Elderly and sick from throughout Southern California receive Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Archbishop José Gomez administered the sacrament on Feb. 10 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles

The elderly and sick from throughout southern California gathered to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick from Archbishop José H. Gomez on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron, from the Santa Barbara pastoral region, served at homilist. The Anointing of the Sick is administered by the … [Read more...]

Best mistake I have ever made

Simi Valley priest mistakenly went to wrong hospital room to give Communion on New Year's Eve, was able to hear confession, give last rites to woman who died two hours later

Shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Fr. Gergorio Hidalgo went to a hospital to give Communion to a patient. But a “mistake” in room numbers allowed him to administer the sacraments to a dying woman as well. Fr. Goyo, 44, is the vicar of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Simi Valley, which is part of metro Los Angeles. He was born in La Villa de Don Fadrique, a Spanish … [Read more...]

Bishop Vann to anoint patients during World Day of the Sick Mass

The following comes from a January 25 Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange news release: The Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange will anoint ill patients with holy oil and bless the hands of caregivers with holy water brought from the consecrated grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes, France; February 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove. This grotto is … [Read more...]