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Volunteer Corner

Let us know if you would like to get involved! Please consider sharing your time, talent and/or treasure in the following areas:

Many Meals- donations of food items, paper products as well as monetary contributions are necessary and appreciated. Volunteers are also needed for various positions. Contact Diane Frantela at (805)642-7966 ext. 133 or .

Ministries or Groups needed to host Friendship Sunday occassionally. This is a great way to get the word out about your ministry and to meet and get to know fellow parishioners! For More information contact Dn Phil Joerger at (805) 642-7966 ext. 148.

Audio/Visual set up for various parish events. Please contact Diane Frantela: .

Sound technicians for the 11:00 choir. Contact: Vincent Dominguez, Director of Music at (805)642-7966 x122, or .

Pictures of parish events for the bulletin and the website. Contact Lauren Burns at (805) 642-7966 ext 101 or .

Flowers for planting around the church, the parish center and the rectory. And general maintenance around the grounds. Contact Lauren Burns at (805) 642-7966 ext 101 or .

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What’s New at OLA

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October is Respect Life Month
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Religious Education classes are in session. It is not too late to register. For more information contact Mari Joerger (Preschool -Grade 5) at (805)642-7966 ext 125 or Karen Reynolds (Grade 6-College) at 642-7966 ext. 121

Monday, October 27
Women's Bible Study. Join us for "Courageous Love" - an 8 week study on Holiness for Women. 6:30pm in Mulcahy Center.

Wednesday, October 29
Many Meals
College United Methodist Church
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Friday, November 14
Mass of Remembrance 6:00pm in the church. Reception to follow in Mulcahy Center 

Saturday, November 15
Living Matrimony invites all engaged and married couples to God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage presented by Damon Owens. 7:00pm in Mulcahy Center

Sunday, November 23
Retirement Party for Darlene Holaway. Please RSVP by calling (805)642-7966 or email

Saturday, October 25
Ethical Care at the End of Life- a seminar presented by the Scholl Institute of Bioethics. Sponsored by Defenders of Life, Ventura County. 8:00am -12:45pm in Mulcahy Center

Sunday, October 26
Bundle Sunday. The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be here from 8am-2pm collecting gently used clothing toys, furniture and household items.

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OLA Mission Statement

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.

 

Reflection for October 26, 2014, The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Loving one another   

Today’s readings and prayers focus on the correlation between our acceptance of God’s word and how we live our daily lives.  Saint Paul writes joyfully to his disciples in Thessalonica of how wonderfully they have spread the gospel to the point that “in every place your faith in God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.”  Saint Paul is witnessing the power of proclaimed faith translated into loving actions.  In today’s gospel, Jesus lays down the foundation that Saint Paul is celebrating.  When tested by the Pharisees, Jesus says that all the laws and prophesies depend on the two great commandments: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Since Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets, our belief in Him is best illustrated by our actions of loving God and our neighbor. We can do this only with the “increase of our faith, hope, and charity” which we pray for in the Collect. If we increase our faith and nurture our hope, kindness and love follow. We will, as Saint Paul instructs, “lend without interest and care for the widows and orphans.” God’s word is fulfilled in the corporal works of mercy where our love is given without expectation of return.  When we do this, we love God to the best of our ability, limited though it is.  We rejoice and proclaim that “whatever is done by us in your service, [Lord], may be directed above all to your glory” (Offertory Prayer).

 

Ámense unos a otros

Las lecturas y oraciones de hoy se enfocan en la conexión entre el aceptar la palabra de Dios y como vivimos nuestra vida diaria.  San Pablo alegremente escribe a sus  discípulos en Tesalónica de como “su fe en Dios, ha llegado a ser conocida…en todas partes; de tal manera, que nosotros ya no teníamos necesidad de decir nada.” San Pablo es testigo de cómo el proclamar la fe se convierte en acciones amorosas.  En el Evangelio de hoy, Jesús establece lo que san Pablo celebra.  Cuando los Fariseos lo ponen a prueba, Jesús les dije que las leyes y las profecías dependen de dos grandes mandamientos, “Amaras al Señor, tu Dios, con todo tu corazón, con toda tu alma y con toda tu mente (y) amaras a tu prójimo como a ti mismo”  Ya que Jesús es el cumplimiento de la ley y los profetas, al creer en El, ilustramos de la mejor manera nuestra acción de amar a Dios y al prójimo.  En la Oración Colecta de hoy expresamos como esto solo es posible cuando le pedimos que “aumente en nosotros la fe, la esperanza y la caridad”.  Si aumentamos nuestra fe y nutrimos nuestra esperanza, la caridad y el amor se manifiestan.  Así como instruye san Pablo que se ayude sin interés y se cuide de las viudas y los huérfanos, debemos entender que la palabra de Dios se realiza cuando trabajamos en las obras corporales de misericordia, dando nuestro amor sin esperar nada a cambio.  Al hacer esto, aunque seamos limitados, demostramos un amor a Dios de la mejor manera que podemos.  Nos regocijamos y proclamamos pidiendo que “lo que hacemos en tu servicio este siempre ordenado a tu mayor gloria” (Oración sobre las ofrendas)