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District 2 Soccer Challenge
Fort Fairfield 
October 14, 2017
More photos available here.



Maine scores TWO families of the month


Congratulations to the families of Matt Walsh and Robert Weiland. Two Maine families chosen as Supreme Families of the Month for August 2017. These families are from Council 114 Bangor and Council 15791 Falmouth respectively. The full list by state can be seen here.

Congratulations To Brother Robert and Jane Weiland of Saint Jude’s Church in Freeport. Brother Weiland is a member of the Parish of the Holy Eucharist Council 15791 of Falmouth. This Family was chosen as August’s Family of the Month for their dedication and hard work in taking the lead role during the July Pancake Breakfast at Saint Jude’s Church, and the September Red Cross Blood Drive at Holy Martyr’s Church. We are very fortunate to have Brother Robert and his wife Jane as members of our Council and Parish.

 

Joe Mathew OFS

DGK   15791





Catholic Men's Conference
Portland Cathedral
October 28th, 2017



   

The Catholic Men’s Conference is at the Cathedral in Portland on Saturday, October 28.  Door open at 7:30 AM, conference starts at 8:30 AM and ends with Mass at 4:00 PM with the Bishop at the Cathedral.

 

Registration is $50.00 ($30.00 for those 16-22 years old.  This is to encourage Father/Son or college kids)  $60.00 if register at the door.

 

Here is the video inviting all men:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR-1xt8qgps

 

Here is the registration for the diocese: http://portlanddiocese.org/mens-conference-2017



Texas Disaster Relief





Worthy State Deputies and fellow Classmates -

 

Thank you so much for the many of you who have reached out to Texas with prayers and offers of support.  We greatly appreciate the spirit of fraternal charity which drives us all to respond to the needs of Knights, their families and communities.  Know that we are also working closely with Supreme which has been very proactive in working to anticipate the needs we know are coming.

 

Like several other states, Texas has an active and experienced Disaster Response team.  The most immediate need is for funds to assist with shelter operations, daily food and relief for rescue and recovery workers and volunteers, and then eventually for direct relief of the most pressing of uninsured losses.  Progress can be monitored at our website homepage at www.tkofc.org and also at the Order's Supreme website at www.kofc.org

 

Donations may be made to our Disaster Relief Fund at  https://www.tkofc.org/fundraising/project/disaster-relief-fund or may be mailed to our State Council office at   6633 Hwy 290 East, Suite 204  Austin, TX  78723.

 

Please continue to pray for all those affected by the storm, those with significant losses, and those who will volunteer to assist in recovery.  The flooding in the Houston area and others is some of the worst in our history.  God bless them all.  

 

Vivat Jesus!  Viva Cristo Rey!

 

Douglas E. Oldmixon

Texas State Deputy

Knights of Columbus




 


Free Fraternal Training Opportunities

The next Supreme Sponsored webinar is titled - Conducting Effective Church Recruitment Drives and will take place on August 20, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. Eastern time (Live) and then, after the live presentation, will become available on-demand.  There has been much buzz about councils coming together and participating in the webinars, as a group!  Great idea!  We have sent an email to the officers that we have in our system.  We have a new and easier link to our Fraternal Training Portal Micro Site for Open Enrollment into any course we have available.  

Webcast Title: Conducting Effective Church Recruitment Drives
Webcast Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Audience URL:
Use this link to access the audience view of the webcast. 

https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1474265/A29ACDAF36E87528795BD43FF80B3063

The same link will work for live or on-demand access.  Any member can sign up for any webinar from our Knights of Columbus home page, at www.kofc.org, or one can go directly to www.kofc.org/webinar to sign up for the current webinar and/or navigate to the Webinar On Demand Archive. 



Surge with Service is now Electronic


Electronic Surge Report Form

Welcome to the new Electronic Surge Report Form.  Click on the link to browse to the form, enter the information directly into the web site form, and click Submit Surge Report.  And your done!  It's that simple.  The fields and reporting rules are still the same.  Now, writing and submitting Surge Reports will be easier than ever.  

I would like to thank Dan LaLonde for putting this together. Without his expertise and talent, this would not be possible. 


If you have any questions, concerns or comments, email Mike Foster (mfoster8@maine.rr.com) or Dan LaLonde (dan.lalonde@presqueisle-knights.org).  


