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Sunday of Divine Mercy - April 7, 2013

Today is Men’s BBQ is Divine Mercy This Tuesday, April 9th Sunday

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

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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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April 9

Men’s BBQ


April 13

Theology of the Body Speaker


April 20

OLA School Auction and Dinner Dance


April 22

Touched By Cancer Mass

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Parish News Year of Faith Weekly Prayer


Prayer for Priestly Vocations

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

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 08 6:30 Sandy Lethem (D) 8:00 Rodulfa Namoc (D) & Beatriz Serrano (L)

Weekly Offerings

Tuesday, April 09 6:30 Lucy Beisecker (D) & Souls in Purgatory 8:00 Michael Blanda (D) & John Fielding (D)

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 24, 2013 was $19,774.53. The collection is not only used for operating expenses each week, but also for any ongoing repair work, upgrades, etc. to our parish facility. There are many ways to contribute; credit card and automatic debit are available. For more information please contact Lauren Burns, business manager at 642-7966 ext. 101.

Wednesday, April 10 6:30 Jim Mirrick (D) & Scott Peterson (L) 8:00 Nelson Del Aguilas (D) & Mary Clark (L) Thursday, April 11 6:30 Walter & Margaret Spiett (D) 8:00 Hubert Papp (D) & Robert & Faye Survil (L) Friday, April 12 6:30 Franco DiTaranto (D) 8:00 Elizabeth Morrison (D) & Tom Fielding (L)

Bulletin Deadline April 21 bulletin—due by April 12

Saturday, April 13 8:00 Lourdes & Amadeo Lazatin (L) 5:15 Mary Ashton (D)

Please send all bulletin submissions to or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at

Pulpit Announcement Deadline April 14 Masses—Due by April 11 at noon Please send pulpit announcements to - 3-

Sunday, April 14 8:00 James A. Reardon (D) & Logan Azores (L) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Rod Brown & Family (D) & C.M. Martini (D) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Magdalena Ruiz Contreras (D)

Happy Anniversary!

The Pastoral Letter “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Moe & Emma Hurtado

49 Years on April 4 Lourdes & Amadeo Lazatin

Jesus I trust in you! Those are the words that can be found below the Divine Mercy image of our Lord Jesus found in our Church. As we celebrate this second Sunday of the Easter season, we especially remember this special feast of Divine Mercy. What is Divine Mercy? In the 1930’s a Polish nun by the name of Sr. Mary Faustina Kowalska, the name Faustina meaning “blessed one”, began to receive apparitions from our Lord Jesus directing her to reveal His image of Divine Mercy to the world. Over the next several years she not only revealed this image which would become a popular devotion, but also a set of prayers that were offered as part of it. The prayers which use the same beads of the rosary, called the Divine Mercy chaplet invoke and remind us of the Lord’s gift of His Divine Mercy to us. This devotion gained prominence through the support of Pope John Paul II, who was very familiar with the life of Sr. Faustina and her devotion of the Divine Mercy. In April 2000, upon canonizing her as St. Faustina, the second Sunday of Easter was designated as Divine Mercy Sunday to remind us of the Lord’s gift of mercy towards us. Reflecting on today’s Gospel, we are reminded that the power to forgive is not just something that we have the ability to experience but also the ability to give as well, unlike any other creature in creation. It might be interesting to note that Pope John Paul II, who promoted the devotion of Divine Mercy so passionately during his lifetime, died on the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday in April 2005. The Mass commemorating the canonization of St. Faustina was prayed at his bedside as he died. Although there is a novena that is attached to the Divine Mercy celebration which begins on Good Friday, the chaplet can be prayed every day, usually at the 3 pm to commemorate the hour of the Lord’s death on the Cross. The two main prayers that are offered in the chaplet are the following words to be prayed on the main beads of the Rosary.

33 Years on April 13 John & Wendy Garcia

24 Years on April 8 To list your anniversary, please email by the Friday of the week before you wish it published.

Together in Mission Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Annual Catholic Appeal “Together in Mission”« 2013 Annual Appeal – Together in Mission Parish Goal: $ 128,991.70 Amount Pledged: $ 101,859.00 Amount Paid: $ 67,599.00 Balance: $ 61,392.70 It’s not too late to participate in this important campaign. Pledge envelopes can be found in the vestibule of the church and in the rectory office. Thank you again for your consideration, Lauren Burns, Business Manager

Education RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults The topic this week will focus on The First Mystagogia and Evangelization. Any member of the parish is welcome to attend. Contact: or call 642-7966 x123.

The EDGE-Junior High Ministry 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.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. (Prayed on the first bead of each decade) For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Prayed on each of the beads of the decade)

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

A special Divine Mercy prayer service will be celebrated here at OLA at 3pm in the Church for Divine Mercy Sunday. Please join us here Sunday afternoon at 3pm!

