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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Praying the Psalms the Church Prefers
    $5.00

    In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church prays almost all of the 150 Psalms at least once in a four-week pattern. But some Psalms are prayed more frequently than others. Why is that? Learn about some of these “most favored” Psalms. Learn why these particular Psalms are privileged by the Church. You may want to pray them too.

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    BI-01 Friday, February 28 12:15-1:45 PM Hall
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Deep Dive into Matthew (Part 1)
    $5.00

    This Bible study, beginning in The University Series, and continuing in the following months, will do a close study of the text, always asking, “How can we apply the teachings of this Gospel to our lives?” Bring your bibles, an open and inquisitive mind, your love for God, and your willingness to encounter Jesus. (5 part series) Come to one night, or come to all! Part 1

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    BI-02 Monday, March 02 7:30-9:00 PM Serra Center
    Padre Serra
    5205 Upland Rd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
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    Deep Dive into Matthew (Part 2)
    $5.00

    This Bible study, beginning in The University Series, and continuing in the following months, will do a close study of the text, always asking, “How can we apply the teachings of this Gospel to our lives?” Bring your bibles, an open and inquisitive mind, your love for God, and your willingness to encounter Jesus. (5 part series) Come to one night, or come to all! Part 2

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    BI-03 Monday, March 09 7:30-9:00 PM Serra Center
    Padre Serra
    5205 Upland Rd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
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    Deep Dive into Matthew (Part 4)
    $5.00

    This Bible study, beginning in The University Series, and continuing in the following months, will do a close study of the text, always asking, “How can we apply the teachings of this Gospel to our lives?” Bring your bibles, an open and inquisitive mind, your love for God, and your willingness to encounter Jesus. (5 part series) Come to one night, or come to all! Part 4

    Section Date Time Room
    BI-05 Monday, March 23 7:30-9:00 PM Serra Center
    Padre Serra
    5205 Upland Rd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
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    Deep Dive into Matthew (Part 5)
    $5.00

    This Bible study, beginning in The University Series, and continuing in the following months, will do a close study of the text, always asking, “How can we apply the teachings of this Gospel to our lives?” Bring your bibles, an open and inquisitive mind, your love for God, and your willingness to encounter Jesus. (5 part series) Come to one night, or come to all! Part 5

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    BI-06 Monday, March 30 7:30-9:00 PM Serra Center
    Padre Serra
    5205 Upland Rd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
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    The Spirituality of the Psalms
    $5.00

    The Psalms express a range of human experience through rich poetry that invites a deeper relationship with God. In this presentation you will have the opportunity to reflect on the worship of ancient Israel and to reflect on your own prayer today in the Church.

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    BI-07 Wednesday, March 04 7:30-9:00 PM Rms. 21-22
    Holy Cross
    13955 Peach Hill Rd.
    Moorpark, CA 93021
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    Adam and Eve: What Does Genesis Really Mean?
    $5.00

    What is the meaning of Genesis? Does Genesis contradict evolution? Can a modern person believe in Adam and Eve? What lessons can you learn today from the narrative? Come find out!

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    BI-08 Wednesday, March 11 7:30-9:00 PM Auditorium
    St. Mel
    20870 Ventura Blvd.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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    How to Get Through the Bible in an Evening
    $5.00

    The Bible is big and often daunting. Sometimes you can’t seem to find the forest for the trees. What if there were a way to explain the Bible in one simple session? In one evening, get the big picture of the greatest book on earth.

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    BI-09 Wednesday, March 25 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Is the Parable of the 'Prodigal Son' Really about Forgiveness?
    $5.00

    When most people read or hear the parable of the “Prodigal Son,” they believe they are receiving the message of the importance of forgiveness. Even though forgiveness is an essential (some may even argue quintessential) Christian dynamic, current New Testament scholarship demonstrates quite profoundly that the parable of “the Lost Son” is more about who counts …and who is doing the counting.

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    BI-10 Thursday, March 26 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    Our Lady of Grace
    5011 White Oak Ave.
    Encino, CA 91316
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    Do Some Catholic Practices Contradict the Bible?
    $5.00

    Isn’t calling priests “father” contrary to what Jesus says in Matthew 23:9? Doesn’t praying the rosary violate Jesus’ commands in Matt 6:7? Are fundamentalists correct when they accuse Catholics of ignoring or changing the Bible? This session will explain how such Catholic practices are not contrary to the Bible, if it is interpreted correctly.

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    BI-11 Monday, March 30 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    Sacred Heart
    10801 Henderson Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93004
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    Does Jesus Really Expect Us to "Be Perfect"?
    $5.00

    In Matthew 5:48, Jesus says “Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” But is that even possible for us? Aren’t we all sinful, fallible, imperfect human beings? Or did Jesus mean something different than we might think? This course will explore what Jesus actually said in some commonly misinterpreted passages of Matthew’s Gospel.

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    BI-12 Tuesday, March 31 7:30-9:00 PM Biederman Hall
    Sacred Heart
    10801 Henderson Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93004
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    Revisiting the Garden of Eden with a Jewish Tour Guide
    $5.00

    See the Garden of Eden through Jewish eyes! Find out why there are two stories of creation: which of the characters speak the whole truth: what exactly was the bone from which the woman was made: the clear and surprising reason that Adam and Eve were expelled: and whether the act of eating the fruit was really a sin or whether God set them up for an important, divine purpose.

