• St. Mel Parish to host catechism class for special needs students

    Ross Porter, director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland, is offering a class to prepare those with special needs for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

  • Crespi Carmelite High School announces new president

    The Crespi Carmelite High School board of directors has announced the selection of Ken Foersch as the next president of the Encino school. Foersch assumed the position of president on July 1, 2015, succeeding Father Tom Batsis, who had served as Crespi’s president since November 2012.

  • Catholic school teacher selected to attend Library of Congress program

    Local Catholic teacher Ryan Yerton will travel to Washington, D.C., this month to attend a prestigious course at the Library of Congress. The five-day immersion program will cover effective methods for incorporating original historical documents into classroom discussion and study. 

  • Pope declares St. Anne Melkite Catholic Church a cathedral

    A Melkite Greek Catholic church will be elevated to the title of cathedral in Los Angeles, making it a co-cathedral with the Eparchial Cathedral of the Annunciation in Boston. The Eparchial Bishop of Newton, Nicholas J. Samra, will celebrate the solemn inauguration of the soon-to-be-cathedral, St. Anne Melkite Greek Catholic Church, on Aug. 1 at 4 p.m.

     

     

  • St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish hosts successful casino night

    On April 25, St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish hosted a casino night, complete with dealers and games of blackjack, roulette and craps. The proceeds of the event went to St. Cyril of Jerusalem School.

  • Louisville senior honored for service

    Louisville High School senior Nadia Gonzalez Barranca is being honored for her long hours of service as an altar server, confirmation leader and eucharistic minister. She is one of the few recipients of the Christian Service Award due to her almost 500 hours of community service during her senior year.

  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center launches app

    This month, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has launched a new app to help potential patients quickly access efficient medical care.

  • Altar server commissioning

    Twenty men and women were commissioned to the ministry of Altar Server during the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Bernard’s Parish on March 8.

  • Sacred Heart gala to raise scholarship funds

    Sacred Heart High School will host its first gala, “United to Empower,” on April 25 at 5 p.m. The evening will raise funds for the Comet Scholarship Fund, a tuition assistance program for students at the all-girls college prep school.

  • Student artists featured in gallery exhibit

    The LA City Hall Bridge Gallery is showcasing the artwork of four Louisville High School female students as part of the exhibit, “Expressions of Strength: An Art Exhibit Celebrating the Strength and Vitality of Los Angeles Youth.”

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Voices

The promise and potential of Catholic schools

Kevin Baxter

As the remaining days of summer slip by and students return to their schools for another academic year, there is great hope and promise for Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

 

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  • Saturday, August 29

    Family Foster Care and Foster Adoption Info Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Children’s Bureau Family Center, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles. Children’s Bureau invites willing adults to become a resource family to children in foster care. Qualifying individuals (single or married) receive training, certification and support. (213) 342-0168. www.all4kids.org.

    A Pattern of Love and Forgiveness, 10 a.m.-4p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Cheryl Wunsch, Med RNCS, will share her faith journey to forgive the young man who murdered her mother. $50, lunch included. (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    Grand Marian Procession, 3 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St., Los Angeles. Banners, flags, color guards and bagpipers will highlight the processional parade which starts at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels with a Votive Mass and will end at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church “La Placita” with the benediction. www.thequeenofangels.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/451624838374689/.

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