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John Paul I Bingo

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Doors open at 5:30 PM and the sale of Instant Bingo cards begins at 5:45 PM.  The sale of regular Bingo cards begins at 6:30 PM.  Early Bird games (4) start at 7:30 PM.  All regular games pay $100 and the Coverall Jackpot is $1000.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER: "In the event of inclement weather and Prince William Schools cancel evening activities, our Bingo program will also be cancelled  A cancellation announcement will be posted on this website no later than 3:30 PM."

 

Council/AssemblyCityLocationTimeDaysJackpot
7165 - John Paul I Dale City VFW Hall, 14631 Minnieville Rd. 6:30PM Mondays $1000
5998 - Mount Vernon Alexandria 8592 Richmond Highway 1:00PM First Sunday of Month $1000
5998 - Mount Vernon Alexandria 8592 Richmond Highway 6:00PM Fridays $1000
5750 - Fr. Kelley Woodbridge 13386 Telegraph Rd. 1:00PM Sundays $1000
5332 - George Brent Manassas 9290 Stonewall Road

4:00PM 

Thursdays

$1000

5332 - George Brent Manassas 9290 Stonewall Road

1:00PM  

Sundays

$1000

 

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CHAPLAIN'S CORNER

Come and join us on Sunday evenings at 6PM in Fr Griffin Hall (gym) for our JOURNEY WITH JESUS presentations.

Last week, I participated with area clergy in a witness against hate speech found at Prince William Academy on Spriggs Road. Let us banish hate with love and prayer.

On November first and second, we celebrate All Saints and All Souls. We offer a special mass of remembrance this coming Thursday, November 2nd, at 7:30 pm for all of our members and their families who have passed on during the past year. Having lost two brothers, Richard and Michael in 2017, I can personally attest to the strength that comes to us in our grief from the prayer of the community.

On November the 11th and 12th, we remember veterans and their service to their country and to the cause of peace and justice. As a sign of recognition, veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms to mass.

Thanks to all who enrolled last weekend with VA Catholic Conference.

Let us seek the Kingdom of Peace on earth as it is in heaven.

 

Peace, Fr. Gerry


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On New Year's Day  Pope Francis offers us his annual pastoral on World Peace. "I pray especially that, on the basis of our common calling to cooperate with God and all people of good will for the advancement of harmony and peace in the world, we may resist the temptation to act in a manner unworthy of our humanity".

Surely torture and racism , topics of great debate in our country, fall within the compass of this temptation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church spells this out:

"The equality of men rests essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it: “

“Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design.”

Pope John Paul II, in his encyclical, “Veritatis Splendor,” included  “physical and mental torture” in his long list of social evils which are not only  shameful but also “ intrinsically evil.”

 You may also check the parish website for relevant official teachings​ on these questions.

May the spirit of solidarity mark our life as a Holy Family that we may build a human family that more clearly reflects the Gospel and the vision of Pope Francis.

 

Peace, 

FR Gerry Creedon

 

Pope Benedict wrote; "When the great issues of our time are being decided, the church should not be found on the sidelines". While there is a legitimate separation of church and state, yet Catholics are called to be faithful citizens. We are advocates for life and justice, especially where those values are not respected.

 

On January 22 the parishioners of Holy Family who participated in the March for Life gave witness to the sacredness of all human life. On January 29 at Catholic Advocacy Day in Richmond a group of our parishioners joined our Virginia Bishops in continuing that witness on a variety of issues where human life and human dignity are at stake.

 

I strongly support an ongoing active participation in advocacy on a local ,state and federal level. let us be a voice for the voiceless. You may continue to communicate your concerns as a citizen through engagement with the Virginia Catholic Conference. - www.vacatholic.org.

 

Peace, 

FR Gerry Creedon

PS check out the photos of our new deacon Helio Gomez in last week's Herald!

 

I would like to invite the Knights and their families to some important events during March. 
On March 18 we welcome Sr Cecilia, Prioress form the Benedictine Monastery in Bristow to our TGIF (think God its Friday) for a presentation at Fr Griffin Hall.   In light of the Benedictine tradition of hospitality she will present a perspective on Immigration. We usually gather before 7pm
Our major parish event honoring St Joseph and St Patrick will take place on March 19, beginning around 6 30 pm. We always like participants to buy tickets in advance(available from parish office ) for this dinner dance. This multicultural vent encourages us to build a sense of unity as a parish. 
The George Brent K of C has invited me to serve as grand master of the Mananas St Patrick's day Parade //www.stpatparade.net/. I welcome all my brother Knights, their families and fellow parishioners of Holy Family to join me for the event on March 12
Bishop Loverde joins me in a celebration of the Annual Diocesan Gaelic mass in honor of St Patrick at the Cathedral of St Thomas More on Monday March 14 at 7 30, followed by a light reception. Be my guest.

