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ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM: REV. STEVE CORREZ ASSOCIATE PASTOR: REV. Adalberto Blanco PASTOR EMERITUS: REV. MSGR. DONAL MULCAHY DEACONS: REV. MR. DAN BOJORQUEZ REV. MR. MIKE BURNS REV. MR. RAUL GONZALEZ REV. MR. DON HUNTLEY REV. MR. PHIL JOERGER REV. MR. AURELIO MACIAS REV. MR. ED MILLS REV. MR. CHARLES WESSLER

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 11, 2012

Happy Veterans Day Thank you to all who have served our country!

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 & Lent) Saturday: 8:00 AM, 5:15 PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30 (Spanish Mass) 5:15 PM CONFESSIONS: Monday: 8:30-9:00 AM Tuesday: 5:30-6:00 PM Wednesday: 5:30-6:00 PM Friday: 8:30-9:00 AM Saturday: 8:30-9:30 AM 4:00-5:00 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

MEN’S BBQ

This Tuesday at 6:15 In Assumption Hall See Page 7 for details. 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

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Parish Directory / Directorío de la Parroquia ADULT SPIRITUALITY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 ALTAR SERVERS: Deacon Michael & Lauren Burns, 642-7966 ext. 145 ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: Bernice Critchfield, 339-0480 A/V MINISTRY: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 BEREAVEMENT: George and Jan Standing-Roberts, 648-1782 BOY & CUB SCOUTS: Kathy Ellison, 658-6844 BULLETIN: Sherie DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 128 or 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 CHOIR: Cheryl Kewley, 816-2252 CHILDRENS STRING ENSEMBLE: Peter Shuere, 805-647-9998 CONFIRMATION: YOUTH: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 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 EVENT COORDINATOR: Diane Frantela 642-7966 ext. 133 FAMILIES OF NAZARETH: Phyllis Crews, 643-5361 FAMILY TO FAMILY: Mary Braitman, 647-5278 Albert & Janet Karian, 644-0660 FINANCE COUNCIL: Mike Coulson 642-7966 FOOD BASKETS: Jerry Deal, jd347@yahoo.com FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext. 118 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Blanca Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, rowins-1@lafn.org HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089

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: Jack Tingstrom, 647 3689 jtingstrom@roadrunner.com Spanish Contact (en Español): Tony Altorre, taltorre@clinicas.org PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967 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 SPANISH BAPTISM PREP. Deacon Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL: 3167 Telegraph Road Mr. Marc Groff, Principal. School Office: (805) 648-6836 STEWARDSHIP: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 SUNDAY SCHOOL: Jenny Elliott at 642-7966 ext. 124 , SundaySchool@ola-vta.org USHERS: Ric Ruffinelli, 642-8797 David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, LMFT 213-637-7650 sdhealy@la-archdiocese.org VOCATIONS: Father Steven Correz, 642-7966 ext. 106 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 or ddevillers@ola-vta.org WELCOME COMMITTEE: Sherie DeVillers at 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

INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION: Pre-baptism instruction required. English: Deacon Phil Joerger, 642-7966 ext.148 Spanish: Deacon Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Jose Rodriguez, 207-4371 LECTORS: Deacon Dan Bojorquez, 642-7966 ext. 146 LIVING MATRIMONY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MARRIAGES: To schedule date & meeting with priest or deacon, 642-7966 MEN’S MINISTRY: Patrick Rivera, 642-7966 ext. 114 MIDDLE SCHOOL (THE EDGE): Zach Eckert, 642-7966 ext. 125 MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Contact the Parish office, 642-7966 MOM’S GROUP: Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 M.O.M.S. MORNINGS: Jamie Kuske, 351-5327 MOTHER’S PRAYER: Lisa O’Brien, 659-5307

YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Maria Fielding 256-7570

Please email all bulletin announcements by FRIDAYS AT 5PM (10 days before the bulletin is distributed) to bulletin@ola-vta.org Thank you! - 2-


