Ordained: December 13, 1969
Created Cardinal: February 21, 2001
Previous Post: Archbishop of Buenos Aires (1998-2013)
Elected Pope: March 13, 2013
Preceded by: Pope Benedict XVI

Remember to leave all cell phones in your car or turn off all audible alarms when entering the church.
Thank you.

Dress Guidelines ...
Out of respect for Our Lord and your neighbor, it is requested that men and women, boys and girls, dress modestly. Please avoid short shorts, tank tops, halters, bare midriffs, tight-fitting clothes, etc.

The Church is the house of God. The dress, discipline and conduct speak of one’s recognition of the sacredness of the house of God and the values of the Catholic Church. Therefore, all are requested to dress appropriately to show honor, reverence and love for our God present in the tabernacle especially when attending the celebration of the
Holy Eucharist.

Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

For more information, please view BULLETIN ONLINE


Let's Pray The Rosary ...

Let's Pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy ...

Let's Pray For ALL SOULS ...



In anticipation of Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 we are requesting donations of palm fronds (long palms) and/or fan palms for the church environment. We need enough palms to decorate the church inside and outside.

The palms are needed during the week of March 19-24 by 10a.m. Please call the Pastoral Center at (626) 281-0466 if you are able to donate palms. God bless and thank you in advance for helping us with the church decorations!

Note: Palms will be blessed before Mass.


L E N T ...


Lent gets its name from a word meaning “springtime,” the time of year when the hours of daylight are lengthening and the sun is bringing back its warmth and light.

The Lenten season, indeed all of springtime, is a time of hope: we deepen our relationship with Christ through our Lenten disciples and look to his crucifixion, death, and resurrection to overcome the darkness that can cause us to struggle and despair.

Some days we may not feel the love of God that is always present, but we can rely on hope to move us forward in faith. Exercise hope this Lent and find renewal for the coming Easter season where we celebrate Christ’s joyful resurrection.


O my God, relying on your infinite
mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon
of my sins, the help of your grace, and life
everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my
Lord and Redeemer. Amen.


AUDIO Station Of The Cross

Easter flower

In preparation for Easter Sunday, the Liturgical Environment Committee is in need of flower donations:
Easter lilies, Calla lilies, Tulips, Azaleas, Daisies
and colorful hydrangeas.

Flowers may be brought to the Pastoral Center from March 24-31 by 10:00a.m. Thank you for joining us in the creation of a joyful prayer space for our Easter Season Celebration!

Catholic Relief Services
Collection (CRSC)

Next week, our parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection (CRSC).
Funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and bring Christ’s love and mercy to all people here at home and abroad.
Next week, please give generously to the CRSC, and help Jesus in disguise.

Learn more about the collection at


So you can take your fire for the Faith out into the world.

Led by Michael Dopp,
Founder of the New Evangelization Summit

Integrated and interactive presentations for theological, spiritual
and practical formation to help you effectively lead people to a
life-giving relationship with Christ.

April 13, 14, 15

For details, please visit the following link:



As Catholics, we accept the Holy Bible as the word of God. Yet, this foundation of our faith can be a very difficult book to follow.

Join Fr. Patrick in a deeper exploration of the Scriptures and gain clarity into how to use the Bible as a guide for your life.

The Bible Study sessions take place in the Hall Conference Rm.

Meetings are held every Thursday from 7-8PM . Call the Pastoral Center to sign up!

All Souls Church
Would Like To Hear From You!

We are planning a “Town Hall” Meeting this coming April to hear what your thoughts are regarding our parish community strengths and weaknesses.

We also want to hear your ideas on how we can improve our church grounds and buildings.

The Los Angeles Archdioceses is kicking off a Capital Campaign that will collaborate with the parishes to address whatever improvement plans are proposed.

A Suggestion Box will be placed in the church vestibule leading up to the April meeting where you can drop off your ideas anytime. These proposals will be discussed in the April “Town Hall” meeting.

All Souls Church is a vibrant and diverse community. Let us come together on this remarkable opportunity to make a difference for ourselves and future generations.


Would You like to be a Lector?

The Lord is calling for voices to proclaim His Word. When you hear
His call and say, “Here I am, Lord,” please call Esperanza (Suqui) Canale at 626-289-2817 to express your desire to answer the
Lord’s call. Lector training is provided.

Join Us in Service

The organization, “Knights of Columbus”
was founded on the principles of Charity,
Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. If you are
a male over the age of 18, you are encouraged
to join the Knights in service and support
of the Catholic Church.
If you have questions, call Thomas Quintana,
the Grand Knight for the Alhambra
Council, at (626) 863-7061.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Pantry

Our pantry serves an average of 30 families every month.
You can support the work of St. Vincent de Paul by donating
non-perishable food items.
May our Lord return your support with a bountiful of blessings.

