News & Announcements

3rd Annual Turkey Shoot

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3rd Annual TURKEY SHOOT- Saturday November 19thfrom 9:00 – 2:00pm at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 1326 Church St. at Poplar St., Monroe.

 

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council of St. Anna’s Catholic Church, as a community fund raiser”.

 

The Cost is $5.00 per shotwith the winner closest to the center of the target winning a Turkey. The admission is Free and the event will have a concession stand along with a 50/50 drawing.  Please join your neighbors in this fun event. 

 

For Additional information, please contact.  Don Williams (770) 639-3305.

Brother Ed Reinagel Visitation and Funeral Arrangements

Our Brother Ed Reinagel has passed and we want you to remember him and his family in our prayers.

 

Visitation: Meadows Funeral Home, 760 Hwy 11 SE, Monroe, GA, Thursday December 3, 2015 From 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm

 

Funeral Services:  St. Anna’s Catholic Church, Friday, December 4th at 11:00 AM

 

Interment:  Social Circle City Cemetery

 

Ed has been a major part of our council and officer since inception, and we will dearly miss him, but with remembrances of always his smiling face, and his dedication at the Knights functions.  He gave so much to the council’s organization, structure, and as the Lecturer always presented the membership with words of wisdom, guidance, placing the Lord in his every action. Ed was always there. He built Christ's Church wherever he went. Please take time to honor his memory.

 

Please attend the visitation and Funeral.

 

Steve Noel

Monroe Christmas Parade is this Thursday, December 3rd starting at 6:30 PM.

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3The Monroe Christmas Parade is this Thursday, December 3rd starting at 6:30 PM. 

The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree from St. Anna’s will be marching in the Parade, as well as we are inviting all Knights to join us. The 3rd degree should wear their Tuxedo, and other Knights wearing suits and ties.   

The 4th Degree will be meeting at Steve Noel’s office, 124 S. Broad Street in Monroe around 5:15 to change into their regalia. 

This year St. Anna’s will have a decorated float with St. Anna’s parishioners, church organization members, including children. All are welcome. A banner “Keep Christ in Christmas” will be on the side of the float. Ace Willis is coordinating this endeavor. Contact Ace Willis (f404-277-4009) for more information if you and your family are interested. 

The Parade will start at 6:30 PM from the Walton Mill, 600 S. Broad.  We will all meet at our staging site number 27 at Meers Street and Radford Street no later than 5:45 PM. Meers and Radford Street is one block from the Monroe Mill and the Engine Room off of S. Madison. 

The Parade will feed into Hwy 11 around Ian Henderson’s Antique Mall and will end at the City Hall off Hwy 11 and Williams Street. 

This is our annual community function which brings recognition both to the Knights of Columbus, as well as St. Anna’s Catholic Church, and hope you can join us. 

I hope to see you there and if you need any additional information, please call me.    

Bob Gaubert - DGK

770-267-7087

TURKEY SHOOT- OCT 31st from 9:00 – 2:00pm at the American Legion Fairgrounds

TURKEY SHOOT- OCT 31st

 

TURKEY SHOOT

OCT 31st from 9:00 – 2:00pm

at the American Legion Fairgrounds,

1326 Church St. at Poplar St., Monroe. 

 

  • Free admission, $5.00 per shot, closest to the center wins a turkey.  Max 20 Shooters, 12ga. limited to 32 in. barrel length and modified chockes
  • Concession stand and 50/50 drawing.
  • Sponsored by the St. Anna’s Council of the Knights of Columbus. 
  • Additional information: Don Williams (770) 639-3305.

St. Anna's K of C Trivia Night - Saturday, September 12th at 7PM

Please join us for Trivia Night with all of the proceeds going to support the Knights Charities.  Prizes, Snacks, and FUN!

Life Chain October 4 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

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: 0pt;" align="center">Life Chain is a peaceful, silent, prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life where we join other Christians from across the nation and Canada to pray for the end of abortion
Life Chain  October 4 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm 
 
St. ANNA'S Respect Life Ministry & Walton County Right to Life
WHERE?   2 LOCATIONS:  Downtown Monroe (Old Courthouse) or Downtown Loganville on Main Street & Hwy. 78
 
 2 Chronicles 7:14   " ...and if my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land."
 

Congress is set to vote in the coming days on three important pro-life measures

Dear Brother Knights,

Congress is set to vote in the coming days on three important pro-life measures. In the House, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134) would put a one-year moratorium on funding for the organization unless it agrees to abandon its abortion practice. Also in the House, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504) provides federal criminal and civil penalties for failing to provide care to an infant who has survived an abortion attempt. Next week, the Senate is expected to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1553), which bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, the point at which experts agree that the unborn feel pain.

