Lay ecclesial movements Mass set June 8

The various lay ecclesial movements of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will be celebrated in a special Mass on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Archbishop José Gomez will be preside at this bilingual Mass, coordinated by the Office of New Evangelization. It is the first such celebration to be held in the archdiocese, according to Father Ed Benioff, director of the New Evangelization Office.

Those interested in participating are asked to contact Alicia Hernandez at the Office of New Evangelization: Ahernandez@la-archdiocese.org or (213) 637-7542.


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‘Digging a well together’

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Christian de Cherge, the Trappist Abbott who was martyred in Algeria in 1996, was fond of sharing this story: He had a very close Muslim friend, Mohammed, and the two of them used to pray together, even as they remained aware of their differences as Muslim and Christian.  

Aware too that certain schools of thought, both Muslim and Christian, warn against this type of prayer out of a sense that the various faiths are not praying to the same God, the two of them didn’t call their sessions together prayer. Rather they imagined themselves as “digging a well together.”

 

 

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February 1, 2015

  • Sunday, February 1

    Third Order Lay Carmelite Community Q & A Meeting, 1-4 p.m., St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church located at 12930 Hamlin St. North Hollywood. The Order is located throughout the Los Angeles area and open to new membership.  If interested in the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer, community and service, come and have your questions answered.  For more information, contact Regional Director Herman Briones, (818) 521-6564.

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