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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




September 11th, 2014

KofC Council 11234 – August 14, 2014 Minutes


Ø  Pre-meeting 1st degree exemplification from 7 – 7:45pm.

Ø  Meeting called to order at 8pm by Ed Gary, GK

Ø  Opening prayer led by Fr. Duggan, Chaplain

Ø  Roll Call:  Chaplain: P; Grand Knight, P; Deputy Grand Knight, P; Chancellor, P; Recorder, P; Financial Secretary, P; Treasurer, P; Advocate, P; Lecturer, P; Warden, P; Inside Guard, P; Outside Guard, P; Trustee (3rd), P; Trustee (2nd), E; Trustee (1st), P

Ø  Chaplain’s Report: Fr. Duggan gave a little talk about the Feast of Assumption.

o   Mary was assumed into heaven because she was sinless, but for us, we have to wait until the second coming of Christ.

o   Clergy, bishops and Pope Pius XII declared the dogma in November 1, 1950.

o   The Feast of Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation celebrated on August 15th.

Ø  Previous month’s minutes was read by the recorder.  A motion to accept the minutes as read was seconded and carried.

Ø  Grand Knight’s Report:

o   Welcomed dignitaries who were present (Tom Smith, RDD; Joseph Smith, DD; Tim Kilpatrick, Field Agent) and new brothers.

o   No new update on Richard Wickwar, but please keep the gas cards donations coming.

o   We received awards at the annual organization meeting held at High Point:

§  Church, 5th place

§  Council, 1st place

§  Culture of Life, 1st place

o   Grand Knight Gary presented an award to Past Grand Knight Stein in appreciation to his successful service as our Grand Knight for the last 2 years.

Ø  Treasurer Report:

o   Approximately $20K in the bank

o   $16K to be dispersed

o   $4K ready cash

Ø  Financial Secretary Report:

o   We currently have 212 members.

Ø  Chancellor Report:

o   Our Q3 donations to 4 seminarians were sent out.

o   We gave Edison, a seminarian who spent the summer at St. Catherine, a goodbye gift as token of appreciation.

Ø  Service Program Report:

o   Matt Stein, Membership Committee Director

§  124% of Insurance Quota.  We are at Star Membership after tonight.

§  Talked about the Shield Award.  He encouraged the new Knights to pursue the award.  In order to qualify for the award new Knights must accomplish the following during the first year of membership:

·        Be involved in at least 3 council service programs.

·        Attend at least 3 council business meetings.

·        Receive their Second and Third degrees.

·        Meet with their council’s insurance representative.

·        Recruit at least one new member.

§  Third Degree Exemplifications

·        9/13/2014 – Lumberton 7227 – Gouldie

·        10/4/2014 – Concord 7450 – Everton

·        10/11/2014 – Wilmington 1074 – Lewis

o   Joe Webb, Public Relations Director

§  The parish bulletin insert will come soon for the August 29th blood drive.

o   Earnest Eason, Church Director

§  We are in need of ushers, adorers, and all ministries for the Sunday 5:30pm mass.

§  The TRUTH men’s group will start soon to study the book of Matthew.  It will be similar to the Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins.  Members of TRUTH still meet every Saturday morning at 7am throughout the summer months going over the mass readings for the weekend.  Please come join us for lively discussions.

o   Anthony Nacional, Community Directory

§  There were 7 Knights who helped out both the Brown Bag and Operation Harvest Ministries in July.  Both ministries were grateful for the help.

§  If you have not participated in Brown Bag or Operation Harvest, please come join us, bring the whole family, and spend 1 or 2 hours for the poor.  If that doesn’t work, try 30 minutes or even 15 minutes.  You’ll feel right helping the poor after all Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”

§  The founder of Brown Bag Ministry (Patricia Hartley) is no longer able to coordinate the efforts alone.  She has gone back to work full-time and has taken over new responsibilities with the Galilee House Ministry.  Trish Petry has graciously volunteered to coordinate the efforts, but Brown Bag needs help with volunteers and would like the Knights to commit two Saturdays every month if possible.  A motion to helping BB twice a month was seconded and carried.

§  To learn more about the Brown Bag Ministry, please visit:  http://www.brownbagministry.org/

o   Tony Morano, Operation LAMB and Blood Drive

§  The next blood drive will be August 29th from 2:30 – 7:30pm.  Our goal last time was 81 pints and got 75 pints of blood donated to the Red Cross.

