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    7 Laws to Share Your Faith …Successfully! Part One
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    Nationally syndicated Catholic Radio host, Terry Barber shows us how simple it really is to share our faith with anyone regardless of circumstances. He will teach us how to pass along what we already know, but may not know how to share. He begins with seven laws of effectively sharing the faith with anyone. We will receive practical training and application so that we too can become Soldiers of Christ!

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    EV-01 March 26 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    7 Laws to Share Your Faith …Successfully! Part Two
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    This is the second part of Terry’s easy to follow program for sharing the faith that you love with the people you love. Even if you missed Part One, come and hear one of the nation’s top Catholic speakers on sharing our faith.

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    EV-02 March 27 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Are you Saved?
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    How would you answer? Are we saved by “grace” alone, or do “works” play a role? How does behavior affect our salvation? Explore both fundamentalist and Catholic theology to learn about the similarities and differences of beliefs of Catholics and Protestants

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    EV-03 April 09 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    My Kids Don't Go to Church!
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    Why do more people, even our own children, identify with no religion or see no role for it in their lives? Deacon Gene will look at the reasons “Ex-Catholics” are a growing population among the young and explore what we can do about it. He has plenty of effective suggestions, practical strategies, and successful approaches to offer, along with time for your questions.

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    EV-04 March 28 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Conceptos clave de un ministerio juvenil exitoso
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    ¿Quieres saber cómo mantener a los niños en la Iglesia? ¿Cuáles son los conceptos clave de un Ministerio Juvenil exitoso y qué significa trabajar con jóvenes? ¿Cómo puede desarrollar un plan estratégico para los jóvenes de hoy, y quizás incluso sus propios hijos? Usted tendrá una comprensión clara en esta charla dinámica de lo que se entiende por ministerio integral de jovenes.

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    EV-05 April 03 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    Hungry and Seeking: What young adults want, and how YOU can help
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    Why are so many young adults finding Church difficult and what works well to change them (or anyone that is seeking God!)? This talk will SEE the issue clearly and the real causes of young adult alienation, JUDGE the best responses, and develop concrete and practical ACTION plans to ensure success.

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    EV-06 April 04 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Five Easy Steps for passing on faith to your children
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    The work of passing our Catholic Faith onto our children is best started before a child begins preschool and continues through the school years. This talk will focus on the five components parents of preschool through elementary age children should focus to succeed in helping their children grow in faith.

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    EV-07 March 26 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    “Friending” Jesus and “Liking” faith
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    We are moving to a generation accustomed to immediate gratification and instant results. Technology is a valuable tool providing us with more information than ever before at our fingertips. Jason will share his experience on why this shift is happening so fast and how the Catholic Church and your family can stay relevant to your children in a fast-paced, individualistic society.

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    EV-08 April 05 Noon-1:00pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Excavating Jesus: Part I, Daily Life at the Time of Jesus.
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    The latest archaeological trend is examining ancient daily life, and has produced amazing insights. How did people get over sickness, prepare and eat meals, and even find work? How do recent discoveries radically change the Christmas and Easter stories? Fr. Dave has led an archeological tour of the Holy Land every year for 13 years and brings those insights here, with plenty of time for your questions.

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    AS-01 March 11 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Excavating Jesus: Part II, Latest Discoveries
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    Did National Geographic scientists discover the real tomb of Jesus in October, 2016? What does recent archaeology say about Jesus and Mary Magdalen? Has the home of Jesus been found? How do recent discoveries change our view of His childhood? Was there ever really a Moses, a King David, or Noah’s Ark? Science is bringing new insights everyday about our understanding of these biblical events.

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    AS-02 March 12 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Excavating Jesus: Part III, Controversies & Questions
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    Do the Dead Sea Scrolls confirm or challenge our Bible today? Did Jesus have a wife as a recent discovery indicates? Have the bones of Jesus, St. Peter, and the Apostle James actually been found? Why do Islamic authorities prevent archaeological digging in the Holy Land? What are Islamic, Jewish, and Christian views on archaeology?

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    AS-03 March 15 Noon-1:00pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Christians 1 - Romans 0: How did Christians defeat the Roman Empire?
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    The Roman Empire conquered the world with massive military might and grew to the size of the United States — yet succumbed after only a few generations to a small obscure religion from former Galilee fishermen. How did this happen? How could a band of Christian men and women change the Roman Empire? What lessons can we today learn from them?

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    AS-04 March 14 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    The Bible's Answer to Fear
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    What are you afraid of? Too many things? Tired of that? According to Bible scholars “Be not afraid” is the most prevalent encouragement in Bible. In this interactive session, explore what Bible passages say about common human fears, and how to combat them. Bring both your Bible …and your fears, and be ready to hold on to one, and let go of the other.

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    AS-05 March 12 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic: Unity & Diversity in the Church 
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    Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish man from Galilee, proclaimed to be Messiah for the Jews, in fulfillment of the Jewish scriptures. His earthly ministry was directed mostly to other Jews, and all of his first disciples were Jews. Yet after his death and resurrection, the early Christian movement quickly spread beyond the Jewish people to include peoples of many other languages, nations, and ethnicities. The inclusion of these “Gentiles” caused serious tensions within the early Church, but the apostles consistently emphasized the need to maintain the unity of the Church.  This talk will explore how the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles can continue to inspire us—and to challenge us—to strive for “Unity within Diversity” in our Church and in our world today.

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    AS-06 March 20 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Middle East Politics: Christians, Crusades, and Controversies.
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    Why is the Middle East such a mess? What were the crusades all about? How do they figure into Middle East politics with ISIS, Syria, Russia, and Iran today? Should the US have moved its embassy to Jerusalem? What role did St. Francis play centuries ago and Pope Francis today? The Middle East remains a puzzle to many. Fr. Dave has led 13 archaeological pilgrimages to the Middle East and will share how ancient events cause modern problems …with plenty of time for your questions.

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    GC-01 March 28 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Latest Vatican News: What’s going on?
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    Pope Francis continues to remake Church policies at press conferences and informal conversations with startling announcements—or does he? What is Pope Francis really thinking? How will he lead the current abuse crisis? We are fortunate to have the best and most trusted commentator on Vatican events to guide us. Learn the latest inside news and Papal thinking from Senior CNN Vatican Analyst John Allen. Learn how to reply when asked “What is going on in the Vatican?”

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    GC-02 March 25 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    White House Photographer
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    Barbara Recchia was the official White House Photographer in the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and first president Bush administrations, and had a close-up and personal inside view of White House politicians. Barbara has many stories to tell, and photographs to show! She will present a unique view of White House events from her own deep Catholic experience.

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    GC-03 March 13 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    God and Country: Religion at America's Founding
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    Did you know that the Founding Documents of the United States, while not establishing a state religion, still had a strong religious foundation? This course will discuss the great respect our Founding Fathers had for faith and religion as essential for the existence of a free society, and how they worked that respect into the Founding Documents and other speeches of our nation’s founding and early expansion.

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    GC-04 March 21 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    How Can the Abuse Scandal Bring Family Members Back to Church? 
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    Many have been so disheartened by the clergy abuse scandals, yet we still want to love our Church founded by Jesus Christ. Pilar offers a unique, hopeful and important message we need to hear today. Abuses and cover-ups have caused grave damage. As we hold on to Jesus, we can share with family and friends like never before!

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    GC-05 March 22 Noon-1:00pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    ¿Cómo Puede el Escándalo de Abuso Ayudar a que Parientes Regresen a La Iglesia?
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    Muchas personas se han desanimado por los escándalos de abuso en La Iglesia y sin embargo aún queremos amar a nuestra Iglesia fundada por Nuestro Señor Jesucristo. Pilar ofrece un mensaje único e importante de esperanza que necesitamos escuchar en estos tiempos. Abusos y encubrimientos han causado daños graves a muchos. Agarrados de la mano de Jesús, podemos compartir con familia y amistades como nunca.