College Fellowship Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 at Karen’s House, 33 North Dunning St. All are welcome.

Take care and God bless, Fr. Steve Correz - 4-

Questions and to find out about summer trips— Contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121 or see the website at


Safe Environment

OLA Preschool

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Openings are available for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Safeguard the Children Committee at Our Lady of the Assumption invites all parishioners to observe Child Abuse Prevention Month by becoming more aware and active in protecting children. In Assumption Hall, after every Sunday Mass in April, we will have a table displaying some of the ways in which our parish is working to keep children safe. Please come by and review the materials and talk to the members of the committee. Concerned, informed and active adults are the best way of preventing of child abuse.

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.

In the bulletin each week in April, we will also feature information and outreach available to all members of the community. Below is an announcement from Suzanne Healy, the Director Victims Assistance for the archdiocese:

Victim Assistance: “A Prayer for Healing of Victims of Abuse” and Rosary Reflection

Thank you and God Bless.

As Director of Victims Assistance Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I am reminded every day to keep survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their families in prayer. Our survivors have taught us that the path to healing can be a long and arduous journey. One on which, they need our continued support to sustain them! Each of us, as members of our Catholic community can contribute to the healing by being remembering survivors of clergy abuse, as well as all survivors of childhood sexual abuse in our prayers.

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.

A Prayer for Healing of Victims of Abuse is a powerful resource, as is the Rosary for Healing and Protection. Both can be found at resources.html. The following is an example of a reflection from the rosary’s sorrowful mystery, the agony in the garden:

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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

“Many victims of child sexual abuse suffer in silence for years, wrestling alone with the agony of their memories and pain. We pray that the Church may always be a place where they can come to share their stories, be received in love and compassion, and be supported on the path to healing”. Our office can provide you with an order of worship to accompany this rosary! It is a beautiful and healing prayer service every parish can easily offer for those who have experienced any type of child abuse.

Fingerprinting Schedule St. Joseph, 1532 Linden Ave. Carpinteria

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 .

For counseling support, we periodically offer a trauma recovery program for persons who have experienced child abuse. It blends education about the effects of abuse and how to heal from the abuse with a spiritual format. Encourage those you may know to contact our office to find out about the support programs we offer.

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Healy, Director of Victims Assistance on 213-6377650. - 5-


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Book Club

OLA Women's Ministry

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.

Men’s Ministry The Men’s BBQ is scheduled for 6:15pm on Tuesday, April 9th. Our speaker will be former Men's Retreat Leader, Mike Manhardt. BBQ includes appetizers and drinks. Cost is $8 or $7 with this bulletin.

"A Journey From the Head To The Heart" Bible Study Prayer Lessons resumes April 15th with a study of the Letters of St. John. Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Santa Cruz Room. Please RSVP to Kati as soon as possible. Returning participants-a $10 donation is requested. New participants for this session, only $15. We will not be handing out a workbook as this is the last section of the study for this semester. A Catholic Study Bible is recommended. We will also have a short study (TBD) over the summer and then begin our new year of Bible Study in late September with the Acts of the Apostles. Look for more info in the coming months. Registration for the Letters of St. John: Name:_________________________________________ Date:__________________________________________

Contact Patrick Rivera for questions or for more information 642-7966 ext. 114


Support Groups at OLA Church


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

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.

Address:_______________________________________ Returning:___________ New:_____________ Please complete and return to the parish office before April 15th, or contact Kati. Save the Date! "Healing Our Heart" A Day of Inner Healing and Prayer - with Fr. Mike Barry - July 13th 10:00am 2:30pm in Assumption Hall. This event will be open to all parishioners. More info to come! Contact Kati Escallier or 642-7966 ext. 142

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.

Next Meetings: April 9 & 23, May 14 & 28, June 4 & 18

Our next meeting is on Saturday, April 13th Thank you all who have donated yarn and supplies. They are very much appreciated.

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

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

Rosary Makers Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 10th at 9:30am in the Parish House located at 21 N. Dunning

These support groups are facilitated by Veronica Marchese, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. or 665-7511 -7-

For more information or to have a rosary fixed, please call Aurora at 654-0316.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Eucharistic Adoration

Respect Life Ministry

St. Julie’s Chapel


Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed?

Contact Patty Berry 642-4928 or or Dea Boehme at

Wednesdays 3-4pm and 5-6pm 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

Rachel's Vineyard for Healing after Abortion

Rachel's Vineyard retreat is for men and women struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. For more information please call:

Health Ministry Blood Pressure Sunday April 28

866-2-RACHEL, 866-272-2435 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 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 Fridays at 3:00pm—contact Anna 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 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

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,

Many Meals Update/Fundraiser at Mimi’s 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. If you are unable to attend, donations are still gladly accepted. 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. 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

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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship

CARTA PASTORAL ?Recibid el Espíritu Santo; a quienes les perdonéis los pecados, les quedan perdonados; a quienes se los retengáis, les quedan retenidos?

