VAVS Christmas Decorations

Pittsburgh VAVS is in need of Christmas Tree decorations for their 14 Christmas Trees at the Heinz VA Medical Center and Main Hospital in Oakland. If you have any bulbs, garland, or other tree decorations (no lights please) that are in good condition that you no longer need please contact either Lee Clark at oct131960@yahoo.com or Robert Heinle at rheinle@exchangeunderwriters.com for pickup arrangements.

 

 

MOS Craft Show

MOS Christmas Craft Show

A Christmas Craft Show will be held at Mother of Sorrows Parish Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday December 4th from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Our council, as in past years, will provide help in the Kitchen and at a table selling religious items. A meeting will be held at the council hall on Monday 12/14 at 7:00pm for all members interested in helping at this craft show. Any questions please contact Don Granata at granms@outlook.com or Dennis Haezebrouck at dmhaez@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Financial Planning/Insurance Needs

A Message from Jose Pinero, our Field Agent!!!

In order for the council to get credit for the founder’s award, the council must have a minimum of seven eligible Catholic men registered and present. Our brother Knight Joe Jordan is an impeccable speaker. The event is virtual and can be watched from the comfort of one’s home! The below image is what the registration page looks like it is important to fill in the council field in order to receive credit.

Click on the link below for information to join in on a webinar "Purpose Driven Retirement Strategies" presented by Joe Jordan (Award-winning author, Financial Leader and brother Knight.

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Habitat for Humanity

Please watch this section for news on future projects.

Coats for Kids Program

Coats for Kids Program

55 coats were distributed to the children of Mother of Sorrows Food Pantry Clients on Wednesday November 3rd. Pictured below are the Knights who participated in the distribution (including Rita Granata - wife of Don). Thank you to all who participated in this distribution. 

 

 

VAVS News

VA Volunteer Services (VAVS)

Worthy Brothers,

"Our council is the base for VAVS donations to the Pittsburgh VAHS.  Our council has made donations and we have received donations from a number of other councils, assemblies, and individuals in SWPA. I recently was given an annual review of how many hours we have donated as well as dollar value of clothing and other needed items to veterans in need over the past year. The total came to about $32,000. I was very surprised and happy to see what we have accomplished so far.

Considering our success, I would like to set a goal of donating over $100,000 over a three-year period, beginning one year ago. So, we have another $68,000 in donations to provide over the next two years. That should be doable given our success so far.

Two of our council members recently stepped up with large clothing donations.  Please consider donating new or gently used clothing, and spread the word to others who might help.  They don't need to be KofC members or even Catholics.  Our largest donation so far came from a group of Protestant church members who were friends with the GK at Lucernemines and his wife.

Warm clothing is especially needed this time of year, both men's and women's.  Dress or formal clothing is not needed.  If you have a donation, you can leave it at the hall or contact me and I will come pick it up.

Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving to All,

Thanks very much for your continued support and generous donations for VA Pittsburgh. 

Vivat Jesus,

Lee Clark, FDD

KofC VAVS Representative SWPA

412.627.5543

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. More details to follow.

 

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

Watch this space for details on future blood drives! 

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

Jim Suski became the newest member of Bishop Lamb Assembly. On behalf of the Assembly Officers and Members congratulations Jim!!!

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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