1 February 2, 2014 Page 1 SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH HENDERSON RD., VENTURA, CA (805) ; FAX (805) Visit us on the WEB at: us at: SACRED HEART SCHOOL Henderson Rd., Ventura, CA (805) Visit us on the WEB at: OUR SHARED MISSION We are called to be an unconditionally loving and welcoming community. We have been called by our Baptism, into the body of Christ, and we celebrate our relationship in Word, Sacrament, and family celebration. Rev. John Vogel, Administrator Rev. Bill Bolton, Associate Pastor REV. Daniel O Sullivan, Pastor Emeritus Deacon John Barry Deacon Fernando Flores Deacon Phil Conforti Deacon Humberto Guzman Vivian Nichols, Business Manager Karen Oishi, Office Manager Marion Inglis, Bulletin Editor Aurora Gonzales, Secretary Sr. Margaret Mary, SND, DRE Justin Wilburn, Youth Ministry Christine Benner, Principal Don Mulville, Maintenance; Sp. Events Coord. BAPTISMS: Parents & godparents are required to attend a class focused on their responsibilities & the meaning of the Sacrament prior to the ceremony. Classes are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Call the parish office to set an appointment. After the initial interview the office will call you to schedule the class and the Baptism. MARRIAGES/QUINCEAÑERAS: They need to be arranged at least six months prior by calling the parish office & scheduling an appointment with a priest or deacon. VOCATIONS: If you think that God might be calling you to serve God as a priest, a brother, or sister contact: Fr. John Love at (805) or UPCOMING AT SACRED HEART Confirmation I Classes Bundle Sunday Youth Ministry Edgenite Young in Spirit Potluck Feb 3&4 Feb 9 Feb 9 Feb 20 RELIGIOUS SERVICES (SERVICIOS RELIGIOSOS) WEEKEND EUCHARIST: Saturday and Eves of Holy Days: 5:30 p.m. Sundays: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon (Español), and 5:30 p.m. DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday: 7:00, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. (Español) & Friday 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. CONFESSION SCHEDULE: Friday: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. DEVOTIONS Morning Prayer: Monday - Friday 6:40 am, 8:15 am Rosary: Monday Friday 6:25 am 9:00 am Saturday 6:00 am Sunday 7:00am Holy Hour: Friday 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm First Friday for Vocations Last Friday of the Month 7-8 p.m. (Español) Divine Mercy Chaplet & Rosary: Friday 3 p.m.
2 The Presentation of the Lord Page 2 Unconditionally Pro-Life, Pro-Family The Presentation of the Lord February 2, 2014 He had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way. Hebrews 2:17a Today we get to watch the pageantry of the Super Bowl. May the best team win! But as we see two teams fight it out to be called the champions, we are reminded that we can be champions too! To be a real disciple of Jesus means to heroically live the Gospel each and every day! So each of us can be heroes as we live our faith. As we love one another, forgive one another, and serve one another, we are heroes and champions! A champion is one who remembers to do the basics! Watch a champion sports player, they have talent but they also do the basics of their sport, when you forget the basics, you usually fail. Are you living the basics of the faith? The fourth Joyful mystery of the Rosary is the presentation of the Lord. This is what we celebrate today! What does it mean? "And after the days of her purification, according to the Law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord" (Luke 2:22). Mary had conceived the Son of God as a virgin; she gave birth to the Savior of the World, and her virginity remained intact; through her piety and that of Saint Joseph, she would remain a virgin for her entire life. So what does it mean to refer to the "days of her purification"? Under the Old Testament Law, a woman remained impure for 40 days after the birth of a child. But Mary was not subject to the Law, because of the special circumstances of Christ's Birth. Yet she obeyed it anyway. And in doing so, she showed that a ritual concerned with the purification of the body was really a symbol for the purity of soul of the true believer. Mary and Joseph offered a sacrifice, in accordance with the Law: "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons" (Luke 2:24), to redeem the Son of God, Who needed no redemption. "The Law is made for man, not man for the Law," Christ Himself would later say, yet here is the Holy Family fulfilling the Law even though it does not apply to them. How often do we think that we don't need all the regulations and rituals of the Church! "Why do I have to go to Confession? God knows I'm sorry for my sins"; "Fasting and abstinence are manmade laws"; "If I miss Mass one Sunday, God will understand." Yet here are the Son of God and His Mother, both more pure than any of us will ever be, abiding by the Law that Christ Himself came not to abolish but fulfill. Their obedience to the Law was not lessened by their purity of soul, but made all the greater. Might we not learn from their example? If they followed the Law, shouldn t we? We re certainly not better that them! TODAY S READINGS First Reading There will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek (Malachi 3:1-4). Psalm Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord! (Psalm 24). Second Reading Jesus had to become like hisbrothers and sisters in every way to help the descendants of Abraham (Hebrews 2:14-18). Gospel The just and pious Simeon proclaims the infant Jesus to be a revealing light to the Gentiles, the glory of the people Israel (Luke 2:22-40 [22-32]). FAITH SHARING... WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS Reflection: