Religion Briefs

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

Visitors welcome at Lighted Window

At 10 a.m. Jan. 27, there will be a service of public worship at Church of the Lighted Window in La Cañada.

Pastor Skip Lindeman will lead the service and deliver the morning message. Visitors are welcome.

Organist Joesph A. Klice will provide special music for the morning.

Directly following worship there will be a coffee hour hosted by members of the Music Board.

Church of the Lighted Window is a congregational church affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

The church is at 1200 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

For more information, call the church office at (818) 790-1185.

Spiritual feast of God’s blessings

The public is invited to join First Church of Christ, Scientist, at 10 a.m. Sundays.

There is a special Bible lesson, followed by a testimony period.

The entire family may attend the service, and there is a nursery provided for children too young to attend.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, is at at 600 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

For more information, call (818) 790-3493.

St. George’s annual meeting is Jan. 27

St. George’s Episcopal Church will be holding only one service at 9 a.m. Jan. 27.

After the service, St. George’s will serve brunch as it holds its annual meeting. Important items will be shared and discussed as the church moves forward with an exciting 2008.

The church is at 4467 Commonwealth Ave. in La Cañada.

For more information, call (818) 790-3323.

Korean Church weekly Bible study

La Cañada Korean Church holds weekly Bible study sessions from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays in the conference room at Lutheran Church in the Foothills.

The church is at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

For more information, call (818) 790-1951.

Locals to perform at cathedral on Jan. 30

St. Bede Parish organist Barbara J. Klump and parishioner George Klump will perform at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in an organ recital following the 12:10 p.m. Mass Jan. 30. The recital will last about 30 minutes.

Both solos and duets for organ will be included.

The cathedral is at 555 W. Temple Street in Los Angeles.

For more information on the cathedral’s organ recitals and music programs, call (213) 680- 5200.

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