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Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 29, 2012

Giv_ th_ Gift of Lif_!

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. AURELIO MACIAS REV. MR. ED MILLS REV. MR. CHARLES WESSLER REV. MR. BILL WILSON SENIOR DEACONS: REV. MR. RODGER ADAMS REV. MR. JAMES M. FARLEY SCHEDULE OF MASSES: Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM 5:15 PM (1st Friday & Lent) Saturday: 8:00 AM, 5:15 PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30 (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

Our Bloo^ Driv_ is s]h_^ul_^ for Sun^[y, Jun_ 3r^ from 9:00-2:00 In th_ \loo^mo\il_s n_xt to Hurl_y H[ll See page 8 or the OLA website for complete  details on how to sign‐up for   your appointment  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: Ofelia Haynes, 644-3508 Deacon Rodger Adams, 642-7966 ext. 116 BOY & CUB SCOUTS: Kathy Ellison, 658-6844 BULLETIN: Sherie DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 128 or BUSINESS MANAGER: Lauren Burns, 642-7966 ext. 101 CATHOLIC CHARITIES: 303 N. Ventura Avenue, 643-4694 CATHOLIC DETENTION MINISTRY: Margaret Oberon, 794-0267 CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 CHILDRENS CHOIR: Cheryl Kewley, 816-2252 CHILDRENS STRING ENSEMBLE: Peter Shuere, 805-647-9998 CHRISTIAN SERVICE: Kath Wurts, 648-7012 CONFIRMATION: ADULT: Deacon Bill Wilson 642-7966 ext. 108 YOUTH: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: Vincent Dominguez, 642-7966 ext. 122 END OF LIFE MINISTRY: Mary Ellen Farley, 643-5262 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Elizabeth Wurts, 644-8395 Mary Ann Decaen, 644-2160 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Deacon Bill Wilson, 642-7966 ext. 108 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 FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext. 118 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Blanca Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089 HISPANIC MINISTRY (MINISTERIO HISPANO): Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION: Pre-baptism instruction required. English: Deacon Rodger Adams, 642-7966 ext.116 Spanish: Deacon Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Jose Rodriguez, 207-4371 LECTORS: Deacon Charles Wessler, 642-7966 ext. 126 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 Wedding ceremony coordinators: Sherie DeVillers, 415-0639 and Jeannie Hernandez, 815-2025 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. MORNING: Maria Lawson, 665-8112 MOTHER’S PRAYER: Lisa O’Brien, 659-5307 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Leslie McGiven, 650-4878 NURSERY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 OLA CLASSICS: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Krisztina Heimann, 818-469-3973 or Spanish Contact (Contacto en Español): Javier Zapata, 654-8875 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 Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 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 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): Jenny Svoboda, YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Maria Fielding 256-7570


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Calendar of Upcoming Events Date


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May 5

Relay for Life


May 7

Classics Potluck Dinner


June 1

Coffee House Night


June 3

Blood Drive


June 11

Monsignor Mulcahy Golf Tournament


Stewardship Prayer

Parish News

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

———— Bulletin Deadline ———— May 13 bulletin—Due by May 4 Please send all bulletin submissions to or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at

Parish News

—— Pulpit Announcement Deadline —— May 6 Masses—Due by May 3 at noon


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The entire parish family of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church would like to extend a warm greeting to those who are visiting or are new to our parish home. All are welcome here and received with love. Do you have questions? Please come in to the rectory office or call us at 805 642-7966.

———— Audio/Video Ministry ———— Are you interested in audio, video and computer stuff? If so, we are looking for some help with our Audio/Video (A/V) Ministry. We especially need help from anyone with audio mixing experience, to help with mixing the sound during the weekend Masses and special events. Contact David DeVillers at (805) 642-7966 ext.109 if you are interested.

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

Happy Anniversary! Paul & Yvonne Heyder


65 Years on May 3

Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012, our parish budget calls for $21,751.00 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, April 15, 2012 was $20,380.50 in addition to approximately $1,645.40 which is donated weekly in April via automatic debit. The collection is not only used for operating expenses each week, but also for any ongoing repair work, upgrades, etc. to our parish facility.