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    BI-13 Wednesday, April 01 7:30-9:00 PM Rms. 21-22
    Holy Cross
    13955 Peach Hill Rd.
    Moorpark, CA 93021
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    ¡Quiero Leer la Biblia, pero no sé dónde empezar!
    $5.00

    Al querer leer la Biblia puede haber frustración al no saber cómo o por dónde empezar o por el temor a interpretarla mal. En este taller aprenderemos como identificar una Biblia católica y como encontrar una cita. Aprenderemos a leerla como una oración y un recorrido de nuestra historia de salvación. Por favor traiga una Biblia.

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    BI-14 Monday, March 16 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    Sacred Heart
    10801 Henderson Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93004
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    Though Many, One: Can Catholic Social Doctrine Unify a Fractured World?
    $5.00

    Years ago, people with different opinions were friends, shared meals, and even married each other! Today, our nation is deeply polarized, reaching into our parishes and families. Is our faith one of those polarizing forces? Or does our doctrine on human dignity have the power to bring us back together?

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    CE-01 Tuesday, March 03 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Jude the Apostle
    32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
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    How Do Other Faiths Love Their Neighbors? Part I
    $5.00

    How do we express our love to our neighbors? How do we demonstrate our concerns in practical terms? What programs or activities does each faith foster? Can we do more together than separately? How can we reach out to one another to have the greatest impact? How and why should we share with other faiths? Come find out from an interfaith panel.

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    CE-02 Tuesday, March 03 7:30-9:00 PM Biederman Hall
    Sacred Heart
    10801 Henderson Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93004
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    How Do Other Faiths Love Their Neighbors? Part II
    $5.00

    This second evening will discuss more topics of neighborly love and with different panelists.

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    CE-03 Tuesday, March 10 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Jude the Apostle
    32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
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    How to Vote Like a Catholic
    $5.00

    We are Republicans and Democrats, Independents and unaffiliated. But our most intimate identity is our membership in the Body of Christ. Why do Catholics vote and how do we vote as Catholics? Learn how you can vote conscientiously as a person of faith.

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    CE-04 Thursday, March 05 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Julie Billiart
    2475 Borchard Rd.
    Newbury Park, CA 91320
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    You are the "NOW" of God!
    $5.00

    After last year’s youth synod, Pope Francis wrote “You are the ‘NOW’ of God.” What does this mean? What highlights should we understand? What are youth and young adults to do in the world and in our church? How do we support them? Learn about this pivotal event.

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    CE-05 Wednesday, March 11 7:30-9:00 PM Rms. 21-22
    Holy Cross
    13955 Peach Hill Rd.
    Moorpark, CA 93021
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    Catholics and Muslims: Building a Future Together?
    $5.00

    In February 2019 Pope Francis and Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Sunni Muslim Iman of Al Ashar University, signed a joint document entitled “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.” Why is this document so important, what does it entail, and how does it impact you here in your neighborhood?

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    CE-06 Thursday, March 12 7:30-9:00 PM Auditorium
    St. Mel
    20870 Ventura Blvd.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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    Are Video Games the Work of the Devil?
    $5.00

    Learn how the elements of video games actually prepare gamers to have a richer and more historically appropriate approach to Old Testament texts. See examples where gamers experience stories like ancient audiences did. This talk will challenge certain devotional approaches to biblical texts and address why some young adults are leaving organized religion. See video games in a new light.

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    CE-07 Monday, March 16 7:30-9:00 PM West Hall
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    Are Video Games the Work of the Devil? Repeat Session
    $5.00

    Learn how the elements of video games actually prepare gamers to have a richer and more historically appropriate approach to Old Testament texts. See examples where gamers experience stories like ancient audiences did. This talk will challenge certain devotional approaches to biblical texts and address why some young adults are leaving organized religion. See video games in a new light. (Repeat Session)

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    CE-08 Thursday, March 19 7:30-9:00 PM Mulcahy Center
    Our Lady of the Assumption
    3715 Telegraph Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Where is the Pope taking the Church – now?
    $5.00

    Will we have married priests? Women deacons? A Vatican bank free from scandal? A new slate of cardinals? What are we to make of the daily news from synods, papal trips, and competing factions? Hear the world’s foremost Vatican reporter and learn how to answer “What is going on in the Vatican?”

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    CE-09 Tuesday, March 17 7:30-9:00 PM Serra Center
    Padre Serra
    5205 Upland Rd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
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    Social Media: The Influence in Our Society, Our Kids, and Evangelization
    $5.00

    We live in a world where social media is the most powerful tool to communicate. People who didn’t have a voice can now use many social media platforms to give their opinions and be heard, but social media is also at times toxic and corrupt. It has been the cause of depression and suicide in many of our kids. So how can we teach our kids and ourselves to use Social Media prudently and more importantly as a means to bring Hope, Love and our Faith to others?

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    CE-10 Tuesday, March 31 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Rose of Lima
    1305 Royal Ave.
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
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    Corrientes de cambio - El sínodo del Amazonas
    $5.00

    El sínodo del Amazonas recibió una cobertura mediática significativa debido a las controversias en torno al mismo. ¿Pero qué pasó realmente en el sínodo? ¿Por qué es relevante para nosotros los católicos en América del Norte? ¿Por qué se considera un punto de crucial en la reforma de la Iglesia Católica? En esta sesión discutiremos los aspectos más destacados, positivos y negativos, de este importante evento de la Iglesia.

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    CE-11 Thursday, March 05 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Redes sociales: la influencia en nuestra sociedad, nuestros hijos y la evangelización
    $5.00

    Vivimos en un mundo donde las redes sociales son la herramienta más poderosa para comunicarse. Las personas que no tenían voz ahora pueden usar muchas plataformas de redes sociales para dar sus opiniones y ser escuchados, pero las redes sociales son muchas veces tóxicas y corruptas. Han sido la causa de depresión y suicidio en muchos de nuestros hijos, entonces, ¿cómo podemos enseñar a nuestros hijos y a nosotros mismos a usar las redes sociales con prudencia y más importante como un medio para llevar la esperanza, el amor y nuestra fe a los demás?

