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Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto him. . . Update 02/25/2024

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the following: Sir Knight Elpidio "Jun" A. Paguirigan who passed into eternal rest on February 11, 2024 at 87 years of age. Brother Jun was a member of Saint Anne Council 8627 and San Lorenzo Ruiz Assembly 2627, both located in Union City, for 17 years. A Vigil and Rosary will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Boulevard in Hayward. His Funeral will take place at 10:00AM on the following day, Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Saint Anne Church, 32223 Cabello Street in Union City. Interment will follow at the Chapel of the Chimes. Please pray for his wife Zen and the entire Paguirigan family as they mourn his passing. Our Brother in Christ Renee De Luna who passed into eternal rest on February 16, 2024. He was the father of Brother David De Luna, a member of Pittsburg Council 2956, and the Adult Religious Education Director for Church of Good Shepherd in Pittsburg. Please pray for Brother David and the entire De Luna family during this time of loss. May the Blessed Michael McGivney lead them into the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father while providing comfort and solace to their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, restore him to good health. . . Update 02/18/2024

Please keep in your prayers the following who are in need of the healing powers of Our Heavenly Father: Sir Knight Chase Hurley who underwent a recent heart ablation procedure. He is the Grand Knight of Los Banos Council 3726 at Saint Joseph Parish in Los Banos and a member of All Saints Westside Assembly 2447. May the Blessed Michael McGivney intercede curing his ills and providing for his rapid recovery while easing the worry and anxiety of his family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, may the love and healing power of our Heavenly Father be with him and restore him to good health. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them. . . Update 02/18/2024

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the following: Our Sister in Christ Barbara Przybyla who passed into eternal rest on January 31, 2024. She was the mother of Past State Deputy Sir Knight Bill Przybyla. Brother Bill is a Honorary Life Member of Redding Council 3978 and David F. Supple Assembly 84. His mother, Barbara, was very active at Our Lady of Fatima Parish and School in Modesto. She was also very active in the Young Ladies Institute (YLI) becoming their Grand President in 1999. Her leadership example was an inspiration to her son, who served as the Knights of Columbus California State Deputy in 2003-2004. A Vigil and Rosary will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, February 15, at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive in Modesto. Her Funeral will take place the following day at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 16, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 505 West Granger Avenue in Modesto. Donations in her memory may be made to the Monsignor Kennedy Foundation, 505 West Granger Ave, Modesto, California, 95350, or a charity of your choice. Our Sister in Christ Clare Alder (Pedersen) who passed into eternal rest on February 8, 2024. She was an extended family member of Sir Knight Kip Trombley, a Past President of Oakland Diocese Chapter, who is the current Grand Knight of Bishop Begin Council 7164 in Pittsburg and a member of Todos Santos Assembly 2286 in Concord. Please pray for the entire family during this difficult time. Our Sister in Christ Sherry Warner, who passed into eternal rest on February 13, 2024. She was the mother of Sir Knight Chris Warner, Grand Knight of Saint Martin of Tours Council 14550 in La Mesa and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Council 2449 in East San Diego County. Her husband is a 60 year member of the Knights of Columbus, and a Past Grand Knight of Cabrillo Council 2891 in San Diego. Please pray for the entire Warner family as they mourn her loss. May the Blessed Michael McGivney lead them into the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father while providing comfort and solace to their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, restore them to good health. . . Update 02/08/2024

Please keep in your prayers the following who are in need of the healing powers of Our Heavenly Father: Sir Knight Antonio "Tony" Salcedo who has been hospitalized and in need of prayers for his recovery. Brother Tony is a Honorary Life Member of Holy Angels Council 10948 in Colma and Saint Francis Assembly 43 in San Francisco. He is a Past Grand Knight of Our Lady of Beautiful Love Council 6254 in San Francisco. Sir Knight Claire Tyron who fractured his right leg about two weeks ago. He has undergone surgery for the injury and is currently in rehabilitation. Brother Claire currently serves as the Essay Chairman for the California State Council, and is a Honorary Life Member of Saint Bonaventure Council 6038 and Todos Santos Assembly 2286, both located in Concord. Please pray the Blessed Michael McGivney will intercede curing their ills and providing for their rapid recovery while easing the worry and anxiety of their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, may the love and healing power of our Heavenly Father be with them and restore them to good health. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, restore him to good health. . . Update 02/03/2024

