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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 kescallier@ola-vta.org 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. Veronica254@sbcglobal.net 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: http://www.familiesofnazareth.us/

5-5-13 Bulletin  

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