Grand Knights Corner

Grand Knights Corner – November 2017

Brothers,

A special thanks to everyone who helped with this year’s annual art auction. Although we lost our chairman on short notice, the council pulled together and by committee we were able to accomplish a lot. This was a very labor intensive and detail-oriented planning event; you all put in a lot of hours and did an awesome job. PGK Ed Fairbairn put together some delicious selections and your kitchen team did a wonderful job of keeping the hors d'oeuvres coming. Thanks to PGK Helmut Brokamp, PGK Gray Gagnon, and PGK Ed Fairbairn for sharing their previous experiences and mentoring Keith and me. Brother Matt Drabik did a great job of securing the food walkers and art display team. I am grateful to PGK Stan Fowler, PGK Tom Katrinak, the KC ladies and the many others who helped with the various tasks associated with the auction. This truly was a whole council effort and an important fund raiser for our council. Thanks to everyone who participated. I also want to recognize the String Ensemble from Freedom High School - these young folks did a great job playing for all before the start of the auction.

We also celebrated Halloween for the little ones. Thank you goes out to Gene and Joyce Brown for treating our little ones to a good time.

For this coming month we have the memorial mass on 11/15 to remember our brother knights, KC ladies and squires who have passed away, and the Past Grand Knight dinner on 11/18. Please plan to attend this mass at the council home. There is also a sub sale on 11/10 thru 11/11 and a formation (2nd) Degree on 11/28 at the John Paul I Center.

Please remember to say a prayer on Veterans Day for all of our veterans, living and deceased.


Fraternally,
Vic Rivera

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COUNCIL HOME NEWS

November 2017

 

NFL Game Day

The council home is again the place to come on Sundays to watch all the NFL games. The lounge is open at 12:30 PM, and remains open until the completion of the 4PM games. If you are a football fan, cannot see your favorite team or you are in a fantasy league, we've got you covered at the home.

Birthday Night and Karaoke
On Saturday, November 25th we will celebrate the September, October, November and December birthdays with a free dinner for all members and/or their spouses who have a birthday during those months. The menu includes the popular John Paul I salad bar, rotisserie chicken, green beans and potatoes, bread and butter, and of course birthday cake. For those not having a birthday, a nominal fee of $10 secures your dinner. Due to Thanksgiving, please make your reservation by Saturday, November 18th to Gray Gagnon at ggagnonnon7165@verizon.net

Chili Contest on December 3rd
Get ready for our annual John Paul I Best Damn Chili Contest to be held Sunday December 3rd. Prize will be announced in the December Newsletter. May the best chili maker win! Along with this contest, both our Financial Secretary and the 4th Degree Assembly Comptroller will be there so you can sample chili and pay your dues.

 

 

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2016 Birthday Night

Information about this year’s Birthday Nights, menu & dates, will be available in the April Newsletter.

KC Ladies News

November 2017

Ladies, the bake sale raffles are off to a roaring start. On Labor Day there were 2 raffles—the first was for the KC Ladies and we decided to donate our monies to the victims of Harvey. Our first bake sale for charity was on Monday, Sept 11th. Thanks to all the ladies who baked. All baked goods are welcome, but, the clients really like home-made cakes, etc. As usual, we need baked goods for the baked goods raffle. Thank you to Mary Dvoroznak, and Patti Ann for selling raffle tickets in Sept.; if you would like to sell raffle tickets, call Joyce Brown at (703) 670-7505 (H) or (703) 615-4572. Any and all help is appreciated. 
Linda Gilligan is still looking for any photos you might have of KC Ladies’ events. You can send them to her through e-mail at bglg70@netscape.net. 
Thank you to the officers Carol Protacio, Joyce Brown, Mary Dvoroznak and Patti Ann Gleichsner for the refreshments. 


The KC Ladies will be having their annual Mimosa Brunch, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Council Home. All adults are invited. The cost is $5.00 per person, plus a "brunch" item to share. Please come and enjoy the friendship of old friends and meet some of the new knights and their wives. Some "brunch" suggestions are: casseroles, tea sandwiches, ham slices, cheese, sausage, bacon, fruit, muffins, bagels with cream cheese, donuts, deviled eggs, etc. Make sure that you identify your dish if it has NUTS or SEAFOOD. Please RSVP by 11/6 to Rose Marie Scheller at 703-878-3064 or Ginny Bahr at 703-763-3450. Let them know what you will be bringing and how many people will be attending. 

Patti Ann Gleichsner is collecting fronts of cards for St. Jude’s and can tops for the Ronald McDonald House. 

Thank you to all the Ladies who brought desserts to the open meeting in August, who attended the planning meeting, and who met to prepare the welcome letters that went out to all of the wives of Council 7165. 

We lost one of our favorite ladies. Ann Drury died in August. Her funeral was held on 9/27 at Arlington Cemetery. 

We went over the activities for the upcoming year. Sounds like a fun year, so if you haven’t sent in your registration form yet, there is still time. You can mail it to Mary Dvoroznak at 12115 Lyre Ct., Manassas, VA 20112. 

The next meeting will be October 3, 2017. See you there! 
 

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Our January 6th meeting was cancelled because of inclement weather.  On Sunday, January 18th we held our regular meeting before the sewing bee.  A number of ladies attended the meeting; and, those that could, stayed to sew and make quilts.  Linda Gilligan and Rose Mary Scheller saw that we had refreshments.  We were busy little bees with whizzing sewing machines, irons to smooth the seams, needles to hand sew the finished quilts and put the knots on each one for the prayers. We finished some and made the tops for others.

