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Monday, October 31, 2016

This was an interesting training

You can tell how busy I'm getting by how far back in my e-mail I'm working on posting to my blogs.  http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1277826/9AB181F32E9F1CC6BF4F43ABCEFE83C6?mode=login&email=seebert42@gmail.com">October 23rd, Supreme held a training for recruiters
and as your membership chairman I attended.  The link above goes to the recording of the training.  I found it extremely interesting, and from it got a couple of ideas we will be talking about at the next meeting November 21st

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Remember to take time out to pray during this final week of the election season

And what better, than to join adoration at St. Clare's and St. John Fisher to pray for the unborn!

TWO CHANCES TO PRAY A ROSARY FOR LIFE WITH OUR COUNCIL AND COMMUNITIES!


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 AT 3PM 

IN THE WEST TRANSEPT AT ST. CLARE'S DURING ADORATION!


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AT 7PM
AT ST. JOHN FISHER DURING ADORATION!

PRAY FOR A CHANGE IN OUR CULTURE TOWARDS LIFE!



Friday, October 28, 2016

State Council Steps Up for Guadalupe Shrine

I have great news to share with everyone
Brother Bob Kish (past state deputy) and the other state officers voted to donate $2,850 towards the Oregon state KofC Shrine.
This donation pays off the remaining balance that we still needed to raise. We now have everything that was planned, funded

Bob Kish, and all other state officers
Thank you very much helping to complete this project
God bless
Doug Klein  

Just in time for the dedication tomorrow at 3pm at the Grotto.  Hope to see a few of you there.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Breakfast Results

Gross $460.31
Expenses  $147.31
Mass 1 net $210
Mass 2 profit $103
Total Net of $313

Donation: $156.50 to SJF Youth Group, who helped us with the Breakfast.

Thank you to our volunters Marc Gregoire, Evan Crader, Mike Devlin, Mike O' Phelan, Tom Owens, Michael Chau, Christopher Seeber, Ted Seeber, Jim VanDomelen, Paul Pompili, and of course, Breakfast Captain Ken Paulsen

Specific Kudos:

I think the breakfast was very successful on several levels.  Cash, Camaraderie and Community benefits.  The food was especially well prepared... Thanks for taking on the eggs Mike.  We got many compliments - in fact, one man donated an additional $20 after breakfast as a "tip".  
I will be preparing an inventory spreadsheet for our next (March) breakfast supplies.  I suggest that we forego buying meatless sausage because it is so expensive and there weren't many takers... (I pushed it at tables.)  I believe one of the two packages I bought was left over - but didn't see it after the event.   Overall, there wasn't a lot of food left over and so I think our purchasing list is close to what we need - provided that the customer count stays about the same.  Based on plate count, I think we served about 140 today.
Ken



Saturday, October 22, 2016

PANCAKE BREAKFAST SUNDAY!!!

This is just a reminder and call to all Knights to join us for fun and food Tomorrow, Sunday, at St. John Fisher.  We'll be serving breakfast after the 9am and 11am masses.

Our Grand Knight, Deacon Scott will open doors to the school cafeteria at 8:30am.  We'll be cracking eggs, flipping pancakes and setting up tables for the first rush after the 9am mass - around 10:15.   The second wave is after the 11am mass - around 12:15 - and we should be able to wrap up the clean up by 1pm.  Please come for one or both shifts; 8:30 to 11 or 11 to 1.
Brother Ken.

Friday, October 21, 2016

From the State of Oregon Knights of Columbus- Upcoming Events


OREGON STATE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
EVENT INVITATION
Saturday
October 29. 2016
From 3pm
The Grotto
8840 NE Skidmore St
Portland, OR 97220
Google Map

www.thegrotto.org

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dedication of the Shrine at the Grotto
All Welcome and All Invited
2:00 ~ 3:00   1st group, (Alejandro) preform at the main Grotto's outside alter lower level.  Start  any time but end with the procession into the church at 3:00PM.
Priest to follow behind (Procession will be through the 4thdegree Sir Knights)
3:00 ~ 3:30 Father Jack, over sees the dedication and blessing in the main chapel (St Henry's Latino Choir assist Father Jack)
3:303:45 Reading of names to thank for all their support in make this shrine happen
3:45 ~ 5:00  2nd group, (Jessica) blow their sea shells to call the people to start the procession from the chapel to the outside main altar while the Color Guard of Sir Knights line the pathway towards the main outside altar.
4:00 ~  St Henry choir sings after Benediction until close
DEDICATION FLYER

UPCOMING EVENTS
TRAINING WEBINAR
SATURDAY OCT 22 at 11am

Our next webinar will take place tomorrow morning. The topic will be "Effective Recruitment: For Recruiters - By Recruiters."

