February 22, 2012
Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as the most sacred time of the year. It culminates with Holy Week and Easter Sunday, recognized as the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ashes, applied as a sign of repentance to the forehead in the form of a cross by a priest or Eucharistic minister, traditionally come from palm fronds collected on the previous Palm Sunday and then burned.
June 15, 2007
This Sunday parishioners and friends of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church gathered to honor their beloved pastor, Reverend Monsignor John Foley, better known as Father Jack, at his retirement party. For 15 years Father Jack has been at the helm of Holy Redeemer, guiding not only the parishioners but the students at Holy Redeemer school. At every event from Blessing of the Animals to Daddy and Daughter Dance, Father Jack was there for guidance with a twinkle in his Irish eyes. Father Jack was born and raised in Tipperary, Ireland, as one of six children.
April 22, 2007
Parishioners filled the pews of Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Church to pay tribute to the Rev. George Brincat, who was honored for his 50 years of service in the priesthood, on Sunday. Brincat received a standing ovation after he delivered a speech about strength, hope and the future of youth and the church. Brincat was ordained as a priest at the age of 23 in his native country of Malta in 1957. In 1962, he came to the United States, where he began his ministry with the archdiocese of Los Angeles.
April 20, 2007
This month, the Rev. George Brincat, priest in residence at Holy Redeemer Church in Montrose, celebrates his 50th year as a priest. Monsignor John K. Foley, pastor of Holy Redeemer, will celebrate a special Mass of thanksgiving in his honor on April 22 at 10 a.m., followed by a reception in Healy Hall immediately following the Mass. Brincat, along with seven other priests celebrating half a century of priesthood, were recently honored by Cardinal Roger Mahony with hundreds of their fellow priests and more than 3,000 faithful attending the April 2 Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
March 16, 2007
On March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Holy Redeemer's Healy Hall, Gerard Straub will give a special talk and show excerpts from several of his compelling films. Since turning his back on a successful, lucrative, 30-year career in television producing soap operas such as "General Hospital" and "The Doctors," he has committed himself to putting the power of film at the service of the poor. Straub's work is an outgrowth of his spiritual pilgrimage, which led him from the Catholic faith of his childhood, through atheism, and back to faith through a profound encounter with Christ.
August 11, 2006
The Music Ministry at Holy Redeemer invites the public to a vocal course entitled "The Fullvoice Vocal System." Eyvonne Williams, a Los Angeles-based recording artist and session singer, has created a workshop for choirs that teaches the necessary basics of producing good vocal sound. Anyone who desires to use his or her vocal instrument more efficiently for praise and worship is welcome to attend this workshop. The workshop takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 9 in the church, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 12 in Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Church, at 2361 Del Mar Road in Montrose.
September 10, 2005
Sandra Marie Ramirez (Cataloni) Sandra Marie Ramirez (Cataloni) died on her 59th birthday in her home in Shadow Hills after a long battle with cancer. Ramirez was born on Sept. 3, 1946, and lived in La Crescenta. She is survived by her husband Rudy; daughter Tracey; son Scott and daughter-in-law Diana; grandchildren Carissa and Melissa; step-son and step-daughter John and Jackie; grandchildren Alix and Andre. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. today at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose.
September 21, 2002
Janine Marnien A former associate pastor at Holy Redeemer Church is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on molestation allegations, deputies said. A former student at Holy Redeemer School alleged that Richard Allen Henry molested him between 1982 and 1986, when the student would have been between 10 and 14 years old, Lt. Katie Campbell said. Henry was already given an 8-year prison sentence for molesting four boys from the same family in the mid-and late-1980s.
March 6, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman VAN NUYS -- Keeping a former La Crescenta resident in jail for molesting 10 girls over a 30-year period won't erase the harm he caused his victims. But to the six girls -- now women -- who called on a Van Nuys Superior Court judge to impose the maximum sentence on Tuesday, it means he won't be molesting another child any time soon. Judge Barry Taylor sentenced Paul Kreutzer, 63, to 16 years and nine consecutive one-year-to-life terms.