When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
When are services?
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. & 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.
FM Radio station 106.1 for those who wish to remain in their car.
When is confession available?
Monday: 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.
How do I get to Our Lady of the Assumption?
Our parish is located at 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Here is a map.
Where should I park?
In front of church and behind the church.
Where do my children go?
I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
Please do what everyone else is doing.
I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
The sacrament of the Eucharist is a fundamental belief that it is the real presence of Jesus Christ; therefore, it is our hope that those receive fully belive this and belong to the Catholic Community of Faith. While we wish that we could offer communion to visitors, we hope you understand that this is a very significant expression of our belief and therefore is a statement of our unity. You are most welcome to join us in prayer and at communion time to come forward to receive a blessing. If you are interested to understand more fully, please refer to the RCIA/Rite of Christian Initian of Adults program we have at our parish.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to our parish on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here.
How do I register as a Parishioner?
Click HERE to register.