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ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM: REV. ALEX AMAYUN 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

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time– August 18, 2013

Registration Sundays August 25 & September 1 9:00am‒ 2:00pm In Assumption Hall Sign-up your child for Sunday School, Elementary, RCIC, The Edge or Confirmation

Join us for the last Coffeehouse Night of the Summer! Friday, August 23 at 7:00pm in Mulcahy Center! Sign-up to perform or Bring a friend & enjoy an evening of refreshments & 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 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, VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, Lic. Marriage & Family Therapist 213-637-7650, VOCATIONS: Father Alex, 642-7966 ext. 106 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 ext. 150 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

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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, August 4, 2013 is $20,723.69. 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. Mission Cooperative Appeal – The collection for Fr. Ignatius’ mission in India is $10,186.22! Thank you to everyone who contributed.

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

You can now donate online!

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

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

Bulletin Deadline

Donation Program

September 1 bulletin—due by August 23

Ventura Community Bank, a division of Ojai Community Bank will contribute $25.00 to OLA 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 VCB at (805) 633-2441.

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

Pulpit Announcement Deadline August 25 Masses—Due by August 22 at noon Please send pulpit announcements to

Calendar of Upcoming Events Date


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August 23

Coffeehouse Night


September 5

VIRTUS Recertification


September 12

VIRTUS Initial Training


September 14

Outdoor Mass


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Together in Mission Update Together in Mission Update 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: $ $124,702.45 Amount Paid: $ 108,287.45 Difference Over/(Under) Goal vs. Amount Paid : ($20,704.25) 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

Year of Faith Prayer Prayer for Stewardship

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

Mass Intentions Monday, August 19 6:30 Herman Kohler (D) 8:00 Joseph P. Reardon (D) & Nelson Del Aguilas (D) Tuesday, August 20 6:30 Rodrick Carty (D) & PJ Manning-Lansford (D) 8:00 Jack Mellring (D) & Carlo Giordano (D) Wednesday, August 21 6:30 Philip Schorr (L) & Pat & Joann Cunningham (L) 8:00 Louise Ouellette (D) Thursday, August 22 6:30 G & K Burne (L) 8:00 Joaquin Serrano (D) Friday, August 23 6:30 Catherine T. Hall (D) 8:00 Edward Pirosko (D) Saturday, August 24 8:00 Secular Franciscan’s Living & Deceased 5:15 Peggy Eggie O’Reilly (D) Sunday, August 25 8:00 Michael Blanda (D) & John Gonzales (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Lucy & John Thomas (D) 12:30 Fernando Mendoza & Catalina Galaviz (L) 5:15 Joseph McGrath (D) & Laura Ortega (D)

Safe Environment Did You Know? Internet filter software is no substitute for parental monitoring There is a lot of material on the Internet that is inappropriate for children. Parents can use filtering software to protect children from that material, but filters do not guarantee that children will not be exposed; a filter will never be a substitute for parents’ presence. Monitor your child’s online behavior. Keep your family computer in a highly visible, common area, like the family room or the kitchen. Ask your children to show you what sites they go to, and be open and willing to discuss the inappropriate material they might come across. For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.

Fingerprinting Schedule St. Maximilian Kolbe Thursday, September 19 5801 Kanan Rd. 12:00pm-3:40 & 5:20pm-7:20 Westlake Village For appointment call (818) 991-3915 Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary .

Upcoming VIRTUS awareness sessions VIRTUS-KEEPING THE PROMISE ALIVE-Recertification Program Thursday, September 5, 2013 6 – 7:30 pm, 8th Grade Classroom, OLA School This recertification program is required for those whose initial VIRTUS training was in 2009 or earlier and have not attended a training session since. The program covers the requirements for an effective prevention program and shows specific examples of the use of these best practices to prevent child sexual abuse. For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260. VIRTUS-PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN Thursday , September 12, 2013 6-9 pm, 8th Grade Classroom, OLA School This is the initial VIRTUS training session required for adults who come into contact with children in their ministry. The program covers the requirements for an effective prevention program. All adult members of the parish are welcome to attend. For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260.

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. - 4- protecting/ for more information.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship

Happy Anniversary!

