COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

April 2019

Paul Crawford

Paul Crawford has been a parishioner at St. Pats from the 1950's. He has been active in the local KofC and has helped at the state level too. His dad helped start our St Pats KofC council in 1952 and revived it when it was inactive. Paul has helped in many ways to support our church through the years. He has been in the folk choir for years and sang in the annual Singing Christmas Tree in Portland, and trim trees around the church. Also he is active in the St. Vincent food bank. He has two daughters, five grand-kids and two great grand-kids. Thank you, Paul, for supporting St Patrick Church.

March 2019

Ricardo Hernandez

February 2019

Heriberto Aguilar

Heriberto is new to the KofC but has been at St. Pat’s over 30 years. He has worked for our parish in facility maintenance many years. He also helped with Hispanic catechesis voluntarily and began as coordinator for Hispanic ministries about 10 years ago. This includes doing Spanish RCIA too. Heriberto is friendly and usually helps wherever needs arise, like translating Spanish to English. He and his wife have 3 grown children and one grand kid, while his wife likes to cook. We thank Heriberto for his work at our parish and welcome him to the Knights.

January 2019

Duane Kloser

We welcome Dennis and Marie Richey to St. Patrick and our KofC council, moving here recently from the next city. Dennis and Marie were recently involved in our annual dinner auction fundraiser with operating the wine wall fund raiser activity and helping with the food preparation. They are retired and have two grown daughters and two grandkids. Dennis had a career in education and counseling and has been active in a sport fishing political action committee. He is trying to help bring some common sense into resource management. We thank them for their support and continued involvement in our parish and council.

December 2018

Mike Gorka

Mike and his wife have been at St. Pats Church and council for quite a few years. Recently he assisted with the Christmas Posada program. He is also helping to teach a Rel. Ed class this year. Mike plays a huge role with our annual charity auction and crab dinner procuring items for the live and silent auctions. Thanks to Michael for his support of our church and council.

November 2018

Jesse Villarreal

Jesse and his wife have been at St. Pats Church and council for quite a few years and recently with our council Hispanic Round Table. He has been one of the primary recruiters for setting up Hispanic Round Tables in Oregon. He is our Faith director for our council and he and his wife help with Eucharistic adoration too. He recently became the Oregon Deputy Master of the fourth degree, which makes him travel a lot. Jesse is always helpful and has a great sense of humor. Thanks to Jesse for his support of our church, council and state knights.

October 2018

Mike Robert

Mike Robert has been at St. Pats many years along with our council. As our Community Director, he recently helped with our Fall Festival on Sunday afternoon. He is active with ushering at the 11am Mass and with our annual crab dinner/auction fund raiser. The free throw contest has been one of his projects too. Thanks to Mike for his support.

September 2018

Jose Camarena

August 2018

Tom Spink

Tom Spink and his wife Mary Ellen have been members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Canby, for three years. Recently Tom was the lead on the paving/sealing of the church parking lot. He volunteered many hours and his hard work paid off as it turned out great. He and his family are a great addition to our parish. They live in nearby Wilsonville and have five children and fifteen grandchildren. Tom graduated from the University of Washington and Oregon State University and for the last 15 years he has owned a consulting engineering company. They are appreciative of St Pat’s and the friendliness of the Canby community we thank them for their support

July 2018

Davis Tony

Tony was nominated for Knight of the Month for the great job he did calling Bingo at the Canby Independence Day celebration. Tony added a lot of humor while calling bingo numbers to make this a fun event for the community.

June 2018

Fontana John

John was nominated for Knight of the Month for helping to organize the trip to the Mount Angel Abbey for St. Patrick’s Parish. Last summer, John organized a slow pitch softball game at Legacy Park in Canby for Parishioners. Recently, you saw John helping with the Mother’s Day Breakfast and the set up for Bingo at Waite Park on the 4th of July. Early in the year, you will see John spraying the fruit trees on the parish grounds. Weekly, you will see John picking up food for the St. Vincent DePaul Food bank from Safeway. He is very active in the Bible study classes on Thursday evening and participates as an Extraordinary Cup Minister at the 5:30 PM Mass on Saturday’s. Lastly, John also co-ordinates the charity auction raffle ticket sales at Cutsforth’ s and works 6-8 hours selling tickets on Friday and Saturdays. John and his wife Barbara spend a tremendous amount of time helping their parents and other family members. Great job John, helping others.

