Born in Clarecastle, County Clare, Cyril Navin was ordained to the priesthood June 24, 1945 from all Hallows College, Dublin, and the following May arrived in the U.S. to serve as associate pastor at St. Paul Church, Los Angeles. He later served at Visitation, Westchester; St. Patrick, North Hollywood; and St. Lucy, Long Beach.In June 1967 he was named administrator and then pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, Avalon, before coming to St. Cyril’s as administrator in February 1971. He was named pastor in December and held that post for nearly 25 years before he retired in July 1996, continuing as pastor emeritus until his death.At St. Cyril’s, Father Navin helped establish the parish’s participation in an early 1970s Christian service pilot program that involved nine San Fernando Valley parishes. Within a decade, the parish had developed an extensive file of persons who received assistance via food, clothing and furniture donated by parishioners.“Christ in Scripture indicates many ways we can minister to His person,” Father Navin told The Tidings in a January 1982 article on the program. “Through the Christian Service program, we minister in realistic fashion to Him through the poor.”Elevated to prelate of honor (monsignor) in September 1984, Msgr. Navin was a beloved parish leader and respected member of the clergy throughout his years of service.Interment will be at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills. Condolences may be sent to Msgr. Navin’s brother, Reverend Charles Navin, Tubber, County Galway, Ireland.Thomas H. GriffithsFuneral services were held recently for Thomas H. Griffiths, former executive publisher of the Tidings and long active in publishing and broadcasting, who died May 29 of cancer at age 74.Griffiths was an executive at the Daily News and Los Angeles Times Syndicate, as well as Gannett Co. newspapers. Prior to his newspaper career, he was also active as a radio announcer, news reporter and voiceover artist, and worked in the film and television industry.He served as executive publisher of The Tidings Corp. in 1997, and was a parishioner at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Westlake Village. For 17 years he volunteered feeding the homeless people of Ventura County.He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, four children (Thomas, Tracy Ann, Terri and Tamara) and their spouses, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Agustin MolinaServices were held in Mexico for Agustin Molina, 83, who died recently in Celaya-Guanajuato, Mexico. He was the father of Deacon Raul Molina of St. Anne Church, Santa Monica, who in May lost his 53-year-old brother, Saul.