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Caring Bridge Update from Fr.Tighe

August 8th, 2020

Worthy Brother Knights,

For those that do not subscribe to Caring Bridge, Here is the latest update from Father Tighe on his post on Caring Bridge. Please continue to pray for him.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

May you have fair winds and following seas!
Journal entry by Father Tighe — 4 hours ago

Dear friends,

I hope this note finds you well. Recently I had scans as the three month schedule dictated. At first glance it looks like great information, but after a discussion with my oncologist, Dr Hope Uronus, we decided not to continue with the chemo therapy. A new side effect of my treatment had produced aspirations, which will be addressed with a stent on Monday. Also, recognizing that the old pain control medicine had become ineffective, she ordered hospice care at my residence starting next week,

My family will begin rotating as caregivers and gatekeepers. Thank you for your continued and faithful prayers as I enter this new phase of the disease. Many people have access to my cell phone and email account and I realize there is a temptation to want to go around this caring bridge post, but, I kindly ask you to refrain. I will read your caringBridge responses as a book on caring bridge and draw strength from your love, prayers and your faithful examples.

Here is a candid photo from the end of JULY when my siblings, cousins and I enjoyed a great wind at our back and Jesus’ peaceful words DO NOT BE AFRAID ! I am with you always!

I love you,

Fr. Tighe

www.caringbridge.org/visit/fr.tighe/journal/view/id/5f2e3e9cd73a09cf0a216028?utm_source=JEN&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JEN+email&token=ZXlKMGVYQWlPaUpLVjFRaUxDSmhiR2NpT2lKSVV6STFOaUo5LmV5SjFjMlZ…

Fwd: August 2020 Tar Heel Knight & Golden Plume

August 1st, 2020

Worthy Brother Knights & Sir Knights,

Attached is the email and links to August 2020 Tar Heel Knight & the Golden Plume.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

Josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
410-937-1974

> From: Tarheel Knight Chair <thk@kofcnc.org>
> Date: August 1, 2020 at 1:14:24 PM EDT
> To: Joseph Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Subject: August 2020 Tar Heel Knight & Golden Plume
> Reply-To: Tarheel Knight Chair <thk@kofcnc.org>
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> Worthy Brother Knights & Sir Knights,
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> The August 2020 edition of the Tar Heel Knight and Golden Plume (4th Degree) are now available on the Knights of Columbus State Council’s website. Click either of the buttons below to open & read.
> Tar Heel Knight
> Golden Plume
> Submit Article For Next Edition
> Council and Assembly Officers, please forward this announcement on to your Council or Assembly members using the “Forward by Email” link in the footer of this message.
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> Vivat Jesus,
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> SK Scott Shermeyer, PFN, PGK
> THK Chairman
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Fwd: 2020-2021 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

July 30th, 2020

Worthy Brothers,

In case you have not received this email, please review the below information on our 2020-2021 Catholic youths Citizenship Essay Contest.

This contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. The goal of this program is to involve young Catholics in grades 8 to 12 (public, private, parochial or home schools during the current school year) in civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values. The essay should be 500-750 words on a specific topic, changing every other year. Entrants will be judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they present the theme in a way that showcases creativity, imagination and overall development of the topic.

“In an essay of 500-750 words, discuss how trusting in God during a difficult time has helped you or someone you know find the strength and hope to endure it. Consider especially those times when it was a challenge to understand why something was happening. Consider also sharing any lessons about faith and hope you or someone you know may have learned from this experience.“

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy” (1 Peter 1:8).

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

Josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
410-937-1974

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> Brother Knights,
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> We are pleased to announce the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest topic for the 2020 – 2021 fraternal year. The essay prompt is now available online.
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> This year’s topic is especially timely, as it encourages young people to discuss how their faith has helped them to persevere during a difficult time and to share what they learned with others.
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> Please be sure to share this information with your councils and continue your vigilant example of keeping our Faith in Action.
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> If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Community Program Manager, Jason Porrello, via email at Jason.Porrello@Kofc.Org.
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> Vivat Jesus!
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Thank You Brother Knights For Your Donations

July 29th, 2020

Worthy Brother Knights,

On behalf of the entire Council, Mike and myself I would like to Personally thank you for your gifts of guitars, guitar music stands and donations. It was like Christmas Day for the Gould children, they were so happy and excited when mike and I, dropped off the stands, guitars and a check to Nicole for $1200 for lessons. The check is from the monies donated specifically from you for lessons on our web site.

I have attached pictures and a note from Nicole that she had posted on FaceBook, today.

Thank You! May God Bless you and yours!

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

Josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
410-937-1974

Thank you note from Nicole Rollins Gould…….

”I can’t count my blessings enough…with all the support my family and friends give me it amazes me how out of the blue things happen that you never expected. The wonderful brotherhood of the Knights of Columbus from Saint Catherine of Siena Church pulled together to get donated guitars and help with lessons for my kiddos. They learned that the kids were interested and wanted to help. Just dropped them off and you would think it was Christmas morning!!! They can’t stop talking and trying them out. Kiddos have been wanting to learn the guitar so much!!! This is now our new music room!!!”




