• Father Allan Roberts

    Funeral Mass was celebrated on April 18 at St. Bernadette Church in Los Angeles for Father Allan John Roberts, who died on April 11. He was 71.

  • Sister Ramona Bascom

    Funeral Mass held at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose April 13 for Sister Ramona Bascom, who died April 6. She was 80.

  • Sister Imelda Marie Dibble

    Sister Imelda Marie Dibble died peacefully at the Dominican Motherhouse in Mission San Jose in Fremont Feb.16 after a very brief illness. She was 83.


  • Msgr. Tobias P. English

    A funeral Mass was celebrated for Msgr. Tobias P. English, who died April 21 at St. Andrew Church in Pasadena. Internment followed on April 28 at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles.

  • Deacon Martin Clement

    A funeral Mass was celebrated on Feb. 15 at St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in Redondo Beach for Deacon Martin Clement who died Feb. 5. He was 61. Internment was on February 16 at Holy Cross Cemetery. 

    Condolences may be addressed to: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, c/o Mrs. Marta Clement, 1900 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

  • Father Thomas Carrol O’Sullivan

    A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 1 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 1300 East Valley Rd., Santa Barbara for Father Thomas Carrol O’Sullivan who died on Palm Sunday morning,March 20.  

  • Sister Alphonsus Egan, SSL

    Sister Alphonsus Egan, a Sister of St. Louis for 75 years, died on November 13, 2015.  She was born in 1919 in Kilkelly, County Mayo, Ireland.  Sister Alphonsus entered religious life in 1940.  She was an elementary teacher both in Ireland and California, including Our Lady of Refuge, Long Beach; St. Bede, La Canada; Nativity, El Monte; St. Joseph, Long Beach; and St. Louis of France, La Puente. 

    Sister Alphonsus also served as principal at St. Louis of France, La Puente and St. Robert’s, Sacramento.  She is mourned by the Sisters of St. Louis, Associates, her nephews and family in Ireland and friends.  She was lovingly cared for at Marycrest Manor, Culver City; and in more recent years at Mary Health of the Sick in Newbury Park where she died.  Sister Alphonsus has been buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

  • Community mourns loss of beloved priest

    Msgr. John Arnold Mihan, the educational leader who served Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for decades, died Dec. 26. He was 83.

    Msgr. Mihan was the son of Arnold and Virginia (O’Reilly) Mihan. Raised in Los Angeles, he found his calling to be a priest while attending St. Brendan School and being an altar boy to Cardinal James Francis McIntrye.  

  • Sister Mary Angela Gawlik, CSSF

    Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 19 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Convent Chapel in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, for Felician Sister Mary Angela Gawlik, who died Aug. 15; she was 82 years old. The Mass was followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Bishop Robert Barron

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  • Wednesday, May 25

    Learning the Gift of Contemplation from Children, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Church, St. Joseph Room, 5011 White Oak Ave., Encino. The presenter is Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, spiritual guide and director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, international speaker and author.  Suggested donation - $20. 

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