Knights of Columbus

Council #11458

 

Upcoming Events:

The first two weekends of Dec the Knights will be working with St Vincent dePaul to receive, sort and deliver all the gifts and food items to those families that are being helped.
 
The Knights will be selling products from The Monastery of the Holy Spirit on the first two weekends in December.
 
The monthly business meeting for December has been cancelled. Father Richard will be feeding all the visiting Priests prior to the Penance Service that evening, Dec 11th.
 
January will see a New Year, with new events and projects. The semi-annual Blood Drive will be held on January 15th, downstairs in Room 210. Sign-ups are available on the Red Cross Website now.
 
The Knights will again host a Holy Hour in January and will plan to cook for the Parish Newcomer's Brunch in January.

Recently Completed Events:

The Knights held their Tootsie Roll Drive just before Halloween at several locations. The proceeds from this event will go to support the Joseph Sams School and the Fayette County Special Olympics program.

The Knights also hosted the Annual Hayride for The Parish Trick or Trunk after the 5pm Mass on Oct 27th.

The Knights helped Special Olympics of Fayette County in October and November to assist with Bowling.  Almost all 32 lanes were filled both days, and the bowlers all appeared to have fun. We provided 11 volunteers to help.

The Knights held the annual Memorial Mass for all of the Deceased Brothers from this Council . It was supported by families of many of those Brothers and Color Guard members from the Council.
 
The Knights fried about 30 Turkeys for people who requested them for Thanksgiving.

 Our second Holy Hour was held on Monday October 15, 2018. A good time to reflect and pray. This is being offered once per quarter.

Holy Hour Oct 15, 2018

History:

We are Knights.  Men committed to acting on our faith and helping the world.  Men whose strong dedication to serving the Church is rooted in our Order’s humble beginnings.  When Father Michael J. McGivney invited a few parishioners to gather in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, his hope was to unite men in their faith and provide for Catholic families in times of need.  Guided by four core principles – charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism – other Catholic men soon followed suit and helped lay the foundation that has allowed the Order to flourish.

About our Council:

Here are the details from the November 13, 2018 Business Meeting. This includes the update on Supreme Headquarters new Faith in Action initiative, and a calendar for the next several months. For all the details and our three month calendar, please click HERE.

The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men and their families.  Our Council offers many worthwhile projects and activities for the parish and community.  The St. Gabriel Council of the Knights of Columbus is an active volunteer organization that raises awareness for needy causes and generates much needed funds to support a variety of charitable activities including the Pregnancy Crisis Center, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Horses & Warriors (Horses for Heroes), Joseph Sam's School for Special Needs Children, Christmas for Kids (Adopt a Family), SWAP (Seniors & Widows Assistance Program), Seminarian Support and the Special Olympics of Fayette County.  We raise funds through a variety of methods including our annual Rummage Sale with St. Vincent de Paul, Providing warehouse support at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, our Annual Raffle, Annual Golf Tournament, the Fat Saturday Dinner Dance, and our Tootsie Roll Drives.

 

The Officers meet once a month, normally on the First Tuesday at 6:30pm. Our regular business meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Both meetings are held at Lyke Hall, lower level, 135 Antioch Rd., Fayetteville, GA.

 

Our Officers for 2018-2019:

Jim Brazeale, Grand Knight

Reg DuDomaine, Deputy Grand Knight

Matt Bloemer, Chancellor

Bill Raville, Secretary

Larry Anderson, Treasurer

Ard Inda, Financial Secretary

Bob Harris, Warden

Pete Sapia, Inside Guard

Julius Gamble, Outside Guard

Gerald Williams, Advocate

Bill Michels, Chris Campbell, and Tom Cox, Trustees

 

To leave a message for any of our Officers, please contact the church office at 770-461-0492.

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