John August Swanson Memorial Masses

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John August Swanson's life will be celebrated in two Masses:

November 13, 2021
A private, invitation only, Mass will be live-streamed at 10:30am.
(Please continue to check this page for more information.)

November 18, 2021
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California

The Cathedral Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
A live-stream will also be available for those who cannot attend.

Parking will be available on-site for $10;
the Civic Center/Grand Park Metro station is closest to the Cathedral.

These streams, and any additional information about the services, will be available on this webpage.
If you have questions or requests, please feel welcome to contact the Studio.


Ecclesiastes, by John August Swanson
© 1989 by John August Swanson
Serigraph, 22½" X 28¼"

To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil -- this is the gift of God.

-Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3

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