• 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

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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  • 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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