Providence Health and Services Southern California is offering childbirth preparation classes to help ready mothers and fathers for labor and delivery.
Last month, students at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino served the needy at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, preparing meals for more than 8,000 disadvantaged members of the community.
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills will host a class for children preparing to become an older sibling. The class, geared to ages three to 10, will emphasize the importance of being a big brother or sister while explaining to the child what to expect from a younger sibling.
Several dozen parishioners and visitors of all ages, many donning vibrant Filipino costumes, gathered at St. Finbar Church in Burbank shortly before noon on Jan. 16 to celebrate the parish’s annual event honoring the Santo Niño, a Roman Catholic depiction of the Child Jesus.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank will host an Infant Safety and CPR class for parents of children up to one year of age, including newborns, on Jan. 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The evening class will offer a complete discussion about “childproofing” the entire home, including safety measures for the pool, car and other dangerous areas. Instruction on CPR and choking management will also be included.
St. John Baptist de la Salle Church in Granada Hills will host an afternoon of prayer for those celebrating the Rite of Election.
Adult catechumens will join with their godparents and those preparing for Confirmation and First Communion to pray in preparation for their reception into the Church at the Easter Vigil. The prayer event will take place on Feb. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On Dec. 19, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph V. Brennan returned “home” as he was officially installed as episcopal vicar for the San Fernando Pastoral Region.
On Dec. 12, middle and high school students from across Southern California descended upon the West Hills campus of Chaminade College Preparatory for the inaugural Chaminade Showdown Nothing But Net VEX Robotics Competition. Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim, was among the participants.
The Sisters of Notre Dame’s Life and Ministry Fund will host their second annual Nun Run, a 5K and 1-mile fun run, on Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. in Thousand Oaks.
The St. Francis de Sales Choir and Wagner Ensemble will present a rare performance of the “Requiem Mass in C Minor” on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
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