MEMBER NEWS & ALERTS
EVENT - Catholic Daughters Present Lenten Preparation Program Mar 4 (Posted 02/16)
The Catholic Daughters invite everyone to join them in a thought provoking program called "The Four Great Practices of Lent" to help us all prepare for a more meaningful Lent season.
The program will be presented by Sr Gretchen Hailer RSHM, a noted presenter, and will take place in the St Jerome Parish Hall on Sat Mar 4. The program will begin with Mass in the church at 8:00am.
CLICK HERE for a printable copy of the event flyer and make your plans to join our local Catholic Daughters for this excellent event.
Please RSVP by Feb 28. The cost of the event is $20. To RSVP or for any other information, please feel free to call one of the event coordinators: Kathy Fitzpatrick (310-703-2519) or Joyce Holt (310-649-5586)
EVENT - KofC Annual Local Retreat Coming Weekend of Mar 3-5 (Posted 02/08)
The 2017 Annual KofC Retreat will be held at the Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center in Sierra Madre the weekend of March 3-5. Presented by the Passionist Retreat Team, the retreat begins Friday evening with dinner and concludes around noon on Sunday.
The peaceful grounds of Mater Dolorosa make this a perfect spot for a weekend of spiritual enrichment and growth. The retreat team offers inspirational talks on this year’s theme “The Crucified One is No Stranger” as well as quiet time for prayer, Mass, Confession, and Stations of the Cross. CLICK HERE for a description of this year's program theme and other information about the retreat center.
Council 4567 (Manhattan Beach) has been allotted 20 of the 107 available spots for this retreat and has extended an invitation to Council 3744 Brothers to join them. The requested donation for the weekend is $240 which includes two nights and five awesome meals ($50 deposit required to secure your reservation). No one is turned away because of financial inability to make the full recommended donation.
If you would like to attend, are considering it, or have questions, contact Council 4567 Retreat Captain Mike Rotolo at 310-322-5045 or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENT - Fish Fry Season Continues Fri Mar 3 (Re-Posted 02/10)
Our World Famous Fish Fry Dinners continue at our Council Hall (conveniently located at 8049 Manchester Ave, Playa Del Rey) on Fri Mar 3 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm!! All of our dinners are also available to take home (walk-in or call ahead at 310-821-2324).
CLICK HERE for a printable menu schedule of the full dinner season.
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!!
EVENT - Religious Appreciation Dinner Tue Feb 28 (Posted 01/24)
Grand Knight Alex Flores is calling on us all to come out to honor the many religious who tirelessly work all their lives in service to God and each of us.
Every year the attendees from the religious communities are so grateful for this event…this public act of appreciation is very touching for them. Please come help us share the love!
RSVP NOW to help us plan a delicious dinner and great evening!
CLICK HERE for a full size image of the Religious Appreciation Dinner event flyer and contact info to RSVP.
CALL OUT - Visitation Lent Soup Dinner - Mon Mar 20 (Posted 01/25)
Each year, Visitation hosts a series of Lent Soup Dinners in preparation for the coming of Easter and Council 3744 steps up, as one of many organizations, to assist one of the dinners.
This year we will support the dinner on March 20. We will be looking for Brother Knights to help with several functions for the event: set-up (to begin at 5pm on the dinner day), shopping for menu items, clean-up and teardown.
Paul Condran PGK is leading this effort and is looking for a large turnout to help our important Council parish. If you need more information or can commit to help, please contact Paul at 310-505-4616.
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:
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..:)
Mary Agnes Erlandson
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 email@example.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