• 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.”

  • Dr. Bill Creasy at St. John Eudes

    St. John Eudes Parish will host a retreat entitled “The Passion of the Christ,” given by biblical scholar and former UCLA professor Dr. Bill Creasy on March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • 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.

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Things beyond our imagination

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Recently, at an academic dinner, I was sitting across the table from a nuclear scientist. At one point, I asked him this question: Do you believe that there’s human life on other planets? His answer surprised me: “As a scientist, no, I don’t believe there’s human life on another planet.


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October 4, 2015

  • Sunday, October 4

    Gerard Thomas Straub Book Signing, 9 a.m.- 1p.m., Holy Family Bookstore, 1519 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Straub will discuss his newly re-released book, “The Sun and Moon Over Assisi.” (626) 403-6133.

    St. Kateri Mass, 11 a.m., St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave., Commerce. Everyone is welcome to honor and follow in the footsteps of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Potluck and raffle immediately following – bring a favorite dish to share!

    Faith Support on Our Cancer Journey, 2-4 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. This afternoon of reflection will explore ways for those struggling with cancer can nurture their spirits and seek divine guidance and support. $25 ($20 if paid in full by September 25). (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    “Come and See” Vocation Event, 2-7 p.m., Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, 2927 S Greenville St., Santa Ana. Single women of high school and college age are invited by Sacred Heart Sisters to learn more about religious life. Dinner will be provided. RSVP by Oct. 3 at (714) 557-4583 or heartofjesusrc@sbcglobal.net. 

    Once Upon a Time: Stories to Awaken the Mysteries of the Heart, 3-5 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. $25. (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965. Audiogirlministries.com.

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