 

Thank you to all the ladies who continue to send baked goods to the Bingo Cake Raffle.  Please continue to support our largest fund raiser for charity by bringing your baked goods to the VFW on Minnieville Road by 6:30.  If you would like to sell tickets -- it’s very simple—all you have to do is sell tickets for the raffle (Call Joyce Brown at 703-670-7505 for details).  Thank You to Mary Dvoroznak and Joyce Brown for selling in November.

 

It’s not too late to join us.  Membership dues are $10.00 a year plus an optional donation of $3.65 to Penny-a-Knight-a-Day for vocations.  You can pay registration at any of the meetings or mail the registration form (which was attached to the welcome letter) to Mary Dvoroznak at 12116 Lyre Court, Manassas, VA 20112.

 

A new annual event was started this year.  Holy Family Parish puts up and decorates trees from the different countries and groups that are represented in the Parish.  This year a group of Ladies decided that the KC Ladies would do a tree.  Carol sent out an e-mail to the members and a core group got together and put up the tree after receiving many ornaments from different ladies.  It was called “KC Ladies Across the States and Around the World”.  Different ornaments represented different States and Countries where Ladies had either lived or visited.

 

On Sunday, February 22nd The Ladies will meet at the Bavarian Chef Restaurant in Fredericksburg at 6:00 p.m.  for dinner. The cost is $35.95 per person (tax and tip included).  Choose from an extensive group menu, family-style vegetables, bread and butter, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a choice of 2 desserts.  Please RSVP to Mary Allen at (703) 590-3599 or e-mail her at

trinidadmom49@yahoo.com

 

The next event of the KC Ladies will be held on March 29th.  It will be a pot luck affair starting at 5:00.  After dinner we will play bunco.  Hope you can all come out and join us.  Even if you have never played before, the game is easily learned and a lot of fun.  So, come out for a fun-filled evening and have a wonderful meal, play bunco and socialize with friends.  To RSVP call Joyce Castro at (703) 494-6782 (h), (703) 577-8656 (cell) or e-mail her at Joycern@comcast.net .

 

Again this year we will be helping at the Homeless Drop-In-Shelter in Woodbridge on February 24th and March 24th.  We need food for the meals.  To donate some of the food or volunteer to help call Carol Protacio at (703) 590-2802 (h) (571) 643-9432 (cell) or e-mail her at agpcsp78@verizon.net

 

 

Some of the events coming up are:

 

KC Ladies meeting:February 3rd

Baking for Bingo:February 9th

Dinner at The Bavarian Chef:    February 22nd

Serve Meals at the Drop-In-Shelter:  February 24th and March 24th

Bunco/Pot Luck Dinner:February 29th

 

Please continue to collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and Box Tops for Education for the Holy Family School.  2015 calendars are also being collected.  There is a drop-off box in the Council Home.

 

Patti Ann is collecting greeting cards for the St. Jude’s Research Center.  Only the card fronts are needed--there should be no writing behind the front of the card.

 

Thanks to everyone who baked and worked at the last Bingo Cake Raffle.  The next Cake Raffle will be March 7th.

 

The Ladies Quilting Bee will be  held on Sunday Feb. 21st from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  at the Council Home downstairs.  Carole has everything you will need.  If you have a portable sewing machine you can bring that and/or iron & ironing board.  Please come we need as many people as possible to make a supply of prayer quilts.

 

On Feb 23rd we ill be feeding the homeless.  Call Carole Protacio for what we still need.

 

Flowers were given to Joyce Castro and Laurie Thompson in honor of their birthdays. 

 

50/50 was won by Joyce Castro.

 

Lady of the Month was Mary Dvoroznak for everything she does and has done for the KC Ladies. 

 

SAVE THESE DATES—Next meeting is March 1st at 7:30 p.m.; Don’t come empty handed….Bring snacks for the troops (Joyce Castro is collecting); Fronts of Cards for St. Jude’s Children Hospital Greeting Card Program; metal Can Tops for Ronald McDonald House; Box tops for Holy Family School and /or Cancelled stamps for Charity.

 

March 13 is Bunco Pot Luck Dinner—Evening starts at 5:00 with dinner (Bring a dish to share) and then Bunco.  Please call Joyce Castro at 703-494-6782 to let her know you are coming by March 13th.

 

On March 22nd we will Provide food for a meal for the Homeless.  Call Carol Protacio at 703-590-2802 to find out was still needed.

 

April 17th will be our famous Dessert Auction.  Please let us know of any local Charity that we could consider to receive the money we make.

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTORS REPORT

October 2017

 

Brothers,

October wasn’t a busy month based on the number of activities we had, but it was hectic due to our 24th annual Art Auction, which although was a success, wasn’t as big a success as we had hoped for. Thanks to all of you who contributed your time, talent, and treasures in bringing this together!

