August 13, 2017

Dear Parishioners,

This coming Tuesday, August 15, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation. Please see elsewhere in the bulletin for the Mass schedule for Monday evening and Tuesday.

This feast of the Assumption has ancient roots that can be dated back as far as the fifth century. In addition to manifesting Mary’s special role in God’s plan of salvation, the Assumption reminds us of our own destiny. The American Bishops, in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (page 144), state: “In the mystery of her Assumption, Mary experiences immediately what we will all experience eventually, a bodily resurrection like Christ’s own.” Thus Mary, as the first disciple of her Son, is the first to share in his glory – a glory for which our hearts long and for which we are created. Our hope and prayer as we celebrate this special feast is to be faithful like her and be raised up body and soul like her and share with her the fullness of life.

On this coming Wednesday, we welcome to our parish our new seminarian-intern, Luther Diaz. Please keep him in your prayers as he continues the process of discernment and formation towards possible ordination as a priest. Our last seminarian-intern, John O’Brien, was ordained a deacon this weekend and will continue his seminary studies this academic year.

Also on Wednesday, our parish school opens. We can be very proud of our school and look forward to a great year. For those of you who go to the 8:15 daily Mass, please remember that, for the safety of our students, you will not be able to park in the area within the schoolyard fence. Thank you.

Finally, believe it or not, our annual parish BBQ is just a month away. Please put the dates – September 15-17 – in your calendar. We need your support, from selling the raffle tickets, to assisting with the construction of the site in the days before the BBQ, to staffing the booths and activities, to joining us for good food and fellowship. Deacon Kevin along with our deacon-candidate, David Francis, are coordinating the BBQ this year. Please watch the bulletin for more details.

Jesus, who calmed the storm on the sea, be with us in the storms of our lives. Mary, assumed body and soul to glory, pray that one day we will be lifted up with you!

Father Craig

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26 August - 10 September

BBQ VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP IS HERE! - Be sure to volunteer your time and talent at the BBQ! Sign up in the garage after all weekend Masses August 26 – September 10. It takes all of us working together as a parish family to make our annual fundraiser both fun and successful! Please get involved!

19 August

VIRTUS PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN - Saturday, Aug 19, 2017, 9 a.m. – 12 noon in Conference Center, Rm 1. This session is required for all adults (18+) who work with children. You need only attend one of the workshop. To register go to virtusonline or call the Religious Education Office (661.259.4266). There is no cost for the workshop.

22 August

VIRTUS PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN - OLPH is pleased to announce another Protecting God’s Children workshop session on Tuesday evening, Aug 22, 2017, 7 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in Conference Center, Rm. 1. These sessions are required for all adults (18+) who work with children. You need only attend one of the workshops. The workshop looks at signs of suspected abuse and ways to prevent them. To register go to virtusonline or call the Religious Education Office (661-259-4266). There is no cost for the workshop.

22 August

BBQ PLANNING MEETING - The members of the planning team have an important meeting coming up soon, on Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Junipero Serra Room of the Pastoral Center. Please be sure to put this day in your calendar!

25 August

PRE-BAPTISM CLASSES FOR PARENTS AND GODPARENTS - Pre-Baptism Classes are offered on the fourth Friday, of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Conference Room 1. Please stop by the parish office to obtain the forms that are required for each person attending the class. Two months notice is requested for Baptism. Baptisms are scheduled by appointment only. For further information, please call the parish office at 259-2276.

26 August

SEVENTH ANNUAL GRAND MARIAN PROCESSION - The Queen of Angels Foundation invites parishioners to celebrate the 236th birthday of the City of Los Angeles by joining in the Seventh Annual Grand Marian Process and Mass on Saturday, August 26 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez, immediately followed by a procession from the Cathedral to Olvera Street with Benediction at Our Lady Queen of Angeles Church (La Placita), followed by a Fiesta in La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. For further information, access the websites Queen of Angels or Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

27 August

BLUE MASS HONORING ALL FIRST RESPONDERS - Join us in a celebration honoring all First Responders who risk their lives to keep the community safe. All law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders with their family and friends are invited. The Blue Mass will be held on Sunday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.


7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am,11:30 am
1:00 pm (Spanish),
4:00 pm Youth,
5:30 pm (Spanish)
Val Verde Mission: 9:00 am (Spanish)
Castaic Mission: 10:30 am (English)

7:00 am & 8:15 am

8:00 am Novena & Mass
4:30 pm (Vigil)

8:45 - 10:00 am
3::30 - 4:15 pm


Church Address
23233 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
Pastoral Center

23045 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
p: 661.259.2276 | f: 661.259.1873
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm