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September 24, 2019

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In this Issue
In This Issue:

Membership News
Upcoming Events
Knights in the News
Help Needed
In Our Prayers

Membership News
Welcome New Brothers!
Welcome our 3 newest brother knights!

Manny DeRivera, Rodolfo Rojas and Sheldon S. Wong joined our Order on Saturday, September 21st through a video ceremony.

Be sure to say hello when you see him at our next business meeting!

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
Novena Mass for St. Michael
Novena masses for St. Michael are being held daily through Saturday, September 28th.

The novena starts at 6:40pm followed by a mass at 7:00pm.

Our Council will be one of the sponsoring ministries for the mass on Tuesday, September 24th .

St. Michael Feast Day Dinner

What : St. Michael Feast Day Dinner
When : September 28, 2019 @ 6pm
Where: Church Parking Lot

Tickets still 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 to get your tickets today.
St. Michael Ministry Fair

What : St. Michael Ministry Fair
When : September 29, 2019 @ 10am
Where: St. Michael School Yard

Visit the the booths, learn about the various ministries at St. Michael and play games.

Enjoy food from food trucks that will be coming that day!

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

Officers and Directors Meeting

What:  Officers and Directors Meeting
When:  September 26 @ 7:30pm
Where:  St. Michael Small Hall

This meeting is open to ALL members!

October Business Meeting

What:  Business Meeting
When:  October 3, 2019
Dinner will start at 6:30pm
Meeting will start at 7:30pm
Where:  St. Michael Large Hall

Filipino food will be served.

This meeting will be open to members and wives!

We will be handing out more donation checks to the charities that were selected this year.

Our brothers from the St. Mary of the Immaculate Council in Walnut Creek will also visit and have a short presentation on a fundraising project that they are doing.

Knight Out With Fr. Carl
Our Worthy Chaplain and Pastor, Fr. Carl, is inviting us to a barbecue!

What:  Knight Out with Fr. Carl
When:  Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 7:45pm  (after the 7pm rosary in the Courtyard )
Why: To gather in brotherhood, to socialize and have a good time

Please RSVP to  by Thursday, October 3 rd , 2019. 

CPR & AED Training

What : CPR & AED Training
When :
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.

Help Needed
St. Michael Feast 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 Feast Setup Help Needed
PGK Manny Figueiredo needs a few good knights to help with the set up and tear down for the festival.

Help is needed for the following dates and times:
  • Friday, September 27th at 9:15am - Set up at church parking lot
  • Saturday, September 28th at 9:15am - Set up at the school yard
  • Saturday, September 28th at 10:00pm - Tear down after dinner
  • Sunday, September 29th at 6pm - Tear down school yard
St. Michael School Eagle Run Sponsors Needed
St. Michael School will be holding their 6th annual Eagle Run fundraiser on October 25, 2019. This event promotes fitness and healthy habits. As a major fundraiser for St. Michael’s, funds raised will provide enrichment opportunities for our students. 

Contact Stephanie Lemoine ( for more details or click below to donate.

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: .
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, recovering from 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

SK Robert Vavuris - upcoming surgery

The 'Word' from our Sponsor

I am a Catholic and wholeheartedly do accept death for God; Had I a thousand lives, all these to Him shall I offer. "
St. Lorenzo Ruiz of Manila
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