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  • Loyola High School kicks off Sesquicentennial celebration
    December 4, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    On Nov. 16, Loyola High School kicked off their 150 anniversary celebration with an inaugural 150th Anniversary Mass. Father Gregory M. Goethals, current school president and three former Loyola presidents, as well as other clergy who are associated with the school, concelebrated the Mass.

  • On the road to the priesthood: Eight ordained to the transitional diaconate
    December 4, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    ENCINO — Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar ordained eight men to the transitional diaconate Nov. 22 at Our Lady of Grace Church.

    The newly ordained, most in their late 20s, are from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. Their brief diaconate ends on May 30 of next year, when they will be ordained to the priesthood.

  • California ‘Do this in remebrance of me’: Three priests celebrate nearly 300 years of life
    December 4, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Msgrs. Felix Diomartich, Richard Murray and John Fosselman have spent their lives serving others. These three priests — who are preparing to celebrate 100 years of life — have brought Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles closer to God through their words and through the sacraments.

  • St. Victor’s hosts Latin Mass celebrations for Advent
    December 4, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    St. Victor Church in North Hollywood is hosting a traditional Tridentine Mass at 7 p.m. on Sundays during Advent.

    The Tridentine Mass, often referred to as the Latin Mass, is celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal — the way it was celebrated before Second Vatican Council liturgical reforms. In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI made it easier to celebrate the “extraordinary form,” an effort to reach out to Catholics who prefer this traditional Mass.

  • Cathedral welcomes 3,000 for annual Mass honoring 117 Vietnamese Martyrs
    November 20, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Approximately 20 busloads of Catholics from 14 parishes across the archdiocese poured into the plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels the afternoon of Nov. 16 to enjoy a colorful, musical and dramatic celebration of the 117 Vietnamese Catholic martyrs.

  • Big heart, big faith in Woodland Hills
    November 20, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    By nearly all measurements, St. Mel Parish in Woodland Hills would be considered a small parish. With only 2,500 families, St. Mel’s is about half the size of other parishes in the area. As small as it may be, this parish is big in heart, with representatives from many different languages and cultures.

  • Resurrection Church welcomes pilgrim image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    November 13, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    The parish community of Resurrection Church in East Los Angeles enthusiastically welcomed the arrival of “nuestra madre” (“our mother”) on Nov. 6 with a candlelight procession, Mexican dances and a celebratory Mass during this year’s first Los Angeles-area stop for the pilgrim image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • ‘The Lord’s Gym’: Immaculate Heart Radio to begin broadcasting Nov. 17
    November 12, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    COVINA — Terry Barber and Jesse Romero broadcast their daily radio show out of a studio that probably isn’t much bigger than most of their listeners’ bathrooms.

    A picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus hangs on one side, a crucifix on the other. Romero sits in front of a computer, and Barber stands up, constantly bouncing from one side of a microphone to the other.

  • LA priest cleared by Vatican of sexual misconduct claims
    November 10, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    A Vatican tribunal has “definitively determined” that there is no proof of sexual misconduct by Monsignor Richard Loomis, a prominent Los Angeles archdiocese priest.

  • Immaculate Heart Radio to begin broadcasting Nov. 17
    November 6, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    An ex-prostitute sat stuck in Bay Area rush-hour traffic. She was overwhelmed by debt. It was impossible to repay now that she’d given up the life.

    The pressure led to her attempted suicide.

    Her car idled.

    Looking up, she read “Immaculate Heart Radio” on a car’s bumper sticker. She thought of the few times her father had taken her to Mass as a little girl. Her curiosity piqued, she tuned in.