Livermore Knightly News
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November 6, 2018
Welcome George Bugbee! New Knight!
Pancake Breakfast Sunday
Free Estate Planning Seminar Wednesday
Crab Feed Kickoff Thursday

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Upcoming Events
Rescheduled - Crab Feed Kickoff Meeting

What: Kickoff Meeting
Where: St Michael Convent Living Room/Dining Room
When: Thursday 11/8; 8 p.m.

The Crab Feed is coming up: February 16th at RLCC. It is one of our biggest fundraisers and parties! It is time to get the ball rolling on planning for the event. If you want to be a part of the team, please come to the Convent this Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

I will bring some pizza, beer, wine and tunes and we can go over high level objectives, timelines and critical tasks. If you want to bring some treats, that will be great!

Please bring ideas for ways to make it a unique and memorable event that raises tons of money to support our programs (e.g,. themes, auction ideas, marketing ideas, other ideas, games, etc.).
Coming to Crab Feed Kickoff?
St Michael Convent

11/08/18 7:00pm - 11/08/18 9:00pm

Veteran's Event at LPCC
What: Free Seminar on Estates, Wills and Trusts.
When: Wednesday, November 7th
Where: St Michael Large Hall

Brother Todd Steffan is having his annual Honoring Veterans Day at Las Positas College this Wed., Nov. 7th @ 11 AM with the landing of a Huey helicopter on campus. He will also have a job fair for Veterans in the water industry the same day, 11:30-3:30 on campus. At 2 pm he will have a key note speaker, Purple Heart recipient, Army Veteran - Michael Young. Lunch is free for Veterans and $10 min. per plate for non-Veterans. The event is open to the public. 
NOTE: No work required by Knights at the event.
Free discussion on Estates, Wills, Trusts
What: Free Seminar on Estates, Wills and Trusts.
When: Wednesday, November 7th, 7 p.m.
Where: St Michael Large Hall

Don't miss the chance to get FREE advice on will, estates and trusts from an expert on the topic. Jennifer Thaete is donating time to Knights and Catholic Daughters this Wednesday evening to help make sure all our brothers understand how to get their legal documents in order. Send me an email if you can attend but have not responded yet.
Pancake Breakfast this weekend
What: Veterans Scholarships Breakfast
When: November 11th
Where: St Michael Large Hall

First pancake breakfast of the year - proceeds go to our annual veterans scholarships. We need help for this event. Please sign up below.
Coat Relocation Program
What: Pleasanton Coats for Homeless Program
When: Sunday 11/11
Where: Pancake breakfast

The Ron and Nancy Silva Coat Drive is a Pleasanton Council event. Used or new coats, hats and gloves are distributed annually to the homeless. The event started when Ron Silva, a police officer and Pleasanton Brother, passed away. At his funeral a story was told how he gave away his police overcoat to a homeless person. This sparked the idea for this annual event. 

Brothers - if you have spare items that you would like to donate to this cause, please bring them to the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday 11/11 and Brother Chuck Bellavia will make arrangements to get them to the Pleasanton event on 11/13 for distribution to the homeless.
Deceased Knights Mass and Reception - THURSDAY 11/15
What: Deceased Knights Mass and Reception
When: Thursday, November 15th
Where: St Charles Borromeo Church and Hall

Father Carl Arcosa will preside over a special evening mass and we will have our moving annual ceremony to remember those Livermore Knights who have passed away before us. Afterward, there will be a light reception in Borromeo Hall. Please be sure to join us and bring the family.

We will need some Knights to help / participate: readings, altar service, eucharistic ministers, setup of church for Knights ceremony, music, beverage service, etc. for this special once-a-year event. PLEASE NOTE: I HAD THE WRONG DAY OF THE WEEK IN AN EARLIER MESSAGE.
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
November 11 - Pancake Breakfast for Veterans' Scholarships
November 15 - Deceased Knights Mass and Reception
November 30 - Family Movie Night
Decemnber 8 - Knights 'Tom & Jerry" Christmas Party
Recent Events
Christmas Gift Program Underway
Things are continuing forward with the annual Christmas Basket program. The electronic signup forms (new this year) have been successful in helping with logistical aspects of the program and the initial stage of request collection is nearing completion. As we move forward, we will need a number of people to help with the execution of this effort to bring Christmas joy to those in our community who are in need. Please watch for the SignUp Genius soon.
Member News
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...
Parish Survey - 100% participation requested
Our Pastor and Co-Chaplain, Father Carl, has requested all parishioners to complete a survey to help him understand the needs of the parish.

Let's set an example and have 100% participation on the part of the Livermore Knights. Let's your voice be heard!

If you have not taken the parish survey yet, please do so. Deadline is Thursday!
In our prayers

Our Church

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

PGK Marion 'Dale' Swadley- Pray to the repose of his departed Soul

Joseph Gabriel McCaffrey - Brother of PGK Thomas McCaffrey - Prey for the repose of his departed Soul

Patricia Wiesner - Mother of Father Mark Wiesner - Pray for the repose of her departed soul.

Our newly installed pastor Father Carl Arcosa as he shepherds the St Michael flock

Mike Surritte - cousin of brother Luke Gregory. Pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his wife and two young children.

Christians persecuted in the Middle East

Brother Paul Hendrickson - Recovering from surgery

Brother Rich Stewart - Health issues related to seizure

Purita Wariner - wife of PSD Raymond Warriner. Pray for the repose of her departed soul.

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.

Giracello family - Pat Giracello brother of Vince Giracello passed away on Friday Oct. 12th. May the peace of our Heavenly Father comfort the Giracello family during this difficult time

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

Dave and Cheryl Ruth
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

But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
1 Samuel 12:24
Did you hear the one about the Knight ...

Q:  What is the name of the Knight who makes pottery?
A: Sir Amik Vaze
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