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Brothers and sisters,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.

The Knights and Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Gathering will be the evening of December 4th in the Family Center from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

I want to thank the Food Committee and the Ladies Auxiliary for preparing and serving lunch to our Parish Staff Nov. 11. The staff was very appreciative – almost as appreciative as we are of them and all they do for our Parish.

And, the Food Committee also got up early Nov. 6 to prepare sausage po-boys for participants (left) of the Women’s New Life Clinic Born to Run downtown. It didn’t take this young lady long to tear into one after mom handed it to her.​

A special thank you to the Parish Director of Faith Formation Melissa Harshbarger and our Program Director Lester Hitchcock. Melissa e-mailed suggesting we hold the Free Throw Contest on a Sunday evening during the Youth Group meeting. So, Lester and I met with the youth November14th to promote the Free Throw, Keep Christ in Christmas Poster and Essay Contests. There were lots of familiar faces and there were some new ones, but they asked some good questions and seemed genuinely interested and eager to participate. She says she has a monthly e-mail that goes out to our Parish School of Religion families and she can give them information as well.

Reminders/announcements:

  1. We still have some Seminarian Mission Fund Raffle tickets available and we can get more. The money is used to fund mission trips for seminarians at Notre Dame Seminary and St. Joseph Seminary. Your support gives you a chance to win $5,000 (first prize), $2,500 (second prize), $1,000 (third prize), $500 (fourth prize), and $250 (fifth prize.)

  2. The deadline for the Essay Contest and Christmas Poster Contest is December 3rd.

  3. The Free Throw Contest will be December 12th.

  4. March 4th is the first Friday in Lent this year.

  • Thank you all.
  • Fraternally, Ken Koehler, Grand Knight
  • Visit the Council website at mykc8601.com
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Marty Mumphrey

What’s Cooking with Marty

Cooking schedule for December

We have no cooking events scheduled for the month of December. Please have a blessed Christmas and thank you for all that you do to make our meals special.

Marty Mumphrey

Food Director KofC Council 8601

A special thanks to Jeremy Skupien, Manda’s fine meats and ExxonMobil. Both companies help us feed the masses. Please support these companies when possible.
I thank all of you for your hard work bringing meals to so many.
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Awards Announced at November 2021 Meeting                                                                                      Mickey Brown was named Knight of the Month for September at recent November 7 meeting. Congratulation to Mickey Brown!!!!!!! See Mickey Brown picture on the Awards and Community Activity page.

Awards Announced at October 2021 Meeting                                                                                                Mike Giroir and Marty Mumphrey was named Knight of the Month for September at recent October 7 meeting. Congratulation to Mike Giroir and Marty Mumphrey!!!!!!! See Mike Giroir and Marty Mumphrey picture on the Awards and Community Activity page.

Awards Announced at August 2021 Meeting                                                                                              Bill Bozzelle and Curtis Lauret was named Knight of the Month for July and a special award for the Council at recent August 5 meeting. Congratulation to Bill Bozzelle and Curtis Lauret!!!!!! See Bill Bozzelle and Marty Mumphrey picture on the Awards and Community Activity page.

