Papal Prayer Intention for October:

That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

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.    

Fri., Oct. 5

St. John Fisher Women’s Council Movie Night: “I Can Only Imagine.” Barrett Hall, 5448 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Dinner at 6 p.m. includes hot dogs, sodas, chips, candy and popcorn. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $15/person. RSVP by Wed., Oct. 3 at parish office. Call Bernie at 310-541-1826. 

Raul Julia Romero LA Film Premiere. Mount St. Mary’s Doheny, 10 Chester Pl., Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Limited free tickets available at Parking available.

Sat., Oct. 6

9th Annual Friends of St. Francis Center Event. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 5:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP to Marianne Kulikov at [email protected] or 213-747-5347, ext. 100. Purchase tickets at

Lay Mission-Helpers Association Annual Rose Gala. Luminarias Restaurant, 3500 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, 4-8 p.m. Evening includes cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Guest speaker: Father Greg Boyle, SJ, founder of Homeboy Industries. Bishop Joseph Sartoris will be honored with the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Award. Tickets: $100/person. Proceeds benefit the Lay Mission-Helpers Association. Call 213-368-1870 or visit

The Grace of “Yes” Retreat. Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Led by Lisa M. Hendey, this retreat considers how we can live with generosity in our daily lives. Includes personal reflection, prayer, group interactions, and lunch. Mass at 4 p.m. Donation: $30/person. RSVP to 310-397-8676 or email [email protected].

Celebration of Columban Missionaries Centennial Year. St. Vincent Church, 621 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. Vigil Mass in English followed by a religious music concert sung by Jubilate Korean Catholic Choir. Freewill donation. Email mission[email protected] for more details. 

Pet Blessing. Santa Teresita Campus, The Green, 819 Buena Vista St., Duarte, 10:30 a.m. Join campus cats Pepa and Angie with your pets or a picture of them for a special blessing. Need not be Catholic to participate. Free raffle for a PETSMART gift card and free weekend retreat at Sacred Heart House in Alhambra. Visit to learn more.

Children’s Bureau Foster and Foster-Adopt Information Meeting. 1529 East Palmdale Blvd., Suite 210, Palmdale, or 11355 Magnolia Blvd., Ste. 2C, North Hollywood, 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. To RSVP or for more information, call 661-208-4212 or email [email protected]

Ordinary Mysticism: Ignatian Prayer for All. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Father Randy Roche, SJ, will offer descriptions of various Ignatian Prayer options, followed by occasions for praying and for sharing reflections about the experiences participants have in prayer. Handouts will be provided. Cost: $50/person, includes lunch ($55/person after Sept. 28). Call Marlene Velazquez at 310-377-4867, ext. 234.  

In the Company of Heaven’s Prayer Warriors. St. Angela Merici Church, 585 S. Walnut Ave., Brea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Father George Reynolds and Dominic Berardino will discuss topics including, “Why does Jesus share his intercessory prayer power with those united with him in heaven?” and “Do those in heaven really know what is happening to us on earth?” Includes Mass. Cost: $20/person and includes catered chicken lunch. Call 818-771-1361 or email [email protected]. Online registration is available at:

Rosary and Mass for Life. St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Rosary begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by 5 p.m. Mass. Call Sylvia Aimerito at 562-429-1965 or visit

Sun., Oct. 7

Praying the Rosary — A Catholic Spiritual Practice. Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 2-4 p.m. Workshop led by Sister Mary Mortz, DMJ, will reflect on the four mysteries of the rosary. Bring your Bible and a rosary. Cost: $25/person. To register, visit

Italian Catholic Club: Pechanga Resort & Casino Trip. Meet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall, 8 a.m. Return at 6 p.m. Cost: $25/person, prepaid. Coffee and donuts provided, and $5 casino credit included. Birthdays will be celebrated on the ride home. Call Anna Riggs at 661-645-7877. 

Wed., Oct. 10

Catholics at Work-Culver City Speaker Breakfast Meeting. Pauline Books & Media, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City. Mass available at 6:30 a.m., speaker breakfast meeting 7-8:30 a.m. Speaker: Father Ed Benioff. These meetings help people close the gap between their faith and their work and feature individuals who successfully address challenging workplace issues by applying Gospel principles. Call 310-397-8676 to register.

Healing Mass. St. Paul Church, 1920 S Bronson Ave., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 12

Italian Cooking/Language Class. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall, 6 p.m. Cost: $25/person prepaid, and includes delicious Italian dinner and wine. Recipes provided to take home. Call Anna Riggs at 661-645-7877 by Oct. 7 to RSVP.

Mon., Oct. 15

Healing Mass. St. Linus Church, 13915 Shoemaker Ave., Norwalk, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Stephen Viblanc. Call 562-921-6649. 

Mon., Oct. 22

LA Law Library Pro Bono Week. Provides services to those who need legal assistance but cannot afford traditional representation. The week ends with the Public Legal Services Fair on Sat., Oct. 27, which includes dozens of free programs. For more information, contact Leigh Ann Saldana at 213-785-2523 or email [email protected]

Healing Mass. St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Stephen Viblanc. Call 562-421-8966.

Sat., Oct. 27

Italian Catholic Club Halloween Masquerade Dinner Dance. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church hall, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall, 6 p.m. Enjoy a costume contest, traditional Italian cuisine and live music by Dui Domino. Cost: $35/adults, $15/children 7-16. Children under 7 free. Call Anna Riggs at 661-645-7877 to RSVP.

Sun., Oct. 28

St. Francis Xavier Chapel-Japanese Catholic Center Pilgrimage to Japan. Father Doan Hoang, SJ, will be the spiritual director on a 10-day pilgrimage to Japan, Oct. 28-Nov. 8, visiting Akita, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and more. Cost: $4,300/person. Call Lynn Nakamura at 213-626-2279 or email [email protected] for more information.

Thurs., Nov. 8

Women’s Connection Ministry: Ministry on Prayers for Children. Holy Family Church Galilee Room, 1527 Fremont Ave., S. Pasadena, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Includes refreshments, socializing, program and Q&A. Cost: $5/person. Call 626-403-6116 or email [email protected]

Sun., Nov. 11

“Blessings of the Earth” Interfaith Concert. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 7 p.m. More than 150 Catholic and Jewish musicians from Southern California will combine their talents to raise awareness about environmental causes. For more information, call Joan Patano Vos at 213-637-7588 or email [email protected]

Mon., Nov. 19

Healing Mass. St. Linus Church, 13915 Shoemaker Ave., Norwalk, 7:30 p.m. Call 562-921-6649. 

Mon., Nov. 26

Healing Mass. St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Stephen Viblanc. Call 562-421-8966.

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