Calendar of Upcoming Events Date

Event

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November 13

Men’s BBQ

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November 24

Feast of Christ the King Eucharistic Procession

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December 2

Blood Drive

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Parish News Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish Office Hours

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

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

Bulletin Deadline November 25 Bulletin Due by Friday, November 16 Please send all bulletin submissions to bulletin@ola-vta.org or use the Bulletin Announcement Submittal form on our website at http://olaventura.com/bulletin_form.html

Stewardship Prayer

Pulpit Announcement Deadline

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

November 18 Masses—Due by November 15 at noon Please send pulpit announcements to schedule@ola-vta.org

Mass Intentions

WEEKLY OFFERINGS

Monday, Nov 12 6:30 Souls in Purgatory 8:00 Why Tee Lie (D) & Livia Jorgenson (L)

Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013, our parish budget calls for $22,474.62 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, October 28, 2012 was 18,435.06 in addition to approximately $1,634.00 which is donated weekly in October via automatic debit. The collection is not only used for operating expenses each week, but also for any ongoing repair work, upgrades, etc. to our parish facility.

Tuesday, Nov 13 6:30 Manuel & Maria Castillo (D) 8:00 Ursula Chico (D) & Nancy Ohliger (D)

Have You Remembered Your Parish or School in Your Will or Trust?

Thursday, Nov 15 6:30 Eleanor Perkins (D) 8:00 Tom Mapes (D) & Irene Duncan (L)

Throughout the years, many parishioners have taken great pride in making bequests to the parish.

Friday, Nov 16 6:30 Jim Mallen (D) 8:00 Noberta Calderon (L) & Martin & Kathleen Earley (D)

Wednesday, Nov 14 6:30 Reynerd Sandoval (D) 8:00 Nelson Del Aguilas (D) & Carole Karma (D)

For more information, please contact the rectory or H. Richard Closson, Director, Trust & Estate Programs at (213) 637-7472 or HRClosson@la-archdiocese.org www.estateplanning.com/trustsacc

Saturday, Nov 17 8:00 Larry Badar (D) & Thomas Mapes (D) 5:15 Shirley Taylor (D)

Our correct legal title is: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, A Corporation Sole For the benefit of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish - 3-

Sunday, Nov 18 8:00 Miguel Del Aguilas (D) & Primo Piza (L) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Soledad Fajardo (D) & Luigi Balbo (D) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Frank Ortiz, Jr. (D) & Cecile Cunningham (L)


Seasonal Schedule of Events

"Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood."

Please mark your calendar with these special dates in preparation for the Advent/Christmas season: Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22nd Rectory office closed 9:00 am Mass - Reception following in Assumption Hall Please bring a food item representing your Thanksgiving table for a special blessing. A loaf of bread will be given to every family attending Mass

The story in today’s Gospel can always serve as a true inspiration of having faith. Called the widow’s mite, the story is about a widow who only has two small coins (called mites) to live on, and she gives them back to God trusting in His goodness for her. This example is given in contrast to all of the wealthy patrons of the Temple who give a great deal of their wealth, but they give out of their surplus. How does this story inspire us today?

Feast of Christ the King Eucharistic Procession Saturday, November 24th -1:00pm beginning in church Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation) Friday, December 7th 5:15 Vigil Mass Saturday, December 8th 8:00 am, 9:30am, 11:00am and regular 5:15 pm Saturday Mass

So many times perhaps we are challenged to be like this widow in trusting in the Lord, by giving out of our livelihood and not just out of our surplus. This is not always easy to do, especially in the financial crisis that we have been facing for the last several years in our country.

