• Grief counseling offered for the widowed and divorced

    The Beginning Experience Ministry will offer a grief resolution process for adults and children suffering the loss of a loved one through death, divorce or separation.

  • Dr. Ross Porter to speak on the gift of special needs children

    Magnificat, a Catholic women’s ministry, will host a talk by Dr. Ross Porter on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. Brunch will be served during the event.

  • St. Mel Parish to host catechism class for special needs students

    Ross Porter, director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland, is offering a class to prepare those with special needs for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

  • Crespi Carmelite High School announces new president

    The Crespi Carmelite High School board of directors has announced the selection of Ken Foersch as the next president of the Encino school. Foersch assumed the position of president on July 1, 2015, succeeding Father Tom Batsis, who had served as Crespi’s president since November 2012.

  • Catholic school teacher selected to attend Library of Congress program

    Local Catholic teacher Ryan Yerton will travel to Washington, D.C., this month to attend a prestigious course at the Library of Congress. The five-day immersion program will cover effective methods for incorporating original historical documents into classroom discussion and study. 

  • Pope declares St. Anne Melkite Catholic Church a cathedral

    A Melkite Greek Catholic church will be elevated to the title of cathedral in Los Angeles, making it a co-cathedral with the Eparchial Cathedral of the Annunciation in Boston. The Eparchial Bishop of Newton, Nicholas J. Samra, will celebrate the solemn inauguration of the soon-to-be-cathedral, St. Anne Melkite Greek Catholic Church, on Aug. 1 at 4 p.m.



  • St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish hosts successful casino night

    On April 25, St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish hosted a casino night, complete with dealers and games of blackjack, roulette and craps. The proceeds of the event went to St. Cyril of Jerusalem School.

  • Louisville senior honored for service

    Louisville High School senior Nadia Gonzalez Barranca is being honored for her long hours of service as an altar server, confirmation leader and eucharistic minister. She is one of the few recipients of the Christian Service Award due to her almost 500 hours of community service during her senior year.

  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center launches app

    This month, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has launched a new app to help potential patients quickly access efficient medical care.

  • Altar server commissioning

    Twenty men and women were commissioned to the ministry of Altar Server during the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Bernard’s Parish on March 8.

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Things beyond our imagination

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Recently, at an academic dinner, I was sitting across the table from a nuclear scientist. At one point, I asked him this question: Do you believe that there’s human life on other planets? His answer surprised me: “As a scientist, no, I don’t believe there’s human life on another planet.


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October 4, 2015

  • Sunday, October 4

    Gerard Thomas Straub Book Signing, 9 a.m.- 1p.m., Holy Family Bookstore, 1519 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Straub will discuss his newly re-released book, “The Sun and Moon Over Assisi.” (626) 403-6133.

    St. Kateri Mass, 11 a.m., St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave., Commerce. Everyone is welcome to honor and follow in the footsteps of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Potluck and raffle immediately following – bring a favorite dish to share!

    Faith Support on Our Cancer Journey, 2-4 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. This afternoon of reflection will explore ways for those struggling with cancer can nurture their spirits and seek divine guidance and support. $25 ($20 if paid in full by September 25). (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    “Come and See” Vocation Event, 2-7 p.m., Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, 2927 S Greenville St., Santa Ana. Single women of high school and college age are invited by Sacred Heart Sisters to learn more about religious life. Dinner will be provided. RSVP by Oct. 3 at (714) 557-4583 or heartofjesusrc@sbcglobal.net. 

    Once Upon a Time: Stories to Awaken the Mysteries of the Heart, 3-5 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. $25. (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965. Audiogirlministries.com.

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