Pasadena Recuitment Center Action a Success!

Catholic Workers Jeff Dietrich and Ed Pilolla, regular kitchen volunteer Dick Hieser and five other determined people blocked the doors of the Pasadena City College Military Recruitment Center for five hours last Friday. The eight risking arrest and the crowd of supporters spent the time holding signs for the passing traffic and talking to the young recruits. Though there was a large police presence no one was arrested. After five hours the marines who were in charge gave up and closed for the day. Click here for pictures of the action

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/10/31/pasadena-recuitment-center-action-a-success

Vandenberg Pictures

Here are the photos from our protest at Vandenberg and our visit with the Guadalupe Catholic Workers.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/10/23/vandenberg-pictures-2

Sister House Retreat

We had our annual Sister House Retreat last weekend at Casa De Maria in Santa Barbara. Liz McAlister from Jonah house came out to give a workshop and lead us in prayer. In spite of the heavy rain, (or maybe because of it) a good time was had by all. Click here for photos.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/09/27/sister-house-retreat

Vandenburg Protest October 13th

Group

Join the Los Angeles Catholic Worker for a protest at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This event is part of a world wide network of protests and vigils during Keep Space for Peace Week. For more information call 323-267-8789.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/09/24/vandenburg-protest-october-13th

Best of LA

The LACW has been named the best place to volunteer in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine. So come on down everyone!

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/09/06/best-of-la

New Catholic Workers

We have two new women working and living with us right now. Allison McGillivray was a Summer Intern in the year 2006 and Margaret Johnson is a former Jesuit Volunteer who has been coming to our liturgy for the last year. Welcome to the LACW guys!

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/08/31/new-catholic-workers

House Blessing in Mexico

Congratulations to Jorge and Manuel on their house blessing! Our newest sister house in Hostotipaquillo Mexico was offically opened yesterday after a year of rehab. There was a home mass and 100 guests. Manuel and Jorge plan to start up their various ministries to the community again now that the house is livable.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/08/26/house-blessing-in-mexico

Jeff free from jail!

Jeff was released late last night after two days in Orange County Jail. At his sentencing he plead “Guilty as charged and proud of it!” The befuddled judge gave him time served.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/08/10/jeff-free-from-jail

Jeff in jail!

Jeff was arrested Wednesday morning after an all night sit in at the office of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana). He and the five other arrestees were asking Rep. Sanchez to sign a statement agreeing to vote against funding the war. Jeff refused to sign a document promising to appear in court and was sent to jail to await his Thursday sentencing. He is dedicating his jail time to the memory of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to the memory of the friend and mentor of the LACW Ladon Sheats, on the 5th anniversary of his death.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/08/09/jeff-in-jail

Harry Potter Party

To Celebrate the last Harry Potter book, a group of us went to a midnight party. From left to right are Natalie as Tonks, Sophie as Dobby, Vanessa as Harry, Clare as Professor Trelawney,
Ann as The Fat Lady and below, Mariah as Professor Lockhart. The Fat Lady and Professor Trelawney were honored as the Most Creative Costume and the Best Dressed Witch. Click Here for more pictures.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/07/24/harry-potter-party

Summer Pictures

Here’s the new photo album for our summer program activities. I’ll continue adding to it as the summer progresses.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/07/14/summer-pictures

Summer Program Starts

Our summer interns are here! We are happy to welcome them into our community and our guests at the kitchen appreciate the cheer they add to the meals that we serve. In the photo from left to right: Chris Scott, Natalie Boydston, Jodi Granado, Mariah Schoppman and Chris Rooney.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2007/06/27/summer-program-starts