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Friday, December 8, 2017

SJF Essay Contest Winners Get their prizes!


First Place:  #27 Ariana Mazloomi
Second Place Tied:  #17  Luke Malnati #24  Brooks Rice
Third Place Tied:  #5  Fiona Eikenberry #19  James Miller

If you have some time I certainly suggest asking for read access to the dropbox folder and reading the essays.  I learned about Saints and saints- Canonized and living- around the world and in our community- many of which I had never heard of before.  Email seebert42@gmail.com to request access to all the Essay Contest materials.

Deacon Scott Awarded the prizes.  A plaque plate has been ordered to update the plaque in the 8th grade classroom at SJF.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Change in Leadership. Christmas Party Canceled

As First Trustee, I regret to inform the council that our Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight have resigned.  Due to this, we are canceling the Grotto visit and the Chili Potluck Christmas Party on December 9. Please stay tuned for additional information, as we work our way through what the future of this council will look like.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Save the Date, December 9

We will meet for our mini-pilgrimage to the Grotto and Christmas Party at 12:30pm at St John Fisher.  Please bring a chili for our chili potluck after the mini-pilgrimage in a self-warming crockpot to share.  We will be hearing from our Essay Contest Winners and we will find out on this day who the Knight of the Year and Family of the Year is.

Help Sister Dorothy Move! Wednesday, November 29

 If you can volunteer for this, please do so.  I realize it's short notice, but this was discussed at the meeting.

Sister Dorothy writes:


 Please be at our Current residence at

OLD ADDRESS
11855 SW 9TH ST
BEAVERTON, OREGON 97005 at 9am on Wednesday November 29

We are moving to our New Convent at

NEW ADDRESS
84 SW HORTON WAY
BEARVERTON OR 97006

Thank you so much for your willingness to help us. Please inform the other Knights of the time and the address.
Blessings,

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Essay Contest Winners

We had no entries from St. Clare's, and a couple of ties from St. John Fisher, so unless anybody has any objections I'd like to give the St. Clare's prize money to additional students from SJF, and name five winners in three places.  The Essays this year were excellent, you can e-mail seebert42@gmail.com to get access to the original essays and score sheets.

First Place:  #27 Ariana Mazloomi
Second Place Tied:  #17  Luke Malnati #24  Brooks Rice
Third Place Tied:  #5  Fiona Eikenberry #19  James Miller

If you have some time I certainly suggest asking for read access to the dropbox folder and reading the essays.  I learned about Saints and saints- Canonized and living- around the world and in our community- many of which I had never heard of before.

The winners will be invited to join us on our pilgrimage and rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and our Chili Potluck on December 9th at St. John Fisher.  Further details to be announced.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon GK: Final Agenda for November Meeting

Dear Brother Knights,

Here is the revised agenda for our next meeting on November 20th at 7pm at St. Clare Catholic Church in our Knights Den based on your responses:

7:00pm: Guest Speaker (Martin Nicholson, Curator of the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon)

7:30pm: Meeting Officially Opens with Prayer, Pledge and Card Check (5 minutes)

Feedback and Open Dialogue on Guest Speaker with Grand Knight (5 minutes)

Old Business: Breakfasts, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Essay Contest, Brothers Michael and Tom will talk more about their fundraising brainchild, Financial Secretary's Report,  Treasurer's Report, Recorder and Brother Doug (our insurance agent) (40 minutes)

New Business: Recycling Update, Appoint Advocate, Next Year's Dues, Reporting Hours, Holiday Party and Ted's Recruitment Dream 
(15 minutes)

The Good of the Order (5 minutes)

Closing Prayer (5 minutes)

Please let me know of anything that still needs to be added?

Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon GK

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon GK---Revised Meeting Agenda Based On Your Feedback

Dear Brother Knights,

Here is the revised agenda for our next meeting on November 20th at 7pm at St. Clare Catholic Church in our Knights Den based on your responses:

7:00pm: Guest Speaker (Martin Nicholson, Curator of the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon)

7:30pm: Meeting Officially Opens with Prayer, Pledge and Card Check (5 minutes)

Feedback and Open Dialogue on Guest Speaker with Grand Knight (5 minutes)

Old Business: Breakfasts, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Essay Contest, Brothers Michael and Tom will talk more about their fundraising brainchild, Financial Secretary's Report,  Treasurer's Report and Brother Doug (our insurance agent) (35 minutes)

New Business: Recycling Update, Appoint Advocate, Next Year's Dues and Reporting Hours
(10 minutes)

The Good of the Order (5 minutes)

Closing Prayer (5 minutes)

Please let me know of anything that still needs to be added?

Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Brother Daniel Salomon GK---Latest Health and Welfare Report from State

Dear Brothers

The Funeral Services for Sir Knight Ian Gerstel’s wife, Faith, are scheduled on Saturday, November 18th, at 11AM at St. Peters Catholic Church in Newberg.   Faith was a strong supporter of  Assembly 2277 assisting in many of our activities. Faith will be missed. Prayers are requested for the repose of her soul.   Please keep Ian and the Gerstel Family in your prayers.

Brother Donald Robert Fournier of Tigard Council #3591 died last week. Don was 83 years old and had 43 years of continuous service to the Knights of Columbus.  Funeral service is SaturdayNovember 18th 10:30AM at the St. Mary's in Portland. There will be a burial at St. Anthony Cemetery and a reception to follow at Crowne Plaza Ballroom in Lake Oswego. Please pray for the repose of Donald's soul.

