• Diverse retreats at Mary and Joseph Retreat Center

    Over the next several weeks, the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes will offer several day and weekend retreats as well as special events, including an Easter Sunday Brunch celebration.

  • Prom Dress Giveaway for underprivileged teens

    St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood hosted the fourth annual Prom Project on March 14 to provide free dresses, suits, shoes and accessories to hundreds of South Los Angeles area high school students who otherwise could not afford to attend their prom.

  • Marymount CA University to present ‘An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates’

    On Wednesday, April 1, Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes will present “An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates,” featuring the well-known American author discussing her prolific and award-winning works.

  • St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy alumnus runs for alma mater

    Rodney Fernando, a former student of St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy in Downey, will be running the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon on March 15 with a special purpose: to help raise funds for the school that became like a second home after Fernando and his family migrated from their native Sri Lanka in 1970.



  • Ash Wednesday blessing at pro-life office, Holy Innocents Church

    The Expectant Mothers Outreach Office at Holy Innocents Church in Long Beach received an official inaugural blessing by pastor G. Peter Irving III on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. The pro-life office, which has been operating since October 2014, is staffed by Holy Innocents parish volunteers five days a week.

  • Knights honor 10th grader for religious liberty essay

    Tenth-grade Long Beach student, Loyalty Traster-Lee, won First Place in the Knights of Columbus Essay contest themed, “The Importance of Religious Freedom.”  

  • St. Anthony seniors among top 10 in international student film competition

    Two student teams from the Marine Science Academy at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach recently secured top 10 finalist spots in the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival’s 4th Annual Student Film Competition.  

  • St. Mary Medical Center partners with Long Beach schools to promote weeklong ‘Kindness Challenge’

    Staff and administrators from Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach met with local elementary school students Jan. 26 to kick off the weeklong Great Kindness Challenge, a yearly nationwide campaign to encourage students to engage in small daily acts of kindness to help make the world a kinder place.

  • Raising funds for the St. James community

    Students, staff and faculty at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Hermosa Beach kicked off Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26 by combining solidarity and school spirit with “Caring for the Crusaders Day.” The event supported the parish community of St. James Church in Redondo Beach, which suffered the tragic loss of four lives due to a car accident following their school’s annual Christmas show on Dec. 17.



  • Marymount CA University to dedicate new Center for the Arts March 5

    Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes is inviting students and parents, faculty and staff, community members and other supporters to the dedication and grand opening of the new Marylyn and Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.



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Loneliness and prayer

Anna Maria Scaperlanda Biddick

When I was a single adult, as for most single people, loneliness was a presence in my life.  The loneliness didn’t come on Valentine’s Day, when I showed up alone to a wedding, or when I saw an engagement on Facebook.

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  • Sunday, March 29

    Special Needs Mass, 10 a.m., Father Maguire Council Hall, 4315 N. Vincent Ave, Covina.Mass for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information, contact Elizabeth, (909) 599-9833, ebinerfamily@gmail.com.

    Reenactment of the Passion of Our Lord, 2 p.m., Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles. (323) 261-3106. http://catholiccemeteriesla.org/stations.

    “Who is this Jesus you see?,” 2-4 p.m., Master Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center, 700 N Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre. Presented by Dr. Michael Downey. Freewill donation.

    The Passion of the Christ: A Retrospective Exhibit 1960-2015, 2-4 p.m., Dei Gloria Studio and Gallery, Portola Plaza #160, 4882 McGrath Street, Ventura. Prints by Nancy Snooks presented as an outreach of the Trinitas Community. (805) 701-038

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