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    GC-06 April 3 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Church Abuse Scandals Explained
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    How could this have ever happened in the Church we believe was founded by Jesus Christ? What has been done to correct problems and what still remains. How does the American and Vatican response differ? Fr. Dave has spoken on this topic many times and brings his Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling to this topic.

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    GC-07 March 29 Noon-1:00pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Immigration: is the law on your side?
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    What are your lawful protections? Do you know your civil rights if you are stopped by police or by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents? Whether you are a citizen, a green card holder, children who became citizens by birth, a “Dreamer”, a documented worker, a temporary visa holder, or undocumented, you have civil rights that can protect you. An immigration attorney will remain after the session to answer individual questions without charge to you.

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    GC-08 March 21 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    Inmigración: ¿está la ley de tu lado?
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    ¿Cuáles son sus protecciones legales? ¿Conoces tus derechos civiles si eres detenido por la policía o por agentes de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE)? Si es ciudadano, titular de una tarjeta verde, hijos que se hicieron ciudadanos por nacimiento, “soñador”, trabajador documentado, titular de una visa temporal o indocumentado, tiene derechos civiles que pueden protegerlo. Un abogado de inmigración permanecerá después de la sesión para responder preguntas individuales sin cargo alguno para usted.

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    GC-09 March 7 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    Christians, Muslims, and Mary: any similarities?
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    Doesn’t it seem like there are none? Maybe this is the time to change that view. We will examine Muslim and Christian approaches to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, using texts from the Qur’an and the Bible and lived experiences of both Muslims and Christians around the world, and arrive at what may be for some a surprising conclusion!

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    GC-10 April 1 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Co-habitation: Does it ensure a good Marriage?
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    Is living together before marriage a good idea? Currently, about 60% of all marriages are preceded by cohabitation, but fewer than half end in marriage. What does society, professional social science, and the Church say about cohabitation? How do we prepare couples that are living together to be married in the Church? How do we prepare civilly married couples to have their marriage blessed in the Church? All these sensitive and personal issues will be addressed clearly, compassionately, and pastorally.

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    MF-01 March 11 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Annulments: Spiritual journeys to discover the truth
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    Catholics believe that the Sacrament of Marriage is forever, so is an annulment some kind of “Catholic Divorce?” What exactly is the process and how does it work? Come and hear the real story in an easy to understand way about this important feature of the Sacrament of Marriage, with plenty of time for your questions. Deacon Mike is from St. Bruno and Sister Dominic is from the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal

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    MF-02 March 18 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    10 Commandments for a Happy Family
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    Families are under a lot of stress today, from the Internet, secular culture, and media culture that no longer seem to support Catholic family values. Fr. Dave will provide a concise and clear road map based on the life affirming Ten Commandments that any family can easily use to secure a happy life for everyone.

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    MF-03 March 21 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    Mental Health: Everyone’s business
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    Mental illness may look like just the people we see homeless on the street. While we might think that this problem is far away, it may actually be right next door, or hidden within our own family. We can all help. For many years Dr. Marvin Southard was LA County Director of Mental Health Services and knows well the issues families face with Mental Illness.

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    MF-04 March 20 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    From Failure to Success
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    Life offers many opportunities, and when you try something new, we hope you will succeed. When successful you will feel encouraged to keep going. But what about the pain of failure? It’s sometimes natural to pull back and play only to your strengths. But God has called you to an adventurous life. To live fully, as God asks, you will have to do not only what is easy, but what is difficult, and failure can be your greatest teacher. This workshop will explore how to turn failure into success. 

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    MF-05 March 19 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Forgiveness & Fullfillment in your Marriage: when you are losing hope.
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    We sometimes forget how resentment and lack of forgiveness can hurt us more than the other person. Christ in turn calls us to be free and not to allow anyone to have power over us. This talk will explore the practical steps to experiencing this life-giving freedom that comes with forgiveness. Fulfilling the deepest needs of your spouse means affirming the differences and complementarity between men and women. This talk will give practical tips to increasing marital fulfillment.

