Union Council 345
4049 Hartley Avenue, Easton, PA 18045



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Typically the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Msgr. Gobitas Room at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church

Wednesday, 06/14/17
7:00 Rosary, 7:30 PM Business Meeting

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Grand Knight's Message

Brother Knights:

April has come and gone.  It was a very fast month with many activities, so hopefully this email will serve to notify everyone about what has occurred and about upcoming events affecting our Council.

On Saturday 4/15/17 volunteers met at FFH to record the formal inventory, repack supplies and equipment and move as many things to the Friary for centralized storage. At the Friary these supplies were further sorted so like-kind items from different events were consolidated, thereby eliminating several totes.

New & Advancing Members
Lets congratulate all new and advancing members of Council #345.  Receiving both 1st & 2nd Degrees on 4/26/17 were Josh Dicker (St Jane's), Peter DuDine (St Jane's), David Jablonski (OLOM), and William Marshall (St Jane's).  Advancing to 2nd Degree on the same evening were Joseph Cignarella (St Jane's), Patrick Clark (OLOM), Ed Nuber (St Jane's), and Rodney Townes (OLOM).

Degree Updates
There were a couple of candidates that were unable to make the 4/26/17 Exemplification, so we are planning on having an Admissions (1st) Degree on 5/24/17 at 7:00 PM. Bill Bogari will keep us informed on the progress of this exemplification.

Not sure when there will be the next Knighthood (3rd) Degree, but we will keep everyone informed as we hear more.

A Patriotic (4th) Degree exemplification will be held on Saturday June 10, 2017 starting at noon.  The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville.  Those interested should contact Tom Rafferty, our Council Director.  As of now, our Council has one candidate.

Assembly News
The Pope Pius XII Assembly will have their May meeting on Thursday 5/18/17 --- this meeting will be held at 7:30 PM at the Bangor Council #3862.

The "Big Raffle" tickets to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Services are on sale.  All Councils must sell 60 tickets at $10 apiece so the remaining tickets must be sold by Brother Knights by May 31, 2017.  At this time we have about 12-tickets remaining, so please step-up and buy a ticket

Insurance Agent
We are apparently making progress in more Council #345 members becoming insurance members.  The Knights have some investment platforms to assist all Brothers based on their age and needs.  FYI, if you invest money in a savings or IRA you are considered an insurance member.  So if you plan on contributing to an IRA this tax season, please consider the Knights to use for this full or partial IRA contribution.  John can be reached at 570-574-1419 or john.hoolick@kofc.org.  While participation is voluntary, all new members should contact the agent to understand the KoC portfolios.

Website
The Council's website has been moved to a new host.  Brothers are needed to assist Vince Condello, Webmaster, and Mike Andreano, Consultant to assist with picking, layout, format, colors, content, etc.  If interested please contact Vince.  Some members have contacted me and their names were passed onto Vince.  Guys, you MUST get a meeting scheduled and not rely on me to coordinate this matter.

This is the next high-priority project that must be addressed before the end of this Fraternal Year, so please step forward and help so we have a better vehicle to communicate to all Brother Knights.

 5th Sunday Rosary Program
Our Council participated in and offered their first 5th Sunday Rosary Program.  The event took place at Holy Ghost Parish (315 4th St, Easton, PA 18042) on Sunday, 4/30/17.  There were 47 attendees including 19 Brother Knights and we look forward to future 5th Sunday Rosary.  Information about the dates, place, and times is forthcoming so keep looking in your weekly Parish Sunday Bulletins.

For those that attended, I hope you found Rev Dan Troyan's (pastor at Holy Ghost) explanation and tutorial about his Parishes Ukrainian Catholic services as interesting as I did --- it was indeed informative and put everyone at ease.  Thanks to Fr Dan and his Parishioners for their hospitality.

Planned Activities

  1. The Scholarship Essay Contest is underway.  Dr Joe Di Marco is coordinating this effort, so be aware assistance will be needed to read and review the essays so a winner can be announced sometime in May.

  2. Nominations and Election of Officers for the new Fraternal Year will take place during May and June.  If you are interested in holding office please contact one of the Trustees.

  3. Would still like to have a designated Mass at one of the Parishes on Father's Day where "Fathers Reaffirm Their Marriage Vows" with their families in attendance.  Time is running short.

  4. Initiate having a designated "Mass with the Catholic Daughters of America" to celebrate and pray for each organizations' success to their principles of charity, unity, and fraternity.

  5. The State Convention will take place during the weekend of May 19-20-21.  A report will be given at our meeting on 5/24/17.

Good of the Order
If you know of a brother knight who is sick, in distress, or recently passed, please contact Vince Menegus.  The Council would like to extend its prayers to all Brother Knights and their families, especially those Brother that have a special intention.

I will not be at the 5/10/17 meeting, but look forward to seeing many of you at our meeting on 5/24/17 upon my return.

Vivat Jesus!
Jim Di Paolo, Grand Knight #345

Vivat Jesus!

 


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Union Council 345
goes back one-hundred and ten years in the City of Easton and has a distinguished record of service to both our catholic parishes and our community. On the most part, the men who make up Union Council 345 today have lived in Easton most of their lives. We have seen a great deal of growth and changes to Easton and its Catholic parishes over the last two decades. We invite all Catholic men in the Easton area to join our council and become Knights.


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