Council 3956 August 2023 Newsletter

My Brother Knights and Friends,

Thank you to my co-editor Robert Park who has taken on the responsibility to prepare “Knights Corner” for the St. Pius X weekly bulletin. Thank you Debie Solis, bulletin editor for working with us each month. Of course, to all our dedicated contributors who again share their talents with you.

Please note that repetition in this month’s newsletter is by design. Events such as the Third Annual Tony Cerezo Memorial Golf Tournament this upcoming Saturday, August 5th, and the Annual Downriver K of C Picnic on Saturday August 26th are mentioned multiple times along with Flyers. These are significant events on our calendar, and we want you to be a part of each.

Fraternity is an important part of any organization. It is a principal part of the Knights of Columbus. We welcome all members to be a part of these. For those that golf (that’s most of us), we encourage you to come and enjoy the day. There is still time to put a foursome together. For those with families (that’s all of us), come to the picnic. Our K of C council will be well represented and there will be fun no matter your age. Kid’s will have a great time and the cost of $5.00 per carload is an amazing bargain. See the flyers for more information.

Our prayer list continues to grow. Please add Larry Rossi, Tom Monteleon and the family of Richard Gregoire. If there are other intentions, please let us know. We are a brotherhood that is there for each other in prayer and support.

At the conclusion of the newsletter, after the birthday and anniversary wishes, and Robert’s poignant reflection is an article recognizing St. Pius X and his feast day on August 26th. I found this fascinating and had to share it with you. His prayer to St. Joseph is added as our Prayer for the Month. Please read it and keep it with you. It is an inspiring invocation reflecting on labor, grace and talents. Have a blessed month!

Peace,
Anthony (Tony) Chirco
Newsletter Editor and PR Director

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Council 3956 July 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

Growing up, Independence Day was a special holiday in my family. Both my uncles were vets and marched proudly in the Fourth of July parade. The night before, our families would meet at Bishop Park in Wyandotte to be awed by the fireworks. My Grandfather came to America through Ellis Island to start a new life here. He told me, the first purchase he made was a suit, the second was an American flag which he proudly displayed at the top of his front porch. He instilled in us a pride for what these United States represent: The opportunity to use our God given talents to pursue our aspirations and be the best version of yourself.

As we grew older and started a family of our own, we would carry on the tradition he started. My kids remember fondly the fireworks and parade. Now my grandson will be going to his first parade. I hope that pride we share carries on for you and your families. Deacon Chuck brings it home with his articulate writing, tying together the flag and the cross. This newsletter concludes with a powerful prayer for religious freedom. Read each to your kids and grandkids.

Our third annual Tony Cerezo Memorial Golf Tournament and Luncheon is coming up on August 5th. Get your foursome together and sign up. Members of his council will be given a generous discount. Please sign up online. Hole sponsors are also requested. Details are within this newsletter.

Our general business meeting is this Wednesday, July 5th in the Social Hall. Food and socializing begin at 6:00 and our meeting at 7:00. I look forward to seeing you here!

Peace,
Anthony (Tony) Chirco
Newsletter Editor and PR Director

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Council 3956 June 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

Congratulations to each of the newly elected 2023-2024 officers of our O’Brien council 3956. To each of the freshman officers, welcome. I assure you, the commitment you have made will be well worth your time and energy. We look forward to your leadership.

We celebrate the number 50 this month:
It is our 50th consecutive issue. It has been a labor of love. Special thanks to my Co-Editor Robert Park who has now, starting in June taken on the responsibility to write “Knights Corner, our weekly contribution to the St. Pius X Bulletin. Thank you to our Worthy DD Ray Bilyk who besides mentoring our council, has distributed, and monitored our newsletter. Thank you to Worth Grand Knight Mark Garcellano for his ireless contribution to our council which includes headlining this newsletter with his thoughts, wisdom, and photos each month. Thank you as well to Dave Kudla, Bill Robert, Brian Batko, and Dick Gregoire who each has contributed their thoughts each month.

