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February 26, 2019

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In this Issue
In This Issue:
Comm Poll #2
Business Meeting / First Degree
Lenten Soup
Fish Tacos
Crab Feed
Upcoming Events
Upcoming events summary...get more details on the website -

On the horizon -

Soup Dinner
Fish Tacos
Palm Cutting
Crab Feed
Red, Blue and Gold
Rib Cookoff

First Degree at Business Meeting this week!
We will be admitting our new candidates this week at our March Business meeting. If you know someone who wants to join, now is the time. Contact Tom McCaffrey right away- we will be able to get them included in the ceremony at the meeting.

Please make every attempt come meet the new brothers and support them as the join our council. Brother Jason is cooking up dinner and it is a good chance to refresh your memory on the first lesson that we all learned during our first degree as well.

We will also be providing updates on our upcoming events - Fich Taco Fridays, Crab Feed and Rib Cookoff.
Snap Poll on Communications
Communications Poll Question 2-
Are you comfortable with using our SignUp Genius tool?
Thanks to everyone who replied about the app last week. If you don't have it, you can download on your app store (instructions will be on website soon).
Help Sell Crab Feed Tickets at St Charles and St Michael this weekend!
We have permission to sell tickets at at St Charles again this weekend. We still need brothers to man the table at each mass. Dennis can use help at St Michael as well. It requires just a few minutes of your time before and after the mass you attend. If you can cover more than one - Thank you!
Ash Wednesday Soup Dinner
4 - 6:30 at St Charles
4-7:30 at St Michael

Setup starts earlier and we are still in need of helpers! Sign up today.

Lent starts next week and we will have the traditional start with the Lenten Soup meal at both parishes. Please make sure to come join us. If you can help Sign Up below. They are scheduled so you can make mass times at each parish. We still need help at each parish.
Fish Taco Fridays
Lent is near and that means Fish Taco Fridays are back! This one of the most fun things the council does for the parish! Sign up for as many weeks as you can help. We are expecting another year of great attendance!

3/8 at St Charles
3/15 at St Charles
3/22 at St Michaels with SMS Shamrock Bingo
3/29 at St Michael
4/5 at St Charles
4/12 at St Michael
40 Days for Life - Walnut Creek
What: 40Days for Life
Where: Walnut Creek
When: Starts March 6th

From March 6 to April 14, 40 Days for Life will be happening in Walnut Creek … part of a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our area — and beyond.

The kickoff even on March 6th will feature:
Former Planned Parenthood Manager
Find out what really goes on inside the walls of an abortion facility
1198 Bont Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA

For more information click link below:
Crab Feed coming soon!! March 16th
Tickets Available Now for this All Hand's Event!
Many hands make light work and we have over 400 men in the council. There are still lots of open jobs for the Crab Feed. Make some time to help out so everyone can have an enjoyable evening where we raise the funds to support our programs!

You can still tickets if you have not already (Dennis told me last night that they are going fast, so don't delay).

Also -if you have a lemon tree, the Crab Feed team is requesting lemon donations - contact Anthony Contarciego if you can help.
We can still accept Charity Auction Items
Time is getting short to make your donations. (Thanks to all who have done so already!!) We need to have them this week so we can get posters printed in time for the Crab Feed.

If you would like to purchase a sponsorship of the event as marketing for your business, those are also available!! Same timeline as for donations since we need to print programs!

If you know someone who has valuable stuff and loves to support great organizations, talk to them! Get them to DONATE!

If any of the above apply, please contact Anthony Contarciego.
RCCBB Update
Barry and his team are cruisin' ahead with plans for an awesome RCCBB event. He has lots of teams and cars already signed up and more to come. If you have not signed up to help yet, check out the SignUp Genius or contact Barry directly.
Recent Events
Movie Night at St Michael - Saturday
Movie Night was a great evening of food, folks and fun. Thanks to Mike Taranowski for organizing and all the brothers who helped and attended. Be sure to thank the school staff who helped promote the event so well!
Concert at St Michael
The Friday Night concert at St Michael was really wonderful. Thanks to all the brothers who performed or went to the event. Thanks to Lady Knight JaNet Hancock for coordinating such a wonderful evening.
Membership Drive
Thanks to everyone who helped with the membership drive this weekend. We managed to have dry conditions during the critical periods and got several great candidates that we will admit this Thursday evening.
Knights in the News
Member News
A Brother Knight's Art Show

Brother Timothy Pritchett has some of his art at a show between March 4 - April 29. It is being shown at the Dougherty Station Community Center Gallery in San Ramon. It will be up for one month and if you like the art, you will can order posters from his website . Tim will be heading to Texas soon so be sure to say Hi when you see him and wish him luck.

In our prayers
Pray for the repose of the departe d soul of Father Paul Minnahan, who recently passed away. You may remember that Father Paul presided at St Michael many times when the parish was between pastors. Visitation will be at 5:15 p.m., followed by a vigil at 7 p.m. March 7. A funeral Mass for Father Minnihan is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. March 8, with a reception to follow. All at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton.

Pray for the repose of the departed soul of brother Dave Parks' mother-in-law, Margaret Bunschus who recently passed away.

Pray for the repose of the departed soul of John Sarboraria, father of brother Knights Anthony Saboraria, who recently passed away.

Brother Chuck Harding who has suffered a back injury.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Cynthia Keifer's father, Lee Hargrove, who passed away on Jan 3. 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 - 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.

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 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 and on the App!
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 and now a tap on the phone (see note above).
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.
Did you hear the one ...

 USHERS: The only people in the parish who don't know the seating capacity of a pew. 

Rate the joke...
Belly Buster
2nd grade
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