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September 25, 2018
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Plus...Lots of great October events!

Apologies for delay this week; while the news was prepped, we had a technical glitch with system. We will be back to the Tuesday 6 am delivery next week!

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The St Michael Festival
Parish Centennial Festival
Description: St Michael Centennial Festival
When: September 28-30
Contact: Jim Gagliardi

Brothers - this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for St Michael Church. It is also the Centennial Celebration including a special Bishop's mass on 9/28.

There will probably be a few extra messages this week as needs arise. My apologies in advance.

If you have not yet done so, please sign up now to help.

We need help for various activities between Wednesday afternoon and Sunday night.

This includes picking up tables, setting up, tearing down, cooking, operating and participating (yes you can sign up for more than one thing)...not to mention having a lot of fun at this really wonderful event for the community. Please be sure to bring the families!

For all of the new Knights - this is the perfect event to have fun, get to know the council and celebrate the St Michael parish history.

This is also a great opportunity to recruit new members. If you know someone who might like to help and get to know the Knights, help them sign up for one of our slots.
After the Festival
Student Essay Contest Expanded! Now grades 4-12!

Description: Student Essay Contest
When : Friday, September 10th
Who: All Catholic Students in 4-12 grade - expanded!!
Contact: Dan Leary

Great news! the essay contest has been expanded. There are now topics for younger students!

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?

If you know any 8-12 graders our parish, be sure to let them know. We had a 2nd place winner at the state level last year - Kayla Nuti at St Michael Schoo l.

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

Spread the word so we have lots of entries.

We also need judges to read the essays and determine winners...sign up below.
Family Rosaries
Remember - Knights strengthen the faith of families! There is no better way than to pray the rosary together.

Every October Thursday, at 6:30 pm in the St Michael courtyard, we will assemble and turn to our Mother Mary to request intervention a different special intention each week.  The first week, October 4th, we will pray for the healing of our Church and any other intentions you may have.

Brother Mike Taranowski and the new faith committee will be providing guidance for each successive week's special intention. We have a special rosary booklet and I need a family to sign up for each week to lead the rosary where a different family member can lead a decade. Other families and individuals can sign up as well to show support.
This is an opportunity for us, as Knights, to help strengthen families faith through prayer together. Please spread the word and encourage Knights' and other parish families to join us.
Cycling for Veterans Event - 10/6 LPCC

Brother Knight Todd Steffan, through his LPCC Veteran's First program, will be hosting a cycling and a walking event at Las Positas College on 10/6 in support of our veter ans.

They are looking for more participants in the 2.2 Walk for Vets to raise awareness of t he 22 Veterans who commit suicide each day on average.

This will be a partnership with Cattlemen's who is providing the food for the event. We will be providing a grill and a few grill masters. We will need a person to move the grill and a few cooks. Please sign up below!
All New Knights - Sign up NOW
Advancement Right Here in Livermore!!
Description: Formation and Knighthood degrees (2nd and 3rd)
When: October 6th, sign in at 9 am
Where: St. Michael Large Hall, Livermore

We recommend that you join your brother Knights and complete your Formation, Knighthood and Exemplification degrees as soon as possible to get the most benefit from your membership.

All 1st degree Knights, especially the new Knights, should hold this date and plan to make take advantage of this most convenient option to advance to full Knighthood. A couple of our Livermore members will be on the degree teams, so this is the right time.
"Blue Mass" to Honor First Responders

Description: Blue Mass to Honor First Responders
When : October 7, 2018, 10 AM
This year, the Mass, sometimes known as the Blue Mass, in honor of the uniform color, will be the 10 a.m. Mass Oct. 7 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, will celebrate the Mass.

See website for additional details of event.
Tootsie Roll Drive
Description: Tootsie Roll Drive
When : 10/6 - 7
Contact: Jim Gagliardi

This is our great annual event to collect donations to help those in our community with intellectual disabilities. Jim has everything all organized well in advance and tons of Tootsie Rolls. He just needs some friendly volunteers that like to hand out candy - seems like a good deal to me. Sign up below!
Ethos event for Young Adults
Description: Relationship Conference
When : 10/6
Organizer: Ethos CA

Ethos CA, formed by former Birthright Livermore leaders to provide a Catholic-based, proactive educational resource for young adults, is holding a FREE conference for high school students, college students and young adults to learn about relationships from experts in the field. The goal is to use Catholic-based relationship education, geared to this age group, to prevent the need for abortion decisions. You should still be able to register. More information is in this flyer:
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. More details in next week's Knightly News.
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:
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
September 28 - Bishop Mass at St Michael
September 29/30 - St Michael Centennial Celebration and Festival
October 4 - Family Rosary
October 4 - Business Meeting
October 6 - C4V and 2.2 Vet Walk
October 6/7 - Tootsie Roll Drive
October 7 - Blue Mass at Cathedral
October 11 - Family Rosary
October 12 - Fraternal Night
October 13/14 - Membership Drive
October 15 - Remembrance event
October 19 - Pastor Installation
October 27 - Baby Gift Drive / Blood Drive - St Charles
Recent Events
We kept this week light due to the St Michael Centennial Festival...we look forward to that party and some great upcoming October events...
Dinner with Father Mark
Father Mark was joined several members of the St Michael staff for a wonderful meal prepared and hosted by the AnnMarie and Dave Swift for one of the 2018 Crab Feed prizes - "Dinner with Father Mark". Thanks to Father Mark for donating his time and to thanks Chung Bothwell for contributing the dinner to Pastors, deacons and seminarian for a wonderful evening.
Member News
In the News
Are you a Social Media wizard?

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

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.

Karen Miller - Recovering knee surgery
Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care
Tom McCaffrey - brother serious illness
Dave and Cheryl Ruth
East Bay Knights LinkedIn Group

A new communication vehicle for Knights is available - a LinkedIn group called the“East Bay Knights of Columbus”, another example of Knights Helping Knights .
This group allows members of the Knights of Columbus in the San Francisco East Bay to network with brother knights. Use the group to find a knight who can help you get info about a job opening at local company, find a mentor to allow you to grow professionally or find a knight in another city within the East Bay.

The more Knights that join the group, the better the group will able to help others: (1) simply go to LinkedIn and type East Bay Knights of Columbus in the search line and request permission to join the group. (2) Email your name, city and council number to our group administrator at . He will approve your membership within 48 hours when you do.
Each of us needs help professionally sometime in our careers. What better place to seek help than from a brother knight looking for help professionally? If you are retired, I urge you to join the group. Your experience and insights within a certain profession or industry can help the younger knights get better jobs and rise within their profession.
Livermore Knights Shirts

If you need some new Livermore Knights swag, we have a fresh supply of the 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). Price is $30. You can email me or sign up at the business meeting on October 4th.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

  So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  
Galatians 6:10
Did you hear the one about the Knight ...

Q:  What is the name of the Knight who is always in the lead?
A: Sir Pass
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