The Lord is coming, we learn, but before we meet him, he will burn away everything in our lives that would keep us from experiencing him fully. Yet, we do not have t face the Lord of Hosts alone. Jesus has become one of us in every way but sin. He has taken upon himself our sinful nature and through his Death on the Cross has made amends for the sins of all; Jesus is at our side. The Son of God approaches his people as a vulnerable baby in His mother s arms. Only Simeon and Anna, inspired by the Holy Spirit, see in the7is infant the salvation of the nations. Question of the Week: What kind of help do you need from Jesus to meet the tests that await all of us? What attitudes do you need to strip away to see the presence of God in the marginal and most vulnerable? Resolution: A sense of humility and a willingness to surrender to our Lord are powerful attitudes to prepare ourselves to stand before our God. Jesus demonstrates his humility by becoming one of us and thereby opening the gates of heaven for us to share in the divine nature of our God. Before this can happen we must place our faith in or Lord, Jesus, above all other worldly concerns. RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY "Some people argue that changing laws will not eliminate abortions. It is certainly true that a change of heart is more important than a change of law. What is forgotten, however, is that the law is the great teacher. Children grow up believing that if a practice is legal, it must be moral." --Cardinal John O Connor
3 February 2, 2014 Page 3 Youth Ministry News From Fr. Bill We got an from a Brittany asking what we mean by the baseball field banner unconditionally pro life, pro family. First of all, I hope and believe that those words on the banner are true for ALL churches which are Catholic not just Sacred Heart. I'll spend some today on our being Pro-Life. We Catholics believe that our lives are a gift from God. We believe that God is involved in the act of our being created. We know that although we get chromosomes and DNA from our parents, it is God, who knows us in the very act of conception, who loves our soul... and our very self into existence. I know some people who claim that we are not real people until we are viable that is able to exist on one's own. This is one justification for abortions... that they are not people yet. Honestly, I have never met any human under five able to survive on their own... and I dare say that there maybe adults living in their parent's basement who don't meet this standard of personhood. The Bible speaks about God knowing us in our mother's womb... and His having a mission for us even then (e.g. Psalm 139). We Catholics believe that Dr. Seuss got it right in the book Horton Hears A Who. A person is a person, no matter how small. You may not realize this, but until the 1950's this was an almost universally accepted position by ALL Christian denominations. Abortion is a crime against humanity. Life, especially the life of the innocent and defenseless, should be protected. The Unconditional part of being pro-life is most difficult for some Catholics. Although they support protecting the innocent within their mother's womb, it is much more difficult be motivated to protect the lives of those guilty of murder and other vicious crimes. We believe that life is from God and should only be taken by God. Answering evil with another evil does not make things right or bring the victim back. The church does teach that a state does have the right to defend its citizens... but as the American murder rate continues to be among the highest in the world... it would be hard to demonstrate how taking another life somehow might make our communities safer places in any situation other that crimes that are in progress or in a wartime action. So we as Catholics whether through Senior Care Facilities, Catholic Charities, Hospitals, Prison Ministries, Places for women to bear their children to full term, and all manner of works of justice and charity strive from womb to natural death to support life. UPCOMING Confirmation I classes - February 3&4. Next Edgenite - February 9. Next Confirmation II classes - February 10&11. Sr. Margaret Mary 1. Classes this week are: a. Sunday, February 2nd, 9 10:15am. b. Sunday, February 2nd, 10:30 11:45am. c. Tuesday, February 4th, 7 8:30 pm. d. Wednesday, February 5th, 3:45 5pm. 2. Final First Confession interviews will take place the evening of February 3rd. 3. Thank you to everyone for your generosity in our mission collection. We will let you know the amount collected for Uganda as soon as we know. 4. This month we are collecting non-perishable goods for local food banks. 5. Registration forms are now available for the year. We encourage parent to register early. BAPTISM MINISTRY The Baptism Ministry is in need of married couples who would like to teach the Baptism class and assist the celebrant at Baptisms. If you are interested in this ministry, please leave a message for Deacon John Barry at the parish office, BUNDLE SUNDAY Next Sunday, February 9th is Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. Please bring your usable clothing & usable household items on this day. Their truck will be here at our church in the front east parking lot. Please help them in their endless efforts to assist the needy. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances. Call them for pick up of any heavy items, HELP-1. SCOUT SUNDAY Scout Sunday will be celebrated at the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 9th. Scout Sunday is designed to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. Please join Pack 3143 as it celebrates the Scouts and Adult Leaders who help the Pack to go and grow.
