The
Episcopal News Update

A weekly newsletter serving the Diocese of Los Angeles
March 21, 2021
From the bishop
A Word on the Blessing of Marriage

In a statement this week, the Vatican said that because of their purportedly sinful nature, same-sex unions do not enjoy God’s blessing. These words injure LGBTQ+ people and all who advocate for justice and equity for all children of God. The magnitude of their pain cannot be overestimated. May God’s healing power comfort each person who has felt themselves in danger or who has been plunged deeper into isolation or discouragement.

And yet the wound cuts even deeper. The statement risks putting a stumbling block between Jesus Christ and all who are spiritually hungry and who need and deserve the hope of Resurrection. These include LGBTQ+ people, their beloveds and advocates, and millions more, especially younger people, who will be lost to a life of faith as long as religious institutions hew to doctrines that condemn and exclude God’s people on the basis of orientation and identification. In the 21st century, no church will be able to thrive and grow if it insists that the Almighty God nurses prejudices that God’s people, fallible as they are, are finally leaving behind.

At a moment such as this, it is helpful to remember how our Anglican inheritance led The Episcopal Church to a different view of covenantal marriage. We honor Holy Scripture – but we read it discerningly, understanding that texts were inspired by God and influenced by the mores of their time. We honor tradition – but we recognize that traditions change, enabling us at last, after two millennia of oppression, to proclaim the sacramental equality of women late in the last century and of those of all orientations and identifications in ours. We honor our God-given reason – but we test it in community, sharing authority, debating and collaborating, always remembering the prophets’ call, amplified by Christ, to justice and love, even if it means taking a different view than most Christian denominations and sects.

It is important to say that we don’t get everything right. But in a week such as this, it feels right indeed that I am able to say, on behalf of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, that those who heard a rumor this week that God’s blessing has been withheld may come through our doors, and into our Zoom rooms, knowing that we will recognize God’s blessing in them and their unions and marriages – recognize, and give thanks. Because Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)

The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor
VII Bishop of Los Angeles
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
St. Patrick

This message appears here in Spanish (after the English text).
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News
Diocesan council hears of interfaith work, continued digital ministry and cautious return to in-person worship

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News - March 17, 2021] Interfaith collaborations, digital discipleship, returning to in-person worship, and finances dominated the March 11 virtual meeting of Diocesan Council.

Treasurer Andy Tomat reported that half of the 90 parishes in the diocese have turned in mission share fund (MSF) pledges for 2021. Canonically, parishes are asked to give 12-15% of their annual operating budget, and mission congregations are required to give 10% of their annual plate and pledge income to the MSF, from which income to support mission congregations and diocesan ministries is derived.

On a positive note, many parishes are pledging more. “Despite all the challenges, we are so heartened by the many parishes who have not only increased their dollar but also their giving levels from an average of 9.2% to 9.7% of 2019 net operating income,” Tomat said. “So, we are making progress towards the canonical minimum of 12%. All 37 Missions give at 10%.”

However, past-due pledged MSF amounts doubled in January from the previous month and the Finance office and MSF missionaries will follow up with congregations who have fallen behind. Any church with questions about monthly MSF invoices is urged to contact the finance office at finance@ladiocese.org. Tomat said mail service is frequently delayed for up to two weeks and that staff has a staggered on-site work schedule due to COVID restrictions, so record updates may take a couple of weeks.

Bishop Diocesan John Harvey Taylor said MSF changes will be the focus of a diocesan listening process.

Read more here.
Churches renovate, build facilities to enhance ministry, honor history

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News - March 17, 2021] From Montecito to Big Bear, from Tustin to Highland Park, church construction projects
have persisted, even in the time of pandemic.

A seismic retrofit and sanctuary preservation project at All Saints by-the-Sea Church in Montecito began in 2016 with removal of the 119-year-old church bell and refurbishing of its iconic tower. The tower “had subfloor supports that no longer reached the ground,” recalled the Rev. Aimée Eyer-Delevett, rector. “It turned out, it was pretty much stones piled around rubble with mortar that, in some places was cracking. There was no structural support at all.”

