Livermore Knightly News
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February 5, 2019

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In this Issue
In This Issue:
Big business meeting
Special Lecture by USN Capt Thomas McCaffrey
Welcome New Sir Knights
Triple Star Trophy Arriving
Bring tools for fire victims
Brother in Need
Why Pay the Movers?
Scholarship deadline March 1st
Upcoming Events
Upcoming events summary...get more details on the website -

On the horizon -

Movie Night
Soup Dinner
Fish Tacos
Palm Cutting
Crab Feed
Red, Blue and Gold

Top three reasons:
Don't miss this week's business meeting!
1) Special Business Meeting
We are having a very special meeting this Thursday and I don’t want any of you to miss the opportunity to enjoy the festivities and special presentation of the Triple Star Council Award by the District Deputy .  It is going to be so much fun that I am encouraging you to bring your wives so they might share the excitement.  Yes, we will open this meeting to our wives.  It’s been done before with great results and this is a perfect time to do it again.

IMPORTANT - Early start and modified schedule this week:
Dinner at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 6:45 pm
Brief business meeting at 7:30 pm (with Triple Star Presentation)
Dessert / Social 8:15 pm
2) Special Lecture
Our Past Grand Knight Tom McCaffrey is going to entertain us with a presentation about the US submarine force and his own very successful career as a submarine officer.  He is an official speaker for the United States Naval Submarine League.  He visits groups around the country and wows them with his fast-paced presentation that is full of videos, photos, music and more.  It is very educational and entertaining.  We all know that Tom is a Navy Captain.  You now can learn what he and his family experienced during his 29 years of uniformed service.   
3) Welcome our New Sir Knights!
We want to recognize our 12 new fourth degree knights who were exemplified last Saturday in Rohnert Park. We’ll recognize them in fine fashion in honor of their dedication to the fourth principle of our order, namely Patriotism.  They had a wonderful time at their degree ceremony and I’m sure they are eager to tell you all about it during dinner and our social hour.
Crab Feed Planning Underway
Tickets Available Now for this All Hand's Event!
Crab is coming in and looking good! We will have tickets at the meeting Thursday - bring your checks or credit cards!

We also still need people to sign can do that on line or on Thursday at the meeting.

Many jobs are for pre-event preparation if you would prefer to enjoy the dinner on the day of the event. Other jobs are during the event if you just like throwing a big party...there something for everyone.

Click below and pick what matches best with how you would like to help.
Are you Moving?
Don't Pay Movers - Donate your valuables to the Knights for the Charity Auction!
With the current exodus from California, it seems that many good men and women are wasting valuable time trying to figure out what to do with their material possessions... are you one of these people? Or maybe you know someone who has even better stuff?
If so, I ask you...why waste time on movers? Donate those valuable items that you aren't going to use anyway in your new life. Donate them to the Livermore Knights so they can auction it off to someone who will pay a lot to enjoy those things that you have enjoyed for so long but can't take along! Think of it as a rejuvenation for your valuable things! AND...BEST OF ALL - It is for your favorite cause!!

Our Crab Feed fundraiser is coming up in the Spring. This is one of our two big events that supports our charitable activities and we need great items to raise funds. If you have sporting event tickets (sports, performances), condos, timeshares, art, jewelry, services, please consider making a donation to the council and we will use it to raise funds during the auction.

If you would like to purchase a sponsorship of the event as marketing for your business, those are also available!!

If you know someone who has valuable stuff and loves to support great organizations, talk to them! Get them to DONATE!

If any of the above apply, please contact Anthony Contarciego right away...he is waiting by the phone right now.
RCCBB Planning Underway
It is amazing to see how well things are progressing already with the RCCBB - it is going to be bigger and better than ever. It will also need even more help.
Come to the business meeting on Thursday to learn more about the status and to see how you can help.
Collecting Tools for Fire Victims
Rita and Pat Brown, who are St. Michael’s parishioners, are collecting tools for people who lost them in the Paradise Fire. Rita’s father, James Happe, died a little over a year ago. He was a Knight and Rita was the beneficiary of his insurance policy.

Brother Chuck Bellavia will collect any tools brothers want to donate on Thursday evening at the Council meeting. If anyone wants to deliver their tools directly to Rita and Pat, they live at 2718 Chablis Way in Livermore  Tools may be placed on their front porch behind the low brick wall.
They accept any tools including gardening tools. This assists workers to earn a living. Brothers should contact Chuck Bellavia with questions.
Recent Events
4th Degree Exemplification - Feb 2nd

Quite an impressive contingent made their way to Rohnert Park this weekend to celebrate the 4th degree exemplification with a dozen Livermore council members (including 3 of our seminarians) who advanced to Sir Knight status! We even had a father-son combination - Jeffrey and Christopher Choate became Sir Knights together! The Bishop of the Santa Rosa diocese presided over mass. SK Tom McCaffrey and DD Ken Rief hosted quite a celebration in the Holy Spirit Assembly hospitality suite.

All of the new Sir Knights are expected to come and be recognized by the council this Thursday. Please make every effort to come to the meeting and celebrate with our newest Sir Knights!
Scout Sunday this Weekend - Feb 3rd
Scout and scout leaders were escorted by six Livermore members of the Color Corps into the 8 am mass at St Michael Church this weekend. They celebrated the annual Scout Sunday mass and were very happy to have the Color Corps participation. Several scouts were awarded their Catholic emblems patches / medals in recognition of the completion of the requirements for those awards.
Knights in the News
Member News
Collection for a Brother in Need

Reminder - We will be taking a collection for a brother in need at the business meeting. It is time to help one of our brother's who has been out of work for a couple of month's with a recent illness and upcoming surgery that has prevented him for being able to work.
Condolences to a brother Knight

Our condolences to brother Anthony Sarboraria and his family on the loss of his Father, John Sarboraria. John was a Livermore resident for 84 years and long-time community pharmacist. He passed peacefully on to eternal life surrounded by his family. He was dedicated to his family, faith and community. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara, three sons and their wives and three grandchildren.

Services at St. Michael Church, 458 Maple Street, Livermore, will be Friday, February 8th with visitation and rosary at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. Please come to support your brother Anthony if possible.
K of C Scholarships available - March 1 deadlines!!

Academic scholarships are available from the Knights of Columbus for you students heading off to college with March 1 deadlines. Go to the websites below for more details or come to the business meeting on Thursday. There are local and national scholarships available. Many children of our brother Livermore Knights have been recipients...
Time to review benefits!
It is that time of year where we start reviewing finances ... and it is very important not to overlook the excellent benefits available from the Knights of Columbus. Our worthy Field Agent, Jeffrey Carvalho sent a message, below. We will be having a benefits night in the near future (Date still TBD) so that you can discuss how to secure you family's financial future using KofC financial benefits designed to help protect our brothers' and their families.
In our prayers
Pray for the repose of the departed soul of John Sarboraria, father of brother Knights Anthony Saboraria, who recently passed away.

Pray for the repose of the departed soul of Father Dan Danielson who recently passed away.

Brother Chuck Harding who has suffered a back injury.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Cynthia Keifer's mother, who recently passed away. Cynthia is the wife of PGK Patrick Keifer.

Brother Ruben Velazquez who will require surgery for his medical condition.

Pray for the repose of the soul or Laurie Vavuris, mother of Brother Knight Robert Vavuris. May she rest in peace.

Brother Abe Quinones - getting treatment for pre-cancerous virus that was caught early. Thank you for your earlier prayers.

Philip Chukwu, Brother of Columba Chukwu - Who has received cell treatment and is now on chemotherapy with good prognosis. Keep the prayers coming.

Cristopher Carrano's mother, Elizabeth, is still on dialysis and in need of a kidney transplant. Please pray for the location of a viable and willing donor and for her recovery.

Ed Rocca, PGK - Dialysis

Patrick Wehmann, Pastor - Illness

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

Christians persecuted in the Middle East

Protection of the unborn and an end to abortion

Brother Vaughn Brugman - Cancer

Brother Ron Hauck

Janine Robles - Kidney issues

Child of Brother Joe Allen

Brother Rich Stewart - Health issues related to seizure

Brother Ted Clapp

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

Cheryl Ruth - Coma
Knightly News and business meeting minutes online
Did you know that the Knightly Newsletter and Business Meeting minutes are archived and available at You can go back and check all of our activities with the click of a mouse...
Livermore Knights Shirts

Some of the custom embroidered shirts were distributed this week. If you would like 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). You can email me with you order - just send your name, phone number and how you want your name on the shirt. Price is $30. There are some "2018 CA Council ..." Shirts without names that you can purchase as well ($30).

We have polo style shirts ($20) and hats ($10) available as well.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

" I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Acts 20:35  
Did you hear the one ...

 A Jesuit, a Dominican, and a Franciscan were walking along an old road, debating the greatness of their orders. Suddenly, an apparition of the Holy Family appeared in front of them, with Jesus in a manger and Mary and Joseph praying over him. The Franciscan fell on his face, overcome with awe at the sight of God born in such poverty. The Dominican fell to his knees, adoring the beautiful reflection of the Trinity and the Holy Family. The Jesuit walked up to Joseph, put his arm around his shoulder, and said, “So, have you thought about where to send him to school?”
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