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Our Lady of the Assumption 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura, California 93003 Office (805) 642-7966, Fax (805) 642-7635

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Our Lord Jesus Christ the King November 21, 2010






SCHEDULE OF MASSES: Monday—Friday: 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM 5:15 PM (1st Friday & Lent)

Saturday: 8:00 AM, 5:15 PM


8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30 (Spanish Mass) 5:15 PM

All are welcome to join us! As we bring the love of Jesus to the children of Mecca Please bring new, unwrapped, toys to the decorated toy box in the back of the church during weekend Mass times or to the rectory office during the week. See page 7 for details


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: 8:30-9:00 AM, 4:00-5:00 PM

LITURGY OF THE HOURS: Monday-Saturday before 8am Mass

ROSARY: Monday-Saturday after 8am Mass


OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH SCHOOL: 3169 Telegraph Road Mrs. Patricia Groff, Principal School Office: (805) 642-7198

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.

Parish Directory / Directorío de la Parroquia ADULT CONFIRMATION: Deacon Bill Wilson 642-7966 ADULT SPIRITUALITY: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext. 109 ALTAR SERVERS: Deacon Ed & Kate Mills, 642-7966 ext 152 ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: DeMova Barrett, 643-0535 BEREAVEMENT: Ofelia Haynes, 644-3508 Deacon Rodger Adams, 642-7966 ext. 116 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 CHOIR: Cheryl Kewley, 816-2252 CHILDRENS STRING ENSEMBLE: Peter Shuere, 805-647-9998 CHRISTIAN SERVICE: Kath Wurts, 648-7012 COLLIDE WORSHIP: Aaron Barta, 642-7966 ext.117 END OF LIFE MINISTRY: Mary Ellen Farley, 643-5262 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Elizabeth Wurts, 644-8395 Mary Ann Decaen, 644-2160 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Deacon Jim Farley, 642-7966 EVENT COORDINATOR: Diane Frantela 642-7966 ext. 133 FAITH SHARING GROUPS: Mary Braitman, 647-5278 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 FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 GRUPO GUADALUPANO: Blanca Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 HEALTH MINISTRY: Dottie Rowins, HERMITS OF ST. GILES: Mark Andrew Dextraze, 647-9089 HISPANIC MINISTRY (MINISTERIO HISPANO): Rosario Gonzalez, 647-6351 INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION: Pre-baptism instruction required. English: Deacon Rodger Adams, 642-7966 ext.116 Spanish: Dn. Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 ext. 129 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Al Phelps, GK (805) 797-4740 LECTORS: Deacon Charles Wessler, 642-7966 x126 LIVING MATRIMONY: Aaron Barta, 642-7966 ext.117 MAJOR CHOIR DIRECTOR: Irene La Commare, 659-4933 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Russ & Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MARRIAGES: To schedule date & meeting with priest or deacon, 642-7966 Wedding ceremony coordinators, Andrea Lawson, 671-9931 Sherie DeVillers, 445-1210 MEN’S MINISTRY: Aaron Barta, 642-7966 ext. 117

MIDDLE SCHOOL (THE EDGE): Zach Eckert, 642-7966 ext. 125 MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Contact main office, 642-7966 MOM’S GROUP: Jeanine Walker, 648-4244 MOTHER’S PRAYER: Lisa O’Brien, 659-5307 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Leslie McGiven, 650-4878 NURSERY: Darlene Holaway, 642-7966 ext.118 OLA CLASSICS: Mary Kielas, 650-7870 PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: Krisztina Heimann, 818-469-3973 or Spanish Contact (Contacto en Español): Javier Zapata, 654-8875 PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Juanita Trine, 644-5967 RCIA 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 ON SUNDAY: John Stebbins, 644-4674 ROSARY MAKERS: Aurora Gonzales, 654-0316 SACRISTANS: Deacon Ed & Kate Mills, 642-7966 x 152 SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN: Dea Boehme 642-7966

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: 642-4104 SECULAR FRANCISCAN: Pauline Riendeau, 339-9446 SERRA—VOCATIONS: Steve Garcia, 644-4726 SPANISH BAPTISM PREPARATION: Aurelio Macias, 642-7966 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 323-5107, USHERS: Ric Ruffinelli, 642-8797 VICTIMS ASSISTANCE: Suzanne Healy, LMFT 213-637-7650 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: David DeVillers, 642-7966 ext.109 or WELCOME COMMITTEE: Mary Donohue at 794-3867 or WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Kris Lynch at 382-0478 or OR Nikki Noonan at 644-8980 or YOUNG ADULT (FRASSATI): Jenny Murray, YOUTH MINISTRY: Karen Reynolds, 642-7966 ext. 121

Music: Aaron Barta, 642-7966 ext.117 YLI-CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION: Ann Ives, 642-6748 Please email all bulletin announcements by FRIDAYS AT 5PM (10 days before the bulletin is distributed) to - 2 - Thank you!

