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Volume 18 10 Issue 3 “The Hardest Working Council in the Carolinas”
Official Publication of
St. Matthew Council 10852
Knights of Columbus
9009 Bryant Farms Road
March 2015
The Grand Knight’s Note:
Prayer, Penance, and Loving Service!
As Knights, we live a fantastic life of serving others
less fortunate than us. Based on our St. Matthew
Council 10852 programs, we serve hundreds of men,
women and children each month. We all should be
very proud. However, I believe we are only fulfilling
33% of what God is asking of us as Knights.
Inside this issue:
The Grand Knight’s
Notes …...
The Grand Knight’s
Notes (Cont.) ………
The Chaplain’s
The Chaplain’s
Notepad (Cont.)……..
We are in the beginning of Lent. How is it going? Anything change for
Lent? How is your prayer life? Daily or just on Sundays? Are you growing closer in your relationship with Christ? Best bud or a distant friend?
Been to confession lately? Why not? Without confession, our Soul gets
very hardened and Charity falls from the top of our priority list. As
Knights, we must have a daily prayer and attend regular confession, I
would suggest monthly at a minimum!
I would like to share with you what I pulled from my Lenten Retreat, take the time this month for:
Culture of Life Corner 5
Prayer--has to do with the health of our love for God, and it is the top
of the fountain, where all the water flows from.
Breakfast Save the
Date ……
Penance-- has to do with the health of love for ourselves, and the discipline and self-sacrifice that this required in our fallen world; it is
the second level of the fountain that gets filled up by the overflow
from the top.
Happy Birthday …..
LAMB Update …….
Fr.. Schellberg Golf
Raffle ……….
The Fear Factor .…..
Council News
Council News (Cont.) 10
Council News (Cont.) 11
Loving service --has to do with the health of our love for those
around us, especially the ones in most need – the third and usually the
biggest level of the fountain, which fills up from the overflow of the
first two levels.
I like the imagery, just like our fountain at St. Matthew and our fountain
at SCBC. Need to work our way to the top!
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The Grand Knight’s Note (Continued)
Announcement: We are posting our new web site on Wednesday, March 4th. We will use the
same URL ( as in the past. We welcome any suggestions or comments!
We will be sharing the new site at this month Business Meeting TUESDAY, March 3. We are
striving to be better communicators about all that we do and opportunities for your participation to grow in our principals of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
In case you missed it, our March Business Meeting will be Tuesday, yes, TUESDAY night,
March 3 for dinner at 6pm, First Degree at 7 followed by our Business Meeting and Social hour.
One new wrinkle to the site that I do not want to go unnoticed, we say, Knights of Columbus
“In Service to One. In Service to All.” With our new site, we will emphasize, Knights of Columbus, “Becoming Better Catholic Men, Husbands, and Fathers.” My hope and prayers are for all
of us to work just as hard on the 67% as we do on the Loving Service 33%.
Begin that effort during Lent; Prayer, Alms, Sacrifice! And use this time to Become Better
Catholic Men, Husbands, and Fathers in all that we do as Knights. Easy way to measure your
progress is ask your wife, does she say your are spending to much time ‘volunteering for everything’ or is she saying, go be a Knight, because when you return home, “I see a Better Catholic Man, a Better Catholic Husband, a Better Catholic Father.
Have a great Lent!
Finally, I would like to congratulate:
February Knight of the Month — Randy Vaca
February Family of the Month — Norm & John Gemignani
Vivat Jesus!
Richard O.J. Caron, Grand Knight
St. Matthew Council #10852
[email protected]
Cell 770-335-1822
Richard “Rick” Caron, Grand Knight
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The Chaplain’s Note Pad:
Pope Francis began his message for the Lenten season reminding us that “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of
grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We
love because he first has loved us” (1 Jn 4:19). He is not aloof from us. Each one of us has a
place in his heart. He knows us by name, he cares for us and he seeks us out whenever we turn
away from him. He is interested in each of us; his love does not allow him to be indifferent to
what happens to us.
Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others (something God the Father never does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices
they endure… Our heart grows cold. As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I
don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on
global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a
problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.”
Pope Francis’ message comes from three biblical texts to help in renewing us in our relationship with God our father and confronting indifference in the world. The first, Saint Paul’s
first letter to the Corinthians 12:26, the Church, “If one member suffers, all suffer together”. He said “The Church offers us this love of God by her teaching and especially by her witness. But we can only bear witness to what we ourselves have experienced.
