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Education ———— From the Desk of Darlene ———-— "Happy Month of Love and Happy Chinese New Year"! For 150 of our Religious Education children, February 2011 is the month when they receive the beautiful SacraOn February 26th we will ment of First Penance! gather in our church for First Penance: At 9:30 - Krisztina's Class and our 4th graders! At 11:00 - Aurora's Class and our 5th graders! At 12:30 - Lucy, Socrorro and Veronica's Classes! We are asking our parents and children to arrive 15 minutes early for each ceremony. Looking ahead to March...Ladies of our Parish - Please save March 16th for our Saint Patrick's Day Ladies' Luncheon! We will have a delicious luncheon, fashion show, and other surprises! Also, to everyone in our Parish family, it's not too late to sign up for our Religious Education Congress in Anaheim (March 18 - 20). It's the biggest and best in the United States and it's right in our backyard! Contact: Darlene at 642-7966 ext. 118

———— Family Lenten Workshop ———— (Please Note: The event time has changed) Attention families with children age 3 through grade 6: When was the last time your whole family attended a faith formation event together? Wouldn't you like a chance for you and your children to share in a Christ-centered evening? How about a chance for you to learn how to implement Lenten themed Faith-at-Home ideas? Right before Ash Wednesday, your family has an opportunity to attend a Family Lenten Workshop, led by members of the Archdiocese. The event will take place on Thursday, March 3rd in Assumption Hall from 5:30 - 8:00pm. As parents, you are your child’s most influential religious educator and you need to be equipped with the knowledge and knowhow of sharing our Catholic faith with your children and celebrating its traditions within your home. This event is an active learning experience that should not be missed. I pray that you will join us. Please pick-up a registration form at Friendship Sunday or in the Parish Office. Registration forms are due by Friday, Feb. 25th to the Parish office along with a supply fee of $5.00 per family. Any questions you have may be answered by Jenny Elliott ( or 323-5107).

————Faith at Home Questions————— Adults and Teens: Is it hard for you to turn the other cheek? Why?

Children: Do you find it hard to let someone else win an argument?

——–The Edge - Jr. High Youth Ministry—— Wednesday EDGE Nights 7-8:30pm at Assumption Hall All 6th, 7th & 8th graders are welcome! Questions? Call Zach 642-7966 ext 125

—————Life Teen Youth Ministry————BreakOut! Tuesday nights in the youth room 7 to 8:30pm

Confirmation Year 1 February 20th 5:15 mass to 8:00pm Service

Join us on the 1st, 3rd & 4th Mondays to make sandwiches for the homeless from 7 to 8:00pm in the Parish Center Kitchen.

Join us on one of our Summer Adventures Arizona Indian Reservation – June 20th to 25th Into the Deep – July 17th to 21st Steubenville AZ – July 22nd to 24th h Nicaragua – July 30th to August 6t

Questions? Call Karen Reynolds at 642-7966 ext. 121 ——-— Adult Confirmation Classes ———— Thursdays, 7pm until 8:15pm in the Youth Room Beginning Thursday April 7th with Confirmation May 21. Adult Confirmation classes are for those adults who have been baptized, made their first confession, have received their first Eucharist and are actively practicing their faith. Requirements for joining the class will be providing documentation of your previous sacraments and a brief meeting with Deacon Wilson. If you are interested in being part of this class, please email (no phone calls please) Deacon Bill Wilson at to set up your preenrollment meeting. If you are not confirmed and are missing any of the above sacraments please contact Don Huntley (Deacon in Training) at: and ask about the - 5- RCIA program.

2-20-11 Bulletin  

Weekly bulletin for Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura