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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time– August 4, 2013

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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

Our Annual Outdoor Mass is September 14 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 ALTAR SERVERS: Deryl & Margaret Franzel, 644-5449 ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: Bernice Critchfield, 339-0480 A/V MINISTRY: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 FUNERAL COORDINATORS: 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 STRING ENSEMBLE: Peter Shuere, 642-9998 COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND: Parish Office, 642-7966 CONFIRMATION: YOUTH: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 Adult: Dn. Dan Bojorquez, 642-7966 ext. 146 Defenders of Life: Anna, 218-3093 or Carol 647-5345 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: Debbie Lawry, 642-7966 ext. 154 or FAMILIES OF NAZARETH: Phyllis Crews, 643-5361 FAMILY TO FAMILY: Mary Braitman, 647-5278 Albert & Janet Karian, 644-0660 FINANCE COUNCIL: Paul Derse, 642-7966 FOOD BASKETS: Jerry Deal, 339-0260 FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Diane Frantela, 642-7966 ext. 133 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149 HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MARRIAGES: To schedule date & meeting with priest or deacon, 642-7966 MEN’S MINISTRY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 MIDDLE SCHOOL (THE EDGE): Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 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, PARISH SHAWL MINISTRY: Jan Parrone, 658-1904 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 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: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, Lic. Marriage & Family Therapist 213-637-7650, VOCATIONS: Father Alex, 642-7966 ext. 106 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 or WELCOME COMMITTEE: Sherie DeVillers, 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 JUSTICE & PEACE ADVISORY COUNCIL: Kate Mills, 642-7966 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Jose Rodriguez, 207-4371 or Jerry Deal, 339-0260 LECTORS: Deacon Dan Bojorquez, 642-7966 ext. 146 LIVING MATRIMONY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114

YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Sylvia Barnes, 667-7234 - 2-

Parish Directory / Directorío de la Parroquia (Cont.) Departments & Department Heads Adult Ministries

Dn. Dan Bojorquez Ext. 146 Sacramental Compliance

Dn. Ed Mills

Ext. 152

Hispanic Ministries

Rosario Gonzalez Ext. 149 Service & Outreach

Ext. 126

Liturgical Ministries

Dn. Mike Burns

Ext. 145 Spirituality & Fellowship

Dn. Charles Wessler Dn. Phil Joerger

Religious Education

Dn. Don Huntley

Ext. 147

Ext. 148

Parish News WELCOME!

Weekly Offerings

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

Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, our parish budget calls for $21,124.49 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, July 21, 2013 is $18,033.90. 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 contact Lauren Burns, business manager at 642-7966 ext. 101.

If you have any questions, please come by the Parish Office, the Welcome Table at Friendship Sunday, or call us at 642-7966

You can now donate online!

Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish Office Hours

We can now accept credit card donations from our website! Please click on the blue DONATE button located above the search box in the header of the website One time donations as well as recurring donations can be set up.

Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 7:00pm Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pm

Donation Program

Bulletin Deadline

Ventura Community Bank, a division of Ojai Community Bank will contribute $25.00 to Our Lady of the Assumption for each account opened with them. The donation is limited to three (3) accounts per household or business – accounts may be any combination of Checking, Savings, and Certificates of Deposit. Checking and Savings may be opened with $100.00 or more, and Certificates of Deposit with $5,000 or more, with maturities of one (1) year or more. For more information please contact Ventura Community Bank at (805) 633-2441.

August 18 bulletin—due by August 9 Please send all bulletin submissions to or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at

Pulpit Announcement Deadline August 11 Masses—Due by August 8 at noon Please send pulpit announcements to

Calendar of Upcoming Events Date


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August 9

Coffee House Night


August 10

Prayer Shawl Ministry


August 12

Spiritual Books Discussion Group


August 17

Existing and new usher/greeter training


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Education The EDGE-Junior High Ministry Wednesday, August 7th in the Youth Room from 7-8:30 for fun, food and growing in your faith Questions—Contact Karen at ext. 121

Religious Education Registration Sundays Registration will take place for Sunday School, Elementary Religious Education, RCIC, The Edge, and Life Teen Confirmation on Sundays, August 25th & September 1st from 9-2:00 in Mulcahy Center. First Communion certificates and pictures from last year can be picked up here.

