Free Car Wash

July 25th, 2014

This Saturday, July 26th, St. Catherine’s youth will be washing cars for FREE from 9AM-12PM in the church parking lot. ‘Free will’ donations will be accepted to help fund youth programs.

Please take advantage of this great event.

Prayers are needed

July 22nd, 2014


I’ve just learned that Debra Punke, wife of our brother Rick, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She’s scheduled for surgery on Aug 8.  Your thoughtful prayers are needed to see Debra and the Punke family through this difficult time.  I’ll keep everyone posted as I get more information.


Fraternally Yours in Christ,

SK-Ed Gary
Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St Catherine of Siena
Wake Forest NC 




Operation Harvest and Brown Bag Ministries–7/26

July 22nd, 2014

Worthy Brothers and Squires:

As I have mentioned in our last council meeting, there’s a shortage of volunteers in the summer helping BB and OH.  Please prayerfully consider helping these ministries.  It doesn’t take much of your time—2 hours max if you choose not to deliver the groceries/sandwiches.
Operation Harvest:  Help sort groceries for poor elderly shut-ins in Wake Forest.
Start Time:  9:30am
End Time:  10am
Location:  Trinity Center (building behind the old church)
Brown Bag:  Help make 300 sandwiches and deliver them to the poor in Wake Forest.
Start Time: 10am
End Time: Noon if you help deliver; otherwise, you could be done by around 11am.
Location:  Dining room or the Trinity Center
Please let me know if you plan on helping and God Bless you and your family.

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

Update on Bob Gray

July 22nd, 2014



Our brother Bob Gray has a slow growing prostate cancer.  For now, he and his urologist will check the cancer again in three months to see how much it has grown if it continues to grow; however, a more pressing issue was determined and Bob had gone through a surgery a week ago (July 14th) to remove 70 stones in his bladder and undergone a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) procedure (removing 50% of his prostate) in the hopes of preventing further development of bladder stones.  Bob had a complication from the surgery last Thursday but he is doing better now recovering at home with his family.


Please continue to pray for Bob for a complete recovery from his surgery and that his prostate cancer stops growing–reversing its course leading towards complete healing.


Thank you for your continued prayers.


SK-Anthony Nacional


Knights of Columbus Council #11234

St. Catherine of Siena

Wake Forest, NC 27587




Pray for the Sendelback Family

July 22nd, 2014

Brothers –

Here is a Sendelback update.  Your prayers are working.  Please continue to pray for them.


Prayer warriors,


Joe’s mom is stabilized with meds and came home last night after 6 days in the hospital.  Hopefully she will do okay with some rest and the right combination of meds.  She has heart failure on the left side and COPD.  Bad combo.


Michael is in a medical rehab facility in Durham.  He now has the trachea out, after a few setbacks, still has the feeding tube, but they only use it at night. He is overwhelmed with questions of how he got here, why he is in NC, and what next.  He has some issues with short term memory, but we are working on it. Some coordination issues…but we will see.

He cannot feel below his belly button and they determined he had a spinal stroke.  We don’t know how much will come back.  He wasn’t doing well with that news, but is doing better. Once all of the medical issues are taken care of, they will transfer him to a spinal injury rehabilitation clinic.  We are looking into that now. Father Tighe and Father Duggan have been visiting him and they have helped with his state of mind. We are so thankful.


Thank you so much for the prayers to get them this far and the support.  We are still traveling to at least one hospital a night now, but we are taking it all day to day.  Please keep them in your prayers for total healing, if it is God’s will.


God bless you,

Phyllis and Joe

"The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him." Psalm 28:7



Fraternally Yours in Christ,

SK-Ed Gary
Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St Catherine of Siena
Wake Forest NC 




FW: 2014 State Golf Tournament

July 15th, 2014

Brothers All,
Here’s info on the upcoming State Golf Tournament. It looks like two days
of fun.


The 2014 State Golf tournament will be held October 4th and 5th at the
beautiful Holly Ridge Golf Links in Archdale, NC. Council 939 of Greensboro
invites golfers of all capabilities to enter. Over the years, it has been
established that the average scores range around 100. That average would
include just about anyone that enjoys golf. Each golfer will be competing
against others at the same skill level.

