Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region recently sat for an interview with Ann Bentajado of Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara.
St. Rose of Lima Church in Simi Valley will host a three-day St. Jude mission from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13. The event will begin each evening at 7 p.m.
Father Larry Gosselin, OFM, from St. Barbara Parish at Old Mission Santa Barbara, has recently released “Unshadowed Light,” a poetry and prayer book inspired by the writings and life of St. Clare of Assisi.
The Thomas Aquinas College Choir has released its latest album, “Hodie: Music for Christmas.” The 17-track compilation of traditional Christmas songs include “While Shepherds Watched,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and “Ye Clouds of Heaven.”
Archbishop José H. Gomez has appointed Msgr. Timothy O’Connell as spiritual director of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Los Angeles Archdiocesan Division. Msgr. O’Connell will begin his new role in January.
Father Daniel Barica, OFM, former pastor of St. Barbara Parish, has combined his photographic talents and love of nature to create the 2016 Liturgical Franciscan Calendar. The collection of nature photos pays tribute to Pope Francis’ most recent encyclical while honoring the beauty of God’s creation.
Mission San Buenaventura celebrated its missionary-founder’s recent canonization, beginning with a four-block-long procession and concluding with a Mass that required overflow seating in the parish hall to accommodate nearly 1,000 attendees.
The Mass also included a rite for the official installation of Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron as Santa Barbara Region bishop.
Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) was ranked second in the United States, following Princeton University, in alumni giving — a sign of graduates’ satisfaction with the education they have received. U.S. News & World Report published the findings this year.
The Villanova Preparatory School will host their annual Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament and Oktoberfest Dinner on Oct. 30. The golf registration time is at 9 a.m., with tee time at 11 a.m. The dinner will begin at 4 p.m.
Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) received high praise from the U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges 2016 Guidebook, as the private college was given top marks for a high retention rate, low student debt and small class size.
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