Vince & Dorothy McDonough

63 Years on April 30 Jim & DeMova Barrett

61 Years on April 28 Al & Dolores Fernandez

60 Years on May 1 - 3-

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

Education ——–The Edge - Jr. High Youth Ministry —— Who: All 6th, 7th, & 8th graders Where: Assumption Hall When: Wednesdays, 7:00—8:30pm Why: Friends, fun, food, & to grow radically in your faith!

Who: All 6th, 7th, & 8th graders What: A weekend retreat in Ojai Where: Forest Home Camp When: June 8-10th (Friday eve-Sunday morn) Why: Friends, great food, cool activities (hiking, swimming, basketball, skate park and more!), and to grow radically in your faith! Questions? Call Zach 642-7966 ext 125

—————Life Teen Youth Ministry————Confirmation Year 1 Sunday April 29th – 5:15 Mass and small group Confirmation Year 2 Sunday May 6th-Mass and small group. Service Join us the 1 , 3 & 4th Mondays to make lunches st


BreakOut! Tuesday nights in the youth room from 7-8:30pm

—-OLA School 2012 Auction & Raffle—— $2,000 Grand Prize Our Lady of the Assumption School’s students will be selling raffle tickets ($10/each) after Mass today in support of the school’s Annual Auction, Sunset by the Sea, which will be on May 12, 2012. The Raffle Grand Prize is a $2,000.00 American Express Gift Card. Our parishioners are the backbone of our school and we are so thankful for your continued support and generosity. Please kindly consider championing this worthy cause again this year. Thank you and God Bless.

—————— Adult Bible Study —————— Join us for Father Steve’s Book Review of “Rediscover Catholicism” Tuesday Mornings at 9:00 am in the Santa Cruz room OR Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in Hurley Hall Come discuss Matthew Kelly’s book “Rediscover Catholicism”. We will address “some of the most important questions we face today as individuals and as a Church.”

All are welcome! For more information contact Fr. Steve at 642-7966.

———— From the Desk of Darlene ———-Vacation Bible School is scheduled for the week of July 9th! Parents, please mark your calendars and plan on this great week in the middle of summer! Questions, please contact me at 642-7966 ext. 118

Faith At Home

Join us for a Summer Experience New Mexico– June 18th to 25th Nicaragua - June 30th to July 7th Into the Deep – July 22nd to 26th Steubenville San Diego – July 27th to 29th Contact: Karen Reynolds at 642-7966 ext. 121

RCIA – Right of Christian Initiation of Adults We meet on Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Santa Cruz Room of the Parish Center. The class on May 1st will focus on the 3rd Mystagogia. Here at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish we have a warm welcome for anyone looking for a faith-filled Christian community within the Roman Catholic tradition. We invite those who are interested in the Catholic Christian community and the Catholic way of life to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. To learn more about this experience email us at or call 6427966 x123. - 4-

Adults and Teens: What qualities of God does the image of the Good Shepherd call forth for you?

Children: What does it mean when Jesus tells us he is the Good Shepherd ?

Jobs...One Person at a Time Hello, my name is Chris Caldwell. I am in need of a job. I am a painter/handyman with 15 years of experience. I paint inside and outside of homes, drywall repair and do pressure washing. I am an honest, dependable and hardworking person. Call me and I can get the job done. 805-651-9912 or

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 Mahoney 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. Click on for more information. 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.” For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260 or

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and during this month we will be highlighting some of the efforts our parish has taken to make OLA and Ventura a safer place for children and young people. During this month, we ask your prayers for all children and for those adults who especially are active in their roles as “protectors of children.” Child Abuse Prevention Blessing Gracious and Loving God, We ask You to bless these Your holy people who have participated in the Church’s efforts to help stop child sexual abuse. We thank you for opening their hearts to Your call to be the “ears, eyes and voice of children and young people” everywhere. Continue to give them the vision and grace needed to fulfill the special commitments that each of them has made to making their homes, churches, schools, communities and world a safer place for all God’s Children. We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen .

Mass Intentions Monday, April 30 6:30 Art Ferris (D) 8:00 Florian Golubski (D) & Ricardo Serrano (L)

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Tuesday, May 1 6:30 Josefa Trazo (D) & Art Ferris (D) 8:00 Attilio Jesu (D) & Connie Gomez (D)

Support Archdiocese’s ‘Keep Kids Safe’ Campaign April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month and “Keep Kids Safe” month in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. It is most appropriate that these events take place during the Easter Season, since there is no better time to celebrate the protection of our most valuable gift from God — our children. During this week, children in Catholic schools and Religious Education programs in the Archdiocese will wear bright blue ribbon-shaped stickers that say, “Keep Kids Safe.” The stickers are part of a campaign to highlight the Archdiocese’s extensive abuse prevention and education programs for children and adults. For more information about the campaign call your parish or school office or contact (213) 637-7508 or

Wednesday, May 2 6:30 Adoracion Arrobang Dieta (D) 8:00 Ricky Reeb Payne (D) & Fr. Alexander Lewis (D) Thursday, May 3 6:30 Kent Van Gundy (D) 8:00 Margerie Scott (D) & James Dulebohn (D) Friday, May 4 6:30 Dr. Ronald Garvey (D) 8:00 Fr. Alexander Lewis (D) 5:15 Brian McDonald (D) & Art Ferris (D)

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

Saturday, May 5 8:00 Helen Kernoul (D) & Mary Ann Bowens (L) 5:15 Jim Basso (D) & Arlene Pierce (L) Sunday, May 6 8:00 Maria Skwara (D) & Richard & Krystyna Dudas (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Frank Skowron (D) & George Nicastro (L) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Terencio Gener (D) & Andrew Perala (L)

———–-— Fingerprinting Schedule ——–— Mary Star of the Sea Thursday, May 17th 463 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Oxnard 12:00pm - 3:40pm & 5:20pm - 7:20pm For appointment call (805) 486-6133 Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary . - 5-

April 2012 Volunteer Newsletter To volunteer, contact David DeVillers at (805)642-7966 ext. 109 or at (805) 910-5788, or by e-mail at - unless otherwise indicated. You can also volunteer online at and click on the volunteers tab.

Audio/Video Ministry Are you interested in audio, video and computer stuff? If so, we are looking for some help with our Audio/Video (A/V) Ministry. We especially need help from anyone with audio mixing experience, to help with mixing the sound during the weekend Masses and special events. Contact David if you are interested.

Ushers and Greeters for Weekend Masses We are looking to expand our Usher and Greeter Ministries. Ushers help each week at Mass, greeting and assisting parishioners, helping with the collection, and helping with Communion. We are also need help at the end of Mass, preparing the pews for the next Mass – rearranging the music issues and missals, etc. This can be a great family activity and will only take a few minutes each week. We are hoping to have additional Ushers and Greeters for each Mass, so please consider volunteering for this vital ministry. Contact David if you are interested.

Friendship Sunday Volunteers New volunteers are needed to help with Friendship Sunday. This includes setting up Assumption Hall for coffee and donuts after each morning Mass. This is a great opportunity to help as a team and to meet new parishioners. It is also a great way for the youth of the Parish to help out. For additional information, contact David.

Rides to Mass Is the participation in Holy Mass the most important part of your week? Would you take on very little inconvenience to help someone else get to Mass who otherwise might not be able to attend? Do you have extra space in your car to dive someone to Mass on Saturday evenings or on Sunday? Do you have five or ten extra minutes either before or after Mass to pick up and drop someone off? Are you an insured driver? If you answered yes to all five questions, then this ministry is for you! We especially need your help for the Saturday 5:15 p.m. Mass. Please contact John Stebbins at 6444674 to sign up for this important ministry.

Ministry Leader at OLA? If you are a Ministry Leader at Our Lady of the Assumption and are in need of volunteers, please contact me to discuss your needs. I would like to help you plan and schedule your volunteers for your ministry events. Contact David if you would like to discuss your volunteer needs.


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship ————— Eucharistic Adoration ————— St. Julie’s Chapel

St. Julie’s Chapel is open from 8am to 9pm DAILY. You do not need to be signed up for an hour of adoration to stop by the chapel to pray and enjoy some personal time with God. Please stop by anytime to pray for a few minutes or as long as you like!

We especially need committed adorers the following times:

Fridays Saturdays

3:00-4:00am 6:00-7:00pm

Also Needed: Substitute Adorers If you are able to commit to one of these times, contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395.

