Peace & Justice Mass: September 23, 2018 CANCELLED

Join us for the September 15-23, 2018 CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTIONS!

In lieu of our Peace & Justice Mass on September 23, 2018, we encourage you to participate in one or more of the following events in our area:

  • Annual Conference, Pax Christi Southern California Region
    September 22, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Mother Louis Room, St Joseph Center
    480 S. Batavia, Orange, CA 92868
    Click here for more information.
  • An Interfaith Celebration: Our Faith Response to the Right to Peace
    September 23, 2018, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Holy Spirit Retreat Center
    4316 Lanai Road, Encino, CA 91436
    Click here for more information (PDF).
  • Death Penalty Focus Special Event: Fighting for Their Lives
    September 23, 2018, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    400 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
    Click here for more information.
  • Pax Christi San Diego Peace Celebration Event
    September 19, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Home of Sean & Christy Bohan
    Click here for more information.
  • Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    The Sunday readings can be found here: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    or press Play below:

    Whether you are able to attend or not, we invite you to join your prayer with our prayer,
    in Pope Francis’ words:

    To him, the Father, in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, I now turn, begging the intercession of the Virgin Mary, a daughter of the Holy Land and our Mother.

    Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!

    We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried… But our efforts have been in vain.

    Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost”. Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.

    Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.

    Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!


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