The Council will be holding a sub sale after all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th.
A few of our brothers, including me, will be out of town so we could sure use your help, especially those who have not participated in a K of C service event recently. It’s great fellowship and it requires only about 15 minutes of your time after Mass!
Please email Dave DeFour to let him know which Mass you are available to assist . If we sell out of subs after the 11am Sunday Mass we will contact those that volunteered for the 5pm Sunday Mass to let them know.
Optimally 4-6 Knights are needed for each mass at Marsh Drive to cover both the Narthex and the church exit at the south parking lot. It is best to be in position right after you receive communion as some parishioners leave right after communion.
Thank you for all who have helped sell subs; it's a team effort that significantly helps support numerous programs at St. Pat's.
Our next sale after this one will be October 7-8, 2019.
Congratulations to the following Knights who will attend the 4th Degree Exemplification on Saturday November 9th, 2019. The flyer is attached. All 3rd Degrees are encouraged to contact me if you would like to take this next step in your catechistic faith journey:
Tim Andrel, Adam Fabbri, Douglas Henschel, Dan Pagana, Paul Rast, and Charles Steinberger. Congratulations on your step to becoming a Sir Knight!
For all brothers who are at the 1st and 2nd Degree please contact me if you wish to continue in becoming a FULL KNIGHT. Something brought you to the Knights and we want to be all we can for you especially with the new programs our our Faith in Action programs. I will find a degree for you that fits your schedule and accompany you if you wish to take this next step. There is no more commitment of your time and talent just another opportunity to learn more about our order and our faith in service. In Service to One, in service to ALL.
At last night's Council 4057 business meeting, Regional Membership Director Dave Kern gave a report regarding his time at the KofC 2019 Supreme Convention in Minneapolis. Among many important developments, Dave highlighted the family that was honored as family of the year. A link to the story can be found here: https://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/knights-of-columbus-names-2019-family-of-the-year.html
Also of great significance, the Knights posthumously granted Kendrick Castillo, an 18 year old high school senior killed in the recent Colorado school shooting, full membership in the Knights of Columbus. A link to the article can be found below. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson summed things up as follows: “We have made a momentous decision,” said Anderson. “Kendrick wanted to join the Knights of Columbus to be more like us. By your acclamation, you have told the world that we want to be more like him.”
Worthy Brothers, As a reminder we have a business meeting tomorrow at 7PM sharp. Scout room in the PAC please.
Grand Knight 4057
Each August we look forward to the Supreme Convention and all the news about the prior Fraternal Year. This year is no different. Although this message has been prepared prior to the convention, here are some predictions:
The Order will set a new record in the amount of money we donated to charities.
The Order will set a new record in the number of hours volunteered.
We already know that our insurance program had another record year ending in December 2018; 18 consecutive years of growth! (And congratulations to the many of you who protected your families last year and helped set that record!)
We will have given a substantial amount of money to Pope Francis from the Vicarius Christi fund.
Our Asset Advisors will have more dollars under management; managed, of course using the investment guidelines from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
We will add to our surplus, which means our strength to pay claims and weather poor economic times will improve.
I predict that the Supreme Knight will report that the Order will have provided more money to rebuild homes for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Donated more money to disaster relief in the wake of hurricanes, flooding and typhoons. Placed more ultrasound machines in service to save lives. Given more support for religious freedom.
This organization, started by a simple, humble parish priest with men at St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882, has grown to spectacular heights. All of these efforts and worthwhile projects are a source of pride for us members!
But here’s the reality: For the Catholic folks in this council and in these parishes here—you, my brother knights…you, are the Knights of Columbus. When locals think about the Knights, they may have some general notion about all these good works we do and the Order’s amazing impact around the world. But to the local parish and the community, you represent all that is good in this Order. When you are volunteering at a Special Olympics event, when you are visiting the sick, helping your pastor, handing out coats for kids, selling Tootsie Rolls, raising money for a charitable cause right here in your own backyard—this is what people see, they see you; to them you are what it means to be a Knight of Columbus. When you lead with faith, protect your family, serve others and defend your values, you are a witness inspired by our founding principles.
