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ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM: REV. STEVE CORREZ 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

Easter Sunday– March 31, 2013

REJOICE! HE IS RISEN!

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

HAPPY EASTER 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

www.olaventura.com


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 bulletin@ola-vta.org 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 PeterShuere@yahoo.com COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND: Irene LaCommare, 750-8793 i.lacommare@sbcglobal.net 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, jd347@yahoo.com FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext. 118 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, rowins-1@lafn.org 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, irishdanman@hotmail.com Spanish Contact (en Español): Tony Altorre, taltorre@clinicas.org PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967, Gusatjed@hotmail.com RCIA: Deacon Don Huntley 642-7966 ext. 123 or RCIA@ola-vta.org RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 RESPECT LIFE: Patty Berry, 642-4928 or coastalpatty@gmail.com Dea Boehme, dea.boehme@att.net 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 OLAsafeguard@ola-vta.org 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 , SundaySchool@ola-vta.org USHERS: Ric Ruffinelli, 642-8797 David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, LMFT 213-637-7650 sdhealy@la-archdiocese.org VOCATIONS: Father Steven Correz, 642-7966 ext. 106 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 or ddevillers@ola-vta.org WELCOME COMMITTEE: Sherie DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 128 or sholaway@yahoo.com WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Kati Escallier, KEscallier@ola-vta.org or 642-7966 ext. 142 YOUNG ADULT (FRASSATI): Sarah Kern at ca_girl_87@hotmail.com.

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

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Calendar of Upcoming Events Date

Event

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April 7

Divine Mercy Sunday

7

April 13

Theology of the Body Speaker

6

May 18-19

Relay for Life

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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 Priestly Vocations Father, in every generation you provide ministers of Christ and the Church. We come before you now, asking that you call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese in the ministerial priesthood. Give us priests who will lead and guide your holy people gathered by Word and Sacrament. Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can continue to be a truly Eucharistic Church, strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ, your Only Son. Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people. We make our prayer in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, through Christ, Our Lord. 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 The church office will be closed on April 1st, the day after Easter

Mass Intentions Monday, April 01 6:30 NO MASS 8:00 Kent Van Gundy (D) & Ken Swanson (D)

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, March 10, 2013 was $21,378.47. 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, April 02 6:30 NO MASS 8:00 Dennis Mahoney (D) & Michael Dempster (L) Wednesday, April 03 6:30 NO MASS 8:00 Phyllis Richardson (D) & Nelson Del Aguilas (D) Thursday, April 04 6:30 NO MASS 8:00 Soon-Ae Kim (D) & Katrina Schaefer (L)

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

Friday, April 05 6:30 NO MASS 8:00 Sandy Lethem (D) & Teresa Vega (D) 5:15 Mass for the Unborn

Bulletin Deadline April 14 bulletin—due by April 5

Saturday, April 06 8:00 Karen Henry (D) & Fernando Serrano (L) 5:15 Leon Leyson (D) & Mary Ashton (D)

Please send all bulletin submissions to bulletin@ola-vta.org or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at http://olaventura.com/bulletin_form.html

Sunday, April 07 8:00 Maria Skwara (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Clifford Pruitt (D) & Johnny Isidoro (D) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Peter Jurutka (D) & Teresa Andrews (L)

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Parish News

The Pastoral Letter

During the first week of April we will be finishing the painting of the church which will require us to bring in heavy equipment which cannot be removed until the job is done. Therefore, from Monday, April 1- Friday, April 5 there will be no 6:30am Mass and the 8:00am Mass will be held in Assumption Hall. Morning confessions will be held in Hurley Hall and there will be no evening confessions during that week. We will also be resurfacing the school and church parking lot at the same time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

“Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised.” Happy Easter! Alleluia! Our long awaited day which we have we have been preparing to celebrate during the season of Lent and Holy Week has finally arrived! As we celebrate Easter, we are reminded of the reason for our Lord’s mission to save us from our sins with His victory over death. However, like the event of the Resurrection this is not an event that we keep to ourselves. Like the followers of Jesus during the time of the Resurrection, we do not have the benefit of witnessing this event. Yet, we do have the benefit of being blessed by the event. We are reminded of the Lord’s command as He shares the joy of His victory with all of us, that we must spread the Gospel message to all the nations. As we celebrate this special day, let’s be reminded that it is a mystery we repeatedly celebrate each Sunday in the commemoration of our Sunday Mass. But this mystery is a belief that takes its life, when we share the life of Christ, His eternal life that He gives to us with others. As we reflect upon this gift, it can be easy for us to think that this eternal life is something that we live and remember only after we die. However, eternal life is something that we live right now when we receive our Baptism. So as we celebrate Easter, let us be appreciative of the gift that our Lord has given to us. Let us realize that we don’t just thank Him for a day, we thank Him with our lives for the life that He has given to us!

