Archive for February, 2019

Passing of Brother Harold Brickman

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Worthy Brothers,
I’m saddened to pass along the news that our brother, Harold Brickman, has passed away.   Thank for all the prayers offered for Hal and his family over the last few weeks and months.

Please see the note below from our brother Allen Rohl, requesting prayers for the repose of Hal’s soul as well as for comfort for his wife Alice and his children.
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. 

Thank you and God bless,
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:12:33 AM EST, Allen Rohl <allen.rohl@nc.rr.com> wrote:

Hello Mike,
I know Joe has emailed for prayers for our brother knight, Harold Brickman.  Hal passed away in New York yesterday (February 27) afternoon.  Please ask for prayers for the repose of Hal’s soul as well as for comfort for his wife Alice and his children.
Thank you.
Vivat Jesus!
Allen

Faith in Action – Novena for Life

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Brothers,
As Catholics and Knights of Columbus, we are called to promote and firmly defend a Culture of Life that values life from the moment of conception to natural death.  Therefore, I am requesting that you join me and your brother Knights as we pray a Novena for Life leading into Lent this year. 
We will embark on nine days of prayer beginning on Tuesday, February 26th and concluding on Ash Wednesday, March 6th.
If you are already praying the Novena for Repentance, Renewal and Rebuilding currently being prayed by Knights of Columbus as the bishops meet to discuss the sexual abuse crisis, no worries, just add the Prayer for Life to your daily prayers.  God asks us to pray unceasingly!

The prayer for life can be found below and I will also leave prayer cards in the Narthex near the exits this weekend.  Please feel free to share this with your friends and family members.  The more people we have to join in prayer, the better.

I also ask that send me a quick reply if you and your family members intend to join us in prayer so that I can report our participation to Supreme. 
Lastly, and I know I don’t need to ask, but please keep Fr. Bill John and Fr Magee in your prayers, as well.

O Mary bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witnessto it resolutely, in order to build, togetherwith all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.  Amen
www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/service/culture-of-life/prayerforlife.pdf

Thank you, brothers and God bless,
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

Fish Fry – Volunteers Needed

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Brothers,

As promised, here are the links to both fish fry events. 
I had Andy do the first one and I attempted to do the to do the second, so please let me know if you experience any issues while signing up.

March 15th: Fish Fry – March 15, 2019

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Fish Fry – March 15, 2019

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March 29th: Fish Fry – March 29, 2019

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Fish Fry – March 29, 2019

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Thanks again and God bless,
Vivat Jesus!
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

Fw: White Street Saturday

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Brothers,

I’m passing along this invitation for fellowship happening at White Street this Saturday at 6:30 PM.
Fraternally in Christ,
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

—– Forwarded Message —– From: Todd Farrell <toddfarrell5@gmail.com>To: James Senecal <james.senecal@icloud.com>Cc: Mike Connell <mailmikec1@gmail.com>; Jim White <jimwhite41263@gmail.com>; Jay January <jljanuary@gmail.com>; DaleDawson <ncdawson13@gmail.com>; Ernest Eason <eeason1968@gmail.com>; “jeremy.c.temple@gmail.com” <jeremy.c.temple@gmail.com>; Michael Lee <tcmal213@gmail.com>; Steve Henion <coachhenion@gmail.com>; Brian Makely <bdmakely@gmail.com>; Anthony Ranieri <ajranieri88@gmail.com>; Eric Petosky <eric.petosky@gmail.com>; Joel Monath <williamjoel88@gmail.com>; Larry Sontag <one.truth.scs@gmail.com>; Richard Schwarz <rjschwarz2@yahoo.com>; Mike Potochnik <mrpotochnik@yahoo.com>; Joe Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 1:36:25 PM ESTSubject: Re: White Street Saturday
James,Thanks for orchestrating. Planning on making it and I’ve cc’d others on this reply including the leadership of the Knights (e.g. Joe and Mike) and TRUTH! (e.g. Larry and RIch) so they can send this out to their distribution lists.
Todd M. Farrell
H: 919.449-0270M: 919.457-8199

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM James Senecal <james.senecal@icloud.com> wrote:

Hey Guys:
As we approach the Lenten season, I know we could all use some “manly” fellowship so let’s meet up . Don’t hem and haw about, just put it on the calendar and be there (with wife approval, of course 😁). Feel free to invite others with the same MO. 

Let me know if you can make it. I hope to see all of you there!
White Street Brewing Company – 218 S. White Street Wake Forest,NC 27587 – https://goo.gl/maps/yhfznohQsf42

James Senecal
james.senecal@Icloud.com+1 919 946 4441

Intra tua vulnera absconde me

Events this week

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Due impending rain this Saturday, potato bagging is postponed to March 9th!

