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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 SENIOR DEACONS: REV. MR. RODGER ADAMS REV. MR. JAMES M. FARLEY SCHEDULE OF MASSES: Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM 5:15 PM (1st Friday) Saturday: 8:00 AM, 5:15 PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30 (Spanish Mass) 5:15 PM CONFESSIONS: Monday: 8:30 AM Tuesday: No Confessions Wednesday: 5:30 PM Friday: No Confessions Saturday: 8:30 AM 4:00 PM LITURGY OF THE HOURS: Monday - Saturday before 8AM Mass ROSARY: 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

Sixth Sunday of Easter– May 5, 2013

Today is the St. Bonaventure HS Fiesta

Blood Drive is June 2


Come over today Schedule your for great food, appointment now to games and rides Save a Life! for the family See Page 9 for more including information & how to sign-up entertainment. 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 Defenders of Life: Anna, 218-3093 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 Faith Community Health Ministry: 642-7966 ext. 154 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: Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089 FOOD BASKETS: Jerry Deal,

MARRIAGES: To schedule date & meeting with priest or deacon, 642-7966 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: 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, Lic. Marriage & Family Therapist 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

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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June 3

Taize Prayer Service


June 11

Jesse Manibusan Concert


June 14

Parish Appreciation Dinner


Parish News WELCOME! If you are visiting or are joining us for the first time, we are glad you came! All are welcome at OLA and received with love. If you are ready to join our parish, we encourage you to fill out the Registration Form and bring it to the Parish Office. Registration forms are available at the Parish Office or on the church website If you have any questions, please come by the Parish Office, the Welcome Table at Friendship Sunday, or call us at 642-7966

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

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, April 21, 2013 is $18,842.75. The collection is not only used for operating expenses each week, but also for any ongoing repair work, upgrades, etc. to our parish facility. There are many ways to contribute; credit card and automatic debit are available. For more information please contact Lauren Burns, business manager at 642-7966 ext. 101.

Bulletin Deadline May 19 bulletin—due by May 10 Please send all bulletin submissions to or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at

Pulpit Announcement Deadline May 12 Masses—Due by May 9 at noon Please send pulpit announcements to

Year of Faith Weekly Prayer 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.


Mass Intentions Monday, May 06 6:30 Edward Skowron (L) 8:00 Alfonso & Isabel Quiroz (L) Tuesday, May 07 6:30 Henry Joseph & Julia Wibbelmann (D) 9:00 Fernando Serrano (D) Wednesday, May 08 6:30 Frank Skowron (D) 8:00 Petra Cardona (D) Thursday, May 09 6:30 Joseph Mansfield (D) 8:00 Nelson Del Aguilas (D) Friday, May 10 6:30 Concordio Trazo (D) 8:00 Sebastiana Galindo (D) Saturday, May 11 8:00 Resi Papp (D) 5:15 Filemon G. Taleon Sr. (D) & Grace De Angelo (D) Sunday, May 12 8:00 Alva Svoboda Sr. (D) & Alex & Mini Chavez (L) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Lauretta Sayward (D) & Ellen Salvador (L) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente - 3- 5:15 Dr. William Lukes (D) & Michael Bemis (D)

Happy Anniversary!

The Pastoral Letter “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”

Paul & Yvonne Heyder

During this Easter season we as a Church have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Last Sunday, we celebrated the first of our Masses for First Holy Communion at the Spanish Mass. During his homily, Fr. Beto showed a picture of himself at his First Holy Communion when he was a young boy. After finishing his homily and returning back to his seat, I reminded him of the fact that I received my First Holy Communion from one of his classmates when they were first ordained as priests. Do you remember any details to your First Holy Communion? Is the experience of going to Communion still the same, or has something changed? Do we value the experience of Holy Communion now as much as the first time that we received our Lord? Much different to the beliefs of the other Christian Churches, the belief that defines us as Catholics is the belief in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist. That means that we as Catholics believe that it is not just a spiritual representation of Jesus’ Body and Blood, but an actual transformation that occurs in the Eucharist. The miracle in the Eucharist is not just watching the Bread and the Wine become Jesus’ Body and Blood, but that we actually are transformed by our Lord when we receive Him as well. As we pray for our young people who will be receiving our Lord Jesus for the first time, let us once again reflect on the special sacrament that we are called to participate in and remember how we are being transformed by our Lord to become more like Him. The other sacrament we prepare for during this Easter season is Confirmation. This sacrament is mostly received by our High School candidates, although some adults prepare to receive this sacrament in order to complete their sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church. One of the common misconceptions in this sacrament is that the individual receives the gift of the Holy Spirit for the first time in their lives. This is not true! The first time we as Catholics receive the gift of the Holy Spirit is in the sacrament of Baptism. We not only received that gift from God, but also the gifts of the Holy Spirit as well. However, in the sacrament of Confirmation which the individual becomes an adult in their faith, is now able to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit as an adult for the first time. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are the following: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord. As we reflect upon how we have received these gifts to share them as part of the witness of our faith, I will break them down into greater detail in my pastoral letter of next week, until then«.

