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Knight Writer - February 2014


Grand Knight Report


Since the Knight Writer had to go to press so early for the January issue I was unable to report on the Senior Christmas Dinner then, so I will now. The Annual Senior Christmas Dinner was another success. We fed over 500 people, including the help. Donations for this event were very good this year. I would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who helped. This is one of my favorite events that we do and without everyone helping it would not happen.


Our annual Free Throw event was held on Sunday January 12th. We had a total of 23 participants this year. This year 9 year olds were added.

The Fish Fry attendance has been great so far. We are in need of some more kitchen help on Fridays during serving hours from 4:00-7:00pm. If you have 1 or 2 hours that you can help out please contact either myself @ (419) 439-3254 or Terry Murnane @ (419) 782-4256 or just show up when you can.

We are also looking for some more help at the monthly Pancake Breakfasts. Attendance at the Breakfasts has increased over the past few months and could use some more help with this fund raiser. If you have any interest in helping contact me @ (419) 439-3254. The Pancake Teams only work once every 3 months.

You’re Grand Knight,
Mike Berry

Events coming in March

2 Pancake Breakfast; Team 3
4 Officer & Building Board meetings;
5 Ash Wednesday
7 Fish Fry
11 Council Meeting
14-23 Eucharistic Miracle Display Members Room
14 Fish Fry
21 Fish Fry
23 1st and 2nd and 3rd Degree
28 Fish Fry
1 Officer & Building Board meetings
4 Fish Fry
6 Pancake Breakfast Team 1
8 Council Meeting
11 Fish Fry
18 Last Fish Fry Good Friday

Second Hour

Come to Holy Cross Catholic School on Wednesdays. February 5 ( Winter Faith Festivale) 7:00 to 8:30 pm. On Feruary 12 Fr. Dave Cirata will talk on the Mass: entering into the Mystery. February 19 Carol Kurivial will share with us St. Ignatius’s Examen: A Simple Life Changing Prayer.
On Fabruary 24 and 26 at St. John we will have Our Second Hour Mission. Robert Rogers will be our presenter from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Come join us so you can KNOW our FAITH, GROW our FAITH and GO our FAITH.

Prayers for health and healing:

PGK Bob Nadeau as he continues to recover. Denny Fronk and wife Sarah as they continue to heal from treatments and surgery. Jim Barber, severe arthritis & restored vitality. Juan Palomin continued prayers for good health. Walt Batoha, prayers for renewed strength. Paul Stork, prayers for renewed strength. William Ware in the hospital for bowel infection. Don Snyder being treated for Prostate Cancer. Jesse Bernal Sr. prayers for good test results. Keep these men and their families in your prayers.
Anyone who would like their names on this Prayer List or if you know of someone who needs our prayers let me (the editor) know. Thanks for all your prayers.

Message from Pope Francis

“Help one another: This is what Jesus teaches us, and this is what I am doing—and doing with all my heart --- because it is my duty. As a priest and a bishop, I must be at your service. But it is a duty that comes from my heart. I love it.”


Jordan Trejo receives donation

Seminarian Jordan Trejo received a $1000 from our Council for his schooling and travel expenses. He presently is attending St. Meinrad Seminary. Along with his parents, Juan and Sara, he attends St. Mary parish. Keep Jordan and all our seminarians in your prayers.

Bishop Rappe Assembly #824 meeting

The next meetings for the Bishop Rappe Assembly will be on Monday February 24th at 7:00 pm. at St. Augustine`s Napoleon and Monday March 24th 7:00pm. at Defiance K of C Hall.

Fish Fry

We’re offering to our Defiance area two fish frys this month. We will have fish (and BAKED chicken) on the first & third Fridays this month (7th and 21st). We can always use more help with this project. Come on out!

Pancake Breakfast

Team 2 is on duty February 2. From 9:00 to 11:30 we will be serving pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice and coffee. And those pancakes are going to be made from scratch. It’s amazing how much better they taste when you use fresh eggs and real buttermilk. Please tell your friends and neighbors about it and plan to attend. Meal price: Adults $6 but Senior Citizens $5; Children 6-12 $4 and 5 and under are free. Schedules for 2014 have been distributed to all team members and if you need another copy give Mike or Terry a call.
Team 2 Members: Brad Stover, David Diehl, Doug Flory, Terry Murnane, William Ware, William Wray, Bruce & Delores Gamiere, Ron Gustwiller, Mary Okuly, Mike & Anne Sharpe, Shannon Steyer, Gene & Norma Wittler, Efrain Canales If you can’t work on the assigned day, please call another team member and work out a trade with them. Many hands make light work.


