OneLife LA

Thanks to all who participated in this weekend’s OneLife LA event in Los Angeles!

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Over 50 St. Sebastian parishioners were joined by other Ventura parishes, Vincentians, Knights of Columbus, and an overall estimated assembly of 10,000 who were united in celebrating the dignity of every human life from conception until natural death.

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Archbishop Gomez offered thanks and presided over the day’s events, where nationally recognized speakers confronted a host of contemporary threats to life including abortion, suicide, human trafficking, and unjust poverty.

OneLife LA also marked the local commencement of the U.S. Bishops’ national Nine Days for Life Campaign Novena, which all are still invited and encouraged to join.

Additional OneLife LA information is available on line from the Tidings and from the Register.  A Nine Days for Life participation guide is available here, as well as for iPhone and Android.

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Christmas 2014

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Confessions:
Saturday 20 December 4-5 PM, 7:30-8 PM
Tuesday 23 December 7 PM, Penance Service

Christmas Eve:
Wednesday 24 December 5:30 PM, Vigil Mass

Midnight Mass:
Thursday 25 December 0:00, Midnight Mass
(Christmas Carols w/ Choir before Midnight Mass begin at 11:15 PM)

Christmas Morning:
Thursday 25 December 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
No Evening Mass on Christmas Day

Solemnity of Mary
Thursday 1 January 9:00 AM

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!

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“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.  Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.  All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,* and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Mt 11 : 25-30)

First Communion

Congratulations First Communicants

eucharist_500Sunday 31 May:  Please join us in a prayer of thanks to the Holy Spirit for all of the dedicated parents and teachers who helped prepare this year’s class, and for the gift of so many inspired & hopeful catechumens!

App for Life

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If you have a smart phone, you have apps.  Some are for games, others for social media. What if there was an app that could save lives every day?  Archbishop Gomez invites you to download and use the App for LIFE!  This prayer app alerts users when women call for help with an unintended pregnancy.  Your prayers at the time of her decision send grace at the moment she needs it.   We are already seeing lives saved from abortion and women given the help and resources to choose parenting or adoption.  The App for LIFE is available in the Apple App Store and Google

Play or at www.optionsunited.org.  Make the choice for life today with the App for LIFE!

Mothers’ Day

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Nothing can ever overcome that one enormous sex superiority, that even the male child is born closer to his mother than to his father. No one, staring at that frightful female privilege, can quite believe in the equality of the sexes. Here and there we read of a girl brought up like a tom-boy; but every boy is brought up like a tame girl. The flesh and spirit of femininity surround him from the first like the four walls of a house; and even the vaguest or most brutal man has been womanized by being born. Man that is born of a woman has short days and full of misery; but nobody can picture the obscenity and bestial tragedy that would belong to such a monster as man that was born of a man.

G.K. Chesterton: What’s Wrong With the World