The number 50…

HAPPY 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO OUR GOOD FRIEND, PGK AND ADVOCATE BILL ROBERT AND HIS BRIDE LINDA AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSAY ON JUNE 8th!!

May God Bless you both with many more years together in good health.

To all my brother knights and their loved ones, have a great month and remember our general business meeting this Wednesday in the Social Hall beginning with a happy Hour at 6:00 pm.

Peace,
Anthony (Tony) Chirco
Newsletter Editor and PR Director

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Council 3956 May 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

Our newsletter begins with an invitation to our next business membership meeting on May 3, 2023. We will be accepting more nominations of officers and then elections. These will be the men who will have an opportunity to set the direction of our council for the next twelve months. We each have our ideas of what service to the community is of the most importance. This is an opportunity to set that direction by seeking an officer’s position or becoming a director or project chairman.

For those that just want to help, there will be plenty of opportunities. For those that want a fun time, there will be plenty of opportunities. Upcoming will be our Charity Family Breakfast, The Motorcycle Blessing, Celebration of Mother’s Day, a Red Wing game, a Tiger game, a Euchre game for the adults, planning a parade, a memorial golf tournament, our church festival and more.

As always, I encourage you to read the articles from many of our officers. Each has a message to deliver that is near and dear to their heart. Give them the courtesy of reading what they have to say. See that there are opportunities to volunteer online for many of our upcoming projects. Read on to learn more.

Peace,
Anthony (Tony) Chirco
Newsletter Editor, PR Director and Trustee

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Council 3956 April 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

HAPPY EASTER!

Our newsletter arrives in the mist of so much going on. Our council is growing as this past month, we announced five new brother knights will be joining us. Welcome each of you. Your decision to help us build a better community is much appreciated.

Thank you as well to our “seasoned” brother knights who tirelessly work for the greater good. Our school, our associated charities, the less privileged all are much better for the work that you offer for them.

We strongly encourage those who have been reluctant to offer their help, to come to our meeting on May 5th and see for yourself, not only what you have been missing in your life, but see for yourself what others, less fortunate are missing because you hesitate to use God’s gift for the purpose he intended for you.

For the small council that we are, we do so much. Imagine how much more could be offered if more of us come forward. Many of our active brother knights came back. We are so fortunate that they did.

There were a lot of men at our last meeting. My co-editor Robert Park’s reflection observes. “We have not peaked. The men before us laid a foundation for a strong organization. Be hopeful about the future of the Church and the work we have ahead of us.”

Peace!

Anthony (Tony) Chirco
P.R. Director, Editor and Trustee
K of C Council #3956

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Council 3956 March 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

Blessing to each of you as we enter into this Lenten season.

We suggest you keep this newsletter handy for reference as we enter into March. There is so much going on in the weeks ahead, that we would like you to come back to this as a reminder of what is coming up. Each of these us have responsibilities in our work and family, yet many of us dedicate hours weekly to build our council, which is so important to our community. We humbly ask that you give but a fraction on that time in the months ahead to any of our many programs.

To make it easier to see what may most interest you to help, we have included within our MESSAGE BOARD beginning on page 5 a list of the events coming up. Please glance through and find for yourself what of these most interests you. We ask each one of you to pick at least one (or more), then be there and enjoy the company we share and help others. Lent would be a great time to start!

Peace!

Anthony (Tony) Chirco
P.R. Director, Editor and Trustee
K of C Council #3956

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Council 3956 February 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

First and foremost, please make a point to come to our General Business Meeting this Wednesday, February 1st in the Social Hall. See page 3 of the newsletter for the meeting notice and a list of the agenda items to be discussed. There is a lot that is needed and each project is important. Just pick the one that is most appealing and give us and your community a few hours of your time. That’s all we ask.