Christians are those who let God clothe them with goodness and mercy, with Christ, so as to
become, like Christ, servants of God and others. Every Christian community is called to go out
of itself and to be engaged in the life of the greater society of which it is a part, especially
with the poor and those who are far away. The Church is missionary by her very nature; she is
not self-enclosed but sent out to every nation and people.
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The Chaplain’s Notepad (Continued)
Secondly, from the Book of Genesis 4: 9 “Where is your brother?” He addressed the Parishes
and Communities that the teachings and life of Jesus must be applied in whatever situation we
find ourselves. The mission of the church is to bear patient witness to the One who desires to
draw all creation and every man and woman to the Father. Her mission is to bring to all a love
which cannot remain silent. The Church follows Jesus Christ along the paths that lead to every
man and woman, to the very ends of the earth (cf. Acts 1:8).
In each of our neighbors, then, we must see a brother or sister for whom Christ died and rose
again. What we ourselves have received, we have received for them as well. Similarly, all that
our brothers and sisters possess is a gift for the Church and for all humanity. Pope Francis
wants our parishes and our communities, to become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of
Thirdly, the letter of saint James 5:8. “Make your hearts firm!” – Individual Christians. Pope
Francis recognizes that as human beings we are tempted in different ways especially by indifference. When we see our brothers and sisters suffering, “we often feel our complete inability to help. What can we do to avoid being caught up in this spiral of distress and powerlessness?” He encourages praying in communion with the Church on earth and in heaven, and we
should not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.
We can also help by way of charity “reaching out to both those near and far through the
Church’s many charitable organizations. Lent is a favorable time for showing this concern for
others by small yet concrete signs of our belonging to the one human family.
Lastly he said that “the suffering of others is a call to conversion, since their need reminds
me of the uncertainty of my own life and my dependence on God and my brothers and sisters.
If we humbly implore God’s grace and accept our own limitations, we will trust in the infinite
possibilities which God’s love holds out to us. We will also be able to resist the diabolical temptation of thinking that by our own efforts we can save the world and ourselves.”
In conclusion Pope Francis prayed that “we will make our hearts like that of Jesus, in such a
manner we will receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart
which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference.
God Bless my Brothers in Christ!
Reverend Ambrose A. Akinwande
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Culture of Life Corner
Council 10852 Culture of Life Committee - Mission Statement: “To reinforce the commitment of
the Knights of Columbus to the sanctity of life, by promoting a greater awareness of current ProLife issues and encouraging increased participation by the Knights of Council 10852 in local ProLife activities.”
2015 Spring Campaign
We will continue to join with the St. Mathew Respect Life
ministry in prayerful vigil at the "Preferred Women's
Health Center", 3220 Latrobe Drive each Thursday throughout Lent. All Brother Knights are encouraged to
spend at least one hour in this activity. For more information and directions please visit or or contact
Norm Stephen ([email protected] or 704-243-1152)
"Reflections from LATROBE"
It was a bitterly cold morning when I pulled up to the "Preferred Women's Health Center" at 3220 Latrobe Drive
on the first Thursday of our Spring Vigil Campaign. On the way over, I had wondered what effect the weather
would have on our turnout and was quite surprised to see seven hardy souls led by our Mary Pat, bundled up in
heavy coats, hats and gloves, already pacing up and down the sidewalk, praying the Rosary. The parking lot was
quite full and a number of young women could be seen sitting in their cars, waiting for the abortionist to arrive.
One young lady on the sidewalk was using a megaphone to try to reach those women (and others inside the facility) with compassionate appeals to reconsider their decision, come over and receive information and help. Every
time a new car would arrive - or one of the women left her car to enter the facility - the others on the sidewalk
joined in with their appeals and offers of help.
My mind wandered back to that day last September 2014 when our "counselors" had helped one young woman to
get assistance to reverse the effects of the "morning after pill" (see Pro-Life Corner, October 2014 Newsletter). I also recalled how many times, at this and other abortion facilities, women driving by (some with little children or infants in the back seat) had stopped to thank our prayer warriors for helping them to make the right
decision in their time of need - sometimes just by the sincerity of our presence there.
