There’s Work To Be Done

It’s July and we have already passed the July 4th Holiday and all of the family excitement.  However, our Catholic Family needs our attention.

The new “council year” starts with our July 17th meeting.  You are  encouraged to attend, especially if you do not attend on a regular basis.  We often talk about “the ten percent.”  That’s the ten percent of any group that can be counted on to make the group work.  But, just imagine if we could get 25% or 50% of our members to step up and make things possible for members of our parish.

What’s needed?  Well there are over 100 ministries in our parish.  There are also  outside services agencies (non-Catholic community groups that we support) depended upon their Catholic neighbors.  This includes Porch and the IFC…among others.

Why not attend our council meeting tonight and see your friends and neighbors at work.  They will be happy to see you and look forward to working with you on a parish or Knights of Columbus program or project.

Oh, I forgot… We have new officers.  They are the core of our Council.  Many have served before and some have served as a Grand Knight or Faithful Navigator.  You might think that they would take a break.  Nope.  Most will keep on giving because it is what needs to be done.  But, I digress.  I promised a list of Council Officers.  Just click on this link or select  “Officers” in the banner above:  https://kofc10910.com/officers/

See you tonight.

Joe Acciarito

p.s.  If you are looking for information about the Knights of Columbus, you are welcome to call one of us.  In fact, why not give a call to Joe Acciarito at 919-428-3620. Joe is quite active in our Council and has served in our Membership Committee.  He’s one of the smiling faces that are our “greeters” at the 9:15 Sunday mass.

New Year’s Day Pig Pickin’

The New Year is almost here and brother knight Jerry Pilarski is again hosting his annual New Year’s Day barbecue in the country.  The Pilarski’s have been doing this with family and friends for over FIFTY years as their way to thank friends and join together for the New Year Pig Pickingnew year.

If you know Jerry, you are invited.  If you don’t know Jerry, then it is time to learn about a wonderful person in our Knights of Columbus that has made it his personal mission to do something for others ALL THE TIME without expectation of something in return.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Pig Picking Event is on January 1st. We gather at about 1:30 to 3 p.m. to be ready to serve and eat at 3:30 pm.  Dress county-casual and bring the family.  The event site sits high on a hill and the view is great and for miles in any direction.

Everyone is asked to bring a favorite covered dish or dessert to share. Beverages and pulled pig are provided with hush puppies.  Traditional southern New Year’s Day items are black-eyed peas and greens “to bring luck and prosperity” are sure to be there. We will gather for the blessing and eat at 3:30 p.m.

pilarski-pig-picking-4The barbecue will be at the Orange Grove 4H Cattle Barn on Orange Grove Road at Dairyland Rd, just above the firehouse. Take NC 54 or Dairyland Rd from Carrboro to Orange Grove Road, then turn right.

It is next to the Orange Grove Volunteer Fire Station.  View map

The Sum of the Pieces

Knights Fraternal TrainingIf you every wondered about the activities of the men of the Knights of Columbus or asked yourself, “What would I do as a member of the Chapel Hill Council?”, consider this.  Each member of the council adds their own talents and time to the Order.  Some are great, some are small, but all are critical to the Order as a whole.  We are “the sum of the pieces.”

Each council like ours joins with all of the other councils of North Carolina and together we serve the many churches in our parishes.  When you consider that our efforts are part of a national, no international, Order, then you start to realize that the Knights of Columbus are a huge gathering of men with a common goal–to serve others.

Take a look at the Knights of Columbus’ video, “Knights of Columbus Year in Review – 2017.” Then remember, it all starts right here in our community.  It starts with men of our parish standing up and saying, “Here I am, Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me.”

KofC 2017

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New Year’s Day Pilarski Family BBQ

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe New Year is approaching and brother knight Jerry Pilarski is again hosting his annual New Year’s Day barbecue in the country.  The Pilarski’s have been doing this with family and friends for over FIFTY years as their way to thank friends and join together for the new year.

If you know Jerry, you are invited.  If you don’t know Jerry, then it is time to learn about a wonderful person in our Knights of Columbus that has made it his personal mission to do something for others ALL THE TIME without expectation of something in return.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Pig Picking Event is on January 1st. We gather at about 1:30 to 3 p.m. to be ready to serve and eat at 3:30 pm. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Beverages and pulled pig are provided with hush puppies.  We will gather for the blessing and eat at 3:30 p.m.

pilarski-pig-picking-4The barbecue is at the Orange Grove 4H Cattle Barn on Orange Grove Road at Dairyland Rd, just above the firehouse. Take NC 54 or Dairyland Rd from Carrboro to Orange Grove Road, then turn right.

It is next to the Orange Grove Volunteer Fire Station.  View map

Council Story Appears in Knights in Action

Thousands of stories are fed to the Supreme Council for publication in Columbia.  Not all of them get published in the magazine, but a few are selected for on-line publication.  One of our stories made it.

A special “Thank You” goes out to John Aluise for submitting a story on our own Knights’ work with our youth.  He submitted a candid photo of Bishop Burbidge getting a bocce lesson and pointers.

Have you taken a look at the activities of other councils across the country?  Visit Knights in Action.  Click here.

Aluise and Bishop Burbidge

Your Parish Needs You!

kofc-recruitingThe Knights of Columbus have been serving Catholic Families and their communities for over 100 years.  You see us on committees, in service groups, helping others, raising funds, providing for children with special needs, and working with our parish youth.

If you are not part of our Council and are interested in learning more, take a look at our brochure.  Then take a look at some of the stories about our Council and our activities.  Share it with you spouse and family.  Why?  Because the Knights are about family.  Download brochure

The Knights of Columbus started as a group of men interested in the welfare of Catholic wives and children left without support following the loss of their husbands and fathers.  They made sure that they were not left alone and without help.  We still do this and more  today.

The next step is to contact us.  Let us know that you are interested in learning more and we will contact you.  Just click on this link and it will open an email addressed to our Council and Past Grand Knight.  He will share your contact information with our membership team and you will be contacted.  No pressure, just honest answers to your questions.

Bishop Burbidge Tries Hand at Bocce

Bishop Burbidge BocceBrother John Aluise, Council 10910, St. Thomas More Parish, Chapel Hill, provides instruction on the game of Bocce to Bishop Burbidge, formerly the Bishop of the Raleigh Diocese, who was attending the St. Thomas More Church’s 75th anniversary at the annual parish festival.

Council 10910 conducts a Bocce game, including participants from the Special Olympics, to raise funds during the festival to add to its Operation LAMB Tootsie Roll campaign.

Special Knights Meeting – Sep 10

As you are aware, with the departure of the Keeling family and the nonavailability of Tom Stoffel, the Knights of Columbus is unable to sponsor a Pancake Breakfast on September 10.   However, we will have an important planning meeting in lieu of our breakfast immediately following the 9:15 Mass on Sept 10.  We will discuss the current and future functions of the Council.

We believe this would be a great opportunity for prospective members to learn about the Knights and to share ideas and suggestions.   We are particularly interested in getting this message out to the parish Hispanic community.

We urge Council 10910 members and those considering membership in the Knights of Columbus to attend and help shape the future of the Council.    Coffee and donuts will be served.

 

Call to Help for Texas

Many people in the Gulf Coast of Texas are reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey this weekend. Thousands have evacuated their homes, many of which have been damaged or destroyed.
The recovery process is going to be a long and painful one, and your support is urgently needed.
Please DONATE TODAY to help those suffering such devastation. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts. This includes providing immediate needs such as food, clean water, shelter and other necessities.
God bless you for your support.
  –  Knights of Columbus

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