This has been a difficult time for our Knights of Columbus Council. Many of our usual programs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Fall is normally the start for many of our Fund-raisers.
In September we did host our Annual Charity Golf Tournament. On October 13th we held our Monthly meeting using Beltran Hall for the Face-to-Face people, and Zoom for those who could not attend physically.
November will see another Red Cross Blood Drive on November 5th, and the annual Knights Memorial Mass on November 14th.
Here are the details from the October 13, 2020 Business Meeting. The Slides from the that Business Meeting with a calendar for the next several months are available. For all the details and our three month calendar, please click HERE.
For the full FY 20 Calendar Click here.
For the FY 20 Budget, Click here.
On Saturday, November 16, 2019, the 5PM Mass will be said for the Deceased members of our Knights Council. There will be a Ceremony , and Knights and Widows are invited to dinner afterwards at the Village Cafe.RSVP to GK Jim Brazeale of to Tom Brandenburg.
On Saturday November 23rd, The Knights will do our monthly Adopt-a-Mile Picking up trash along Antioch Road, followed by a day cleaning up around the Rectory.
On July 16, 2019, starting about 2pm, the Knights will host the Semi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive. It will be downstairs in the Church in Room 210. You can register now to donate blood. Our next Blood drive is scheduled for Jan 21, 2020.
We will be holding a Quarterly Holy Hour on Monday July 15, 2019 at 7pm. There will be a dinner available before the Holy Hour starts in Beltran Hall. All are Welcome! Father Richard will offer confessions, Deacon Jerry will give the Gospel reading, we will have a Rosary, and there will plenty of time for silent meditation and prayer.On Saturday June 29th, The Knights had a Mass for the Families of the Knights. Knights performed all of the ministries during that Mass.
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.
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.
Our Officers for 2020-2021:
Reg DuDomaine, Grand Knight
, Deputy Grand Knight
Father Richard Vu, Chaplain
Matt Bloemer, Chancellor
Bill Raville, Recorder
Larry Anderson, Treasurer
Mark Skibiel, Financial Secretary
Bob Harris, Warden
Bob Osborne, Inside Guard
Julius Gamble, Outside Guard
Cesar Williams, Advocate
Bill Michels, Tom Cox, and Jim Brazeale, Trustees
To leave a message for any of our Officers, please contact the church office at 770-461-0492.