Monday, September 22, 2008

Celebrating 80 Years of Community Spirit at Talpa Church

As a kid I attended mass with my family at Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa Church. I made my First Holy Communion and my Confirmation at Talpa. I have many fond memories of my time there, and it was an honor to return Sunday to congratulate Talpa on its 80th Anniversary. The reason Talpa has thrived in the Boyle Heights community for so long is because they are dedicated to serving the entire community. From the monthly cleanups, to the many important education campaigns they spearhead, to advocating for the housing rights of neighbors and friends, Talpa has served as a model for community involvement. GrĂ¡cias Father Margarito and Father Silviano and the entire La Talpa church for 80 wonderful years!