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THE OFFICIAL MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #3419
JANUARY 2015
Volume 6 Edition 1
GRAND KNIGHT’S REPORT
Brother Knights,
I hope all Brother Knights and their families had a special and joyous Christmas,
with a happy and healthy New Year ahead for 2015. Let’s keep our sleeves
rolled up for our last six months of the fraternal year.
I just finished reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. If the title is not
immediately familiar, you likely know the main character Ebenezer Scrooge.
Ever since its publication on December 17, 1843, people have been edified by the
conversion Scrooge undergoes thanks to the tutoring of the ghosts of Christmas
past, present and future. All of us need to undergo conversion, but it is highly
unlikely that we will encounter three ghosts to prod us along the right path.
Today many of us walk through life focusing on ourselves and not seeing the real
poverty around us; poverty of both body and spirit. As Knights, it is our duty to
help people in need of food, heat, clothing, medical care and transportation.
However, we are also called to fight the demons of loneliness, ignorance,
isolation, spiritual emptiness and sin. These demons afflict both the under
privileged and the over privileged. Brothers, as we go forward into 2015, let us
carefully survey the world around us and do all we can to help those living in
poverty and darkness. With the help of Christ and the protection of our Blessed
Mother, we CAN make the world a more Christian place.
Presentation of Life Teen Sponsorship Check
(Grand Knight and Mary Castner Life Teen Coordinator)
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UPCOMING EVENTS
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1st
Each year all K of C Councils have three goals. The first is meeting the required
number of programs in a variety of categories. This we have no problems with.
The second goal is recruit new members. We still need to recruit six new
members by June 2015. The final goal is insurance. We still need to add three
associate members to our insurance ranks by June 2015. If all categories are met
by June 2015, then our Council will be recognized as a Star Council. Let us all
strive to assist our Council to achieve this prestigious award.
Parish Breakfast in Presentation Hall, Sunday, January
18th, after 9, 11 and 1 PM Masses. Contact: Manny
Barrientes (480) 620-0174 or [email protected]
Finally, as I personally look over the past six months, and look ahead to the
planning already in the works for the next six, there are so many people that I
owe a debt of gratitude. For starters, there are my fellow Officers, our various
Program Directors and every member that is actively serving to better the
Council and our community. There are the same few members who have come
out and assisted with so much, not to mention their families and for the efforts of
each and every one, I am truly grateful. If you have not come to a meeting lately,
please plan to attend one during the next six months. I look forward to
continuing to work with each of you, and promise to keep you each in my
prayers.
March for Life, Washington, DC, Thursday, January 22nd
Please continue to pray for those Brother Knights that are ill or in distress. Also
remember to pray for our deceased Knights and their families.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 19 .
Blood Drive, Sunday, January 25th, Contact: Tony Nicotra
(480) 277-5921 or [email protected]
THIS MONTH’S MEETINGS
JAN. 13 – Council / Social Meeting
JAN. 27 – Social Meeting
JAN. 26 – Director’s/Officer’s Meeting
Your Grand Knight for the year 2014-2015,
SK Dan Martinez
See calendar inside for more information.
Christmas Party Set Up
KNIGHT OF THE MONTH
Knight of the Month for November 2014 is our Worthy Trustee Sonny Quinonez.
Not only is he involved with our Council and Parish, so is his wife Irma. They
were instrumental in the preparation, implementation and cleanup for the Fifth
Anniversary Celebration of the St. Peregrine Shrine. Brother Sonny, then turned
around and participated in our November Parish Breakfast. This is where he was
involved with preparation and completing a course, where he then assisted in serving
parishioners their meals. Brother Sonny, then stayed and was instrumental as part
of the cleanup crew. In fact, he was one of a few that stayed until the very end.
Congratulations Brother Sonny, your hard work has not gone unnoticed.
KNIGHT’S BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH
JAN 3 – Harry Bauler JAN 3 – Jeff Neely
JAN 5 – Roger Gorres JAN 8 – Jerry Krausnick
JAN 12 –James Dunmire JAN 14 – Mark Chaildin
JAN 19 – Marc De Rosa JAN 19 – Phil Imatong
JAN 26 – Robert Arviso JAN 30 – Damian Riggs
Brother Jim Hodges December 2013 Knight
of the Month
JAN 4 – Dave Padilla
JAN 11 – James Dennis
JAN 15 – Robert Flesch
JAN 24 – Craig French
PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S
As we start 2015, I would like to wish each of you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
January begins the second half of the Fraternal Year and we need each one of you to step forward to support and
participate in the Council’s planned activities. My thanks to the Program Directors and those Knights that have
participated in the Council’s activities to date. I well know that sometimes life events prevent participation, but I also
know that we have never seen some of the newer Knights at any functions and would like to see them and get to
know them. If for some reason, I have not seen you at the Council Business Meeting or functions, I encourage you to
do so and become an active Knight. It only takes a little effort on your part to become involved in the Council
Programs and you will find it very rewarding.
At the present time, the Council and the Knights of Columbus will not participate in the Fiesta Bowl Volunteer Driver
Program due to contractual agreements with Ford Motor Company, who for the second year in a row is supplying the
vehicles.
Many thanks to the members and families that attended the Christmas Dinner hosted by the KC Building
Corporation. Sorry I had to miss it this year due to illness, but from all reports, it appears that it was a big success
and thank you for participating. This year we had 98 firm reservations, which is the largest number in several years.