The wooden Craftsman-style church, originally built in six weeks and last updated five years after the 1925 earthquake, desperately needed renovation. “The foundation had settled away from the building” and the walls were bowing outward, Eyer-Delevett recalled. During construction the roof was supported by shorings. “We got to the point of having completed demolition of a number of walls and you could see through the church from almost any angle.”

The area’s 2017 devastating Thomas fire, the deadly 2018 mudslides that jolted the sanctuary into serving as an emergency shelter, and the 2020 pandemic slowed but did not halt progress on the $10 million project, now nearing completion. “We know how to respond to a crisis. We’ve been living it for three years,” she said.

Read more here
Service celebrates Barbara Harris, champion of ‘the last, the least, and the left out’

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News - March 17, 2021] Southland Episcopalians, along with dioceses and congregations across The Episcopal Church, gathered virtually on Saturday, March 13, 2021, to commemorate the life and witness of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Clementine Harris, on the one-year anniversary of her death.

The irrepressible, no-holds-barred, gravelly-voiced, cigarette-smoking Harris – the first woman ordained a bishop in The Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion – was remembered as a prophet and pioneer during the hour-long Spanish-English bilingual service livestreamed on the diocesan Facebook and YouTube pages.

Gospel music, laughter and Harris’s own words – recalled in written and video clip sermon excerpts – paid tribute to the former civil rights activist, prison chaplain and self-described champion of “the last, the least and the left out” who famously called out the church for treating the LGBTQ+ community as though they were “half-assed baptized.”

“We search for many things in this world. … like our Lord, we are at a crossroads in the church and in society,” according to an excerpt read from one of Harris’s sermons. “We still have a choice, and Jesus is asking us, ‘Do we have a thirst for the kingdom?’ Are we content to settle for the temporary thirst quenchers of life, things that will never slake the thirst of our parched, dry souls?

“Or do we thirst for righteousness, for peace, for justice, for the liberation of all God’s people? Do we have a thirst to merge as truly faithful Christians, to be more than we are? Each of us must answer for himself or herself. Jesus is patiently waiting for our answer.”

Read more here.
Requiescant
Canon Jennifer Macdonald Ladefoged
June 1, 1931 – March 13, 2021

Canon Jenny Ladefoged – a longtime lay leader in the Diocese of Los Angeles and the wider Episcopal Church – died March 13 of complications from open heart surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was 89 and in recent years resided in Nashville, Tenn.

Ladefoged is predeceased by her husband, Peter, an internationally renowned linguist, who died in 2006. She is survived by their daughters, Lise Friedman and Katie Ladefoged; son, Thegn Ladefoged; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service was livestreamed on March 16 from St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Nashville.

Canon Ladefoged is well known in the diocesan community, which she served as a deputy to General Convention in 1997 and 2000; member of the Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, and the Commission on Ministry; president of the diocesan Episcopal Church Women and a member of its churchwide board; member and administrator of the 1999 bishop diocesan search committee, and chair of the 1991 bishop suffragan search committee, among other volunteer roles.

In 1993 Bishop Frederick H. Borsch named Ladefoged a canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, one in the first group of clergy and lay leaders he so recognized.

Read more here.
The Rev. Thomas Haines Schultz, OHC
October 7, 1933 - March 16, 2021

The Rev. Thomas Haines Schultz, monk of the Order of the Holy Cross, died March 16 at a nursing home in Santa Barbara, where he was a resident of OHC's St. Mary's Retreat House since 2008. He was 87 and canonically resident in the San Francisco-based Diocese of California.

Service arrangements are pending.

A native of Pittsburgh, Schultz earned a bachelor's degree at its eponymous university, then a master of divinity degree at Nashota House in 1959. He was ordained to the diaconate in June 1959 and to the priesthood the following December. He made his life profession in OHC in 1961. He later earned a doctor of divinity degree at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He was a member of the American Counseling Association and the South Carolina Counseling Association, as well as MENSA.

