Archive for January, 2021

Fwd: St. Cath’s Memorial Gardens Mulch and yearly cleanup

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Worthy Brother Knights,

Please see the email below requesting help on Saturday March 13th, 8AM, for the yearly Cleanup of St. Catherine’s Memorial Gardens. If you can help please reply to
Carl Hren at: Carl.Hren@concordhotels.com


Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Terry Maher <tmaher6@gmail.com>
> Date: January 27, 2021 at 7:36:00 AM EST
> To: Joe Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Cc: Carl Hren <Carl.Hren@concordhotels.com>
> Subject: Fwd: St. Cath’s Memorial Gardens Mulch and yearly cleanup
>
> 
> Joe,
> Could you please share with the Council?
> Carl Hren is coordinating the annual Spring Clean of our Memorial Garden and there is a lot to do so the more hands the better!
> The work date is scheduled for March 13th starting at 8am and Carl provides the details of what the plan is and what is needed.
> It is a great opportunity to grow in community, sharing a lot of laughs, hard work and ensures this jewel of our church sparkles for those who come to pay their respects or prayerfully walk the Stations!
>
> Thanks Brother,
> Terry
>
> Terry Maher
> tmaher6@gmail.com
> 704.287.7681
>
>
> ———- Forwarded message ———
> From: Carl Hren <Carl.Hren@concordhotels.com>
> Date: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:01 AM
> Subject: St. Cath’s Memorial Gardens Mulch and yearly cleanup
> To: Carl Hren <Carl.Hren@concordhotels.com>
> Cc: Bill John Acosta-Escobar <frbilljohnae@scswf.org>
>
>
> (PLEASE FORWARD TO ANYONE YOU THINK MAY HELP)
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> Good Morning, it’s almost that time of year again. I hope everyone is well and had a wonderful Christmas and Happy new year.
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> The memorial gardens are in need of volunteers to help do some weed pulling, trim edges, trim the hedges and trees, clean up the garden beds, put down some grass seed, plant a few annual flowers, and spread mulch. A couple additional small projects will be included this year like possible installation of deer fencing and some 4” drain line installations. This is planned for Saturday March 13th at 8am. If willing to help please bring along some items from your garage if possible….
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> · Shovels
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> · Wheelbarrows (NEED MANY)
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> · metal rakes and pitchforks for spreading mulch
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> · blowers
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> · grass edge trimmers, and hedge trimmers.
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> · bags of top soil, extra pine straw, or extra grass seed please bring it along.
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> · Access to extra topsoil, stone, or other landscaping materials, let us know.
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> · Flowers
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> Your emailing back to let us know your intentions to join and what items you could bring will help make this a success and shorten the duration of the work…. And when we are done it will look fantastic! If you have any flowers (or want to buy a tray or two from home depot and bring on Saturday as a donation), plants, bushes, or anything else that you are willing to donate please email us on this (deer resistant preferred).
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> We will be practicing social distancing, masks and gloves (landscaping gloves) are suggested. Thanks, god bless, and please forward to anyone you think may be interested in helping.
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> Please email if you can attend, so we have a coordinated effort.
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> Carl S. Hren
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> Mobile: 773.578.2275
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KofC “2021 Lenten Drive Thru Fish Fry Fridays”

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Worthy Brother Knights,

Just to let everyone know, we were asked by Our Pastor Father Bill John for the Knights to host “Lenten Drive Thru Fish Fry Fridays”, for our Church and Community. We have decide to take that challenge. Here is what the committee has so far, more information wil be coming soon.

2021 LENTEN FISH FRY FRIDAYS

CHAIRMEN ED GARY & MIKE PALCZUK

DATES FOR FISH FRY: March 5th & March 19.

MEALS:
Meal #1 Adult, fish, hush puppies, slaw, French Fries (tartar sauce, ketchup packets included) $8 each.
Meal #2 kids, fish sticks, french fries, (tartar sauce, ketchup packets included) $5 each.

MEAL PICK UP Time: 5PM to 7PM.

PAYMENTS & ORDERS: Will be using the Parrish “WeShare”, to order and pay for meals.

SIGNUP GENIUS will be issued: For Knight Volunteers, All volunteers must follow COVID PRECAUTIONS set by Father, the school, Diocese and the state. Guidance and directions will be forthcoming.

More information will be forthcoming!

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Knights Program: “Virtual March for Life Events”

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Worthy Brother Knights,

While the March for Life in Washington, D.C. has been curtailed, there are still opportunities for virtual participation.

