Monthly Notes – July 2015

  1. Reminder from Holy Cross that when the church is locked, the KOC must obtain permission to use the church. The KOC will be given access so that no alarms will be set off.
  2. The Garden ministry needs a shed for tools. Bro. Steve Liuzza is looking into a trailer/container for this and perhaps space for the wrecking crew to store furniture.
  3. Father Jude Michael would like the Mass of remembrance enhanced and made more spiritual, perhaps move to the sanctuary for the entire Holy Cross to participate. More details to follow.
  4. Bro. John Stevens is researching information about Squires (youth) and Columbettes (women), associates of the KOC.
  5. Email from Department of Religious Education, Barb Garvin, more catechist are needed for the youth program. Please contact Barb Garvin.
  6. CRHP women meet this weekend and CRHP men meet in three weeks.
  7. The Burmese community assists with landscape of Holy Cross and the KOC are feeds them
  8. We now have 230 members.
  9. There will be a 2nd degree held in August.
  10.  September 12, 2015 will be a 3rd degree at St. Pius X in Conyers, GA.
  11. Sandwich Ministry will start back up after the summer off. August 7th is when we will next meet at 6:30pm.
  12. Bro. Tom Carney and Bro. James Coltrane of the Wrecking Krewe delivered a truck and a trailer full of furniture for the Burmese community yesterday. Thanks to Bro. Hudson for the trailer.
  13. Our Family of the Month was the Bro. Dan Holmes Family.
  14. The Knight of the Month was Denis Clos.
  15. The Soccer Challenge will be on September 12th with the Parish Picnic.
  16. Please pray for: David Crawford, Denis Clos, Steve Defilice, Fred Stephenson, Rose Kelly, Vin Bryce, Diane and Walter Kahres and Betty Jo Kelly.


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.


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.

Monthly Notes – March 2015


  1. Welcome to Bro. Paul Cammick our newest member.
  2. Bro. David Crawford, and Bro. Steve Defelice are physically sick, please pray for them.
  3. Officers are required to report child abuse if they see it. See GK Don Cirino and he will assist you with an 800-number for the reporting of any child abuse if you see it occur.
  4. March 2, 2015 was a benefits night for the Council. The insurance rep, Bro. Darrell Swopes, attended.
  5. During the Fish Frys someone will be in the kitchen around noon. But generally assistance is needed at 4:30pm. Times of the Lenten fish frys are 5:30 to 7:30pm.
  6. Thank you to everyone who worked the previous breakfast.
  7. The 1st Saturday Rosary had a very small turnout only one knight attended. There will be no Rosary in April as this is Holy Saturday.
  8. Next Sandwich Ministry will be on Good Friday evening at 7pm. Last month was again successful with 15-20 in attendance.
  9. The Ophelia Perez family was recognized as the FOM for March.
  10. St. Pius X High School thanks us for our donation with to the students who traveled to Washington DC for a recent pro-life rally. The council also heard from Ms. Mary Ellen Cenzalli and four students from SPX Lauren Sill, Morgan Hernandez, John Michael Young, and Megan Ananadappa, who recently traveled to DC and thanked the council for our support.
  11. April 18, 2015 will be the next trivia night with benefits to the VA/Fischer House.
  12. Holy Thursday an Honor Guard is requested.
  13. Bro. Bob Diebold reminds everyone of the first degree at St. Thomas More on April 13th, 2015.
  14. Please pray for: Steve Defelice, persecuted Christians throughout the world, Dennis Clos, Jean Clos, David Crawford, PGK Vince Machey and wife, Eugene Vigil, Jim Holmes, Gary Maxwell, Donald Miley at St. Lawrence, Jim Moleta, Joe Smith, Alice Ettelman, Fred Stephenson, Delaney Jane, Nancy Coltrane, Nancy VonCanon.