Read more here.
Servants of the Spirit: Gifts for Ministry
Ministry, financial workshops to be held online throughout the year

The diocese's new series of online ministry workshops, titled "Servants of the Spirit: Gifts for Ministry," will continue throughout 2021.

Two workshops will be held each month; one on a ministry topic (usually the first Wednesday of each month, in the evening) and one on a financial topic (second Saturday mornings.) No workshops will be held in July or August.

Upcoming workshops:

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 9 a.m.
Special presentation:
All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines
Register here
Hosted by Dr. Nina Harawa, epidemiologist and professor-in-residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (learn more about Dr. Harawa here)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 7 - 8 p.m.
My Work To Do
Register here
This workshop is an introduction to My Work To Do: an online affinity group designed to help white people build stamina for discussing racism, systemic injustice, racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in their everyday lives. We invite those feeling lost or overwhelmed into the conversation, especially white people who might not have a local anti-racism program or accessible discussion happening in their life. Presenter: Canon Suzanne Edwards-Acton

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 9 - 10 a.m.
Training for Treasurers, Part 2
Register here
Learn valuable tools and best practices and procedures to help you serve as treasurer for your congregation. Presenter: The Rev. Michele Racusin, CFO of the Diocese of California, former CFO of the Diocese of Los Angeles

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 9 a.m.
Cyber Risk Insurance
Register here
Hosted by Jack Rutledge, VP of Client Services for Church Insurance Agency. He’ll cover Cyber Liability and how it affects churches in handling their online presence, data, payments, and communication.

Additional information about the workshop series is here. All workshops are livestreamed and recorded, and will be made available for on-demand viewing here.
Events & Announcements
Camp Stevens opens for day use, family weekends

Camp Stevens, the Diocese of Los Angeles facility in Julian, California, is now open for day use and family weekends. "It only takes one glance at our guest surveys to remind us that all the hard work, preparation, sanitation, and organization is worth it!" says Kathy Wilder, executive director. "If you’re looking to get away as an individual, a couple, or a family we’d love to be a place for you to retreat this spring. Until we can host large groups again, this is the best way for us to sustain camp and share our mission with all of you."

Rooms and cabins range in size and style but always include private restrooms and sleeping areas, Wilder says. "Meals are cooked from scratch and with lots of love from local organic ingredients and served outdoors. There are 256 acres to relax, explore, breathe deep, and get away. Take things at your own pace with a retreat weekend, or choose a monthly Family Camp for a full slate of activities for all ages."

For options, click here or email retreats@campstevens.org or call or text 760.896.7113.
Volunteers needed for upcoming Seeds of Hope food distribution events

Seeds of Hope is seeking volunteers to help out at several upcoming food distribution events in and near Los Angeles. "Without the dedication and support of volunteers, there's no way we could do the work we do," says the Seeds of Hope staff in a Facebook post. "From sorting and boxing produce, unloading trucks to passing out food, volunteers are essential to helping us feed hungry folks!"

Upcoming dates are:

Thursday, March 25, 12 - 4 p.m.
George Washington Carver Park
1400 E. 118th Street, Los Angeles 90059

Friday, March 26, 12 - 4 p.m.
Ted Watkins Memorial Park
1335 E. 103rd Street, Los Angeles 90002

Wednesday, March 31, 12 - 4 p.m.
Mona Park
2291 E. 121st Street, Compton 90222

Thursday, April 1, 12 - 4 p.m.
Salazar Park
3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles 90023

To volunteer, contact Erica Nieves at enieves@ladiocese.org.
One in the Spirit continues series of Lenten reflections

The Rev. Canon Susan Russell, canon for Engagement Across Difference and leader of the Diocese of Los Angeles' One in the Spirit initiative, has launched a series of Lenten reflections on its blog. To read the blog, click here. To receive the reflections by email as they are posted, scroll to the bottom of the page, enter an email address, and click "subscribe."
Prison ministry group to screen, discuss documentary on illegal sterilizations in a California women's prison

Episcopal Prison Ministry Community will present a free screening and discussion of Belly of the Beast, a 2018 documentary film directed by Erika Cohn on Saturday, March 20 at 12 p.m. The film will be available for viewing March 18 - 20; the discussion will feature attorney Cynthia Chandler, founder of Justice Now, who led the investigation.