Accolades to the ladies and Knights that helped decorate Presentation Hall. Many thanks to Brother Ray Rodriguez
and the KC Corporation for hosting the event and to Boston Market for catering the event.
The January Theme for “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Alive” is Family Forgiveness. Family communion
can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice. It requires, in fact, a ready and generous
openness of each and all to understand, to forbearance, to pardon and to reconciliation. There is no family that does
not know how selfishness, discord, tension and conflict violently attack and at the same time mortally wound its own
communion; hence there arise the many and varied forms of division in the family. But, at the same time, every
family is called by the God of Peace to have the joyous and renewing experience of ‘reconciliation’ that is communion
reestablished and unity restored. To forgive is something divine and we offer that person the possibility of starting
again.
Vivat Jesus. Tom Burch, PGK and Program Chairman
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Money Matters
By Field Agent Matthew Jones
Brother Knights,
My name is Matthew Jones, and I am extremely excited to be assigned as your field agent. I recently finished a
28 year career in the United States Army and am looking forward to working in the spirit of Father McGivney to help
Catholic families.
I joined the Knights in 1997 in Lawton, Oklahoma and due to my schedule and multiple deployments I have
never been as involved with the Order as I would have liked. This year I received a letter asking for more of us to become
agents. After prayerful consideration with my wife, we decided this would be a great way to get involved with the
Knights and directly help protect Catholic families.
When you review your goals for 2014 and look to establish new ones for 2015, please take the time to look at
how well your family is protected in the event of a loss. I would be honored to go over the benefits available to you
through the Knights of Columbus or just get together and share our Catholic faith. We can take you through a needs
analysis and find a way to maintain your budget.
For Brother Knights that are already insurance members, remember, if you have had a life event in the last year,
adding a new member to your family or maybe the loss of someone dear to you, think about adding some coverage or
updating your beneficiaries.
I am here to answer your questions and get the “Star Council” achievement. Feel free to contact me at one of
the meetings, on the phone, or in an email.
Vivat Jesus!
Matthew Jones
Field Agent
44251 W Yucca Ln
Maricopa, AZ 85138
520 460-8040
[email protected]
“Protecting Catholic Families Since 1882”
Life – Annuities – Long Term Care - Disability
COUNCIL 3419 BLOOD DRIVE:
Our next Blood Drive will be on Sunday, January 25th in the
back of Presentation Hall. Blood will be drawn from 8 AM through 3 PM. Our Blood Drive Coordinator, Brother Tony
Nicotra, will need help in calling potential donors and in running the event that day. Please contact him at (480) 277-5921
or [email protected]x.net if you can lend a hand or if you are interested in giving blood yourself. One lucky donor will win a
$50.00 gift card. Come on, Brothers, let’s make this very worthwhile cause successful!!
PARISH BREAKFAST
The Knights of Christ the King will once again be serving up breakfast! Sunday, January 18th, after the 9, 11 and 1 PM
Masses, we’ll be offering our delicious breakfast menu for only $6.00 per adult and $3 for kids under 10! We’ll have
eggs, chorizo, potatoes, bacon, ham, machaca beef, tortillas and coffee or juice! As always, Brother Manny
Barrientes is overseeing the event. Please come on out and lend us a hand with preparing, serving, cooking, ticket-taking
or cleaning up. To volunteer or if you need more information, contact Manny at (480) 620-0174 or [email protected]
This event is a great opportunity to get involved with our Council and Christ the King! Don’t miss out, Brothers!
“A MERRY OLD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL”
The 2014 Council 3419 Christmas Party
Grupo Guadalupano
Inaugrial Procession
TWO-MONTH PLANNER
CC – Community Center on Broadway
JANUARY 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
PH – Presentation Hall @ CTK
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
NEW YEAR’S DAY
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
22
23
24
29
30
31
Council Social mtng
6:30pm @ CC
Council Business
mtng 7:30pm @ CC
18
19
Parish Breakfast
after 9, 11 and 1 PM
Mass @ PH
25
Martin Luther
King Jr. Day
26
Council Blood Drive
8:30am – 3pm @ PH
Officers/Directors
mtng 6:30 – 9pm
@ St. Joe’s A
Fray Juan de Padilla
Ass’y 7pm @ All
Saints – Bishop Hall
20
Msgr. Bernard
G. Collins Ass’y
7:30pm @ St.
Bridget’s Collins
Hall
21
March for Life
27
28
Social Mtng 7pm @
CC
FEBRUARY 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Valentine’s Day
Dinner and Dance
7pm @ Presentation
Hall
19
20
21
Social Mtng 6:30 pm
Council Mtng
7:30pm @ CC
15
16
Fray Juan de Padilla
Ass’y 7pm @ All
Saints – Bishop Hall
17
18
Fish Fry Prep
3pm @ PH
kitchen
Msgr. Bernard
G. Collins Ass’y
7:30pm @ St.
Bridget’s Collins
Hall
22
President’s Day
23
Officers/Directors
mtng 6:30 – 9pm
@ St. Joe’s A
Fish Dinner @ PH
5 to 7 PM
Ash Wednesday
24
Social Mtng 7pm @ CC
25
26
Fish Fry Prep
3pm @ PH
kitchen
27
Fish Dinner @ PH
5 to 7 PM
28