Peter Shuere, 642-9998 PeterShuere@yahoo.com Defenders of Life: Anna Murphy, 218-3093 or Carol 765-4293 Detention Ministry: Margaret Oberon, 988-1966 FAMILIES OF NAZARETH: Phyllis Crews, 643-5361 HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Jose Rodriguez, 207-4371 or Jerry Deal, 339-0260 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 RETROUVAILLE REDISCOVERY: Paul & Marisa Montgomery, 642-4023 SECULAR FRANCISCAN: Pauline Riendeau, 339-9446 ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: 642-4104 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Sylvia Barnes, 667-7234


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OLA Women’s Ministry Retreat 2014 praying, playing...

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