The Northern California Chapter of the Knights of Columbus presented Bishop Jaime Soto with a check for more than $4,400 to cover the cost of purchasing 30 ciboria for use by the Diocese of Sacramento at large Masses with numerous participants.
The campaign began in November 2013, when Mimnaugh suggested to the chapter that the Knights raise funds to cover the need for ciboria for diocesan Masses with large attendance. Currently at such Masses the ciboria are borrowed from neighboring parishes and sometimes enough are not available for use at events.
The call was put out to the councils and assemblies of the Northern California Chapter to raise the funds needed, Comerford said. “The response was very successful, as more than $5,500 was raised,” he noted. “The extra funds will be used to engrave the ciboria with the donation organization information. The Knights are proud to support Bishop Soto and the Sacramento Diocese in any way they can.”
Camp ReCreation is a residential summer camp program for adults and children with developmental disabilities, offering participants opportunities for fun, social interaction, and spiritual growth while providing valuable respite for parents and caregivers. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp ReCreation has been serving persons with special needs in northern California since 1983.
Camp ReCreation operates with a one-to-one camper-to-counselor ratio and is staffed entirely by volunteers who generously share their time and talents. Camp ReCreation is a self-funded program and is grateful to the many donors and sponsors who make these rewarding camping sessions possible. All gifts to Camp ReCreation are tax-deductible. For more information on their program or to become a part of Camp ReCreation, please visit their web site at diocese-sacramento.org/family_youth_young_adult/camp_recreation.html.
Benefits Intellectual Disabilities. Knights pass out a Tootsie Roll and receive donations. This is a Diocesan program where all parishes participate.
• At Leatherby’s 2333 Arden Way
• After Masses weekend of October 19/20
Gene Trinca proposed our participation in the Ave Maria Catholic Vehicle Donation program. A woman in Elk Grove contacted the program with a vehicle donation intended to benefit PBVM Parish. A 2000 Volkswagen was donated for a value of $540.
The program details are now settled: Mark Zawkiewicz 916-804-3577 &
John Abdo 916-214-8721 have volunteered to take donation orders 24 hours a day.
The following information are the types of information expected to be collected:
- (Other contact, like e-mail)
- Is There A Title?
- Vehicle Identification Number / VIN
Donated vehicles are referred to an auction house. The expected time to process a vehicle is three weeks; title needs to be established.
Donations would be typically split three ways between the auctioneer, the Ave Maria Catholic Vehicle Donation program, and PBVM Parish/Council 15693.