Serving the Saint John Bosco Parish of Branford, Connecticut
You can join the Fr. McGivney Guild today:
You may find this announcement in your November 2017 issue of Columbia Magazine on page 32. Cut it out, fill it out, send it in!
And if you didn’t get this month’s issue, print this page out, fill it out, and send it in! Be sure to join today if you haven’t already.
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Star Councils are defined in this month’s issue of Columbia Magazine as follows:
To see which councils in Connecticut were awarded Star Council Awards in 2016-2017, see: http://branfordkofc.org/congratulations-to-star-councils
Source: page 27 of https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/columbianov17en
Congratulations to our fellow Connecticut Knights of Columbus Councils who were listed in this month’s Columbia Issue for having achieved Star Council status:
Source: page 27 of https://issuu.com/columbia-magazine/docs/columbianov17en
Congratulations to Bro. Mike Ferraro and Rev. Robert Landback (shown above) who received the Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Medal for their work and commitment to pro-life on Sunday October 8, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford where Archbishop Leonard P. Blair celebrated the annual archdiocesan Respect Life Mass.
For more information see: http://www.prolifeministry.org/news/17-10-08_respectlifemass.html
Image Sources (top): https://content.parishesonline.com/bulletins/03/0017/20171015B.pdf (bottom): http://www.prolifeministry.org/news/17-10-08_respectlifemass.html
Bro. Jim Hayes is running a $10/ticket raffle. The four prizes are pictured below. The drawing will be held at our Christmas Party in December. Click on any picture below to see more information about that product. Which one will you win?
Buy your tickets at our next meeting!
Apple iPad Pro (worth $649)
Amazon Gift Card (for $300)
Le Petit Cafe Gift Card (for $150), an award-winning restaurant on the Branford town green…
Stop & Shop Gift Card (for $100)
Category : USCCB
Do you want to know the Catholic News Services’ top 10 movies overall and top 10 family films of 2016?
Anyone may open and read all the articles available on Catholic News Service by subscribing to a 1, 2, or 3 year subscription from http://store.usccb.org, provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Without a subscription, only 5-10% of the articles will open on the CNS site. To see more on Catholic News Service, visit http://www.catholicnews.com.
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A one-year subscription to Catholic News Service is $99.
Are you wondering what movie heads the 2016 Best Movie List?
You can find out by visiting the Catholic News Service now because the movie list does NOT require a subscription.
It can be found at the following website address: (just click the link to visit it)
Image Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/mediaviewer/rm3938516992
Category : Archdiocese of Hartford
For the very latest news in our Diocese and around the world, please visit this month’s edition of the Catholic Transcript Online, the Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut.
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Supreme has several interesting links that every Council 10 member, regardless of age, should familiarize themselves with:
This is Supreme’s homepage for young adults. Note that this is every Knight between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
This is Supreme’s Young Adult Chapters home page. A young adult chapter is a joint venture between a state council, local councils (e.g. COUNCIL 10) and the Supreme Council office designed to respond to the unique needs of young adult members. The most recent one is launching THIS MONTH (October, 2017) in St. Louis.
Image source: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/college/youngadult/
Download “Into The Breach – An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men“, a PDF document that Supreme is asking all young Knights to read. The following is part of a description from Supreme’s site:
“Supreme Knight Carl Anderson has challenged all college councils to facilitate a reading and discussion of Into the Breach on their campuses this school year. Meet with your chaplain to discuss the best way to implement the Into the Breach program. Different approaches will suit different councils. You might conduct an eight-week program, in which members weekly read a selection from Into the Breach and meet to discuss it and work toward spiritual goals. You might do an accelerated version of this, meeting a couple of times a week. Or, you might choose to hold a weekend retreat centered on Into the Breach.”
Quote & Document Source: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/college/member-resources/into-the-breach.html
Image Source: https://soundcloud.com/phoenixdiocese/into-the-breach-an-apostolic-exhortation-to-catholic-men
Category : Vatican
A 10 minute video narrative by Bishop Robert Barron on the “Invasion of Grace” (as in how Jesus got into Simon’s boat and began to give orders). He asks, “how do we respond when Grace invades our life without asking our permission? When Grace breaks in, what do I do?”
He also discusses how he came to learn about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati including pictures.
Source: http://www.frassatiusa.org/ and http://WordOnFire.org
L to R: Ed Kirk, John Wilkinson,Stephen Montano, Jack Barletta, Liam Cotter, Mike Ferraro, Andy Perrone, Protais Tala, John Mooney, Stephen Wilhelm,Nick Vamvakis,Joe Byrne,Gary Buteau, Alan Brown
Photo: Stephen Montano
A charitable donation was made in August to St. Gianna Center in New Haven, CT:
L to R: Rev. Glen, Joe Byrne, Stephen Montano, a representative from St. Gianna Center on both sides of Mike Ferraro, and Rev. Keefe
Photo: Andy Perrone
Ever wonder where the line is drawn between politics and religion for a Knight? Here is the official social media policy from Supreme re: politics and religion online.
The three fellows at the lower right of this picture are new Sir Knights from Council 10. Thank you to the Council 10 members (also pictured below, but, admittedly a bit harder to find) who came out to support them on this great day!
Far Right (L to R): Stephen Schambach, Ed Kirk, Neal Millane
Council 10 members pull out all the stops on Steak & Cigar Night. Below they are shown giving a traditional Weber grill all it can handle!
Pictured Above: Neal Millane
Pictured Below: ____(far left), Stephen Montano, _____
You were expecting to see Council 10 members below “feeling the burn” after a long bike ride, but all we see below is a feeling the joy! Is that the endorphins? Or is this the “before” picture?
L to R: Stephen Montano, Anthony Paecht, Stephen Wilhelm
The Installation of Officers was held on Saturday, August 5 after the 5 pm mass at St. Mary Church and dinner followed in the Parish Hall starting at 6 pm.
L to R: John Mooney, Al Vignola, Bob Russell, Andy Perrone, Stephen Montano, Neal Millane, Stephen Wilhelm, Matt Hally, Joe Byrne, Tony DeCaprio, Jeff Klarman, Rev. Keefe, Rev. Glen, Marc Ritchie
Council 10’s Annual Blood Drive was held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Parish Hall. Thanks to the 14 Brothers who volunteered for registration and making and/or serving sandwiches.
The Red Cross goal was 55 pints and we achieved 50. There were 58 donors. Unfortunately, some were unable to donate. It was the first time we ever had to ring the bell for a donor who had trouble after their donation. Fortunately there was no serious problem and the Red Cross staff handled the matter very capably.
The annual Steak ‘n Cigar Night of Council 10 was held Wednesday August 23. You didn’t have to smoke cigars or even like steak to come and have a good time. Menu was rib eye steak, baked potato, salad, and cheese cake for dessert.
Above: Neal Millane
Many members of our council already access the internet and/or email every week. As we discussed at our August 14, 2017 meetings, we can save a substantial sum of money by only printing and mailing a small quantity of council newsletters to any remaining members who do not yet have access to our news online via a website visited from a public computer or via an email address.
This website contains an archive of business meeting minutes and newsletters so that any member with access to the web may view our newsletters, even members without email today.