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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). 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Request for Prayers

 Dear prayer warriors,
 Ben, the son of Eddie who used to cook at Saint Andre Bessette when the St. Francis group prepared meals there for the homeless,  has been missing for 9 days. Ben is 17 years old. Please pray for Ben's safety and rapid return home.  His father Eddie is highly distraught and requests your prayers.  Eddie lived at our home for two years when he was homeless and Ben frequently visited us. He is a fine boy.
Bonnie and Tom

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pray for Mary Smith from St. Clare's

From the SIS group:

Mary Smith had a fall yesterday. Her daughters got her to urgent care and they were able to give her 10 stitches above the left eye and found a broken bone in her left pinkie.  In a few days she will get a cast on her left arm.  (darn it--- she's also left handed.)  She would so appreciate kind and gentle prayers for speedy healing .  Blessings to all the SIS  group!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A letter from Brother Tom

August 5, 2017

Dear family and friends,

Here is a note to update you on our recent happenings. As many of you know, Bonnie and I planned to put our house up for sale in August. We moved from a 4 bedroom home where we lived for 44 years into a small 2 bedroom apartment on July 1st. Our new address is 12505 SW North Dakota St., Apt 808, Tigard, OR 97223.Our apartment is great and only 3 blocks away from the house we lived in. That has make our transition much easier but we are still packing and unpacking a few boxes etc. daily.
On Tuesday afternoon, July 14, Bonnie tripped and fell while walking around in our house. She had been working with a lady from NW Organizers in decluttering. She hit her foot against a box or the corner of the wall falling hard to the floor on her left side.We called 911 and they took her to the emergency room at St. Vincent’s hospital for examination and treatment. She has a broken vertebrae in her neck and patella in her left knee, a dislocated little finger on her left hand (she is left handed so that adds to the complication), and pain in her other knee. Doctors put her in a brace for her neck and knee and gave her pain medication. She stayed in the hospital until the Friday the 21st when she was transferred to Maryville Nursing and Convalescent Center in Beaverton. She got PT and OT there and was released to come back home to our apartment yesterday. She will need to keep both braces on for about another 5 weeks. Please keep us in your prayers.
Bonnie had me and a steady parade of visitors, nurses, therapists and doctors coming daily. The treatment at Maryville was outstanding and we were blessed to be able to have her get in there. I have also been blessed with the help of my nephew, Michael Chau, and friends who have been so kind as to provide some meals for me. With the 3+ days of over 100 degrees this week we were fortunate to get 2 air conditioners installed before she came back to our apartment.
If you wish you can contact Bonnie any day on her cell phone 503.789.7313. She would be happy to hear from you.
Thanks for your continued love and prayers.

Tom & Bonnie

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bishop Fulton Sheen- a humor filled look at marriage from 1956

From when marriage was about raising children:

From our Seminarian, a report on his Pastoral Year

Hey Ted,

Just a quick update on the rest of my Summer. I complete my CPE Summer training session at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma and St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way at the end of next week. My last overnight, on-call, as the only chaplain at the hospital was Thursday night, my last verbatim (review of a patient encounter) was Wednesday, and my last daily rotation in the hospital will be Tuesday.  Yeah for the end. It has been an intense Summer. Since I am not paid, I guess that you could say that my time was voluntary, though I have to be here for formation reasons. If you wanted to count it, I averaged 50-hours a week for the last 11-weeks.

I am taking some time off for vacation with the family starting Friday 11th, but have to swing through Portland before heading back to Rome on August 29. I plan to be at the first Mass at St. Clare’s August 26.  Father knows that I will be there and I plan to serve as acolyte at the Mass. Please let others know that I will be in attendance, and that I hope to see as many people as possible.

As stated above, I fly back to Rome on the 29th of August, Starting the first Monday of September, we have two weeks of training on Marriage prep and other how to officiate the Sacrament, then some other stuff. I will be on a silent retreat from the 17th to 23rd, and then preparing, God willing, for my ordination to the Diaconate at St Peter’s Basilica on the 28th of September. I am still waiting for my official letter from Archbishop Sample, but I was given a verbal call to orders earlier this Summer. Please ask the Knights to keep me in their prayers, and as I will have you all in mine during the retreat. I will email a link to a website with photos, as well as post some on facebook.

