CLERGY CORNER

February 19, 2016

Dear Parishioners,

I want to thank those of you who joined me in making a pledge to Together in Mission last week. This is a program that does palpable good and I have been privileged to see that first-hand in a number of parishes.

Fathers Alberto and Ethan have also seen first-hand the good done by Together in Mission. Before coming to OLPH, Fr. Alberto was assigned to a parish that received grants from Together in Mission. And when Father Ethan come to California from Delaware, his first home parish as a seminarian also received assistance from Together in Mission to keep its parish school open.

If you have not yet made a pledge for this worthy initiative, I urge you to do so today. Share the blessings God has given to you and be an “angel” to our brothers and sisters in those parishes of our Archdiocese that need help to provide basic ministries. Indeed, Be the light of Christ through your support of Together in Mission. I hope and pray that a far larger percentage of the members of our parish family makes and fulfills a pledge than has been the case before.

Believe it or not, Lent is around the corner. Ash Wednesday is on March 1. The schedule of Masses and services for that day is published in this weekend’s bulletin. Please make a point to schedule one of those times and join us in prayer that day. There is also a listing of activities to consider for your Lenten almsgiving, fasting and prayer. God’s grace is always offered to us, yet as we know from the parable of Jesus about the sower and the seed, our hearts can be hardened or rocky or cluttered with “spiritual weeds” that prevent God’s word from taking deep root and bearing abundant fruit. Let’s take advantage of the opportunity presented by this Lent to cultivate our hearts and be renewed in Christ!

May Jesus, who came not to abolish but to fulfill the law and the prophets, inspire us to greatness of spirit. May Mary, our Mother, whose love for God inspired her to give of herself whole-heartedly, pray for us!

Father Craig

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WHAT'S NEW AT OLPH

24 February

PRE-BAPTISM CLASS FOR PARENTS AND GODPARENTS - Pre-Baptism Classes are offered from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 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 (661) 259 - 2276.

25 & 26 February

MATERIALS OFFERED FOR LIVE LENT - Please visit the table outside the garage of this weekend's Masses for more information about the Live Lent program and how to obtain the materials needed for this group study.

28 February

HOLY WEEK CHOIR 2017 - The OLPH Holy Week Choir will have its first meeting today. They will meet in the Junipero Serra Room, of the Pastoral Center, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If you are interested please contact Ed Archer, ed@olphscv.org or 661-259-2276 ext. 675, for further information.

2 March

LIVE LENT - First session for Live Lent group study beings at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room 2.

4 March

MORNING OF PRAYER WITH DANA COUSO - Join the Catholic Women's Organization for a Lenten Journey through a Women's Spirituality in the Pastoral Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This event is free! Contact Gloria Regan at g.regan1984@gmail.com or Darlene Sustento (661) 510 - 3080

18 & 19 March

BABY SHOWER - OLPH Family Circle is hosting their 20th Annual Baby Shower. We sponsor expectant women and new moms in need from our community. If you would like to donate desperately needed baby supplies to support moms who chose life for their babies, please see the Family Circle Booth following Masses this weekend to pledge a gift.

24 - 26 March

GRIEF RECOVERY WORKSHOP - A “Beginning Experience” workshop will be held at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino for those who’ve experienced the loss of a spouse through death or divorce/separation. "Beginning Experience" is recognized by the Office of Family Life for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For more info/registration, contact Peg Setti at (818) 767 - 1007, for Spanish, call Maria Rojas at (310) 365 - 0186. Our email is beginningexp.losangeles@gmail.com.

26 March

3RD ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH TABLE - The St. Joseph Table is returning!! Come and see the beautiful table prepared to honor St. Joseph. It will be held in the OLPH Parish Hall, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The celebration will start with a Mass at 11:30 with all the ICC members attending.

MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULES

Mass
Sunday
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)

Monday-Friday
7:00 am & 8:15 am

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

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

PARISH INFORMATION

Church Address
23233 Lyons Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
Pastoral Center

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