Papal Prayer Intention for April: For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

Fri., April 19

Walk “The Way of the Cross.” Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center, 700 N. Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre. Self-guided devotions, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; guided devotions, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Please be respectful of those in prayer while on the grounds. No food or picnics allowed, water bottles allowed. Wear comfortable shoes; walk has elevation changes. Wait times for evening guided devotions can be up to 45 minutes. Visit

Communion and Liberation: Way of the Cross through Downtown LA. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Good Friday service. Via Crucis will begin after the service in the plaza. Email Kate Medlin at [email protected] or Paul Dawson at [email protected] 

Sun., April 21

Easter Sunday Brunch. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Delicious buffet brunch to celebrate Easter with family and friends. Cost: $27/adult, $14/children 4-12. Children under 4 free. RSVP required by Tues., April 16. Call Marlene Velazquez at 310-377-4867, ext. 234 for reservations or information. 

Mon., April 22

Healing Mass. St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Bill Adams. 

Tues., April 23

Good Grief: 6-Week Bereavement Support Group. St. Bede the Venerable Church, La Canada, 6:30-8 p.m. No cost to attend. Call 818-949-4300. 

Wed., April 24

Shower of Roses Luncheon. San Gabriel Country Club, 350 East Hermosa Dr., San Gabriel. Luncheon benefits the Cloistered Carmelite Nuns Auxiliary. Speaker: Linn Dolan, author of “Helen of Pasadena.” RSVP to Sue Fulps at 626-285-4649. For donations, contact Delores McAllister at [email protected] 

Cloistered Carmelite Nuns Shower of Roses Luncheon. San Gabriel Country Club, 350 E. Hermosa Dr., San Gabriel. Social hour begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is at 12 p.m. Speaker: Lian Dolan, writer and podcaster. RSVP to Sue Fulps at 626-285-4649. Donations can be made through Delores McAllister at [email protected] 

Sat., April 27

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion Workshop. San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel. EMHC at Mass, 8:30-11:30 a.m., EMHC to the sick, 12:15-2 p.m. Register at

Basic Lector Formation. San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Training will be held on Saturdays, April 27, May 4, 11, and 18. Register at

St. Catherine of Siena Church 70 Year Celebration. 18115 Sherman Way, Reseda, 2 p.m. Join the parish for a Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph V. Brennan, followed by a Kermes (food bazaar), with food, music, and entertainment. On Sun., April 28, Bishop Alex Aclan will celebrate a bilingual Mass at 10 a.m. 2019 Toyota Tacoma truck raffle tickets available for $20. Call the rectory at 818-343-2110. 

Divine Mercy Conference: I am the Lord Your Healer. Our Lady of the Assumption Church parish hall, 435 E. Berkeley Ave., Claremont, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Talk topics include “Jesus — The Divine Mercy,” and “Divine Mercy Chaplet.” Day also includes healing Mass and blessing with first-class relic of Saint Faustina. Cost: $20 though April 22, $25 at the door. Call SCRC at 818-771-1361, email [email protected], or visit  

Sun., April 28

“La Pasquetta” (Little Easter). Our Lady of Perpetual Help hall, 23233 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita, 12 p.m. Event includes traditional Italian dinner, bingo, karaoke, and heritage learning. Children under 16 will receive Italian chocolate eggs with surprises inside. Call Anna Riggs to RSVP or learn more at 661-645-7877.  

Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Bernard Church. 2516 W. Ave. 33, Los Angeles. Confession, 1:45 p.m., Mass, 3 p.m., and fellowship, 4 p.m. Food will be served and Divine Mercy materials will be distributed. 

Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Finbar Church. 2010 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Confessions, 12:30-2 p.m. Adoration, chaplet, rosary, 3 p.m. Mass. Call Mary Whittle at 818-841-0499.  

Mon., April 29

Priest Appreciation Night. Sacred Heart Retreat House, 920 East Alhambra Rd., Alhambra, 5-8 p.m. Priests invited to share a grace-filled evening in gratitude for their vocation. Invite your parish priest to join the Carmelite Sisters. Register at or email [email protected] or call 626-289-1353, ext. 203. 

Woman to Woman Ministry: “The Spiritual Awakening of Easter: Keeping All Alive.” Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join with women for reflection of the central topic, conversation, art, journaling, and prayer. For registration and questions, email [email protected] Suggested donation: $15/person. Bring something to share for refreshment table. 

Wed., May 1

Walking the Gospel, Talking the Gospel. St Rita Church, 318 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, 6:30-9 p.m. Walking with Jesus means talking about him too. Jesus calls us both to live the Gospel, and to tell the Gospel. Come and learn how to talk with confidence about your experience of Jesus with others. Register at

Thur., May 2

Women’s Connection Ministry: Perspectives on Pope Francis: The Power of the Holy Spirit. Galilee Room, Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Ave., S. Pasadena. Continental breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; opening reflection, program, and group discussion, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sister Chris Machado, executive director, Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino, will speak on the papacy of Pope Francis and his relationship to the Holy Spirit. Cost: $5/person. No RSVP required. Email Frank Ponnet at [email protected] or call 626-403-6116. For information on the Holy Family Parish Women’s Connection Ministry, email Diane Collison at [email protected] or call 626-437-0202. 

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