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First Degree October 20

October 14th, 2014
I have just been informed:
Council 6650 will have a First Degree on Monday 10/20 in the Gallery of the St. Michael Archangel Center in Cary (Just West on High House Road from the main church entrance).  Gavel is at 7:30.  Let me know if you have any candidates.  I'll reach out to those whom I have Form 100's for.

Fraternally Yours In Christ,
SK-Matthew Stein, PGK, FP, DW
Trustee/Membership Director
Knights of Columbus Council #11234

St Catherine of Siena-Wake Forest NC

Squires Events

October 14th, 2014
Worthy Brothers,
On behalf of our youth director, Greg Stafford, and our Squires circle, attached is a flyer of Squires events through the month of January 2015.  If you have sons or grandsons or know of boys ages 10-18, please encourage them to join our circle and share with them our upcoming activities.
October 22nd – Open Meeting; come and see what the Squires Circle is about
November 1st – All Saints/All Souls day Rosary at the Wake Forest Town Cemetery
November 12th – Investiture ceremony for new Squires at St. Catherine
December 6th – Mega Christmas cookie bake
December 7th – Give away the cookies after the 8am Mass
January 16th (23rd alternate) – Potluck Dinner
Typically, the Squires’ meetings are on:
·  2nd Wednesdays – circle officers meeting
·  4th Wednesdays – circle meeting
Please pass on the flyer and join us in support of our Squires circle!

Esto Dignus,

SK-Anthony Nacional
Recorder/Community Director/Squires Councilor
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St. Catherine of Siena
Wake Forest, NC

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1946 Knights radio program found!

October 10th, 2014
The recording is a 1946 program produced by the Knights, and stars Jane Wyatt and Dennis Day. The program is about families in trouble, including their kids, dealing with the aftermath of WW2, and how the K of C is there for them. The Squires are mentioned prominently, too!
The recording is from a 16″ transcription record that recently appeared on eBay.
You can listen to the program by clicking this link or downloading the file to your computer.
The disc is in great shape considering it’s almost 70 years old. Here is the label:
Something for Tomorrow 460330
The mentions of it from searching through Google are almost zero. From what I can piece together, it was produced in Hollywood to commemorate the Knights 64th anniversary
The two lead actors are Dennis Day, the Irish tenor who was part of the ensemble cast of radio’s most successful comedy program, “The Jack Benny Show.” The other is Jane Wyatt, better known for her later role as the mother in the 1950s TV show, “Father Knows Best.”
There were also other highly regarded radio actors in the cast.
  • Bill Johnstone had a great radio career on both coasts, including taking the part of “The Shadow” for five years after Orson Welles left NY for Hollywood; he also appeared in the longest-running radio anthology “Suspense”).
  • Tommy Bernard was on “The Great Gildersleeve” and the “Ozzie & Harriett” radio programs.
  • Bill Christy was on a few radio series and programs before his untimely death at age 20.
  • Wally Maher was one of the greatest of the radio era, known for his playing of “tough guys”; he played the lead role in the 1940′s “Mike Shayne, Detective” radio program, and was part of CBS radio’s exceptional cast of radio actors who appeared on their best known programs. He unfortunately passed away five years later at age 43 of a respiratory disease.

Courtenay Savage was the writer. He died later that year. He was a convert to Catholicism, and was involved in the early years of network radio, and worked for the Armed Forces Radio Service. AFRS played a great role in support of troops stationed overseas, and still does today. His bio from the Rockford, IL edition of Our Sunday Visitor is below (click to enlarge):

courtney savage obit 090146 our sunday visitor

It is not clear if any of the members of the cast were Knights other than Mr. Savage. It is likely that Mr. Day was.
The death of Bill Christy in February 1946 implies that the program was recorded very early in 1946 or late 1945. It was released to stations for airing March 1946. The transcription is of the kind typical for that era for syndicated programs, made of plastic for secure and safe shipping by mail to each radio station. There were probably hundreds of these produced for this show, but this is the first one of this show to appear. The program is not circulating among radio collectors, which makes this an especially good find.
At the October 9, 2014, the Council decided to contact the Museum in New Haven, CT to donate the disc and the recording to them. They have been contacted, and we await their response.
NEWS UPDATE! We have received an email from the Museum’s archivist that said “Indeed, your gift would be a most welcome addition to the holdings here.”
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Seminarian Care Package Update

October 10th, 2014


I want to personally thank you for your gifts to our seminarians. I’m sure it will be greatly appreciated. I will get with GK Gary and the other officers to arrange delivery in the next couple of weeks. We collected:

35 pairs of black socks
$65 cash which will be changed in quarters
$66.75 in quarters
Box of snacks

Again, thank you very much for making this care package campaign a huge success.

