WHO WE

SUPPORT

HELP THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TRANSFORM LIVES

1987-1906

Empowering and Nurturing Communities

At the Knights of Columbus, we take great pride in our unwavering commitment to supporting vital institutions and cherished community assets. Our dedication extends to St. Joseph School, providing educational opportunities and nurturing young minds. We stand beside St. Teresa of Avila Parish and St. Joseph Church, centers of faith and spiritual growth, reinforcing their mission. Emphasizing the importance of community, we actively contribute to local initiatives, promoting unity and wellbeing. Additionally, we extend our support to the upkeep and preservation of St. Joseph Cemetery, honoring the memories of those who came before us. Through both our time and generous donations, we strive to enrich these essential elements of our society, embodying the values we hold dear.

Welcome to

St. Joseph School

In alignment with the Knights of Columbus' mission to empower communities and enrich lives, our collaboration with St. Joseph Catholic School is rooted in a shared commitment to fostering family values and empowering young minds. The mission of St. Joseph Catholic School perfectly aligns with our ethos, emphasizing the importance of family involvement and a well-rounded Catholic education. Together, we strive to elevate academic standards, build strong character, and instill enduring Gospel values in the students. By encouraging students to follow the teachings of Christ, we firmly believe that they are capable of transforming the world into a better place for all.

St. Joseph School serves transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students. We are a school that fosters the role of the family as we work together to facilitate a well-rounded Catholic education that elevates academic excellence and strong character in an environment abundant in enduring Gospel values. We are a community who empowers students with the belief that—through the example and teachings of Christ—we are all capable of transforming the world.

Since 1943, our students have followed the example of our patron, St. Joseph. We strive to instill in our students Christian integrity that comes from humbly seeking to understand God’s will, and aligning our work to God’s mission with passion and purpose. St. Joseph shows us the perfect model of a true Christian.

In order to fulfill its mission to the fullest, St. Joseph Catholic School will be a place where every individual, each class, and the greater school community all excel in fulfilling God’s Greatest Commandment by fostering academic excellence and character development in a faith based environment.

Transitional Kindergarten - 8

Established 1943

Address

11610 Atwood Road

Auburn, California 95603

Contact Info

Phone -
530-885-4490Fax -
530-885-0182Email -
info@saintjosephauburn.orgWebsite -
http://saintjosephauburn.org/

Principal

Kristen Mendonsa

1911

St. Joseph Parish

"Saint Joseph Catholic Church of Auburn, California is an open and loving diverse parish community united by our faith in Jesus Christ, continuing His mission through our prayerful liturgies, faith formation, evangelization, and outreach to the community. Established over a hundred years ago, we resolve to continue and maintain a strong Catholic presence within our parish bounds and make present the Christ we bear and celebrate."Serving the Auburn, CA Community since 1911

Established 1911

Placer County, Mother Lode Deanery

Address

1162 Lincoln Way

Auburn, California 95603-5121

Contact Info

Phone - 530-885-2956

Fax - 530-823-6676

Email - StJosephParish@auburncatholic.com

Website - https://www.sjauburncatholic.com/

1994

St. Teresa of Avila Parish

In God's love, the Eucharistic community of St. Teresa of Avila, Auburn, embraces and welcomes all as part of God's family. We value every parishioner and strive to reflect the mercy, forgiveness, and healing of Jesus Christ.

Established 1994

Placer County, Mother Lode Deanery

Address

11600 Atwood Road

Auburn, California 95603

Contact Info

Phone - 530-889-2254

Fax - 530-889-2643

Email - info@stteresaauburn.com

Website - http://www.stteresaauburn.com/

CLERGY

Pastor Rev. Arbel S. Cabasagan

Deacons Dcn. Adam Crawford

Dcn. John Sheehan

Building Strong Communities

The Community

In the spirit of unity and community, the Knights of Columbus actively engage with and support local initiatives aimed at fostering a strong sense of togetherness and betterment. Through our dedicated efforts and contributions, we seek to uplift neighborhoods, promote shared values, and create positive impacts on the lives of community members. By collaborating with various organizations and investing our time and resources, we endeavor to build a world where compassion, support, and solidarity thrive at the heart of every community. Join us as we work hand in hand to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.

1861

St. Joesph Catholic Cemetery, Foresthill, CA

Shortly after the discovery of gold in Coloma, Ca in January 1848, the largest human migration in history began to form. People from all over the world heard of the rich ore deposits in the Sierra Mountains on the eastern border of California. Hoping to secure wealth and freedom, people flooded the canyons carved out by the three branches of the American River and its tributaries. Just two rugged mountainous divides away from Coloma was what became known as the Foresthill Divide and the town of Foresthill.

By 1857 thousands of Europeans, including many Irish, had settled in the area. There was need for a Catholic Church and Cemetery. Accordingly, Dennis and Bridget Hyland deeded three acres of land to Archbishop Alemany on December 26, 1857 for five dollars.

