• 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.


Appreciating the gift of memory

Anne Hansen

Why do we hold on to so many things in closets, garages and storage units? What is it about the birth announcement of an adult child or the high school diploma of an elderly grandparent that keeps these objects carefully saved rather than discarded? They are of no use to anyone and take up space. Yet they are precious and difficult to part with.



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January 25, 2015

  • Saturday, January 24

    Building Bridges through Intercultural Competency: A Symposium on the Future of Education and Ministry in the Church, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. Archbishop José H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will deliver a keynote address, which will be followed by two panel discussions on issues of intercultural competency and diversity featuring experts and practitioners working in Catholic education and other ministries in Southern California and across the United States. For more information, please contact the LMU School of Education Office of the Dean at (310) 258-8768.

    Life in the Spirit Seminar, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Registration 8:30 a.m.), Incarnation School Auditorium, 1001, N Brand Blvd., Glendale. Led by Fr. Bill Adams C.S.s.R. (818) 421-1354.

    Journey Through Grief, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes. (310) 377-4867.

    “One Life, One Light” Requiem for the Unborn, 6 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles.

  • Sunday, January 25

    44th Annual Whale Fiesta, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro. Free. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium celebrates marine mammals and the beginning of the migration of the Pacific gray whales along Southern California. Activities include building a life-sized whale out of sand, “Great Duct Tape Whale Contest” and “Whale Dynamics,” where participants will be transformed into a single “living whale.” (310) 548-7562.

    “Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change” with director Jayasri Majumdar Hart, 3-5 p.m., St. Bernadette Parish, 3825 Don Felipe Dr., Los Angeles. A discussion with Ms. Hart will follow the screening.  Free.

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