Prayer Chairman

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr

Monday, November 13, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon GK---Agenda for November 20th Meeting

Dear Brother Knights,

Here is the agenda for our next meeting on November 20th at 7pm at St. Clare Catholic Church in our Knights Den:

7:00pm: Guest Speaker (Martin Nicholson, Curator of the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon)

7:30pm: Meeting Officially Opens with Prayer, Pledge and Card Check (5 minutes)

Feedback and Open Dialogue on Guest Speaker with Grand Knight (5 minutes)

Lecturer (5 minutes)

Old Business: Breakfasts, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Essay Contest, Financial Secretary's Report,  Treasurer's Report and Brother Doug (our insurance agent) (30 minutes)

New Business: Recycling Update, Appoint Advocate, Next Year's Dues and Reporting Hours
(10 minutes)

The Good of the Order (5 minutes)

Closing Prayer (5 minutes)

Please let me know of anything that needs to be added?

Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK


Breakfast Results

Sorry to forget to do this!  Thank you to all who volunteered.

Breakfast at St. Clare's on November 5, Gross $653, Net $440; was a bit lighter net because we stocked up on things we needed and could keep for February, and we bought a bit more food (500 sausages, could have gotten by maybe with 450, about 50 went home at the end of the day, but we used all of our normal sausages, all of the maple, and were working on the sausage patties during the last mass) (35 dozen eggs, I saw less than a gallon of cooked eggs left over) (30 lbs of pancake mix, could have done a bit less here, we has several bags of pancakes left over). 

All in all an excellent breakfast.  Thank you all again.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Veterans Day from your Grand Knight

Dear Brother Knights,

Happy Veterans Day to all the knights who are veterans! May the Peace of Christ be with you! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon GK, Latest Health & Welfare Report

Dear Brothers

Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Bill Waller 'wife who passed away on the morning of October 18th.  Funeral services were held on October 27th. Bill is a member of Council 13851 in Tualatin, Oregon.

Brother Kenny (Kenneth) Scheckla  passed away October 31, 2017.  Kenny was a founding member of Tigard Council #3591 back on February 7, 1953.  Kenny had 64 straight years of Membership with the Knights of Columbus.  Kenny is survived by his wife Bibianne.  Please pray for  Bibianne and the family. Kenny was 84 born on 11-17-1932.    


On November 5, 2017, Past State Deputy Dave Denton passed away in his sleep around 9:30 p.m.  His funeral Mass will be this Saturday (armistice day) 11th November at St Alice in Springfield at 11:00 a.m.. What a perfect day for this exemplary Sir Knight to have his funeral!!!  There is a 4th degree exemplification on that same day but registration is not until 1am. This will leave ample time to get from St Alice to St Mary’s for the exemplification.  All the Sir Knights wishing to be there for is Honor Guard please be at St Alice by 10.15am.  Brother Sir Dave was a member of Fr. Patrick Curley Council #4087 in Springfield, OR and Fr. Vincent R. Capondanno Assembly #3258 in Eugene.


SK Robert Saldino member of Council 3157 and Assembly 2437 (Grants Pass) has recently moved down to be near family in Thousand Oaks, CA in his final days on this earth.  He was placed on hospice on 11/03/2017.  Robert born 4/07/36 only joined the Knights 10/2012.  He is an honored Vietnam Vet and was even more honored to become a Knight.  For the last 3 years he has been the Color Corp Commander for Assembly 2437.  He has asked to be buried in his Regalia.  Please pray for this wonderful man and his family.

Prayer Chairman

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon GK---Funeral Arrangements for Brother SK Dave Denton

Brothers,
PSD Bob Kish has shared the funeral arrangements for our PSD and Brother SK Dave Denton.
Dave's service is Saturday Nov. 11th at 11:00AM at St. Alice in Springfield.
 
Any Sir Knight with Regalia is asked to be there at 10:15 to honor our Past State Deputy.
 
There is a 4th degree exemplification on that same day at but registration is not until 1am. This will leave ample time to get from St Alice to St Mary's for the exemplification.  
 
Bob Kish
Oregon State KofC Charities President
Oregon Knights of Columbus, PSD

Past Oregon State Deputy David Denton passed in his sleep about 9:30pm last night. For those using Facebook,
Brother Sir Dave was a member of Fr. Patrick Curley Council #4087 in Springfield, OR and Fr. Vincent R. Capondanno Assembly #3258 in Eugene.
Fraternally.


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK---It's November, Service Hours Are Due to Me on Monday November 13th

Dear Brother Knights,

Please e-mail me with your service hours by November 13th in the categories Church, Council, Life, Family and Youth.

Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon GK---November Meeting

Dear Brother Knights,

Our monthly council meeting will be on November 20th at 7pm at our usual time and place.

At 7pm at Brother Ted's request, I have invited Martin Nicholson, Curator from the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon to talk about the role of trees in reducing our carbon footprint in the spirit of Pope Francis' 2015 Encyclical Laudito Si "On Care for Our Common Home."

Since Martin is not a knight, we will not officially and ceremonially open the meeting until 7:30pm.

There will also be time for additional feedback, conversation and open dialogue about Martin's talk during our official meeting agenda.

