Annual Bishop's Dinner

Annual Bishop's Dinner

Friday, September 23, 2022

Our Council plans to attend this event and would like enough member support to fill one or or two tables. Please contact Don Granata @ 412-215-3473 or by email at granms@outlook.com

Below are details from the Greensburg Chapter Coordinator, Tom Pearson.

The dinner will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Ferrante's Lakeview Lounge, 6153 US-30, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Menu choices will be a selection of either Chicken Romano or lakeview Cod with seasoned bread crumb topping. The dinner will also include: tossed salad w/homemade Italian or Ranch dressing, Smashed Red Skin Potatoes, Whole Long Green Beans, Fresh Apple Pie, Rolls and Butter, Coffee or Tea. Hors D'Oeuvre will consist of Pepperoni and cubed cheese platters as well as fresh vegetable trays with dip. There will be a cash bar. Price of the dinner is $35.00/per person. Seating will be 8 persons per table. 

Annual Council Picnic

2022 Council Family Picnic

Our 2022 Council Family Picnic is set for Sunday, September 25th. The event will follow the 11:30am Mass at Mother of Sorrows.

Location:  Murrysville Fire Dept Pavilion.

Time:  1pm to ? 

The council to provide the main course (hot dogs, burgers).

Each family is asked to bring a covered dish.

Please respond to Ed at ededwards67@comcast.net or text to 412-951-5852 by Wednesday Sept 21st for planning. 

Hope to see you there!!!

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Columbus Day Dinner

Columbus Day Dinner

Sunday October 9th Doubletree Monroeville Social starts at 5:00 PM and Dinner at 6pm.

Entrees include:

Chicken Marsala

Roasted Chicken

Atlantic Salmon

Egg Plant Parm

Cost $45.00 per person

If interested contact Don Granata by September 16 th

granms@outlook.com 412-215-3473

Men's Retreat

Men’s Retreat

Sponsored by Diocese of Greensburg Men's Ministry Team
September 30 - October 1, 2022

Christ Our Shepherd Center, Greensburg, PA
Friday 7:00 PM - Saturday 5:00 PM

The 2022 Catholic Men’s Retreat is occurring on September 30th to October 1st at Christ Our Shepherd Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.  The Featured Speaker is Mr. Mark Joseph.  Mr. Joseph is a Catholic author, speaker, and Vice President of Outreach & Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.  He will be presenting four talks over the weekend:

  • Going from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled
  • Your God Given Talents Work all Seven Days of the Week
  • Calling All Men to Action
  • We’re Not Meant to go Through Life Alone

Additionally witness talks and small group discussion is being offered.  Along with these presentations, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.  Greg Capozzi will be providing music ministry.  A closing Mass will be offered by the The Most Reverend Larry J. Kulick, J.C.L., Bishop of Greensburg.

Registration Link

https://www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/evangelization/Documents/2022%20Catholic%20Men's%20Retreat%20Registration%20Form.pdf

Online Registration Link

https://forms.gle/vGc5G6cEcYWC6t5N6

For inquiries, please contact:

Jim Pencola, 724-726-5315 or jim.pencola@gmail.com 

(Registration Leader)

Dan Lieberum, 724-787-1797 or danlieberum@gmail.com 

(Retreat Organizer)

PA March for Life

PA March for Life

Harrisburg, PA

September 19, 2022

Our Council has been working with The Greensburg Diocesan Pro Life Director, Father Dan Carr. As a result of those discussions, Our Council has contracted 5 buses for the Diocese making 14 stops at various Parishes throughout the Diocese Including Mother Of Sorrows. The Knights of Columbus Councils throughout the Diocese, including our Council, are being asked to arrange for a fundraiser to help offset the cost of the busses. Details of this request to be discussed at the next officer's meeting. We more than ever must be involved with the Pro-Life movement.

There will be a bus leaving from Mother of Sorrows making 2 additional stops at St. Barbara in Harrison City and St. Agnes in Irwin. Watch this newsletter and our website for more details.

Schedule

9:30am – Morning Mass

10:00am – Prayer and Praise Pre-Rally

11:00am – PA March for Life Rally

12:00 – PA March for Life

1:00pm – Testimonials; Silent No More

1:30pm – Celebration of Mass

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

Our Council will participate along with the Parishes of Mother of Sorrows, St Mary’s/St John’ with a visit to Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh to pray for the Unborn sometime in Oct. Look to your Church Bulletins and e-mail alert from the Council for details.

