All people in the healthcare profession — physicians, nurses, physical therapists, lab technicians, and all allied healthcare providers — are invited to attend the White Mass, the annual celebration of health care professionals, on Oct. 27.Archbishop José Gomez will preside at the Mass, 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. The Mass is hosted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Department of Health Affairs, in conjunction with the Mission Doctors Association.The White Mass is a special celebration to acknowledge the unique contributions made by all Catholic Health Care Professionals, and takes its name from the white coat most commonly worn by those in the medical field. The event has also been the occasion to bestow special honors, including the National Catholic Doctor of the Year Award.“We have been inspired by the presence of our healthcare professionals and their commitment to their faith and profession,” said Holy Faith Sister Angela Hallahan, archdiocesan director of Health Affairs, and Elise Frederick, executive director of the Mission Doctors Association. “The White Mass affords the Archdiocese of Los Angeles an opportunity to thank and bless those who work to heal and to celebrate health among us.”The Mass will be followed by a reception. For more information, call (213) 637-7265 or visit http://www.CatholicWM.org.La Salle to host Wounded Warrior Project gameThe La Salle Lancer football program has been selected to host the Wounded Warrior Project game Sept. 20 cross-town rival Maranatha, sponsored by Under Armour. Only six high schools across the country have been selected to host this game. The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Designed to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, the project seeks to foster a successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members.Two Wounded Warriors will be at the 7 p.m. game as honorary Lancer Team Captains. Special pre-game and half time activities are scheduled at La Salle’s Kohorst Field, 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Donations and designated proceeds from the event will be given to the Wounded Warrior Project. For information see www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Interfaith Celebration of International Peace Day set Sept. 22 An Interfaith Celebration of International Peace Day will be held at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino on Sept. 22, 12:30-5 p.m. Panel presentations will focus on the theme, “Sustainable Justice for Sustainable Peace.” Guests are invited to come and learn what religious and spiritual experiences motivate efforts toward justice, peace, and sustainability. This event grew out of the gathering, “Muslim and Catholic Women in Conversation.” This event is free and open to the public; freewill donations will be accepted. Holy Spirit Retreat Center is located at 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino. Information: (818) 784-4515, or [email protected]Red Mass scheduled Oct. 3The St. Thomas More Society, for Catholics involved in the legal profession, will host members of the legal community at the annual Red Mass on Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m., at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Msgr. Craig A. Cox, rector of St. John’s Seminary and past Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will be the homilist. The Mass will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Conference Center. Information: the St. Thomas More Society at (626) 914-8942, or [email protected] Meeting for ecumenical and interreligious officers set for OctoberThe Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs is hosting a regional meeting for ecumenical and interreligious officers Oct. 18-19, and has invited others who would like an introduction to and discussion about how to incorporate ecumenical and interreligious values and dialogues into their ministries.The meeting will take place at St. Andrew Russian Greek Catholic Church in El Segundo, beginning Oct. 18, 3 p.m., with presentations by Father John Crossin, director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Father Donald Rooney, president of the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers; and the Rt. Rev. Alexei R. Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Dinner will follow, accompanied by discussions about formation and leadership in the ecumenical and interreligious arena. The event will continue Oct. 19, 9 a.m. with Morning Prayer in the Eastern Christian tradition, followed by more presentations and discussion, and closing with lunch. Cost is $25 per person, and includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and refreshments. To register, or for more information, contact Father Smith, (310) 322-1892, or [email protected]Liturgy formation days slated The Office for Worship has scheduled the following formation days and training for liturgical ministers:—Cantor Certification (Part A) beginning Sept. 28, at Mary Star of the Sea Church, San Pedro.—Liturgical Formation Day on Oct. 5 at St. Monica Church Santa Monica.—Cantor Certification (Part B) beginning Oct. 14, at St. Raymond Church, Downey. For more information, contact Sister Rosanne Belpedio, director of the Office for Worship, at (213) 637-7513 or [email protected], or visit http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/worship/Pages/default.aspx.