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Awaken to New Light

Introduction to "Waiting in Wondrous Expectation"

by Sr. Janet Schaeffler:


Since I'm writing this in the early months of 2021, it's hard to predict what this Advent will look like. One thing we do know—is that we have lived the Advent theme of waiting for many, many months: waiting for hugs, for the vaccine, to see family and friends, to celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and memorial services. 
The waiting of Advent—in addition to remembering the waiting of the Old Testament people for a Messiah—is about how we wait in the everydayness of our lives. Even when we aren't in the stronghold of a pandemic, waiting is always with us: waiting for a phone call, a perfect job, a diagnosis, a healing. 

Advent waiting, though, is not passive. We're always called to be more, to be a part of the solution. Meister Eckhart said, "What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to the Son of God if I do not also give birth to him in my time and in my culture?"

What if instead of waiting for good-enough things to happen to us, we could be the good thing to happen to someone else who's waiting? What if we could cure our own waiting-room addiction by making room in our life to be the good others are waiting for? What if Advent living isn't about what we can expect from life, but what life can expect from us?

A Call to Reflection

In this Advent waiting we invite you to draw closer to God in your everyday life. At all weekend Masses, we offer you the opportunity to receive Waiting in Wondrous Expectation, a booklet filled with daily reflections, practices, and prayers. We also offer you a few ways to journey with us during this season of waiting:


    1. SMALL GROUPS: Gather together with like-minded individuals through our Advent Faith-Sharing Groups, whether in-person, or online, we have several options to cater to every need. 

    2. ONLINE: Sign up to prepare and lead an online reflection.

    3. ON YOUR OWN: Simply set aside 3-5 minutes each day to enter into an intentional prayerful place in practice with our entire community using Sr. Janet's book.
Coming Soon...
Another opportunity to connect to the everydayness of our lives and waiting, Sr. Janet will sit down to chat with Msgr. Torgerson for some insight into this season of waiting and how daily reflections can help us be more mindful of God in our lives.


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Mass of Remembrance
Saturday, Nov. 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Online & Onsite

Remembering our loved ones who have passed away, we welcome you to submit your loved one’s photo to be included in our slideshow: email a digital copy to Steve.


Click Here for the Month of Remembrance page!


  • Our Morning Prayer group continues to flourish, with members from all across Los Angeles and the Country! We meet Monday through Friday at 7:15 a.m. on Zoom. It is a beautiful way to start the day, praying the Psalms used in prayer morning and evening since the time of Jesus. Register to participate.
  • Everyone loves doughnuts! Worship Fellowship offers an amazing set of opportunities to gather safely, by way of Zoom, which you can easily put on your computer, smart phone or tablet and join in one of our fellowship groups or prayer after the Liturgies:
    • Coffee & Doughnuts 
      Sundays, following the 9:30 a.m. Mass
      Do you miss seeing friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners?  Dale Sieverding and Christine Gerety host virtually on the “Duval Patio” for post-Mass conversation!
    • Sunday Nite Live
      Sundays, following the 5:30 p.m. Mass
    • Virtual Holy Grounds & Daily Rosary
      Weekdays + Saturdays, following the 12:10 p.m. Mass. 
      Daily Rosary:
      Members of our community will pray the Rosary, dedicated for the intercession of Mary, The Mother of God, for peace, unity, reverence and care for the common good.

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Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Nov 27 @ 8:45 AM
Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Legion of Mary Tuesday, Nov 30 @ 7:00 PM
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Dec 4 @ 8:45 AM
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Dec 5 - All Day
Christmas Eve Liturgy - Church Friday, Dec 24 @ 4:00 PM
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Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Holiday Outreach Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
St. Robert's Center Saturday, Nov 27 @ 7:30 AM
Junior Legion of Mary Saturday, Nov 27 @ 8:45 AM
Advent Faith-Sharing Groups Begin Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
Children's Liturgy of the Word Sunday, Nov 28 - All Day
Holiday Outreach Saturday, Nov 27 - All Day
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