APRIL 19, 2018

Hours: 4-5:30PM

For any questions or concerns,
please call (626) 281-0466 ext. 235

Volunteers Needed
Join the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry in making a tangible
difference in our community. Our call is to help the neediest
of our brothers and sisters by providing them with the
basics in as much as we can. It is truly an amazing feeling
to be able to give. If this call to service resonates in your
heart, please sign up at the Pastoral Center. Thank you!

Our truck will pickup your leftovers for free!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul can
have a truck pickup your extra
clothes for free!


Your donation helps the poor and homeless

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On account of the days growing shorter and the
limited daylight hours we currently have,
the church will
be closed each weekday at 5 pm,
when the church interior starts getting dark.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Give Yourself a Fresh Start

At times, Jesus asked his disciples to “withdraw” in
order to rest and pray better. The following Retreat
Centers have been instituted precisely to help us rest,
to be recharged and refreshed:

Sacred Heart Retreat House (Carmelite Sisters)
920 E. Alhambra Rd., Alhambra, CA 91801

Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center (Passionist Fathers)
700 N. Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024

St. Andrew’s Abbey (Benedictine Monks)
31001 North Valyermo Rd., Valyermo, CA 93563

Prince of Peace (Benedictine Monastery)
650 Benet Hill Rd. Oceanside, CA 92058
760-967-4200 ext. 200

Retreats are a time away from our normal activities to spend time getting reacquainted with God, to examine the priorities of life and to make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement.

Retreats can be a powerful step toward personal conversion.

Eucharistic Adoration


St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote: “Of all devotions,
that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
is the one dearest to God and the one
most helpful to us”. The Eucharist is a priceless
treasure: By not only celebrating the Eucharist,
but also by praying before It outside of
Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the
very wellsprings of Grace ..."

We encourage you to become a regular
adorer at our chapel. Here are some suggestions
for your private meditation:

1. Pray the Psalms or the Liturgy of the Hours
Whether you are praising, giving thanks, asking for
forgiveness or seeking an answer, you'll find an appropriate
psalm. The ancient prayer of the Church
called the Liturgy of the Hours presents an excellent
way to pray through the Book of Psalms throughout the year.

2. Recite the "Jesus Prayer"
Say "Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner",
repeatedly as you quiet your heart and mind.

Read the life of a saint and pray with him or her
Most holy men and women have had a great devotion to Our Lord
in the Eucharist. Therese of Lisieux, Catherine of Siena, Francis of
Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Peter Julian Eymard, Dorothy Day,
Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Baroness Catherine de Hueck are
just a few. Read about them and pray their prayers before the
Blessed Sacrament.

Pour out your heart to Christ and adore Him
Speak to Jesus, aware that you are in His presence, and tell Him
all that comes to your mind. Listen for His response. Pray the
prayer that St. Francis instructed his brothers to pray whenever
they were before the Blessed Sacrament: "I adore You, O Christ,
present here and in all the churches of the world, for by Your holy
cross You have redeemed the world."


By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become
what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord
draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.”

We encourage you to become a regular adorer at our chapel.
Here are some more suggestions for your privatemeditation

4. Tell Jesus about something that made you happy; then, listen.
5. Tell Jesus about your fears.; then, listen.
6. Tell Jesus about something that angers you; then listen.
7. Pray for an enemy.
8. Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
9. Count your gifts. Then thank Him.
10. Tell Him: Jesus, I trust in you. Strengthen my trust.

88 years of Evangelization

Touched by the Holy Spirit, the Legion
of Mary, a lay parish-based organization,
has a plan of action to share the Gospel
of Jesus Christ and the truths of our Catholic faith.

We are called to welcome with love and
caring those who have stopped practicing
their faith; to invite those who have no
church family; and to share our faith with other Christians
within the parish community. With Mary’s example
and prayer, we grow as disciples ever faithful to Jesus
and ever wanting to reveal Him.


Please contact us by calling the Pastoral Center


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is
a spiritual path in preparation for baptism and a
commitment to reflect and partake in Catholic
practices. Adults in the R.C.I.A. join in special
rites during the Sunday liturgies at various times of
the year. In addition, they get acquainted with parishioners
by servicing the parish or wider community.
In return, the community joins in prayer as
the rites are celebrated, hospitality as new members
join, and in ministries like sponsor, team
member, and dismissal leader.

An adapted form of the program, for Christians
who have been baptized in another faith tradition,
will be imparted.

Please contact the Pastoral Center
for an appointment
at 626-281-0466.