Please click HERE to register for this training webinar.












 Knights Urge Prayer Before Election

Sunday Oct 30

Novena will be addressed to Mary, the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the U.S.

Dear Brother Knight,  In preparation for Election Day, the Knights of Columbus is calling its members and all the faithful to join together in a novena to the Holy Trinity through the maternal intercession of the Blessed Mother, under her title of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States. On the nine days leading up to Election Day - beginning on Sunday, Oct. 30 and concluding onMonday, Nov. 7 - please join me and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori in invoking the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, for our country. In 1791, America's first bishop, John Carroll, entrusted the country to the Blessed Mother, and in 1846 the bishops of the United States reaffirmed that dedication, declaring Mary as patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception. I ask that you promote this national novena widely through the ranks of our brother Knights and their families, as well as at parishes in consultation with your local pastor. Thank you, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson

 The Novena Prayer can be found HERE

Request from Tom Owens

Dear Fellow Knights,

As some of you may know, Michael Chau and I have been helping a poor Vietnamese friend who arrived in Oregon this summer with his 4 children ages 5 to 16. After being homeless for several months they have found a 3 bedroom duplex in Hillsboro with the aid of Community Action. The dad, Dan Mac, is looking for work and getting his children settled in school. He will be getting some basic furniture from Community Warehouse tomorrowbut is in great need of a number of things listed below. If you have any of these you would care to donate please bring them to the St. John Fisher pancake breakfast Sunday. Michael Chau and I will be helping at 10:30. You could also contact Tom Owens at 503.789.7313 to arrange to donate any items below. Thanks much.
Tom Owens

Bath towels
Kitchen towels
Sheets, pillows, pillow cases and comforters for
1 king size bed
1 queen bed
3 single beds
Old style mop
Broom
3 desks and chairs
Radio
Flat screen TV
Stereo
Basketball

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dedication of Guadalupe Shrine

2:00 ~ 3:00   1st group, (Alejandro) preform at the main Grotto’s outside alter lower level.  Start  any time but end with the procession into the church at 3:00PM.
Priest to follow behind (process will be through the 4th degree Sir Knights that show up)
3:00 ~ 3:30 Father Jack, over sees the dedication and blessing in the main chapel (St Henry’s Latino Choir assist Father Jack)
3:303:45 Reading of names to thank for all their support in make this shrine happen
3:45 ~ 5:00  2nd group, (Jessica) blow their sea shells to call the people to start the procession from the chapel to the outside main altar while the Color Guard of Sir Knights line the pathway towards the main outside altar. 
4:00 ~ ?  St Henry choir sings after the blessing ceremony is over until close?


Supreme Calls for National Novena

Dear Brother Knight,
In preparation for Election Day, the Knights of Columbus is calling its members and all the faithful to join together in a novena to the Holy Trinity through the maternal intercession of the Blessed Mother, under her title of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States.
On the nine days leading up to Election Day — beginning on Sunday, Oct. 30 and concluding on Monday, Nov. 7 — please join me and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori in invoking the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, for our country.
In 1791, America’s first bishop, John Carroll, entrusted the country to the Blessed Mother, and in 1846 the bishops of the United States reaffirmed that dedication, declaring Mary as patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception.
The novena prayer can be found HERE.
I ask that you promote this national novena widely through the ranks of our brother Knights and their families, as well as at parishes in consultation with your local pastor.
Thank you,
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

During the election, Pray For Life!

Two Chances to Pray a Rosary for Life with our Council and Communities!


Saturday November 5 at 3pm 

in the West Transept at St. Clare's during Adoration!


Tuesday, November 8 at 7pm
At St. John Fisher during Adoration!

