God’s Merciful Love

If you are interested in becoming a Deacon Couple, you are invited to attend an Information Day presented by the Office of Diaconate Formation.  Here you can meet the formation staff and learn more about the formation program. Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Parish, 546 E. Florence Ave, Inglewood, 90301 Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 5801 Kanan Rd. Westlake Village, 91362 On November 17, 2012, we attended our latest diaconate …

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Honesty in Prayer

Hi all, As we continue our journey, things are coming together. Our abilities to understand the materials and participate in the discussion is getting better.  We will be leading the prayer service on December 3rd with a working title of “The Gift of Prayer” focusing on the first Sunday of Advent. Below is our summary of Saturday’s class.  Comments are always welcome! On October 20, 2012, we attended our latest class,  happy to see our classmates again. The morning was spent …

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Liturgy Matters – Vatican II: The Reasons For Liturgical Reform

Last week we discussed the preparation that occurred prior to the beginning of the Second Vatican Council. This week we are going to take a look at some of the reasons why it was believed that there was a need to reform or revise the way the Catholic Church worshipped. To do this we are going back in time to the Protestant Reformation and shortly thereafter. The Protestant Reformation began in the mid 1500s. Shortly after that, the Catholic church …

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Liturgy Matters…Vatican II: The Beginnings Of Liturgical Reform

50 years ago this month, Pope John XXIII presided over the opening of the Second Vatican Council, perhaps better known as Vatican II. The effects of this council are still being felt, nowhere more strongly than in our liturgy. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at the changes that are part of the legacy of Vatican II, how these changes came to be and how they have affected our celebration of – not only the Eucharistic …

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