Livermore Knightly News
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January 29, 2019

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Walk for Life!
Scout Sunday
4th degree exemplification
Crab Feed and RCCBB helpers welcome!
In the News is back!
Upcoming Events
Upcoming events summary...get more details on the website -
4th Degree Exemplification - Feb 2nd
This weekend's 4th degree exemplification is shaping up to be quite the event. I don't think it is too late to join the many brothers who will be there, even if you just come up for the day. You can have a great time in Rohnert Park, then come back and have a great time at Scout Sunday and watch the Super Bowl.

If you want to join in on the fun, you need to contact Tom ( ) right away!
Scout Sunday this Weekend - Feb 3rd
This Sunday is Scout Sunday. A Scout mass will be celebrated at 8 am at St Michael Church. We will have Color Corps there to support the event. Please make arrangements, if you can, to attend and provide additional Knights support for our Scouts and Scout leaders.
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
Walk for Life West Coast
A Livermore contingent made their annual trip to San Francisco’s Civic Center to participate in the 15 th Annual West Coast Walk for Life.
They joined tens of thousands of supporters at the pre-march rally and heard about recent pro-life developments, listened to amplified fetal heartrate monitors for several women participating in the march and were moved by story of a woman who joined the pro-life movement after her experience working inside a Planned Parenthood. 

The highlight of the day was marching in unity with 50,000+ participants of all ages, races, religions and socioeconomic status hailing from all across the western United States. The massive crowd affirmed their respect for life from conception to natural death by marching peacefully along Market Street to the Ferry Building. While security personnel were in place to prevent confrontations like those at the Washington DC Walk for Life, there were no issues in San Francisco; the small number of counter protestors along the route shared harsh remarks and gestures as the supporters of life respectfully walked by, responding only with prayers and songs.  
Novena for Life
Thank you to everyone for participating in the Novena for Life. I was happy to see many downloads of the Novena packet from the website. Our prayers are our strongest weapon in this battle of good vs. evil.
Knights in the News
Member News
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 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.
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.
Collection for Brother in Need

We will be taking a collection for a brother in need at the officers and/or 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.
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.

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 - 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

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 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

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. "
2 Timothy 1:7


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

    The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray, "Take only one. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. One child whispered to another, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

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Belly Buster
2nd grade
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