There were a number of men waiting with the women in the cars and eventually one of them came out and walked
around his car and I tried to get his attention but he steadfastly avoided any eye or verbal contact. Then I noticed that he was wearing a black sweatshirt with a picture and the words "I Can't Breathe" in bold letters on
the front. The irony affected me deeply and I tried harder to get his attention, so that I could talk to him, but
he ignored me and returned to his vehicle. I thought, if only I could have worn a shirt with a picture of a baby in
the womb, about to be aborted, and the words "I Can't Breathe Either - What's the Difference ?". Later, as
I sat in St. Matthews' Church at the 12.10 pm Mass, and looked up behind the altar, that thought quickly left me
and I understood why all aborted babies are immediately drawn up to Heaven.
2014 Baby Bottle Campaign
The 2014 Baby Bottle campaign has come to a close, with total donations of $12,568.33 - which is our all time
highest, but just short of our target. Out of the 1,232 bottles distributed we have a total of 700 returned. Will
try something a little different this year to see if we can improve this percentage.
If you would like to join the Council 10852 Culture of Life committee or learn more about our
activities, please contact Norm Stephen ([email protected] or 704-243-1152).
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A Date to Remember!
Saturday, March 28,2015
5th Annual Founder's Day Communion Breakfast
No Charge. Families Invited
Watch for Further Details
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to the following Brother Knights who have an March:
Dick Alsop
Tony Annunziata
David Berezin
Robert Blake
Armen Boyajain
Jeffrey Boyle
Andrew Burton
Steven Canale
Thomas Carton
James Cavanaugh
Timothy Clare
David Donovan
Thomas Dorazil
Michael Dowd
Michael Ferris
Christopher Finnican
Albert Finocchio
Thomas Fitzpatrick III Del Gillogly
James Gilsdorf
Al Gomez
Simon Gutierrez
Jack Hagopian
Patrick Herr
Daniel Hines
Joe Hughes
Bob Johnson
Louis Kern
Larry Kitzinger
Wiliam Martin
Ray Martinez
Jake Mauth
Donald Mead
Martin Musialowski
Ray Niemeyer III
Robert O’Brien
John Ott
Daniel Peer
Thomas Phillips
Jeff Prendergst
Javier Ramirez
Richard Reynolds
Bill Sabo
Michael Spicer
William Stewart
Matt Thompson
Michael Thompson
Joseph Tittl
Rory Wall
Michael West
Robert Wieler
Tim Winters
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Please mark your calendars and reserve some time to
help in this year’s efforts to raise money for LAMB.
The first date is Saturday March 14. In the morning we will
work Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – a truly fun event. That evening and on Sunday
March 15 we will be collecting for LAMB after the weekend masses at St Matthew.
Then on Saturday April 11 we have 8 Harris Teeter stores scheduled. Watch for the schedule for the April Harris Teeter stores and please sign up.
May God bless all Knights and their families for what they do to help those whom Jesus calls
the Least Among My Brothers.
Bob Desch, LAMB Director & Past Grand Knight
Raffle in honor of
Father Gene Schellberg
Our 3rd and 4th Degree Chaplain for many years
Before Father Schellberg passed away Father donated all of his golf equipment
To be raffled off and all proceeds to be used to assist the building of
Handicap Access ramps that Operation Exodus builds.
Fr. Schellberg has donated his set of clubs, a new pull cart and a set of
leather St. Andrews Old Course head covers.
We will start selling tickets at the April 18th Pins for Priests Bowl-A-Thon
The winning ticket will be drawn on June 2nd at the K of C Golf tournament
held at the Old Sycamore Golf Club banquet after the tournament
Tickets will be $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Operation Exodus builds Handicap Access Ramps at no cost of labor and raises funds for
those that cannot afford the material costs.
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The Fear Factor
“Imagining the Face of God”
From early on in my life I oriented myself to appreciate art and architecture. As a young teenager I was into oil and water color painting and also
drawing humorous cartoons for my high school newspaper. It was in mechanical drawing classes that my interest in architecture developed to
the point that my teacher suggested that I might consider choosing
architecture as a career, but alas Uncle Sam had other plans for me.
For many years thereafter, though, in my professional life I had numerous occasions in my
travels to have my eyes opened to great artists like Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Chicago’s Frank
Lloyd Wright and the more current favorite in the world of architecture, Maya Lin who designed the magnificent Viet Nam memorial in Washington, D.C. They were trying to teach us
with their images and buildings as they charmed us with the beauty of their polished works.
