Eng Esp Mary Immaculate
Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

February News

Ash Wednesday — March 1st

Mass at 7:00 am. There will be services every 30 minutes beginning at 4:00pm and ending at 9:00pm at the church and at Fr. Luciano Hall.

Did You Know?

Denial as a defense mechanism

It may be difficult to understand why an abuse victim does not come forward immediately to report an assault. For those who have suffered sexual assault or abuse, denial can be a powerful defense mechanism, one that allows them to cope with the trauma and its aftermath.

Often, an abuser is someone the vicƟm knows and trusts, which makes it even harder to understand why the abuse is happening, and harder to come forward and ask for help and protecƟon. For a copy of the VIRTUS© arƟcle “The Many Faces of Denial, Part 2” email: jvienna@la-archdiocese.org or call (213) 637-7227.