Council Upcoming News
- July Council meeting is Thursday, July 1 at 7:00 pm in the Family Center
Installation of Council Officers will be held immediately after Council Mtg.
Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as Grand Knight of our council. Leadership, to me, is a humbling experience and one that cannot to be borne alone.
If there’s one thing this COVID hibernation has taught me, it is that we – ALL of us – can combine our talents to revitalize our Parish, our Community, and our Council. We have been forced to carry on separately – divided out of fear of spreading this dreadful pandemic – but not really living.
I truly believe there are many people in our Parish who are searching for a way to make a positive difference. And, I believe our Council is in a prime position to lead those people by the example we set with our charity, unity and fraternity. And we can set that example by helping even when we don’t want to help or feel we can help.
I think we unquestionably corner the market for cooking in our Parish. Pulling together every year at Lent and for surprise meals like jambalaya for Deacon Pete’s anniversary or sneak attacks for Habitat for Humanity lunches is just the proverbial snowflake on the tip of the iceberg of what we are capable of doing. (And if the snowflake analogy is too secular for you, substitute the mustard seed parable or Fr. Michael’s farming homily the weekend of June 13.)
But what about other programs we participate in and could be participating in. Are we hiding our talents and time under a bushel basket? Are we withholding the nourishment we can provide others so they can germinate and grow?
Can we do more? Can we volunteer to help when our Pastor asks us to participate in taking care of our nation’s flag? Can we pool our resources and talents to help our Parish and those in our community? To me, the answer to all of these questions is “Yes.”
If our fellow parishioners see us stepping up and saying “Yes” when our parish needs us, we, too, can continue growing spiritually and physically. So please, don’t hesitate.
There will be times I hope you will be the reluctant Simon of Cyrene (not that I’m going to press you into service, but I hope you will step up) and help shoulder the burden of operating and expanding our Council and the works of our Order even though you may not want to. I hope WE will be the fertile ground or the rain or the farmer – whatever our talents are – to promote the spiritual and physical growth for others and ourselves.
And even though there is some gray area as to when the officers officially take office, as the Grand Knight-elect I will thank Lynn Hitchcock, Mickey Brown and Bryon Hume for helping out June 12 during the Habitat for Humanity Catholic Build and to Lorraine Lauret, Ildi Gajda, Kathy, Amy Lawler, Steve Huggins and Marty Mumphrey for bringing lunch to our small but hardy crew. And thank you Vu Nguyen, Jessica Lawrence and Julie and Mike Giroir for expressing an interest in this year’s Build.
Hopefully, things work out next year that I can get you more information in a timely manner and you can join our merry band.
Thank you all.
Ken Koehler, Grand Knight
Visit the Council website at mykc8601.com
- Lynn Hitchcock was one of those helping out on June 12 at the Habitat for Humanity site.
What’s Cooking with Marty
There are no food events scheduled for July or August at this point. We will get a special email message out to all of you if something is scheduled.
Looking toward the Fall, I have been in touch with our contacts at LSU. While nothing is set up yet, we do expect that they will be in contact with us about a schedule for these events. Will keep you posted.
Thanks for your help
Mike & Julie Gerard were named Family of the Month for July at the recent August 3 meeting. Jay Cefalu was named Knight of the Month. Congratulations to Mike & Julie Gerard and Jay Cefalu!!!!!
Guest Speaker at July Meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent July meeting, Barry Myers, the Executive Director of The Arc. He talked about the different programs that they offer to the community.
Guest Speaker at April Meeting
Awards Announced at February Meeting
Bart & Nicole Deshotel was named the Family of the Month for January at the recent February 4 meeting. Congratulations to !!!!!!!! Jackie Brady was named the Honorary Knight of the Month for January at the recent February 4 meeting. Congratulations to Bart & Nicole Deshotel/ Jackie Brady!!!!!!!! See Bart & Nicole Deshotel/Jackie Brady picture on the Photos page.
Chief Carl Dabadie, Jr. accepted for Officer Travis Norman, Baton Rouge City Police
(Left to right: Walker W. Cress-Baton Rouge Fire Department, Corporal Ronald Norman, Jr.-Baton Rouge Police, Deputy Jared Arceneaux-Baton Rouge Sherriff Office)
Cooking schedule for January/February 2020
No events scheduled for January and February at this time
The Council’s Membership Director John Ricca asks that you let others know you are a member of the KCs. Buy a shirt; buy a cap; dust off your name badges and wear them often. John says, “Wear your Council shirts to mass!” Others will see the logo and might approach you to want to know more about the Council. Don’t have a shirt? Order one – see below.
John can furnish an order form – just give him a call at 753-0393. Merchandise is available in Green or White and comes in various sizes. You can even have the logo placed on your “own” shirt, cap, or whatever. See product descriptions below. The prices include tax.
Hanes polo shirt, 100% cotton, no pocket, short sleeve. Green or white. $23.00 each (XXL is $25.00)
Port Authority Full Button-down shirt, with pocket, 100% twill, button-down collar, short sleeve. $30.00 each (XXL $32.00)
Port Authority Full Button-down shirt, with pocket, 100% twill, button-down collar, long sleeve. $37.00 each (XXL $39.00)
Richardson cap, one size fits all. $13.00
KC logo placed on any of your own person items – shirts, caps, aprons, etc. (indicate your item on the form). $8.68 each logo placement
KNIGHTS JULY BIRTHDAYS
7/9 Matthew Spitznagel
7/11 Clifford Mauras
7/14 Roy Tucker
7/17 Gerald Porche
7/19 Jimmy Comeaux
7/21 Andrew Newman
7/22 J. Robert Richard
7/23 Donald Gonzales
7/26 Stephen Villavaso
7/31 Randy Major
KNIGHTS & LADIES JULY ANNIVERSARIES
7/12 Renee and Jimmy Lindsey
7/24 Angelique and Cliff Chaney
7/25 Grace and Jim Cazes