Worthy Brother Knights,
The COAL drawing is moving!
The COAL Committee is as concerned as everyone else with the safety of our Brother Knights, Families and Friends. This concern is not limited to the day of the drawing but also includes Brother Knights selling and processing tickets.
We are looking at multiple dates that allow Councils to sell tickets without putting Brother Knights in harms way and have time to gather the tickets. The COAL Committee will also need a couple weeks to prepare for the drawing. Therefor, we will not officially set the date. We would like to have the drawing on July 23, 2020 but realize it may not be possible until later, even September. We will keep you informed.
You can continue to send tickets and we will process them as received but do NOT put yourself at risk. We are also eliminating the cutoff for the second Bonus Date. All books paid for by the Drawing will be $3.50.
We still have a limited number of books available.
The Scholarship money will be available for the start of 2020 – 2021 academic year starting in September, as planned.
All members of the faithful and other Christians are invited to participate in a special prayer of the Holy Father taking place in St. Peter’s Square this Friday, March 27, 2020.
This prayer will be streamed from Vatican News at 6 p.m. in Rome (1 p.m. ET) on this link: https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html
During the prayer, the Holy Father will grant to all participants a Plenary Indulgence before imparting his Urbi et Orbi blessing.
More Information because I wanted to firm up my knowledge of this special occasion:
An indulgences is defined as "the remission before God of the temporal punishment due for sins already forgiven as far as their guilt is concerned." The first thing to note is that forgiveness of a sin is separate from punishment for the sin. Through sacramental confession we obtain forgiveness, but we aren't let off the hook as far as punishment goes.
Indulgences are two kinds: partial and plenary. A partial indulgences removes part of the temporal punishment due for sins. A plenary indulgence removes all of it. This punishment may come either in this life, in the form of various sufferings, or in the next life, in purgatory. What we don't get rid of here we suffer there.
The Urbi et Orbi address and blessing is the most solemn form of blessing in the Catholic Church, and is reserved for the most solemn occasions. These occasions include Easter, Christmas, and the proclamation of a newly elected pope concluding a conclave.
Urbi et orbi blessings are usually given from the central loggia of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, at noontime, and are broadcast worldwide through the European Broadcasting Union and other linkups. The address concludes with greetings in many languages in relation to the feast celebrated.
The Roman Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence by the willful grace and intent of the Pope, on the usual conditions, to those who "devoutly receive" the blessing that the Pope imparts Urbi et Orbi.
For any ordinary plenary indulgence, the "usual conditions" are:
Reception of sacramental confession through a Catholic priest within 20 days (before or after) of performing the specific work
Reception of Eucharistic communion within 20 days (before or after) of performing the specific work
Prayers for the intentions of the Pope designated for that particular month or occasion, usually at the same time the work is performed, though recitation some days before or after also suffices
Gaining a plenary indulgence requires that a baptized Roman Catholic must also exclude any attachment to sin, even venial sin
4057’s Seminarian Support Spaghetti Dinner was our most successful such event to date, with about 270 people in attendance! Our parish’s 3 seminarians, Kevin Key, Aaron Lynch, and Clark Stiteler were all in attendance as were St Patrick parish clergy and our diocesan vocations director.
special thanks is due to Dave Henson, event founder and organizer, and Tony and Beth DeSorbo who ran the kitchen and prepared the food.
Thank you to all who attended as well as all who have donated to make this event a success.
Today is a busy day for 4057. Currently we are hosting the regional KofC free throw competition in the St Patrick Parish Activities Center. Great competition and great turnout!
Worthy Brother Knights,
Thank you so very much for being available when you are able for our charitable works. Often we are called upon short notice by the School or Church and your participation has been overwhelming! Thank you Brothers.
Seminarian Dinner is going to be a great one. Brother Tony DeSorbo is making his famous sauce and meatballs! Brother and PGK Dave Henson:
Good morning Brother Knights. Thank you for offering your services to help with this very important council event. I have outlined the duties of the day below, which include time frames per task. If for whatever reason you can no longer commit to the event, kindly let me know so I can look for others who can assist in your stead. I look forward to seeing you all next weekend.
All are welcome to hang out and help out. Chat and catch up. Bring family and loved ones always!
Additionally we sponsor the State Free Throw Competition. I am not sure who Brother Michael Schwartz has drummed up yet but believe he has our District Deputy Brother Jim Markley and Brother Carmine Ciicalese. Brother Adam Fabbri said he may be available and all are welcome to assist (as it is the same day as the Seminarian Dinner on the 29th in the PAC from 12-3. Need a brother to cover Dave Kern as he recently had surgery and may not be available at the registration table. Two events on one day is rough but the charitable needs are many.
The dinner is thoroughly covered but we could use help for the free throw. Please let me know if you are available.
There is a letter from Supreme circulating via email to all Knights to take action congressionally for the unborn. If you did not receive and need the link it is here:
https://kofc.ac360.aristotleactioncenter.com/#/searchForMe for legislative action email links
Phone directory for legislators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact
Vivat Jesus and Fraternally yours,
Council 4057 will be selling sub sandwiches this weekend after all masses. Buy subs for your Super Bowl party!
