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Tuesday January 24 2017

Alverno Heights Senior Cassidy Castillo To Receive LA Archdiocese Christian Service Medal

Press Release posted 1/24/17 – Alverno Heights Academy senior Cassidy Castillo has been selected as Alverno’s recipient of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Christian Service Medal for 2017. Cassidy will receive her award on Tuesday, March 14 during a special Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Cassidy, a [...]

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Friday December 23 2016

Episcopal Church of the Ascension Welcomes All For Christmas

Press Release posted 12/23/16 – Many special events take place at Ascension during Christmastide. You are invited to join us in this    glorious season of celebration through story, pageant, song, prayer, scripture, and candlelight.   This year’s schedule of special services for Christmas includes: December 18th Fourth Sunday of Advent – morning services at 8:00 am [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Celebrate Holy Week & Easter at Sierra Madre’s Village Church of the Ascension

Press Release posted 3/23/16 –  As at any joyous holiday season, you can count on Church of the Ascension – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – to be the place where you can join with friends and neighbors to remember the events of Holy Week and rejoice at the miracle of Easter. All of the services [...]

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Monday December 21 2015

Christmas Service Schedule for Church of the Ascension – All Are Welcome

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Many special events take place at Ascension during Christmastide. You are invited to join in celebrating this glorious season through story, pageant, song, prayer, scripture, and candlelight.   This year’s schedule of special services for Christmas includes: December 24th Christmas Eve – Family Service and Pageant at 5:00 p.m. All children [...]

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Sunday December 20 2015

Candlelight Procession, Community Caroling and Scripture Tonight

Posted 12/20/15 – The annual Candlelight Walk and Holiday Gathering at Kersting Court will take place tonight.  The Candlelight Walk starts at 7 PM at St. Rita’s on Baldwin, at the corner of Grandview Ave. and proceeds down to Kersting Court.  There, the statue of the baby Jesus will be placed in the creche, and [...]

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Thursday March 05 2015

Wistaria Festival Bonus – Village Church Free Concert

Press Release posted 3/5/15 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – Ascension – invites the community to join in the free concert as they present a Lenten Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 15, at 5:00 p.m. This beautiful service of music and meditation will incorporate selections from the Dr. James Hopkins’ Thy Name Is Love (written [...]

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Sunday November 30 2014

Annual UMC Christmas Alternative Gift Fair & Boutique This Sunday, 12/7

Press Release posted 11/30/14 – Sierra Madre United Methodist Church is holding its annual Christmas Alternative Gift Fair & Boutique on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with a gift that truly “gives back.”  Your donations help support the relief efforts of local organizations [...]

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Saturday November 22 2014

Ascension Invites the Village to Give Thanks

Press Release posted 11/22/14 – Soon, the American tradition known as Thanksgiving will be upon us. As we gather together with great enthusiasm for amazing food and fellowship let us remember to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives. Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Ascension) invites the community for celebration of the liturgy of [...]

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Tuesday September 23 2014

Join Church of the Ascension For Feast of St. Francis Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 12

Press Release posted 9/23/14 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Episcopal Church of the Ascension) will be holding its annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 11:45 am in the Outdoor Worship Area. Everyone is welcome.  Refreshments and pet treats will be provided. Blessing of the Animals is conducted in commemoration [...]

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Sunday April 27 2014

St. Rita Choir Leader Part of Papal Canonization Service at LA Cathedral

Press Release posted 4/27/14 – Archbishop José Gomez will celebrate the canonization of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. with a special Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, 555 W. Temple St. The Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders will [...]

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Monday April 14 2014

Easter Week Schedule at Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Press Release posted 4/14/14 (Editor’s note – they got me the release on time for these events, I was slow to post it, my apologies) – Celebrate Holy Week & Easter at Sierra Madre’s Village Church of the Ascension. As at any joyous holiday season, you can count on Church of the Ascension – Sierra [...]

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Monday March 10 2014

Ascension to Host Post Wistaria Festival Lenten Evensong

Press Release posted 3/10/14 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – Ascension – invites the community to join the choir as they present a Choral Evensong for Lent on Sunday, March 16, at 5:00 p.m. This beautiful service of music and meditation will incorporate selections from the Renaissance through the present day, including works by Thomas [...]

