Franciscan Dinner and Fundraiser at Our Lady of Grace Parish

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, after a three-year pandemic hiatus, the St. Maximilian Kolbe Council of the Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Castro Valley, hosted a dinner and silent auction to benefit the Province’s students in formation. A special Thank You to all who organized and attended this special evening. We are blessed by your support.

Father Victor, our Minister Provincial, welcomed the guests and oversaw the silent auction.


Some of the items which were bid on during the silent auction.

A cake celebrating 41 years of service as a Province was served for dessert.


About a dozen Friars from our two Castro Valley friaries were able to attend.

Left to Right: Friar James Phan, Friar Kevin Schindler-McGraw, and Friar Tammylee Ngo.

About 100 parishioners attended this year’s event. We are pleased to share this time with the people of Our Lady of Grace, and are happy that so many came to the dinner night! May God continue to Bless the Franciscans with many more years of ministry on the west coast, and at Our Lady of Grace.