Advent Taize Prayer Service Saturday, December 8th 7:30 pm in the church

However one of the areas of support that many of you have contributed to is to the parish, in our Sunday collection. Each week the parish depends upon the generosity of its members with their financial support in order to continue its ministries and services, and have the ability and the resources to carry on the mission of our Catholic Church. These ministries not only involve the teaching of our Catholic Faith, but the celebration and the preparation of the Sacraments, and the social outreach that we provide as witness to our society. Each week in the bulletin we post the operating cost of the parish in order to accomplish that, and the amount of the collection which has been received in order to achieve it. I am very thankful of your past contributions in supporting your parish with your generosity. Sadly, perhaps to no one’s surprise especially during these difficult times in our economy, our collection has suffered, and we have not been able to meet the amount of the budget that the parish has planned for in order to carry out all of its ministries and services. As shameless as this would seem, I would like to plead with you to please consider continuing to support the parish as you have in the past. Without your help we will not be able to continue to accomplish all the good that we have started, the good that God wants us to do. If I were begging for myself, I would feel ashamed, but I am begging for the Church and the work we strive to continue for the glory of God. The money that is contributed to the parish does not stay here; it goes back into the activities of the parish and its social outreach programs to help the community. Please consider the example of the Widow in today’s Gospel; she gave what little she had trusting that God would provide for her, as she was providing for His Church.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Wednesday, December 12th 6:00 am Mananitas in the church 6:30 am Mass (bilingual) with reception following in the Santa Cruz Room 8:00 am Daily Mass 7:00 pm Mass (Spanish) with reception following in Assumption Hall Christmas Concert Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm in the church with Reception following in Assumption Hall Advent Penance Service Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00 pm in the church Christmas Eve Monday, December 24th Rectory office closes at noon Daily Mass 8:00 am Christmas Masses at 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm, Midnight (special prelude music before each Mass) Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25th Rectory office closed Masses 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm (Spanish) No 5:15 pm Mass New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31st Rectory office closes at noon Masses 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 5:15 pm New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1st Rectory office closed 9:00 am Mass only

The Pastoral Letter

Take care and God bless, Fr. Steve Correz - 4-


Education RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults This week’s RCIA experience will center on The Sacrament of the Eucharist Any member of the parish interested in this topic is welcome to attend. 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) process. To learn more about this experience email us at RCIA@ola-vta.org or call (805) 642-7966 x123.

The EDGE-Junior High Ministry Wednesdays 7-8:30pm in Assumption Hall Registration for the EDGE 2012-2013 is now open! Forms are available in the Rectory office and the OLA website! Questions—Contact Zach at 642-7966 ext. 125

Safe Environment 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. Click on http://www.archdiocese.la/protecting/ for more information.

All volunteers working with or around children must be fingerprinted through the Archdiocese and certified in the Safeguard the Children Program Protecting God’s Children. Information for both fingerprinting and Safeguard Classes are listed below. The Virtus training must be updated every 4 years. However, instead of the 3-hour Protecting God's Children program, people can recertify by completing the 1.5 hour Keeping the Promise Alive program. Fingerprinting does not need to be repeated.” For questions, call Dea Boehme at (805) 390-1260 or OLAsafeguard@ola-vta.org.

Safety tips for parents traveling with children Life Teen Youth Ministry Service

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

BreakOut! Tuesday nights in the youth room from 7-8:30pm Confirmation Year 1 Sunday December 2 – 5:15 Mass and small group Confirmation Year 2 Sunday November 11 — Mass and small group. Retreat for Years 1 and 2, November 16-18 College Fellowship Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 at Karen’s House, 33 North Dunning St. All are welcome. Questions—Contact Karen at 642-7966 ext. 121

Traveling with kids during the holidays can be a challenge, especially with the added worry of safety thrown into the mix. Here are some suggestions parents can use to help ensure their children’s safety while traveling: 1. Prior to leaving on your holiday, remind children about your family safety procedures for dealing with strangers and what to do if they get lost. 2. Keep a recent photo of children handy, also a photocopy of passports kept in a safe place or with a relative that can fax it to you in case of loss. 3. If you label children’s clothing, make sure the label is inside so strangers are not able to learn child’s name. For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at (213) 637-7650.

