Divine Saviour & St. Ann


Laudate pueri Dominum laudate nomen Domini - Ps. 112.1

31 October 2018

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today's readings try to answer the question, "What must I do to be successful?" The readings begin with just one commandment: Love the Lord with all your heart, all your soul, and with all your strength. The psalm extolls God's strength and protection, giving us lots of reasons to love God. The Letter to the Hebrews once again contrasts the perfection of Christ as priest with the weakness of the other priests. Mark reminds us of the first commandment and adds a second element to it. We must not only love God but we must love our neighbor as ourselves. Mark does not provide a lot of details, just the simple understanding that to love God with your whole self and your neighbor as yourself is worth more than any other sacrifice.


ADLA Capital Campaign

Updated by KT

Thank you for supporting the future of Faith and Church

Parish Goal

Pledges Total

Amount Paid

Amount Pledged

Divine Saviour $435,000



Saint Ann $ 135,000



Together in Mission 

Updated by EM

Thank you for the love and support you show to your parish

Parish Goal

Paid to Date

Divine Saviour           $33,408

$ 46,329.12

Saint Ann                   $ 10,012



Updated by EM

Divine Saviour Church

Parish Events: 2911 Idell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065


November 16-17-18-- Friday-Saturday-Sunday

Church Cleaning Day: TBD

Saint Ann Church

Parish Events: 1365 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Special thanks to ALL of our VOLUNTEERS that assisted us at our Saint Ann Parish Fiesta! It was a SUCCESS BECAUSE OF YOUR PRAYERS AND ASSISTANCE!

2019 parish calendars are available at front office: $1.00 donation requested

Divine Saviour School

School Events: 624 Cypress Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095

All members of the parish community are invited to our next Servite Spirituality Night on November 1st at 6PM.

*Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is open. If you are interested in registering your child please stop by the school office (no appointment necessary) or call the office at 323-222-6077 to speak to Mr. Carvalho, principal.

DSSA Religious Education

Religious Education office: 2911 Idell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Updated by CC

Registrations for 2018-2019 are Closed.

Parents are welcome to attend Faith Formation Parents every Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 7pm, Saturday 9am and 11am.

First Test for First communion children and Teens Confirmation will held next week.


Divine Saviour Bingo to benefit school

 2911 Idell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Updated by MM

Join us every Friday night for Divine Saviour Bingo!

Doors open at 5pm. 

First time players receive a free main game with the purchase of their buy-in. Anyone who recommends a first-time player will also receive a free main game. For more information please consult the bingo manager or visit our website dssala.org/bingo.

Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers for their continued support. If you’re interested in volunteering please send us an email at  bingo@dssala.org.

DS Sunday Announcements

Updated by SM/CR

  1. Our fiesta presale tickets are now available:
  1. $25 worth of food tickets for only $20!  
  2. $20 for a ride wristband. Good for Saturday Nov. 17 from 12pm to 6pm or get
  3. $20 worth of ride tickets for only $15!
  1. Raffle tickets are still available in the parish office.  For those who have already taken a book home, thank you! Please return them to the parish office at your earliest convenience.
  2. We are still promoting our Holy Land Pilgrimage in February 2019 with Fr. Samy and in May 2019 to Portugal with Fr. Albert, for more information please take a flyer home.
  3. Thursday, November 1st is All Saints Day we have Spanish mass at 8:15am and Bilingual Mass at 7pm.         
  4. Friday, November 2nd is First Friday and the Commemoration of all the Faithful departed. We have English Mass at 8:15am, Confessions at 4:30pm, Bilingual Mass at 5:30pm and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9am until Midnight. All are invited.
  5. We are in need of donations of Sodas, Water and paper goods for our fiesta. We also need plant donations. Please look in the bulletin for the list of donation items and you may bring any donations to the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.

SA Sunday Announcements

Updated by SM/CR

  1. Please join us for bible study on Mondays in the Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary, no need to bring a Bible.
  2. We are still promoting our Holy Land Pilgrimage in February 2019 with Fr. Samy and in May 2019 to Portugal with Fr. Albert, for more information please take a flyer home.


