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May 7, 2019

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Three weekends of great events!!

Membership Drive
Pancake Breakfast (for Ultrasound)
Baby Bottles (for Ultrasound)
State Convention
Pancake Breakfast

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

On the horizon -

Rib Cookoff - 5/11
St Michael Membership Drive 5/11
Convention - 5/16- 5/19
Pancake Breakfast - 5/19
May Rosaries
Bombers Event - 5/26

Check your signups
Show up on time
Bring friends
Have a great time
Things to remember

We need help clearing the field asap (our go-to guy is injured)

We need pop-up tents - contact Barry.

Setup: Thursday 5/9 and Friday 5/10
Main event: Saturday, May 11th

Please check out the Signup list; there are still plenty of ways to help. Volunteers get awesome T-shirts!

Lastly, bring your appetite, a great attitude and everyone you know!
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.

Participate in as many of these as you can. 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.
Membership Drive -
St Michael
May 11 / 12
What: Membership Drive
Where: St Michael
When: May 11 / 12 after all masses

Getting new members is easy...

1) All Knights help before/after mass - See SignUp for details
2) Wear Knights gear (red shirts, hats, ...)
3) Talk to men about being a Livermore Knight

If you know someone who might be interested, contact them before Sunday and plant a seed.
Life-Saving Pancakes & Baby Bottle Campaign
May 19
What: Pancake Breakfast
Where: St Michael Large Hall
When: 7:30 - 11:30AM

We kick-off Phase 2 of our Ultrasound Initiative on May 19th with a FREE pancake breakfast...let's sign up to help and spread the word.

May 18/19 - June 1/2
What: Baby Bottle Campaign
Where: Both Parishes
When: Hand out all masses May 19

Part 2 of Phase 2 of our Ultrasound Initiative is our baby bottle campaign...we hand out on 5/18 and 5/19, parishioners fill up with change and donations and return on 6/1. Looking for Knights, families, Scouts, etc. to help with this.
Wings of Freedom (Bombers Event)
May 26/27
What: Wings of Freedom Tour
Where: Livermore Airport
When: Memorial Day Weekend

Help grill and sell lunch to visitors at the Memorial Day Wings of Freedom event at Livermore Airport. See the vintage airplanes on display. Meet war veterans and raise funds for our veterans scholarships.
Recent Events
Inspiring Retreat
Thanks to Michael Taranowski for arranging a fantastic retreat on Saturday, May 4th. Father Sergio really brought home the concept of Grace and how it relates to us in our everyday lives. The Mission San Jose grounds and chapel were beautiful and relaxing on a clear, sunny day...a perfect day away.
School Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Chipotle on Saturday in support of the St Michael School fundraiser. For those of us who like Chipotle...truly a win-win for anyone who participated.
Knights in the News
Member News
Services for Widow of a Brother Knight

Lady Knight Marie Ott, widow of Worthy Past Financial Secretary Joseph Ott and beloved member of the St Michael Catholic Church parish, passed away on 4/30/2019 to be with our Lord. 

Services will be held this week (listed below). Please make arrangements to attend, if your schedule allows, to show our council's continuing support for our brother Knight and his family.

Rosary — 
Wednesday, 5/8/19, 7:00PM , Callaghan’s (Deacon Dave presiding).

Mass —
Thursday, 5/9/19, 11:00AM, St. Michael Church (Fr. Staal presiding). 

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

"Jesus said: I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father too. From this moment you know him and have seen him."  

-John 14:6-7
Did you hear the one ...

Late one night, a burglar broke into a house he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say: "Jesus is watching you!" 

Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. "Jesus is watching you," the voice boomed again. The burglar stopped dead again. He was frightened. Frantically, he looked all around. In a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage and in the cage was a parrot. He asked the parrot: 

"Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?" "Yes," said the parrot. The burglar breathed a sigh of relief and asked the parrot: "What's your name?" "Clarence," said the bird. 

"That's a dumb name for a parrot," sneered the burglar. "What idiot named you Clarence?" The parrot said, "The same idiot who named the Doberman Jesus." 

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