Safe Environment Did You Know? Never leave your children in a hot car. Did you know that it only takes 10 minutes for a car to heat up by 19 degrees? Every so often we hear news stories of parents forgetting infants or leaving a sleeping toddler in the car, and tragedies that ensue. Never leave a child alone in a car, even for a minute. Degrees can be deceiving. Fatalities can occur at temperatures as low as the mid-50s because a vehicle heats up so quickly. Children are at a great risk for heat stroke because their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult's does. Cracking a window? Not a solution. Some advanced technologies are still being developed that may help prevent heat stroke deaths in vehicles, but nothing has been proven effective yet. For more information visit, For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.

Fingerprinting Schedule St. Sebastian 235 N. 9th St. Santa Paula

Thursday, August 22 12:00pm-3:40 & 5:20-7:20pm For appointment call 525-2149

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. for more information.

Mass Intentions Monday, August 05 6:30 Clem & Richard Brown (L) 8:00 Terencio Gener (D) Tuesday, August 06 6:30 Jack Mellring (D) 8:00 Phyllis Crews (L) Wednesday, August 07 6:30 Gerry & Kati Escallier (L) 8:00 Nelson Del Aguilas (D) & Ariana Gil (L) Thursday, August 08 6:30 Quirino Carrillo (D) 8:00 Bob Tillman (D) Friday, August 09 6:30 Souls in Purgatory 8:00 Grace Kerrebrock (D) Saturday, August 10 8:00 Larry Martinez (D) 5:15 Asuncion Taleon (D) & Chano Rios (D) Sunday, August 11 8:00 Clifford Pruitt (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Hubert Papp (D) & Cindy Alexander (L) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente & Jorge Perez (D) 5:15 Mary Lukes (D)

Year of Faith 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.


Happy Anniversary! Tom & Lisa O'Brien

22 Years on August 3 George & Tina Meade

22 Years on August 3 Jim & Janet Marcoux

16 Years on August 2 To list your anniversary, please email - 4- by the Friday of the week before you wish it published.

This Sunday’s Readings

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Families of Nazareth Movement

BARNS FILLED WITH RICHES The mortgage is paid off. So are the loans that were taken out for college tuition and children’s weddings. The second home that was once a far-off dream is now so close that it seems safe to dig out the real estate magazines. And then . . . a daughter or son can no longer take care of a child. It’s time to start over, this time as grandparents in the parents’ role. Thousands of older adults face this situation today, becoming temporary or permanent guardians of their grandchildren. Vanity of vanities. The years of toil with sights set on a great reward now belong to someone else: food, clothing, braces, summer camps, and school tuition. But, as one grandmother said of her 13-year-old granddaughter, Megan, “It has all been worth it. She brings such joy. What would I do without her?” And so the barns filled with “riches” are again taken down and new and true riches are discovered. Once again a new self is found in Christ, and the storehouse is filled with life that is truly pleasing to God.

Being Rich In What Matters To God “Someone who is poor in spirit seeks only God and His will and desires no other riches. God comes to those who have nothing because only those who have nothing truly need Him.” S.C. Biela, Open Wide the Door to Christ, (Ft.Collins, CO: IAMF, 2005), 99.