4 The Presentation of the Lord Page 4 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Every Friday Friday 9 a.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. The Eucharist is God Himself, the very Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Savior King. Even among believers, some are slow to live their belief to the full. How many more would show up at Mass next Sunday, if we announced that the Pope would be there? How many would take time to stop by if told that $1,000 awaited their visit? How many would respond if some movie star or famous athlete invited them to a banquet? ~Fr. Tom Forrest, CSSR Will you spend one hour with Our Lord on Friday at 4PM? Please call Lupe This week s vocal Holy Hour is in 7p.m. EUCHARISTIC APOSTLES OF DIVINE MERCY The Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy will be making religious articles (rosaries, holy medals, etc.) available for a donation the fourth Sunday of every month. Please come by and check gifts for baptisms, first holy communion, birthdays and other occasions. In addition, if you have Catholic books, statues, or pictures that you are no longer using, bring them to share with others. We will offer them for a small donation to our Divine Mercy Ministry. SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN VIRTUS TRAINING Everyone who works in ministries at Sacred Heart and has contact with children and all staff and clergy are required to be VIRTUS certified and to recertify every four years. Next certification class is: Our Lady of the Assumption Thursday, February 6, :00 PM (3 hours) Call (805) to reserve a place FINGERPRINTING In order to Safeguard the Children, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles requires that all adults who work or volunteer with children should be fingerprinted through LiveScan System. If you have not yet been fingerprinted the next date available in our area are: ST. JULIE BILLIART Thursday, February 20th 12:00pm - 3:40pm & 5:20pm - 7:20pm NEWBURY PARK Intenciones de la Semana ( )Deceased (-)Intentions Sunday, February 2 5:30 pm (Sat) - Parishioners of Sacred Heart 7:30 am Maria Thin Nguyen 9:00 am Rudolph Roman 10:30 am Eliseo Mercado, Jr. 12:00 pm July Duffy 5:30 pm - Members of EADM Monday, February 3 7:00 am - Fr. O Sullivan 8:30 am Richard Leitch 4:00 pm The Bonaventure Tuesday, February 4 7:00 am - Erica Spicer 8:30 am - Betty Gleeson 4:00 pm The Palms Wednesday, February 5 7:00 am Communion Service 8:30 am Joanna Hernandez 5:30 pm(español) Antonia Romo Thursday, February 6 7:00 am - Bob Marshall 8:30 am Laura Monge Friday, February 7 7:00 am Souls in Purgatory 8:30 am Veronica Weier 5:30 pm Charlie Dunn Saturday, February 8 8:30 am Peter Dien Hoang INTERCESSIONS PLEASE PRAY FOR. The Sick of our Parish Enfermos de Nuestra Parroquia: Shirley Cozzens, Jack Withers, Helen Callender, John Dunn SUNDAY, January 26, 2014 COLLECTION Parish Support:$11, School Support:$ Building Fund:$ SVdP:$ Children s Env:$ Archdiocesan Coll:$91.00 TOTAL COLLECTION: $12, Thank you for your continued support! WORDS OF WISDOM If we don t teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to. ~ Unknown
