Saturday, Feb. 23
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
435 Berkeley Ave.
This is a lively, interactive game of chance hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Beneficiaries are the Wheelchair Project and Philippines Mission. Your tax-deductible donation of $20 (presale) $25 (at the door) includes lunch, drink, dessert and a bidding paddle. Bid with quarters on items valued at $15-$50. You can also buy from 15 vendors at the event. Call Jose at (310) 592-1950 or Jim at (909) 214-8902.
Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of more than 1.7 million members. Its membership is open to Christian men at least 18 years of age. The K of C is dedicated to the welfare and growth of the Catholic Church, to community organizations such as the Marian Homes, and to supporting "the fundamental right to life." The council offers programs that help strengthen family and marital bonds and support Catholic education. They are committed to fostering a supportive fraternal bond among members.
The Knights of Columbus at OLA contributed to the following programs in 2015:
Thanksgiving Dinners for Needy Families
Christmas Party for Needy Families
Lenten Fish Fry
Steak Fry to support Msgr. Tom Welbers, Salesian Lay Missioners,
Persecuted Christians in Iraq and Wounded Warriors (Veterans)
American Wheelchair Foundation
Columbian Retirement Home
Ongoing Food Collection: Food for Families
Faith formation scholarships
Habitat for humanity
Claremont homeless Advocacy Program
OLA School scholarships
OLA Youth Program
OLA Cap[ital Campaign
OLA Parish Gift
Parish Picnic (School Anniversary)
Uturn Summer Mission Trip
Altar Servers Picnic
Ultra-Sound Project (Pro-life)
Vacation Bible School Picnic
Visit the website of the national Knights of Columbus organization at www.kofc.org.
This organization is collectively responsible for the following:
1. An annual donation to the Holy Father for his charities through "Vicarius Christi Fund" ($43 million to date)
2. Providing uplink costs for televising papal ceremonies, especially at Christmas and Holy Week
3. The "Pacem in Terris Fund" to benefit Christian communities in the Holy Land
4. Funding to restore the facade and the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
5. A contribution of $12.8 million to the U.S. Bishops' Pro-Life educational campaign since 1990
6. Providing the entire budget of the National Family Planning offices of the U.S. and Canadian Bishops
7. Sponsoring the National Catholic Bioethics Center's bishops' workshop on vital life-death issues
8. Establishing a $6.6 million endowment fund for bishops and priests studying at the pontifical colleges in Rome and American College in Louvain
9. FUnded the donation of 8,000 wheelchairs to handicapped individuals throughout thge world, including 2,000 to U.S. Military Veterans
10. Support the spiritual welfare of armed services personnel and their families around the globe through a $1 million fund for the Archdiocese for Military Services