May 2018

Marcelo Reyes

Marcelo was nominated for Knight of the Month for helping to organize the first Hispanic Mother’s Day breakfast. He was instrumental in getting his Bother Knights to sing a song to the Mothers attending the breakfast.

April 2018

Duane Kloser

Duane Kloser has devoted time, talent and treasure to our parish and we appreciate it. As past Grand Knight he has led our council to get some awards and expand some of our activities too. Most recently, he spearheaded the Lent concert/retreat featuring Donna Cori Gibson last month. Donna mentioned that Duane was a good organizer and promoter as she sees a lot of different levels of organization in her national travels. Also, they helped her sell many of her CD’s. Duane and his wife Chris have 3 grown children and travel when possible. We also send our prayers to his brother Mark who recently had a near fatal fall and is slowly recovering. Thank you, Duane, for your hard work.

March 2018

Ron Suchanek

Ron Suchanek has been attending St. Pats for over 40 years and is retired from teaching middle school. Also he spent 5 years in the Peace Corps teaching Science in Ganna Africa. At St. Pats he still is teaching religion to sixth graders and ushers at the 5:30 Mass. In our KofC council he has been Financial Secretary for more than 15yrs and that includes working on our budget, audits, and supporting other council activities. He enjoys gardening with his wife Amparo. Thanks to Ron for your service.

February 2018

Jose Camarena

Jose (Pepe) Camarena is a newer Knight and active in the Hispanic Round Table we have in our council. He with his wife have four boys and has been at St. Pats over 3 yrs. He helps with first communion preparation, with the Hispanic prayer group, and the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration. Recently he helped with raffle ticket sales at our main fund raiser. Thank you to Jose (Pepe).

January 2018

Ricardo Hernandez

Ricardo Hernandez is a recent addition to our council and has been involved with Hispanic parish music ministry for some 14yrs., most of them at St. Patrick. He is on the Parish Finance Council and is working towards coordinating Hispanic ministries at St. Pats with a council. He also has coordinated a yearly bilingual music concert and worship night at St. Pats. He and his wife Kimberly have 3 children, one being in college. Thanks to Ricardo for his support of our council and parish life.

December 2017

Paul Crawford

Paul Crawford is longtime parishioner at St. Pats, from the fifties. He has been active in the local KofC and helps at the state level too. His dad helped start our St Pats KofC council in 1952. He has helped in many ways to support our church through the years with the aid of his late dear wife, Gail. He has been in the folk choir for years and sang in the annual Singing Christmas Tree in Portland. Also he is active in the St. Vincent food bank. He has two daughters, five grandkids and two great grandkids. Thank you Paul for supporting St Patrick Church.

November 2017

Mike Schmader

Mike Schmader is active through his continued leadership in our Crab Dinner Auction, our main fundraiser. He along with his wife Laura, have helped quite a few dinner/auctions, from storing auction items, decorating the hall, to being emcee at the auction itself. They have two grown children and Mike enjoys fishing a lot. Thanks to Mike for his work for our council and parish.

October 2017

Greg Perez

Greg Perez is a newcomer to the Knights, but has been quite active in a short time. He has helped with the Canby community street dance and 4th of July parade. Recently he worked on organizing efforts to collect and deliver relief supplies to California wildfire victims near Santa Rosa. He and his wife, Christie have a family of 4 girls and a boy. Greg and Christie have been in the early Mass choir too. Thank you for your service to our parish community

September 2017

Lacey Butram

Lacey Buttram has been a longtime parishioner and also with the Knights of Columbus some 33 years. He has helped with events such as the parish picnic. He recently cared for his invalid wife a few years before her passing, and we offer our prayers for her soul and Lacy’s family. Thanks for your service to the knights and the parish community.

August 2017

Brad Baker

Brad Baker has been involved steadily with the KofC over 30 years. You will find him helping in many of our events and some along with his family. This includes working at the Crab Dinner/Auction, parish breakfasts, parish picnic, etc. This year at the parish picnic, Brad and other Knights were challenged in cooking chicken that came frozen from the store and still managed to make it done for everyone. Thank you for all the years you have helped with our council and parish events.