Fingerprinting Schedule Our Lady of Guadalupe Saturday, November 17 427 N. Oak Street, Santa Paula 10:00pm - 1:40pm & 3:20pm - 5:20pm For appointment call (805) 647-3235 ext. 314 Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary .

Faith at Home Questions Adults and Teens: Do you give out of the extra that you have, or do you give in your need?

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship SAVE THE DATE

There will be an Advent Taizé Prayer Service on Saturday, December 8th at 7:30pm in the Church. Take some time to reflect and enter into prayer and song during this Children: If you get an allowance, how busy season. do you spend your money? When was the last time you Our Music Ministry will be presenting a Christmas Concert used some of it for someone else? for the whole parish on Monday, December 17th at 7:00pm in the Church. Come enjoy some wonderful holiday music, - 5- with a reception in Assumption Hall to follow!


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Rosary Makers Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 13th 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.

Natural Family Planning Learn Natural Family Planning Discover a safe, healthy and effective way to plan your family. Encouraged by the Church, Natural Family Planning is based on modern scientific research and can help married couples to avoid, postpone or achieve pregnancy. It can be used by all women throughout their fertile years, regardless of cycle regularity. Among couples who use NFP, many find that it brings a new dimension to their relationship, making an already good marriage even better. A course will be offered at Our Lady of the Assumption starting November 17th. For more information call Aaron or Lee Ann Sanchez (805) 650-6734 or to register for a class go to www.ccli.org. Cost is $135.00.

Hermits of St. Giles A Warm Hello To You, "You wear your heart on your sleeve" - A phrase that goes way back. Still a powerful statement. It means exposing your heart too much will eventually get you hurt. Some might say Christ Jesus, the Sacred Heart, wore His heart on His sleeve too. Place your heart in your hands. Now outstretch your arms that the world might see the power of your love. See the altar in front of you. What happens upon this altar? The power of love sacrificed for us, given to us freely as gift in love. When you hold your heart in your own hands, embrace it gently. Do not be afraid to expose it to the world. Imitate Christ Jesus and love. Love with your whole heart. Do not be afraid of breaking it for that will come as well through life. Keep your heart embraced within that Heart which is given to us each day upon the altar, for when we do this, love will be able to heal our broken world. Have a most blessed week. Your little brother in Christ Jesus, Mark Dextraze 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.

Eucharistic Adoration St. Julie’s Chapel

Adorers are always welcome. Would you be able to commit weekly to any of the times listed? Wednesdays 2-3pm Thursdays 1-2pm Fridays 4-5am, noon-1pm, 1-2pm Saturdays 8-9am We REALLY need substitute adorers! If you are able to commit to one of these times, contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 844-8395

Eucharistic Procession Please join the Knights of Columbus for a very special Eucharistic Procession in recognition of the Feast of Christ the King. The procession will take place on Saturday, November 24th. The procession will begin at 1:00pm in the church with the first decade of the rosary and then move outside in the general area of the church and OLA School. We will return to the church for the last decade of the Rosary, Adoration and Benediction. Ministries are welcome to bring processional banners. All are invited!

Holiday Food Baskets Thanksgiving Food Baskets-Drivers Needed Next Sunday, November 18th, we will be needing drivers to help with the delivery of this year’s Easter Food Baskets. Drivers will be needed during the hours of 8:00 to 10:30 AM. Sign-up at Assumption Hall on November 18th. Any type of vehicle will be fine. Questions call Jerry Deal (805) 339-0260. Thank you.

Blood Drive Save the Date Sunday, December 2nd 9-2:00 In the bloodmobiles next to Hurley Hall Please call 654-8104 for an appointment or online at www.blood4life.org using the sponsor code: Assumption

Frassati Young Adult Group Looking for True Love? Come join other young adults in their 20s and 30s as we read and discuss the book Men, Women and the Mystery of Love. We will be looking at topics such as: friendship, how to determine if a relationship is authentic love or doomed to fail, and the true meaning of human love. Contact Jenny Svoboda at jemurray24@hotmail.com or (805) 258-6816 for more information. -6-


MEN’S MINISTRY BBQ This Tuesday at 6:15pm in Assumption Hall The Men’s Ministry invites all Men to our Monthly Tri-Tip and Beer BBQ Dinner The Cost is $8 or $7 With This Bulletin 50/50 raffle, Door Prizes and Fellowship With Your Brothers of OLA Be Sure to Bring a Friend!!!