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    MF-06 April 4 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Perdón y cumplimiento en tu matrimonio: cuando estás perdiendo la esperanza.
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    A veces olvidamos cómo el resentimiento y la falta de perdón nos pueden lastimar más que los demás. Cristo a su vez nos llama a ser libres y no a permitir que nadie tenga poder sobre nosotros. Esta charla explorará los pasos prácticos para experimentar esta vida dando libertad que viene con el perdón. Satisfacer las necesidades más profundas de su cónyuge significa afirmar las diferencias y la complementariedad entre hombres y mujeres. Esta charla dará consejos prácticos para aumentar el cumplimiento matrimonial.

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    MF-07 March 7 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Criar juntos de manera exitosa: unidos en amor por sus hijos
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    Los niños ciertamente saben cómo “jugar un padre contra otro”. ¿Cómo pueden los padres formar una estructura amorosa y de apoyo para que sus hijos crezcan y se conviertan en adultos maduros y exitosos?

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    MF-08 March 28 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    Parenting together in a successful way: united in love for your children.
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    Children certainly know how to “play one parent against another.” How can parent form a loving and supportive structure for their children to grow in to mature and successful adults?

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    MF-09 April 2 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    Contraception: Who could argue with that? Catholic
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    Catholic teachings on love and intimacy are often countercultural and even seem incomprehensible, such as contraception. Is this teaching irresponsible and intrusive? What if my spouse disagrees? If you are frustrated with this teaching, come hear the “why” as shown by Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” Christine will also give an overview of effective methods of family planning. Come and see and decide for yourself. Parents can also learn how to respond when teens challenge Church teachings on sexual morality.

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    MF-10 April 10 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Strengthen Your Marriage & Family Unity
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    This talk is for every adult and couple interested in strengthening their marriage and family unity. Whether you are dating, engaged or married of any age, please join us for this dynamic workshop by Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, who will share the core skills you need to live a life of unity in your marriage and family. When we love one another as Jesus has loved us and calls us to love one another through mutual love (John 13:34), we increase our joy and unity and make a home for him to live among us. We look forward to seeing you here & bring your friends!

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    MF-11 March 27 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    “Birds and the Bees” for kids
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    We live in a media culture that glorifies sex without commitment. How can parents teach healthy sexual morality to their children in a way that will help them most in school and for the rest of their lives? Greg and Christine will offer clear and specific behaviors proven to be the most effective and successful for the lasting happiness of your children.

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    MF-12 April 1 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Hacia la Vida Plena: Un método educativo para padres que abre a la vida de fe.
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    “Hacia la Vida Plena” pretende poner en manos de los padres, con hijos hasta los 22 años de edad, un método para una educación que contempla todas las dimensiones de la persona. El curso pone como centro al niño, niña, adolescente de modo que se generan personas expresivas que cultivan la felicidad donde quiera que vayan. Contribuye a preparar a los hijos para colaborar en el desarrollo de la sociedad civil, la tolerancia y el respeto al otro.

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    MF-13 March 27 7:00-8:30 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Towards Fullness of Life: How parents can open a life of faith
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    This is an adaptation of the Salesian Educational Practice, proven in more than one hundred countries, even in non-Christian environments. By centering education on children and teens, it generates expressive people who cultivate happiness wherever they go, and helps prepare children to succeed with tolerance and the respect for each other. Part (1) explains the three most popular methods for the education of children and teenagers. Part (2) offers a practical guide for the application of the method in the different stages of childhood to young adulthood.

