The Puppet Show at city hall and Puppet workshop have been cancelled. Sorry. I tried to re-schedule for another date, they are booked through 2013.

Sister Florettes Music Class is a GO! Making Music, singing twice. Prayer * Music * Movement Register now for the Music Summer Camp.

in classroom 8 (pre-school room) Ages 0 – 4 accompanied with parent. Aug. 20 – 24, 10:00 am, 11:00 am Registration $5.00 Materials: $25 includes 1 CD and a Music Book. Please share the information with your family and friends.

Contact Sr. Florette Marie at 496-3243, Ext. 735

Sister will be here again on Sunday registering. If you are interested please come to the 9 or 11:15AM Mass. GOD BLESS !

Mr. Michael A. Lara, D.R.E.
Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church "a rest stop for the soul"
1048 W. Ventura Street Fillmore, CA. 93015
Telephone (805) 524-1306 ext. 17
Email stfrancisoffice@sbcglobal.net

That hope is deceitful which hopes to be saved amid the occasions of sin. St. Augustine

 


 

CATHOLICISM - EPISODE 8 "A VAST COMPANY OF WITNESSES: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS"
The story of the Church is told in the examples of those men and women who dedicated their lives to knowing and serving Jesus Christ. The Catholic Faith is made visible in real human lives. Father Barron gives consideration to some of the Church’s greatest heroes, and demonstrates how their extraordinary examples display both the passion and creative potential of the Catholic Church. Highlighting Katharine Drexel, Therese of Lisieux, Edith Stein, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Father Barron tells the story of the Church as a vast company of witness who are called by Christ to be a Communion of Saints. Father Artur, will present this exciting course on Sunday afternoon from 3 PM to 4:30PM at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 1048 W. Ventura Street. Everyone is Welcome to attend ! Thank you Fr. Artur for providing this awesome series !
OUR SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI GIFT STORE GRAND OPENING! Stop by the pastoral center office for the large display of OUR finest Religious Articles and also in the vestibule of the church on Saturdays. Thank you !
YOUTH CONFIRMATION / JUNIOR HIGH REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
We will be having registrations for Jr. High Ministry, 7th and 8th Grade First Communions, Confirmation year 1 and Confirmation year 2; from 2 to 6 PM on
August 14, 15, 16, 2012 and August 21,22,23, 2012. Please bring a copy of your child’s
Baptismal Certificate and $90.00 registration Fee per child. Please contact Mr. Vidal Morales our Youth Minister at the pastoral center 524-4408
AUGUST COURTYARD SOCIALS—STOPY BY THE HALL OR COURTYARD AFTER MASS
August 11/12 - Home made Tamales & salsa in the hall & goodies on the courtyard.
Enjoy some Churros, oat meal, fruit, or aguas frescas.
THE CITY HALL PUPPET SHOW HAS MOVED TO A NEW DATE AND TIME. DETAILS WILL BE SHARED AT A LATTER TIME. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENCE GOD BLESS
Are you thinking about becoming a Catholic?
Or, are you a baptized Catholic seeking toreceive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, or Confirmation? Or maybe you simply would like to better understand your faith? If you have questions about the Catholic faith, now would be a great time to seek some answers to your questions. What do Catholics believe about Jesus Christ? The Bible? Prayer? The Sacraments? Saints? If you are an adult (18 or older) with questions about Catholic Church teachings, or have been wondering how you might become a Catholic,
Please call the pastoral center at 524-1306 during office hours and leave a message for RCIA. Classes are starting soon!
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace

MAKING MUSIC PRAYING TWICE

Prayer * Music * Movement
Register now for the
Music Summer Camp.
Ages 0 – 4 accompanied with parent.
Aug. 20 – 24, 10:00 am, 11:00 am
Registration $5.00
Materials: $25 includes 1 CD and a Music Book
Contact Sr. Florette Marie at 496-3243, Ext. 735
Or Michael at our pastoral center 524-1306. Ext 17

 


 

"Fools for Christ" Clown Camp at Saint Francis of Assisi Kids from age 6-up are welcome to attend the 8th annual "Fools for Christ" arts camp on July 30, 31st and August 1, 2, at Saint Francis of Assisi Church.