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Saturday December 07 2013

Join the Village Church for a Community Potluck before the Candlelight Walk

Press Release posted 12/7/13 – Planning to participate in Sierra Madre’s traditional Candlelight Walk on December 22? Walk up the hill a little early (5:30), stop at the Church of the Ascension, and share in food and fellowship at the Village Church’s Community Potluck Dinner (bring enough of your favorite salad, main dish, or dessert [...]

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Sunday March 24 2013

St. Rita to Reflect on Holy Week Through Music and Prayer, Tonight

Press Release posted 3/24/13 – JOURNEY TO THE CROSS: A HOLY WEEK REFLECTION OF MUSIC AND PRAYER Come to St. Rita and experience Jesus’ journey to Calvary through prayer and song, on Palm Sunday evening, March 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. The event features the choir and musicians of St. Rita and special guests. Hear beautiful choral [...]

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Tuesday March 05 2013

St. Rita to be Recognized at Catholic Charities, San Gabriel Region 29th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Press Release posted 3/5/13 – On Monday, May 6, 2013, Catholic Charities’ San Gabriel Region hosts the 29th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner.  Archbishop Jose Gomez will be in attendance at this year’s event, making it a very special evening. Some 280 volunteers will be recognized for their commitment to serving others, in their Parish and [...]

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Monday December 24 2012

Candlelight Procession Photo Gallery

Candlelight Procession Photo Gallery

Posted 12/23/12 – Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1971, the candlelight procession took place this evening, starting at St. Rita and winding up in Kersting Court.  For some back history on the procession, click here…Here’s a photo gallery from tonight’s event…

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Saturday December 22 2012

Candlelight Procession Sunday Night

Posted 12/22/12 – Tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 23rd, at 7pm, the 41st annual Sierra Madre Candlelight Walk will be held, beginning at St. Rita’s and proceeding down Baldwin Ave. to Kersting Court.  There, the baby Jesus will be placed in the creche, and caroling will take place along with reading of scripture.   This year will also feature [...]

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Monday December 10 2012

Busy Week of Events at Alverno High School

Busy Week of Events at Alverno High School

Press Releases posted 12/10/12 – Alverno High School campus will be busy between now and Sunday, with three events scheduled that the general public is invited to attend..See below for more information.  All three events have been added to the SierraMadreNews.Net Community Calendar at www.SMCalendar.info. Alverno High School To Host Annual Candlelight Celebration Candlelight Celebration includes [...]

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Friday November 23 2012

Woman’s Club Hosts Multi-Faith Pre-Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Woman’s Club Hosts Multi-Faith Pre-Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Posted 11/23/12 – The day before Thanksgiving, the one-hundred five year old Sierra Madre Woman’s Club again hosted its annual Prayer Breakfast at the historic Essick House, their clubhouse for the last forty years, attended by, as Programs Chairwoman described it, “the movers and shakers” of the community.  Mayor Josh Moran and Mayor Pro Tem [...]

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Friday November 23 2012

St. Rita Kids Featured in Rise of the Guardians Trailers

St. Rita Kids Featured in Rise of the Guardians Trailers

Press Release posted 11/23/12 - If you look carefully, you may notice some familiar little faces in TV spots promoting Dreamwork’s holiday blockbuster movie, Rise of the Guardians! Junior kindergarteners through second graders from St. Rita School were interviewed in early October by Hurwitz Creative Production for inclusion in TV spots and online featurettes promoting the movie. [...]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

SMUMC to Hold Alternative Gift Fair

SMUMC to Hold Alternative Gift Fair

Press Release posted 11/14/12 - Sierra Madre United Methodist Church is holding an Alternative Christmas Gift Fair & Boutique on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with a gift that truly “gives back.”  Your donations help support the relief efforts of local organizations such as [...]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

Woman’s Club to Host Community Breakfast

Press Release posted 11/14/12 - As holiday time approaches, the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club invites the community to attend their annual All-Faith Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, November 21, in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. With business people in mind, the event begins very promptly at 8:00 a.m. and is [...]

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Wednesday October 10 2012

Fun for the Whole Family at St. Rita’s Harvest Festival!