Speaker at July 2019 Meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent July meeting, Deacon Robbin Tomplet. He talks about hospitably towards visitors, guests, and even strangers.  
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Speaker at May 2019 Meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent May meeting, Stacy Lamar, MS, M.ED, Program Director from Sanctuary House and St. Patrick House. She talked about the services they offer the community.
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Award Announced at April 2019 meeting
EJ Hebert was named Knight of the Month for March at the recent April 4 meeting. Congratulations to EJ Hebert!!!!!!!!!
Speaker at March 2019 meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent March meeting, Connie Anderson, Director of Donor Relations from Evergreen Life Services. She talked about a wheelchair ministry and their services they offer the community.
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Award Announced at February 2019 Meeting
John Coco was named Knight of the Month for January at the recent February 7 meeting. Congratulation to John Coco!!!!!!! See John Coco picture on the Photos page.
Awards Announced at January 2019 Meeting
Lester & Lynn Hitchcock was named Family of the Month for December at the recent January 3 meeting. Bryon Hume was named Knight of Month. Congratulations to Lester & Lynn Hitchcock/ Bryon Hume!!!!!!!!!!
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Our guest, Norman Boone, accepted a check on the behalf of St. Vincent de Paul from the Ladies Auxiliary.
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Awards Announced at December 2018 meeting
Joseph & Margert Mannino was named Family of the Month for November at the recent December 6 meeting. Robert Travasos was named Knight of Month. Congratulations to Joseph & Margert Mannino/Robert Travasos!!!!!!!!!! See Joseph & Margert Mannino/ Robert Travasos  picture on the Photos page.
Speaker at October 2018 meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent October meeting, Kay Keys, Pharmacy Director from St. Vincent de Paul. She talked about the pharmacy daily obligations and the troubles with certain medicines.
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Award Announced at September 2018 meeting
Joseph Mannino was named Knight of the Month for August at the recent September 6 meeting. Congratulations to Joseph Mannino!!!!! See Joseph Mannino picture on the Photos page.
Speaker at August 2018 Meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent August meeting, Lorraine Besson. She talked about a situation with miracles that effect her life.
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Speaker at June 2018 Meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent June meeting, Ms. Anita from Sanctuary and St. Patrick House. Sher talked about what they had to offer the community.
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Award Announced at January 2018 meeting
Jason Farris was named Knight of the Month for December at the recent January 4 meeting. Congratulations to Jason Farris!!!!!
Awards Announced at December 2017 meeting 
Bryon & Janet Hume was named the Family of the Month for November at the recent December 7 meeting. Brett Herbert was named Knight of the Month. Congratulations to Bryon & Janet Hume/Brett Herbert!!!!!!!!!! See Brett Herbert picture on the Photos page.
Awards Announced at September 2017 meeting
Richard Littrell was name the Knight of the Month for August at recent September 7 meeting. Congratulations to Richard Littrell!!!!! See Richard Littrell picture on the Photos page.
Awards Announced at August 2017 meeting

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!!!!!

Awards Announced at June 2017 Meeting
Tyronne & Cynthia LaStrapes were named Family of the Month for May at the recent June 3 meeting. Bryon Hume was named Knight of the Month. Also Jay Cefalu was given special tokens of appreciation by the Council in a form of a gavel, KC pens, and vest. Congratulations to Tyronne & Cynthia LaStrapes/Bryon Hume/Jay Cefalu!!!!!!!! See Jay Cefalu & Bryon Hume picture on Photos page.
Awards Announced at May 2017 Meeting
Jason & Theresa Farris were named Family of the Month for April at the recent May 4 meeting. Marty Mumphrey  was named Knight of the Month. Congratulations to Jason & Theresa Farris/Marty Mumphrey!!!!!!!!
Speaker at April 2017 Meeting
Our speaker was Matt Marcel, who is our Field Insurance Agent, he talked about KC long-term care insurance.

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Awards Announced at April 2017 Meeting
Barry & Pam Glover were named Family of the Month for March at the recent April 6 meeting. Joe Lawler  was named Knight of the Month. Congratulations to Barry & Pam Glover/Joe Lawler!!!!!!!!
Award Announced at February 2017 Meeting
John Coco  was named Knight of the Month for January at the recent February 2 meeting. . Congratulations to John Coco!!!!!!!! See John Coco picture on the Photos page.

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Speaker at January 2017 Meeting
Our speaker was John Coco, who is our Cultural Life Director, he talked about the Baton Rouge LIFE MARCH that was going be held downtown Baton Rouge.                                         IMG_0206.JPG
Award Announced at January 2017 Meeting
Mickey Brown was named Knight of the Month for December at the recent January 5 meeting. Congratulations to Mickey Brown!!!!!!!! See Mickey Brown picture on the Photos page.
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Award Announced at November 2016 Meeting
Father Matt Dupre’ were named Knight of the Month for October at the recent November 3 meeting. Congratulations to Father Matt Dupre’!!!!!!!!
Award Announced at October 2016 Meeting
John & Nancy LeBlanc were named Family of the Month for September at the recent October 6 meeting. Congratulations to John & Nancy LeBlanc!!!!!!!!  See John & Nancy LeBlanc picture on the Photos page.
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Guest Speaker at October 2016 Meeting
Our guest speaker for the recent October meeting, Lisa Zumo, from St. Patrick’s Life Brigade for the race” Born To Run”. She talked about the organization that was putting on the race.
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Guest Speaker at July 2016 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.

