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Monday, February 29, 2016

Busy Week for the KofC15485 coming up

And we urge you to volunteer for whatever you have time for:

  • St. Clare Reconciliation Night March 1
  • SJF Soup Supper March 2
  • SJF Reconciliation Night March 3
  • Eucharistic Adoration in your parish- all the parishes in Portland are doing it, March 4 4pm-March 5 4pm.  Spend an hour with Our Lord.
  • St. Clare's Breakfast- Ted will be calling around.  Please say yes for our council.
  • March 8 - St. Clare Parish Lenten Service Project, assembly line to put together lunches for Sears Shelter
  • March 9- SJF Soup Supper
  • March 11- Movie Night!  Come to St. Clare's to learn about our Irish heritage as Knights of Columbus

Saturday, February 27, 2016

#40BucksForLent

Our Council at the St. Clare's Lenten Faith Fair (Faith Fair Canceled due to issues beyond our control, posters will be up at C&D) will be promoting the 40-40-40 challenge.  40 Cans for Lent I'm sure you're already aware of, and will be giving.  40 articles of clothing, to Sears Shelter, St. Andre Bessette, or even just Goodwill will help you thin out your closet.

Supreme is promoting a third 40 for us to do- #40BucksForLent - To help Christian Refugees from the Middle East. Click on the link to donate.


Socks for Sears Shelter

If you forgot to bring your socks to the meeting and you go to St. Clare's, the donation box will be at the Lenten Faith Fair in Between Mass.  Please drop off donations at the Parish Office porch.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

For all lovers of our Lord- Eucharistic Adoration 24 hours

Looks like several local parishes are offering this, including St. Clare's, St. John Fisher, and St. Anthony's.  We still need help from the Knights at St. Clare's and St. John Fisher.  Please sign up for an hour in the 11pm-6am time slot, for these are the hardest to fill, and it is our duty as Knights of Columbus to help fill these time slots.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Born Again? Faith Alone?

Another Lighthouse CD donated to our Library by Ted Seeber.

In this Audio CD, Ray Stephen gives us an interesting talk on two common doctrines of Evangelical Protestants- and tells us where their reasoning has gone wrong, from a Catholic point of view.

Becoming the Best Version of Yourself

This Audio CD is part of the Lighthouse Collection.  It is a talk by Matthew Kelly, a part of Dynamic Catholic's Decision Point Program for young people contemplating the Sacrament of Confirmation.  It was selected by Lighthouse for wider publication.

Introducing a rather interesting theological idea, Matthew Kelly puts forth the idea that Catholicism is intended by Christ and the Holy Spirit to help you become the best version of yourself.  Putting forth the concept that we have a God of Second Chances (and third chances, and fourth chances), every choice in life is presented as an opportunity to become the best YOU that you can possibly be.  Very good for the person who finds themselves often making wrong choices.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Catholicism Episodes #1 and #2

Catholicism DVD Series by Rev. Robert E. Barron
Friday night I viewed Episodes #1 and #2 of this 10 part series - and I recommend it very highly.  In a powerful documentary style, Rev. Barron narrates the teachings of Jesus with images and scenes on location in the Holy Land and other locations.
Part 1 - Amazed and Afraid - Makes the case for Jesus claiming that He was either who He said He was - or was a madman.  As He said, either we are with Him or against Him - there's no neutral ground.  It presents a compelling case that we're either all in, or all out.  (50 min.)
Part 2 - Happy are we: The Teachings of Jesus - shows through the teachings of Jesus such as the Beatitudes, Prodigal Son and His command to turn the other cheek, just what's expected of us, including provocative, non-violent witness to our faith.  (53 min.)    

CONGRATULATIONS! to Knights enrolled in Full Membership

Congratulations to Brothers Dennis M Durnin, Deacon Scott Kolbet and Paul A. Pompili who were Knighted as full Members in the Knights of Columbus, having participated in the second and third degree ceremonies at St. Francis Church in Sherwood, Oregon today.  Together with Brothers Ted Seeber and Phil Jarvis, I was honored to witness this ceremony and am proud of our new Full Member Brothers for having completed these important steps in their membership.
Ken Paulsen, Grand Knight.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Calling all Breakfast Volunteers, March 6, 2016

The following shifts are available. This is our big way to be a presence at St. Clare's right now, and a way to make money for our council's charitable activities. Please email Ted Seeber at seebert42@gmail.com to volunteer for one or more of the following three shifts:
Saturday, March 5th Setup 6pm-8pm
Sunday, March 6th 8:30am-10:30am
Sunday, March 6th 11:40am-1:00pm

Library to Help Them Return is Available

Ted Seeber is writing this post.

