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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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January 11 - February 2
University Series pre- registration. Catalogs are available in the rectory office or at Friendship Sunday. Register early and save! Visit www.theuniversityseries.org for more information.

Monday, January 26
Women’s Bible Study continues. Join us for “Courageous Virtue” 6:30-8:30 in Mulcahy Center.

Wednesday, January 28
Many Meals
Join us for Meatloaf!

Saturday, January 31
Sisters of Notre Dame 5K and1K Nun Run.
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Tuesday, February 3 & Thursday, February 5
Altar Server Training, Tuesday at 6:00pm, and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the church. Those wishing to become altar servers and current altar servers are invited to attend.

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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 January 25, 2015, The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gaining our eternal home

Today’s readings express a sense of urgency. In the Old Testament reading Jonah warns the people of Nineveh of imminent destruction. In his epistle Saint Paul cautions the people of Corinth that “time is running out,” while in the gospel passage Jesus proclaims to the crowds in Galilee that “this is the time of fulfillment.”  All three speak of the need for change which is defined in the refrain of today’s psalm: “Teach me your ways, O Lord.”  This supplication implies a need for repentance and conversion.  When we ask God for help, we put ourselves before the Lord and acknowledge his greatness.  God brings us to new life through these moments of grace.  The people of Nineveh believed God’s message and experienced conversion as “they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth.” Paul explained that we must detach ourselves from the things of this world because a new life is coming.  Jesus called the four apostles, Simon, Andrew, James, and John, promising to make them “fishers of men,” and they abandoned everything to follow him. We too seek these moments of grace through prayer and the sacraments.  Each of us has been called through baptism but we must stay attentive, seeking opportunities where the Lord can guide us in truth.  Each of us will experience “end time” – the passing from this world when we die. This is why we respond to the psalmist’s urging by asking God to “direct our actions according to [his] good pleasure, that in the name of [his] beloved Son we may abound in good works” and gain our eternal home (Collect).

 

Alcanzando nuestro hogar eterno

Las lecturas de hoy expresan un sentido de urgencia.  En el Antiguo Testamento la lectura de Jonás advierte al pueblo de Nínive sobre una destrucción eminente.  En su epístola san Pablo advierte al pueblo de Corintio que “el tiempo apremia,” y en el evangelio Jesús proclama a la multitud de Galilea que “se ha cumplido el tiempo.”  Los tres hablan de la necesidad de cambiar, definida en el refrán del Salmo de hoy: “Descúbrenos, Señor, tus caminos.” Esta suplica implica una necesidad de arrepentimiento y conversión.  Cuando le pedimos ayuda a Dios, estamos presentes ante el Señor y reconocemos su grandeza.  Dios nos da nueva vida por medio de estos momentos de gracia.  El pueblo de Nínive cree el mensaje de Dios y experimentan la conversión cuando “ordenaron un ayuno y se vistieron de sayal, grandes y pequeños.”  Pablo explica que necesitamos apartarnos de las cosas del mundo porque viene una nueva vida.  Jesús llama a los cuatro apóstoles, Simón, Andrés, Santiago y Juan, les promete hacerlos “pescadores de hombre,” y ellos abandonan todo para seguirlo.  Nosotros también buscamos estos momentos de gracia por medio de la oración y los sacramentos.  Cada uno hemos sido llamados por medio de nuestro bautismo, pero debemos estar atentos, buscando las oportunidades donde el Señor nos pueda guiar a la verdad.  Cada uno de nosotros experimentará el “fin del tiempo” – pasar de este mundo al morir.  Por esto es que respondemos a la petición del salmista pidiéndole a Dios en la Oración Colecta,  “Dirige nuestros pasos de manera que podamos agradarte en todo y así merezcamos, en nombre de tu Hijo amado, abundar.