• 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.

  • Friday, May 9

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

  • 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.

  • Monday, May 12

    Catholic Charities San Gabriel Volunteer Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m., Quiet Cannon, Montebello; $.(323) 266-3130

  • Tuesday, May 13

    Citizenship Clinic, workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Catholic Charities Immigration Services, 1530 James M. Wood Blvd., L.A. (213) 251-3411.

    "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.

    “Recovering Joy: Prayer in a Stressful World,” with Fr. Laurence Freeman, 7 p.m., Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. (626) 403-6116.

  • Wednesday, May 14

    “Casino Turnaround,” trip to San Manuel Casino presented by KofC Council 9128, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Luke Church, 9451 Broadway, Temple City. (626) 285-9030.

    ACCW E. San Fernando Meeting, guest speaker Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz, 9:30 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose. (818) 248-1326.

    “Women Speak,” presented by Alexandria House, noon-2 p.m., Ebell of Los Angeles, 741 S. Lucerne Blvd., L.A.; $. (213) 381-2649.

    “Recovering Joy: Prayer in a Stressful World,” with Fr. Laurence Freeman, 7 p.m., St. Paschal Baylon Church, 155 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 493-1939.

  • Friday, May 16

    ACCW Central Meeting, guest speaker Jacqueline Powers Doud, 9:30 a.m., Our Lady of the Bright Mount Church, 3424 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. (323) 755-6001.

    Married Couples’ Retreat (to May 18), Sacred Heart Retreat House, 920 E Alhambra Rd., Alhambra; $. (626) 289-1353.

    “Alice In Wonderland,” student production, 7 p.m. (also May 17), St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy, 7851 E. Gardendale St., Downey; $. (562) 861-2271.

  • Saturday, May 17

    “Risen Christ in a Christic Universe,” with Fr. Stephen Coffey, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes; $. (310) 377-4867.

    “Let Your Life Speak,” Sisters of St. Joseph discernment day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Medaille House, 2028 W. 24th St., L.A. (310) 469-2253.

    “Modern Madrigal,” performance by DeAngelis Ensemble, 8 p.m., Mission San Juan Capistrano Basilica, San Juan Capistrano; $. (714) 928-9567.

  • Sunday, May 18

    Villanova Prep Golf Tournament, to benefit school athletics program, 10 a.m., Soule Park GC, Ojai; $. (805) 646-1424.

    Rosary Service for the Unborn, Fr. Joe Kammerer presiding, 2 p.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City. (310) 670-0605.

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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