Altar servers honored
More than 100 altar servers from five parishes — St. Jerome in El Cerrito, St. Callistus in El Sobrante, St. Joseph in Pinole, St. Patrick in Rodeo and St. David of Wales in Richmond — were honored by the Serra Club of West Contra Costa at an Altar Servers Mass and Award Program at St. Jerome Parish. Rev. Neal Clemens, vocations director for the Diocese of Oakland, celebrated the Mass, with Revs. Peter Nguyen and Glenn Naguit concelebrating. After Mass, each altar server received a personalized certificate of appreciation from Serra Club Vice President Ron Acquistapace. Serra Club President Tom Heim and his committee members served hot dogs and refreshments to all the servers and their family guests at the St. Jerome parish cafeteria after the event.