Written by BY SISTER NANCY MUNRO, CSJ 10 August 2011
The Faces of God: St. Aloysius Gonzaga ChurchWelcome is much more than a word at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church; it is a spirit and a way of life.
It is felt when parish administrator Father Pedro Esteban welcomes a visitor at Mass and everyone turns to greet the newcomer or visitor, or share a smile. It happens when a young couple brings their newborn child to the front of church and the family receives a blessing. It is seen in the smiles on parishioners’ faces as they greet newcomers and visitors at breakfast after Mass.
Written by Paula Doyle 10 August 2011
More than 20 pilgrim chaperones, teenagers and young adults from throughout the archdiocese and also the San Bernardino Diocese attended the Aug. 7 liturgy in advance of the Aug. 16-21 WYD event, which is expected to draw a record number of youth from the United States. Currently 29,437 U.S. pilgrims are registered to attend, including 262 traveling from the L.A. Archdiocese.
Written by Tidings Staff 10 August 2011
Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark and Jesuit Father John McGarry, Provincial, concelebrated the installation Mass of Yolanda Scott Brown, DMin., before an assembly of nearly 1,000 people. Brown most recently served seven years as Pastoral Associate at Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights, also a Jesuit-administered parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Written by BY BRENDA REES 05 August 2011
Written by CINDY WOODEN 05 August 2011
The primary focus on the pope's trip Aug. 18-21 will be on Catholic youths from around the globe participating in World Youth Day.
But Pope Benedict also will meet with Spain's royal family and with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, whose government has promoted several policies opposed by the church, including relaxing Spain's divorce laws, easing restrictions on abortion, legalizing same-sex marriage and allowing gay couples to adopt.
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Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.