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Marriage Encounter Weekend



Our 2018 Mass Intention Book is ready for
you to dedicate Masses to your loved ones or to
intercede for a special cause as a community.

Please visit our Pastoral Center to place your Mass Intention.




Our Parish is looking for volunteers to assist
with our Church’s altar decorations. We need
parishioners who enjoy being creative in the
art of flower arranging. Your gift will not only
beautify our Church, but it will also help set a
harmonious mood for worship. If you are interested,
please call the Pastoral Center and
leave your name and number.

We look forward
to welcoming new volunteers who want
to be active members of our All Souls family.
"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
- Lady Bird Johnson


This is a special invitation, for everyone who would like to become part of our church’s legacy, to purchase a memorial brick.

The pieces can be beautifully engraved with your name, the name of a loved one or with a Bible verse.

We would love for all parishioners to become part of our history and church environment.

For more information, please visit the tables at the patio after every Mass.

Thank You


Don't delay!!!

Our school is accepting applications
for the 17-18
school year! Please apply
now for TK (4 year olds)-7th grade. We
want to make sure there are spaces for
our parishioners!
Please visit our website
or call 626-282-5695 for more information.

Help Needed

The Parish Environment Committee, members of
our parish community, who decorate the church for
special occasions such as Advent, Christmas, Lent,
Easter, Thanksgiving, etc., is seeking persons experienced
in making fresh flower arrangements.
Members of our committee would like to learn how to
make the flower arrangements for the Altar and
beautification of our worship space for our Sunday celebrations.

If you are such a gifted person
please call the Pastoral Center (626) 274-0424
and leave a message with your name and phone number
for Irene Oaxaca, Committee Coordinator.

Floral Bouquets of Love

The Environment Committee
would like to invite you to
dedicate a floral arrangement
in someone’s honor, to recognize
a special occasion, in
thanksgiving or in memory of
a loved one. Your dedications
will be published in the parish bulletin.

For more information please leave a message
for Irene Oaxaca at the Pastoral Center (626) 281-0466.
Bouquets start at $45.00.


HERE to view/print/download Forms, Calendar, etc.

Confirmation News

Sacrament of Confirmation

Why is it so important?

• It is a celebration of our decision
to become active members of
God’s family.

• It is the affirmation of our commitment to follow Jesus.

• It strengthens our baptismal commitment, so we are able
to take on a mature responsibilities of a Christian.

How can I register my son/daughter?

Confirmation registration is now open for both 1st and
2nd year students. Please stop by the Pastoral Center to
pick up a registration form. Once the form is submitted
to the Pastoral Center, the Confirmation Coordinator will
call to set up a meeting. Fee payment is not required at
the time of the registration submission, that will be collected
at the time of the meeting.

Registration for both 1st and 2nd year will close on September 10, 2017.


For details or questions, please call the Parish Office.



The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a
lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship.
All Souls is happy to celebrate the baptism of
children in our community. Please consider the
following when preparing your child for this sacrament of initiation:

Your child must be six years old or younger

Parents must submit an application a month prior
to the desired date

Parents and godparents must attend a prebaptismal
meeting in accordance with the baptism calendar.

A donation of $50 is requested when filling out application

One godparent is sufficient
The godparents should be practicing Catholics

The godparents must be at least 16 and have received
the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion

If not single, the godparents must be married
through the Catholic Church.

For additional information, please visit the Pastoral Center.

Providing Help. Creating Hope.

Do you need immigration help? Esperanza’s Affordable Services Program has licensed attorneys who represent immigrants at a low-cost, accessible price. The Consultation Clinic is available every Friday from 9am to 12noon for $60.
For more information,
visit or call (213) 251-3505.

Free Consultations

Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project is a public interest legal organization serving the most vulnerable immigrants in the Los Angeles area. Esperanza is offering free consultations for anyone affected by executive orders and among other programs. Please call for session times or to schedule an appointment. (213) 251-3505

(Esperanza is located at: 1530 James M Wood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90015)

Attention Traveling Catholics


For nationwide Mass times and
locations, call 410.676.6000 or go to on the internet.

Prayer and Life Workshops

The Prayer and Life Workshops would like to invite you to come and strengthen your relationship with God through the grace of prayer.

Come and learn to pray in an orderly, varied, and progressive manner — from the first basic steps to the depths of contemplative prayer.

You will experience a liberating and healing workshop made possible through the knowledge of God and of oneself. The workshop meets once a week for fifteen sessions.

If interested, please contact the Pastoral Center at (626) 281-0466 to leave your name and phone number. The presenter will contact you with details.

“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers
of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25:40

Prisoners need love and compassion too, and children who are incarcerated are especially in need of love, compassion, charity, and a reason to hold on to hope. If you would
like to join like-minded people in visiting God’s children who are currently in prison, please contact Jan Shirley or Paul Stoup at (323) 226-8530.
Our liaison at All Souls Church is Ruben Navarrete,
and he can be reached at
(626) 407-8052 or by email at
Thank you for your prayers.


A call is being made to all parishioners who would
like to become
Lectors or Greeters.
Don’t miss the special opportunity of being an active part of a Mass
celebration by giving voice to our scriptures and
keeping our parishioners informed. More than just
Lectors and Greeters, you are messengers of the Word.
Share in this special blessing and
honor by leaving your name and number
at the Pastoral Center.
Someone will then contact you shortly.
May the Spirit give you the inspiration and courage you need
to answer such a beautiful call to service.


Do you feel blessed by your marriage
in the Church? If so, we
would love to have you help us prepare
engaged couples for marriage
in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Give yourself
this opportunity for a ministry that will greatly
help others.
For further information, please contact
Candy Metoyer at (213) 637-7250.


Holy water is available at the Pastoral Center.
You can bring empty bottles to the
office and have them refilled.

We are currently looking for a
Quinceanera Coordinator

Please call our Pastoral Center
if you are interested.


Would you like to learn more about your Catholic Faith?
Would you like to be better trained to serve as a Liturgical Minister?

Would you like to become a Certified Catechist -
with the California Catholic Co nference of Bishops?
The Office of Religious Education and the Office for Worship
of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles invite you to attend
a Basic Ministry Formation and Specialization Center
which will be held at Azusa Pacific University &
St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church.

Classes will be held
on Wednesdays & Saturdays beginning Wednesday,
May 13, 2015. Online Registration and information can
be found at

For more information
contact the regional office at
(626) 960-9344 or

Special Blessing for Infants

  Presentation and Special Blessing for Infants will be done on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month during the 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon mass.
Please call the parish office.


New Priests



State Senate Bill SB 128, End of Life, proposes to legalize
physician assisted suicide in California.

The bill is being deliberated in the State Assembly.

Letters, calls and petitions urging your state
Assembly Member to OPPOSE SB 128
are needed now!

Physician assisted suicide makes doctors into killers, destroying the medical ethic of “Do no harm.” It results in medical rationing, as seen with the Oregon “Death With Dignity Act” (after which SB 128 is modeled). A lethal prescription is offered by the Oregon state health plan when medical treatment coverage is denied.

Once legal, suicide could be encouraged to preserve an inheritance, hide medical malpractice, or increase HMO profit.

In Holland, physician assisted suicide quickly moved from being voluntary to involuntary with select patients being given a lethal dose of drugs without request. Some elderly and vulnerable there forego needed hospitalization out of fear of being killed by the physician.

Assembly Member, Ed Chau, will be voting on SB 128. He was elected to represent YOU and needs to hear from you now.

Take action!

Assembly Member Ed Chau
1255 Corporate Center Dr. Ste 306,
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Fax: 323-264-4916/916-319-2049



Are you thinking about a vocation
to the priesthood or religious life?



“It is first of all necessary to let the Blessed Virgin take one by the hand to contemplate the Face of Christ: a joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious Face.” - Pope Benedict XVI

Please Pray for Priests

Dear Lord,
We pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry.

We pray that Mary will guide your priests to follow her own words,“ Do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5).

May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse. May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross. May your priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love
seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls. Amen. Saint John Vianney, pray for us.


Students in Africa need computers to further their education!

Computer technology is the wave of the future. In Africa, students are not able to take full advantage of the technological advances in the field of computers in school, unlike students in America. Please don’t donate your working laptops and desktop computers to electronic waste disposal companies! If you have a laptop or desktop computer in good working condition, please consider donating them to students in Africa by taking it to the Pastoral Center within the next two weeks.

May God reward you abundantly for your generosity.


Our Archdiocese has recently incardinated five priests from different countries and religious institutions. One of the new members is our very own Fr. Patrick. These priests’ role in our community is of utmost importance as they bring us not only wisdom and further insight into our faith, but they also “complement the rich cultural diversity in our Archdiocese.” We are very happy to have Fr. Patrick Mbazuigwe with us. We ask that you include him in all your prayers.


The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest one in our nation. Archbishop José H. Gomez has an enormous responsibility in leading such a diverse Catholic Community. Fortunately, we have good news: Pope Francis appointed three auxiliary bishops to our archdiocese of L.A. We extend our congratulations to Father Robert Barron, Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan and Msgr. David G. O’ Connell for their new assignments.
We ask our All Souls Community to pray for them so that they find joy, discernment and renewed purpose as they answer God’s call to more responsibility.


