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Knights of Columbus

 Bishop Claude Dubuis Council 7445 
April 29, 2019
Rest in Peace  
Brother Knight Leonard Zatopek


Brother Knight Leonard Zatopek, 95, went to be with Our Eternal Father on Saturday, April 27th.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 60 years and was a 4th Degree member.  Please keep Sir Knight Brother Leonard and his family in your prayers.  Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.


Our Council plays a "BIG" part in the
Success of the Sacred Heart Parish Picnic
This coming weekend's Sacred Heart Parish Picnic is expected to have a larger attendance than last year and we need the assistance of as many Brother Knights as possible.  Fr. Joseph is counting on Our Council members to handle many of the activities from the planning and preparation of the picnic to the tear down and clean up afterwards.
At this point, we are asking for assistance on Saturday, May 4th, with set up and preparation for the picnic.  On Sunday, May 5th, we will need assistance cooking and serving food, other various activities throughout the day, and the tear down and clean up after the picnic.
This is the perfect event for all Brother Knights to come together and make this a terrific, fun-filled event for all parishioners and eliminate the stress of having only a few Brother Knights doing the majority of the work. It is also another opportunity to get to know your fellow Brother Knights as we work side-by-side.
Please wear your blue KC Council 7445 shirt if you have one and contact either Vince Alaniz at 832-508-8470 or Raul Martinez at 832-686-6680 to let them know when you can help or for more information.  Thank you in advance for your participation.
Thank You

A BIG THANK YOU to Brother Richard Rebeles, Brother David Hobson and Brother Boniface Ahuna for assisting the American Red Cross installing smoke detectors in homes of local low income families this past Saturday.


A BIG THANK YOU also goes out to Brother Karl Hennings and Brother Collins Olorondu for leading this year's 40 Cans for Lent Program.  Thanks to all of the Brother Knights that assisted them and the parishioners that made this year's program a HUGE success.  We collected 16,010 pounds of canned food for the local Catholic Charities Food Pantry.


In addition to the food collected, Our Council will receive a check for $500 from Supreme which we will also donate to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry.  

2019 Annual Council 7445 Dues


All Brother Knights of Council 7445 should have paid their 2019 Annual Dues by now.  If you have not sent in your payment, rest assured that you are not alone as we have a number of Brother Knights that have not paid yet. Please mail in your payment to fulfill your 1st Degree Promise to pay the Knights of Columbus annual dues.


If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please contact Our Council's Financial Secretary, Brother Arthur Hausler at 281-633-1643 or hauslerpaint@att.net Payment of dues should be mailed to:

KC Council 7445

c/o Arthur Hausler

21711 Honeysuckle Grove Lane

Richmond, TX 77469 

Additional Knights Needed for Our Council's
BBQ Cook & Sales Teams
Brother Knights,
The BBQ Cook/Sales Teams list has been updated and there are many blanks.  This monthly activity is the primary fundraiser for the Council.  

We have three teams and if each team is full, you'd only have to work a cook every three months. Please consider joining a cook team.

Also, we're trying to add a sales group so the cook folks don"t feel they have to be there all day.  Additionally, Fr. Joseph has asked us to try selling after the Sunday PM mass.

If you want to add your name or have any questions, e-mail Mike Appling at:  MRAPPLING1@ATT.NET. 

Link for Council 7445 Meeting Minutes
Brother Knights,

We are trying to dispense with the reading of the minutes at the business meetings in an effort to save time.  On the other hand, the minutes are an official record of these meetings and Council members should be able to access them.  

Please try the attached link to make sure you can open the file and let the GK know if there are problems with the link. (You may have to copy and paste it in your browser)

Council 7445 Roster
Brother Knights,

Br. Ken Kendricks and myself are PGK's from other councils and we are used to having a roster handy to use for contacting our Brother Knights in the Council, whether by phone, e-mail or going to their house. (Not to mention becoming familiar with their wives first names to help foster a more closely knit Council)

This roster would be directly e-mailed to each member of the council. Your name and the information that is included would be only what you supply.
If you want to be on the roster, please email me any of the following information that you want to be included in the Council 7445 Roster:
home address
home phone #
cell #
preferred email address and
wife's name if married.

If you do not want to be on the roster, please email me stating that so we do not have to contact you for a response.

I will also have a copy of the sign-up sheet at the next several Officer and Business meetings.

Thanks, Brother Mike Appling
KC Insurance
Do You Have a Long-Term Care Plan?


LTC Is an Important Piece of the Puzzle


There are many financial consultants and retirement authorities who emphasize the need for a long-term care (LTC) product for estate preservation and family protection. While many commercial life insurance companies have gotten out of the long-term care business, the Knights of Columbus considers LTC a very important piece of the family protection puzzle. The Order has been actively offering our members this product for over 15 years without a premium increase on current policyholders. Members who wisely purchased an LTC plan from the Knights in 2000 are still paying the same premiums today. Even better, our LTC coverage is backed by the full strength of the Order, which remains rooted in our strong Catholic values. Talk about stability when it counts.


If you have not considered your need for LTC coverage in your family portfolio or would like to see if you do qualify for a LTC policy, please take some time out of your schedule to meet with me.


Remember, long-term care policies are underwritten based on your health, and you most likely will never be healthier than you are today.


Brother Marty Gibula



Upcoming Events Calendar

Saturday 5/4         Preparation and Setup for Parish Picnic
Sunday 5/5            Sacred Heart Parish Picnic
Thursday 5/9        1st Degree at Notre Dame in Houston at 6:30pm
Saturday 5/11       Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup - Meet at 8:00am at the
                             Shell Gas Station at FM359 & FM723
Saturday 5/11       Father/Daughter Dance in the FLC starts at 6:00pm
Sunday 5/19         1st Degree at St. Bartholomew in Katy at 1:30pm
Tuesday 5/21        Council Officers Meeting in CCE Building @ 7:00pm
Tuesday 5/28        Council Business Meeting in CCE Building. Meal and
                             Brotherhood at 6:30pm followed by meeting at 7:00pm.
Saturday 6/1         Knight in a Day at St. Faustina in Fulshear at 8:30am 
Saturday 6/1         KC Council 7445 Planning Meeting

You may get additional information for some of these upcoming events in
this newsletter, by attending the Council Officers or Business Meetings, or by replying to this email.
Changes in Contact Information

Please reply to this email if any of your contact information (email address, phone #, etc.) has changed or will be changing so we may update our records.  Thank you.


Knights of Columbus Council 7445
PO Box 668
Richmond, Texas 77406