Country, Christian Music Star to Perform at St. Bede Oct. 28

John Michael Talbot, an integral part of the creation of country rock as well as contemporary Christian music, will perform a “Lifetime of Music & Ministry” concert on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church.
Talbot, a Grammy and Dove winning multi-instrumentalist and singer, toured with the Grateful Dead and was described by Earl Scruggs as one of the world’s greatest banjo players.
Talbot will perform music from his 55 records at St. Bede. In a statement, Talbot said that his show is “more of a prayer experience than a concert … I recently looked back with joy through all the years I have shared with my faithful fans — especially the music that first brought us together. Many say my music has been the ‘soundtrack of their journey of faith.’”
Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for a special VIP ticket, which includes early admission during Talbot’s sound check, preferred seating and an autographed CD.
Tickets are available for purchase at St. Bede’s Parish Center and courtyard after weekend masses at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, or at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets also are available at For more information, call the parish office at (818) 949-4300. St. Bede is located at 215 Foothill Blvd.

Interfaith Baccalaureate Service on May 30

All seniors attending La Cañada High School, their families and community members are invited to the La Cañada Interfaith Baccalaureate Service at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. A reception follows the program.
This year’s baccalaureate keynote speaker is Aziza Hasan, a passionate advocate for coalition building, peacemaking and interfaith relations. As executive director of NewGround, a Muslim-Jewish partnership for change, Hasan is a bridge-builder and conflict-resolution practitioner.
Ian McFeat, principal of La Cañada High School will deliver opening remarks. As a celebration of students’ faith, baccalaureate includes the reading of scriptures and testimonies by seniors who are active in local Islamic, Jewish and Christian congregations. Musical offerings will be provided by the LCHS Choral Artists and the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Youth Worship Band.

Obituary: Bernard J. (“Jim”) Poletti

Bernard J. “Jim” Poletti

Bernard J. “Jim” Poletti was called to his heavenly home peacefully on March 7. Born Jan. 27, 1934, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Barbara and Bernard Poletti, he was their only child. In 1939, the family moved to San Jose where Jim lived most of his adolescent life attending Bellarmine High School where he excelled at track.

Jim attended Santa Clara University and was a member of the cheer squad and he received his bachelor’s in biology in 1955. There he met the love of his life, Charlene, whom he married in 1956. In 1955 he entered Creighton Medical School where he received his doctorate in medicine in 1959. At Creighton, he was made a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Society.

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