2018 Missions

26 “All day long the wicked covet, but the righteous give and do not hold back.” ~ Proverbs 21:26 (NRSVCE)

Dear Readers, Followers, and Guests,

Every day is a new day to make the world a better place. We best accomplish this by our daily actions, our dedication to helping the poor, the sick, and the homeless. In doing this, we are extending the grace of God to those who need it the most. Though these things are important, ensuring all of God’s children receive a well-rounded education is a cornerstone to preventing generational hunger, homelessness, and sickness while putting in place the safeguards against chronic poverty.  Below you will find three opportunities that will accomplish this specific goal of educating all of God’s children. Please read each one and take action! Thank you in advance for your giving in kind.

God Bless You, 

Brother Brian

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Once the above figure for operational expenses have been met the remainder will be split between the following two charities below. In addition, a balance sheet will be posted every quarter so you can be assured that we are fulfilling all of our monetary obligations.

As a Catholic Educator, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers the Together In Mission to help families send their children to Catholic School and as a Knight of Columbus Brother you will find more charities to help our youth and college-age kids. If you are interested in becoming a Knight of Columbus please email me at 

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Sincerely, Brother Brian

Giving Opportunity 1:

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Giving Opportunity 2:

The Together in Mission Annual Catholic Appeal

This annual Catholic appeal was instituted to establish the stewardship of our local Catholic Church among all parishes to promote the mission of the Church.  Making it possible for the Gospel to be heard, and the sacraments be received among our communities’ poor.

As the largest Archdiocese in the United States, we have the ability to make unprecedented impacts in our local Church through the Together in Mission Appeal.  By conducting a full campaign process, each parish will assure maximum participation.  This will enable the Good News to continue to reach tens of thousands of people in subsidized parishes and schools throughout the Archdiocese.

There are many underprivileged schools that are struggling to meet the needs of their community, families, and students. The sad truth is that many of these schools would have closed their doors long ago without these funds. I have taught for the majority of my teaching career within the inner city of Los Angeles at three such schools and have seen these children, families, and communities first hand. Nothing breaks my heart more than to not be able to help them, but together we can! Please consider donating today. 


Giving Opportunity 3:

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Knights of Columbus awarded scholarships totaling more than $711,519.27, to 450 students.

Most recipients are the children of Knights or Knights working toward bachelor’s degrees at Catholic colleges and Catholic universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

These figures include $278,750 in grants to 113 seminarians in the United States and Canada.

Click on a scholarship name below for additional information and to download an application:


Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships are also reserved for freshmen entering The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and are administered by the university’s Office of Student Financial Assistance.