Also to be announced, a Rosary for Life night. Location, date and time to be announced. Look to your Church bulletins & e-mail alert for details.

Habitat for Humanity

Please watch this section for news on future projects.

2022 Priesthood Sunday

2022 Priesthood Sunday

September 25th we observe Priesthood Sunday as a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church  as a central one.

VAVS News

VA Volunteer Services (VAVS)

One our previous programs has started-up again and we have started a new one.  We are doing bi-weekly bingos for the veterans every other Friday again.  These are held in the recreation hall at Heinz VAMC.  They begin at 2 pm and last for about an hour.

The new program is that we have started to build a team of Eucharistic Ministers to distribute communion to veterans at Heinz VAMC and also at the VA Hospital in Oakland.  Our 4th Degree Master in SWPA, Andy Rodgers, is leading this program and is the first volunteer to be registered.  He will begin this volunteer service on Sept. 19.  He has also recruited other volunteers who plan to go through the registration process to become regular volunteers.  This is a badly needed Catholic service for Pittsburgh VA.  

If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with these programs, please let me know.

I want to continue to ask members of our council to consider donating new or gently used clothing to Pittsburgh VA.  Men's clothing is mostly in need, but women's clothing is also collected for female veteran's or family members of veterans in need.  Large sizes are in particular need and since we will be approaching our cold weather season, warm clothing will be badly needed.  Dress clothing is not needed.

Lee Clark

KofC VAVS Representative SWPA

412.627.5543

oct131960@yahoo.com

Eucharistic Initiative

Eucharistic Initiative & the Knights of Columbus

Our Pope has declared a three-year Eucharistic Initiative to call attention to the Living Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Patrick Kelly, Supreme Knight has called the Knights worldwide to be involved. As Knights of the Eucharist several churches along with Councils and the 4th Degree Assemblies in our Diocese have already started to participate in Parish Eucharistic Processions. We need to plan to be involved with our Parishes. We will be planning at the Sept.14th   meeting of your council officers. Please attend if you are interested the meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Food Pantry

FOOD BANK

The Food Pantry is ONLY looking for car loaders every month to lift boxes into cars at the present time. The boxes weigh 40 -50 pounds. Groups are not helping at this time.

If you  would like to volunteer on the first Tuesday of the month around 5:30 pm please contact Dan Pilon at danpilon@hotmail.com or leave a message on his answering service at (724) 325-4910. Thanks!


Tom Starn - Cereal Collection

This committee collects cereal boxes in memory of our dear brother Knight Tom Starn. Please keep up the great work on this ongoing project for our community. Boxes can be brought to the council meeting, any other meeting at the hall or contact Jim Snitger for pickup or delivery (jsnitger@hotmail.com 412-334-4932).

Watch for the sales and you can buy multiple boxes for a great price!

 

Cereal Donations dropped off at the council hall meeting nights.

Thank you everyone for your very generous donations!!

 


Bingo

Bingo

Lee Clark is in need of volunteers to go to the VETs Center to play Bingo! If you would like to help, contact Lee at 412.627.5543 or Oct131960@yahoo.com for details. Watch for new dates to be announced soon.

Blood Drives

Blood Drives

The most recent blood drive resulted in 26 units collected. Thank you to all who participated in this blood drive.

Remaining dates confirmed for 2022 are September 1st, and October 27th. Continue to watch this section for the specifics as they are made available.

If you have a couple of hours to spare on the dates of any of our drives, please consider adding your name to the list of volunteers.

Contact Mike Godfrey at mickeyg02@comcast.net or (724) 493-0765 if you have any questions.

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Degree Schedule

4th Degree Exemplification

St. Bruno Parish, Greensburg

November 5, 2022

Times:                    

Ladies Buffet - 11:00am to 2:00pm  

Registration - 10am
Candidates Assemble - 11:15am
Exemplification - 12:00 noon to 2:00pm
Banquet - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Mass - 5:00pm

Costs:

Candidate Fee $70.00
(Includes banquet ticket)
Extra banquet ticket $25.00
Ladies Buffet ticket $25.00

Deacon Andrew Hamilton

Our Seminarian

Deacon Andrew Hamilton

Deacon Andrew Hamilton, you might not have known, is the Seminarian sponsored by our Council through the K of C RSVP Program for $500.00.  Councils in the Diocese sponsor all our Seminarians.  Andrew would be happy from you.  Here is his address: St Vincent Seminary, 300 Frasier Purchase Rd., Latrobe PA 15650.

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