News and Announcements

2019 CPO Food Drive

posted Dec 28, 2018, 6:35 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Dec 28, 2018, 6:38 PM ]



I hope that you all had a very Blessed Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy & Prosperous New Year!  Unfortunately there are many in our community who are in need, and will not have a happy or prosperous new year without our help.  As in the past two years, our Council has been asked to again help with the 2019 CPO food drives at St. Andrew’s church.  Brother Jay Foliano and I will be coordinating this effort and we are inviting all Brother Knights, especially those who are members of St. Andrew the Apostle, to participate in this worthy cause.  We will be distributing bags and shopping lists on January 19 & 20 and will be collecting food and monetary donations on January 26 & 27.  Please use the SignUpGenius link or contact me at to volunteer an hour or two of your time.




Tony Gemma, PGK

Council 6650 St. Andrew’s Roundtable Chairman

Knights Family Outing-Canes Hockey

posted Dec 9, 2018, 4:40 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 4:47 PM ]


We have scheduled a great Family Outing - Canes hockey.  The Canes play the Sabres on Friday night, January 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the PNC arena.  We are trying to determine if you want to sit in $20 seats or $32 seats (see flyer).

If you plan on attending and have a seating preference, please email me directly, as well as how many family/friends will be attending.  Email at

If you plan on attending, please let me know by 12/31/18.

Joe Healey
Family Director 
Knights of Columbus Council 6650

Christmas Drive for Needy Families

posted Nov 15, 2018, 6:35 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 6:38 AM ]


At tonight's Business Meeting, I discussed how our Council will once again be collecting for needy families for the upcoming Christmas season.  For the past two years, we have collected monies for Oak City Outreach, which is an organization under Catholic Charities.  A Social Worker for Oak City, has identified needy families.  Below is a detailed report of what our donation ($360.00) paid for last year:

Knights of Columbus

OCOC Families Supported for Christmas 2017


  1. Couple who had no food for the holidays

    1. $40 Gift Card – Food Lion

  2. Unemployed father spending his first Christmas with his 8-year-old daughter

    1. Outfit, sleep set, Chapstick

    2. Requested doll

  3. Mother who just started working and moved into apartment, no funds for Christmas, 12-year-old son

    1. 3DS Game

  4. Mother with 4 children (10, 12, 15, 16-years-old) – Had loss housing and storage, just recently re-housed, had no funds for Christmas

    1. An outfit for each of the children, along with new socks, toboggans, gloves and scarves (most needed)

    2. Board game for the family

    3. Tree for the family (donated)

  5. Mother with 6 children (3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 13-years-old) – Had no funds for Christmas and did not qualify for program services - Assisted w/ the help of another group

    1. Toy for smaller children

    2. Gift card for two larger children

  6. Mother with 5 children (3, 8, 12, 14, 15) – Family living in doubled-up situation, not able to qualify for program services - Assisted w/ the help of another group 

    1. Outfit for each child

    2. Gift basket with either a toy or game included, with a Wal-Mart gift card

  7. Homeless Father with 14-year-old (son lives with the mother)

    1. Remote control truck

    2. Wrestling poster



Amount Donated: $360.00

Thank you so much!

These families had a better Christmas, because of your generous support!

The link for Oak City Outreach:

We will be collecting at the next Social meeting (Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:30)-whatever you can give is appreciated.  If you cannot make the Social meeting and want to make a donation, please contact either myself or Will McGowan.

Thanks in advance and God Bless,

Joe Healey
Family Director 
Knights of Columbus Council 6650

Family Picnic

posted Sep 20, 2018, 10:55 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 10:55 AM ]


Just a friendly reminder that the 2018 Knights Fall Family Picnic is fast approaching on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from Noon - 5 pm at Bond Park (Buehler Shelter) in Cary, right across from Saint Michael's Church.  There will be delicious food, great fellowship and the Picnic Committee has worked hard in planning fun activities for parents and kids!

If you haven't done so, please sign up via SignUpGenius or simply email me with the number of guests and what you're bringing (side dish, soda/water or dessert).

Finally, Deacon Brian asked that I notify our Council of a "national Rosary prayer movement" and Saint Michael's parishioners are invited to attend at 4:00pm the day of the picnic at Saint Michael the Archangel Church.  The intentions echo those of the USCCB Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty, with the clarion call that now is the time to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness.  See below flyers for more information.

We hope to see you there.

Joe Healey
Family Director 
Knights of Columbus Council 6650
(954) 444-2368

40 Days for Life

posted Sep 16, 2018, 6:51 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 6:51 PM ]

Brother Knights,

As knights we are presented with many opportunities to share our faith and beliefs. Below is an opportunity to join other St Andrews parishioners in praying to end abortion.

If you are available please consider participating.

-Tom Eifler, GK KofC Council 6650


40 Days for life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s Power through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach to end abortion. 


Saturday Sept. 29  St. Andrew's has adopted this day and we will try to have parishioners praying at the abortion facility every hour from 7am to 7 pm.  Please try to come for any length of time you can to witness to your belief in the sanctity of life by praying with fellow parishioners.


