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  • New LA priests: Louie Reyes
    August 5, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    The “Pandemic Class of 2020,” as they call themselves, has endured quarantine and a delayed ordination date, which was originally scheduled for May 30. But they all agree that the extra preparation time was providential.

    In the days leading up to their ordination, we’ll be introducing a new soon-to-be Father. Los Angeles, meet your new priests!

  • New LA priests: Thomas Park
    August 3, 2020  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    In these times of exceptional uncertainty, parishioners of St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes will likely count their blessings they’re being ministered to by Thomas Park, a man who knows firsthand how quickly life can turn, no matter your plans, no matter your age.

  • New LA priests: Justin Oh
    August 2, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    While Justin Oh, like so many other new priests, looks forward to celebrating Mass, offering the sacrament of reconciliation and the other daily duties of a priest, what really excites him is the “journey” he will take with his parishioners.

  • New LA priests: Manuel Ramos
    August 1, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Manuel Ramos admitted to being a “little naive” when first entering the seminary, believing that those he would be sharing this journey with came to it armed with the innocence and certainty of “a community of altar servers.”

  • New LA priests: Michael Mesa
    July 31, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Most of his energy was focused on becoming a doctor, a focus that landed him at USC where he majored in biology. It was after graduation, while working in a research lab at USC, that his life changed as he, in his words, “came to God through science.”

  • Missionary disciples in a pandemic Church
    July 29, 2020  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    On Aug. 8, I will ordain eight new priests for the family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • LA Catholic STEM schools get big boost
    July 24, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    STEM schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are getting a helping hand from one of the country’s largest philanthropic organizations.

  • Start of CIF fall sports delayed until December
    July 22, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Having been idle since March, the resumption of local high school athletics has been delayed until December as coronavirus-related restrictions continue in California.

  • Through fire, California missions remain a refuge for the sacred
    July 20, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    On the feast of St. Benedict, Archbishop José H. Gomez stood among the remains of Mission San Gabriel. The embers of the old Californian mission presented him with one more trial, on top of many hardships confronting Los Angeles and the Church from which it derives its name, Our Lady Queen of the Angels.

  • LA Catholic schools to begin school year with distance learning
    July 19, 2020  |  Around the ADLA  |