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ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM: REV. ALEX AMAYUN

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time– October 6, 2013

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

Continues through November 3rd

See page 7 to find out how you can make a difference. 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

www.olaventura.com


Parish Directory / Directorío de la Parroquia ALTAR SERVERS: Deryl & Margaret Franzel, 644-5449 altarservers@ola-vta.org ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: Bernice Critchfield, 339-0480 FUNERAL COORDINATORS: George and Jan Standing-Roberts, 648-1782 BOY & CUB SCOUTS: Kathy Ellison, 658-6844 BULLETIN: Sherie DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 128 or bulletin@ola-vta.org 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 PeterShuere@yahoo.com 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 FCHM@ola-vta.org or dlawry@amgen.com 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 rosejoseca@aol.com HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089

MARRIAGES: Please contact Father Alex to schedule a date and meeting, 642-7966 ext. 106 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, 510-681-4259, jmkuske@yahoo.com 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, irishdanman@hotmail.com Spanish Contact (en Español): Tony Altorre, taltorre@clinicas.org PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967, Gusatjed@hotmail.com PARISH SHAWL MINISTRY: Jan Parrone, 658-1904 RCIA: Deacon Don Huntley 642-7966 ext. 123 or RCIA@ola-vta.org RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 RESPECT LIFE: Patty Berry, 642-4928 or coastalpatty@gmail.com Dea Boehme, dea.boehme@att.net 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 OLAsafeguard@ola-vta.org 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 SUNDAY SCHOOL: Jenny Elliott at 642-7966 ext. 124 , SundaySchool@ola-vta.org USHERS: David DeVillers, ddevillers@saintbonaventure.com VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, Lic. Marriage & Family Therapist 213-637-7650, sdhealy@la-archdiocese.org VOCATIONS: Father Alex, 642-7966 ext. 106 WELCOME COMMITTEE: Sherie DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 128 or sholaway@yahoo.com WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Kati Escallier, KEscallier@ola-vta.org or 642-7966 ext. 142 YOUNG ADULT (FRASSATI): Sarah Kern at ca_girl_87@hotmail.com.

HISPANIC MINISTRY (MINISTERIO HISPANO): Rosario Gonzalez, 642-7966 ext. 149

rosejoseca@aol.com 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 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244

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 www.olaventura.com

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, September 22, 2013 is $20,029.50. 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.

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! We can accept credit card donations from our website! Please click on the blue DONATE button on the website at www.olaventura.com.

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

Together in Mission Update

Bulletin Deadline

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

October 20 bulletin—due by October 11 Please send all bulletin submissions to bulletin@ola-vta.org or use the Bulletin

2013 Annual Appeal – Together in Mission Parish Goal: $128,991.70 Amount Pledge: $125,037.45 Amount Paid: $112,727.45 Difference Over/(Under) Goal vs. Amount Paid : ($16,264.25)

Announcement Submittal form on our website at http://olaventura.com/bulletin_form.html

Pulpit Announcement Deadline October 13 Masses—Due by October 10 at noon

Pledge envelopes can be found in the vestibule of the church and in the rectory office.

Please send pulpit announcements to schedule@ola-vta.org

Calendar of Upcoming Events Date

Event

See page

Ongoing through November 3

40 Days for Life

7

October 13

OLA School Fall Festival

5

October 31

OLA Classics to Huntington Library

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Year of Faith Prayer

Safe Environment

Prayer for Priestly Vocations

Safeguard The Children

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. Amen

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. http://www.archdiocese.la/ protecting/ for more information.

Did You Know? Daycare centers, nurseries, schools should have open door policies Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for protecting their children from all potential harm. When choosing a nursery, daycare center or school, parents should inspect the building and grounds to make sure there are no areas where children play or work that are “off limits� to parents. Such facilities should have a policy that welcomes parents to visit the center or school without prior appointment.