Henry M & Cecilia Jurutka

66 Years on May 3 59 Years on May 2 Dn. Phil & Mari Joerger

37 Years on May 1 To list your anniversary, please email by the Friday of the week before you wish it published.

Education The EDGE-Junior High Ministry Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in Assumption Hall Questions—Contact Zach at 642-7966 ext. 125

Edge Summer Camp EDGE Summer Camp will be Friday June 7th-Sunday June 9th, at Forest Home Ojai Valley Camp in Oak View. The cost is $145 per student. Weekend includes swimming, hiking, human foosball, great food, friends, and growing in faith! Students can be registered at the main office with a deposit of $50 to hold a spot. As always, contact Zach with any questions!

Life Teen Youth Ministry Service

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

BreakOut! Tuesday nights in the youth room from 7-8:30pm Confirmation Year 1 Sunday, May 19 - 5:15 Mass and small group Confirmation Year 2 Sunday, May 5 - 5:15 Mass and small group Confirmation Mass on May 18 at 10:00am 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 p.s. Please pray for all those preparing to receive these sacraments, as well as those who have just recently celebrated them.

Questions and to find out about summer trips— Contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121 or see the website at - 4-

Safe Environment

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship

Fingerprinting Schedule

OLA Classics

San Buenaventura Mission Thursday, May 16 211 E. Main St. 12:00pm-3:40 & 5:20-7:20pm Ventura For appointment call 805-643-4318

Friendship Friday is June 7th in the Santa Cruz Room following Mass. Join us for coffee, snacks, and great company!

St. Paschal Baylon Saturday, May 18th 155 E. Janss Rd. 10:00am - 1:40pm & 3:20pm - 5:20pm Thousand Oaks For appointment call (805) 496-0222 x.101

Saints and Salad Bar A new film, "Pius XII" will be shown in two parts, May 8th and May 15th at 11:00 am, in the Santa Cruz Room. Join us for this extraordinary film, learn the truth about this important figure. A fresh salad bar will be provided. the cost is $5.00. Seating is limited. Questions? Call Mary at 650-7870

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

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.

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

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Weight Watchers

VIRTUS –Protecting God’s Children Thursday, June 6, 2013 6 pm – 9 pm 8th Grade Classroom, Our Lady of the Assumption School This program is the initial training required for all volunteers whose ministry brings them into contact with children and for all parish employees. The 3-hour session focuses on the impact of child sexual abuse and provides effective tools to prevent this tragedy. All adult members of the parish are invited to attend. For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260.

Did You Know? Child Abuse Prevention Month is the perfect time to recognize the vision and efforts of the Safeguard the Children Parish Committees throughout the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The Committee for Safeguard the Children has been established in all the parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. A primary goal of these committees is to ensure that all children and youth experience safe environments at all parish and school activities and events. These also help inform all parish and school personnel, committees, ministries and volunteers of the available resources for educating their constituencies on all aspects of child and youth negligence and abuse prevention. For more information about these committees email: or call the Archdiocese’s Safeguard the Children Program Office, (213) 637-7227.

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, or our WeightWatchers leader, Lillian, at (805)279-2973 or

Bundle Sunday The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store truck will be at our parish on Sunday, June 23rd from 9-2:00. Please start saving your gently used items (clothing, small appliances) to donate on that day. Thank you!