Free Throw Contest

The winners of this year’s 2014 Free Throw Contest: Left to right front row Quinn Horn 10, Olivia Ricica 12, Madison Brown 13, Sarah Harris 13, Laney Baldwin 14; back row Luke Harris 9, Bryan Lucas 10, Jarad Grieser 11, Spencer Giesige 12, Rigo Ramos 13, Ryan Mohr 14.
Congratulations to all 23 students who took their turn at the stripe January 12. Here are the winners from the contest, each holding their plaque & certificate. Ages increase from left to right. They return for the District Competition on Sunday February 9 at 1:00 pm. We need volunteers to assist at the District Contest.

Name Age Sex Score (of 15)
Luke Harris 9 Boy 10
Bryan Lucas 10 Boy 7
Jared Grieser 11 Boy 7
Spencer Giesige 12 Boy 13
Rigo Ramos 13 Boy 14
Ryan Mohr 14 Boy 12
Quinn Horn 10 Girl 7
Olivia Ricica 11 Girl 11
Madison Brown 12 Girl 3
Sarah Harris 13 Girl 12
Laney Baldwin 14 Girl 6

Men`s Retreats

Upcoming Men`s Retreats: “Parables: Treasures Uncovered” Come and join us at St. John the Evangelist Friday evening March 14th & Saturday March 15th To RSVP call the parish office at 782-7121 or call one of the team members George Westrick 784-3975, David Weber 203-8347 or Martin Nezick 782-3418.

Charity Tickets

It’s that time again. The Ohio Cash Bonanza tickets will be distributed to area K of C Councils from our hall on Saturday February 15. If you wish to meet several of our State Officers, you are welcome to attend the meeting. We will be getting the tickets into the hands of our members so ticket sales may begin. When we ask you to sell tickets a couple hours in front of a store please try to say YES. So far the Advance Ticket Sale has gone well, with a total of 133 purchased. It’s quick and easy; just fill out that yellow order blank and send it back to the hall with a check.

Recent donations

Defiance Lion's Club Benefit Auction sponsor $25.00 and
4 Fish Dinners
Jordan Trejo, Seminarian Donation (Fr. Ruess Fund for The Priesthood) $1,000.00

Miracles of the Holy Eucharist

The display of the Miracles of the Holy Eucharist is once again being brought to our Member’s Room. Fr. Scherger has put together 120 posters displaying miracles that have happened through the Holy Eucharist. God in His graciousness sometimes helps us to understand and love Him in the Holy Eucharist by giving us extraordinary graces. Such graces remind us that He wants to abide in our hearts and lives, even in what seem like ordinary circumstances.
Some of these miracles you might have heard of before but most of them will be new to you. This is a not for profit display with a free will donation basket placed to help cover the cost of maintenance.
The posters will be on display and open to the public at the hall in the Members Room on the following weekends:

Friday March 14 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday March 15 10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday March 16 12 PM to 5 PM

Friday March 21 3 PM to 8 PM

Saturday March 22 10 AM to 3 PM

Sunday March 23 12 PM to 5 PM

More information is available from Bill Wray 782-0847 or Mike Westrick 784-9125.

Missing Popcorn Machine; Keys

Our popcorn machine has been missing for quite a while. If you know where it is please let any officer know, or if you have it please return it. And while you are looking for things, if you have any K of C keys you no longer want or need, please return them to the hall or give them to any officer.

Address changes

If your address changes or we have your name spelled wrong, or you want the Knight Writer sent by email, please let us know. Email Terry Murnane at or leave a message at 782-4256.


Let us know if you and your family have any special celebrations or anniversaries that you would want to put in our newsletter.

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If you want something posted in Knight Writer, please get it to me no later than the 15th of the month. The best way to submit information to be printed is to email it to me at or call (419) 784-9125.Thank you.

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