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Awards Announced at June 2016 Meeting
Neal & Angela & John Paul Lorio were named Family of the Month for May at the recent June 2 meeting. Jerry Liparito was named at the meeting was the Knight of the Month. Congratulations to Neal & Angela & John Paul Lorio/Jerry Liparito!!!!!!!!  See Neal & Angela & John Paul Lorio/Jerry Liparito picture on the Photos page.
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Awards Announced at May 2016 Meeting
Kristian, Tran & Ellis Fruge were named Family of the Month for April at the recent May 5 meeting. Marty Mumphrey was named at the meeting was the Knight of the Month. Congratulations to Kristian, Tran & Ellis Fruge/Marty Mumphrey!!!!!!!!
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Council 8601 has received the Special Award
Jay Cefalu, our grand knight and Mickey Brown announces on May 5 meeting, that Council 8601 had awarded the 20th Council in the points to Supreme.
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Awards Announced at April 2016 Meeting
Richard & Joan Littrell were named Family of the Month for March at the recent April 7 meeting. Lenten Fish Fry Crew was named at the meeting was the Knight of the Month. Bart Ackermann accepted the Knight of Month award on behalf of Lenten Fish Fry Crew. Congratulations to Richard & Joan Littrell/Bart Ackermann!!!!!!!!  See Richard & JoanLittrell/Bart Ackermann picture on the Photos page.
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Guest Speaker at April 2016 Meeting

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Our guest speaker for the recent April meeting, Dr. Gayhan, from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, talked about dementia, Alzheimer disease, louis disease & heart problems.
Check Present to Deshotel Family
Matt Marcel present a check to Bart Deshotel for $2400 from our KC January Fundraiser to go toward the Deshotel Family. See Bart Deshotel picture on the Photos page.
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Awards Announced at February 2016 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.

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 2017 Public Service Award Winners
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Trooper Cedrick Ross, LA State Police Troop ‘A’ 

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Chief Carl Dabadie, Jr. accepted for Officer Travis Norman, Baton Rouge City Police

2016 Public Service Award Winners
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(Left to right: Walker W. Cress-Baton Rouge Fire Department, Corporal Ronald Norman, Jr.-Baton Rouge Police, Deputy Jared Arceneaux-Baton Rouge Sherriff Office)

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Introduce the 2019-2020 Officers
Richard Littrell- Grand Knight                      Manuel Sierra-Outside Guard
Kenneth Koehler- Deputy Grand Knight   Matthew Spitznagel-Inside Guard                          Jim Cazes- Chancellor                     Kevin Heltz-Third year Trustee
Bret Hebert- Advocate               Joseph Mannino-Second year Trustee
Mickey Brown-Treasurer/Lecturer   Jay Cefalu-First year Trustee                                             John Coco- Recorder                            Bill Bozzelle- Financial Secretary                            Butch Pitchford- Warden
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Time to Get Your KC Shirt for Spring

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

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KNIGHTS DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

12/4    Roger Travasos

12/5    Julio Peck

12/8    Victor Sages

12/12  Mark Brady

12/14  John Maus

12/17  Kevin Heltz

12/21  Bryon Hume

12/22  Laurence Stallings

KNIGHTS AND LADIES DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

12/1    Tyrone and Cynthia Lastrapes

12/7    Julio and Sabrina Peck

12/12  Mike and Julie Giroir

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Website Director request
Kevin Baronne -our current Website Director ask if anyone has anything they would to put on the website, they should direct the information and photos to kpbgemini@bellsouth.net.
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