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    CE-12 Monday, March 23 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Rose of Lima
    1305 Royal Ave.
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
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    The Last Supper: The History, The Mystery
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    Our Mass is based on the Last Supper, one of the most defining historical events of our faith. Yet, as a historical event, it remains shrouded in mystery, even on what day it happened. This talk will discuss the what, when, and where of the Last Supper, but most importantly, how it can powerfully affect you today.

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    CH-01 Thursday, February 27 7:30-9:00 PM O'Brien Hall
    San Buenaventura Mission
    211 E. Main St.
    Ventura, CA 93001
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    Is Catholic Tradition More than "What the Popes Say"?
    $5.00

    The Council of Trent proclaimed that the gospel comes to us in Scripture and in Tradition, and in the 19th century, Tradition was identified with the teaching of the popes. Did Vatican II put the Scriptures at a higher level than Tradition? What would that mean for you today? Who is in charge of our Catholic faith?

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    CH-02 Monday, March 02 7:30-9:00 PM Mulcahy Center
    Our Lady of the Assumption
    3715 Telegraph Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Myths about the Catholic Church: Pope Fiction- Part 1
    $5.00

    Fr. Joseph Shea continues his informative sessions on myths about the Catholic Church; currently myths about the Papacy. “Pope Fiction” will be two evening sessions. In session one, Fr. Shea will address the myths that try to disprove the Papacy, such as it doesn’t resemble Peter’s ministry in Acts of the Apostles; the Papacy is a “medieval Roman invention”, and the scandal of bad, immoral Popes.

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    CH-03 Monday, March 02 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Rose of Lima
    1305 Royal Ave.
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
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    Myths about the Catholic Church: Pope Fiction- Part 2
    $5.00

    Even if you missed Part One, come hear Fr. Shea dispel other myths about Papal infallibility. Can it be disproved by the false teachings of Pope Liberius, Pope Vigilius, and Pope Honorius, and others? Don’t miss this informative conclusion.

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    CH-04 Monday, March 30 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Rose of Lima
    1305 Royal Ave.
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
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    How Do We Reform/Renew our Church? We Follow Those Who Know How!
    $5.00

    What happened during the tumultuous earlier times in the Church? Let’s look at the Church during earlier challenges and society’s rejection of religious faith at times before. How did Francis de Sales, Vincent de Paul, and two great women, Jane Frances de Chantal and Louise de Marillac, deepen the faith of Christians by their works and against such great odds?

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    CH-05 Monday, March 09 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    Sacred Heart
    10801 Henderson Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93004
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    Who is San Buenaventura and What Can He Teach Us?
    $5.00

    Fray Junipero Serra carefully chose the patron saints of his missions. The last was St. Bonaventure for San Buenaventura mission. He was a Franciscan theologian and mystic, who presented the mysteries of the faith, like the Holy Trinity, in a way that would be helpful in living the Christian life. This course will reflect on his life and teachings, and provide that same help to your life today.

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    CH-06 Thursday, March 12 7:30-9:00 PM O'Brien Hall
    San Buenaventura Mission
    211 E. Main St.
    Ventura, CA 93001
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    Catholic Collisions with History - The Catholic Church in the World
    $5.00

    Many Saints have had personal encounters with major figures of history. Other times, the very presence and action of the Church has influenced history’s progress. Through examples, this session will show how Catholicism, through individuals and as a Church, has impacted the progress of history and the development of Western Civilization. Will you be called to play a role?

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    CH-07 Monday, March 16 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Julie Billiart
    2475 Borchard Rd.
    Newbury Park, CA 91320
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    Does "Separation of Church and State" Mean an Atheist Country?
    $5.00

    Some Americans interpret the “Separation of Church and State” to mean the complete absence of religion anywhere in the public realm. This course will examine the origin of the American principle of Church-State Separation, its understanding in our Nation’s Founding, and what it means for the role of faith in the United States today.

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    CH-08 Tuesday, March 17 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Christians 1 - Romans 0: How did Christians defeat the Roman Empire?
    $5.00

    The Roman Empire conquered the world with massive military might and grew to the size of the United States — yet succumbed after only a few generations to a small obscure religion from former Galilee fishermen. How did this happen? How could a band of Christian men and women change the Roman Empire? What lessons can you learn from them today?

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    CH-09 Wednesday, March 25 7:30-9:00 PM Church Hall
    St. Mary Magdalen
    Corner of Las Posas & Crestview
    Camarillo, CA 93010
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    Starting Again from Our WHY
    $5.00

    WHY is the great question of any mission. Sometimes, we can forget the WHY of the Church. A clear sense of WHY, however, changes what we do as Church and how we do it. The WHY of the Church, in fact, is really a WHO: Jesus! Renewal in the life of the Church means starting again from our WHY. Come renew your sense of missionary discipleship.

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    EV-01 Thursday, February 27 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship
    $5.00

    Fr. Gregory Boyle will share how compassion, kindness, and kinship are the tools to fight despair and decrease marginalization. Through his stories and parables, all will be reminded that no life is less valuable than another.

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    EV-02 Wednesday, March 18 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Maximilian Kolbe
    5801 Kanan Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
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    What's Most Important about the Faith?
    $5.00

    In the 800-page Catechism of the Catholic Church, one doctrine — the Trinity — is considered the most fundamental and essential. But for many it is obscure and hard to grasp. When we talk about what’s most important about our faith, why should we speak of the Trinity? And how? Learn the answers.