Mass Intentions Monday, October 07 6:30 Nicole Farrah Laud (D) & Edward Skowron (L) 8:00 Miguel Del Aguilas (D) & Emelita Pruitt (L) Tuesday, October 08 6:30 Ann Julia & Henry Joseph Wibbelmann (D) 8:00 Jack Mellring (D) & Matt & Rita Forrest (L)

For particular help you may call Suzanne Healy, director of Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650

Wednesday, October 09 6:30 Henry Joseph & Ann Julia Wibbelmann (D) Paul Champeiux (L) 8:00 Sverre Vandehei (D) & Teresa D. Williamson (L)

Fingerprinting Schedule

Thursday, October 10 6:30 Brian Collins (D) & Mariel McGlynn (L) 8:00 Nelson Del Aguilas (D) & Patty Galdal (D)

St. Mary Magdalen Saturday, October 19th 25 Las Posas Rd. 10:00am-1:40pm & 3:20pm-5:20pm Camarillo For appointment call (805) 484-0532

Friday, October 11 6:30 John & Theresa Chess (D) 8:00 Rod & Neissy Graf (D) & Phyllis Crews (L)

Padre Serra 5205 Upland Rd. Camarillo

Saturday, October 12 8:00 Erika Gonzalez (D) & Gloria Perock (D) 5:15 Dr. Gary Channer (D) & Tom Teasley (D)

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

Sunday, October 13 8:00 Clifford Pruitt (D) & Gloria Perock (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 C.M. Martini (D) & Dr. George Nicastro (L) 12:30 Rosa Morales (D) & Teresa Gallegos (D) 5:15 Deceased OLA Parishioners & Wayne McPhail (D)

Thursday, October 17th 12:00pm-3:40pm & 5:20pm-7:20pm For appointment call (805) 482-6417

Happy Anniversary! Bob & Pat Caldwell

47 Years on October 8 Adrian & Erin Rosales

23 Years on September 29 Dan & Adri Modglin

5 Years on October 4 To list your anniversary, please email bulletin@ola-vta.org by the Friday of the week before you wish it published. - 4-


Education

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship

Elementary Religious Education Program Still open for registration

Tuesday Morning Bible Study Tuesday Morning Bible Study Class is in the Santa Cruz Room from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. All are invited. We will be studying the Bible Timeline. The Bible Timeline is a bible learning system that makes the complex simple by teaching the story (narrative) of the Bible. Seeing this story unfold makes the Bible come alive and provides a foundation for understanding all of Scripture. The cost for the course is $25.00 to cover the Workbook, the handouts and supplies.

Attention 3rd Graders: If your child made First Holy Communion last year, please remember to sign him/her up to continue in the Religious Education Program this year. Also, we still have some First Holy Communion & First Penance pictures and certificates from last year. These can be picked up in the church office. For more information, contact 642-7966 ext. 118

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

For more information contact Dn. Ed Mills at 642-7966, ext 152.

Contact: 642-7966, ext. 118 Baptism for Children age 7 years or older

GriefShare/Bereavement Support Group

Classes are held on Sundays in the Santa Cruz Room of the Parish Center. The meetings are held one time per month from 10:30 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.

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 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. Upcoming dates: Oct 15, Nov 5, Nov. 19, Dec 3, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 4 and Feb 8

Classes will begin on Sunday, October 6th! Please call to register or for more information.

OLA School News Our Lady of the Assumption School will host the annual Family Fall Festival on Sunday, October 13 from 10 AM until 5 PM. We cordially invite your family, together with school families, guests and friends to join together to enjoy a family day of fun, great entertainment and delicious food. We look forward to a great day, and encourage every parish family to come support OLA School. This year’s Fall Festival will feature everyone’s favorites, including a complete tri-tip and chicken barbeque, farmers’ market, food booths, drinks, cake walk, student entertainment, great music, jolly jumps, Bingo and fun for all. For the first time, the Fall Festival will also feature rides and activities from “Adrenaline Rush Rides,” including a rock climbing wall, trampoline bounce, simulated surfing machine and other games, booths and rides! For more information, please contact the school at 642-7198 or on the website at www.olaventura.org

For more information please contact Ken at 310-7209943 or kenlynch123@aol.com

All Souls Day All Souls Day will be celebrated this year at Our Lady of the Assumption with a special bi-lingual Mass at 9:30 AM on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 The parish Funeral Coordinator Ministers invite everyone who has lost a loved one through death to attend this Mass on All Souls Day. Those buried from Our Lady of the Assumption will be especially remembered by a reading of the names and placing a flower at the altar in their honor. All who attend are invited to a reception to be held in the Santa Cruz Room immediately following Mass.

Youth Ministry

You’re welcome to bring pictures of your deceased loved one and place them on a remembrance altar, located in the church vestibule, starting October 26th. We recommend pictures in a 5” by 7” frame or smaller with your name and phone number on the back so if not picked up after Mass they can be returned.

Confirmation Year 1 October 15th ~ Small group continuing after 5:15pm Mass Confirmation Year 2 October 6th ~ Small group continuing after 5:15 Mass

We hope we will see you and your family at this special All Souls Day Mass celebrated November 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM

The Edge Wednesday Nights 7-8:30 in Mulcahy Center For more information about Confirmation or Edge, contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121 or 720-635-0857

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Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Intercessions for the Sick

OLA Book Discussion Group

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.

The OLA Book Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting will be on October 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the Santa Cruz room. Call Mary Ann Bognar at 647-0462 to find out the titles of the next books we will be reading. We hope you will join us for a lively discussion on October 8.

Attention Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans and Altar Servers

All are welcome.

The liturgical ministry schedules can be found on the website at www.olaventura.com. If you are unable to be at the Mass you are scheduled for, please request a substitute through the online system.

Hermits of St. Giles Greetings to You, St. Paul, in 1Thess: 5:17 says we are "to pray without ceasing." If this is truly the case then there must be a greater reality to this request. Prayer is genuinely the source of our communion and union with God. Prayer then, goes beyond an act of our intellect or our actions. It is rather, a deep state of constant awareness of the presence of God, dwelling with Him in all places and all times no matter what the outward activities of our body or our mind. Prayer is not a reward for our good works, but rather God gifts us with grace through our prayer to do these good works. So it is wonderful to commune with God as much as possible through our day. Our relationship with Him will grow deeper. Grace will flow through us to do the good works He asks of us. We will then be inspirations for others we meet. Have yourself a blessed week Your brother in Christ, Mark Hermits of St. Giles

Beyond the Choir Loft If you are interested in joining us in music ministry, please contact: Vincent Dominguez, Director of Music at (805)642-7966 x122, or vdominguez@ola-vta.org

Sundays at OLA Nursery - Ages 1-3 years Located in the Youth Room during 9:30am Mass. Provides babysitting while parents attend Mass.

Sunday School - Ages 3-5 years

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.

Located at OLA School during 9:30am Mass. Includes lessons/crafts about church, God, & the Bible.

Liturgy of the Word - Grades 1-5 Begins in church during 9:30 Mass. Children are called during Mass to process from church to the hall with a teacher for their own age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word & discussion of the readings.

OLA Classics at Huntington Library "Blessed Junipero Serra & the Legacy of the Missions" October 31, 2013

Contact: 642-7966 ext. 118

The bus leaves OLA at 9:45, and returns about 6:00pm. $55/pp includes bus, admission to Library and box lunch. Dn Ed Mills will accompany us to fill in the blanks on church history. Reservations must be made by October 15th. Any questions call Mary Kielas 650-7870

Cancer Support Group Cancer care givers, survivors and principals are all invited to come to the Cancer Support Group on October 9th 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.

OLA Classics

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.

The next Friendship Friday is November 1st in the Santa Cruz Room following Mass. Join us for coffee, snacks, and great company!

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40 Days For Life

Continuing through November 3 JOIN THE LOCAL PRO-LIFE COMMUNITY IN PRAYER VIGIL AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD 5400 RALSTON AVE. VENTURA (near the corner of Saratoga and Ralston) PLEASE SIGN UP TO PRAY DURING THE HOURS 7:30 AM TO 7:30 PM. Go to the website at http://www.40daysforlife.com/ventura/ or call (805) 647-6818 to sign-up or for more information.