Belly of the Beast is a New York Times Critics Pick documentary that shows how an unlikely duo discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in a California women’s prison. Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, Belly of the Beast exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons. The NY Times describes the film as "timely and bracing"; the Los Angeles Times calls it a "thrilling legal drama."

The link to the screening is here: passcode is BOTB_03202021. For more information email info@prismjustice.org.
Joey Schewee will explore the Enneagram in Stillpoint virtual retreat

Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality will offer a one-day online retreat titled "Enneagram: Through the Lens of Stances," led by Joey Schewee, on Saturday, March 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

"The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that identifies nine personality types expressed individually and in relationship to others. The Enneagram acts as a unique tool for understanding and explaining human behavior, the underlying motivations that drive behavior, and the gifts we all have for the transformation of non-productive encounters with others," says the release from Stillpoint.

"Whether you're new to the Enneagram or not, this retreat will provide the basic tenets of the Enneagram system and how knowing ones-self can allow us to lead more whole
lives, while also going deeper into stance work. Enneagram wisdom shows our unique imbalance in the three centers of intelligence: thinking, feeling and doing. Learning to balance these three centers frees up enormous amounts of physical, emotional, and spiritual energy."

Joey Schewee (pictured above left) has been a student of the Enneagram for more than 20 years. As an Enneagram mentor, she completed an intensive three-year apprenticeship with her mother, Suzanne Stabile, in 2006, and has taught in tandem with the Enneagram master for more than a decade.

The retreat will be held virtually by Zoom. Cost is $60 per person (students $25). Ten scholarships are available. For information and to register in advance, click here.
Guibord Center program to focus on nonviolence in a divided world

Nonviolent resistance was a philosophy at the heart of the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s. The Guibord Center will host Vedanta Society leader Swami Sarvapriyananda speaking on "Satyagraha: The Heart of Nonviolence" on Wednesday, March 24, 4 - 5 p.m. via Zoom.

"As people of faith and goodwill seek justice, they often choose a path of nonviolent action without being aware of its underlying spiritual practice and principles," says the event announcement. "Mahatma Gandhi developed the concept of satyagraha and used it in India's struggle for rights and independence." In the 1950s, the Rev. James Lawson, colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King and U.S. Representative John R. Lewis, studied satyagraha in India and brought it to the U.S., where it became a guiding principle of the U.S. civil rights movement.

Swami Sarvapriyananda, spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of New York, has been a monk in the Ramakrishna order for over 25 years. In his words, "Mahatma Gandhi's principled teaching and practice of nonviolence is a light of hope and inspiration in our troubled and divided world. Nonviolence is a natural expression of our innermost spirituality, and the oneness of, not only all humanity, but all existence."

To participate in the event, register in advance here.

The Guibord Center works to increase understanding among Los Angeles' diverse religious communities. It was founded by the late Rev. Gwynne Guibord, a priest of the Diocese of Los Angeles.
'By Your Side' programs this spring will train end-of-life companions

Episcopal Communities and Services has announced new training sessions for By Your Side Vigil Companions, a program that trains volunteers to be a compassionate presence for those nearing the end of life.

"This year has brought all of us to an acute awareness of life’s fragility, and of the immense value of being companioned," says the course announcement. "The mission of By Your Side, which has always been to be supportive of people in palliative care and to be at the bedside at the end of their lives as needed, has had to adapt to the realities of COVID. We‘ve needed to ask: 'How can we practice presence without proximity?' We have also grappled with the need many of us feel to talk about what we are living through, perhaps to grieve. Together we are exploring being together, in the hospitals, in our communities, over technology or the phone, in whatever ways we can."

