This Week’s Pastor’s Notes

This Week’s Pastor’s Notes

National Needs Combined Collection-July 22-23

     This annual second collection joins four collections sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Envelopes are in the pews.

a. Recognizing a need to call the faithful to support missionary work among African American and Native American Catholics, the U.S. Catholic bishops established this Catholic Church charity for the Catholic Missions in 1884 to administer a national collection—the first of its kind in the United States—to support missionary work. Ever since the first Collection in 1884, the Commission has administered the yearly, national Black and Indian Mission Collection. The generosity of the good People of God allows the Commission to give helpful grants to dioceses across the country to operate schools, parishes, and other missionary services that build the Body of Christ in Native American, Alaska Native, and Black Catholic communities.

b. Since its foundation in 1887, Catholic University of America has undertaken the mission to “discover, preserve and impart the truth in all its forms.” In doing so, it has endeavored to provide a place for continuing reflection, in the light of the Christian faith, offering more than 60 undergraduate programs and 150 graduate/doctoral degrees. The Catholic University of America is the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. It welcomes students from all 50 states and 77 countries, guiding their education through faith.

c. Through Internet, social networks, television, radio, and print, the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) helps the Church spread the Gospel message through the media locally and nationally. Half of all donations to the CCC collected in your diocese stay in your diocese to support your local communications needs, such as radio and television programming and diocesan publications.

     The CCC collection provided seed funding and continued support for the For Your Marriage website, the audio podcasts of the daily scripture readings, and E-mail delivery of the readings. The CCC provides ongoing support for this website (, USCCB video productions including the reflections on the daily readings, and content development for many of the USCCB’s media platforms. Catholic Communication Campaign funds have also made possible media campaigns supporting marriage, family communications, service to others, and reconciliation, that reached millions on radio and television. Other projects have included the acclaimed public television documentaries Picturing Mary and The Face: Jesus in Art.

d. The bishops’ Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions is a grant-making agency. It offers financial support to missionary activities that strengthen the Catholic Church in the United States, and in its territories and former territories. Through its annual fundraising campaign, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal, Catholic Home Missions educates American Catholics about mission needs and invites them to assist fellow Catholics in the practice of the faith. The Appeal primarily supports home mission dioceses, that is, those dioceses in the United States that are unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship, and service without outside help. It may also give grants to other dioceses in the U.S. for particular projects, and to organizations and religious communities engaged in missionary work.

Free “SONC Summer Series”

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is offering two free movies to children and their parents.

Saturday, July 29 “Moana”

Saturday, August 26 “Beauty and the Beast”

These events are at Van Nuys – Sherman Oaks Park at 14201 Huston St. at Hazeltine

The time is from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – the movies start at dusk

Bring your blankets. Bring your families. No grass or alcohol.

Sponsors: David Ryu, Councilmember District 4 and Universal Pictures

Contact: “Our mission is to bring government closer to the people”



13th Annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, September 19th 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Rosary, Mass, Breakfast and Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Hahn-Catholic Theologian, Author

Professor – Franciscan University of Steubenville

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957. He and his wife, Kimberly have been married since 1979 and have six children. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Dr. Hahn is a busy author with dozens of books in publication, including one of his most popular “Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism,” which was co-written with his wife. Dr. Hahn is also the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

“The Father of Mercies: From Creed to Communion” will be the topic of Dr. Hahn’s remarks at the 2017 Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, and there is a planned booked signing immediately following the event.

Tickets: $40.00/each-Tables of 10: $350.00/each

Reservations open June 15, 2017-visit: or 800.838.1356

Lending Library

     Available to all parishioners – borrow interesting Catholic books and DVDs. We have many titles from study bibles; the Catechism; books on the Saints; on prayer, and so much more titles all available for loan (2 weeks for books and DVDs; monetary donations welcomed). A few other select books are available for purchase at a nominal price. Library hours are typically afternoons before the Vigil Mass, the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses.

CD Kiosk

     Starting at $3.00 you can purchase or give as a gift individual CDs distributed by Lighthouse Catholic Media (now Augustine Institute), which are available in the kiosk just outside the lending library in the vestibule. We will feature from time-to-time an array of titles covering the liturgical seasons, as well as various topics, and themes for adults and teens by some of the most recognized Catholic theologians and lecturers, including: Bishop Robert Barron, Dr. Scott Hahn, Matthew Kelly, Patrick Madrid, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Dr. Brandt Pitre, and so many more. If we don’t have it, let us know and we’ll try to get it. A great Catholic resource.    

Monsignor Kevin Larkin

Please save these two dates

     15 priests of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, among them our very own Father Larkin, were honored by Pope Francis as Chaplains to His Holiness which carries the title of Monsignor. Monsignor Larkin is entitled to wear the purple- trimmed. black cassock with purple sash to be used as a house cassock and also in sacred ceremonies, per Instruction on the Dress, Titles and Coat-of Arms of Cardinals, Bishops and Lesser Prelates of March 28, 1969.

     The archdiocesan celebration of these papal honors will be on Sunday afternoon, September 3, 2017 at beginning at 3:30 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. During the celebration of Vespers those honored will be blessed.

     You are invited to this happy event on Sunday afternoon, September 3rd at 3:30 in our cathedral at 555 W. Temple St. Los Angeles 90012.

     Our parish reception for Monsignor Larkin will be on Sunday, September 10th. Monsignor Larkin will celebrate the 10:00 Mass that Sunday. Immediately following that 10:00 Mass will be a reception for Monsignor Larkin in the Parish Auditorium to which you are invited.

Angels Way Maternity Home

     Angels Way Maternity Home is hosting our 2nd annual Gala Breakfast!

     Come out and join us for a complimentary breakfast and learn about this very special place. Join old friends and meet new ones.

Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Woodland Hills Country Club

21150 Dumetz Road

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

     Seating is limited – RSVP’s are a must. Last year’s event was “sold” out! Please call or visit our website to reserve a seat or host a table, (818) 346-2229 /

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