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Monday, February 19, 2018

40 Cans for Lent is on!

Please remember to give 40 items (not necessarily cans) to your parish's SVDP, per person in your family this Lent.  Doing so attracts money from Supreme that we use to give to our local SVDP chapters.  Encourage everybody you know to do so, this drive is not limited to Knights.


Due to the National Weather Service declaring a Winter Weather Travel Advisory for Portland, OR, we will be rescheduling this meeting for a later date.

February 20, 2018
Fireside Room
  • 7:00pm Opening Prayer  Our Father, Roll Call, Reading of Previous Minutes
  • 7:05pm Grand Knight’s remarks Acting GK and 1 year Trustee Ted will lay out a new vision for the futue
  • 7:10pm Treasurer’s & FS Report
  • 7:15pm For the Good of the Order
  • 7:30pm Committees
    • Breakfasts - Report of last weekend and Upcoming
    • Membership drives, Initiation Scheduling, and Followup assignments
  • 7:50 pm New Business
    • Easter egg hunt on April Fools- what can we do to surprise the kids?
  • 8:00 pm District Deputy/State Officers
  • 8:10pm Sick or in Distress – Hail Mary
  • 8:15pm Closing Prayer – Fatima Prayer Cards

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Call for Agenda Items: Meeting February 20th, 7pm

If we get any recruits from the SJF membership drive, we might meet a half hour early to do a "video" style Initiation Degree. 

Topics already being considered:

  • Breakfasts- St. Clare upcoming March 11, SJF recap from February 18th.  
  • Membership Drives- SJF February 17th-18th results, planning for March 10-11 at St. Clare's.
  • How do we regain our council and grow?

Please forward any other items to  .  A reminder post and full agenda will be sent out Monday, February 19th.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Four opportunities to grow and share in our faith February 17-18

Four good events you might want to consider joining us in on February 17-18.

  1. St. Clare's Lenten Parish ReflectionSaturday Feb. 17th  at 9:30 to 12:30 at St. Clare's for a Lenten recollection by Fr. Jon Buffington. (Light refreshments will be served). The Lenten reflection focuses on "How do we walk not only with Jesus but also become more like Him, so that when people around us experience us, they may know that they have been touched by hope, healed and consoled by the mercy and compassion of God". 
  2. St. Francis in Sherwood, at 1:30 on Saturday Feb 17, is offering 2nd and 3rd degree.  If you are not already a 3rd Degree Member, consider going and contact Ted Seeber if you are ( or 503-318-1508)
  3. St. John Fisher KofC Mebership Drive at the Saturday 4:30pm Mass, Sunday 9:00am , 11:00am Mass, 5:30pm Mass.  Contact Phil Jarvis to volunteer (
  4. Work the Breakfast at St. John Fisher Sunday 9am-12:30pm!  Contact Mike Devlin to volunteer (

    A busy weekend indeed, but remember Rule #2 for Catholic Knights from Erasmus of Rottendam:
    Rule 2 is: Act on your faith; make it a living witness to others.

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Vocation That Belongs to us

Over the weekend, Archbishop Chaput gave a talk at an Into The Breach Men's Conference.  In it, he had a suggestion for rules for being better Christian men- rules that he himself had cribbed from Erasmus of Rottendam's "The Manual of a Christian Knight" written more than 500 years ago.  From Archbishop Chaput's talk, as related in Crisis Magazine:
To put it another way: The “new knighthood” St. Bernard once praised never really disappears. It’s new and renewed in every generation of faithful Catholic men. And brothers, that means us. It’s a vocation that belongs to us, and nobody else. The rules of our order—all 22 of them—were written down 500 years ago by the great Catholic humanist, Erasmus of Rotterdam, in his book, The Manual of a Christian Knight. It’s a dense text for the modern reader, but here’s the substance of what he says:
Rule 1: Deepen and increase your faith.
Rule 2: Act on your faith; make it a living witness to others.
Rule 3: Analyze and understand your fears; don’t be ruled by them.
Rule 4: Make Jesus Christ the only guide and the only goal of your life.
Rule 5: Turn away from material things; don’t be owned by them.
Rule 6: Train your mind to distinguish the true nature of good and evil.
Rule 7: Never let any failure or setback turn you away from God.
Rule 8: Face temptation guided by God, not by worry or excuses.
Rule 9: Always be ready for attacks from those who fear the Gospel and resent the good.
Rule 10: Always be prepared for temptation. And do what you can to avoid it.
Rule 11: Be alert to two special dangers: moral cowardice and personal pride.
Rule 12: Face your weaknesses and turn them into strengths.
Rule 13: Treat each battle as if it were your last.
Rule 14: A life of virtue has no room for vice; the little vices we tolerate become the most deadly.
Rule 15: Every important decision has alternatives; think them through clearly and honestly in the light of what’s right.
Rule 16: Never, ever give up or give in on any matter of moral substance.
Rule 17: Always have a plan of action. Battles are often won or lost before they begin.
Rule 18: Always think through, in advance, the consequences of your choices and actions.
Rule 19: Do nothing—in public or private—that the people you love would not hold in esteem.
Rule 20: Virtue is its own reward; it needs no applause.
Rule 21: Life is demanding and brief; make it count.
Rule 22: Admit and repent your wrongs, never lose hope, encourage your brothers, and then begin again.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Prayer Request for our friend Millie Dover

 She had a bad week last week and they finally diagnosed her with pneumonia.She's at Good Sam. She's in good spirits and since she has such a big family has had lots of visitors. She should be there until Tuesday or maybe Wednesday. After that she will probably go to West Hills to get her strength back.  She would appreciate prayers.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Leadership may be interrupted, but paperwork continues.

My brothers, even in this time of a lack of leadership, decisions must be made and paperwork must be completed.  Since we no longer have access to the monthly reports Daniel was doing, we need information, and we need information soon, about the charitable activities you are interested in, and your opinions of the leadership resources we should have available to us.  Please fill out this survey by Wednesday, January 24th, to allow Phil and Ted time to complete the Fraternal Survey, Form 1728 by the end of the month.

The survey is on SurveyMonkey, and should require no more than 15 minutes of your time.  Click on the link to fill out your survey for this year.