Ballston Spa native, Rev. William Tracy, was presented with a gold chalice, by the Knights of Columbus, to present to a South American priest or seminarian, in honor of the late Philip Joseph D’Agostio- a fourth Degree member of Saratoga K and C Assembly 745.
The chalice was given Saratoga Knights of Columbus Past Grand Knight Stephen Toussaint alongside Chalice Chairmen and Past Faith Navigator, Mark Phillips.
Also in attendance at the chalice ceremony was Dr. Neurivaldo Ribeiro de Sousa and Sister Irma Terezinha de Jesus Dias of the New Life Community in Curitiba, Brazil founded by the priest in 1981. The treatment center focuses their efforts on recovering alcoholic priests, seminarians and nuns. The facility has treated an estimated 2,000 clergy members and 1,000 lay individuals.