Continua hasta el 3 de Noviembre SEA PARTE DE LA COMUNIDAD PRO VIDA LOCAL Y ACOMPANENOS DURANTE LA VIGILIA DE ORACION EN PLANNED PARENTHOOD 5400 RALSTON AVE., VENTURA (Cerca de la esquina de Saratoga and Ralston) INSCRIBASE PARA HACER ORACIÓN ENTRE LAS HORAS DE 7:30 AM TO 7:30 PM

Visite La Pagina Web: http://www.40daysforlife.com/ventura/ O llame (805) 647-6818 -7-


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Prayer Shawl Ministry

Eucharistic Adoration St. Julie’s Chapel

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, October 12th. Thank you all who have donated yarn and supplies. They are very much appreciated.

Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed? Thursdays 6-7pm, 10-11pm Fridays 10-11am Saturdays 1-2pm, We REALLY need substitute adorers, especially during the night time hours!

Please call Jan Parrone at 658-1904 for further information. Or visit www.shawlministry.com

If you are able to commit to one of these, contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395

To request a shawl for someone in need of prayers, comfort, or in celebration of a birth, please contact the parish office at 642-7966.

Rosary Makers Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 9th 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.

Families of Nazareth Movement The meetings for Families of Nazareth Movement have started again and you are invited to "Come and See" what we are about!

Women’s Ministry “A Journey From the Head to the Heart” Prayer Lessons on Spiritual Strength Through The Holy Spirit – A study of the Acts of The Apostles. Study Lessons began 9/30/13. Cost for Study Workbook is $30 ( used the entire year). Please bring a Catholic Bible. This study will run through the year to June 2014 in approx. 6 to 8 week sessions with small breaks in between. Name:_____________________________________

Developing Your Faith "If you feel that you are strong in the sense that you possess natural abilities, your faith cannot develop and deepen. That is why you have to experience your weakness; you have to realize that there are things you cannot do. This will be the call to faith." Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, 3rd. ed. (Ft. Collins, CO: IAMF, 2012), pg 48-49.

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/

Address:___________________________________ __________________________________________ Phone:___________________________________ Email:_____________________________________ Please check one: Returning Participant:__________ New Participant:____________ Payment $________________ Check______ Cash______ Registration forms are also be available in the parish office. For more information please contact Kati Escallier at Kescallier@ola-vta.org or 642-7966 ext. 142 to leave a message.

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 more information about the Faith Community Health Ministry, please contact: Debbie at 642-7966 ext. 154 or FCHM@ola-vta.org - 8-


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 Emily Raab 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 at manymeals@ola-vta.org 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 jd347@yahoo.com 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

Service and Outreach Holiday Food Baskets NON-PERISHABLE FOOD items are needed for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. Food items can be placed in the food box in the church vestibule. When you are doing your shopping please pick-up some extra items for the food baskets. All nonperishable food items are always accepted, but this week’s featured items are Peanut Butter and Jelly. Please check labels for expiration date. Another option for you to support the food drive is to make a monetary donation, make check payable to Our Lady of Assumption, note “Holiday Food Baskets” on the memo line.. Thank you for your support. Contact: Jerry Deal 339-0260.

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 ministry of dedicated volunteers doing many different types of jobs to provide this meal service every week.” We are always in need of more volunteers! If you are interested in becoming involved in the Many Meals program, please email David at manymeals@ola-vta.org. Many Meals is held on Wednesdays from 6-7:00pm at College United Methodist Church, 4300 Telegraph Rd. 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 910-5788 or Diane at 642-7966 ext. 133

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Ministerio Hispano 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 ArPrayer Rosary in front of Planned Parenthood: Anna 218-3093 quidiócesis. Danos sacerdotes que sean líderes y guías Eucharistic Adoration at St. Julies Chapel de tu santo pueblo, unido por la Palabra y el Sacramento. Elizabeth 644-8395 and Mary Ann 644-2160 Bendícenos con las vocaciones sacerdotales para que st Respect Life Mass: Every month 1 Fri. 5:15pm sigamos siendo una Iglesia verdaderamente Eucarística, Prayer Chain: Juanita 644-5967 Gusatjed@hotmail.com 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 “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices dones por la gloria y por el bien de tu pueblo. Hacemos with the truth««.Love Never Fails” esta oración en la presencia y el poder del Espíritu Santo, 1 Corinthians 13:6-8 Amen - 9 - por Cristo nuestro Señor.


