DOWNEY - The Italian Catholic Federation of St. Raymond's parish held its annual Scholarship and Charity Awards Night on June 1 in the Msgr. Robert Gipson Hall in Downey. Eight graduates of St. Raymond's School received scholarships: Andrea Martinez, Amy Cordero, Virginia Mariscal, Mercedes Ubario, Jonathan Mendoza, Eddie Gutierrez, Brandon Gomez and Daniel Mendoza. One high school student, Sarah Buckley, also received a scholarship. In addition, awards presented to St. Raymond's Church and St. Raymond's School for their Life Teen Ministry, Cooley's Anemia and ICF La District seminary burse. Cash awards totaling $1,450 were also presented to Downey PTA HELPS, Foley House, Rio Hondo Temporary Home and Sisters of the Holy Faith. A number of St. Raymond's ministries also received awards, including Tijuana Orphanage, Society of Vincent de Paul, Mary's Food Pantry, the Sandwich Program and the Edge Middle School Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry. The Italian Catholic Federation hosts a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to fund the scholarships and awards.
********** Published: June 17, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 9