Eucharistic Adoration

Eugene & Patricia Lombardi

61 Years on August 16

St. Julie’s Chapel Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed? Wednesdays 5-6pm Thursdays 3-4pm Fridays midnight –1am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 1-2pm Saturdays 1-2pm, We REALLY need substitute adorers, especially during the night time hours! If you are able to commit to one of these, contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395

Jack & Joanne Harris

59 Years on August 21 Jim & Ruth Aguilar

55 Years on August 10 Frank & Joan Fielding

53 Years on August 20

MOMS Morning at OLA

Ron & Pat Zenone

(MOMS = Making Our Mothering Significant)

50 Years on August 10

MOMS Morning is a community connecting mothers to one another through the grace of Christ. Join us twice a month on Thursdays for breakfast, inspirational speakers, crafts, and fellowship. Childcare is available for registered participants. All moms are welcome, regardless of the age of your child!

Colonel Pierre & Roxanne Massar

22 Years on August 9 Pat & Joann Cunningham

14 Years on August 21 To list your anniversary, please email by the Friday of the week before you wish it published.

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:

Our Lady of the Assumption School “Across the Lot” Happy 2013-2014 school year to all the children (and parents) of our parish! Our Lady of the Assumption School begins classes for the new school year on Thursday, August 22. The first day of school is a noon dismissal day. The entire school calendar and news can be viewed on the school website: Parents, plan to attend Back To School Night on Wednesday, August 28 at 7 PM, beginning in the church.

Next Meetings: Aug 20, September 3 & 17.

Families of Nazareth Movement The families of Nazareth will meet again in Mid-September.

There are a few spaces still open in the OLA Preschool for the new school year. Contact Susan Delaney for more information at (805) 642-7198 x 213.

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.

Our Fall 2013 meetings begin on Thursday, Sept. 19th. Registration forms will be available starting Sunday, Aug. 25th. Please visit our MOMS Morning table at R.E. Registration Sunday, in the Mulcahy Center from 10am2pm. For more information, contact Jamie Kuske at or 510-681-4259.

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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:

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

Eileen Jones, Music Minister, Retires

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 642-7966 x123. The door is open, welcome home!

This weekend we say goodbye to Eileen Jones, who is retiring after 31 years as a faithful music minister at OLA. You may not see her often, but you have certainly heard her beautiful music floating down from the choir loft! Eileen is currently the accompanist for the 9:30 choir in addition to playing piano and organ for our other Masses. Over the years Eileen has served in many capacities for our parish. She began her career here (after a firm “nudge” from Msgr. Mulcahy) in 1982. She has served as organist , music director and cantor, played guitar for and directed the folk choir, directed traditional choirs, small and large, and has been involved in many musical performances. She has also played and sung for countless funerals and weddings over the years. We have also been fortunate to have had Eileen’s husband Randy as part of our music family as well. No doubt you have heard the wonderful sound of his trumpet playing at 9:30 Mass and at many other parish events. In their retirement, Eileen and Randy plan to travel, spend time with family and continue to make music together. Eileen offers sincere thanks to everyone she has worked with and says she has always felt loved and supported by her OLA family. She will miss the people the most. And we will most certainly miss her. We wish her well and thank her for her years of service, dedication and most importantly, her friendship.

Growing Your Faith “Knowledge for Your Faith Journey” Have you ever been approached by your child, neighbor or coworker and asked: Why do Catholics make the Sign of the Cross? Why do Catholics hold Mary in such high regard? Or other questions you may not be comfortable answering. Come grow with us. Come learn the answers to these and other questions so you can share your faith with those you love. We will be exploring the richness of our faith. Tuesdays From 7:00- 8:30 pm Starting August 27th in Hurley Hall

Hermits of St. Giles Hello, We seldom meditate on Christ Jesus' emotional suffering. We mostly meditate upon His physical suffering during His last days. In His earlier days He suffered a great deal emotionally. He had rocks thrown at Him, He was chased out of many villages and He was even called satan himself. All of this had played havoc on His heart and mind. Many of us can relate to this emotional struggle. When others verbally attack us, or if we have been pushed away by those we thought were friends. These are moments in our lives where we can hold on to Christ, for He has indeed suffered in all ways we have. We are complex beings yet Christ Jesus understands each of these complexities. Have a most blessed week. Pax et Bonum, B.Mark Hermits of St. Giles

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Terri Rojo at 659-1217or at

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. Meet at the museum at 1:00 or call Mary Kielas 650-7870 if you would like to carpool. The next Friendship Friday is September 7th in the Santa Cruz Room following Mass. Join us for coffee, snacks, and great company!