5 February 2, 2014 Page 5 MISA DEL MEDIODIA, 12 P.M. Noticias del Ministerio Hispano... Hoy podremos ver el espectáculo del Super Bowl. Que el mejor equipo gane! Así como podemos ver dos equipos luchar para ser llamado los campeones, se nos recuerda que podemos ser campeones también! Para ser un verdadero discípulo de Jesús significa vivir heroicamente el Evangelio cada dia! Así que cada uno de nosotros podemos ser héroes en la forma que vivimos nuestra fe. Un campeón es aquel que se acuerda de hacer lo básico! Vea un deportista campeón, tienen talento, pero también hacen los conceptos básicos de su deporte, cuando se le olvida lo básico, por lo general fallan... Estás viviendo los fundamentos de la fe? El cuarto misterio gozoso del Rosario es la presentación del Señor. Esto es lo que celebramos hoy! Qué quiere decir? "Y después de los días de la purificación de ella, según la Ley de Moisés, fueron realizadas, lo llevaron a Jerusalén para presentarlo al Señor" (Lucas 2:22). María había concebido al Hijo de Dios como una virgen, ella dio a luz al Salvador del mundo, y su virginidad permaneció intacta, a través de su devoción y la de San José, ella iba a permanecer virgen toda su vida. Entonces, qué significa referirse a los "días de la purificación"? Bajo la Ley del Antiguo Testamento, una mujer permanecía impura durante 40 días tras el nacimiento de un niño. Pero María no estaba sujeta a la Ley, a causa de las circunstancias especiales del nacimiento de Cristo. Sin embargo, ella obedeció de todos modos. Y al hacerlo, ella demostró que un ritual que se trata de la purificación del cuerpo era realmente un símbolo de la pureza del alma del creyente verdadero. María y José ofrecieron un sacrificio, de conformidad con la Ley: "un par de tórtolas o dos pichones" (Lucas 02:24), para redimir al Hijo de Dios, que no necesitaba la redención. "La ley se hizo para el hombre, no el hombre para la ley", Cristo mismo diría más tarde, sin embargo, aquí está la Sagrada Familia cumpliendo la ley a pesar de que no se aplica a ellos. Cuántas veces pensamos que no necesitamos todas las normas y los rituales de la Iglesia! " Por qué tengo que ir a confesión Dios sabe que lamento mis pecados", "El ayuno y la abstinencia son las leyes hechas por el hombre", "Si me olvido de misa un domingo, Dios va a entender." Sin embargo aquí el Hijo de Dios y su Madre, ambos más puros que cualquiera de nosotros podremos ser, cumpliendo con la Ley que el mismo Cristo no vino a abolir sino a cumplir. Su obediencia a la Ley no fue disminuido por la pureza de su alma sino que lo hizo aún más. No podríamos aprender de su ejemplo? Si ellos siguieron la Ley, no deberíamos nosotros? Por cierto, no somos mejores que ellos! HORA SANTA El 7 de Febrero es el primer viernes del mes. La Hora Santa es a las 7 p.m. en español. Este viernes es para la Espiritualidad. DOMINGO DE RESPETAR LA VIDA Siempre SÍ al ser humano, sea cual sea el estadio vital en que se encuentre. Congreso de Mujeres Me anoia Mujer Por Qué Lloras? 15 y 16 de Febrero, 2014 (8am 5pm) Los Angeles Convention Center Para más información llame a Enrique Cabrera al (805) IN THE COMMUNITY... The Ventura Dist. of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the parish to a day of prayer and fellowship with other Catholic women of the area. Every Catholic woman is a member and there are no dues. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 19th, at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Deadline for reservation is February 10th. Reservations may be made by sending a check, for $12, made payable to Bernice Critchfield, and mail to 957 Tennyson Ln., Ventura CA The program begins at 9:30am with registration and coffee. For information call Rosalin Lugo (805) WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER February 9 is World Marriage Day. World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as head of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. Take the time today to tell your spouse how much your marriage means to you. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: in Chatsworth, Feb 28-Mar 2. For more information contact Joe and Karen Greulich at or go online at We help make good marriages better.
