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Hold Annual Charity Brunch for 2017
The annual Knights of Columbus Charity Brunch was held on April 23rd at the Reynolds Lake Club. The Charity Brunch is an event which recognizes the charitable works of a variety of selfless organizations in Greene, Putnam, and Hancock Counties. The Knights of Columbus donates financial assistance annually to the organizations in support of their charitable works. Each organization gave a brief update of their mission and how the donation will help their service efforts. The organizations who were recognized are:
Grand Knight Ken Weber served as Master of Ceremonies. Weber said 'inspiring stories of service from these great organizations renew our dedication to care of our brothers and sisters in need'. visiting Knights of Columbus dignitaries included Mark McMullen, Georgia State Deputy and Districk Deputy Wally Marcis.
Please join us in welcoming our new Brother Knights. Six Catholic gentlemen became Knights of Columbus at a ceremony yesterday, March 11, 2017. Many thanks to our 1st degree team and to the Knights who attended to observe.
On Sunday November 13th at our 9:00 Mass, State Deputy Mark McMullen presented our Council with the coveted Double Star Award for outstanding achievements in the 2015-2016 fraternal year. Council 13808 is one of six councils in the State of Georgia to earn this award (out of 111 councils).
State Deputy Mark also pointed out that this is the 3rd year in a row that Council 13808 has received the Double Star award – a truly outstanding achievement.
At the State Meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Savannah, GA, Mike and Fran D'Antonio were named the Knights of Columbus Family of the Year for the State of Georgia. This award is given each year to the family that best exemplifies the principles of the Knights of Columbus as shown through their involvement in the Council, Parish and Community.
Congratulations Fran and Mike for Making Council 13808 proud once again.
On October 15th and 16th, Council 13808 participated in the Christ Our
This 2016 Ministries Fair took place in the social hall after the 5pm Saturday Mass and the 9am Sunday Mass.
Over 30 ministries took part and all were overwhelmed by the support of the church community and the renewed interest in service, shown by our parishoners.
Grand Knight Ken Weber and Father Roberto Herrera stopped by to show their support.
On May 25th Council 13808 celebrated the election of our Officers for the fiscal year 2016/2017. There was a great turnout from Council Members, Families and Friends at Christ Our King and Savior Church.
After a wonderful ceremony, officiated by Father Robert Herrera, everyone moved to da Corrado Ristorante for a continuation of the celebrations and a wonderful dinner. Thanks to all who helped with this great event.
On August 20th, Council 13808 welcomed three new Knights. Thank you to our degree team, thank you to all the observers who turned out to greet our new brothers, and a special thank you to Mark Holihan for organizing the ceremony and providing the food for the social.
In the following photo, left to right, are District Deputy Wally Marcis, Grand Knight Ken Weber, Jeff Lansford, Brian Carlson, Harry Cardillo and Deputy Grand Knight Jim Blankenheim.
Council 13808 hosted a summer cookout and barbecue at the COKAS pavilion on Tuesday June 21st. There was a great turnout from both the Council and Parish Members from Christ Our King and Savior Church.
Thanks to all members of the our cookout team, but specific thanks to Ernie Ceccato, Steve Weiser, Tom MacDonald and Jerry Robertson. A great time was had by all.
Council 13808 welcomes six men to the Knights of Columbus and our council on May 7th. The new Knights are Todd Sterrenberg, Angel Monroy, David Dornheggen, Seminarian Fernando Rodriguez, Chris Glasgow and Michael Perpoli.
Thanks to all members of the our degree team, Clarence Drinkwine for setting up the Jerusalem Room, Bob Hartland for organizing the ceremony and providing Food and Beverage. It has been a great week as our Council continues to grow with the addition of these fine men.
Council 13808 welcomes three men to the Knights of Columbus and our council on May 7th. The new Knights are Rolando Gutierrez, Ricardo Arreola and Javier Hernandez.
Thanks to Dr. Joe de Junco for sponsoring these three men. We would also like to thank our 1st degree team for another outstanding performance. We would also like to thank District Deputy Wally Marcis for being on hand to welcome our new brothers.
On Friday May 7th, KofC Council 13808 participated in the Greene County Special Olympics. This event is one of the most important to the greater Greensboro area and is an annual focalpoint for our Council.
We were blessed with perfect weather and an enthusiastic group of about 70 competitors. Thanks to all for your support and participation.
The annual Charity Brunch was held this afternoon at the Reynolds Lake Club. Grand Knight Ken Weber did a fine job as Master of Ceremonies. Visiting dignitaries included State Deputy, Mark McMullen, District Deputy, Wally Marcis and Brad Burnett, President of the Knights of Columbus Charities of Georgia. All of these men were accompanied by their much better halves. Our special guests were Elaine Jawarski, Barb Callahan and Susie Fricano.
Most important, we distributed financial support to the following group of charities and heard short and inspiring descriptions of their missions and how they apply the help the Knights provide:
Special thanks to John Rulison, Jerry Stapp III and Tom Balestreire, who make up the Charity Committee. If you would like to know more about the charities Council 13808 supports, visit Our Work page.
When we started the past week our Council had 148 members. As of this week we now have 151. We had an outstanding admission degree ceremony on Saturday March 19th and welcomed three men to the ranks of the Knights of Columbus. In the following photo (ignoring the bookends) the new men are, left to right, Jerry Schonhoft, Andrew O’Connell, and David Murphy. We hope they all attend our April 5th meeting so they can meet their new brothers.
Thanks to our degree team for a great job. Thanks to Tom Harrington for his help with the role of Chancellor. Thanks to Bob Hartland for organizing the day. And thanks to Clarence Drinkwine for his usual great job of setting up the room for the degree team. And thanks to Bob Coletta, John Faerber, and John Gregor for inviting these men to join us in our mission of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity.
We are proud to announce that a new Knights of Columbus produced documentary film on Our Lady of Guadalupe begins airing across the country this Sunday on ABC affiliated stations. Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message paints a comprehensive and inspiring picture of the history, facts, legacy and continued relevance of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the western hemisphere and beyond. The airings are presented as part of ABC’s Visions and Values Series and have a broadcast window from Oct. 11 to Dec. 10.
Watch the Trailer here!
On Sunday, April 26, 2015 Pope John Paul II Council 13808 hosted a luncheon for Hispanic men of the parish and their families to learn about the Knight of Columbus.
State Hispanic Director, Fred Velazquez, two Knights from Thomas Aquinas Council 6532 in Alpharetta, GA, and Dr. Joe de Junco made presentations to the group.
The entire program was presented in Spanish. After a question and answer session, the group stayed to enjoy the luncheon as well as discuss how to grow Hispanic participation in the Knights of Columbus from parish members of Christ our King and Savior Catholic Church.
During the session it was agreed that a Spanish language 1st Degree Exemplification will be scheduled in the next few weeks.
The good work of our Council was recognized in the March issue of Columbia magazine! An article was included in the Knights In Action section of the publication.
It can be found on page 31 or click on the KofC logo for 'instant' viewing of this great piece!
Five Knights from Pope John Paul II Council 13808 were elevated to the 2nd Degree of the Order on Sunday, January 18, 2015. George Morrell, Ernie Cecatto, Bill Necel, Tom Balestreire and Pat Patterson attended a 2nd Degree exemplification ceremony held at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Thomson, GA. The Host Council was Father Larry Endrizzai Council 6918.
Grand Knight Jim Liebeck, Deputy Grand Knight Ken Weber, Chancellor Bob Hartland, John Faerber and Don Wissman from Council 15808 attended as observers. Congratulations to our new 2nd Degree Knights.
Council 13808 Celebrated the New Year with their Annual Chili Social. There were over seventy men in attendance, including Knights from the Christ Our King and Savior Council as well as invited guests from the Parish.
Twelve Knights Members prepared their favorite chili recipes and a good time was had by all!
Council 13808 was presented the Double Star Award at last week’s 5:00 PM Mass from Supreme for outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities.
There were only three councils out of the 109 councils in Georgia to receive the Double Star award. Worthy State Secretary, Mark McMullen, made the presentation at the end of Mass, and had an excellent presentation, congratulating your council as well as tastefully explaining what the Knights of Columbus are about.
A heartfelt thanks to Father Herrera for allowing us to have the presentation at Mass. I have attached a picture just after the presentation of past DD T.J. McCaustland, State Secretary Mark McMullen, current DD Wally Marcis, and myself with the award.
The Georgia state’s faithful Master had a 4th Degree Exemplification in Atlanta yesterday and your council had five Knights who made their 4th Degree.
New Sir Knights are Bud Lynch, Jerry Stapp, Steve Elm, Jim Blankenheim and Roger Meyer.
The Exemplification was probably one of the best performances from the team in recent history. With our five new Sir Knights, there was a total of 119 taking their 4th Degree.
Attending as observers were Ken Weber, Rick Clayton, Jack Callahan, John Faerber, Jerry Farnell, Wally Marcis and Jim Liebeck.
