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Catechetical Sunday

catechetical-sunday-2014-ad-270-montageWe are called as a parish to celebrate and proclaim the presence of Jesus in our lives. We are able to do so because of the Holy Spirit, Source of Unity. Today we formally recognize all who are engaged in the work of catechesis in our parish. Through this recognition, we all are encouraged to be instruments of the Good News. Also we all are called individually and as a community to the essential work of the Church to go forth and preach the good news.

Thank You: Joyce Armijo, Theresa Avila, Maria Banuelos, Kathe Barnes, Tom Baumann, April Beuder, Mary Causley, Silvia Contreras, Trisha Contreras, Lucy D’Agostino, Cathy Dellacamera, Carlos Diaz, Malissa Diaz, Katelyn Duffy, Warren Flynn, Max Foster, Tina Fucci, Daniela Gonzalez, Natali Guzman, Jimi Hazen, Amy Hendry, Angelica Hernandez-Ball, Patrick Hernandez-Ball, Wendy Lavis, Marta Cecilia Leanos, Vicki Lee, Monica Linnell, Alfonso Lopez, Letty Lopez, Susana Lopez, Melissa Lovick, Erika Melendez, Marianne Mitchell, Jack Moore, Mara Morelos-Kora, Deirdre Morrissey-Berru, Toni Noaker, Maureen O’Neill, Angelica Pastrano, Erin Petersen, Marta Reveles, Jasmin Reymundo, Daniel Rodriguez, Andrea Ruma-Harrington, Theresa Sieker, Yolanda Stedman, Amelia Talley, Christina Trujillo Lamas, Emily Vincunas, Amy Walter, Joanne B. Wildenhain , Mike and Eileen Sisson, Jonathan Riddick, Mike Ashenfelter, Sylvester Creado, Meike Brown, John Buckley, Mike & Paula DeManuel, Sandy Rumble, & Christopher Peraliz

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Give the Gift of a Mass

The practice of giving Mass cards for the living is a wonderful tradition of the church. Giving the gift of a Mass is a wonderful way to celebrate a variety of occasions in the lives of your family and friends. Please call Jodi at the parish office for more information and dates available.

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OLG 6:30pm Choir: Wall of Worship

All students who are currently enrolled in our Confirmation who are interested in joining the 6:30pm choir are invited to attend our rehearsal THIS Wednesday evening, September 24th in the Parish Hall at 7:00pm.

We will have an orientation retreat combined with rehearsing music for the mass next Sunday!

If you are a high school freshman or sophomore, you will need to be enrolled in the Confirmation program in order to join the choir. Confirmed high school students are also invited to join as well!

The committment to be part of the music ministry involves attending rehearsals every Wednesday evening and the desire to serve the community in the prayer and worship experience.

Questions? Please email

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Safeguard our Children: Internet Lingo

Keep Kids Safe - ribbonKnowing Internet lingo can help parents safeguard children. Online chat rooms, instant messaging systems, and even cell phones equipped to send text messages are environments rich in abbreviations, acronyms, and other shorthand that help increase the speed of communication. Parents need to become aware of some of the common lingo that is used in these environments. Some of these terms may be found to be vulgar, degrading, or otherwise offensive. However, parents and educators need to have a level of understanding of the dangers that face our children.

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Hand’N’Hand Food Drive Today

Today, September 20 and 21, is our monthly Food Drive. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the back of the church and place them in the marked baskets. Please make checks payable to Hand’N’Hand. If you would like to volunteer your time to sort, bag, or deliver the food, please come to the hall, Sunday morning between 7:30AM and 11AM and work as long as you would like. Many thanks and God’s blessings.

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From Our Principal

OLG School - DolphinsSchool has only been back in session for several weeks yet so much has already happened. We had our first Back to School Ice Cream Sunday, ran Student Council elections, formed Flag football teams, girls Volleyball teams, and our choirs have started practicing again. We’ve welcomed new families, enjoyed Mariachi night, held our Back to School presentations, hosted our Food Truck Festival, and of course, delved into our books and shared our summer readings. There are so many ways for our students to grow and learn at OLG. For more information, please stop by to pick up a packet or schedule a tour of our facilities. GO DOLPHINS!

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Muchas Gracias From Noche de Mariachi 2014

We would like to “Thank” everyone who attended our “Noche de Mariachi’s” fund raiser last Saturday night. A special “thanks” goes out to all of the volunteers who gave of their time and talent to make this event a success, the list of volunteers is endless, but if it wasn’t for the volunteers, who worked so hard this night would not have been as great as it was. We would like to take this opportunity to especially acknowledge, Megan Silviera, Luisa Sovalvano and Fr. Carlos who have been planning and working since the beginning to the year to make this years Mariachi Night a success. The food was amazing, the margarita’s superb lots of fun on the mechanical bull, and of the course the music and dancing was the best!!!!

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Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

The Southwestern District of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic women will have a District Meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Nativity parish, 1447 Engracia Ave, Torrance. The day begins at 9:30AM and includes speaker, Rev. Stephen Davoren, speaking on “Finding God’s Grace in the Sacrament of the Present Moment, followed by Mass and lunch and ends at 1:30PM. Charge for the day is $10 per person PREPAID. Please make check payable and mail to Pat Carroll, 2045 W. 230th St. Torrance, CA 90501 before Friday, September 19th. For more information call Pat Carroll at (310) 325-3803. ALL CATHOLIC WOMEN ARE MEMBERS OF ACCW AND THERE ARE NO DUES!

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