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Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

“Keep Christ in Christmas”
Boy’s and Girls ages 5 through 14 can take part in this K of C’s International Competition
Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus Council 15196 is inviting boys and girls from ages 5 through 14 to participate in the
organization’s international “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest in New Haven,
Connecticut. With charity as its central commitment, the organization has grown to nearly 2 million members
worldwide. Last year, the Knights donated more than $185 million and more than 75 million hours of service to
charitable causes.
If you are a Catholic man, 18+ and would like to join Holy Spirit Knights Council 15196, or just get more
information about the Knights of Columbus, please contact Tim McNeive 901-834-4383.
“By engaging the creative talents and imaginations of our young people,
we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual
meaning of Christmas,” said Council 15196 Grand Knight Tim McNeive.
The contest will be conducted locally with winning entries advancing to
the district and then to state, national and international levels. The
winning entries will serve as the basis for a series of new Christmas
posters that encourage a deeper understanding of the holiday.
All entries must be submitted by 12:00 Noon, Sunday, December 8, 2018
(Submit to the K of C Pancake Breakfast on December 8)
· Posters must reflect the theme “Keep Christ in Christmas”
· Each poster should be the original work (including concept, layout, slogan and any visual images) of a single
entrant.
· All boys and girls ages 5 through 14 (as of November 1, 2018) are eligible to participate.
· The name and age of the entrant should be printed on the back of the poster.
· An official entry form must accompany each poster. Forms are available from the Holy Spirit Youth Director
Wendy Gabb or by contacting Tim McNeive at 901-834-4383 (tpmcneive@gmail.com).
· All posters must be 11 in. x 17 in. If using pastels, chalk or charcoal, posters must be laminated or covered
with clear plastic.
· Entrants will be judged by age groups 5-7, 8-10, 11-14. First and Second place in each age group will be
awarded and First place entries will advance to the District competition.
The Knights of Columbus will present a Cash Award for 1st ($50.00) and 2nd Place ($25.00) in each age group.
All entries become property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned
The posters will be distributed in the countries where the Knights are
active as part of our “Keep Christ in Christmas” campaign. Creative credit
will also be given to the winning artists.”

Consecration of the Holy Family

Consecration to the Holy Family

FAITH IN ACTION - The Feast of the Holy Family, celebrated on Sunday, December 30, is a solemn occasion and a call
for all Catholic families to look to our model family. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, to bring our families fully alive.
At each mass on December 30, families of Holy Spirit will have the opportunity to willingly be
consecrated to the Holy Family with a special prayer.  In preparation for a Consecration to the Holy
Family, your family should not only decide to dedicate itself to the Holy Family’s intercession but also acknowledge that the family is sacred. 
The decision to consecrate your family needs to be intentional and a process through which you
completely surrender to God through the Holy Family. You are accepting the truth that
salvation history was changed forever by a family, and that through your domestic church,
you are called to live their example.


Four suggested steps before praying the Consecration to the Holy Family:
1 Discuss the importance of this consecration as a family
and why you are doing it.
2 Each member of your family is strongly encouraged to go
to the sacrament of reconciliation.
3 As a family, intentionally choose something to fast from.
The fast can be for at least a week. As our physical bodies
are drawn to things of the world, it is strongly encouraged
that you fast from something that you would normally do
or consume. Fasting helps to discipline our minds and
hearts to refrain from secular activities and be more focused
on God.
4 Prepare for the commitment you are making. Consecration
to the Holy Family is not a single event. You have chosen
a way of life for your family. You and your family are
consciously choosing to be a beacon of light of God’s love
through his Church.

Coats for Kids

What is it about Coats for Kids that has the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus involved? Is it the brand new coats themselves? Their soft and colorful lining that keeps kids warm and cozy? Could it be the hoods that offer built in protection from wind and snow? Maybe it’s the water repellent shell that beads up water so kids stay dry, or the coat’s deep pockets and machine washable fabric.

