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December 2021


I hope that you had a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving.

The month of November was a busy one for this Council.

On November 6th, we held our Deceased Members Mass at 8am at St. Veronica’s Church. Although the Mass was lightly attended, Father PJ said the Mass honorably and referred to the deceased knights during the Mass. Thanks to Hu Mador and Frank Schear for reading the names of our departed brothers.

The Past Grand Knight/Past Columbian Club President/Past Ladies Auxiliary President dinner was held on November 13th. Thanks to DGK Phil Capasso, PGK/PCCP Lou McGraw, Ladies Auxiliary President, Roni Pavelko, Fran Stevenson, Carly Stevenson and PGK Pat Gallagher’s granddaughter, Emma Smocovich for their work on this event. Everyone enjoyed the evening,

On November 17th, the Degree Ceremony was held at St. Monica’s. Thanks to Frank Schear and PGK Bob Clifford for the work that they have done in bringing new members to get their degrees.

On November 20th, we filled 20 Thanksgiving baskets for Catholic Charities. Thanks to PGK Bob Clifford and to all that helped to assemble the baskets.

On the evening of November 20th, the Ladies Auxiliary hosted a Bingo Night. There was a large crowd that filled the Ballroom and everyone had fun.

Special thanks to PGK/PCCP Lou McGraw who has raised over $4500 by selling raffles and pins, so that we can send heroes home for the holidays.

Thanks to Steve Callahan, PGK/PCCP Lou McGraw, Frank Schear and all those Knights who helped to put up Christmas decorations at the Council.

We had Iron Couples Night at the Council on November 27th, hosted by PGK Steve Stazko and his wife Margaret. It was a lot of fun and everyone had a great time.

Upcoming Events:

Nativity Lighting on December 3

Breakfast with Santa at St Veronica’s on December 4

Breakfast with Santa at the Council on December 11

Member Christmas Party on December 17

Christmas baskets and Old Timers Day on December 18

Blood Drive at the Council on December 27

Upcoming Feasts:

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary on December 8

Nativity of the Lord on December 25

St Stephen, the First Martyr on December 26

St. John the Apostle on December 27

Holy Family on December 27

Holy Innocents on December 28

Brothers, Thank you for all of the work that you do. I am proud of the way this Council got to work after Covid restrictions eased by running events so that we can provide for others that need our help.

Brothers, I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Vivat Jesus!

Mary Queen of the Knights, pray for us

Blessed Michael McGivney pray for us

Jim Curtis ,GK