Activities scheduled for November include our first membership drive, which will be conducted on the weekend of Nov 4th and 5th. Presentations will be made following each Mass at Holy Family and brothers will be needed to hand out literature at the entrance and to chat with prospective members.

That same weekend we will be kicking off the “Keep Christ In Christmas” (KCIC) card sales chaired by Brother Dan Lupinetti. We will also have a table set up in Fr Griffin Hall at Holy Family’s Harvest Bazaar. Fr. Richardson Assembly of the Patriotic (4th) Degree will be there as well, taking orders for Honey Baked Hams, turkeys and more, in time for Thanksgiving. Dan has set up a Signup Genius for assistance with the KCIC cards sales…. Let’s pitch in and give Dan a hand!

Next up is Veterans Day weekend and our first sub sandwich sale of the year. As in the past, the subs will be assembled on Saturday morning, Nov 11, meeting at the council at 9:30 am. Chairing the event will be shared by the Church Committee and Bingo Team 2. Everyone is welcome to assist! Stop by the tables at church to buy your subs and to help with the sales!

The KC Ladies will be hosting their annual Mimosa Brunch on Sunday Nov 12th, starting at 11:00 am. Cost is $5.00/person, plus a “brunch” item to share. Please be sure to label your dish so people will know what is being

served, and be sure to label any items that may contain nuts, seafood or any other item that may pose an allergy concern.

 

The Nov 15th meeting will be an open meeting where we will be holding a Memorial Mass to honor the Brothers of our Council who have gone on to their heavenly reward, as well as the KC Ladies and Squires who have gone on before us. Please come out and celebrate their memories.

 

On Saturday Nov 18th we will pay tribute to our most recent past Grand Knight, Brother Art Peacott at the Past Grand Knight’s Dinner, where Brother Peacott will be honored, roasted and hopefully inducted in the fraternity of the JPI PGK! This event is open to all and you’re encouraged to come out to help celebrate Art and his service. Cost will be $30/person. More details will be sent via email.

 


Fraternally,
Keith Kaminsky
 

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Prayer Update

Mk 11: 24 - "I give you my word, if you are ready to believe that you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer, it shall be done for you."

Just think! If ALL the Knights and their families from our Council and our Assembly were to take a moment to pray for those who are “Sick or in Distress”, wouldn’t this awesome power produce results? After all, GOD SAID IT WOULD! So I ask all of you to call me, (703) 670-6423, e-mail me, prayers@kofc.org or tell me in person the names of individuals and/or families who are in need of prayer, whether sick or in distress, and I will include them in this list. (“Distress” means death in the family, out of work, having financial, marital or other “personal” problems either at home or at work.) Contact me by using any of the following methods: e-mail me, prayers@kofc7165.org; call me, (703)670-6423; tell me in person or use the Council web page at www.kofcknights.org/CouncilSite/?CNO=7165. (Click on Home Page PRAYER REQUEST and then click on “Send prayer request to Bob Rouleau”.) 

 

PRAYERS REQUESTED DURING SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER FOR - THOSE IN DISTRESS:
The Bush family on the passing of Marilyn Bush
The Ahern and Graham families on the passing of Elaine Ahern
The Burg and Kaminsky families on the passing of Linus Burg
The victims and families of those who died in the California fires
The victims and families of the mass shooting in Las Vegas
Our troops who died in Vietnam and their families
The Mattson family on the passing of Edward Mattson
The Trott family on the passing of Brother Kenneth Trott in March 2016
The Catholic Church
Tom Duesterhaus – still missing
All the forgotten warriors who gave their lives for our freedom
All who died due to hurricane Irma
All Veterans, especially those with serious and life changing injuries
For all military and civilian personnel in harm’s way and their families


PRAYERS REQUESTED DURING SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER FOR - THE SICK:
Betty Faszcza
Francene Weatherby
Kevin Burke
Raymond McCoy
MaryBeth Morano
Brother Terry Spellane
Cheryl McIntosh
Rob McIntosh
Brother Tyson Johnson
Brother Ken McDowell
Brother Vic Rivera’s daughter
Clayton Etzel
The wounded Vietnam Vets and their families
Alexander Protacio
Cindy Cumming
Michael Keefe
Brother Frank Willy
Brendan Brown
Michelle Weiss
The victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting

And finally, let us remember to pray for our Priests, the Born, the Unborn, all Council widows, all members of our families, our parish and our community in need.

 

During the past couple of years I have received a number of “bounce notifications” from the server when I send out my prayer requests. (This means that the e-mail could not be delivered after numerous attempts.) I know that this is due to Brother Knights leaving the area, changing their e-mail address, canceling their e-mail capability or for some other reason. Also, there are a number of new Brother Knights that are unaware of this ministry.

Therefore I am asking all of you who have e-mail capability to ensure we have your current e-mail address, especially if you have changed it. If you are not receiving my prayer requests it may be because your listed e-mail address is incorrect. Prayer is the most powerful tool we have to help those in need and I cannot understand why anyone would not want to receive these requests. Please send me your current e-mail address only if you have changed it and no longer receive my prayer requests. I will ensure your new address is added to the list.

