Livermore Knightly News
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August 13, 2018
What a great week!
Thanks to all who did such a great job!

Don't miss the candidate vote in this version of Knightly News!

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Upcoming Events
Help Needed this Thursday
A generous parishioner has donated their upright piano to the parish / school. JaNet has checked it out and Brother Dan Corral has volunteered to provide a vehicle to move it from a nearby home on Thursday 16th around 4 pm. He needs a few more volunteers to help with the relocation. Contact Dan for details at or 525-8833. It should be a quick move and make a nice difference to our St Michael students and parish Hall activities.
VA Hospital Family Day Picnic - Help Needed
Description: Family Day Lunch at VA Hospital
When : August 18
Where: VA Hospital
Contact: Ken Rief
Come spend a couple of hours helping with a picnic for patients and their families at the VA hospital. It will make a big difference and it will make your day. We still need several volunteers.
Silver Rose / Lady of Guadalupe
Description: "One Life, One Rose"
When : August 19, 20
Where: St Michael Church
Contact: Nick Libby, Irving Garcia

A special Silver Rose, making a journey from Canada to Mexico, will be on display for less than 24 hours in the St Michael Church.

August 19 th after 12:30 and 6 pm masses - Knights will lead a special rosary reaffirming our dedication to the sanctity of life

Rose will remain in Chapel overnight . We ask for prayers to the Blessed Mother to end the Culture of Death that has gripped our society.
'Feed the Athletes' at Special Olympics Event
Help Needed
Description: Special Olympics Event
When : August 25, 26
Where: Heather Farms Sports Complex
Contact: Dan Leary

We still help to prepare and distribute box lunches to athletes, coaches and families at the Special Olympics event. This is a great family event that we rarely do as a council. Serve lunch and cheer on the athletes. It will be a day you will not forget.
Men's Retreat - “Discovering Authentic Manhood”
Description: Men's Retreat
When : August 25; 8:30 am - 5 pm
Where: St Charles Borromeo
Contact: Marcus Huber

This one-day men's retreat entitled "Discovering Authentic Manhood" is being lead by special guest Deacon Pat Kearns. This is a great event for any Knights not helping with Special Olympics. Click for more details, pricing and signup form.
Membership Drive
Description: Membership Drive
When : August 25, 26
Where: Both Parishes
Contact: Tom McCaffrey

Our first membership drive of this Columbian year. Anyone not supporting the Special Olympic event should plan to help participate in at least one mass for the the membership drive.
More details to come.
1st Degree Ceremony
Description: Membership Drive
When : September 6
Where: St Michael Large Hall
Contact: Tom McCaffrey

Head's-up for our Degree Team - it's time to brush up on those lines. Our first Initiation Ceremony of the year, to process all of the new recruits from 8/25-26, will take place during the September business meeting.
East Bay Stand Down - Help Needed
Description: Homeless Veteran Event
When : Friday, September 14th
Where: Alameda Fairgrounds
Contact: Ken Rief

The Knights of Columbus is a regular participant in the East Bay Stand Down where the community comes together to help the 7000+ at-risk military veterans living in the Bay Area. 

We need a dozen volunteers to help serve lunch for this very important event on Friday 9/14 . All volunteers must sign up by 8/29! If you want to do this, sign up now.
Vote on Candidates
Please vote on candidates for transfer and admission into our council.

The transfer candidate is Father Carl Arcosa, Pastor of St Michael Church, Fourth Degree Knight and strong supporter of our council. Transfer is from his former parish in Pittsburg, CA.

Several Hispanic retreat attendees decided to join our council after discussing activities and qualifications with Knights in attendance and one seminarian has expressed interest and qualifications to Wesley Arnold:

Juan A. Magana  - Hispanic Retreat            
Juan Moreno   - Hispanic Retreat          
Luis M. Sanches  - Hispanic Retreat       
Feliciano De Leon  - Hispanic Retreat           
Victor M. Arzola   - Hispanic Retreat           
Aidan Cameron-Smith (junior seminarian), presented by W.Arnold

If you have concerns about any candidates, please send a message to me and Tom McCaffrey by clicking below, or call one of us.
Do you approve the transfer of Father Carl Arcosa into Council 4588?
Do you approve admission of the candidates for membership in Council 4588?
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
August 18 - Cristo Rey Dinner in Alamo
August 28 - Mesa Redonda meeting
August 30 - Officers and Directors Meeting
September 6 - Business meeting / 1st Degree Ceremony
September 8 - Noche Mexicana
September 8 - 4th Degree Exemplification
September 10 -Start Student Essay Contest
September 14 - East Bay Stand Down
Recent Events
Hispanic Family Retreat
La Mesa Redonda held a very successful family retreat with well over 100 total attendees and an agenda of speakers who explored the concept of Building the Domestic Churc h. Families enjoyed talks from Fr. Rafael Hinojosa, Seminarian Juan C Ponce and Christian Valdez about family dynamics and how the sacraments play an important role in family life and educating our children by example. On Sunday Fr. Arturo Bazan explained how the armor of God applies to the Sacrament of Marriage as one of two sacraments of vocation. T he food was delicious, the music was uplifting and the faith was strong. Congratulations on a very successful first major event as the Mesa Redonda! It was truly inspirational.
Knights Family Mass
Knights and their families filled the pews for the Knights Family Mass this weekend. Father Carl, soon to be our Co-Chaplain, lead a special Consecration of the Holy Family prayer asking for support of all families as we do 'our work, and [are] generous toward those in need'.
Rosary for Brother Knights
The Knights partnered with the Catholic Daughters of America to hold special rosary for Dick and Lindy Epp and Rick Baumgart at the start of the Knights Family Picnic.
Knights Family Picnic
Beautiful weather, great food, fun games, a rosary, the Soccer Challenge, fun music and a great collection of St Michael and St Charles parishioners made for a wonderful afternoon at Monsignor Adams Field on Sunday after the Knights Family Mass. Thank you to all who helped make the event such a success! All of these photos are member-password (FaithInAction) protected.
Soccer Challenge Champions
A dozen youth came out to compete in the Soccer Challenge this year! The Champions photo to the left shows the winners.: Alfred S. Perez-Camero won the 9-year old boys’ division. Melanie Escamilla was the 10-year-old girls’ champion. In the 11 year-olds’ bracket, Donovan Torres was the boys’ champion. Twelve-year-old winner in boys’ divisions was Abraham Garcia. The 13 -year-old boys’ division was won by Michael Vieira. Fourteen-year-old boys’ bracket champion was Nicholas Carrano. These council champions move on to the district level competition on 9/29, being hosted by the Livermore Knights on Monsignor Adams Field. These photos are member-password (FaithInAction) protected.
Supporting our Seminarians
The Knight delivered contributions to help our seminarians as they continue their studies. Checks were Juan Carlos Ponce and Candelaria Jimemez after Friday morning mass. Nathaniel Mayne's mother, Annette, accepted his check on Sunday at the 11 am mass since he must remain with his seminary group until December.
Continue to pray for our seminarians and all of our clergy.
Recognizing 8 years of Altar Service
Michael Thaete was presented with a Special Altar Server Award at the Saturday 5 pm mass, his last mass as an alter server. Michael, a graduate of Bishop O'Dowd HS, has served since 5th grade and has been very dedicated to the end, serving at the three funerals from Saturday mass in his final week. Michael goes to Sonoma State this fall. Please pray for Michael as he has so faithfully prayed with us.
Member News
Do you recognize this?
Found at the Family Picnic - If it is yours or you know the owner, email
Departed Brother - Richard Baumgart
Richard Baumgart passed away on August 6. A member of our council for 10 years, Rick was very generous with his time to support his community through the Knights and other organizations. His funeral mass was held Friday August 10 at St Michael Church and was attended by several Livermore Knights showing their appreciation for Rick's contribution to the council and support for his family. Rick will be missed by our council; may he rest in peace.
Hispanic Communications

In addition to the Spanish language translation of the newsletter, future Phone messages will be provided with the Spanish language option. If you would like to hear about important Livermore Knights activities in Spanish, be sure to select the Spanish option when the message arrives on your phone!
Advancement Opportunities

We recommend that you join your brother Knights and complete your Formation, Knighthood and Exemplification degrees as soon as possible to get the most benefit from your membership.

4th Degree Exemplification
September 8th, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brentwood
Calling all 3rd degree Knights! Complete your advancement in the Knights! Contact me, Tom McCaffrey or Ken Rief if you can participate. You won't regret it!

Formation and Knighthood degrees (2nd and 3rd)
October 6th, St. Michael Large Hall, Livermore
All 1st degree Knights should hold this date and plan to make take advantage of this most convenient option to advance to full Knighthood. A couple of our Livermore members will be on the degree teams, so this is the right time.
Website help needed

I still need some brother Knights to step up and help with our website or Facebook. We now use the modern WordPress platform and our Facebook account has a growing follower base.

Contact me ( or John Robinson ( if you can help. It is a great opportunity to gain experience as well.
In our prayers

Richard Baumgart - Repose of departed soul
Karen Miller - Undergoing knee surgery
Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care
Tom McCaffrey brother and brother-in-law - Serious illness
Walter McInnes' mother - Failing health
Daniel Figueiredo (Brother of PGK Manuel Figueiredo) - Repose of departed soul
Photo Time

Since we have control of our entire website now, we are going to get a council photo directory in place. Please be sure to come to an upcoming meeting and see Ray Miranda to have your photo taken for placement in the e-photoboard. It will be a great way to help brothers get to know each other - especially all of our newer knights! Don't for get your pomade!
Livermore Knights Shirts

If you need some new Livermore Knights swag, we have a fresh supply of the polo style shirts ($20) and hats ($10) available.

We will also be taking orders for a limited run "2018 CA Council of the Year" cut-n-sewn shirts that can be embroidered with your name (and title, if you like). Price will be $30. You can sign up at the business meeting on September 6th.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”  
Galatians 6:9  
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