Knights of Columbus Meeting Room Fix Up Requests

Subject: Gary Port> Knights of Columbus Meeting Room Fix Up Requests  8/16/13

 

Hi Pat,

Great seeing you today and discussing some of the Rectory Basement Upgrades

  1. You plan  to talk with Msgr Carr’s helper to confirm her usage of the bathroom next to the washing machine room.
  2. I mentioned that the toilet there is not working and should be repaired or removed altogether.
  3. I mentioned that our KofC plans to host some events that require a few bathrooms to accommodate the 20-30 mostly men that will attend these.
  4.  This toilet contains some human urine and at its side is a rusted catch basin full of water.
  5. With your approval >>I will call the local plumber (in the bulletin)  and Michaels and Sons  to get estimates to fix or replace or remove, (based on your decision)
  6. We discussed the back storage room where you are to install ballasts to make the light function properly.
  7. We did not discuss what to do with what is stored there.
  8. We discussed the refrigerator which we hope to assemble tomorrow Saturday August 17.
  9. You mentioned if we are to keep beer or wine overnight we must provide a lock to prevent  others from partaking .
  10. You plan to look at the tile  flooring  next week and determine the best course of action to replace it or do an upgrade.
  11. I mentioned that there is a inoperative fluorescent fixture in our Kof C meeting room near the sink, and will replace the bulbs.
  12. I mentioned that I plan to shave the upper left corner of the KofC entry door to allow it to close completely.
  13. We have completed the Yellow wall painting
  14.  We sanded and primed the base board  at the foot of the stairs and hope to paint it and do some trim with the dark brown trim paint you have provided.

Please connect with me to confirm you received this and let me know what else I can do to move these items forward toward  completion.

Thank you!   Gary 741-8666

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Catholic Charities Golf Event – 9/9/13

Join us September 9th Fore a Great Cause!

 

The 2013 Commonwealth Catholic Charities Golf Tournament will be at Salisbury Country Club in Midlothian.

 

Group and individual registrations are available, as well as sponsor opportunities. Entry fees include green fees, cart, box lunch, on-course beverages, and an awards banquet dinner to follow.

 

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This event will benefit CCC’s vital programs. See you there!

 

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Monday September 9, 2013
Salisbury Country Club

13620 W. Salisbury Road

Midlothian, VA 23113

 

1:00 pm Shotgun Start

 

$200/ golfer.  $800 / team

18 holes Captain’s Choice.  Lunch, golf,  beverages, gifts, dinner all included in price

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ZENIT—The World Seen From Rome 8/12/13

Building a Civilization of Love

Cardinal Sean O’Malley Delivers Keynote Address at Knights

of Columbus Convention

By Junno Arocho Esteves

SAN ANTONIO, August 09, 2013 (Zenit.org) – On Tuesday,
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, delivered the
keynote address at the 131st Annual Convention of the
Knights of Columbus (KofC) which is currently being held in
San Antonio, Texas. The cardinal reflected on “The New
Evangelization in the Pontificate of Pope Francis.
Cardinal O’Malley began by thanking the KofC for their work in
spreading the faith while promoting a culture of Life. Recalling
the recent World Youth Day in Rio, the Cardinal also thanked
the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the catechesis held for
English-speaking pilgrims.
“We were all overwhelmed by the Mass on the beach at
Copacabana where a throng of young Catholics that equaled
the entire population of Ireland gathered around the successor
of Saint Peter, our new Holy Father Pope Francis, the first
Pope from the Americas, whose spirit of compassion and love
is touching people’s hearts all over the world,” Cardinal
O’Malley recalled.
Pope Francis, he continued, continues the work of his
predecessors by challenging all to continue the New
Evangelization with new zeal especially for those most in
need. The cardinal recalled his work with immigrants in
Washington, D.C., recounting the difficulty that a Salvadoran
migrant had in sending money to his family.
“The immigrants,” Cardinal O’Malley said, “turn to the Church
as their spiritual family, and for their part have contributed so
much joy and vitality.”
The Challenges of the New Evangelization

While speaking on the various missionary experiences in the
world, the Archbishop of Boston told the Knights of Columbus
that the most difficult missions are not found in indigenous
areas but in countries in the Western World where
secularization and dechristianization are “gaining ground.”
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National Review – Knights of Day (re-post)

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          WWW.NATIONALREVIEW.COM           PRINT

AUGUST 12, 2013 12:00 AM
Knights of Day

More than a few good men aim for something better.

