• Home,  Spirituality

    Lent : Archdiocese of Los Angeles-Journey with us as we go #Into the Desert

    “Lent gives us a new opportunity to be more serious about our personal conversion to Christ, more serious about becoming the people that God wants us to be.” Archbishop Gomez Follow the Link below to begin the journey through Lent. Fr. Sam Ward, pastor of St. Raymond Catholic Community, Downey, shares insights into the theme “Draw Me in , Lord”. You will also find a link to resources for you and your family. https://archla.flocknote.com/note/25158060/video/540303601 “The Best Kind of Fasting” “At our February Executive Board Meeting, Paula Mayfield, Spiritual Development Officer, shared an article by Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA titled “The Best Kind of Fasting.” Therea are various ways to…

  • Christian Service,  Spirituality

    Christmas Adopt a Family- Donation Drive:  November 1 – December 8

    With the blessing of Fr. Danny Garcia, the Women’s Guild will work to fundraise for this year’s Christmas Adopt-A-Family project.  Families for adoption will be provided by the Religious Education director and OLPH school outreach coordinator. Your support is critical in serving these families.  If you are able to make a donation this is how you can help: Make your check payable to: Catholic Women’s Guild.  Mail your donation to: Women’s Guild Christmas 2021, 10727 S. Downey Ave, Downey 90241 or simply drop off your donation at the Rectory office.  Please, no cash or gift cards. If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please write TY23 in the…

  • Events,  Spirituality

    Marian Lecture, May 17, 2023

    An Invitation for all Guild Members  & Friends of the Guild Please join Sister Mary Anncarla, SND, and Fr. Parker Sandovalfor their Marian presentation Mary: The Model Missionary Disciple. Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm in OLPH Church. Sister Annacarla and Father Parker team up to share some reflections on Mary, the first disciple of her son Jesus.It is an evening of prayer, conversation, and fellowship.The event will be live-streamed.

  • Parish News,  Spirituality

    Lent 2023

    The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Liturgies for Ash Wednesday are: Stations of the Cross/ Via Crucis Join the OLPH parish community in praying the traditional Stations of the Cross on the Fridays of Lents. OLPH Church: 12:15 pm in English and 7:30 pm Bilingual Lenten Talk Theme: Eucharist, Communion, Sacrifice, Presence Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 7:00 pm in the Church Guest Speaker: Reverend Parker Sandoval, Vice Chancellor and Senior Director at Ministerial Service for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • Spirituality

    No-Buy Lent

    You’re invited to a “No-Buy Lent.” During this holy season in which we pray, fast, and practice almsgiving, give up buying non-essential items in order to make space for the sacred and to give the planet a rest. Sign up to share your commitment and find short daily inspiration on our Lenten calendar.  An accompanying PDF will be provided for folks who prefer not to use the interactive calendar. Step one: Sign up to receive reminder emails to check the Lenten calendar which will be filled with short daily inspiration such as scripture, quotes, brief articles or videos, questions for reflection, or a suggested action. Step two: Set your intention for the Lenten season…

  • Spirituality

    Bishop Barron-Wonder: The Harmony of Faith and Science

    Bishop Robert Barron is an American prelate of the Catholic Church who has served as bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester since 2022. He is the founder of the Catholic ministerial organization Word on Fire. Today, February 13, 2023, Word on Fire premiered the first episode of their new film series, Wonder: The Harmony of Faith and Science. Produced through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the five-episode series serves as a beautiful and informative antidote to the notion that scientific thought is at odds with the Catholic faith. Narrated by The Chosen’s Jonathan Roumie, the first episode is entitled “Light from Light: Scientific Enigmas and Theological Mysteries”. See how…

  • Spirituality

    Walk for Life 2023

    Join the OneLifeLA family in person on January 21, 2023, to celebrate the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.Our 2023 theme, “Our Mission is Love,” guides us as we walk from Olvera Street through Downtown Los Angeles to LA State Historic Park for a family-friendly day of inspiring speakers, live music, food trucks, and works of mercy. The event will conclude with the Requiem Mass for the Unborn at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Bring your friends and family and join us to celebrate, defend, and embrace life.

  • Spirituality,  Spirituality

    Father Greg Boyle

    Join the Catholic Women’s Guild & Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community in welcoming Fr. Greg Boyle on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 7:00 pm in the Church, 10727 S. Downey Ave, Downey, Ca 90241. From Homeboy Industries Website: Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational bestsellers, Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, returns with a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of experience counseling gang members in Los Angeles. Over the past thirty years, Gregory Boyle has transformed thousands of lives through his work as the founder of our organization, the largest and most successful gang-intervention program in the…