The PLACE (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education) Corps will hold its annual commissioning mass at the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Sacred Heart Chapel Wednesday, July 30th.

Cardinal Roger Mahoney will preside over the mass and welcome 33 new members into Cohort Eight of the Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education Corps. Twelve members of the new cohort are LMU graduates.

The LMU corps is an innovative two-year program that offers a teaching credential and master’s degree for young men and women willing to teach in underserved Catholic schools in the Los Angeles region, according to a spokesman.

Candidates apply from around the country and are chosen based on academic ability, dedication to social justice and commitment to Catholic education.

The corps commissioning marks the culmination of the newest group’s intensive summer program and the beginning of their career as Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education Corps teachers working in Los Angeles Archdiocese’s underserved schools.

The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Chapel, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester.