Boy Scouts and Flags at St. Luke’s

Members of St. Luke’s Boy Scout Troop 167 display flags they are selling as a fundraiser.

What could be more appropriate than buying an American flag from a boy scout?

That’s the thinking behind Boy Scout Troop 167, based at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Temple City, recent fundraising project which is to sell the stars and stripes on Sunday between Masses.

“These are all American flags that are made in America with American materials,” says troop leader Ken Street about the three sizes of outdoor flags that are up for sale. “We are generating a lot of positive interest and have steady sales.”

Troop 167 has about 35 active members ranging in age from 11-18 years old. This is the first time the troop has sold flags; Street says the boys were testing it out as a potential fundraiser for the troop.

This Sunday, June 29 will be the last time the scouts will be out this summer selling flags at St. Luke’s. Street hopes that folks pick up their flag (the medium size comes with the hardware to attach it to the house) just in time for Fourth of July. Flag selling, he says, isn’t seasonal since almost every season has a patriotic holiday. 


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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.” 

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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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