• Pregnancy Help Center’s ‘Gift of Life Gala’ set Nov. 15

    Preparations are underway for the Pregnancy Help Center of San Gabriel Valley’s third annual “Gift of Life Gala” to be held Nov. 15, 6 p.m. at the San Gabriel County Club.

  • Durocher Prayer Room dedicated at St. Andrew’s School

    Students, faculty, girl scouts and 11 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary crowded into the new prayer room at St. Andrew School in Pasadena to dedicate this space of quiet reflection.

  • OLA named Fair Trade Congregation

    Shepherded by its active Fair Trade Ministry, Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Claremont has been named a Fair Trade Congregation, one of only seven in the United States.

  • St. Philip raises funds ro support CRS aid in Iraq

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) recently received a significant donation from St. Philip the Apostle Church for emergency relief aid work that is taking place in Iraq given the instability of the area in light of terrorists groups who are disrupting families and persecuting Christians.

  • Petrus returns to St. Joseph Campus

    “Petrus Youth Night” returns Oct. 11 to Alhambra’s St. Joseph Campus of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.

  • St. Andrew’s welcomes L.A. Children’s Chorus, Master Chorale trio

    St. Andrew Church’s annual “Bach to Broadway” concert on Sept. 19 (7:30 p.m.) features the award-winning Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) and a trio from the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale.

  • Prayer service for Iraq set at Mater Dolorosa

    In response to the continued tragedies in Iraq, parishioners in the San Gabriel area are gathering at Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center on Sept. 14, 2-5 p.m., to pray the “Way of the Cross” at the Sierra Madre Center grounds.

  • San Gabriel Mission Food Pantry is growing

    In just seven months, the newly created Claret Food Pantry at San Gabriel Mission has grown from serving 18 families to 80. And the goal is to reach 200 in two years, said Deacon Guido Zamalloa, the Claret Food Pantry Committee coordinator.

  • Holy Family holds prayer vigil for students at South Pasadena HS

    When a pair of students at South Pasadena High School were arrested for allegedly plotting a mass shooting, the local faith communities responded by holding a prayer vigil to pray for all affected — students, faculty, staff, families and, especially, the two young suspects and their families.

  • Bosco Tech students get hands-on summer internships

    Several Don Bosco Tech students returned to their Rosemead campus for the fall semester after completing rigorous internships that complimented their engineering and technology studies.

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Voices

Appreciating the gift of memory

Anne Hansen

Why do we hold on to so many things in closets, garages and storage units? What is it about the birth announcement of an adult child or the high school diploma of an elderly grandparent that keeps these objects carefully saved rather than discarded? They are of no use to anyone and take up space. Yet they are precious and difficult to part with.

 

 

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  • Tuesday, January 27

    St. Basil Choir Practice, 7 p.m., St. Basil Catholic Church, 3611 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The choir sings at the 9 a.m. Mass every Sunday.

    BabyWise Maternity Tour, 7-8:30 p.m., Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills. Holy Cross Medical Center is opening their maternity unit to expectant mothers for walking tours and short informational presentations. These “Baby Wise” maternity tours are free. Expectant mothers are asked to call during their fourth month of pregnancy to schedule a tour. For questions about the tour, call Holy Cross’ Health Resources Center coordinators at (888) 432-5464.

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