Happy Anniversary!

Alex & Laura Flores 15 Years on March 28

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

Take care and God bless, Fr. Steve Correz

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Education

Safe Environment

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Safeguard The Children

No class this week. The topic for next week (4/9/13) will focus on The First Mystagogia and Evangelization. Any member of the parish is welcome to attend.

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.

Contact: RCIA@ola-vta.org or call 642-7966 x123.

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

Life Teen Youth Ministry

Click on http://www.archdiocese.la/protecting/ for more information.

Service

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 OLAsafeguard@ola-vta.org.

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, April 7 – 5:15 Mass and small group Confirmation Year 2 Sunday, April 14 - 5:15 Mass and small group College Fellowship

Fingerprinting Schedule

Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 at Karen’s House, 33 North Dunning St. All are welcome. Questions and to find out about summer trips— Contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121 or see the website at www.olaventura.com

Our Lady of the Assumption School “Across the Lot”

Thursday, April 18 12:00pm-3:40pm & 5:20pm-7:20pm For appointment call 805-684-2181

St. Rose of Lima 1305 Royal Ave. Simi Valley

Saturday, April 20 10:00pm-1:40pm & 3:20pm-5:20pm For appointment call (805) 526-1732

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

Here’s what’s going on over here at the school: The school will be on Easter break this week!

Did You Know?

OLA Preschool

Release of the Files?????????????

Openings are available for the 2013-2014 school year.

Complying with a retired federal judge's order to edit priest personnel files intended for public release, attorneys for the Los Angeles Archdiocese are making the specified edits according to the judge's order. The judge's order was the result of a process that plaintiff attorneys and the Archdiocese agreed would be accepted by all parties involved. It is important to note that the judge's order specified the edits in part due to what he said were demonstrable positive changes the Archdiocese had already implemented to its policies and procedures in reporting abuse to authorities and in training personnel and children in abuse prevention techniques. Much of the information in the files is decades old and has already been the subject of in-depth coverage in the press and was disclosed by the Archdiocese in the 2004 Report to the People of God.

Contact Susie Delaney at 642-7198 ext. 213 for further information.

OLA School 2013 Auction & Raffle $2,500 Grand Prize & $500 2nd Prize Our Lady of the Assumption School’s Annual Auction & Raffle, “An Evening of Dreams,” will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard. Raffle tickets ($10/each) were included in the bulletin last week. The Raffle Grand Prize is a $2,500.00 American Express Gift Card and this year we have a 2nd prize of a $500 American Express Gift card. If you haven’t mailed in your tickets yet, you will have a chance as OLA students will be selling raffle tickets after all Masses next weekend. Thank you for your continued support of our school. Contact Kim Bell at 805/479-6688 for more information. Thank you and God Bless.

St. Joseph 1532 Linden Ave. Carpinteria

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


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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Book & Media Sale Collection

Divine Mercy Sunday

Books and tapes and CDs of all kinds (in good condition) are now being collected for the annual sale in the near future. Please bring in any items you have to donate as soon as possible to the vestibule of the church. Thank you, Book Sale Committee

Our Lord appeared to St. Faustina to remind us that “« mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy.” Pope John Paul II officially made the first Sunday after Easter Divine Mercy Sunday – April 7, 2013, this year, and designated a plenary indulgence could be received for all those who properly prepare for our Lord’s mercy. Preparation: (1) celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on the first Sunday after Easter; (2) be truly sorry for your sins and go to confession (eight days before, on, or eight days after Divine Mercy Sunday); (3) receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday; (4) venerate an image of Divine Mercy (hangs in our church); and (5) perform acts of mercy through words or deeds. Graces: complete pardon of the soul; forgiveness of sins; and forgiveness of punishment due.

Book Club A great way to widen our perspectives and keep our minds open is to read a good book and discuss it with others. The Book Discussion Group invites you to join us in reading I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World, by Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ll be meeting on April 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in Hurley Hall. We hope to see you for the discussion! Call Mary Ann Bognar at 647-0462 for more information.

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?

Support Groups at OLA Church

Please contact the church office at 642-7966.

DivorceCare Support Group: 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.

Weight Watchers All are welcome to attend a meeting for free to learn about the program. We meet every Saturday at 9am in the Parish House. For more information, please contact Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260, dea.boehme@att.net or our WeightWatchers leader, Lillian, at (805)279-2973 or lillianbyrd@aol.com.

Next Meetings: April 8 & 22, May 13 & 27, June 3 & 17

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, April 13th 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 www.shawlministry.com 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 ddevillers@ola-vta.org

Rosary Makers Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 10th 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.

