FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 13, 2013
Bishop Alemany High School
11111 No. Alemany Drive
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Sr. Sara Goggin and Pax Christi students are busy cutting fabric, ironing and sewing quilts together for the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California (LAC/USC) Medical Center, Department of Spiritual Care “ACTS OF KINDNESS” project. The LAC/USC Medical Center is one of the largest acute care hospitals in America and has been the primary facility of the University of Southern California, School of Medicine since 1885. The Medical Center is the largest single provider of healthcare in Los Angeles County. The Medical Center provides the community with more than twenty eight percent of its trauma care. It operates one of three burn centers in the County and one of the few Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Southern California. It provides care for half of both AIDS patients and sickle cell anemia patients in Southern California. The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has provided a religious presence to Los Angeles County Hospital since 1876, with the Daughters of Charity and the clergy from Sacred Heart parish.
Every year during the Christmas season the hospital Spiritual Center gives every patient a lap sized quilt, as a Christmas gift. This year Bishop Alemany High School religion teacher Sr. Sara Goggin, organized students, parents, faculty and staff to join together and make quilts for the Acts of Kindness Project. These quilts provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to the patient and their family. Bishop Alemany students remember the words of the Lord Jesus, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Bishop Alemany students are Enlightened in Faith, Enriched as Community, and Committed to Serve.
from the LACatholicSchools.org website