Congratulations on another record-breaking fraternal year! I look forward to helping protect your families and reaching Star Council this next fraternal year!
Worthy Brothers all,
Happy feast of St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori: For thirteen years Alphonsus fed the poor, instructed families, reorganized the seminary and religious houses, taught theology, and wrote. His austerities were rigorous, and he suffered daily the pain from rheumatism that was beginning to deform his body. He spent several years having to drink from tubes because his head was so bent forward. An attack of rheumatic fever, from May 1768 to June 1769, left him paralyzed. He was not allowed to resign his see, however, until 1775. In 1780, Alphonsus was tricked into signing a submission for royal approval of his congregation. This submission altered the original rule, and as a result Alphonsus was denied any authority among the Redemptorists. Deposed and excluded from his own congregation, Alphonsus suffered great anguish. But he overcame his depression, and he experienced visions, performed miracles, and gave prophecies. He died peacefully on August 1,1787, at Nocera di Pagani, near Naples as the Angelus was ringing. He was beatified in 1816 and canonized in 1839. In 1871, Alphonsus was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX. His writings on moral, theological, and ascetic matters had great impact and have survived through the years, especially his Moral Theology and his Glories of Mary. He was buried at the monastery of the Pagani near Naples. Shrines were built there and at St. Agatha of the Goths. He is the patron of confessors, moral theologians, and the lay apostolate. In liturgical art he is depicted as bent over with rheumatism or as a young priest.
Council 4057 Calendar Events for the Month of August:
Tuesday August 6: Claremont Nursing Home Bingo! Let's get together (7:00) and share the love! This will be Brother Clark Steitler's last bingo before entering the seminary on Aug. 11th!. Contract Brother Jon Kahle for more information or to help out. Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 1000 Claremont Road Carlisle, PA 17013.
Wednesday August 7: There will be Welcome Expo at the Carlisle Barracks for new students at the US Army War College from 9-1PM. Brother David O’Donnell plans to be there and I will be out of town. Any brothers that can join please let me or David know as this is a great event for recruitment to our blessed fraternity of Catholic Gentlemen.
Sunday August 11: “The Knights of Columbus St. Patrick Council 4057 asks all Knights and Parishioners and their families to join them at the 9 o'clock mass on 11 August 2019 to Celebrate our Patron Fr. Michael McGivney. The month of August is a special time for our Order. On August 12th we remember the 167th Birthday of our Founder, the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney. Two days later (August 14) , we remember the 129th Anniversary of his death. We will distribute Fr. McGivney Prayer cards and applications to the Fr. McGivney Guild and pray for his canonization. There will be a Donut Social Hosted by the KOFC in the Warrell Social Hall following mass. “ Knights are encouraged to wear their Council KofC Polo or Coat and tie (your choice).
Tuesday August 13: Council 4057 Business Meeting 7-8PM (Please note the time change as one half hour earlier) in the Scout Room of the PAC. This will be for August only please. NOTE: In September we will have the Business Meeting on the second Thursday of each month in the Lifeteen Room at 7PM. This change should allow for our Brothers that attend and serve in other meetings to make the new Day and Time.
Saturday August 17: Project Share distribution Council 4057 from 8:30am – 11:00am. Address: 5 N Orange St, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Tuesday August 27: Knights and Their Families are encouraged to attend our Council Social at the Shrine Church at 7PM. We will pray the Rosary and Novena in before the blessed sacrament as arranged every Tuesday by Henry Treffinger. Following the Rosary/Novena we will gather in the Catacombs quietly (as there is adoration going) for refreshments, fraternity, and family.
I encourage all Knights to please review our website as the calendar will be updated to reflect all events. The link: kofc4057.org
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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.