News and Announcements

Lenten Fish Frys

posted Feb 21, 2019, 5:51 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 6:05 PM ]


Knights will be hosting Fish Fry Dinners throughout Lent from 5 – 7pm at St Andrews.

Menu: Baked or Fried Fish, Mac-N-Cheese, Cole Slaw, a Cookie and a Drink.
Adults $12, Kids $6, and special family pricing is available.
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, and 12

Rob Crews, Chairman

Ladies Appreciation Dinner

posted Jan 26, 2019, 11:23 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Jan 26, 2019, 11:43 AM ]


Brothers,

At the request of the Assembly, we are moving the Ladies Appreciation Dinner back one week, from February 16th to February 23rd, 2019, same time (6 pm).  Due to the Hurricane this past Fall, the only 4th Degree Exemplification will occur on February 16th in Greensboro.  

Unlike the past two years, this year's dinner will be at Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Gallery.   We will only be charging $15.00 per couple.


We will once again have a slide show of our wives/girlfriends and families that will be shown during dinner; if you are attending and want to provide pictures, simply email them to me.  

We hope to see you there.

2019 CPO Food Drive

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


Brothers,

 

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 tgemma@bellsouth.net to volunteer an hour or two of your time.

 

Fraternally,

 

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 ]


Brothers,

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 family@kofc6650.org

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

Thanks, 
 
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 ]


Brothers,

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 ]

Brothers,

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:

 

www.40daysforlife.com/raleigh

 

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 ]


Brothers,

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 ]


Brothers,

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.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4DAEAA29A02-football1 

 

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 ]


Brothers,

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 (http://www.lambnc.org/).   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

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