Joseph J. Fitzmartin Council 1446 May 2015 VOLUME 7 NUMBER 5 Assembly 967 Council Meetings 1st & 3rd Tuesday 7:30 PM Assembly Meets 1st Tuesday 8:00 PM NEWSLETTER The Natural Choice is Life Upcoming Dates to Remember: Monthly Breakfast THIRD SUNDAY MEN’S ADORATION Fourth Monday 7 PM. May 5 1909 Club & Assembly 967 Elections May 10 Mother’s Day & Start of Baby Bottle campaign May 15 thru 17 Convention in Cranberry Twsp. June 2 Council 1446 Elections June 7 Fourth Degree Exemplification in Pittsburgh June 21 Father’s Day & Baby Bottle Collection July 13 We Cook at the Good Shepard Center August 9 PARISH PICNIC August 15, 2015 State Golf tournament at New Freedom August 20, 2016 State Golf tournament in Greenville Council 1446 Contacts: SK Fr. Foradori Charles Surano SK Skip Peden SK Pete Longiotti SK David McIntosh 724.588.9800 724.456.2315 724.588.9817 724.588.7354 517.214.7040 Assembly 967 Contacts: Faithful Navigator SK Sam Genovesi Faithful Comptroller SK Frank Yokubeak Faithful Purser SK Joe Presto 814.720.4059 724.588.4688 724.588.1952 1909 Club Contacts: President Duke Rutter Hall and Grounds Rentals & Scheduling: 724.591.6245 724.456.5654 Chaplain & Faithful Friar: Grand Knight: Financial Secretary: Treasurer: Insurance Agent: May Birthdays: Stephen Harakal, Michael Leskovac, Andrew Macko, Gilbert McGarvey, Rich Marshall, Keith Landfried, John Ruffing, John Bresnan, Ronald Fontain, Gerald Lawrence, John Bielobocky, Nicholas Cianci, Nathan Demerest, Daniel McMillen, Michael Obrien, Zachary Zuschlag, Carmen Scibetta, Wesley Bates, Charles Surano, Ronald Resele, Paul Loreno, John Cianci, Joseph Mcelhinny, James Scelsi, Thomas Steiner, Robert Faber, John Manganello, Charles Toth, Daniel Lapikas, Charles Seiver, Gerald Stumpff II, Larry Callihan. BEST BREAKFAST IN TOWN!! May17th , 8:00 AM – 11 AM. Buffet: eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, biscuits, gravy, toast, coffee, milk & orange juice. Adults: $8; Children 6-12: $5. Under 6 free. If you have tried the rest it is time to try the best. It is also a great place to meet and experience fellowship with other Annual Baby Bottle Campaign: On Mother’s Day, May 10, Sir Knights from the Assembly and the Council will pass out baby bottles at all of the Masses both St Michael and St. Margaret. This is our annual fundraiser for all of the Pro-Life activities supported by our Council and Assembly. These activities include: the annual bus trip by the parish youth to Washington DC for the Pro-Life march in January on the anniversary of the Rowe vs Wade decision; The Missionaries of Purity program; The Willow Women’s Center in Transfer; William’s House in Greenville and the Ultrasound initiative of the Supreme Council. The bottles will be collected at the Churches on Father’s Day, June, 21. Startling Statistics from the ‘Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: 18,000 women have been killed by men in domestic violence disputes since 2003. 1 in 4 women, & 1 in 7 men, will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Parish Picnic: Save the Date: August 9, 2015 Please plan to attend our own Parish Picnic that will be held behind the church and in the lawn of the north parking lot. A committee has been formed to ensure that it will be a time to remember. However, this picnic is going to be slightly different than most events in the past. Fr. Foradori would like to see absolutely no fundraising or events that would be at a cost to the parishioners. This will be a "Family, Fun, and Free" event! Knights of Columbus chicken will be served as well as hamburgers and hot dogs along with various side dishes. The church will be providing all paper products. There will be games for all ages and great fun to be had by all. Please come and join us in fellowship and enjoy an afternoon with your fellow parishioners, friends, and family. If you would like to help in any way or have any questions, feel free to call Ellie McIntosh at 724-988-9079. Can't wait to see you there!! WANT TO FEEL REAL GOOD: Join us on July 13 as we are scheduled to cook at the “Good Shepard Center”, again this year. This project involves preparing meals for the hungry of the community. Meals will be served at the center and also many meals will be delivered to shut-ins in the surrounding area. WE WILL NEED HELP WITH THE COOKING AND ALSO DRIVERS TO DELIVER THE FOOD. Please call Joe Presto at 724.699.4664 to volunteer for this project. Again this will only require a bit of your time and will be greatly appreciated by a multitude of needy people in our area. Assembly News: At the last meeting a motion passed to donate $2 per member to the Military Chaplain Scholarship Fund again this year. The Knights of Columbus has established a new scholarship program to help fund the education of seminarians preparing to become Catholic chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces. The program will distribute $1 million in scholarship money to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, over a period of five years at a rate of $200,000 per year. These funds, in turn, will help produce a new generation of muchneeded Catholic chaplains to minister to U.S. military personnel and their families. More information about this worthy cause and ways to donate on-line can be found at: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/charities/chaplains.html The Supreme website has a wealth of information on issues that concern us as Catholics, as well as On-Line courses designed to increase your understanding of the Catholic Faith Links to information can be found under the heading “Know Your Faith”, on the website. For the second year in a row, the Knights of Columbus has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. Read more about this on the Supreme website: www.kofc.org . John Paul II: April 2 marked the 10 year anniversary of LTC Is an Important piece of the Puzzle. There are many financial consultants and retirement authorities who emphasize the need for a long-term care (LTC) product for estate preservation and family protection. While many commercial life insurance companies have gotten out of the long-term care business, the Knights of Columbus considers LTC a very important piece of the family protection puzzle. The Order has been actively offering our members this product for nearly 15 years without a premium increase on current policyholders. Members