Ministries/Organizations

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10

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CARE IN TIME OF NEED

Bereavement - This ministry assists the bereaved family in all aspects of planning the vigil service and funeral liturgy for their loved one.
Mary Ann Cummins     818-701-5380   Email

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Elderly Take communion to homes every Friday morning for parishioners who are unable to attend mass. Also provide a communion prayer service at Magnolia Gardens Convalescent Hospital on Sundays.           Catherine Wallace     818-886-6656      

Crisis Counseling Referral Service - Those in crisis and in need of counseling may call the Parish Office for referrals.
Parish Center     818-349-1500     Email

Families Anonymous - A 12-step program for the family and friends of people with a substance abuse problem. Meet Friday evenings.
Parish Center     818-349-1500     Email

O.A.S.I.S. - Catholic Charities' Older Adult Services and Intervention System.  Parish teams give service and support to seniors who need help. The program helps seniors remain independent and connected to our community.   
Liaison: Lilia Hughes   818-341-3314             Email

 


PRAYER & LIFE LONG LEARNING

Bible Study - A multi-week program that develops a greater understanding of Scripture.
Sr. Sharon Richards, SDSH   818-349-2836     Email

Bible Institute - A seasonal six week Bible Study.
Carmen Schroeder  818-368-2393 

Prayer Network - Coordinates with parish ministries to pray for individuals in need of prayers.
Marie Nolan   818-349-4093           

Living the Eucharist - Small Group spiritual renewal experience held weekly during Lent.
Carol Schultz                         Email

Anniversary Sunday - Receive a special blessing at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on the 2nd Sunday of your anniversary month.  Call to RSVP and include your name and years married.
Betty Peltier   818-363-0174     

San Fernando Vigil Adorers - Congregate together every Friday (8:00 p.m. to midnight) to worship, adore, and glorify our Lord.  Promote evangelization by the transformation of our lives through prayer and fellowship.
Jovita Escano   818-746-9075       Email

Mother of Perpetual Help - Novena Meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the church.        Del del Rosario     818-831-1085                        

Legion of Mary - Dedicated under the patronage of Mary to bring holiness of life to its members and service to others.  Meets on Saturday in Room 2 of the School building at 9:45 a.m.                                         Connie Sy     818-667-5790

Perpetual Adoration Chapel - A quiet, intimate place where you may give praise to God through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and where you may pray and listen to His message through His word.  Come and Adore the Blessed Sacrament, the living presence of Jesus!  The Blessed Sacrament is exposed every day from 6 a.m. to midnight.  Become a committed Adorer for 1 hour each week or come for short visits.  Enter the chapel from Kinzie St. off Reseda Blvd.
Gloria Aispuro   818-458-6412                   Email

Library - Books and DVDs on all aspects of the Catholic faith available for check out.  Come in and browse Saturday evenings 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. and Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Volunteers welcome.
Librarian:  Kareena de Vera Kiefer 818-469-1190
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A.C.C.W. - Information between LA Archdiocese and parishes.
Parish Rep:  Millie Sciutto 818-349-3891

 

SHARE YOUR TIME, TALENT, TREASURE

Parish Pastoral Council - Investigates and considers matters relating to pastoral activity and formulates conclusions concerning them.  Conclusions are presented as recommendation to the Pastor.  Members serve three year.  Nominations are conducted in the spring.
Chair: Patti Whisnant  (818) 718-9446
PastoralCouncil@ollnr.org

Finance Council - Provides sound advice and counsel to the Pastor, in order to maintain the financial stability of the Parish and School.  Council meets at least four times a year to review the financial condition of the Parish and School, consider key decisions that will have a significant impact, and make recommendations to the Pastor.
Chair: Greg Davies   818-349-5825              Finance@ollnr.org

Counters - Counting and depositing of the parish offertory.
Giulio Proietto  805-624-7467 Counters@ollnr.org

Children’s Liturgy of the Word - Breaks open the Word for children ages 6-12 during the 9:00 a.m. Sunday mass.  The approach is child-friendly so the Word comes alive and is integrated into their lives.  Youth lectors and adult leaders needed.
Mary Roehrick   818-701-0807                    
ChildLit@ollnr.org

Family Choir - 9:00 a.m. Sunday mass.  Open to all family members age 7 and up.  Rehearsals held 8:00 a.m. Sundays in the School Music room.  Vocalists and instrumentals invited. Choir Dir: Mary Janus  818-349-1500 x150   Liturgy@ollnr.org

Adult Choir - 10:30 a.m. Sunday mass, traditional music choir. Rehearsals held Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.
Choir Dir: Sterling Branton   805-886-1005     Music@ollnr.org

12:00 Choir - Open to all, rehearsal starts at 10:00 a.m. Sunday in the Music Room then proceeds to 12:00 noon mass in the church.
Choir Dir: Eddie Valera     12noonchoir@ollnr.org

Harmonia Choir - 5:30 p.m. Sunday mass Contemporary Choir.  Open to all ages. Rehearsals held 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Church.  Vocalists and instrumentalists invited.
Choir Dir: Mary Janus 818-349-1500 x150    Liturgy@ollnr.org

