The annual Madonna Della Strada Celebration, to benefit the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and honoring individuals for their outreach efforts, will be held Oct. 13, 4-7 p.m. at Loyola Marymount University’s University Hall in Westchester.This year’s recipients of the Madonna Della Strada Award are Jane and Phil Argento of Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, who have served as volunteers in support of non-profit groups and restorative justice ministry, and Mary Agnes Erlandson, director of St. Margaret’s Center in Lennox, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles.“The award honors lives that reflect the Ignatian values of direct service to the poor and of working and educating for a more just society,” said Anne Hansen, regional IVC director. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps serves those in need, through refugee and migration services, substance abuse recovery programs, community and parish outreach, and vocational education and job placement programs.The Madonna Della Strada Award is named for Santa Maria Della Strada (Italian for “Our Lady of the Way”), the first church that St. Ignatius and the early Jesuits obtained to serve the urban poor in Rome. For information on the event, call (310) 338-2358 or email [email protected].Video conference to focus on ministry in the electronic ageA video conference describing the legal and social justice issues surrounding the use of electronic media in ministry will be offered at six archdiocesan sites on Oct. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Rosa Cumare, from the archdiocese’s legal department, will highlight several topics particularly relevant to ministers creating parish or school websites or social media sites.Topics to be addressed include: protecting privacy and personally identifiable information; respecting copyright and trademarks when posting content; using social media responsibly and communicating electronically with children/young people. The conference is highly recommended for pastors, parish administrators, parish life directors, business managers, principals, youth ministers, DREs and Safeguard the Committee chairpersons.There is no fee for participation; however pre-registration is required to allow sites to plan for participants. The six conference sites are: Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura; St. Anthony, Long Beach; St. Frances X. Cabrini, Los Angeles; St. Louis de Montfort, Santa Maria; St. Louise de Marillac, Covina; and the San Fernando Regional Office, Mission Hills. Registration for all sessions will be online. To register, access http://VidConfRes.la-archdiocese.org. Contact Eileen O’Brien for further information at (213) 637-7618 or [email protected].