Basic Information

Mass Location: St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, 2532 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Mass Time: Sunday 10 a.m. (check parish website bulletin for special feastdays which may be different)
Confessions: 9:00-9:45 a.m. - see schedule below

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Life Centers of Ventura County - "We Need a Few Good Women"

I am writing this to you at the most crucial and exciting time since I started working with the Life Centers 28 years ago.  We are about to fulfill a long held dream, providing ultrasounds in our own free medical clinic.  A window to the womb reaches a mother's heart and soul in ways only those who have seen their own child through this incredible technology can appreciate. We have already seen the effectiveness of ultrasound with the Thursdays we have had the Mobile Unit from Simi coming to our Center.  On a recent Thursday there were three turn arounds, just in that one day!  Imagine how much of God's work can be done when we can offer ultrasounds throughout the week.  Our beautiful, brand new Center is located across the street from a place that advertises (perhaps you have seen those big signs) as a family planning surgical clinic.  We will be a loving voice for the unborn and their mothers right where they are most threatened. 
One of the very special aspects of our Center is that we not only provide counseling in defense of life and healing for those suffering from a past abortion, but are able to talk to the young women coming to us about the hope, happiness and health that living with sexual integrity can bring to them.  
We are in great need of counselors to go through our training, shadow one of our current counselors and then directly work with our clients.  If that is not where you feel called, perhaps training to be on our 24-hour hotline would be of interest.  I was on the hotline, and still am, for many years when I had young children because the calls are sent directly to your home. This is the frontline in our defense of life.  We also need receptionists, office workers, fund raising help.  Since we are expanding our services and moving to where we expect far more foot traffic from those most in need, we have to build up our volunteer base to meet the demand. 
Please see the Counselor Training Flyer for details and feel free to call me if you should have any questions.
Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us!
Yours in Christ, Beth Schuberg 805-217-8092