• Bosco Tech’s 4th Annual Yurak Memorial 5K run

    Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host the Fourth Annual Yurak Memorial 5K Run at Irwindale’s Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area on Saturday, February 14, 2015. In addition to the race, the event will feature a free kids-only 1K Fun Run.

     

     

  • Ramona Convent hosts women’s symposium

    Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, an advocate on social issues, will be the keynote speaker for a women’s symposium held by Ramona Convent Secondary School as part of their 125th Anniversary Celebration.

  • Bosco Tech hosts math competition

    Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host a mathematics competition for fifth through eighth grade students Feb. 7. Students from all San Gabriel Valley public and private schools are invited to participate.

  • Charismatic speaker addresses Magnificat chapter

    More than 100 women and men gathered at the Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas Dec. 6 to hear Dr. Margarett Schlientz give her testimony and talk about her life as spiritual director, psychiatric nurse, and executive director of the Pope Leo XIII Institute on the campus of Mundelein Seminary in Illinois.

  • Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters

    Sandra Estrella got a chance to be with her Little Sister Xochitl a few weeks ago at a Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters’ party. But her biological brother, Anthony, still waits for a Big Brother. 

     

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated at St. Louise

    St. Louise de Marillac recently celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe welcoming Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar, who celebrated Mass for the school and parish communities. First graders retold the story of Juan Diego and Our Lady for the congregation during Mass and also were lectors.

  • Mater Dolorosa to renovate Stations of the Cross

    For more than 50 years, the life-size Stations of the Cross at Mater Dolorosa have graced the hillside of the Sierra Madre retreat house operated by the Passionists Fathers – and now a new renovation project will make sure that these beautiful sculptures will continue to inspire retreatants for the next 50 years.

  • Catholic men’s fellowship in Covina

    Men from the San Gabriel Region meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 344 W. Workman Street, Covina. The men’s fellowship meeets to pray, share scripture, discuss relevent spiritual, moral and other issues and to of course fellowship. To learn more, visit www.catholicmen.org. Catholic Men’s Fellowship was founded in 1991. In 1997 Cardinal Archbishop Roger Mahony officially recognized it as a lay faith ministry to men.

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Our Lady of the Assumption

    Our Lady of the Assumption Church will host the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Claremont church. All are welcome.

  • Historic Vine dedicated at San Gabriel Mission

    San Gabriel Mission recently dedicated its historic Original Wine Grape Vineyard Project in the mission’s gardens. The project brought back one of the authentic vines that started the original grape vineyards of the California missions that supplied many missions with wine. The grape vine joins the historic orange tree grove planted in June 2006 in the mission’s gardens. 

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Voices

‘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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January 31, 2015

  • Saturday, January 31

    Nine-Hour Novena and Mass, 6:45 a.m., Saint Joseph the Worker Church, 19855 Shermann Way, Winnetka. Sponsored by the Infant Jesus of Prague Apostolic Group. For more information, contact Leo, (818) 633-3926. www.IJPAG.com

    Nun Run 5K, 8 a.m., Race starts on Dover Ave. in Thousand Oaks. Registration $25-35 and includes Nun Run T-shirt and pancake breakfast. For more information, email events@sndca.org or visit www.sndca.org/nunrun.

    Charismatic Mass with Healing Service, 8:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 9451 Broadway, Temple City. Mass will be celebrated by Father Mark Strader.

     

     

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