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September 17, 2019

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In this Issue
In This Issue:

Recap of Recent Events
Votes Needed for New Candidates
Upcoming Events
St. Michael Festival Dinner Tickets
In our prayers

Recent Events
Alpha Dinner #1
The Knights were asked host the first Alpha dinner at St. Michael, to quote Business Manager Eric Hom, "to set the bar high" for other ministries that will host the other dinners. Even though sign-ups to volunteer was light, by all accounts, the brothers and ladies who came to help did set the bar high!

THANK YOU to all who came and helped at this event! Special thanks to Jim and Sandy Gagliardi and PGK Dennis Lundbom for leading the charge at this first dinner.

Wheelchair Sunday
The final numbers are not yet in but early estimates indicate that we raised close to $25,000.00 to purchase and donate wheelchairs to those who need it.

With this amount, we will be able to give a life changing gift to at least 165 individuals and their families!

Many, many thanks to our Chaplain , Fr. Carl , for all the support during the planning and execution of this drive!

Thanks to all Brother Knights who came and helped with the collections and distribution of materials.

As an added bonus, we were able to recruit 3 new candidates and a transfer during the Wheelchair Drive. Two of these new candidates require your vote below.
Noche Mexicana
This year's Noche Mexicana couldn't quite match last year's event in terms of attendance but those who came had a great time nonetheless.

Thanks to our Round Table members for putting up this event!
Membership News
Votes Needed for New Candidates
Manuel Derivera - a practical Catholic and minister at St. Michael. Recruited by Fr. Carl.
Do you support the admission of Manuel Derivera into our council?
Sheldon S. Wong - St. Michael parishioner. Major donor at the Wheelchair drive.
Do you support the admission of Sheldon S. Wong into our council?
Spanish Language Second and Third Degree

What : Spanish Language 2nd & 3rd Degree
When : Saturday, October 5, 2019
2nd Degree Registration @ 9am
3rd Degree Registration @ 11:30am
Where: St. Charles Borromeo Hall
Upcoming Events
CPR & AED Training

What : CPR & AED Training
When :
Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:30am-3:30pm
Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: All classes will be at the St. Michael Large Hall

Please click on the link below to sign up for one of the classes.

40 Days for Life


It is time again for 40 Days for Life!

Our good friends in the Walnut Creek/Tri-Valley area are having a kick off event On September 24th at 7pm.

The vigil runs from September 25th until November 3rd. See the below for more information.

Kick Off Rally with Featured Guest Speaker

Western Director of National Right to Life Committee, 
Chairman of California Pro-Life Council. 
To learn more:

Come and learn about this modern-day holocaust, the worldwide 
40 Days for Life campaign, and what you can do to help save lives!

1198 Bont Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA

St. Michael Festival Bartending Help Needed
The Knights have been tasked to man the bar on both days of the Festival.

All shifts for the Festival Dinner have been filled but more volunteers are needed during the Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 29th.

Please click on the link below to sign up. Contact Barry Bucket for more details.
St. Michael Festival Feast Day Dinner

What : St. Michael Feast Day Dinner
When : September 28, 2019 @ 6pm
Where: St. Michael School Yard

Tickets are now on sale for the St. Michael Festival Feast Day Dinner. Tickets are $50 each or $400 per table.

Contact PGK Dennis Lundbom at ( 775) 772-6369 or [email protected] to get your tickets today.
Knights in the News
Safe Environment Training
It's not too late to complete your Safe Environment Training!

With our events ramping up and more of those involving the school community and kids, it is critical that everyone gets certified.

You can access Praesidium's Armatus training platform online by clicking on the link below. Use registration code "kofcsafe" if you are creating an account for the first time and send your certificate of completion to: [email protected] .
In our prayers
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maria Ibarria and for the Ibarria family during this difficult time.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Enrique Borgen, brother of Fr. Alfonso.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen Lim, mother-in-law of Mike Taranowski and mother of Lady Nora.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ernesto Avalos Perez, brother-in-law of Knight Milton Camero and brother of Lady Sofia. He was a police detective killed in the line of duty.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Arielle Mara Arnold, sister of the late Past Chief Squire Elliott Arnold. Also pray for their parents Jim and Resa Elliott during these difficult times.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Judith Aufderheide, mother of Worthy Lecturer and Faith Director, Morry Aufderheide.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Refugio Telles, mother of Lady Cynthia Garay.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Cheryl Ruth.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Capt. John Mickey, USN.

Please pray for Dee Gutierrez Penza, sister of brother John Gutierrez, who suffers from advanced metastatic cancer.

Pray for our brother John Beebe as he recovers from surgery.

Pray for Patrick Allen - son of brother Joe Allen and Nicole Allen. Patrick has been diagnosed with a very aggressive late stage brain cancer. Also pray for Joe and Nicole and the entire family in this terrible difficult time.

Pray for Brother Jim Shirley as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

Pray for Jan Robinson, sister of brother John Robinson, who is suffering from breast cancer.

Pray for Jeanne Sylvester, mother in law of brother John Robinson. Surgery.

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.

PGK Ed Rocca - Dialysis

PGK Vaugh Brugman - cancer

Joseph Figueiredo

Edmundo Alise and wife - cancer

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 Ron Hauck

Janine Robles - Kidney issues, losing vision, upcoming surgery

Daphne Pascual - Cancer

Junio Jacela - a brother knight in the Philippines recovering from surgery and complications

Brother Rich Stewart - Health issues related to seizure

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

Those impacted by hurricane Dorian

Those who died in the dive boat fire in Sta. Barbara

Xavier Pelican, son of Brother Knight Greg Pelican, who recently left for college

Ed Pasch - looking for a new job

Brother Knight Dave and Lady Natascha Parks as they recover from the fire that damaged half their house over a year and a half ago.

For the soul of Marian Perry Tully, mother of Brother Knight Don Perry.

Brother Knight Paul Phelps - Parkinsons.

Al Medina, brother-in-law of Brother Knight Ernie Ponce - surgery

Chris Medina, nephew of Brother Knight Ernie Ponce - colonoscopy

Fr. Larry, uncle of Brother Knight Mike and Lady Rhoda Pereira - Parkinson's

Randy, brother of Lady Rhoda Pereira - addiction

The 'Word' from our Sponsor

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? "
1 John 3:17
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