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    EV-03 Thursday, March 19 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Julie Billiart
    2475 Borchard Rd.
    Newbury Park, CA 91320
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    How Can I Make Sense to My Atheist Friends?
    $5.00

    During the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that an increasing number of relatives, friends, and colleagues identify as atheist, agnostic, or “not religious but spiritual.” Learn how you can skillfully express your beliefs to those who see faith as an obstacle to the imperatives of reason and scientific knowledge? Bring some of your own stories.

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    EV-04 Thursday, March 19 7:30-9:00 PM Auditorium
    St. Mel
    20870 Ventura Blvd.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Mass Exodus: How Do We Bring People Back to the Church?
    $5.00

    One out of every 10 Americans is a former Catholic – How can you not only keep people from leaving the Church, but bring people back to the faith? What do you tell people about your faith? How can you help? Learn how you can share the faith with those immediately around you and bring people home to the Church.

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    EV-05 Friday, March 20 12:15-1:45 PM Church Hall
    St. Mary Magdalen
    Corner of Las Posas & Crestview
    Camarillo, CA 93010
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    Stay with Us:  Why Young People Are Leaving the Church and How We Can Get Them Back
    $5.00

    Young people are leaving the Church in record numbers and joining the ranks of the “nones,” those without any religious affiliation. Why are they becoming disillusioned with Catholicism and how can we re-engage them?

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    EV-06 Tuesday, March 24 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    Our Lady of the Assumption
    3715 Telegraph Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Building a Praying Family for Today’s Church
    $5.00

    In the 20th Century, Venerable Rev. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., made famous the motto “The family that prays together stays together”. Looking at Father Peyton’s life and legacy, we will examine how to build a “praying family” in our homes, parishes and communities. Additionally, we will consider how families, parishes and organizations can best follow Father Peyton’s practice of actively engaging with emerging media to grow in and share our faith. Special attention will be given to families facing caregiving challenges and families with loved ones who are separated from or have never practiced the faith.

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    EV-07 Wednesday, March 25 7:30-9:00 PM Auditorium
    St. Mel
    20870 Ventura Blvd.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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    Lenten Solemn Vespers
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    Experience a solemn vesper service which includes the St. Mel Church Choir, music chants, incensations, and the Service of Light (Lucernarium). Free will offering.

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    FM-01 Wednesday, March 04 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Mel
    20870 Ventura Blvd.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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    A Catholic Church Choir Festival
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    Hosted by St. Paschal Baylon’s accomplished Adult Choir, directed by Kevin Stoller. Join us for a glorious celebration of sacred Church music from our various parishes – who will sing together at the end of the performance for an outstanding show of musical community. Free will offering.

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    FM-02 Sunday, March 08 2:30-4:00 PM Church
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Lynn Rd Lenten Concert
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    The University Series welcomes perennial favorite Lynn Rd. With their distinctive harmonic blend and thoughtful lyrical content, they will inspire spiritual contemplation during this season of Lent. Lynn Rd., is Jana Bellan, Jody Bruno, Georgina Cabrero, and Kevin Stoller. Free will offering.

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    FM-03 Sunday, March 22 3:00-4:00 PM Church
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Tenebrae Service
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    This ancient monastery service recalls the shadows which rapidly fell leading to Jesus’ death and burial. After each set of psalms, meditations and prayers, a candle on the altar is extinguished, eventually ending in total darkness, thunder, and the sounds of the closing of the sarcophagus. This prayer service is a powerful prelude to the Triduum. Free will offering.

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    FM-04 Wednesday, April 01 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Mel
    20870 Ventura Blvd.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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    Our Lenten Journey
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    The season of Lent is one of the most important seasons of the Christian year. Please join St. Jude’s Music Ministry as we journey through the season of Lent in prayer and music. Free will offering.

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    FM-05 Thursday, April 02 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Jude the Apostle
    32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
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    40 Years of Shroud Science: A Personal Perspective
    $5.00

    The Shroud of Turin is the most studied artifact in human history. An expert on imaging and official documenting photographer for the 1978 Shroud scientific team, Barrie Schwortz shares peer-reviewed scientific evidence that convinces him, a Jewish man, that the Shroud of Turin is authentic. Come and judge for yourself on the objective evidence.

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    FS-01 Tuesday, March 10 7:30-9:00 PM Church Hall
    St. Mary Magdalen
    Corner of Las Posas & Crestview
    Camarillo, CA 93010
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    Our Place in the Universe
    $5.00

    Explore the dazzling diversity and profound underlying unity of our universe. Learn from a highly respected scientist and author what science has discovered about the amazing way humanity fits into the grand cosmic scheme. Find out how science and faith are compatible.

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    FS-02 Monday, March 16 7:30-9:00 PM Mulcahy Center
    Our Lady of the Assumption
    3715 Telegraph Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Our Place in the Universe (Repeat Session)
    $5.00

    Explore the dazzling diversity and profound underlying unity of our universe. Learn from a highly respected scientist and author what science has discovered about the amazing way humanity fits into the grand cosmic scheme. Find out how science and faith are compatible. (Repeat Session)

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    FS-03 Wednesday, March 25 7:30-9:00 PM Rms. 21-22
    Holy Cross
    13955 Peach Hill Rd.
    Moorpark, CA 93021
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    Big Bang and Catholicism: Origins of the Universe
    $5.00

    How do science and Bible creation stories fit together …or not? Which is true? What is the surprising origin of the Big Bang theory? Can something really be created from nothing? Why does every major Catholic University have a Physics and Biology Department? Fr. Dave will clearly explain how both God and science reveal the truth of our universe …and with plenty of time for your questions.

    Section Date Time Room
    FS-04 Monday, March 23 7:30-9:00 PM West Hall
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Why Does John Refer to Jesus' Miracles as Signs...Of What?
    $5.00

    John, the Beloved Disciple, refers to Jesus’ Miracles as “Signs.” Signs of what? The answer to this asks another, deeper question: Why do Catholics celebrate seven Sacraments when other Christian Faiths have fewer? Come and find out.

    Section Date Time Room
    LS-01 Friday, February 28 12:15-1:45 PM Church Hall
    St. Mary Magdalen
    Corner of Las Posas & Crestview
    Camarillo, CA 93010
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    Listening at Liturgy: The relational and dynamic character of the Word of God
    $5.00

    When we delve into the nature of the Word of God, we grow in appreciation and love for it. Come explore the meaning of the Word of God and learn to approach Eucharistic liturgy with active listening and joyful response.

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    LS-02 Wednesday, March 04 7:30-9:00 PM O'Brien Hall
    San Buenaventura Mission
    211 E. Main St.
    Ventura, CA 93001
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    Eucharistic Miracles
    $5.00

    This exhibition-type presentation highlights 1800 years of miracles, including: a live presentation of miracle stories, scientific study, and review of the scriptural basis of the Real Presence of the Eucharist. Exhibit materials will be provided in both English and Spanish. Don’t miss this very special and unique presentation.

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    LS-03 Thursday, March 05 7:30-9:00 PM Activity Center
    St. Mel
    20870 Ventura Blvd.
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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    Appreciating the Signs and Symbols in our Parishes
    $5.00

    Water, Oil, Bread, Wine …why all these things? The rites for each sacrament uses signs and symbols to engage our physical and spiritual senses, helping us to understand each sacrament. Learn how the sacred spaces in our parishes use signs and symbols to help you live the mystery of your faith every day.

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    LS-04 Monday, March 09 7:30-9:00 PM West Hall
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Jesus in the Eucharist: Trusting in the Power of the Real Presence
    $5.00

    Is the Eucharist a fleeting Sunday moment? A presence that reveals His glory and hope? A power for those who believe? The mission and identity of the Church flow from the Eucharist. “Did I not tell you that if you trust, you will see the glory of God?” (John 11:40) Learn how you can confidently trust these words from this session.

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    LS-05 Friday, March 13 12:15-1:45 PM Dining Room
    Holy Cross
    13955 Peach Hill Rd.
    Moorpark, CA 93021
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    Seasons & Colors: The Purpose and Meaning of the Church Calendar
    $5.00

    Everything we do as Church has purpose and meaning, every sign and symbol, the use of color – even the Church calendar. Beyond the obvious, what’s really at the heart of each season? If Holy Thursday and Good Friday are so important, why aren’t they “days of obligation” like Sundays and Holy Days? What’s the deal with Ordinary Time (if it’s “ordinary” why does it need to be celebrated…)? This session will offer depth to the way we celebrate life as members of the Body of Christ.

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    LS-06 Thursday, March 19 7:30-9:00 PM O'Brien Hall
    San Buenaventura Mission
    211 E. Main St.
    Ventura, CA 93001
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    Why are Most Roman Catholic Priests Not Allowed to Marry?
    $5.00

    In the early Church, celibacy was not required for ordination. It was finally only mandated for all clergy in the 13th century. Can we expect to see a change in mandatory celibacy? How would this happen? Fr. Thai will highlight cultural, historical, spiritual, and psychological issues that will impact parishioners as well as the vocation of priests in the future.

    Section Date Time Room
    LS-07 Monday, March 30 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    How Much Do We Know About Baptism?
    $5.00

    Did you know when purification began… before the time of Jesus? The concept for the cleansing of sin with water has a deep history in both the Bible and culture. This multi-media and highly illustrated presentation will explore these deep and largely unknown origins of baptism, and how to understand our first sacrament in today’s world.

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    LS-08 Thursday, March 26 7:30-9:00 PM West Hall
    St. Jude the Apostle
    32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
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    El sacramento de la Reconciliación
    $5.00

    ¿Enojarse es pecado? ¿Debo dejar de comulgar si uno de mis hijos/as está Viviando en amasiato? ¿Qué tiene que ver la piñata con la confesión? Vamos a partir del concepto de pecado que nos ofrece el catecismo de la Iglesia para poder vivir una experiencia de fe más enriquecedora.

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    LS-09 Tuesday, March 10 7:30-9:00 PM Biederman Hall
    Sacred Heart
    10801 Henderson Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93004
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    El sacramento del Matrimonio
    $5.00

    ¿Además de tener con quién, qué se necesita para casarse? ¿Cómo es la ceremonia “católica” de la celebración del matrimonio? Partiendo de un recorrido por la historia del sacramento, teniendo en cuenta especialmente las distintas tradiciones llegadas a México desde Europa veremos cómo ha quedado conformada la celebración del sacramento del matrimonio. ¿Lo que estamos haciendo hoy se acerca de alguna manera a lo que quiere la Iglesia?

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    LS-10 Tuesday, March 17 7:30-9:00 PM Biederman Hall
    Sacred Heart
    10801 Henderson Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93004
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    Catholic Schools: What Difference Does It Make?
    $5.00

    Responding to the call of Jesus to “make disciples of all nations,” (Mt. 28:19), all levels of Catholic schools serve both the faith community and society by educating children, young people and adults to become active and caring members of the communities, cities, and nations in which they live. Come hear Fr. Tim discuss the unique opportunity Catholic schools offer to bring the good news of Jesus to the whole family, while Tony Guevara highlights specific opportunities within our local communities, as well as our region and nation. Presentation will be held at La Reina High School, 106 W. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, 91360

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    ME-01 Wednesday, March 11 7:30-9:00 PM
    La Reina High School
    106 W. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    Keeping Faith Alive in the Major Leagues: A “press conference” with Mike Scioscia
    $5.00

    Dodger great and longtime Angels Manager Mike Scioscia has always had his Catholic faith front and center of his life and his family. He arranged to have Mass celebrated in Angel Stadium on Sunday game days, open to all players on both sides … even Yankee and Boston players! Mike will share his faith story and dedicate a lot of time to your questions.

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    ME-02 Thursday, March 12 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Maximilian Kolbe
    5801 Kanan Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Does our religion help or hinder our end of life decisions?
    $5.00

    What does the Church teach about stopping extraordinary medical procedures at the end of life? What about tube feeding, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide? How can you protect human dignity at the end of life? Will an Advanced Health Care Directive help or hinder your wishes? What about a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

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    ME-03 Friday, March 13 12:15-1:45 PM Mulcahy Center
    Our Lady of the Assumption
    3715 Telegraph Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Grow in Wisdom, Age, and Grace
    $5.00

    Learn some practical ways that you can live as Jesus did to “grow in wisdom, age, and grace.” What might you continue to do in your faith journey, what things might you improve upon, and what new practices might you pursue as you add years to your body, soul, and spirit?

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    ME-04 Friday, March 20 12:15-1:45 PM Dining Room
    Holy Cross
    13955 Peach Hill Rd.
    Moorpark, CA 93021
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    Suicide Among Young People: Is There a Solution?
    $5.00

    Suicide is now a leading cause of death for the under 25 crowd. This talk will explore possible reasons for an increase in suicidal ideation in young people, pastoral care for those who have suffered from the suicide of a young person, and propose some effective paths for healing.

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    ME-05 Monday, March 23 7:30-9:00 PM Mulcahy Center
    Our Lady of the Assumption
    3715 Telegraph Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Q & A on All Moral Questions
    $5.00

    Ask any question about any moral issue today. Immigration, sexuality, gender, war and peace. All questions welcome. This will be just like a theological press conference!

    Section Date Time Room
    ME-06 Thursday, March 26 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Maximilian Kolbe
    5801 Kanan Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Civic Leadership for Catholic Professionals
    $5.00

    How can I incorporate my Catholic faith into every aspect of life? How can I integrate my spiritual values into my professional career? How can I become a leader that supports the mission of the Church, influences our culture, and serves the common good? Come and discover a plan that you can use the very next day.

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    ME-07 Friday, March 27 12:15-1:45 PM Hall
    St. Julie Billiart
    2475 Borchard Rd.
    Newbury Park, CA 91320
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    Christianity & Socialism
    $5.00

    As a former “leftist activist”, Fr. Sirico confronts the dangers and deceptions of the “new socialism” so popular today among young people. Recounting his own moral, intellectual, and spiritual development, he argues that a dynamic free market, based on voluntary association and freedom from unnecessary regulation, is the best way not only to help the poor, but to meet society’s needs as a whole. Fr. Sirico advocates that at its heart, the free market, not socialism, best supports the God-given creative nature of the human person.

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    ME-08 Wednesday, April 01 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Maximilian Kolbe
    5801 Kanan Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: The Book of Proverbs: What Does It Really Say About the Spared Rod and Spoiled Child?
    $5.00

    Every culture looks for creative ways to build and form the good character of its children. In this session, we will investigate the wisdom and strategies of the Hebrew father who sought to instruct the character of his young son in the Old Testament Book of Proverbs. Did he use the rod or rewards? What would you say?

    Section Date Time Room
    MF-01 Friday, March 06 12:15-1:45 PM Hall
    St. Maximilian Kolbe
    5801 Kanan Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Finding Time to Be Our Children’s Faith Teachers in Today’s Busy World
    $5.00

    Acknowledging our call to live “Domestic Church” in our homes, how can you nurture and build your own relationship with Jesus Christ as you look to share your faith with your children? Join Lisa Hendey for an afternoon filled with simple, practical ideas for bringing the faith to life in your home.

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    MF-02 Friday, March 20 12:15-1:45 PM Hall
    St. Maximilian Kolbe
    5801 Kanan Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91362
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    How Do We Enliven Our Marriage? Marriage Reboot Camp
    $5.00

    Want to strengthen and enliven your marriage? Learn how to keep love in your marriage, understand your differences, communicate more effectively, deal with inevitable hurts, and build each other up. You will come away with new perspectives and skills as well as recommendations for additional learning resources in this fast-paced and highly informative presentation.

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    MF-03 Thursday, April 02 7:30-9:00 PM O'Brien Hall
    San Buenaventura Mission
    211 E. Main St.
    Ventura, CA 93001
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    Una familia, una mision
    $5.00

    Hoy en día muchos de nosotros nos identificamos como Católicos ¿Pero, que significa esto? El ser Católico es estar siempre a favor de la vida y de la familia. El ser Católico es conocer la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia y adaptarla en su totalidad. La Doctrina Social de la iglesia nos ayuda a vivir de una manera más humana y fraterna a la luz del Evangelio de Cristo.

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    MF-04 Thursday, March 26 7:30-9:00 PM O'Brien Hall
    San Buenaventura Mission
    211 E. Main St.
    Ventura, CA 93001
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    Can St. Paul’s Spirituality Help Us Today?
    $5.00

    This session explores St. Paul’s approach to the question of how our inevitable moments of suffering connect with the divine. Discover the patterns and methods in Paul’s spirituality, and learn how his mindset can be applied to your life today – especially during difficult times.

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    SP-01 Thursday, February 27 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Jude the Apostle
    32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: The Labyrinth. A Walking Meditation
    $0.00

    Our spiritual life is often compared to a person walking a path toward a destination of happiness and peace with Our Lord. After a brief introduction to the meaning and purpose of the pilgrims walk, participants will be given time to walk the newly-built labyrinth in front of Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, located at 147 N Brent St., Ventura, 93003. Parking is available in the Ocean Tower parking structure adjacent to the labyrinth. This is an outdoor venue – weather may be a factor. Care should be taken for those who may have issues with the sun or wind. Dress accordingly. Check the website on the morning of Feb. 28 for any updates. Free will offering.

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    SP-02 Friday, February 28 12:15-1:45 PM Labyrinth
    Community Memorial Hospital
    147 N. Brent St.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Rekindling the Flame
    $5.00

    The Celtic Christian motivation to find Divine in all created nature speaks with uncanny relevance to many of the concerns of our present time. The ancient wisdom, visual images, poetry, and prayers of Celtic Christian spirituality can re-ignite your imagination, restoring what you have neglected or forgotten. The stories and legends surrounding Sts. Patrick and Brigid of Kildare and their tireless evangelization can help you become a better friend to yourself and others. Come learn more about the Celtic tradition.

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    SP-03 Tuesday, March 03 7:30-9:00 PM Serra Center
    Padre Serra
    5205 Upland Rd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
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    What Does Mary Have to do with My Life? Hint: Just About Everything!
    $5.00

    We have battles in life, whether family disputes, addictions, anxiety issues, illnesses, legal issues, break ups, divorce, loss, or toxic relationships. The Israelites brought the Ark of the Covenant into battle with them and crushed their enemies. Mary is our Ark of the Covenant. Really? Can she really help? Where is that in the Bible? Come find out. Mary’s all over the Bible.

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    SP-04 Tuesday, March 03 7:30-9:00 PM West Hall
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    Lenten Boot Camp with UFC Champion Bas Rutten
    $5.00

    What can we learn about faith from a former martial arts champion? A lot. Hear Bas Rutten’s conversion story and his Catholic training techniques. His inspirational journey reveals what people hunger for today. Come find out how his Lenten Boot Camp can transform your life.

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    SP-05 Wednesday, March 04 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Paschal Baylon
    155 E. Janss Rd.
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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    How to Deal with Anxiety as a Catholic
    $5.00

    How do we as Catholics deal and cope with anxiety? Find out how to invite God into your daily anxieties and struggles. This session will reveal the tools God puts before us to manage anxiety and live life to its fullest.

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    SP-06 Thursday, March 05 7:30-9:00 PM Rms. 21-22
    Holy Cross
    13955 Peach Hill Rd.
    Moorpark, CA 93021
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    Forgiveness: Great for the Soul, Wonderful for the Brain
    $5.00

    Jesus is the model of forgiveness and asks you to forgive; this is not always easy! Learn about the link between unresolved anger and forgiveness. Find out how God designed your brain to understand, process, and benefit from forgiveness. Leave with powerful new tools to be able to finally forgive.

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    SP-07 Thursday, March 05 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Jude the Apostle
    32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Understanding and Praying the Jesus Prayer (The Prayer of the Heart)
    $5.00

    The Jesus Prayer is almost as old as the Church itself. The Desert Fathers prayed this powerful prayer exercise to elevate their spirit to powerful heights. The theology of this simple prayer contains the spirit of the entire Gospel. Praying this prayer authentically, dramatically changes the power of our ordinary prayers.

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    SP-08 Friday, March 06 12:15-1:45 PM Youth Center
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    The Case for the Real Presence: The history of our unique belief in the Eucharist and its impact in our lives
    $5.00

    Why do Catholics make such a big deal about it? Some doubt and many misunderstand our belief in the Real Presence. Let’s look at why we are the “Church of the Eucharist” from the Old Testament to now and until the end of time. Why does the Eucharist matter so much to our faith?

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    SP-09 Monday, March 09 7:30-9:00 PM Mulcahy Center
    Our Lady of the Assumption
    3715 Telegraph Rd.
    Ventura, CA 93003
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    Swipe Left - Swipe Right - Why is it so Hard to Find Mr/Mrs. Right?
    $5.00

    Bill Moran and former “Baywatch” star, Donna D’Errico, each share their ups and downs of social media dating. Why does most social media behavior keep you locked in a never-ending search? What are the 3 biggest reasons most people can’t find the right partner today? Discover why a Catholic perspective offers some practical solutions and hope in finding true and lasting love.

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    SP-10 Monday, March 09 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Rose of Lima
    1305 Royal Ave.
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
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    Characters of the Passion (Holy Week): A Spiritual Journey with the People of the Passion
    $5.00

    During Holy Week we hear the Passion Narratives and some of us even see a passion play. This might make us form our own judgement toward some of the most famous characters who are part of this week, but sometimes we forget about their context, their fears, their brokenness and their spirituality. Let’s take a look at Judas, Peter, Pontius Pilate, and the women in the passion. Let’s walk with them and see their journey through the most Holy Week.

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    SP-11 Tuesday, March 10 7:30-9:00 PM West Hall
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    The Three Expressions of Prayer According to the Catechism
    $5.00

    In prayer, God gives you a new heart and puts in you a new spirit (Cf. Ez 36:26). “Christian tradition” has retained three major expressions of prayer: vocal, meditative, and contemplative, with one basic trait in common: composure of heart” (CCC 2699). This talk will focus on the inter-relatedness of these three expressions, along with the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer, in order to set hearts on fire for prayer.

