October Knights Knews

Thank you for attending our Council meetings and events. Continue to attend meetings and give a member a ride to the meeting. Meeting dates and times are listed in the Church bulletin.

We had hurricane Irma on Sep 10th and 11th. Knights helped board up the Church buildings before the storm. Knights helped remove the boards and store the boards after the storm.

People lost power and some people lost their water supply also. We all shared our water and generator power with other people (our neighbors). We shared what we have, that is charity. Everybody has a story about someone who helped them, often this was a total stranger.

The storm ended overnight on Monday the 11th. At 9 am in the morning a young boy knocked on my front door. He had a rake and wanted to rake my yard. This was early in the morning and I was happy for the offer. The boy started raking my yard debris into piles. I did not know this young boy. I got dressed and started raking the yard debris toward the edge of the road. We worked together and after a couple hours my front yard looked great. I thanked the young boy and he told me he was going to help somebody else in the neighborhood.

Knights helped repair Carmen Quigley’s back and side fence. The fence sections were blown flat by the storm.

We lost a good Knight in September. Joe Dischinger passed away. We all miss Joe. Joe was our Inside Guard and the Tootsie Roll drive chairman. The Tootsie Roll drive helps us collect donations. All the Tootsie roll money that is collected is donated to people with special needs.

Knights cooked spaghetti and served spaghetti to Florida Institute of Technology students on Sep 20th. We estimate 100 students ate dinner that night.
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> > Some important upcoming dates and opportunities to volunteer:
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> > Sep 20 – FIT spaghetti dinner.  Meet at OLOG at 3:30pm to car pool.
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> Oct 7 – – Third Degree at Fr. Gabriel Council, candidates in place by 12:15
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> > Oct 7 – Penny Social sponsored by St. Vincent DePaul.  11am.   See Phil Rucki for details.
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> > Oct 14 – Yard Sale sponsored by St. Vincent DePaul.

Oct 14 – Landscape day 9-11 am
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Oct 14 – Rosary in front of the Church, celebrating 100 year anniversary of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun

> > Oct 15 – Pumpkin delivery 4:30pm tentative date and time.

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> > Oct 22 – Parish Picnic
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> Nov 15 – – Second Degree at Fr. Gabriel Council, candidates in place by 6:30 pm
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> > Nov – Tootsie Roll event date to be determined, we collect donations for people with disabilities
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> > The Hygiene Ministry desperately needs donations of Mens and Womens: underwear, tee shirts, socks, deodorant, bug spray, sunscreen, chapstick. These items can be dropped off at the hall on Fridays from 11-2 or at the Church office.
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> > Note: St. Vincent DePaul needs help every Wednesday at 8:15 am to unload food at the Battersea St. location. Help St. Vincent DePaul if you can.

Joe Dischinger

Brother Knights, please pray for our brother Joe Dischinger. Joe was admitted to Holmes Regional Hospital with a brain aneurysm. He had surgery and is in Surgical ICU. I spoke with his daughter Karen and she says he is in and out of it. Went to MRI this morning to see if there was any other damage to his brain. He is unable to have visitors at this time. The best we can do at this time is pray for Joe and his family.

Please ask our Lord to watch over our brother and his family at this time of need. Also pray to our founder, the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney to intercede with our Lord on Joe’s behalf.