Greetings Worthy Brothers!
Well we've made it through another Lenten & Easter seasons and we can all say "Job well done!" Thanks to all the chefs who did an outstanding job of providing our parish with quality fish meals. Thanks too, to the brothers who served in the line and stayed to clean up; as well those who came toward the end to help clean up. A special thanks to Br. Jim Maasch who bought ALL the supplies and food for the chefs to prepare. Br. Jim, you really exemplify the principles of the Knights of Columbus! We received many compliments for our food as well as good suggestions for improvement for next year.
Thanks to Leo McGarry, Greg Villard, Jerry Kay, Gary Glenn and Pat Esquibel for your help in getting the service award write-ups done. It was hard work, but well worth it. Thanks to those who turned in their write-ups early-especially PGK Pat Esquibel! Those early write-ups helped a lot as I was saying all year long.
Thanks to all who came out to help with both Palm Sunday and Easter weekend parking control-Leo McGarry, Martin Teachworth, Barry Coleman, Mike Lutz, Anthony Opalek, Gary Glenn, Ed Dondero, Ed Reidy, Erik Madrigal and others.
The Raise The Roof Concert went like clockwork thanks to Carl Bloemendaal, Van Fritzenkotter, Leo McGarry, Eddie Padillo and special thanks to Barry Coleman who stayed to help me clear off tables and sweep the floor.
The next two months we must focus on membership recruitment. So brothers, talk to your coworkers, family members and friends and encourage them to join the Knights of Columbus and let them know what a quality, faith-filled organization it is. Remember, just ask any officer for a Form 100 application form or download it from our homepage on this website.
It is now time to elect new officers for next Columbian year. The positions and nominations are:
Grand Knight- Leo McGarry
Deputy Grand Knight- Dan Cummings
Treasurer- Ed Reidy
Chancellor- Barry Coleman
Recorder- Ernie McAbee
Advocate- Jay Nicholson
Warden- Bobby Schaefer
Inside Guard- open
Outside Guard- open-(currently held by Jerry Mendoza)
Lecturer- open- this is an appointed position-not voted on
Financial Secretary- appointed by Supreme; already held by Gary Glenn
Trustee Year 1- Pat Esquibel, Trustee Year 2- Greg Villard, Trustee Year 3-Shawn Reidy
Anyone who like to step up and fill any of these positions is encouraged to come forth and say say so. We especially need two brothers to fill the Inside and Outside Guard positions.
In other news, we will hold our Altar Servers Appreciation Pizza Party on Monday, May 7th. From May 17th to May 20th, DGK Leo McGarry and myself will head up to Sacramento to the annual State convention where we hope to bring home many 1st and 2nd place plaques for the hard work you all have done. I'm hoping for 1st place for this website-I know, right?!
And finally, as we look toward the end of this Columbian year, I want to thank you brothers all for letting me be your Grand Knight and helping me complete my job. Vivat Jesus!
Shawn Reidy, Grand Knight
Greetings Worthy Brothers of Council 9332!
Well we are almost through the lenten season already and so far our Lenten fish dinners have been well received, yet not as well attended as we would like or need them to be. Nevertheless, I would like to thanks EVERYONE who has come out to help make these dinners work: Eric Drake, Van Fritzenkotter, Ed Reidy, Leo McGarry, Gary Glenn, Chuck Zimmer, Bobby Schaefer, Eddie Padillo, Chuck D'Anna, Martin Teachworth, Mike Lutz, Dennis Bauer, Jerry Kay Greg Villard, Paul Melcher and his family, Sam Caeti, Ed Dondero, John Kruzel and many more. An extra special thanks goes to Jim Maasch who has put A LOT of time and effort purchasing the fish, side items and materials for all these meals. Hip, hip hooray!
We finished the Basketball Free contest on February 25th, with SSA student Mark Smith winning 1st Place trophy in the 14 yr old category. I'd like to thank Chuck Zimmer for taking the lead in getting this event put together and completed. The state championship will take place in Fresno this year on March 17th-this Saturday!!
It is service award time and our officers and I are busy finishing up the write ups, culling together photos, etc. So we can again win our collection awards at this year's State Convention in May in Sacramento. Hopefully we will be bringing back 1st and 2nd Place awards. Deadline is April 1st!!