On this land, which is along Foresthill Road just east of Foresthill, less than a year later, Fr. Thomas Dalton blessed the first Catholic Church in Placer County. The church was on the east end of the property. The oldest surviving tombstone is dated July 27, 1858. The Cemetery remains the only active Catholic cemetery in Placer County.

The original church collapsed under the weight of snow in 1885. A new church was built upon land just west of the cemetery. On a Sunday after a Mass prayed by Fr. Ronan Brennan in 1952, that church burned down. A young George C. Grant was the altar server. It is believed any records of burials which may have been kept prior to the fire were consumed along with the church.

Many of the older grave plots are decorated or marked by ornamental brick iron. Much of the iron was stolen in 1996. Fortunately, most all of it was recovered and reset in place by dedicated volunteers.

Henry J. Ford and his family are buried in the cemetery. He was the uncle of Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company. Uncle Henry owned a blacksmith shop in Foresthill.

In the 1980s the cemetery, after years of neglect, was overgrown with brush and trees. Members of Foresthill’s American Legion Post 587, led by Gene Thomason, Frank Nafziger, and Fred Travnikar worked many hours to clear the land and perform long overdue maintenance.

In 2007, led by SK Ron Roussey, members of the Knights of Columbus Council 6149 took over management and maintenance of the cemetery. Burial plots were surveyed and marked. Sales of plots generated funds to continue much needed maintenance work. Records of plots and burials are maintained in St. Joseph Parish Office in Auburn.

In December of 2014 an “Endowment Fund” was established for the cemetery. The fund requires part of the purchase price of each plot to be set aside for future needs. It is maintained by the Diocese of Sacramento. Parochial Administrator Carlo Tejano, Deacon Mark Ruiz, and SK Ron Roussey signatures formally established the fund.

Today the cemetery is known for the spectacular and iconic chainsaw carvings of an angel, the Holy Family and a Johannine Crucifix. The carvings were the inspiration of SK Ron Roussey and Pastor Emeritus Cesar Ageas. The creativity and hard work of Jeff Turpin brought them into being as he turned fourteen foot tall stumps of Douglas fir trees into works of phenomenal art.

Not just Catholics but anyone who is not a known anti-Christ may be interred in the cemetery.


SK Ron Roussey, Manager

St. Joseph Cemetery.

March 19, 2017


Sources:

“Catholic in the Gold Country” Copyright 1986. St. Joseph Parish

Frank Nafriger, Lecture to Foresthill Historical Society, June 22, 1999

OUR FOCUS

FOUNDATION FOUCS: OUR IMPACT AREAS

ACADEMICS

We empower students, faculty, and staff for enhanced learning through grants, tech initiatives, and scholarships, propelling them into a successful future beyond high school.

ATHLETICS

Hillmen Foundation fuels athletic achievements through grants, enhancing safety, facilities, and community fitness.

ACTIVITIES

We foster holistic education by supporting diverse activities through grants, enriching students' experiences beyond the classroom.

ALUMNI

Placer High's rich history shines through alumni activities, fostering a strong network connecting generations and the community.

SPECIAL PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

Placer High's prime Auburn location fuels community growth, enhancing facilities and programs through strategic grants.

GYM CLASSES

WHAT YOU GET FROM ENDURANCE MEMBERSHIP

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Fresh Updates Await Your DISCOVERY

Explore Placer High School's vibrant academics, activities, and athletics, keeping you connected to the staff, students, and valued alumni, uniting a passionate community supporting the school.

No blogs found

GET INVOLVED

Grants

ACADEMICS

ICON

Lorem ipsum dolor

ENJOY ALL THE FEATURES

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor


ATHLETICS

ICON

Lorem ipsum dolor

ENJOY ALL THE FEATURES

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

ACTIVITIES

ICON

Lorem ipsum dolor

ENJOY ALL THE FEATURES

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

Lorem ipsum dolor

ALUMNI

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country

SPECIAL PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country

SCHOLARSHIPS

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country

WHO ARE WE

WHAT WE DO

GET INVOLVED

MEMBER RESOURCES

Our Mission (4 degrees)

Our History

Auburn Council Officers

Past Grand Knights

Knight of the Month/Year

Programs

Fundraising

Charitable Donating

Events & Program Support

Brotherhood

Join

Calendar of Events

Donate (ID Drive)

Sign In

Copyright © 2018 BINGO Auburn - All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2019 Auburn KofC - All Rights Reserved.

PRIVACY AND USAGE

DONATE

CONTACT

$825,375

TOTAL IMPACT TO DATE, INCLUDING...

$594,650

GRANTS PROGRAMS, INCLUJDING...

$160,469

ACADEMICS

$70,105

ATHLETICS

$34,531

ACTIVITES

$24,736

ALUMNI

$304,809

SPECIAL PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM*

$230,725

TOTAL AWARDED

17

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

$29,750

FOR 2022 GRADS

*Scholarships include Foundation-sponsored and Endowments with the Hillmen Foundation