6 The Presentation of the Lord Page 6 SACRED HEART PARISH OFFICES SACRED HEART SCHOOL: Christine Benner, Principal RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE: Sister Margaret Mary Scott, S.N.D., Director Ext. 306 HISPANIC MINISTRY (Ministerio Hispano): Deacon Fernando Flores, Director Ext. 311 YOUTH MINISTRY: Justin Wilburn Ext. 313 PLANT MANAGER: (Cell) Don Mulville SCRIP OFFICE: Shaune Ramirez ORGANIZATIONS BIBLE STUDY BOY SCOUTS Bob Camarillo CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP Blanca Macias CUB SCOUTS Therese Palmisano DETENTION MINISTRY Rick Goulette EUCHARISTIC APOSTLES OF DIVINE MERCY Bob & Zaida Worthley Vicky Spicer (Divina Misericordia) FAMILY TO FAMILY Nita Perkins FINANCE COUNCIL Cindy Fanning GUADALUPANAS Maria Anguiano ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION Carol Eller KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Frank Ceniceros, Grand Knight NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING David & Wilhelmina Stoll PARENT TEACHER COUNCIL Sonya Stickels, President PARISH COUNCIL Tom Chess POLISH COMMUNITY Ed Osiadacz RESPECT LIFE Annette Tussey SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN Dcn. John Barry SENIOR ASSISTANCE Barbara Rodriguez ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Person on call WELCOMING MINISTRY Dcn. John Barry WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA Huguette Johnston JOVENES ADULTOS PARA CRISTO (Young Adults for Christ) Margarita Mateo, Coordinator Read bulletin online at the Sacred Heart Church website: Please all bulletin announcements by Fridays at 5 p.m. (10 days before bulletin is distributed) to LITURGICAL MINISTRIES ALTAR SERVERS MINISTRY: Sandie Dominguez BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY: Jeannette Longwill EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY COORDINATOR: Tom Chess INFANT BAPTISMS: Dcn. Phil Conforti LECTOR COORDINATOR: Ginny Camarillo LITURGY COORDINATOR: Tom Chess MARRIAGE COORDINATORS: Carmen Lee Christina Danforth MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Jeannette Longwill, Facilitator USHERS MINISTRY: Joe Lee MUSIC COORDINATOR: Sarah Hardcastle CHILDREN S CHOIR: R.C.I.A. ADULT ED: CORDINADORES DE LITURGIA LECTORES: Jose Cancino MINISTROS DE EUCARISTIA: Maria Lopez Roberto Sanchez UJIERES: Cesar Alviso SERVIDORES DEL ALTAR: Alicia Mendez MINISTERIO DE MUSICA: Dcn. Fernando Flores Ext. 311 CORO: Hector Reyes BAUTIZOS: Roberto & Josie Piña Alejandro & Mayela Vasquez Dcn. Fernando & Rosa Flores RICA (Iniciación Cristiana): Rosa Flores PARISH REGISTRATION OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS If you are new in our Parish Community, in Jesus name we welcome you and hope along with us you will experience the touch of Jesus. If you have a new address or phone number please complete this form and place it in the collection basket or return it to the parish office so we can stay connected. The parish needs you; be counted. NAME ADDRESS CITY ZIP PHONE Moving Out of Parish New Registration Change of Address/Phone Number
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8 Patrick Diesfeld, M.D. Sis. Pattamakam, M.D. Roseanne Tibbs, C.N.M. Consider Remembering Your Parish in Your Will. Women s Health Partnership Obstetrics and Gynecology The Bladder Control Center of Excellence BILL HAHN S AUTOMOTIVE General Auto Repair For further information, 3737 Transport St. #A please call the Parish Office. Ventura, CA Compelling Creations Wear It and Share It Santa Paula 110 W. Harvard Ventura 168 N. Brent Faith Based Jewelry Kathy McKean compelling-creations.com//kathy_mckean Parishioner SACRED HEART CHURCH BIEDERMANN HALL Wedding & Anniversary Receptions Reunions/Banquets/Parties Full Kitchen/K.C. Private Bar Meeting Rooms Persons Special Events Coordinator Don Mulville (805) Santana s Plumbing Service - Repairs - Repipes Remodels - Additions Lic. No Ventura Benjamin Santana Owner Local Parishioner MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING Maryellen Benedetto Licensed Clinical Social Worker Call For Appointment With Hearts and Voices Songs and Prayers of a Faithful People More than 80 traditional Catholic songs and prayers familiar to our moms and dads. Large print for older eyes. Book ($3), Four-CD Music set ($49.95), Spoken Prayers CD ($17.00) Custom Haircutting Chris-Parishioner Citrus Dr World Library Publications the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch Co., Inc. Se Habla Español FD 883 Family Owned Since 1911 For a wide selection of A Christian Catholic greeting cards, Counselor artwork, and inspirational Licensed Marriage recordings, visit Family Therapist Linda M. Montoya, MS World Library Publications the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch Co., Inc Sacred Heart Church (A) JOSEPH P. REARDON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE Funerals, Cremations Preplanning Funeral Directors Michael K. Boyko 950 County Square Drive Joseph H. Jay Ryba 757 MAIN STREET # 107 VENTURA Ventura, CA For Ads: J.S. Paluch Co., Inc
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