Martin plans not to get into anything controversial and he is very soft-spoken. I think you will like him.

Please be a good Catholic witness to him and be welcoming to him.

Looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday at the breakfast at St. Clare's.

Looking forward! Happy All Saints Day and All Soul's Day!  May the Peace of Christ be with you! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon GK





Brother Daniel Salomon GK---Letter from Brother Brian Fihn GK of Tigard---Founding member Kenny (Kenneth) Scheckla passed away this week (prayers requested)

Brothers All, 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Kenny (Kenneth) Scheckla as passed away today and it with our Lord.

Kenny was a founding member of Tigard Council #3591 back on February 7, 1953.  Kenny had 64 straight years of Membership with the Knights of Columbus.

Kenny is survived by his wife Bibianne.  Please but Bibianne and the family into your prayers.                                                        
                        
Kenny was 84 born on 11-17-1932.


Brian Fihn
Grand Knight
Tigard, Oregon #3591
fihner@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Missing one key position for Sunday's Breakfast at St. Clare

A thank you to all who have signed up:
Ken Paulsen
Ted Seeber
Christopher Seeber
Michael Chau
Tom Owens
David McClean
Daniel Salomon
Scott Young
Steve Root
Shannon Seeber
Laura Bowers
Don Mey
Mike Devlin
Doug Hagedon
Phil Jarvis.

But we're missing one key player:  2nd shift egg scrambler.  If time is a bother, well, we really only need you from 11:15 to noon (by then we should be beginning cleanup).  If you are NOT on the above list (everybody on the above list has gone above and beyond the call of duty already) and think you can spend 45 minutes scrambling eggs in a cast iron skillet, please let Ted Seeber know at seebert42@gmail.com .

If you can't scramble eggs, we can still use your help.  Minor positions that are still available are serving line and dining room, for both 9:30am-10:30am and 11:45am-12:15pm shifts.  Notice that for these, you would still be able to attend Mass, as long as you left before the announcements to let us know that Mass is over and we're about to get hit.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK----Prayer Request for Pia de Leon's Mother

Dear Brother Knights,

Please pray for Pia de Leon's mother who is in ISU in the Philippines. Pia's father recently died in the Philippines earlier this month.

Pia de Leon is the Pastoral Associate at St. Clare Catholic Church.

Please also ask Father Michael J. McGivney to pray for her too.

Thanks so much! May the peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Saturday, October 28, 2017

All Hand on Deck for November 5 Breakfast at St. Clare's

Sunday, November 5 is another breakfast at St. Clare's.  We still need plenty of volunteers!  Both shifts on Sunday are wide open, so it should be easy to find a time that works for you.  On both shifts, Serving Line and Dining Room may also choose to attend Mass, as long as you do the Judas Shuffle to come tell us when The Blessed Sacrament is being distributed, so that we can prepare for the 9:30am and 11:45 am rushes.

Contact Ted Seeber, seebert42@gmail.com, to volunteer.

Please also remember the Time Change will happen at 1-2am on November 5th, so we might want to try to have some stuff ready early for people arriving an hour before Mass.Ted will attempt to have the doors open at 6:30 am to start making coffee.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK---Latest Prayer Requests from State

Dear Brothers:

Please continue to pray for PSD Dave Denton for peace and strength. Hospice has been called in and Joyce said its only a matter of days.

Fr Tony Dummer O.M.I    Passed away October 3rd 2017 from a short battle of Cancer at the  age 76 in Buffalo Minn. Tony is the Brother of Francis Dummer of McMinnville council and the uncle of James Dummer Mid Columbia Council.   Funeral mass was held Monday Oct 9th in Buffalo Minn. A memorial mass for the Northwest friends and relatives is set for  Sat November 4th at St Edwards Catholic church in North Plains Oregon. 
10:30 Rosary followed by 11:00 mass  The Nieces and Nephews are conducting the service for our beloved Uncle.  Bishop Kenneth Stiener will be Primary Celebrant with Father Larry Gooely S.J. cocelebrant   (Bishop Steiner Ordained Fr Tony)  Reception to follow.    Prayers requested for the Dummer family.

Prayer Chairman

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK----Prayers for two knights who recently died and one lady who recently died in our state

Dear Sirs

Sir Knight Steve Havlik of Scappoose Council 3302 and Assembly 1292  died Sunday Morning October 15, 2017.  His Funeral Mass will be Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at St Wenceslaus Catholic church in Scappoose, Oregon . Viewing will occur between 1:30 and 2:00 followed by a rosary just before mass.  An Honor Guard has been requested and should be there 30 minutes before mass starts. The parish center will be open for the honor guard to dress. No reception is planned for after the Funeral Mass. Steve  is a  Life member and has been a member since 1984 and has been an part of the honor guard at St. Wenceslaus in the past. Please pray for Sir Knight Steve and his siblings Albert Havlik and Mary Ann (Havlik) Robinson and all his family.

The oldest member of Sublimity Council 2439, Fred J Schwindt, passed away on ThursdayOctober 12th.  Fred was 95 years old.  His funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception on MondayOctober 23rd at 11:00 AM.  Please keep his wife Eleanor and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Council #9137 and St. Francis Parish in Sherwood reported the loss of an integral member of our community, Diane Zumpano.  Diane is the wife of Brother Chuck Zumpano and a long time member of the parish Finance Council and School Advisory Council. She succumbed to her ongoing ling disease and was called home to our Lord on October 10.  May she have eternal rest and relief from her pain and suffering, and may Chuck be consoled that she will be waiting with her Faith and love of life until they meet again at the table of the Lord.

