Greg has been super involved with recruiting new Knights for Council #12480 and his efforts are greatly appreciated. Greg has done an excellent job with the membership Chair and is always available to assist with furniture moves - most recently to benefit moms from Project Gabriel & Mater de Filius. He is always there to assist our brothers as well when needed. The Council has already exceeded its membership quota for the year at 107% for the Fraternal Year and we haven't processed in all the new candidates from recent Donut Sunday & Church Membership Drives. We may just hit 200% - Double Star by the end of June! Congratulations to Greg and his team for a job well done.
Vinny has been working extremely hard at the Church. He often serves multiple Masses each weekend in many roles - Facilitator, Sacristan, Usher, and even as an Altar server when needed. He works for the ACTS Core Team and guides & supports ACTS retreat team. He was appointed to be acting Chaplain for our Council when Father is not available and leads the St. Francis Liturgy team. Vinny also received the 2023 Service Award from Bishop Burns recently at the Cathedral. Way to go Vinny!
Ed goes above and beyond keeping our finances accurately reported. He is always available for questions to assist. He keeps accurate records of all our Council finances and does this with a positive attitude. Thank you Ed for all that you do for the Council!
Art is our Recorder and has done a great job in that role for the Council this year. He is involved with almost all the community and charity events the Council has and served as the Co-Chair of the Tasting event that was held this fall. The success of the event was due to his efforts. Well done Art & Congratulations!
Michael Brandone has been on fire leading a team of Knights to help in the kitchen with various meal events and to single one out the 4th degree exemplification meal was fantastic. Various attendees from Fr. Rudy to Ken Franch complimented the food and excellent service--the group fed 50 to 60 dignitaries and no one had a negative comment. Great Job Michael!
What can we say about Mark...The guy truly sets the example. He does Tuesday prayer meetings early in the morning...he leads the 1st Saturday Rosary prayer sessions. He was also the Spiritual Companion on the recent Men's ACTS Retreat. The guy is truly involved and should be honored. He truly Loves the Lord and you can feel that when he speaks. Congratulations Mark on being named Knight of the Month for September!
Raul has been a great example for our Youth and worked with the Squires to conduct a successful E Games (Smash Brothers) Tournament at St. Francis in August. He also organized another successful BBQ Social at Rudy's BBQ. The place was packed with Knights and their families! Great Job Raul!
Ricardo organized the Silver Rose event that was held in July. The Knights of Columbus Council #12480 hosted the Silver Rose at St. Francis of Assisi at St. Francis on July 17th. The KofC Assembly #3004 4th Degree Color Corp., Council #12480, Squires and Squire Roses were all involved in the event and worked closely with St. Francis of Assisi to make this a success. Ricardo coordinated with all those groups as well as the St. Francis Staff. He had 1 Knight read a script at each Mass and personally guarded the Silver Rose all day Sunday. Hats off to you Ricardo for a job well done!
The Sutton Family
Billy & Theresa are unsung heroes. There quietly serve and give all they can to help the Council in any way they can. You'll find them contacting new recruits and team members to get them involved in volunteering at events. You'll find them pitching in to man the tables at Fish Frys, and most events/fundraisers our Council has. They spend hours of their time serving and collecting money for our events. Purely volunteer - all heart. This effort despite some health and challenges life has thrown their way... They give it their best effort - all they have for our Brothers and our Community. We're proud to recognize the Suttons as the Family of the Month
The McCarthy Family
PGK Sean McCarthy and his wife assisted in organizing the Epiphany Party, picked up the food and worked with their family at the event for the Knights & Ladies. They are currently active in helping the fundraising committee with the new 5/6 event. Sean is also a Past Grand Knight for Council #12480
Ann, Mark and their family are always contributing and assist the Parish, the Council and Community greatly. The McElroys worked most recently with the Church and helped organize the Advent reflection event activities that were held each Saturday during Advent. They also assisted with the Winter Wonderland event, served at Mass in various roles and are also managing ACTS Retreat support as part of the Core Team. Congratulations to the McElroy Family!
The Maier Family
The Maier Family is everywhere! They work together at charity & community events, volunteer each week to help set up chairs for Mass in the Great Hall, serve at Mass as well as Ladies, Squires and Knights events. They are a wonderful example of a family putting their faith into action! They deserve the Family of the Month Award for November. Congratulations!
The May Family
Tom and Angela May are a perfect example of how to "give of yourselves" to help the church and the families that participate weekly at St. Francis. Tom is in a leadership position with the Knights, he helps on Sunday at mass. Angela is the Ladies Auxiliary group leader and top dog. Both Tom and Angela give of their time and effort daily to make St. Francis better. They should be recognized.
The Lacy Family
The Lacy family is a staple at our Church. They are involved in everything from religious education to homebound ministries. They are engaged with St. Vincent de Paul as well and help sponsor events for them in order to raise funds for the poor in our community. They are a true example of being Christ to others.
The Hill Family
What an example to all families....Grady, his wife and his kids are always at church helping out. The Hill family is "top notch" and they practice their faith with the community here at St. Francis. I believe the Hill family should be recognized.
The Perez Family
Raul and Yoli organized our first Family Social of the year. An Ice Cream Social was held in July that brought together Knights and their families. A great time was had by all!