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January 22, 2019
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Novena for Life - Keep Praying
What: Novena for Life
When: Continues through Friday evening on your own or in groups

Please continue to pray the Novena for Life as a lead up to the West Coast Walk for Life this Saturday. Follow the guidelines for the "9 Days for Life" novena at the link below. Observe the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” (see below). 
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

January 22 is a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
The over 56 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of  Roe v. Wade  and  Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”: “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”

As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of  prayer , fasting and/or giving alms. Another way to take part is through participating in special events to observe the anniversary of  Roe v. Wade . Call your local diocese or parish to find out what events might be taking place in your area.
It is time to
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!

Brothers - We need to have a significant presence this year at the Walk for Life. Too many forces are at work undercutting our Catholic values and this is a time to make our views known that we value life from conception to natural death. We will have signs, there is a plenary indulgence available (see below) and more.


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.
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
It looks like we have a large contingent of 3rd and 4th degree Knights converging on Rohnert Park now. Last count I saw was 42 (including 14 candidates!)!! It may be more since this is turning into a bit of a farewell for Tom and Ken who will be leaving the area within the year.

If you want to join in on the fun, you need to contact Tom ( ) right away!
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!
Member News
Sasse Leads Senate Rebuke of Anti-Catholic Tests

Senator Ben Sasse led an effort to reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials...Sasse’s simple resolution affirmed John F. Kennedy’s famous condemnation of anti-Catholic bigotry and held that “it is the sense of the Senate that disqualifying a nominee to Federal office on the basis of membership in the Knights of Columbus violates the No Religious Test clause of the Constitution.”... Read the entire article on Senator Sasse's website but clicking link below:

Our thanks to Senator Sasse for his resolution defending the good works of our Order.

K of C Scholarships available

Academic scholarships are available from the Knights of Columbus for you students heading off to college with March 1 deadlines. Look for more details next week.
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.
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

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Jeremiah 1:5  

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