We all know the Israelites did not dare make images; still they crafted music and poetry of
great beauty in order to be able to grapple with their faith and still convey it to others. As
the psalmist once said. “ it’s all with the harp that I will solve my problems”. Early Christians
painted images on the wall of the catacombs to convey their faith. St. Luke wrote vividly
about Mary in his Gospel and was said to have painted a portrait of the Blessed Virgin.
From the early Christian Church until today, art has played a major role in helping spread the
gospel. I think you might agree that art is used to remind us that God really did become flesh.
If God has a human face artists and filmmakers continue to seek and reveal that face to us.
Maybe you are no Michelangelo, Frank Lloyd Wright, Van Gogh or Maya Lin, but I can’t help but
wonder if based on your own experiences how you would depict the face of God today if you
were called upon to do so?
A Blessed Lenten observance to all my Brother Knights and to their loved ones.
Vivat Jesus
Sir Knight Harry E. Fear
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Council News
Missionaries Of The Poor Need Our Help: Painting at the Mission of the Poor went well on 211-15. The men painted 2 bedrooms, 2 hallways and also the trim in the main hallway and cleaned the
wooden staircase of any paint remnants. We were blessed with the following time, talent and energy
of these 9 helpers: Chuck Curtis, Kevin Curry, Norman Gemignani, Bob Waller, Joe Corso, Tom Van
Sistine, Tom Larkin, Eddie Doohan and Randy Vaca ( picture taker, so not pictured). Many thanks
again to Carol and Bob Wilcocks for another marvelous meal and home made cookies!
Sign-Up Genius: As most of you are aware, we have been using Sign-Up Genius for our
Parish Breakfast and recently the Lenten Dinner. Our goal is to transition all sign-ups to
this system to make it easier for you to volunteer for any Knights event and to keep track of
when and where you need to be!
We have made it even easier for
you to sign-up! Now all Council
events are visible when you login to
the system. Each event will be
listed on individual tabs – just click on
the event you want to sign-up for and
it’ll take you to that sheet.
One thing you can do to make it
easier to use Sign-Up Genius – register on the site. It will give you
access to all features of the program.
Questions or comments, please contact Tom at [email protected].com.
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Council News (Continued)
Parish Breakfast: To say February’s breakfast was a success is an understatement. It was
a GREAT success! All thanks to a GREAT crew who worked their tails off serving 526 happy parishioners - 241 after the 9:30 AM Mass!! We netted $2,509.12, over $1,000 above our
monthly goal!!!
February made up for the low attendance and profits from January’s breakfast. Combined
profits from the January and February breakfasts was $3,028 for an average of $1,514 per
breakfast - our profit goal is $1,500 per month. Fiscal-Year-To-Date we've netted $9,360,
89.1% of our FYTD goal of $10,500.
In March, we will be back in the New Life Center Banquet Room, as the Parish Center's gym
will be used for a second 10:45 AM Mass. We will be looking to duplicate February’s numbers,
so we'll need lots of volunteers. Look for the new Sign-Up Genius for the March 8th breakfast where we will be honoring St. Joseph and St. Patrick!
Operation Exodus: On February 6th, 7th, & 13th, Brother Knights from the St Matthew &
St Luke Councils and parishioners from St Gabriel built a ramp for Brother Knight & St Matthew parishioner Peter Bertorelli. Many thanks
to: Phil Angelo & Ken Ward (St. Luke Council);
John Trojan & Tom Libhardt (St. Gabriel Parish); and Brother Knights for St Matthew Council: Bob Wilcocks, Chuck Elgin, Bob Desch, Jim
Gilsdorf, Kevin Curry, John Eichler, Leo Tosto,
Ron Schumacher, Norm Gemignani, Hank Kempton, Bob Wilbur, George Schwab, Joe Corso, Ray
Palatta, Bruce Congdon & Miguel Santiago.
March 2015
Council News (Continued)
We are pleased to announce that Bishop William G. Curlin who
served as Bishop of Charlotte form 1994 until his retirement
in 2002 will be the featured speaker at our 4th Annual Communion Breakfast to be held on March 28. The breakfast will
follow the 9:00 A.M. Mass at St. Matthew and will celebrate
the founding of the Knights of Columbus 133 years ago to the
Bishop Curlin is noted as a powerful homilist often bringing his
listeners to tears when he speaks of his love of God and his
stories of reuniting enemies and broken families. The Bishop
continues to actively serve the spiritual needs of the Diocese.