By  Kathryn Jean Lopez

San Antonio – We Americans have become a people of convenience. We watch as our fellow citizens abandon positions, even on fundamental issues, because it’s easier than having to make the case, in mixed company, for, say, marriage as we’ve known it. We all too often want to be agreeable and will cast principle aside in order to do so.

The buzz at the Knights of Columbus convention here in San Antonio is about a group of missionaries in the Philippines. The Knights’ Marikina Valley Council in Luzon traveled by foot for an hour and a half, each way, to establish, despite the physical and linguistic challenges, what would become a long-term relationship with the indigenous Dumagat tribe living in the mountains of Antipolo, remote and isolated, accessible only by foot.

Severo S. Del Rosario, head of the council, doesn’t really understand what the big deal is. They were just doing what good Christian men do, he explains, helping, sharing their goods and skills, and spreading their faith. Offerings of food and clothes — the Dumagat men and women were walking around largely exposed — soon began a deeper sharing between the communities.

As the tribe started learning about Catholicism, they wanted more. Some wanted to get married, others wanted to at least have their children baptized — thinking, If this is for real, it is not something to deprive one’s child of. When the Knights built a small chapel for the Dumagats, at their request, “they were overjoyed,” Del Rosario tells me, expressing himself partly in English and partly with the help of a Tagalog translator. A missionary priest visits the Dumagats routinely, and two catechists will be spending days at a time living in their village to talk with those who are asking to know more. “They are hungry for lessons on our faith,” Del Rosario tells me, especially for their children.

What the Marikina Valley Council is doing, says Arsenio Isidro G. Yap, the Knights’ state deputy for Luzon, is an “integral part” of Christianity, of a Catholic’s “calling.” It “is common to go to poor places, where people are in need and where the faith is not being taught,” he says, explaining what his brother Knights are up to. They started with food and toys, and “eventually the need for a chapel emerged.” In Manila, Yap’s council works to help pregnant women and families with more children than their income can support — if they even have any regular income. Most recently, they helped a small fishing village with a no-interest loan; the new resources changed the community’s output and potentially the lives of the villagers.

As members of the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, Yap says, the Knights consider this charity work to be not just about helping their neighbors, but part of a calling that ought to be transformative for all involved. He sets as a goal doing his part to make sure men who are Knights under his leadership “become better Catholics, better men, better husbands.” Sometimes a new member will come in satisfied with being a confession-once-a-year, Mass-on-Sunday kinda guy, Yap continues, but it is our duty to help a brother see that those sacraments should transform him. Charity and catechesis are not just about helping neighbors in need, but about opening hearts to the countercultural call of Christianity.

I happen to be at the Knights of Columbus convention this year as a luncheon speaker; I addressed Pope Francis’s recent comments on a “theology of women,” and the need for the world to know what it is the Church lovingly and compellingly proposes on this front. It’s actually a great portrait of the life of the Church. When I showed up at the beginning of the week, I was the lone female and lay voice at a Mass for state chaplains — all priests. The main celebrant, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who is the chaplain of the Knights and their families throughout the world, warmly welcomed his sister, as we are co-workers with Christ in a mission that requires many different vocations, and women and men working in complementary ways. We gathered, too, on a Marian feast day, the Feast of the Dedication of St. Mary Major; that’s the basilica in Rome that Pope Francis regularly visits, asking for prayers for his papacy, most recently prayers in thanksgiving for a successful World Youth Day in Rio. His very first day as pope began with a visit there. In no small way this is a reminder of what reverence Christianity has for women; God Himself asked a young woman to be the mother whose son would change all of human history.

