St. Joseph festival set in Carpinteria

The seaside town of Carpinteria will gather to celebrate St. Joseph Church’s 57th annual festival July 11-13 on the grounds of the 81-year-old parish.

The festival is the main fundraiser for St. Joseph Church; it provides funds for the many ministries which meet the spiritual needs of the St. Joseph community throughout the year. Among the many ministries and outreach efforts is a thriving “Resale Shop” operating during the week, and a twice-a-month Food Distribution Support Ministry for people in need, including the working poor.

Live entertainment (including Flamenco and folkloric dancers, plus live bands), a variety of foods and rides and hourly raffle drawings will take place at the festival, which runs 5-11 p.m. July 11, noon-11 p.m. July 12 and noon-9 p.m. July 13.

St. Joseph Church is located at 1532 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Information: (805) 684-2181.


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July 26, 2014

  • Saturday, July 26

    Bioethics & Eugenics Conference, presented by L.A. Archdiocese and National Bioethics Center, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A.; $. (626) 445-8481.

    Elementary Specialization, presented by Office of Religious Education, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (also July 27), La Purísima Concepción Church, 213 W. Olive Ave., Lompoc; $. (213) 637-7410.

    “Lord, How Can I Know the Way?” workshop and tour presented by Office of Family Life (Separated, Divorced & Widowed Ministry), led by Fr. Patrick Hill, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A.; $. (213) 637-7249.

    Villanova BBQ, 90th anniversary kickoff, 12:30-3 p.m., 12096 Ventura Ave., Ojai; $. (805) 646-1464.

    “At the Table,” Mass and fundraiser dinner, 5 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes; $. (310) 377-4867.

    St. John Paul II Awards Dinner, presented by L.A. Archdiocese and National Bioethics Center, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 120 S. Los Angeles St., L.A.; $. (626) 445-8481.

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