Fwd: Prayer Request – Gregory Cota

July 28th, 2020

Worthy Brothers knights

Please pray for our Brother John Raupp’s brother in law, Gregory Cota, who had passed yesterday. May he Rest In peace! Also prayers for the entire family! May our Dear Lord Bless them all. Please see the information in the below email.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

Josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
410-937-1974

Begin forwarded message:

> From: John Raupp <john.raupp@gmail.com>
> Date: July 28, 2020 at 8:16:30 AM EDT
> To: josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
> Subject: Prayer Request – Gregory Cota
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> Worthy Grand Knight,
> A prayer request for my wife’s brother Gregory Cota who passed yesterday afternoon at the age of 55.
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> Go forth, Christian soul, from this world
> in the name of God the almighty Father,
> who created you,
> in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
> who suffered for you,
> in the name of the Holy Spirit,
> who was poured out upon you,
> go forth, faithful Christian,
> May you live in peace this day,
> may your home be with God in Zion,
> with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
> with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.
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> And for my wife Janette and her family, may they find peace and comfort in this time of mourning
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> Amen.
>
> John Raupp

B L O O D S H O R T A G E

July 24th, 2020

Brothers,
A reminder about the upcoming blood drive scheduled for July 24th in the multi-purpose room at St. Catherine.  Please see the details below if you would like to donate.

Many thanks to our brothers Hank Pierwola and Tony Morano for coordinating the drive.
Vivat Jesus!
Mike Potochnik

Hello all,

Knights of Columbus and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: St Catherines Catholic Church
Address: 520 W. Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Room Name: Multi-Purpose Room

Time: 2:30: PM – 7:30: PM
Coordinator Name: Hank Pierwola
Coordinator Phone Number:
Click here to make an appointment

Come out and donate . Slots are filling up .You will be kept safe. With the blood shortage already now hospitals are doing elective surgeries which creates even more of a shortage. PLEASE consider donating. H A N K

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

American Red Cross Blood Services – 431 18th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20006
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Fwd: Prayer Request

July 18th, 2020

Worthy Brothers,

Please see the email below for Prayers requested by Anthony Nacional. Please pray for His cousin David Nacional Andres Jr who has passed away. May he Rest In Pease.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

Josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
410-937-1974

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> From: Anthony Nacional <getup2serve+kofc@gmail.com>
> Date: July 18, 2020 at 2:51:02 PM EDT
> To: Joe Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Prayer Request
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> Worthy Grand Knight,
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> A prayer request for my cousin David Nacional Andres Jr., who suddenly passed away yesterday at the age of 47.
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> Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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> And for David’s family: wife Marilou and children Darryl, Lorraine and Daniel that they may find peace, comfort and strength in this time of need. Amen. 🙏🙏🙏
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> Anthony Nacional

Fwd: Prayer request

July 17th, 2020


Worthy Brothers,

Please see the email below for a Prayer request from the Sendelback Family. Please pray for their Son Bill who has passed away. May he Rest In Pease.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

Josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
410-937-1974
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> ———- Forwarded message ———
> From: Patricia Hartley <prayerwarriorscs@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 9:33 AM
> Subject: Prayer request
> To:
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> From the Sendelback family:
> It is with a heavy heart that we ask for prayers for the Sendelback family. Our oldest son Bill passed away on Monday at 37years old. Please pray for the repose of his soul! Thank you.
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> Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
>
> Come and listen, all you who fear God;
> let me tell you what He has done for me. ….
> Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me! – Psalm 66: 16, 20
> AMDG

Gould Family – Collection for Music Lessons

July 14th, 2020

Worthy Brothers,
Thanks to those who donated funds to support Jeremy’s sons and a special thank you to brothers Ray Indola and John Houjak for donating guitars for the family.
We will continue to take donations on the website until July 17th if you are interested in making a donation.  https://www.kofcgolfnc.com/jeremy
Thanks and God bless,
Vivat Jesus!
SK Mike Potochnik, PGKTrustee/Life DirectorKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, 05:22:45 PM EDT, Mike Potochnik <mrpotochnik@yahoo.com> wrote:

Brothers,
It has been just over a year since the untimely passing of our brother Jeremy Gould.  Our brother Knight, Chris Cooke, has informed us that Jeremy’s two oldest sons, ages 11 and 7, have developed a growing interest in music.
We would like to be able to support their interests by collecting funds to help pay for guitar lessons.  As you know, one of the main reasons Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus was to provide assistance to the widows and children who have been left behind by our departed Brother Knights.
Please join your brother Knights in support of the Gould family in this small, but very important, way.  You can donate via our website by using the following link: https://www.kofcgolfnc.com/jeremy
Also, if you have a gently used guitar that you would like to donate, please let me know and we can make arrangements to get it to the Gould family.
Thank you, brothers and God bless.
Vivat Jesus!
SK Mike Potochnik, PGKTrustee/Life DirectorKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

“Installation of Council 11234 Officers” UpDate

July 11th, 2020

Worthy Brother Knights of Council 11234,

I would like to invite all Brother Knights of Council 11234 to the in person “Installation of Council Officers” on Wednesday evening July 15th at 7 PM in Saint Catherine’s of Siena Church, please use the side door on the school side.

Father Bill John Acosta-Escobar and our Fellow Brother DD John Mezera will preside over the ceremony.

Father Bill John has requested that “we must wear masks with the proper social distancing.” We will need to adhere to the current seating arrangement we have for Saturday Evening and Sunday Mass, every other pew and within the blue tape areas.

If anyone is uncomfortable attending the In person Installation, that is understandable.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
kofc11234.org

Josephapalkojr@yahoo.com
410-937-1974



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