I have been given my Pastoral assignment for next year, which is to serve at the US Naval Support Base outside Naples Italy, which I did my third year of theology. I will be down there for a weekend every three to four weeks. This time I will be able to do more at Mass and will be proclaiming the Gospel and doing the homily at one of the weekend Masses during each visit. I don’t think that Deacons have house jobs, except maybe to give tours, but I won’t find out for sure till I return to Rome.

Archbishop has approved my studies at the Angelicum again, this time to get my STL (Sacred Theology License) in Spiritual Theology. This was far off my radar, as at first I thought to do Moral Theology, and as recently as last September planned to petition for Thomistic studies - as in Thomas Aquinas. My thought was a paper on Thomas’ notion of marriage, specifically, the spiritual nature of marriage. Late September, I read part of the book “On Love” by Bernard Clairvaux. This caused me to look at expanding my paper topic to look specifically at what makes a Catholic marriage a Catholic marriage - or what is the spiritual nature of marriage. This would allow me to incorporate Bernard’s writings, but moved me out of Thomistic studies. Spiritual Theology seems the best fit for the paper idea I have, and on reflection may prepare me to be a better priest, as I think one of the priests more important roles is to help people have a relationship with God and that is what spiritual theology is all about.

Please pass this information on to the Knights. I apologise that I only made the one meeting whilst on Pastoral year, but it was a busy year, and I was working to set up a Men’s group at STM. Father King hopes that maybe someday it will develop into a Knights group.

Your servant in Christ,

Rick LeFaivre

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Deadline to get Volunteer hours in for July is August 10

And Ted reprogrammed the form to go to our new GK:
Report your volunteer hours here

Or of course, just glance at the form and write an e-mail to GK Daniel Salomon

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Next Meeting Will Be On the 21st Of August

Dear Brother Knights,

The next meeting will be on August 21st at our regular 7pm time at Saint Clare's Catholic Church in Fireside.

Brother Ted Saber will be serving as acting Grand Knight for the night as I will be on family vacation. I am drafting the agenda however.

I will return to be master of ceremony in September.

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


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Praises from Brother Tom

Dear Brother Knights,

Brother Tom's wife will be returning from the hospital soon. Thanks for all your prayers.

Tom is especially grateful to the three brother knights who brought him means.

Brother Tom gave me permission to share this.

Peace of Christ be with you!


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Volunteer Request: St. Clare Picnic September 10

We're in charge of cooking again this year for the St. Clare Picnic, so please get it on your calendars.  I'm assuming it will be similar to last year.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Good News About Grand Knight's Sister Rachel

Dear Brother Knights,

Thanks for your prayers for my sister and thanks be to God.

My sister's tumor is not only benign, we also just learned this last weekend that Rachel, my sister, is now pregnant.

Please pray for my sister and her child.

Please also ask Father Michael McGivney to pray for my sister and her child.

Looking forward! Thanks so much!


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Blessing to you during the heat wave

Dear Brother Knights,

I pray that all of you find a nice cool spot to weather the impending heat wave this weak. Peace of Christ be with you.


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Monday, July 31, 2017

Please Continue To Pray For St. Clare Catholic Church's Lola Cortez

Dear Brother Knights,

Please pray for St. Clare parishioner Lola Cortez and her continued struggle with lung disease. She is calming down and receiving help but her doctors are telling her she only has three months to live. Please pray for a miraculous recovery if it be God's will and Lola to receive comfort, mercy, encouragement, help and peace during this time.

Please also pray to have Father McGivney pray for her.

Thanks so much!

Brother Daniel Salamon, GK

Please Pray For Supreme Convention

Dear Brother Knights, 

Please keep this Tuesday's Supreme Convention in your prayers. 

Looking forward! Thanks so much!


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Prayer Request for Grand Knight's Sister

Dear Brother Knights,

Please pray for my sister Rachel, for her tumor to be benign. Thanks so much!


