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Religion Briefs

May 06, 2010

St. Bede’s Catholic Church

?At 1 p.m. May 22, the choirs of St. Bede the Venerable Church and East Los Angeles College, and Music Director Anthony Lupica, organists George Klump and Barbara Klump, pianist Lucy Nargizyan and the St. Bede Chamber Orchestra present a choral concert featuring the music of Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 in C for organ, strings and two oboes, Hob XVIII: 1.

A free will donation of $15 and $5 for children is requested.

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?Good Grief, a six-week program for those who have lost a loved one, runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. through May 25 in St. Bede’s Parish Center.

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The series includes information on the grieving process and an opportunity to share with others in small groups.

Topics include: “The Tasks and Process of Grieving,” “What Is Good Grief vs. Bad Grief,” “Coping With Loneliness and Depression,” “Stress Management,” “Learning to Live Alone” and “Re-emerging Into Life With Hope and Purpose.”

Good Grief, part of the church’s bereavement/funeral ministry, is led by Gloria Lee, a licensed marriage and family therapist.

She is assisted by trained co-facilitators from the bereavement ministry.

Participants are asked to bring a small photo of their loved one to the first session.

St. Bede’s also offers a monthly support group, Beyond Good Grief, which meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month in the Parish Center.

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For more information:

Call: (818) 949-4300 Visit: 215 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada

Online: www.bede.org

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La Cañada Presbyterian Church

?The church continues its Friday forum series with “Homelessness: New Face, New Hope, New Help,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Worship Arts Center.

The talk will be presented by the Rev. Andy Bales, director of Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles; the Rev. Brenda Mitchell, chaplain of Union Rescue Mission; and Rabbi Marvin Gross, director of Union Station in Pasadena.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Also, the church’s junior high ministry will be participating in an on-campus “homelessness night,” an overnight experience about the realities and Christian responsibilities connected to homelessness.

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?Members of the community seeking support are invited to attend DivorceCare at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, a 13-week program created by Church Initiative and led by church members Rusty Peck and Anne Peck.

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