Mother’s Day Corsages We are selling Mom's Day corsages to benefit Oxnard Life Centers at all the Masses on May 11-12 (You don't have to be a "mom" to get one OR buy one!). Place: in the vestibule or in front of church on Sat. Eve and Spanish Mass and in the Hall and or outside the Hall for daytime Sunday Masses Cost: $5 or checks to Oxnard Life Center We need "sellers" for the 9:30, 11:00, 12:30 and possibly 5:15 Sunday (if there are any corsages left).

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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship St. Bonaventure Drama

Beyond the Choir Loft

St. Bonaventure Drama Dept. presents URINETOWN, a musical about corporate greed, social justice and the environment, comedy and parody tell the story of suppressed people who become empowered to stand up against corrupt and misused authority. Why the title? The writer, a traveling student on a budget, encountered a pay-per-use toilet system that forced him to use most of his money for the dignity of using a bathroom. Performances on May 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 7pm each night. $10 adults/ $8 students.

Our Music Ministry here at OLA is very proud to present our new OLA Music Concert Series! This Concert Series will be throughout the year and will feature our very own music ministers as well as special guests. To kick off our inaugural concert for 2013, we are thrilled to be bringing Jesse Manibusan to our parish on Tuesday, June 11th. Jesse is an international Catholic songwriter and entertainer known for songs such as “Give Us Your Peace,” “Gracious God,” and “Open My Eyes.” Summer Coffeehouse Nights on Fridays are back! These open mic nights are free. Last year, we had wonderful music, dancing, poetry reading, and story-telling on stage. To sign-up as an act or to donate desserts, call (805)642-7966x122. Coffeehouse Nights are June 21st, July 19th, August 9th, and August 23rd. All begin at 7:00pm.

The cast and crew would like to donate the proceeds of the Sunday matinee to OLA, to be used for the upkeep of all OLA restrooms. The matinee is on Sunday May 19th and it includes a full lunch of garlic parmesan chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, beer/wine, soft drink and dessert. $25 adults/ $15 students/ children. Lunch served at 1:30pm in Assumption Hall followed by the performance. Tickets available from any cast member or at the SBHS office or church office.

Please join us for our summer Taizé Prayer on Monday, June 3rd at 7:00pm. Take some time to begin your summer with quiet reflection, prayer, Scripture, and song.

Secular Franciscan Order

Our Music Ministry is looking forward to an exciting summer of music, with a concert by Jesse Manibusan, Taizé Prayer, and upcoming Coffeehouse Nights! Please save these dates and join us for an event filled summer!

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. 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 19th

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

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

Parish Appreciation Dinner For all OLA Volunteers- Friday, June 14th at 6:00pm in the St. Bonaventure Athletic Center Watch for more details on this special event!!

Jobs...One Person at a Time Hello my name is Eddie Velasquez, I specialize in Concrete Work with over 25 years experience. I also have a Handy man service, general labor, Landscape, Janitorial, Painting, Hauling, Moving, Pressure washing. I am dependable and hardworking. Call Eddie at (805)302-4746.


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Support Groups at OLA Church

OLA Women's Ministry

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, 6:30 - 8pm.

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

Next Meetings: 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.

Rosary Makers Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8th 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.

Next Meetings: May 14 & 28, June 4 & 18

Together in Mission

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).

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: $ 104,894.00 Amount Paid: $ 69,919.00 Balance: $ 59,072.70 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

Next Meetings: May 15, June 19

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

Families of Nazareth Movement

Hermits of St. Giles Greetings to You, Beautiful memories have a wonderful way of energizing our daily life. As the Holy Apostles adjusted to their new way of spreading the message of the Risen Christ, they relied a great deal on memories. The many wonderful moments of being in the presence of Jesus created those memories. The more we pray with the Scriptures the more the life of Christ Jesus melts into our memory and our heart. When we recall the memories of the life of Christ grace fills us. Energy sustains our daily life. Embrace the beautiful memories the Apostles have handed down to us, so often at the great cost of their lives. Have a most blessed week. 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. -7-

True Peace Born From The Cross And Resurrection “Christ redeemed you on the Cross and was raised, giving you the opportunity to gain true peace and true happiness.” Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, 3rd. ed. (Ft. Collins, CO: IAMF, 2012),131

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:

Respect Life Ministry THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A PRO-LIFE CHURCH FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH As a Church, we have many opportunities through our ministries to show respect for life. Please choose an area from the following list that you feel called to. Contact the person listed for that ministry and volunteer. You are wanted and needed. For the Pre Born Defenders of Life: Anna 218-3093 Area Coordinator Carol 647-5345 OLA Scribe Foster Home or Adoption: ASPIRANET: 289-0120 Life Centers of Ventura County: Lisa Gelinas 300-3890 Denise McElvogue, Nurse Mgr. 698-9315 Tender Life Maternity Home: Dea 653-7474 Respect Life Parish Coordinator: Patty 642-4928 Ventura County Pregnancy Center: 648-3301 For Families: Faith Community Health Ministry 642-7966 x154 Nurses provide information and assistance. Living Matrimony: Patrick 642-7966 x114 Natural Family Planning: Aaron & Lee Ann 650-6734 Families of Nazareth Movement: Phyllis 643-5361 Family to Family: Mary 647-5278 and Albert & Janet 644-0660 For Those in Need Juvenile Detention Ministry: Margaret 794-0267 Visits the jail for juveniles. Many Meals: David DeVillers 642-7966 x109 Serves those in need. OASIS Catholic Charities: Anita 987-2083 x 103 Assists the frail and the elderly. Catholic Charities Office: 643-4694 Various needs. Holiday Food Baskets: Jerry For those in need at holiday times. St. Vincent de Paul: Dennis 642-4104 Assists those in need St. Joseph’s Pantry: Mary Ann 644-2160 Helps the poor with groceries. Victims Assistance: Suzanne Healy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (213) 637-7650 For the Sick and Dying Eucharistic Ministry: Irene 750-8793 End of Life Ministry: Mary Ellen 643-5262 Bereavement: George & Jan 648-1782 Prayer Rosary in front of Planned Parenthood: Anna 218-3093 Eucharistic Adoration at St. Julies Chapel Elizabeth 644-8395 and Mary Ann 644-2160 Respect Life Mass: Every month 1st Fri. 5:15pm Prayer Chain: Juanita 644-5967

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship 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 For more information about Relay for Life, purchasing luminarias, or participating in the Survivors Lap, please contact Lois at ***Please help Relay by joining us for the Fundraiser at Pizza Man Dan’s on April 30th from 11am-midnight. Please pick up a flyer to take with you at the Welcome Table or mention OLA Relay for Life when you place your order.

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 6-7pm Fridays mornings midnight –1am 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

Many Meals Update 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 - 8- at (805) 642-7966 ext 109 or Diane at ext. 133

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship World Wide Marriage Encounter

Carta Pastoral El que me ama guardará mi palabra, y mi Padre lo amara, y vendremos a é1 y haremos morada en él.

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will help you enjoy life with a new closeness to each other and God. Come join us for a weekend which gives you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and nourish the spirituality in your marriage. The next WWME Weekend is July 12-14 both in Chatsworth. Apply on line at or call Jeanine and Russ Walker: 805-648-4244.

Durante este tiempo de Pascua, como Iglesia, tenemos la oportunidad de celebrar los Sacramentos de Confirmación y Primera Comunión. El domingo pasado, en la Misa de español, celebramos la primera Misa de Primera Comunión. Durante la homilía, el Padre Beto enseño una foto de cuando el recibió su Primera Comunión. Después de la homilía regreso a su asiento y le recordé que yo recibí mi Primera Comunión de uno de sus compañeros, cuando recién se habían ordenado como sacerdotes. ¿Recuerdas los detalles de tu Primera Comunión? ¿Al comulgar hoy, es la misma experiencia o ha cambiado algo? ¿Valoramos esta experiencia de la Santa Comunión igual como la valoramos la primera vez que recibimos a nuestro Señor? A diferencia de otras Iglesias Cristianas, como Católicos creemos que Nuestro Señor está verdaderamente presente en la Eucaristía. Esto quiere decir que como católicos creemos que, no solo es una representación espiritual del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Jesús, sino que es una verdadera transformación que ocurre en la Eucaristía. El milagro de la Eucaristía no es solo ver que el pan y el vino se convierten en el Cuerpo y la Sangre de Jesús, sino que, al recibirlo, también nosotros somos transformados por nuestro Señor. Al orar por nuestros jóvenes y niños quienes por primera vez reciben a nuestro Señor, reflexionemos en lo especial que es participar en este sacramento y recordemos que somos transformados por nuestro Señor para ser más como El. El otro sacramento de esta temporada de Pascua es la Confirmación. Este sacramento por lo general lo reciben los candidatos de edad de preparatoria, aunque también se preparan algunos adultos que desean completar los sacramentos de iniciación de la Iglesia Católica. Un concepto erróneo es que por medio de este sacramento la persona recibe por primera vez en su vida los dones del Espíritu Santo. ¡Esto no es verdad! Como católicos, la primera vez que recibimos los dones del Espíritu Santo es en el sacramento del Bautismo. No solo recibimos los dones de Dios, sino también los dones del Espíritu Santo. Por medio del sacramento de la Confirmación la persona se convierte en adulto en su fe y puede usar los dones del Espíritu Santo como adulto por primera vez. Los dones del Espíritu Santo son los siguientes: sabiduría, entendimiento, consejo, fortaleza, ciencia, piedad, y temor de Dios. Reflexionemos que al recibir estos dones debemos compartirlos como parte de nuestro testimonio de fe, los explicare con más detalle en la carta pastoral de la próxima semana, hasta entonces«