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Prayer Request from Bonnie Owens

 Tom and I have moved. Our new address is 12505 SW North Dakota apartment #808  Tigard OR 97223– 3288. Our phone numbers and emails remain the same.
I took a very bad fall last Tuesday breaking several things and was admitted to St. Vincent's  hospital and I'm now at Maryville room 173. I do not yet know how long I have to be here.   If you have time I welcome visits.  Tom would appreciate a meal fixed for him as we are still involved in preparing our house for sell.  His number is 503-789-7313 but he's having problems with his phone so if you want to bring a meal to him you can contact me 503-705-6966 and I will let him know. 
Tom has been diagnosed with mild cognitive deficit and memory loss. Prayers for both of us are very welcome.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Message from DD Dave Saunders

As you may know, I was in the hospital the last 7 days but am home now. Very briefly, I had "massive blood clots in both lung." Also known as a pulmonary embolism. I can give more details if you want at meetings.

I am behind in my work so if if promised you something or I requested something, you may need to remind me again or I you to send it in.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Prayer Request for Sir Knight Dave Saunders who is in the critical care unit. Prayers also for his wife Mary. Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Dear Brothers

Sir Knight Dave Saunders is currently in the Kaiser's Sunnyside Hospital in the critical care unit.  Prayers are requested for Dave and his wife Mary.  Dave is District Deputy for District 1 and a member of the Tigard Council 3591 and Assembly 1292.

Prayer Chairman

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Grand Knight Needs Service Hours by July 13th---Thank-you for your patience with the short notice

Dear Brother Knights,

I will need your service hours by July 13th for the month of June because I will be out of town and not have email access between July 14-16. The hours are due on July 15th.

You can email your service hours to me in your usual format at

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

I appreciate your patience with the short notice as I am learning my responsibilities as your new Grant Knight.

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


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Meeting July 17, 2017, 6:30pm Fireside Room St Clare's

John Clare Council #15485
Meeting Agenda
July 17, 2017
               St. Clare Fireside Room
·        6:30pm Installation of New Officers
·        7pm Opening, Roll Call of Members, Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call of Officers, Reading of Previous Minutes and Voting on Previous Minutes
·        7:15pm Grant Knights Remarks: Grand Knight’s Vision
·        7:17pm Open Dialogue on Grand Knight’s Vision
·        7:30pm Call for All Reports
·        7:45pm For The Good of the Order from Lecturer
·        8pm New Business: Call for Reports on Upcoming Breakfasts, Rosary of Lives and Other Events and Charitable Giving, Vote on extra Spiritual Development time during Meetings and vote on reporting times and format for reporting monthly service hours and planning council participation in Knights of Columbus Family Week, August 7-13
·        8:20pm: Prayer Requests for the Sick or Distressed

·        8:30pm: Closing Prayer 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Prayer for Lola Cortez ---Have Father Michael McGivney Intercede On Her Behalf

Dear Brother Knights,

Please continue to pray for Lola Cortez.

Please also pray to get Father Michael McGivney in Heaven to pray for Lola Cortez and intercede on her behalf.

Thanks so much! Peace of Christ be with you!


Brother Daniel Salomon, GK

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Prayer Request

 Dear Brothers,

We need to pray for Lola Cortes who is a member of St. Clare Parish who has been struggling with a lung disease which has taken a turn for the worse.

Daniel Salomon, GK

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Congradulations to new officers

Most of our officer list stayed the same, but Monday Night we elected the following four new officers:
GK- Daniel Salomon
3 Year Trustee - Marc Gregoire (Ken and Ted move to 2-Year and 1-Year respectively)
Advocate- James Hatch
Inside Guard- Evan Crader

Congratulations to these, and we request everybody's presence at 6:30 on July 17 for the Officer Installation before our standard business meeting.

Junque and Jewels Tear Down

As usual, Sunday at the Junque and Jewels Sale is $5 shopping bag day- everything you can fit in a shopping bag for $5.  Bring the family, stay until 3pm, and then volunteer for cleanup- where you might even find an extra Jewel or 2 as you are moving tables after the cashboxes are closed.  We need lots of men to move tables, so bring your families and come if you can.