Here in the U.S., the Knights are increasingly into disaster relief — helping those devastated by Hurricane Sandy, for example, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma. In San Antonio, they celebrated the tender guidance of Msgr. Robert Weiss, the pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Sandy Hook, in the wake of unspeakable horror and heartache. They celebrated too the stalwarts of generous relief (in 2012, Knights in the U.S. donated a total of $167,549,817 and volunteered 70,113,107 hours).

Not only more than a few good men, the Knights are doing the work of civic responsibility, at a time when America’s future in this regard is an open question. In his annual report to his brother Knights, Carl Anderson, head of the worldwide organization, brought up the Department of Health and Human Services’ abortion-drug, contraception, and sterilization mandate as “only one of many legal and regulatory challenges that threaten the free exercise of religion in the United States and elsewhere around the world.” He pointed to the relentlessness with which some people attempt to “persuade the courts to stand the First Amendment on its head and give it a meaning completely contrary to its original intent.” In the face of “those who would banish religion from the public square,” he said the Knights, and Christians more broadly, “must lead by the good that we do” and “must not be silent in speaking up for our rights,” “show[ing] the world that it is love that motivates us to help and protect the poor, the widow, the orphan, the intellectually disabled, the cold and the hungry. And it is that same love that motivates us to work to help and protect families, marriage and the unborn.”

As we face some decision points as a culture and a country, challenges about who we are as a people and whom our soul, individually and as a nation, belongs to, it’s a great blessing to have some brothers leading the way, providing prayer and charitable leadership and partnership.

We are never meant to be alone. And with more than a few good men, some of them walking footpaths and clothing the near-naked, this becomes harder to forget.

— Kathryn Jean Lopez is editor-at-large of National Review Online and a director of Catholic Voices USA. This column is based on one available exclusively through Andrews McMeel Universal’s Newspaper Enterprise Association.

More than a few good men aim for something better.

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          WWW.NATIONALREVIEW.COM           PRINT

AUGUST 12, 2013 12:00 AM
Knights of Day

More than a few good men aim for something better.

By  Kathryn Jean Lopez

San Antonio – We Americans have become a people of convenience. We watch as our fellow citizens abandon positions, even on fundamental issues, because it’s easier than having to make the case, in mixed company, for, say, marriage as we’ve known it. We all too often want to be agreeable and will cast principle aside in order to do so.

The buzz at the Knights of Columbus convention here in San Antonio is about a group of missionaries in the Philippines. The Knights’ Marikina Valley Council in Luzon traveled by foot for an hour and a half, each way, to establish, despite the physical and linguistic challenges, what would become a long-term relationship with the indigenous Dumagat tribe living in the mountains of Antipolo, remote and isolated, accessible only by foot.

Severo S. Del Rosario, head of the council, doesn’t really understand what the big deal is. They were just doing what good Christian men do, he explains, helping, sharing their goods and skills, and spreading their faith. Offerings of food and clothes — the Dumagat men and women were walking around largely exposed — soon began a deeper sharing between the communities.

For the ENTIRE ARTICLE please use the following Link:

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/355480/print

Update from Gary Port – July 2013

Worthy Knights,

On Sunday July 28, 2013, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with our District Deputy Sam Patterson hosted

the Installation of Officers Ceremony for the 2013-2014 fraternal year.

DD Sam Patterson’s District 27 includes:

our  Msgr. Francis J. Byrne Council 5476 (St. Bridget) ,

Fr. Charles G. O’Leary Council 6457 (Holy Rosary),

Msgr. Thomas O’Connell Council 6589 (St. Paul’s),

Fr. William J. Nolte Council 11533 (St. Benedict’s),

And the Bernard J. Quinn Council 11710 (St. Peter’s/Cathedral  of the Sacred Heart).

 

DD Sam was pleased to report our newest  Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon Council 15747 (Sacred Heart Catholic Church).

Three of their Worthy Knights were introduced and joined in with the  celebration.

Several State Council members assisted with our installation and celebration including:

State Deputy Tony Fortunato, State Warden Mike Casper, Executive Secretary Richie Head and Associate Marshall Kelly Mortensen.

Our leadership looks forward to meeting you soon and  growing our Council’s initiatives together for this new fraternal year.