§   Operation LAMB tootsie-roll drive will be held on 3 weekends.  They will all be held in front of Wal-Mart in Wake Forest.  We need volunteers to hand out tootsie-rolls so lookout for online sign up time slots or see Tony if interested.

·        September 20 and 21

·        October 18 and 19

·        November 15 and 16

o   Andy Kotynski, Adopt a Highway Director

§  Since moving from Falls of Neuse to Main St, the road we’ve been assigned to cleanup has been fairly clean.  No need to come out and cleanup at this time.

Ø  Old Business:

o   The Wake Weekly interview about the golf tournament still has not been published.

Ø  New Business:

o   Youth Group Ministry welcome BBQ will be held on September 7th, 6:30 – 8pm.  Come help cook burgers and hot dogs.

o   Jonathon Baggett talked about the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) program.

§  It was founded in 1998.   FOCUS sends teams of missionaries (2 men and 2 women) to college campuses, where they meet random students and invite them into growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith.

§  Since its inception, 495 students have entered missionaries and religious life through the program.

§  Jonathon thanks the Knights for their support and prayers.  In order for him to continue his ministry with FOCUS, he needs to raise funds and if you can help, please visit http://www.focus.org/goto/jonathonbaggett

o   The Galilee House needs its lawn cut.  Currently, there’s a father and son who mows the lawn once a month.  The lawn needs to be cut at least twice a month.  If you can help, please let Grand Knight Gary know or any of your council officers.

o   Matt Stein talked about a new K of C Assembly being formed at St. Catherine.

§  If you are a 4th degree Knight and want to move your membership to the new Assembly, please see Matt and fill out a transfer form.

§  If you are a 3rd degree Knight, who will be taking your 4th degree in November and would like to join the new Assembly, please also see Matt and let him know of your interest.

Ø  Joe Smith, DD

o   Congratulated the new Knights for joining our order.

o   Congratulated the council for the awards we received at the organization meeting in High Point.

o   Announced that PGK Matt Stein is now a District Warden.

Ø  Tom Smith, RDD

o   Congratulated the new Knights

o   He said that our council #11234 is one of the best in the state; keep up the good work!

Ø  Tim Kilpatrick, Field Agent

o   He stopped by to say hi and to let us know that they are still looking for a field agent for our council to replace Mike Burkitt who has become the general Agent for the state of West Virginia.  In the meantime, please contact Tim if you have any insurance questions at (919) 847-3799.

Ø  4th Degree:

o   2014 Exemplification is November 15th @ Durham Sheraton.

o   4th degree Bishop McGuinness Assembly meeting is on 3rd Sunday 2-3 happy hour, 3-4 meeting.

Ø  For the Good of the Order:

o   Mike Gautier, Lecturer, read the prayer intentions of brother Knights in attendance.

o   Bob Gray, 3rd degree Knight, was in attendance for the first time since he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had gone through surgery removing about 100 bladder stones.  He thanked the council for all the prayers.

o   Membership raffle winner – Kevin Kaufman (not present).  Next month’s amount $200

o   50/50 Raffle Winner – Bob Gray

Ø  Meeting called to close at 9:25pm with closing prayer led by Fr. Duggan; meeting was adjourned.

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September 11th, 2014



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Webmaster, PGK

Knights of Columbus council 11234

St Catherine of Siena

Wake Forest, NC

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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

Brown Bag and Operation Harvest Ministries — 8/30

August 26th, 2014
Worthy Brothers and Squires:
I would like to thank those who came out and helped Operation Harvest and Brown Bag Ministries last Saturday.  We had a total of 9 volunteers signed up out of which 5 were Knights.  Please extend my thanks to your loved ones who came along to help.
Let me remind everyone that this Saturday we are once again helping these ministries to fulfill our commitment of twice a month.  We still have a couple of slots left open so if you are in town and are able to help, please sign up and join us.
Please note that the above site has been updated throughout the remainder of this year.
Thank you for all that you do in service to our church and community!
In Christ,

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

Outreach for truth

August 25th, 2014


Here is a message from Bill Schultz Pro-Life co-chair, 12455


Join us as Ambassadors for Christ and His Kingdom!

Where:         Wake Forest High School (prior Wake Forest – Rolesville) on adjoining public sidewalks at 420 West Stadium Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

When:          Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (Rain Date of September 10, 2014);

1st Shift:      6:45 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. (During students arrival – bell rings 7:25 a.m.);

2nd Shift:     1:45 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (During students departure –bell rings 2:18 p.m.);

Attend either shift or both. Please gather early for each shift on the public sidewalk for prayer, last minute instructions, materials & assignments;

Parking:       Available on adjoining streets per signage, We will be there to direct.

Why:            Bringing God’s unchanging moral and natural laws to our youth; to provoke serious thoughts that with newly informed consciences they may make good decisions for their lives and their souls in the daily moral challenges they encounter;

Topics:        Living the Gospel of Life, especially of abstinence vs the many perils of contraception, abortificients, abortion, sexting, venereal diseases and enslavement to sin. Offered to all is literature pertaining to the above and with an invitation to dialogue. Visually presented are pro-life posters including of life in the womb. Graphic abortion posters are not displayed.

Contact:       Please confirm if you will be participating for reasons of planning, notification of unexpected schedule-weather changes or detailed access with 1 way street entrance. If possible please provide your cell number.

Contact Bill or Jeanette Schultz for information, training, scheduling and a copy of the Participation Peace Agreement. 

919.877.8564 (h)   919.610.1264 ©

Gothedistance6@aol.com or Bornofspirit6@aol.com

Sponsored by the Street Samaritans & Gospel Ministry, Knights

of Columbus Council 12455 and the Respect Life Committee at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.




Street Samaritans & Gospel Ministry has witnessed at abortion centers for many years pleading for the lives of the unborn babies and for all of the souls entering the abortion center.  We have been experiencing an increase of younger pregnant teenagers crossing our paths who are frightened, desperate, confused and so misinformed with a mind set of ending their so called problem.    

At this point of our crisis intervention the majority of the girls unfortunately have closed their hearts to life for their precious child instead now choose to end their child’s life.  Abortion is frequently used (often multiple times) as a means of contraception. 

Today’s youth are subjected to our secular culture of relativism; immersed in a tidal wave of immorality and immodesty.  Often without adequate knowledge they are tempted with daily decisions affecting their lives that have unknown potentially perilous and multiple grave results, including the death of their precious child by either abortifacient contraception or abortion.

Accordingly, in 2009 we began “OUTREACH FOR TRUTH” on the public sidewalks adjoining the Wake County public high schools (HS).  Here we combat Satan’s lies by striving to reach as many young hearts as possible with God’s moral laws from His word, His church and the natural laws He placed in all hearts. The “Gospel of Life” is indivisible from the “Good News Gospel” and for His truth to prevail in our ever  increasingly immoral culture it must be heard!. The tip of an immoral iceberg publicly exposed, i.e.; N&O articles: “Nude Photos of Wake Teens On Line” on February 19, 2014 and “Aided By Social Media Teen’s Go Viral” front page on March 5, 2014!

 Many of the students are openly receptive of the truths offered, as are parents and teachers. Each HS visited in witness leaves several hundred pieces of literature and “Alive Yet Unborn” poster images to penetrate consciences within the student body.  Dialogue is welcomed with all open minded individuals; seasoned volunteers are available to assist new participants if needed. All those who know the moral truths of our church are well qualified to begin participating. 

At the close of day the Disciples of Christ leave the sidewalks knowing that God’s mail has been well delivered to the hungry souls of many students we have encountered.   Under Freedom of Speech in the public square all are respected with charitable love. 

Additional support team volunteers are needed at each school visited where souls, quality of life and potential lives of the unborn now and into the future are at risk!  Appropriate freedom of speech permits are obtained for each event.




August 21st, 2014

Contact person:  SK JNorman Malisos FC
11666 Covered Bridge Road
Zebulon,NC 27597
Home:  919-365-0544     
jEMail:  stormin365@aol.com
,Time: 2:00—6:00 P
Sunday, August 24th
,j0228959,          Bishop McGuinness Assembly 10th Annual Picnic 
    Farther Price Council  4301 Columbus Club Drive
                   Raleigh, NC 27604
,Hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages will be provided by the Assembly.  Please bring a dish to share with 8 –10 people. RSVP 
attendance by Thursday, Aug 21st and what type of dish you plan to bring.  Assembly will provided everything else.  SEE YOU !!
 - Description: Text Box: Describe your BBQ. Be sure to mention if attendees should bring anything. You may also want to include a description of  planned activities or highlights.


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