For those of you who are fairly new to the Knights, (within the past couple of years), or any Knight not currently on the list and have not yet given me your e-mail address, please send it to me at bobrouleau16@verizon.net, or call me at 703-670-6423.

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The Ondo family on the passing of Joyce Ondo
The Dart family on the passing of James M. Dart
The McCormick and Breidenbach families on the passing of Ron McCormick
The Brown family on the passing of their friend Norman
The Andre and Donangmaye families on the passing of Jean-Claude Andre
The Stella and Moore families on the passing of Mark Stella
The Sullivan and Dibble families on the passing of Sean Sullivan’s grandmother
The Taub family on the passing of Deacon Samual Taub
For all those who have died due to terrorist attacks or by the hand of friends or family members
The Catholic Church
Tom Duesterhaus – still missing
All the forgotten warriors who gave their lives for our freedom
All Veterans, especially those with serious and life changing injuries
For all military and civilian personnel in Harm’s Way and their families
Brother Tom Bush
Brother Rick Gill
Brother Vic Poillucci
Brother Dan Pierce
Brother Eli Serrano
Betty Serrano
Brother Dave Dewald
“Jacob”
“Donna”
Rev. Frank Ready
Brother Steve Munchak, PGK, FDD
Ralph Griffith
Sarah Manning
Brother Bob Williams
Melanie Byers
Lou Byers’ aunt
Deacon Brian Majewski’s mother Dorothy
John, friend of Brother Tom Rogers
“Becky”
Barbara Dick
Paul, Joyce Brown’s brother
Wayne, Charlie Libby’s brother-in-law
Brother Charlie Libby
Gary Graham
Tom Randazzo
The Gareis family on the passing of Brother Knight Charles Gareis
The Schultheiss and Allen families on the passing of Linda Schultheiss
The Crocker and McKeown families on the passing of Julius Crocker
The Brown family on the passing of their 10-yr old friend “Jacob”
The Anderson and Fairbairn families on the passing of George Anderson
The Djida family on the passing of Bishop Joseph Djida on the Cameroons
The Mahusay and Pemberton families on the passing of Esmeraldo Mahusay
The Ogbuka and Ojuah families on the passing of Chijioke Ogbuka
The Blakenship family on the passing of Carole Blakenship
Kimberly Bush
Amanda Stoddard
For all those who have died due to terrorist attacks or by the hand of friends or family members
The Catholic Church
Tom Duesterhaus – still missing
All the forgotten warriors who gave their lives for our freedom
All Veterans, especially those with serious and life changing injuries
For all military and civilian personnel in Harm’s Way and their families
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Brother Earl Simpson
Oreta Downer
Brother Al Bahr
Brother Nazir Khan
Leonard Pemberton
Gabrielle Merkert
Patrick Laatz
“Cici”, friend of Kadlubowski’s
Friends of the Castro’s
Ed Mattson
Terry Sanders
Brother George Fontaine
Brother Cashioli’s family
Son of a Brother Knight in VA Hosp
Karen Pulford
Nona Lynas
Brother Jack Britton
Jimmie Porter
Brother Dick McCoy
Bob Bouchard
Marcella, Anselm Ojuah’s mother
Aimee Smith and Family
Marge Stewart
“Veda” Joyce Brown’s friend
Brother Larry Firth
Brother Lou Byers and wife Melanie
Brother Peter Ingerick
Brother Rich Gill
Melanie Myer
Judy Houston’s mother
Sister Angela
The Sullivan family
Rev. Ready
Juanita, Brother Joe Graham’s sister
Rev. Krafick
DECEMBER/JANUARY

Special Request

Most, if not all of the members of our Council, receive this Newsletter in one way or another. Regardless of how you receive it I would like to point out one very special feature – THE POWER OF PRAYER! It fills a full page in our newsletter and remembers the names of those for whom we have been asked to pray during the past month.

I know that there are quite a few of you who do not know what this is all about, especially those of you who have become Knights in the past few years. Please read “The Power of Prayer” in this issue and pay special attention to what this is all about. I would like to add your email address to the prayer requests I send out every time I learn of someone in need so that you can add them to your prayer list and ask the Lord of His help in helping those in need.

My address is bobrouleau16@verizon.net  Please send me an email asking that you be put on the list to receive my prayer requests and I will ensure your name is added.

Thank you, Bob Rouleau

 

LONG-TERM CARE PLANS OFFER PEACE OF MIND

November is Long Term Care (LTC) Awareness Month. Let’s focus on the importance of having a plan. After all, we all have a long term care plan, we just may not understand how, or if, the plan will take care of our long term care needs.

Since its addition to the Order’s product portfolio in 2000, long-term care (LTC) insurance has provided the Knights of Columbus with an excellent opportunity to further serve members and their families. And, for our long-term care policy holders in the United States, there’s an added bonus.

It’s called “Provider Pathway,” a program offering access to a network of long-term care providers at discounted rates. The network includes discounts on products, such as hearing aids, diabetic supplies, personal emergency response systems, and durable medical equipment, as well as skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and adult day care.