Additional information on the March 28 breakfast will be found elsewhere in this Newsletter.
Members of the Councils Membership ACTION Group. Brothers
Harry Fear, Tom Larkin, Norm Gemignani and Randy Vaca met recently to begin a mailing to over 300 former Knights who have left
the Order in the past 10 years for whatever reason. The thinking
was that former Knights are familiar with the ideals of the
Knights of Columbus. Although they left the Order at one time,
they know what is to participate in the meaningful activities with
Brother Knights.
The Membership ACTION Group was determined they say, not to
overlook these former members in their ongoing recruiting efforts. Results will be announced at a later date.
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Council News (Continued)
Pins-For-Priests: Our 2nd Annual Pins-4-Priests Bowl-A-Thon, in honor of Reverend Eugene Shellberg, is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th 2015 at Carolina Lanes in Matthews, NC. Last year we raised over $5,000, which went to make upgrades and repairs to
the recreation room at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where four parishioners are in seminary. Our goal this year is $7,500 and to expand participation in the
Bowl-A-Thon itself! Proceeds will again benefit the seminarians and priests of our parish.
While the proceeds from the Bowl-A-Thon are a large part of the fund raising, donations
from sponsors are just as important, especially to cover the cost of the bowling alley, program, food and shirts. We will also have a Silent Auction again this year as part of our fund
raising! Sponsor levels will be:
Corporate name on posters and T-shirts
Ad in Program
Half- page
Business name recognition & Reserved Lane Sponsorship of four friends and/or seminarians
Corporate name on posters and T-shirts
page Ad in Program
Business name recognition & Reserved Lane Sponsorship of two friends and/or seminarians
Corporate name on posters Business name listed in
All this takes volunteers! Volunteers to solicit sponsors and silent auction items. Volunteers to solicit
bowling teams from the many St. Matthew ministries
and organizations. Volunteers to display the silent
auction items at Masses before the Bowl-A-Thon. And volunteers to work at the Bowl-AThon itself!
So please look over the list of Volunteer spots on the Sign-Up Genius and chose one and
get involved in our newest fund raising efforts. All for the benefit of our seminarians and
God Bless!
Co-chairmen Norm Gemignani and Tom Larkin
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Council News (Continued)
Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Youth Scholarship in Honor of Brother Knight William
Cameron: See pages 18-20 for Application.
Purpose: To support graduating high school seniors related to active members of Knights of
Columbus Council 10852 in their efforts to prepare themselves educationally for future vocations enabling them to be financially independent of
their parents, strong Catholic adults and able to be
gainful citizens.
Award. The typical award is one scholarship per
year and is valued at $500.00 per year for four
years. The scholarship is paid directly to the institution for student expenses. The scholarship does
not have to be renewed as long as the student continues the required contact with the Council and
service to his or her parish.
Who can apply: Must be a graduating high school
senior in the year the scholarship is offered. Must
be the son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter
or brother or sister of a Knight in good standing
who is at least a third degree member of Council
Deadline. Applications must be submitted by May
1st. Scholarship announcements will be near the
end of June. Applications should be mailed to:
Scholarship Applications, Knights of Columbus Council 10852, P.O. Box 49043, Charlotte NC
28277, or maybe emailed to: [email protected]
Guidelines and Other Important Information Applicants will be assessed by a Board made
up of members of Knights of Columbus Council 10852 , St Matthews. The Council Youth Director is a member of the Council and will lead the Scholarship process. Scholarship applications should be completed in a legible format and maybe returned if they are unreadable. All
essay questions and resumes should be typed.
Please contact Deputy Grand Knight Ron Schumacher at [email protected] and let him
know you are interested in applying or if you have any questions.
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Council News (Continued)
State Vacation Raffle: The State Vacation Raffle tickets will soon be mailed. You will receive 5 tickets , $5.00 each, with a self addressed return envelope included. Please either
purchase the 5 tickets, sell the 5 tickets or mail the unsold tickets back ASAP. The Council
receives $2.50 for each ticket stub submitted. The Council is obligated to pay $5.00 to the
state for any and all non-returned or lost ticket. Please consider this venture as the money
received contributes to the many programs that we support.