Below is a list of nation-wide virtual activities that our council and individual members can participate in:

Virtual March for Life Events
Our Council 11234 will measure participation by promoting the events listed below. I am just asking any council member to just inform me of their individual and family’s virtual participation. Our Council 11234 can earn one program credit towards the Columbian Award through the Virtual March for Life program if we have less than 25 participants (members and non-members). Two credits if we have more than 25 participants. Participation in any of the below Virtual Activities wil count.

Capitol Hill 101 Training
Thurs. Jan. 28th
9:00am ET, 12:00pm ET, 5:00pm ET
This one-hour online training session will give participants the opportunity to learn how to make their voices heard by elected officials.

Virtual March for Life
Fri. Jan. 29th
11:00am to 12:00pm ET: Pre-rally show and Matthew West concert
12:00pm-1:00pm ET: March and Rally coverage
A full guide to the virtual broadcast and schedule can be found here.

Virtual March for Life Rose Dinner (Ticket costs $25)
Fri. Jan. 29th
7:00pm-8:00pm ET

Virtual National Prayer Vigil
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Thurs., Jan. 28th
8:00pm-11:00p ET
Rosary, Mass, and Holy Hour

Fri., Jan. 29th
8:00am-9:00am ET
Closing Mass. Supreme Chaplain Archbishop Lori is the celebrant and homilist for this Mass.

Reminder: New Pro-Life Merchandise Available
Place yard-signs, flags, or banners outside your home or council location to promote the pro-life cause. Items can be purchased at knightsgear.com.

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Knights Raffle Tickets – 60%

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Thank you to all our brother Knights who have supported the raffle so far.
We’re at about 60% of our goal (210 sold with a goal of 360).

Ticket sales via mail have been working well if you can’t meet in
person – *please
contact a co-chair to get your tickets if you can support the fundraiser
this year.*

We’ve split up the roster based on member last names to spread the load across
the co-chairs but feel free to get your tickets from any co-chair. We can
mail you the tickets if meeting in person is not feasible.

– *Member last names A-F: Brien McGuire*
– *Member last names G-L: Steve Wehner*
– *Member last names M-R: Dave Rogers*
– *Member last names S-Z: Mike Potochnik *

Vivat Jesus!

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

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Dave Rogers <drogers1030@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 5:52 PM
Subject: 2021 KofC NC State Council Raffle Fundraiser
To: Mike Potochnik <mrpotochnik@yahoo.com>, Brien McGuire <
hemlockmac@msn.com>, Steve Wehner <STEVE.WEHNER@ncemcs.com>, Dave Rogers <
drogers1030@gmail.com>

Worthy Brothers,

Raffle Ticket season is now open! Tickets are $5 each and $2.50 of each
ticket sold comes back to our council to support our charitable
activities. This is a great way to raise funds for both the state and our
council.

We’ve split up the roster based on member last names to spread the load
across the co-chairs but feel free to get your tickets from any co-chair.
Thanks to Mike, Brien and Steve for co-chairing this year! We can mail you
the tickets if meeting in person is not feasible. *Please contact a
co-chair to get your tickets:*

– *Member last names A-F: Brien McGuire*
– *Member last names G-L: Steve Wehner*
– *Member last names M-R: Dave Rogers*
– *Member last names S-Z: Mike Potochnik *

Ticket sales go through March 2021 and the drawing is May 15, 2021.

– First prize is $5000 cash
– Second prize is $4000 cash
– 3rd/4th prize is $500 cash each
– 5th/6th prize is $400 cash each
– 7th prize is $200 cash.

Any questions please let me know. *Raffle tickets make great stocking
stuffers so order yours now!*

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas.

Vivat Jesus!

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

Fwd: Council 11234 K of C shirts and hats, Gene Bridgeman

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Worthy Brother Knights,

Since we have so many new and Transfer Brother Knights we have decided to send out the info on our Council 11234 Shirts and hats.
Please Contact Gene Bridgeman.
Phone Number: 919-931-8907
E-mail Address: genebridgeman@gmail.com

If you are in need of a Council 11234 Name Badge please contact:
Matt Stein email address at mjstein64@gmail.com

See the below for info From Mike Pughes.

