Reflections with Fr. Mark
Saint Jude, apostle and . . . Hollywood success story? Indeed! Beyond Simon’s being a “ Zealot” for Israel’s liberation and Jude’s question about Jesus revealing himself (John 14:22), no historic facts are known about either saint.

But Saint Jude’s well-known patronage of lost causes and hopeless cases is largely due to a desperate vow made just before World War II by a struggling entertainer, the son of Arab-American immigrants, Danny Thomas. Unemployed, his wife about to give birth, Danny, attending Mass, impulsively donated his last seven dollars to the collection, promising: “Saint Jude, if you help me find my way in life, I will build a shrine in your honor!”

Older Americans remember well Danny’s long, successful movie and television career. Grateful parents worldwide know the miracles that have taken place for fifty years at his Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where needy children are cared for regardless of race, religion, or financial resources, and monumental advances continue in healing and preventing pediatric cancers and catastrophic childhood diseases.

A living, life-giving partnership is this “Communion of Saints”: Simon, Jude, Danny Thomas—us! (Feast Day: October 28) —Peter Scagnelli, © J. S. Paluch Co.
School Waiver Approved to Return to In-person Instruction

St. Luke Catholic School is pleased to announce that its waiver to return to in-person instruction for Transitional Kindergarten through Second Grade has been approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. In-person instruction for those grade levels will resume on Monday, Nov. 2.

While, we have done a fabulous job with Distance Learning, nothing replaces the classroom setting for learning and growing. Thank you your continued prayers! We are St. Luke Catholic School!

For more information, contact Yvette Jefferys, principal, at (626) 291-5959 or

Applications currently being accepted.
Virtual Día de los Muertos Prayer Vigil
Sunday, Nov. 1, at 6:00 pm

Virtual All Souls Day Mass
Monday, Nov. 2, at 10:00 am

with Archbishop José H. Gomez

The virtual celebrations will offer a unique opportunity for families
to celebrate from home a Catholic tradition that unites faith, prayer
and cultural heritage to honor the faithful departed. Click for details...