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:

Cancer Support Group Are you gluten-free, a low carber, or a whole foodie and you have cancer? If so, we’d love to hear more about your diet! Cancer care givers, survivors and principals are all invited to come to the Cancer Support Group on August 14th in the Parish House from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please join us as we prayerfully listen, learn and share how diet has and can supplement your cancer treatment. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the rear section of the Parish House located at 21 N. Dunning Street from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. More Info: Rochida McClure at 805-746-0727 or

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, there was the usual buzz of speculation about likely successors. Cardinal Agajanian, Patriarch of the Armenians, was highly thought of as a likely choice. This took many Catholics by surprise, since he had never celebrated the same liturgy as Pope Pius, but followed ancient Armenian customs according to the Eastern Church, which veils the Eucharisic liturgy from sight by a series of curtains, and in which the priest kneels while the people stand for Communion. In the years that followed, the Second Vatican Council would affirm the dignity and independence of the Eastern Churches, in complete union with Rome, yet different in patterns of life and worship. We have the same faith, the same sacraments, and the same pope. Yet everywhere in the world our separate Churches are combined into families held together by the ministry of bishops. All of this serves as warning: If you ever say, “But we’ve always done it this way,” you are on very thin ice indeed!

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 your pain into healing. We meet in the Parish HOUSE (21 N. Dunning St.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Entry is down the driveway, through the gate and backdoor. The group is led by Ken Lynch, a Bereavement Minister commissioned through the Los Angeles Archdiocese. For more information please call Ken's cell at 310-720-9943 or send an email: Next Meetings: Aug 20, September 3 & 17.

Donated Car Needed

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Please consider donating your car to a parish couple. They need a vehicle to go to the market and to doctors’ appointments. Please contact Joe Caruso at 819-1581 if you can help out. Thank you!

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship RCIA – Right of Christian Initiation of Adults

Rosary Makers

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) experience. RCIA is a one year experience where people gradually learn what it means to be Catholic not just by learning about it, but also experiencing Catholic life and worship as a part of the parish community. RCIA involves preparation of non-baptized adults for sacraments of initiation, as well as adults already baptized who are interested in receiving the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. In addition this experience is available to Catholics who have been away from the active practice of their faith and are considering returning to active participation, as well as those who want to grow in the depth of understanding of the faith. A night of inquiry has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Santa Cruz room. Come meet members of the RCIA team and have your questions answered. For more information please contact Deacon Don & Diana Huntley via email at or by phone at (805) 642-7966 x123. The door is open, welcome home!

There will not be a meeting in August. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 11th 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.

Defenders For Life Defenders of Life is a monthly gathering of many people from area parishes, who participate in activities and events promoting pro-life issues. The group supports all ministries in all parishes in their pro life efforts to transform and promote the culture of life. The next meeting is on August 21ar at 4:00pm in the Parish House of Our Lady of the Assumption. 21 N. Dunning St. Questions? Please call Carol at 647-5345.

Hermits of St. Giles Hello, As I sat down to write today I wanted to explore the sin of pride and vanity. You see, I am still very conscience of appearing disabled. It keeps me from going out and being seen. It is as if my disability makes me feel lesser than others. My challenge is to always remember to see myself as God sees me. That I, am perfect in His eyes. I am exactly as He has made me. And, by the way, so are you!! Recently, a dear friend of mine gave me a book titled “Disability and the Gospel”. The subtitle was “How God uses our brokenness to display His grace”. My sin of pride diminishes His work in me. It turns me away from the wonderful grace of God’s love. Seen through this perspective it is in fact, a very easy choice to turn from His grace. I must pray to always remember that God is leading me on this life journey. My simple job is to follow Him even if, according to the world’s standards, I look different or not as my prideful self would like to look like. God’s gift of my weakness brings me closer to Him more than any grand gesture of strength that I could show. Do I pray for healing? YES. Do I pray for a miracle? YES. But I also send a prayer of thanksgiving, because I know that God has not forgotten me or left me behind. I am always resting in His arms (wheelchair and all).

Bible Study Is Matthew Calling You? Looking for something to do on Wednesday nights to round out your Summer and start the Fall ? Do you have an interest in knowing more about the Gospel According to Matthew? Do you want to take a new road on your faith journey? If any of those questions interest you, mark your calendars for 10 Wednesday nights starting on August 7, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Each Wednesday night we will gather in the Santa Cruz Room with Ken Lynch as the group leader and explore this wonderful and important Gospel. Please bring your Bibles and a pad of paper if you want to take notes ! Anyone interested is asked to contact Ken Lynch at 310-720-9943 or for more detailed information.