The Office of New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles recommends to the faithful the upcoming film, SON OF GOD, the first major motion picture in 50 years to vividly bring to life the story of Jesus. This film can serve as an evangelization tool. Let us take this opportunity to help bring others into a deeper relationship with Jesus and to bring Christ closer into our own hearts this Lenten Season. For more information on the movie SON OF GOD and how to support the film, visit
If we get 100 people to watch it, the film can be shown in one of our Alhambra theaters.
Sign up at the Pastoral Center!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a
spiritual path in preparation for baptism and a commitment
to reflect and partake in Catholic practices. Adults
in the R.C.I.A. join in special rites during the Sunday liturgies
at various times of the year. In addition, they get
acquainted with parishioners by servicing the parish or
wider community. In return, the community joins in
prayer as the rites are celebrated, hospitality as new members
join, and in ministries like sponsor, team member,
and dismissal leader.
An adapted form of the program, for Christians
who have been baptized in another faith tradition, will be

Please contact Sr. Eilene for an appointment at 626-281-0466


At times, Jesus asked his disciples to “withdraw” in order
to rest and pray better. The following Retreat Centers
have been instituted precisely to help us rest,
to be recharged and refreshed:

Sacred Heart Retreat House (Carmelite Sisters)
920 E. Alhambra Rd., Alhambra, CA 91801

Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center (Passionist Fathers)
700 N. Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024

St. Andrew’s Abbey (Benedictine Monks)
31001 North Valyermo Rd., Valyermo, CA 93563

Prince of Peace (Benedictine Monastery)
650 Benet Hill Rd. Oceanside, CA 92058
760-967-4200 ext. 200


Are you thinking about a vocation to the
priesthood or religious life?

Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer Guide

1. The thumb is the closest finger to you.
So start praying for those who are closest to you.
They are the persons easiest to remember.
To pray for our dear ones is a “sweet obligation.”

2. The next finger is the index.
Pray for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you.
They need the support and wisdom to show direction to others.
Always keep them in your prayers.

3. The following finger is the tallest.
It reminds us of our leaders, the governors and those who have authority.
They need God’s guidance.

4. The fourth finger is the ring finger.
Even that it may surprise you, it is our weakest finger.
It should remind us to pray for the weakest,
the sick or those plagued by problems.
They need your prayers.

5. And finally we have our smallest finger, the smallest of all.
Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself.
When you are done praying for the other four groups,
you will be able to see your own needs but in the proper perspective,
and also you will be able to pray for your own needs in a better way.


We need your help
We need you to proclaim the Word at our Masses.
We also need ministers to give Holy Communion.
Training will be provided.
For more information, call Esperanza
(Suqui) Canale at 626-289-2817.


Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we
receive. It is then, and only then, that we become one
with Him and that we taste in advance, in some way,
the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration
outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during
the liturgical celebration itself. In fact, it is only in adoration
that can mature a profound and true reception. And it is
precisely this personal encounter with the Lord that then
strengthens the social mission which is contained in the Eucharist
and that wants to break down barriers not only between the
Lord and us, but above all the barriers that separate us from each other.



Single Catholic women ages
18-40 are invited to a
Religious Vocation Discernment Weekend Retreat
in Los Altos Hills, CA.

For information, please email at


I’m filled with fear…
Psalm 19: 7-14
Romans 8: 18-30

Are you thinking about a vocation to the
priesthood or religious life?


Archbishop José H. Gomez is developing
e-mail distribution list for those who
want to receive direct communications
from him about news and issues of importance
to the Church and her mission.

If you would like to join this list, please register by
visiting the Archdiocesan website at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Eileen O’Brien, Director of Operations at :; (213) 637-7618


For safety reasons, we will be installing security cameras in and around the church. Our second collection will be designated for this purpose.
The total cost will be approximately
If your family or ministry wishes to sponsor this project, please call the Pastoral Center.

Thank you for your continuous support.


Prayer For All Military Personnel

  Almighty God and Father, look with love upon our men and women in uniform and protect them in their time of need. Give them health and stability and allow them to return to their loved ones whole and unshaken. Be with their families and sustain them in these uncertain times.

Grant strength and peace of mind to the Veterans who have given their best for the country they love. Support them in infirmity and in the fragility of old age. Teach us to remember their sacrifices and to express our gratitude.

School Dual Immersion Program

School Dual Immersion Language Program:

Please Keep All Souls School In Your Prayers!

Mandarin / English
Spanish / English

Prepare Your Child to enter the 21st Century global community as a bilingual and biliterate thinker, speaker, writer and leader.