Date:      Saturday Sept. 29, 2018 

Times:    7:00 AM to 7:00 PM   

Location: “A Women’s Choice” 330 Drake Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Please Do Not Park In Any of the Parking Lots/Garage Near the site – you will be towed.  Park on Harden Street which is around the corner from the clinic (see map on website).


You do not have to sign up to pray but it helps identify which hours are covered. For further information or to optionally sign up go to:


Other upcoming Pro-Life events:

Sun Oct 7      Respect Life Sunday at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Sun Oct 14    Blessing of the child in the womb at 9:30 Mass at St. Andrew's

Fri Oct 19     Mass for the Sanctity of Life.  St. Michael's  7:30 pm

Kayaking - CANCELED

posted Sep 7, 2018, 11:55 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 5:54 AM ]


We have a fun Family event set for Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 am, at Lake Johnson, 4601 Avent Ferry Rd. in Raleigh.  Renting a kayak is only $5.00/hour.  We will meet at the Waterfront Program Center in the middle of the park.  After kayaking, we will have lunch in the park. 

If interested, simply email me.

Thanks as always,

Joe Healey

Football Raffle Books

posted Jul 25, 2018, 7:52 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Jul 25, 2018, 7:55 AM ]


Football Raffle Books 2018 !

You are invited to sign up to volunteer to sell Football Raffle Books at:

    St Michaels Aug 11, 12;  Aug 18, 19

    St Andrews Aug 18, 19;  Aug 25, 26

Be sure to view the form carefully as St Michaels and St ANDREWS time slots are inter-mixed. 

Click the link below (or paste into your browser) to view the online sign up - your email address is optional when signing up. 


Thank you,

Tom Maher, Chairman

KofC 6650

LAMB Kick Off

posted Jul 16, 2018, 7:10 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 7:19 AM ]


We are kicking off our 2018 Operation LAMB Tootsie Roll Drive for one weekend in August:

Friday, August 10th, 2018 from 12p-8p at Harris Teeter, 3430 Ten Ten Rd. in Cary.

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 10a-8p at Harris Teeter, 3430 Ten Ten Rd. in Cary.

We are asking that you kindly consider a 2 hour shift; You can sign up via SignUp Genius.   Your family members and friends are welcome to assist in this worthwhile charity.  Volunteers are identified by yellow vest and we hand out tootsie rolls to customers who provide a donation.

For new Knights, Operation LAMB (Least Among My Brethren) is a statewide non-profit 501(c)3 charity where monies go to programs that support people with intellectual disabilities (   Our Council supports local programs, including Wake Public Schools, where monies help Special Needs teachers purchase non-budgeted equipment and pay for field trips.  

Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.

Joe Healey
Family Director 
Knights of Columbus Council 6650

Baby Bottle Campaign

posted Jul 1, 2018, 7:37 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Jul 1, 2018, 7:41 PM ]



The Baby Bottle Campaign to benefit Birthchoice will the weekends of July 14-15 and July 21-22 at St. Andrew’s Parish.  Council 6650 is teaming up with volunteers from the Respect Life Ministry to make this fundraiser a success.  2 volunteers are needed at each Mass on each of the 2 weekends.  


·        On July 14-15 you can go to the foyer of the church after their Communion.  You will distribute baby bottles as people leave Mass and for about 10 minutes after the end of Mass.  It will require about 20 minutes. 


·        On the following weekend, July 21-22, be in the foyer about 20 minutes before Mass begins to collect the baby bottles. 


This small gift of your time will enable Birthchoice to help pregnant women keep their babies rather than have an abortion.  Can you give 20 minutes?


A Sign-up Genius has been set up for this project.   Click on the link below and check the box for the date and time of the Mass you want.  Then click on the box at the bottom "submit and sign up".  If you aren’t able to use Sign up Genius please feel free to e-mail me and I will reserve your time.






Installation of Officers

posted May 23, 2018, 9:28 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 7:20 AM ]


Following-up to a previous email, on Saturday, June 30, 2018 we will hold our 42nd Annual Installation of Officers Ceremony and Awards Dinner in the Gallery Room of the St. Michael’s Conference Center. You and your family are cordially invited to attend.  Cost of the dinner is $10 per adult with no cost for children.

Our Worthy District Deputy Scott Strednak will once again perform the ceremony of inducting our newly elected officers into their leadership positions for our next Fraternal Year which starts July 1st. 

Brother Patrick Yanke will once again be our Master of Ceremony for the Dinner and Awards Recognition segment of the evening.

We hope you will show your support of our Council and the new Leadership Team by attending.  

Please RSVP to our Worth Deputy Grand Knight Tony Biel only ( specifying how many adults and children will attend, along with the names of each family member.  If you’d like to send your reservation to him and pay at the same time, please mail to Tony at  

1419 Suterland Rd, Cary, NC  27513.  Reservations can also be made at Monday’s Council Business Meeting.


To help facilitate planning, it would be helpful if you would RSVP as soon as possible but, please, no later than Monday June 25th.  At that time, we will need to confirm the catering.

Thanks very much for your support.

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