Men's Conference Tickets

Click here to get your tickets for the Men's Conference October 20-21 in Mt. Angel- $53.74 per person.  Our Council will be organizing carpools from St. Clare's and St. John Fisher.

Monday, June 12, 2017

From Theresa Duda- Junque and Jewels Announcement

Thanks for volunteering to help set up for J&J. We will start at 0800 on Saturday the 17th. We will be moving tables, putting up shelves and signage, and generally getting things ready to go. 

If you aren't into heavy lifting, that's OK. Rest assured we have all sorts of jobs.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

St. Clare Junque and Jewels Sale Coming

We are off the hook for putting down the floor, but they would like help setting up the tables, Saturday June 17, 9 am.  We have a family who owns a large horse trailer this year willing to haul tables, so it should be a quick and enjoyable setup with only one load of tables coming down from the storage garage.

Also teardown, Sunday June 25th at 3pm.

Remember, each person who volunteers at least 4 hours setting up this event, or signs up to volunteer for a total of 4 hours, will get a ticket to the infamous volunteer's pre-sale on Thursday, June 22nd.

Finally, our meeting is coming up Monday, June 19th.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

a prayer request and a correction

First of all pray for Michael Chau, who recently had emergency surgery to remove his appendix.   Second, I had the wrong person.  Please e-mail Daniel Salomon ,, to volunteer for Saturday's Pentecost saetup at St Clare.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Upcoming events at St. Clare's

Can you believe it is already Pentecost?  Once again, Pia and BJ are arranging a neat party at St. Clare's.  But it will take volunteers on deck to make it happen.  The Knights are on task for setup after 5pm Mass and teardown Sunday after the ethnic sauce dinner.  Please volunteer if you are able.

Also happening, is the June First Saturday Adoration, featuring the Knights at 3pm for a Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a pro-life Rosary.  Ted will lead this one, but due to family commitments cannot lead it in July.  Come experience this prayer for life at St. Clare's, and consider leading it July 1st if you are able.  Benediction will be after the Rosary led by Deacon Bill at 3;45pm.

Contact Ted Seeber ( or Michael Chau ( to volunteer for either of these events.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Meeting minutes for Monday, May 15 2017

7:00 pm Call to Order
Warden’s Report
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call
GK- Present
FS- Present
DGK- Present
Chan- Absent
Recorder- Excused
Treasurer- Present
Advocate- Present
Warden- Present
IG- Excused
OG- Excused
1 year trustee Present
2 year trustee Present
3 year trustee Excused

 7 Officer 7 Brothers

Chaplain’s Message - Really appreciated the blueberry pancakes and the flower sale, and all the Knights do for the parish. Two requests: Help with setup and teardown of Pentecost celebration the evening of June 3 and the afternoon of June 4, help with setup and teardown of Junque and Jewels Friday June 16, Saturday Morning June 17, Sunday afternoon June 25. Ted Seeber CANNOT chair any of these events, due to his parent's upcoming 50th wedding anniversary, and so we are asking for volunteers.

