Category Archives: Consider This

Invitation to watch “Protecting Our Children” video

Brother Knight:

I invite you to watch “Protecting Our Children: A Family’s Response,” the story of one family’s experience with child sex abuse and the hope and healing that followed. In this film, a brother Knight and his wife share the importance of faith and family in addressing the sexual abuse of their son by a close family friend. You will feel the pain of what they describe, but you will be glad that you met this family.

Their hope is that all who hear their story will be equipped with the critical knowledge and specific steps needed to better protect the children in their lives. My hope is that this film will bring families, parishes and communities closer together to protect children from the serious risk of sexual abuse.

Fraternally,

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

 

 

Annual 4th of July Picnic at the Columbian Center

The annual Fourth of July (Indoor) Picnic will be held at the Columbian Center at Noon on Thursday, July 4th (who’d have guessed?).  The event is open to all members and family of the Richmond Assembly of the Fourth Degree, and Council 395.

In order to ensure that there is enough (and not too much) food for the event, please sign up with the following link:

Fourth of July Picnic Attendees: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945aca72da7f49-fourth2

Additionally, to make the event a success, we need a few workers set up the Center, prepare the food, serve drinks and clean up afterwards.  Please sign up to help at the following link:

Fourth of July Picnic Workers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945aca72da7f49-fourth3

If you are planning to help out and attend, please sign up at both signup pages.

Hope to see you there!


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Military Appreciation Night with Flying Squirrels 6/29/19

At the Diamond 2016

Sir Knights,

The signups for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond for next Saturday June 29th are very thin. Please consider joining us for the presentation and staying for the game. It’s free to you and your spouse. We had a great turn out last July when almost all the flags made it on the field. It would be nice to top that and get all the flags out there. I hope to see you there!

Mike Szablak, State Convention Chairman

Faithful Navigator – Richmond Assembly 1165

Knights of Columbus, 612-845-6357

Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

Saints & Sinners Dinner and Song on 6/18/19

Brothers,

 The Annual Saints and Sinners Dinner is next week on Tuesday, June 18th in the Parish Commons. It begins with a social hour at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, and then some entertainment at 6:45 or so. That entertainment is us!  

 Our theme for the dinner is “A Tribute to Notre Dame – A Return to Paris.” Allen and Jacob are collaborating on some songs that fit into this theme, and I am sure we will have a few of our standard summer-toned tunes! Please see the flyer below!

 Would you consider joining some men from the St. Bridget Men’s Ministry to sing at this fun dinner for the St. Bridget seniors?  Our seniors enjoy this immensely every year and it truly makes their evening!

 Consider, too, bringing your spouse to dinner. It is a fun event, and the dinner will be delicious! Beer or wine is on me if you join us in song (the libations lubricate the wind pipes!), and dinner is an inexpensive $12 that will satisfy!

 Please let me know if you can join in the fun! I think that there will be a short practice at 5:30 with Allen Bean.  

 Many thanks for considering participating, men!   We very much need -singers!

 Best,

John K. McCulla

Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Sir Knights,

Please see invitation to join in the Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial. Please contact FN Eddie Baird directly if you will attend.

Mike Szablak

State Convention Chairman

Faithful Navigator – Richmond Assembly 1165

Knights of Columbus

612-845-6357

—–Original Message—–
From: Donna Baird <donnahbaird@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Cardinal Gibbons Assembly Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony saturday 5-25-19 @ 11.00 am

Thanks for getting the word out, I have revised the flyer below to reflect 2019, just have folks rsvp so I know for refreshments (we will have some light refreshments following the ceremony)

Eddie

FN

James Cardinal Gibbons Assembly 3066 Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, In Honor of Virginians Who Gave All for Country and Freedom. At the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

Saturday, May 25, 2019

11:00 am 

All Sir Knights, Friends and Family are invited

Attire for Sir Knights in Color Corps: New Uniform with Sword or Legacy Regalia with Sword 

All other Sir Knights Dark Suit and Social Baldric 

Please RSVP to: FN Eddie Baird, 804-986-2898 or donnahbaird@yahoo.com

(please allow extra time for on street parking as the va war memorial is undergoing refurbishment)

Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond June 29th

Sir Knights of the Richmond Assembly,

Please see participation request from the Master for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond, this June 29. These are the details we were waiting for and the request already includes a sign-up genius. Looks like they copied our good idea from last year and Eric doesn’t need to send one for us. I hope to see you there.

Mike Szablak, State Convention Chairman, Faithful Navigator – Richmond Assembly 1165, Knights of Columbus, 612-845-6357

Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

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From: raschkecsm <raschkecsm@aol.com>
To: navigators <navigators@vakofc.org>; associatemarshals <associatemarshals@vakofc.org>; marshal <marshal@vakofc.org>; secretary <secretary@vakofc.org>; districtstaff <districtstaff@vakofc.org>
Sent: Wed, May 8, 2019 4:57 pm
Subject: Fwd: Military Appreciation Night June 29th

Worthies

Attached is a flyer for the 4th Degree Military Appreciation Night at the ball diamond in Richmond.  29 June meet at 4:30am.  See the flyer attached.

Below is the link to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4cafad2aa1f94-military

The POC for this event is SK Steve Layne  slayne@amtechpc.com

I am hoping to see a lot of 4th degree Knights at this event.

