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4049 Hartley Avenue, Easton, PA 18045

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Typically the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Msgr. Gobitas Room at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church

Wednesday, 09/14/16 NEXT MEETING
7:00 PM Rosary, 7:30 PM Meeting.
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Our Next Event

1st Degree Exemplification
Knights of Columbus Union Council 345 in Easton is having a 1st Degree Exemplification on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. Jane's Church MGMR at 7:30 p.m. Meeting will follow.

2016 Christmas Card Sales
- St Jane's 10/8-10/9
- St Anthony's 10/15-10/16
- OLOM 10/22-10/23
- Holy Ghost 10/30 (Sunday Only)
- St Jane's 11/19-11/20

See the Events page for more information & the current list of events
for 2016 & 2017.

Grand Knight's Message

Brother Knights:

Palmer Days has come and gone.  I wanted to thank everyone that helped with this event.  It is always nice to receive the support of the stalwarts, but this year some Brothers returned to help --- I may not have everyone, but wanted to recognize those I do remember being there like Vince Esposito, Steve Farnesi, Kip Hartman, Rick Holjes, Angelo Micciulla, John Petrik and his daughter Michelle, John Stigliano, Jim Szoszorek, our District Deputy, Bob Tarsi, and Bob Vincenzi.  Also, we can't forget the family members that helped with a special shout-out to Sheilia Gualano, Sandy Haney, Dee Rafferty and her family.  Our very own Judge-to-be Victor Scomillio worked the crowd and promoted the event and the Knight's organization. A special thanks to Jeff Leskoksy, and his "Keg Krew" for handling the reintroduction of birch beer, which was a huge success.

Thanks to the tear-down crew for their efforts in completing the storing of our equipment and supplies.  Again, I may not have everyone's name so forgive me, but I remember the following Brothers helping --- Bill Bogari, Bob Cwiekowski, Bob Hale, Phil Katz, Dan Kennedy, Vince Menegus, John Serfecz, and Kevin Wasielewski.  It was so much easier storing everything at the Friary, and for that a special thanks to everyone that readied the space for use --- Vince Menegus for getting the wall panels, Phil Katz for making the shelving, and all the Brothers that provided the muscle to transform this space.

A special meeting at St Jane's MGMR was held on August 24, 2016 for a second degree (Formation Degree) exemplification. In total five members were elevated to 2nd Degree, including Father David Anthony from St Jane's. Bill Bogari spends valuable time to notify eligible members about the degree but all too often the candidates do not have the common courtesy to respond to Bill.  You are not supposed to respond "only if you are attending", so in the future let Bill know your intention---yea or nay.  Common courtesy is not too much to expect.

In keeping with degrees and in maintaining our odd\even system, on September 28, 2016 there will be a first degree (Admissions Degree) exemplification at St Jane's MGMR.  Bill will be sending out notices.  The candidates should be there by 7:00 PM for a meeting start time of 7:30 PM.  After the degree exemplification there will be a social meeting for those in attendance (no business meeting). 

The Football Sweeps tickets have been received.  Jerry Krenik has distributed some of these tickets.  We have 300 tickets to sell --- right now we have distributed only 150 tickets.  If every member were to buy one ticket we would sell all 300 tickets.  While that ideology is great it is not realistic, so we must rely on fellow Brothers to sell multiple tickets to reach our goal of selling 300 tickets.  WE NEED YOUR HELP AND PARTICIPATION.  The deadline is to have all monies submitted to Jerry by 10/1/16.

Tom Rafferty, former GK and now Council Director, participated in the Supreme Convention in Canada.  Tom will provide a brief report on this ceremony.

The Knights have been asked to cover hours during St Jane's Eucharistic Adorations which are every Tuesday following the 8:15 AM Holy Mass and ending at 9:00 PM with benediction; and every First Friday following the 8:15 AM Holy Mass and ending at 12:00 Midnight with benediction.

Our Council Picnic is on Sunday, September 18, 2016. More info to follow.

The Diocese is having a Family Festival at Steelstacks on Sunday September 25, 2016. (See below for details).

Mike Hunsicker has received permission from Monsignor Radocha to have a Family Rosary on Sunday, October 2, 2016 outside St Jane's Church.  Mike will coordinate this event in conjunction with our Vocations Chairman and Program Director.

Our Knight of the Year Dinner will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Palace Restaurant.  The committee will be providing information on this event.

Christmas card sales will take place as follows: (1) St Jane's 10/8-10/9 and 11/19-11/20; (2) St Anthony's on 10/15-10/16; (3) OLOM 10/22-10/23;  (4) Holy Ghost 10/30 (Sunday Only).  We need members on this committee so please contact Frank Gualano if you can help.

Thank you for the prayer chain for Nick Benatti, whose wife and new born are now home.  Also, Joe Dagan is recovering and has been released and is now home.

Mike Hunsicker has agreed to be the Community Director.  We are still seeking brothers to participate in the following leadership roles and committees, so if interested please contact any officer whose contact information appears on our website (kofc345.org) --

Family Director --- Youth Director
Committees:   By-Laws--Christmas Cards--Dues--Fundraising--Picnic--Children's Christmas Party

I look forward to seeing many of you at our next meeting on September 14, 2016.

Vivat Jesus!
Jim Di Paolo
Grand Knight


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Union Council 345
goes back one-hundred and ten years in the City of Easton and has a distinguished record of service to both our catholic parishes and our community. On the most part, the men who make up Union Council 345 today have lived in Easton most of their lives. We have seen a great deal of growth and changes to Easton and its Catholic parishes over the last two decades. We invite all Catholic men in the Easton area to join our council and become Knights.

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