OLA Classics August 22 Museum of Ventura County "Quiet on the Set" Join us as we tour the sites of moviemaking in our own backyard. We will meet at the museum, carpooling is available to anyone interested. The cost is $4.00 admission to the museum. Look for more specifics in next week's bulletin or call Mary Kielas 6507870 for more info. The next Friendship Friday is September 7th in the Santa Cruz Room following Mass. Join us for coffee, snacks, and great company!

Blessings to You, Stephanie McMorrow 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. -6-

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Many Meals

Attention all Ushers & Greeters

Many Meals serves our parish family as well as the community as a whole. Our guests come for a hot meal as well as faith sharing 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 Mulcahy Center. Most 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.

Join us on Saturday, August 17 at 2:00 pm in Mulcahy Center for some training and orientation regarding OLA’s Usher and Greeter ministries. We will go over the Usher’s Handbook and some recently updated emergency procedures. ALL EXISTING USHERS AND GREETERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND, ALONG WITH ANYONE WHO WISHES TO BE AN USHER OR GREETER. We will serve yummy hors d’oeuvres and cold drinks, so please join us for this informative meeting. Invite anyone who has expressed interest in these important ministries. Please RSVP to David at 642-7966 ext.109 or Thank you!

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Many Meals program, please email David 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. Thank you! 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 at 6427966 ext 109 or Diane at ext. 133

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter 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 Sept. 20-22 in Chatsworth. Apply on line at or call Jeanine and Russ Walker: 805-648-4244.

Parking Lot Information We recognize that parking can be very challenging depending on the level of activity at the church and schools. To be safe and courteous, please park only in marked parking stalls. Do not park along the curbs or walls that do not have marked stalls. Parking outside of the stalls blocks cars in and violates fire safety codes. This is for Mass and any other church events. There is additional parking available at St. Bonaventure High School during Sunday Masses. Thank you for your cooperation.


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.

Spiritual Books Discussion Group The Spiritual Books Discussion Group invites you to join us to discuss the second half of the book Keys to the Council by David Gaillardetz, pages 95-193. The meeting will be held in the Santa Cruz Room on Monday, August 12, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. Even if you haven't read the first half of this remarkable book, we invite you to read the second half and join us on August 12. The September meeting will be on September 9. The book under discussion on that date will be Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson. Contact Mary Ann Bognar at 647-0462 for further 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, August 10th. 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 To request a shawl for someone in need of prayers, comfort, or in celebration of a birth, please contact David at 642-7966 ext.109 or

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship


Beyond the Choir Loft

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.

Thank you to Bob Schilken, Jack Folger, and Keith York for their work in helping to prepare the choir loft for painting and recarpeting, as well as the reorganization of our loft after all the work was finished! These parishioners volunteered many hours to make sure everything ran smoothly during the painting and carpeting process, so we thank them for their time and hard work!!

For the Pre Born Defenders of Life: Anna 218-3093 Area Coordinator Carol 647-5345 OLA Scribe Life Centers of Ventura County: 600 N. A Street, Oxnard Lisa Gelinas at 805-486-2721 Denise McElvogue, Nurse Mgr. 698-9315 Tender Life Maternity Home: Karen 653-7474 Respect Life Parish Coordinator: Patty 642-4928 Ventura County Pregnancy Center: 648-3301

THANK YOU to all of our acts and audience who made our 2nd Summer Coffeehouse Night such a success! It was a wonderful evening of entertainment and fellowship with our community here at OLA! The next Coffeehouse night will be on August 9th. If you are interested in providing a dessert or being involved as part of the evening's entertainment, contact Vincent Dominguez at (805)642-7966 x122, or Coffeehouse Nights are free of charge and are a lot of fun for the whole family!

