Announcements

Mark
Apr 16, 2015
50th College Councils Conference October 2-4, 2015 New Haven, CT

Held annually since 1966, the College Councils Conference brings college Knights together from across the country and around the world. Attendees participate in a dynamic program of inspiring speakers, networking opportunities and leadership training.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 COLLEGE COUNCILS CONFERENCE IS NOW OPEN!

Main Events:

Annual Awards Banquet
Training sessions, panels and mainstage presentations discussing council best practices, leadership development, and living as a Catholic gentleman. There will be special training and discussion sessions for financial secretaries and Chaplains.
Visit the Knights of Columbus Museum
Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Church, the birthplace of the Order

Travel Information and Reimbursement Procedure
The Supreme Council will provide travel stipends for two students, a Chaplain/priest, and the financial secretary from each council. Travel stipends are based on distance from New Haven and information regarding the amount for your council will be communicated to your Grand Knight. In addition to providing a travel stipend for the above individuals, the Supreme Council will arrange lodging and meals for these attendees.

Councils may send an additional five students at the council or individual’s expense. There will be a $200 Conference Fee for all additional attendees to cover lodging and meals.

Conference attendees should arrange their own travel to and from New Haven, CT. Conference attendees should plan to arrive by 5:00 PM on Friday October 2, 2015 and depart at Noon on Sunday October 4, 2015. Please see the travel information guide below for further assistance in arranging your travel. Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at college@kofc.org or  203.752.4671.

Mark
Apr 10, 2015
St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Council 13005 Golf Tournament

St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Council 13005 is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, May 30th, at James Connally Golf Course.

    Registration begins at 7:30 am. The tournament will use a Florida Scramble format with an 8:30 shotgun start. Entry fee is $70 per player or $280 per team, and this includes green fee, cart, range balls, lunch, soft drinks, water and a goodie bag.

    To sign up or for more information, please contact Ed Arredondo at 254-715-5500.

    Proceeds from the tournament support Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts, Special Olympics, scholarships for graduating seniors, American Wheel Chair Foundation, clergy, seminarians, youth & education programs and various other services.

    Entry is limited to the first 80 players (20 four-player teams). Players may sign up individually or as part of a team. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that finish in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 15th place. Prizes also awarded for closest to the pin (on all par 3s) and for the longest drive. Mulligans are available for $5, with a maximum of two mulligans per player.

Dave Hargrave
PR Director, KC 13005

Mark
Apr 07, 2015
Mark
Mar 17, 2015
Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Club

Proceeds to benefit children in need at Bea’s Kid’s and Vogel Alcove
Hosted by Knights of Columbus, Council 5052

Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 7 AM Registration
8 AM Tee Time
Place: Indian Creek Golf Club 1650
W Frankford Rd, Carrollton
Entry Fee: $100/player
Register by: May 15, 2015
Entry Fee Includes:
Green fees and carts
Breakfast and Lunch
Prizes
Longest drive
Closest to pin
Hole in one for car
Hole in one for cruise
Tournament format: Shotgun Start with Best Ball scrabble 4 person teams

Bea’s Kids, a 501 (c) 3 organization, works with owners of low-income apartment complexes converting donated apartments into Tutoring Centers. One-on-one tutoring is imperative to guiding these children through high school graduation and breaking the cycle of poverty. Bea’s Kids provides hundreds of Kindergarten through 12th grade students a safe, structured environment to receive assistance with homework, guidance on personal development issues, encouragement to read books, and the opportunity to practice self-discipline while building leadership skills.


For over 25 years, Vogel Alcove, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has provided free quality child development services for Dallas’ youngest victims of poverty: homeless children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for children and their families residing at 18 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters and housing programs.

Mark
Feb 28, 2015
March 21 Fourth Degree Exemplification at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pflugerville.

Fourth Degree candidate registration begins 8 a.m. Candidates assemble at 9:30 a.m. Exemplification begins 10 a.m. Ladies program begins 9:30 a.m. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Mass is at 2 p.m. Banquet begins 5 p.m. Candidate fee (includes banquet meal) is $70. Banquet ticket for others is $35. Ladies program fee is $20. Deadline is March 11 for all Form 4s and fees from each Assembly Comptroller. Contact: District 6 Master Mike Moreno, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)].  All needed information is on attached tri-fold brochure.

