Annual Memorial Day
This event is held on Memorial Day at 9:00 AM rain or shine.
Clara County Supervisor and fellow Sir
Knight Primo McHugh make a formal
presentation at the Memorial Day
ceremonies held at the Veterans
Memorial. Alongside him was Milpitas
Mayor and fellow Sir Knight Jose Esteves.
2007 Flag Raising
Members of St.
Joseph Assembly participated in the open
. Pictured from
left to right were Sir Knights Bill Quitalig, Ed Kantack, Tim Crews,
Guillermo Uribe, Greg Dessel, Horyza,
Dick Jones, and Ed Blake.
Annual Memorial Day Mass held at Calvary
of the Color Corps line up in
preparation for escorting the celebrants
to the altar for the annual Memorial Day
Mass held at Calvary Cemetery, rain or
shine, at 11:00 AM.
On the way to the altar, the Color Corps
stops to raise the flag and then
lowering it to half staff to honor those
who gave their lives for their country
in current and previous conflicts. The
Color Corps went to salute swords as the
National Anthem was played in the
Posing for a picture after the Mass has
completed are Sir Knights Greg Dessel,
Color Corps Commander, Ed Blake, Bill
Quitalig, Mike Donnelly, Ed Kantack,
Steve Pereria, and Guillermo Uribe.
Visit By Archbishop of Manila
On June 20th, His Eminence Gaudencio
Borbon Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop of
Manila, visited St. John's Church in
Milpitas to say a special concelebrated
Mass and hold a fundraiser on Wednesday,
June 20th. Having a prince of the Church
visiting us required that the Color
Corps be summoned to provide an honor
Left: Retiring Color Corps Commander
Greg Dessel gives preliminary
instructions prior to the start of the
procession into the church. Right: Group
picture after the conclusion of the Mass