• Palliative care expert joins Providence Health & Services

    One of the nation’s foremost experts in palliative care and a leading advocate for transforming care through the end of life is joining Providence Health & Services to lead its new Institute for Human Caring.

  • Prayer garden honors music director’s legacy

    St. John Baptist De La Salle in Granada Hills dedicated a new prayer garden honoring Geraldine “Gerry” Biggs McGrath, who retired after 60 years as parish music director June 29.

     

  • Holy Family plans 3-on-3 basketball tournament

    Holy Family Church in Glendale is hosting its third annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament for adult and high school players on Aug. 9-10.

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

    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.

  • St. Bede parent ed class has a ‘blessed’ day

    Families attending the St. Bede the Venerable parent education program’s Wednesday multi-age class had a special day recently when Father Greg Dongkore, associate pastor, visited and blessed parents and children with holy water from Lourdes, France. 

  • Providence places fifth at National Robotics League event

    Gamelin’s Robots, the Providence High School Robotics Team, placed fifth among 51 schools at the National Robotics League Competition held in May at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. 

  • Paraclete HS teacher selected for Supreme Court Summer Institute

    Rick McGuire, Paraclete High School civics teacher, will travel to Washington D.C. this month to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute, open to teachers in the fields of law-related and civic education.

  • Students visit Huntington Gardens for lessons in plant life

    Fourth and fifth grade students from St. James-Holy Redeemer Elementary School recently toured The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, where they learned about adaptations allowing plants to thrive in desert-like environments.

  • Providence HS alumna named principal

    Allison Castro, alumna of Providence High School in Burbank, will take over as principal of her alma mater this fall.

  • Catholic Relief Services highlighted at FSHA assembly

    Native Ghanaian Thomas Awaipo, a child recipient of Catholic Relief Services programs who now works for CRS in his home country, spoke about his life experiences to students at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in a recent assembly.

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Suicide: Reclaiming the memory of our loved one

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Each year I write a column on suicide. Mostly I say the same thing over and over again, simply because it needs to be said. I don’t claim any originality or special insight, I only write about suicide because there is such a desperate need for anyone to address the question.

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  • Monday, July 28

    Healing Mass, Fr. Joe Parathanal presiding, 7:30 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. (562) 421-8966.

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