Papal Prayer Intention for August:

That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

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., Aug. 11

Dignity of Woman: One Woman’s Journey to Discovering Human Dignity. St. Gerard Church, 4439 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 a.m. Jess Echeverry and her husband, Deacon Charlie, will share testimony of her life of trauma and how her conversion to the Church showed her the dignity of all women. Talk will be in English with some Spanish translation. Free event with free parking. For ages 13-plus. Call 805-367-6587 or visit

Fourth Annual Marian Conference. O’Grady Hall, 220 Sierra Ave., El Segundo, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Day of prayer, contemplation and inspirational talks from Jesse Romero, Father Stan Fortuna, CRF, and more. Mass in honor of the Assumption of Mary will be held at noon. Cost: $30/person, and includes lunch. Call 310-322-4392 for information and to register. 

Kids’ Bible Story Hour. Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free event with Bible stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 4-7; siblings welcome. Adult must accompany children. For more information, call 310-397-8676 or email [email protected].

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting. 460 E. Carson Plaza Dr., Ste. 102, Carson; 11355 Magnolia Blvd., Ste. 2C, North Hollywood; 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. 210, Palmdale. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to help a child in need. To RSVP or learn more, call 213-342-0162 or email [email protected]

Sun., Aug. 12

La Tardeada. Our Mother of Good Counsel, 2060 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 1 p.m. Community day featuring Mariachis and traditional Latino food. Call 323-518-4295. 

Sat., Aug. 18

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting. Children’s Bureau Magnolia Place, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to help a child in need. To RSVP or learn more, call 213-342-0162 or email [email protected]

Sun., Aug. 19

What’s on My Plate? Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 2-4 p.m. Workshop led by Sister Mary Mortz, DMJ, will discuss participants’ busy lives. Cost is $20/person ($25 after Aug. 10). To register, visit

Mon., Aug. 20

St. Kateri Iconography Ministry Workshop. San Fernando Pastoral Region Center, Mission Hills. Workshop will run from Aug. 20 to Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Students will receive a creative and hands-on experience in a reflective atmosphere of studio time and prayer. Instruction will be given in all phases of the icon writing process by master iconographer Nicholas Markell. Cost: $550/person and includes all materials, instruction and lunches. For more information, call Kevin Kipper at 661-645-1431 or email [email protected]

Opus Angelorum: Mission on the Angels. Sacred Heart Chapel, 381 W. Center St., Covina. Monday, Aug. 20-Wednesday., Aug. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mass, talks and confession. Call 877-526-2151. 

Tues., Aug. 21

Ministry of Consolation Training Series (Spanish). Holy Family Church, 1011 E. L St., Wilmington, 7-9 p.m. Training will be held on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings Aug. 21-Oct. 23. Attendees receive certificate of participation. Cost: $15/person per session. Register online at Call Eva Hernandez at 213-637-7545 or email at [email protected]

Fri., Aug. 24

Better Half Club Trip to California Science Center and San Antonio Winery. Depart from Holy Trinity Church, 1292 W. Santa Cruz St., San Pedro, at 9 a.m. Return prior to 7 p.m. Visit expanded King Tut exhibition, with two IMAX movies: “Mysteries of Egypt” and “Pandas.” Early dinner at San Antonio Winery. Cost: $110/person and includes transportation, driver tip and bottled water. Call 310-832-2164 with questions or reservations. 

Sat., Aug. 25

Eighth Annual Votive Mass and Grand Marian Procession for Our Lady of the Angels. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Celebration begins with Mass at 3 p.m., presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez. At 4:15 p.m., attendees will process from the Cathedral to Our Lady Queen of Angels Church (La Placita), followed by a blessing at La Placita Church and a fiesta at the church plaza at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit or

Office for Worship: “Rooted in Diversity, We Grow in Unity.” American Martyrs Church, 1431 Deegan Pl., Manhattan Beach, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Keynote speaker: Carmen Florez-Mansi. Anyone engaged in liturgical ministry is welcome. Register online at

Fourth Regional Apostolic Congress on Mercy. St. Philomena, 21900 S. Main St., Carson, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Featured speakers: Father Bill Casey, FOM, and Father Chris Alar, MIC. Bishop Joseph V. Brennan will celebrate the 3 p.m. Mass. Cost: $15/person, pre-registered. Includes lunch. Call Purisima at 818-543-1831 or Beth at 562-842-6910. 

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting. 27200 Tourney Rd., Ste. 175, Valencia, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to help a child in need. To RSVP or learn more, call 213-342-0162 or email [email protected].

Sun., Aug. 26

Pax Christi Mass for Justice and Peace. St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care, 1911 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, 4 p.m. 

Tues., Aug. 28

A Summer Evening of Reflection. St. Bernardine of Siena, Monsignor Murray Hall, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills, 7:30 p.m. Father Martin Henry will explore the prologue of the Gospel of John.

Sat., Sept. 8

The Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor 21st Annual Gala Event. Rolling Hills Country Club, 1 Chandler Ranch Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, 6 p.m. Cost: $175/person. For more information, visit

Sun., Sept. 9

Italian Catholic Club Guided Tour of Forestiere Gardens. Meet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parking lot, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall, at 8 a.m. Cost: $25/person. Lunch will be at a local restaurant, paid separately. To reserve, call Anna Riggs at 661-645-7877. 

Mon., Sept. 10

22nd Annual Jesuit Charities Golf Tournament. Angeles National Golf Course, 9401 Foothill Blvd., Sunland-Tujunga. For more information, email [email protected]

Fri., Sept. 14

Italian Catholic Club at OLPH Fiesta BBQ. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. The Italian Club booth will have food prepared by the president and board members, including sausage sandwiches, pizza, cannoli and pasta. Event runs from Friday to Sunday. Call Anna Riggs at 661-645-7877. 

Sat., Sept. 15

Archdiocese Celebration of Our Cultures Mass. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. 

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