KC Newsletter November 1998
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday, 1 All Saints Day
Collect Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Tuesday, 3 Election Day
Sunday, 8 B-B-Q, “C” Team
Tuesday, 10 Regular Meeting
Saturday, 14 Parish Work Day
Tuesday, 17 Directors Meeting
Saturday, 21 Golf Tournament
Tuesday, 24 Officers Meeting
Thursday, 26 Thanksgiving
Distribute Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Sunday, 29 Corporate Communion - Mass for our Deceased Knights
Saturday, 5 Breakfast with Santa
Monday, 7 First Degree
Tuesday, 8 Immaculate Conception
Sunday, 13 Blood Drive
Tuesday, 15 Christmas Party
Tuesday, 22 Officers Meeting
Friday, 25 The Birth of Christ
1999 (MDCCCCLXXXXVIIII) or (MCMXCIX) or (MIM)
Tuesday, 12 Regular meeting
Free Throw tba
Tuesday, 19 Directors meeting
Tuesday, 26 Officers meeting
Ladies Night tba
LAST MEETING (Columbus Day Fish Fry)
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
At the Columbus Day meeting we were very honored to have two distinguished brothers with us, two who had served the Columbian movement for about three fourths of a century between them. First was Ed Smajstrala who joined the Knights in Marlin, Texas in 1972. He then went to Waco, then Sugarland and now since 1991 has been with our Council. His efforts were always helping with the big B’s: Bingo, B-B-Q, and Beer (and picnics).
We were, also very honored to have Jodie Stavinoha with us . He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1949. He was a charter founding member of our Council and initiated many of the early major projects. Jodie was a prime mover in the Bassett House venture which won our Council the International Award for Community Service. He barbecued and served coffee and donuts after Sunday Masses. As County Judge he put great stress on the needs of the local indigent and the County’s vast growth rate. He ran Helping Hands, and even collected foods at the roadside. He helped to found the George Memorial Library, and the YMCA.
Both were awarded Honorary Life Membership by Grand Knight Mike Cutbirth by virtue of their 25 years of continuous service in the Knights and being over 70 years of age. We were very happy to see Ed with his wife Tracy, and Jodie with his wife Mary Jane. Congratulations, and thanks for all the hard work you have put into your lives as Knights
KNIGHT OF THE MONTH
Also at the Columbus Day meeting we awarded Rick Bilski as the Knight of the Month for the most enjoyable event he arranged for the Knights and their families at the Astros’ game at the Astrodome.
SOFTBALL - The Results Are In
It was a beautiful fall afternoon for the return revenge match of the year. The grass was green, the sky was blue, the white balls spun through the air with a thwipe here and a clonk there, and there was a shout of “Come on the old men”. The older mature eyes glinted at the youthful, more supple limbs. The toss was won and the teens of Sacred Heart Church dared to step into the ballpark at the “Y” on Sunday, October 25, to challenge the famous Knights of Columbus Softball team. Ten strong men and true fielded and saw the youth out of the first innings without a run. In came Frank Knesek who hit a homer with his first ball. Every support was given the teens' team by Patrick Sacramano, Joe Bush and Gordon VanSwearingen. Even Fr. Howard came to lend support, but to no effect. With every innings the Knights doubled the score of the teens. Tim Moncure tried a bit of left-handed stuff but was still a strong hitter. Rich Bilski even caught out one of his own side (he said it was in self defense). Many a teen hope was dashed by a Knight’s catch as two or three were hopefully trotting towards home base. All thanks and congratulations to our team of Mike Spiech (captain), Gene Theobald (organizer), Tim Moncure, Rick Bilski (pitchers) and Don Hoeveler, Frank Knesek, Gerald Migl, Ray Ireland, Steve Falcon and Leroy Vacek. Thanks to the gallant youth who will be Knights and Ladies one day, and be able to enjoy the wisdom and experience, and cunning of being older than their children, and to John Boyles for promoting the Life Teens Team Oh, the score you say. Most mumbled about it. It was too nice an afternoon to have to do math.
On Sunday, November 29, we shall remember all the deceased Knights of our Council. In this Month for the Dead we should pray for them, our relatives who have preceded us home, and all the Holy Souls who have no one to pray for them. The 9:30 a.m. Mass will be our Corporate Communion. All Knights and your families are asked to attend this Mass and process in as a body at the start of Mass. The KC Choir will sing again under the baton of Mark Stryk. *** Practice after the next meeting, November 10*** (Lunch?) (Widows?) ******************************
PRO LIFE COUPLE
We are very happy to announce that Brother James and Melissa Lutz have volunteered to be our Pro Life Couple. This is one of the most needed and unrewarding tasks we have to do. It is a major goal of the whole American Columbian movement to stop abortions, and there is so little progress. Welcome and thanks! I hope that everyone will help James and Melissa in every project that they undertake. You will be hearing more from them in these pages in the future.
The Richmond organizers have decided not to have Christmas on Morton Street this year, (where shall we have it?). Our Christmas party will be held on the THIRD Tuesday of December, not the usual second Tuesday. Please mark your calendars. This is for the whole family and will be a fun-filled, gift-giving and merry melodic evening as well as having festive feasting and Christ in Christmas.
PRAY FOR THE SICK
(PLEASE PUT IN A PASSAGE ABOUT BROTHER ANDY OLDMIXON -
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DEAD
Officers and Directors
Deputy Grand Knight
Fr. Eric Pitre
Pray for Vocations Pray for Priests Pray for the SickWear your Emblem See at the next Meeting