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr

Prayer Chairman

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Next Breakfast at St. Clare's Coming up November 5

Please inform Ted Seeber if you are available to volunteer- seebert42@gmail.com

Shifts available:
Saturday November 4, 6pm-8pm initial setup
Sunday November 5, 7am-10:30am Setup and Rush
Sunday November 5, 10:30am-2pm

If you work all three shifts, we suggest 5pm Mass at St. Clare's.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Advanced Degrees in Mt. Angel- with family activities!

For you men who have not yet achieved your Knighthood, or wish to once again observe the Formation and Knighthood Degrees, but have family obligations, here is your chance.

The Seminary Council at Mt. Angel Abbey is hosting Formation and Knighthood Degrees, on Saturday, October 28th.  A guided "Once in A Lifetime" library tour will be available for wives and children.  Registration at 1pm, library tour starts at 1:15pm.  Make a day of it and enjoy the many fine restaurants in Mt. Angel for Dinner.

It is recommended that if wives wish to also shop at the Abbey Gift Shop, that you arrive early, as there may not be time after the tour and the gift shop closes at 4pm.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Men's Conference Schedule

Friday, October 20, 5pm & Saturday, October 21, 6:30am:  We will be
offering a carpool from St. Clare's to the Archdiocese Holy League
Men's Conference.    The timing is designed to miss as little of the
conference as possible; to make the 6pm Welcoming on Friday and the
7:30am Mass offered by Bishop Peter Smith.  More information and
tickets can be found at http://www.hlcmc.net

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK----October 16 John-Clare Council Meeting Agenda

Dear Brother Knights,

This is the agenda for our monthly October 13 meeting at St. Clare's Catholic Church at 7pm.

Please also remember that there will be an officer's meeting at 6:30 pm before the meeting.


October 16 Council Meeting Agenda

6:30pm: Officer's Meeting
7:00pm: Meeting Officially Begins

Prayer, Pledge and Card Check (5min)

Remarks and Discussion from Brother Doug from Knights of Columbus Insurance (10 minutes)

Remarks from the Grand Knight (5 minutes)

The Lecturer (10 minutes)

Open Dialogue on Matthew Kelly's Rediscovering Jesus Questions (20 minutes)

Old Business: Breakfasts, Men's Conference, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mini-Pilgrimage Logistics, Brother Michael and Tom present a set of Vietnamese Embroidery Artwork for My Lam School, the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima and Essay Contest kits (20 minutes) 

New Business: Outcome of officer's meeting (5 minutes)

The Good of the Order---Sick or in Distress (5 minutes)

Closing Prayers (5 minutes)

Looking forward! Thanks so much! May the peace of Christ be with you! 

Sincerely, 

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Monday, October 9, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK ---Rediscovering Jesus Question (please be prepared to discuss these questions at our next meeting)

Dear Brother Knights,

Father Don, one of our chaplains and parish priests of Saint Clare's Catholic Church when asked how we can help him would like us to focus more on spiritual development. 

Please read the Prologue, Opening Thoughts and Chapter 1 in Matthew Kelly's book Rediscovering Jesus--An Invitation before our next meeting and be prepared to think about, pray about and share your answers to the following questions in the meeting. Know that sharing is optional. Only share what you feel comfortable and moved to share at the time. I will facilitate the conversation as Grand Knight.

"Prologue: Are You Jesus?"

How much is the sheer busyness of your life preventing you from living the life God is calling you to life?

Feel free to also answer the question differently if you feel you are not busy enough and share how God might be calling you to become more involved and how exactly? 

Even feel free to share your testimony if you feel God has already found the right balance of prayer, family responsibilities, church, work (defined broadly) and solitude and leisure in your life? 

"Chapter 1: New Beginnings"

In what area of your life is God inviting you to experience a new beginning?

"Ask and it will be given to you; search and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you."

Matthew 7:7

Prayer: "Jesus, help me to believe that a new beginning is possible."

Looking forward! Thanks so much! May the peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK





Brother Daniel Salomon, GK---Our Next Meeting is Coming Up On Monday 16th (Officers Meeting Too) and Community Service Hours Due this Friday

Dear Brother Knights,

Our monthly meeting is coming up on Monday October 16th at 7pm at St. Clare Catholic Church (Fireside Lounge).

There will be an officers meeting at 6:30pm before the 7pm meeting.

I will be posted the agenda sometime this week.

Please send your community services hours to me via e-mail by this Friday October 13th to danielsalomon@comcast.net.

Looking forward! Thanks so much! Happy Columbus Day! May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK: Prayer Request from Saint Clare Catholic Church

Dear Brother Knights,

As you know, one of the outcomes when we asked Father Don for help is that we help Father Don when we pray for his parish.

Please keep Saint Clare Catholic Church in your prayers.

Please especially pray for our very own Rick LeFaivre who was ordained a deacon last Thursday and will be ordained a priest this coming June. After this priestly ordination he will study one more year in Rome and then be assigned to serve in a parish here in the diocese.

