Knights of Columbus Council 12240 Newsletter - February 2014

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Welcome to our KofC February 2014 Newsletter! In this month's edition you will find:

Preview the snow and freezing temperatures that didn't deter pro-life activists during last month's Vigil for Life and the 41st March for Life in Washington, D.C..

New Survey Finds 84% of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions in our "Did you know. . " section.

A 106 year old Knight of Columbus in our Knight in Action section!

Our top men's spirituality sites at the Editor's Corner!

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Knights of Columbus Council 12240 Newsletter - February 2014

  1. 1. Subscribe Share Past Issues Welcome to our KofC February 2014 New sletter! In this month's edition you w ill find: Translate RSS View this email in your brow ser Preview the snow and freezing temperatures that didn't deter pro-life activists during last month's Vigil for Life and the 41st March for Life in Washington, D.C.. New Survey Finds 84% of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions in our "Did you know . . " section. A 106 year old Knight of Columbus in our Knight in Action section! Our top men's spirituality sites at the Editor's Corner! St. Bonaventure Council 12240 February 2014 Newsletter Brother Knights, Remember our first social meeting/outing is coming up February 23. This is for all Knights both active and inactive and any male parishioner with and interest in what the knights are all about. open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  2. 2. This is a social meeting and is open to everyone bring your wives and families to see what we do and what we are all about. We will setup one of the basketball goals to allow your children both girls and boys to get ready for next year’s free throw competition. VIVAT JESUS Larry Bossman Grand Knight Council 12240 St. Bonaventure Catholic Church 1301 SW 136th Ave. Davie, FL 33326 open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  3. 3. Visit us on Facebook! Council Officers for the 2013-2014 Fraternal Year Worthy Grand Knight Larry Bossman (954) 812-0574 LBOSS.KOC@gmail.com Worthy Deputy G.K. Ray Flores Fraymond3@bellsouth.net open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API My Brother Knights, In chapter 4 of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus taught us to not hide our light. He said that pdfcrowd.com
  4. 4. Worthy Chaplain Rev. Father Francis M. Roof Francis.roof@yahoo.com Worthy Chancellor Jude E. Hodges (954) 389-0349 sarge63@bellsouth.net Worthy Warden Felix A. Hodges (954) 385-9199 felixthecat9005@bellsouth.net Worthy Financial Secretary Daniel Peiretti dpeiretti.kofc@gmail.com Worthy Treasurer S.K. Joe Cimino (954) 217-7763 joeciminofla@gmail.com Worthy Recorder SK Vincent G. Manzo (954) 389-9324 srhmzo@gmail.com open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API taught us to not hide our light. He said that lamps are not set under a basket or a bed. This Gospel of Mark is especially relevant today. Blessed John Paul II launched a New Evangelization in his Apostolic Letter, "Millenio Ineunte," on January 6, 2001 at the end of the Jubilee Year. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have been supportive of the New Evangelization. It's focus is on Catholics who have left the Church and those who are Catholic in name, only. Each of us, who have been confirmed, are called to profess our faith, publicly. The command of Jesus on the Mount of Olives to his Apostles before his Ascension is called the Great Commission--to go forth and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teach them all that I have commanded you. And, I will be with you all your days. We have been given the same great commission. Our Holy Father Pope Francis recently said, "Let us follow Jesus! We accompany him, we follow Jesus, but above all we know that He accompanies us and carries us on his shoulders. This is our joy, this is our hope that we must bring to this pdfcrowd.com
  5. 5. srhmzo@gmail.com world. Please do not let yourself be robbed of hope! Do not let hope be stolen, the hope that Jesus gives us." My Brothers Knights, may God give us the grace to fulfill that great commission every day of our lives. Gratefully, Fr. Frank Ask Eligible Men to Join open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  6. 6. Today, I want to address the growth of the Order. Membership growth is the fuel that keeps this great fraternal engine running. All of our charitable works at the council, state, national and international level are thanks to our hard-working members. And more members equals March for Life 2014 more charity. We know that the membership blitz is a tried and true way for councils to get more men to join. We see these pushes often in March, in celebration of Founder’s Day, and again in October. These drives are successful because brother Knights have increased visibility speaking or presenting during and after Masses and at special events. We must remember that we have a duty to ask Courtesy of Catholic News Sercice each and every Catholic gentleman to join our ranks for the good of the Church, the community and the Order. During the rest of the year, we often “forget” to ask men to join and to bring their families into the Knights of open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  7. 