Proyecto Pastoral and more than 250 friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary at a gala dinner September 16 at the City Club of Los Angeles.
Guests enjoyed the Mendez Mariachi Ensemble’s performance, and the very special treat of hearing an address by Father Greg Boyle, SJ, executive director of Homeboy Industries, on the importance of honoring the perspectives and voices of community members.
Proyecto honored three shining lights of the greater Los Angeles community, Bank of America’s Southern California HOLA Chapter, Jeanne Jennett, and Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California.
Through the generosity of sponsors and guests, $280,000 was raised that evening to support Proyecto’s vital community-building programs.
Proyecto’s programs include community organizing efforts, early childhood education centers, after-school and summer programming for youth, shelter and support for homeless men and senior-aged women, and a cradle-to-college collaborative, Promesa Boyle Heights. Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission is a community building organization whose mission is to provide training, education and social services in the Pico-Aliso/Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles. Proyecto Pastoral coordinates five community-based programs.
Visit www.proyectopastoral.org for more information on Proyecto Pastoral and its community building efforts. Many volunteer opportunities are available.
October 11, 2018 - TESTAROSSA Winery, located at the former Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, Calif., hosted a 130th Anniversary luncheon commemorating the 1st harvest of grapes at the Novitiate Winery, October 11, 1888. TESTAROSSA owners, Rob & Diana Jensen invited the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community and Staff for wine tasting and buffet lunch.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).