Please keep Rick in your prayers.

Please pray for Father Don as he is away at the annual Priest's Convocation.

By all means, also keep St. John Fisher in your prayers too and your priests and deacons.

Looking forward! Thanks so much! May the peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Happy Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi (October 4) from the Grand Knight

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK: Our Next Meeting and Community Service Hours

Dear Brother Knights,

Our next monthly council meeting will be on October 16th at 7pm in the Fireside Lounge at Saint Clare's Catholic Church.

I will need your community service hours via e-mail in the categories of  Youth, Family, Council, Church and Community by Friday October 13th.

Looking forward! Thanks so much! May the peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Daniel Salomon, GK

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Breakfast was a huge success!

$508 net
$254 for the parish
$254 for the council.

Thank you to the guys who came up from St. Anthony's to volunteer and help out- Brian, Joe, Steve and Scott. 

Thank you also to Dave Hullinger for cooking for us!

We ran out of eggs, sausage, and went through more than 25 lbs of pancake mix.  Ted Seeber ran out to the store in the middle to get a hundred more sausages and 10 dozen more eggs, and we ran out of sausages at the end and only had 2 gallon bags of eggs left, both of which went to our Grand Knight Daniel.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Breakfast Sunday, October 1 at St. Clare's

Still looking for a little more help!  Have some holes for 9:30am-10:30am- basically just handling the dining room during the rush.  E-mail seebert42@gmail.com if you can be there!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Results of SJF Breakfast, and St. Clare's Breakfast October 1

The SJF Breakfast was a success, raising $263 to be split 50/50
between Council 15485 and the SJF youth group.

Thank you all for volunteering!   Scott, Joe, Travis, Brian, and Steve
came up from St. Anthony's to help.

Due to having the help from St. Anthony's council, and the current
state of 15485's finances, we decided to be very aggressive with our
breakfast schedule.  I didn't realize how aggressive- September 24th
sounded like a long way from October 1st, but it's a week.

Our St. Clare's Breakfasts follow a different schedule.  There are
three shifts you can sign up for:
6pm-8pm Saturday Night Setup (Get your Mass obligation in at 5pm, then
join us, many hands make light work of initial setup so that we don't
have to do it Sunday morning!)

7am-10:30am Sunday morning- Ted will be opening up at 7am to start the
coffee process.  We will not be serving food until 9:30, so most
volunteers can show up at 8 for setup, or even go to 8:30 am Mass and
do the Judas Shuffle to let us know when the Eucharist is going on so
that we can have hot food for the rush.  And a rush it is, it is
during that 9:30-10:30 period that we will serve between 80-120
breakfasts.

10:30am-2pm-  Come have breakfast first for working this shift, then
help with dishes and setup.  Mass is at 10:45, so we don't see the
Brunch rush until 11:45.  We only serve until 12:30, and we stop
cooking about 12:15 to start cleanup.  Always out of there by 2pm.

Please volunteer for whatever shift, or multiple shifts, make sense
for you.  I'll be there for all.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Minutes of Meeting Monday, September 18, 2017

Ted had a hard drive failure. This post will be edited and put out by 7pm on Thursday, September 21
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GK opened the meeting with prayer, pledge, and card check.

 Officers Present: Our Lord Jesus Christ, Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Treasurer, Warden, 1 year Trustee, 2 year Trustee

 Officers Excused: Recorder, 3 year trustee, Chancellor, Lecturer, Outside Guard , Inside Guard, Financial Secretary, Advocate

 7 brothers Present- no quorum.

Grand Knight's Remarks
At request of the chaplain, no more hand signals will be used during our meetings.  A Climate specialist will come in November to talk to us about the use of trees to mitigate carbon footprint.

Old Business

  • Breakfasts- SJF Breakfast this Sunday, September 24.  Mary Jane Weber will have the doors open for us by 8am.  Ken will post inventory and do shopping.  Ted will bring blueberries, butter, and some leftover sausages he's had since last breakfast.

    St. Clare's Breakfasts will be October 1 and November 5, and will have help from 3591.  Still need around 5 volunteers from our council though.
  • Need an Officer's meeting, will be scheduled for 6:30pm on October 16
  • Men's Conference October 20-21; will carpool leaving church parking lots at 5:30pm on Friday and 7am on Saturday.  Expect late nights.  We need a volunteer for St. Jorhn Fisher, Ted Seeber will organize St. Clare's .
New Business
  • Essay Contest kits will be delivered to Deacon Scott at SJF and Ms Sturges at St. Clare's
  • We will have a mini pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Saturday December 9th.  GK will research devotions.  
  • We will begin again with Rediscover Jesus book- Please read chapters 1-3 and think about the questions at the end of each chapter.  We will discuss at our next meeting
  • Brothers Michael and Tom presented a set of Vietnamese Embroidery Artwork for My Lam School.  3 are available at $90 each to go to this worthy cause.  Contact Tom Owens at TomROwens@msn.com
  • Brother Ken wishes help with the 100th anniversary of Fatima procession in Beaverton, starting at noon at the Post Office, marching to the lawn at the library.  Plan is to say all 4 mysteries of the Rosary.  SJF will hold a similar procession from SJF to the corner of 45th and Vermont, led by Brother Paul.
  • Brother Mike Devlin reported that the prayer cards and Fatima medals were a hit with the soccer kids at St. Clare Picnic.
Sick or in Distress
  • Bonnie Owens
  • Marie Damuguard
  • RIP Sally Quigley
  • Keven Schnibbner
  • Becky Griffo
  • Daniel's Parents, Voc Rehab situation, Wildfires, & Lola Cortez
Meeting was closed with a Hail Mary for all concerned