Entry fee is $140.00 which covers two rounds of golf, cart fees, range
balls, all beverages, lunch Saturday and Sunday, Saturday Prime Rib Dinner,
closest to the pin on all par 3s, prizes for all flights, the “Neeley” team
trophy, plus that chance for the “hole in one” NEW CAR. Non golfing guests
are invited to the Saturday dinner at a cost of $15.00.

Deadline for entry is September 12th. Entry forms are available from your
Grand Knight or obtained from our web site at

It will also be published on the State Website.
Tom Riley
NC Knights of Columbus
State Communication Director

Your Prayers are Needed

July 14th, 2014


Please pray for Mike Chiarelli’s mom and his family.


Dear Worthy Grand Knight,


It is with sadness that I write to inform you that my mother, Karen Chiarelli, is in the ICU in NY.  I ask my brothers to include my mom in their prayers especially if they are praying a Chaplet of Divine Mercy or a Holy Rosary.   Thank you.  


Fraterno vobis in Christo, Mike


The Pharisees… said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"  He heard this and said, "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.  Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.*‘  I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."   


-Matthew 9:11-13 (*Hosea 6:6)



Richard Wickwar

July 13th, 2014



Miltons Pizza on Falls of the Neuse will be hosting a benefit for our brother knight Rick Wickwar on Tuesday July 22nd from 5-10pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wickwar family to help with medical bills.

If you would like, search "Eat pizza for Rick Wickwar" on facebook for more information. I think it would be nice for the brothers who would like to go, wear your knights shirt or your badge so we can show our support for our brother knight



Vivat Jesus,

SK Nick Petruzzi



FW: Update on Mike

July 10th, 2014


Here’s an update on Joe’s brother Mike.  In addition, please pray for baby Anthony Joseph who’s hospitalized in Long Island.

They all need our continued prayers.


Fraternally Yours in Christ,

SK-Ed Gary
Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Council #11234
St Catherine of Siena
Wake Forest NC 





From: Sendelback, Phyllis E []
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:11 AM
Cc: Choplin, Teresa W; ‘Deborah Stroud’; ‘Diane Gollow’; ‘Diane Feller’; Grotjan, Kenny E; Likosar, David E; Johns, Kim L; ‘Denean Garrity’; ‘Valerie’; ‘‘; ‘Murphy, Christine’; Tippette, Terry K; ‘Jean Feller’; ‘Nancy Wright’; ‘john saft’; ‘P Tighe’; ‘Brenda Rebilas’; ‘Connie Mangum’; ‘‘; ‘Maria Boyer’; ‘David Boyer’; ‘Justin Graney’; ‘CASEY GRANEY’; ‘Kelly Slaybaugh’; Hill, Jill A; ‘Brenda Rebilas’; ‘Pam Tarangelo’; ‘
Subject: Update on Mike


Good morning all,


Mike is doing much better.  He can communicate now and is consistently alert.  They inserted something in his trachea and he was able to talk.  First things he said were “Make this room cold and I want ice water!”.  Of course he couldn’t drink the water, and for some reason his room cannot get cold…so he is a bit cranky.  Good to see the old Mike jump in there.  They are doing a swallow test today to see if he can eat or drink. Hopefully he will pass since he is very thirsty!  They are trying to get him into a rehab hospital in Durham as soon as possible to work his limbs and get him moving again.  He has made great strides..although he doesn’t think so.  Prayers really do work!

Please continue to pray for total healing since he still cannot move his legs.


So many blessings came out of this. 


Thank GOD he was here in NC and not on a plane or in FL.  He would have died.

Thank GOD he was here in NC where he got the best care in the country.

Thank GOD that there was a room at Duke when he needed it, as soon as he needed it.

Thank GOD he came through all of the surgical procedures and the wonderful doctors and nurses got him to a point where he doesn’t need a heart transplant anymore!

Thank GOD for family healing!

Thank GOD he has a Mom and Brother who looked out for him and did all that they could to make sure he got the best care!

And Thank God for all of the prayer warriors for their prayers, support, meals, and money to get us through this nightmare! 




Phyllis, Joe, Brenda (Joe’s Mom), and Michael!

