FORMER PASTOR CALLED HOME TO OUR LORD
Rev. Msgr. James J. Loughnane
February 7, 1937 – September 17, 2018
Rev. Msgr. James J. Loughnane, P.A. was the second pastor at St. Joseph the Worker, serving here from 1981 to 1993. A native of County Galway, Ireland, he was ordained at All Hallows Seminary, Dublin, in June 1961. Six weeks later he arrived in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, where he served as associate pastor at several parishes before coming to Winnetka.
The years under Msgr. Loughnane’s leadership were a time of growth and pastoral development. He brought the Renew program to our parish; initiated a youth program and children’s choir; introduced RCIA, Bible Study, Contemplative Prayer, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Finance and Liturgy committees were formed. Mass in Spanish was introduced in 1982. In 1983 the Vietnamese Community was invited to celebrate liturgy every Sunday in their native language. The Peace Garden and Gathering Area, completed in 2001, is dedicated to Msgr. Loughnane.
Life in the Spirit Seminar
The Life in the Spirit Seminar is for all who desire a new awareness of and deeper relationship with God, especially through the working of the Holy Spirit.
September 13 – November 8
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the church
Free Admission –Pre-Registration Encouraged
Print the Registration Form here
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Training Opportunities Fall 2018
The Archdiocese Office for Worship is offering liturgical training programs this fall here in the San Fernando Pastoral region. This is a great opportunity to learn about ways to serve our parish and to receive training to participate in liturgical and music ministries.
Specialization Courses (Spanish and English)
• Director of Initiation
• Director of Music
• Director of Liturgy
Each specialization course includes six sessions. You may register for the entire course or individual session(s). Courses begin Saturday, December 1, 2018.
For a complete description of the courses and sessions, download the bilingual flyer here. Link to PDF of 2-page lyer
Spanish courses: Register here
English courses: Register here
For more details and information click here