Eucharistic Adoration: The Knights of Columbus Adore the Eucharist each Friday night from
11:00 PM until Midnight. If you schedule permits, please consider signing up for Eucharistic
Adoration on an upcoming Friday night. To sign up, please contact Brother Knight Ed Craig, at
704-661-8184 or [email protected]
Nametags: If you need a Knights of Columbus nametag, please send an email to Church Director Ed Craig at [email protected] Please include the name as you’d like it displayed on the
nametag as well as the Degree you’ve attained in the Knights of Columbus (1st, 2nd, 3rd or
4th) as well as your hometown. Ed will have your new nametag ready for you at the next
scheduled St Matthew Knights of Columbus Business/Social Meeting.
Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival: This years
annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival will be held on
Saturday, March 14th. The Parade starts at 11:00 AM with
the Knights of Columbus leading the Parade. We have a banner that states "Knights of Columbus" followed by our Color
Guard, Fourth Degree Knights in Regalia or Tuxedo and Social Baldric. We encourage Assembly and Council members to
march with us wearing their Assembly or Council shirts or
Council 10852 always participates in the parade by handing
out beads and Tootsie Rolls for donations to LAMB. This
counts as a LAMB shift and usually lasts approximately 1 - 1
1/2 hours. Volunteers interested in helping collect for
LAMB should assemble no later than 10:30 AM at 9th and
Tryon in the Hal Marshall parking lot. Norm Smith will be
located at the entrance off of Tryon street. Please consider assisting with this outing for Council 10852. We would
like to have at least 10-12 participants to work both sides of
the street. Please send an email to : [email protected] if you and your children would
like to assist.
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For the Good of the Order
Please pray for the repose of the soul of:
Please pray for the following Brother Knights:
Bob Wilcocks
Simon Gutierrez
Nick Bonamo
Ken Ostendarp
Joe Hughes
Jeff Zitel
Ray Palatta
David Spinks
Art Enderle
Norm Stephen
Harry Fear
Please pray for the following friends of Brother Knights:
Jack Roth - grandson of Raymond Roth, friend of Norm Gemignani
Vivian Chaffey & Clara Seibold, friends of Vic Proccacini
Carlo Gagliardo, friend of Vincent Esposito
Kim Smith, friend of Richard Caron
Hayden, friend of Richard Caron
The Franklin Twins AVA (2 pounds, 2 ounces) and KEIRI (2 pounds, 6 ounces) who were born at 28
weeks. These are our "Franklin Twins", whose mother chose life for them after seeing their images on
the brand new ultrasound machine which we sponsored for The Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers last September .
Please pray for Deployed Military:
Tim Schumacher, nephew of Ron Schumacher
Ryan Curry, son of Kevin Curry
Craig Thompson
Max Robb, son of Jim & Anne Robb
Please pray for the following relatives of Brother Knights:
Patricia Bair, mother-in-law of Chuck Elgin
Linda Nichols, wife of Bill LoPresti
Kevina Koval, niece of Nick Cimmento
Sylvia Hughes, wife of Joe Hughes
Pat Switzer, wife of Ed Switzer
Paul Donovan father of David Donovan
Ariel Hobbs, granddaughter of Steve Nogy
Danny Wilbur, nephew of Bob Wilbur
Robin Schumacher, wife of Ron Schumacher
Agnes Conor, sister of Michael Hankins
Vinnie Marino, son-in-law of Earl Hartenstine
Beatrice Elgin, mother of Chuck Elgin
Judy Enderle, wife of Art Enderle
Sharyn Desch, wife of Bob Desch
Mary Alice Dye, mother-in-law of Norm Smith
Tom Gove, brother of John Gove
Valerie & Natalie, Daughters of Richard Caron
Ralph Schmidt, brother of Michael Schmidt
NOTE: If you have a relative that you would like to add/continue on the Council 10852
For the Good of the Order List, please contact Newsletter Editor & Past Grand Knight
Chuck Elgin at [email protected] or 704-243-3365
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Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Scholarship Application
Please submit the following information typed (not written) in the order below:
1. Basic Information
Student’s Name:
Name of relative that is a Third Degree member of Council 10852 ( You must be the brother or
sister, son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a Third Degree Knight of Council 10852.
Please verify that they are an active Third Degree member. If you are related to multiple members then please list them all)
Names of Students Parents
Student’s Address
Student’s Phone Number
Student’s Email Address
I am a senior graduating this year from the following high school:
Please list the school you intend to attend and the proposed major or course of study.
Please describe in detail why you chose this educational institution and course of study.
