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San Diego Mother Council 1349 presented a new papal flag to St. Columba Church.

Marian Council 3773 in Pacifica hosted a ceremony at Church of the Good Shepherd when the Knights of Columbus Silver Rose visited California. St. Francis Assembly in San Francisco provided an honor guard for the event, which also included the praying of the rosary and light refreshments.

Bishop Charles Francis Buddy Council 6031 in Poway hosted a free dinner for the senior citizens of St. Gabriel Parish. The seniors were pioneers in building St. Gabriel Church and spearheaded the growth of the parish community. With a new church dedicated last year, the Knights decided to honor these parishioners with a free dinner.

St. James the Apostle Council 14531 in Fremont donated four new chalices to its parish. The council also sold refreshments at its parish festival to raise money for the church building fund.

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St. John Vianney Council 8201 in Spokane has supported seminarians at Bishop White Seminary for 10 years, and for the past three years, members have participated in a 100-mile bike ride to help raise funds. This year, Tim Drake and Erik Wakeling participated in the ride, raising more than $2,100 for the seminary and for the men studying to become priests there.

Laborers in the village of Bar-Kowino, Kenya, test dig for a village well that was funded in part by Msgr. F. X. Prefontaine Council 11085 in Seattle. Knights have supported orphans in Bar-Kowino for many years and knew that the village's water supply was unreliable and sometimes contaminated. As a result, St. John the Evangelist Church launched a campaign to drill a permanent well with a solar-powered pump and a 6,000-liter storage tank. Knights sponsored one benefit that raised $1,700 and provided support and manpower at several other events. The council also donated six soccer balls and $50 to Auxiliary Bishop Montfort Stima of Blantyre in Central Africa.

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