Featuring Guest Speaker:

Police Officer Alex Conchola Of the Montclair California Police Department and “Save a Sheepdog” Ministries Come hear Alex’s story of Redemption and Perseverance, his heroic life as a Law Officer, & the struggles he encountered. Truly a living Miracle, through a near death experience Alex has learned to lean on God’s Grace and the Glory of Christ’s Resurrection!

Contact Director of Adult Ministries Patrick Rivera for any additional information or questions at 805.642.7966 ext114 or PRivera@ola-vta.org -7-


Parish Spirituality & Fellowship Families of Nazareth Movement

Support Groups at OLA Church

God The Only One To Rely On "Faith is relying on nothing apart from God. We cannot rely on any of His gifts, only on Him alone, on His infinite power and infinite love."

DivorceCare Support Group: The group meets in the San Miguel Room of the Parish Center from 6:30 to 8pm. We meet twice a month on Mondays. New members are welcome at each session. Next Meetings: November 19, December 3 & 17

Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, 3rd. ed. (Ft. Collins, CO: IAMF, 2012), 31

GriefShare/Bereavement Support Group: The group meets in the Parish HOUSE (21 N. Dunning St.) from 6:30 to 8pm. We meet twice a month on Tuesdays. New members are welcome at each session. Next Meetings: November 20, December 4 & 18

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.

Cancer Support Group: The meetings run twice a month on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm when we are in session. We meet in the parish house located at 21 N. Dunning St. Next Meetings: November 28, December 5.

Tuesday morning group meets @ 9:15 am at the Parish House. Contact Lyla Alexander at 805-644-5795 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/

Note: The Cancer Support Group will not be meeting on November 21 or December 19.

Contact Information These support groups are facilitated by Veronica Marchese, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Veronica254@sbcglobal.net or 665-7511

Toy Drive We are currently collecting new unwrapped toys for our annual OLA Toy Drive. Toys can be brought to Mass on Sundays or to the rectory office during the week. Please no battery operated toys as batteries run out quickly and are expensive to replace. Dolls, cars, games, arts and crafts, baby toys, sports balls, play sets, are some favorites and would be greatly appreciated. Contact Krisztina Heimann at krisheimann@yahoo.com for more information.

Health Professionals Needed The Confirmation Retreat team needs your help! The teens will be going on retreat beginning Friday, November 16. Part of the retreat center's requirements include a quick health screening. If you are an MD, RN, or LVN please volunteer to help with this screening on Friday, November 16 at 4:15 pm in Assumption Hall. The process should take about an hour. Be sure to bring a current copy of your license so we can make a copy for our records. Thank you for your consideration. This will be a big part in helping to make this year's retreat a safe, healthy and spiritual experience.

OLA Book Group The OLA Book Group will meet again on November 12, 2012, to discuss Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain. We have divided the book into two sections for discussion. We will read parts I and II for the November meeting and finish the book for our December 10 gathering. Have you always wanted to read this inspiring piece of classic spiritual literature? Now is the time. Come join us at 7:00pm at the Parish House. Call Mary Ann Bognar at 647-0462 for more information.

Please reply to David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 109 or ddevillers@ola-vta.org or Karen Reynolds at kreynolds@ola-vta.org if you can help out. .

