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October 30, 2018
Baby Gift / Blood Drive Generosity Continues
First Degree Ceremony Thursday
Free Estate Planning Seminar
Crab Feed Kickoff Tonight

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Upcoming Events
First Degree Ceremony! Bring all candidates!
What: First Degree Ceremony
When: Thursday 11/1, during business meeting
Where: St Michael Large Hall

If you are working on calling candidates on the list or if you know someone who should be a Knight - now is the time to close the deal and make them a Knight and give them the opportunities to Put their Faith In Action with our great activities!

We will have a First Degree ceremony Thursday Night during the business meeting. We have guests from other councils bringing candidates, let's have as many from Livermore as possible!

If it is been a while since you have seen the degree ceremony, pleas take this opportunity to come to the meeting and refresh your memory on the important first lesson of our order!
Crab Feed Kickoff Meeting

What: Kickoff Meeting
Where: St Michael Small Hall
When: Tonight 10/30; 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 Small Hall this eventing at 8 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 Small Hall

10/30/18 8:00pm - 10/30/18 9:00pm

I'll be there!
I can't make it
Over 40 Student Essays
Judges Needed

Description: Student Essay Contest
When : NOW

We collected more that 40 essays this year with essays written by students in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades!

We still need some more judges. The students have put time into writing about their faith and its impact on their life, we need to help select which students have done the best job.

4th Grade Topic:  “Ways I share My Time, Talents and Treasures at Home, School, and in My Church Community” 
5th Grade Topic:  “In my life, who have been my Spiritual Role Models and Why?” 
6th Grade Topic:  “How do I live Jesus’ Teaching, “To Love Thy Neighbor?” 
7th Grade Topic:  “How My Catholic / Christian School Education has influenced My Personal Values”
8th-12th Grade Topic: " How does your family keep its Catholic Faith in Action?

Free discussion on Estates, Wills, Trusts
What: Free Seminar on Estates, Wills and Trusts.
When: November 7th, 7 p.m.
Where: St Michael Large Hall

Jennifer Thaete has offered to provide a free seminar to our council and their families. She will discuss the whys and hows for setting up legal documents that ensure your affairs are handled in accordance with your wishes during your lifetime and after your death. Being prepared is important since we never know when or where we will be called home to the Lord.

Jennifer is a Livermore native, a long-time Livermore estate planning lawyer and the mother of our recently recognized 8-year altar server Michael Thaete (see the 8/13 Knightly News).

The presentation will last 30-60 minutes plus time for questions.
Please RSVP below so we can plan accordingly for refreshments.
Are you coming to the seminar?
St Michael Large Hall

11/07/18 7:00pm - 11/07/18 9:00pm

I'll be there!
I can't make it
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
November 9 - LPCC Veteran's Day BBQ
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
Blood Drive Successful
Brother Joe Burrescia once again oversaw a successful blood drive this weekend at St Charles Borromeo. 60 of 64 slots were filled and 49 units of blood were collected! That is 10 more units than our spring collection and a definite life-saving activity. The next drive will happen in the Spring on June 1st at St Michael Hall. Mark your calendars! Sign up are around the corner.
Another Successful Baby Gift Drive
While the final tally is still being finalized, it looks like we have another very successful Baby Gift drive with over $4000 worth of diapers and wipes being collected this weekend at St Charles and St Michael. Congratulations to Nick on another excellent and efficient event. We will be working with The Gabriel Project to work out delivery, most likely in the Concord area where there is a desperate need.
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
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.
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.

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

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
1 Peter 1:12
Did you hear the one about the Knight ...

Q:  What is the name of the Firefly class Knight?
A: Sir Renitee
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