Press Release posted 10/10/12 - Don’t miss Sierra Madre’s biggest Fall celebration as St. Rita School presents their annual Harvest Festival, Oct. 26 and 27.  The two-day family event offers something for everyone, from bingo to bidding! The weekend’s festivities will kick off with Friday night’s family pre-fest, Beer, Brats and Bingo. Held in O’Malley Hall [...]

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Monday September 24 2012

Join Church of the Ascension for Blessing of the Animals

Press Release posted 9/24/12 - Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Ascension) will be holding its annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at noon in the Outdoor Worship Area. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided. Blessing of the Animals is conducted in commemoration of the October 4th Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. [...]

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Thursday September 13 2012

Ascension Church to Host “Ministry Celebration” Sunday, September 16th

Press Release posted 9/13/12 - Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue in Sierra Madre, will be celebrating its annual start of Fall season with the “Ministry Celebration” on Sunday, September 16th following the Mass at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to this festival of ministries, which features decorated booths that illustrate [...]

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Thursday June 21 2012

Ascension Parishioners to Celebrate Community While Remembering the Past with “Mass on the Grass” – Sunday, July 1st

Press Release posted 6/21/12 – Episcopal Church of the Ascension,25 East Laurel Avenue in Sierra Madre, will be celebrating its annual start of summer with “Mass on the Grass” on July 1, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. For more than 20 years the community and parishioners have gathered together to celebrate a community who pulled together [...]

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Friday June 08 2012

Lisa Bowman to Speak at St. Rita

Posted 6/8/12 – St. Rita’s Senior Ministry will hold its 2nd Annual Luncheon on Sunday, June 10 at 1:30pm, after 12:00pm Mass, in O’Malley Hall. Featured speaker is St. Rita’s very own, Lisa Bowman, radio and singing personality. All are welcome and reservations are required.  Lunch is $10 per person, which can be delivered to the [...]

Thursday May 31 2012

Ascension Church to Hold Evensong Service

Press Release posted 5/31/12 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – Ascension – invites the community to a Choral Evensong on Sunday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. Evensong, or Evening Prayer, is a traditional service in use in the Episcopal Church which is celebrated in the late afternoon or evening. It is commonly known as Evensong [...]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

St. Rita Students Visit Washington D.C.

St. Rita Students Visit Washington D.C.

St. Rita students pose in front of the White House during recent trip, photo courtesy of St. Rita School  Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Fourteen members of the St. Rita eighth-grade class had a trip to remember over their recent Spring Break. They toured the nation’s capital on a non-stop, 5-day itinerary that incorporated many of [...]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

St. Rita Accepting Applications for Junior Kindergarten Program

St. Rita Accepting Applications for Junior Kindergarten Program

Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Registration is now open for admission into the new Junior Kindergarten program atSt.RitaSchoolfor the 2012-2013 academic year. The full-day program, available to 4 and 5-year olds, will prepare students for classroom routines with plenty of time for free-exploration. The developmentally-based curriculum is designed for the “early 5-year old” who is [...]

Saturday March 31 2012

Church of the Ascension Announces Easter Week Schedule

Press Release Posted 3/31/12 Services during Holy Week 2012 include: Palm (Passion) Sunday April 1 at both 8 AM and 10:15 AM Both services include the Blessing of Palms. The 10:15 AM service will begin in the Memorial Garden with a procession into the Church. Tenebrae – Wednesday April 4 7:00 PM Readings from the [...]

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Saturday February 18 2012

Lenten Programs at Church of the Ascension

The season of Lent lasts approximately 46 days, including Sundays, between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  Since its founding in 1885,  Ascension and other churches in the Sierra Madre community have gathered to observe the weeks prior to Easter as a special time for prayer and meditation about their Christian discipleship. Lent officially starts with [...]

