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July 16, 2019

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Welcome New Brother Knights
Nominations Needed for Donations to Charities
Safe Environment Training
St. Michael's Youth Ministry Looking for Volunteers
Exodus 90
Operation Gateway
August Events

New Brother Knights!

Welcome to our new Brother Knights who joined us last week!

Joseph Garcia
Anthony F. Contarciego
Dave Ang
Donnie Carroll

Joseph and Anthony joined us on Wednesday via a video ceremony at the convent while Dave and Donnie joined us at a live ceremony during our July business meeting.

Look for them at our upcoming events, say hello and show them how we put our faith into action!
Nominate Your Favorite Charities for Donations
It is time once again to decide on the recipients of $20,000 in charitable donations.

Please get your nominations to our committee  TODAY  so that they can be screened, filtered and posted on the website for consideration prior to the council vote.

Voting will occur  in person  at the August 1st business meeting -  NO Proxy votes .

Click below for complete details in a PDF document and make your submission soon!
Safe Environment Training

All Knights are required to complete  training modules designed to teach members about abuse prevention best practices, either online or via workbook self-study guides.

Please complete your training requirement as soon as possible. You can access Praesidium's Armatus training platform online by clicking on the link below. Use registration code "kofcsafe" if you are creating an account for the first time and send your certificate of completion to: .

St. Michael's Youth Ministry Looking for Volunteers
Our new brother knight, Joseph Garcia, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Michael's, is looking for volunteers to help facilitate various youth activities.

Please contact brother Joseph at (925) 667-4093 or for details.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events ...
more details on the website -

On the horizon -

Operation Gateway XI at Las Positas College
Exodus 90
Hispanic Family Retreat
Knights' Family Mass and Picnic
Youth Soccer Challenge

Operation Gateway XI at Las Positas College
When: July 19th; 11:ooAM
Where: Las Positas College

Help welcome the new student veterans at LPC.

Volunteers still needed!
Sign Up Below!!

Exodus 90

Become a better man, father and Catholic
"Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
— St. Catherine of Siena

Brother Carl Biscevic is inviting all good men who want to become better  men. He has uncovered an intriguing program called


and he would like to get brothers join and form groups of 4-7 men together to undertake the program.

Exodus 90 is a challenging 90-day program of asceticism and self-denial designed to free men from the bondage of the culture and comforts of the world: technology, laziness, addictions to sports, TV, food, alcohol, drugs and pornography. It was formed in 2013 as a pilot program for seminarians and was re-presented from the traditions of the Early Church. 

Prayer and fasting for the victims of sexual abuse and for deep and lasting purification of the Church. To give new life for men to be more present to their parishes, wives and children by removing distractions. 90 days is the scientifically proven time it takes to return the brain to a normalized state capable of forming new, lasting and healthy habits.

All Knights are invited to attend an informational meeting on July 30th at 7:30pm in the St. Michael Large Hall .

Hispanic Family Retreat

When: August 10-11
Where: St Michael Large Hall

"Building the Domestic Church" family retreat hosted by our Hispanic Round Table.

Knights Family Mass and Picnic

When : August 11, 2019
Mass: St Michael Church @ 11 AM
Picnic: Msgr. Adams Field following mass

Celebrate Knights of Columbus Family week and join the council for our Annual Family Mass and Picnic. A section will be reserved for Knight's family to sit together at the 11 am mass at St Michael's. Following the mass, walk over to Msgr. Adams Field for the Family picnic. We will be serving up burgers and dogs. Bring a side to share. There will be games for the kids and the Soccer Challenge will be happening as well. Guaranteed to be a fun day for the family...don't miss it!

Bring the entire family!

Soccer Challenge

When : August 11, 2019; 1-3 pm

Where:  Msgr. Adams Field during the family picnic

Calling all defending champions and new challengers! All youth between ages of 9 and 14 are invited to compete in the  Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge . It's time for the kids out to show off their goal scoring skills! Brother Irving Garcia will be leading this event. Spread the word and invite all your friends, family and teammates so we can have more competitors than ever!

Charity Golf Tournament -San Ramon Knights
July 22
What: Charity Golf Tournament
Where: Crow Canyon Country Club
When: July 22nd

Attention golfers - Our San Ramon brothers are having a Charity Golf Tournament on July 22nd. Read more in the attached flyer!
In our prayers
Pray for the repose of the soul of Judith Aufderheide, mother of Worthy Lecturer and Faith Director, Morry Aufderheide.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Refugio Telles, mother of Lady Cynthia Garay.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Cheryl Ruth.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Lady Knight Marie Ott, widow of WPFS Joe Ott.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Sir Knight, Kumar Jayasuriya.

Pray for repose of the soul of Brother Knight John Pruner and for his family in this difficult time.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Annie Aflague Smith, sister of Lady Knight Mary Mitchell and for her family in this time of mourning.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Alberto Garcia Jr and for his family.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Capt. John Mickey, USN.

Pray for Patrick Allen - son of brother Joe Allen and Nicole Allen. Patrick has been diagnosed with a very aggressive late stage brain cancer. Also pray for Joe and Nicole and the entire family in this terrible difficult time.

Pray for Brother Jim Shirley as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

Pray for Jan Robinson, sister of brother John Robinson, who is suffering from breast cancer.

Pray for Jeanne Sylvester, mother in law of brother John Robinson. Surgery.

Brother Ruben Velazquez who is recovering from surgery for his medical condition.

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.

PGK Ed Rocca - Dialysis

PGK Vaugh Brugman

Patrick Wehmann, Pastor - Illness

Joseph Figueiredo

Edundo Alise and wife - cancer

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

Daphne Pascual - Cancer

Brother Rich Stewart - Health issues related to seizure

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

The 'Word' from our Sponsor

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share."  
1 Timothy 6:18
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