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January 15, 2019
Walk for Life!
Plenary Indulgence for Participants
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Upcoming Events
Brothers - This is an appeal to you as Livermore Knights and as Catholic men get out there and put your faith in action. I am not asking you to do more that you can - just do what you can to get involved and do God's work in our community. As the Christmas holidays have passed and we are approaching Lent rapidly, we have plenty of events that will need help from a larger number of men from our council than we have seen lately. Look through the upcoming events below, visit the website, come to the business meeting...there are activities for everyone and we have a great team to get things done. It is time to answer the call ... -GK Wesley
Upcoming events summary...get more details on the website -
Novena for Life
What: Novena for Life
When: Start Thursday 1/17; 6:30 pm Rosary
Where: St Michael Chapel

As a lead up to the West Coast Walk for Life, we are hoping you join us in praying a Novena for Life. We will start with a Rosary in the St Michael Chapel on Thursday at 6:30 pm and then follow the guidelines for the "9 Days for Life" novena that is starting today (however, we will start later with our focus on the Walk for Life). We will observe the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” in the middle of the Novena on Jan 22 as prescribed by the Church. 
Walk for Life
What: West Coast Walk for Life
When: January 26th
Where: Meet at St Michael for morning prayer; gather in SF for March as Council and parish!

We want to have well over 100 parishioners going from Livermore! We have plenty of signs for everyone to carry and show support!

There will be Mass at 8:30 AM at St. Michael's, followed by a rosary and hospitality in the courtyard. The rally begins at 12:30 PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down the city’s Market Street, begins at 1:30 PM. Visit for more information. 

Please join the communities of St. Michael and St. Charles for the walk. We will be meeting at 1:00 -1:30 PM on Grove St, between Larkin St and Polk St. Look for the St. Michael banner. For questions, email  
Vatican Announces Plenary Indulgence and Papal Blessing

The Vatican has granted a plenary indulgence and a papal blessing for those who participate in the Walk for Life West Coast, including those who are sick and infirm and praying along with the participants in the January 26 Mass, rally, and walk along Market Street.

All those present at the Walk for Life rally will receive a papal blessing, conveyed by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, and with that a plenary indulgence, according to a letter from Vatican. Those who participate in "sacred celebrations" associated with the Walk throughout the dioceses of the area will also receive the plenary indulgence.
Let us know...Are you coming to the Walk for Life?
01/26/19 - 01/26/19

I'll be there!
I can't make it
KofC Walk for Life Peace Keepers still needed 
I know a number of Livermore Knights server as Peace Keepers - Here are this year's details:

We need Peace Keepers at the Civic Center starting at 10:00 am. 
We should finish the walk around 3:30-4:00 pm. 

If you can help as a Peace Keeper contact Steve Hagarty at 925-595-3391 or . The sign-up table will be at the Civic Center by the main crosswalk on Larkin Street, look for the KofC table.

If you are walking with your parish or Council please stop by the sign-up table and pick-up a Peace Keeper vest to show the KofC support for this event.
4th Degree Exemplification
All 3rd degree Knights! You should SignUp for the upcoming 4th degree exemplification to be held in Rohnert Park on February 2nd. This is the best of the four membership ceremonies and closes out the 4th pillar of our Order - Patriotism. The event happens once per year in Rohnert Park and is the best way to become a Sir Knight.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION - We already have 9 Knights signed up for the event and we have a large number of our 4th degree brothers going to welcome our new Assembly members. It will be a great celebration and probably the best (e.g., most fun and rewarding) single opportunity to become a 4th degree knight! There have to be at least three more of you who have been thinking about it - let's make it a dozen!

Send Tom McCaffrey a note ( and he will make sure you get signed up.
Crab Feed Planning Underway
Tickets Available Now for this All Hand's Event!
Our date is March 16th, which is looking good given the tough crab conditions so far this year. We will need everyone's help to make this a successful fundraiser.

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. Also Tickets are now available. You can buy at meetings, after masses or online (link below).
RCCBB Planning Underway
Last years event was amazingly popular!! And Barry s raising the targets for this year. After making a lot of adjustment to handle the crowds and working with the parish to coordinate facilities, RCCBB planning is underway. Sign Ups will come a little later, but if you want to be involved on the early planing team, contact Brother Barry Buckett!
Recent Events
Large class for degree advancement
We had a great class of degree advancements this weekend in Danville at St Isadore. When you see these men, congratulate them on achieving their second degree:
Paul Park
Chris Choate
Ron Pangan
Chad Blomgren
And congratulate these men on becoming full Knights!
Paul Park
Chris Choate
Ron Pangan
Juan Carlos Ponce
Eric Martinez

Sharp Shooters Advance to District Competition
Brother John Christman ran a successful Free-throw Competition this Saturday. There was some tough competition in the younger age groups and the little cagers were hitting as many as 13 out of 15 shots from the charity stripe. While we would have loved to have more participants, we will be well represented at the district level February 17th in Pleasanton.
Nice crowds support 6th grade Science Camp
We had a great turnout for the Science Camp breakfast this Sunday and rounded up a nice collection that should help get our 6th graders well on their way to Science Camp. It was great to see so many students and families coming out to help with the various duties and work that it takes to make a pancake breakfast really brigs smiles to the cooks' faces too! Thanks to everyone for getting the word out to the parish and community and for coming out to help!
Member News
Call for Crab Feed Auction Items
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 have an item of value that you would like to contribute for auction, please contact Anthony Contarciego.
Dues Notices
You should have received your dues notices by now. If not please contact our Financial Secretary, Brian Littrell.

Thank you in advance for your prompt payment. In fact, you can pay Brian at the business meeting and save yourself the cost of a stamp!

This is also a great time to update any contact information in our system.
In our prayers
Pray for the repose of the departed soul of Father Dan Danielson who recently passed away.

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

Pray for the repose of the soul of SK Bill Conroy who passed away on 12/30. Bill was a 70-year Knight, serving in the 4th degree for 33 years.

Brother Ruben Velazquez - serious medical condition

Brother Michael Valent - Simultaneous flu and Pneumonia

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 - Bone Marrow Cancer

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

Pray for the repose of the soul of former President Bush

Brother Vaughn Brugman - Cancer

Brother Ron Hauck

Janine Robles - Kidney issues

Child of Brother Joe Allen

Brother Paul Hendrickson - Recovering from surgery

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

A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.

Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 100*  

Did you hear the one ... (ran out of Knight jokes)

    What do you call a sleepwalking nun?
A “roamin'” Catholic.

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