Livermore Knightly News
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August 06, 2018
Brothers - it is time to put your Faith into Action!
We need lots of help with events over the next few weeks!
See Upcoming Events for descriptions & Sign Up links

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Upcoming Events
Knights Annual Family Mass and Picnic
Help Needed
When : August 12
Mass: St Michael Church @ 11 AM
Picnic: Msgnr Adams Field following mass

This is our Annual Family Mass and Picnic. The Soccer Challenge will take place at the picnic at 1 pm
There are three simple requests:
1) Bring your entire family to the 11 am Mass and Picnic
2) Sign up to help if you can.
3) Have fun doing 1) and 2)
Hispanic Family Retreat

When : August 11, 12
Where: St Michael Large Hall

"Building the Domestic Church" family retreat.
Attendees will hear from special guest lecturers:
Seminarian Juan Carlos Ponce
Father Rafael Hinojosa
Father Jose Arturo Bazan
Soccer Challenge
Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge .
When : August 12; 1 PM - 3 PM
Where: Msgnr Adams Field
Who: All youth between ages of 9 and 14

Let's get the kids out to demonstrate their best goal scoring skills! Brothers Mike Taranowski, Dan Leary and Irving Garcia will be leading the effort. Spread the word among the parish, friends and soccer clubs so we have a big turnout. It is during the Family Picnic so there will be food and a fun atmosphere.
Feed the Athletes at Special Olympics Event
Help Needed
Description: Help with Special Olympics Event
When : August 25, 26
Where: Heather Farms Sports Complex, Walnut Creek
Contact: Dan Leary

We need volunteers to help prepare distribute box lunches to athletes, coaches and families at the two-day Special Olympics event in Walnut Creek.This is a great family event. Serve lunch and cheer on the athletes.

We definitely need half about dozen folks each day to work with other volunteers to serve 350 lunches a day and we only have a couple so far.

We have tried to participate in one of these events for a while and this year we have the chance. Don't miss the opportunity.
Silver Rose / Lady of Guadalupe
Description: "One Life, One Rose"
When : August 19, 20
Where: St Michael
Contact: Nick Libby, Irving Garcia

A special Silver Rose is making a journey from Canada to Mexico and will be on display for less than 24 hours in the St Michael Church soon. While the program began in 1958, this is the first time we have been selected to host the Silver Rose in Livermore.

The Knights will lead a special rosary on August 19 th after the Rose arrives at St Michael Catholic Church (e.g., after the Spanish mass). The “One Life, One Rose” theme reaffirms our dedication the sanctity of life and we turn to the Blessed Mother to pray for an end to the Culture of Death that grips our society.  

On August 20 th , the Silver Rose continues its trek through California toward its final destination - the Basilica de la Virgen de Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico on December 12, 2018, Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.
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

A one-day men's retreat is being organized at St Charles by Marcus Huber. The theme is "Discovering Authentic Manhood" and it is being lead by special guest Deacon Pat Kearns. This would be a great event for any of our Knights who are not helping with Special Olympics. Click for more details and signup form with pricing.
Membership Drive
Description: MembershipDrive
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.
East Bay Stand Down
Help Needed
Description: Homeless Veteran Assistance Event
When : September 14th
Where: Alameda Fairgrounds
Contact: Ken Rief

The Knights of Columbus is a regular participant in the East Bay Stand Down - a consortium of community organizations coming together to provide a four-day event every other year that bring together the nine-county homeless and at-risk military Veterans living in the Bay Area. 

We need a dozen volunteers for this very important and moving event on Friday September 14th to serve lunch at this special event that occurs every other year. This is early because all volunteers must sign up by 8/29! If you want to do this, sign up now.

Remember: A community is often judged by how well it takes care of its own. Serving those who have served our Nation is the primary goal of the East Bay Stand Down.

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
August Business Meeting - Charity Vote
Th council voted to provide a financial donation to 12 charities for a total of $20K. The list of charities can be reviewed by clicking the link below
Member News
Advancement Opportunities

3rd Degree (Knighthood)
August 11th (9 AM-noon); St Ignatius of Antioch, Antioch

4th Degree Exemplification
September 8th, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brentwood

Calling all 2nd and 3rd degree Knights! Continue your advancement in the Knights! There are nearby degree ceremonies in coming weeks that will allow you to progress through the 4th degree by 9/8!! We recommend that you join your brother Knights and complete your Formation, Knighthood and Exemplification degrees as soon as possible. Each degree has a different and inspiring ceremony that will strengthen your faith and help you understand our order more fully. Contact me or Tom McCaffrey if you can participate and don't delay!
Skills required

If you have website or Facebook skills, we need you! The new website, with its modern WordPress operation and and Facebook account has some buzz and a growing follower base. We can use an additional brother to help maintain and update these sites with the latest activities. Contact me ( or John Robinson ( if you can help. It is a great opportunity.
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!
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 between @25 and $30 depending on quantity that we order. You can sign up at the business meeting or email me.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  
Mark 10:45  
The Knight (Punch)line

Q: Where do knights go to grab a bite to eat?
A: An all-knight diner
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