Papal Prayer Intention for August: That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth.”

Fri., Aug. 16

Office of Life, Justice and Peace Bi-Annual Regional Meeting: San Fernando. St. Mel Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, parish center, 7-9 p.m. Special guest: Bishop Alex Aclan. 

Carmelite Spirituality with Father Matthias Lambrecht, OCD. 920 E. Alhambra Rd., Alhambra. Retreat runs Fri., Aug. 16, 5 p.m.-Sun., Aug. 18, 1 p.m. Father Matthias will guide the retreat, which includes spiritual conferences, the sacrament of reconciliation, eucharistic adoration, Mass, and time for personal reflection. This retreat is open to men and women. Call 626-289-1353, ext. 203. Register at or email [email protected] 

Sat., Aug. 17

Magnificat — A Ministry to Catholic Women Prayer Meal. Odyssey Restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Dr., Granada Hills, 10 a.m. Father Aristotle Quan talks about the Holy Land conversion that led him to the priesthood. Cost: $31/person before Aug. 10, $33/person after. Check payable to Magnificat and mailed to 29122 Florabunda Rd., Canyon Country, CA 91387. RSVP online at, or call Teri Thompson at 805-527-3745. 

ADLA Passport Workshop. San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to anyone who needs to apply for a new U.S. passport. Participants can ask questions and apply. Trained staff from U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (Passport Office) will be on site to answer questions. To set up an appointment, visit For more information, call the Office of Life, Justice and Peace at 213-637-7632.

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting. Children’s Bureau’s Magnolia Place, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles, or Children’s Bureau, 27200 Tourney Rd., Ste. 175, Valencia, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Discover if you have the willingness, ability, and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. RSVP or learn more by calling 213-342-0162, toll free at 800-730-3933, or email [email protected] 

38th Claretian Alumni Reunion. Dominguez Seminary, 18127 S. Alameda, Rancho Dominguez, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mass and BBQ honoring Class of 1969 and Father Richard DeTore. Call Bob Loera at 626-533-0511.

The Gift of Peace in a Chaotic World: How to Proceed from Desolation to Consolation. LMU Jesuit Community Chapel and Garden, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Day of reflection with Randy Roche, SJ, and Anne Hansen, includes lunch. RSVP [email protected] or 310-338-2358.

Job Workshop. St. Louis of France, 13935 E. Temple Ave., La Puente, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Speaker: David Salinas, MBA. Free event hosted by Nueva Creation de Dios with interview coaching. Feel free to bring laptop or resume. Visit or call Connie at 323-636-4720 for more.

Sun., Aug. 18

Summer Serenade Mass, Reception, Concert and Dinner. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 4-8 p.m. Enjoy a lovely summer evening beginning with Mass celebrated by Bishop Marc Trudeau. A reception follows featuring music by the Cattus String Trio, performing classical and contemporary compositions, followed by an elegant dinner and dessert. Donation: $100/person. Reservations required by Aug. 13. Call Marlene Velazquez at 310-377-4867, ext. 234 for reservations or information.

Mon., Aug. 19

Mission on the Angels. Sacred Heart Chapel, 381 West Center Street, Covina. Three nights of recollection, Monday-Wednesday, August 19-21, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mass, conferences, confessions and an opportunity after one year to consecrate oneself to his/her Guardian Angel. Please encourage your youth and young adults to attend. No charge or pre-registration. Call (877) 526-2151.

St. Padre Pio Healing Mass. St. Anne Church, 340 10th St., Seal Beach, 1 p.m. Call 562-537-4526.

Healing Mass. St. Linus Church, 13915 Shoemaker Ave., Norwalk, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Bill Delaney. 

Tues., Aug. 20

Office of Life, Justice and Peace Bi-Annual Regional Meeting: OLA. St. Paul the Apostle Church, 10750 Ohio Ave., Los Angeles, parish hall, 7-9 p.m. 

Wed., Aug. 21

Clearing Outstanding Tickets and Warrants: Free Legal Clinic for Veterans. Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Self-help workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Volunteer attorneys will be available to provide one-on-one assistance and consultation. RSVP required. Call 213-896-6537 or visit

Thur., Aug. 22

Retreat on the Angels. Prince of Peace Abbey, 650 Benet Hill Rd., Oceanside. Retreat will be led by Father Matthew Hincks and Father John Brohl. Offered three times: Aug. 8-11, 15-18, and 22-25, from 4 p.m., Thur. to 1 p.m., Sun. Cost: $330/single, $300/double per person and includes room and three meals per day. For more information, call Opus Angelorum office at 330-969-9900. Register at

An Evening at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center with Father Michael Fish. 700 N. Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre, 6:30 p.m. Father Fish invites us to look at the importance and power of symbol and name and how they can offer a new, wholesome approach to the divine, to life and harmony. Cost: $35/person and includes light supper. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, call Jeanne Warlick at 626-355-7188, ext. 103, or email [email protected].

