Christian Service Awards 2014

Sister Regine Donner of St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria was among 10 faculty members honored at the Christian Service Awards celebration March 18. — Credit: VICTOR ALEMAN

Students and teachers from 51 Catholic high schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese received Christian Service Awards March 18.

Students: Victoria Pintado, Alverno; Jose Parino III, Bellarmine-Jefferson; Myriam Gomez, Louisa Tostado and Rebecca Bianchi, Bishop Alemany; Jodie Arevalo, Jocelyn Magdaleno, and Joseph Quiñones, Bishop Amat; Kimberly Salinas, Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto; Marianna Da Ros, Bishop Garcia Diego; Matthew Kurata and Kelley Henderson, Bishop Montgomery; Julian Guzman and Jesus Moreno, Bishop Mora Salesian; Fernando Cerda Jr. and Sinthia Pedraza, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary; Guillermo Alonso and Silvio Miranda, Cathedral.

Tyler Johnson and Sarah Wong, Chaminade; Daniel Olivo Sandoval and Lukas Surmeian, Crespi; Kyle Banks and Anthony Boulahoud, Damien; Donovan Gonzales, Don Bosco Tech; Kelly O’Connor, Flintridge Sacred Heart; Brittany Romano, Holy Family; Tiffany Kim, Immaculate Heart; Andrew Pfahler and Flor Maria Zacarias, Junipero Serra; Sarahanne Heredia, La Reina; Emma Martinez and Laura Borquez, La Salle; Brittney Nayelli Martinez, Louisville; Cesar Castro, Richard Windisch and Andrew Wallender, Loyola; Melinda Marasigan, Mary Star of the Sea; Natalie Catalan, Marymount; Lora Mei McManus, Mayfield.

Larissa Peltola, Notre Dame Academy; Tamar Tellado, Daniel Seungmyung Hah and Mariah Mercado, Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks); John Jablonski and Jessica Talusan, Paraclete; Jenicka Rivera, Pomona Catholic; Katrin Rochon, Providence; Ellen Urtecho, Ramona Convent; Valeria Herrera, Sacred Heart; Justine Echenique, San Gabriel Mission; Colleen Raab, Santa Clara; Brenda Huerta and Kevin Hogan, St. Anthony; Jack Lueck, St. Augustine Academy; Devinn Bradford, St. Bernard; Austin Adams and Zoe Copeland, St. Bonaventure; Sebouh Bazikian, St. Francis; Analiza Torres and Gabriella Villareal, St. Genevieve.

Dakota Best and Delano Perera, St. John Bosco; Sheena Hufana and Rachel Udabe, St. Joseph (Lakewood); Alexis Laggren, St. Joseph (Santa Maria); Ifeoma Ekeomodi and Michaela Larson, St. Lucy’s Priory; Tiffany Hernandez, St. Mary's Academy; Anna Louise Goodwin, St. Monica Academy (Pasadena); Kyle Mamiit and Hannah Sornborger, St. Monica (Santa Monica); Alexander Amaya and Nathan Parnham, St. Paul; Ashley Mendoza, St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy; Pedro Armenta, Verbum Dei; Luke Prestridge, Villanova.

Teachers: Eileen M. Garabedian, Alverno; Tim Peeters, Bishop Alemany; John Fitzsimons, Bishop Montgomery; Paulina Gonzalez, Bishop Mora Salesian; Richard Vasquez, Damien; Dr. Vincent Dever, Mary Star of the Sea; Margaret “Maggie” Averil, Ramona Convent; James O’Connor, St. Francis; Daughter of Mary and Joseph Sister Regine Donner, St. Joseph (Santa Maria); Casey Morales, St. Paul.


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In our time

Archbishop José H. Gomez

As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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  • Sunday, March 1

    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. 
    http://catholiccemeteriesla.org/stations.

    “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. 

    Families to the Max: Be a Catholic Family, 2-5:30 p.m., Father Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata, 531 East Merced Avenue, West Covina. For more information, contact Ann O’Donnell, (626) 917-0040.

    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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