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    MF-14 March 28 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Simple Ways to help children understand Mass
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    This talk by long time children’s educator, Sheila, will guide children and even adults to understand how Mass works, and you will be guided through the eyes of a child. It will begin with the introduction of special places in the church; the sanctuary, the Altar, the pulpit, the Tabernacle. She will give clear definitions of each and the reasons we have these beautiful places. She will then go through the Mass section by section, and explain the two parts to the Mass; the Liturgy of the word and Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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    MF-15 March 12 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Simple Ways to help children understand Mass
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    This talk by long time children’s educator, Sheila, will guide children and even adults to understand how Mass works, and you will be guided through the eyes of a child. It will begin with the introduction of special places in the church; the sanctuary, the Altar, the pulpit, the Tabernacle. She will give clear definitions of each and the reasons we have these beautiful places. She will then go through the Mass section by section, and explain the two parts to the Mass; the Liturgy of the word and Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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    MF-16 March 19 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Parenting to "Win" in Life and Sports
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    Every parent wants their child to be a winner both on and off the field or arena. Ever wondered if your parenting approach is actually not helping your child win in life and sports? You’re not alone. Come and hear some great tips to build a winning athlete and person. Join us for an evening of shared experiences seeking to be a better parent that can use sports to build a winning foundation for a faith-filled life.

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    MF-17 March 11 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Convertir la pérdida y el dolor en pérdida y ganancia
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    La mayoría de las personas asocia la pérdida y el dolor con solo grandes pérdidas. Sin embargo, la pérdida y la pena se experimenta todos los días. Este taller motivacional explora el proceso de pérdida y dolor experimentado durante las transiciones de vida normales. Ofrece una ayuda real para convertir la Pérdida y el Duelo en Pérdida y Ganar como una manera de Comenzar de nuevo, No más, para pasar con éxito por las transiciones de la vida y superar los desafíos y aprovechar las oportunidades que brindan. Permita que la oradora internacional, la Dra. Leticia Ximénez, lo ayude a Comenzar de nuevo, No más, a llevarlo de donde está a

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    MG-01 March 18 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    Gay and Catholic: Can I be both?
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    This talk will provide answers to both members of the LGBT community and all those who have questions about this community and being Catholic. It will affirm Catholic teachings and also provide helpful guidelines to judge worthiness of anyone being in our Church. We seek integration – for members of the LGBT community to be able to sit in a pew and not have the family next to them get up and change seats.

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    MG-03 March 14 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Was Jesus Democrat or Republican? True Catholic Ideas about Social Justice.
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    Immigration, death penalty, poverty, the economy, and pro-life issues, all can easily start arguments. From Pope Francis to President Trump, from your friends and family, to political commentators; todays Social Justice Issues can arouse passionate emotions. What does the Church actually say about these issues and how can it help you, your family, and society?

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    MG-05 April 3 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Seven Faces of Christ: Stories of Service and Salvation
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    Meet Christ in the stories of six people helped in their homes, fed in pantries and soup kitchens, clothed in dignity at a thrift store, offered hope on Skid Row, given respite in a camp for disadvantaged children. Learn how you can see Christ in the face of the poor and everyone you serve.

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    MG-06 March 27 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Evolution of Adam & Eve: What is really true about this story?
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    Where do we come from, Darwin or God? How do Bible stories agree with evolutionary science or not? What is the real Catholic understanding of our human origin, and just how does evolution fit in? Fr. Dave will describe how this story of Adam and Eve might be the most important in the entire Bible, the story that is most often misunderstood, and the only story we really need to know!

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    GS-01 April 10 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Big Bang and Catholicism: Origins of the Universe
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    How do science and Bible creation stories fit together …or not? Which is true? What is the surprising origin of the Big Bang theory? Can something really be created from nothing? Why does every major Catholic University have a Physics and Biology Department? Fr. Dave will clearly explain how both God and science reveal the truth of our universe …and with plenty of time for your questions.

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    GS-02 March 13 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    35 Years of Shroud Science: A Personal and Scientific Perspective
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    The Shroud is the burial cloth that wrapped Jesus in His tomb. It shows the front and back of a whipped and crucified man, exactly as shown in the Gospels. Discovered centuries later, it is wrapped in mystery and controversy now. The question remains …is it authentic, or a medieval forgery? The Shroud is now the most studied religious artifact in history. An expert on photographic imaging and the official documenting photographer from the original 1978 team Shroud that performed the most comprehensive scientific analysis on the Shroud, Barrie shares only the peer-reviewed scientific evidence that convinces him, a Jewish man, that the Shroud is authentic. Come and judge for yourself.