This delightful and active week of theater games and sacred art ends in a performance on the evening of Thurs. Aug. 2 . Kids will learn physical comedy, clowning, songs, prayer. This year's camp will be led by Leslie Carson, long-time theater arts teacher directs the fun and Michael Lara, Religious Education Director at Saint Francis provides catechesis through music. "Fools for Christ" meets from 5:00-8:15, Monday through Thursday evening.

To register pick up a registration form in the vestibule of the church or pastoral center and return it A.S.A.P. or by July 29th. Cost is $25 per family but fee can be waived. Families sign up to bring in a snack and beverage to share for 1 night. Six-year olds need to be accompanied by an older sibling or adult. If you have any questions please contact Michael Lara at the Pastoral Center 805-524-1306.

(The camp is also looking for High School and College age

counselors who enjoy fooling around with kids!)

CATHOLICISM

Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith

“Experience the “Most Vivid Catechism Ever Created”*

“OUR TAINTED NATURE’S SOLITARY BOAST:

MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD”

In this weeks episode, Father Barron masterfully correlates the Catholic Faith’s testimony to the revelation of God in Christ with the vivid practices of reverence offered to his Mother. Mary is explained as “an on-going presence, an actor in the life of the Church.” Father Barron journeys to the humble remains of Mary’s house in Nazareth, to the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and to the great Marian shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe to explain the Church’s teachings about Mary as the Mother of God, the Immaculate Conception and the dogma of the Assumption. Father Artur, will present this exciting course on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4:30PM at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 1048 W. Ventura Street. Everyone is Welcome to attend !

Mr. Michael A. Lara, D.R.E.
Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church "a rest stop for the soul"
1048 W. Ventura Street Fillmore, CA. 93015

Telephone (805) 524-1306 ext. 17

Email stfrancisoffice@sbcglobal.net

That hope is deceitful which hopes to be saved amid the occasions of sin. St. Augustine

 


 
Begins Monday, July 30, 2012

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? At Sky, kids discover that everything is possible with God! Sky is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Science fun, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the Sky activities that help faith flow into real life.

Children from four years old to sixth grade are invited to come to the Church of Christ at 219 Mountain View and Highway 126, July 30 through August 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Be sure to wear play clothes and safe shoes! Parents and children are invited to participate in the final evening’s program on Friday at 6:30 p.m. followed by refreshments. All events are free. For more information call 524-2851 or 524-3641

 


 

It's almost here and there's still time to have your child join the fun. Bardsdale United Methodist Church's week of Vacation Bible School begins Monday, July 16 and concludes Friday the 20th, entertaining kids from 9 am till noon.

Operation Overboard- Dare to Go Deep with God will launch young sailors into Scripture-based drama, music, water science, crafts, missions and more.

The cost for this week's voyage is only $10 per child and scholarships are available. Call Sharon Hurd at 524-0587 for applications or more information.

 


 

Moms, Dads, kids! Mark your calendars for our annual Vacation Bible School which will be held July 30 to August 3, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Church of Christ, 219 Mountain View Street at Highway 126! The theme will be “Sky: Everything Is Possible with God”! You do not want to miss this week of hands-on, Bible-based activities for children from four years to sixth grade. Plan now to attend.

 

Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith “Experience the “most vivid Catechism Ever Created” Creator and host Fr. Robert Barron illuminates what Catholics believe and why, while immersing you in the art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition. *Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing blog. Father Artur, will present this exciting course on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 4:30PM at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 1048 W. Ventura Street. We begin on Sunday June 24th and end on August 26. Please join us for this popular course! No registration needed. Free to everyone!

 

Bardsdale United Methodist Church invites kids 3 - 13 years of age to dive into fun at "Operation Overboard- Dare To Go Deep With God" from July 16-20 beginning at 9 am and ending at noon.

This annual Vacation Bible School will feature deep sea voyages into Bible storytelling dramas, music, water science, crafts, missions and Scripture memory work using sign language.