As usual, our Assembly had a hospitality suite staffed and operated by Wally and very ably assisted by his lovely wife, Ruth.
When you see your brothers, please congratulate them on taking the last step to the 4th Degree!
The Knights of Council 13808 participated in a Retreat at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.
This retreat took place from July 25th until July 27th. Fourteen of our Brother Knights participated in the greatly anticipated annual event.
Enjoy the pictures from the weekend that include monks who facilitated the event and other members of the retreat.
Worthy Brothers of Council 13808
On Saturday, June 21 2014, three of our brother Knights traveled to Augusta, GA to participate in the 4th Degree Exemplification ceremony. Advanced to the 4th Degree of the Order were:
Sir Knight Mike Jochim
Sir Knight Dennis Johnson
Sir Knight Bill Richards
Chanceller Bob Hartland and Financial Secretary Rick Clayton attended as members of the 4th Degree Honor Guard. Congratulations to Mike, Dennis and Bill and thanks to Bob and Rick for supporting our new 4th Degree Knights.
During this year’s Greene County Special Olympics held at Green County High School, athletes from Greene County High School, Union Point STEAM Academy, Carson Middle School & Greensboro Elementary School competed for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and pride. Every participating athlete was treated as a winner and enjoyed the applause and cheers of the audience as they threw the object, crossed the finish line or completed the long jump. Everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the big smiles, sheer determination and joy each athlete displayed.
Thirty-One volunteers from the Junior Beta Club at Lake Oconee Academy, members of the boys track team at Greene County High School and members of The Knights of Columbus of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church helped the athletes throughout the event. The Special Olympics Corporate Sponsors were The Knights of Columbus and Tendercare Clinic.
The event was filmed by the Knights of Columbus and shown to the athletes and their families on the BIG Screen at the Parkside Main 8 Theater on May 17, 2014 along with several cartoons. Each athlete who attended was also given a DVD copy of the event.
The video of the event is below.
The last months of 2013 saw the end of Council 13808's Tootsie Roll Campaign in support of People with Intellectual Disabililties.
A great thanks goes out to the people of the Lake Oconee areas who contributed to help us support PWID.
Knights worked street corners and parking lots around Greene and Putnam counties. We would specifically like to thank the City of Eatonton and the Eatonton Walmart for allowing our Knights to solicit donations at their locations for this worthwhile charity.
Thanks also to all the Knights who participated. The pictures that follow truly shows the joy the comes from giving to those who are less fortunate.
Seven Knights from Pope John Paul II Council 13808 were elevated to the 4th Degree of the Order on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The Exemplification Ceremony was held at the Sonesta Hotel in Duluth, GA, and included more than 145 new Sir Knights from across the state of Georgia.
Bob Coletta Rich Macchia Mike Croxton Tom Rouse
Fran D’Antonio Bert Buoy Chris Bolen
Four Knights from Pope John Paul II Council 13808 were elevated to the 3rd Degree of the Order on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
The Exemplification Ceremony was hosted by Fr. Charles J Kerscher Council 10004 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Conyers, GA. The host District Deputy was Pat Barnes.
Also in attendance were State Deputy Sanford Hillsman and all of the state officers.
The honoree for the exemplification was Sir Knight Paul Kunkel.
The degree team was led by Conferring Officer Tim Bair, Past State Ceremonials Director.
The candidates were escorted to the ceremony by observers Grand Knight Jim Liebeck, Chancellor Bob Hartland, and John Faerber. District Deputy TJ McCaustland also observed.
Council 13808 celebrated the renovation of the Christ Our King and Savior Church’s kitchen and remodeled social hall by offering a Pancake Breakfast to the congregation after Sunday Mass in September. The event was well attended and everyone was pleased with the renovations made this past summer.
The photos reflect the large crowd and the enthusiast participation of the council in this state of the art kitchen.
Three Knights from Pope John Paul II Council 38808 were elevated to the 2nd degree of the order on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. Scott Green, Bud Lynch, and Jack Dennis traveled to Fort Gordon, GA, for the exemplification ceremony. Grand Knight, Jim Liebeck and Deputy Grand Knight, Ken Weber attended as observers.
The ceremony was hosted by St. Michael the Archangel Council 14773 at Ft. Gordon. The host District Deputy was Tim McCarthy.
The honoree for the exemplification was Father Joseph Lee, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel parish, Fort Gordon.
The degree team was led by Tim Bair.
Congratulations to our new 2nd degree Knights and thanks to our brothers at Fort Gordon for their gracious hospitality.