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Local Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday, As Holy Week Begins

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 6:24 am

Local churches mark the beginning of Holy Week on Sunday with the first Palm Sunday celebrations since restrictive pandemic health orders were lifted. For Christians, the week preceding Easter Sunday is full of significant events. Known as Holy Week, the week ... More »


Pasadena Temples Celebrate Purim

Friday, March 18, 2022 | 6:18 am

Both Jewish temples in Pasadena – Chabad of Pasadena and the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center – celebrated Purim, the Festival of Lots, on Wednesday and Thursday, with colorful festivities commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an official ... More »


Local Churches Calling for Aid for Ukraine Relief

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 12:19 pm

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is asking local parishes to add a special collection over the next two weekends to raise funds for people suffering in war-torn Ukraine. In a letter to all parishes in the Archdiocese, church officials wrote that in light of the ... More »


Pope Asks For Fasting For Peace on Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 10:04 am

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which this year is not only the start of the 40-day season of Lent, but also a day of fasting for peace as declared by Pope Francis. The pope appealed to everyone — believers and non-believers alike — to make Wednesday “a day of fas... More »


Clergy Gather, Offer Prayers for the New Year, Rose Parade

Saturday, January 1, 2022 | 4:50 am

Tournament representatives and Pasadena Police Chief John Perez joined about 60 members of the Clergy Community Coalition on the East Lawn of the Tournament House on Friday afternoon in a unified prayer of hope, joy and peace for the Rose Parade and the coming... More »


All Saints Postpones Celebration of Life Service for George Regas

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 | 11:45 am

The celebration of life service for former All Saints Church Rector George Regas scheduled to be held in early January has been postponed due to the current pandemic surge. Regas died at age 90 on January 3, 2021. Plans were made at that time to offer a celebr... More »


Local Pastors to Hold Prayer Vigil on New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 27, 2021 | 6:02 am

Pasadena’s Clergy Community Coalition will hold a prayer vigil on Dec. 31. According to a memo released by the city, the coalition will be praying for the new year. “The Clergy Community Coalition has the permission of the Tournament of Roses to hold a prayer ... More »


La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Spring Infants Class

Monday, December 20, 2021 | 11:36 am

Register now for LCPC Parent Education’s Spring Infants Class which begins in January for babies born between August 2020-January 2021. Better yet, purchase a gift certificate for the class (for any amount) –and be the most popular person at the baby shower! F... More »


Pasadenans Celebrate Hanukkah at Paseo Pasadena

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 5:52 am

The fifth night of Hanukkah was celebrated by scores of Pasadenans Thursday night at Paseo Pasadena, with a ceremonial lighting of the Menorah led by Rabbi Chaim Hanoka of Chabad of Pasadena. As Hanoka recalled, the ancient holiday represents the rededication ... More »


City to Hold Holocaust Vigil on Remembrance Day

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 2:05 pm

The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, in partnership with the city of Pasadena, will hold its annual ‘Every Person Has a Name’ event, a 25-hour Holocaust vigil to commemorate UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day, starting a... More »