St. Mary Eagle Scout candidate gives back to parish, school

Tidings 07-04: Michael Loria presents his display case at St. Mary’s.

Michael Loria, a 2013 graduate of St. Mary School, Palmdale, made the school and St. Mary Church the beneficiary of his Boy Scout Eagle service project. Part of his project was to build a trophy display case for the school and church conference center, a project that was celebrated June 28.

The pre-fab display case — located in the Fr. Rowe Conference Center that is used by the school and all parish ministries — was assembled by Michael with the help of his parents and his Troop 283, within a six-hour time frame.

The 14-year-old Life Scout (and sophomore at Paraclete High School) currently is working on his Eagle Scout rank, for which he must now complete and submit his paperwork to be ready for his Eagle Board of Review.


Statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown’s signing of ABx2-15

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Governor Brown’s decision to allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves is deeply disturbing. This is the wrong decision for California.


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October 7, 2015

  • Wednesday, October 7

    College Fair, 6-8 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. The event is sponsored by the Princeton Review and will feature food trucks and break-out sessions on financial aid for college, standardized testing and the Equal Opportunity Program (EOP). Free. Register at For more information, contact Assistant Principal Robert Currie, (626) 940-2013,

    The Compassionate Friends of South Bay/LA Meeting, 7 p.m., The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. The Compassionate Friends are a self-help group offering support to families who have lost a child. (310) 530-3214.

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