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

April 2019

Jerry Geiger

Deacon Jerry and Maureen Giger have been involved steadily in our parish. Recently they helped lead a pilgrim group to Medjugorje from our parish. Deacon Jerry is involved with baptisms, faith formation and liturgical work too. He was in law enforcement for 38 years with being police chief within our local town of Canby for 19 1/2 years and City of Molalla for 7 1/2 years. His wife Maureen is a lector and cantor; and on the cemetery committee and helps set up for funeral luncheons. They have five children and two of them help as catechists. Thank you to all your family.

March 2019

Steve & Lora Heli

February 2019

Ken & Deloris Bepple

Ken and his wife Dolores are very active members of St. Pats and the KofC council 3484. Their family consists of two grown daughters and eight grandkids. Recently, Ken helped with construction projects for two members of our Parish. They helped with our Charity Auction & Crab Dinner; procuring items for the silent auction and working in the kitchen area. Ken is the Faithful Captain for the 4th degree Knights, overseeing meetings when the Faithful Navigator is absent. Ken and Deloris are avid supporters of the Catholic Faith and in teaching strong family values to their grandchildren. Ken and Deloris love to camp and fish when time permits.

January 2019

Dennis & Marie Richey

We welcome Dennis and Marie Richey to St. Patrick and our KofC council, moving here recently from the next city. Dennis and Marie were recently involved in our annual dinner auction fundraiser with operating the wine wall fund raiser activity and helping with the food preparation. They are retired and have two grown daughters and two grandkids. Dennis had a career in education and counseling and has been active in a sport fishing political action committee. He is trying to help bring some common sense into resource management. We thank them for their support and continued involvement in our parish and council.

December 2018

Abundio Perez

Abundio and his wife Modesta have been at St. Pats for several years and is very active with our council Hispanic Round Table. They were the leaders of the Posada Christmas program, coordinating the participants to help with the nightly bi-lingual rosary. Also, they are active with the Hispanic Marriage Encounter. Two of their children are altar servers too. Thanks to the Abundio Perez family for their support

November 2018

Eddie Herrera

Eddie and Haidee have been at St. Pats a few years and with our council Hispanic Round Table. He has helped our community director too. He recently became a KofC insurance agent for our region. He is quite active with church in the Pastoral Council, in Bible study, being lector, and in Hispanic prayer group. He and his wife have a growing family of two and one on the way next year. Thanks to Ed for his support.

October 2018

Joe Patershall

Joe and Jody have been at St. Pats for many years. Joe is ushering for the 11am Mass and helps at many of our KofC activities. Jody is busy as the Religious Ed. coordinator for our parish grade schoolers. Thank you, Joe, Jody, and family.

August 2018

Mike and Nancy Patton

Mike and NanMike & Nancy Patton and family are active members of St. Pats parish. Most recently they helped with the parish picnic and the city street dance booth for a KofC charity. Also, they are Eucharistic ministers at Mass. Nancy has volunteered her skills in organizing the parish social media tool “Flock Note”. Her gifts in photography record many parish sacraments and activities with her photos/posters displayed around the church and parish hall. Mike also part times by being a referee for some college football games. They have five growing children and their oldest son, Mike Jr. is working as a college age missionary with FOCUS(Fellowship of Catholic University Students) in southern California. We thank them for their involvement in our parish family life.

July 2018

Robert & Dawna Hitch

Robert & Dawna were selected for Family of the Month for the great job they did organizing the 2018 Parish Camp Out at the Oddfellows campground in Florence Oregon. They worked with the camp host to reserve the facility equipment for dinners and the individual campsite logistics for our guests. During the day and evening, they opened their camp site to fellow parishioners to socialize. They hosted Fr. Arturo's sleep arrangement for Friday evening and did a fabulous job welcoming everyone to the camp ground.

June 2018

Israel & Susie Flores

Israel & Susie were selected as Family of the Month for the rewarding work they do for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank at St. Patrick’s Church. Every week, they delivery food packages to the home bound in the Canby area. The one thing no one hears about is the Ministry they do for the sick that require transportation for a doctor visit or to the hospital.

May 2018

John & Marsha Meyerhofer

John and Marsha were selected as Family of the Month for organizing the annual Knights of Columbus fishing trip. A big thank you for opening their home to host the event. Everyone had a great time, even though the fish were small. It was great to see some new Knights and their families attend this year.

