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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pancake Breakfast - Jan. 8 - SJF

My Dear Brother Knights,
    Merry Christmas!  And Happy New Year!

   First up for the new year is a pancake breakfast at St. John Fisher on January 8th.  We'll start setting up at 8 am.  I have some SJF youth to help as well.

   If you are able to volunteer for part of the day or all day, please let me know.

  And Ted and Ken, how can we help you in getting the supplies from the closet and shopping for supplies?

  God bless.

Deacon Scott

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Marian Dogmas

Hi Brother Knights.  Merry Christmas

I was reading a blog about the possible fifth and final dogma of Mary; that she is the Advocate, Mediatrix of all graces and Co-Redemptrix.  These terms are somewhat confusing and easily misunderstood.  All this is not approved yet.. .and may never be.  But the conversation by theologians is pretty interesting.

The Catholic Church, in her history, has approved four Marian Dogmas:
1.  Divine Motherhood (Mother of God)
2.  Perpetual Virginity
3.  Immaculate Conception (She was conceived free from original sin)
4.  The Assumption (Taken to heaven body and soul)

Incidentally, the "infallibility" of the pope has only been used twice in the past 100 years or so in connection with establishing these last two dogmas.  Infallibility is grossly misunderstood by non- Catholics who think we believe everything the pope says is infallible.

Incidentally #2; Mary identified herself as "The Immaculate Conception" to Bernadette in Lourdes France, during the apparitions there.  Bernadette had never heard that term before, but repeated what she had heard.  Those apparitions have been approved by the Vatican.

So anyway, this fifth dogma, if it happens in our lifetime, would be very interesting.  And here's some of the discussion here:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Congradulations to our Essay Contest Winners!

St. John Fisher:

Tied for first place first place winners are:
815 - Fiona Lenth
821 - Lilo Pham

and second place is:
812 - Ava Krippaehne

St. Clare's
First Place Lucy Quinn (sc10)
Second Place Dominic Duda (sc13)
Third Place Timothy Crimmins (sc15)

From our State Health and Welfare Chairman

Dear Brothers

The funeral for Sir knight Arnold Depner was held on  Monday November 7, 2016.  Prayers are requested for the repose of Arnold soul, who turned 100 on January 16, 2016, and his family.  Arnold joined the knights June 1, 1943 and  received his Patriotic Degree on May 1, 1962.

Funeral Services were held on SaturdayNovember 12th at Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton for Sir Knight Donald E Porter an Honorary Life Member of St Anthony Council 2439 and a member of the Knights for over 55 years.  Don was also a 4th Degree Member of Archbishop Howard Assembly 900.  Prayers are requested for the repose of Donald soul.

Anna Silvia, wife of Frank R Silvia Jr. Passed away on Monday, November 14th 2014 from complications of diabetes.  Frank is the Immediate Past Grand Knight of council 7246 in Newport and a Past DD and Past State Warden.  There were no plans for a service at that time. Please pray for Anna’s soul and for healing for Frank and their son and daughter.

On November 15 our Brother, good friend and PSD Dave Denton had surgery at River Bend Hospital in Eugene to remove the large tumor in and around his stomach area.
Joyce has informed us that, "the surgery was a success and the Doctor felt confident he got it all". To get it all...they had to take half his stomach, much of his pancreas and his spleen.
Dave came home on Thanksgiving day. Joyce is happy with Dave's progress but its going to be a long hard road to recovery. Please keep Dave and Joyce in your prayers.

Brother Florian "Pat" Peters passed away on November 17th. Pat was born on July 7, 1926 and was 90 when he passed away. Pat became a Knight in April 1950 and had 66 continuous years of service as a Knight. He was a Charter member of Council #3591. Pray for his soul and his family.

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr
Health & Welfare Chairman

Saturday, December 3, 2016

November Volunteer Hours are due by December 10

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.

  May God bless you. 

Deacon Scott

Update from Kathy Nichols

From: "Kathy Nichols" <>

As of today [Saturday] Clyde is still in ICU.   They are still trying to discover where
these blood clots are coming from.    They are pleased with his progress but will not be releasing him from ICU yet.  The doctor tells me it is a day by day. Is still  on oxygon . He is eating well and in good spirits.   

Keep the prayers going.  Thank you to everyone.      We love you all.

blessings,   Kathy

Friday, December 2, 2016

Some Announcements

Pro-Life Rosary at St. Clare's at 3:00pm during Adoration on Saturday December 3.
Kathy Nichols sends this request for prayers for her husband Clyde.  Clyde and Kathy are long time parishioners at St. Clare's.

I took Clyde to Doctor this a.m. and they put him in an ambulance to OHSU.
After 4 hours of tests, they concluded that it was many small blood clots floating
in his lungs.   He is in ICU on Heperin and they will monitor the next couple of 
days.   Pray all goes well.........thanks."

Finally, news from Supreme of the State Deputy meeting:
Brother Knights: 
During the recent meeting of state deputies, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson addressed the primary importance of membership recruitment and provided updates on other Knights of Columbus initiatives. Click here to read more.
The state deputies also watched a video highlighting events of the 2016 Supreme Convention in Toronto. This video is available here. Please share this video on your council's website and Facebook Page so that your community can learn the extent of the Knights of Columbus' good works!