 The bottom line is that giving a child a new coat positively impacts that child’s self-esteem and self-worth.  The impact on kids that receive coats from The Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids Program is dramatic, as evidenced by heads held high, smiles, and fewer missed days of school because of illness. That is what the Knights were considering when they donated the coats. 

Coats were distributed Oct. 31 at DeNeuville Learning Center and Catholic Charities in Memphis. Knights representatives on hand included Tim McNeive, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 15196, along with fellow Knights and their wives: Mike and Linda Heitzman and Mike and Nina Pietrangelo. 

The Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 15196 participated this year in Coats for Kids to bring warm (new) coats to children in Memphis and Shelby County who may not have had a warm coat for the cold months ahead. 

Thanks to our Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 15196 for their generous gifts of coats this year!

Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes and More returns in the Batson Center following 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 AM masses.  Breakfasts are typically served on the 2nd Sunday of each months (exceptions Jan and May).  Donations are gratefully accepted (recommended:  $5 adult, $3 children).  These breakfasts are offered by the Holy Spirit Knights as a parish family fellowship event.  Any net proceeds, after costs, are donated in support of parish ministries. 

July 31 Knights Support BIRTHRIGHT of Memphis on the Fifth Sunday Collection

CLICK HERE to open a PDF file

ITEMS NEEDED INCLUDE:
• diapers (ages 0-2)
• receiving blankets, towels, cloth diapers
• pacifiers,infant toys (new, individual, small)
• baby outfits, bibs & ribbons
• maternity clothes (new or gently used)
+ CASH DONATIONS

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K of C kick-off of Annual Fruit Sale

The sale dates are Now through Sunday, 11/4/2018

Fruit boxes come in two sizes and we need a Min of 100 Boxes:

10# Box for $25                20# Box for $30 

There are also more options this year ranging in price from $20 - $40

Attached is the order form for each of you to take orders from yourself, family, friends, and co-workers.

Please collect the monies for each sale as you go and record on the last page of the attached.

 

Please plan to turn in your orders to me by Monday, 11/5/2018

 

You may also order through the web site below if you just want to purchase for yourself:

 

https://www.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/413573

20th Annual Tour d'Esprit is October 5th to October 6th, 2018

The 20th Annual Tour d'Esprit is Otocber 5th to October 6th, 2018 from 3 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in East Memphis. The Tour d'Esprit, Memphis' only 24-hour walking and running event, benefits Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis (HMMoM). HMMoM staffs and stocks a medical and dental clinic and rehabilitation center in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, just outside of Port-au-Prince. This facility provides free services to Haitians who have nowhere else to go for medical care. Since the 2010 earthquake, The Holy Spirit Clinic has become one of the most important medical facilities in the region. The clinic also employs more than 30 Haitians.
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                     REGISTER ONLINE AT RACESONLINE.COM

This unique event, which is HMMoM's main source of funding, is composed of a certified one-mile loop that encompasses the property surrounding Holy Spirit Church and Holmes Park. Competitive running teams, marathoners, ultra-runners, recreational runners, tri-athletes, families and health enthusiasts alike will enjoy the Tour d'Esprit. Water and volunteer support is available during the entire race. Campsites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online www.racesonline.com  and more race info here.

Prostrate Cancer Awareness Month is September

Event Flyer Details

DID YOU KNOW?

Prostrate Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men.

 

One in eight men will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives.  If Cancer is caught early enough it is 100% treatable.

 

Please stop by the prostrate cancer table in the Batson Center after masses on Sunday Sep 23.  You can pick-up pamphlets on incorporating proper nutrition and exercise into your everyday routine.  Prostrate caner survivors will be there to answer your questions.

 

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. If you have any questions contact Ken Daevel at 901-603-7819

Oktoberfest Knights Social - Sat Sept 29 at 6:00 pm in the Batson Center

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Please plan to attend our Fall Social Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 6:00PM, immediately following the Saturday evening vigil mass.