2. Please submit a typed resume detailing your accomplishments from 9th grade – Present
3. Please submit a typed document signed by a school official verifying the following information. Current GPA,
Class Rank, Expected Date of Graduation, SAT / ACT or any other Standardized Test Scores. Please include
the overall score as well as breakout (i.e. Math/ Verbal / Written). Please ensure that the Official’s name, title and
contact information are legible.
4. Please submit an official high school transcript
5. Please submit a document signed by your parish priest or member of the parish staff indicating that you are an
active member of the parish. You may type this statement out and even list those activities from your resume that
you have done within the parish. Please ensure that the name, title and contact information of the parish official
or priest is legible.
6. Please submit a statement signed by you that states “you are an active member of whatever parish you attend
and that you accept the basic tenets of the Catholic Church most especially the Right to Life”
7. Please submit a separate statement signed by you that states that should you accept the award you will take an
active role in some ministry in a local Catholic Church, Catholic Campus Ministry or Newman Center and that
you are willing to maintain contact with Knights Council 10852 through the Youth Director or Grand Knight to
keep the Council updated on your progress.
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8. Please explain in 700 – 1000 words the importance of your Catholic faith to you and how it impacts your life
and how you hope to continue to practice your faith in in the future.
9. You have accomplished a lot in your high school career please explain in 700 – 1000 words the single item
you are most proud of accomplishing and explain why.
10. Please tell us in 500 – 700 words why it is important to further your education in the manner you have selected and what you hope to do in the future.
Student requirements
1. Students are expected to be forthright and honest in their written and oral presentations
2. Students should be prepared and communicate with the Board if any changes occur
3. Scholarship recipients will be asked to continue to stay in touch with the Council during the time they receive
financial support. This may involve a couple of phone calls or emails and perhaps a meeting once a year during school breaks. Students should be accepting of this requirement.
4. Students are expected to maintain at least a “C” average. Overall, grades lower than a “C” average may result
in revocation of the scholarship.
5. Students are responsible for obtaining the contact information at the institution chosen so the money may be
paid directly to the institution. Scholarships will not be paid directly to the student or his or her family.
6. Students will provide resumes with each packet that will also include:
1. The Application
2. Statement of Verification of Active Catholic Status signed by Pastor
3. Signed statement to accept the basic tenets of the Catholic faith
4. Signed statement to agree to maintain contact once at the end of each semester with the Council and
provide status.
Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Youth Scholarship
Agreement to Maintain Contact
As an applicant for the Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Scholarship I agree that should I be awarded the
scholarship I will maintain contact with the Council during the time that they support me.
This would mean at a minimum informing them of my academic progress at the end of each semester.
Name of Applicant _______________________________________________________
Signature of Applicant ____________________________________________________
Date ________________________________
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Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Scholarship Application
Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Youth Scholarship
Statement of Religious Involvement
Name of Applicant ________________________________________________________________
The above named student is applying for a scholarship sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 10852.
As part of our scholarship requirements the Council is seeking young men and women who have taken an active
role in some manner in their Catholic parish.
The applicant is requesting that you validate that they have during their high school career participated actively in
a parish activity beyond the normal participation in Mass.
The Council appreciates your support of our Catholic youth. Should you have any questions please feel free to
Contact the Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 10852 at St Matthews Catholic Church, Charlotte,
I, _______________________________________________________________ validate the participation and
support the efforts of the above name student to obtain this scholarship.
Signed _______________________________________________________________________________
Print Name____________________________________________________________________________
Pastor of : ______________________________________________________________(Name of Church)
Date _____________________________
Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Youth Scholarship
Statement of Religious Belief
As an applicant for the Knights of Columbus Council 10852 Scholarship I attest that I accept the basic tenets that
the Catholic Church teaches.
Name of Applicant _______________________________________________________
Signature of Applicant ____________________________________________________
Date ________________________________
*** Should the candidate have any questions or concerns about this statement they are urged to contact
the Council Grand Knight or Youth Director to discuss the concerns prior to signing this statement.
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March 2015
St. Ma hew Lenten Fish Dinners
February 20th to March 27th
Friday evenings during Lent
(except Good Friday)
5:00 to 8:30PM - In the Parish Center Family Room
Adults $8 each, Seniors $7 (62+)
Children (4 to 12) $5, 3 & under free
Knights, Chefs Nick Cimmento and Michael Huiss have put
together a wonderful menu this year of:
Adults – 2 pieces of Fish (breaded or baked whitefish) with choice of 2 side dishes
(Corn/Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw), Roll and Butter.
