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Virtual Benefit and Auction Update

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Dear Friends,

Our Virtual Benefit and Online Auction is less than three weeks away. As you can imagine, preparations are moving forward at an increasingly faster pace. All is going well thanks in large part to Cathy Gonzales, OCDS, Benefit Chairperson, who is organizing and overseeing the preparations and Vince Yee, who is providing major research and technical support. 

Recent highlights are two days of filming--two busy, full days here at Mount Saint Joseph Carmelite Monastery.  The first day included many faces and voices, the second featured Bro. Jason Parrott, OCD, emcee.  He is a member of our Discalced Carmelite community at St. Therese Church in Alhambra, southern California.  Our videographer is Mark Shepherd of Legacy Films and Media in San Jose.  He has been working many hours for us both here at the monastery and at his studio.

If you have not done so already, I invite you to set aside Sunday, August 9, 1:00 p.m. as the day and time for our Virtual Benefit and Online Auction.  Tune in then. We are hoping for a big success in this new adventure.  In the meantime, as always, we pray for you and your families and friends, especially in this time of pandemic.  May God bless you all!

Fr. Gerald Werner, OCD


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