• Kindergarten and 1st Grade
• Rigorous Curriculum
• Before and After School childcare available
• Financial Aid

School Office Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. M-F

L.A. diocese opens bilingual schools:


My dearest friends at All Souls, as some of you know I recently suffered a “stroke” and was hospitalized for awhile at Huntington Hospital. Since then I have relocated to Nazareth House in Los Angeles to continue my rehabilitation efforts. I want to express my sincerest gratitude for all your prayers and well wishes.

Let us continue to pray for one another.

Nazareth House is a nice facility, but there is truth in the statement ‘there is no place like home’. I do not have a phone line so please do not call the facility, and there is great distance between Alhambra and Culver City so, a card or note is always welcomed.

May God continue to bless you all.

Msgr. William O’Toole

Nazareth House
3333 Manning Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90064

Word of God

  Do you often wonder what the Word of God has to tell you? or How can you more fully understand the Sunday Gospel?

Come, bring your Holy Bible and let’s read it together and share in fellowship. Thursdays from 9:30am to 10:30am and Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm with
Sister Eileen in the Pastoral Center.


  A televised Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family from 6:30am to 7:30am each Sunday morning. THE SUNDAY MASS is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers and is available nationally on local affiliates. Additional information on

"We are a TV parish with a mission to bring The Sunday Mass to the home bound and so many others..."
For watching this a Sunday mass , click "
with Sister Eilene Berg


Do you often wonder what the Word of God has to tell you?
or How can you more fully understand the Sunday Gospel?

Come, bring your Holy Bible
and let’s read it together
and share in fellowship.

Thursdays: from 9:30am to 10:30am
Mondays: from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

with Sister Eileen in the Pastoral Center.


The professors and seminarians at St. John’s Seminary sent their Christmas greetings to all of us at All Souls, and they asked for our support, especially in prayer.

St. John’s Seminary is the official institute providing quality formation for future priests in our Archdiocese.

If you wish to make a donation for St. John’s, you can send it directly to their address, or leave your check in the collection, or bring it to the parish office. We will collect and send them together. Make it payable to
St. John’s Seminary.

Their address is:
5012 Seminary Rd., Camarillo, Ca. 93012-2500

Vocations for Priesthood, please contact: Father Alex Aclan (909) 629-9495.

Please notify ...


Please notify the Parish Office of a
death or illness in your family.
We rely on you to provide us with this
very important information.

  Two Thousand Rosaries
All are invited to help us pray two thousand Hail Mary’s the first Saturday of every month; 8 a.m.—8:00 p.m. in the patio area.
There will be a break at 5:15 p.m. and will continue after our 5:30 p.m. vigil Mass.

If you would like to be part of this Ministry, call Aida Gonzales (626) 282-0260

Hospice . . .
Companion Hospice is now recruiting volunteers for our upcoming training program. Volunteers can become a needed friend to someone during the last Part of their journey. Volunteers can also relieve tired caregivers for short periods of time, or help with errands and shopping. Assignments will be in YOUR geographical area. Become a member of our team, whose goal is to promote quality of life and comfort measures. Each applicant will receive 16 hours of orientation and training from our professional team. Training will be held on four Saturday, starting October 9-30th. Conveniently located off the 210 FWY, at 320 N. Halstead St. Suite 100, Pasadena, CA. 91107.
Call today and make a real difference in someone’s life. To request an application, or Learn more, call Cecelia Rudar, SGV Volunteer Coordinator,
877-303-0692 or e-mail her at


You may wish to name the parish as a beneficiary on
an insurance policy or other financial instrument.
Our correct legal title is:

1500 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA. 91801

Thank you for your consideration!

All Souls Parish Hall Rental

Please call or visit our Parish Office during regular business hours if you are interested in renting the Parish Hall You will be given an application.

odds "n" ends
  We have accumulated many different items that people have forgotten in the pews: eyeglasses, keys, rings, earrings, pins, bibles, etc, etc, etc. If you would like to recover your lost items, please come by the Parish Office to describe what they look like and see if we have them.



Being a Knight is more than fellowship; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. All Catholic Men over the age of 18 are invited to Discover the opportunities that await them in the Knights of Columbus. Today, the All Souls Parish Knights of Columbus will be out in front of the Church with applications and information, and to answer any questions. For more information, please contact David D. Hernandez at 626-975-4336.

1. I don't have time to join another organization; why should I join the Knights of Columbus?

As a Knight you can choose the projects with which you wish to
be involved in within your own community. What is more, the
Order is dedicated to family life and the many benefits it offers.
From insurance to scholarships to service and social activities
and programs, all are open to the whole family.

2. What are the requirements?

Membership requirements are that he be a practical Catholic
gentleman, who is 18 years of age or older.

