• Thursday, May 1

    “One Voice United in Prayer,” SE Ventura County YMCA Prayer Breakfast, keynote speaker Noel Irwin Hentschel, 7-9 a.m., Cal Lutheran Gilbert Sports Center, Thousand Oaks; $. (805) 497-3081.

    “A Higher Calling,” Mass and social event with St. John’s seminarians and Msgr. Marc Trudeau, 5:30 p.m. Mass, USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd St., L.A. (213) 516-3974.

  • Friday, May 2

    St. Francis de Sales Festival (to May 4, hours vary), 13368 Valleyheart Dr., Sherman Oaks. (818) 784-0105

  • Saturday, May 3

    “Walk to the Cross,” from Mission San Buenaventura to Grant Park, 7:30 a.m., 211 E. Main St., Ventura; Mass follows, 8:15 a.m. (805) 643-4318.

    Spring Boutique, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also May 4, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), Our Lady of Refuge Church, 5195 Stearns St., Long Beach. (562) 597-3102.

    Magnificat San Gabriel Valley Prayer Meal, guest speaker Sr. Jeannine Marie, 10 a.m., Via Verde CC, 1400 Avenida Entrada, San Dimas; $. (626) 963-5532.

    “Night in the Spirit of St. Andrew,” auction-dinner fundraiser for St. Andrew Church, 6 p.m., private home, Pasadena; $. (626) 792-4183.

    Lo Maximo Awards, dinner to support Homeboy Industries, 5 p.m. Mass, dinner follows, J.W. Marriott Hotel, 900 Olympic Blvd., L.A.; $. (310) 393-3201.

  • Sunday, May 4

    Classic Car Show, fundraiser for Rancho San Antonio Boys Town, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Chatsworth; $. (818) 259-1964.

    St. Bonaventure HS 50th Anniversary Fiesta, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 3167 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. (805) 648-6836.

    Organist Sal Soria in Concert, with flutist Zachary Valenzuela, 4 p.m., Cathedral Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A.; $. (213) 680-5200.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, 4:30 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. (562) 429-1965.

    Organist Paul Jacobs in Concert, with Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey, 7:30 p.m., Disney Concert Hall, L.A.; $. (323) 850-2000.

  • Tuesday, May 6

    “Henri Nouwen’s Way of Discernment,” talk by Dr. Michael Christiansen, 7:30-9 p.m., Coffee Connection, 3838 S. Centinela Blvd., L.A. (310) 391-1380.

  • Thursday, May 8

    Lending a Hand, talk by SVDP’s David Fields, L.A. Temple Visitors Center, 10777 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; $. (323) 295-2796.

    LIFE Breakfast, guest speaker Dr. Raul Vallejo, 8:30 a.m., Santa Teresita, 809 Buena Vista, Duarte; $. (626) 256-3059.

    Mass & Healing Service, Fr. Jesse Galaz presiding, 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 14815 S. Paramount Blvd., Paramount. (562) 633-1126.

     “Journey to the Sun: Junípero Serra’s Dream,” presentation by author Gregory Orfalea, 7 p.m., Crespi HS, 5031 Alonzo Ave., Encino. (818) 654-1321.

  • Saturday, May 10

    “Discovering the Landscape of Your Soul,” with Sr. Carol Quinlivan, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes; $. (310) 377-4867.

    Dinner-Dance & Multicultural Concert, to support parish faith formation program, 6:30-11:30 p.m., San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel; $. (626) 457-3043.

  • Sunday, May 11

    Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes; $. (310) 377-4867.

    Mother’s Day Rosary Pilgrimage, 3 p.m., St. Christopher Church, West Covina; 4 p.m., St. Louis of France Church, La Puente; 5 p.m., St. Joseph Church, La Puente. (626) 917-1531.

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Is the devil real?

Russell Shaw

Is the devil real? Here is Msgr. Ronald Knox on that: “It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.”

 

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April 19, 2015

  • Sunday, April 19

    Special Needs Mass, 10 a.m., Father Maguire Council Hall, 4315 N. Vincent Ave, Covina.Mass for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information, contact Elizabeth, (909) 599-9833, ebinerfamily@gmail.com.

    Renew: Spring Clothing Drive and Beer Bazaar, 1-8 p.m., Angel City Brewery, 216 S Alameda St., Los Angeles. St. Vincent de Paul will be on-site collecting donations of gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories, while also selling items from their downtown shop. Artists and local vendors will be set up in the brewery selling artisanal wares. Those who donate five or more products during the event will receive a raffle ticket, redeemable throughout the day to enter to win products from Angel City Brewery, St. Vincent de Paul and Beer Bazaar vendors.

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