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Beyond the Choir Loft

Service and Outreach 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. This 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 21st at 4:00 PM in the Parish House of Our Lady of the Assumption. 21 N. Dunning St. You are welcome and needed. We are planning now for the next campaign of 40 Days for Life. Questions? Please call Carol at 647-5345.

Please Join us! The OLA Music Ministry invites you to our last Coffeehouse Night of this summer on Friday August 23rd at 7:00pm in Mulcahy Center. This will be a very special event. In addition to enjoying all the talented acts, we will also hold a raffle with some wonderful prizes as a fundraiser for our music ministry. The coffee for the evening has generously been donated by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf! In order to maintain the quality of our music program and the overall sound system in the church, it is sometimes necessary to purchase or replace essential equipment. Here are just some things that, with your help, we are working toward acquiring:  New sound board –the current one is very old and tired!  The downstairs keyboard is playing sour notes  Drum set- the old one has taken a beating!  New microphones- can you hear me now? If you would like to sign up as a performer (all types of acts are welcome) , help as a greeter, with set-up or cleanup, or donate a dessert, please contact Vincent at vdominguez@

Many Meals 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. 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. 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 9105788 or Diane at 642-7966 ext. 133

See the menu online at

Support Many Meals Fundraiser

Our choirs are getting ready for the upcoming holiday season!! If you love music and are interested in joining a ministry, Music Ministry could be the place for you! Both our 9:30am and 11:00am choirs are looking for more members..GENTLEMEN we need you! Tenors and basses are in demand at our parish! If you love to sing or if you play an instrument, consider giving one (or both!) of our choirs a try and see how you like it! Contact Vincent Dominguez for any questions or more information. - 8-

All are invited to a wonderful two hours of theatrical and musical entertainment plus some good eats. The OLA Many Meals program is joining with Pacific Sound to present "Hooray For Harmony," an original show on September 21st at the Mulcahy Center at the Church. The 2:00pm show includes dessert and drinks; the 6:30 evening show includes a full meal plus dessert. And wine is available at both! Seating is limited to 150 per performance. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to both organizations. The OLA Many Meals program serves a free meal to more than a hundred people a week. Dinner will include the famous Garlic Parmesan Chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes, salad, vegetables, Cheesecake, cookies, coffee & drink. Tickets are $20 and $30 at the office, or go to Bring the whole family!

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 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 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: 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 Communion to the Homebound: Parish Office 642-7966 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

“Here I am, Lord. Send Me!” Isaiah 6:8

Ministerio Hispano Adoración ante el Santísimo 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. 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 "Facebook" Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Fillmore, CA

¿Sabía Usted? El filtro de Internet no es sustituto de la supervisión de los padres Hay mucho material en el Internet que es inadecuado para los niños. Los padres pueden usar los filtros de Internet para proteger a sus hijos de material inadecuado, pero los filtros no garantizan que sus hijos sean expuestos; un filtro nunca podrá sustituir la presencia de un padre. Siempre observe el comportamiento de sus hijos cuando están en línea. Mantenga su computadora familiar visible en un área común como el cuarto de familia o cocina. Pídale a sus hijos que le demuestren a que sitios van, y este dispuesto a dialogar con ellos sobre el material inadecuado que ellos puedan encontrar. Para obtener ayuda, llame a la Oficina del Ministerio de Ayuda al (213) 637-7650.

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 dona- 9 - ciones.

Ministerio Hispano

In The Community

Oración para el Año de Fe

Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos

Oración por la 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.


Grupo de Oración de la Divina Misericordia

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:

SCRC Convention

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

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.

Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos ¿Desea aprender más sobre la fe Católica? ¿Desea ser Católico? ¿Es usted un adulto que aún no ha recibido los sacramentos de Primera Comunión y Confirmación? Lo invitamos a una reunión informativa el martes 10 de Septiembre a las 7:00 pm en el salón San Miguel. Para más información, comuníquese con Rosario González al 642-7966 ext. 149 o por email

In The Community

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

Life Centers of Ventura County 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.

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Life Centers of Ventura County is looking for prolife medical professionals (ob/gyn, family practice, radiology, internal medicine, MD's, active or retired; midwives, doulas, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and OB sonographers). We are looking to build our referral list in which to send our pregnant clients well as MD’s for consultation and/or review of OB ultrasound scans. All positions are volunteer positions. Life Centers does not perform nor refer for abortion; therefore, we are looking for like-minded medical professionals. Please contact Denise McElvogue, Nurse Manager, @ 805-486-2721, to volunteer or for more information.

8-18-13 Bulletin  
8-18-13 Bulletin  

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