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Fall 2014 Newsletter 
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October 5 Chicken Dinner  
October 5-8 St Paul Parish Mission
October 7 Assembly Meeting at 6pm at St Paul  
October 10 Euchre Tournament in Morrice  
October 13 Right to Life Dinner at 6pm in the Hall  
October 14 Council Meeting at 7:30pm  
October 17 Beer Tasting at 7pm, Flynn Room  
October 17 Wine and Cheese at 7pm, K of C Lounge  
October 19 2014 K of C Golf Stag  
October 20 House Meeting at 7:30  
October 25 Exemplification in Westphalia  
October 26 2nd and 3rd Degree starting at 1:00 pm  
October 28 Business Meeting at 7pm  
November 4 Assembly Meeting at 7:00 pm  
November 8 Money Train  
November 8 Trivia Night  
November 8 District 2 Social Meeting at Michigan Center  
November 11 Council Meeting at 7:30pm  
November 17 House meeting at 7:30pm  
November 25 Business meeting at 7:00  
December 2 Light up for Christ at 7pm  
December 2 Assembly Meeting after Light up for Christ  
December 9 Council Meeting at 7:30pm  
December 15 House Meeting at 7:30 pm  

It's Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine!

Shiawassee County Health Department is having its annual flu clinic
Thursday October 2nd from 2-5pm at the
Knights of Columbus in Owosso

(1259 E. M21)

We have injectable (6mth and older) or nasel (ages 2-49) flu vaccines available
All of our Flu vaccine protects you from 4 strains of flu!

If not covered by your insurance cost is:
$31 for injectable, $38 FluMist (nasel)
$15 for children with no insurance
No appointment necessary!

We bill most insurances but please verify coverage if given by the health department

Euchre Tournament in Morrice

Brother Knights,
The Morrice Council 8735 invites you to come play Euchre on Friday night October 10 at the St Mary Parish Center Morrice. $5 Entry Fee. Registration starts at 6 PM, with the tournament starting at 7 PM. Having a partner is not necessary. Players rotate partners by luck of draw after each 8 hand game. Cash prizes and plenty of fun. Come early and tell your friends - the more the merrier and the bigger the prizes. There will be light refreshments available.
Proceeds go towards building the Faith Formation Center on the St Mary Campus. The Parish center a single story facility with easy access located at 509 Main St Morrice, just 1 block east of Morrice road about 12 miles south of Owosso. Come play cards, support this important project, catch up with old and new friends and have an evening filled with fun.

Officers' Meeting

Brother Knights:
On the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm, we'll hold the officer's meeting.

Attention: First Degree Members

On October 26th we will be hosting a Major Degree that consists of advancement to the second and third degree of our Order. If you are a First Degree member we ask that you seriously consider making the commitment of time and spirit of Unity and Fraternity. The recent new members will be receiving a letter of explanation and our older members are asked to contact John Smith, Larry Butcher or Gary Bendall for more information. Basically, the Degree advancement will be conducted Sunday afternoon and includes a dinner. This is a “big deal” for our Council so please consider attending this ceremony, you will be glad you did!

Light up for Christ
Save the Date

December will be here before we know it so mark your calendar for December 2nd at 7:00pm. We will introduce our Christmas tree and the Season of Christ with Scripture readings, hymns and deserts provided by our Fourth Degree families. This is an excellent way of setting the proper tone for this wonderful season so bring your family out the hall. Ps…the kids will enjoy the deserts!!

Broasted Chicken Dinners Are Back!!!

The first dinner of the season is October 5th and the first Sunday of the month thereafter. So come on out for a great dinner after Mass. The dinners are a fantastic way to support the Council so come on out and enjoy.

Council 1139 Apparel

There are many opportunities to purchase KofC items but when can you buy items that are unique to our Council? Well, the time is now!! The clothing items are on display at the lounge and the signup sheet is in the display case so order now and pay upon delivery. We are not as fast as Amazon but you won’t find these items there! The golf shirts, sweatshirts and hats make wonderful Christmas gifts and are reasonably priced thanks to Doug Edwards. The order will go in soon and thereafter as demand dictates.

Pet Blessing

On September 28th there will be a “Pet Blessing” at 2:00 near the north entrance to St.Paul school. This is a good chance to try to improve your pet’s behavior! The Bruckman and Kiesling families will be grilling hot dogs again for this annual event.

Knights of Columbus Recognition

Throughout the year many people put a lot of effort in making other people’s life just a little bit better. This newsletter is not big enough to include a comprehensive list but we do try to recognize specific individuals for exceptional service. In March we recognized Dave Loznak for all his work in the kitchen that generates the funds that keep our “doors open”. If there is kitchen activity, Dave is picking up the food, preparing it, and staying after to clean up. For all of this, Dave, we thank you! Also in March we took the opportunity to thank Matt and Amy Vondrasek. If there are youth athletic activities in the area, somewhere you will find the Vondraseks. Every year we sponsor a “Free Throw “competition and Matt and Amy have sacrificed their time to allow the kids of the County to have some quality athletic competition. Matt and Amy, Thanks for all your help!

Red Cross Blood Drive

The national and state organizations of the KofC along with our own Council have long been supporters of the blood donor programs. We provide the facilities and volunteers to host these drives and Kroger joins us by donating the snacks and drinks. The drives are on the third Wednesday of the “odd numbered” months. We just hosted a drive so the next drive will be November 19th so mark your calendar. In recent years these drives were possible due to the efforts of Shelva Cebulski, Jack Davis, Ray Scherer, Mary Garcia, and John Kuchar to name a few. By including this incomplete list you should notice that their names always come up when there is a charitable event at our KofC hall. If you can help for a few hours one Wednesday every other month please call Shelva at 723-4743. The added benefit is that you get to work with some really generous people and donate blood since you are already there!!

Who are those guys in the hats and capes?

The Fourth degree of the order is known as the patriotic degree. The Fourth Degree was in 1900 in response to anti-Catholic resentment. The Fourth degree members are a visible presence in the community reminding our neighbors of the patriotism of Catholics.
People ask why the different colors? What do they mean? You will notice that most of the Color Corp members wear red capes and white plumed chapeaux (or hats), while others have white, purple or even green capes. The Knight in charge of the Color Corp is the Commander and he wears a purple cape and purple plumed chapeaux. Fourth degree members belong to an Assembly in addition to the local K of C Council. The leader of the assembly is called the Faithfull Navigator. Navigators and Past Navigators wear white capes and white plumed chapeaux. When at large gatherings where the Bishop is present, the Color Corp is usually lead by the District Marshall who wears green cape and plume. When the District Master (or Former District Master) is present you will see him wearing gold cape and plume. Not all fourth degree members choose to wear regalia, but about 20% serve in honor guards and color corps in parades, wreath–laying ceremonies, chalice ceremonies at funeral and wakes, and other public Catholic functions as a visible reminder of our service in the community.

Taken from Fr. Codley Council #8735 with permission



St Paul
St. Paul Catholic Church
Rev. Fr. Michael O’Brien
Mass Schedule
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 , 10:00, 12:00
St Joseph
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Rev. Fr. Dave Fisher
Mass Schedule:
Saturday 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:00, 10:30
Holy Family
 Holy Family Parish
Rev. Fr. Duaine Pamment
Rev. Fr. Ray Urbanek
Mass Schedule:
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am
Knights of Columbus Insurance
Field Agent
Rich Ockerman
Chicken Dinner
Right to Life Dinner
Casino Train
Craft Beer