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Knights Memorial Mass – Updated

October 10th, 2014


As I stated in our monthly meeting, we are no longer meeting after the mass for desserts in the dining room. This was due to a number of logistical matters including the mass ending at lunch time. Response has still been slow despite receiving numerous commitments last night. If you can attend, please let me know. Thank you. 

Please mark your calendars that the “Knights Annual Memorial Mass” for our departed brothers is scheduled for Sunday November 16th at the 10:45 am mass.  Please arrive around 10:15 am so we can organize and process in.  Dress is shirt and tie if possible, or a Council or Burgundy shirt, and khakis. If you have the name of a Knight we need to add to the necrology that is read at mass, please let me know. 


We also need our Sir Knights in Regalia for this event.  If you can participate in Regalia, please let me know so we can plan accordingly.  Any Sir Knights who do not have regalia, but have a tux, are welcome and encouraged to wear their tux with the social baldric.

This is a beautiful way to remember those who have gone before us and set the model for Knights today.  Please attend and join in the Fraternity and Unity which are two of the main principles that we base the Knights of Columbus upon!

I ask that you kindly send me an email if you can attend 

Vivat Jesus,

Juan Vazquez

Chancellor – KofC 11234

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Catholic Parish Outreach Food Drive

October 9th, 2014
Worthy Brothers and Squires,
We need help distributing brown bags from the Catholic Parish Outreach after all the masses this weekend (10/11 and 10/12).  Please lend a hand at the mass you’ll be attending.
The CPO truck will be at St. Catherine to collect the donations the following weekend (10/18 and 10/19) and help will be needed to load the donated items in the truck especially before and after the 10:45am mass.
In Christ,
SK-Anthony Nacional
Recorder/Community Director
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St. Catherine of Siena
Wake Forest, NC

Brown Bag and Operation Harvest Ministries — 10/11

October 6th, 2014
Worthy Brothers and Squires:
We are scheduled to help Operation Harvest and Brown Bag Ministries this Saturday.  Please visit the link below and sign up if you haven’t already done so; there are several unfilled slots.
Last month, we had a great turnout having 30 volunteers from the Knights (20), Squires (2) and their loved ones.  Both ministries were grateful for the help.  Thank your for your continued support and dedication!
Vivat Jesus,

SK-Anthony Nacional

Recorder/Community Director
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St. Catherine of Siena
Wake Forest, NC

Reminder: Seminarian Care Package

October 6th, 2014

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to send a quick reminder about the seminarian care package that we Knights plan to send. As my previous email, they would like black socks, gas cards, quarters, gift cards to Wawas, and I’m sure they would welcome snacks and a card from us. I will take a plastic bin to this Thursdays meeting so we can put any donations there and then I will transfer it to a box. I’m thinking that instead of quarters, we can send cash and they then can either change it for quarters or use it for something else. I will see you all Thursday.

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Seminarians Care Package

September 27th, 2014

Hello Brothers,

Our council wants to send a care package to our seminarians. I’ve asked Philip Johnson what it is that the seminarians need the most and he has mentioned a few things (some of which I think are feasible, some aren’t). He mentioned black dress socks, quarters for washing their clothes, gas gift cards, and gift cards to Wa-Wa’s (eatery place). I haven’t heard of that eatery so I’m assuming that’s out. I think that the Knights can put together a nice care package of what’s needed along with paper, pens, pencils, snacks or even words of encouragement . I believe it will be a great gesture. I will take a box with me to our next business meeting in two weeks, so if you can bring something it will be greatly appreciated.

Vivat Jesus,

Juan Vazquez

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FW: K of C helping

September 25th, 2014

Here’s info from our Insurance Agent.


From: Timothy.Kilpatrick@KOFC.ORG [mailto:Timothy.Kilpatrick@KOFC.ORG]
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:26 PM
To: Frank; brian.d.denison@gmail.com; rtompkins7@aol.com; gk@kofc11234.org; GK14422-Matt
Subject: K of C helping


Hello Brothers,

How cool is this?  Profits from our insurance go to help people in crisis!  The Knights of Columbus boats are just too neat!.  The story is also on www.kofc.org


Vivat Jesus, Tim Kilpatrick, FICF

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