UPCOMING COUNCIL EVENTS
Happy Birthday to all the Brothers born in
May, the last month of spring. The month starts on a strong note with the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1. We then look forward to May Day, Cinco De Mayo, National Teachers Day, Mothers Day, Victoria Day and Memorial Day. We can also look forward to the meeting and greeting one of our birthday Brothers, take the time to wish them a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
PRAY THE ROSARY
4:00 PM - OUR LADY'S CHAPEL
(if bad weather-moved in to the church )
SPECIAL HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION
Please join us for a holy hour of adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for the Relief of Suffering each Monday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at St. Anastasia Church. We will pray the Rosary and the Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart for the Relief of Suffering, followed by silent adoration.
This 9-week novena ends Monday May 10.
If you cannot join us in person, we invite you to join us in Spirit and prayer on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. as we pray for all of those who are suffering in our families, in our parish, and in the world. All are welcome. Please share this invitation with your friends and family.
Peace and blessings,
Brian Foy and Diane Buckley (regularly assigned adorers on Mondays at 1:30 p.m.)
SUNDAY FAMILY BREAKFAST
MAY 16 - JUNE 13
St. Jude Celebration Hall
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
ONLY $5 per person!
Blueberry pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, juice, coffee
BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!
SERVING BREAKFAST FROM 9 AM TO 12:30 PM
MASKS REQUIRED - SOCIAL DISTANCING - LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY
Help needed in shifts from 8:00 am to 1 pm cooking, serving, clean up. Stop in! Lend a hand!! Enjoy a great home-cooked meal!!!
Sign up on the FAMILY BREAKFAST SIGNUP SHEET if you can be there
COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING
ST. JOSEPH ROOM
4th THURSDAY - MAY 27, 2021
MASK REQUIRED-SOCIAL DISTANCING
ELECTION OF OFFICERS for
the 2021-2022 fraternal year.
No social hour. No snacks. Limited refreshments.
Meeting preceded by recitation of the rosary at 6:30 pm.
Business meeting will be broadcast on ZOOM VIDEO LINK live from the St. Joseph Room only if the viewer requests that we conduct a remote video session by email request to
The one-click zoom meeting link is:
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!
UPDATE APRIL 2021: Lecturer John Alexander, chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Gerard Campus, reports that the sonogram has been ordered, with plans being made for installation and training.
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: