October is the Month of the Rosary
October 7th is the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, sometimes referred to as the Feast of the Holy Rosary. The day was dedicated by St. Pius V who credited a victory over the invading Turks to the intercession of Mary through the rosary. Pope Benedict XVI described the image of Our Lady of the Rosary in a 2007 Angelus:
“The traditional image of Our Lady of the Rosary portrays Mary who with one arm supports the Child Jesus and with the other is offering the rosary beads to St Dominic. This important iconography shows that the Rosary is a means given by the Virgin to contemplate Jesus and, in meditating on his life, to love him and follow him ever more faithfully. It is this message that Our Lady has also bequeathed to us in her various apparitions.” (Benedict XVI, Angelus, October 7, 2009)
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of former parishioner Isabella Ruiz-Guigliano (aka Angie).Read more
Please keep Marsha Montag in your thoughts and prayers. Marsha, the daughter-in-law of Chuck & Therese Montag will be having cancer surgery tomorrow in Anchorage, Alaska.
Pray that Marsha comes through the surgery and recovers her health. Pray also, for her husband and daughters at this most difficult time.
Save the date for the St. Thomas Aquinas 100 year celebration mass on Saturday February 23rd, 2019 at 10:00 am. The celebrant will be Archbishop Gomez. Bishop Barron will be one of the concelebrants. The mass will be followed by a reception in the Aquinas Center. This will be a wonderful time to celebrate our long and rich parish history in the Ojai Valley.Read more
Please keep Marsha Montag, daughter-in-law of Chuck & Therese Montage in your prayers. Marsha has recently been diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. Pray also for her husband, Bob and their two girls.Read more