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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

Sent from my iPad

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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Reminder: Brown Bag and Operation Harvest Ministries — 9/27

September 24th, 2014
Worthy Brothers and Squires:
Just a reminder that we are scheduled to help Operation Harvest and Brown Bag Ministries this Saturday.  Please visit the link below and sign up; come even for just a few minutes if you can’t stay for the entire time.  There are a few slots left open.
See you there,
SK-Anthony Nacional
Recorder/Community Director
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St. Catherine of Siena
Wake Forest, NC

Third Degree Ceremonies

September 24th, 2014
Reminder; there are two Third Degree exemplifications coming up that would still allow you to meet the deadline for attending the Fourth Degree in Durham in November if we move quickly after the ceremonies!
Tom Dupree will be driving to both Third Degree's and has offered anyone who would like to go with on a day trip to either ceremony is welcome to ride along.  Please let me know if you would like to attend and if you wish to car pool with Tom.

10/4/2014 – Concord 7450 
10/11/2014 – Wilmington 1074
Thank you and God Bless,
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

2nd Degree @ St Francis TONIGHT

September 23rd, 2014
Good morning Brothers,
Sorry this is extremely short notice but we received this info literally in the last half hour.
St Francis is hosting a 2nd degree this evening Sept 23rd at 7:30 pm.  
Candidates should arrive by 7 pm so the degree can begin promptly at 7:30 pm.  Please let me know ASAP if you want to attend.  If we have several candidates we can see about possibly car pooling to St Francis if it's convenient for everyone.
Let me know quickly so we can coordinate with St Francis.
Thanks and God Bless!
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

FW: Christ Renews His Parish

September 17th, 2014


Please see the attached and help if you can.  It’s appreciated.



From: Joe Stiles [mailto:joe.esource@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:44 PM
To: Matthew Stein (Grand Knight)
Subject: Christ Renews His Parish


Hi Ed,

I wanted to pass along the finalized schedule for Christ Renews His Parish. We have Friday covered, but a couple of hands for lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday would be appreciated. 

Saturday’s lunch will be a party sub from Subway; dinner is being delivered from LaForesta, we’ll have a continental breakfast on Sunday, and Sunday lunch is pizza from Milton’s. 


I think the biggest concern is to have coffee made in time for those who want to drink it, and maybe lemonade or tea in the big beverage dispenser. 

We’ll have about 30 in attendance. 

As always, any help is much appreciated!




  6:30PM – Participants arrive and check-in in the school/parish office reception area         

11:00PM – Participants return home to sleep; eat breakfast at home the next morning



  8:15AM – Participants arrive back at the parish school                    

12:00PM – Lunch (lunch provided)
  6:00PM – Dinner (dinner provided)
11:00PM – Participants sleep over at the church in the school gymnasium



  6:45AM – Wake up
  7:30AM – Breakfast (breakfast provided)

10:45AM - Mass
12:00PM – Lunch (lunch provided)

  4:00PM – Retreat finished (The ending time is an estimate…  may run longer/shorter)


Joe Stiles 



Knights Annual Memorial Mass

September 16th, 2014
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.  We will need volunteers to bring dessert items as after mass we plan to have a light coffee/dessert get together in the Dining Room.  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 and if you are able to bring a dessert to share.

Fraternally Yours in Christ, 

SK-Juan Vazquez
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St Catherine of Siena 
Wake Forest NC 

FW: Fundraising Idea

September 13th, 2014


Please see the fund raising idea presented by Allen.  I think it’s a great idea.  However, I pass it along to you for your input.  Don’t hesitate to use email to share your thoughts and ideas.


SK Ed – GK


From: Allen [mailto:allen.rohl@nc.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:59 AM
To: GK@KofC11234.org
Subject: Fundraising Idea




I think a terrific fundraiser would be a dinner with music.  With the new gym in the school, there’s a possibility that space could be used for such an event.  I would have to check about the floor, though (scratches and such).


My current idea is to have it on or around St. Valentine’s Day.  My father-in-law (and fellow Sir Knight and member or our council), Joe Szalacsi, is a trumpet player and could probably get a band together for minimal cost.  Live music would enhance the experience as well as the “ticket price”.  


Also, if the golf tournament does not take place this year, perhaps we could still solicit some of the silent auction items from years past that would fit the “love theme”.  Such as:


Dinner experience at the Second Empire

Time share get away


Pretty much anything that can be auctioned off that would fit in with St. Valentine’s Day.


As for the food itself, maybe we can find a local establishment that can provide it at a reduced cost.  Or might we have some brothers that are handy in the kitchen (or married to women that are) and can band together to cook the meal ahead of time and heat it up that night?


Let me know your thoughts.






SK-Allen Rohl

Program Director for Fundraising

Knights of Columbus Council #11234

St. Catherine of Siena

Wake Forest, NC



Notes from the Membership Director-Upcoming Degrees

September 10th, 2014
Greetings Worthy Brothers All!
We have a few degree ceremonies coming up in the Raleigh area I wanted you all to be aware of.  
District 5 is hosting several:
Mon Sept 29, 1st Degree ceremony begins at 7:00pm at St Mary Magdalene Church in Apex – hosted by Apex Council 7186 
Mon Nov 17, 1st Degree ceremony begins at 7:00pm, immediately followed by 2nd Degree at St Mary Magdalene Church in Apex – hosted by Apex Council 7186
Also, we have a first in the works in our own District 8.  Council 9880 at St Raphael's is working on hosting a First Degree ceremony in Spanish! They're looking at a date in Oct/Nov, and I'll keep you posted as it develops.

Please let me know if you have any candidates.  All first degree brothers, please prayerfully consider attending the 2nd degree in Apex on Nov 17!!

Please let me know if you have any questions at all!

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

Brown Bag and Operation Harvest Ministries — 9/13

September 8th, 2014
Worthy Brothers and Squires:
We had a great turn out last month!  We had a total of 25 volunteers 15 or which were Knights.  Thank you so much for your support and dedication to these ministries.  Please extend our gratitude to your loved ones who came and helped.
I’m reminding everyone that this Saturday we are scheduled to help Brown Bag and Operation Harvest ministries.  There are plenty of slots available so please sign up especially if you are in town and are able to help.
Let me leave you with St. Teresa of Avila’s Prayer:
Christ has no body on earth but yours;
no hands but yours;
no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he is to look out-
Christ’s compassion to the world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless others now.

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

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