Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:38
Location: 7814 Crockett Boulevard, Los Angeles
San Pedro Region: Deanery 17
Of the 300 parishes in the archdiocese, nine have a Jesuit connection, either named for a Jesuit saint or staffed by members of the society. Of that number, three have Jesuit clergy (Dolores Mission, L.A.; Blessed Sacrament, Hollywood; and Our Lady of Sorrows, Santa Barbara) and six can claim Jesuit saints — three for St. Francis Xavier, one for St. Robert Bellarmine, one for St. Ignatius of Loyola (the founder of the Society) and a southeast L.A. parish named for one of the youngest saints in the church calendar, St. Aloysius Gonzaga.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:34
The Faces of God: St. Aloysius Gonzaga ChurchWelcome is much more than a word at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church; it is a spirit and a way of life.
It is felt when parish administrator Father Pedro Esteban welcomes a visitor at Mass and everyone turns to greet the newcomer or visitor, or share a smile. It happens when a young couple brings their newborn child to the front of church and the family receives a blessing. It is seen in the smiles on parishioners’ faces as they greet newcomers and visitors at breakfast after Mass.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:26
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:19
More than 20 pilgrim chaperones, teenagers and young adults from throughout the archdiocese and also the San Bernardino Diocese attended the Aug. 7 liturgy in advance of the Aug. 16-21 WYD event, which is expected to draw a record number of youth from the United States. Currently 29,437 U.S. pilgrims are registered to attend, including 262 traveling from the L.A. Archdiocese.