The Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus donated the $20,350 in proceeds from their 2022 Pennies from Heaven fundraiser to the Diocese of Birmingham’s eleven seminarians on May 29, 2022. Four of these young men, Max Gallegos, Hunter Limbaugh, Francisco Rodriguez, Adam Sellers, were present at Prince of Peace for the check presentation at the 8:30am Mass. All eleven seminarians received a $1,850 educational stipend thanks to the generosity of church and school families to this campaign.
Prince of Peace Pastor Father John Fallon and Associate Pastor Father Jon Chalmers were on hand for the check presentation by Grand Knight Don DeCesare and project chairman Jerry Gordon. Don DeCesare said, “It was an honor to work with the church and school to raise money for our seminarians and increase awareness of vocations.”
In addition to raising these funds over a two-week period, the Knights raised awareness for vocations, especially at Prince of Peace Catholic School. The council worked with the school to organize a virtual meeting with Daniel Sessions in March where he spoke to the students from Rome about his studies and vocation.
Please pray for our diocesan seminarians as they continue their studies and discernment: Deacon Charles Deering II (who will be ordained on June 11, 2022), Patrick DePew, Max Gallegos, John Gardiner, Collins Hess, Hunter Limbaugh, Francisco Rodriguez, Adam Sellers, Daniel Sessions, John Paul Stepnowski and Andrew Vickery.