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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