7. their families into the Knights of Columbus family. You probably know an eligible Catholic man you could ask today. What if the only reason he hasn’t joined is because no one has asked him http://www.fathermcgivney.org/en/index.html yet? When telling a prospect about the strengths of the Order, don’t forget our greatest fraternal benefit: our insurance program. This is often a “selling point” to a potential member who is on the fence. Many members become Knights simply to be able to buy coverage to protect their family. Soon after, they realize the good our charitable works do for their community, and they are proud to be members. As your professional Knights of Columbus insurance agent, I look forward Knight in Action A 106 year-old Knight Of Columbus Courtesy of Reel to Reel via Youtube to helping us grow in fraternity in any way open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  8. 8. to helping us grow in fraternity in any way that I can. Armando F. Mastrapa Field Agent 14655 SW 51st Street Miami, FL 33175 US (305) 968-0856 Office armando.mastrapa@kofc.org My Field Agent Site Domino Night February 2014 Good news! Domino Nights are returning. As open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  9. 9. Good news! Domino Nights are returning. As previously, $20 will provide you with roasted pork, beans & rice, plantains, first beverage and a night of Dominos and tournament prizes. Don't know how to play Domino's? Instructions and practice sessions will precede the tournament. Date and time will be announced at the next council meeting or via e-mail notification. The Columbiettes celebrated new members receiving their 1st and Major Degree this past weekend. Our If you attend, please call GK Larry Bossman @ (954) 812-0574 or our host Elio Garcia @ (954) 980-6025. See you there! convention will be held April 24-16th in Orlando. We will be having a St. Patrick’s Day Raffle Basket and tickets will be sold at Pancake Breakfast Feb. 16th and also at Young at Heart. We enjoy Columbiette Bunco on Tues. of each month. We will be having a Memorial Mass for NancyAnn Gotowka, our dear Columbiette who recently passed away; it will be March 1st at 5:30 open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  10. 10. at St. Bonaventure. NancyAnn was our very efficient Columbiette Secretary and we are missing her dearly but will never forget her; she is always in our prayers. Please contact Camille for Columbiette information at this email or (954) 8467473. Thank you, Camille Berringer President, St. Bonaventure Columbiettes Archive of Past Grand Knights of our Council SK Craig Frohring, 2011-2013 Past Grand Knight SK Al Fradette, 2009-2011 Past Grand Knight SK Elio Garcia, 2008-2009 Past Grand Knight SK James Suffern, 2007-2008 Past Grand Knight Lt. Cmdr., U.S. Coast Guard SK Kevin Carey, 2005-2007 Past Faithful Navigator Past Grand Knight open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  11. 11. SK Scott A. O'Connor, 2003-2005 State Warden, Florida State Council Former District Deputy Past Faithful Navigator Past Grand Knight SK Denis Mello, 2000-2002 Past Grand Knight Editor's Corner: Top Men's spirituality sites SK Bill Braun, 1998-2000, 2002-2003 Past Faithful Navigator Past Grand Knight Retired, U.S. Air Force In this past November's Knights of Columbus Columbia magazine, Archbishop William E. Lori's article notes there will be a new project which will explore Catholic men’s spirituality, challenging Knights to renew and strengthen their faith. Below are some men's spirituality sites for your review. Unites States Conference open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  12. 12. Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops Crossing the Goal KofC Pancake Breakfast 2014 February 16 is our upcoming monthly breakfast. Breakfast is available following all The Practicing Catholic 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 masses. So, come out and enjoy a nice, family breakfast. You can’t Fathers for Good Article: A Model for Men: St. Joseph, Guardian of Life beat the prices and you’ll love the food! Don't forget! Join us after masses every Sunday other than the breakfast for Coffee & Donuts and some networking with your neighbors and fellow parishioners! The deadline to submitting information for the newsletter is the 24th of each month. If you wish to publicized a piece, send it to open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  13. 13. jm08ppk@gmail.com. Thank you and vivat Jesus! Did you know. . . Fellow Knights across the nation attended last month's March for Life in Washington, D.C. A survey conducted by the Knights of Columbus/Marist poll notes that 84% of Americans support significant abortion restrictions. Other key findings of the survey include: • 80 percent support parental notification before a minor can obtain an abortion. • 79 percent support a 24-hour waiting period prior to having an abortion. • 76 percent oppose allowing abortions to be performed by non-doctors. • 62 percent want to change laws to allow for some restrictions on abortion. • 58 percent support showing a woman an ultrasound image of her baby at least a day before an abortion. • 57 percent believe abortion does a woman more harm than good in the long run. • 55 percent — including 6 in 10 Millennials (adults 18 to 32) — want continued open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  14. 14. • 55 percent — including 6 in 10 Millennials (adults 18 to 32) — want continued debate on the abortion issue. For more details about the survey results and methodology visit www.kofc.org/polls Remember . . . If you know of any Catholic man interested in joining the Knights, we want them! Contact Membership Director: open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  15. 15. Contact Membership Director: Scott O’Connor @ 305-790-2041, or visit our council website at: www.KofC12240.org. Copyright © 2014 Knights of Columbus-St. Bonaventure Council 12240, All rights reserved. unsubscribe from this list open in browser PRO version update subscription preferences Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com

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