Livermore Knightly News
once a week
January 1, 2019
(oops, it's January 3rd - a little late getting back to the keyboard. I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!)
Happy New Year!!

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Upcoming Events
Business Meeting Tonight
What: January Business Meeting
When: January 3rd; Dinner 7; Meeting 7:30 pm
Where: St Michael Large Hall

Free Throw / 3-point Competition - Jan 12th
What: Free Throw / 3-point competition
When: January 12th; 10 am - 3 pm (or earlier)
Where: Livermore High School Main Gym

The Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw / 3-point Competition is January 12th, 2019. Mark you calendar and SignUp to help now so that we are ready and staffed before the holiday rush.
6th Grade Science Camp Pancake Breakfast
What: Pancake Breakfast
When: January 13th
Where: St Michael Large Hall

The next breakfast is the Science Camp breakfast on January 13th...mark your calendars. We will have 6th graders helping promote and serve the breakfast to help raise money to support their annual Science Camp attendance. Sign up to help, spread the word and bring the family!
Walk for Life

What: California Walk for Life
When: January 26th
Where: Meet at St Michael for morning prayer; gather in SF for March as Council

In two weeks, let's increase our Livermore Walk for Life presence over last year's great turnout. We will have a morning gathering and prayer on Jan 26th. We should gather groups to ride BART together to SF and re-gather at Civic Center before the march. Watch for details in the next Jan 8th Newsletter.

KofC Peace Keepers: 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. Applications will be available at the business meeting this Thursday.

Forms will be available at the business meeting tonight!!

Note: For those new members who are 1st degree Knights, you have an excellent opportunity to complete all three remaining degrees in a short time frame because a 2nd/3rd degree will be happening in Dublin on January 12th. It would be perfect to attend the 2nd/3rd degree in January and the 4th degree on February 4th.
Crab Feed Planning Underway
Tickets Available Now!
It is time to get things all up and running for the Crab Feed. 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 preparation and you can enjoy the event. Other jobs are during the event...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).
Recent Events
NYE Party at VA Hospital
What: New Year's Eve Party
When: December 31st
Where: VA Hospital

Several Livermore and Dublin Knights and families (plus some Troop 924 Boys Scout and some 4H'ers) spent and early evening at the VA Hospital to bring some new Year celebration to our veterans who have served our country well.
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 soul or Laurie Vavuris, mother of Brother Knight Robert Vavuris. May she rest in peace.

Brother Abe Quinones - getting diagnostics for potential liver problems.

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
Read the Knightly News online
Did you know that the Knightly Newsletter is 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 ... (ran out of Knight jokes)

 Man: What is a million years like to you?
God: Like one second.
Man: What is a million dollars like to you?
God: Like one penny.
Man: Can I have a penny?
God: Just a second.

Rate the joke...
Belly Buster
2nd grade
I don't get it
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