Jan 24 2015

Dinner Church Liturgy

Opening Prayer.4804On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, our extraordinary footcare women from Olympia, Washington, led by recently ordained Catholic Woman Priest, Rev. Kathleen Bellefeuille-Rice, conducted a “Dinner Church Liturgy,” which included dinner preparation and table setting by all the women, and serving and eating a tasty taco dinner as part of the liturgy itself, along with the normal Eucharist. It was a unique experience. We thank each and all of our footcare team for the wonderful evening and all their hard work and love involved. See photos HERE.

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Jan 09 2015

Now Accepting 2015 Summer Internship Applications

2014 Interns.3349Effective immediately we will begin accepting applications for our 2015 Summer Internship Program. If you are interested, please visit our INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES page for further info. Thank you.

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Jan 08 2015

Video’s of Jeff’s “The Good Samaritan” Book Reading

Theresia, Jeff, Madeline.4544This LINK is to a video of Jeff reading essays from his new book, “The Good Samaritan”, from the December 14, 2014 release event. There are links at the top of the page to seven other videos. If links do not appear at the top, search the words “Good Samaritan” to find more videos.

NOTE: Books can be purchased directly from the LACW; online at: Tsehai Publishers or e-mailing Theresia at Marymount Institute Press — tdevroom@lmu.edu or call 310-422-0810

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Jan 04 2015

Gregorian Chant

gregorian-chant-sourceThe LACW will host an evening of Gregorian Chant for the Epiphany at Hennacy House, 632 N. Brittania St., L.A. 90033 on Tuesday, January 6, at 7:00pm. All are invited.

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Dec 27 2014

Catherine, Jeff, and the LACW, featured in the Tidings

Catherine & Jeff (Tidings)In the December 26, 2014, edition of The Tidings (newspaper of the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese), is a wonderful story about Catherine, Jeff, and the LACW. Take a few moments to read it HERE.

Also, this LINK is to Heather King’s article on Jeff and his new book also in The Tidings.

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Dec 26 2014

2014 Christmas Tree Decorating

Elena.4622On Sunday, December 21, we invited a few friends over to help decorate our Christmas Tree and sing Christmas Carols. As we decorated we enjoyed hot apple cider and a table full of home-baked and store-bought goodies. It was an enjoyable time in preparation for our Christmas celebration. See Photos HERE.

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Dec 19 2014

Annual Homeless Memorial

2014 Homeless MemorialOn Friday, December 19, the LACW attended the annual Homeless Memorial for all skid row residents who died over the past year. Catherine represented the LACW as she read the names of our guests at the Hippie Kitchen, and former community member Jim Parkhurst, who passed from this life into eternal life. With each person named Catherine gave a brief background of who that person was. It was a nice ceremony to remember and honor our departed sisters and brothers. May they rest in peace.
(Double click on the program at left to enlarge)

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Dec 16 2014

Jeff’s New Book–The Good Samaritan–Now Released

Theresia, Jeff, Madeline.4544On Sunday, December 14, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) was the gathering place for the release of Catholic Agitator editor Jeff Dietrich’s new book, The Good Samaritan: Stories from the Los Angeles Catholic Worker on Skid Row. Jeff read from the book and afterward signed copies for all who purchased them. The late afternoon and early evening event provided all in attendance with a fun time with good food, and great music, including a sensational rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” by current worker guest, George Abu-Shkara, an Israeli-Palestinian from Haifa, who recently appeared on Rising Star, Israel’s version of American Idol. See photos HERE.

NOTE: Books can be purchased directly from the LACW; online at: Tsehai Publishers or e-mailing Theresia at Marymount Institute Press — tdevroom@lmu.edu or call 310-422-0810

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Dec 16 2014

LACW Joins In March Against Police Violence

Racist Police Violence.4521 On Saturday, December 13, the LACW was represented at a peaceful march against police violence that began at Pershing Square and ended at Union Station with stops along the way at LAPD Headquarters and the Federal Court. Recent unjust court decisions to not indict white police officers in the murder of unarmed black males was the bases for this march, which coincided with “Black Lives Matter” marches across the nation, the largest being in New York and Washington, DC, where tens of thousands gathered in the streets.

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Dec 15 2014

Angel City Chorale Serenades At The Hippie Kitchen

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On Saturday, December 13, the Angel City Chorale made their annual visit to Skid Row to sing Christmas Carols for one hour in our dining garden. Everyone from guests eating in the garden to volunteers and community members thoroughly enjoyed the hour. They seem to get better with each visit. Near the end of the concert they again spread out among the tables and invited everyone to join in a sing-a-long. The entire hour was a wonderful holiday treat. Thank you Angel City Chorale for making time to visit our garden and spread the holiday spirit among our guests. Blessings upon all and Merry Christmas.

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Dec 08 2014

St. Paul H.S. March For Hunger 2014

Group.4502On Sunday, December 7, St. Paul High School, in Santa Fe Springs, had their 42nd Annual March For Hunger, which benefits the LACW. The walk begins at Salazar Park in East L.A. and ends at Santa Monica Beach, a 26+ mile journey. We thank all students, faculty, parents, and alumni for walking to help feed our guests at the “Hippie Kitchen.” We wish you many blessings, a Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.”Thumb Up.4493Group.4508

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Dec 08 2014

December 2014 Agitator

Front Cover December 2014Here is the December CATHOLIC AGITATOR

    In This Issue:

    • Annual Appeal by Jeff Dietrich
    • PRESENTE! Remembering The Victims Of The SOA by Karan Benton
    • The Good Samaritan Jeff Dietrich’s Book Advertisement
    • Jim Parkhurst R.I.P.
    • The Patchwork Family by Jeff Dietrich
    • Mary’s Word by Toni Flynn

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