• Thursday, May 22

    ACCW Southeastern Meeting, guest speaker Sr. Eymard Flood, 9 a.m., St. Maria Goretti Church, 3954 Palo Verde Ave., Long Beach. (562) 860-3066.

    “An Evening of Music,” parish school performances, 7 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus School Church, 1955 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. (323) 731-1830.

  • Friday, May 23

    St. John Eudes Summer Carnival (to May 25, hours vary), 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. (818) 341-3680.

    Women’s Weekend Retreat (to May 25), Sacred Heart Retreat House, 920 E. Alhambra Rd. Alhambra. (949) 466-9103.

    “Heaven & Earth: Byzantium from Greek Collections,” exhibit (to Aug. 25), Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades. (310) 440-7300.

  • Saturday, May 24

    Vincentian Lay Missionaries, information meeting, 10 a.m., De Paul Center, 1105 Bluff Rd., Montebello. (323) 721-6060.

    “Empowered by the Holy Spirit,” workshop with Dn. Steve Greco, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Jerome Church, 5550 Thornburn St., L.A. (323) 294-1940.

    “Evening Crowning: We Celebrate Mary,” song and poetry, 4 p.m. Mass followed by music, St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 13001 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. (323) 583-1766.

    KofC Pasta Dinner & Spring Dance, 6:30 p.m., KofC Hall, 21433 Strathern St., Canoga Park; $. (818) 371-0473.

  • Sunday, May 25

    Shrine of St. Pedro Calungsod, blessing and dedication, Bishop Oscar Solis presiding, 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 820 N. Garfield Ave., Montebello. (323) 725-7578.

    Labyrinth Event, blessing and dedication, Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes; $. (310) 377-4867.

    St. Joan of Arc’s Radio Players, old time radio plays, 2 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Church, 11553 Gateway Blvd., West L.A.; $. (310) 479-5111.

  • Monday, May 26

    Alumni & Friends Picnic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Rd., Camarillo. (805) 389-2035.

    Memorial Day Concert, featuring Vedris’ “Requiem,” benefitting Wounded Warrior Project, 8 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 6657 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; $. (3230 462-6311.

  • Tuesday, May 27

    "Big Picture" Bible Study, Bible timeline by Jeff Cavins, 9 a.m. (Tues. to June 17), Holy Trinity Church, 209 N. Hanford Ave., San Pedro. (310) 548-6535.

    Safety Summit, home safety workshop, 9-11:30 a.m., St. Mary Health Enhancement Center, 1050 Linden Ave., Long Beach. (888) 478-6279.

    ACCW Southwestern Meeting, guest speaker Fr. Francis Benedict, 9:30 a.m., Mary Star of the Sea Church, 870 W. 8th St., San Pedro. (310) 833-3541.

  • Wednesday, May 28

    Organ Recital, with Cheryl Van Ornam, 12:45 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A. (213) 680-5200.

  • Thursday, May 29

    ACCW Southwestern Meeting, guest speaker Fr. Ray Matunog, 9 a.m., Our Lady of Loretto Church, 250 N. Union Ave., L.A. (213) 380-0558.

  • Friday, May 30

    St. Agatha Festival, 2646 S. Mansfield Ave., L.A. (323) 935-8127.

    “Newlyweds 101: Keeping Your Marriage God-Centric,” presented by Office of Family Life, 7-10 p.m., St. Basil Church, 637 S. Kingsley Dr., L.A.; $. (213) 637-7250.

  • Saturday, May 31

    “Life in the Spirit,” led by Fr. Bill Adams, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Incarnation School, 1001 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 421-1354.

    “Byzantium in Art and Music,” symposium and music, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Getty Villa Auditorium, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu; $. (310) 440-7300.

    Guadalupe Pregnancy Services Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1168 San Gabriel Blvd., Unit E, Rosemead. (323) 360-5186.

    Spring Trunk Show, to support Good Shepherd Shelter, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sharman Oaks. (3230 737-6111.

    “Hail Holy Queen,” concert and floral offering in honor of Blessed Virgin Mary, 7 p.m., St. Casimir Church, 2718 St. George St., L.A.; $. (3230 661-9200.

  • Sunday, June 1

    Catholics in Media Associates Mass & Awards Brunch, 10 a.m. Mass, Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades; $. (818) 907-2734.

Voices

Spiritual, but not religious? Who to blame for declining church attendance

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

It’s no secret that today there’s been a massive drop-off in church attendance. Moreover, that drop-off in church-going is not paralleled by the same widespread growth in atheism and agnosticism. Rather, more and more people are claiming to be spiritual but not religious, faith-filled but not churchgoers. Why this exodus from our churches?

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