Monthly Notes – February 2015

  1. We welcome Emmit “Spike” Hawkins, from Council 5062.
  2. We replaced the church’s flag on February 15th as a temporary flag until an all-weather flag can be obtained.
  3. We congratulate Bro. Jose Martinez, from the first Saturday Hispanic roundtable, who was married along with 8 other Hispanic couples.
  4. We’ll be having a Benefits Night on March 2, 2015.
  5. Fish Frys: someone will be here around noon. But generally we need folks at 4:30pm. Times of the Lenten fish frys are 5:30 to 7:30pm.
  6. Hispanic Lunch is February 28, 2015.
  7. Hispanic Youth Mass Moved to May.
  8. Ordination for Deacon Bernardo Buzeta was held at Holy Cross. Congratulate Deacon Bernardo when you see him! And David Hernandez is starting the diaconate program.
  9. The Free-throw challenge was successful. We had 20 participants. St. Thomas Moore will send 8 kids to district and hopefully on to state.
  10. First Wednesday of the month there will be a fourth degree at St. Thomas Moore.
  11. April 18, 2015 will be the next trivia night with benefits to the VA/Fischer House.
  12. Please pray for: Dick Suever, David Crawford, PGK Vince Machey and wife, Jim Moleta, Alicia Vigil, Isiah Vigil, Jim Holmes, Delaney Jane, Nancy Coltrane, Nancy VonCanon, Mareike Nueman, Edith Leisen, Eddie Scherer, Joe Smith.

Monthly Notes – January 2015

  1. We welcome John Cherevect who transferred from St. Thomas Aquinas!
  2. The State Deputy sends a big thank you for all we are doing.
  3. Before our next monthly business meeting, the St. Pius X/KOC scholarship recipients will present what they learned from the support life leadership retreat in Washington D.C.
  4. Thank you to Bob Hudson for the big breakfast turnout.
  5. A recruiting table will be at St. Pius X Catholic School on January 31. If you are interested in staffing the table see Gerry Burns.
  6. The Boy Scout flag has wear and will be replaced in June on Flag Day.
  7. CRHP Women’s Group is in need of food volunteers. Please consider.
  8. The State Convention will be in May.
  9. KOC benefits night will be combined with the First Monday Spanish roundtable and will be Monday March 2, 2015.
  10. The Gwinett Gladiators night for the KOC is January 21, 2015 dinner and game is $35.00.
  11. Fish Fry starts February 20, 2015. Many folks are needed for this. Please assist.
  12. We received a thank you note from Assembly 172, Bro. Dominic in holding the Christmas party together with our council.
  13. Bro. Don Conner reported that 16 from the Young Adults Catholic ministry helped to make sandwiches January 2, 2015 and 6 helped to deliver the sandwiches downtown for the Sandwich Ministry.
  14. Father’s Day of Reflection is January 31, 2015 at SPX; we will have a membership table at this event. Men are needed to man the table.
  15. The Stand for Life will be January 22, 2015 at Christ the King with Rosary at 9:30 am and Mass at 10:00am. We will line Peachtree Street from the Cathedral to Lenox Square for approximately one hour. Meet at 8:00 am to car pool to Christ the King.
  16. 40 days for life will be held in Marietta this year February 18th.
  17. Prayers are needed for the Pain Capable Act in the US House now. We pray this bill passes and goes to the Senate. The vote will be January 22, 2015.
  18. The Free-throw challenge will be February 8th 2015. Assistance is needed.
  19. We got a thank you from the 4th degree for the Christmas Party.
  20. April 18, 2015 will be the next trivia night with benefits to the VA/Fischer House.
  21. First Wednesday of the month there will be a fourth degree at St. Thomas Moore.
  22. Darrell Swope, our insurance rep, met with Supreme Knight Carl Anderson who sends his well wishes.
  23. Eucharistic Ministers to visit the sick KOC shut in. Good idea. What can we do as a Council? If interested, see David Crawford or Don Cirino.
  24. John Cherevect who transferred in needs assistance with a ride for each meeting. He lives off of Flowers Road.
  25. Please pray for: Henry Clark, Ed Armaru, Rose Kelly, Alicia Vigil, Dree Williams, Isiah Vigil, Jim Holmes, The Miles family, Nancy Coltrane, Pam Goehner, Nancy VonCannon, Lucy Melone, Gary Maxwell, Joan Read, Rolando Guerrera, Juan Mercado, Gustavo Hernandez, Lori Menke, Herb Broughton (deceased), Persecuted Christians throughout the world, Hostages held in the Middle East.

