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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:

Shoppers for supplies for One Stop Sandwiches for the Homeless. Contact Diane Frantela at .

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 .

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 .

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Say Hello to Fr. Alex Amayun!
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5:15 pm Mass weekdays during Lent (Thursday in Spanish)

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Wednesday, April 23
Many Meals 6:00 pm at College United Methodist Church 4300 Telegraph Road, Ventura
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Sunday, April 27
Divine Mercy Sunday

Wednesday, April 30
Healing Mass
7:00pm in the Church
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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 April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord

Celebrating Easter joy every day

“The Lord is truly risen, alleluia. To him be glory and power for all ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia! (Entrance Antiphon).  Today our joy is beyond measure because the Paschal Mystery is complete. Jesus has destroyed death and “unlocked for us the path to eternity” (Collect). We share the joy of Mary Magdalene, the apostles, and the disciples on the way to Emmaus as they encounter the risen Christ. We might imagine that had we lived during Jesus’ lifetime, and seen him with our own eyes, that we would be able to sustain this joy and celebrate Easter every day. However, our mortal minds and hearts can not sustain this joy indefinitely. Life and its burdens trespass on our joy and we sometimes fail to remember the triumph of Easter. Jesus knew that we would need support so he gave us the gifts of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist which are integral parts of the Paschal Mystery.  These sacraments restore us to today’s Easter joy whenever we stumble into moments of doubt or sorrow. Our faith leads us to these sacraments and the sacraments lead us to our daily Easters which culminate in Saint Augustine’s declaration, “We are Easter people and ‘Alleluia’ is our song.  Let us sing ‘Alleluia’ here and now in this life, so that we may sing it one day in the world to come when we are set free!”

 

Celebrando el gozo de la Pascua todos los días

“El Señor ha resucitado verdaderamente, aleluya.  ¡A él la gloria y el poder por toda la eternidad, aleluya, aleluya!” (Antífona de Entrada).  Nuestro gozo se desborda porque hoy el Misterio Pascual está completo. Jesús ha vencido la muerte y “nos ha abierto hoy las puertas de la vida eterna” (Oración Colecta).  Compartimos el gozo de María Magdalena, los apóstoles y los discípulos de Emaús en su encuentro con Cristo resucitado.  Podríamos imaginarnos que vivimos durante el tiempo de Jesús, y que al verlos con nuestros propios ojos, podríamos sostener este gozo y celebrar la Pascua todos los días.  Sin embargo, nuestra mente y corazón que son mortales no siempre sostienen este gozo.  La carga de la vida interrumpe nuestro gozo y olvidamos el triunfo de la Pascua.  Jesús sabía que necesitaríamos apoyo y por esto nos dio los regalos de la Reconciliación y de la Santa Eucaristía, los cuales son parte integral del Misterio Pascual.  Estos sacramentos restauran el gozo Pascual siempre que tropecemos en momentos de duda y dolor.  Nuestra fe nos lleva a estos sacramentos y los sacramentos nos guían a las Pascuas diarias que culminan en la declaración de San Agustín, “Somos un pueblo de Pascua y el Aleluya es nuestra canción.  Cantemos ‘aleluya’ aquí en esta vida, para que podamos cantar un día en la otra, ¡cuando seamos libres!”