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Men's Conference is fast approaching

The 2017 Holy League Men's Conference for the Archdiocese of Portland is about a month away.  Get your tickets here  and join Council 15485 in carpools leaving from the St.Clare and St. John Fisher Church Parking Lot at 5:30pm on Friday, October 20, and 7am on Saturday, October 21

Friday, September 15, 2017

Congradulations to Dave Saunders

RE: OCTOBER 2017 PARISH RECRUITMENT DRIVES
TO: OREGON DISTRICT DEPUTIES
CC: OREGON STATE OFFICERS
Brothers,
The Order wide October Church Drive has proven to be THE key to successful membership growth in Oregon. We focus on membership growth because each and every number represents one Knight who is making a positive impact in his parish and community. As Knights attract new members, they will help the Order become "the frontline of Catholic men who will strengthen and serve our Catholic Church."
It makes sense to look for new members in the place you're most likely to find them: your parish.
Every Council in your District is expected to plan and hold some form of Parish Recruitment Drive next month. If any Council in your District feels they cannot participate I need to know Why? This is important for you to understand so that we might provide the appropriate "fix" to their dilemma with their membership efforts.
As a reminder and for the new DD's I have attached the Drive Report you will use to report Parish Drive activity in October. I will distribute this again later in October.
CLICK HERE for DRIVE REPORT
 
TIPS FOR COUNCILS:
Ask pastor's permission to hold a "Church Recruitment Drive Weekend" at the parish. * Contact your council's field agent to get his assistance. * Advertise the drive in the parish bulletin, making it clear that Knights will be available to talk to interested men and their families after all Masses on the given weekend. * Order your Church Recruitment Drive materials by submitting the form found at kofc.org/churchdrive. * Organize your members into teams. Make sure that at least one team is committed to covering each Mass. * Plan a First Degree Ceremonial within one week of the recruitment drive. If needed, use the First Degree Video Production available via Officers Online
NOTE: I mentioned advertising in the church bulletins. I really feel we should let the entire parish know that we are actively inviting Catholic men and their families to join with us. The parish needs to know it's 'Open Enrollment' next month and always.
NEXT STEP: Get this information to your councils (GK, FS and Membership teams) TODAY!
Congrats to DD #1 Dave Saunders. Holy Rosary Council #15605 is the first Oregon council to reach 100% of membership quota. Honorable mentions to DD #5 Bill Geary (Mac is 88%) and DD #7 Ken Anderson (Sweet Home is 75%)

Please know you are appreciated for all you do for so many. Always
Fraternally,
Mike


Mike Woody
Oregon Membership Director
Website
541-905-5009 cell

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK---The Draft Agenda for our Monday September 18th Meeting

Dear Brother Knights,

This is the tentative agenda for our upcoming meeting at 7pm on September 18th at St. Clare Catholic Church in Fireside Lounge at the Parish Offices.

Opener for our Guests (2 min)
Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Roll Call of Officer (5 minutes)
Grand Knight Remarks: Dispensial of Hand Signals takes effect tonight but Grand Knight reserves the right to use the gravel and continue to use of titles to address each other, Father Don is fine with our implementation of the suggestions and Guest Speaker Proposal offered by Grand Knight (10 minutes)
Questions, Comments and Voting on Grand Knight's Remarks if necessary (10 minutes)
Approval of Minutes (5 minutes)
Lecturer (8 minutes)
Old Business: Reports (15 minutes)
New Business: Vote on date for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mini-Pilgrimage, Vote on Future, Time Frame and Format of Matthew Kelly discussion, Brother Tom and Michael Chow's fundraising and offer and vote, Brother Ken''s asking for help to put together a special Our Lady of Fatima public rosary and checking in about the Catholic Men's Retreat at Mt. Angel (25 minutes)
Good of the Order: (10 minutes)
Closing Prayer (5 minutes)
Optional for guests interesting in becoming Knights afterwards

Please feel free to email or call me about any questions or concerns about the agenda.

If I do not hear from any of you by Sunday night, I will plan to lead the meeting as planned above.

Thanks so much! Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon





Brother Daniel Salomon---Prayer Requests for My Sister's Pregnancy---For Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby

Dear Brother Knights,

My sister is pregnant with her third child and she recently suffered from some physical health problems. Please pray for the health of my sister and the health of her baby. Please also have Father McGivney pray for her.

Praises that my parents finally found a better living situation and please continue to pray for them as they have encountered some complications as they closed the deal. Please also have Saint Joseph pray for my parents.

Thank-you again for all your thoughts and prayers. Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK




Monday, September 11, 2017

FYI---Portland 40 Days of Life Events

40 Days for Life Opening Mass
with Bishop Peter Smith,
Fr. Lucas Laborde and many other priests!
 
Friday, September 15th
7pm at St. Patrick’s Church.
1623 NW 19th, Portland.
 
Please join us in prayer for this upcoming campaign for Life in our city. Bishop Peter is always an inspiring speaker on how to be a strong witness for Christ in our world.
Check out the Portland 40 Days for Life website for more information.
 