What I heard in the discussion last night, is that the following list of books, CDs, and DVDs are available to be checked out.  And that when a Knight checks one of these out, we are requested to write a one-paragraph review.  And that I am to put the list of materials on the blog.

Below you will find the list of titles.  I've numbered them in the same order as Phil's spreadsheet, which can be downloaded at this link.  Please contact Phil Jarvis at pdjarvis1@comcast.net to arrange to check out materials.  When you are done, e-mail me your review at seebert42@gmail.com, I'll put your review in a blog post and update this list by linking the material you checked out to your blog post.

There is a permanent link to this post at the top of the sidebar.

1 20 ANSWERS/ATHEISM - Booklet
3 20 ANSWERS/FAITH & SCIENCE - Booklet
6 20 ANSWERS/THE REAL JESUS - Booklet
8 BECOMING THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF - Audio CD
9 BORN AGAIN? FAITH ALONE? - Audio CD
10 CATHOLICISM/EPISODES 1 & 2 - DVD
12 CATHOLICISM/EPISODES 3 & 4 - DVD
14 CATHOLICISM/EPISODES 5 & 6 - DVD
16 CATHOLICISM/EPISODES 7 & 8 - DVD
18 CATHOLICISM/EPISODES 9 & 10 - DVD
20 DEFEATING SATAN'S WEAPON AGAINST MEN - Audio CD
21 EMOTIONAL VIRTUE - Audio CD
22 FAN OR FOLLOWER - Audio CD
23 FINDING TRUE HAPPINESS - Book
25 GLIMPSES ALONG THE WAY OF THE CROSS - Audio CD
26 GUADALUPE/MIRACLE AND MESSAGE - DVD
27 JESUS SHOCK - Book
29 LIFE-CHANGING STORIES OF THE EUCHARIST - Audio CD
30 LOVE OR LUST - Audio CD
31 MADE FOR GREATNESS - Audio CD
32 MADE FOR MORE - Book
34 PILLAR OF FIRE/PILLAR OF TRUTH - Booklet
36 REDISCOVER CATHOLICISM - Book
38 RETURN - Book
40 SEVEN LAST SAYINGS OF CHRIST - Audio CD
41 THE BEST WAY TO LIVE - Audio CD
43 THE JESUS QUESTION - Audio CD
45 THE NEW CONVERSATION - Audio CD
46 TRUE WORSHIP - Audio CD
47 UNDERSTANDING THE EUCHARIST - Audio CD
48 UNLOCKING THE BOOK OF REVELATION - Audio CD
49 WE MUST GO OUT - Audio CD

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Calling all lovers of the Holy Eucharist

A 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration is coming to St. Clare's, and Pia is calling on the Knights of Columbus to help.  We especially need people to sign up for the wee hours- 11pm March 4th to 6 am March 5th.  If you go to St. Clare's, just sign up on the board in the East Transept.  If you don't go to St. Clare's but would like to help with this and spend an hour with Our Lord, please e-mail Ted Seeber at seebert42@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Breakfast at St. Clare's March 6

We'll have a signup sheet for March 6 breakfast at the meeting.  Three shifts will be available:

March 5 6pm-8pm Setup after 5pm Mass at St. Clare's.  This will also be an opportunity to load food that must stay cold into the fridge.
March 6 7am-10:00am 1st Shift Breakfast volunteers, all the normal jobs will be available.
March 6 10:30am-1pm 2nd Shift Breakfast.  We served as many breakfasts AFTER the 10:45 Mass as we did after the 8:30 last time, we will need all hands on deck through cleanup.

Menu this round will be Pancakes, Eggs, and in honor of our Irish friends and ancestors, Corned Beef Hash.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meeting Agenda for February 18, 2016

SOCK DRIVE-  Please bring a donation of socks for the Sears Shelter.  We will be putting them in the donation bin after the meeting.


John Clare Council #15485
Meeting Agenda
February 18, 2016
St. Clare Fireside Room

     6:30pm      Council Chambers opened by Ted Seeber (Ted will try to get there by 6:30 after attending Rosary for Joe Borsch at St. Anthony's at 5:30)
     7:00pm      Call to Order
Warden’s Report,
Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance,
Roll Call of Officers,
Chaplain’s Message,
Reading of Minutes
     7:15pm      Grand Knight’s Remarks
  • New Year – New Commitment
  • Upcoming events – St. Clare Breakfast March 6 (17 days).  (Corned Beef Hash?)
  • What night should we meet?
  • Committee Chairmen needed:
  •  Life  (Mother’s Day flower, baby bottle drive, report on current events)
  • Membership / Admission  (Prospects, Invitations, Stock vestibules)
  • 2nd and 3rd Degree Scheduled for Sat. Feb. 20 – itinerary (8am to 2pm)