The cost for this week of fun is only $10 per child and scholarships are available. July 6 is the last day to register.

Call Sharon Hurd at 524-0587 for applications or more information.

 

This Sunday, Bishop Mary Ann Swenson of the United Methodist Church's California-Pacific Annual Conference will deliver the message as the Bardsdale United Methodist Church concludes its two week celebration of its 120th birthday.

Bishop Swenson oversees over 400 churches in Southern California from San Luis Obispo County to San Diego as well as the churches in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan in the Pacific.

Visioning for the future will be the theme this Sunday.

Following the 10 am worship will be a traditional Methodist potluck. There will be no 8:30 casual service this Sunday. It resumes June 17.

 

This Sunday, June 3, the celebration begins to commemorate the 120th birthday of the founding of the Bardsdale United Methodist Church. Beginning with the 10 am worship service, the focus will be on looking back over the past twelve decades as a fledgling church took root and continues to grow today.

Retiring Santa Barbara District Superintendent, Rev. Catie Coots and current pastor, Rev. Kent Fromer, will be joined by former Bardsdale ministers Craig Brammer, Dr. Bob Ness and Ed McRae in leading the service.

At approximately 11:15, Organist Dennis Prichard will play a selection of period pieces on the Schoenstein organ to be followed at 11:30 by some sharing of special memories of life in the historic church. There may also be sing-a-longs and skits.

Being good Methodists, you know there has to be food. A celebration luncheon begins about 12 noon with indoor or outdoor seating followed by a special birthday cake.

After the meal, there will be antique car rides and tours of the church along with displays of historic photos. There will be information about the many mission projects and activities of the church.

The day will conclude at 2 pm with a Blessing Prayer and the tolling of church's bell.

The celebration will conclude June 10 with the theme of looking ahead to the next 120 years. Bishop Mary Ann Swenson will deliver the message on this day. (Please note that there will NOT be an 8:30 casual service on these two celebratory Sundays.)

 

Abraham asked the Lord to spare 50 righteous people. God responded to Abraham's plea "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all ....Genesis 18:16-33

The movie " Corpus Christi " is due to be released this June to August. A disgusting film set to appear in America later this year depicts Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals! As a play, this has already been in theaters for a while. It's called "Corpus Christi" which means "The Body of Christ". It's revolting mockery of our Lord. But we can make a difference.

That's why I am sending this e-mail to you. If you do send this around, we just might be able to prevent this film from showing in America and the Philippines. Let's stand for what we believe in and stop the mockery of Jesus Christ our Savior. Where do we stand as Christians? At the risk of a bit of inconvenience, I'm forwarding this to all I think would appreciate it, too. Please help us prevent such offenses against our Lord. There is no petition to sign, no time limit, or minimum number of people to send this to.. It will take you less than 2 minutes!

If you are not interested and do not have the 2 minutes it will take to do this, please don't complain when God does not have time for you because He is far busier than we are. Hey it's worth a shot!

Apparently, some regions in Europe have already banned the film. All we need is a lot of prayer and a lot of e-mails.

LET'S GET THE WORD OUT!

....Will God be able to find at least 50 righteous people who are willing to express their concern and voice their opinion against this act of blasphemy.

Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied).
Proverbs 31:28, AMP

 

Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith “Experience the “most vivid Catechism Ever Created”

Creator and host Fr. Robert Barron illuminates what Catholics believe and why, while immersing you in the art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition. *Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing blog Father Artur, will present this exciting 10 week course on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 4:30PM at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 1048 W. Ventura Street. We begin on Sunday June 26th and end on August 26. Please join us for this popular course! No registration needed. Free to everyone!

