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Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning and organizing various storage spaces and kitchens on our campus. Please contact Diane Frantela at (805)642-7966 or .

Volunteers are needed to help with making sack lunches for the homeless on Monday nights at 6:00pm in the Parish Center. Contact Diane Frantela at (805)642-7966 or for more information.

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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During Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 5:15pm daily in addition to the morning Masses. The Thursday, 5:15pm Mass is in Spanish

Monday, March 2
Women’s Bible Study continues. Join us for “Courageous Virtue” 6:30-8:30 in Mulcahy Center.

Monday, March 2
University Series Continues
Lograr La Regresión de la Piedra
Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz.Our Lady of the Assumption- Santa Cruz Room

Wednesday, March 4
Join us for Tamale Pie Casserole!

Thursday, March 5
University Series Continues
Experiencing Christ’s Joy through the Sacrament of Penance
Fr. Gregory Semeniuk
Our Lady of the Assumption- Mulcahy Center

Friday, March 6
Lenten Soup Supper, Stations of the Cross and Adoration
Simple Soup Supper will be served in Mulcahy Center at 6:00pm followed by Stations of the Cross, Benediction and Adoration in the Church

Sunday, March 8
Bundle Sunday- the St. Vincent de Paul truck will be here from 9-2pm collecting gently used furniture, household items, toys and clothing

Tuesday, March 10
Men’s BBQ 6:30pm at Mission San Buenaventura. Guest speaker is Fr. Steve Davoren

Tuesday, March 31
Bilingual Communal Lenten Penance Service. 7pm in the church

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Announcement Regarding Consultation of the Clergy and Faithful for the 2015 Synod of Bishops
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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 March 1 2015, The Second Sunday of Lent

All is gift       

This second Sunday in Lent focuses on the culmination of Jesus’ sacrifice by foreshadowing it in the readings and prayers. We read from Genesis where Abraham is willing to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac because the Lord has requested it.  Abraham put God first.  He remembered that all he had belonged to the Lord and he withheld nothing.  When God called and tested him, Abraham responded, “Here I am.”  His response is further illustrated in the responsorial prayer as we can imagine Abraham saying, “O Lord, I am your servant.  My vows to the Lord I will pay in the presence of all his people.”  Paul’s letter to the Romans acknowledges the depth of Abraham’s love by reminding us that he was willing to do that which God did do.  God gave his only begotten Son that we might live. Paul calls us to ponder that if “[God] who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how he will not also give us everything else along with him.” This is our challenge.  Amid life’s difficulties, we sometimes lose focus and forget that all we have is a gift from God.  Our very lives are gifts from God.  Lent is purposeful in that it redirects our focus to heavenly concerns.  We were reminded of the fleeting nature of life on Ash Wednesday.  Mark’s gospel today recounts the Transfiguration which provides a glimpse of what Easter Sunday will bring. We look forward to the triumph of Easter and pray that “God will “nourish us inwardly by [His] word, that, with spiritual sight made pure we may rejoice to behold [His] glory, through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Collect).

 

Todo es un Regalo

En este segundo domingo de Cuaresma nos enfocamos en la culminación del sacrificio de Jesús que se anuncia en las lecturas y las oraciones de hoy.  Leemos del libro del Génesis que Abraham está dispuesto a sacrificar a su querido hijo Isaac porque el Señor se lo ha pedido.  Abraham pone primero a Dios.  Recuerda que todo le pertenece a Dios y no le niega nada.  Cuando Dios lo llama para probarlo, Abraham responde, “Aquí estoy.”  Su respuesta se ilustra aún más en el Salmo Responsorial de hoy al imaginarnos a Abraham diciendo, “Señor, yo soy tu siervo…Cumpliré al Señor mis votos en presencia de todo el pueblo,”  La carta de san Pablo a los Romanos reconoce la profundidad del amor de Abraham, recordándonos que él estuvo dispuesto a hacer lo que Dios hiso.  Dios entregó a su único Hijo para que tuviéramos vida.  San Pablo nos invita a meditar este gran regalo, “El que no perdonó a su propio Hijo, sino que lo entregó por todos nosotros, ¿cómo no nos dará todo con él?”  Este es nuestro reto.  En las dificultades de la vida, algunas veces perdemos el enfoque y nos olvidamos de que hemos recibido un regalo de Dios.  Nuestras vidas son un regalo de Dios.  La Cuaresma tiene su propósito al dirigir nuestro enfoque a las cosas del cielo.  En el Miércoles de Ceniza recordamos la naturaleza pasajera de la vida.  El Evangelio de san Marcos recuenta la Transfiguración, en la que se anuncia el gozo del Domingo de Pascua.  Nos emocionamos al pensar en el triunfo de la Pascua y pedimos poder tomar con responsabilidad la voluntad de Dios, la cual es “nuestra misión en la vida y para aliviar la carga de nuestros hermanos y hermanas, hasta que nos transformes a imagen y semejanza [tuya] en la luz eterna de tu gloria. Te lo pedimos en el nombre de Jesús, el Señor.” (Oración Colecta)