Calendar of Upcoming Events Date


See page

November 25

Thanksgiving Mass & Reception


November 28

First Sunday of Advent - Blood Drive Signups


December 4

Advent Fest


December 5 - Sunday Experience!

Blood Drive - Growing In Faith Together


December 12

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration


December 13

Advent Penance Service


January 14-15

Living Matrimony Retreat





Saturday, November 27th 5:15 pm Mercy Gonzalez, Dan & Yolanda Hirsch,

Theresa Perales, Denise Percy, Deryl & Margaret Franzel

Barbara Adams & Ann Posakony

8:00 am DeMova Barrett, Joann Cunningham,

Amanda Haapanen, Alex Mellein, Anaiis Royval

Sr. Dolores Bray & Tim Noonan

9:30 am Deborah Anderson, Bob & Patty Berry,

Maddy Schmitt, Giana Travi, Tanya Morris, Brendan Walker

Dan McGrath & Chuck Yuncker

11:00 am Haydee Berrington, Holly Bishop,

Brieanna Tafoya, Miguel Torres, Liliana Torres

Bill & Lyla Alexander

12:30 pm Assigned by Hispanic Ministry

Assigned by Hispanic Ministry

Assigned by Hispanic Ministry

Claire Dickinson, Mark Velasquez, Jacob Hernandez

Assigned by the Youth Group

Art Karma, Edward & Victoria Klein, Victor Philipps, Anne Wilson

Sunday, November 28th Cecelia Isordia, Ruth & Harry Kirschner, Emma Mayer, Jack & Pat Mellring

Robyn Birkimer, Tessie Haas, Robert & Irene Thompson, Ed & Pat Lyon, Chuck Yuncker

Ken DeVore, Bernardo Galvan, Mari Joerger, Jeanne & Laurence Murray, William Windroth, Ed Wurts

5:15 pm Karen Brubaker, Paul Coffee, Tim &

Mary Troske, Elizabeth White Kinney, Debra Lawry, Tiffany Lansden, Ginger Piper, Mary Saad, Teresa Sohn

Happy Anniversary! Brock & Carole Martin

55 Years on November 16

To list your anniversary, please email by the Friday of the week before you wish to publish the date.

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Lester & Ann Dent

41 Years on November 21

Parish News

Mass Intentions Monday, Nov. 22 6:30 Kathy Wear (D) 8:00 Vicki Mayer (D) & Cecile Cunningham (L)

—————2010 Parish Directory————— The 2010 Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Picture Directory is now available for pickup at the Parish Office.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 6:30 Henry Joseph & Ann Julia Wibbelmann (D) 8:00 Sharon Fry (D)

If you had your picture taken for this directory, please come by and pick up your copy.

Wednesday, Nov. 24 6:30 Mass for the People 8:00 Rosalio Encarnacion (D) & Mercedes Ante (D)

——————Bulletin Deadlines——————

Thursday, Nov. 25 6:30 No Mass 8:00 Joseph McGrath (D) & Malcolm Thomas (L)

Due to the upcoming holidays, the following are the deadlines for bulletin announcements to be received: December 19th bulletin—Due by December 6th

Friday, Nov. 26 6:30 Mass for the People 8:00 Juan Miguel Reyes (D)

December 26th bulletin—Due by December 12th January 2nd bulletin—Due by December 18th

Saturday, Nov. 27 8:00 Rose Hofekils (D) 5:15 Joe Parr (D) & James Sully (D)

Please send all bulletin submissions to no later than the above deadline.

We have a NEW updated church website. Please go to to and let us know what you think. Email to or use the Contact page on the site. Thank you!

