• 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.

  • Top tamale

    St. Francis Center will be hosting their fourth-annual tamale fundraiser, “Top Tamale.” Low-income families served through the center’s family well-being program established the event as an effort to raise funds for the program.

  • Good Shepherd Shelter’s matching grant

    On Nov. 17, Good Shepherd Shelter launched a matching grant race. If raised, $125,000 will be matched by a major private foundation. Good Shepherd Shelter’s mission is to stop the generational cycle of domestic violence by providing individualized, comprehensive services and shelter to battered women and their children, and by raising the level of community awareness through advocacy and education.

  • St. Francis Center announces new executive director

    St. Francis Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation serving the needs of the homeless and near-homeless in downtown Los Angeles. The Center’s mission is to serve extremely low-income residents in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi.

  • Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Santa Monica

    Maestro Daniel Suk’s Dream Orchestra and Urth Caffé will join forces to present Handel’s famous oratorio, “The Messiah,” Dec. 5 in Santa Monica.

  • Msgr. Diomartich turns 100

    The Croatian Community of Greater Los Angeles will join together to celebrate the 100th birthday of their pastor emeritus, Monsignor Felix Diomartich. Msgr. Diomartich was the longtime pastor from 1950 until the 1990’s. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by a luncheon and tribute program honoring the monsignor in the St. Anthony’s Croatian Parish Center, 712 N. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles. Info: (626) 616-2976 or ferdo.brkic@gmail.com

  • All Souls prayer-concert at Cathedral features Duruflé Requiem

    The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will celebrate All Souls with Evening Prayer and a concert Nov. 2, performed by the Cathedral Choir and organist Samuel Soria, and conducted by Frank Brownstead.

  • ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ event to be held at MSMC

    “Silence: Another Approach to Interfaith Dialogue” will be held Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount St. Mary’s College’s Doheny Campus (Mercy Chapel).

  • St. Raphael School receives Barona Grant

    St. Raphael School recently received a $5,000 Barona Education Grant through the Barona Band of Mission Indians to fund a portion of the technology needed for a new junior high science program, which includes virtual dissections, interactive physics, and virtual chemistry experiments.

  • Liturgical Formation Day set Oct. 18 at St. Monica

    St. Monica, St. Anne and St. Clement Churches in Santa Monica are hosting a bilingual Liturgical Formation Day for lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, musicians and hospitality ministers on Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Monica.

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Voices

In our time

Archbishop José H. Gomez

As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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  • Monday, March 2

    Food trucks, 5:30-9 p.m., Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 2060 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Every Monday except holidays and rain. 10% of all sales go to OMGC school. 

    Lenten Recollection, 7-9 p.m. and March 3-4, 7-9 p.m., St. Dorothy Church, 241 S Valley Center Ave., Glendora. (626) 914-3941.

  • Tuesday, March 3

    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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