Congratulations to our Newest Knights

Tonight, Saturday, 17 September, our council held an exemplification for three new knights. Those new 3rd degree knights are James Weis (left), Chris Finnigan (second from left), and Stanley Poss (between Father Bob Newbury and Worthy Grand Knight Joe Graff. Please welcome and congratulate them when you see them.

Rosary Prayer now before Monthly Business Meeting and Weekend Masses

We’re going to start praying the rosary as a brotherhood before our monthly business meeting on the second Thursday of every month. Start time will be 6:30PM. John O’Rourke will lead the first one on 8 Sep. It may be in the 24-hour chapel at the back of the church or may be online if our business meeting can’t be held in the Parish Hall due to construction. Stay tuned for more details. Also, let us know if you’d like to lead the rosary in a future month.

FYI, there’s also a Rosary signup for leading prayer before each weekend mass. Please see this ad from OLP Newsletter.

Weekend Rosary Prayer

Soccer Balls for St Gabe’s New School

Our council worked with Walmart in Falcon to donate eight soccer balls to a new elementary school, St. Gabriel Classical Academy. These will help kick off their new physical education program this year. The picture shows Mary Wilson, their Physical Education teacher and a fellow parishioner, receiving the donation. A special thank you goes out to Jarrod Selenke, the Walmart Store Manager, for gifting the balls and to Andy Conder and Jim Dalrymple for coordinating the donation.

Soccer Ball Donation to St. Gabriel Classical Academy

Congratulations to Perroni Family and Rodney Pierce!

Family of the Month May 2022
This Sir Knight has been a knight and member of this council since 1999. As a couple they are both very involved in the parish and can be often seen helping at events. He originally joined the knights back in 1972, I believe, just before or while he was in the US Air Force. He reactivated his membership in 1999 and has been an active member with 23+ years of service now. He and his wife are both active in the parish as well. She even worked for the parish teaching faith formation, and they are both involved in the Charity & Social Justice committee taking frequent trips to Avondale to deliver food for the needy. They are an excellent example of Catholic family life. To thank you for all your contributions to the community, parish, and the council. Jack and Mary Perroni!

Knight of the month May 2022
This Knight joined the knights in 2007 and now has 15 years of service. His demeanor is quiet, but he makes his presence always felt. He is always one of the first to arrive when we have our burrito Sunday’s, and you can tell by his leadership that he spent many years in the US Navy retiring as a Master Chief I believe. If he is available, no matter the project, he jumps in and helps to fill any need. He lives his life as a Catholic gentleman and as a living example of our pillars of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity we are honored to acknowledge Rodney L Pierce as our Knight of the Month!

Brother LaChance – Rest in Peace!

It is with deep sadness that we report that our Brother Knight Dan “Frosty” LaChance has passed on to our Lord on 11 May. Fr. Brad was able to provide Dan the sacrament for anointing of the sick. His obituary can be found here

Please pray for his family and the repose of his soul.