• Author makes a visit to Flintridge Sacred Heart

    Award-winning author Jan Ellison returned to her former preparatory school, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Feb. 4 to discuss her writing methods, experience and inspirations with students and staff.

     

     

  • Pastoral councils unite for interregional gathering

    Pastoral council members from across the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s five regions gathered at Providence High School in Burbank Feb. 21 for the Eighth Annual Interregional Gathering.

    The meeting featured addresses by Archbishop José H. Gomez, Bishop Gerald Wilkerson of the San Fernando region, and Father Edward Benioff, director of the Office of New Evangelization.

  • Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women to host talk from former abbot

    The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will host a women’s day of recollection from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 19.

  • Support group for adults suffering the loss of a loved one

    St. Mel Parish offers a support group for adults suffering the loss of a loved one. 

  • Grief Recovery for Relationships

    A “Beginning Experience” Weekend will be held at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse through death or divorce/separation. Many people who have suffered this loss feel left out by their church, uneasy around married friends and unsure of themselves and their futures.

     

     

  • Special teaching event will feature Tidings columnist

    On Jan. 31, Southern California Renewal Communities will host a special teaching event. “Light Dispelling Darkness: The World Turned Upside Down” will feature Tidings columnist Robert Brennan, who has more than 20 years of experience writing in the television industry. The event will include a discussion of how film and television depictions of the occult and supernatural have confused the boundaries between good and evil, in addition to other topics in spirituality today and a Q&A session with SCRC president Dominic Berardino.

     

     

  • Volunteers needed for detention ministry in juvenile hall

    St. Mel Parish in Woodland Hills is working with the Restorative Justice Office of the Los Angeles Archdiocese to provide ministry to youth in detention at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar.

  • Maternity tours at Holy Cross Medical Center

    Throughout 2015, Holy Cross Medical Center is opening their maternity unit to expectant mothers on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. for walking tours and short informational presentations.

  • Friars of the Sick Poor of Los Angeles welcome new brother

    On Dec. 11, the Friars of the Sick Poor received a new member into their community. St. Catherine Parish in Reseda hosted the rite of investiture of the habit and profession of first vows on the vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the friars’ patroness. 

    Brother James took the name of James Joseph and will continue as coordinator for the poverty program in the parish and religion teacher at St. Catherine’s School.

    Father Paul Griesbraber, pastor, celebrated the Mass. The friars, who have hope as a charism, assist the sick poor and marginalized. They encourage finding redemptive meaning in suffering.

  • Holy Innocents Day in Mission Hills

    On Dec. 27, San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills will celebrate Holy Innocents Day.

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Archbishop José H. Gomez

As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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February 28, 2015

  • Saturday, February 28

    “Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement”: An African American Ministry Forum with Dr. Cecilia Moore, 9:30-11:30 a.m., University Hall, 1775 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma March, which led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a landmark achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. With an eye towards the future, a weekend forum will be held to examine the role of American Catholicism in the Selma Campaign, its history and theology, and what it can teach us about confronting today’s social justice issues in the Church and greater American society. $40. (310) 338-2799.

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