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Papal Prayer Intention for April:

That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

Temporary Protective Status Appointments. Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is offering individual appointments to people who need legal assistance re-registering for Temporary Protective Status. Costs range from $50 to $150/person. Call 213-251-3491 to make an appointment.    

Sat., April 21

Basic Lector Training. St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave., Commerce, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $60/person. Register online at store.la-archdiocese.org/basic-lector-formation-st-marcellinus. Training is also offered in Spanish. 

Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass and to the Sick/Homebound. St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave., Commerce. Eucharistic Ministry at Mass training, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (not provided). Eucharistic Ministry to Sick/Homebound training, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $15/person half day, $25/person full day. Register online at store.la-archdiocese.org/Eucharistic-ministry-training-day-april-21. Training is also offered in Spanish. 

Los Angeles Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Children’s Bureau’s Magnolia Place, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 2C, Los Angeles. Discover if you have the ability and resources to help a child in need. To RSVP or for more information, email [email protected]. For an information packet, visit www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care.

Knights of Peter Claver Garage Sale. 8117 Yorktown Ave., Westchester, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds will finance the start-up of the Ladies of Peter Claver and its charities. Call Kathy Fitzpatrick at 310-703-2519 for more information. 

Mon., April 23

Healing Mass. St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, 7:30 p.m. Presider: Father Bill Delaney. Call 562-421-8966 for more information. 

Wed., April 25

Human Trafficking in Our Community. John Carrol Parish Center of St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10750 Ohio Ave., Los Angeles. Presentation given by Susan Patterson, national leader in the fight against human slavery. Cost: $20/person and includes buffet lunch. RSVP by April 18 to Claire at [email protected] or call 310-474-5977.

Thurs., April 26

Congregations Ending Homelessness in LA.  McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4101 West Adams, Los Angeles, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Training and resource fair for faith leaders. RSVP to [email protected]

Fri., April 27

Loyola Marymount University Chorus 53rd Annual Spring Chorale. Sacred Heart Chapel on LMU Westchester campus, 1 LMU Dr., Westchester, 8 p.m. This year’s event features choral works with a theme of compassion, peace and beauty. Cost: $15-$20/person, with discounts for seniors, faculty members and students. Call 310-338-5466 or visit cfa.lmu.edu/tickets to purchase. 

Sat., April 28

Scalabrini House Seminary 20th Annual Fundraiser. Casa Italiana, 1051 North Broadway, Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $50/person. Silent and live auction and raffles. Event includes dinner, dancing and live music. For more information, call 323-225-8119. 

Separated and Divorced Ministry Leadership Training. Office of Family Life, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Training for parish leaders who want to learn how to start a new support group, and for facilitators and current ministry leaders who want to refresh their skills. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Email Julie Auzenne at [email protected]

In the School of Fulton Sheen Retreat. Led by Alexis Walkenstein, Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Topics to be explored: the Mystery of God, Human Freedom, Divine Love, Sin, and Knowing Jesus. Lunch included. Mass at 4 p.m. Donation: $30/person. Email RSVP to [email protected] or call 310-397-8676.

St. Jerome School Family and Friends Casino Night. Parish Hall, 5550 Thornburn St., Westchester, 7-11 p.m. Donation: $50/person. Includes dinner, two drink tickets and $50 in “funny money” to be used for games. For more information, call 310-703-2519.

Side by Side: Ritual and the Labyrinth. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Day features two labyrinth walks, rituals for healing, special occasions and courage. Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes. Cost: $50/person, $45/person if paid by April 20. Call Marlene Velazquez at 310-377-4867, ext. 234 for more information. 

Pentecost Experience: Life in the Spirit Seminar. Our Lady of Peace Parish Chapel, 15444 Nordhoff St., North Hills, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Speakers: Father Mike Perucho, Father Bill Adams, CSSR, Father Bill Delaney, SJ and Deacon Celso Roxas. For more information, call 818-667-8998. 

Mon., April 30

Bishop Alemany High School Annual Golf Classic. Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills. 8:30 a.m. Registration, 10 a.m. Shotgun start. Par sponsor: $1,750 (foursome); individual golfer, $250 — both include golf and meals. Call Julie Cardoso at 818-837-5305 or visit alemany.org for more information. 

Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women Central San Gabriel District Meeting. St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1720  E. Covina Blvd., Covina. 9 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. Mass celebrated by Msgr. Brian Cavanagh. Luncheon is $15/person prepaid by April 25. For more information, call Kathy Prouty at 626-967-1247. 

Sat., May 5

Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass and to the Sick/Homebound. St. John Eudes, 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. Eucharistic Ministry at Mass training, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (not provided). Eucharistic Ministry to Sick/Homebound training, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $15/person half day, $25/person full day. Register here online. Training is also offered in Spanish. 

Music for the Missions: “Music of Broadway and the Movies.” St. Louise Church, 1720 East Covina Blvd., Covina. Performers include a runner-up in the Miss California pageant and a singer from the Los Angeles Opera. Cost is $25/person, free for clergy. Proceeds benefit the missions in Peru and Uganda. For more information, call 626-339-1914. 

Sun., May 6

Rosary and Mass for Life. St. Cornelius, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Rosary at 4:30 p.m., followed by 5 p.m. Mass. Call Silvia Aimerito at 562-429-1965 or visit audiogirlministries.com for more information.

Sat., May 12

Entering the Mind of Christ: Exploring the Foundations of Contemplative Living. Presented by Dr. James Finley, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., LMU University Hall, Ahmandson Auditorium, 1 University Dr., Los Angeles. To register, visit cal.lmu.edu. Cost: $65/person. For more information, call 310-338-2799 or email [email protected].

Sat., June 2

California Dreamin’ St. Joseph Worker Program Celebration. St. Joseph Center, 204 Hampton Dr., Venice, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy Venice Boardwalk fare, meet St. Joseph Workers and participate in a silent auction and GoPro raffle. Tickets: $50/person. For more information, email [email protected]


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