April 2018

Frank Battilega Family

Frank and Catherine Battilega and their four children are family of the month. They live on a farm nearby where Frank has been farming for more than 30 years. We thanked Frank recently for cooking a great spaghetti dinner that followed the Donna Cori Gibson Concert last month. The KofC council greatly appreciated his work in the kitchen. He has also supported our church liturgies by reading some of the Easter reading for the past 10 years. Also, they have shared with Financial support, like the candles for annual church use, towards the crucifix hanging in our church and Christmas garlands during the season. Thanks again for their family and the support of our Parish.

March 2018

Luis & Elizabeth Tapia

Luis and Elizabeth Tapia have been at St. Pats for 17yrs. and have three children. Luis is on the Pastoral Council and they are active with the Hispanic group called “Apostles of the Word” that do evangelization. He also has a painting business and has helped with painting around the parish. They are also in the Hispanic choir. Thanks you both for your service to our parish community.

February 2018

Ken and Deloris Bepple

Ken and his wife Dolores Bepple are newer members of St. Pats and have been active in our KofC council 3484 events. Their family consists of two grown daughters and six grandkids. Recently they have helped in our Crab Dinner/Auction in the kitchen area. They have also helped with the 4th degree garage sale that supports their activities. Ken has willingly shared his construction talents by helping one of our elderly members with his roof problems, installed shelving for Rel. Ed. storage, and is working on a trailer for our council use in the future. We thank them for their faithful support.

January 2018

Dennis & Marie Richey

We welcome Dennis and Marie Richey who are new to St. Patrick and our KofC council, moving here from West Linn. Dennis and Marie were recently involved in our dinner auction fundraiser with creating and operating the wine wall fundraiser feature. They are retired and have two grown daughters and two grandkids. Dennis had a career in education and counseling, and has been active in a sport fishing political action committee. He is trying to help bring some common sense into resource management. A thank you is in order for their support and continued involvement in our parish and council.

December 2017

Jesse & Patti Villarreal

Jesse and Patti Villarreal are an active couple in our parish. They have six adult children between both of them. Jesse is an involved member of the Knights of Columbus and now is the State Deputy Master for the fourth degree Knights. The regular KofC councils promote values of charity, unity and fraternity while the fourth degree has the added patriotism value. The 4th degree councils provide honor guards for many special Masses and civic functions. A bilingual, Jesse has also been active in forming Hispanic round table groups within KofC councils in Oregon. Patti has helped in Religious Ed. and RCIA. She is a Minister to the home bound, Sacristan, and Cup Minister. She has helped with our annual crab dinner auction and both of them helped KofC build the Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe at the Grotto. Many thanks to them and their support for our church.

November 2017

John and Barbara Fontana

John and Barbara Fontana is our family of the month. They have six grown children and have been at St. Pats over 12 years. John has been Church program director for our council and organized some of the family support activities. He assists with the Thursday Bible study, helps with the food bank, and is a cup minister for Mass. Also he takes care of the apple trees near the church. Barbara has shared her musical talents in a bilingual praise program. Thank you to all your family.

October 2017

Deacon Jerry & Maureen Giger

Deacon Jerry and Maureen Giger have been involved steadily in our parish. Dcn. Jerry celebrated his 10th anniversary to the diaconate recently and we appreciate his vocation which took 6 years of formation. Jerry was in law enforcement for 38 years with being police chief with Canby for 19 1/2 years and City of Molalla for 7 1/2 years. His wife Maureen is a lector and cantor; and on the cemetery committee and helps set up for funeral luncheons. They have five children and two of them help as catechists. Thank you to all your family.

September 2017

Bill & Doloris Pillar

Bill and Dolores Pillar have served with the St. Vincent DePaul food bank at St. Patrick for 17 years. They have three children and five grand kids. They live east of Oregon City and have attended St. Philip Benizi church for some 45 yrs. Thank you for your steady service to our community.

August 2017

Scott & Angela Baker

Scott and Angela Baker are active parish members at St. Patrick with two growing boys. Scott has been supportive of our KofC council. Recently with Scott's good work in planning and coordination, the parish hall now has stronger WiFi throughout the building. His wife Angela, is past president of the women’s club and is on several boards of charitable organizations. They also helped with the parish picnic too. Thank you to your family