 

Praying for our loved ones in active military service... Lord, Please protect and guide;
• Sergeant Ricky Barajas, U.S Army Kuwait, the 420th movement control Battalion. Son of Ricky & Anna Barajas, Grandson of Salomon & Eloisa Barajas & Javier & Maria Zendejas
• Sergeant Michael Anthony Chavez, Air Force computer specialist, Edwards air force base Grandson of Adon & Lola Chavez.
• 1st Lieutenant Chris Gurrola, Air Force Pilot Training, Corpus Christi , Texas
Son of Tim & Amy Gurrola
Specialist, Eleazar Lopez, US Army,
Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington
Brother of Victoria & Sofia Lopez
• Private First Class, Joshua Luna, US Army, Afghanistan Bravo Troop, 5-1, Grandson of Frank & Rosie Luna
• Private first class Michael O’Neil , US Army, Afghanistan intelligence division Grandson of Dick Diaz,
• Ltc. Gordon A. Richardson, U.S. Army. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Nephew of Charles & Alyce Richardson.
• Private, First Class , Paul Warnke, US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Grandson of Al & Helen Rosette.
FAMILIES OF NAZARETH MOVEMENT
if you are single, married, a parent, a grandparent, or in college... Families of Nazareth Movement is for YOU! We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm. Call Marie at 509-0467 for more information.
We are now on Facebook
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Resurrect your Marriage!
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is full of fresh love, rebirth and new beginnings. All married couples deserve a richer, fuller life together! The next WWME Weekends are July 20-22 and Sept 21-23 in Chatsworth. Apply online at www.twocanlove.org or call Jeanine and Russ Walker at 805-648-4244.
PLEASE ATTEND OUR EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION
We will have a Corpus Christi Eucharistic procession on June 10th following the 1PM Mass. We need 5 families to make altars for the Blessed Sacrament. Children are invited to wear their first communion clothes and small children are encouraged to dress as angels. If you are interested in making an altar, please see Fr. Barney
Memorial Day Mass on Mon., May 28, 2012 at 10am at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard
Today is our 2 second collection for the Cardinal McIntyre Fund for Charity.
BE IMITATORS OF CHRIST
Together in Mission helps our poorer Catholic parish and schools keep their doors open in our Region. If you forgot to return your pledge for Together in Mission, commitment pledge forms are in a box in the vestibule, sacristy and pastoral center office. It’s simple to return, drop your pledge in the collection or mail it to; Saint Francis of Assisi 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore, CA 93015
"Rejoice in the Lord Always!"
Young Adults Annual Weekend Retreat June 8-10th, 2012
Come and experience the grace of the 27th World Youth Day. This year’s theme is Rejoice in the Lord always. It is the Church’s vocation to bring joy to the world. Join us to understand how true joy can transform your heart. The retreat begins on Friday at 7pm and concludes Sunday at noon. Cost: $125 per person. A $50 deposit confirms your reservation Telephone 626-355-7188 Facsimile 626-355-0485 www.materdolorosa.org

 

Note from Jan: In over 30 years of watching the signs of the times, I have never seen such a convergence of indicators that reveal our time is short. So as we consider evil, take it to the next step: It heralds our times and it tells us that His return is at the door. The Bible says that a last generation will be "as the days of Noah." Those days were wicked and violent.

In the vernacular of today, George Soros is one evil dude. He's a puppet master. He's pulling the strings of almost everything that is wicked. He's one of the primary one-worlders. He has a war against good. He just does what is right in his own eyes even if that collapses nations.

Jack Kinsella has given me permission to send this report from last January. He is one of my most frequent radio guests. I encourage you to subscribe to his daily Omega Intelligence Letter here.

Written by Jack Kinsella, www.olivetreeviews.org
George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930, meaning he will turn eighty-two this August. Soros likes to call himself a philosopher and a philanthropist, but his philosophy is the overspreading of Marxist-style S
ocialism and his philanthropy is limited to funding far-left partisan groups and causes.

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The Bardsdale United Methodist Women invite you to a Mother's Day Tea and "almost fashionable" Fashion Show on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. You will enjoy a variety of tasty treats and teas as you enjoy a display of fashions rescued from the recent Courtyard Sale. A suggested donation is $15.00. The funds raised will help support the Bardsdale Bell Choir as they prepare to attend the AGEHR conference in June. Call the church at 524-2070 for more information.