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    SP-12 Wednesday, March 11 7:30-9:00 PM Church Hall
    St. Mary Magdalen
    Corner of Las Posas & Crestview
    Camarillo, CA 93010
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    Joseph: Mary’s Most Chaste Spouse
    $5.00

    Pope Francis inserted the name of St. Joseph in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Eucharistic Prayers. Why did he do this and who is this man? Joseph does not speak in the Gospels. Yet his ‘words’ and actions are powerful that can give you a deeper understanding of who Jesus is, his relationship to Mary, his role in the Church today, and especially your life.

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    SP-13 Thursday, March 19 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Jude the Apostle
    32032 Lindero Canyon Rd.
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
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    What Should We Really Pray For?
    $5.00

    How do we pray to a God whose love for us cannot be more intense? How do we pray to a God whose singular intention is our happiness for all eternity? How do we pray to a God who knows more about us than we do? Struggling with these questions leads us to a journey to embrace deep personal prayer as the real gift that awaits us. Fr. Tracy will answer all these questions and more with a preview of his new book, “What Should We Really Pray For?” (23rd Publishers, Summer 2020).

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    SP-14 Monday, March 30 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    Our Lady of Grace
    5011 White Oak Ave.
    Encino, CA 91316
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    Good Grief: Telling a Thousand Stories
    $5.00

    It has been said that grief ends when a thousand stories are told. Because this life is filled with loss, grief is an essential part of healing and growing, and a virtue everyone needs to understand. Dr. Porter will address the “why” and the “how” of good grief.

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    SP-15 Tuesday, March 31 7:30-9:00 PM Serra Center
    Padre Serra
    5205 Upland Rd.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
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    The Forgotten Steps to Achieving Your Dreams
    $5.00

    Many Saints achieved great things, beyond what they imagined they ever could. They accomplished this not with natural abilities, but by faith, trust and a willingness to dare and act. This interactive workshop will explore the psychological and spiritual principles that will enable you to live boldly and achieve your dreams!

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    SP-16 Tuesday, March 31 7:30-9:00 PM West Hall
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    Prayer: One is not Enough
    $5.00

    Prayer is a communal encounter with God who presides, guides, and abides. Come learn about the many styles of prayer: liturgical, contemplative, and devotional, as Padre Benjamin offers answers to two questions: Is prayer just ‘a conversation between friends’? (St. Teresa of Jesus), and just what is the difference between worshipping and adoring God?

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    SP-17 Thursday, April 02 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    Our Lady of Grace
    5011 White Oak Ave.
    Encino, CA 91316
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    Christ is Alive!
    $5.00

    Some young people are leaving the Church and even faith in God, and they are leaving younger and younger. Pope Francis proposes a clear message to them in his new letter Christus Vivit: “Christ is alive, and he wants you to be alive!” Come learn the big questions of young people today and how you can better connect them with the risen Jesus, who offers them life to the full now and forever.

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    SP-18 Thursday, April 02 7:30-9:00 PM Hall
    St. Julie Billiart
    2475 Borchard Rd.
    Newbury Park, CA 91320
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: How Can It Be? Grace Reaching Out for Me!
    $5.00

    So much grace from our Lord — how can it be? After all, do we not make so many mistakes? We fall so often, but He can make us new. His grace is reaching out for each of us and it never ends. Let’s explore what God has to say about his boundless free gift — his grace pouring over us. Then let’s learn to finally and freely live it through our daily Catholic lives.

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    SP-19 Friday, April 03 12:15-1:45 PM Hall
    St. Julie Billiart
    2475 Borchard Rd.
    Newbury Park, CA 91320
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Surfing Toward Spirituality
    $5.00

    There is a correlation between Biblical stories and natural theology, or the way God speaks in nature. Fr. Tim will explain the unique way that he experiences God in nature, just as Jesus did, and so can you in a way you can use the very next day.

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    SP-20 Friday, April 03 12:15-1:45 PM Church Hall
    St. Mary Magdalen
    Corner of Las Posas & Crestview
    Camarillo, CA 93010
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    Lunchtime Food for Thought: Liturgy of the Hours – A Tradition of Prayer
    $5.00

    Several years ago, award-winning Catholic author Maureen Pratt began praying the Liturgy of the Hours each day. Encouraged by the many ways the practice helped her center and grow her faith, she is delighted to share what she has learned about the development and process of the Liturgy of the Hours, as well as how today’s Catholic families and individuals can bring this wonderful tradition of prayer to their lives in exciting and meaningful ways.

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    SP-21 Friday, April 03 12:15-1:45 PM Youth Center
    St. Peter Claver
    2380 Stow St.
    Simi Valley, CA 93063
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    Personajes de la Pasión (Semana Santa): un viaje espiritual con las personas de la pasión
    $5.00

    Durante la Semana Santa escuchamos las narraciones de la pasión y algunos de nosotros incluso vemos representaciones de la pasión. Esto podría hacernos formar nuestro propio juicio hacia algunos de los personajes más famosos que forman parte de esta semana, pero a veces nos olvidamos de su contexto, sus miedos, sus debilidades y su espiritualidad. Echemos un vistazo a Judas, Peter, Poncio Pilato y las mujeres en la pasión. Caminemos con ellos y veamos su viaje a través de la semana más sagrada.

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    SP-22 Tuesday, March 17 7:30-9:00 PM Church
    St. Rose of Lima
    1305 Royal Ave.
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
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