Mark
Feb 19, 2015
Enjoy Annual Lenten Fish Fry At Mary, Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood

Beginning on Friday, February 20, join the Knights of Columbus Council 8494 for an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT catfish dinner at the Mary, Queen Church community center. Only 100% American farm raised catfish cooked in pure vegetable oil is served. The Knights will be serving from 5:30 to 7:30 PM each Friday during the Lenten season through March 27

The public is invited, so bring your family and friends, and enjoy THE BEST VALUE YOU WILL FIND IN A FRIED CATFISH DINNER. Of course, if you can’t stay to enjoy our friendship, you may purchase dinners-to-go. Catfish dinners for adults to eat-in are $11.00, or take-out for $12.00, and children ages 5 – 11 eat for just $8.00. A spaghetti marinara plate is also available for only $6.00, and children 4 and under eat for free. The net profits from these charitable events will be donated to various groups that assist our dining patrons during the fish fry dinners, including Friendswood Special Friends, the Mary, Queen Church Food Pantry, the Mary, Queen Youth Ministries, the Serra Club, and the ACTs Ministry Ladies, in addition to other local community organizations.

 

Come out and enjoy a wonderful meal and social gathering, while be served by, and supporting our charitable organizations.

 

Through its fundraisers, like the Lenten Fish Fry, the Knights of Columbus Council 8494 members continue year after year to contribute their time, talent and treasure to our church, our local youth, and many charitable and civic organizations. The members of Council 8494 have also provided thousands of volunteer man-hours to local school and community fundraising events, in addition to supporting many other city and local community activities.

 

Thanks to local event patrons, for over 25 years, Council 8494 has continued to grow in its charitable works and service to the Friendswood community.

Mark
Feb 18, 2015
2015 Texas State Squires Convention

June 26-28, Pearland, Tx
Knights of Columbus Council 8960
Squires Circle 3437
St Helen Parish

Contact Convention Chairman Richard Mondelli
832-368-4289
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Squires Chairman for Galveston/Houston
Squires Counselor 3437

Mark
Feb 13, 2015
Rio Grande Valley Catholic Men’s Fellowship

The Rio Grande Valley Catholic Men’s Fellowship (RGVCMF) is happy to announce it’s 6th annual Catholic Men’s (and Women’s) Conference. The event will take place on March 21, 2015, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish hall in McAllen, TX. The topic for this year’s conference is “The Family”. Our religious theme comes from Joshua 24:15 . . . “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
The steering committee selected this topic due to the events that occurred in south Texas this past year with the immigration of thousands of individuals to our area. We believe this issue has had a tremendous impact on families on both sides of the U.S. - Mexican border. It is for this reason we have decided to deviate from our usual “men’s only” event and hold a joint Men’s and Women’s conference.
Keynote speaker for this event is Most Reverend Daniel Flores, Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, TX, a south Texas native. The other speakers, also south Texas natives, are members of the religious. These speakers include a priest, a deacon, and a nun.
This is an all-day event, with doors opening at 8:00 AM and ending with Mass at 5:30 PM. The event will begin with the Holy Rosary with members of two Squires Circles leading the prayer.
There is no cost for attending; however, a free-will donation will be accepted. The Rio Grande Valley Catholic Men’s Fellowship is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 not for profit public charity.
We encourage anyone who wishes to attend to register on-line at http://www.rgvcmf.org. On-line registration will come to an end on March 18, 2015.

Mark
Feb 10, 2015
2015 National K of C Softball Tournament Coming to Arlington, Texas

Arlington KC 6269 will be the host for the 36th Annual Knights of Columbus Softball Tournament on the weekend of July 18 & 19.  The Softball tournament will be played at Randol Mill Athletic Complex.  The softball tourney consists of various divisions (Minimum 4 teams) with no prior softball tourney finishing required. 

The divisions of the softball tournament include:

Open Division – Any Knight of Columbus can play in this division

Masters Division – Any Knight of Columbus who has attained the age of 35 Years of age in 2015

Seniors Division – Any Knight of Columbus who has attained the age of 45 Years of age in 2015

Fraternal Division – Any Knight of Columbus can play in this fun division

Co-Ed – Any Knight of Columbus and his wife, girl friend or daughter of a Knight of Columbus

The only requirement in any of the divisions is that you must be a Knight of Columbus who wants to have a great fraternal time with fellow brother Knights.

If you should have any questions, please call or text Past President Larry Kuciemba at 713-296-9387 or email larryk@227main.com.  You may also visit the website http://www.nationalkofcsoftball.org for more information concerning entry forms and tournament rules. 

Mark
Feb 10, 2015
2015 International K of C Golf Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska

Father Trayer KC Council #1126 of Lincoln Nebraska will be the host for the 46th Annual Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament on the week of June 7 - 12.

The only requirement is that you must be a Knight of Columbus who wants to have a great fraternal time with fellow brother Knights.

If you should have any questions, please call or text KCIAGA Director Larry Kuciemba at 713-296-9387 or email larryk@227main.com. You may also visit the website http://www.kciaga.com for more information concerning entry forms and tournament rules. 



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