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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

From Supreme- Canada Pro-life March

Interesting to see a mix of old and new 4th Degree regalia in this march

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Selling Flowers... Thanks for your help

Dear Brother Knights,
Thank you for your help selling flowers after masses this weekend.  Ted and his wife Shannon were instrumental at St. Clare's - filling in at multiple masses.  Phil was at every mass, and his wife Donna helped and prepared the artistic buckets we used to collect the money.  John Keppel, Joe Mildenbeger, Mike Devlin, Paul Pompili, Jim Stahl and some parishioners helped out too.  (Hope I didn't miss anyone... but THANKS to all.)  I'm especially impressed with our newer members pitching in - ready to help.  I know we made a profit and will be able to send a check to Mother and Child Education Center... just don't know the amount yet.

But like many of our activities, the "Good" that is done can't be measured in dollars.  And for what little we invested in time and money, the reward is greatly beneficial, not only to a worthy charity, but also to the mothers receiving a flower, and to our parishes as a whole who see and respond to the need to do something, even a small thing, to help others.

But we had flowers left over.  A big bouquet was placed at the base of our Blessed Mother statue at St. John Fisher, and some were taken home to our wives.  But next year, we may want to order fewer flowers from Global Rose.  Still, it was profitable, and the profit is going to a worthy cause.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
Trimbly House
8610 SW 19th Ave, Portland, OR
  • 6:30pm Ken, Michael Chau or Ted Seeber will open the house.  Remember that pictures are going on in the Clare and Fireside rooms of the office.
  • 7:00pm Opening Prayer  Our Father, Roll Call, Reading of Previous Minutes
  • 7:05pm Grand Knight’s remarks Flower sale and introduction of later nominating process
  • 7:10pm Treasurer’s & FS Report
  • 7:15pm For the Good of the Order
  • 7:30pm Committees
    • Breakfasts - SJF May 6, how did we do,  SC June 10
    • Mother's day flower sales, how did we do
  • 7:50 pm New Business
    • Archdiocese request for support of Notre Dame Echo Program (Mike Devlin)
    • Ordination gifts
    • Nominations open for Officers for the next year
  • 8:00 pm District Deputy/State Officers
  • 8:10pm Sick or in Distress – Hail Mary
  • 8:15pm Closing Prayer – Glory Be

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mother's Day flower sale THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

HI Brother Knights!
This Saturday and Sunday, volunteers are needed after each mass at St. Clare and St. John Fisher to sell carnation flowers.  The proceeds benefit Mother & Child Education Center to buy needed items for young mothers and their children.

Flowers will be delivered in buckets to both parishes prior to the Saturday evening mass.  One person is needed at each exit door to distribute flowers.  A $1 (min.) per flower donation is requested.

St. Clare volunteers report to Ted Seebert (  He currently needs:
1 Knight for the 5pm Saturday mass
1 Knight for the 8:30 Sunday mass
2 Knights and 1 money keeper for the 10:45 Sunday mass.

St. John Fisher volunteers, please reply about your availability to me (
We need 3 volunteers in the narthex (entry vestibule) after the 4:30 mass on Saturday, 9am and 11am masses on Sunday - so 9 volunteers total.  

Please sign up.  This is an easy and fun charitable project - It takes about 10-15 minutes and does a lot of good and results in a lot of smiling faces.  The flowers sell themselves, no effort is required.  Your reward in heaven will be great.
Acting Grand Knight

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Thanks for Breakfast Help!!!

 Our new members John Keppel, Joe Mildenberger and Gene Andres all put in a hard day's work at the St. John Fisher pancake breakfast.  Personally, I really appreciate the commitment of these new members who roll up their sleeves and take on responsibility.  Thank You!  In my opinion, this is a sign of deep faith and conviction to go the extra mile.

Also, Tom Monaco who intends to join us soon helped out too.  Thank you Tom.  (He's not even a member yet!)  There were others who helped - but I didn't catch everyone's name.  But a special thanks to John. 

We also had the company of Scott Young, and Rich Weber who are members of other K/C councils, but frequently help us - so their ongoing help is really appreciated.  Of course Mary Jane Weber always recruits the help of some youth group members and although I didn't catch all their names, it's always good to see young faces eager to earn grace serving others.  Thank You Mary Jane.

Then too, Mike Devlin, who had been excused, still put in a solid day of help.  (Frankly, the eggs would have suffered without him.)  And we had Phil and Donna Jarvis, Marc Gregoire, Paul Pompili, Ted Seeber with his son Christopher, all of whom are the backbone of pulling a breakfast together.  Thank you all.

It's a lot of work, but frankly, I truly enjoy the camaraderie and happy faces of each of you.  Not only that, people actually eat our food and like it!  

Our next breakfast is June 10 at St. Clare.  Hope y'all will consider helping out there too.  I personally believe serving other like this takes several years off our sentence in Purgatory, but don't quote me on that.

HEY - we found a wrist watch.  If you can describe the color, serial number, manufacturer, or just tell me you lost a watch, it's yours.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Archbishop Chaput defends "True Evangelizers"

Some of you may have noticed that certain publications have decided to label the Knights as an arm of the Republican Party.  I would remind all of our brothers that the Knights are, and always have been, non-partisan.

That doesn't mean we don't care about issues that perhaps one party better supports than another, but I for one think neither party at present in the United States actually supports natural law, let alone the Catholic interpretation of it.  Certainly the last two major party Presidential candidates were nowhere close to Catholic Ethics.

I therefore offer this rebuttal from Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia- a city named after one of our Knightly virtues, Fraternity.  It is well worth your time to read it, especially if you have been reading one of those other publications that contains this charge.