‘Time, talent, treasure’ help create new altar at St. Paul of the Cross

At the mid-morning Mass on Sept. 15, parishioners of St. Paul of the Cross Church in La Mirada celebrated a milestone moment: the consecration of the church’s new altar by Archbishop José Gomez.

In addition to the new altar, the church also unveiled a new matching ambo. Both the altar and the ambo were handcrafted by parishioner Albert Letona, and the altar’s marble top was donated by parishioners Rudy and Emy DeCasto. According to parish secretary Barbara Woods, all labor and materials were donated by the parish community.

“We have been blessed with these wonderful parishioners, [with their] time, talent and treasure, all under our pastor Father Joseph Visperas,” said Woods.

Archbishop Gomez — joined at the celebration by Auxiliary Bishops Oscar Solis and Alexander Salazar — spoke of the “high significance” of the altar in a church.

“[The altar] is where Christ becomes present, where He becomes food for our souls during the Holy Eucharist, when we all unite as one family of God,” he said.



Voices

Pope’s challenge: Don’t be complacent on clerical sexual abuse

Francesco Cesareo

When Pope Francis met with six victims/survivors of sexual abuse July 7 in Rome, he showed empathy and compassion for victims/survivors both in attendance and in those not as he begged their forgiveness.

Together in Mission 300x250

Events

July 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

July 22, 2014

  • Tuesday, July 22

    Healing Mass, Fr. Joey Faller presiding, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary Magdalen Church, 1241 Corning St.., L.A. (213) 453-2595.

The Tidings - Home Delivery 300x100

Get our news by email

Bob Smith BMW 300x250
Bob Smith Toyota 300x250
Bob Smith Mini 300x250