OLA Classics Friendship Friday is April 5th in the Santa Cruz Room following Mass. Join us for coffee, snacks, and great company! Questions? Call Mary at 650-7870

GriefShare/Bereavement Support Group: 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: April 9 & 23, May 14 & 28, June 4 & 18

Cancer Support Group: Are you a cancer survivor or a caregiver? Do you need to lighten the burden a little? Come to the Cancer Support Group meetings and receive a boost to keep you going. We share feelings and concerns related to living with cancer and being a caregiver for someone with cancer. Most of all we share how the journey has strengthened our relationship with God. We hope you will join us to find a community that supports and walks with you on this journey. The group meets once a month on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8pm. The meetings are held in the Parish House located at 21 North Dunning Street (Please enter through the back or side gate not the front door). Next Meetings: April 17, May 15, June 19 These support groups are facilitated by Veronica Marchese, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Veronica254@sbcglobal.net or 665-7511

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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Families of Nazareth Movement

Respect Life Ministry

Having Faith In The Resurrection

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A PRO-LIFE CHURCH

“Faith is acceptance – the process of accepting the redeeming action of Christ.” Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, 3rd. ed. (Ft. Collins, CO: IAMF, 2012),60

Contact Patty Berry 642-4928 or coastalpatty@gmail.com or Dea Boehme at dea.boehme@att.net

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.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat weekend for Healing after Abortion Rachel's Vineyard retreat is for men and women struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. The retreat is designed to help participants work through repressed grief and anger in a safe, nonjudgmental setting and come to acceptance, healing, and hope for the future. All inquiries and registrations are confidential. April 5-7, 2013, Duarte, CA Cost: $215. per person. For registration or more information please call: 866-2-RACHEL, 866-272-2435 www.rachelsvineyard.org

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: http://www.familiesofnazareth.us/

LOCAL RESOURCES: Defenders of Life: Parish House- 4:00 every 3rd Wed. Please join us for refreshments and conversation! Ventura County Pregnancy Centers: 648-3301 Tender Life Maternity Home: 653-7474 or Dea Boehme at dea.boehme@att.net 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- 6442160 Rosary at Planned Parenthood - Wed. at 7:30am &10:00. Fridays at 3:00pm—contact Ana at 218-3093.

Many Meals Update/Fundraiser A fundraiser will be held for Many Meals on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 at Mimi’s Restaurant in Ventura. It will be hosted by Dr. Steven Alff, Chiropractor. The cost is $15 and all proceeds will be donated to Many Meals! Dr. Alff will be presenting a talk entitled “Transform your health, Transform your Life!” Tickets are available in the Rectory office or at Friendship Sunday. 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.

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 http://main.acsevents.org/goto/ola You can also help support The American Cancer Society & Relay for Life by purchasing a program ad for your business. It is a great advertising opportunity. For more information about Relay for Life, purchasing a business ad or luminarias, or participating in the Survivors Lap, please contact Lois at weirdolady@yahoo.com

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Many Meals program, please email David DeVillers at ddevillers@ola-vta.org. 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.

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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 Greetings, Well, Happy Easter to you!!! Our Heavenly Bridegroom has risen! Picture your whole being: body, mind, and spirit/soul wrapped in a sea of warmth and light. This warmth and light is radiating from the Risen Christ. He really does desire an intimate relationship with each of us. Let this Easter Season be for you another wonderful opportunity to develop this relationship. You will begin to experience a new balance and a fullness you never experienced before. By placing God and a life of prayer as your top priority you will be able to face the challenges that will come your way. So, God Bless You , have a beautiful Easter Sunday and begin to give yourself to Christ once again. He is forever there with arms wide open awaiting your arrival. Pax et Bonum... b.Mark 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

Women’s Ministry Women's Retreat follow-up potluck & Fellowship on Saturday April 6, in Assumption Hall @ 6:00pm. Please join in sharing your retreat experience and fellowship with friends from the retreat. Last names ending in A - L please bring a main dish or appetizer. M-Z please bring dessert or side dish. Please RSVP to Kati at 642-7966 ext. 142

Health Ministry Blood Pressure Sunday April 28 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 drowins@lafn.org- 9 -

