• San Pedro News - 03/28/2014

    American Martyrs hosts ‘Mulligan’ for St. Sebastian Sports Project

  • St. Mary Medical Center rededicates Women’s Health Center

    In an effort to meet the increasing community need for mammography screenings and diagnostics, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach recently rededicated its newly-expanded and modernized Sister Mary Sabina Sullivan Women’s Health Center and the Vincent Esposito Imaging Center.

  • Our Lady of Refuge School celebrates 60 years

    In recognition of the 60th anniversary of Our Lady of Refuge School, approximately 600 people — including current and former students, parents, faculty and clergy — gathered together Sept. 28 to reminisce, share memories, and celebrate the Long Beach campus.
  • American Martyrs girls earn CYO cross country, volleyball honors

    The Catholic Youth Organization Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 13 at Cerritos Regional Park brought together the largest group of participants in the program’s history, with more than 500 runners from 35 schools taking part in the CYO's first meet of the 2013-14 school year.
  • SA Courtyard Café opens at St. Anthony HS

    Students, faculty, staff and special guests were on hand for the Sept. 13 blessing and opening of the new SA Courtyard Café at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach.
  • ‘Time, talent, treasure’ help create new altar at St. Paul of the Cross

    At the mid-morning Mass on Sept. 15, parishioners of St. Paul of the Cross Church in La Mirada celebrated a milestone moment: the consecration of the church’s new altar by Archbishop José Gomez.
  • At SP Congress: ‘You want to do right by the kids and by God’

    As a catechist at St. Pius X Church in Santa Fe Springs, George Felix had one primary goal in attending the San Pedro Regional Religious Education Congress on Sept. 28 at St. Pius X/St. Matthias Academy in Downey: To become a better catechist “for the kids.”
  • St. Anthony HS to induct 10 into Athletic Hall of Fame

    Many of them achieved fame in the college and professional ranks — but before that, they were the Saints of St. Anthony High School.
  • Spiritual events planned in South Bay in coming months

    A series of spiritual and faith-formation events are scheduled to take place at South Bay area parishes in the coming months, beginning this weekend.

    On Aug. 10, episodes of the faith formation program “Catholicism,” with Father Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, will be presented at Nativity Church in Torrance. Episode 1 (“Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man” and Episode 2 (“Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus”) will be hosted free of charge by Nativity’s Pastoral Council from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the parish, 1415 Engracia Ave., Torrance. Information: (949) 309-8682 or necys@sbcglobal.net.

    Additionally, a Rosary Cenacle --- in which participants are asked to pray for the needs of all, and especially for the welfare of families --- takes place weekly. As part of this spiritual outreach effort, the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima is brought to a home every Saturday, where the host family is asked to pray the Rosary daily as a family. For scheduling information, call Jane Sonada, (310) 619-4636.

    Finally, the South Bay Living Rosary Pilgrimage will be held Oct. 12 at three South Bay parishes. This will be the sixth consecutive year of a nine-year novena, led by youth with Benediction at each participating parish: Nativity in Torrance, 9 a.m. (Joyful Mysteries); St. Catherine Laboure in Torrance, 11 a.m. (Sorrowful Mysteries); and St. Anthony in El Segundo (Glorious Mysteries), 1 p.m.
    “As we witness the spiritual warfare raging today in our hearts, in our homes, in our society, throughout the world, this Living Rosary is an invitation to live our Faith beginning in the Year of Faith and defend it,” said Sonada, one of the organizers of the Pilgrimage.

    “Like St. John and St. Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Cross, we stand with the Blessed Mother Mary confident that God's grace will see us through. We just have to enter and be part of the Mystery, and ‘participate in the miracle’ that the Lord would like to give us through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

    Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis, San Pedro Region bishop, endorsed the Living Rosary Pilgrimage, calling it “a beautiful devotion to our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of the Rosary” that is now being promoted in neighboring California dioceses and in countries throughout the world.

    “The idea of building solidarity among Catholics in their devotion of praying the Rosary in every continent is worth commendation,” he said. “It strengthens the bond of unity among members of our universal Church, the Body of Christ, through our common affinity to the Blessed Mother.”

    The nine-year novena of the Living Rosary Pilgrimage will culminate in 2017 for the centennial anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the Rosary. Along with the South Bay parishes are parish families across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and beyond. Those interested in participating in the Living Rosary Pilgrimage in their parishes may call Sonada, (310) 619-4636, or email mjsonoda711@gmail.com.


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    Episodes of the faith formation program “Catholicism,” with Father Robert Barron, who runs the Chicago-based Word on Fire ministry, will be presented Aug. 10 at Nativity Church in Torrance.
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    Les Dames de Saint Louis Tea, to support Sisters of St. Louis, 2 p.m., Louisville Convent Garden, 22300 Mulholland Dr., Woodland Hills; $. (818) 883-1678.

    Diaconate Information Meeting, presented by Diaconate Formation Office, 2-4 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Rd., Westlake Village. (2130 637-7383.

     “State of Urgency Awareness on Water Sustainability,” sponsored by Native American Concerns Ministry, 2-5 p.m., Nicholas Canyon County Beach Park, 33904 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. (323) 583-1766

    Divine Mercy Mass & Chaplet, 2 p.m., St. James Church, 415 Vincent St., Redondo Beach. (310) 374-4242.

    Divine Mercy Mass & Chaplet, 1st class relic of St. Faustina, 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Church, 5011 White Oak Ave., Encino. (818) 342-6626.

    Divine Mercy Mass & Chaplet, Fr. Ted Montemayor presiding, 3 p.m., St. Dominic Savio Church, 13400 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower. (562) 920-7769.

    Divine Mercy Mass, 3 p.m., St. Finbar Church, 2010 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. (818) 841-0499.

    Canonization Mass of Thanksgiving, Archbishop José Gomez presiding, 3:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A. (213) 680-5200. 

     “Wine Tasting for a Song,” fundraiser for de Angelis Ensemble, 4;30 p.m., Salt Creek Grille, 32082 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point; $. (714) 928-9567.

    Documentary: Fr. Greg Boyle & Homeboy Industries, screening, 6 p.m., 820 W. 8th St., San Pedro. (310) 872-8129.

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