Monthly Notes – December 2014

  1. Big thank you to Bob Eichenberg, Erik Peralta, Matt Sherer, Bob Hudson, and Tom Probst on the successful Christmas party.
  2. The Council night for the Posada is December 23rd.
  3. CRHP for Hispanic men had 45 participants and forty team members. KOC provided a breakfast and rosaries for those in attendance.
  4. Knights recruiting table will be at SPX on January 31, 2015. If you are interested in manning the table see Gerry Burns.
  5. Eucharistic ministers are need from the KOC. If interested, see Bro. David Crawford.
  6. Fourth Monday of the month is the first degree; info posted on the website.
  7. Big thank you to Bro. Jim Moleta for the Monastery chocolate sales in November and December.
  8. The first Saturday Rosary in December was held on December 6th. There were enough Knights in attendance to say the Rosary. The KOC sponsored posada will be December 23rd at 7:00pm. Wear shirts please. Next first Saturday Rosary will be held January 3rd, 2015.
  9. Sandwich Ministry had 10-15 volunteers from the Christ Renews His Parrish (CRHP) Spanish ministry helped to makes sandwiches. Next month, January 2, 2015, meet in the kitchen at 6:30 pm, to make sandwiches; should be done by 7:30 pm. Delivery is the first Saturday of the month, downtown. Next month, we are trying to find a group now to assist with preparations.
  10. The Blood Drive was held Saturday, December 6, 2014 and the Christmas party on December 13th, 2014. They were big successes.
  11. Jim Moleta also had big Monastery fudge sales duing the Christmas season.
  12. The National Night of Prayer was held December 8th and had big numbers thanks to the Spanish mass that evening for first Friday. Attendance was over 100 with 14 staying until 1am. Thank you to Father Abelardo.
  13. The Stand for Life will be January 22, 2015. We are taking a bus to the rally if there is enough interest. It will be held at Christ the King at 9:00am. We will line Peachtree Street from the Cathedral to Lenox Square for approximately one hour.
  14. The Free-throw challenge will be coming soon. Watch for announcements. No date is set.
  15. Dan Holmes and Jim Moleta served the youth a Christmas dinner.
  16. The Trivia night generated a check a great donation for the Wounded Warrior program. Everyone won a door prize.
  17. April 18, 2015 will be the next trivia night with benefits to the VA/Fischer House.
  18. First Wednesday of the month there will be a fourth degree at St. Thomas More.
  19. We offer condolences to the Gissy Family on the passing away of PGK Tom Gissy.
  20. The Monastery is celebrating its 70th year. Father James can book a KOC retreat.
  21. Sanford Hillsman and other Georgia KOC officers wish 10355 a Merry Christmas!
  22. Please pray for: Beth Stroud, Bill George, Emily Orr, Jim Holmes, Ruth Pastor, Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church, Geri Moreland, Beth Morford, Herb Broughton, deceased; Persecuted Christians throughout the world, Hostages of ISIS, Gary Maxwell, Dana Kelley, Daniel Kelley, Gil, Nancy Coltrane, Dennis Clos, and Pat Shields.