CARTA PASTORAL ¿Por qué buscan entre los muertos al que está vivo? No está aquí, ha resucitado. ¡Feliz Pascua! ¡Aleluya! ¡El día que hemos esperado ansiosamente y para el cual nos hemos estado preparando durante la temporada de Cuaresma y Semana Santa finalmente ha llegado! Al celebrar esta Pascua recordamos que, la razón de la misión de nuestro Señor, fue salvarnos de nuestros pecados con su victoria sobre la muerte. Así como El comparte Su Resurrección con todos, nosotros también debemos compartir esta celebración. No fuimos testigos de su resurrección como lo fueron los seguidores que lo acompañaban, pero tenemos la dicha de ser bendecidos por este evento. Al compartir su gozo por Su victoria con todos nosotros, nos recuerda que debemos predicar el mensaje del Evangelio a todas las naciones. Al celebrar este día tan especial, también recordemos que este misterio lo celebramos cada domingo en la conmemoración de la Misa. La fe en este misterio toma vida cuando compartimos la vida de Cristo, su vida eterna, la vida que nos da con los demás. Al reflexionar en este regalo, puede resultar fácil pensar que esta vida eterna es algo que se vive y se recuerda después de morir. Sin embargo, al recibir el Bautismo, la vida eterna es algo que vivimos a cada momento. Al celebrar la Pascua, apreciemos el regalo que nuestro Señor nos ha dado. ¡Reconozcamos que no solo le damos gracias por un día, le damos gracias por nuestra vida y por la vida que Él nos ha dado! Cuídense y que Dios los bendiga. Padre Steve Correz


Ministerio Hispano

In The Community Mary Health of the Sick Annual Spring Luncheon

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

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 10:30-3:00. Proceeds benefit low income elderly. There will be live entertainment (“A Walk Down Broadway music), fantastic boutique, a silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Register at www.maryhealth.com “events” or 498-3644 ext. 270.

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

Feast of Divine Mercy

Oración por las Vocaciones Sacerdotales

Sacred Heart Church, 10800 Henderson Rd., Ventura Sunday, April 7th - 1:30 p.m.

Padre, en cada generación le provees a Tú Iglesia ministros de Cristo. Te pedimos que llames a más hombres para el servicio ministerial del sacerdocio en nuestra Arquidiócesis. Danos sacerdotes que sean líderes y guías de tu santo pueblo, unido por la Palabra y el Sacramento. Bendícenos con las vocaciones sacerdotales para que sigamos siendo una Iglesia verdaderamente Eucarística, fortalécenos para ser discípulos de Jesucristo, tu único Hijo. Te pedimos que alla hombres que sean generosos en su servicio, dispuestos a ofrecer sus vidas y todos sus dones por la gloria y por el bien de tu pueblo. Hacemos esta oración en la presencia y el poder del Espíritu Santo, por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amen

A bilingual Mass will be concelebrated by Fr. Daniel O’Sullivan and Fr. Marlon Beof, OAR. Following Mass, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary will be prayed. There will be a blessing of the Divine Mercy image and religious articles. Music will be provided by the Filipino Choir of Southern California. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome! For information contact Zaida Worthley at 647-3086 or Diana Lopez at 654-0072.

St. Bonaventure H.S. Drama

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.

Domingo de la Divina Misericordia Nuestro Señor se le apareció a Santa Faustina para recordarnos que “la humanidad no tendrá paz hasta que busque con confianza Mi misericordia.” El Papa Juan Pablo II oficialmente nombró al primer domingo después de la Pascua el Domingo de la Divina Misericordia – este año el 7 de Abril. Otorgó a todos los que se preparen apropiadamente el poder recibir la misericordia de nuestro Señor por medio de una indulgencia plenaria. Preparación: 1. Celebrar la Festividad de la Divina Misericordia el domingo después de Pascua 2. Verdaderamente estar arrepentido por los pecado y asistir a la confesión (ocho días antes, durante, u ocho días después del Domingo de la Divina Misericordia 3. Recibir la comunión el Domingo de la Divina Misericordia 4. Venerar la imagen de la Divina Misericordia y 5. Hacer obras de misericordia por medio de las palabras y las acciones. Gracias: perdón y absolución completa al alma de todos sus pecados y el perdón de la pena merecida. - 10 -

SAVE THE DATE: St. Bonaventure Drama Dept. presents an unusually witty and socially relevant musical« URINETOWN«Is that the title? Can we change it? Come see for yourself! May 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 7pm each night. Special luncheon performance: Sunday May 19th benefiting OLA to help pay for the new restrooms. More information to come in a few weeks«If you would like to advertise your business on the program please send an email to dpoole@troop.com no later than April 10, 2013

St. Bonaventure H.S. Celebrates 50 Years During the 2013-2014 school year, Saint Bonaventure High School will celebrate her 50th Anniversary. Preparations for this year-long celebration are underway. Saint Bonaventure High School Alumni, Family & Friends: WELCOME HOME! As we approach this milestone, we want to keep all of our alumni and friends updated on our 50th Anniversary events. Visit www.saintbonaventure.com and click on the “50th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE” link to update your contact information with the school, so we can keep you posted on all events planned for next year! We are also looking for: Historical Information of Saint Bonaventure High School, specifically: photos, videos and memorabilia from the past 50 years to help tell Saint Bonaventure’s story. If you have any of these treasures and would be willing to share them with us, please contact Scott Boczek at : sboczek@saintbonaventure.com


3-31-13 Bulletin