     7:20pm      Treasurer’s Report
     7:25pm      Financial Secretary’s Report – Audit 2, Membership delinquencies / Protocal
     7:30pm      For the Good of the Order
     7:40pm      Community Committee – Mike Devlin - Soup Suppers (SFJ Mar 24 & Apr 2)
     7:45pm      The Return Series – Tom Owens - HelpThemReturn.Com
     7:50pm      New Business
  • St. Clare Youth Group – Michael Chau / Ted Seeber
  • Movie Night Report – Ted Seeber (St. John Paul II the Great) Tom Owens suggestions
  • This week:  Tues. and Weds. Soup Suppers Fri. Movie Night, Sat. Degrees
  • Activity Reports – new easy click form / hard copy too?
  • Sears Multnomah Center – sock drive (Alice has box inside St. Clare office)

     7:55pm      District Deputy/State Officers
     8:00pm      Sick or in Distress – Joe Borsch rosary Feb. 18 at 5:30 funeral Feb. 19 at 11.  Other recent deaths

     8:05pm      Closing Prayer 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

PGK of 3591, Joe Borsch, passed away Ash Wednesday

Brothers,

The Rosary for PGK Joe Borsch will be on Thursday February 18th at 5:30PM at St Anthony Church.

The funeral for Joe will be on Friday February 19th at 11:00AM at St Anthony.

Arrangement are being made with Autumn Funerals in Tigard

Vivat Jesus
Scott Young
Grand Knight                            

Friday, February 12, 2016

Our Council has been asked to help with Wednesday Soup Suppers at SJF

Likely 3-4 brothers needed to prep, serve and clean up.
Menu- soup, bread or rolls, beverage and cookies.
5pm prep and likely all done by 7pm. Speaker follows supper.
I will know more this weekend and plan on attending the first one next Wednesday to see how it's done.
Thanks,
Mike Devlin
503-901-5407

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Just a little reminder

From the Weird Al of Catholicism, something to share with the teens in your life.

This Friday- Family Movie Date Night!

Bring your loved ones, and your spouse, to learn about marriage from two true experts at  the topic.  Millie Dover will be giving us the wisdom of how to stay married until death do us part.  And in a movie staring Burt Lancaster based on a screenplay by St. John Paul the Great, the wise Jeweler guides two generations of couples through marriage in The Jeweler Shop.

Friday, February 12, 6:30pm at St. Clare's Parish Hall.  Hope to see you all there.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

January Service Hours Reporting is due

 Right Click Here for an easy to fill out form that e-mails the Grand Knight.  Chrome users, download and open in Adobe to get it to work right.

Suggestion from Tom on Service Hours:

Bring it up at the next meeting for discussion and get a show of hands of how many are willing to respond with  their volunteer hours per month or at least respond to you with no hours. We need to demonstrate how the collective monthly hours will be used for PR and communications beyond just turning hours in to the state and national Knights.  If  some oppose it let’s find out why. Let’s collect a list of those who are willing to do it. To become a habit Knights will probably need to do it for at least 3 months. I (and perhaps the other 2 trustees) could make phone or email contact with Knights who miss the meeting and have failed to turn in hours to do so.

If all or almost all present agree to do it, we need to get written reminders out at least a week before each meeting and remind those attending the meeting if they have not already done so, to do it on paper copy at the meeting and turn it in that evening.

Ted Seeber getting Ambitious again

And this time, it's too big for our council- but our council can contribute.

As we learned in our last meeting, our dear State Chaplain, Fr. Theo Lange, has been named by Pope Francis to be one of the Missionaries of Mercy- priests given special faculties and a special mission to bring the Sacarcament of Confession to sinners who would normally have to travel to the Bishop or even to the Vatican to have their sins absolved.

Browsing facebook the other day, I saw a story about the Diocese of Lafeyette "Spiritual Care Unit"- a converted ambulance with a confessional in the back.



I am in no position, as you well know, to financially handle this at this time.  But there are people who are.  And so I've started a GoFundMe page.  All I ask is that you go to this page- and share the link.  If the spirit wills it and we get just $1/Knight in Oregon, I'll transfer the funds to the State Knights of Columbus Charities to buy a suitable vehicle to convert.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Future Depends On Love

Since the February Movie Night is two days before Valentine's, we're taking a bit of a pivot and concentrating on the Sacrament of Marriage.

In 1939, a young seminarian by the name of Karol Wojtyla joined an underground theater group to keep alive the culture of Poland in the face of Nazi invasion.  We know him today as St. John Paul The Great.  He wrote a play contemplating the meaning of the Sarcrament of Matrimony.

In 1989, that play was translated and turned into an English language movie staring Burt Lancaster.