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May 21, 2019

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In this Issue
In This Issue:

Too much to list! Read on!!
I would apologize for the length but the material is too good...
Welcome New Knights

Ronnie Forbes
Andres Gallegos
Jose Melgar
A special welcome to three new brother Livermore Knights - Ronnie Forbes, Andres Gallegos, Jose Melgar - who joined the council last week!! They are great additions to our team! Please be sure to welcome them at upcoming events and meetings.

We look forward to seeing you at the June 6th meeting. You are going to love the meeting and being a Livermore Knight.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming events ...
more details on the website -

On the horizon -

RCCBB Review - 5/21
May Rosaries
Bombers Event - 5/26
VA BBQ 7/4

RCCBB Review Tonight
Come give feedback!
When: Tonight 7 pm
Where: St Michael Large Hall

Remember to bring your comments, feedback, etc to the RCCBB Review meeting tonight. Barry will have a slide deck and we will look for things that worked well and things that we can improve next year! See you there.
When: Every Day in May
Where: St Michael Courtyard; 7:00 pm

In this turbulent time, the rosary is one of our strongest weapons for good.

Daily rosaries are in the courtyard at St Michael every evening in May at 7 p.m. We will lead a rosary on Thursdays.

Our seminarian and Brother Knight Paul Park is often the leader. Take the opportunity to spend time with him praying the rosary before he goes to St Patricks in a few short weeks!

Participate in as many of these as you can; bring the family. It will strengthen you and your family as we petition the Blessed Mother to pray for us to the Lord, our God. There is no sign up ... just need to bring your rosary and your family and pray with us.
Wings of Freedom (Bombers Event)
May 26/27
What: Wings of Freedom Tour
Where: Livermore Airport
When: Memorial Day Weekend

This is a great event to work...grill sausages, watch vintage planes take off and land, spend time meeting really interesting veterans and raise funds that we use to fund scholarships for our student veterans (Read below about how we just awarded some of these!!)

Come out for a great time and great food and
support our veterans!
Baby Bottle Campaign - Pick-up on 6/1 and 6/2

With over 450 bottles handed out this weekend in a very successful campaign (read more below), we will need help with the bottle collection on 6/1 and 6/2. It is easy, just collect bottles before/after mass and thank our generous donors.
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!
Recent Events
Veteran's Scholarship resentations
May 16th
Brother Dennis Lundbom had the honor of representing the Livermore Knights at the Las Positas College 42nd Annual Student Scholarship Awards ceremony at Cornerstone Fellowship on 5/16. Dennis is shown above with two of the three recipients of the Annual Ken Logsdon Scholarship that it awarded to student veterans at this time of year. The awardees for 2019 are Pedro Magana (not shown), Katherine Pagni (top) and Amy Smith (bottom). Each student receives $500 to help offset expenses associated with classes being taken at Las Positas Community College as part of a special veterans students program that is managed by Brother Knight Todd Steffan.

Contact Anthony Contarciego if you would like to help coordinate next year's awards!

PLUS come help this weekend at the Wings of Freedom event - this is where we raise the funds for the scholarships!
Livermore Knights at Filipino Mass

Congratulations to the Filipino community for celebration the first Filipino mass this weekend at St Michael. The Livermore Knights were proud to provide Color Corps escorts for the opening procession and to the hall for the celebration afterwards.
Altar Server Awards
We made presentations to two altar servers over the past couple of weeks, Xavier Pelican and Jay Chok, both of whom have been dedicated servers for many years.
2019 CA State Convention
The CA State Convention to place this past weekend in San Diego and it was a great event for the Livermore Knights! Let me list the ways...

  • BEST COMMUNITY PROGRAM IN CA - Camp Fire effort...this will go to Supreme for further consideration.
  • Two FIRST PLACE WINNERS in essay competition - winners announced locally very soon...
  • Two KofC college scholarship winners for students from our parish - $1000 each!!
  • Out of the four pillars of the new Faith in Action program...we took 2nd place in CA for three - Faith, Community and Life!
  • We received a plaque for our contribution to the Columbian Retirement Home
  • We received a Ribbon for our contribution to the 365 Campaign
  • We were called out in the State Deputies opening speech for the awesome family weekend that included the Hispanic retreat, picnic and soccer competition...
  • We received many compliments on our excellent programs...congratulations brothers on another excellent year!

The photo above is of Brothers Tom, Anthony and Wesley with the Worthy Supreme Deputy Knight Patrick Kelly who was very interested in the Livermore programs. We will have more photos soon!
Hear more at the June 6 business meeting!
Congratulations to Father Carl!
In case you did not hear, our co-chaplain and brother Knight Father Carl Arcosa celebrated 12 years of priesthood this weekend.

