November 2017

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All Souls Day

Our alumnae and friends who have entered eternal life were remembered in our special intentions during our All Saints' Day Liturgy on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
They and their families continue to be in our prayers.

During the month of November, the Church keeps in special prayer our brothers and sisters who have died. During this month, and throughout the year, we remember and pray for our Sisters, past faculty, our alumnae, family members and friends who have entered eternal life.

All names remembered in this email were shared with the Alumnae Office during this past year.

If you know of an alumna who has entered eternal life this year, please contact
the Alumnae Office at:

  • S. Regina Marie Novacek '37
  • Carrie Gallegos '43
  • Henrietta Mahlow '43
  • Armandina Centurioni '44
  • Sally Navarro '44
  • Mary Agnes Terrell '44
  • Virginia Thranow '44
  • S. Mary Denis Baldwin '45
  • Mary Vasile '47
  • Lucy Delgado '47
  • Patricia Close '48
  • Frances Zavala '49
  • Mary Louise Madrid '49
  • Rafaela Valderram '49
  • Alice Amezcua Palomino '49
  • Joanne Estrada '51
  • Son of Bonnie Palmer '53
  • Mark, son of Diana Trango '53
  • Celia Villapando-Rodriguez '56
  • Emily Herrera Tsuchiyama '59
  • Aleta Hovland Rietta '59
  • Corina Durand '60
  • Gil De La Rosa, husband of Sylvia De La Rosa '60
  • Vito Dimichina, husband of Rose Dimichina '60

  • Lilian Lovato '62
  • Eric Torrenueva, son of Joseph and Olivia Torrenueva '62
  • Lucille Apodaca '63
  • Mary Ellen Marshall '64
  • Martha Vilaasenor Hernandez '64
  • Mary Dalene McCann '65
  • Mercedes Canobbio, mom of Mary Cannobio '65
  • Linda Escobosa '66
  • Yolanda Gallardo Hernandez '66
  • David, husband of Lupe Navarro '67
  • Mary Rojas '67
  • Rebecca Porras '67
  • Blanca Marin, mom of Rose De Leonardis '75
  • Jose Rocha, dad of Sonia Rocha '92
  • Elizabeth Velasco '94
  • Mom of Luisa Narvaez '95
  • Ruben Alvarez, dad of Alma '15 and Bryana Alvarez '17
  • Clotilde Berumen, past parent
  • Lawrence Alice, brother of Marietta Watkins, HA

"May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."

Sister Regina Marie
S. Regina Marie Novacek

Class of 1937

S. Regina Marie Novacek, died peacefully at the Dominican Sisters' Motherhouse on May 16, 2017 at the tender age of 97. "An amazing woman of God, her heart was ever with the poor and with children," the Sisters said. She was known for her beautiful smile and generous spirit, her extensive correspondence and deep love of family.  Mildred Hedwig Novacek attended St. Ignatius School in Highland Park where she was taught by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose (MSJ). She attended Sacred Heart High School, from 1933 to 19 37 .
This year was her 70th anniversary of graduation!

As a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose, she lived out her vocation in elementary and secondary schools in Los Angeles, Anaheim, and the Bay Area for twenty years. She served as principal at St. Ignatius School, her elementary Alma Mater. Sister was elected to Congregational leadership for a total of twelve years, was Administrator of St. Catherine's Military Academy, and Director of Resident Students at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. In 2003, Sister Regina Marie retired to the Motherhouse where she devoted her energies to various internal community ministries, always gracious, loving, affirming, and generous. She spent many happy years there.
May she rest in God's eternal love & peace.

Let us pray this prayer together for all our loved ones in heaven:

T he Lord is my shepherd

You, Lord, are my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want
In verdant pastures you give me repose;
beside restful waters you lead me;
you refresh my soul.
You guide me in right paths
for your name's sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
-Psalms 23

International Day of the Girl

"Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights." 

Due to National Testing Day on October 11, 2017, our Comets celebrated Day of the Girl on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Day Of The Girl 2017

Sacred Heart continues to empower the women of tomorrow to begin the journey into the world, equipped not only to succeed beyond any challenges that are placed before her, but to be the responsible citizen and voice for those in need.

Embrace, Inspire, Empower

Class of 2021

Introducing the Class Board for 2017-2018

2021_Frosh Board

President, Madilyn Morris; Vice-President, Jessica Lopez; Liaison, Christina Herrera; Secretary, Joana Navarro; Publicist, Amaris Duran

Congratulations Celestials!!! 
Thank you for your enthusiasm in leading your class during your Freshman year.

Comet Sports 

Congratulations to both Cross Country and Volleyball Teams!!!!!

Cross Country
is ranked #6 in Division 5 of the CIF Southern Section

For the first time in over twelve years the Comet Volleyball Team has made history as the UNDEFEATED League Champions! Each athlete has played a key role in this accomplishment through astonishing  discipline and dedication. Through Coach Beltran's direction during the  rigorous early morning practices, our team now possesses the needed fortitude, commitment and empowerment to fight for each win.
We invite you to consider investing in our Comets' future through one or more of the following:
Making a donation to the
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Giving Tuesday: A Global Day of Giving

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources."

Calendar of Events

Cam pus Tours and 2017-2018 Admissions Information

Contact Mrs. Navarro: (323) 225-2209
HSPT Workshops*

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, November 2, 2017

Interested families, contact Mrs. Navarro: (323) 225-2209

HSPT Exams

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sign-up to take this exam at Sacred Heart by contacting Mrs. Navarro: (323)225-2209
9th Annual Alumnae Christmas Celebration:
"Coming Home"*


Saturday, December 2, 201

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sacred Heart Parish Auditorium
Young Alumna Christmas Luncheon*
Friday, December 15, 2017

*Individual invitations with further details will be sent to emails on file in the Alumnae Office.
4th Annual Gala 2018*

Gala 2018- Save The Date

Save the Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Career Day*

Spring 2018
If you are interested in sharing you Career Experience with our Comets contact the Alumnae Office:

17th Annual Mass Luncheon Reunion*

Honoring  the Classes of
1968 (Golden Diploma)
1958 (Diamond Diploma)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sacred Heart Parish Auditorium

Comets Come Back- Reunion

Official Reunion Celebration for
2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1963, 1958, 1953, 1948 and 1943

Summer 2018

Special email with further details will be sent in November of 2017 to all members of our reunion classes.

If you know of any Comet in these classes who does not receive this newsletter, please share this information so that she is not missed in the upcoming reunion communications.

Comet Alumnae Update:
Dates are subject to change. Please visit for updated event information.

*Additional information will be shared in newsletters and our social media as the dates approach.

Donations may be mailed to:
(please make checks payable to "Sacred Heart High School") 

Sacred Heart High School
Attn: Development Office
2111 Griffin Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90031

To participate in the empowerment of "Tomorrow's Catholic Woman" today:

Tomorrow's results are created by today's dreamers. Many people dream of a way to leave a legacy that would help Sacred Heart High School grow into the future. Some find that a good way to accomplish this goal is to designate Sacred Heart as the beneficiary of all or part of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. For further information, please contact Rachel Sanchez in the Office of Alumnae and Development at (323) 225-2209.

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