 

See the attached flyer for details. PLEASE RSVP as indicated.

Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Scramble

Brother Knights of Memphis unite to raise $10,000 for fellow Christians!

Help save CHRISTIANITY in the Middle East

All proceeds go to the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief Fund which has donated over $2 million to help Iraqi and Syrian Christians who face violent persecution and death.  The Knight’s Supreme Council pays all administrative costs so every dollar donated goes directly to benefit the Christian Refugees.

Friday May 18, 2018

Audubon Golf Course Memphis, TN

Register - Noon

Shotgun Start - 1:00 pm

Dinner - 5:30 pm

$60 per player - Includes greens fee, cart, drinks, and dinner

Contact Tournament Director Mike Heitzman

901-652-0425  mHeitzman@WoodImports.us

Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief Fund information www.kofc.org

KC 2016 Golf Outing Friday May 20, 2016

Sponsorship and Registration Information

Please join the Holy Spirit Knights Council # 15196 for the KC 2016 Golf Outing benefiting the KOC Christian Refugee Relief Fund.  This Fund was launched in August 2014 to provide shelter and medical care for Christian refugee families in need, mitigating their suffering and giving hope amid dire circumstances.  The Major recipients this year are the Christian citizens fleeing Iraq.  100% of all donations go to help - KOC covers all administrative costs.

The Outing will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Audubon Golf Course in Memphis, TN.  Single golfer registration costs $60 includes round of golf, dinner and refreshments.

Contact our tournament director - Mike Heitzman (901) 652-0425 mheitzman@woodimports.us

10th Annual Angelo Lucchesi Seminarian Fundraising Dinner

Knights of Columbus of West Tennessee presents the 10th Annual Angelo Lucchesi Seminarian Dinner July 28th 
Silent Auction 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Served at 6:30 p.m. Live Auction 7-8 p.m. To donate a tax deductible gift for the auction or make a monetary contribution, please contact Nancy Shellenberger.
Tickets:
• $50 per person,
• $400 for a table of 8,
• $500 for a table with wine.
All proceeds benefit our local seminarians.
Make checks payable to the Diocese of Memphis and mail to Chris Jackson at 2481 Eagleridge Lane East, Cordova, TN 38016.
Location
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Marian Hall
1725 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 (Map)
Contact Information
Nancy Shellenberger, Chris Jackson
(662) 893-7265
(901) 384-8360
(901) 428-1417

Knights Children's Book Drive Nets 400+ Children's Books

Knights Children's Book Drive Nets 400+ Children's Books

Donations of more than 400 new and gently used books appropriate for ages Pre-K through 8th Grade were collected by the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus during its April children’s book drive.  The idea for the drive came from a suggestion by Holy Spirit parishioner Larkin Myers. “I’m a mother and had books that my children had outgrown.”, said Larkin. “I thought there might be other families who had books too and that the donations might be welcomed by Memphis area schools or hospitals, but I didn’t know where to begin”.  In March, Larkin was put in contact with Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 15196. A collection site was organized in the church. Then through notices in the parish bulletin, and an outreach campaign to neighborhoods adjacent to the parish, the book donations literally flooded in. The books have been distributed to local schools in particular need, St. Michael’s Elementary School and Sherwood Elementary School. The principals at both schools were absolutely elated at the generosity of these book donations. “The Knights of Columbus is thrilled to have partnered with Larkin in this campaign to bring her idea to reality”, said Joshua Boss, Grand Knight for K of C Holy Spirit Council 15196. “We hope others will reach out to us with their charitable suggestions in support of our parish and the community”.

Shroud of Turin presentation 2-20-2016 7:00

The Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 15196 have assembled a special presentation by our very own Ed Brucker. This is a great opportunity, especially during this Lenten season, and you are invited to participate. Bring your Spouse and friends for this special presentation. See attached for more details.

When: Monday, Feb 20th, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Church of the Holy Spirit

    2300 Hickory Crest Dr

    Memphis, TN 38119