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Sacred Heart High School will host its first gala, “United to Empower,” on April 25 at 5 p.m. The evening will raise funds for the Comet Scholarship Fund, a tuition assistance program for students at the all-girls college prep school.
San Gabriel Mission High School senior Claire Cruz will attend Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, on a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Cruz is a recipient of the Posse Scholarship, an award given to students of extraordinary academic ability and leadership potential.
On April 13, Marymount California University will present “Excellence in Storytelling” as part of their Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series.
St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood hosted the fourth annual Prom Project on March 14 to provide free dresses, suits, shoes and accessories to hundreds of South Los Angeles area high school students who otherwise could not afford to attend their prom.
After last week’s horrific mob killing of a young woman in Afghanistan, Catholics are calling for a re-dedication to religious liberty and human rights worldwide.
Nearly a year since taking part in a prayer for Middle East peace in the Vatican Gardens, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been invited to the Vatican a second time, for the canonization Mass of two Palestinians.
U.S. officials has confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 23, during his trip to the United States for the World Meeting of Families.
“One must not love oneself so much as to avoid getting involved in the risks of life that history demands of us. … But whoever out of love for Christ gives themselves to the service of others will live, like the grain of wheat that dies. ... Only in dying does it produce the harvest. … Whoever offers their life out of love for Christ, and in service to others, will live like the seed that dies.”
Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8:30 p.m., St. Clare’s, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. $9-10 for 2- or 3-piece dinner, dine in or take out. (661) 252-3353. http://www.st-clare.org/.
Fish Dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City. Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council #9128. $2-11 with requested donation of one can of food.