• Old Mission tours in Santa Barbara

    As part of the experience at Old Mission Santa Barbara, handful of tours are offered for the faithful to take in the beauty and grandeur of what is known as the Queen of the Missions.  

  • C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’ at the Fred Kavli Theater

    This month, the acclaimed theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” comes to Thousand Oaks.

  • Adult faith formation in Santa Barbara

    Adults who are seeking Confirmation, Catechist certification, or are interested in enriching and updating their faith are encouraged to participate in San Raphael’s Adult Faith Formation group.

  • Volunteers needed

    Common Ground Santa Barbara County, in partnership with the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H), works to house the most vulnerable individuals and families in Santa Barbara County.

  • Kid elves to fill Christmas baskets in Solvang

    Children wearing elf hats will help prepare Christmas baskets for disadvantaged families Dec. 16 at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. 

  • A cross-cultural experience

    Cherry Jia, Jessica Jin, Katherine Guo, Sunny Yu, Catherine Zhang, Kelly Yi, Rita Fan and Joyce Wu enrolled in grades 7-10 at La Reina in Thousand Oaks last fall. The girls first learned about La Reina during a visit made to China by teacher Kathryn Quist and Robin Fontana, junior high assistant principal.

  • A warm place for the homeless in Oxnard

    On Dec. 1, St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles opened Winter Warming Shelter at the Oxnard Armory, located at 351 South K Street, Oxnard. The shelter, now in its 13th year, will operate daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through March 31, 2015. The Ventura Winter Shelter is a safe haven that assists homeless individuals during the coldest months of the year. It was started in reaction to widely publicized reports of homeless men and women freezing to death on park benches and heating grates.

  • Encountering Jesus Christ in Advent

    Advent can be a time of excessive busyness and stress as we prepare for Christmas Day, but it also provides us an opportunity for reflection and renewal of spirit as we ponder and celebrate the miracle of God becoming one with us through the birth of Jesus.  

  • Answering questions about the faith in Camarillo

    Do you have questions about faith, the meaning of life and death, or the teachings of the Catholic Church? As a mature adult, are you trying to find ways in today’s complicated world to understand the Catholicism you may have encountered as a child?

  • Mary Health 50th anniversary dinner, dance and concert gala

    Celebrating its golden anniversary in 2014, Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital in Newbury Park will hold its 50th Anniversary Dinner, Dance and Concert Gala on Nov. 8 at the Sheraton, Agoura Hills.

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Voices

Easter and beyond

Anne Hansen

We move quickly from our major religious holidays each year. It’s not intentional. Life hurries along and as soon as the sun sets on one holiday the next is being touted by merchants looking to sell us whatever the next big day brings. To remain in the spirit of the religious holiday — in this case Easter — takes deliberate intention.

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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April 26, 2015

  • Sunday, April 26

    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.

    Reconsecration Mass with Archbishop Gomez, 12 p.m., Our Lady of the Bright Mount Polish Church, 3424 W Adams Blvd., Los Angeles.

    90th Anniversary Celebration with Mass and Reception, 2 p.m., Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Community, 2060 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 664-2111. www.omogc.org.

    Wine Tasting for a Song, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Salt Creek Grille Restaurant, Monarch Bay Plaza, 32801 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point. $35/person. $25/person for subscribers. Sponsored by the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble Board of Directors. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine from Dragonette Cellars in Santa Barbara and a wine auction.

     

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