Pray for a change in our culture towards Life!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Archbishop Sample Writes us a Love Letter

You can download A True and Living Icon , Archbishop Sample's reflection on the Pope's exhortation on the family.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Meeting Monday October 17 7pm

Ted will have the doors open by 6:30 as usual.  Sorry for the late notice; it snuck up on us with such a busy month.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Request for help for a neighbor

To:    All members of Council 15485
From: James M. Morgan (503) 320-1510

     
ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS, MIKE WOLFE, HAS BEEN ON OREGON STATE DISABILITY BECAUSE OF A LOWER BACK INJURY AND HE NEEDS HELP MOVING FROM 7121 SW GARDEN HOME RD. APT. 1 TO 12017 SW TUALATIN RD. IN TUALATIN, OREGON 97062. (about 7 miles)
HE HAS TO MOVE AT 9 A.M. ON SATURDAY 10/29/16.

WE ARE TRYING TO FIND SEVERAL STRONG MEN WHO OWN PICK-UP TRUCKS TO HELP US MOVE HIS THING TO HIS NEW ADDRESS.  WE ALSO NEED SIX STRONG MEN TO MOVE HIS POSSESSIONS  FROM 10-FEET IN FRONT OF HIS APARTMENT ON THE GROUND-LEVEL AND UP 3-FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AT HIS NEW APARTMENT.

WE WILL BE MOVING
  • 1 HEAVY SOFA
  • 1 LIGHT RECLINER
  • 1 DINETTE SET WITH 3 CHAIRS
  • 1 FULL SIZE BED
  • 1 DRESSER
  • 2 LIGHT PIECES OF FURNITURE
  • 4 COFFEE SIZE TABLES
  • SOME LIGHT BOXES & DUFFLE BAGS CONTAINING CLOTHES, & MISC. HOME GOODS
I THINK WE CAN MOVE EVERYTHING IN SIX HOURS IF WE CAN GET 6 KNIGHTS AND TWO PICKUPS TO HELP !!!
Please call James M. Morgan at 503.320.1510 to confirm your help.

God Bless you
James M. Morgan

For Columbus Day, from the cloistered Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Be the Hope for a New Generation!  Be a Knight!
If you are in St. Clare's or St. John Fisher, call 503-318-1508 to find out how today!

(Cartoon courtesy of http://nunsforpriests.org/, and the nuns ask you to remember to pray for our priests)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

September hours are due

Dear Brother Knights,
  Please remember to submit your hours to me.  You can use the form that Ted has set up or email a list of what you have done, ideally sorted under the columns of Community, Life, Youth, Church/Vocations, Council and Family.
http://informationr.us/JohnClareCouncilMonthlyReporting.html

  May God bless you.

Deacon Scott scoitik18@yahoo.com

What some of us missed while working the breakfast

I don't know about any of you, but I never thought I'd hear the word abortion, or euthanasia, in a homily at St. Clare's. Since the bulletin had a reminder that Fr. Don's homilies are online, I thought I'd post this message from our Chaplain in honor of Respect Life Sunday. The following should work in any HTML5 browser, or you can click here

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A different view of Christopher Columbus

As we prepare to celebrate Columbus Day Weekend, let us keep in mind the more traditional view of this man's faith, as opposed to the libels recently added to his myths in the last few decades. Those libels are related to a certain popular racism against Spain, and come from rather doubtful sources.

And do please wear your John Clare Council badges this weekend to Church, and help after Mass to pass out brochures. Ted has badge access to our closet at St. Clare's at 4pm on Saturday, so there is time to get brochures to St. John Fisher as well if they are needed.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Next volunteer request

This weekend is Columbus Day weekend, our traditional recruitment time!

If you go to St. Clare's, please inform seebert42@gmail.com which Mass you will be going to, and wear at least your name badge and if you have it, any clothing that has the Knights of Columbus symbol on it.

If you go to St. John Fisher, please inform GK Deacon Scott scoitik18@yahoo.com , and inform him which Mass you will be going to.

I will be asking for access to our closet for 4pm Saturday, so that I can get brochures and The Return Library out.  I can run brochures over to SJF before going back to St. Clare's for Saturday 5pm Mass, I believe that Saturday Evening Mass at SJF is at 4:30.


Breakfast outcome

Outcomes from St. Clare Breakfast:
Gross $605
Net $469
Donation $235


Note from Fr. Don:
You fed us well, thank you!
          Fr. Don

Also, Kudos from Pia- she loved the pancakes, and will try to find the forks before March.

Thank you to all who worked so hard on this breakfast.  I'll be trying hard next weekend to find us some help!

Ted

Saturday, October 1, 2016