From: Sendelback, Phyllis E
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2014 4:43 PM
Cc: Choplin, Teresa W; ‘Deborah Stroud’; ‘Diane Gollow’; ‘Diane Feller’; Grotjan, Kenny E; Likosar, David E; Johns, Kim L; ‘Denean Garrity’; ‘Valerie’; ‘‘; ‘Murphy, Christine’; Tippette, Terry K; ‘Jean Feller’; ‘Nancy Wright’; ‘john saft’; ‘P Tighe’; ‘Brenda Rebilas’; ‘Connie Mangum’; ‘‘; ‘Maria Boyer’; ‘David Boyer’; ‘Justin Graney’; ‘CASEY GRANEY’; ‘Kelly Slaybaugh’; Hill, Jill A; ‘Brenda Rebilas’; ‘Pam Tarangelo’; ‘
Subject: RE: Update on Mike



Good afternoon.


I have received requests for info on how Joe’s brother Mike is doing.


We made some strides this weekend. He was moved to a step down unit at Duke out of Critical ICU.  He is awake and alert intermittently. He still has the trachea in and cannot speak. His heart is beating on its own, with intermittent A-fib episodes that they are controlling with meds.  He is in some pain now that he is aware and not sedated anymore…so he is a bit frustrated and confused.  He still cannot use his legs which has him agitated.  They are doing some Physical Therapy and will be working with him to pass a “swallow test” to get the trachea removed.  Baby steps.  He has come a long way in a month, and has a long way to go.


Prayers for Joe’s Mom Brenda.  She has COPD and Asthma and had to go to urgent care yesterday.  She has had trouble breathing since last Thursday.  Stress is a big part of it. She isn’t much better today.


Prayers for Joe’s son Bill – private intentions – and peace for us. The prayers worked last time.  I hope they work again!


Thanks so much for everything!


God bless you all!

Phyllis and Joe


hyllis, Joe and Brenda Sendelback


Priests for Life

July 8th, 2014

July 8, 2014

Dear Friend of Life,

Every year, young people who want to spend their summer making a difference make their way to the Troy, Ohio, headquarters of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach, the Youth Outreach of Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Youth Director Bryan Kemper spends a good portion of the summer on the road with these college-age people, traveling to youth festivals and pro-life events. In between road trips, the youth get a chance to practice some sidewalk activism in Troy and in nearby Dayton.

Already this year, they’ve caused quite a stir on the sidewalks.

Bryan posted this blog on his website,

The Stand True Mission Team arrived at the Packard Museum in Dayton about an hour before a Planned Parenthood fundraiser was scheduled to begin. We set out immediately to chalk all the sidewalks leading to the museum with pro-life and Gospel messages.  Within minutes someone from the museum came out to tell us we could not chalk near the driveways or big doors. I informed her she was wrong and invited her to call the Dayton Police.

Two Dayton Police officers showed up shortly after and talked to me for a few minutes and then went in to inform the museum that we were well within our rights.

Two employees from the museum came out and approached me to ask about what we were doing. They were both heartbroken that the event had been booked by the agency for the museum and told us how much they were on our side. It was obvious how devastated they were with the decision to host a Planned Parenthood event there.

One of the museum employees, an older gentleman, asked if I had any pro-life literature. I told him Planned Parenthood would take it away from him and he said “They will NOT stop me from passing this out inside the museum.” I loaded him up with some literature and graphic drop cards, and he went inside.

As the night progressed we set up right at the entrance to the event and showed every single person who paid $75 a ticket what their money went to and pleaded with them to stop supporting child killing. We did not get to do much pleading as fewer than 25 people went into the fully catered event. I am sure Planned Parenthood lost money that night.

Also this summer, the Troy City Council passed a law that was in effect for only four days. The law made it illegal to do sidewalk chalking on the grounds of the annual Strawberry Festival and it was passed just to stop Bryan and his team. That alone tells you how effective they are in getting out their message.

 This evening on Radio Maria’s “Gospel of Life,” Bryan and one of his summer missionaries, Ed Fite of Morton, Pennsylvania, will join host Janet Morana to talk about some of the other activism the team has planned for the summer.

Make sure to tune in at 6 p.m. ET by going to There’s also a Radio Maria app that can be downloaded to smart phones and tablets, so you can take Janet, the Gospel of Life and Radio Maria with you wherever you go.

Priests for Life

Priests for Life
PO Box 141172
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 888-PFL-3448
Fax: 718-980-6515

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