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Knights of Columbus Council 12323 Officer’s Meeting
Thursday July 9,2020 @ 7pm Arnold Knights of Columbus 6018
1623 Jeffco Blvd Arnold Mo 63010
Please arrive at the hall at 6:15pm so we can pray the ROSARY. The Rosary will begin at 6:30 pm.
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In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are going to postpone the Bingo event until approximately April 2021. We had rescheduled it for July 25th, but this is a fluid situation and it has become clear, for various reasons, that a longer delay is both necessary and prudent. I will work with the parish, state bingo commission and bingo company to establish a new date.
Thank you to all that have worked on this project. We were a long way into the planning and were well-positioned for a successful event. As a result of these efforts I feel confident we can kick-start this event and be successful at the appropriate time.
I will be in touch individually with all table purchasers and sponsors to address the return of payments that have been made.
Steve Gilmore, Bingo Chair
Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time June 21, 2020
Knights of Columbus We are a Catholic Family Fraternal Organization of men and their families.
Meetings are cancelled until further Notice
For more information please visit http://kofc.org/en/news-room/leave-no-neighbor-behind/index.html or
contact Michael Sternitzky 314-807-9438 to talk about the St. Catherine Knights of Columbus and the
volunteer efforts available.
"The Supreme Knight Sir Carl A. Anderson announced that the Knights of Columbus have donated
to charity $187 million in 2019/2020, donated 77 Million volunteer hours and has set up
$100 million in loans to the Dioceses in U.S. and Canada so they can stay viable during the
COVID-19 Crisis. The Knights have set a record for the number of members (over 2 million)
with 23,000 new members in May and June in 2020".
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be
patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
The Knights of Columbus are selling their Cash for Christmas Rafle Tickets.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
Early Bird Drawing for $500 will be held
November 17th at the Pancake Breakfast.
The Final Drawing will be held Sunday, December 15th at the Pancake Breakfast.
You may purchase your tickets the following ways:
-Visit the Parish Business Ofice during normal business hours (M-F 9am-5pm),
-Raffle tickets will be sold in the Gathering Space after Mass the weekends of December 7/8 and 14/15.
-Ask any Knights of Columbus member
-Contact Bill Schelinski: 314-821-2404 or email@example.com /Jimmie Nelson: 314-843-0360
When you see Knights in yellow vests you should smile. When these Knights are holding their bright cans and collecting donations around town, they are helping to recognize the dignity of every person. For every donation, each donor is offered a piece of candy by the Knight present, most commonly a Tootsie Roll. Because of these little gifts of appreciation, the “Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities” is frequently referred to as the “Tootsie Roll Drive.” It is a popular and successful fundraiser conducted by Knights of Columbus councils.
Knights of Columbus Council 12323 St. Catherine Laboure has collected over $32,562 since 2014, (doesn’t include the October 2019 drive in progress). So the next time you see a Knight in a yellow vest asking for donations outside a grocery store, and you receive a Tootsie Roll, remember it’s more than a “Tootsie Roll Drive.” It’s a chance to provide people with
intellectual and physical disabilities more resources to live a happy life. Learn more about the Tootsie Roll drives across the country at https://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/small-thanks-for-big-cause.html.
Grand Knight, Mike Strernitzky
Financial Secretary, Robert Van Mierlo
Deputy Grand Knight, Joe Hejlek
Chancellor, Richard Hejlek
Recorder, Max Saunders
Treasurer, Bill Schelinski
Advocate, Larry Merkel
Warden, Jerry Berra
Inside Guard, John Lauth
Outside Guard, Andy Budde
One Year Trustee, Jim Nelson (Former Grand Knight)
Two Year Trustee, Don Feltz
Three Year Trustee, John Fogarty (Former Grand Knight)
What are the Knights of Columbus Up To?
Make sure to check out the Knights of Columbus Council 12323 in several places:
In PRINT, we appear in a monthly "Knights Corner" in the SCL parish Bulletin OR
Go to the SCL Parish website Quick Links https://sclparish.org/Resources/Sunday-Bulletin to view past bulletins
OR visit our website www.kofc12323.org
Did You Know…?
Eugene (Gene) F. Kranz, a Knights of Columbus member, was the NASA flight director for the first moonwalk 50 years ago on July 20, 1969? Gene also has a St. Louis connection where he attended flight school. “Throughout his career, Kranz…. has approached his life and work with the perspective of his Catholic faith…”
To learn more , and read the full article, visit http://www.kofc.org/en/columbia/detail/mission-from-above.html
The Faith in Action committee has been working hard this year to win the Columbian Award for our council. We have one more requirement to complete, a Novena for Life.
This 9 day pro life Novena consists of a Novena Prayer and needs to include other people in our parish, at least part of the time.
We will start the Novena at the officers' meeting on Tuesday, May 14. We will then pray it after the Knights' rosary at the 8:15 Mass on Wednesday, May 15.
We will pray it at the pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 19, and after the parish Rosary for the Sick at Church before our meeting on Tuesday, May 21.
