For all who have received a Claretian formation and their families, please join us at Dominguez Seminary on Saturday, August 17th, 2013. Meet and greet at 10am, Mass in the chapel at 11am, with a BBQ following.
A Memorial Mass will be held at his grave site in San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, CA (Mission Dr. and Ramona Ave), Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 10 a.m. Please call 626-443-2009 for further information.
FATHER SEVY LOPEZ, C.M.F. (1918-2012)
Rev. Severino 'Sevy' Lopez, C.M.F. died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Father Lopez was born on September 9, 1918, in Lone Pine, CA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10 viewing from 8:30-10:00am until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00am.Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery Hillside, IL. (Read more...)
NEWLY ORDAINED CLARETIAN MISSIONARY REV. ANTONIO REYNANTE BELEN ALCANTARA, C.M.F.
Our Claretian Missionary Antonio Reynante Belen Alcantara, C.M.F., was ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, in Quezon City, Philippines . The very special Eucharist took place at 9:00 a.m. with Most Rev. Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD, of the Diocese of Gumaca, Philippines as the ordaining prelate.
May the Heart of Mary always protect and guide Rev. Rey Alcantara in his faithful and loving response to God's call. Congratulations Rev. Rey! (Read more...)
Our 2012 Reunion at Dominguez begins at 10:00 on Saturday, August 18th. Father Rosendo Urrabazo, our provincial superior, will preach and report on the Congregation in the USA and around the world at the 11:00 mass. Contact Henry Olivares (909-923-7556) for more information.
Last year we had a great time! That Reunion fell on a fitting day— August 13th—the feast of the Martyred Seminary of Barbastro. Those 51 young Claretian martyrs were outnumbered by the 81 of us who gathered with spouses and family, and the priests and Brothers living on site:
Father Steve Sherwood, who teaches scripture and Hebrew at Oblate College in San Antonio, preached that day. Deacon Gonzalo Martinez, of the Spokane cathedral, assisted at the altar. And Father Kevin Manion, who is currently organizing Father Aloysius’s papers, concelebrated with them.
After a nostalgic mass in the old seminary chapel, we surprised ourselves again as we continued recognizing more and more faces during the BBQ out on the shaded lawn near the swimming pool. Old memories were stirred, and stories piled up.
Sherwood, Martinez, Bob Garretson and Javan Wygal, of the Class of 1961, marked their 50th high school graduation. Friends and classmates lingered on into the late afternoon, even as latecomers continued to arrive. Many new folks show up for the event year by year. Some begin taking charge of things.
The 2011 reunion raised $3,744 for the installation of automatic doors at each end of the veranda, and other improvements, for the benefit of senior Claretians living at Dominguez.
Throughout the year in Los Angeles you may join others every second Saturday of the month for breakfast at Marie Callender’s in Rolland Heights near the City of Industry. And in Phoenix, John Fessler (602-956-7869) and Jim Springer can tell you what Claretian alumni are up to there.