Sunday, Nov. 28 8:00 Aurelio A. Reyes (D) 9:30 Mass for the People 11:00 Clarence & Loretta Sayward (D) & Valerie Jean Clark (D) 12:30 Misa Para La Gente 5:15 Paul Simonitsch (D)

—————Holiday Office Hours—————

Please join us Monday, December 13th at 7:00pm in the Church for our Advent Penance Service.

All are Welcome! Thank you from the Family of Army Mueller

Closed Closed

Christmas Holiday Friday, Dec. 24th Saturday, Dec. 25th Sunday, Dec. 26th Monday, Dec. 27th

8:30 a.m. to Noon Closed 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed

New Year’s Holiday Friday, Dec. 31st Saturday, Jan. 1st Sunday, Jan. 2nd

8:30 a.m. to Noon Closed 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


We would like to thank the parishioners of OLA and especially Father Steve and Monsignor Mulcahy for celebrating with us the memorial Mass of our Dad, Army Mueller, on October 15th.

Thank you for your continuing support of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. For the fiscal year July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011, our parish budget calls for $22,232.00 to be donated weekly at the Sunday collection. The collection for Sunday, November 7, 2010 was $25,031.26 in addition to approximately $1,388.00 which is donated weekly in November 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.

———————Faith at Home——————— The next Faith Preserves take home project will be available after morning Masses on Sunday, November 28th—The first day of Advent. For more information, please contact David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 109 or

Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday, Nov. 25th Friday, Nov. 26th

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Education —————Religious Education————— From the Desk of Darlene……..

——————ADULT BIBLE STUDY—————— The group meets on Tuesdays, at 9:00am in the Parish Center, Santa Cruz Room.

Here we are nearing the end of November, as many of you planning Thanksgiving dinners. If you are, or are not because family is not near, please plan to come to our beautiful Thanksgiving Mass at 9 A.M. on Thursday and to the Parish Center for a small Thanksgiving Brunch following Mass. We will have fresh fruit, homemade muffins and coffee cake plus hot apple cider, cold cider, and hot coffee for all! Please plan to come! It has been another special month for all of us in Religious Education! With just 2/3 of our Baby Bottles returned for Tender Life, the money has been counted and our kids have brought in $950 already! They are wonderful. They have also brought many items, such as warm blankets etc., for our Homeless Drive!! And they are already starting to bring new toys for the children in Mecca, CA! We wish all our Parish family a Thanksgiving filled with peace, joy and gratitude wherever you are. We love you all!!

Our evening Bible Study continues to meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7:00pm in Hurley Hall. No registration required to attend either group. NEW members can join each week. For more information please contact Fr. Steve at 642-7966

All are Welcome!

————————— RCIA———————–—— RCIA is open to anyone interested in joining, returning to the Catholic Church or learning more about our faith. It is not too late to join. We meet every Tuesday evening in the Santa Cruz room of the Parish Center at 7:00 pm. For more information please contact Don & Diana Huntley, 642-7966 ext. 123 or Nov. 23rd. - Our presentation will be on Advent and the Church Calendar. We will discuss the Liturgical Calendar, the Colors of the Year and their meaning. Advent begins next Sunday. Nov. 30th - Prayer Experience: Lectio Divina / Personal Encounter with God.

——–The Edge - Jr. High Youth Ministry—— Wednesday EDGE Nights 7-8:30PM at Assumption Hall All 6th, 7th & 8th graders are welcome!

Dec. 7th - Rituals, Symbols, Sacramentals & Cultural Traditions. The Guadalupanas will be providing us with a delicious dinner.

Questions? Call Zach 642-7966 ext 125

———————–OLA School———————–

—————Life Teen Youth Ministry————-

OLA School's Annual Dinner Auction This year's event "Mediterranean Moonlight”, will be April 9th, 2011. Join us for an evening of entertainment, great food and a chance to support the mission of solid Catholic education and character development. At this time, we need your donations of any items that you can share with us such as timeshares, collectibles, activities, event tickets, services, etc. Your business can advertise on our auction website or in our program. And it's all taxdeductible! Please help us to make this the most successful event yet by visiting the OLA School website at: for more information and donation forms.

Please pray for our youth as they return home from retreat tonight! No Confirmation after Mass this Sunday

Confirmation Year 2 December 5th 5:15 Mass to 8:00pm

eScrip & Receipts to help the school! Please register your Vons club card at and make sure our school gets credit - School ID #137316848 Our Lady of the Assumption School.