We will say the 9th and last Novena Prayer on Wednesday, May 22, after the Knights' rosary at the 8:15 Mass. Thus, we will have included other parishioners in our Novena 4 out of the 9 days.
We realize that we can't all be present for these Novena functions, but we can pray the Novena individually or with our families all of the nine days.
Bill Schelinski will send the Novena Prayer to all the members via email. Please print it out so you will have it with you when we pray it at these functions.
You can contact Bill or me via email with any questions you might have.
Jack Fogarty, Grand Knight
In case you didn't notice (like me, because I was too interested in the article about Gene Kranz) there is a powerful article in the March 2019 issue of Columbia magazine, "The Real 'Private Ryan' And The Chaplain Who Saved Him", "Paratroopers poured from the sky before dawn on June 6, 1944, hurtling through fog and flak to the French countryside below. It was D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy had begun. In a few hours, 200,000 troops would land by sea, and the mission of these airborne units was to prepare the way." and so begins the story of how two people that would become Knights of Columbus begins. Click here in case you missed the story http://www.kofc.org/en/columbia/detail/the-real-private-ryan.html.
It reminds me that God is present and touches us in quiet ways, and sometimes in more obvious ways, like the teens who were lost at sea and prayed for recovery and saved by a boat named "Amen", https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/02/florida-teens-stranded-ocean-saved-boat-amen/3656640002/
We need to look and listen.
Congratulations to Luke, Sophia, Grace Camryn and George, the five finalists of the Knights of Columbus Essay Writing Contest!
The students were asked to write about their Confirmation saint answering the question, "What did you learn about this saint and how did this saint inspire you?"
Sophia's essay was selected and sent by our SCL Knights to the state competition.
March 4, 2019
It's all about Faith, Family, Community and Life:
Our Council 12323 got together to understand the new Faith In Action program detailed below from the kofc.org website. Grand Knight Jack Fogarty, Bill Schelinski, Lou Holtmann, and Paul Violette discussed the program requirements and found out we are well on our way to supporting Supreme's Faith In Action Initiative. Each of them will act as a 'committee chairperson' to take ownership of their various area of Action, Faith, Family, and Life. More on each of those areas will appear in future News & Announcements.
"In the opening lines of Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), His Holiness Pope Francis invites “Christians,everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ” (3).
The Faith in action program model extends that same invitation to Knights of Columbus members and their families. it is a renewed personal invitation to live out the calling of their faith,the call to service of their neighbor and to answer the age-old question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (gn 4:9). Today, a man’s work can follow him home through his smartphone. At the same time, he is picking up a larger share of household responsibilities and striving to meet more intense demands of fatherhood as the pace of kids’ activities has accelerated. Despite this, many men are drawn to opportunities to be hands-on and to express their faith by working alongside peers in service to others.
They want to spend precious free time involved with their families while also building bonds of friendship and fraternity that will last a lifetime. As Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said, “If we can’t meet young Catholic men where they are, they will go somewhere else. and in this era, it is too easy to go somewhere else when we need them to be home. Home in the Catholic Church, home in their parishes, and home with their families.”
As leaders and brother Knights who care about the long-term sustainability of the order, we are excited about men’s desire to serve and the opportunity to consistently adapt to meet the demand of a changing world and the needs of future members. We know that the chance to roll up our sleeves and demonstrate our faith through service is as powerful as it is rewarding. The calling is a fundamental part of the order’s history and genesis for our new program model, Faith in action.
This mission-driven platform is an excellent way to express our service program, as it speaks to our own efforts and to the interests of prospective Knights. The Faith in action model is a realization of the changing needs of men in the twenty-first century. it seeks to balance all of our key priorities with theirs — Faith,Family, Community and life — and present them in away that is clear to our leaders, members and prospective Knights.
The simplicity of Faith in action is that it fully integrates Building the Domestic Church programs as a foundational part of the model, limits the number of required programs to earn the Columbian award and,most importantly, allows councils to concentrate on implementing quality faith-filled family programs. our goal is for men to lead their family in service — not leave their family for service. The focus of this streamlined program is quality, not quantity."
The St. Catherine Laboure Knights of Columbus Council 12323 presented a $3,000 check to the Knights of Columbus Developmental Children's Medical Center at Cardinal Glennon Hospital.
Grand Knight Jack Fogarty stated that the check was made possible as a result of the proceeds collected from their Tootsie Roll drive in October. The drive was chaired by Council member Paul Violette. Jack thanked all of the Council members for their help in collecting for this great cause.
This is one of five of the Missouri State Council premier programs. The State Council of the Knights of Columbus contributes over $180,000 a year to the Knights of Columbus Developmental Children's Medical Center at Cardinal Glennon Hospital.
The Knights are looking for new members at St. Catherine Laboure to help enrich and grow their efforts in helping the Community and aid in helping members become fulfilled in the support and understanding of the Catholic Faith. To learn more about the Knight's mission and initiatives, please visit www.kofc.org, or the Council website at www.kofc12323.org Please contact Rich Hejlek at 314-807-3602 or any member of the Council at St. Catherine Laboure to become involved in our Parish Council.