• Historic Vine dedicated at San Gabriel Mission

    San Gabriel Mission recently dedicated its historic Original Wine Grape Vineyard Project in the mission’s gardens. The project brought back one of the authentic vines that started the original grape vineyards of the California missions that supplied many missions with wine. The grape vine joins the historic orange tree grove planted in June 2006 in the mission’s gardens. 

  • ‘Bringing Hope to Haiti’: The Jeff Cherubin Foundation fundraiser Nov. 8

    Joe and Rita Domond, parishioners at Our Lady of the Assumption in Claremont, continue to honor the memory of their son Jeff who was tragically killed in a car accident at the young age of 22 in 2004. The Domonds, along with other volunteers, bring hope to the people of Haiti via missionary work done through a non-profit foundation they established in Jeff’s name in 2005.

  • 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.

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Voices

Easter and beyond

Anne Hansen

We move quickly from our major religious holidays each year. It’s not intentional. Life hurries along and as soon as the sun sets on one holiday the next is being touted by merchants looking to sell us whatever the next big day brings. To remain in the spirit of the religious holiday — in this case Easter — takes deliberate intention.

Opportunities with Sisters of St. Joseph

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April 25, 2015

  • Saturday, April 25

    Super Groovy 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys. Sponsored by St. Euphrasia School, this year’s “Super Groovy” theme celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary of its founding in 1964 and serves as a tribute to that nostalgic era of peace and love — the 60’s. At the finish line, all runners and walkers will be puffed with clouds of psychodelic color. Registration $25-$40. For more information, contact Susie Sempelsz, (818) 488-1598. info@knights5k.org.

    5th Annual Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Junipero Serra High School, 14830 S Van Ness Ave., Gardena. Featuring classics, hot rods, and muscle cars as well as food, music, vendors and raffles. (310) 324-6675. la-serrahs.org.

    Challenge Weekend for Men, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Povorello Retreat House, 1519 Woodworth St., San Fernando. Presented by St. John Eudes and Our Lady of Grace Men’s Fellowships. Men will not board overnight; lunch is provided both days. $90 or donation. Register at knowingweekend.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Fred Perez, (818) 749-5126.

    First Annual Sacred Heart High School Gala, 5 p.m., Los Angeles City College New Student Activities Center, 855 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event, themed “United to Empower,” will benefit the Comet Scholarship Fund.



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