You will also notice that several flyers are inserted within the newsletter inviting each of us to attend some pretty fun events including DESERT MEAL for our Seminarians in February, our popular CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER and an invitation to a RED WINGS GAME in March. A rescheduled JOHN TIBBS CONCERT is also in March. We continue to be involved with our St. Pius X school with helping with games and hosting a Winter Ice Cream Social for helping raise money and donations for the Coats for Kids program.

Our Grand Knight Mark Garcellano, District Deputy Ray Bilyk, Deputy Grand Knight Dave Kudlas, Deacon Chuck, Past Grand Knight Bill Robert, and Co-Editor Robert Clark all have messages to share. Even yours truly provides some history about St. Valentine and Valentines Day. There is even a Word Search sent by our Program Director Brian Batko.

Remember your Valentine on February 14th!

Peace!
Anthony (Tony) Chirco, Knights of Columbus #3956PR Director, Editor and Trustee

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K of C Council 3956 January 2023 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

Wow! What a year that was.

We grew as a group this past year. We collectively filled many needs that without the Knights of Columbus council 3956 would not have been achieved. There are Kids with Coats that will face a warmer winter. There are homeless people that have been fed. There are people with special physical and mental disabilities that have been given hope. There are victims of a torturous hurricane that have received relief. There are families in our own community that have received our help. These are among the many recipients of our relentless efforts to make their world a better place.

In this newsletter we look back at what we achieved and look ahead at how we can do more and better. Thank you to each of the worthy officers and directors that articulated their thoughts, promoting our purpose and soliciting your help. Thank you to the quiet Knights that volunteered this past year.

Where are you in your life’s journey and have you achieved peace and happiness in your life? Have you reached an achievement of purpose? Reciprocate God’s abundant blessings by making your world a better place. Please read through all that has been written for you, maybe one of the articles will motivate you to learn how and why we need you. Have fun with the word search and read an ageless New Year’s prayer from Billy Graham that concludes this newsletter.

Peace!

Anthony (Tony) Chirco, Knights of Columbus #3956
PR Director, Editor and Trustee

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K of C Council 3956 December 2022 Newsletter

Brother Knight and Friends,

Happy Holy Days to you all. Our Calendar is full of Holy Days, but none more anticipated than the celebration of our Lord’s birth on Christmas Day. Special thanks to the newsletter team; DD Ray Bilyk, GK Mark Garcellano, DGK Dave Kudla, PGK Bill Robert, Deacon Chuck Dault, Program Director Brian Batko,  Richard Gregiore, and Co-Editor Robert Park. Each has taken the time to provide for you some insight into what was, is and will be in store for our Knights of Columbus Council. 

This month we added a few new twists: We begin with the history of advent, including a link to learn more. Our invitation to our next meeting now includes a summary of topics to be put forward. We wrap in up (thank you Brian) with a Catholic Crossword Puzzle. Answers will be on our website. (No cheating).   Attendance has grown at our recent meetings. Come see why and visit some old friends on Wednesday, December 7th, starting at 6:00 pm in the Social Hall.

May you and all those you love have a Blessed and Merry Christmas. May the year ahead bring fulfillment of our potential and good health in body, mind, and spirit.

Peace.

Anthony (Tony) Chirco, Knights of Columbus #3956
PR Director, Editor and Trustee

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K of C Council 3956 November 2022 Newsletter

Brother Knights and Friends,

Now as Thanksgiving Day approaches, let this newsletter help you find your way. The men that have contributed have taken the time and energy to send you a message. Please take the time, first to read through, including the flyers and allow yourself to be inspired by their messages. The newsletter is not just a list of what we have done and what we are planning to do; but a call for each of us to join together for the common good.

Come to our next meeting, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Social Hall. Dinner will be served. Bring your own thoughts of what you want to get out of your Knights of Columbus. In the meantime, come to church and speak to one of the ushers about what would inspire you to get involved.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and God Blessings to you and your family!

Peace.

Anthony (Tony) Chirco,
PR Director, Trustee and Newsletter Editor

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