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December 3, 2019

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In this Issue
In This Issue:

Grand Knight's Message
December Business Meeting
Tom & Jerry Christmas Party
Pancake Breakfast
Christmas Basket Programs
Knights in the News
In Our Prayers

GK's Message

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We have a busy schedule this weekend followed by one more week of gift giving preparations before we take a break for the remainder of the year.

First up is the business meeting on Thursday. This will be Capt. Tom McCaffrey's last meeting before they move to Connecticut. The meeting will be open all Knights and Ladies so we can all say goodbye too Tom and Karen. We will make it a quick meeting so we can have more time for dinner and fellowship.

Next will be our Tom and Jerry Christmas Party on Saturday followed by the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday. RSVPs and sign ups to help at these events are quite low. Please see the links below to RSVP and sign up. It is important that we know how may people to expect at the party so we know how much food to prepare. Lady Laura McQuoid is also preparing a treat for the kids and would need to know how many to expect.

We will also have our 2nd "Knight Out" with Fr. Carl on Monday.

Again, please see the links below to RSVP and prayerfully consider signing up to help at these events.

May God bless you and your families this Advent season.

SK Anthony R. Contarciego
Grand Knight

Upcoming Events
December Business Meeting

What:  December business meeting

When:  December 5, 2019
Dinner at 6:30pm
Meeting will start at 7:30 pm

Where:  St Michael Large Hall

Tom's last business meeting. Come say goodbye to the McCaffreys!

VIP Club Awards will also be handed out at the meeting.

Tom and Jerry Christmas Party

What:  Tom & Jerry Christmas Party

When:  December 7, 2019, 6pm-10pm

Where:  St. Michael large Hall


Santa Claus is coming and we will have a fun craft event for the kids of all ages; so, let us know how many kids to expect! 

Two actions are required:

1) RSVP so we can prepare the right amount of food and kids' crafts. You can also sign up to bring your favorite holiday side dish to share!
2) Sign up to help set up, bar tend and take down.
December Pancake Breakfast

What:  Pancake Breakfast

When:  December 8, 2019, 7:30am - 11:30am
Where:  St Michael Large Hall

The next pancake breakfast will be a joint event with the St. Michael Welcoming Ministry.

Donations collected will fund the Christmas Gift Program.
Please sign up below.
Knight Out with Fr. Carl #2
Our Worthy Chaplain, Fr. Carl, is inviting us to another barbecue!

What:  Knight Out with Fr. Carl #2

When:  Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00pm  

Where: Rectory Backyard

Please RSVP to  by Thursday, December 5, 2019. 
Christmas Baskets & Coat for Kids Distribution

Distribution Date - December 14, 2019

More details on the next newsletter.

Thanks to those who have already signed up to help!

For who have not yet signed up, please consider making your donations now. We will do a general collection at the Pancake breakfast but I need your commitment now.  Please indicate NOW, how you will participate this year.

Please let me know whether you would like to
1) adopt an entire family or
2) make a financial contribution (and how much)

You can bring the donation to the next business meeting or the breakfast.

By making your pledge in advance, we can budget for the event and initiate the purchasing of gifts so that shoppers can take advantage of sales events before the distribution date and  stretch our KofC charitable dollars farther than ever.
How would you like to help?
I will adopt a family!
less than $50
more than $1000
Knights in the News
In our prayers

Please pray for Lady Sandy Gagliardi as she recovers from back surgery. Also pray for good results on further tests.

Please pray in thanksgiving for:

Philip Chukwu, brother of Columba Chukwu, who has been declared cancer free!

Please pray for the repose of the souls of:

Fr. Stanislaus Poon
Rey Mirano
Juan Carlos Ayeng
Rosemarie Adams
Jeri Lambert
Patrick Allen
Maria Bettina "Tina" Santiago
Maria Ibarria
Enrique Borgen
Helen Lim
Ernesto Avalos Perez
Arielle Mara Arnold
Elliott Arnold
Judith Aufderheide
Refugio Telles
Cheryl Ruth
Capt. John Mickey, USN
Marian Perry Tully

Please pray for healing of:

Deacon Bill Archer
Aaron Wiley
Dee Gutierrez Penza
Jan Robinson
Jeanne Sylvester
Ruben Velazquez
Abe Quinones
Elizabeth (Cristopher Carrano's mother)
PGK Ed Rocca
PGK Vaugh Brugman
Joseph Figueiredo
Edmundo Alise and wife
Ron Hauck
Janine Robles
Daphne Pascual
Rich Stewart
Lindy and Dick Epp
Paul Phelps
Al Medina
Fr. Larry (uncle of brother Mike and Lay Rhoda Pereira)
Randy (brother of Lady Rhoda Pereira)
John Beebe

Please pray for:

Our Seminarians - Nathaniel Mayne, Juan Carlos Ponce, Candelario Jimenez, Aidan Cameron-Smith and Paul Park

Brother Knight Dave and Lady Natascha Parks

Christians persecuted in the Middle East

Protection of the unborn and an end to abortion

The 'Word' from our Sponsor

How to have a fruitful Advent by St. Pope John Paul II

Devote yourself to prayer
Work for peace in your herd and in the world
Recognize the dignity of all human persons
Look to Mary's example of faithful obedience
Open your heart to an encounter with Jesus Christ
Look forward with hope to Christ's Second Coming
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