Reading of Minutes

7:15 Grand Knight’s Remarks - We competed with ourselves over the past month. Next year, we should move breakfasts to avoid other events. When we have Christ working through us, it feels right, it feels good, we know it is right. Mary's fiat was right- when we serve as Knights and when we do it right, it shines brightly to the rest of the world. Thanks from Joanne for Phil stepping up to serve. When we are all working at the breakfast- it feels right. When we are one with the church, we know we are doing right and it feels right. Let the Lord keep working through us.
7:20 Treasurer’s Report
  • $1375 at 1st of Month- Includes Breakfast for St. John Fisher.
  • Now down to $873. Lots of outstanding checks.
  • Breakfast proceeds for St. Clare $473
7:25 Financial Secretary’s Report
  • 32 members - time to send letter of intent to retain for Dennis and Aerton.
  • St. Clare Breakfast - net $327, Stipend $164
7:30 For the Good of the Order
7:35 Updates
State Conference
  • Jim gave us a handout about the Conference.
  • Marriage for Life Decal can be ordered from
  • Daniel gave report:  I feel stronger as a Catholic Man.  Felt like when I was in Israel visiting the Knights Templar building.  Revival is really happening- going back to true Christianity.  Some disconnect between to the Magisterium and the Laity- impressed by the number of young Knights there.   Bridge the gaps between Knights of Columbus and Men's Groups.  Lake Oswego does spiritual stuff and retreat once a year.  Families and reaching out to men at the margins.  College Knights from UP, OSU, and UofO made a big showing.  Next year's convention will be at Boulder Falls Conference Center in Lebanon.  Holy League Men's Conference in Mt Angel this year, October 20-21, 2017; featuring Bishop Smith, Fr. Bill Casey, Doug Barry, Deacon Harrold Burke Silvers.  Sign up at   .    If we find a way to donate $500 to the RSVP program for vocations (to a seminarian) we can get $100 back from Supreme for our council.
  • State Deputy Sid Thiel is resigning.  New State Deputy Francis Mohr, Ron Boyce moving up to State Secretary, Steve Steele moving up to Treasurer, Michael Rooke moving up to Advocate, New Warden Radel
  • State Summer Meeting will be July 21-23, at the Boulder Falls Conference Center in Lebanon, we need 2 Knights to go from our council, who's up for it?
Pancake Breakfast
  • For next year, avoid Divine Mercy Sunday and Easter so we don't tire ourselves out.
Divine Mercy Cards
  • Competing with ourselves a bit, not much response
Carnation Sales
  • Need more Knights to do this. Had to depend on non-Knights at St. Clare's.
  • Gross $670, cost of flowers $263, for a $407 check headed for Mother & Child
Stop funding abortion initiative
7:50 New Business

Book study - Rediscover Jesus. A truly safe place to share. Our value of Fraternity is to be remembered in discussing such topics. Some ideas were put forth- starting at the next meeting, read one chapter a week. Contact Deacon Scott or Ted Seeber for a copy if you don't have one.

Choosing New Officers- Daniel directed to make this part of the next month's

8:05 Sick or in Distress - Ken Paulsen, Joanne, Bonnie Owens, Daniel's Job situation at Hoyt Arboretum, new vocational councilor, and for Daniel's Parents. Jean from St. John Fisher going in for heart surgery. And for another parishoner from SJF.

8:10 Closing Prayer

Next meeting June 19th

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Agenda for May 15

Dear Brothers,
  Here is the agenda for tomorrow's meeting.  God bless.

Deacon Scott

Knights of Columbus - Agenda for May  15, 2017

John Clare Council #15485
St. Clare Fireside Room

6:30 pm - Council room open and setup
7:00 pm Call to Order
Warden’s Report
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call of Officers
Chaplain’s Message
Reading of Minutes

7:15 Grand Knight’s Remarks
7:20 Treasurer’s Report
7:25 Financial Secretary’s Report
7:30 For the Good of the Order
7:35 Updates
State Conference
Pancake Breakfast
Divine Mercy Cards
Carnation Sales
Stop funding abortion initiative
7:50 New Business
Book study

8:00 State Deputy
8:05 Sick or in Distress
8:10 Closing Prayer

First Degree?

Next Meeting - June 20

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Monday Meeting

Ted Reports: I'm sure Deacon Scott will be posting an agenda, but our next meeting in Monday May 15th at 7pm, in the Fireside Room at St. Clare's. It should be an exciting, though potentially long, meeting. We will be hearing from Daniel for a report from the State Convention, as well as passing out a written report from Jim. I have invited strangers to the order to this meeting, so we might, at the end of the meeting, pull out the 1st Degree DVD and props to initiate new members. If I see any potential recruits at the flower sale this weekend, I'm inviting them- as we all should.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Parishioner need for transportation help

Dear Brother Knights,
   I received a call from a parishioner today.  She lives in an apartment on Beaverton-Hillsdale near SJF.  She is without a car and is looking for help in two ways:

1) She would like to donate some household goods to Jean's Place, a woman's shelter part of Transitions Projects in NE Portland (18 NE 11th).  We cannot store them at SJF as we prepare for our construction, so it would be picking up items at her place and taking them to Transitions Projects.

2) She needs a ride to the airport next Wednesday, May 17th, leaving her place about 3:30-4:00 am.  She is asking due to a set-income.

