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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Island Homeless Life

Santa Catalina Island's, Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 800 Beacon Street. Just a few minutes’ walk from the island's seaport with ferries arriving almost hourly from San Pedro, CA. Photo was taken when the Servants of the Father of Mercy were guest speakers here for "World Mission Sunday" a couple of years ago.  Many homeless live near the island or in its harbor on boats, dinghy, rafts and the like.

Monday, February 11, 2019

"Fire and Ice"!

That's the best way to describe yesterday's grand opening of the Servants of the Father of Mercy, San Gabriel Mountains, CA mother house, ranch and headquarters for our missionaries serving 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond . . .  

In the midst of a day filled with ice, snow, sleet, rain, wind, chill, sunshine and warm glowing fires in the fireplaces . . .

The opening Mass was celebrated at 12 noon by Fr. John Neiman (Retired - Archdiocese of Los Angeles) and Fr. Ryan Casey (Associate Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle in Westwood, CA).