SK Anthony Nacional, Chancellor
Community & Family Director
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
kofc11234.org

On Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 9:14 AM Anthony Nacional <
communitydirector@kofc11234.org> wrote:

> Worthy Brothers,
>
> Here are events we have this week of which we will need lots of help.
> Come join us!
>
> 1) Potato Bagging – 2/23 starting at 9am at St. Catherine’s parking lot.
> Be there by 8:50am for the opening prayer.
>
>
> 2) Operation Harvest – 2/23 at 9:15am in the Trinity Center. For details
> and to sign up and help, please visit:
>
> www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a9a829a64-team
> <www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a9a829a64-team>
>
> 3) Brown Bag Ministry – 2/23 at 10am in the Trinity Center. For details
> and to sign up and help, please visit:
>
> www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a9a829a64-brown
>
> Vivat Jesus,
>
> SK Anthony Nacional, Chancellor
> Community & Family Director
> Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
> St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
> kofc11234.org
>
>

Events this week

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Worthy Brothers,

Here are events we have this week of which we will need lots of help. Come
join us!

1) Potato Bagging – 2/23 starting at 9am at St. Catherine’s parking lot.
Be there by 8:50am for the opening prayer.

2) Operation Harvest – 2/23 at 9:15am in the Trinity Center. For details
and to sign up and help, please visit:

www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a9a829a64-team
<www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a9a829a64-team>

3) Brown Bag Ministry – 2/23 at 10am in the Trinity Center. For details
and to sign up and help, please visit:

www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a9a829a64-brown

Vivat Jesus,

SK Anthony Nacional, Chancellor
Community & Family Director
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
kofc11234.org

Fish Fry – Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Brothers,
Lent is fast approaching and we are also quickly coming up on our 1st fish fry event, which is scheduled for March 15th.  Please come out and join us by signing up for food prep, service or clean-up.

Here is the link to the SignUpGenius  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48A8AF2AA46-fish
I will follow-up with another sign-up for the 2nd event, which is scheduled for March 29th.
Thank you and God bless,
Fraternally in Christ,
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

Fw: Prayer Request

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Worthy Brothers,
This evening I received an update on our brother Hal Brickman’s condition.  Unfortunately, Hal has been weakened by bladder cancer and is no longer strong enough to receive treatment. 
Please keep Hal and his family in your thoughts and prayers and please continue to pray for Hal’s son Steven, who continues his battle with lymphatic cancer.
In Christ,
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

—– Forwarded Message —– From: Mike Potochnik <mrpotochnik@yahoo.com>To: Joe Szalacsi <joe.szalacsi@nc.rr.com>Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7:08:39 PM ESTSubject: Re: Prayer Request
Hi Joe,
Just wondering if you have any updates on our brother Hal.  Please know that he continues to be in our prayers
God bless,
SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 5:48:21 PM EST, Joe Szalacsi <joe.szalacsi@nc.rr.com> wrote:

Dear Grand Knight Mike Potochnik,
I’m requesting payers for one of our own Brother Knights’, Hal Brickman.  He is currently in New York to have opinions from the doctors of Sloane Kettering Hospital.  He has bladder cancer, has to make some difficult decisions regarding the type of treatments to help his healing.  Can you ask our Bother Knights to please keep him in their prayers.His son too has lymphatic cancer, a New York City retired fireman, who developed the disease from recovery efforts after the tragedy of 911.  Your prayers for Hal and his son Steven Brickman will be greatly appreciated by the family.  Thanking you in your thoughts and prayers in advance.
In Christ’s Mercy and Peace,Fraternally yours,
Joseph Szalacsi

Prayer Request

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Worthy Brothers,
Please see the email below from Pete Lambert regarding Hank Pierwola being back in the VA hospital with pneumonia.
Let’s pray for a speedy recovery and please give our brother Hank some time to rest during the week.  I will be sure to forward any updates I receive.
Thank you and God bless,

Vivat Jesus!

SK Mike Potochnik, GKKnights of Columbus, Council 11234St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NChttp://kofc11234.org

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11:48:27 AM EST, Pete Lambert <bflambert@mindspring.com> wrote:

Please keep Hank Pierwola in your prayers as he is back in the VA Hospital in Durham.
He was pneumonia and it has been requested he have no visitors this week and no calls to the house.

Pete

Knights state raffle – last call for up to $5000

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Worthy Brothers all,

* Please contact me or one of the following raffle co-chairs based on your
last name to get your tickets:*

– A-Gaboriault: Jeremy.Gould@vipffe.com
– Galetti-Levy: getup2serve@gmail.com (Anthony Nacional)
– Ligowski-Schirf: STEVE.WEHNER@NCEMCS.COM
– Schmitz-Z: thewheeledone@gmail.com (Matt Gautier)

Thanks to those of you who have already supported this year’s fundraiser
raffle. Tickets are $5 each and half of all proceeds go directly to our
council to support our charitable efforts.

*We have a few weeks left and are well under our goal. * This is a
relatively easy way to support our council’s charitable efforts plus it
gives you a chance to win up to $5000.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Vivat Jesus!

Dave Rogers
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC