Bishop’s Day Mass for the Santa Clara Valley District was held on Oct. 16 at Church of the Resurrection in Sunnyvale.
President of Branch 408 of the Italian Catholic Federation, Ric Schimshock, and his wonderful group, hosted 11 Branches at a luncheon held at Mariani’s Restaurant in Santa Clara.
Attending were: Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, Monsignor Joseph Milani and Father Bill Pegram. Two seminarians, Eric Piczon and Edgar Elamparo were able to have lunch.
Denise Antonowicz, President of the Santa Clara Valley District of the Italian Catholic Federation, presented Bishop McGrath a check for $7,200 for the Seminary Burse. Also presenting a check in the amount of $2,000 was Leonard Zasoski, Grand President of the National Board of the Italian Catholic Federation, and his wife B.G. Rounding out the presentations, Sandra DeLateur presented the Bishop with a Spiritual Bouquet.
Also in attendance at the luncheon were: Grand First Vice President Andy Pappani and his wife, Syd; Grand Secretary Lauren Kulcullen, Grand Sentinel Franklyn Lopes, Jr; Central Council Member Dante Galeazzi; Past Grand President Bob Basuino; Past Grand President Carmen Kulcullen; Past Grand President Larry Marsalli and his Elise and Life Member Emeritas Jerry Delfino and his wife Joan.