 
 
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Prayer Requests and Updates from State

Dear Brothers

Past State Deputy, George Flake, had a stroke on August 21st. He is now in a Rehab Facility here in Redmond. He is doing better but will probably be there for a few more weeks. Prayers are requested that George recovery soon.

Brother and Sir Knight Robert Seymour, a long standing Knight of Council #1872 and Assembly 908, passed away.   Prayers are requested for the peaceful rest of his soul and support of the family.

Past State Deputy Jerry Brunelle died September 4, 2017 and his Funeral Service will be Sept. 22nd at Christ the King Church at 11709 SE Fuller Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222.  Rosary is at 10:30 and the Mass at 11:00.   A luncheon reception will follow.  An Honor Guard has been requested  and Sir Knight Tom Morgan of Assembly #2251 Milwaukie is the contact (phone 503-658-8709 or mobile 971-645-9188, email thm66@comcast.net ). Honor Guard need to be there at least by 10:30.  PSD Jerry Brunelle was born in 1926 and joined the Knights of Columbus in 1956 in Christ the King Council #9257 and later in theMost Rev. William H Gross Assembly # 2251 in Milwaukie.  He was Oregon State Deputy 1985-1987 and Oregon District Master 1988-1992.

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr

Prayer Chairman

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon: Service Hour Due Dates for the Month of August

Dear Brother Knight,

Please send your service hours to me for the month of August via e-mail by September 14th. Please put them into the categories to the best of your ability: Church, Community, Council, Life, Family and Youth.

I apologize for the late notice. Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Thank you for all your amazing volunteering in the church and in the greater human community!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon: An Unhealthy Air Advisory Is Still In Effect Today

Dear Brother Knights,

An unhealthy air advisory is still in effect today for the City of Portland. Everyone, especially children and senior citizens and those with special sensitivities like respiratory issues, need to limit being outside and limit heavy lifting and exertion today.

It did break-up last night and earlier this morning however and is expected to break-up again tomorrow.

It is also being advised to keep all windows closed, to not use wood burning stoves and fireplaces and to not run vacuum cleaners and to drink extra water.

Continue to do what you need to do to stay safe and healthy and protect yourself and your family!

Keep you posted! My thoughts and prayers remain with you during this time!

May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK


Brother Daniel Salomon: Our Next Local Council Meeting

Dear Brother Knights,

Our next monthly local council meeting will be September 18th at 7pm at St. Clare Catholic Church in the Fireside Room. Our regular meeting time and location. Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon: How is everyone faring the air quality advisory in Greater Portland today?

Dear Brother Knights,

Currently the air quality in the Greater Portland is in the unhealthy range because of wildfires. An air quality advisory is in effect.

Meaning if you have a heart or lung condition or any other health sensitivity you should be especially careful to limit your time outside and limit heavy exertion outside. Everyone is being advised to be careful when outside and working and engaging in physical exercise outside.

It is predicted that the air quality advisory will be lifted later today and tomorrow.

Please contact me via email or phone if you want to talk about it with me, pray about it and let me know how you are doing?

danielsalomon@comcast.net

301-801-8544

Please keep this situation in your prayers. Please ask Father McGivney to pray for the wild fires and our air quality situation.

Most importantly, please stay safe and healthy today!

Please stay up to date for any additional air quality advisories!

It is possible to Google "air quality of Portland, Oregon." 

Please look out the window to assess the situation before going outside!

Please do what you need to do to take care of yourself and your family!

Make sure to buy a face mask if you have not done so already and make sure a face mask is in your emergency kit.

May be the peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK



 










3rd call for cooks for St. Clare Parish Picnic!

If you can be there at 8am, please lend your strength and back to pushing the grill into place.  Beyond that, it would be nice if we could have an extra grill master or two so that we can rotate out to eat with our families.  It'll be a fun day, with Mass outside at 10am, cooking, all sorts of fun for the kids.  Cleaning the grill will now start at 1pm on our schedule, in hopes of having Al all loaded up and out of there by 2:30pm.

Please let Ted Seeber know at seebert42@gmail.com or 503-318-1508 if you can come to help, that way I can stop making these appeals!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Brother Knight,
Thanks to your generous support, the Knights of Columbus has raised more than $500,000 toward disaster relief in the Texas area. You can read more about our efforts here
But donating isn’t the only way you can help.
Listed below is a link to our latest tweet on the disaster, which we urge you to share on your personal and council accounts. We are also linking to a flyer that may be shared online or printed and distributed around your community.  
#HurricaneHarvey @ twitter
Sharing these links will cost no more than a few seconds of your time, but they can make all the difference in the life of another. 
Please spread the word as we keep Texas in our prayers.


Click here to donate to Texas Disaster Relief

2nd Call for Volunteers for St. Clare's picnic! September 10, 2017

So far I have verified:
- Mike Devlin will do the soccer challenge and help us with setup, he'll have his own teardown to do.
- Daniel Salomon and Christopher Seeber on the Lego Church project
- Ted and Michael Chau on Grill setup, but could use one more strong back to muscle the Magicater into place. 8:00am.
- Ted on Grill cooking- could use 1-2 more grill masters from 10am-1pm
- Ted and Michael Chau on cleanup- could use 1-2 more people at 2pm to help clean the grill and push it back into its home.