Each of the three training programs will be conducted in 2-hour sessions over five weeks via ZOOM. Session dates and times are:

  • Wednesday afternoons, March 17 - April 14, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday evenings, April 15 - May 13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday afternoons, May 25 - June 22, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

There is no obligation to volunteer at the completion of the training. A fee of $70 ( which includes all materials) is due by the second class. Scholarships are available. CE credit (12 hours) for nurses is available for an additional $30.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Brown, By Your Side administrator, at sbrown@ecsbyyourside.org or 818.822.6044. Enrollment is limited to 30 people.
SAVE THE DATES
Two online diocesan services planned for Eastertide

Bishop John Harvey Taylor invites the diocesan community to two online services in Eastertide.

The first will be The Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday, April 3 at 8 p.m., coordinated by the Rev. Canon Susan Russell with participation by Taylor, Bishop Suffragan Diane M. Jardine Bruce and Canon to the Ordinary Melissa McCarthy and people from all over the diocese.

The second service, on the second Sunday of Easter, April 11, will be a simple celebration of Holy Eucharist conducted by Taylor and Canon Kathy O'Connor.

Both services will be livestreamed and available for viewing on demand on the diocese's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Lenten study program to focus on Presiding Bishop Curry's Love Is the Way

The diocesan One in the Spirit team has created a five-week program Lenten study of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s newest book, Love Is the Way.

In Love Is the Way Bishop Curry offers an inspirational road map for living the way of love through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey. In the words of reviewer Jon Meacham, “Michael Curry draws on his own remarkable life to show us the way we might make our own lives, and the lives of nations, warmer, better and nobler.”

Designed for online book groups, the curriculum includes bilingual English/Spanish study guides with video presentations from the Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy, the Rev. Antonio Gallardo, the Very Rev. Canon Gary Hall, Missioner for Youth Ministries Gabriel Vasquez-Reyes and Bishop John H. Taylor. The resources now are available on the One in the Spirit webpage.

For more information contact the Rev. Canon Susan Russell at srussell@ladiocese.org.
In the congregations
Churches continue blood drives in March, April and beyond

Blood supplies are critically low in California, and congregations in the Diocese of Los Angeles have stepped up to help replenish them by hosting blood drives. Currently scheduled events are listed below.

Additional helpful resources from the American Red Cross:

Donors may save up to 15 minutes by completing pre-donation reading and answering health history questions here, rather than filling out forms on the day of donation.

All donors and staff will be screened before entering the facilities.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
100 N. Third Avenue, Covina 91723
Information: 626.967.3939
Red Cross reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: HTEC
Holy Trinity will offer a blood drive each month. Upcoming dates are: Thursday, March 18; Thursday, April 15; Thursday, May 6. Reservations through the Red Cross are required.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101.
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: ASEC
Donations will be by appointment only, scheduled through RedCrossBlood.org. Upcoming dates at this location are April 20, June 22 and Aug. 17.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
12692 Fifth Street, Yucaipa 92399
Register here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: ST ALBANS. Upcoming dates at this location are Thursday, April 29; and Mondays, May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 22 and Dec. 27.

Will your church host blood drives in 2021? Send the information to The Episcopal News (news@ladiocese.org) for inclusion in the calendar.
From the wider Episcopal Church
Episcopalians rally support for LGBTQ community after Vatican refuses same-sex blessings

By David Paulsen

[Episcopal News Service - March 17, 2021] Episcopal clergy are highlighting The Episcopal Church’s support for LGBTQ couples this week while condemning an announcement by the Vatican that it would not allow blessing of same-sex unions because the relationships are seen by the Roman Catholic Church as sinful.

A Vatican office that handles matters of church doctrine was responding to questions about whether Catholic clergy can bless gay and lesbian couples. The office’s March 15 response, approved by Pope Francis, asserted that God “cannot bless sin.”

