Loan agreement burned
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson and concelebrants Rev. Ed Dover and Monsignor Jack Foley celebrated a special Mass Sunday morning at Holy Redeemer Church celebrating the payment in full of dues owed the archdiocese. The money loaned was used to construct a new church. In total, the archdiocese lent Holy Redeemer $705,625 to cover expenses associated with the construction. After the Mass, Dover — as Wilkerson, Foley and parishioners watched — burned the archdiocese loan agreement. The loan was paid in full three months ahead of the Feb. 10, 2009 deadline.
Christmas benefit luncheon
The Philoptochos Society of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church will be having its 39th annual Christmas benefit luncheon, “Christmas Spectacular,” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The event features a Christmas boutique and a “Santa’s kitchen” luncheon at noon. The site for the event is the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.