Immigrant Mass set July 20

With immigration reform legislation facing an uncertain future this year, Archbishop José Gomez is inviting Catholics to participate in the annual Mass in Recognition of Immigrants, scheduled July 20, 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

“Our Church has always been a Church of immigrants, just as our nation has always been a nation of immigrants,” the archbishop stated. “This year, we will be praying in a special way for immigration reform and for the reunification of families divided by our current immigration policies.”

There is, said Archbishop Gomez, a time for politics and a time for prayer. “Prayer should always come first,” he said, “before all action. Because we want to make sure we are always trying to do God’s will and not our will.”

Parishes and religious communities are invited to participate in the procession that will begin the Mass, with each invited to send a delegation that will carry a banner representing their respective group. Those interested are asked to contact Jaime Huerta in the Office of Life, Justice and Peace by July 11:            (213) 637-7560 or jahuerta@la-archdiocese.org.


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Appreciating the gift of memory

Anne Hansen

Why do we hold on to so many things in closets, garages and storage units? What is it about the birth announcement of an adult child or the high school diploma of an elderly grandparent that keeps these objects carefully saved rather than discarded? They are of no use to anyone and take up space. Yet they are precious and difficult to part with.

 

 

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January 27, 2015

  • Tuesday, January 27

    St. Basil Choir Practice, 7 p.m., St. Basil Catholic Church, 3611 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The choir sings at the 9 a.m. Mass every Sunday.

    BabyWise Maternity Tour, 7-8:30 p.m., Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills. Holy Cross Medical Center is opening their maternity unit to expectant mothers for walking tours and short informational presentations. These “Baby Wise” maternity tours are free. Expectant mothers are asked to call during their fourth month of pregnancy to schedule a tour. For questions about the tour, call Holy Cross’ Health Resources Center coordinators at (888) 432-5464.

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