Over 100 people attended a reception recently in Woodbridge for Sarita and Gonzalo Docal to honor and thank them for their service to the community.
The Docals are familiar fixtures at Our Lady of Assumption parish activities. Both have been involved in most aspects of church life and regularly give back to the community. The Docals were both eucharistic ministers. Sarita was the treasurer of the Social Action Committee and a CCD teacher. She helped start the food pantry and food basket programs. Gonzalo was past president of the pastoral council and member of the finance council. Gonzalo was instrumental in the adoption of the Sacred Heart St. Peter School program. When asked how he was elected president of the pastoral council, Gonazlo chuckled and said, "I was elected after only one meeting. When I objected and I stated that I had no experience, everyone told me to leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit."