• South Coast Interfaith Council to present upcoming parish events

    The South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC) will present the 2014 Long Beach Area CROP Walk on Oct. 26 to raise funds to support charitable efforts to help ease and prevent hunger worldwide. The fundraiser will start and end at St. Cyprian Church, 4714 Clark Ave., Long Beach.

  • St. Philomena parishioner professes as Maryknoll Sister

    Sister Abby Avelino professed her final vows as a Maryknoll Sister on Sept. 26, at Assumption Chapel, Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, N.Y.

  • St. Francis Med Center designated as Approved Stroke Center

    On a typical summer day in July, 36-year-old Rosina Espinoza suddenly felt dizzy. Though she initially thought it was an anxiety attack, she realized it was something more when she tried in vain to reach for a bottle of water. Then she noticed dampness on her arms and legs, and realized she couldn’t speak clearly.

  • Mary & Joseph Retreat Center to offer several day retreats this fall

    This fall the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes will present a variety of day retreats, including the chance to learn about St. Francis of Assisi via theater performance and a Spanish-language meditation workshop.

  • Holy Family offers Mass in American Sign Language

    This past summer Holy Family Church in Artesia launched a new program to help accommodate the needs of an underserved segment of the Catholic community: deaf and hearing-impaired worshipers.

  • Pro-life parish youth group forms at Holy Innocents

    Young parishioners from Holy Innocents Church in Long Beach recently launched “Life Boats,” a new pro-life parish youth group devoted to embracing their motto — “Going against the flow” — in a collective effort to end abortion.

  • Mary Star School celebrates 100 years

    In 1914, Father Patrick McGrath — “as an act of deep faith, hope and love” — remodeled the old Mary Star of the Sea Church on Ninth Street in San Pedro. 

  • St. Anthony opens renovated facilities, welcomes priest to faculty

    Renovated facilities and the first full-time priest faculty member in two decades greeted 500 students back to campus on Aug. 25, the first day of the 2014-2015 academic year for St. Anthony High School in Long Beach.

  • St. Mary Medical Center hosts unique fashion show

    In 2010, 43-year-old Felicia Rush-Price of San Pedro was walking around in flat shoes, accompanied by an oxygen tank, when she decided that it was finally time to get serious about losing weight. She weighed 346 pounds.

  • St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy welcomes record enrollment

    One year after becoming a co-ed high school, St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy in Downey has achieved a record number of students registered for the 2014-2015 school year, and received its highest-ever amount of enrollment applications, leading to an admission wait-list for the first time in the school’s history.

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A bluebird day: Commercial fisherman Captain Geordie King

Heather King

Back in New England, my brother Geordie’s been a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years. He developed his passion for boats as a kid, out fishing and pulling lobster traps with my father.

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  • Saturday, October 25

    World Apostolate of Fatima Conference, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (noon Mass, Bishop Alexander Salazar presiding), Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A. (310) 890-7912.

    Our Lady of the Angels Region Congress, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Academy, Inglewood; $. (310) 216-9587.

    “Sing to the Lord!” formation day for music ministers, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Star of the Sea Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard; $. (805) 469-6293.

     “Ethical Care at the End of Life,” seminar addressing end-of-life issues, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Ave., Ventura. (805) 642-6403.

    Holiday Boutique, to support Little Sisters of the Poor, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jeanne Jugan Residence, 2100 S. Western Ave., San Pedro. (310) 548-0625.

    St. Pius-St. Matthias Academy Open House, 10 a.m., 7851 E. Gardendale St., Downey. (562) 861-2271.

    Requiem Mass, for children lost to miscarriage and stillbirth, 10 a.m., St. Therese Church, 510 N. El Molino St., Alhambra. (626) 733-2297.

     “Mission Music,” with De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, 2 p.m., Mission San Juan Capistrano Basilica, 31520 Camino Capistrano,; $. [714] 928-9567.

    St. Philip the Apostle School Fall Festival, 2-10 p.m., 161 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena. (626) 795-9691.

    “Touch & Heal,” Cathedral Chapel  benefit concert, 4:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto HS, 2900 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles; $. (323) 930-5976.

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