Congratulations Father Carl!!

The Livermore Knights were proud to present the March 2019 Mexican Martyr Award to recognize his excellent service as chaplain for the Livermore Knights. The award was given in honor of FATHER MATEO CORREA MAGALLANES, one of 25 martyrs canonized by St Pope John Paul II in 2000. Father Mateo Correa Magallanes, who was a member of Council 2140, was arrested and taken to Durango. While in prison, he was ordered by the commanding officer on Feb. 5, 1927, to hear the confessions of his fellow prisoners. Then the commander demanded to know what they had told him. Of course, Father Correa Magallanes wouldn’t violate the seal of confession, and so, the next day, he was taken to a local cemetery and executed by the soldiers.
Party for Father Rafael Hinojosa
Livermore Knights Celebrate Father Rafael's 10th Anniversary in Oakley
Livermore Knights were among 40+ parishioners that made a trip to Oakley on May 19th to help Father Rafael Hinojosa celebrate his 10th anniversary as a priest.

In addition to a special mass, there was a reception with a Mariachi band and food for the 400+ attendees, including three special cakes and a video presentation celebrating his 10-year journey as a priest. The Knights of Columbus from the district office presented a special sword to Father Rafael in recognition of his service. The night finished on the dance floor with attendees dancing to Father Rafael's favorite song - "Caballo Dorado".

Before moving to Oakley, Father Rafael served the St Michael community and was a very active brother Knight who was important in the formation of the Mesa Redonda.

Congratulations Father Rafael!!
Father Mark reassigned to CCOP
In case you have not heard ... we are sorry to report that our co-chaplain Father Mark Wiesner (2018 CA Chaplain of the Year) will be reassigned to CCOP beginning on July 1st. As we well know, St Augustine will benefit from his spiritual leadership.

We also have news on his replacement at St Charles. Father Kwame Assenyoh, coming from St Augustine in Pleasanton, will assume the position of Parochial Administrator.

I have spoken with WGK Ted Dudziak - GK for the Pleasanton council - about Father Kwame and he has nothing but overwhelming praise. Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements on Livermore Knights activities related to this transition...
Life-Saving Pancakes & Baby Bottle Campaign

Thanks to the wonderful and humbling generosity of our parishioners, I am very happy to report that our pancake breakfast was extremely successful - far surpassing previous pancake breakfasts as we work to meet and exceed the goals of our Ultrasound Initiative campaign!

Additionally, Brother Nick Libby reports that we handed out over 450 bottles and a number of donations were already made to Knights and family-members handing out bottles. We will need help collecting the bottles on 6/1 and 6/2. Sign up above!

It was wonderful to hear the positive supporting comments for this effort from the parishes and we are anticipating amazing results that will end up saving the lives of so many children!

We will report all of the financials at the June 6th business meeting - you won't want to miss this one, so mark your calendar!
Knights in the News
Member News
In our prayers
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, who passed suddenly a week ago Sunday of a heart attack.

Pray for continued recovery of SK Vince Perpetuo who is now home after 5 weeks in hospital / rehabilitation.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. James Matthews, rector at Christ the Light Cathedral, who passed away suddenly over the weekend.

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 Correen O'Rourke, who passed away unexpectedly, and for Joe Burrescia's family in this difficult time.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Anthony Passannante, father of Brother Dan Passanante.

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

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

Pray for the continued healing of WDD Ken Rief's broken arm.

Brother Chuck Harding who is still recovering from a back injury.

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.

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

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

Cheryl Ruth - Coma
GoFundMe for a brother Sir Knight

Sir Knight Kumar Jayasuriya passed suddenly a week ago of a heart attack. Kumar, only 60 years old, was member of the St Joan of Arc council and became a Fourth Degree knight just last October. He leaves behind a wife, Miyeshka and two daughters. A GoFundMe has been established to help his family. Click here for more information and contribute to help his family.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

“Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.” 
St. Augustine
Did you hear the one ...

The 98 year old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They gave her some warm milk to drink but she refused. Then one of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen. Remembering a bottle of Irish whiskey received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened and poured a generous amount into the warm milk. Back at Mother Superior's bed, she held the glass to her lips. Mother drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had drunk the whole glass down to the last drop. "Mother," the nuns asked with earnest, "please give us some wisdom before you die." 

She raised herself up in bed and with a pious look on her face said, "Don't sell that cow".

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