• 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.

  • Ethical care ‘end-of-life’ seminar set Oct. 25 in Ventura

    “Ethical Care at the End of Life,” a seminar addressing hospice trends, palliative sedation, physician-assisted suicide and more, will be held Oct. 25 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Ventura.

  • La Reina offers middle school in 2015

    In an effort to provide “a seamless transition from middle school to high school,” La Reina High School will offer a middle school for girls to include grades 6-8 beginning in fall 2015. Founded in Thousand Oaks by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1964, La Reina currently offers enrollment for grades 7-12.

  • Catholic Charities Ventura County board holds annual retreat

    Catholic Charities’ Santa Barbara Region/Ventura County advisory board recently held its annual retreat at San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, hosted by Father Tom Elewaut, pastor and board chaplain.

  • ‘Understanding the Complexity of Suicide’ talk set at Padre Serra

    “Myths, Truth, Hope and Healing: Understanding the Complexity of Suicide” will be addressed Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at Blessed Junípero Serra Church, Camarillo.

  • La Reina HS marks golden jubilee

    At its founding by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1964, La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks opened its doors to 27 students. Fifty years later, the school serves 560 students in grades 7-12.

  • Santa Clara HS Hall of Fame dinner set Oct. 11

    Santa Clara High School and the Santa Clara Alumni Association will host its Hall of Fame Dinner Auction on Oct. 11, honoring its 2014 inductees: Gordon Kurz, Al Morales (posthumously) and Robert Q. Valles.

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Statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown’s signing of ABx2-15

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Governor Brown’s decision to allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves is deeply disturbing. This is the wrong decision for California.


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October 7, 2015

  • Wednesday, October 7

    College Fair, 6-8 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. The event is sponsored by the Princeton Review and will feature food trucks and break-out sessions on financial aid for college, standardized testing and the Equal Opportunity Program (EOP). Free. Register at www.boscotech.edu/events. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Robert Currie, (626) 940-2013, rcurrie@boscotech.edu.

    The Compassionate Friends of South Bay/LA Meeting, 7 p.m., The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. The Compassionate Friends are a self-help group offering support to families who have lost a child. (310) 530-3214. www.tcfsbla.org.

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