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Award-winning author Jan Ellison returned to her former preparatory school, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Feb. 4 to discuss her writing methods, experience and inspirations with students and staff.
Students, faculty and staff at San Gabriel Mission High School hosted a walk-athon on Feb. 5 in order to raise money for the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose’s Adult Day Care Center. They raised a total of $4,500.
This summer, high school students will study liturgy, music and liturgical arts in Los Angeles under the direction of The Liturgical Arts Ministry Project of Southern California (LAMP SoCal). The five-day workshop will be held from June 29 to July 3 with the theme, “For Ages Unending: The Ministry of Worship with Adolescents.”
The Expectant Mothers Outreach Office at Holy Innocents Church in Long Beach received an official inaugural blessing by pastor G. Peter Irving III on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. The pro-life office, which has been operating since October 2014, is staffed by Holy Innocents parish volunteers five days a week.
On the Day of the Family, celebrated in Mexico March 1, Cardinal Norberto Rivera laid out seven challenges the Church must face to help the family authentically be what every person truly needs.
St. Gregory of Narek – a tenth century priest, monk, mystic, and poet beloved among Armenian Christians – has become the first Armenian to be named a Doctor of the Church.
In 1965, a very young Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Barbara Moore, was asked by her provincial superior if she would like to join other religious sisters and priests as they united with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King and their followers to march for voting rights in Alabama.
On a Thursday morning last month, a little before 9 o’clock, Sister Alice Marie Quinn came into the kitchen of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. She was using a three-wheel walker with hand-grip breaks and a dark red metal frame. The 80-year-old Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul had a blue apron wrapped around her white habit and a no-nonsense expression.
As I continue to visit parishes around this great archdiocese, I see every day that the life of faith is lived in the heart of the parish.
Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8:30 p.m., St. Clare’s, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. Every Friday through March 27. (661) 252-3353. http://www.st-clare.org/.
Fish Dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City. Hosted by Kinghts of Columbus Council #9128 every Friday through March 27.
CRS Rice Bowl 40th Anniversary Concert, 6-9:30 p.m., St. Monica Catholic Community, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica Featuring Stations of the Cross, speaker Thomas Awiapo, performer Ben Walther and food trucks. This year marks the 40th anniversary of CRS Rice Bowl, the largest and oldest Lenten program used by millions of Catholics across the United States known for its iconic and symbolic cardboard ‘rice bowl.’