Knights Of Columbus

Alaska Knights In Action

Fraternal year 2016-2017

Title: Cathedral of the Nativity of BVM Monthly Pancake Breakfast

Council: Archbishop Seghers 1760

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Date: 09/11/2016

Purpose of activity: Archbishop Seghers Council 1760 helps build the parish community by providing a monthly pancake breakfast during the school year.

Description: For many years Archbishop Seghers Council 1760 has provided a monthly pancake breakfast on the second Sunday of each month from September through May. Breakfast is served from about 9 AM to 11 AM Sunday morning in St. Ann's Hall. Setup and prep work begin about 730 AM. One team sets up tables and chairs etc. in the hall. We use the Knight's paper place-mats. Matt McGuan's kitchen team does the prep work and cooking. Menu generally consists of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, salsa and pancake toppings which may include strawberries and whipped cream. We have a box for donations. Costs of breakfast supplies is generally about $115. Donations generally run about $230. Attendance varies from about 50 to 80. Very well received by those who attend.
Fr. Pat Casey is very appreciative of this breakfast, and thanks the Council. Fr. Pat encourages us to advertise it in the public media as a way of getting possible new members into the parish.
Note that 12% participation is based on total membership of 86 but only about 60 are in Juneau. The date shown is the start date, end date is 2nd Sunday in May.

    


Title: Family of the Month

Council: St. Benedict 12290

Category: Family

Date: 07/01/2016

Purpose of activity: To promote strong family unity within the council.

Description: Each month as a council, we select a worth family for Family of the Month. We look for the qualities of what the family does. Not only what the Knight may do in the council but also what the Spouse and possibly children do for the Parish Community. Each month the family is awarded a certificate from the council. As Grand Knight I forward the nomination to Supreme for the 100 families of the month contests. With this we have had 4 during this fraternal year so far to be selected in the 100 family competition.


Title: 2017 Lenten Food Drive: Five Loaves - Two Fish

Council: St. Paul Miki 10798

Category: Family

Date: 3/1/2017

Purpose of activity: Raise awareness of hunger both locally and globally and to respond to that need with a non-perishable food drive during Lent, collection of funds to provide fresh produce and dairy for needy families and to provide volunteer opportunities to assist the needy at Saint Francis House Food Pantry and the Alaska Food Bank.

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St. Paul Miki Council 10798
Family Service Project
3/01/2017 – 4/12/2017
2017 Lenten Food Drive:  Five Loaves – Two Fish

Purpose of Activity:  Raise awareness of hunger and need in both our local community and state and to respond to that need with a non-perishable food drive, collection of funds to provide fresh produce, dairy and meat to needy families and to provide volunteer opportunities at St Francis House Food Pantry and Alaska Food Bank.

We all know the familiar story in the gospels of John (6: 1-13) and Mark (8: 1-9) where Jesus feeds the multitudes with only five loaves and two fish.  Five loaves and two fish is only a beginning.  We are all called to be disciples of Jesus.  Alone I can only feed myself – but together, with Jesus, we can feed the world.

While non-perishable food is collected thru out the year at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish for St. Francis Food Pantry, this is the fifth consecutive year the St. Paul Miki Knights have conduct a focused food drive during lent calling on all parish families to set aside at least one can of food each day of lent to help feed those in need.

Anchored by a “40 Cans for Lent” non-perishable food drive several goals were set:

  1. Collect non-perishable food with a “40 Cans for Lent” food drive
  2. Raise funds to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat for needy families
  3. Provide volunteer opportunities at St. Francis House Food Pantry and the Alaska Food Bank
  4. Raise awareness that hunger knows no bounds and is local as well as global.

Halfway thru lent this year, over 2,200 of pounds of can goods have already been delivered by the Knights to St. Francis House Food Pantry.  Monetary donations for fresh produce, dairy and meat received to date total $1,628. Knights, families and youth from the parish have volunteered to sort and stock food at the pantry and assist Pantry clients with their shopping. Volunteers also spent half a day packing food boxes at the Alaska Food Bank for shipment to seniors across the state.

To date over the past five years 20,670 lbs of food have been collected and delivered to the St. Francis Food Pantry thru the Council sponsored Lenten food drives.  In addition over $16,000 has been donated to the food pantry for fresh produce and dairy products. During these Lenten projects 822 volunteer hours have been given by knights, their families, parishioners and the parish youth groups.

This program highlighted the desperate need for food during this time of the year in our local community and provided an opportunity for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishioners to reach out as a family and help those in need during their Lenten preparations.  The program also highlights the role of the Knights of Columbus in helping those in need. 

Pulpit Announcement – 2017

Good Morning / Evening –

We all know the familiar story in the gospels of John (6: 1-13) and Mark (8: 1-9) where Jesus feeds the multitudes with only 5 loaves and 2 fish.
We would like to invite you to join us in our Parish Lenten Food Drive.  The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a “40 CANS FOR LENT” food drive.  Non-perishable food items are being collected in the wooden bins in the narthex.

During these 40 days of Lent we are asking each family to consider setting aside one item of food each day for St. Francis House and on Sunday when you come to Mass to feed your soul you can help feed those in need. 

Each day over 100 families come to St. Francis House in need of food and in need of hope.  Last year you donated over 4000 lbs of food to help feed these families.

We also will be collecting donations toward fresh vegetables and fruit as well as dairy products.  Donation envelopes are available in the narthex.  You can place your donation in the collection baskets.

Volunteers are always welcome but especially so during our Lenten project.  There are volunteer opportunities to assist at the food pantry. Volunteers may assist shoppers or help keep the shelves full.  The need has been growing.  We join with Pope Francis in caring for the hungry in our human family.

Five loaves and two fish is only a beginning.  We are all called to be disciples of Jesus.  Alone I can only feed myself – but together, with Jesus, we can feed the world. 

THANK YOU.


 

 

 

 


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