St. Lawrence of Brindisi


Father Jesus Vela

June 10, 2018

  [embed][/embed]     In Loving Memory of Father Jesus Vela    Father Jesus was born on May 19, 1962. He entered the Capuchin Order on August 15, 1991. Fr. Jesus was ordained on June 13, 1998. He entered his eternal rest on May 25, 2018. Father Jesus was buried at San Lorenzo Friary at Santa Ynez, California.     The B...

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Father Jesus Vela’s Viewing

June 05, 2018

Father Jesus Vela's Viewing will continue all night long. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed all night long as well. Everyone is welcome to pay their last respects and say a prayer in front of the Lord for Father Jesus Vela's soul....

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Funeral Services for Father Jesus

May 29, 2018

Dear Brothers, Sisters, Family and Friends:   The funeral arrangements for our brother FR. JESUS VELA are as follows:   VIEWING Monday June 4, 2018 beginning at 4:00 pm St. Lawrence of Brindisi Church 10122 Compton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002   ROSARY Monday June 4, 2018 7:00 pm St. Lawrence of Brindisi Church 10122 Compton Ave. Los ...

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Father Jesus Vela

May 26, 2018

It is with great sadness to inform you that God called Father Jesus Vela home, on May 25, 2018. He was found dead in his room at St. Francis High School were he served as Campus Chaplain. Funeral Services are pending. May he Rest in Peace....

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Interdenominational Choir Festival

April 11, 2018

St. Lawrence's Little Angels Choir participated in the 42nd Annual Children's Choir Festival. The Little Angels choir was one of several choirs that participated in this festival, but it was the only one that represented the Catholic Church. Congratulations Little Angels. [embed][/embed]   [embed][/embed]...

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Fasting in the Catholic Church

March 12, 2018

Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and other items made with meat products) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent. Those that are excused are the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illness such as diabetes. Also excluded are are pregnant or nursing women. In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons ...

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Welcome Father Matt

January 22, 2018

Father Matt our new Pastor has arrived. Please be sure to welcome him and let him know how grateful we are that he is here. May God bless him in his new ministry with us. ...

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Take a Look

January 18, 2018

Special thank to Guy L. Miller Jr., the Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver #96 purchased a new frame for Father Fernando's "Jesus of Watts" painting located behind the choir area. We give thanks to both the 7:30 a.m. choir for purchasing the Image of our Lady of Guadalupe and to Ms. Ixcamey, our fifth grade teacher who brought the image from the Basilica in Mexico City. ...

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The Penitential Rite

November 20, 2017

As catholics, it's important that we celebrate the Eucharist with a clean heart. That's why at the beginning of each mass we have the penitential rite. We take a moment of silence to call to mind our sins and ask for God's mercy and forgiveness. This is done in a few different ways. We may repeat after the priest or deacon, "Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy." In this we ask p...

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