Please contact Kevin Dowling if you can volunteer for the sale.
Please reference our website calendar for a snapshot of how active council 4057 is!
Due to a recent upgrade of the website code, the calendar will now display properly on mobile devices.
As a Google calendar, it can also be added to whatever calendar app you use on your phone. Please contact webmaster, David O'Donnell, for an invitation to add the google calendar on your own device.
Love is in the air! We spend a lot of time thinking about our loved ones during the month of February and especially around Valentine’s Day. Technically, it’s St. Valentine’s Day, originally the feast day of a Roman saint from the third century. There is much speculation about the origins of the feast and even some discussion about the identity of the saint. We do know that this St. Valentine was martyred on February 14, 269 and the feast day was instituted by Pope Gelasius I in 496. But how did St. Valentine, a martyr, come to be associated with love and romance? Again, there is much speculation and one popular story is that he cured the blind daughter of his jailer. Before he was led off to his death, he wrote her a note and signed it “Your Valentine.”
Unlike St. Valentine, most of us are not called to martyrdom, but we do think about our loved ones…and we write love notes and greeting cards. Gifts are commonly given to the ones we love. But have you ever considered some special gifts for the ones you love?
That’s really what insurance is all about. People buy insurance because they love someone. I bought life insurance because I love my wife and children. If I’m not here to provide for them I want to make sure they can stay in the same home we love; I want to make sure that my children will have the college education they will need; I want my family to continue to live the lifestyle I’ve been so fortunate to be able to provide. My policy even has living benefits that I can enjoy!
I want to make sure that if I am sick or hurt and can’t work, my family still has money coming in to pay the bills. Disability Income Insurance helps provide for that.
I’ve been able to provide a lifestyle for my family, but sometime down the road, I’ll take the assets I’ve accumulated and retire. Long Term Care Insurance helps me protect those assets in case I have an extended care event. I won’t have to spend down all that I’ve saved to pay for care…I’ve shifted that risk to the Knights. My retirement annuities will help my wife and me enjoy our golden years. With a lifetime minimum interest rate guarantee I know I’ll always be in the black with my account.
All the products we have available are centered around protection; protection for me, for my family and for what I’ve been able save. Is your protection where you want it to be for your loved ones?
At this Valentine’s Day, let’s sit down; you, me and your wife and see where you stand. Make sure you have insured your love. Go ahead and buy that greeting card, write her a love note…maybe even get a beautiful arrangement of flowers or a dozen roses. But remember, the gift of protection will be there when it’s needed most.
Fraternal Benefits Advisor
Worthy Brother Knights,
Business meeting will start promptly please at 7PM in the Lifeteen Room. Please arrive a little earlier so we may kick off on time as a 1-3rd Degree Exemplification will begin. Projected start for the degree is 7:45. Once the meeting is closed we will begin and any new member of no degree or 1-2 will be degreed into full Knighthood! New members coat and tie please if possible and if you plan to increase to full Knighthood if you have not let me know in advance please. All spouses are welcome to attend the degree ceremony.
For the business meeting:
1. Minutes: Meeting minutes are available via email and from GK upon request
2. Budget: Budget is available via email and from GK upon request.
3. Motions: A motion form is attached. Going forward for New Business Motions, Resolutions, or Bills please do not bring up uncoordinated business. Please if you have a motion you would like the council to consider then first prints this out, fill out the request, and send to the Financial Secretary Brother Dave DeFour, the Treasurer Brother Steve Sobotta, and me Grand Knight Chuck Bailey so that we may identify the line item if budgeted or make a determination if un-budgeted. The long poles in the business meeting have been minutes and financial and to better serve the council this will speed up our process and make it more efficient and beneficial to our brothers present. Please figure the amount you wish the council to consider and a fully staffed out plan for the motion. The council floor should not develop into a 20-30 minute good idea opportunity unless of course it is emergent and unplanned. If the item requires immense consideration and discussion then it should be broken out into a committee to report back on the recommendation.
4. New Business. Again not the place start a 20-30 minute discussion unless there is a worthy cause that has been sent in advance for no surprises and well thought out, presented, and staffed for consideration of support. Thank you in advance for your ideas and motions to better provide charity and support but let’s all tighten them up into actionable and planned activity and consideration. Planning for dinners, breakfasts, events, etc. can be done with a calling together of the Council Officers to assist in the process either by email or in person in our chambers for discernment. Thank you.