3. What is a practical Catholic?

A practical Catholic is one who is in union with the Holy See and
who practices the precepts of the Catholic Church.

4. Explain what Degrees are.

There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each
degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of
Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

5. Do I have to purchase Insurance to become a member?

No; unlike many fraternal organizations one does not become a
member by purchasing insurance. In the Knights of Columbus a man has to be a member before he may avail himself of the insurance benefit. Purchasing insurance is optional, however; the life insurance and long-term care insurance products offered by the Order are not only competitively priced, they are among the most solid and highly rated products available anywhere. Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best, the leading independent agencies that rate insurance companies, give K of C insurance their highest ratings.


Did You Know?
Text Messaging: Know the Warning Signs

  Monitoring your child’s Internet browsing and cell phone use are important and challenging aspects of being a parent. In keeping track of your child’s text messaging, with its dizzying array of coded abbreviations and symbols, there are some codes that every parent should keep his/her eyes open for. These are
codes that kids use to warn others that their parents are around or that they use to talk about sex, drugs, or to arrange a meeting.
For example:
“KPC” means “keeping parents clueless,” and “LMIRL” means “Let’s meet in real life.”
A helpful tutorial for parents is located at:
Type: “
How to understand your kids’ text messages” in the search box.
For particular help, you may call Assistance Ministry at 213 637 7650.


  All bulletin and pulpit announcements are to be turned in on every Wednesday and 2 weeks in advanced, for all ministry leaders have a calendar of their activities and it’s expected of them to give us the announcement they want published. The bulletin and pulpit announcements must have the time, place, description of activity and their own personal telephone number, since we cannot and do not have the information that the ministry leader have and we cannot take charge of their responsibility.

The announcements are to be written by the ministry leaders exactly as they want it to be printed on the bulletin. Announcements may be turned in by writing to the Pastoral Center by fax (626. 281.21 63), e-mail ( or by filling out the bulletin form personally at the Pastoral Center;
never over the phone. Most importantly, refrain from giving our priests pulpit announcements 5 minutes before celebrating Mass, especially if it involves having a special guest as a speaker.

If the announcement is turned in to the office
on the same week that you want it to be published it will not be printed. The final bulletin draft is finished every Monday, and we cannot be deleting and adding announcements at the last minute to accommodate you. That is why we need those 2 weeks, since it also needs Fr. Modesto’s approval. Should any ministry leader have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, Silvia Martinez, Bulletin Editor, at the Pastoral Center during regular business hours. Thank you.

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick

If you know of anyone in the parish who is homebound
and would like to receive Holy Communion, please
notify the Pastoral Center and a Eucharistic Minister
to the Sick will bring Holy Eucharist.

Pastoral Center hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M.–8:30 P.M.
Sunday 8:30 A.M.–2:30 P.M.

Stewardship/Offertory Program Continues

  If you have not used envelopes or checks in the past, please begin to do so. It is very important for us to know how many members of our parish are actively involved in offering their financial support.

God’s gifts to us are bountiful and unconditional. Recognizing the many blessings God gives us, we are called to return our gifts as an act of gratitude and trust in God, who will provide for us. May the Holy Spirit guide you and your family as you discern what you can contribute.

This charitable generosity provides for many programs, while providing for basic facility maintenance and ongoing costs such as salaries, insurance, property tax and utilities.

Adult Citizenship Class!!!


A new citizenship class is here!
Every Wednesday, from 9:15 AM—11:15 AM
in the Pastoral Center.
For more information please contact
Colleen Mackenzie at (626) 282-8861.

Statement Regarding Abuse

  This parish is a safe place for children. The priests fully support reporting any abuse of children immediately . By law, we are mandated reporters. If there is reasonable suspicion of abuse we must report it, and will gladly do so.
However, the Sacrament of Confession is a sealed conversation. Nothing can be revealed about anything that is said in Confessions. If there is a case of abuse with a minor,
it must be told to a priest OUTSIDE of Confessions.

If the abuser is employed by the Archdiocese, please call the hotline number for the abuse of minors:

“Bella” The Movie


The “Deacon Modesto M. Perez Council”.
(Knights of Columbus) is having a fund raiser.
There will be a viewing of the movie
“A true love story about a man who wants to live a life
of integrity and sacrifice everything for family and others.”

Please check out the website for this extraordinary film
Go to:
(it is important to go see it in the theaters this weekend, if possible!

Early Identification is Crucial
By Michael J. Bland, Psy. ., D. Min,
“ Thus has the lord of Hosts said “dispense true justice and
practice kindness and compassion to one other.”
-Zechariah 7:9

  Child sexual abuse is a reality in our society and within our church. While we may not be able to eliminate this reality from our society, our from our Church, as caring adults we have the ability to recognize questionable behaviors and to identify possible symptoms or behaviors displayed by children who may have been sexually abused.