Next month we will be participating in the "Raise The Roof" Concert in Santa Sophia Church on Friday, April 13th. The Martin Luther King Metropolitan Gospel Choir is the featured guest along with the Santa Sophia Kids Chorale. Our council will provide wine for the social hour starting at
6pm. Please stop by the kiosk after masses and at the Lenten fish dinners to purchase tickets. We need to support our parish and see that our church's roof is repaired. tickets are only $25.00 per person (that includes the wine and appetizers) Children are $5.00 each.
Starting next month, we will also be making a serious effort at recruitment. We are in need of 9 more members to make our expected quota. Please talk to your friends, family members and even coworkers about the Knights and what a difference it has made in your life of faith and in your community. Not only engage your male friends and coworkers but don't forget to talk to their wives(or girlfriends)-they have influence too and are more likely to convince the guys that it's a good thing to join the Knights.
We have had a very good year so far and it's all because we all have banded together as brothers, as we should. Let's keep this momentum going! Vivat Jesus! Deus lo vult! (God wills it)
For those brother who STILL have NOT paid their dues--PLEASE CONTACT GARY GLENN ASAP!
Don't forget your obligation to our council. Your dues help make it possible to continue the charity work that is the Knights of Columbus raison d'être. Take advantage NOW and click on the button below.
Shawn Reidy, Grand Knight
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Greetings Worthy Brothers! We are already into the Lenten Season and that means Fish Dinners!☺ More about that later.....
During the past month a number of important events occured.
The Catholic movie night, featuring "The Investigator" was shown on Friday, Jan. 19th to a modest crowd, yet everyone enjoyed it. On that same morning of Jan. 19th-DGK Leo McGarry, PGK Greg Villard and myself went to Noah Homes to present the Columbian Foundation check for the ID Fund which was held in October 2017. The amount of $3293.00 was presented to a grateful staff. Our Lady of the Rosary Church Knights Council was also there to present their donation as well. All donations were matched by the Noah's Ark Foundation. It's always gratifying to know that our hard work during the ID Drive bears such good fruit!
The "Walk for Life" took place on Saturday, Jan. 20th. It was well attended by many in the San Diego area. An estimated crowd of 3,000(?) were there to support the Pro Life movement and an end to abortion.
On Tuesday, Jan. 30th, PGK Pat Esquibel and PGK Greg Villard presented the Santa Sophia Academy 8th Grade Essay contest winners: 1st Place-Irma Ester Quintong,
2nd Place-Sarah Melcher and 3rd Place-Olivia Gonzales-CONGRATULATIONS
Finally, Saturday, February 10th, we held our 1st -50s Sock Hop/Happy Days Dance in conjunction with the Santa Sophia Youth Ministry. Many thanks go to PGK Pat Esquibel for a FANTASTIC job of organizing a super cool 50s style dance. Thanks also goes to WB Dan Cummings and his band of merry Youth ministry students who made the evening fun and entertaining. Thanks also to DJ Billy Eatmon and his daughter Bonnie for keeping the place rockin' all around the clock♫ with great oldies from the fifties and early sixties. Of course thanks to all of you who attended and helped our Council with this fundraiser. Remember-all proceeds go to our charities at the end of the year. Vivat Jesus!
This leads us now to our Lenten Fish Dinners starting Friday, Feb. 16th at 4:30 pm to ~ 6:30 pm in Prendergast Hall. Each Friday from now until March 16th, we will be showing off our culinary skills to the Parish, Starting with Fish & Chips, followed by Shark, Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, Swordfish and ending with Shrimp Pasta. I want to give a special thanks to WB Jim Maasch for taking over the purchasing of all the food and supplies. He has helped me in many ways to organize these dinners. We definitely miss Br. Vince Garra(RIP) during this time of the year! So tell everyone you know to come and have a great fish dinner for only $10!!!
Remember, to wear your K of C blue shirts (button-down or polo) and name tags/plates at church and if you haven't been to a meeting in a while-please do. we'd like to see you! And if you know of a brother Knight who hasn't been to a meeting in a while-bring him with you! Vivat Jesus!
Deus lo vult-God wills it
Dr. Ed Reidy. DDS