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

Fresh & Easy is a new neighborhood market located 5101 Telegraph and Day Rd. They are also helping our school by offering a “save the receipt program” that runs from September 15 - December 31, 2010. Every $20 receipt earns OLA School $1.00. Please help by shopping and saving your receipt. Envelopes are available at the Parish and School offices.

Bible Study! Tuesday in the Youth Room from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Join us for some food, fun and friends! Questions? Call Karen Reynolds at 642-7966 ext. 121 - 5-

Family ————Safeguard The Children————--

————Faith at Home Questions—————

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 Mahoney 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.

Adults and Teens: What sacrifices are you prepared to make in order to be closer to God? Children: How can you show God’s love to others?

Click on for more information.

——–——Villasenor Fundraiser—————

All volunteers working with or around children must be fingerprinted through the Archdiocese and be certified in the Safeguard the Children Program Protecting God’s Children. Information for both fingerprinting and Safeguard Classes are listed below. For more information please contact Dea Boehme, Safeguard the Children Committee Chairman at 642-7966 or

Help us to support a fundraiser for Alex Villasenor, an OLA parishioner and parent, who is being treated for cancer. Join us in Assumption Hall today, Nov. 21, 2010 from 2:30 to 7:00pm. The fundraiser will include a silent auction, which begins at 2:30pm and dinner, served at 4:30pm, from Milano’s Italian Restaurant. All proceeds will benefit the Villasenor family. Please contact Diane Frantela at 805-642-7966 ext.133 or for additional information. Thank you for your support.

————Fingerprinting Schedule————

——Living Matrimony Couples Retreat——

ST. JUDE Thursday, December 16th 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village 12:00pm - 3:40pm & 5:20pm - 7:20pm For an appointment call (818) 889-2541 ST. ROSE OF LIMA Saturday, December 18th 1305 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley 10:00am - 1:40pm & 3:20pm - 5:20pm For an appointment call (805) 526-1732 Appointments are necessary as schedules fill up rapidly. Please call in advance to cancel if necessary so that others can be given the opportunity to be fingerprinted.

Did You Know? Protecting children from Abuse Abuse Prevention Training of Kids Nears 6 Million

Did you know that the Catholic church in the U.S. has prepared more than 5.7 million children to recognize abuse and protect themselves? Age-appropriate child safety programs are mandatory throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Please contact the parish office for more information about the safe environment training programs for children in our parish, or call the Archdiocesan Safeguard the Children Office: 213-637-7227. For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at 213-637-7650. -6-

For All Married and Engaged Couples—Join us the weekend of Jan. 14th & 15th, for the first Living Matrimony Couples Retreat. It will be a couples get-away, as we grow together in faith and intimacy with each other and God. The retreat with be held at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo. It will start on Friday night; the couples will then go home and return on Saturday for the entire day. The retreat leaders will be Jim & Meg Beckman. Jim and Meg just recently have been giving retreats to married couples focusing on growing in faith with each other and in their relationship with God. Jim is a National Catholic speaker, author of God Help Me: How to Grow in Prayer, Retreat leader and evangelist. He also led the OLA Men’s Retreat last year. With life being so busy and crazy at times, now is the time to invest in the most important relationship of your life. Contact Aaron Barta at 805-642-7966 ext. 117,

————————Advent Fest——————— Capture the spirit of Advent and join us at our first Advent Festival! All are invited to the Hagel Tree Farm in Somis on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Please bring a side dish to share, picnic supplies, and your friends and family! We will provide hot dogs and hamburgers. Special activities include hay rides, photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the elves, a petting zoo, games for all ages, and other holiday activities. Please contact Aaron Barta at 642-7966 ext. 117 or email to to RSVP or for more information.

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship —————Santa Needs Your Help—————

—————–-Respect Life Ministry—————

It's time for Fr. Steve's 2010 Toy Drive! We have a wonderful trip planned to help a parish very much in need, and this year it's in California! All are welcome to join us. We will also continue to help hundreds of families right here in Ventura to see their children smile on Christmas morning. There is a mandatory meeting for all drivers on Monday, December 6 at 7:00pm in Room 8 of OLA School.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A PRO-LIFE CHURCH There is healing after abortion. Rachel's vineyard offers retreats for restoring peace and experiencing forgiveness. See for information. Please continue to PRAY for the Unborn and vulnerable Elderly.

