Livermore Knightly News
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November 20, 2018
Fire Victims Response was tremendous
Christmas Gifts - Pledge now
Christmas Party
Christmas Gift Program

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Brothers -
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to share time with family and /or friends and take time to be thankful for all that we have as received from the Lord. If you are traveling, please do so safely.
-GK Wesley
Upcoming Events
Movie Night
Come Early for Boutique Shopping to
Support St Michael School!
We still need helpers too.
What: Boutique and Movie Night
When: Friday November 30th
Boutique 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Cartoons at 6:30 pm
"The Polar Express" at 7 pm
Where: St Michael Small and Large Hall
COST: FREE! Popcorn, water and lemonade too!
BRING: Parents, children, blankets, snacks to share!

We will host a Family Movie Night for all families of St. Charles and St. Michael’s parishes and present the “The Polar Express”, a Christmas movie about a boy's rail adventure to the North Pole.  

Saint Michael's School will concurrently be hosting their 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique Fair. 

Come to the Boutique for a plate full of yummies and peruse potential presents sure to delight those who are hard to shop for. Proceeds benefit St. Michael's Catholic School. 
Christmas Party!!
What: K of C Christmas Party
When: December 8th
Where: St Charles Borromeo Hall


Remember this is an event for the entire family! We will have a fun craft event for the kids of all ages; so, let us know how many kids to expect! (I have seen the craft already and it looks awesome!). Please direct any questions to DGK Anthony Contarciego.

Two actions are required:

1) RSVP so we can prepare the right amount of food and kids' crafts.
2) SignUp to help and/or bring your favorite holiday side dish to share!
Pancake Breakfast -December 9th
What: Pancake Breakfast
When: December 9th
Where: St Michael Large Hall

The next pancake breakfast - proceeds will fund the Christmas Gift Program. Sign up below.
Christmas Gift Collections / Distribution
Distribution Date - December 15th

It is time to collect for the KofC Christmas Gifts! We will do a general collection at the Pancake breakfast but I need your commitment now. Please indicate NOW, how you will participate this year.

Please let me know whether you would like to
1) adopt an entire family or
2) make a financial contribution (and how much)

You can bring the donation to an officer/director meeting, the next council meeting or the breakfast.

By making your pledge in advance, we can budget for the event and initiate the purchasing of gifts so that shoppers can take advantage of sales events before the distribution date and stretch our KofC charitable dollars farther than ever.
Adopt an entire family or provide a financial donation?
I will adopt a family
less than $50
more that $1000
February 16th - Tickets on Sale in December

Our Annual Crab Feed will be February 16th. Tickets on sale in early December...

SignUp coming separately later today!!!
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
November 26 - Christmas Poster Contest Starts
November 30 - Family Movie Night
December 2 - Pancake Breakfast - Christmas Gift Program
Decemnber 8 - Knights 'Tom & Jerry" Christmas Party
December 15 - Christmas Basket Distribution
December 31st - NYE with Veterans at VA Hospital
Recent Events
Deceased Knights Mass and Reception -
Father Carl Arcosa presided over a wonderful evening mass and we remembered those Livermore Knights who have passed away before us. Many of our brother Knights braved the unhealthy air conditions to join us for this annual remembrance. It was followed by a light reception the hall. Photos are on website.
Tremendous Turnout for Fire Victims Response
In just a few short hours, we witnessed a tremendous outpouring of support from the Livermore community in support of the fire victims in Paradise and the surrounding area. Lead by brother Carl Biscevic, a team of Knights gathered at St Michael Church to collect items, gift cards and monetary donations with a value totaling almost $30,000 on Sunday morning. The two trailers are being moved to the Chico area this morning by Carl and brother Don Perry. Let's all send our prayers for those affected along with the items and support as we expect rains to hit area on Wednesday. Watch for more news on this item as the week progresses.
Member News
Dues Notice Delivery Request
The time for dues notices is approaching. To make sure we direct our dollars to charitable causes, our worthy Financial Secretary, Brian Littrell, and I would like deliver as many notices as possible by email this year. Considering that we have ~400 members, if everyone got their dues notices by email, it would save our council ~$200 that we could use to help those in need. 

However,  you have to respond to the message sent last night or we will need to send the notice by US Mail . If you want to receive by US Mail that is ok. You also have the choice to receive by both email and US Mail if that is your preference. 

If you did not reply already, please reply NOW...don't put it off until later .  I need responses by the beginning of December so that Brian can complete his dues collection responsibility to the council. 

Also -  thank you in advance for your prompt payment  - it takes a lot of work on Brian's part when brothers forget to pay on time and it costs the council money when we need to send additional notices...please help us keep our funds going where they do the most good rather than to the US Postal Service.
In our prayers
Victims of the fires, that they may be sheltered and find hope in our Lord.

First responders working tirelessly to assist our brothers and sisters in this desperate time of need.

Brother 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.

Our Seminarians - Nathaniel Mayne, Juan Carlos Ponce, Candelario Jimenez, Aidan Cameron-Smith, Paul Park

Christians persecuted in the Middle East

Brother Robert Kuhleman - Recovering from surgery

Brother Vaughn Brugman - Cancer

Brother Ron Hauck

Janine Robles - Kidney issues

Child of Brother Joe Allen

Brother Paul Hendrickson - Recovering from surgery

Brother Rich Stewart - Health issues related to seizure

Pray for the repose of the soul of SK Ellis Schott who passed away on Nov 4

Brother Ted Clapp

Margaret Keifer - Mother of PGK Patrick Kiefer passed away peacefully on 10/22. Pray for the repose of her departed soul and for the Keifer family.

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

Dave and Cheryl Ruth
Read the Business Meeting Minutes
Did you know the business meeting minutes are all on line at While I can't put the food and drink up there, you can certainly catch up on what council business happened...
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.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.
Deuteronomy 16:17
Did you hear the one about the Knight ...

Q:  What is the name of the Knight who is always in the lead?
A: Sir Pass
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