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  • School gardens: A growing trend
    May 29, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    The fourth grader ran to show his teacher the spring green insect he had just plucked from the plant bed, the first caterpillar ever found in the garden at Nativity School in El Monte.

    Jenny Reyes and her class of 21 fourth grade students were in front of the school this May 22 morning, tending to six raised beds planted with snow peas, carrots, cucumbers and flowers.

  • New L.A. priests: ‘Humbled and honored to be called’
    May 28, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    Two native Angelenos, a New Yorker and a Mexican-born Juan Diego House seminarian will be ordained May 31 to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

    Archbishop José Gomez will ordain Fathers Andrew Chung, Christopher Felix, Juan Ochoa and John Palmer in a morning Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. All have completed their theological formation at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, including year-long internships at parishes throughout the archdiocese, and recently completed service as transitional deacons.

  • Malta L.A. group makes Lourdes pilgrimage
    May 22, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Knights, Dames and volunteers from the Los Angeles Location of the Order of Malta recently travelled on their annual week-long pilgrimage to Lourdes.

    Each year, the Los Angeles group joins up with other members of the United States Western Association of the Order of Malta forming a group in excess of 300, and journeys to the location where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared 18 times to St. Bernadette in 1858. The pilgrimage is shared with 50 malades (French for “sick”) from California and other Western states searching for spiritual and even physical healing.

  • SOAR! Dinner set June 22
    May 22, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Three individuals and a foundation will be honored at the Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR!) Dinner on June 22, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

    Kathleen Aikenhead, president of the William H. Hannon Foundation; Timothy and Steph Busch, active in Catholic education and numerous Catholic lay endeavors; and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation will be recognized for their efforts in support of church ministries and religious.

  • CALL awards Archbishop Gómez Scholarship to teacher
    May 22, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Carla Rivera, a teacher at Good Shepherd School in Beverly Hills, has been selected the 2014 recipient of the Archbishop José Gómez Scholarship awarded by the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL).

  • App for Life: ‘it reminds everybody to pray’
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Archdiocese launches video presentations of pro-life technology tool on Mother’s Day.

  • In Montebello: Learning to be ‘deeply present to God’
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    A four-hour rally with prayer at its heart drew approximately 1,200 students from archdiocesan schools May 7 at Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello.

  • ‘Queen Latifah Show’ honors St. Robert Bellarmine teacher
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    St. Robert Bellarmine kindergarten teacher Wyomi Fernando didn’t have a clue sitting in the television audience that she would soon be honored as an outstanding educator on “The Queen Latifah Show.”

  • Jessica and Evelin: The difference support makes
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Illustrating the effect of progressive technology and traditional prayer are two recent life-saving stories from Los Angeles Pregnancy Services, one of the agencies available through the App for Life (developed through a partnership with archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace and Options United, a Pasadena-based nonprofit).

  • ACE celebrates Catholic education at Immaculate Conception
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |