Knight Writer August 2018

Grand Knight Report

I hope everyone is having a great summer. I would like to thank the Officers who helped serve the Council this past year. I look forward to working with the Council this coming year and working with Brother Knights in our activities, thank you.

The fish fry committee met on June 27 and made a few adjustments to pricing. Meals-To-Go will increase by a quarter to $9.50. All-Fish dinner increases a dollar to $16. The All-Fish Special including 2 pounds of fish plus 3 side dishes will increase to $22. No change to the Eat-In meals at $10 and no change to the official menu. We will have breaded chicken strips this year (until Lent) which will be easier to prepare compared to the chicken breasts. At the Council Meeting the members voted to have 16 fish frys this coming season. The first fish fry is on October 19 and the last on Good Friday is April 19, 2019. I would like to thank the committee for their leadership in this worthwhile event.

For our Brother Knights who are golfers, Bryan Council 1915 is sponsoring the District 57 2018 Golf Outing on Saturday September 29, at the Riverside Greens in Stryker, Ohio. They will have a 9:00 a.m. registration, with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. The advance registration is $50 per person or $95 per 2 person team. On the day of the event the cost will be $55 person or $100 per 2 person team. The event includes 18 holes, cart for 2, lunch with a meal following. Door prizes, hole prizes and winning team prize will be awarded. Please contact Jeff Burkholder at 567-239-1106 This event is a good way to have fellowship with other Brother Knights.

The Senior Christmas Dinner Committee met recently. The members include Jim Timbrook, Charlie Bakle, Jr., Sean O’Donnell, and Rex Eutsler. In lieu of having a sit down dinner they are recommending having meals delivered to those who are unable to get out for a Christmas meal. They are checking with the local parishes and organizations to collect names of those people. The list of previous years of Senior Dinner home delivery meals will be considered also. The plan is to have a team of two members for each visit. They will deliver the meal and visit with the person(s) and wish them a Merry Christmas. The date for this event would be Sunday, December 16, 2018. Our plan is to combine this event with the K of C Member Family Christmas Party to be held around 1:00 pm that same day. We would take advance reservations for the party, and it would be a potluck with Council providing the meat.

August is the month we celebrate the birth of Father Michael McGivney, August 12, 1852. He was born to Irish immigrant parents, Patrick and Mary (Lynch) McGivney. He was the eldest of 13 children, six of whom died in infancy or childhood. His father worked as a molder in a Waterbury, Connecticut brass mill. Michael attended the local Waterbury district school but left at 13 to work in the spoon-making department of the brass mills. In 1868 at the age of 16, he entered the Seminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. He continued his studies at Our Lady of Angels Seminary, near Niagara Falls, New York (1871-1872) and at the Jesuits’ St. Mary’s College, in Montreal, Quebec. He had to leave the seminary, returning home, to help finish raising his siblings after the death of his father, in June 1873. McGivney later resumed his studies at St. Mary’s Seminary, in Baltimore, Maryland; he was ordained a priest on December 22, 1877, by Archbishop James Gibbons at the Baltimore Cathedral of the Assumption.

Vivat Jesus!

Your Grand Knight

Rex Eutsler

Events coming in September:


Pancake Breakfast Team 3


RSVP deadline for Appreciation Dinner


Officer & Building Board meetings


St. Mary parish festival


Council Meeting


Appreciation Dinner


Defiance Has Talent and Heart

Events in October


Officer & Building Board meetings


Pancake Breakfast Team 1


Council Meeting


Rosary Rally


St. John Fest-for-All


First Fish Fry of the new season

Remember Council and Building Board now meet Wednesday.

Prayers for health and healing:

Brother Knight Ralph Melchor’s stepson Julian Barrazza passed July 10thkeep Ralph, his wife Yolanda and family in your prayers. 8/2018 PGK William Ware’s father William Sr. passed June 9th; keep him, wife Robin and family in your prayers 6/18. Brother Knight Deacon Don Meyer is at Twin Rivers pray for his restored health and strength 6/18. Brother Knight Daniel Bakle passed May 11th; keep him, wife Janis and family in your prayers 6/18. Pray for those who have no one to pray for them. Keep these Brothers and their families in your prayers.

Your prayer request will remain on KW Prayer List for 2 months. If you want to keep your family member on Prayer List longer let me (editor) know and I’ll resubmit your request for another 2 months.

Anyone who would like their names on this Prayer List or if you know of someone who needs our prayers let me know. Thanks for all your prayers.

"Trees of Life" Benefit for Brady Chapa

This year's "Defiance Has Talent and Heart"will be held Sunday Sept. 23 at 4 pm at the K of C Hall.

The recipient will be Brady Chapa---a 10-year-old from Liberty Center who is being treated for Rhabdomyosarcoma Childhood Cancer.

Brady has been fighting cancer since being diagnosed last September, so he and his family would appreciate your support and prayers. The Benefit will include a buffet meal, raffles & auctions, and outstanding talent presentations, with Rick Small serving as emcee.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for students) and must be purchased by Sept. 17. Tickets are available at Ken's Furniture, A Little Slice of Heaven Cheesecake Shop, or contact Deb Weisgerber at 419-782-4311. Come for an evening of fun and great entertainment, while supporting a very worthy cause!

(If any members are available to help, set-up will be at 11 am on Sept. 23)

Tickets sell out quickly, so get yours soon!