Remaining events for the month:
Clairemont Nursing Home Bingo Tuesday January 21st, 7-8PM See Brother Jon Kahle Business Meeting & 1-3 Degree Ceremony January 23rd 7-830 PM Marsh Drive March For Life Bus Trip Friday January 24th 6:30am-5:30 PM see Bulletin See Brother Dr. Steve Phillips That Man is You (TMIY) in the Worrell Social Hall Saturday’s 6am 25 January. See Brother John Wargins District Free Throw Championship, January 26th Warrell Gym 2PM See Brother Mike Schwartz Rosary and Novena for Life/Vocations KofC support to Tuesday night weekly rosary 7PM Shrine Church with Henry Treffinger We support Tuesday January 28th as a Council Dinner with the Priests! January 30, Marcellos Restaurant 6:30 PM See Brother Jake Morano February 1-2 Sub Sales & Super bowl weekend!!! See Brother Kevin Dowling
For more details visit our webpage and calendar at: www.kofc4057.com
If you have not done a Christ Renews His Parish weekend please consider for you spiritual journey. I hesitated to go but so glad I did as it was an amazing weekend in my spiritual journey. KOFC, TMIY, CHRP give us all exposures to Men of Great Faith that I choose to surround myself with to make me a better version of myself. Please join us in the small Trinity of Men of Faith on our journeys as Brothers in Christ and friendship. See Brother David DeFour.
Finally if you are a Patriotic, believe in our Faith, Constitution, and Country and wish the title of Sir Knight with the benefit of funeral Color Corps. representation please join. Like everything else in the Knights there is no commitment of Uniform or Sword unless you find it in your calling and heart. Be a part of our Assembly and wear the title Sir Knight proudly with an amazing ceremony and capstone to our Fraternal Order. See me or contact me if you wish to join our St. Martin’s Assembly.
Fraternally yours & Vivat Jesus,
GK 4057 "We Rock!"
Worthy Brother Knights,
This Thursday, January 9 at 7PM the Business Meeting will now be a Social Meeting and will take place in the Warrell Social Hall from 7-9PM.
Our State Deputy, Worthy Brother Jago will present not only the Star Council Award which you earned but also will present the New Charity/Unity/Fraternity video that upon viewing will become Fully Knighted in the 3rd Degree. If you are an e-member or 1st/2nd Degree please come on Thursday to be fully Knighted.
Not only will the council members and spouses be able to view the new exemplification, but any prospective members and current First or Second Degree Members present would become fully qualified 3rd Degree Members. Spouses are encouraged to attend.
This is truly an opportunity to become fully vested in our Fraternity regardless of the time you are able to commit to charitable events based on your home-life-work situation.
If you would like to bring a snack to share, it would be much appreciated. Beverages will be provided.
Please try to make yourself available if not for any other meeting or event but this event.
The Business meeting will take place on the 23rd of January in the LifeTeen Room of the PAC. It will be at 7PM and followed by a degree or practice of the degree if there is no one to give a 1st degree to.
Happy New Year! As we begin the new year it’s common to review the past year and look at what we’d like to accomplish in the new one. Already there’s been much advertising and talk about 2020 and the relation to our eyesight…how we’ll be able to see more clearly, look at the year with new vision, not be shortsighted.
Of course all this talk about the future brings us to the usual thinking about the new year…making resolutions. That is a good thing! All of us want to resolve to do those things that will lead to happier, healthier lives.
Some of the most common resolutions are to lose weight, get in shape and exercise more. Others resolve to stop smoking.
If you think about the spiritual, many new year’s resolutions concern having a more centered prayer life or receiving the sacraments more often.
Many of my friends think more about quality time…quality time spent with their family and friends; those that are most important in their lives.
As you think about family, one resolution I can help you keep is to update your Family Service Record and take stock of your financial goals. Are you where you want to be? Do you have a plan? With our professional approach using the Profiles+ Forecaster financial needs analysis you can see if there are any gaps in your coverage and how close you are to achieving your goals and aspirations.
Some members are not aware of all the products we have to offer: Life insurance, long term care insurance, disability income insurance and retirement annuities. These products can help protect your family in all the financial situations where you might find yourself. Life insurance protects your loved ones financially if you are not here to help provide. The need for life insurance changes at different stages of a person’s life: Young and unmarried members and the man retiring next month each have life insurance needs, but the type and amount may vary widely. I can give you some advice on that. Disability income insurance provides a paycheck if you are sick or hurt and can’t work. If your company offers some, do you know how much, for how long and is it taxable? I can help sort that out. Long term care insurance protects those assets you’ve worked so hard all your life to accumulate. Don’t deplete all the family’s savings for a care event when the Knights can take on that risk. With all the concern about market volatility and the health of Social Security, our fixed rate annuities guarantee a minimum interest rate for life, the safety of conservative investment strategy and an income stream you cannot outlive.
What’s most important to you and your family? There is no cookie cutter answer. That’s why I meet with members and their spouses and first determine what issues are of most concern to you. From there I can help analyze where you are in relation to your goals and construct a plan to get you where you want to go. All done in the comfort of your home and at your convenience.
As a brother Knight and your field agent I have so much more responsibility than a simple financial advisor or stock broker. We’ll take a look at your dreams, goals and aspirations for 2020 and beyond. Resolve today to meet with me and ensure that at the end of this new year, your financial picture will be seen with 2020 vision.
Paul Brotzen, FICF
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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.