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    GS-03 April 8 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Shroud of Turin: a scientific view
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    Deacon Serj has been commissioned by The American Confraternity of the Holy Shroud (ACHS) in Colorado Springs Co. to present a scientific and historical PowerPoint presentation derived from their Critical Summary Report. He was trained by the team that led the very first professional scientific 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project. This is a parallel presentation to Barrie Schwortz. Attend both! 

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    GS-04 March 15 Noon-1:00pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    Pope Francis, Climate Change, and Film
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    All three amazingly come together in this compelling talk by Loyola Marymount Professor of Film and Television Production, Fr. Luis Proenca. Pope Francis has given clear Church blessings to paying attention to our environment. What does that mean for you now? This talk will present the Pope’s ideas through compelling and dramatic film and video.

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    GS-05 March 14 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    Mother of Modern Science - The Catholic Church
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    Conventional wisdom believes that there is a war between Faith and Science. However, history shows that without the Catholic Church there would be no modern science at all! This course presents examples of the many priests, bishops and religious brothers who are the foundations of many fields of modern science and will demonstrate how the Catholic Faith even paved the way for the emergence of science as we know and celebrate today.

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    GS-06 March 20 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Eucharistic Miracles
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    This exhibition type presentation highlights 1800 years of miracles, including: a live presentation of miracle stories, scientific studies, and review of the scriptural basis of the Real Presence of the Eucharist. Exhibit materials will be provided in both English and Spanish. Don’t miss this very special and unique presentation.

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    GS-07 March 13 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    Eucharistic Miracles
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    This exhibition type presentation highlights 1800 years of miracles, including: a live presentation of miracle stories, scientific studies, and review of the scriptural basis of the Real Presence of the Eucharist. Exhibit materials will be provided in both English and Spanish. Don’t miss this very special and unique presentation.

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    GS-08 March 14 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Ghosts, UFOs, Exorcisms, and things that go bump in the night: A Catholic View
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    The paranormal is a topic that too many times triggers wild and crazy interpretations, which can lead to New Age types of explanations that take us down the wrong path. In this informative talk, we explore the topic of ghosts, UFOs, Exorcisms, and other topics from an authentic Catholic perspective. 

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    GS-09 March 19 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    Spiritual Direction for Me?
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    Would you like some personal help to find God in your life? Spiritual direction is assistance a wise person gives to help you be more attentive, responsive, and more loving of God. It is not therapy or interpersonal problem solving but focuses on friendly discussion about what you have actually experienced in your efforts to be attentive to God. If you feel you have moved away from God, spiritual direction can help strengthen your love for God.

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    SP-01 April 11 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    ¿Qué pueden hacer los santos por ti?
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    Tenemos miles de santos parados en el cielo listos para interceder en nuestro nombre con Dios. ¿Hay algún milagro sucediendo hoy? ¿Pueden realmente hacer una diferencia? Venga a escuchar la extraordinaria historia de una intercesión que devolvió a la salud la vida de una niña y la contó su madre.

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    SP-02 March 19 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    How are Catholics unique from other Christians?
    $5.00
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    There are important differences. How do people identify us as “Catholic?” What are the key features of our faith? Together we will explore what we value about being Catholic, and reflect on how we live our lives to show we value what we have identified. This workshop will be interactive, reflective, and prayerful.

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    SP-03 March 12 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    Walking “The Way:” A Pilgrimage within a Pilgrimage
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    We are all on our way somewhere. Our paths take us in many directions and so many places along the way. Mine recently took me 6,000 miles away …to walk 500 miles on the famous “Camino de Santiago” pilgrimage walk in Northern Spain. What I discovered is that we are not so much on our way to some place, as we are …to someone. That someone is Jesus. I met him many times on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Let’s talk about the significance of The Way on your journey.

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    SP-04 April 1 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Transformation by Walking
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    This past summer I walked the 800km Camino de Santiago, a 1,000-year-old pilgrimage, from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to the Cathedral of St. James in Compostela, Spain, which holds the remains of St. James the Apostle. It is a hard pilgrimage. So what happened to me? I came back humbled and changed person, and sore for a while. But I returned a happier person, renewed in spirit, and renewed in love for our human family. Learn how God can transform you through walking alone …and silently.