Please let me know very soon if you are able to help with either of these tasks.

God bless.

Deacon Scott

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2nd and 3rd coming up in Hillsboro Saturday May 20

Hillsboro 2nd and 3rd Degree on May 20
Hillsboro Council #1634 will be hosting an Advanced Degree (2nd and 3rd) Exemplification on Saturday May 20. For the northern half of Oregon, this is the last scheduled for this Fraternal year and through the summer.
Note: Having your Knighthood Degree (3rd) is a requirement to be a Council Officer
Please make arrangements to call all 1st Degree members of your council and invite them to Hillsboro on Saturday May 20 (Travel/Membership cards required).
I encourage everyone to think of your own membership in the Knights of Columbus as also being an heir of an organization you want to be sure continues and expands its ministry. Records show that most 2nd and 3rd degree Knights remain members, active members. So let’s everyone continue to build the greatness of the organization we share an ownership of.
Let's make Hillsboro the "LARGEST Class of the Year".
Carpool or Rent a Bus
Mike Woody
Oregon Membership Director
541-905-5009 or 541-791-7593

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Breakfast Results and Volunteer Thank you

Thank you to all of our Breakfast Volunteers. On Saturday Night, Michael Chau, Phil Jarvis, Ted Seeber, and Judy Van Domelen cleaned and set up the hall after Laura and Paul's wedding reception. Then Ken Paulsen brought all the groceries in. Sunday morning bright and early at 6am, Ted was back making coffee, and getting last minute shopping done. About 7:30, Laura Bowers came in and started putting together the fruit and sausages. At 8, David McLean, a potential new member arrived and helped finish setup, then cooked 20+ a bit pounds of pancake batter up. Phil Jarvis took in money, while Donna Jarvis did early serving before Paul Pompili and Tom Owens took over. Don Mey came in to do eggs, and Marc Gregoire took care of the front along with Donna and Christopher Seeber (Christopher, of course, took care of our "Honored Church Ladies", as usual). Michael Chau and David on the grill put lots of blueberries onto pancakes. Deacon Scott served up dishes and helped get eggs cooked for the second Mass. Many of us stayed after to help clean up. Oh, and Ted did finally find the steam table cover- well camoflauged against the side of the freezer in the community room.

We served 105 plates for the first mass, and approximately another 33 for the second. Fr. Don liked it so much he came TWICE. We ran out of blueberries at the

Total expenses were $145, $95 in standard groceries and a $50 donation from Ted Seeber.
Final Totals were:
Gross $473
Net $327.19
Stipend to St Clare $163.60

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mother's Day Flower Sale

On Mother's Day, Sunday May 14, The Knights will be selling carnations after Sunday masses at St. Clare & St. John Fisher.  The proceeds of the sale will be donated to benefit Mother and Child Education Center - which is a pro-life organization dedicated to helping pregnant women.

We've ordered more flowers than in past years and will need several volunteers to assist in the sale after each mass at each parish.  Please sign up to assist after the mass you plan to attend.  - Contact Ted for St. Clare ( or Ken for St. John Fisher (  It takes very little time, and it benefits a very worthy cause. 


Next Breakfast in 7 days!

May 7th is our next breakfast at St. Clare's! Setup will be 6pm-8pm Saturday, May 6th. Normal shifts available to volunteer May 7th- 8am-10:30am, 11:30am-2pm, and 8am-2pm. Contact Ted Seeber to volunteer

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Thanks to all those who volunteered to serve breakfast at St. John Fisher this morning.

Deacon Scott opened the school kitchen early - followed by Ted delivering supplies from our storage closet and Ken bringing in the groceries.

Soon, youth group members joined us - William Weber with his father Rick (from the Tigard council) and other youth group members Kyle and Patrick.

Marc Gregoire, Phil Jarvis with his wife Donna, Mike Devlin, Paul Pompili, Michael Chau and Tom Owens pitched in with cooking, serving and cleaning.

Thanks to all who helped and all who ate.
From Ted and Phil- Gross was $256,  net $144.  Good job all!  Next breakfast in 2 weeks at St. Clare's.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

As mentioned by GK at the meeting- Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion in Oregon