As in the past, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada (Noon) will set aside a day to honor all of the clergy of the city and single out one member of the clergy for special honors. This year the club will honor Father Tony Marti, OFM, Cap., president of Saint Francis High School. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:45 a.m. at Descanso Gardens Van de Kamp Hall. Former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino will serve as master of ceremonies.
Father Tony has had an unusual career. A father and grandfather and former vice president of Interstate Bank, Father Tony became a Franciscan priest of the Roman Catholic Church after the death of his wife. He is currently the president of the local Catholic high school and has served in several leadership roles in the Capuchin Franciscan religious order.
All members of the public are invited to attend and honor the hard working clergy of the community and may reserve space by contacting Human and Spiritual Aims Chairman Al Restivo at (818) 952-1969 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.