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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:

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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5:15 pm Mass weekdays during Lent (Thursday in Spanish)

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Tuesday, April 15
Bible Timeline Bible Study
9:00 am in the Santa Cruz room

Wednesday, April 16
Many Meals 6:00 pm at College United Methodist Church 4300 Telegraph Road, Ventura
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Tuesday, April 15
Bilingual Communal Penance Service 7:00pm in the Church

Holy Thursday, April 17
Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00pmin the church. Altar of Repose and Adoration until Midnight in Mulcahy Center

Good Friday, April 18
Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday 12:30pm, 7:00pm (S). Living Stations 2:00pm and 6:00pm in the church

Holy Saturday, April 19  
Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter 7:30pm

Easter Sunday, April 20
Masses at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:45pm

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 13, 2014, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Humility’s Triumph

Today’s readings mark the beginning of Holy Week which celebrates the triumph of Jesus’ humility. As we recall the Old Testament reading from the First Sunday in Lent, we remember that Adam and Eve challenged their dependency on God. Jesus has come at the request of his Father to heal this broken relationship.  His “yes” to God the Father began with the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary and culminates this week in Jerusalem.  As we noted in last week’s readings, Jesus is truly human.  He experienced the range of human feelings and sufferings that we all share.  At times it is difficult to appreciate the depth of his sufferings because we know that he is truly God. Yet, if we meditate on his sufferings and surrender to visual images of his passion, we flinch and shudder at his ordeal. Jesus does not want to suffer. He anguishes over what he must do, praying to his Father, “if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!” From his arrest in the Garden in Gethsemane to his death on the cross, Jesus submits to every degradation.  With his last utterance on the cross, “It is finished,” he acknowledges that he has fulfilled his Father’s plan. Today’s Collect calls us to pray that like Christ who is the example of humility for the human race, “we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his Resurrection.”

 

El Triunfo de la Humildad

Las lecturas de hoy marcan el inicio de la Semana Santa, la cual celebra el triunfo de la humildad de Jesús.  Al recordar la lectura del Antiguo Testamento del Primer Domingo de Cuaresma, recordamos que Adán y Eva retaron su dependencia en Dios.  Jesús viene por petición de su Padre a sanar esta relación quebrantada.  Su “sí” a Dios Padre inicia con la visita del ángel Gabriel a María y culmina esta semana en Jerusalén.  Como notamos en las lecturas de la semana pasada, Jesús es verdaderamente humano.  Tuvo sentimientos humanos y compartió nuestro sufrimiento.  En ocasiones es difícil apreciar la profundidad de su sufrimiento porque sabemos que es verdaderamente Dios.  Sin embargo, si meditamos en su sufrimiento y nos entregamos a las imágenes visuales de su pasión, nos da escalofrió al ver lo que paso.  Jesús no quiere sufrir.  Siente angustia por lo que tiene que hacer y le pide a su Padre, “Si quieres, aleja de mí este cáliz. Pero que no se haga mi voluntad, sino la tuya».”  Desde su arresto en el Jardín de Getsemaní hasta su muerte en la cruz, Jesús se entrega a cada humillación.  Con sus últimas palabras en la cruz, “todo se ha cumplido” reconoce que ha cumplido el plan de su Padre.  La oración colecta de hoy nos llama orar como Cristo quien es ejemplo de humildad para la raza humana, pedimos “seguir las enseñanzas de su pasión, y que merezcamos participar de su gloriosa resurrección”