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Kid elves to fill Christmas baskets in Solvang

Children wearing elf hats will help prepare Christmas baskets for disadvantaged families Dec. 16 at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. 

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Holy Innocents Day in Mission Hills

On Dec. 27, San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills will celebrate Holy Innocents Day.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated at St. Louise

St. Louise de Marillac recently celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe welcoming Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar, who celebrated Mass for the school and parish communities. First graders retold the story of Juan Diego and Our Lady for the congregation during Mass and also were lectors.

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Korean volunteer group honored by SVDP-LA

On Nov. 22, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles (SVDPLA), granted a merit award to the St. Basil Korean Conference of Charity, a Korean group that has been feeding Skid Row’s homeless every Saturday morning for the past two decades.

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St. Anthony of Padua School vice principal and former Miss America publishes faith-based memoir

More than 35 students, parents and faculty members of St. Anthony of Padua School in Gardena gathered at a local library the afternoon of Dec. 3 to support a very special author for the launch of her first book: Angela Perez Baraquio, vice principal of St. Anthony’s and former Miss America 2001, who recently released her faith-based memoir “Amazing Win, Amazing Loss … Miss America Living Happily, Even After.”

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Transforming lives in Watts

 

Grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, NY, have stirred up racial tensions across the nation. Los Angeles is no exception. In light of these developments, The Tidings brings you this special report on Operation Progress, an initiative to change the lives of children and adolecents in Watts. 

 

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Boko Haram suspected in reported kidnapping of 200

Nigerian gunmen suspected to be with the militant Islamist group Boko Haram reportedly killed 35 people and kidnapped about 200 young men, women and children in northeast Nigeria on Sunday.

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A sign of hope; Christmas tree illuminates St. Peter's Square

The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican's nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a sign of “light, hope and love” for the world.

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Pregnant on campus – new website offers information, resources

A new website is being launched to help pregnant college students find the help they need to stay in school and have their child.

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Jean Beliveau, RIP

REV. RONALD ROLHEISER, OMI

Jean Beliveau was more than an athlete, though certainly he was a one-in-a-million athlete. The record of his achievements almost defies belief. He played in the National Hockey League for 20 seasons and retired with 10 championship rings. 

 

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  • Saturday, December 20

    St. Margaret's Center Christmas Program, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Morningside High School (Cafeteria), 10500 S. Yukon Ave, Inglewood. St. Margaret's Center, Inglewood School District, Doorking, Inc., and Centinela Hospital Medical Staff invite you to join them as they create a holiday wonderland with Christmas surprises for more than 1,000 poverty-level children and their parents. (310) 672-2208. Click here for more information.

    Christmas Shop at Holy Grounds, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Monica Catholic Community, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 566-1500.

    Dancing Festival of Lessons and Carols, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Retreat House, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino. A concert by Valyermo Dancers & Co., choreographed by John West. $15. Contact Sr. Deborah for more info, (818) 784-4515.

    Christmas Dinner Dance, 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 21433 Strathern St, Canoga Park. Tickets, $28. (818) 371-0473.

    Las Posadas, 7 p.m., Parish Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 600 W Mariposa St, Altadena. Posadas means “the inns” or “the shelters” in Spanish. A religious and social celebration, Las Posadas commemorates Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and their search for shelter prior to the birth of Christ. We invite you to join us in a one-day celebration of this tradition. (626) 794-2046.

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