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October 9, 2018
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A week of successful events
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Upcoming Events
Family Rosaries
The second Knights rosary will be this week on Thursday, at 6:30 pm in the St Michael courtyard. We will pray for Families, Patricia Wiesner and any other intentions you would like to offer.

Thank to Brother Michael Pereira for signing up to lead on October 11th ... Help Wanted - we need a few more bold families! Let's fill the courtyard and pray together before the business meeting. Dress warmly if it is cold again this week!
Fraternal Night
Where: St Charles Borromeo
When: Friday, October 12, 7 pm

The Annual Fraternal Night will be this Friday at St Charles Borromeo Church in the hall and courtyard. In addition to great food, we will be having cigars from the The Cave in downtown Livermore, a fire pit, music and lots of fun in the St Charles Borromeo courtyard. You won't want to miss this great opportunity to meet and get to know the brothers in this award-winning Livermore Knights council. Please be sure to RSVP to the message I sent yesterday if you have not already done so.
Christmas Gift Program
Things are getting moving for the annual Christmas Basket program. We will have a pancake breakfast on 10/21 to support the Coats for Kids portion and we will need help getting things organized in advance (starting this week) as well as people to acquire / wrap / distribute in December. If you are interested in helping with organization, send me a message by clicking below. Signups for other roles will be coming soon.
Student Essay Contest well under way

Description: Student Essay Contest
When : NOW
Who: All Catholic Students in 4-12 grade
Contact: Dan Leary
DEADLINE: October 26th

The essay contest is still underway. A reminder of the topics:

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?

For grades 4-7, essays need to be 250 - 500 words. for 8-12th grade essays should be 500-750 words.

I think all of the 4th - 8th grade classes at St Michael School will be participating thanks to support from Mrs. Wilkie! Spread the word so we have lots of entries from the entire parish youth community.

REMINDER: with all these essays, we will need judges to read the essays and determine winners...sign up below.
Membership Drive Postponed
The membership drive planned for the coming weekend will be postponed due to the short time period between the last drive and this one. We will be re-scheduling the drive soon. I will update everyone once the new dates are determined.
Nationwide Rosary Rally
Description: Nationwide Rosary Rally
When : 10/13
Organizer: Ed Idelicato, Dublin Knight

On Saturday, Oct 13th at 12 Noon a very "Special Nationwide Rosary Rally"  will be held at Osage Park in Danville just opposite the Tennis courts on the S W Corner of the Park on a Knoll. A large banner will be displayed and visible to note the location. This will be part of 23,000 Public Rosaries in a Crusade across America to pray for our current Spiritual Crisis within our Church as well as any private petitions you may have. We ask for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially through this Rosary. 
Remembrance Event
Description: Remembrance Event
When : 10/15

Lady Knights Alison Sarboraria and Karen Tighe asked us to help bring awareness to a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Ministry event.

Monday, October 15th is Worldwide Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. If you have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death or would like to support families who have experienced this type of lost, please join a prayer and remembrance vigil in the parish courtyard from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

We will be praying and lighting candles in remembrance of the children we have lost and you will have the opportunity to have your child(ren) be remembered by name in prayer. If you are unable to attend the event but would like your child to be remembered, please contact them:
Pastor Installation for Father Carl Arcosa
Where: St Michael Catholic Church
When : 10/19; 7 pm
Reception to follow in Large Hall

Gather to give thanks to God for sending us our new pastor and co-chaplain, Fr Carl Arcosa, at his installation Mass.

Father Lawrence D’Anjou will preside.

We will need Knights to assist with the reception. Details TBD later this week - watch for SignUp Genius.
Pancake Breakfast
Where: St Michael Large Hall
When: Sunday October 21

Our first pancake breakfast of the year is coming up. Please sign up to help below. Brother Jim G will not be in town, so we need a different Knight to take the lead for the event...
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
October 11 - Family Rosary
October 12 - Fraternal Night
October 13/14 - Membership Drive
October 15 - Remembrance event
October 19 - Pastor Installation
October 21 - Pancake Breakfast - Coats for Kids
October 27 - Baby Gift Drive / Blood Drive - St Charles - SignUp Genius coming SOON
Recent Events
Charitable Donations
We continued our distribution of charitable donations at the October business meeting. This month we make presentations to RCIA, Shepherds' Gate, Open Heart Kitchen and the Columbian Home. More to come (or go as the case may be).
Cycling for Veterans Event - 10/6 LPCC
The LPCC Veteran's event was a great success. Lots o' burgers were grilled up by Livermore Knights over at LPCC much to the happiness of participants in the Cycle and Walk event on Saturday. Brothers Jason Seberger and Luke Sison are shown manning the grill and enjoying some apple cider (?). Thanks to Brother Carl Biscevic for grill transportation and coordination and to Brother Todd Steffan for coordination of such a great event.
Formation and Knighthood Degrees
We had 5 brothers from Livermore, and a total 32 brothers from the area, come join us for the Formation and Knighthood Ceremonies that were held this Saturday in the Large Hall. It was a great turnout and a fast-paced day of reflecting on the meaning of the Knights of Columbus mission and the universal messages included in the ceremonies. If you missed it, keep an eye out for announcements of the next ceremonies in the area.
Tootsie Roll Drive
Brother Jim Gagliardi led another successful Tootsie Roll Drive. With the combined efforts of over 20 brothers during the two days, we were able to raise more than $2600 that will all go towards helping the intellectually challenged.
My sincere apologies for a mistake that I made my message a couple of days ago - the Tootsie Roll campaign dedication was to our Tootsie Roll champion - Rick Baumgart. Be sure to congratulate Jim and his team on a job well done (and ask if he has any more Tootsie Rolls!!). Rick would be proud.
Member News
Stained Glass Windows into our History

If you missed the tour, now you can watch a great video produced by Brother Knight Marshall Kamena!

Livermore history, the art contained within century-old stain glass windows, and the anniversary of St Michael’s Church are the subjects of the latest edition of  About the Tri-Valley.  Dr. Barbara Mitchell, a distinguished art historian, connects all this with the early families and their present day Tri-Valley descendants. Learn about the critical times and pioneering people who founded the Livermore Valley. These original religious art works have quite a story on Tri-Valley Community Television on Channel 30 and Video-on-Demand at
Prayer through the Car Window
If you have not heard - St Michael Church is adding a new ministry - DRIVE THROUGH PRAYER service. This is a great chance to share your faith and help those in need of a little spiritual help. The two links are for a descriptive flyer and a website with more information and the ability to sigh up.
Website and Facebook help needed

I still need a brother Knight to step up and help with our website and /or Facebook. We now use the modern WordPress platform and our Facebook account has a growing follower base.

Contact me ( or John Robinson ( if you can help. It is a great opportunity to help spread the word about our activities and to gain experience as well.
In our prayers

Our Church

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

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

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.

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

Tom McCaffrey - brother serious illness

Dave and Cheryl Ruth
Livermore Knights Shirts

Some of the custom embroidered shirts are in and will be distributed this week. 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.

We are still taking orders for the 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.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

  You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand.
Deuteronomy 15:10
Did you hear the one about the Knight ...

Q:  What is the name of the Knight who enjoys practical jokes?
A: Sir Prize!
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