Parish Blood Drive Sunday, June 2nd 9-2:00 Located in the bloodmobiles next to Hurley Hall To schedule your life-saving appointment, please call 654-8104 or go online to And enter the sponsor code: Assumption Or on the church website

Book Club Expand your horizons«read a book that will make you think about your faith and discuss what you have read with other like-minded people. The Book Discussion Group invites you to join us in reading the novel At Home in Mitford, by Jan Karon. We’ll be meeting on May 13, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in Hurley Hall. We hope hear your thoughts and ideas! Call Mary Ann Bognar at 6470462 for more information.

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, May 11th. 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

Cuídense y que Dios los bendiga. Padre Steve Correz.

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

P.D. por favor recen por los que se preparan para recibir estos sacramentos y por los que los acaban de recibir. -9-

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

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.

¿Sabía Usted? El mes de Prevención de Abuso de Niños es el tiempo perfecto de reconocer los esfuerzos y visión de los comités de Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios por todo la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. El programa Protegiendo a Los Niños ha establecido comités en todas las parroquias y escuelas de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. Una meta fundamental de estos comités, es asegurarse de que todos los niños y jóvenes experimenten ambientes seguros en todas las actividades y eventos de las parroquias y escuelas. Estos comités también ayudan informar a todo el personal de las parroquias y escuelas, comités, ministerios y voluntarios, de los recursos disponibles para educar a sus constituyentes en todos los aspectos de la prevención del abuso y negligencia de niños y jóvenes. Para más informes de estos comités, favor de mandar un correo electrónico a o llame al programa Protegiendo a Los Niños al (213) 637-7508. Para ayuda en particular, puede llamar al Ministerio de Asistencia al (213) 637-7650. - 10 -

In The Community Catholic Adult Diners’ Club 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, May 11th, 7:00pm is: China Garden 30853 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard Westlake Village Please call Deanna at 805/409-7411 by May 8th for additional information and reservations.

Bible Study A new Bible Study is beginning with Jessie Romero first Monday of the month, Monday, May 6th at 7:40pm at St. Francis of Assisi, 1048 W Ventura Street in Fillmore, CA. This exciting monthly bible study will have you opening up to God’s word. Please Bring your bible and a tablet to take notes. If you need a bible come to our Gift Store in the Pastoral center during office hours. Bring a finger dessert to share I.E. Cookies, brownies. VIDEOS, DVD’S AND TAPES will be available after the talk in the Parish Hall.

Saint Catherine May Procession You are invited to attend a May Procession at Saint Catherine by the Sea Convent, 1931 Poli Street, Ventura, on Tuesday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. The procession will be followed by light refreshments. For more information, please call Pat Bullough (805-641-0952).

Retrouvaille your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Or do you feel helpless? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced. For confidential information about or to register for the next program, beginning with a weekend on May 31- Jun 2, 2013 call 661-2577980 or email: or visit the web site at

Beginning Experience Retreat June 7-9, 2013: A “Beginning Experience” weekend will be held at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino for those who've experienced the loss of a spouse through death or divorce/separation. This program helps a person move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning with renewed hope. Beginning Experience is recognized by the Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The ministry’s website is info/registration, contact Peg Setti at (818) 767-1007 and email or Maria Rojas (bilingual/Spanish) at 310-365-0186.

5-5-13 Bulletin  

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