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    SP-05 April 11 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Women Deacons in History
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    Deacons are mentioned in the earliest scriptures as ministers in the Catholic Church. This talk will discuss the biblical and early church historical evidence of women deacons, how our modern Church could use this complimentary feminine office of the Diaconate, and the implications of this new office for possible reunion among all Christian Churches.

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    SP-06 March 21 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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    Finding God in Sickness
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    Do you have loved ones who are sick and ill? What can happen to your soul when you get sick or suffer a serious illness? Jeff knows well from his own dramatic personal experience when, in his mid-twenties, he suffered a life changing illness. He is now a leader in the St. Bruno Youth Program. Come hear an inspiring story of a journey from illness to spiritual strength.

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    SP-07 April 10 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Striving for a Mature Catholic Faith in the Digital Age
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    What are the characteristics of a healthy and mature faith that challenges us to grow always?  Do we find ourselves settling for a “same old” average faith journey? How do we continue to learn and deepen our faith life?  Come ready to be challenged and to learn and leave with some practical suggestions for growing your faith. Questions are always welcome.

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    SP-08 March 29 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Apariciones marianas: ¿son reales?
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    María sigue apareciendo en cada siglo. ¿Porqué es eso? Las apariciones siempre relacionan el corazón de María con las necesidades del mundo. Las Apariciones de Fátima son las más poderosas de nuestro tiempo. Nos dicen que hemos caído en silencio en el pecado. El Papa Juan Pablo II afirmó que “el mundo de hoy está vinculado a batallas poderosas entre el bien y el mal, batallas entre vivir nuestra fe … o el rechazo total de Dios”. María nos llama a convertir y vivir una vida llena de valores cristianos. ¡Ven y escucha un mensaje de esperanza para el futuro!

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    SP-09 March 13 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Dominic Savio Church
    13400 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Finding Your Own Resurrection: in your life now.
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    Jesus will live where you are when you unite your suffering, dying, and rising with His. The Paschal Mystery transforms you so you become on fire with God’s love. What waits to suffer and die in you, and how can you love others in ways that enable their own resurrection? Come hear how by reflecting on your experiences in light of the scriptures through contemplative prayer, you will come to find God in a deeper way.

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    SP-10 March 18 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. John Bosco High School
    13640 Bellflower Blvd.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
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    Forgive my enemy? Are you kidding!
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    Forgiving our enemies cannot possibly be a human attribute, so it can only come from God, who affirms forgiveness is actually better for you! You benefit far more than the person you have forgiven. The Sacrament of Reconciliation does not celebrate your past but your future. Fr. Chinh will share the Four Parts of the Sacrament for a greater appreciation of those benefits to you. Come hear how this this Sacrament can bring the peace you might need now …even among our enemies.

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    SP-11 April 9 7:30-9:00 pm
    Beatitudes of Our Lord
    13013 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90638
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    Sacraments everyday: what can they do for you?
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    Can a sacrament change my life for the better and make me happier? That is exactly why God established them. Don’t miss out! This talk will provide a clear understanding of the beauty, essence, and power of the sacraments to transform your life. This is the center of Catholicism itself. Come hear how God calls you to be of service …to be a sacrament for others.  (Bring your bibles for this workshop.)  

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    SP-12 April 2 7:30-9:00 pm
    St. Mary of the Assumption Church
    7215 Newlin Ave.
    Whittier, CA 90602
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    The Mass that will change your life …forever!
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    You cannot be the same person at the end of Mass as you were in the beginning! How does that happen? This talk will help you personally, directly, and courageously engage every Sunday Mass to change your life in practical ways for yourself and your family. You cannot meet Jesus at Mass and stay the same!

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    SP-13 April 5 Noon-1:00pm
    St. Bruno Church
    15740 Citrustree Rd.
    Whittier, CA 90603
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