Oct 16, 2005

John Paul II Day

"He was a man of peace and hope. He pointed out to the whole world, to every community, to all men and to each man that life can be made more human, and taught how it is possible, keeping one's own faith, to give respect and love to others."

Statement in Polish Law affirming John Paul II Day.

Tip to Custos Fidei.

Tip to an L.A. Catholic reader. Yesterday a park in a Los Angeles parish was dedicated to Pope John Paul II. They even erected a statue of the late pontiff. I am not familiar with this parish but they must be doing something right. I guess not all the news in L.A. is bad news.

Go HERE for the story.

Bruce Hazelton / Daily Breeze


Anonymous Quo Vadis said...

Good news for LA! And it has a real statue of the man instead of some funky "interpretive" statue by someone without the talent to make real statuary.

They are going to name an 865 acre park under construction in Houston after Pope John Paul II. Of course the athiest are upset by that.

Think there is ever going to be a Mahony Park for the LA diocese? Where would be a good place to designate as the park?

6:42 PM  
Blogger Tito said...

Mahony Park, that's funny.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Clayton said...

Maybe Mahony Park could be an annex to one of the theme parks in Anaheim.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Jude said...


9:51 PM  
Anonymous joe mccool said...


Sts. Peter & Paul is the best kept secret in L.A. Father Peter Irving is a wonderful priest. I attended 11:00 Mass there yesterday. Very reverent. He gave an excellent homily about the sin of scandal. I highly recommend you check it out if you’re close to Wilmington. They also have a 24 hour adoration chapel (The only parish in L.A. I'm aware of) and a nice little book store.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

joe mcCool,
Thanks for the info on Sts. Peter & Paul. Looks like there is at least 2 excellent parishes in the south county: Sts. Peter & Paul and St. Peter Chanel. If any others, I'd like to hear about them.

The best thing I can say about our 9:30am Mass at St. Bartholomew's in Long Beach was that at least the Creed was said this week. It's a hit-or-miss proposition, usually a miss. :(


10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Think there is ever going to be a Mahony Park for the LA diocese? Where would be a good place to designate as the park?"-How 'bout the dump?

12:21 PM  
Blogger John Hearn said...

This is *my* parish! (Beam!)

This was at our Eucharistic Congress that we held to solemnize the end of the Year of the Eucharist. You wont see me in that picture as I got stuck manning Fr. Wood's (op) CD table - a great speaker BTW.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe McCool:

Thanks for the info about St. Peter and St. Paul.

For your information, there are a few other parishes in L.A. that have Perpetual Adoration: Mary Star in San Pedro is one that comes to mind.

1:59 PM  
Blogger John Hearn said...

I always have to grin when I remember a sign I saw up at St. John-Fisher in PV:

Perpetual Adorations Hours - 8:00AM to 9:00PM...

2:18 PM  
Anonymous joe mccool said...

Anon #1,

I agree. Saint Peter Chanel & Sts. Peter & Paul are the two best parishes in South L.A. County. My personal preference is Sts. Peter & Paul since the mass is more traditional.

Anon #2,

Thanks for the heads up about Mary Star of the Sea.

John Hearn,

"Perpetual Adoration Hours - 8:00AM to 9pm"

LOL! I've had people tell me that they have perpetual adoration on Tuesdays. That's why I've gotten into the habit of calling it 24 hour adoration.

5:24 PM  

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