Please bring new, unwrapped, toys to the decorated toy box in the back of the church during weekend Mass times or to the rectory office during the week. No items requiring batteries please. Suggestions include: dolls, cars and trucks, games, sporting goods, craft kits, action figures. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated. Contact: Krisztina Heimann 818 469-3973 or

LOCAL RESOURCES: Ventura County Pregnancy Centers: 648-3301 Tender Life Maternity Home: 653-7474 Life Centers: 486-2721 M.T.W.F. 12-4:00pm (800-973-7334, 24-hour hotline) Foster Home or Adoption – ASPIRANET – 289-0120 St. Joseph’s Pantry – 2nd & 4th Wed. MaryAnn- 644-2160 Respect Life – Patty Berry 642-4928 ( or Dea Boehme

Thank you PODS! for your generous donation of the container for our Christmas toy drive!

Tender Life – Dea Boehme at

———————Men’s Ministry——————

Rosary at Planned Parenthood - Wednesdays at 7:30am and Fridays at 3:00pm—contact Mary at 6424375 or at St. Julie’s Chapel on Sundays at 2:00pm, contact Gloria at 644-4726

Contact: Aaron Barta at 805-642-7966 ext. 117 or It is still not too late to sign up for one of our small group studies. There are several options. Please choose the one that matches your schedule and interests:

Prayer for the Unborn –St. Julies Chapel Thursdays at 6:30pm. Contact Susan Kim at (610) 741-3888

God Help Me: How to Grow in Prayer by Jim Beckman Wednesday Mornings 5:45- 7:15 am Assumption Hall-.Breakfast is included. Thursday Evenings in private homes

FREE ULTRASOUND SERVICE: All services, FREE & Confidential, Pregnancy Testing, Ultrasound Exams, Local Resources. (866) 216-4443

The Seven Secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn Wednesday Mornings- attend 6:30 Mass and then meet at Danny’s Deli for study The Great Adventure: Bible Timeline Study

—–—Families of Nazareth Movement——–

by Jeff Cavins

Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the 8th grade room Thursday Evenings in private homes

————Holiday Food Baskets————— NON-PERISHABLE FOOD items are needed for Thanksgiving food baskets. Food items are to be placed in the food box in the church vestibule. When shopping pick-up some extra items for the food baskets. All non-perishable food items are always accepted. This week: All items (Non-perishable), Cereals & Cookies are highlighted. Please check that item labels are within expiration date. If you wish for us to do the shopping for you, make the donation to OLA Food Basket.

Do You Recognize Jesus As King? "How great must have been the Good Thief's faith if in the dying Jesus next to him, beaten, spat upon and still jeered at, he recognized the King: 'Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom' (Lk 23:42)." Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, page 91

You are invited to join us! Tuesday mornings at the Parish House (35 N. Dunning St.) at 9:15am Wednesday evenings in San Miguel Room (Parish Center) at 7:30pm.

Both groups will reflect on the book, In the Arms of Mary by S. C. Biela. This book reminds us that God calls us to acknowledge who we really are – without being afraid of His rejection or judgment – thus ripening within us the awareness that Divine Love, God's Merciful Love, overcomes everything.

Contact: Fran Parrone at 658-1904 - 7-

Questions? Contact Lyla Alexander at 644-5795

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship ———–-Blood & Bone Marrow Drive———–

—————Frassati, Young Adults————— Wednesdays: the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month What: Bible Study, reflection on the Sunday readings When: 7:00-8:00pm Where: Youth Room New members welcome any time!

Sunday, December 5th 9:00am—2:00pm Sign-ups will be taken on Sunday, November 28th from 9-2:00 under the welcome awning. For more information please contact Sherie at 477-1243

Please contact Jen at 202-251-5695 or

———————–Book Club-——————–—

See for more upcoming events.

The Spiritual Books Discussion Group meets on the second Monday of each month in the Santa Cruz room of the parish center. Our next meeting will be January 10, 2011, to discuss The Book of Ruth by Sr, Joan Chittister. We hope you will consider joining us for a new year of books and discussion that will foster your spiritual growth. For information about the group, please call Mary Ann Bognar at 647-0462.

——————Hermits of St. Giles—————— Peace to each of you, If by chance have you seen the painting of Christ Jesus standing at a door and He is knocking to see if anyone is home? When you look closer you will notice that the door has no door knob on the outside, presumably the door knob is on the inside. This is an awesome painting for it teaches us that Christ Jesus just does not barge in on us. He respectfully awaits for our willingness to open up to Him. I know many of us enjoys the company of friends and family, right? Are we willing to open up the door of our heart to the one who gave His life for our love?

