MEMBER NEWS & ALERTS


NEWS - Brother Knight Sam Infantino Passed Away April 7 (Posted 04/14)

Longtime Church of the Visitation parishioner and Council 3744 Knight Sam Infantino passed away on April 7 surrounded by family and loved ones. 

The family thanks Sam's Brother Knights who attended the Rosary and Funeral services that were held at Church of the Visitation on April 18 and April 19.

CLICK HERE for full services information and a brief obituary.

Please keep Brother Sam Infantino and his family and friends in your prayers.

NEWS - Rev James Kolling Passwed Away March 25 (Posted 03/25)

It is with a very heavy heart that we report that Rev James Kolling, beloved former pastor of Church of the Visitation, 4th Degree and Council 3744 Knight, and very dear friend of Paul Condran PGK, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of March 25.

Paul Condran respectfully wrote "He went to see our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as God called his servant home. Fr Kolling will be missed by many, none more than his Knights.  He is no longer in pain and is no longer suffering. He is in the Divine sunshine of God in Heaven."

CLICK HERE to see photos from the 50th Jubilee for Rev Kolling.  Please keep Rev Kolling, his family and friends in your prayers.

Funeral services for Rev Kolling were held at St Timothy Church in West Los Angeles, Mon April 3 at 10 am.

NEWS - March Meeting Features Seminarian Presentation (Posted 03/15)

The monthly member meeting was held on Tue Mar 14 at the Council Hall with the busy schedule of Lent activities discussed. 

The social gathering before the meeting featured a traditional "St Patrick's Day"-worthy corn beef dinner deliciously prepared by Lecturer Paul Callinan.

A highlight of the meeting was the presentation of a vocation support check by Grand Knight Alex Flores to this year's Council sponsored seminarian Braxton Cordova.

Braxton is a junior at Cal Sate Dominguez Hills who resides at Juan Diego House.  Braxton is currently in the discernment process advancing towards his seminary studies.  At the meeting, he provided members an update on his progress and thanked the Council for supporting him again this year.

Please keep Braxton and all our local seminarians in your prayers as they make the journey to priesthood.

EVENT - Cinco de Mayo Mexican Dinner & Fiesta on May 5 (Posted 04/21)

The last big event of the current dinner season is our annual Mexican Dinner & Fiesta on May 5 (that's right, it's actually on Cinco de Mayo this year!).

The dinner will take place at our Council Hall (conveniently located at 8049 Manchester Ave, Playa Del Rey) on Fri May 5 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm!!  Like all of our dinners, these are also available to take home (walk-in or call ahead at 310-821-2324).

CLICK HERE for a printable Mexican Dinner flyer.

Plan to bring your family, kids, neighbors, aunts & uncles, and even your neighbor's kids to the Knights of Columbus Hall for a great dinner and a fun evening. 

Our dinners support our Council Charities so you are also helping us with a wonderful giving opportunity!!

NEWS - Council Website Continues Growth with Record Week!  (Posted 03/05)

The week ending March 4, 2017 marked a major milestone for our Council website, attaining a record 322 unique views (46 per day average) including a new single day record 76 views on Tue Feb 28!

A total of 552 pages were accessed during the week with just under half of all views now regularly coming from mobile devices!

From our official launch in late 2013, we are happy to see that our Council website has continued to evolve, becoming an important communications tool that members can rely on for timely, accurate information, news and resources.  Remember to visit the website often for breaking news and other features not included in the monthly Bulletin!

CALL OUT - Object to LA City Council Plan to Eliminate Columbus Day (Posted 12/22)

The Los Angeles City Council announced plans to consider eliminating Columbus Day in the city. 

Richard Marciniak, Trustee of the Knights of Columbus Southern California Chapter, proposes that Brothers (especially those in Los Angeles) send the following to their Councilman:

"Honorable Councilmen:

What a divisive proposal to eliminate Columbus Day, a long standing holiday of the Catholic Schools, the Italian Community and the Knights of Columbus.  I wish to express my displeasure with the Los Angeles City Council's  proposed removing Columbus Day as an official holiday.  Both the State of California and the U.S. Government already have declared an official Indigenous Day. Choose one of the dates and heal and do not divide your community.

The concept spread by radical elements that Columbus was responsible for the intentional death if indigenous peoples of our country has been proven to be false.  The fact that disease caused the death of many is no more intentional or can be blamed on Columbus than the Spanish or Chinese flu of the 18th and 19th centuries can be blamed on Central and Southern American peoples or the Chinese.

It is a time to stop the feel good government changes that try to show false caring and the changing of historical facts. Vote against the considered change and heal your community and do not divide it."

NEWS - Thank You Note From St Margaret's Center Director (Posted 12/22)

Dear Knights in Shining Armor!

Just want to thank you all for your incredible support on Saturday!  I know that those who couldn’t make it were there in spirit!  And those who were there I called our cavalry!….came just in time as those of us who were prepping all week, and working all day to pull the event together, were on our last legs!  It’s a beautiful sight to see energetic, strong men arrive in force to help with the hard work of tearing down and boxing up and transporting everything at the end of the long day.

Thank you SO much for helping out with our event----of the 450 families signed up, only five didn’t show, and two of those will be coming in to the Center tomorrow for their gifts----and for ALL your support with our food pick-ups, gas money, and all else throughout the year!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and pray that God will bless you and your families abundantly this Christmas, and throughout the New Year!

And special thanks to Chip for leading the cavalry charge..:)

Warmly,

Mary Agnes Erlandson
Center Director
St. Margaret’s Center

CALL OUT - St Margaret's Center Volunteers Needed (Posted 07/26)

Council 3744 has long supported St Margaret's Center in Lennox with a regular crew of Brother Knights doing food pickups each week at local Ralphs, Vons, Food4Less and Target stores as well as helping with sorting donations, shelf stocking and food distribution to clients during the regular Mon/Wed/Fri pantry client servicing hours.

A new large store has offered us their food donations and we are in great need of a few more volunteers to help with pickups, sorting and stocking these donations. 

Won't you consider joining the fun crew of Brother Knights and others in service to our local poor?  As little as 4 hours a week can make a huge difference for local families in need.

While St Margaret's project chairman Chip Mallek is on the mend, please feel free to contact Dan Koskovich at dkoskovich@gmail.com or 310-968-0516 for more info or to volunteer to help!

CALL OUT - Polo Shirts Now Available (Posted 08/26)

Check your closet, it may just be time to upgrade your Knight wardrobe with a crisp new Council 3744 polo shirt...you know who you are with that faded, well-washed shirt. 

We have designed a personalized polo with a badge pocket, keeping the red ribbon that was first added on our '60th Year' shirt...and as always you can choose between black and navy versions. 

To place your polo shirt order, just print out the Order Form that can be found here on the website at Buy - Polo Shirt.  With Fish Fry season and other high profile events throughout the Fall, now is the time to get your new shirt! 

If you have questions or need any other information, just call Mike Rachford PGK at 310-337-9591