• Old Mission tours in Santa Barbara

    As part of the experience at Old Mission Santa Barbara, handful of tours are offered for the faithful to take in the beauty and grandeur of what is known as the Queen of the Missions.  

  • C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’ at the Fred Kavli Theater

    This month, the acclaimed theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” comes to Thousand Oaks.

  • Adult faith formation in Santa Barbara

    Adults who are seeking Confirmation, Catechist certification, or are interested in enriching and updating their faith are encouraged to participate in San Raphael’s Adult Faith Formation group.

  • Volunteers needed

    Common Ground Santa Barbara County, in partnership with the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H), works to house the most vulnerable individuals and families in Santa Barbara County.

  • Kid elves to fill Christmas baskets in Solvang

    Children wearing elf hats will help prepare Christmas baskets for disadvantaged families Dec. 16 at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. 

  • A cross-cultural experience

    Cherry Jia, Jessica Jin, Katherine Guo, Sunny Yu, Catherine Zhang, Kelly Yi, Rita Fan and Joyce Wu enrolled in grades 7-10 at La Reina in Thousand Oaks last fall. The girls first learned about La Reina during a visit made to China by teacher Kathryn Quist and Robin Fontana, junior high assistant principal.

  • A warm place for the homeless in Oxnard

    On Dec. 1, St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles opened Winter Warming Shelter at the Oxnard Armory, located at 351 South K Street, Oxnard. The shelter, now in its 13th year, will operate daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through March 31, 2015. The Ventura Winter Shelter is a safe haven that assists homeless individuals during the coldest months of the year. It was started in reaction to widely publicized reports of homeless men and women freezing to death on park benches and heating grates.

  • Encountering Jesus Christ in Advent

    Advent can be a time of excessive busyness and stress as we prepare for Christmas Day, but it also provides us an opportunity for reflection and renewal of spirit as we ponder and celebrate the miracle of God becoming one with us through the birth of Jesus.  

  • Answering questions about the faith in Camarillo

    Do you have questions about faith, the meaning of life and death, or the teachings of the Catholic Church? As a mature adult, are you trying to find ways in today’s complicated world to understand the Catholicism you may have encountered as a child?

  • Mary Health 50th anniversary dinner, dance and concert gala

    Celebrating its golden anniversary in 2014, Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital in Newbury Park will hold its 50th Anniversary Dinner, Dance and Concert Gala on Nov. 8 at the Sheraton, Agoura Hills.

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Voices

Appreciating the gift of memory

Anne Hansen

Why do we hold on to so many things in closets, garages and storage units? What is it about the birth announcement of an adult child or the high school diploma of an elderly grandparent that keeps these objects carefully saved rather than discarded? They are of no use to anyone and take up space. Yet they are precious and difficult to part with.

 

 

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January 27, 2015

  • Tuesday, January 27

    St. Basil Choir Practice, 7 p.m., St. Basil Catholic Church, 3611 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The choir sings at the 9 a.m. Mass every Sunday.

    BabyWise Maternity Tour, 7-8:30 p.m., Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills. Holy Cross Medical Center is opening their maternity unit to expectant mothers for walking tours and short informational presentations. These “Baby Wise” maternity tours are free. Expectant mothers are asked to call during their fourth month of pregnancy to schedule a tour. For questions about the tour, call Holy Cross’ Health Resources Center coordinators at (888) 432-5464.

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