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Emergency Response Team Member Form Collection

Emergency Response Team Member FORM

Brother Knights,

Hurricane season starts June 1st.  This year the forecast is for 19 named storms (Tropical or stronger), 9 of which will be hurricanes with 4 of those being a major hurricane.  The 30 year average is for 14.4 named storms, 7.2 will be hurricanes and 3.2 of those major hurricanes.  So, we are forecasted to have a higher than average number of storms this season.

The good news is we are more prepared this season than this time last year.  In 2021 we wrote and adopted a council emergency response plan. We also put together a pretty good response kit containing safety gear and Red Cross Flood cleanup kits. Additionally, we started to build a list of volunteers who could respond at the time of need including a list of tools and equipment each was willing to bring if needed.  In April, we conducted an annual review of our plan and included these three additions.

Besides staying vigilant, we need to increase the number of members who volunteer to be on the list of those ready to respond at the time of need.  This will save time in getting help to those who need it quickly.  Our major tasks will be to help with cleanup, provide transportation and meals.  Clean up will be getting water and debris out of homes to include furniture, carpeting and wet sheet-rock. Families whose vehicles were damaged will need transportation to meetings, doctor appointments, shopping and of course Mass.  We will need to feed those who don’t have the ability to feed themselves.  So please, email me with your name, mobile number and what you want to help with – clean up, transportation or meals.  You can volunteer for as many categories as you want.  At the time of need we will contact you to determine your availability and assign you to a task

We would also like all Knights who are willing, to complete an Emergency Response Team Member form that will contain all your contact information, skill sets and is an easy way for each of us to list tools we have and are willing to bring to a response. Simply click the link below to access the form, fill it out, scan it and return to me via email. I will compile and maintain the data.
The link to the form is:

Thank you Brother Knights for your response.

Let us pray for God’s protection and hope we will not need to activate our emergency response plan this year.

Jerry Novosad
Council Emergency Response Coordinator

KC 1st Friday Meals

Knights of Columbus #8482

First Friday Meals

Knights of Columbus at Prince of Peace Catholic Community will be selling meals on the following First Fridays listed below.  Orders for BBQ brisket and ribs will also be taken on the dates indicated below.

Prices:  meal $10  BBQ brisket $90  BBQ ribs $40

June 3 Twisted Brisket Sandwich
July 1 Enchilada Dinner
August 5 Pulled Pork Tacos
  Order your briskets and ribs here for pick-up on September 2.
September 2 St. Louis Ribs, Baked beans + Salad
  Pick up your pre-ordered briskets and ribs.
November 4 Chicken Fried Chicken
December 2 Bahn mi Sandwich - pork tenderloin or chicken (Asian)


NOTE:  Meals will be served as dine-in, to-go, or drive-through at the St. Andrew Discipleship Center from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

First Friday - Pre-Order Briskets & Ribs

Knights of Columbus - First Friday

Pre-order your items below for pick up on Friday, September 2, 2022 between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Prince of Peace Catholic Community - St. Andrew Discipleship building.  Last date to place your order online is Tuesday, August 30!

On day of pick-up, just give us the name that you used to place this order and it will be brought out to you.

  • Both items are smoked and not sliced
  • Quantities:
    • ribs: 1 rack
    • brisket: 10 to 13lbs (pre-cooked weight)

Questions?  Contact Tony Pickett at 281-782-2634.

Pork Ribs
BBQ Brisket

Please remember to leave us a phone number or email address in the PayPal check-out so we may send you a reminder or if we need to contact you about your order!
God bless and Thank you!

Food Handler Training for our Council

Fish Fries, Pancake Breakfasts, Fellowship Sondays, Fundraising Activities


As knights, one of the ways we serve the Church is by serving food to our fellow parishioners. When serving food, we should use the same safe practices as fine dining restaurants do. To that end, all knights and helpers handling unpackaged foods including fish, pancakes, hot dogs and hamburgers etc. are required to have a State of Texas Food Handler certificate. The certificate is good for 3 years. If you are a food handler in the Mercy Ministry, the food handler certificate is also required.


What: Texas Food Handler Certificate
Cost of training, exam and certificate: $ 7
Link for training, exam and certificate:

The on-line training takes about 2 hours, but you can pace yourself and start and stop as needed. You must get a minimum score of 70 on the exam but you can retake it until you pass. After you get your certificate, please forward a copy to Tony Pickett at

The goal for Council 8482 is to have all knights certified as food handlers so that after COVID-19 is under control, we can start serving food again.

We will also need Certified Food Managers to be present anytime there is a food event. This certificate is $35 and requires separate training. If you are interested in getting the food manager certificate, please contact Tony Pickett at 281-782-2634 to obtain training materials.


Ukraine Update

Click here for a PDF of Ukrainian Refugee Relief - Fact Sheet.

March 30, 2022

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent gift of to the Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund.

Right now, your gift is already being used to provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the war in Ukraine — including families like Roman Panivnyk, a Knight from Kyiv, and his wife Olga. If you haven't had a chance to listen to their story, I encourage you to do so:

Everything that we've been able to provide Roman, Olga and their children is thanks to your generous support and prayers, which has enabled us to raise over $7 million for the Ukraine Solidarity Fund.


The situation in Ukraine is changing daily, and through the support of our donors we are prepared to meet the changing needs of the more than 2.5 million Ukrainians who have sought refuge from the invasion.


Though we will be sure to update you periodically on our progress, you can find up-to-date information about our work in Ukraine at


If you have any questions about our work or your gift to Knights of Columbus Charities, you can always give me a call at (203) 752-4261. Thank you so much for being our valued partner!


In generous service,


Evan H. Holguin

Development Officer

Office of Charitable Giving

1 Columbus Plaza

New Haven, CT 06510

C: 475-287-6490

O: 203-752-4261

Join the Knights of Columbus TODAY!

Becoming a member of the Knights of Columbus has never been easier, and I personally invite all Practical Catholic men, 18 and over, to prayerfully consider joining this wonderful group of men.  Our organization is dedicated to caring for the fraternal brothers and families of our departed brothers, supporting the church, our communities and the those being persecuted for our faith.

I hear many reasons as to why a man doesn’t join.  I also hear why those same reasons end up disappearing, when that same man joins.  The Prince of Peace K of C Council 8482 is looking for good Catholic men, who want to better serve and give back to their Church (POP) and community.  With more good men, we can better provide for our faith.

Contact Brother Knight Steve Beckholt if you have any questions on how to join the largest Catholic Fraternal Organization in the WORLD

Also view this video invitation to the Knights of Columbus by clicking the following link:

Invitation to join the Knights of Columbus

PAY Your Knights of Columbus Annual Membership Renewal Dues


You should have received an email notifying you of your annual membership dues options. If you have any questions, please confirm your dues amount with the Financial Secretary BEFORE attempting to pay.

Continue paying your annual renewal dues online by selecting the applicable payment option in the drop-down and entering your Knights of Columbus membership number below.

KC Council 8482 Membership Renewal Dues
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