Monthly Notes – November 2014

  1. We welcome the transfer in of John Phillip Stevens!
  2. Please keep long-time Knight, past GK, and past State Deputy Bro. Herb Broughton in your prayers, as he passed away the prior week.
  3. We’ll have no Hispanic roundtable in November due to the annual mass of remembrance
  4. CHRP for the Hispanic group is the weekend of Thanksgiving.
  5. Our Christmas party is December 13, 2014 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Look for an Evite to be sent to each member.
  6. We proudly gave a Knights shirt to new member Lencho Camacho.
  7. The KOC Annual Mass of Remembrance was held Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00 pm and eleven families attended. There were many phone calls of appreciation. Thank you to Penny Lampe for her assistance.
  8. Next first Saturday Rosary will be held December 6th, 2014.
  9. The Sandwich Ministry reports that there were about thirty-five boys, siblings and parents from the Conquest club to help make sandwiches this past month and due to all the help, the job was completed in 45 minutes! The next event is December 5, 2014 starting at 6:30 pm with delivery the Saturday morning at the Shrine. Next month, we are trying to get Hispanic ministry to assist with preparations.
  10. If you have donations for the Veterans, please get them  to Bro. White by December 9th, 2014.
  11. The Soccer Challenge was held during the HC Carnival this year.
  12. The Basketball Challenge will be coming soon.
  13. The Family of the Month will be Don Boylen and wife Monica for for their efforts with the breakfast and the Knight of the Month is Tom Carney  for his tireless efforts in helping Bro. Herb Broughton in his time of need.
  14. Respect Life meets on the second Saturday from 8-9:30 am each month.
  15. December 8, 2014 is the National Night of Prayer; meet in the sanctuary of HC from 9 pm to 1 am when rosaries and silent prayers will be offered.
  16. The Pregnancy Aid Center will match donations made until the end of the year. See Bro. Vigil for more information.
  17. The Stand for Life will be January 22, 2015. We are taking a bus to the rally if there is enough interest.
  18. The recent Trivia night raised a good donation for the Wounded Warrior program.
  19. Jim Moleta is askin for volunteers for the upcoming Monastery fudge sales. A sign-up sheet was passed around. They will start November 22-23 for three weeks. The Square and I-phone will be used again this year.
  20. David Crawford is appealing for Eucharistic ministers on behalf of Bro. Herb Broughton’s funeral. HC is in need of Eucharistic ministers and it would be a good way for the KOC to be visible to the parish.
  21. SPX will have its annual Father’s breakfast with Fr. Lopez at 8:30am on January 31, 2015. We have been invited to have a KOC table during the event for recruitment. We are a feeder council for SPX.

Monthly Notes – August 2014

  1. The 1st Hispanic Round Table was held and attended by five Knights.
  2. A Mass for Youth is planned for Feb. 28th, and a 4th Degree Honor Guard has been confirmed for the Mass.
  3. We thank those who assisted in selling Holy Cross 50th anniversary t-shirts.
  4. The soccer challenge is to be held at the September 13th 50th Anniversary Carnival and we need volunteers.
  5. The 1st Saturday Rosary on August 2nd had five members attending.
  6. The next Rosary is September 6th.
  7. Council Christmas Party is confirmed for Saturday, December 13th.
  8. The upcoming Fall 40 Days for Life will run September 24th through November 2. Council Knights will be working Wednesday evenings and Eugene asks for volunteers for all hours.
  9. The Wrecking Crew delivered donations by Henry Kelly to Father Ed.
  10. The Sandwich Ministry will be headed up by Ken Farnsworth and Don Conner.
  11. Gerry Burns will coordinate the upcoming FOCUS events: 9/6 spaghetti dinner and 10/25 Boo-B-Q. Please contact him to volunteer.
  12. A 1st degree is planned for August 25th.
  13. A 2nd Trivia Night is scheduled for November 15th.
  14. A 3rd Degree is planned for 9/13 at 10:00 at St. Pius in Conyers.
  15. Lecturer Dick Suever seeks a new initiative to assist families of deceased in order to volunteer the prayers and services of the Council. Dick will be further structuring the program but is looking for volunteers.

Monthly Notes – July 2014

  1. New Grand Knight Don Cirino took charge of his first meeting in July, along with the following new officer slate.
  2. The new officers are: Deputy Grand Knight – Eric Bynum; Chancellor – Tom Carney; Recorder – James Coltrane; Advocate – James Baugher; Warden – Riley Lawhorn; Inside Guard – Miguel Zumaran; Outside Guard – Steve Defelice; Chaplain – Open; Lecturer – Dick Suever; Financial Secretary – Eugene Vigil; Treasurer – Bob Eichenberg; 1st Year Trustee – Tom Probst; 2nd Year Trustee – Bob Hudson; 3rd Year Trustee – Jim Moleta.
  3. The Altar Server Swim Party was held and a fun success.
  4. The next 1st Saturday Rosary is August 2nd.
  5. The Council is making plans for the Council’s 25th Anniversary party scheduled for the 1st Saturday of May.
  6. The Pro-Life Crossroads Walkers will be at Masses the weekend of Aug 2/3.
  7. Fall 40 Days for Life will begin soon.
  8. Father Richard asks that the Knights support the Holy Cross 50th anniversary events.