 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!” Ps. 33:12 And God has blessed America in many ways. Each year, Christians gather all across our nation to celebrate God’s goodness and to pray for His guidance. This year Fillmore will participate again in the annual National Day of Prayer. Thursday, May 3rd is that day. This year’s theme is “One Nation Under God.” Christians from all across Fillmore will gather at this year’s chosen church, Promesa de Jesus/ Faith Community Church @ 461 Central Avenue. A number of Fillmore area pastors will participate. There will also be singing and some congregational interaction. We will pray for our nation, our national & state leaders, our community & schools and other things related to our nation’s future. Anyone who loves this country and wants to pray for its future is welcome to come. Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. For information call 524-5564 or 524-3344.

 

Congratulations to all our Youth who will be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday, April 21st at 10AM. Your parish family is very proud of you.

Our 2012 Youth Candidates are: Deana Aguilar, Karina Aguilar, Raquel Aguilar, Guadalupe Aguirre Jr., , Minelia Arevalo, Liliana Becerra, Christian Betancourt, Jason Camarillo, Marissa Carrillo, Christian Cortez, Felipe Cortez, Gustavo Cortez, Sarena De La Cruz Mayra Flores, Fabian Gutierrez, Robert Herrera, Nicholas Johnson, Jose Lomeli Jr. , Salvador Lopez, Sara Lopez, Jose Madrigal, Kaitlyn Magaña, Kendra Magaña, Kathya Mateo, Carlos Mercado, Analissa Morales, Juan Moreno, Bryan Muños, Brooke Pimentel, Jessie Ponce, Sandra Ponce, Kiana Ramirez, Valery Rodriguez, Rogelio Santa Rosa, Martin Soria, Rudy Soria, Erika Texin, Alex Tovar, Josué Valenzuela, and Vincent Vargas Jr.

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Spring and summer is going to be a joyous and busy time at the Bardsdale United Methodist Church so we invite you to mark your calendars and join us for all or some of these events.

On Sunday, April 22, at 3 PM, Fillmore High graduate, Dr. Grey Brothers, will bring an ensemble of singers from Westmont College to present a musical program that's sure to please all who attend. Dr. Brothers is the son of John and Myrt Brothers, long-time former teachers in Fillmore.

The following Saturday, April 28, will be the popular spring Courtyard Sale from 8 until noon. Shoppers will be amazed at the variety of bargains they find inside and out. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the United Methodist Women.

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David Kinnaman’s book is based on nationwide study

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The author of a new book on why young Christians are leaving the church will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Overton Hall at California Lutheran University.

David Kinnaman of Ventura will discuss his book “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church … and Rethinking Faith,” which was released in October. In it, he uses research to show how pastors, church leaders and parents have failed youth and why this will have long-term consequences for young adults and churches. With the help of contributors from across the Christian spectrum, Kinnaman offers adults ideas for passing on a lasting faith and provides young people with suggestions for developing and maintaining faith throughout their lives.

Based on a new nationwide study conducted by the Barna Group of 18- to 29-year-olds with a Christian background, the book counters persistent myths about young dropouts. Kinnaman is the president of Barna.

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Palm Sunday at Saint Francis of Assisi - All are welcome on; Saturday 5PM Sunday 9:15 and 11:15 AM Domingo 7AM 1 & 6PM

For the Palm Sunday Gospel, we return to the Gospel according to Mark. The account of the Passion takes up nearly one-third of Mark’s entire Gospel and, of all the evangelists, he is the one who presents the details most graphically. He depicts the humanity of Jesus most intensely, describing his sufferings thoroughly. Mark portrays Jesus as a complete fulfillment of the “Suffering Servant” of Isaiah, the obedient, humble slave dying on
a cross of whom Paul speaks in Philippians. But it is important to remember that we call this “Holy Week” and not “sad week” or “suffering week,” for each of the readings today, even the lamentations of the psalm, end in the promise of the strength and hope that is granted by God to those who faithfully give of themselves in love. As we enter into this week through these readings, we must reflect deeply on the sufferings of Jesus, but still be confident in the joy of risen, eternal life that awaits all of us who faithfully walk with him through these days.

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