Important Information and Continuing Events

in the Archdiocese

Updated by AP

  1. In response to the USCCB’s pastoral initiative and stance against domestic violence and their support for victims of domestic violence, the Office of Family Life, has organized an event on Responding to Domestic Violence: Leadership Awareness Training’ on Friday, January 18, 2019. As First Responders to Domestic Violence in the Parish Community we invite; Clergy, Parish/School Staff, VIRTUS® Facilitators, Marriage Preparation Couples and Lay Ministers. Please SAVE THE DATE and share the attached invitation with your Parish Leaders. This Training will be offered in both ENGLISH and SPANISH. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released the Media Toolkit for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which includes social media tips to spread peace, prayers and petitions to assist clergy and liturgy committees in incorporating Domestic Violence Awareness into the liturgy. Additionally, an article with homily helps or suggestions for preaching about family violence. The USCCB documents are available online: http://www.catholicsforfamilypeace.org/uploads/9/7/5/4/9754767/toolkitfinal__1_.pdf http://www.usccb.org/about/laity-marriage-family-life-and-youth/womens-issues/preaching-tips.cfm For additional resources go to the USCCB Domestic Violence website at: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/domestic-violence/index.cfm

  1. Announcing a Special Mass at the Cathedral to honor Veterans and their Families in recognition of their Service, Sacrifice and Commitment to our Nation. The Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, November 11th at 10:00am at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels by Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of the San Fernando Region. This event is sponsored by the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and in collaboration with the Office of Family Life, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you have any questions, please call Jeanette Seneviratne at (213) 637-7398 or e-mail at jseneviratne@la-archdiocese.org. If you are a Veteran and would like to receive a commemorative certificate and ribbon, please visit the Office of Family Life website to DOWNLOAD the Registration Form at: http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/familylife/marriage/Documents/Cathedral_VRF.pdf
  2. St. Dominic Catholic Church invites you to join Fr. Tom Vandenberg as he helps us explore the Sacrament of Matrimony, focusing especially on what distinguishes it from all other marriages.  He will give two presentations, on Monday and Tuesday, October 22-23 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Fr. Vandenberg is a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle who has worked in parishes as well as both the Cursillo and Marriage Encounter movements. Father’s presentations will address the issues in a straight forward, serious, yet refreshing way.
  3. Marriage Encounter and Family Movement:  Marriage Encounter Weekend, Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 18, in Glendale The Marriage Encounter and Family Movement (MEFM) under the auspices of Office of Family Life will have a Marriage Encounter Weekend from Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 18, at Incarnation Parish in Glendale.  The objective of the weekend is to deepen the couple’s intimacy with one another and with God.  It is a discovery weekend wherein, through learned communication techniques, spouses examine their relationship in a new and positive way.  All handouts, supplies, meals, and snacks from Friday through Sunday will be provided by MEFM for the attending couples.  For more information please contact Maria Milagrosa (Guing) Ramos at 213-637-7330 or email at MMRamos@la-archdiocese.org
  4. Office for Worship:  Training for Ministry of Consolation Throughout the Archdiocese The Office for Worship is offering the following training sessions for the Ministry of Consolation.  People are welcome to go to any training session, not only the one for one’s own pastoral region.
  1. St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Westlake Village.  Saturdays, October 13 through November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $25 per session.  Please register online at: http://store.la-archdiocese.org/ministry-of-consolation-training
  2. St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Covina.  Saturdays, November 17 (not meeting Nov. 24) through December 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Cost is $25 each session.Please register online at: http://store.la-archdiocese.org/ministry-of-consolation-training-4
  3. St. Bartholomew Parish in Long Beach.  Thursdays, March 7 through May 16, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Cost is $15 per session.  Please register online at: http://store.la-archdiocese.org/ministry-of-consolation-training-2 

For more information, please contact Eva Hernandez at: ehernandez@la-archdiocese.org 


Divine Saviour Church & St. Ann Church

Los Angeles, California