who wisely purchased an LTC plan from the Knights in 2000 are still paying the same premiums today. Even better, our LTC coverage is backed by the full strength of the Order, which remains rooted in our strong Catholic values. Talk about stability when it counts. If we have not spoken about your need for LTC coverage in your family portfolio, please take some time out of your schedule to meet with me. Remember, long-term care policies are underwritten based on your health, and you most likely will never be any healthier than you are today. Dave McIntosh, FIC Office: 724-373-8417 Cell: 517-214-7040 [email protected] PA State Convention: Would you like to be more involved in the Knights of Columbus? Have you ever wondered what happens at a convention? Would you like to see how a meeting is supposed to run? Well you are in a unique position to observe or participate in these activities at little or no cost to you for the next couple of years. The only credentials you need to attend the meetings at the convention, is your current THIRD Degree membership card, with the council seal imprinted on it. This card allows you admission to the meetings of the State Council. Although you can only observe the proceedings, it can be an educational opportunity in the inner workings of the Order. Voting rights on motions brought to the floor, are reserved to the two delegates elected by our council. The Western Region will host the 117th State Convention May 15 thru 17, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Marriott North Hotel, 100 Cranberry Drive, Cranberry Township, PA, 16066. If you would like more information check the State website at www.pakofc.us . CALENDAR PROJECT: Runs for a whole year from June 1 to May 31. $25 donation for the calendar, $30 minimum daily prizes with several special prizes through the year. Winners are based on the evening drawing of the PA daily number. Last year a total of 825 calendars were sold with a profit of $5300, keeping with our goal for the project. Proceeds from this to benefit the Bishop Persico’s Youth Project. Biannually a $10,000 check is presented to the bishop in March. Calendars are available at the club & at the Bingo counter on Wednesdays. ELECTION TIME: Nominations for all officers of the Council and Assembly & the 1909 Club were opened at the April 7th meeting. Nominations will remain open until the election to be held at the May 5th regular meeting, of Assembly 967 & the 1909 Club, and at the regular meeting June 2 for Council 1446. Nominating committees are: 1909 club— Don Webber, Tom Steiner, & Larry Callihan; Council 1446— John Svirbly, Dave Kozminiski, & Marty Aubel; Assembly 967—Pete Longiotti & Frank Yokubeak. Almost Funny Joke: An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests. First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart. ' Wal-Mart? the preacher exclaimed. Why Wal-Mart? Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week. Remember to visit with family and friends. All too often we realize how fast the time has gone when it is too late. the death of St. John Paul II. Prior to his death, the Knights of Columbus was blessed to have collaborated with St. John Paul II on many important initiatives and projects ranging from evangelization and communications to the defense of the family and religious freedom. One of the most important goals of St. John Paul II was to foster unity across the American continent. That hopeful vision has become our own as Brother Knights. The Supreme Council is therefore pleased to announce the release of a new documentary film celebrating St. John Paul II and his impact on the American continent. John Paul II in America: Uniting a Continent explores how the papacy of St. John Paul II left an indelible mark on the American continent. Driven by his singular conviction of a “United American Continent” under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, John Paul II’s papal travels from Argentina to Alaska that generated massive crowds, shaped an entire generation and ultimately changed the course of history. Narrated by actor Andy Garcia, the film features rare archival footage and insightful analysis from leading figures including Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, John Paul II biographer George Weigel and former Vatican spokesman Joaquín Navarro-Valls. Viewers will be both intrigued and moved by the documentary’s unprecedented framework for understanding one of the giant figures of our times. This film airs on EWTN: Wednesday April 29 at 10 PM, Thursday April 30 at 10 AM, & Saturday May 2 at 4 PM. For more information & on how you can purchase a DVD, please visit kofc.org/jpiifilm. For the connected Knight K of C Supreme Council: www.kofc.org K of C Pennasylvania State Council: www.pakofc.us St. Michael’s Church: www.stmichaelgreenville.com Erie Diocese: www.eriercd.org A Great place to buy everything K of C visit www.knightsgear.com site also has a wish list option, for gift hints to relatives. To find a church and mass information while traveling use this link www.thecatholicdirectory.com For the best three days of your life check out this website: www.eriecursillo.org FYI: Are your car or truck headlights cloudy? There are a number of info-mercials on TV on how to make them look like new for $19.95. I recently saw a video posted on Canton Radio 94.6 website about a much cheaper way of doing this, using “REPEL” insect repellent and a sock. Soak the sock with the repellent and rub filmed headlights until clear. It really works and the lights look like new ones that cost $400.00. ANNUAL STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 35th Annual K of C State Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday August 15th This year’s tourney will be sponsored by St. John the Baptist Council # 8891, and held at Hickory Heights Golf Course in Spring Grove, PA. (York County). Proceeds from this tournament will directly benefit SPECIAL OLYMPICS. It will be an 8:00 AM shotgun start. The $75 per golfer fee includes: Green fees & cart, Breakfast prior to Tee off, AWSOME steak dinner following play, Adult beverages during and after, Hole in One prizes including $5000 on one of the holes, plus many other prizes. Help out Special Olympics and have a great time. For information call Frank at 724.588.4688.
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