Quote from Pope Francis

“We cannot forget that evangelization is first and foremost about preaching the Gospel to those who do not know Jesus Christ…. Many of these are quietly seeking God, led by a yearning to see his face, even in countries of ancient Christian tradition. All of them have a right to receive the Gospel. Christians have the duty to proclaim the Gospel without excluding anyone.” (Joy of the Gospel)

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

Jesus Christ, truly God and truly man, Redeemer of the universe, the Child born of Mary, the God-man who hung on the cross, the Savior raised from the dead, that Jesus is the Jesus who, right now, is dwelling in the depths of your soul…upon the simple condition that you love Him! “Jesus in You” Dr. Mark Miravalle

Pancake Breakfast

  1. 2 is on duty August 5thfrom 9:00 to 11:00. We will be serving pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice and coffee. And those pancakes are going to be made from scratch. Please tell your friends and neighbors about it and plan to attend Meal price: Adults $7 but Senior Citizens $6; Children 6-12 $4 and 5 and under are free.

Schedules for 2018 have been mailed to all team members and if you need another copy give Terry a call.

Team 2 Members: Mike Brubaker, Efrain Canales, David Diehl, Bruce & Delores Gamiere, Bill Krueger, Terry Murnane, Sean O’Donnell, Michael & Anne Sharpe, Brad Stover, Frank Melchor and Bill Meyer* (Bill & Dick Weisgerber will do Saturday prep work). If you can’t work on the assigned day, please call another team member and work out a trade with them. Many hands make light work.

Annual Council Steak Fry Wednesday August 8th

  1. Please call by 1stto RSVPif you can join us Wednesday 8that 6:00 pm for food and fellowship at the hall. We will be grilling steaks, and serving baked potatoes, tossed salad, corn on the cob, bread, and ice cream for dessert. We’ll have some hot dogs for those that want them. Cost is $10/person at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Please bring potential new members as Council’s guest. This is a family event so bring your spouse and family. Again so we can order the food please RSVP by 1 to Terry Murnane (419) 782-4256. When you call it will be an answering machine so speak clearly leaving your name, the event you are calling about, number of people attending, and a return phone number. Also you can respond by e-mail. murnanet@

As in the past, we need some help putting this meal together so if you are willing to help cook or clean up, let us know.

Installation of Officers

District Deputy Duane Bassett will install Council 1039 Officers immediately following the steak fry. The ceremony only takes 15 minutes and all those in attendance can pause their socialization to observe with the dignity the proceedings deserve. This means we need all officers present please, and wear a shirt with a collar. And we are looking for a few more officers. If you are interested in serving as our Chancellor, Advocate, or Outside Guard, please let Rex know.

Victory/Appreciation Dinner

CALL US IF YOU CAN COME! If you sold part of 1,228 charity tickets for Council 1039 this spring, you are invited to the party we are having Sunday September 16th. Doors open at the hall for social hour at 5:00 and a catered dinner will be served at 6:00.

We will award cash prizes to people who sold the qualifying quantities of tickets. Joe Tumeo takes first place this year with 175 tickets sold and Skip Stites has second place with 101 sold. Thanks to everyone who sold tickets! If you want to know how many tickets you sold, give Terry a call at 782-4256.

This is also our 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner! If you helped Council 1039 accomplish something fulfilling the Order’s precepts of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity, we want you and your spouse or guest to come to dinner at no charge. We have many projects throughout the year that require countless hours of volunteer work. This is a small attempt to show our appreciation for your service.

You have some time to decide if you are coming! Please respond by September 4 if you are coming. Call Terry Murnane’s answering machine (419) 782-4256. Speak clearly leaving your name, the event you are calling about, number of people attending, and a return phone number. If you prefer you can also respond by e-mail to

Football Tickets

The new football tickets are in; if you want to sell some for your council, let Terry know how many you want and they will be sent to you. If you want to buy one or more, send him a check and he will send you a stub. $20 each this year, make check to K of C 1039 and mail it to the hall at 111 Elliott Rd.

The 2018 Football Sweepstakes involves 10 weeks of games played by the NFL this season from October 28 to December 30.

Donation is $20.00 per ticket. At least $2,500 in prizes will be awarded each week or at least $25,000 over the contest period. Winners are determine by ticket holders with the four teams that score the most – or the least – number of points in that given week of games. The scores from the previous week’s games are used for teams that are not scheduled to play on any given week.

A winners’ list will be posted on www.fundcrazr.comand– Password is going to your ticket number.

Tickets that are sold can be turned in any time before October 19. If you have questions, contact Terry Murnane (419) 782-4256

Bishop Rappe Assembly #824 meeting

The next meetings for the Bishop Rappe Assembly will be at Blakeslee K of C Hall on Monday August 27that 7:00 pm regular meeting. Then on September 24that St. Augustine Church Napoleon at 6:30 they will have a Steak Dinner and the Ladies are invited. Come and join the fun and fellowship.

Recent Donations:

St Mary Catholic Church

hall rental for Advent by Candlelight 11/25/18


2018 Membership Dues

Statements have been mailed and it’s past time to pay your dues. There are also some outstanding prior year’s dues to be paid. If you lost the bill and don’t remember what you owe, or have any questions about your dues, give Terry a call 782-4256.

Address changes

If your address changes or we have your name spelled wrong, or you want the Knight Writer sent by email, please let us know. Email Terry Murnane at or leave a message at 782-4256.


Let us know if you and your family have any special celebrations or anniversaries that you would want to be put in our news letter.

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