Fri., Aug. 23

Men’s Silent Weekend Retreat. 920 E. Alhambra Rd., Alhambra. Retreat runs from Fri., Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. to Sun., Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. Led by Father James B. Farnan, join other men who are striving to live out heroic virtue and grow as spiritual leaders of their families. Limited scholarship funds available. To register visit, call 626-289-1353, ext. 2204, or email [email protected].

Tacji in Concert. Holy Name of Mary Church, 724 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, 7 p.m. Tacji (Tatiana) Cameron, an award-winning music artist, singer/songwriter, inspirational speaker, life coach and mom, will inspire and evangelize through her music and personal testimony. Sponsored by the Sacred Hearts Secular Branch, proceeds benefit their evangelization efforts and charitable endeavors. Tickets available at the door for a suggested donation of $20 each. For more information, call Jacki at 760-956-8620 or Stephany 909-260-2033 or email [email protected] 

Sat., Aug. 24

Office of Life, Justice and Peace Bi-Annual Regional Meeting: Santa Barbara. St. Raphael Church, 5444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, parish hall, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Queen of Angels Mass. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Bilingual votive Mass presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez in honor of the city’s patroness and namesake. Bilingual rosary procession following Mass. Evening concludes with live mariachi performance on the cathedral plaza 5:15-6:15 p.m., to celebrate LA’s 238th birthday. For more information visit

Trusting God’s Love, Accepting God’s Mercy: Retreat. Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 1-4:30 p.m. Led by Sr. Patricia Shaules, FSP, retreat will consider how to deepen relationships with God and trust more deeply in his love. Donation: $15. RSVP to 310-397-8676 or [email protected]

“You Are Called, Discern Your Vocation” Women’s Retreat. Pomona. Retreat runs Sat., Aug. 24, 9 a.m. through Sun., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. Retreat will help single women know the signs of a vocation and how to identify them. Donation: $45/$35 students, includes overnight stay, meals, and materials. Pre-registration required. Call Josie at 562-417-6612 or email [email protected]

Mon., Aug. 26

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

Fri., Aug. 30

48th Annual SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention: “Jesus, Hope of the World.” Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim. Event runs through Sun., Sept. 1; doors open at 8 a.m. each day. Speakers include Bishop David O’Connell, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, and more. Catholic marketplace in ACC North Hall. Saturday night Mass and healing service. Register at Email [email protected] or call 818-771-1361 for more information.

Wed., Sept. 4

Office of Life, Justice and Peace Bi-Annual Regional Meeting: San Gabriel. Sacred Heart Church, 344 W. Workman St., Covina, parish hall, 7-9 p.m. Special guest: Bishop David O’Connell. 

Grieving Gracefully: “When less is not more” Grief Support Group. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Four-week group led by Willow List, certified grief, loss, and life transitions counselor. Meets Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-5 p.m. Participants will gain mutual support of their loss experience and learn techniques for self-care. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one to the first meeting. Cost: $70/person for four meetings (includes $10 materials fee). Call Marlene Velazquez at 310-377-4867, ext. 234 for reservations or information.

“Come to Know Your Faith.” St. Dorothy Church, 241 S. Valley Center Ave., Glendora, 7-8:30 p.m Wednesday evenings. Deepen your understanding of the faith through dynamic DVD presentations by top scholars and apologists like Bishop Barron and Dr. Edward Sri. Free event; no RSVP required. Call 626-335-2811 or visit the Adult Faith Development ministry section of

Fri., Sept. 6

Make it a Habit: 22nd Annual Auxiliary of the Little Sisters of the Poor Dinner. Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles, 1 Trump National Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes. No host cocktail reception, 6 p.m. Dinner followed by live auction, 7 p.m. For more information, call 310-548-0625, or visit

Sat., Sept. 7

Mass in Recognition of all Immigrants. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez, this Mass provides the community with an opportunity to unite in prayer and celebration of the immigrant spirit of the United States. For more information, visit

Ministry of Consolation Training. St. Teresita Hospice, 819 Buena Vista St., Duarte, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 5 consecutive sessions on Saturdays from Sept. 7-Oct. 5. Visit

An Evening with the Capuchin Novices: 2019 San Lorenzo Seminary Dinner/Auction. 1802 Sky Dr., Santa Ynez, 4:30 p.m. Hosted by the San Lorenzo Foundation, supporting Capuchin vocations. Contact Jim Patin at [email protected]

Lector Training. Mary Star of the Sea, 463 W. Pleasant Valley, Oxnard, 2-7:30 p.m, Sept. 14 and 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 28, 2-7:30 p.m. Cost: $60. Register at

Kenneth Strange: It’s Your Camino: One Couple’s 500-Mile Pilgrimage Across Spain. Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 1-3 p.m.

Foster Care and Adopt Information Meeting. Children’s Bureau’s 1529 East Palmdale Blvd., Suite 210, Palmdale, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. RSVP or learn more at 213-342-0162 or toll free at 800-730-3933, or email [email protected].

Mon., Sept. 9

Ministry of Consolation Training. St. Anastasia Church, 7390 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, 7-9 p.m. 10 consecutive sessions on Mondays from Sept. 9-Nov. 18. Visit

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