2016 / Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Covina, Oct. 26

The East San Gabriel Valley Collation for the Homeless will remember the lives of the homeless who have died in Los Angeles County.

Between November 2015 and August 2016, 472 homeless persons have died in Los Angeles County many of whom died on our streets from various causes.

Because no one claimed their bodies, their remains will be cremated and will be interred in a common gravesite with only a plaque marking the year of their interment.

Bishop David O’Connell will preside over a memorial service along with Venerable Hui Dong of Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, Rabbi David Mattis of Temple Sholom in Ontario, Marci Hoopes Mormon Arcadia Public Affairs Director, and Said Seddouk, Iman from the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley.

Music will be performed by Bryan Pezzone of West Covina United Methodist Church to honor and re-member the homeless amongst us especially those that have died on the streets.

The memorial service will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 344 Workman St, Covina on Wednesday October 26th from 7:15 to 8:15 PM.

A complete program and flyer can be downloaded at www.esgvch.org

All are welcome – especially those that have family members or friends touched by homelessness.

For further information on how you can contribute time, talent, financial assistance or items during the year and for the upcoming Winter Shelter contact the ESGVCH at 626-333-7204, visit the website at www.esgvch.org  or email esgvch@aol.com

Winter Shelter Churches 2016-2017

St Christopher Catholic Church 626-960-1805 December 1 to December 15

St Dorothy Catholic Church 626-914-3941 December 16 to January 1

Glenkirk Presbyterian Church 626-914-4833 January 2 to January 15

St John Vianney Catholic Church 626-330-2269 January 16 to January 31

Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church 909-599-1243 February 1 to February 14

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 626-347-9744 February 15 to March 1