Eligibility for participation in this program is open to Knights of Columbus long-term care insurance policyholders, their spouses, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law. All providers are fully credentialed and meet state licensing requirements.

If you haven’t yet spoken with me about long-term care insurance, you owe it to yourself to do so. There are a few decisions to make in choosing a “plan” — a comprehensive plan that covers care whether you’re at home or in a facility, or one that covers facility only; daily benefit amounts and benefit durations (how much and how long it will last); and the length of the elimination period (waiting period) before benefits kick-in.

Having a professionally trained agent ― and a brother Knight you can trust ― to help guide you through the process is yet another valuable benefit that comes with your membership. Take advantage of it; contact me today.

 


Thom Harrington , 703-810-3200
Thomas.Harrington@kofc.org | www.ThomHarrington.com

A new office to provide you better service!
I am happy to announce the opening of my new office to better serve you. Located at 9705 Liberia Avenue, Suite 252, in Manassas, VA 20110, I look forward to providing you exceptional personal service. Currently open by appointment, watch for information on office hours later this month and your invitation to an open house.

See and share more on this and other topics by “Liking” my Facebook page:
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Thom Harrington ,
703-336-9020 www.ThomHarrington.com

 

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Birthday List

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

 

 

KNIGHTS

 

 

LADIES

 

 

Gary

McCullough    

11/01         

Barbara

Dick

11/02

Inmer

Campos

11/01

Rita

Phillips

11/02

Luis

Vasquez

11/02

Linda

Gilligan

11/05

Charles

Degan

11/04

Judy

Brown

11/07

Kevin

McVicker

11/04

Barbara

Heitzmann

11/07

Manuel

Michel

11/05

Barbara

Chuday

11/08

Nicholas

Jesionka

11/05

Shannon

Dowell (Houser)   

11/10

Thomas

Katrinak

11/05

Irene

Dewald

11/12

Peter

Crawford

11/05

Wanda

Conrad

11/14

Christopher   

Cashioli

11/06

Jeanne

Smith

11/14

Matthew

McCarthy

11/06

Lordes

Miranda

11/15

Lawrence

Pemberton

11/08

Theria

McCoy

11/18

John

Christopher

11/08

Teresa

Jurich

11/18

Robert

Moore

11/09

Mary

Exposito

11/18

Donald

Rodgers

11/10

Elaine

Boschulte

11/21

Forrest

Lindsey

11/12

Sandra

Mangini

11/21

Michael

Dvoroznak

11/13

Kris

Nohe

11/21

Eric

Johnson

11/14

Holly Ann

Marsh

11/26

James

Tramel

11/14

Kelly

Wissel

11/27

Robert

Szerszynski

11/15

Anne Marie   

Rouleau

11/28

Thomas

Jones

11/16

Matthew

Drabik

11/17

Kenrick

Williams

11/18

William

Evans

11/22

Joseph

Gillette

11/22

Clement

Wiredu

11/23

Steven

Thelen

11/27

Michael

Marsh

11/27

Brian

Thelen

11/29

Jason

Oiler

11/29

Robert

Knapp

11/30

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Kathleen

Gillette

03/12

Michael

Peters

03/10

Kitty

Brever

03/14

Donald

Urban

03/10

Mary

Allen

03/16

Edward

Macejka

03/13

Blessing

Ojuah

03/16

James

Unverricht

03/14

Alice

Drago

03/17

John

Dibble

03/15

Pauline

Dailey

03/18

Garrick

Suemith

03/15

Raquel

Fitzkee-Young

03/24

Salvador

Escobar

03/15

Betty

Faszcza

03/26

James

Fullem

03/17

Mary

Kadlubowski

03/28

Glen

Mac Donald

03/18

Rosalina

Campos

03/29

Armando

Carandang

03/19

Arlene

Kaminsky

03/30

Joseph

Humenik

03/20

Judith

Peacott

03/30

Douglas

Jurich

03/21

Denise

Warner

03/30

Kinter

Bernard

03/22

Lucinda

Burke

03/31

John

Dubelko

03/22

 

 

 

Timothy

Mc Coy

03/23

 

 

 

Kerry

Dailey

03/23

 

 

 

Walter

Dick

03/26

 

 

 

Louis

Mitchell

03/29

 

 

 

John

Kelly

03/29

 

 

 

Jacob

Kingett

03/30

 

 

 

Robert

Brever

03/31

 

 

 

RUARY BIRTHDAYS

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On-Line Dues Payment

Pay Dues On Line

Select and option to pay dues and optional items (PKD, Culture of Life and Catholic Advertising)

 

Annual dues, PKD, Culture of Life, and Catholic Advertising and $1.50 fee
$48.15

 

 


Annual dues, PKD, Culture of Life and $1.50 fee
$47.15

 

 

Annual dues, PKD and $1.50 fee 

$45.15

 

 

Annual dues and $1.50 fee 

$41.50

 

Overseas Coupon Program

As you know, Father Edward L. Richardson SMA Assembly #3174 of the Fourth Degree is participating in the Overseas Coupon Program. We periodically send coupons to Illesheim Army Base in Illesheim, Germany, for use at Post and Base Exchanges and Commissaries.

