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Robert E. Rooney Assembly in Oakland provided an honor guard for the 80th anniversary celebration of St. Margaret Mary Church. The event included a gala and dinner to coincide with a visit from Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, as well as the dedication of several new monuments at the church.

Father Felix Penna Assembly in Whittier and Christopher Columbus Assembly in Covina provided an honor guard during the National Anthem at a football game between Bishop Amat High School and Bishop Alemany High School.

Oakland Council 784, along with an honor guard from Robert E. Rooney Assembly and Eugenio Pacelli Assembly in Hayward, helped Father Jose Arong mark his birthday and his 45th ordination anniversary during a special Mass and celebration at Sacred Heart Church.

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Jeffrey S. Patino of Marian Council 3773 in Pacifica and his 6-year-old daughter, Trinity Rose, present the Knights of Columbus Silver Rose before a statue of the Holy Mother on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sept. 8. Knights present a pro-life program along with the feast and the silver rose's visit that included a time of prayer and family consecration and a traditional Mexican dinner. Donations from the event — $591 — were donated to the Order's Culture of Life Fund.

Father Maguire Council 3851 in Covina donated $5,000 to the council's scholarship fund at Bishop Amat High School. Knights have contributed nearly $100,000 to the program since its inception.

Father Peter J. J. Juba Council 4922 in Orange sponsored a food booth at the annual fall fiesta for St. Norbert Church. Knights volunteered 150 hours to cook food for the event, raising nearly $5,000 for the church.

Members of St. Leonard Murialdo Council 10667 in Quartz Hill built a wheelchair ramp for ailing council member Harold Rehm.

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Macrino Vargas (left) and Rey Basa (right) of Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Council 10752 in Dededo retouch a statue of St. Barbara at their parish. Knights repainted the statue as one of their many service projects to the church.

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K of C units from throughout the state donated 216 new sweatpants and 58 hospital scrubs to U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The clothes will be distributed to military field hospitals for use by wounded soldiers.

Father Adrian Sharkey Assembly in Roseburg provided an honor guard for a Mass celebrating the 30th ordination anniversary of Father Paneer Selvam.

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Bellingham Council 829 presented a $1,000 scholarship to Alice and Sam Brulotte, the children of council member Robert Brulotte. The presentation was made in memory of the Brulottes' 2-year-old daughter, Anna, who was killed crossing a street next to Assumption Catholic School in Bellingham. The annual scholarship will help pay for Alex and Sam's tuition until they graduate, after which it will be given to other deserving students.

Father Nicholas Rausch Council 1643 in Olympia held its annual auction for vocations, this year adopting a Western theme. Attendees were invited to wear Western garb to the event and dined on salsa ranch salad, corned bread and barbecue beef brisket. The live and silent auctions featured a number of items that ranged from services to furniture to jewelry and raised $27,000 to support the formation of priests, deacons and religious.

On Respect Life Sunday Oct. 2, Father Thomas Lane Council 3645 in Renton hosted 90 minutes of silent prayer in protest of an abortion facility that is located near St. Anthony Church. Knights and volunteers lined the sidewalks to pray the rosary and other prayers.

St. Thomas More Council 11134 in Spokane owns a portable dance floor that it rents out for weddings, receptions and other special events. The floor, comprised of interconnecting wood tiles, can be easily assembled, disassembled and cleaned at will. So far, the rentals have generated more than $2,000, which is distributed among area shelters, hospices and food banks. The council also raised about $2,900 for Special Olympics and for Spokane Guilds' School and Neuromuscular Center during the council's annual fund drive for people with intellectual disabilities.

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