Happy Anniversary! Al & Rhonda Beridon

45 Years on November 11 William & Mary Anderson

Altar Server Ministry

25 Years on November 7

Refresher Training dates have been scheduled for all existing altar servers. Trainings focus on the Liturgy of the Eucharist along with some changes in the entrance procession and Gospel procession. Final date is:

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

Jobs...One Person at a Time

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Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. If you have questions please contact Dn. Mike Burns at 642-7966 ext. 145 or at mburns42@sbcglobal.net

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Hi, my name is Kathleen Ordner-Barnett and I am looking for a house-cleaning job. Parishioner references available. Please call me at 805-901-5332. Thank you.


Respect Life Ministry Respect Life Ministry THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A PRO-LIFE CHURCH Contact Patty Berry 642-4928 or coastalpatty@gmail.com or Dea Boehme at dea.boehme@att.net

"Defenders of Life" Monthly meetings in the Parish House at 21 N. Dunning, 4:00pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come and join us. LOCAL RESOURCES: Ventura County Pregnancy Centers: 648-3301 Tender Life Maternity Home: 653-7474 or Dea Boehme at dea.boehme@att.net Life Centers of Ventura County: M.T.W. 12-4, Thurs. 11-4 (free ultrasound) Pregnancy Testing and all services, FREE & Confidential. 522 North "A" Street, Oxnard, 93030 Please stop by to visit and drop off donations. Wish list: diapers, formula, baby clothes baby toiletries, pack/play (no car seats or big cribs) Donations can also be left at the Rectory for Patty Berry who will deliver them for you to the Center. 486-2721 M,T,W,F from 12-4:00pm (800-973-7334, 24-hour hotline) Foster Home or Adoption – ASPIRANET – 289-0120 St. Joseph’s Pantry – 2nd & 4th Wed. MaryAnn- 6442160 Rosary at Planned Parenthood - Wed. at 7:30am and Fridays at 3:00pm—contact Ana at 218-3093. Prayer for the Unborn at St. Julie’s Chapel - Thursdays at 5:00pm. Contact Gloria at 644-4726.

Intercessions for the Sick Beginning the first weekend of November, the names of those who are sick were read during the weekend Intercessions at Mass for one weekend only, after which they will be recorded in the Book of the Sick located in the rectory office. At each weekend Mass, we will read and pray for all the new listings, as well as those contained in the Book of the Sick. Our goal is to better identify the newly sick while continuing to pray for all the sick of our parish. There are yellow forms in the front 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.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

CARTA PASTORAL “Os digo de verdad que esta viuda pobre ha echado más que todos los que echan en el arca del Tesoro. Pues todos han echado de los que les sobraba, ésta, en cambio, ha echado de lo que necesitaba todo cuanto poseía, todo lo que tenía para vivir.” La historia en el Evangelio de hoy nos sirve como una verdadera inspiración de fe. Se le llama a esta historia los centavos de la viuda porque relata sobre una viuda que solo tiene dos pequeñas monedas (centavos) para vivir, y las entrega a Dios confiando en que El será bondadoso con ella. Este ejemplo se da en contraste con los ricos del Templo que dan grandes cantidades de sus riquezas, pero dan de lo que les sobra. ¿De que manera nos inspira esta historia hoy en día? Muchas veces somos retados a ser como la viuda y confiar en el Señor, al dar de nuestro sustento y no solo de lo que nos sobra. Esto no siempre es fácil, especialmente en la crisis financiera que hemos enfrentado en los últimos años en este país. Sin embargo, una de las áreas de apoyo a la que muchos de ustedes han contribuido es a la parroquia, por medio de la colecta los domingos. Cada semana la parroquia depende de la generosidad y el apoyo económico de sus feligreses para poder continuar los ministerios y servicios, y para tener la habilidad y los recursos de llevar acabo la misión de nuestra Iglesia Católica. Estos ministerios no solo enseñan nuestra Fe Católica, sino que celebran y preparan para los Sacramentos, y la proyectan como testimonio de nuestra fe en la sociedad. Cada semana en el boletín indicamos el costo de operación que se requiere en la parroquia y la cantidad que se recauda cada semana para lograr esta meta. Les agradezco mucho las generosas contribuciones que han hecho a nuestra parroquia. Tristemente, y quizás no sorprenda a nadie especialmente en estos tiempos económicos difíciles, nuestra colecta ha bajado, y no hemos llegado a la cantidad necesario que la parroquia necesita para llevar acabo todos los ministerios y servicios. Aunque sea vergonzoso, les quiero implorar que consideren el continuar apoyando a la parroquia como lo han hecho en el pasado. Sin su ayuda no podemos llevar acabo todas las cosas buenas que hemos empezado, lo bueno que Dios quiere que hagamos. Si suplicará solo por mí, me daría vergüenza, pero les estoy rogando por la Iglesia y el trabajo que queremos continuar haciendo para la gloria de Dios. Las contribuciones a la parroquia no se quedan aquí, se invierte en las actividades de la parroquia y en los programas sociales en los que ayudamos en la comunidad. Por favor considere el ejemplo de la Viuda en el Evangelio de hoy, ella dio lo poco que tenia confiando en que Dios le daría lo que necesitaba, y ella beneficio a Su Iglesia.