——Thanksgiving Mass & Reception—— All our invited to our Annual Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25th. Bring a representation of your Thanksgiving Meal to be placed around the altar for a special blessing. Following mass, please join us in the Santa Cruz room for a reception. Contact Diane Frantela for more information at 642-7966 ext. 133.

Have a most blessed week. Love and prayers, Brother Mark

Please join us this Advent as we celebrate the

Season of G.I.F.T. Growing in Faith Together Our SUNDAY EXPERIENCE will take place on December 5, 2010 after the morning Masses in Assumption Hall. There will be several options for sharing your special gifts this holiday season. Choose the one that best suits you and/or your family. Give the Gift of LIFE: United Blood Services will be hosting a Blood Drive from 8am-2pm. Bone Marrow testing will also be available. Give the Gift of NOURISHMENT: Bring a non-perishable food item for our Christmas food drive benefitting local needy families. Give the Gift of a SMILE: Bring a toy for a child in need. Our toy drive will benefit the children of Mecca, CA as we make our annual pilgrimage, as well as children from our local area. Give the Gift of HOPE: Place your intentions on our prayer tree or take an ornament home and pray as a family for those needing prayers. Give the Gift of CARING: Make a Christmas card for someone needing good wishes. Cards will be sent to the Military and local nursing and convalescent homes.

As always we will also have special treats, a jolly jump and games for the kids. Bring your family and friends! For more information contact: Diane Frantela at (805)642-1966 ext.133 or -8-

Parish Spirituality & Fellowship —————Prayer Shawl Ministry—————

—–————Divorce Care Group-————— This group is open to adults who are separated or divorced and would like to work through issues such as facing anger, depression or loneliness. New members are welcome each week! The next 2 sessions will be as follows.... December 2nd: Facing My Loneliness December 16th: special topic: Surviving the Holidays We will resume meeting again on January 6, 2011

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 will be on December 11th from 8:3010:30am. All are welcome. Please call Jan Parrone at 658-1904 for further information. Or visit

The group continues to meet the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8pm in the Parish House at OLA. For more information please contact Veronica at or at (805) 665-7511

—————Eucharistic Adoration—————

To request a shawl for someone in need of prayers, comfort, or in celebration of a birth, please contact : David DeVillers, (805) 642-7966 ext.109 or

————Life Teen Music Ministry————

Location: St. Julie’s Chapel St. Julie’s Chapel is open from 8am to 9pm DAILY. You do not need to be signed up for an hour of adoration to stop by the chapel to pray and enjoy some personal time with God. Please stop by anytime to pray for a few minutes or as long as you like!

Our Life Teen Music group is recording a CD and selling it to raise money to buy needed music and PA equipment. Contact Aaron Barta at 805-642-7966 ext. 117, for more information.

We continue to need adorers for the following times: Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays

Service and Outreach

1:00pm—midnight Midnight—9:00am 3:00-4:00pm 1:00—2:00am Midnight—1:00am

——————Holiday Dresses——--———— Last year Our Lady of the Assumption Parish was extremely generous in helping the Moorpark Youth Activities Committee in collecting holiday dresses for little girls from low-income or disadvantaged families. Once again we are we are looking for dresses for girls sizes newborn to girls 7 - 14. Dresses may be dropped off at the Rectory for pickup.

Also Needed: Substitute Adorers In observance of Thanksgiving, St. Julie’s Chapel will be closed from 12:01am Thursday, November 25 until 9:00am on Friday, November 26. Contact Mary Ann at 644-2160 or Elizabeth at 644-8395.

Please contact Connie Calka at 985 8977 for further information.

———————Rosary Makers——————— The next Rosary Makers meeting will take place on December 10, 2010 at 9:30am in the San Miguel Room. For more information please call Aurora Gonzales at 654-0316.

———Attention Eucharistic Ministers——– We are scheduling Eucharistic Ministers to serve during the Christmas Masses on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 and Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 Please contact David DeVillers at (805) 642-7966 ext.109 or to sign-up for your Christmas Mass.