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mike Pughes <mike.pughes@gmail.com>
> Date: January 20, 2021 at 11:41:59 AM EST
> To: Palko Joseph <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Cc: Gene Bridgeman <genebridgeman@gmail.com>
> Subject: K of C shirts and hats, Gene Bridgeman
>
> 
> Worthy Grand Knight,
>
> Pursuant to our conversation Saturday, please find below the information requested concerning shirts and hats for the Council 11234.
>
> TO ORDER:. Contact Brother Knight Gene Bridgeman:
> Phone Number: 919-931-8907
> E-mail Address: genebridgeman@gmail.com
>
> Council Shirts $40.00. (new members, $20.00. Sizes Small – XXXL
>
> Council Hats $26.00. (no change for new members)
>
> Please broadcast this to all the brothers and we will see that they are able to receive them as soon as possible. It may be beneficial to also publish it on the Council website.
>
> Any questions please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike

Prayer Request Fwd: Pray for Eric Petosky

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Worthy Brother Knights,

Our Fellow Brother Todd Farrell is asking for your prayers for his nephew, Eric Petosky, who is currently in the hospital with cancer. Please join in remembering him in our thought and prayers. Let us pray for the Lord’s gift of healing.

Thank you and May God Bless us all!

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Todd Farrell <ToddFarrell5@gmail.com>
> Date: January 17, 2021 at 7:35:50 AM EST
> To: Joe Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Pray for Eric Petosky
>
> 
> Worthy Grand night,
> Please have the council pray for my nephew, Eric Petosky, who has just been diagnosed with cancer and it’s spread throughout his entire body. His prognosis is not favorable. He’s down at Duke North hospital now.
>
> Todd M. Farrell
> M: 919.457-8199

Prayer Request

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Worthy Brother Knights,

I am asking for your prayers for my Mother In Law, Shirley Sharbaugh who has tested positive for COVID 19. Please join me in remembering her in our thought and prayers.
Let us pray for the Lord’s gift of healing.

Thank you and May God Bless us all!

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Fwd: Prayer request for the repose of the Soul of Bob Gautier

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Worthy Brother Knights,

Please pray for Bob Gautier, who unexpectedly passed away this week from COVID. He is the cousin of our brother Knight and Chancellor Mike Gautier.

May Eternal rest grant unto Bob, 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.

For the family and friends in mourning, may they find comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time. Amen.

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mike Gautier <gautiermike@yahoo.com>
> Date: January 15, 2021 at 11:10:07 AM EST
> To: Joe Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Prayer request
> Reply-To: Mike Gautier <gautiermike@yahoo.com>
>
> 
> Worthy Grand Knight,
> Please send out a prayer request for the repose of the soul of my cousin Bob Gautier, who lived in Florida. He passed away yesterday from Covid 19.
> SK Mike Gautier

Fwd: Operation Harvest – 1/16

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Worthy BrotherKnights,

See Brother Anthony’s note for help below.

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Operation Harvest <mail@flocknote.com>
> Date: January 13, 2021 at 2:49:47 PM EST
> To: Joe Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Operation Harvest – 1/16
> Reply-To: Operation Harvest <10458147.ql0v1tp92bex25l5o10k21byc00v1hx85h0bq46lxvup855ohm@reply.flocknote.com>
>
> 
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> Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
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> If you have time this Saturday, 1/16, join us! We are currently short of volunteers, 6 for packing and 4 for delivery. Thanks!
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> www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a9a829a64-team
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> God Bless,
>
> Anthony Nacional
> Community Director
> Knights of Columbus, 11234
> St. Catherine of Siena
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> Sent by Anthony Nacional
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Fwd: 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Worthy Fellow Brother Knights,

Please see the below email from Our Fellow Brother Knight Mike Potochnik, PGK. We as a Council donated monies to “1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico”. Here is an opportunity for you to donate on a personal level.

Vivat Jesus!

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

“Do Small Things with Great Love“

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mike Potochnik <mrpotochnik@yahoo.com>
> Date: January 11, 2021 at 8:29:44 PM EST
> To: Joe Palko <josephapalkojr@yahoo.com>
> Subject: 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico
>
> Brother Knights,
>
> As you all know, the establishment of a culture of life is a very important part of putting our ‘Faith in Action’. With this in mind, I would like to thank the members of our council for voting to approve the $475 donation to support 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico. This donation will be directed towards the purchase of an ultrasound machine that will give women in Pamlico county an opportunity to view their unborn children in a compassionate and caring environment and hopefully help them to make a choice for life.
>
> I would also like to thank our brother Knight and former council member, Phil Barber, who brought this opportunity to our attention. Phil is spearheading efforts to raise funds in neighboring councils and parishes in eastern NC.
>
> If you would like to further assist 1st choice, you can make an additional donation through their website via the following link:
>
> Donate to 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico
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> Donate to 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico
> Help support 1st Choice Pregnancy Resources of Pamlico by donating or sharing with your friends.
>
>
> Thank you and God bless,
>
> SK Mike Potochnik, PGK
> Trustee/Life Director
> Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
> St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
> kofc11234.org
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