Please keep in your prayers the following who are in need of the healing powers of Our Heavenly Father: Sir Knight Albert Oliver who has been diagnosed with a severe form of cancer that is life threatening. He is a Honorary Life Member and the Treasurer for Saint Luke Council 10512 in El Cajon and a Honorary Life Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Assembly 2449 in East San Diego County. He has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 33 years. Please pray for his wife Maria and the entire Oliver family in this time of distress. May the Blessed Michael McGivney intercede curing his ills and providing for his rapid recovery while easing the worry and anxiety of his family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, may the love and healing power of our Heavenly Father be with him and restore him to good health. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them. . . Update 02/03/2024

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the following: Father Sir Knight Honesto Gile who passed into eternal rest on January 25, 2024 following an automobile accident in the Philippines. Father Gile was ordained a priest on December 18, 1987 and has served at various parishes in the United States. He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1992. He was a Charter Member of San Lorenzo Ruiz-Saint Vincent Ferrer Council 18297 in Vallejo and a Honorary Life Member of Cardinal Newman Assembly 837 in Mentor, Ohio. Please pray for the entire Gile family, his Brother Knights and the parishioners of Saint Vincent Ferrer Church as they mourn his loss. Sir Knight Sergio Chaparro who passed into eternal rest on January 28, 2024 at 59 years of age. Brother Sergio was the Deputy Grand Knight of Santa Rosa De Lima Council 16701 in San Fernando and the Faithful Navigator of Santa Clarita Assembly 2421. Please pray for the entire Chaparro family during this difficult time. Sir Knight Charles "Chuck" Duncan who passed into eternal rest on January 11, 2024. He was a 24 year member of the Knights of Columbus and a Past Deputy Grand Knight of Saint Luke Council 10512 in El Cajon and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Assembly 2449 in East San Diego County. A widower, please pray for the entire Duncan family during this time of loss. Brother Phillip Anderson who passed into eternal rest on January 25, 2024 after a 5 year period of severe Alzheimers. According to California State Training Chairman Ed Broadhurst, "He was the driving force of a triple Star Council award for Colville Council 12073 when I was the Grand Knight. He was a wonderful man, faithful Knight and strong supporter of Bishop White Seminary in Spokane, Washington." Please pray for his wife Patti and daughter Kelly that their suffering and sorrow these past 5 years will be eased. Sir Knight Dale Atkinson who passed into eternal rest on January 15, 2024. Brother Dale was a member of Pittsburg Council 2956 joining in 1997 and a Honorary Life Member of Thomas Dooley Assembly 75 at Holy Rosary Church in Antioch. He was a Past Grand Knight (2000-2002), Financial Secretary, Trustee and US Air Force veteran. A viewing is planned at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 5, at Pittsburg Funeral Chapel, 2295 Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:30 PM at Good Shepherd Church, 3200 Harbor Street in Pittsburg. Interment with full military honors will take place at 10:30 AM on February 6 at Sacramento Valley Veterans Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon. May the Blessed Michael McGivney lead them into the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father while providing comfort and solace to their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, restore them to good health. . . Update 01/29/2024

Please keep in your prayers the following who are in need of the healing powers of Our Heavenly Father: Our Sister in Christ Lexi Hutchison who has contracted a serious illness. She is only three years old, and the granddaughter of Sir Knight Robert "Bob" Hutchison, the Advocate of Holy Angels Council 10948 in Colma and the Inner Sentinel of Maria Regina Assembly 2651 in Daly City. Please pray for the entire Hutchison family during this anxious time. Brother Jim Abel who recently underwent an “Ablation” to relieve atrial fibrillation. Brother Jim is the Chancellor for Council 1137 at Saint John the Baptist Church in Chico. Please pray for the success of the procedure and his rapid recovery. Brother Patricio Emmanuel Guzman who has been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. He is a member of Father Michael J. McGivney Council 16584 at Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Reseda. Please pray for the entire Guzman family as Brother Patricio undergoes treatment and for the complete remission of his cancer. Sir Knight Sergio Chaparro who has been hospitalized and is in intensive care with a serious medical condition. Brother Sergio is the Deputy Grand Knight of Santa Rosa De Lima Council 16701 in San Fernando and the Faithful Navigator of Santa Clarita Assembly 2421. Please pray for the entire Chaparro family during this difficult time. May the Blessed Michael McGivney intercede curing their ills and providing for their rapid recovery while easing the worry and anxiety of their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, may the love and healing power of our Heavenly Father be with them and restore them to good health. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto him. . . Update 01/29/2024

Sir Knight Charles "Chuck" Duncan who passed into eternal rest on January 11, 2024 at 81 years of age. Brother Chuck was a 24 year member of Saint Luke's Council 10512 in El Cajon and 8 year member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Assembly 2449 in East San Diego County. Please pray for the entire Duncan family during this difficult time. May the Blessed Michael McGivney lead them into the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father while providing comfort and solace to their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, restore them to good health. . . Update 01/27/2024

Please keep in your prayers the following who are in need of the healing powers of Our Heavenly Father: Sir Knight Francisco Hernandez. Brother Francisco is the current Faith Director of Holy Angels Council 10948 in Colma, and the Outer Sentinel of Maria Regina Assembly 2651 in Daly City. He is suffering from cancer and undergoing Chemotherapy Monday thru Friday for the next six weeks. Please pray for his successful treatment and complete recovery. Father Sir Knight Tom Davis, OSA, who sustained injuries in a recent fall fracturing his left Tibia and a bone in his left wrist. He will be in rehabilitation for at least six weeks. Father Davis is a former District Friar, Former Faithful Friar and the current Chaplain of Saint Augustine Council 16237 at Saint Patrick’s Parish in San Diego. State Chaplain Emeritus Father John Grace is a Brother, inspiration and friend. Please pray for Father Davis' complete healing and recovery. Sir Knight Al Segura who will be undergoing a procedure to place a stent in an artery in his heart. Brother Al is a Charter Member and the second Grand Knight of Saint Linus Council 10623 in Norwalk and a Past Faithful Navigator of Saint John Bosco Assembly 72 in Downey. Please pray for his successful treatment and complete recovery. May the Blessed Michael McGivney intercede curing their ills and providing for their rapid recovery while easing the worry and anxiety of their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, may the love and healing power of our Heavenly Father be with them and restore them to good health. Amen."

Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them. . . Update 01/27/2024

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the following: Sir Knight Delfin Lorenzo who passed into eternal rest on January 15, 2024 at 67 years of age. Brother Delfin courageously battled cancer for several years. He was a very active and supportive member of Our Lady of Peace Council 5007 in North Hills, and Cardinal James McIntyre Assembly 65 in Van Nuys. He was at peace at the time of his passing. Brother John "Jack" Trabold who recently passed into eternal rest at 94 years of age. He was a Honorary Life Member of Saint Leonardo Murialdo Council 10667 in Quartz Hill, having been a Knight for over 75 years. His funeral will be at Saint Junipero Serra Catholic Church, 6122 Azalea Drive in Lancaster on Thursday, January 25, at 10:00 AM. The family has requested an Honor Guard call out. May the Blessed Michael McGivney lead them into the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father while providing comfort and solace to their family and friends. "Under Blessed Michael McGivney’s protection, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen."

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