“Subject: New Vietnamese Seminarian for the Diocese

The diocese has another new seminarian from Vietnam, his name is Tien Hoa Nguyen and he is also studying English at St. John’s Seminary for the summer.  Applications have been made for both Tien Hoa and Thanh to attend Catholic University’s (Washington DC) Intensive English Program the fall of 2017.  The Knights have been very generous and have helped Thanh with sponsorships.  If any Council and/ or Assembly can assist TIEN.PLEASE CONTACT PAUL OUELLETTE VOCATIONS DIRECTOR AT oulltt@roadrunner.com or calling 207-402-0033.

We have 2 new young men that are waiting to be accepted at the seminary.  More information will be sent to you in the next upon receipt.

Thanh Pham’s birthday is November 5 instead if May 11.  Their passports reverse the month and date, in error. The incorrect date of birth was provided.

We are blessed that Kevin Upham will be ordained transitional deacon this Sunday, June 18,2017 at the 10:00 AM at the Cathedral in Portland.

We are saddened that Dennis Fitts has decided to NOT to return to the seminary next year.”

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS:

I invite you to attend one of the three upcoming summer meetings. You will get first-hand knowledge of programs and training offered throughout the state and the Order. Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, and District Deputies are expected to attend at least one meeting. Other members and officers are encouraged to attend a meeting. The more who hear the message, the better it is for your council, the district and the state.

The summer meetings will be held: June 24th in York;
July 22nd in Fort Fairfield; and
July 23rd in Belfast.

Details will be provided to you once you have indicated which meeting you plan to attend. For planning purposes, please provide information to the Executive Secretary Raymond Sargent. You can send your response no later than June 8th by mail (116 Farview Drive, Sanford 04073), by e-mail (rascmw@gmail.com), or by phone ((207) 324-7589 or (207) 651-6636).

Brother Knights,

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Blessed Mother’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, there will be a series of Rosary Rallies on the lawn at St. Anne’s Church on Rt. 25 in Gorham Maine.  The first rally will occur at Noon on Saturday, May 13th, which is anniversary of the first apparition.  Subsequent rosary rallies will be held monthly through October 14, 2017. These rallies are part of a nationwide effort which has a goal to provide 20,000 simultaneous rallies across the country.

Brother Dan Kasprzyk is requesting that all Knights and Councils consider participating in or supporting the efforts of this group by attending and praying the rosary PUBLICLY each month through October. Dan is also asking for members of the Honor Guard to provide a presence at the Rosary Rallies as a show of respect and reverence for our most Blessed Mother Mary.

All are welcome to participate in praying the rosary – after all Mary’s message was to the World, not just Catholics.  We will provide instructions on “How to Pray the Rosary” and will have a limited number of rosaries on hand for those who may not have their own.
For those unfamiliar with the Blessed Mother’s apparition and messages, they were simultaneously hopeful and fearsome.  Hopeful if we answer her calls for prayer and repentance.  Fearsome if we do not heed her call.

FMI, please visit our website at:  https://www.maineneedsfatima.org or call us at 207-615-0575.

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE MEMBER?

Are you an active member.
      The kind that would  be missed?

 Or are you just contented
     That your name is on the list?

Do you attend the meetings
     And mingle with the flock?
Or do you stay away at home
     And criticize and knock?

Do you ever go to visit
     A Brother who is sick?
Or leave the work to just a few
     And talk about the clique?

There’s quite a program scheduled
     That I’m sure you’ve heard about
And we’ll appreciate it if you too
     Will come and help us out.

So come to the meetings often
     And help with hand and heart
Don’t  just be a member
     But take an active part.

Think this over, Brother,
     You know right from wrong.
Are you an active member?
     Or do you just belong.

Anonymous

Good Evening my Brothers, 

This is a painless way to help our brothers in Christ in foreign lands. Olivewood Cross Order Form

Vivat Jesus! 

Peace and God Bless, 

David Roy, PSD 

Maine Knights of Columbus 

88 Shaws Mill Rd Standish, ME 04084-6448 email: davekc10221@yahoo.com 

tel: 207-642-3210 (H )tel: 207-232-6809 (C)

 


PSD David Roy Collecting donations at Special Olympics toll booth in Old Orchard Beach Saturday August 15th, 2015.
2015 Polar Dip, May 3rd 2015 at Sporting Club on Long Lake in Sinclair Maine.  $6,500 was raised.  

http://facebook.com/FreezeItforSpecialOlympics

http://freezeitforspecialolympics.com/





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SO Spring games in Presque Isle. To date we have raised $18,455 for Aroostook Special Olympics.
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Letter From Supreme

READ and Pass on to Council Leadership.
Order your tootsie roll aprons using the order form posted here.  Please make a note that the prices have changed.

Thank you,

AA
Community Director 







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