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(2016 - 2017) COLUMBAN YEAR DOUBLE STAR COUNCIL WINNER
Star Council Award
The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder's, and Columbian awards.
Double Star Council - The Double Star Council Award is given to those councils that achieve Star Council while doubling the council new membership quota. Garden Grove Council 4581 hit 200% of the recruiting goal. Less than 4% of the over 16,000 councils world-wide earn Star Council.
In 1882, our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, saw that the needs of his parishioners were too great for him to meet by himself. That is why he brought a handful of parish leaders together to address the urgent needs of his parishioners. The challenges faced by people in 1882 are primarily the same as those that people still face today. People continue to need food, shelter and clothing. Your council is called to live the vision of our founder and to help provide for the needs of your parish and programs and activities in the categories of Church, community, council, family, culture of life and youth are providing meaningful help to people and families.
This is why the Supreme Council celebrates the achievements of councils each year by awarding the Star Council Award.
PLEASE SUPPORT GG COUNCIL 4581
Please support GG Council 4581 with your prayers. May the Holy Spirit continue to energize each Council Brother to meet our Lord's ongoing call to Charity and to Love They Neighbor as Thyself.
The Brother Knights of Council 4581 are "men of faith and of action" who work hard to make a difference in our local city, neighborhood and the parish community of St. Columban Church, Garden Grove, CA.
Please support GG Council 4581 with a small donation today - thank you!
PEOPLE IN NEED (PIN) - ST. COLUMBAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
ST. COLUMBAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
PEOPLE IN NEED (PIN)
We minister to homeless women, men and children of the Garden Grove and surrounding areas each Saturday of the year. We provide a hot meal beginning at 10:30 AM until noon at the 'White House' address below. Other items we provide at that time may include toiletries and some clothing.
If you are interested in being a PIN volunteer or seek more information about the program, please contact Sr. Brid O'Shea at this number: (714) 867-1516.
Please support the PIN Program with a small donation today – thank you!
12671 Nelson Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
(located across the street from the St. Columban Church)
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT
To whom it may concern,
I will be working on my Eagle Scout project at Saint Columban White House. The white house is a place where they feed the people who don't have homes or have too low of an income to support themselves or their families. There are people in the community who rely on the food that is provided at the white house. This shelter is a little bit more than just food. It's a place where they can gather among friends, get information to help them with the challenges ahead, take showers, haircuts, get personal hygiene product to stay well. It also allows them to check out books which help them to keep their minds sharp and feel like a part of the community.
Everything is great about the house but as we all know thing need to be refreshed and right now there are some wooden planters along the fence that have served their purpose. They've done their job but over time have started to deteriorate. That's why I've decided to build new planters as my eagle project.
My project consists of dismantling the old wooden planters and constructing new planters with stone planter bricks. This will beautify the eating area so the homeless can have something nice to look at while they are at the white house. I have sent you this note to see if you would like to donate to my Eagle Scout Project. The project will cost around $2,000. If you don’t want to donate money I will take anything that helps like a gift card to home depot, plants to fill the planters or any help putting the planters together. If you would like to donate a check please make it out to Sr. Brid O’Shea and put for Homeless Project.
1(714) 534 7855 or Johnjoe.firstname.lastname@example.org
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA) - ST. COLUMBAN CHURCH
St. Columban Catholic Church
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
(Retrieved from http://saintcolumbanchurch.org/83)
Adults becoming Catholic
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) welcomes and initiates those who choose to become Catholic by providing Catholic Christian formation.
Who is RCIA for?
- Adults who have been baptized as a Christian.
- Those who have been baptized in another Christian faith, but now want to become Catholic.
- People who have baptized as Catholics but never received, and now want, the sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist.
RCIA classes at Saint Columban are held on Sunday’s. The group attends the 9:30 AM Mass. After Mass they meet for a group reflection followed by a talk by one of team members. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Sister Brid O’Shea at (714) 741-9492 or via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) at St. Columban Catholic Church.
Please help Sister Brid O’Shea and the RCIA team of volunteers by making a small donation today – thank you!
IF YOU ARE A PRACTICAL (THAT IS, PRACTICING) CATHOLIC MAN (18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER) AND/OR HAVE RECENTLY COMPLETED YOUR RCIA STUDIES AT ST. COLUMBAN CHURCH, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GARDEN GROVE COUNCIL 4581. ANSWER OUR LORD'S CALL TO CHARITY.
HOW DO YOU I JOIN GG COUNCIL 4581? CLICK HERE
LOVERS OF THE HOLY CROSS OF LOS ANGELES (LHC)
Please join GG Council 4581 in our support for The Lovers of the Holy Cross of Los Angeles (LHC). Please CLICK HERE to visit the website and learn more about the LHC - "A community of Catholic Women Religious, committed to imitating Jesus Christ Crucified through a life of contemplation, sacrifice, and service by building up the local Church and society, with concern for the suffering especially women and children."
Each year, the Sisters of the LHC reach out to local communities for financial donations so they can visit small remote villages in Southeast Asia and bring medical and dental services to women, children and families. GG Council 4581, each year, donates money to the Sisters of the LHC to help reduce the costs of transporting the medical and dental supplies.
If you would like to help the Sister of the LHC with their mission, please consider making a small donation. Please click on the DONATE button below. You can also send an email to email@example.com or call 714-422-8205 and a Brother Knight will contact you and assist you with your donation. Thank you.
THE APP FOR CATHOLIC LIFE EVERY DAY
APP (CLICK HERE)
Text APP to 88202 to download the St. Columban myParish app
PAY COUNCIL DUES - BELOW
Base dues are $32 with an optional assessment of $3.65 for the 365 Club for a total of $35.65. The contributions collected in the 365 Club help Brother Knights (in the State of California) who are in need - In Service to One. In Service to All.
Three Options to pay your Council dues: 1) ONLINE - selecting the amount (below) then clicking on the button PAY NOW, 2) BRING your check/cash to the next Council Meeting, or 3) MAIL your check to Brother Ralph Ruiz (Click on Link - MAIL YOUR DUES -above).