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Monday December 19 2011

Candlelight Procession Photo Gallery

Candlelight Procession Photo Gallery

The Sierra Madre candlelight procession, begun in 1971 took place on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.  Participating ministers (per the program) were Rev. Paul Beck and Pastor Steve Daniels of Sierra Madre Congregational, Dr. Phil Carlson of Bethany Church, Fr. Michael Bamberger and Mary Ann Zahn of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Rev. George Crisp of [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

Christmas Concert and Candlelight Walk This Sunday

Christmas Concert and Candlelight Walk This Sunday

  Posted 12/15/11 – Busy day this Sunday.  United Methodist Church has a Chorale Performance scheduled at 4pm (click link for details and cost info).  Then at 5pm, Sierra Madre Congregational Church has a Christmas Concert scheduled (170 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.).  Then at 7pm, the 40th Candlelight Walk will be held, beginning at St. [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

Christmas Services at Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Posted 12/15/11 – All Are Welcome Many special events take place at Ascension during Advent and Christmastide. You are invited to join us as we celebrate this glorious season through story, pageant, song, prayer, and candlelight. Church of the Ascension is located at 25 E. Laurel Avenue corner of Laurel and Baldwin Avenues in Sierra [...]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Local Community Invited to Attend Alverno’s Candlelight Celebration

Local Community Invited to Attend Alverno's Candlelight Celebration

The Christmas season brings wonderful traditions to Alverno High School including the annual Candlelight Celebration. This year, Alverno will host this special tradition on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm. The entire Alverno community will gather near the Villa Del Sol d’ Oro and take part in the story of Christmas from the birth of Jesus [...]

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Friday December 09 2011

Sierra Madre Chorale Performances Scheduled

Posted 12/9/11 – The Sierra Madre Chorale, under the direction of Fred Copeland and accompanied by Stephanie Lan, has scheduled two holiday performances titled “The Music of Christmas…The Happiest Season of the Year.”  The performances will be held Friday, Dec. 16th at 7:30 and Sunday, Dec. 18th at 4pm at the Sierra Madre United Methodist Church, [...]

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Thursday November 24 2011

Restored Creche Figures to “Debut” at Dickens Village

Restored Creche Figures to “Debut” at Dickens Village

Posted 11/23/11, by Bill Coburn – Each year during Sierra Madre’s annual Candlelight Procession, two young residents are selected to perform in the role of Mary and Joseph, walking down the hill at the head of the procession carrying the figure of the baby Jesus, which they then place in the manger in the town [...]

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Wednesday November 23 2011

Church of the Ascension Invites the Village to Give Thanks

Posted 11/23/11 – Soon, the American tradition known as Thanksgiving will be upon us. As we gather together with great enthusiasm for amazing food and fellowship let us remember to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives. Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Ascension) invites the community for celebration of the liturgy of Thanksgiving and [...]

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Wednesday October 26 2011

Woman’s Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 16th

By Phyllis Chapman Posted 10/26/11 – Sierra Madre Woman’s Club invites the community to its 35th annual All-Faith Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, Nov. 16th, from 8 to 9am.  This will be held in the Essick House, their historic clubhouse, located at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Members prepare and serve a sit-down breakfast.  All are welcome.  [...]

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Thursday October 20 2011

Alverno Celebrates the Gifts of Its Founders

Alverno Celebrates the Gifts of Its Founders

Alverno High School is fortunate to have its roots with both the Sisters of St. Francis and the Immaculate Heart Community, and the October 4 Founders’ Day celebration blended their traditions and the year’s school theme with great success. “Beyond Borders” is this year’s theme at Alverno. Students were matched into “families” of mixed grade [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Ascension Welcomes New Minister of Young People Joanna Harrell

Ascension Welcomes New Minister of Young People Joanna Harrell

Sept. 4th, 2011 – August 15th marked the first day at Ascension Church for Joanna Harrell, aka Jobi. Born and raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan; a small farming community located halfway between Ann Arbor and Detroit, Ms. Harrell says Sierra Madre feels like home to her. Jobi’s early years in the Great Lakes left her with [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Ascension Church to Host “Ministry Celebration” Sunday, September 18th

Ascension Church to Host “Ministry Celebration” Sunday, September 18th

Sept. 4, 2011 – Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue in Sierra Madre will be celebrating its annual start of Fall season with the “Ministry Celebration” on Sunday, September 18th following the Mass at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to this festival of ministries, which features decorated booths that illustrate [...]

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Monday July 25 2011

Music Ensemble Tesserae to Perform a Free Concert at Ascension

Formed in 2010, this LA based ensemble combines instruments from various Renaissance consort families (violin, viola, and brass) and explores some of the most beautiful repertoire of the time, from the intimate chamber music of the early 17th Century to the splendor of large scale Venetian polychoral music. The Ascension Concert will feature music by [...]

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