The Tuesday morning Bible Study has resumed every week at 9:00am in the Santa Cruz Room. Please join Cuídense y que Dios los bendiga. Padre Steve Correz. Deacon Ed for a discussion on the Second Vatican Council and the four Constitutions of the Church that were created by the attending Bishops. All are invited to participate. -9-


Ministerio Hispano

In The Community

Bienvenidos a la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Horario de la Oficina Parroquial Lunes a Viernes ~ 8:30 a.m. a 8:00 p.m. Sábado ~ 8:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Domingo ~ 9:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m.

Oración de 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. Amen

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 que participe en el proceso de RICA. Nos reunimos cada martes de 7-9 pm en el Salón San Miguel, el tema de este martes es: El Rosario Para más información, comuníquese con Rosario

Intercesiones por los enfermos Empezando el primer fin de semana en Noviembre, los nombre de los enfermos serán leídos durante las intercesiones de la Misa solamente un fin de semana, después de esto, pondremos los nombres en el Libro de los Enfermos localizado en la oficina parroquial. Durante cada Misa de fin de semana, leeremos y haremos oración por los enfermos recién agregados a la lista, y por los que se encuentran en el Libro de los Enfermos. Nuestra meta es identificar a los enfermos nuevos y poder seguir rezando por todos los enfermaos de nuestra parroquia. En el vestíbulo encontrará formas amarillas que pude utilizar para identificar a cualquier persona que este enferma. Después de llenar la forma, puede dejarla en el depósito de correo localizado en la puerta de la oficina parroquial.

St. Bonaventure Information Open House St. Bonaventure High School will host an Open House Sunday, November 18th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Take advantage of the opportunity to take a campus tour and experience teachers and students in action with both academic and co-curricular programs. Likewise, meet current students, parents, teachers and administrators who will be on hand to answer questions. Finish the day by joining us for a Seraph family BBQ. SBHS is currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Applications submitted by January 23rd for incoming freshmen will guarantee registration for the placement exam on Saturday, January 26th. For more information contact Deacon Don Huntley at dhuntley@saintbonaventure.com, or call 648-6836 x107.

Brighten A Life Christmas Tree Lighting & Ceremony Support the Cancer Center at St. John’s Hospitals 2012 Honorees Conrad Alvarez and Bernie Glenn

Nuestra Señora De Assumption Campaña de Sangre

Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 pm in the Hiji Family Healing Garden St. John’s Regional Medical Center 1600 N. Rose Ave. Oxnard Phone: 988-2868 www.supportstjohns.org Email: heather.huffman@dignityhealth.org

Domingo, 2 de Diciembre de 9:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Haga cita el Domingo 25 de Noviembre despues de misa de 12:30pm. Para hacer cita registrese Por favor llame a Maricela - 477-1242 O en linea www.blood4life.org y use uniclave : Assumption Regale el regalo de vida! - 10 -


11-11-12 Bulletin