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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Volunteer needed

If you are planning on going to St. Clare's for 10am Mass Christmas Day, contact Ted Seeber,  We need somebody to stick around for 15-20 minutes after Mass to promote Baby Bottle Change Drive and Keep Christ in Christmas sales.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Prayers Requested

Kevin Hagan requests prayers for his father Don, who was just taken to the hospital with breathing issues.
Update:  He's been released from the hospital.  Tests are pending

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Health and Welfare Report for December 19, 2015

The State Prayer Chairman Writes:

Dear Brothers

Sir Knight John Ortega of council 1684 The Dalles and past coucil 7292. passed away Nov 26thwas 83 years of ag, funeral with small Honor Guard was present at his families request on Dec 5that St Mary's Church in Hood River.  Please pray for the Repose of Sir John soul.

 Brother Ed Mosey's wife Anna, underwent some major surgery on December 15, 2015 .  Brother Mosey says it is a 6 hour procedure, and involves removing  a large tumor from her chest cavity.  She will be in the hospital for about 5 days.  Brother Ray Prom's sister, Lisa Carpenter, underwent a radical masectomy friday, December 11, 2015 along with removing 6 lymph nodes in her upper arm.  Her surgeon indicated that her cancer has spread, and that after her recovery she will have to undergo chemotherapy. Please keep both of these women of brother knights from Astoria Council in your prayers.

Sir Knight Andrew Robinson, Prayer Chairman , from Council 3302 & Assembly 1292, wife Mary Ann will undergo Surgery to replace her left knee on December 28, 2015. . Please keep Mary Ann in your prayers.

A forward from State Deputy Bob Kish.

Worthy State Deputies

Attached is a PDF of a newly-created prayer card. You're all familiar with the Order's program of outreach and assistance to Christians and other persecuted minorities in the Middle East. Those who are suffering need our material support, and to-date the Order has provided more than $4.4 million in direct assistance. They also need our prayers.

Members and others are encouraged to pray this prayer - composed by Archbishop Lori - regularly. As council chaplains conduct blessing services for Solidarity Crosses - more than 1100 councils have purchased crosses so far - this prayer can be part of those services.

I'll let you know as soon as the cards are printed. That communication will include information on how to order in quantity.
Meanwhile, please feel free to share this PDF with members and councils in your jurisdiction, post it to your state council web site and, for those who have yet to have your mid-year meeting, pray it at that meeting.

Vivat Jesus.

(See attached file: Christians Prayercard.pdf) Robert J. Ennis, FICF Director, Fraternal Operations & Programs

Prayer Chairman

Andrew F. Robinson,  jr.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Misericordes sicut Pater!

Misericordes sicut Pater!    Hymn

The Vatcian has chosen a hymn of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dives in Misericordia (30 November 1980) | John Paul II

This is Ted Seeber. I posted this to the wrong blog, but it's a good link for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Dives in Misericordia (30 November 1980) | John Paul II:

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Monthly Activity Reporting Try #2

Since some of you had problems with the Survey Monkey form, Right Click Here for a PDF version that e-mails the Grand Knight. Chrome uses especially need to download the form and use Acrobat to fill it in, the "Send to Ken" button only works in Acrobat, not in Chrome.

Our Knights of Columbus Meeting Night

Click through and comment on this post if you have any opinion. Right now, our next meeting will still be the third Thursday, January 21, 2016. Our December business meeting is canceled due to a conflict with St. Vincent De Paul at both parishes putting together food boxes for delivery Saturday, December 19. Ted Seeber urges you all to volunteer for this wonderful charity opportunity as you can.

Christmas Celebration

Thank you to all who participated in the K/C Christmas Celebration.  We had a good time, including a potluck meal, a brief presentation from the "Return" video series, awards and an after dinner movie; Muppet Christmas Carol.

I was especially honored to bestow a long overdue award to Ted Seeber as "Knight of the Year" for his years of service that included presenting awards to others without receiving one himself!  In addition, a second "Knight of the Year" award was announced for Marc Gregoire who unfortunately was not able to attend our meeting as he was in Seattle.
Phil and Donna Jarvis were awarded "Family of the Year" recognition for their active service in the functions of our council.

It was difficult to limit the number of awards to just two or even three with the level of service provided by the membership of our council.  Each of you deserves recognition for the contributions you've made.  Thank you for this productive year of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Ken Paulsen

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Keep Christ in Christmas Party Friday December 11, 2015

Don't forget the Keep Christ In Christmas Party on Friday December 11, 2015. Door will be open at 5pm, potluck will begin to assemble at 5:30, main presentation will start at 6:15. In addition, Ted Seeber is asking for volunteers. If you attend Mass at St. Clare's, please consider spending a few minutes after Mass in the Narthex selling Keep Christ in Christmas window decals, car magnets, and yard signs during the rest of Advent and this Christmas Season. Let Ted know which Mass you are attending at, so that he can arrange coverage. All money collected for this program is to be picked up after every Mass and turned in to Phil Jarvis.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Meeting, Christmas Party, Family Movie Night, all rolled into one!

Please Click through for an important announcement

Send pictures of your nativity set or advent wreath here!

And finally, the movie trailer:

Remember- Light the Lamp, not the Rat!