 

What you need to do is simple: 

Bring MANUFACTURER'S coupons (both food and non-food) to your regular council meetings, where they will be collected, tabulated and sent off. It won't cost you a cent.

The folks on the base tell me that in the food category, they can really use coupons for baby food. In the non-food, category, coupons for pet food and supplies would be greatly appreciated.

 

A few guidelines:

  • Manufacturer's coupons only. No restaurants, grocery stores, etc
  • Please pay attention to expiration dates. Coupons used on the base are good for six (6) months after the expiration date.
  • It would be very helpful if you could separate the coupons into “food” and 'non-food” categories. If you eat or drink it for a meal or snack it's food. Vitamins, medical products, etc., are non-food.
  • We have a box marked “Military Coupons” just outside the clubroom door, so if you can't make it to meetings, you can still contribute by dropping them in the box when you're at the Council Home.

 

Over the past year, we sent more than $50,000 in coupons to help our folks in uniform. Please continue to help with this good work.

 

Fraternally,

Jim Limbach PGK, FDD, PFN

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ESTATE PLANNING 101

Your Knights of Columbus field agent, Thom Harrington, and Seidl Law Offices, PC are sponsoring an Estate, Tax, Business, and Retirement Planning Workshop presented by Attorney James P. Seidl and his associate, Sonia Rustici, JD. Each workshop will be held in the new Manassas insurance office at 9705 Liberia Ave, Suite 252, in Manassas. Couples and individuals are cordially welcomed. Seating is limited.

Attorney Jim Seidl is an experienced estate planning attorney, who the past twenty-four years has prepared estate and business plans for 1900 clients, including over 600 brother Knights and their families. He is a Fourth Degree Knight and Past Grand Knight. Mr. Seidl will provide a most interesting and informative guide for Estate Planning. Handout materials and slide copies for attendees will be available to facilitate understanding the numerous elements for effectively planning for you and your family’s future.
The presenter for this workshop is Sonia Rustici, JD an associate of Jim Seidl. Because space is limited, your RSVP for the date you wish to attend is essential. Email Thomas.Harrington@kofc.org or call 703‑810‑3200 to RSVP.

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00-9:00 PM

VETERANS INVITED TO WEAR MILITARY UNIFORMS TO MASS

Our Worthy Chaplain and Holy Family Pastor, Fr. Gerry Creedon, has invited the Veterans of the parish to wear their uniforms on the weekend of 11 and 12 November this year. Note: If not wearing a uniform, consider wearing service related apparel, such as a shirt or jacket to show that you served.

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day. In 1938, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became legally known as Veterans Day. (http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-veterans-day)

 

It is common to see Veterans on Fourth of July, Veteran's Day, and Memorial Day parades wearing their uniform. Military family members and close friends getting married, buried, graduating or retiring will also bring out the proud retirees in their uniforms.

There are some rules retirees and veterans must follow in order to adhere to proper military rules and courtesies.

 

Retiree and Veteran Differences

The rules states that retirees can wear their uniform. To be a retired veteran, one must have served 20 years or more to get that title. However, there are medically retired service members who were injured in the line of duty who also rate the uniform as a retired military member once a civilian.

Veterans are members who served but did not accumulate 20 years of service, however, they may also wear the uniform but only in special, formal occasions.

 

The Rules for Veterans and Retirees

The rules for wearing military uniforms as a retired military member or a discharged veteran are similar for all the services. There are certain rules for those seeking to wear the uniform for formal functions, national holidays, parades, military funerals and weddings and other military occasions. Only the Service Dress Uniform can be worn. No work, Battle Dress Uniform (BDU), or PT uniform shall be worn by retired or veteran members.

 

Typical places and events where the uniform is prohibited to be worn by discharged and retired members of the military

No Anti-Government Events: At any meeting or demonstration which is anti-government in nature.

No Political Events: During political activities, private employment or commercial interests, when an inference of official sponsorship for the activity could be drawn.

Special Permissions Only: Except when authorized by competent Service authority, a veteran or retired military member cannot wear the uniform when participating in activities such as public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies or any public demonstration (including those pertaining to civil rights), which may imply Service sanction of the cause for which the demonstration or activity is conducted.

No Civil/Criminal Court Appearances: You cannot wear the uniform as a veteran or retired member of a service branch when in court. Also, you cannot wear the uniform if in such situations that it would bring discredit upon the Armed Forces.

Rules of Each Branch of Service

Retired military members and honorably discharged veterans may wear the US Military uniform on certain occasions. This authority is authorized by Federal law (10 USC, 772). It allows certain veterans and retirees to wear the US Military uniform, as prescribed by the individual services.

In all cases, veterans and retirees can wear the rank and insignia currently in use, or the rank and insignia in use at the time of their discharge/retirement, but cannot mix the two.