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In The Community

¿Te gustaria participar en la Pastorela 2013?

Catholic Charities Raffle

Como parte de nuestra preparación de adviento queremos organizar una Pastorela muy divertida LA NAVIDAD NO PASA DE MODA. Invitamos a todos los niños/niñas entre 10-16 años a que participen. Venga a una junta informativa para padres el Miércoles 16 de Octubre a las 6:30 pm en el Salón Santa Cruz. Para más información comuníquese con Rosario González 642-7966 ext. 149 o por correo electrónico rosejoseca@aol.com

Oct. 18, 2013 (don't have to be present) win $2500 Travel Gift Certificate + $1500 Cash Donation: $25 - check: to "Catholic Charities" (drawing at Moorpark Pantry Plus Awards Dinner) Can be used for a variety of Resorts or Countries (only 800 tickets will be sold, redeemable for one year) Choose from 11 Major resorts on the 4 main Hawaiian Islands, plus Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Us Cities, and Cruises CONTACT: Patty Berry 642-4928

El Día De Los Fieles Difuntos Order of Malta Pilgrimage gift

Aquí en Nuestra Señora de la Asunción celebraremos el día de los Fieles Difuntos con una Misa bilingüe a las 9:30 am el Sábado, 2 de noviembre, 2013

Each year 50 persons are chosen to go to Lourdes, France (end of April and first part of May) for the Order's week of healing Masses and events. If you know of a Catholic who has a life changing illness or decease and would like to go to Lourdes for a possible healing, applications are being accepted starting in October. All expenses are paid for those who are chosen. Contact: Patty Berry 642 4928

El Ministerio de Coordinación de Funerales invita a los que han perdido a un ser querido a que asistan a esta Misa el Día de los Fieles Difuntos. Los difuntos que tuvieron su funeral aquí en OLA serán recordados de una manera especial, leeremos su nombre y pondremos una flor sobre el altar en su honor. Después de Misa invitamos a todos los participantes a una recepción en el salón Santa Cruz.

Bridges to Contemplative Living Series

En el vestíbulo tendremos un altar para recordar a nuestros difuntos, puede traer una foto de su difunto y ponerla en el altar empezando el 26 de Octubre. Le pedimos que sea una foto de 5”x7” o más pequeña, por favor ponga su nombre y número de teléfono atrás de la foto para que si no la recoge después de Misa sepamos a quien regresársela.

Please come and join us as we study the writings of Thomas Merton as presented through the Merton Institute. In this small group we will journey deeper into our own relationship with the Lord. We do this by; listening with our hearts and in deep meaningful Faith-sharing. It will lead all participants on a journey toward deeper Faith and a more contemplative, peace-filled life. Classes are 2 times a month; on either Saturday at 1:30 (beginning Oct 12), or Monday at 10 am (beginning Oct. 7). We meet in the San Buenaventura Mission Parish Offices. For information or to register call 672-0920 Anne Vanoni

Esperamos verlo a usted y a su familia en esta Misa para los Fieles Difuntos celebrada el 2 de Noviembre, 2013 a las 9:30 am.

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

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. - 10 -

Magnificat Rosario Rodriguez. a young actress shot point blank, shares her story of Miraculous Healing at MAGNIFICAT - A ministry to Catholic Women Prayer Meal on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:00am. Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Dr., Granada Hills, CA. Bring a friend! Forms are available in the back of the church. Mail Magnificat a check for $26 by Oct. 21 - to Magnificat to 17836 Oakrock Court, Granada Hills, CA 91344 or after deadline $30. Questions? Call Pat Dunlap at 818-346-5460 or online reservations at www.magnificatsfv.org.

10-6-13 Bulletin  

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

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