Divine Saviour & St. Ann


Laudate pueri Dominum laudate nomen Domini - Ps. 112.1

February 23, 2018

Second Sunday of Lent

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent. This week is about beloved sons, Isaac and Jesus. In the first reading from Genesis, Abraham is told to sacrifice his only son. He prepares to do just that. The reading from Romans reminds us that God's only Son was sacrificed for us. In the passage from Mark's Gospel, the disciples are shown that Jesus is God's beloved Son. In each of these readings a beloved son is brought to the brink of death. Abraham's obedience and trust in God is tested. Jesus is not tested but revealed to his disciples, who do not understand what they are seeing. Abraham and the disciples are told to listen. By listening they are brought beyond death into life. Our Lenten preparation is about listening for the word of God even when, like Abraham and the disciples, we are asked to do what we think we cannot do.

Save the Date

-Adoration: Friday March 2, 2018 (Young Adult Ministry @11:00pm)

- Velankanni Retreat: Saturday March 3rd (Start 8:00am) Dr. D. Jayanand

-Religious Congress: March 15 (Youth Day) March 16-17-18 Congress

-Staff Retreat (Lenten Spirit): March 20, @7pm

Divine Saviour Church: Parish Events

DS Lenten Soup Calendar: Every Tuesday

Join us for Soup: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Soup Talk begins: 7:00pm

Saint Ann Church: Parish Events  

SA Lenten Soup Calendar: Every Wednesday

Join us for Soup: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Soup Talk begins: 7:00pm

Religious Education

Divine Saviour School

Join us every Friday night for Divine Saviour Bingo!

Doors open at 4pm. 

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.

Important Information and Continuing Events in the Archdiocese:

Catholic Relief Services:  C.R.S. Rice Bowl During Lent

Catholic Relief Services is offering its C.R.S. Rice Bowl project during Lent to raise both awareness and funds.  Their website is at: http://www.crsricebowl.org 

To finalize your plans on how to distribute CRS Rice Bowls, communicate about the program to your community during Lent, and reflect with the faith formation materials, please see the following:

Use these tips to plan a meaningful beginning and close of the Lenten season.

Communicate about who we will be praying for this Lenten season with CRS Rice Bowl bulletin or newsletter announcements and prayer intentions

Pray as a community with CRS Rice Bowl’s Stations of the Cross or other spiritual resources

Encounter our neighbors from around the world with videos from the 2018 CRS Rice Bowl YouTube playlist

For questions about your CRS Rice Bowl order, call 800-222-0025.

The Office for Worship is sponsoring the following events:

Saturday, March 3:  Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass/Sick at Padre Serra Parish, Camarillo.  5205 Upland Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012. Cost is $15 half a day or $25 full day. Please register online by going to:


For more information please email


Re-Tilling the Soil: An Evening of Reflection and Renewal for Parish Musicians. This is for liturgical musicians to help them prepare spiritually for their ministry during these holy seasons of Lent and Easter.

Tuesday, March 6, at St. Anthony Church, Oxnard, 7-9 p.m. 2511 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93033.  Cost is $15.

Please register online at:


For more information please email ofwmailbox@la-archdiocese.org

Retrouvaille Retreat:  Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 11

Retrouvaille is a peer marriage ministry program to help troubled marriages.  The next Retrouvaille Retreat in the Los Angeles area will be from Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 11.  For more information, including cost and location, please contact (909) 900-5465 or:


Information about the Retrouvaille Ministry is available at:


Office of Family Life:  Separated and Divorced Support Group, Thursdays in South Pasadena

Divorce or separation is troubling and painful to most people.  The support group’s goal is to become a source of spiritual strength and wisdom to process the grief, to ease the pain, and to give comfort and hope to those recovering from separation and divorce.  All separated and divorced

people are invited to join an ongoing group.  It meets on Thursdays, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena.  There is no charge to attend these support group meetings.  For more information, please contact Terri Lynn Doubet at (818) 729-0577.

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles:  Appointments on Temporary Protective Status Available in Los Angeles

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is offering individual appointments to people who need legal assistance re-registering for Temporary Protective Status.  Depending on the level of service required, cost is $50 to $150 per person.  These appointments will be at the offices of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (1531 James M. Wood Blvd. in Los Angeles).  To make an appointment, please call 213-251-3491.


Divine Saviour Church & St. Ann Church

Los Angeles, California