Attendance at the ninth annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Sept. 17 will break the previous record, with more than 1,600 guests already registered for the event at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.Attendance is also expected to be high for the Matthew Kelly Youth Rally — “Cool 2b Catholic” on Sept. 16. More than 1,200 youth from Southern California have already requested free tickets to the rally, to be held 4-6 p.m. on the Cathedral Plaza.The rally will begin with a performance by Catholic rapper Joe Melendez, followed by an inspirational session with Kelly, the well-known motivational speaker, author and founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute. Tickets for the rally (required for admission) must be requested by Sept. 6. The Sept. 17 Prayer Breakfast begins with the recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 7 a.m. and the breakfast presentation and keynote talk at 8 a.m. on the Cathedral Plaza.Parking at the Cathedral is limited ($5 per car as available). Attendees for both events are encouraged to utilize public transportation, school buses or vans. Information: (800) 838-1356 or pro-life events set this fallIn conjunction with the national observance of Respect Life Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 4) the archdiocesan Office of Life, Justice and Peace, in coordination with the Department of Catholic Schools, has prepared a curriculum with a series of suggested activities that can be incorporated into all middle and high school classes. Schools are encouraged to participate. For materials and information, visit or call (213) 637-7236.In addition, “Christian Service 4 Life,” the third annual youth-oriented event that celebrates and encourages actions by youth that help build a culture of life, will take place Oct. 9 at the StubHub Center (formerly (Home Depot Center) in Carson. LIFE SoCal and the Office of Life, Justice and Peace are coordinating the event (last year’s was “Go to Bat 4 Life” at Dodger Stadium). Archbishop José Gomez will be present as will various speakers to inspire middle and high school students. Reservations are encouraged: (626) 755-7323 or