————— Frassati, Young Adults ———— Bible Study Wednesdays: the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month What: Bible Study, reflection on the Sunday readings When: 7:00-8:00pm in the Youth Room New members welcome any time! For additional information, please contact Jenny Svoboda at See frassatiyoungadults/

————-Secular Franciscan Order——–—-St. Francis established the Order of Brothers and Sisters of Penance, now the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO), for those men and women, single or married, who were unable to leave their families and occupations, but still wanted to be affiliated with St. Francis and a religious life. The SFO is a recognized order within the Catholic Church, not a club or organization. Secular Franciscans are men and women who answer the call to follow Christ more deeply through the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. It all begins with a nudge from the Holy Spirit! We meet the third Sunday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. We share in prayer, discussions of spiritual and secular material and fellowship. We also work on individual and group service projects. We meet at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in the Parish Center and welcome visitors to any of our gatherings! Our next gathering will take place on May 13th For questions or more information please contact; Pauline Riendeau at (805) 339-9446

—————Prayer Shawl Ministry—————

Summer Softball Looking to get outdoors and play this summer? Come play softball with the Frassati Young Adult Group. We are looking for men and women who are interested in joining our coed church softball team. Ten Hail Mary's for any dropped ball! Ages 18-98. Season begins June 16th and lasts through August 18th. Cost is $30 per person. Games are held on Saturday evenings and have a 1 hour time limit. If you are interested, please contact Lisa at or come to our first practice meeting on Saturday, May 19th at 4:30pm at Blanche Reynolds school: 3164 Preble Ave., Ventura.

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 will be on May 12th from 8:30-10:30am in the Santa Cruz Room. All are welcome. 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

The Hub for Young Adults


ALL Young adults, (single and married), are invited to Catholic Central “The Hub for Young Adults” Saturday, May 5, 2012. Place: Padre Serra, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. Time: 7:30 pm -10:00 pm. Speaker: Sr. Kathleen Burns “Mary the Model of Discipleship.” We will also have music, adoration, and social time afterwards. For more information please email Keep up with the latest events by liking Catholic Central, The Hub on Facebook.

With summer just around the corner, why not spend an evening enjoying some refreshments and watching (or participating with!) some of the talent from our own parish? Our first ever summer coffeehouse night will be on Friday, June 1st at 7:00pm in Assumption Hall! Save the date!

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

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OLA Summer Coffeehouse Nights will be a free event and is open to the whole family! The evening can feature singing acts, dancing acts, poetry reading, maybe even some magic acts! It all depends on what parishioners sign up for! Coffee, cookies, and light refreshments will be served, but if you would like to bring any refreshments it would be appreciated. To sign up as an act, bring refreshments, or if you have any questions, please contact Vincent Dominguez, Director of Music @ 642-7966 x122. Or you can send an e-mail to

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship ——— Support Groups at OLA Church ———

—————– Respect Life Ministry —————

Divorce Care 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. The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month from 6:308pm in the Parish Center/ San Miguel Room. New members are welcome each week! Upcoming meetings: May 7 and 21, June 4 & 18

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A PRO-LIFE CHURCH Contact Patty Berry 642-4928 or or Dea Boehme at

"Defenders of Life" Fr. Steven Correz will hold monthly meetings in the Parish House at 21 N. Dunning, 4:30pm, every 3rd Thursday of the month. Come and join us.

GriefShare: Bereavement Support 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. The group meets in the OLA Parish House (21 North Dunning Street) from 6:30-8pm. New members are welcome at each session. Upcoming Meetings: May 1 & 15, June 5 & 19

LOCAL RESOURCES: Ventura County Pregnancy Centers: 648-3301 Tender Life Maternity Home: 653-7474 Life Centers: 486-2721 M,T,W,F from 12-4:00pm (800-973-7334, 24-hour hotline) Foster Home or Adoption – ASPIRANET – 289-0120 St. Joseph’s Pantry – 2nd & 4th Wed. MaryAnn- 6442160 Tender Life – Dea Boehme at Rosary at Planned Parenthood - Wed. at 7:30am and Fridays at 3:00pm—contact Ana at 218-3093. Prayer for the Unborn at St. Julie’s Chapel - Thursdays at 6:30pm. Contact Gloria at 644-4726. Free Local Services: All services, FREE & Confidential, Pregnancy Testing, and Ultrasound Exams (866) 216-4443

Cancer Support Group A support group for those living with cancer and their caregivers. The meetings will start at 6:30pm and run until 8pm. We will meet at the parish house located at 21 N. Dunning Street. Meetings will continue each month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. We hope you will join us to find support and fellowship on this journey. You can also join our email list for the support groups by contacting Veronica Marchese. Upcoming meetings: May 9 & 23, June 13 & 27

