• 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.

  • Ethical care ‘end-of-life’ seminar set Oct. 25 in Ventura

    “Ethical Care at the End of Life,” a seminar addressing hospice trends, palliative sedation, physician-assisted suicide and more, will be held Oct. 25 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Ventura.

  • La Reina offers middle school in 2015

    In an effort to provide “a seamless transition from middle school to high school,” La Reina High School will offer a middle school for girls to include grades 6-8 beginning in fall 2015. Founded in Thousand Oaks by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1964, La Reina currently offers enrollment for grades 7-12.

  • Catholic Charities Ventura County board holds annual retreat

    Catholic Charities’ Santa Barbara Region/Ventura County advisory board recently held its annual retreat at San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, hosted by Father Tom Elewaut, pastor and board chaplain.

  • ‘Understanding the Complexity of Suicide’ talk set at Padre Serra

    “Myths, Truth, Hope and Healing: Understanding the Complexity of Suicide” will be addressed Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at Blessed Junípero Serra Church, Camarillo.

  • La Reina HS marks golden jubilee

    At its founding by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1964, La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks opened its doors to 27 students. Fifty years later, the school serves 560 students in grades 7-12.

  • Santa Clara HS Hall of Fame dinner set Oct. 11

    Santa Clara High School and the Santa Clara Alumni Association will host its Hall of Fame Dinner Auction on Oct. 11, honoring its 2014 inductees: Gordon Kurz, Al Morales (posthumously) and Robert Q. Valles.

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Voices

Iowa and us in a Year of Mercy

Kathryn Jean Lopez

It was in the general-purpose room of St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Des Moines that Donald Trump made his last pitch to Iowa voters, inside a caucus room. He wanted to make sure people remembered that not only will he build the wall on our border with Mexico, but that he’s the only candidate who will make Mexico pay for it.

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February 9, 2016

  • Tuesday, February 9

    St. John Fisher Women's Council Shrove Tuesday Luncheon, Check-in and Refreshments 10:00 a.m., Speaker at 11 a.m., Lunch at 12 p.m., Barrett Hall,  St. John Fisher, 5448 Crest Road Rancho Palos Verdes. Guest speaker Monsignor Kevin Kosteknik, first Pastor of the Cathedral  of Our Lady of the Angeles and former Assistant Pastor at St John Fisher Church from 1982-1987, will discuss "How God Works for Us through Mary". Annual fund raiser and proceeds will help support several local charities. Admission $25. Reservations may be made at the Parish Office. Last day for reservations is Friday February 5th. For more information please call Elaine Sweers at (310) 377-7704.

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