Obituaries - 05/30/2014

Sr. Mary Jo Wise, PBVM

Funeral Mass will be held May 30, 7 p.m., at St. Agnes Church, San Francisco, for Sister of the Presentation Mary Jo Wise, 66, who died May 26 at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco. She had been a Sister of the Presentation for 45 years.

A native of Los Angeles, Sister Wise taught from 1972-78 at Presentation High School in San Francisco. In 1978, along with three other Presentation Sisters, she founded the Presentation Shelter Home for abused and abandoned children, which continued until 1980. Sister Wise and Sister Judy Cunningham reopened this home in 1981, ministering there until 1985.

She later earned an LVN degree and ministered at St. Elizabeth Home and St. Luke Hospital. In 1995, Sister Wise returned to teaching at St. Brigid School in San Francisco.

Three times she was elected to serve on the Sisters of the Presentation Leadership Teams, and also served on regional and national Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) committees, including the executive team of LCWR Region 14. Recently, Sister Wise served on the Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sisters of the Presentation, Development Office, 281 Masonic Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118.

 

Msgr. Alfred Hernández

Funeral Mass will be celebrated May 30, 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Highland Park, for Msgr. Alfred Hernández, pastor emeritus, who died May 26.

He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on April 27, 1955, part of the largest class of ordinands (31) in the history of the archdiocese. He served 18 years (1978-96) as pastor of St. Ignatius before retiring.

A Vigil will be celebrated May 29, 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius. A more complete obituary will appear in the June 6 issue of The Tidings.


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    Special Needs Mass, 10 a.m., Father Maguire Council Hall, 4315 N. Vincent Ave, Covina.Mass for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information, contact Elizabeth, (909) 599-9833, ebinerfamily@gmail.com.

    Don Bosco Tech Spring Open House, Mass: 10 a.m., Open House: 12-3 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. (626) 940-2000. www.boscotech.edu.

    Third Order Lay Carmelite Community Q & A Meeting, 1-4 p.m., St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 12930 Hamlin St., North Hollywood. The Order is located throughout the Los Angeles area and open to new membership.  If interested in the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer, community and service, come and have your questions answered. For moreinformation, contact Regional Director Herman Briones, (818) 521-6564.

    Stations of the Cross, 2 p.m., Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles. Every Sunday through March 22. (323) 261-3106. 
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    “Who is this Jesus you see?,” 2-4 p.m., Master Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center, 700 N Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre. Presented by Dr. Michael Downey. Freewill donation. 

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    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965. Audiogirlministries.com.

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