• In Santa Barbara: Celebrating communities of faith and service

    Catholic school students in Santa Barbara gathered with Archbishop José Gomez Jan. 31 at Bishop Garcia Diego High School to celebrate a special liturgy in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

  • The University Series expands campuses, offerings in 2014

    The University Series, the multi-parish adult education program connecting faith with daily life through more than 100 courses during Lent, has added two campuses and Friday noontime classes to its program in 2014.

  • San Buenaventura Mission: A ‘quiet village’ blossoms

    The Golden State's poet laureate, John Steven McGroarty, once wrote that "the story of the conception, foundation, the rise and fall of the Franciscan missionary establishments in California is at once the most unique, colorful and romantic of stories in the annals of human history, and one of the most important."

  • Santa Barbara News 12/20/13

    Five parishes join to sponsor Matthew Kelly retreat Jan. 11

    A multi-parish Matthew Kelly retreat is scheduled for Jan. 11, hosted by St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks.

  • La Reina’s Distinguished Alumna touches lives in S. Africa

    Ashley Millhouse came to La Reina High School as a shy seventh grader who did not realize that the word “God” was supposed to be capitalized. She left six years later in 2008, as a passionate Christian determined to change the world. 

  • Catholic Charities and Life Centers celebrate partnership

    Kicking off a newly formed partnership between Catholic Charities and Life Centers of Ventura County to assist needy moms, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at Catholic Charities’ Community Services Center in Oxnard to celebrate with clients the expanded services that are being offered.

  • Regional Congress: They came to hear, to serve

    Close to 500 catechists from Guadalupe to Thousand Oaks gathered Oct. 12 at Bishop Garcia Diego High School for the annual Santa Barbara Region Congress presented by the Office of Religious Education.

  • Mary Star of the Sea Church celebrates golden anniversary

    A multicultural Mass with Archbishop José Gomez presiding highlighted a golden anniversary celebration Oct. 4 at Mary Star of the Sea Church in Oxnard.
  • The Bishop Goes to Limuw

    Limuw is the Chumash name for Santa Cruz Island, one of the channel islands off the coast of Southern California. As Native Americans, the Chumash believe that Limuw was the birth place of their people, and in the fall of each year they return to Limuw to pray, celebrate and reunite their nation.
  • La Reina class of ’84: Life-long bonds support a classmate

    Ideas, like friendship, faith and goodness are hard to explain. How does one do justice to them?
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God’s magnificent plan for the family

Archbishop José H. Gomez

As the summer winds down and we move into fall, we need to turn our prayers and reflection to the meeting of the world’s bishops that Pope Francis has called for October 5-19 in Rome.

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