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Encountering Jesus Christ in Advent

Advent can be a time of excessive busyness and stress as we prepare for Christmas Day, but it also provides us an opportunity for reflection and renewal of spirit as we ponder and celebrate the miracle of God becoming one with us through the birth of Jesus.  

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New nurses learn — and teach — at Providence

The problem was daunting — to train 3,800 nurses in the rollout of the new electronic record system at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank along with four other hospitals in Southern California.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Our Lady of the Assumption

Our Lady of the Assumption Church will host the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Claremont church. All are welcome.

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Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Santa Monica

Maestro Daniel Suk’s Dream Orchestra and Urth Caffé will join forces to present Handel’s famous oratorio, “The Messiah,” Dec. 5 in Santa Monica.

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St. Catherine Laboure Church honors parishioner who earned new LEM national certification

The parish community of St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance recently recognized parishioner Jeannie Nestojko for being among the first people in the United States to earn the new national certification as a Lay Ecclesial Minister (LEM) from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL).

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Big heart, big faith in Woodland Hills

By nearly all measurements, St. Mel Parish in Woodland Hills would be considered a small parish. With only 2,500 families, St. Mel’s is about half the size of other parishes in the area. As small as it may be, this parish is big in heart, with representatives from many different languages and cultures.

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Catholics on immigration order: more reform needed

President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration was met with both praise and concern from Catholic groups, who emphasized that more must be done to find long-term solutions for a broken immigration system.
 

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'Backbiting' communities don’t help evangelization – unity does

Pope Francis said that divisions among Christians are a stumbling block to evangelization, and encouraged members of the Church to go beyond personal opinions and find value in what others offer.

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Will Pope Francis' visit to Europe's parliament bolster family issues?

Awaiting the Pope's visit to Strasbourg next week, an official of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe says she hopes Francis will insist on family issues, as they are crucial to fulfilling Europe's dream of peace.

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The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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Statement on the announcement of presidential executive orders on immigration

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am happy that some temporary relief is being offered to help parents and children who right now are living in daily fear that their families will be broken up by arrests and deportations. But the President’s actions today are no substitute for the comprehensive immigration reform our nation needs.

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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November 22, 2014

  • Saturday, November 22

    Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 23233 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita. (626) 259-2276.

    Patron Saint Cecilia Anniversary and Appreciation Dinner, 8-11 p.m., St. Finbar, 2010 W Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506. Vietnamese Cecilia Choir Primary Contact: Thach Vu, thachthaothinh@yahoo.com; Secondary Contact: Michelle Vu, Cell (818) 480-0172, vuhn2008@yahoo.com

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