Filipino community play to support vocations and missionaries

Fides Ecclesiae” (Faith of the Church), a musical to celebrate the Year of Faith and the lives of recently canonized St. Kateri Tekaktwitha and St. Pedro Calungsod, will be presented Dec. 2 in Redondo Beach.

The Filipino Priests, the Cursillo Movement of Los Angeles and laity from different parishes are encouraging parishioners throughout Southern California to make a one-time donation of $50 or $100 ($20 for students and seniors) to attend the play whose performers include Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis, soprano Alexandra Ramos, tenor Ruben Cuatrona Jr., the Chamorro Group of Los Angeles and the folkloric group Herencia Mexicana.

Proceeds will benefit St. John’s Seminary and the archdiocesan Lay Mission Helpers Association.

The script and lyrics were written by Father Robert Victoria, pastor of St. Anthony Church, El Segundo. Music was written by Father Adrian San Juan, administrator pro-tem of St. Madeleine Church in Pomona.

“We want to inspire people with this play; re-introduce them to the faith,” said Father Victoria. “Both saints [featured in the play] could be role models for the youth. We want people to be proud of their faith and to live it with sincerity.”

Two presentations of the musical will take place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach: at 2 p.m. for students (confirmation candidates included) and seniors, and at 7 p.m. for the general public.

—Doris Benavides

For tickets and more information call Father Victoria, (323) 788-7073; email rsvic3@sbcglobal.net; or call St. Christopher Church, (626) 960-1805.


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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 6, 2016

  • Saturday, February, 6

    Second Annual Sisters of Notre Dame Nun Run 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run, 8 a.m., Hosted by the Sisters of Notre Dame and La Reina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks. Course starts on Dover Avenue in Thousand Oaks and finishes in front of La Reina School. Open to runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels. Professional chip timing technology will be provided to 5K runners by Vendurance Sports. Participants will receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last); pancake breakfast available after the race. Pre-registration is $35 per person for the 5K, and $25 for the 1-Mile. All proceeds support the Sisters of Notre Dame Life and Ministry Fund, allowing the sisters to continue their ministries in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. For more information, contact Chloe Vieira at cvieira@sndca.org, or visit sndca.org/nunrun. 

    Math Competition for Middle School Students & Problem-Solving Workshop for Teachers, 7:45 a.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead.A mathematics competition for fifth through eighth grade students. The 44th annual event will offer awards for the highest scoring individual and teams. Participants must register by Feb. 2 atwww.boscotech.edu/events. Space is limited. The cost is $8 per individual and $5 per person for teams of four or more, up to 15. Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m.; one-hour test starts at 9 a.m. Free activities offered and food available for purchase. Award ceremony follows the competition at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Valeria De Luna at MathCompetition@boscotech.edu.

     

    San Fernando Regional Day of Prayer for the RCIA, 1 - 4:30 p.m., St. John Baptist De La Salle Church, 16555 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. An afternoon of prayer for those who will celebrate the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion this Lent. Catechumens, candidates, sponsors and team members will come together in prayer with Bishop Joseph V. Brennan. To register or for more information, contact Sandy Cole at (818) 368-1514 or dre@sjbdls.org.

     

    Second Annual Valentine's Dinner/Dance, 7 p.m., St. James School - O'Gorman Center, 4625 Garnet St., Torrance.Dance music from the 50's to the present; $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit our seminarians. For more information, call the parish office at (310) 372-5228, or Ely at (310) 944-3355.  

     

    Snowflake Swing Dinner/Dance, 6 p.m. to midnight,St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1523 Golden Gate Ave., Los Angeles. Great food, door prizes and dancing (assorted music), featuring the LA Trio. Tickets $25; RSVP by Feb. 2. For reservations, call Liza at (323) 664-1305 or Renee at (213) 413-3036. 

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