Chaplain, Pastor, Mentor, Friend

Msgr. Sammon

The Serra Clubs of Orange County have established the Msgr. John F. Sammon Fund in memory of our beloved chaplain and our everlasting inspiration.

The purpose of the Fund is to advance and support vocations to the Roman Catholic priesthood and the religious life, and in particular for the support of seminarians of the Diocese of Orange.

The Fund has been set up as a sub-fund within the Orange Catholic Foundation ("OCF") and is entitled to its Sec. 501(C)(3) status.

Donations can now be made to the the Fund. Checks can be written to the Msgr. John F. Sammon Fund or to the Orange County Catholic Foundation with the Msgr. John F. Sammon Fund identified on the memo line. Checks should be sent to:

Orange Catholic Foundation
P.O. Box 14084
Orange, CA 92863-1484

For further information please contact (714) 282-3021 or

The OCF is separate and distinct from the Diocese of Orange. Any donation made to the Msgr. Sammon Fund will be sequestered in a separate account from an accounting standpoint. We have the corpus of funds built up and we are now working with the Diocese of Orange Vocations Office and Religious & Consecrated Life Office in giving grants for vocation work. The monies are being invested along with other OCF funds, but the accounting for the Fund will still be separate. Distributions are made to recipients suggested by a Serra Club Committee in the name of the Fund.

Others who fondly remember Msgr. Sammon are asked to consider making donations or providing for bequests to the Fund in their will. See above for more information.