Videos of Memorial Dedication, March 23, 2019


View - Chuck Street, Chairman of the Steering Committee, La Riviere Society: welcoming AHS alumni and friends to the new Medication Grotto. 

View - Dr. Jim Brennan, President/CEO Aquinas High School, gives opening remarks, welcoming everyone to the dedication. 

View - Jim Underwood, major donor to Memorial Fund, talking about how Fr. Earl made a big difference in his life.

View - Steve Szymczak, major donor to the Memorial Fund, explains his reasons for supporting the statue, and Fr. Earl's influence.

View - Victoria Karpos, from Sculpture Studio, Salt Lake City. Speaking for Mark the sculptor, talks about the process involved in creating the bronze statue of Fr. Earl.

View - Chuck Street does a shout out to alum Tom Corcovelos (1969), author of the moving eulogy given at Fr. Earl's funeral in 1996. The eulogy is one of the black granite plaques mounted on the grotto's north wall.

View - Mark La Riviere, Fr. Earl's nephew, speaking for the extended La Riviere family, who flew down from Washington to unveil the statue.

View - Charlie Daschbach, class of 1966, and member of the La Riviere Society Steering Committee, talks about Fr. Earl's love of poetry - including a snippet from "Jabberwocky". He also talks about the new LRS Scholarship Fund. 

View - La Riviere family members, as they unveil the new life sized bronze statue of Fr. Earl.

View - Msgr. Tom Wallace, Vicar for Priests, Diocese of San Bernardino, dedicates and blesses the statue, closing the ceremony.