Awareness and education can be major steps in identifying potential abuse. Such awareness and education can help in minimizing the long-term affects of sexual abuse, if not the reality of sexual abuse it self. Sexual abuse may not be considered as any sexually related behavior between two or more people were there is an imbalance of power. This can include adult-child, older child-younger child, or any situation where the other person is forced to participate. Sexual abuse is the offenders’ misuse or abuse of power and control. It may be accomplished through grooming processed such as force deception, bribery, blackmail, or any other means that gives the offender an upper hand. The abuse behaviors may rang from peeping, exposing genitals, fondling, oral/anal/ vaginal sex, showing or talking pornographic pictures of a child, or any other sexual behavior.

The term “consensual” implies that the other person freely agrees to do something. Both people involved must be mentally competent (of equal inelegance and not under the influence of the alcohol or drugs) to freely agree or give consent.
There is no thing as a child or young person giving consent. That means the older person cannot excuse his or her behavior by saying the child agreed to it.

The initial effects of childhood sexual abuse have demonstrated that children who have been sexually abused present with a host of initial psychological symptoms and behaviors. These consist of depression, guilt , anxiety, fear, learning difficulties, sexualized behavior, aggressiveness, and self-destructive behavior. It can also cause damaging spiritual effects when the offender is a priest or another religious leader. Sexual victimization may profoundly interfere with and alter the development of attitudes toward self, sexuality, and trusting relationships during the critical early years of development.

Most of the research focuses on the possible long-term psychological effects of childhood abuse by comparing adult survivors with non-abused controls. Reviews of the literature indicate that psychological problems in adulthood associated with childhood sexual abuse history include fear, anxiety, depression, anger, hostility, inappropriate sexual behavior, poor self esteem, tendencies toward substance abuse, and difficulty with close relationships.

Those with a reported childhood sexual abuse history also have high rates of post–traumatic stress disorder compared to non-sexual abuse victims. In addition, adults with a reported history of childhood sexual abuse have more unexplained medical problems and use more medical services than non-abused individuals.

The effects of child sexual abuse are even more profound when children are victimized by fathers or stepfathers and when the victimization involves force and genital contact. Reactions of family members and others to the disclosure of the sexual abuse may also influence victims’ reactions and recovery.

Early identification of sexual abuse in victims appears to be crucial to the reduction of suffering in abused youth and to the establishment of support system for assistance in pursuing appropriate psychological development and healthier adult functioning. As long as disclosure continues to be a problem for young victims, then fear, suffering and psychological distress will, like the secret, remain with the victim.

Michael J. Bland, a consultant to the Virtus Programs, is a clinical professional counselor in Oak Lawn, IL and works part-time for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Assistance Ministry as the clinical and pastoral coordinator. This article is the copyrighted property of The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc., all right reserved, and is reprinted here with permission. For more information about VIRTUS@Online or other VIRTUS services, visit or call (888) 847-8870.

This weekly series of features stories, commentary and analysis is compiled and edited by an advisory group to the Media Relations Office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, through which the articles are distributed. For particular help, contact the Office of Assistance Ministry, (800) 355-2545 or (213) 637-7650.

What is the Eucharistic Adoration Visit?
It is the meeting of our soul and all our being with Jesus?

  It is the creature meeting his Creator;/ The disciple before the Divine Master. The patient with the Doctor of souls;/ The poor one appealing to the rich One; The thirsty one drinking at the Font;/ The weak one presenting himself to the Almighty; The tempted one seeking a sure Refuge;/ The blind one searching for the light; The friend who goes to the True Friend;/ The lost sheep sought by the divine Shepherd; The heart led astray who finds the Way;/ The foolish one who finds Wisdom; The bridge who finds the Spouse of the soul;/ The nothing who finds the All; The afflicted who finds the Consoler;/ The youth who finds life’s meaning; It is the shepherds at the manager, Magdalene at the house of Simon, Nicodemus who arrives by night. It is the holy conversations of the Samaritan, of Zacchaeus, of Philip and of all the apostles with Jesus, especially during the last week of his earthly life and after the resurrection.

One approaches Jesus as the Mediator between God and humanity, as the Priest of the Father, as the Victim of expiation, as the Messiah come to the earth, as the Word of God, the Shepherd, the Way and Truth and Life, the Savior of the Word.



Do you need some Catholic faith enrichment?
Do you have questions about what it is to be Catholic?
What do I do if I am interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?
What are the Sacraments of Initiation?
For more info, please contact
Sister Eilene at 281-0466; ext. 211



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