Steve

Stephen Paul Raschke Sr., PSD, Master, Virginia District, Knights of Columbus,  804-695-9912 (Home), 757-509-0177 (cell)

Joe Biden, a Democrat who happens to be Catholic

What path will Biden Choose?

By David Carlin, Published through “The Catholic Thing”.

Joe Biden, a Democrat who happens to be a Catholic, is now officially running for President of the United States.  And he’s doing so in an effort to save what he calls the “soul” of America.

His assumption seems to be that there are two (more or less Platonic) Ideas of America currently struggling for dominance, the true Idea and the false Idea.  I suppose he sees himself and his views as symbolizing the true America, while he sees Donald Trump and his views as symbolizing the false America.

If Biden is to be the Democratic candidate, he will, of course, have to embrace and endorse the beliefs and values that currently prevail in the Democratic Party, and these beliefs and values include the following:

1. Abortion is a fundamental human right.

2. Homosexual behavior is a fine thing for people who are born that way; and anybody who disagrees is a homophobic bigot.

3. Same-sex marriage is a fundamental human right.

4. The U.S. Constitution, thanks to the theory of substantive due process, protects all human rights; and it’s up to any five members of the U.S. Supreme Court to decide what is, or what is not, a human right.

5. Non-liberal whites are almost always racists.

6. It is a great duty of the U.S. government to protect those among us who are most oppressed; namely, blacks, other persons of color, women, undocumented migrants, Muslims, homosexuals, transgender persons, and criminals (including drug dealers) who have committed no violent crimes.

7. When the rights of churches or religious individuals collide with the rights of the above-listed victim groups, the former must give way to the latter.

8. When the rights of parents collide with the rights of their transgender children, the former must give way to the latter.

9. Almost all our social ills can be cured, or at least significantly mitigated, by actions of the federal government.

It is with regret that I say it, but my old and dearly loved party has become a party of atheistic anti-Christianity.  This is Biden’s party, and if he doesn’t embrace its values he won’t get its nomination.

For the full article, please click the following link:
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/05/03/enter-joe-biden-stage-left/?utm_source=The+Catholic+Thing+Daily&utm_campaign=d4918825f6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_07_01_02_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_769a14e16a-d4918825f6-244218865

 

Reminder – May First-Saturday Men’s Ministry with Msgr Carr

We will meet on the FIRST Saturday of May, May 4, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

We are pleased that Monsignor William H. Carr will be our speaker at our upcoming Meeting. Complementing our focus on The Mass over the past several meetings, Monsignor Carr will speak to The Mass from his perspective of being a celebrant of The Mass for the past 50 years. This will be a wonderful opportunity to further delve into the mystery of The Mass and the gift of The Eucharistic.

Monsignor plans to provide a generous period for questions and answers, allowing us to ask some of the pressing questions we have had about The Mass and attending Mass. All men of the parish are invited to attend. Please consider inviting your friends and fellow parishioners to share in this discussion.

May FIRST Saturday Meeting – Msgr. Carr on the Mass

Thanks to John M for arranging.

Thanks to Mike and David for facilitating our April FIRST Saturday meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Campaign to Save Lives – Ultrasound Initiative

Hello Brothers,

We are writing to follow-up on the appeal letter and information sent to you asking for your financial support for “The Jennifer Stivers Campaign to Save the Lives of the Most Vulnerable.”  We are off to a strong start and have received donations back from a number of our KofC brothers.  At this time, we have received 33 donations from our Council members, enabling us to be able to order one of the ultrasound machines.

Just think what we can do if 100% of our Brothers make a gift – of any size – to this critical initiative!

The appeal letter, support information, and donation form are attached again to this email.  We ask you to give this your prayerful consieration and decide on the donation you will make to this important fundraising campaign and to communicate your donation back as soon as possible to Ron Campbell using the attached form.  You may also call Ron or John McCulla, or email us with your donation information.

The link to make a pledge on the St. Bridget ConnectNow site is active and several brothers have given through this channel.  The link is: https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/Giving/ncs-1403, and select “Ultrasound Collection Pregnancy Resource Center.”

Please be generous in your contribution with the confidence of knowing that the money you donate will be directly connected to the Pregnancy Resource Center’s services to mothers and their unborn children.  Many, many lives will be saved.

Thank you, Brothers.  We are a Council dedicated to support life and the Unborn! Help us have an great report at our Members meeting on May 13th by making your donation!

In Brotherhood,

 

John McCulla

Ron Campbell

Greg Stivers

Bart Leahey

 

May First-Saturday Men’s Ministry with Msgr Carr

We will meet on the FIRST Saturday of May, May 4, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

We are pleased that Monsignor William H. Carr will be our speaker at our upcoming Meeting. Complementing our focus on The Mass over the past several meetings, Monsignor Carr will speak to The Mass from his perspective of being a celebrant of The Mass for the past 50 years. This will be a wonderful opportunity to further delve into the mystery of The Mass and the gift of The Eucharistic.

Monsignor plans to provide a generous period for questions and answers, allowing us to ask some of the pressing questions we have had about The Mass and attending Mass. All men of the parish are invited to attend. Please consider inviting your friends and fellow parishioners to share in this discussion.

May FIRST Saturday Meeting – Msgr. Carr on the Mass

Thanks to John M for arranging.

Thanks to Mike and David for facilitating our April FIRST Saturday meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!