Religion Briefs

January 24, 2008

Memorial services for longtime priest

Memorial services will be held for former Holy Redeemer Catholic Church associate pastor Rev. Matthew Quinn at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the church. Quinn died Dec. 25 in a nursing home in Dalgan, Ireland. A Columban priest for 64 years, Quinn served as pastor of St. Bridget’s Chinese Catholic Center in Los Angeles from 1962 to the early ’80s and associate pastor at Holy Redeemer from 1980 to 1999.

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church is at 2411 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

For more information, call the church at (818) 249-2008.

Being Christian, Presbyterian

How do you explain to your children — or your neighbors, or your co-workers — what it means when you say that you are Presbyterian?


How do you explain to them what it means to be a part of La Cañada Presbyterian Church in a community that has lots of other churches : Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, others?

This month and next, John and Marianne Thompson, professors at Fuller Theological Seminary, take turns leading a series of classes on what it means to be both Christian and Presbyterian, exploring what Presbyterians have in common with all Christians and what makes Presbyterians distinctive — and what difference our beliefs make for how we live and worship.

Growing Families meets at 9:30 a.m. now through Feb. 17 in Room 309 of the Family Life Center on the La Cañada Presbyterian Church campus.

The church is at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

For more information, call Gloria hill at (818) 790-6758, ext. 220, or e-mail

Do you have trouble reconciling what you know of Christian beliefs with what you know of the world?

Would you enjoy discussing opinions and doubts with people of various points of view in a friendly, open conversation?

Then you might be interested in this new discussion group. Each week we will look at a passage of scripture and a key issue.

You and your opinions will be most welcome. Join us any Thursday beginning Jan. 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the La Cañada Presbyterian Church library.

Likely topics will include: “The mystery of God,” “The Positive Role of Doubt,” “Is There Anything Real About Spiritual Experience?” “God and Our Primal Fears and Desires” and “New Ways of Thinking About Faith.”

For more information, e-mail

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