 

Note: Any individual wearing a U.S. Military uniform is expected to reflect the high personal appearance standards and esprit de corps that the U.S. Military in uniform represent. To this end, particular attention will be paid not only to the correct and military wear of uniform components, but also to the individual’s personal and physical appearance. All personnel exercising the privilege of wearing a US Military service or dress uniform will comply fully with their service's grooming and weight control standards. (https://www.thebalance.com/military-uniforms-by-retirees-veterans-3356978)

 

 

UKNIGHT WEBSITE NEWS - YOUR DATA IS SECURE

Some may aware of a dispute between the company that runs UKNIGHT and Supreme council. Information on the lawsuit is available at the following site:  www.uknightlitigation.com.    There  has been some incorrect information that UKNIGHT does not safeguard personal information.  This is not the case, as membership rosters (with name, and email link) are available on the “Members Only” site.  Also the roster I publish with additional information including home and email address, phone and spouses first name is further password protected, under the members only secure section.    If you would like a roster, you must contact me.            


Fraternally,

Ed Fairbairn, PGK
Council Webmaster

 

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ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE GUILD?

This August, as we celebrate the anniversaries of our founder's birth (Aug. 12) and death (Aug. 14), we invite you to join us in promoting Father McGivney's cause.

 

It takes just three simple steps: join, pray and report. If you are already a member, be sure to invite your family, and all men and women, to join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild. It's free and even non-Knights and non-Catholics are eligible to join. Then, lead your family in praying for Father McGivney's canonization. Finally, report any favors, large or small, to the guild for inclusion on the guild website and in its newsletter.

 

Most of the Knights in your council probably don't know that members of the Knights of Columbus are not automatically enrolled in the guild. Invite them to join as well! To join, visit fathermcgivney.org or write to the Father McGivney Guild, 1 Columbus Plaza, New Haven, CT 06510-3326

 

Labor Day Picnic Wrap-up

by PGK Bill Gleichsner

The 2017 Council Family Labor Day picnic was another successful event as we marked the 21st Labor Day picnic at our council home. About 85 knights and family members attended this year’s event under the pavilion. The weather was perfect; about 75 degrees, moderate humidity, and a slight breeze with mostly sunny skies. This was backed up with great food and drinks, as we celebrated the end of another string of summer picnics.

A total of 10 teams participated in the annual horseshoes tournament this year organized by Walt Dick. Although I won't go into the specific rule changes again this year, it is fair to say that several of us are getting old at this game. Special thanks to Walt and Stan Fowler for preparing the horseshoe pits. Competition was fierce again this year. First place winners were Walt Dick and Stan Fowler, second place went to Justin and Jonathan Rivera, and third place went to Bob Szerszynski and Bernie Gately. The top 3 teams received a choice of beer prizes. There were no injuries, most were very tired, all had fun, congratulations to the winner’s and thanks to all that participated.

I also thank Bette and Gerry Moore, for organizing the kid’s games again this year for many participants in several fun and athletic events. All the kids and adults had a great time and congratulations to all the ribbon winners.
The food and drinks were plentiful and delicious, and all enjoyed the camaraderie. My THANKS to our chefs Terry Kuszewski, Jim Limbach, Gerard Borrero and Ray Humenik for doing another outstanding job bar-b-qing the chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, and world famous bratwurst. Special thanks to Tom Katrinak and Dave Dewald for helping with the overall set-up and tear down. If you missed the picnic, you missed a great event. We hope to see you at next year’s picnic and the next John Paul I Council event.

 

  

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Financial Secretary's Corner

I have taken over as the new Financial Secretary as of July 1. I look forward to serving our council in this important position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

 

PGK Bob Brever,

703 909 5961 | financialsecretary@kofc7165.org

 


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WORTHY LECTURER CORNER

Brothers,


I have been appointed as the 2017-2018 Lecturer by the Grand Knight.  If you have any suggestions for articles or meeting topics, please let me know.


Helmut Brokamp, PGK

  

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4TH DEGREE - NEW COLOR CORPS UNIFORMS

Sir Knights, The new Color Corps uniform is available for purchase from the Supreme site and the Knights Gear Store.  This uniform is optional for Color Corps event and must be used for this by July 1, 2018.  Use of the sword and service baldric is worn as well. The current Color Corps uniform expires June 30, 2018.  The social baldric expired September 1, 2017.  To attend 4th Degree functions you must now wear a dark grey suit, a blue suit,  or black suit with a plain white shirt and a conservative tie. I urge all members to stay active in any capacity they can. These changes are for the next fraternal year and are just that, changes. They do not detract from our patriotic efforts. SK Thomas J. Katrinak Comptroller, Assembly 3174

 

HELP WANTED! DEGREE TEAM

If you ever sat through a first (Admissions) degree and thought, “Hey, I can do that,” now's your chance.

With the relocation of former team members Steve Macejka and Erv Phillips, we're looking for knights to fill the roles of Chancellor and Warden.

The idea is to have at least two brothers for each speaking part so that all the responsibility is not on one person. To that end, we can also use another player for the role of Financial Secretary.

If you're interested, I can provide you with the material you need to learn the role, and will work with you to make sure that you're ready for certification.

 

Jim Limbach

Admissions Degree Team Captain

jlimbach@verizon.net | (h) (703)-590-5756 | (c) (703) 472-7134