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  • Inspired to boldly proclaim The Joy of the Gospel in America
    July 13, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    I didn’t know what to expect. From the very first session it was clear that this was no ordinary conference gathering. This was an event that would have the potential to transform the Church from within so it can carry out its mission of being more effective in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ as envisioned by Pope Francis.

  • Shawna Pautsch to become head of Rosary Academy
    July 5, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Rosary Academy in Fullerton recently announced the appointment of Shawna Pautsch as their new head of the school. Following an extensive search, the selection committee agreed that Pautsch, a previous faculty member at the school, was the most uniquely qualified.

  • Loyola High School celebrates ordination of two alumni
    July 5, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Loyola High School in Los Angeles is celebrating the ordination of two of their alumni after both men entered the priesthood within a week of each other. School officials say they are “thankful for this extraordinary blessing to our community.”

  • ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ TO LEAD 102 FAITHFUL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE IN PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IN MEXICO CITY
    July 5, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, Around the ADLA, Press Releases  |  

    Archbishop to Present Hundreds of Prayers from Faithful Across Southern California collected at a Mass Celebrating the Contribution of Immigrants in the U.S. One hundred …

  • Graduating eighth grade: A melancholy moment
    June 30, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Try to remember: You’re an eighth-grader during the last week of May. Two weeks from graduation. Something you’ve only dreamed about because, you know, it just seemed so far away. Yeah, your big sister did it a few years ago. But that was different.

  • Class of 2017: Reflecting on successes of Catholic education, looking ahead to future growth
    June 28, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Kevin Baxter prepared to attend the graduation ceremony at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy in Downey on May 26 full of hope and excitement. This graduating class was the first co-ed class in the history of a school formed from the merger of the all-boys’ school St. Pius X with the all-girls’ St. Matthias five years ago. The 2017 graduation is a success story for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • Msgr. Pilato celebrates 25th year as priest, prepares for sabbatical
    June 28, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Msgr. Sabato “Sal” Pilato celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination this year. He is also stepping down from the job that he has held for the past nine years, superintendent of Catholic high schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • In memory of Sister Alice Marie
    June 26, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Sister Alice Maire Quinn, a Daughter of Charity, founded St. Vincent Meal on Wheels in 1977 and continued bringing love to those in need into her 80s. She died June 213 at 82.

  • OREMOS POR LAS VOCACIONES SACERDOTALES
    June 24, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    La decisión de aceptar el llamado a la vida sacerdotal o a la vida religiosa es algo más que escoger una profesión. Implica descubrir los propios talentos e inclinaciones, pero sobre todo significa responder a un llamado. Dios llama de un modo personal. Los relatos vocacionales bíblicos nos lo explican de un modo detallado. Los invito a que lean la vocación de Moisés en (Éxodo 3:1-12) donde podemos ver que Dios sale a nuestro encuentro en nuestra vida ordinaria. En el caso de Moisés estaba pastoreando. Nos llama de un modo personal, a él lo llama por su nombre “Moisés, Moisés”. Nos invita a compartir su misión; lo que está en contra de la humanidad y de nuestra felicidad está en contra de Dios. A Moisés le dijo que sentía el dolor de los esclavizados judíos en Egipto, y que lo enviaba a él a liberar a su pueblo. Moisés se resistió a aceptar la misión, “¿Quién soy yo?”, pero Dios le refirma su compromiso de no dejarlo solo: “Yo estaré contigo”. La experiencia vocacional de Moisés se repite en otros personajes bíblicos como Gedeón, Jeremías o incluso en la vocación de la Santísima Virgen María. Y esa misma experiencia vocacional se repite hoy en la vida de cada uno de nosotros. Lo importante es que estemos atentos para escuchar y responder al llamado de Dios.

  • Meet the new permanent deacons and their wives
    June 15, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Archbishop José H. Gomez ordained 19 new deacons June 10 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.