————————Bingo————————– November 28th at 2:00pm in the Parish Center

—Greeters/Welcome Table Hosts Needed—

Contact Sylvia Barnes at 648-7040

Greeters are needed for the 5:15pm Mass on Saturday. If this is the Mass you attend and can come a few minutes early, please consider sharing the gift of hospitality then.

Bingo will not be held in the month of December

Welcome Table Hosts are needed after any of the Sunday Morning Masses.

————————5K Run———————— Save the date, January 29, 2011 for OLA 5K Run at Community Park (Kimball & Telephone Rd.) & Pancake Breakfast. Don't miss the fun (Fr. Steve 1K Run). For more information, visit the website at


Please contact David DeVillers at 642-7966 ext. 109 or to sign-up or for more information.

Ministerio Hispano

In The Community

————Santa Necesita Su Ayuda————

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center Nativity Exhibit

Tenemos un viaje maravilloso planeado para ayudar a una parroquia muy necesitada y este ano es en California. Mas informacion en proximos buletines. Favor de traer juguetes nuevos sin envolver a al caja decorada de juguetes en la parte posterior de la iglesia durante las misas, o tambien los pueden traer a la oficina de la parroquia durante la semana. Por favor no traigan juguetes que requiren baterias. Algunas sugerencias: Munecas, carritos, articulos deportivos, jueguos de naves, figuras de accion. Aceptamos articulos de ropa en buena condicion. Tambien continuaremos ayudando a cientos de familias aqui en Ventura para que sus hijos sonrian la manana de Navidad. Su generosidad es muy apreciada.

December 5-19, 2010 Our Fourth Annual Nativity Exhibit will open with a special preview following “A Renaissance Christmas” on Sunday, December 5. The 2010 special exhibit of nativities is from Latin America. Tours and field trips for schools are available with advance request. Admission is free. Located at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center,5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275. Call Irma Manley at (310) 377-4867 Ext. 234 for reservations or general information.

—————St. Bonaventure News-———–—

——Campaña de Sangre y Médula Osea——


Domingo, 5 de Diciembre 9:00am—2:00pm Las inscripciones serán el Domingo, 28 de Noviembre de 9-2:00. Para mas información comuniquese con Maricela al 477-1242

———————¿Sabía Usted?——————— El Entrenamiento de Prevención del Abuso a los Niños llega a Cerca de 6 Millones de Personas

Saint Bonaventure High School proudly presents it’s Campus Ministry Choir for their FIRST EVER Christmas Concert! This free concert is open to everyone, and will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church on Friday, December 17th at 7:00pm! Please join us for a wonderful evening of holiday music and a revisit to why we truly celebrate Christmas.

———————Sadie’s Angels———————

¿Sabías que la Iglesia Católica en los Estados Unidos ha preparado a más de 5.7 millones de niños a reconocer el abuso y protegerse a sí mismos? Programas de prevención para los niños adaptados a diferentes edades son obligatorios en toda la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. Para obtener más información sobre el entrenamiento hacia un ambiente seguro para los niños por favor póngase en contacto con la oficina parroquial o a la oficina arquidiocesana de Salvaguardar a los Niños: (213) 637-7227.

Become an Angel—make a handmade prayer blanket for a child affected by a Congenital Heart Defect. Contact: Lara at or 310-387-3338 or Douglas at or 310-613-1116

Para obtener ayuda, llame a la Oficina del Ministerio de Ayuda al (213) 637-7650.


All are invited to our celebration in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Sunday, December 12, 2010

¡Todos están invitados a nuestra celebración en Honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe! Domingo, Diciembre 12, 2010 6:00am – 7:00am Mañanitas con el coro en español / Mañanitas with the Spanish choir 7:00am - 8:00am Convivencia (Salón Hurley) / Refreshments (Hurley Hall) 12:30pm Misa con mariachi / Mass with Mariachi

Calling all Saints for a day of fun and competition! Bring you’re “A” game on Saturday, November 27th, 10:00am to 4:00pm. $40.00 entry fee per player, T-Shirt and BBQ meal included! General admission to watch the fun is $5.00, kids 6 and under are free! There will be a Kids Fun Zone with jolly jumps, games, face painting and movie area! No need to cook; BBQ Dinner is only $10.00! So, come on Saints, bring your friends and show what you’ve got! For more information please contact Coach Thompson at: or 805-857-4654. - 10 -

Bulletin for 11-21-10  

Weekly Bulletin for Our Lady of the Assumption Church

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