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Message from the Grand Knight
CHURCH, FAMILY AND FRATERNITY
I cannot believe how fast the year is moving. Thanks to many Brother Knights, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Third Degree, the Anchor Club, Scouts and many others, this has been a very busy, happy and rewarding year for me. I am looking forward to November as the weather cools and we prepare to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. This month we will organize the Healing Mass, Deceased Members and Elderly Thanksgiving Dinner in the Bishop Russell Hall. Please don't forget to buy your Christmas cards to Keep Christ in Christmas.
During October we had many successful events and many brother Knights, their families and the Ladies Auxiliary need to be thanked for their hard work and dedication. Tom Mehr and his wife Mary Jo and their Octoberfest team for a wonderful event on September 23. The food was outstanding, the decorations were fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you Worthy DGK for a great event. Many Thanks to those that helped to clean up the three Bingo rooms behind the caller. I believe the room is a much safer place now. Thanks to the volunteers that showed up to help at the House of Mercy to Feed the Hungry. Thanks to those that attended the Kitchen Manager Training on October 7, Also thanks to Al and Jeanne Andreoni and their team of workers for hosting Bingo Appreciation and those Bingo workers that showed up for the event.
The Roman Catholic Church's first U.S.-born martyr has been beatified and is now closer to possible sainthood. Rev. Stanley Rother was blessed at a Mass in Oklahoma City, completing the beatification process.
Rother was born in Okarche, Oklahoma, and died in 1981. He was one of several Catholic priests who were killed during the civil war in Guatemala. Pope Francis declared Rother a martyr in December. This is only the second beatification held in the United States.
During the recent Knights of Columbus meeting in Newport News, Virginia, George Brent was honored as the largest donation to KOVAR. PGK Russ Keating and PGK Carlos Sousa will receive an award.
Message from the Deputy Grand Knight
November is upon us…with October having been a great month for the Council: House of Mercy Food Packing (Charity in action), Bingo Appreciation Dinner and show (Great!!), Remember the 50s and 60s Party (groovy, cool), and the Aquia Field Mass (Remembering our Catholic Heritage). As always, thank you to everyone who offers their time, talent and treasure in making all our events fun, meaningful and memorable. November is a time for family, friends and giving thanks…Let’s celebrate life!!!
The Church has the Month of November dedicated to The Poor Souls in Purgatory. The feast days this month include the Holy Day of Obligation - All Saints Day (November 1), All Souls Day (November 2), St. Charles Borromeo (November 4), St. Martin of Tours (November 11), St. Gertrude (November 15), St. Elizabeth of Hungary (November 19), Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (November 21), and St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30).
The next "6 Point Meeting" will be at 7:30 on Tuesday, November 21 in the CIub Room. Anyone chairing an event in late November, December or January is encouraged to attend this meeting. We can help by getting volunteers, advertising the event, and answering any questions or concerns of the event chairman. If you are a chairman of a recent event, please send me your completed "Event Report". If you would like to help with any of our upcoming events, please contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-314-7397.
Upcoming George Brent Council dates to keep in mind:
November 4: Blood Drive, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
November 4: Deceased Members Mass, (5:30 PM Mass), reading of deceased members names
November 18: Healing Mass and Elderly Thanksgiving
November 19: Family Breakfast after the 9:30 AM Mass
November 23: Thanksgiving!!!! No Bingo
November 28: Anchor Club, 7:30 PM
December 1: Decorate the Hall for Christmas and put up the Creche!!!, 7:00 PM
Deputy Grand Knight
General Program Director
Knight of the Month - October
I have known this Brother Knight since he joined the Council in May of 2016. In less than a year he took his Fourth Degree. This brother is a volunteer worker on most Bingo Teams. He attended the Bingo Caller Training and now calls on all four Bingo teams. He helps with Family Breakfast, helps with the Blood Drive, tending bar, is the captain of Bingo Team 3, is an Usher at 7:30 am Mass on Sunday. This Brother can be found helping to setup and attend most of the events of the Council. He is the Director of Degree Advancement. This year he was elected to serve as an Outside Guard for the Council. He volunteered to Chair the 2017 Council Christmas Party.
It is my pleasure to present the October 2017 Knight of the Month for the George Brent Council to Brother Ken Ball.
Family of the Month - October
This Brother Knight first joined the Knights in 1965; however he and his wife transferred into our Council only three years ago. Immediately after transferring to George Brent, he volunteered to work Bingo. This Brother soon became a Bingo caller and is now a regular caller on Bingo Team 3. This Brother and his wife have hosted the Club Room. They were instrumental in the formation of Our Lady of the Rosary Council and held many events and meetings in their home. This year they volunteered to Chair the Bingo Appreciation event which began with a dinner in the Hall and a trip to the Fauquier Company Theater in Warrenton.
It is my pleasure to select Al and Jeanne Andreoni as the October, 2017 Family of the Month for the George Brent Council.
Bingo Appreciation Award - October
This Brother Knight took his first Degree in 1969 and immediately volunteered to work Bingo. He worked the sales table, the instant winner table and the floor. He remembers when smoking was allowed in a much smaller the Hall. Many years ago, this Brother became Captain of Bingo Team 1 and was captain for at least 30 years. I could not find anyone that remembered when he took over Team 1. This Brother is an usher at All Saints Catholic Church on Sunday. He is also a volunteer with St Vincent DePaul Society. He is very popular with the Bingo players. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus
It is my pleasure to present the Bingo Appreciation Award for the George Brent Council for October 2017 to Brother Don Geisler.
Ladies Auxiliary of the George Brent Council
The Lady of the Month for October is another fairly new member, having joined just this past spring. She has a happy bubbly personality and is always smiling. She jumped right in helping wherever help is needed. She has already been hostess for two times since joining and has also joined a bingo team. She was also here to help with decorating for the PGK Dinner and did a wonderful job, even though she was not able to attend. It is my pleasure to award Sarah Rule as the October Lady of the Month.
Important dates to Remember
Nov. 4 – Blood Drive & Deceased Members Mass
Nov. 18 – Healing mass and Elderly Thanksgiving
Nov. 19 – Family Breakfast
Nov. 21 – 6-Point meeting
Every Tuesday – Rosary in Club Room 7:00
Bingo Kitchen Schedule:
Thurs. Nov. 9 - Carol S., Audreenia D., Ann K., Katy Pasieka
Sun. Nov. 12 - Barbara G., Margaret O., Mary I., Sarah R., Barbara K.
Sun. Nov. 19 - Sue M., Tuxa S., Carol S., Mary Ann R.
Sun. Nov 26 – Tuxa S., Sue M., Carol S., Suzette C., Sandy C.
Ladies, please remember to bring a food item for the Bethany Pantry to our meetings. Let’s fill those shelves.
Officers for the fraternal year are:
Sue Masarick, President 703-368-1603
Tuxa Sousa, Vice President 571-355-9160
Judy Bolton, Secretary 571-432-8552
Dawn Myers, Treasurer 703-868-7073
Suzette Curry, Historian 240-993-6756
Welcome New Members:
We would like to invite wives, daughters (18 or older) mothers, mothers-in-laws and sisters of knights to visit one of our meeting and consider joining the auxiliary.