Monthly Notes – May 2015

  1. Welcome back to Outside Guard, Bro. Steve Defilice who had a severe stroke in February.
  2. David Crawford had a successful heart valve surgery.

  3. On May 31, 2015, approximately 26 will be receiving the first degree in their native language if possible.

  4. Fourth degree at the youth conference downtown on June 5th and 6th.

  5. Steak night might be held in September or October

  6. June 6th in Greensboro, GA a 2nd and 3rd degree will be held.

  7. There might be a possible 3×3 soccer tournament with a church picnic and a youth fundraiser.

  8. July will have a drama camp in the third week. We will not have breakfast for July.

  9. Tim Nadowski invited us to his Ordination on June 24th.

  10. Father Jude Michael thanked the Council for the donation to the Parish.
  11. Father Jude Michael thanked the Council for cleaning the kitchen.

  12. Next Sandwich Ministry will be August 7th.
  13. Project Selma, AL is a bus ride with Priest for Life to Selma. AL for the protection of the unborn abortion rally in Selma.

  14. We received congratulations from the state Grand Knight on our council celebrating its 25th anniversary.
  15. Please pray for: David Crawford, Denis Clos, Steve Defilice, Fred Stephenson, Rose Kelly, Mareihe Neuemann, Catherine Baker, Gary Maxwell, Jimmy Gallow, Barbara Craft.


34 New Knights Join Our Council 10355!

Brother Knights,

We are please to welcome the 34 new Knights who joined our order with a First Degree on Sunday, May 31.

What a wonderful event. The Assembly Hall was full and we had State Officers in attendance!

The Ceremony had some fun and interesting differences — the new Knights speak the Zo language. They are from Burma.

Fr. Mark Thang Khan Ai presided as he also speaks Zo. He conducted the Ceremony and make explanations in English for us!

Vivat Jesus!

Don Cirino
Grand Knight Council 10355

Monthly Notes – April 2015

  1. Fr. Jude Michael thanked the KOC for the bunny suit for Easter.
  2. Deacon Tim Dekowski is finishing the Seminary. He will be ordained at Christ the King on June 27th at 10:30 am. His first Mass will be the following day at St. Jude at 2:30 pm.
  3. A Pro-Life gift shop will be set up in the Narthex for a clearance sale at this time of confirmations and graduations.
  4. Bro. Dan Holmes fed about 150 youth since the last council meeting. Another dinner will be held on May 5th, 2015.
  5. A first degree will be held in Burmese, with more information to follow. The first degree will need to be scheduled.
  6. Saturday, April the 18th, a very successful trivia night with benefits to the VA/Fischer House was held, no financial report was known at this time.
  7. First Wednesday of the month there will be a fourth degree at St. Thomas More.
  8. Bro. Bob Hudson is asking for volunteers to help scrub down the kitchen after the fish fries on Saturday 25th. Start time will be 9am.
  9. Please pray for: Fred Stephenson was discharged from the hospital with no where to go, Dick Suever, David Crawford,  Delaney Jane, Nancy Coltrane, Nancy VonCanon, Steve and Michelle Defilice, Joe Liuzza, Rolando Gurrero, Gary Maxwell.

Holiday Closed Campus – Letter from Fr. Jude Michael

Good Knights and Grand Master Cirino,

Peace and all good things!

It is not one of my more pleasant duties to call to task anyone at Holy Cross, but it does fall upon me. On Monday, Memorial Day, May 31st, I requested via e-mail, bulletin, the church announcements, as well as Monique’s verbal sharing, that Holy Cross campus is to be completely closed on that holiday. I could not have been clearer in this announcement. Regretfully, people who have “keys” to this campus believe, erroneously, that they can enter this building as they will. Not true!

I arranged to open and close the Church that day giving the entire staff a holiday. We celebrated Mass at 10 AM and contrary to my wishes, a rosary was prayed, a baptism held, and Eucharistic adoration continued, despite the fact on the door was the same message stated above. The only person who “requested” entrance was Guiselle, who normally cleans our church on Sunday, but wished to celebrate with her family and work on Monday. I granted this permission. Guiselle came in, turned off alarm, cleaned, and re-set the alarm, as per instruction. That evening, (we have video proof) some KoC entered the building, turned off the alarm, and played cards. Steve L. was called by the alarm company, arrived on campus, and I believe told the Knights the building is closed, however, the game ensued. I am aware that 2 people were still in the Eucharistic chapel at that time, they entered when the alarm was off and Guiselle was cleaning.

Holy Cross received a bill for $400 for this false alarm. Each time the company comes out to check, and it is a false alarm, that figure rises another $100. We do not have the funds to cover such costs and I would ask the KOC to discuss the contents of the letter and come up with a reasonable solution.

Fr. Jude Michael
June 4, 2015


Reply from Grand Knight

Father Jude Michael, good morning. We decided to donate $400 to the parish to offset the cost of this non-budgeted item; however, we would like to discuss future campus closings on Mondays as we have scheduled meetings on most Mondays through out the year. For example on Labor Day, we have a meeting in Spanish.

Since we will start our new fraternal year on July 1, we have a few other items that we are planning and would like to discuss. If you prefer, I can call you to schedule a meeting.

Grace and Peace,

Donald Cirino
Grand Knight • Holy Cross Council 10355
June 16, 2015