Livermore Knightly News
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July 31, 2018
July is almost over and we have some great August activities coming up - Charity Vote, Family Mass / Picnic, Soccer Challenge, Silver Rose, Hispanic Family Retreat, Special Olympics and our First Membership Drive of this Columbian Year. Read on for details and watch for SignUp Genius opportunities later this week!

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Upcoming Events
August Business Meeting - Charity Vote
Description: Monthly Business Meeting
Where: St Michael Large Hall
When: August 2, 7:00 PM

We will vote on charities at the August meeting. Voting will occur in person - NO Proxy votes.
Knights' Fraternal Night Postponed
Description: Dinner, Drinks and Social Time with our Livermore Knights Council
Where: St Charles Borromeo Hall
When: Postponed - Date TBD

Brothers - we need to change the date for our Knights of Columbus fraternal night. St Charles will be making preparations for a large funeral reception taking place on Saturday. While I am very sorry for the delay, services for a departed member of our community takes precedence. Look for the new date in next week's Knightly News.
Hispanic Family Retreat
When : August 11 and 12, 2018
Where: St Michael Large Hall

Our Mesa Redonda has organized a wonderful family retreat focused on Building the Domestic Church. Attendees will hear from special guest lecturers - Seminarian Juan Carlos Ponce, Father Rafael Hinojosa (both of whom are Livermore Knights) and Father Jose Arturo Bazan. Contacts: Irving Garcia or Ricardo Garcia.
Knights Annual Family Mass and Picnic
When : August 12, 2018
Mass: St Michael Church @ 11 AM
Picnic: Msgnr 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 Msgnr 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, so 9-14 year olds should bring their best goal shot. Guaranteed to be a fun day for the family...don't miss it.

Bring the entire family!
Soccer Challenge
When : August 12, 2018; 1 PM - 3 PM
Where: Msgnr Adams Field following mass

World Cup might be over but there are still opportunities to score and win! All youth between ages of 9 and 14 are invited to compete in the  Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge . Let's get the kids out to demonstrate their best goal scoring skills! Brothers Mike Taranowski, Dan Leary and Irving Garcia will be leading the effort. Spread the word among the parish, friends and soccer clubs so we have a big turnout. It will be happening during the Family Picnic so there will be food and a fun atmosphere.
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
August 18 - Cristo Rey Dinner in Alamo
August 19 - Silver Rose / Our Lady of Guadalupe
August 25/26 - Membership Drive
August 25/26 - Special Olympics event in Walnut Creek
August 28 - Mesa Redonda meeting
August 30 - Officers and Directors Meeting
September 6 - Business meeting / 1st Degree Ceremony
In The Press
Recent Events
Catholic Daughters of America
Congratulations to our new Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court. They held their installation ceremony at St. Michael Church on Saturday 7/28 at the 5 pm mass and a reception thereafter.

CDA is the oldest and largest organization of Catholic women in the Americas. They have strong ties to the Knights of Columbus from their beginnings in in 1903, as evidenced by their motto - "Unity and Charity". They are on the list of charities that we can choose to support financially to help them get started. Much more information is available at
Centennial Book Digitized
Brother Timothy Pritchett has digitized the 1978 St Michael parish history book. Keep an eye out as it will be posted on our website and the parish website soon! There are some great photos and descriptions of St Michael's history for you to enjoy!
Member News
Skills required

If you have website or Facebook skills, we need you! The new website, with its modern WordPress operation and and Facebook account has some buzz and a growing follower base. We can use an additional brother to help maintain and update these sites with the latest activities. Contact me ( or John Robinson ( if you can help. It is a great opportunity.
Advancement Opportunities

3rd Degree (Knighthood)
August 11th (9 AM-noon); St Ignatius of Antioch, Antioch

4th Degree Exemplification
September 8th, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brentwood

Calling all 2nd and 3rd degree Knights! Continue your advancement in the Knights! There are nearby degree ceremonies in coming weeks that will allow you to progress through the 4th degree by 9/8!! We recommend that you join your brother Knights and complete your Formation, Knighthood and Exemplification degrees as soon as possible. Each degree has a different and inspiring ceremony that will strengthen your faith and help you understand our order more fully. Contact me or Tom McCaffrey if you can participate and don't delay!
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

"You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.  For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
~ Galatians 5:13-14  
The Knight (Punch)line

Q: What do you call a medieval place of learning?
A: Knight school
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