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Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

Brothers and Sisters,

It is increasingly apparent that the health and well-being of our community - and I mean the broader community, not just here at Lourdes - is facing a situation that is unprecedented on so many different levels. Our best efforts to prepare for and address ourselves ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 22, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

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At the time of this writing, we are entering into a most extraordinary experience as a nation, as a people, and as a community of believers. By the time this writing will be read by anyone, the reality of when ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent - March 15, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

In these days, it’s nearly impossible to get through the day without some reference to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. It’s on the news, it's in the papers, it’s all over the internet. And in all the media attention, it can be difficult to keep our balance and not get ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent-March 8, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

In last week's gospel, Jesus was in the desert.  In today’s gospel, Jesus is located on a mountaintop. The distinctiveness of the geographical references aren’t lost on me as we enter more fully into our Lenten journey this year.  From desert to mountaintop there is a definite implication of ... Read More »

First Sunday of Lent-March 1, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

In the coming week, citizens in California go to the polls to participate in the Presidential Primary election. Locally we are also participating in elections for a broad array of offices and positions in our judiciary, as well as in our city, state and federal government. There are also ... Read More »

February 23, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

TOGETHER IN MISSION 2020

If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up to participate in our annual appeal, Together in Mission 2020, I encourage you to do so now.  Many of our families who have participated in prior years have received materials in the mail, and ... Read More »

February 16, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

Last weekend, here at Lourdes, we conducted our

in-pew process as part of our participation in our annual Together in Mission appeal.  It can seem like a tedious process, I know, especially for those who have been through it before and are already engaged in Together in Mission, but ... Read More »

February 9, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

This is the 27th year of the existence of the annual appeal, Together in Mission, in Los Angeles.  In that time, about one third of our churches and schools have been assisted in their operational expenses and upkeep.  It is not easy to estimate the total number of families, ... Read More »

Presentation of The Lord -February 2, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

Today marks the fortieth day after Christmas, and in Church Liturgical circles, we know it as the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  It is the final feast of the Lord on our calendar which is dated by Christmas, the last one having been the Epiphany.  Like the ... Read More »

January 26, 2020

Posted by Anne Wing

This is a time of the year when, in Church circles here in the United States, there are a number of different moments being highlighted and celebrated.  They often go largely unnoticed, however, as in real terms we’re shaking off the dust of the holidays last month, and moving ... Read More »