It is requested that only Knights in Good Standing work on the Majicater- Al Tabayoyon from 3591 will be on hand to train us on his baby.

Prayer Request for Aunt and Uncle Effected By Hurricane Harvey in Houston

Dear Brother Knights,

Please pray for my Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Hershey who are stuck in Houston in the middle of Hurricane Harvey. Please pray for their safety, health and housing situation. They are an elderly couple and Uncle Hershey was already struggling with serious health issues before Hurricane Harvey. Please ask Father Michael McGivney to pray for them and for all the victims and survivors of Hurricane Harvey and for clean-up and rebuilding effort.  

Also, please continue to pray for my parents as they are still struggling to find a healthy living situation. Please also ask Father Michael McGivney to continue to pray for them.

Thanks so much! May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon


Monday, August 28, 2017

Dear Brother Knights,
Like you, I have a devotion to Our Blessed Mother.  Currently we are in the period of time that is 100 years since Our Blessed Mother appeared in Fatima, Portugal.  She appeared to three shepherd children; Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta starting on May 13, 1917 and on the 13th of the next 5 months culminating in "the miracle of the sun" witnessed by 70,000 people on October 13, 1917.  I have a good DVD movie telling the story of this fascinating event which is available for loan to any of you - but a similar YouTube version is available here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI1u16Qp3IQ&t=495s

This event has been approved as "worthy of belief" by the Church.  And the message of Fatima is just as important today as it was 100 years ago.   Maybe more so.

I have been asked to organize a "Public Square Rosary" on Saturday, October 14, 2017 to celebrate this anniversary. Within the next couple of weeks, I should have the details figured out and will pass them on.  I hope many of you will be able to join me.

Our City, State and Nation desperately need the blessing of God.  Perhaps it is best requested through these events where our efforts demonstrate our faith and devotion.  Please prayerfully consider participating in a public rosary on October 14 at noon.  I believe it will be at Pioneer Square, but am not sure yet. 
Thanks,
Bro. Ken Paulsen

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Prayer Request Update for Lola Cortez---Please pray for her privately every day and please add her name to the St. Clare Book of Intentions

People at St. Clare are now praying for Lola Cortez privately on a daily basis. Please pray for Lola privately on a daily basis and please add her name to the Book of Intentions if it has not already been added whenever you visit St. Clare's. Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Daniel Salomon

Daniel Salomon: Able to Help-out with the Picnic

Thank-you all for making arrangements for the picnic while I was away. Yes, I am able to help-out with clean-up and Chris on the day of the picnic. Looking forward! Thanks so much! Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Daniel Salomon

Daniel Salomon: Back from the Eclipse and Can be Reached Now


I am now back from the solar eclipse and my family vacation. I am now available to be reached by e-mail, phone, when I am at St. Clare's and to set-up in-person meeting. Looking forward! Thanks so much! Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Daniel Salomon

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mark the Date, September 10th is the St. Clare's Church Picnic

We need the following volunteers:

  • 3 people at 8:00am to unload and set up the Magicator grill.
  • 2 cooks from 11:00am to 1pm to cook
  • 1 person to be with Christopher on the Lego Church Project
  • 1 person for the Soccer Challenge
  • 3 people 1pm-3pm to clean the grill and get it reloaded
Al Tabyoyon will be delivering the grill.  Ted will bring the Propane and be one of the three for the whole time.  Mike Devlin is taking the soccer challenge (we have a variety of prizes to hand out).  So we really just need 2 more cooks/setup/cleanup and somebody to do the Lego Church Project with Christopher.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

On HR3391

As I am sure you are all aware, HR3391 has now been signed into law by Governor Kate Brown.  This 1.5% sales tax on health insurance is a cynical attack on our undocumented worker community, encouraging abortion and contraception in that community under the guise of free health care.  This new law violates several Federal statutes about using tax money to pay for abortion, and since the sales tax also affects health insurance from the Public Employees Benefits Board, will take about $25 million out of the education budget to help pay for it.

At St. Clare's the next two weekends, the Stop Taxpayer Funding for Aboriton petition will be available after all masses in the Parish Library.  There is a second petition also circulated by Oregon Right to Life, that specifically addresses the sales tax on health care issue.  As 1 Year Trustee, I urge all Knights to sign these petitions, to allow us to have the debate in Oregon on whether or not this is a reasonable use of public funds.

Ted Seeber

Agenda from our Grand Knight for Monday August 21, 2017

Ted Seeber to officiate due to Daniel being on vacation with his family for the eclipse.

1. Call To Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Roll Call of Officers (5 minutes). 
2. Daniel's Conversation With Father Don with Questions and Open Discussion on Making the Meetings more Informal (20 minutes). 
3. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (5 minutes). 
4. Lecturer (5 minutes).
4. Old Business: Reports including Brother Phil's report from Lebanon, Upcoming Events, the Future of St. John Fisher Rosary of Life (20 minutes). 
5. New Business: Archbishop and Bishop's Call to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortions comes to St. Clare's, Discuss Dates for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mini-Pilgrimage, Open Discussion about how to Read and Prepare for and Time Set Aside for Matthew Kelly  Discussion (20 minutes). 
6. Good of the Order (10 minutes). 
7. Closing Prayer (5 minutes).