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WH-25 Why Are We So Afraid?

Why do we sometimes apologize for our faith instead of recognizing the beauty and vigor of the Catholic Church? How can we speak up about our faith in today’s world? How can we use the Internet, social networks, and cell phones? Learn how to easily speak clearly and convincingly about your faith.

Elias Chavando - Tues., March 14 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-27 Hope For Our Kids in a Culture With Sex, Drugs, and the Occult

It is possible for parents to communicate with our kids, teens and adult children about the dangers of sex, drugs, and the occult… and for them to listen to us. Even if they don’t admit it, they want our help. In this session, we appreciate the immense value we hold as parents.

Pilar Chavando - Thurs., March 2 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary of the Assumption

WH-29 Keeping the Day Holy: Spirituality for Busy People

You have a lot going on in your life. Can you really make time for prayer, the mass, sacraments, and all the other Catholic events? How can we really live a good Catholic life in the midst of so many things going on in our life? Deacon Mike, a former Fire Chief of Los Angeles County who has led major emergency response teams, offers a clear and practical plan to keep your very busy day holy.

Deacon Mike Freeman - Fri., March 17 - NOON-1:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-31 An Evening with Bishop O'Connell

Come and see our newest Associate Bishop for Los Angeles make our faith come alive and clearer for you and your entire family. You will have the chance to ask questions as well. This is a rare chance to connect directly with one of our Regional Bishops.

Bishop O'Connell - Wed., March 22 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary of the Assumption

WH-33 Re-evangelization: How Do We Re-light the Fire?

We know that “Formerly Catholic” is a growing segment of our population. Deacon Gene will look at the causes and effects of those leaving Catholicism, and then explore where we are headed and what we can do about it. He has plenty of suggestions, strategies and approaches to offer, followed by time for your questions and comments.

Deacon Gene Gleason - Thurs., March 23 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary of the Assumption

WH-35 An Evening with Fr. Steve Nyl

Come here the pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church and his reflections on his real life experience of faith both as pastor, and as a member of the Redemptorist Religious Order of Priests. Hear what life is like for him as he leads this large and vibrant parish in Whittier.

Father Steve Nyl - Wed., March 15 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary of the Assumption

WH-26 ¿Por qué tenemos tanto miedo?

¿Por qué estamos aferrados a justificar quienes somos y defender a nuestra iglesia con métodos que son contraproducentes? ¡No más miedo! Vamos a dar un recorrido de la historia de nuestra iglesia, las batallas que hemos ganado e identificar al verdadero enemigo. ¡Abróchense lows cinturones de seguridad!

Elias Chavando - Miercoles, el 29 de Marzo - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary of the Assumption

WH-28 Esperanza Para Nuestros Hijos Viviendo en una Cultura Sexualizada, con Drogas y Ocultismo

Sí es posible que los padres de familia podamos comunicarnos con nuestros niños, adolescentes e hijos adultos sobre peligros de sexualidad, drogas, y ocultismo… y que nos escuchen. Aunque no lo admitan, ellos quieren nuestra ayuda. En esta sesión, apreciamos el inmenso valor que tenemos como papás.

Pilar Chavando - Lunes, el 27 de Marzo - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary of the Assumption

WH-30 What about Mary? The Shining Star of Evangelization

Mary is one of the most misunderstood persons in the Catholic Church both for non-Catholic Christians and even cradle Catholics. Fr. Don will present a true understanding of Mary’s role in salvation and how understanding Mary can help your spiritual journey, and especially help to bring back or keep our loved ones from “faith drifting.”

Fr. Don Woznicki - Wed., March 29 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-32 "Shot Glass Theology"

At our baptism we each received the gift of faith, and Lent is a good time to reflect on our gift. Let’s explore and see if our faith has grown, or has become diluted or weak because of our challenging life experiences. We may find that we need some “shots” to strengthen our faith and become the people God has called us to be.

Deacon Gabe Saavedra - Wed., March 15 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-34 What can the Saints do for you? 

We have thousands of saints ready to intercede on our behalf with God. Are there any miracles happening today? Can they really make a difference? Come hear the remarkable story of one intercession that restored a life of a young girl back to health, and told by her mother.

Yolanda Rangel - Thurs., March 30 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary of the Assumption