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By Eleanor Green | August 20, 2009
In July of last year, photographer Peggy Martinet of La Cañada, along with 13 other members of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, spent two weeks in northwestern Ghana. Twenty-six photographs from that trip, now on display at Penelope’s Café, reflect the many travels of the group, ranging from hospitals and churches to wild plants and animals. Father Greg Dongkore has been in residence at St. Bede’s for three years as he worked on his doctorate at Claremont Graduate University.
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By Michael J. Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | June 24, 2010
John Olsen, founder and executive director of St. Bede Catholic Church's Brothers' Helpers, will travel to Ghana later this month as a missionary. Olsen, 77, will take the trip alone, his second since first visiting Ghana last year. He will spend 10 months there, working with Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wa, the home diocese of former St. Bede priest-in-residence the Rev. Gregory Dongkore, who spent two years at the local church advocating for resources to assist Wa's diocesan schools.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
When Eviane Leidig wanted to step out of her comfort zone, she turned to AFS Intercultural Programs. Since 1919, AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly known as the American Field Service, has been sending people on journeys they will hopefully remember for the rest of their lives. Every year, the nonprofit organization sends more than 13,000 people to more than 50 countries. Leidig, wanting to expand her horizons while a student at La Cañada High, chose what she considered to be the most foreign country on the AFS Intercultural Program's website at the time, Ghana.
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By Michael J. Arvizu Valley Sun | August 20, 2009
Imagine traveling by bus for 30 continuous days, never stopping. That’s what it’s been like for St. Bede’s Father Greg Dongkore, who during the past few years, has journeyed from his native Ghana to Rome, back to Ghana, then to Belgium and then to Los Angeles in 2005 (then, returned to Ghana at the end of 2005, and in 2006 and 2007, then returned to La Cañada in 2008). The distance between California and Ghana is difficult to explain to people in his home country, even to his own mother, Father Dongkore says.
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May 4, 2006
Some 40 scouts, plus many family members, friends and dignitaries gathered on April 2 at the Episcopal Church of St. George in La Cañada to honor the three latest young men to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 502's 66-year history. Honored were Travis Barnes, John Rowe and Joseph Schwartz. Rowe had the honor of being the troop's 100th Eagle Scout, with Barnes being the 99th and Schwartz being the 101st. Joining the scouts was Thomas Bunn Jr., who 60 years ago was the troop's first Eagle Scout.
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By Joe Puglia | February 12, 2009
A simple man he was and he stood before the multitude and with five loaves of bread and two fish he fed the flock of worshipers who had come to see the miraculous. His friends sat in disbelief, but the simple man said, “Why do you doubt me?” He fed them anyway. By subliminal infusion he hoped that his way would become their way and they would become their brother’s keeper. The flock ate the fish and bread and witnessed the miraculous; but unbeknownst to them they consumed more than sustenance.
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March 26, 2009
St. Bede the Venerable Parish Anointing of the sick held Each year a special Mass of the anointing is held at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge for the anointing of the sick. Monsignor James Gehl, pastor of St. Bede’s Parish, anointed parishioners who attended the special 11 a.m. Mass last Sunday. Gehl was one of three priests providing the sacrament of healing. Along with Gehl were Rev. Kevin Kester, associate pastor and priest in residence; and Rev. Gregg Donglore from the Diocese of Wa in Ghana.
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September 8, 2005
With the success of the 1999 and 2002 World Festival of Sacred Music -Los Angeles, a powerful coalition of arts, faith, cultural, community, and environmental groups announce the 2005 Festival. The World Festival of Sacred Music is the largest citywide festival in Los Angeles, offering 43 events over 16 days in venues across the Los Angeles basin from Sept. 17 to Oct. 2. From the Throat singers of Tuva, Siberia, to music from the Czech Republic, Korea, Africa and Mexico, the intention of the festival is to provide opportunities for people across boundaries of religion, class, culture, race and language, to share cultural traditions and to contemplate the spiritual, ethical and ecological questions of our times.
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February 19, 2009
Letters to the Editor Politicos waltz as the band plays on Legend has it that the orchestra played on the deck of the Titanic as it was sinking and people scrambled to save their lives. This is what comes to mind as I read the statements of state Sen. Carol Liu in the Valley Sun article of Feb. 5, 2009 as she referred to Gov. Schwarzenegger as “governor bankrupt.” As though, like Atlas, he can shrug his shoulders and everything will be solved. She says, “We can’t do it with cuts — we must have new revenue.
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By Michael J. Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
Ministry Spotlight is the La Cañada Valley Sun's occasional series on area ministries and their activities. To help combat the lack of suitable drinking water in third-world countries, La Cañada Presbyterian Church's Parent Education Program is holding a fundraising campaign through Generosity Water, a Los Angeles-based charity which helps dig wells in third-world countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Laos, Malawi and Ghana. Parent Education, which holds classes for parents and children, is selling blue or silver stainless-steel water bottles, emblazoned with the Generosity Water logo, for $15 each.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
When Eviane Leidig wanted to step out of her comfort zone, she turned to AFS Intercultural Programs. Since 1919, AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly known as the American Field Service, has been sending people on journeys they will hopefully remember for the rest of their lives. Every year, the nonprofit organization sends more than 13,000 people to more than 50 countries. Leidig, wanting to expand her horizons while a student at La Cañada High, chose what she considered to be the most foreign country on the AFS Intercultural Program's website at the time, Ghana.
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By Michael J. Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | June 24, 2010
John Olsen, founder and executive director of St. Bede Catholic Church's Brothers' Helpers, will travel to Ghana later this month as a missionary. Olsen, 77, will take the trip alone, his second since first visiting Ghana last year. He will spend 10 months there, working with Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wa, the home diocese of former St. Bede priest-in-residence the Rev. Gregory Dongkore, who spent two years at the local church advocating for resources to assist Wa's diocesan schools.
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By Eleanor Green | August 20, 2009
In July of last year, photographer Peggy Martinet of La Cañada, along with 13 other members of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, spent two weeks in northwestern Ghana. Twenty-six photographs from that trip, now on display at Penelope’s Café, reflect the many travels of the group, ranging from hospitals and churches to wild plants and animals. Father Greg Dongkore has been in residence at St. Bede’s for three years as he worked on his doctorate at Claremont Graduate University.
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By Michael J. Arvizu Valley Sun | August 20, 2009
Imagine traveling by bus for 30 continuous days, never stopping. That’s what it’s been like for St. Bede’s Father Greg Dongkore, who during the past few years, has journeyed from his native Ghana to Rome, back to Ghana, then to Belgium and then to Los Angeles in 2005 (then, returned to Ghana at the end of 2005, and in 2006 and 2007, then returned to La Cañada in 2008). The distance between California and Ghana is difficult to explain to people in his home country, even to his own mother, Father Dongkore says.
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