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

Eucharistic Adoration St. Julie’s Chapel

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: 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

Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed? Wednesdays 5-6pm Fridays mornings midnight –1am, 9-10am, 10-11am Saturdays 1-2pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm 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

Faith Community Health Ministry The Faith Community Health Ministry will conduct blood pressure screenings every 2nd and 4th Sunday after the 8, 9:30, & 11 a.m. masses in the parish hall. Please stop by & see us!

For the Sick and Dying Communion to the Homebound: Parish Office 642-7966 End of Life Ministry: Mary Ellen 643-5262 Bereavement: George & Jan 648-1782

Together in Mission Update Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Annual Catholic Appeal “Together in Mission”«

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

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” Blessed Mother Teresa

2013 Annual Appeal – Together in Mission Parish Goal: $ 128,991.70 Amount Pledged: $ 123,081.00 Amount Paid: $ 102,046.00 Balance: $ 26,945.70

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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 for your consideration, Lauren Burns, Business Manager

Ministerio Hispano Primera semana del mes

Adoración ante el Santísimo

Oración por las Vocaciones Sacerdotales

Nuestro Señor se alegra al ver que cada día son mas los que lo visitan. Por esta razón hemos extendido las horas de visita para incluir el miércoles. El Santísimo Sacramento esta expuesto en la Capilla Santa Julia desde el miércoles a la 1pm hasta el domingo a las 8am.

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.

Visítelo a cualquier hora y si se puede comprometerse a darle una a hora a Nuestro Señor los miércoles, por favor llame a la parroquia, 642-7966.

Visita de la Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos La Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos Visita a Saint Francis of Assisi 1048 West Ventura Street en Fillmore, California , 93015. Desde el Sabado 31 de agosto hasta el 2 de Septiembre. La Bienvenida es a las 6:30PM con Mariachi y Misa sigue. La Iglesia permancecera abierto toda la noche el Sabado 31 de Agosto para que pasen a visitarla. Si alguna parroquia desea enviar un autobus, favor de commicarse con Michael Lara al (805)524-1306. Gracias Para Mas información dirijansen por el Internet a www. o en "Face book" Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore, CA

Amen Grupo de Oración de la Divina Misericordia Están invitados a este grupo de oración. Las reuniones son el segundo y cuarto 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. Para mas información comuníquese con el diacono Raúl al (805) 642-7966 ext. 149

¿Está interesado en ser Ujier, Lector, o Ministro de Eucaristía? Lo invitamos a que comparta su tiempo y talento en el ministerio de ujier, lector, o ministro de Eucaristía para la Misa de 12:30 PM. Para mas información comuníquese con Rosario 642-7966 x149

¿Sabía Usted? Nunca deje a sus niños adentro de un automóvil caliente Sabía que sólo toma 10 minutos para que un automóvil se caliente hasta 19 grados Fahrenheit más que la temperatura exterior. A menudo escuchamos noticias de padres de familia que olvidan a sus niños o los dejan durmiendo adentro del auto resultando en tragedia. Nunca deje a su hijo/a solo/a adentro del auto, ni siquiera por un minuto. La temperatura exterior puede ser engañosa. Las fatalidades pueden ocurrir a temperaturas tan bajas como los 50 grados Fahrenheit porque un vehículo se calienta rápidamente. Los niños corren gran riesgo de sufrir un ataque al corazón provocado por el calor extremo porque sus cuerpos se calientan tres a cinco veces más rápido que el cuerpo de un adulto. ¿Romper una ventana del auto? No es una solución. Se están desarrollando algunas tecnologías avanzadas que pueden ayudar a prevenir las muertes por ataques cardiacos provocados por calor, pero nada ha resultado efectivo hasta ahora. Para más información visite

Registración el Domingo La registración para la Escuela de Domingo, la Educación Religiosa o preparación para la Primera Comunión, The Edge, y para la Confirmación será los domingos 25 de Agosto y 1 de Septiembre de 9am-2pm en el Centro Mulcahy.

