• The Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America Board celebrate centennial

    The Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America Board is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, in addition to announcing Gerry Morton as the newly elected two-term president and board chairman. 

  • Blessed Sacrament School Centennial Kickoff Celebration

    The entire community is invited to join Blessed Sacrament School and alumni for the official open house and luncheon marking the school’s 100th birthday celebration. 

  • Organ recitals at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    Sponsored by the cathedral’s music ministry as part of the “Music at the Cathedral” event series, Wednesday afternoons through February (excluding Ash Wednesday) will feature organ recitals and demonstrations. These performances will feature the cathedral organist and also special guests, including Curt Sather and Zoltan Varga.

  • Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka in Southern California

    Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka, Argentine chemist and author and a dear friend of Pope Francis, will join Masorti Olami, the world council of Conservative/Masorti synagogues and the Southern California interfaith community for programming Jan. 22-25.

  • Our Lady of Loretto celebrates Santo Niño

    Our Lady of Loretto School celebrated the Santo Niño festival on Jan. 11. The festival featured various dances — including sibli, tinkling and carinosa — as well as talent and fashion shows.

  • ‘Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change’

    “Sisters of Selma” tells the story of a group of St. Louis nuns who had the courage to stand up to the mistreatment of their fellow man. Jim Crow laws had enforced segregation, including in Selma, Ala., where local laws had all but prevented its black citizens from voting for decades. A group of nuns from St. Louis were among the first to protest the violence.

     

     

  • Introducing Mount St. Mary’s University

    This year, Mount Saint Mary’s changes its name from a “college” to “university.” Established in 1925, the university is nationally recognized for its academic programs. Starting with the inaugural Class of 1929, the Mount has awarded more than 18,000 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Guadalupe Health Project

    The Guadalupe Health Project welcomed its first two homeless women to its pilot women’s program at their Mission Road facility Dec. 3. The project hopes top take in as many as 15 women to stay from 30 to 90 days.

  • 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.

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Voices

Easter and beyond

Anne Hansen

We move quickly from our major religious holidays each year. It’s not intentional. Life hurries along and as soon as the sun sets on one holiday the next is being touted by merchants looking to sell us whatever the next big day brings. To remain in the spirit of the religious holiday — in this case Easter — takes deliberate intention.

Opportunities with Sisters of St. Joseph

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April 25, 2015

  • Saturday, April 25

    Super Groovy 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys. Sponsored by St. Euphrasia School, this year’s “Super Groovy” theme celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary of its founding in 1964 and serves as a tribute to that nostalgic era of peace and love — the 60’s. At the finish line, all runners and walkers will be puffed with clouds of psychodelic color. Registration $25-$40. For more information, contact Susie Sempelsz, (818) 488-1598. info@knights5k.org.

    5th Annual Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Junipero Serra High School, 14830 S Van Ness Ave., Gardena. Featuring classics, hot rods, and muscle cars as well as food, music, vendors and raffles. (310) 324-6675. la-serrahs.org.

    Challenge Weekend for Men, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Povorello Retreat House, 1519 Woodworth St., San Fernando. Presented by St. John Eudes and Our Lady of Grace Men’s Fellowships. Men will not board overnight; lunch is provided both days. $90 or donation. Register at knowingweekend.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Fred Perez, (818) 749-5126.

    First Annual Sacred Heart High School Gala, 5 p.m., Los Angeles City College New Student Activities Center, 855 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event, themed “United to Empower,” will benefit the Comet Scholarship Fund.



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