More than 30 parishioners from 15 Ventura County parishes were honored for their volunteer service to church and community at Catholic Charities’ annual Partners in Service Awards Dinner, held Feb. 21 at Padre Serra Church in Camarillo.
An eighth-grader from St. Paschal Baylon School in Thousand Oaks is traveling to Fresno for the 2016 California National Geographic State Bee after winning the school bee competition.
On Jan. 16, Cardinal Raymond Burke visited the campus of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, offering words of encouragement to “all who are committed to the educational mission of the college, and thus to the transformation of our culture.”
Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region recently sat for an interview with Ann Bentajado of Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara.
St. Rose of Lima Church in Simi Valley will host a three-day St. Jude mission from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13. The event will begin each evening at 7 p.m.
Father Larry Gosselin, OFM, from St. Barbara Parish at Old Mission Santa Barbara, has recently released “Unshadowed Light,” a poetry and prayer book inspired by the writings and life of St. Clare of Assisi.
The Thomas Aquinas College Choir has released its latest album, “Hodie: Music for Christmas.” The 17-track compilation of traditional Christmas songs include “While Shepherds Watched,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and “Ye Clouds of Heaven.”
Archbishop José H. Gomez has appointed Msgr. Timothy O’Connell as spiritual director of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Los Angeles Archdiocesan Division. Msgr. O’Connell will begin his new role in January.
Father Daniel Barica, OFM, former pastor of St. Barbara Parish, has combined his photographic talents and love of nature to create the 2016 Liturgical Franciscan Calendar. The collection of nature photos pays tribute to Pope Francis’ most recent encyclical while honoring the beauty of God’s creation.
Mission San Buenaventura celebrated its missionary-founder’s recent canonization, beginning with a four-block-long procession and concluding with a Mass that required overflow seating in the parish hall to accommodate nearly 1,000 attendees.
The Mass also included a rite for the official installation of Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron as Santa Barbara Region bishop.
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