—–—–——— Blood Drive ——————Sunday, June 3, 2012 9:00-2:00

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

Please give the Gift of Life at our parish blood drive. To schedule an appointment, please sign-up at the welcome table after morning Masses on May 13th or call 654-8104 or online at Questions, please contact Sherie at 477-1243 or

———————Relay For Life—–—-———— Team OLA - Relay For Life - May 5 & 6

—–— Families of Nazareth Movement ——–

Please join us in our fight against cancer. This community event lends support to our cancer survivors and caregivers and also remembers those we've lost. To join the OLA team or support a member, go to or contact Lois Walker at 644-5811 or

Meetings are Tuesday mornings at 9:15am & Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. The Good Shepherd Carries Us On His Shoulders "If you feel that you are sinful and weak, you have a special right to Jesus' arms because He is the Good Shepherd, who looks for lost sheep and those who are weak and helpless and who can't keep up with the flock."

——————— OLA Classics —–—-————

Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, page 84

For additional information, please contact Lyla Alexander at 644-5795.

The Classics are sponsoring a Monday Potluck Dinner, Monday, May 7th in the Santa Cruz Room beginning at 5:30 pm. A-G Side dishes/Salads H-O Desserts P-Z Main Dishes Beverages will be provided. Please come and share a meal among friends.

————- Weight Watchers at OLA ———— Check out our very own OLA’s WeightWatchers group. We meet weekly on Saturdays, at 9 am, in the Parish House. Questions? Contact Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260, or our WeightWatchers leader, Lillian, at (805) 584-0133.


Questions, contact Mary Kielas at 650-7870

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship —–—–——— OLA Book Club -—————– The OLA Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of every month to discuss books of interest to Catholic Adults. Our usual discussion will not be held during April, because of Easter. We hope to see everyone again on May 14. Watch this space to see the next book we’ll be reading. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Mary Ann Bognar at 647-0462.

OLA Monsignor Mulcahy Golf Tournament Monday, June 11, 2012 Los Posas Country Club If you are interested in golfing or being a sponsor please call Gina Ravenscroft at (642-7198 or Kristine Behrens at 216-1077

—————Women’s Ministry————— A new Women's Bible Study "A Journey from the Head to the Heart" will be starting soon! Look for more information on the pilot program for summer and the extended study starting in Fall. The purpose of this series is to help each person enter into a closer love relationship with God through opening our hearts and minds to God through Bible Study, Meditation and Contemplation. For more information on this and other Women's Ministry events please contact Kati Escallier at 642-7966 ext. 142 or

————— Hermits of St. Giles —————— Greetings to You, "Who of us by worrying can add a day to our life?" Matt 6:27 This statement given to us by Christ Jesus can have profound implications to our life if we choose to let its meaning take root within us. When we worry, we in a way, insult God, for it means we still lack that complete trust that God is calling us to. Worrying can have a profound effect on our health as well. Worrying adds a stress upon our body and spirit by stealing valuable energy our body needs to stay in balance. Make a conscious decision each day when you rise from sleep to become more and more aware when worrying tries to make its home within and in its place fill it with trust, the trust that comes from God alone. Have a most blessed week. Love and prayers to you, Bro. Mark Hermits of St. Giles , 647-9089, 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.

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

—–—–——— Men’s Ministry ——————Wednesday mornings at 5:45am in Assumption Hall.


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

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

Thank You from Food Basket Committee The Holiday Food Basket Committee would like to thank all who made the 2012 Easter Food Basket event such a success. The food and monetary donations that were received as well as the hours of time from volunteers were vital to the success of the event, and is truly appreciated. We were able to assist 640 people who were in need of help over the Easter season, all receiving food baskets from our parish. Thank you all for your contributions, and God bless you for all your generosity.

———————— Bingo ————————– Sunday, May 27th 2:00 in the Parish Center Contact Sylvia Barnes at 648-7040

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.

Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos ¿Desea ser Católico? ¿Es usted un adulto que aún no ha recibido los sacramentos de Primera Comunión y Confirmación? ¿Desea aprender más sobre la fe Católica? Lo invitamos a que participe en el proceso de RICA. Nos reunimos cada martes de 7-9 pm en el Salón San Miguel. 5/1/12 Clase— Tercera Mistagogía - Pelicula - Convivencia Para más información, comuníquese con Rosario González al 642-7966 ext. 149

Bingo will not be held in the month of April -9-

In The Community

Ministerio Hispano Proceso de Convalidación - Viviendo su ——-Matrimonio como Sacramento——-

Prepare ye the way of the Lord… GODSPELL! is coming to OLA

El proceso de convalidación es la preparación Matrimonial para parejas que están viviendo juntos y desean casarse por la Iglesia. La pareja interesada debe tener su acta de matrimonio civil, acta de bautismo, acta de confirmación y acta de nacimiento. El costo del proceso es de $65. La boda se llevará acabo el 22 de Septiembre del 2012. Para mas información llame a la oficina parroquial y haga una cita con el Diácono Aurelio Macias.

Performed by St. Bonaventure High School Drama Dept. May 10, 11, 12, and 17, 18, 19. 7pm each night. $10 adults/ $8 students. Special luncheon performance: Sunday May 20th benefiting OLA Youth Ministries: Into the Deep Summer Program. Lunch at 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. $25 adults/ $15 students and children. Buy tickets from any cast member or at the SBHS office (Parish Office for Sunday Performance)


Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a dazzling score by Stephen Schwartz, the parables of Jesus Christ come to life.

Respalde la Campaña Arquidiocesana “Cuidemos a los Niños” Abril es el Mes de la Prevención de Abuso de Niños y también el mes de la campaña “Cuidemos a los Niños” en la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. La temporada de Pascua es el tiempo más apropiado para estos eventos ya que no hay mejor momento para celebrar la protección de el regalo más valioso de Dios – nuestro hijos. Durante esta semana, los estudiantes de las escuelas Católicas y de los programas de Educación Religiosa llevarán puestos etiquetas en forma de listones de color azul brillante con el eslogan “Cuidemos a los Niños”. Las etiquetas destacan los amplios programas de prevención y educación de la Arquidiócesis para menores y para adultos. Para mayor información acerca de esta campaña, pueden comunicarse con (213) 637-7508 o Para obtener ayuda, llame a la Oficina del Ministerio de Asistencia al (213) 637-7650.

Abril es el mes dedicado a la Prevención del Abuso Infantil Nacional Durante este mes nos enfocaremos en los esfuerzos que nuestra parroquia ha hecho para que OLA y Ventura sean lugares seguros para los niños y jóvenes. Durante este mes, les pedimos sus oraciones por los niños y adultos que activamente han sido ?protectores de niños?

Bendición para la prevención del abuso Infantil Dios amoroso y amable, te pedimos que bendigas a los que han participado en los esfuerzos para acabar con el abuso sexual infantil. Te damos gracias por abrir nuestros corazones a Tu llamado de ser los ?oídos, ojos y la voz de los niños y los jóvenes? en todas partes. Continua dándoles la visión y la gracia que necesitan para desempeñar el compromiso especial que cada uno de ellos ha hecho en sus hogares, parroquias, escuelas, comunidades y en el mundo para que sean estos un lugar para todos los Hijos de Dios. Te lo pedimos por Jesucristo Nuestro Señor. Amen.

——— The Kingdom Center Fundraiser —— 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, Monday, May 21st At the Olivas Links Golf Course at 12:30pm. Luau that evening will be held at Wedgewood at Buenaventura at 6:00pm. The cost is $125 for golf and luau or $30 for the luau only. The speaker will be Kevin Malone, former General Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Register online at For more information, contact Ken at 643-7675

——— Volunteers Needed at CMH ——— Volunteers Needed - Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is looking for people to work 3-4 hrs every other week or so. We have about thirty different services but now need front desk greeters, errand runners, maternity and book/magazine folks. More opportunities possible in the future. Please pick up an application at the front desk or call 652-5043 or 746-7856 for more info.

———–- Children’s Memorial Mass ———— The Bereaved Parents Support Group of Holy Cross Catholic Church invites all parents, grandparents, family and friends to a Memorial Mass in honor of all our children of any age now in heaven. The mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 13955 Peach Hill Rd., Moorpark on Thursday, May 17 at 7pm. For those who would like their child’s name read before the Offertory, please register by calling Imelda Tjia at 805-553-9034 or email Please bring a SINGLE long stem flower to be presented at the altar when your child’s name is called. Reception will follow after Mass at the Parish Office dining room. - 10 -

4-29-12 Bulletin  

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

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