Notre Dame HS breaks grounds on major improvements

Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks recently began construction renovations on the campus baseball stadium and new aquatic center, with completion anticipated next January and March, respectively.

In preparation for these projects, Notre Dame has completed construction on a 62-spot parking lot and a new maintenance building. The total estimated cost of the projects is $5.8 million.

The projects are part of the school’s ongoing “Light the Way” capital campaign, which has already provided for the completion of the renovation of the school library (now the Stubblefield Library) and Brothers Residence (now Holy Cross Center).

For more information, or to offer support for NDHS’ “Light the Way” campaign, contact Brett Lowart, president of Notre Dame High School or Tracey Hughes, director of advancement,

Elsewhere, Notre Dame seniors and twin brothers Connor and Rory Smith took second place this past July at the Third China Debate Championships in Nanjing, China. Members of a three-person team that included Tommy Choi from Harvard-Westlake, the twins attended a summer workshop at Claremont McKenna College to prepare for the international event.

They competed for one week at the Nanjing Normal University Xianlin School. After eight preliminary rounds, Connor, Rory and Tommy qualified to the elimination rounds and made it to finals. They lost to a Chinese team in the finals, but had an amazing cultural and competitive experience.


The family is God’s dream for his creation

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am writing to you this week from Rome, where we have just begun the second day of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which will run Oct. 4–25. 



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October 10, 2015

  • Saturday, October 10

    Boutique, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bruno, 15740 Citrustree Rd., Whittier.  For more information, call Evelyn, (562) 760-2824.

    Our Lady of Fatima Celebration/Rosary Rally, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Irwindale, 16025 E Cypress, Irwindale. Rosary will start at Irwindale Park at 12 p.m. (after Mass).

    Forget-Me-Not Luncheon, 11 a.m., Wilshire Country Club, 301 N Rossmore Ave., Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children Auxiliary is hosting a benefit luncheon to celebrate the Center’s 30th anniversary. Lunch will be followed by a reception and silent auction with mistress of ceremonies Margaret “Peggy” Bartenetti. $125. For reservations, call Eleana Williams, (323) 227-9738.

    “Faith & Hope: Beyond Prison Walls” Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Homeboy Industries, 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles. 

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