Our Officers for this 2013-2014 Fraternal Year are:

Paul Kitchen: Grand Knight

Gary Port: Deputy Grand Knight

Randy Boyd: Financial Secretary

Matt Costello: Treasurer

Richard Bopp: Chancellor

Dale Matanic: Warden

Rick Witty: Recorder

Ronald Coombs, Jr.: Outside Guard

Steve Pellei: Inside Guard

David Geary: Advocate

Alan Serafim One Year Trustee

Mike Kozak: Two Year Trustee

Fraternally,

Gary, DGK:741-8666

Tours of the Knights’ Tower – Sept. 5-8, 2013

On September 8, 2013, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Knights’ Tower Carillon. That weekend, to mark this special occasion, the Basilica will offer an extraordinary opportunity to journey up into the Tower and view our Nation’s capital from this spectacular vantage point. Tour opportunities are available Thursday September 5 through Sunday September 8, 2013. Visitors will ascend the Tower elevator to the observation level where they can take in spectacular views in all four directions.

 

To take advantage of this unique experience, sign up for one of the available tour times. Registration opens on August 5, 2013 at 9:00am, to reserve your free tickets please visit towertours.eventbrite.com

 

Mailing Address:
Basilica of the National Shrine
400 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017-1566
US

Contact Name: Communications Department
Telephone Number: 202-281-0620

 

Let me know if anyone in the groups would be interested in going on Sept. 8. There are many K of C events planned as well, such as a special mass and remarks by Carl Anderson.  This is an event that could include spouses, family. Thanks.

 

Mike

ZENIT—The World Seen From Rome

Pope Francis on Homosexuality: a Look Beyond the Headlines
Revisiting the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Debate, By Ann Schneible

 

ROME, August 05, 2013 (Zenit.org) – The day after Pope
Francis returned to Rome from World Youth Day in Rio de
Janeiro, an event which saw millions of young people gather
on Copacabana beach for Mass and prayer, the top story from
secular news outlets across the globe featured a picture of
Pope Francis beside the headline: “Who am I to judge gay
people?”
The headline was derived from a statement made by the Holy
Father during a press briefing held on the papal plane en route
to Rome following the WYD celebrations. In addition to
speaking about those with same-sex attraction, Pope Francis
also answered questions about the Vatican Bank, women
priests, and his reflections on his visit to Brazil.
Media outlets have especially honed in on the following words:
“If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, who
am I to judge that person?… these persons must never be
marginalized and they must be integrated into society.”
Some advocates of gay rights and same-sex “marriage” have
hailed these words – or rather, this selected quote – seeing it
as a sign that Pope Francis is leading the way for the Catholic
Church to change its teaching on the homosexual lifestyle.
They also cite it as an improvement over the teachings of
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was deemed more
“judgmental” in matters pertaining to homosexuality.
For reasons that are open to interpretation, the secular media
has been selectively “positive” in its representations of Pope
Francis, in the same way it was often selectively negative
about Pope Benedict, his other predecessors, and about
Catholic teaching in general. This is evidenced by the relative
media silence toward Pope Francis’ statement regarding
women priests, made at the same press conference, in which
he firmly states that the Church’s position on the issue was
unchangeable.
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articles/pope-francis-on-homosexuality-a-look-beyond-theheadlines?

 

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Knight’s Fellowship Opportunities

United partnership

 

Brother Knights,

 

How about some fellowship, fun, a small amount of competitiveness, exercise your mind and body, oh did I say fun…..

 

Come to the K of C Bowling League kickoff meeting and BBQ dinner at the Columbian Ctr. on Pump Rd. on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:30pm……We bowl on Thursday nights at Sunset Bowl on Broad St. @ 7pm……..It is a 4 man/woman team….we are usually finished at 9:30……

 

Don’t want to bowl, but want to serve….the fall RIR race is on Sat. Sept, 7th…this has been a fund raiser for the Council in the past…..we meet around 12 noon  at Redeemer Church at Atlee and Meadowbridge Rds. and are finished at race time…if interested email

Eric May……. eric_w._may@juno.com

 

Thanks,

Alan