Children – 1 piece of Fish (breaded or baked whitefish) with choice of 1 side dish
(Corn/Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw), Roll and Butter.
Coffee, Water, Lemonade and Iced Tea Included
Desserts will be available from the Columbiettes at an additional cost.
We’ll start serving at 5:00 PM and will continue serving until 8:30 PM. Parishioners
are encouraged to come early with the Family and eat so that they can then attend
the Stations of the Cross at 7:30 PM. For those working late, we’ll continue to
serve until 8:30 PM.
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Men’s Shelter:
Men’s Shelter: 7:00 PM:
Knights Business
CCSC 6:00 pm
Drive at St
Assembly 780
Assembly 780
4th on 5th Dinner
6:00 PM: Officer
4 - 9:00 PM Lenten
8:00 AM
Donated Goods
LAMB Drive at St
4 - 9:00 PM Lenten
7:30 PM:
Knights Mass
At Day Chapel
4 - 9:00 PM Lenten
4 - 9:00 PM Lenten
Founders Day
Council Business Meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd. Dinner at 6:00 PM followed at 7:00 PM by
First Degree and then Council Business Meeting at the Knights Hall.
Columbus Club House Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 PM at SCBC.
Knights Mass: Wednesday, March 18th. Mass at 7:30 PM at the Day Chapel
Officer Meeting: Wednesday, March 28th at 6:00 PM at the SCBC.
Bingo: Every Monday night. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Bingo starts at 7:00 PM sharp.
Donated Goods Ministry: Saturday, March 4th, 8:00 AM under the Day Chapel.
Parish Breakfast: Sunday, March 8th after the 7:30, 9:00 and 10:45 AM Masses.
Men’s Shelter: Cooking Monday March 2nd. Serving Tuesday, March 3rd.
Assembly 780 Business Meeting: All Sir Knights are encouraged to attend the Assembly
780 4th Degree Business Meeting on Tuesday, March 24th at St Patrick Cathedral. Dinner
at 7:00 PM followed by Rosary. Business Meeting starts at 8:00 PM.
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March 2015
April 2015
7:00 PM:
Knights Business Washing of Feet
at Men’s Shelter
11 8:00 AM
Donated Goods
10:00 AM
2nd Degree
at St Matthew
Catholic Men’s
Conference at
St Matthew
Men’s Shelter: CCSC 6:00 pm
Men’s Shelter: Serving
Assembly 780
4th Degree
7:30 PM:
Knights Mass
At Day Chapel
Assembly 780
6:00 PM: Officer
Council Business Meeting: Wednesday, April 4th. Dinner at 6:00 PM followed at 7:00 PM by
Council Business Meeting at the Knights Hall.
Columbus Club House Meeting: 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 PM at SCBC.
Knights Mass: Wednesday, April 15th. Mass at 7:30 PM at the Day Chapel
Officer Meeting: Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 PM at the SCBC.
Bingo: Every Monday night. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Bingo starts at 7:00 PM sharp.
Donated Goods Ministry: Saturday, April 11th, 8:00 AM under the Day Chapel.
Parish Breakfast: Sunday, April 12th 8th after the 7:30, 9:00 and 10:45 AM Masses.
Men’s Shelter: Cooking Monday April 6th. Serving Tuesday, April 7th.
Assembly 780 Business Meeting: All Sir Knights are encouraged to attend the Assembly
780 4th Degree Business Meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at St Patrick Cathedral. Dinner at
7:00 PM followed by Rosary. Business Meeting starts at 8:00 PM.
Reverend Ambrose Akinwande
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Rick Caron
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Ron Schumacher
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Bill LoPresti
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Norm Smith
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John Coudriet
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Earl Hartenstine
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Norm Stephen
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Bob Wilbur
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Leo Tosto
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John Gove
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Norm Gemignani, PGK
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Chuck Elgin, PGK
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Luis Colon, PGK, PFN
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Bill LoPresti
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Ed Craig
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Larry Perez
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Bob Wilbur
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Ron Schumacher
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Harry Fear
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Justin Ezennubia
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Chuck Elgin, PGK
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Ed Craig
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Norm Gemignani, PGK
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Sean McGuire
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Norm Stephen
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Bob Desch , PGK
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Tom Larkin
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Bob Wilcocks, PFN
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Michael Boykin
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David Spinks
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Jack Murray
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Carl Anderson
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