UPCOMING COUNCIL EVENTS
Happy Birthday to all the Brothers born in February – the shortest month with the highest number of fictitious and commercial holidays!
If you are not too busy saying “Good Morning” to a groundhog, searching for that perfect Valentines Day card, eating yellow-green-purple King Cake washed down with jambalaya and beignets, collecting currency with pictures of dead presidents, or watching the Super Bowl on tv instead of buying an $8000 ticket in Tampa, plan to make a Lenten sacrifice and take the time to wish one of these Brothers a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
PRAY THE ROSARY
4:00 PM - OUR LADY'S CHAPEL
(if bad weather-moved in to the church )
No social hour. No snacks. No refreshments. Meeting preceded by rosary at 6:30 pm.
Business meeting also broadcast on ZOOM VIDEO LINK live from the St. Joseph Room.
The one-click zoom meeting link is:
COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING
ST. JOSEPH ROOM
4th THURSDAY - FEB 25, 2021
MASK REQUIRED-SOCIAL DISTANCING
ST. ANASTASIA FISH FRY
EACH FRIDAY IN LENT
Celebration Hall 5:30 - 7:00 pm
EAT-IN or TAKE-OUT
Social distancing - Masks required
LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY
Dinner is served immediately after the Stations of the Cross
Brother Knights are asked to help with setup, food service, busing tables, and cleanup.
Proceeds will go towards funding the council's RSVP vocation donation to seminarians.
3-6 helpers are needed between 3 pm and 8 pm. If interested in helping set up, cook, sell tickets, serve, or clean up, please call Steve Barthelmes at 904-704-7560. To see where/when help is needed, go to the FISH FRY SIGNUP SHEET
NEW SONOGRAM FOR ST. GERARD CAMPUS
Joining the other four councils in District 17 and Bishop Verot Assembly 0166, Co. 7121 agreed to commit to raising $2500 during October (Respect Life Month) without the slightest idea of how we were going to do this.
Donations were accepted in the St. Anastasia narthex at all Masses on the weekends of Oct 17-18 and Oct 24-25.
Contributions totaled $3567. Our $2500 pledge is on its way to KC Charities Inc, which will match the $12,500 collected by St. Augustine Knights. A new ultrasound machine will be purchased as part of the KC Charities Ultrasound Initiative, which has placed over 1100 sonogram machines to pro-life pregnancy centers in all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, South America, and Africa since 2009.
The extra $1067 raised is on its way to the St. Gerard Campus Pregnancy Center, an independent, non-political, non-sectarian facility designed to assist pregnant teenagers and unwed mothers, providing assistance and referrals for medical care,
educational needs, or job services to all women, regardless of age, marital status, race or religion. They rely solely on donations, fund raising efforts, in-kind contributions and grants to support their programs. Thank you for your generosity!
BLESSED FATHER MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY BEATIFICATION
Father Michael McGivney’s beatification Mass took place on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. At that liturgical celebration, an apostolic letter from the Holy Father was read along with the bestowing of the title “Blessed” on Father McGivney. This is the step just prior to sainthood. An additional miracle attributed to Father McGivney’s intercession will be required for his canonization as a saint.
A free livestream on-demand video of the latest KofC documentary “Father Michael McGivney: An American Blessed”, in honor of his Beatification Mass. This short film explores the life, legacy and impact of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, recognized today as the apostle of spiritual brotherhood and unity. The KofC YouTube channel airing of this video is available on demand by clicking the photo below: