The Valley Catholic June 20, 2017 - Page 10

10 COMMUNITY June 20, 2017 | The Valley Catholic Outdoor Crypts - Niches - Cremation Burial Garden Family Estates - Children and Mercy Plots Bishop Patrick J. McGrath awards the Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester to Isabel and B.J. Cassin. Brendan and Isabel Cassin Awarded Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester D i s co u nt s During Co n s t r u c t i o n Ap p o i nt m e nt s Ava i l a b l e N ow On June 5, Brendan J. (B.J.) and Isabel Cassin were awarded member- ship in the Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester, Pope and Martyr, by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath for their contribu- tions to the Diocese of San Jose. Active parishioners of Saint Nicho- las Parish in Los Altos, the Cassins have been instrumental in the found- ing of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Grace Nativity schools, as well as the Saint Katharine Drexel Founda- tion, which is re-imagining Catholic elementary education within our local Church through the establishment of a network of schools called the Drexel School System. B.J. Cassin is the founder and chairman of the Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation, launched in 2000, to establish private, college preparato