• 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.

  • A ‘Pieta’ for Southern California

    The first ever Vatican approved re-creation made from a mold of Michelangelo’s Pieta will be unveiled Dec. 14 during the 4 p.m. Mass at Bishop Alemany High School (11111 Alemany Drive, Mission Hills), presided over by Bishop Jerald Wilkerson. The recreation comes as a donation from Richard G. Stewart and family.

  • Cristo Rey: A small gem, a real pearl in the community

    An estimated 3,000 parishioners of Cristo Rey in Atwater Village celebrated the 75th anniversary of their church Nov. 23 — the Feast of Christ the King. Situated on Perlita Street in a busy neighborhood bounded by freeways, shopping districts, and the shadow of Griffith Park and the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, Cristo Rey Parish held a celebration of the church that is indeed cherished as a perlita or “small pearl” in this busy community.

  • New nurses learn — and teach — at Providence

    The problem was daunting — to train 3,800 nurses in the rollout of the new electronic record system at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank along with four other hospitals in Southern California.

  • 5K run/walk recalls Notre Dame’s Conor Lynch

    On Oct. 26, some 1,000 runners and walkers took part in the fourth-annual 5k run/walk at Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park to honor the memory of Conor Lynch. The Notre Dame High School cross-country runner was struck and killed on Oct. 19, 2010, jogging across Woodman Avenue near Addison Street while trying to catch up with his teammates during practice.

  • Bell-Jeff High School celebrates its 70th anniversary

    In the fall of 1944, Msgr. Martin Cody Keating founded Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in Burbank, welcoming its first class of ninth graders who would become the school’s first graduating class of 1948...

  • Santa Rosa Bishop Alemany School dedicates TK room

    Oblate of Mary Immaculate Father Juan Gaspar blessed the new transitional kindergarten classroom and outdoor playground at Santa Rosa Bishop Alemany Elementary School Oct. 6.

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Voices

Loneliness and prayer

Anna Maria Scaperlanda Biddick

When I was a single adult, as for most single people, loneliness was a presence in my life.  The loneliness didn’t come on Valentine’s Day, when I showed up alone to a wedding, or when I saw an engagement on Facebook.

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  • Sunday, March 29

    Special Needs Mass, 10 a.m., Father Maguire Council Hall, 4315 N. Vincent Ave, Covina.Mass for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information, contact Elizabeth, (909) 599-9833, ebinerfamily@gmail.com.

    Reenactment of the Passion of Our Lord, 2 p.m., Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles. (323) 261-3106. http://catholiccemeteriesla.org/stations.

    “Who is this Jesus you see?,” 2-4 p.m., Master Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center, 700 N Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre. Presented by Dr. Michael Downey. Freewill donation.

    The Passion of the Christ: A Retrospective Exhibit 1960-2015, 2-4 p.m., Dei Gloria Studio and Gallery, Portola Plaza #160, 4882 McGrath Street, Ventura. Prints by Nancy Snooks presented as an outreach of the Trinitas Community. (805) 701-038

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