“These words injure LGBTQ+ people and all who advocate for justice and equity for all children,” Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor said March 17 in an email message to his Episcopal diocese in Southern California. The Vatican’s statement, he said, “risks putting a stumbling block between Jesus Christ and all who are spiritually hungry and who need and deserve the hope of resurrection.”

Read more here.
Continuing events
SUNDAYS, 6 p.m.
LACMA Sundays LIVE! Chamber Music concerts
St. James in-the-City Church, Los Angeles
Live-streamed and on demand here

MONDAYS, 5 -6:30 p.m. AND 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Becoming More Human: A Spiritual Exploration
Center for Spirituality in Ontario
Information here
A series of interactive online meetings using Matthew Fox’s book Original Blessing as the springboard for exploration and reflection. The series, which began Oct. 12, is for persons of any age or walk of life, who share an interest in processing their inner journeys. Participants may join at any point, though regular participation is presumed. Sessions are led by the Rev. Gianluigi Gugliermetto, director of the Center for Spirituality. Suggested donation is $7 per session.
Opportunities
TRAVEL & PILGRIMAGE
Central Europe: Oberammergau Passion Play
September 2022
Join Bishop Guy Erwin of the ELCA and Canon Jim Newman of the Episcopal Church for a 13-day journey across central Europe to Oberammergau, Germany. The day-long Oberammergau Passion Play is produced every decade and is a four-century “thank you” to God for saving the people of this picturesque Bavarian Alpine village. Experience this spiritual event and look at the culture and religion of Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz and Czestochowa), Hungary (Budapest), Czech Republic (Bratislava), Austria (Vienna & the Salzkammergut) and Germany (Oberammergau & Munich). Cost is $4,899 from Los Angeles including $450 taxes/airline surcharges.) Information: Jim Newman, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310.391.5522 or 888.802.6722; rector@stbedesla.org. A full itinerary is here.

ALTADENA: Church Office Administrator, St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Part-time (20-25 hours/week, Monday - Friday). Responsible for church communications, maintenance of office a records, assisting with financial operations, administrative support for the rector and other staff. A full job description is here. Salary is commensurate with experience. Contact: The Rev. Carrie Patterson Grindon, rector, at carripg@saintmarksaltadena.org

CLAREMONT: Spirituality center executive director. The Center for Spirituality & Practice (CS&P), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for those seeking wisdom and spiritual practices for their daily lives, seeks a committed spiritual practitioner and high-capacity nonprofit leader to be its first executive director. A respected name in the spiritual enrichment landscape, the Center runs the multifaith/interspiritual website SpiritualityandPractice.com which offers a vast array of resources for the spiritually hungry. The new executive director will collaborate with founders Mary Ann and Frederic Brussat to advance their legacy and develop the organization into its next phase. A detailed position profile can be found here.

EL MONTE: Bookkeeper (part time), Our Saviour Center. Earn extra money by working 20 - 24 hours per week, Monday – Friday, during regular business hours. Wonderful work environment. Flexible work schedule. This position requires work in Our Saviour's El Monte office. No virtual or remote working permitted. Full Covid safety protocols observed. Full job description and application instructions are here.

HOLLYWOOD-LOS ANGELES: Seeds of Hope Food Distribution Associate. Bilingual (English-Spanish). This position will be an essential part of the Seeds of Hope team getting healthy, nutritious food to more families in need in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Job duties include picking up, sorting, organizing and delivering produce; providing great customer service; documenting quantities and submitting data for reports. Work hours are full time, but variable. Valid Class C driver's license, experience with driving 16-ft or larger truck required. Full job description is here.

SANTA ANA: Office Manager, Church of the Messiah. Part-time. The Office Manager will serve as the focal point for parish business operations, and is responsible for a broad range of administrative, specific operational and oversight functions. Bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish) required. More information is here.

Additional job listings are here. Listings are free: send information to news@ladiocese.org. Applications for jobs must be sent to the contact included in the listing.