Altar Servers - Altar servers assist the priest during mass and other liturgical celebrations. Open to parish boys and girls in the fifth grade through high school that have received First Holy Communion.  Training classes held in fall.  Adult volunteers assist in training.
Dianne Walker   818-489-0042   DWalker@ollnr.org

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist - Assist at parish liturgies in the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament.  Open to all confirmed parishioners who have successfully completed the parish training.
Judy Proietto   805-624-7467                       EuchMin@ollnr.org

Ushers - Provide a welcoming environment to all who enter God’s church.  Assist in offertory and other aspects of the liturgy as needed.
Larry Peltier     818-209-3580                          Ushers@ollnr.org

Liturgy Committee - Comprised of liturgy leadership, coordinates and/or plans all liturgical events within the parish. The committee meets the first Monday of the month.
Liturgy Dir: Mary Janus 818-349-1500 x150 Liturgy@ollnr.org

Environment - The sub-committee, under the guidance of the Liturgy Committee,  coordinates, plans and dresses the environment in the church, including floral arrangements, for each liturgical season and special feast days.
Cici Bianchi   818-886-3567                  Environment@ollnr.org

Lectors - Proclaims scripture at masses and liturgical events throughout the church year. Lector certification required.
Robin Rothman  818-886-3097                       Lectors@ollnr.org

Preparation of the Altar - Placing the corporal, missal, presider’s chalice, and cups on the altar at weekend masses and special liturgies. Families and individuals are needed at all masses.
Mary Roehrick   818-701-0807                   AltarPrep@ollnr.org

Sacristans of the Altar - Preparing, purifying and storing of ceremonial vessels and items supporting Sunday Eucharist, as well as setting-up for assigned Sunday liturgies.
Roi Gonotirto   818-349-1500                    Sacristans@ollnr.org

The Marthas - Care for the altar, linens, vestments and sacred vessels used for Sunday liturgy and other church celebrations. Jeanine Peralejo    Marthas@ollnr.org

Giving Tree (Christmas) - During Advent season we collect gifts and monetary donations to be distributed to needy families and various charitable organizations supported by the parish.
Michelle Richardson 818-700-2590 

Together in Mission (TIM) - An Annual Archdiocesan Appeal that provides much needed financial support to parishes and school in underserved communities of the archdiocese of LA.
Derrick Carbon   818-640-2389                                 TIM@ollnr.org

SFV Rescue Mission - Volunteers bring essential services and offer their time, talent and goodness of heart to SFV Rescue Mission outreach projects and help make a difference in the lives of the hurting and the homeless. Opportunities are on-going, year-round and constantly changing.
Liaison:  Monica Hurney    818-281-8746    SFVRM@ollnr.org

MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) - A multi-faceted social service agency in Pacoima. Volunteers needed in many services areas.  MEND barrel is located in the narthex for your much needed donations of non-perishable food.
Liaison: Bob Mayers   818-360-5928     

Respect Life Committee - Inspires reverence and respect for human life in all its stages through education and prayer.
Niamh Anderson      RespectLife@ollnr.org 

 

 

COMMUNITY LIFE

Women's Council - A social, spiritual, and service organization for the women of the parish. Meets once a month Sept-June in Stroup Hall.  All women of the parish are encouraged to join.
President: Ileana Plourde     818-618-0559
WomensCouncil@ollnr.org

Men's Club - A social organization open to all men of the parish providing various social programs and activities. Meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month, Sept-June, at 6:30 p.m. in Stroup Hall.
President: Chris O’Flaherty         MensClub@ollnr.org

Forever Young Seniors Club - Provide a social and spiritual environment for the benefit of seniors. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Sept.-May, in the Moran Center after the 9:00 a.m. mass.
Sr. Sharon Richards, SDSH 818-349-2836 AFF@ollnr.org

Festival Committee - Plans, organizes and runs the annual Parish Festival to build community and benefit Parish School.
Chairs: Tes and Junny Villar 818-894-8485
Festival.Chair@ollnr.org

SafeGuard the Children - Provides ongoing support, education, and awareness with the goal to prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parish, school, homes and community.
Chair: Bridget Nelson   818-430-8285      SafeGuard@ollnr.org

Scouting:
Girl Scouts - A fun troop for girls in our parish grades K-8.
Leader: Ileana Plourde 818-618-0559       GirlScouts@ollnr.org 

Boy Scouts - Provides a program that allows boys to become leaders through training and practice.  Boys are taught to run weekly meetings and outings, to be responsible and to be good citizens through service projects.  Assisting the scouts is a  fully trained adult leadership team.

Cub (grades 1-5) Kurt Jacobson        CubScouts@ollnr.org

Boy (grades 6 - age 17) Carlos Luna        BoyScouts@ollnr.org

Theatre Repertoire of Our Lady of Lourdes (TROLL) - A repertoire group that stages an annual musical production providing the parish with quality theater and opportunity for family participation.  Parishioners are invited to participate in front and behind the curtain. 
Katherine Uy Comer       TROLL@ollnr.org

Bridge - Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to play Bridge. 
Dorothy Boudreau     818-993-8437        

CSUN Newman Club - A Catholic ministry group at non-Catholic universities serving students attending CSUN.
Chaplain: Fr. David Loftus 818-349-1500
ParishCenter@ollnr.org