Curso de Inglés Práctico en OLA ¿Quiere aprender inglés práctico para las conversaciones de la vida diaria? ¿En las visitas al doctor, en el supermercado, con los maestros de sus hijos, al pedir direcciones, y mucho más? El Ministerio Hispano lo invita a que participe en este curso de seis semanas de inglés básico. La Primera Clase es el Jueves 5 de Septiembre en el Salón Santa Cruz 7pm. ¡EL ESPACIO ES LIMITADO! Para más Información o para inscribirse pase por la oficina parroquial. El curso es gratis, se aceptan donaciones. -9-

In The Community The Ventura District of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos The image of Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos will visit Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Fillmore from Saturday, August 31, at 6:30 p.m., through Monday, September 2. The church will be open all night on Saturday, August 31, for people to visit. If parishes would like to send a bus, please contact Mr. Michael Lara at (805) 524-1306. For more information, please access the parish’s Facebook page, Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore, CA; or the parish’s website:

Respect Life program Archbishop Gomez has recently appointed Kathleen Domingo to formulate and lead the Archdiocesan Respect Life program. In order to fully understand and appreciate what this role includes, Kathleen will be making two appearances into the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region on Saturday, August 17th . This will be our chance to hear what her plans are and how we in our parishes can support and participate in those plans. The meetings will last only about 75 minutes and will include time for questions and ideas. St. Mark's University Roman Catholic Church 6550 Picasso Rd • Isla Vista, CA 93117 Phone: (805) 968-1078 10:00am -11:15am

The ACCW of Ventura County invites all women of the parish to a day of prayer and fellowship with other Catholic women of the area. Every Catholic woman is a member and there are no dues. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church "Condon Center", 2511 S "C" Street, Oxnard, CA 93034. Deadline for reservation is Sat., August 9, 2013. Reservations may be made by sending a check, for $12, made payable to Ann Marie Stein, and mail to 1965 Falkner Place, Oxnard, Ca 93033. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration and coffee. The program includes speaker on "Women of the Bible", Mass, lunch and ends at 1:30 p.m. For information call Rosalina Lugo (805) 525-8709 or Ann Marie Stein (805) 486-6799.

St. Bonaventure High School

The upcoming 2013-14 school year will be a very special time as St. Bonaventure High School prepares to celebrate 50 years as leaders in Catholic education in Ventura County. During this anniversary year, St. Bonaventure invites current families, alumni, and friends to join in a year-long celebration of events and festivities. In preparation for these activities, St. Bonaventure's Advancement team has formed the 50th Anniversary Business Partnership, whereby, the business community brings resources to the school and the school supports the business community. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. For mor e information go to

St. Julie Billiart 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 Phone: (805) 498-3602 1:00pm -2:15 pm

Bridges to Contemplative Living Please come Join us as we take a respite from the demands and business of our daily lives All of our life is our Spiritual Journey. Our Bridges to Contemplative Living Class from the Thomas Merton Institute is a small group which leads to meaningful, personal sharing and listening with the heart. Contemplative Dialogue is a form of sharing which helps us to deepen awareness of our interconnectedness and communion with one another. It becomes a powerful, positive force for change in our lives, providing a meaningful direction to our Faith Journey toward a sense of gratitude, wellbeing and Peace. We meet in the Serra Center at the San Buenaventura Mission Parish Offices on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10am. Please call Anne Vanoni at (805) 672-0920 for information and to register

Retired Teachers, Nurses & Social Workers We are looking for individuals who can volunteer from 1-3 hours weekly or monthly to provide assistance to prescreened homeless on a one-to-one basis. Training and support provided. Make your own schedules. Call Kate Mills at 805-652-6111 or email me at to leave a message for more information. Start during the summer or wait until Fall. We work with your schedule. Help us reach out.

SCRC Convention

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The SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention will take place over Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information go to or call 818-771-1361.

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

8-4-13 bulletin  

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