Hermits of St. Giles Greetings to You, Well, today is Mercy Sunday. This feast day is based on the devotion to the Divine Mercy that St. Faustina gave to us after her encounter with Christ Jesus. Jesus promised us His grace and forgiveness of all our sins and punishments if we go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on this day. Jesus stated, "I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy." (Diary 1109) God's love for us is infinite and wants to be intimately involved with us. It is up to us to say yes and invite Him in. Have yourself a most blessed week. Love and prayers, b.Mark Hermits of St. Giles The Hermits of St. Giles is a lay association of disabled men and women who are homebound because of chronic illness and disability. Their ministry to the church is to offer their sufferings for all through prayer.

Families of Nazareth Movement God’s Mercy Is Shown In The Confessional “You can see in Judas’ behavior and attitude almost everything that takes place in confession. There is only one thing, the most important thing missing. That is faith in Jesus’ mercy. That is why Judas’ confession was so sad, tragic, and ended with despair and suicide.” Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, 3rd. ed. (Ft. Collins, CO: IAMF, 2012),85.

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:

Book & Media Sale Collection 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

Jobs...One Person at a Time We are in need of a live-in caregiver. Please contact Janet at 805-340-9171 to inquire about this position. Thank you! -9-

Las palabras, ¡Jesús Confió en Ti!, se encuentran debajo de la imagen de la Divina Misericordia de nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Esta imagen esta hoy en la iglesia. Al celebrar el segundo domingo de la temporada de Pascua, recordamos de una manera especial la fiesta de la Divina Misericordia. ¿Que es la Divina Misericordia? En la década de los 30 una monja polaca llamada María Faustina Kowalska, cuyo nombre Faustina significa ?bendita?, empezó a recibir apariciones de nuestro Señor Jesús quien le mando que revelara Su imagen de la Divina Misericordia al mundo. En los años siguientes, no solo revelo Su imagen, la cual se convirtió en una devoción popular, sino que también revelo las oraciones que se deben de ofrecer como parte de esta devoción. Estas oraciones son llamadas la Coronilla de la Divina Misericordia y se rezan usando un rosario, invocan y nos recuerdan el gran regalo que nos hace el Señor al darnos Su Divina Misericordia. Esta devoción aumentó con el apoyo del Papa Juan Pablo II, quien estaba muy familiarizado con la vida de la Hermana Faustina y su devoción por la Divina Misericordia. En abril del 2000, durante la canonización de la hermana Faustina, el segundo Domingo de Pascua fue designado como el Domingo de la Divina Misericordia para recordarnos del regalo de Misericordia que nos da nuestro Señor. Reflexionando en el Evangelio de hoy, recordamos que el poder del perdón no solamente es para recibirlo sino también para darlo, solo los seres humanos tenemos esta habilidad, ninguna otra creatura de la creación puede perdonar. Es interesante mencionar que el Papa Juan Pablo II, quien promovió esta devoción de la Divina Misericordia durante su vida, murió en la vigilia del domingo de la Divina Misericordia en Abril del 2005. La Misa conmemorando la canonización de Santa Faustina fue orada a un lado de su cama mientras moría. La novena a la Divina Misericordia inicia el Viernes Santo, pero esta coronilla se puede rezar todos los días, usualmente a las 3pm para conmemorar la hora en que murió el Señor en la Cruz. Aquí en OLA el diácono Raul guía un grupo de oración en español a la Divina Misericordia cada primer y tercer lunes del mes a las 7pm en la Capilla Santa Julia. Las dos oraciones principales son: Padre Eterno, te ofrezco el Cuerpo, Sangre, Alma y Divinidad de tu amadísimo Hijo, Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, como propiciación de nuestros pecados y de los del mundo entero. (En las cuentas del rosario correspondientes al PADRENUESTRO) Por su dolorosa Pasión, ten misericordia de nosotros y del mundo entero. (En las cuentas del AVEMARÍA) Lo invitamos a un servicio de oración especial que se celebrara aquí en OLA a las 3pm en la Iglesia hoy, Domingo de la Divina Misericordia. 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 “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 Oración por las Vocaciones Sacerdotales

Catholic Adult Diners’ Club

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

An opportunity for Catholic adults (singles and couples, 20s to 50s) to gather in an upbeat and lively social setting in order to meet other Catholic adults and discover culinary delights. The restaurant pick for Saturday, April 13th, 7:00pm is: El Torito 2498 Erringer Road Simi Valley Please call Deanna at 805/409-7411 by April 10th for additional information and reservations.

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 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 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 :

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