Please contact your elected representatives in support of these measures. Click here to take action on the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134) Click here to take action on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504) Click here to take action on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1553)

At the heart of these three pieces of legislation is recognition of the dignity of the unborn child. In the past several weeks, through the release of several undercover videos, the United States has received a distinct call to reexamine its conscience regarding abortion, which claims the lives of over a million unborn children every year in this country. As you may know, most of the videos show or explain some aspect of the harvesting of organs for monetary compensation, including the grisly details of how these organs are extracted from recently aborted babies, many of them late-term.

Congress has held two hearings, one in the House Judiciary Committee, and one in the Energy and Commerce Committee, investigating the practices of Planned Parenthood and shining a light on this disregard for human life.

I was moved recently to see this video interview of Utah Congresswoman Mia Love discussing the Planned Parenthood videos: “Here we are in the United States of America, and our job is to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—first and foremost life,” she said.

There simply is no good reason for taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood or any organization that performs abortions.  

Thank you for all you do in support of the dignity of human life.

Vivat Jesus!

Carl A. Anderson Supreme Knight 

 

Knights of Columbus 1 Columbus Plaza New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 752-4000

St. Anna's Night at the Ballpark - August 29th 7 PM

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Baseball game (3rd Annual), and tailgater

Saturday August 29th at Cool Ray Field

The event is opened to all parishioners

  • Tickets cost $10.  Seats are in Section 113 along the first base line. 

     

  • The K of C event will start at 5 pm with free Hot dogs, snacks, ice cream and soft drinks available to St. Anna's attendees.

     

  • The game with the Norfolk Tides starts at 7:05 pm. 

     

  • As a special door prize, the Braves are giving the first 2000 attendees a "John Smoltz Bobble Head Doll". 

     

  • For tickets, please contact Richie Boyle at 718-984-1032 or Don Williams at 770-639-3305, or purchase them at the weekend masses.

The KofC Georgia State Newsletter

http://gakofc.org/docs/Newsletters/2015-2016/KcGaStateNewsletter20152016-2Q.pdf

 

Georgia State Council

Knights of Columbus Newsletter

2nd Quarter, 2015-2016 

 

Brother Knights - in the Fraternal Year kickoff newsletter and in our District Deputy and Council Officer meetings, I talked about the importance of getting off to a fast start. Well - you have done that! We are tracking ahead of last year on membership. We also have a new council identified -Georgia Regents College - and through the efforts of DD Karl Stevens and NCD Chairman Mike Boden, we are working to bring this college council in during the Fall. We also have several other new council targets identified.

 

State Roundtable Chairman John Jedlicka sent letters to all roundtable coordinators encouraging them to get their 2014-2015 roundtables renewed for 2015-2016. If you know of a roundtable opportunity in your council, contact John. Roundtables provide an excellent opportunity to pave the way for a new council.

 

Along with all of our elected delegates, I recently returned from the Supreme Convention in Philadelph-ia. I wish that every Brother Knight could have the opportunity to attend the Supreme Convention. If they did, we would not have a recruiting or retention problem in the order. The Masses alone are beauti-ful and the States Dinner is a wonderful celebration of the fraternity and diversity that exists in our order. Here are some highlights of the Convention:

 

The Supreme Knight’s theme for the convention was "Endowed by the Creator with Life and Liber-ty." Many of the presentations reflected this central theme.

 

 

The family was a central focus of the opening Mass and will be a central focus for the entire frater-nal year. The Supreme Knight gave all State Deputies a Holy Family traveling icon that will route through each jurisdiction this fraternal year. Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori will de-vote most of his articles in Columbia magazine to the family unit.

Read More on the PDF Attached....

 

2014 - Christmas Parade Instructions and Route

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For the Monroe Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 6, we currently have eight (8) Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus who will be marching in full regalia as a Color Guard and accompanied by several other Knights. It is the desire of your Knights Council, and that of Father Dan, that as many as possible other Parish Groups and parishioners join us to march in the Parade. As such, as chairpersons and leaders of Parish Ministries I am inviting you to reach out to you Ministries to encourage their participation. We would like to see a strong representation from St. Anna's Parish and we feel that the event would be all the more fun with their representation.

In reference to the subject message below, out of the 75 participating groups for the parade, St. Anna's has been assigned positioneighteen (18). We will be forming up at the "Depot". Please see the attached for the depot location and the parade route. At the depot there will be placards with the corresponding numbers for the groups - -look for #18. As we are close to the front of the parade and the parade is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm; it is requested that all participants be in place by 6:00 pm.

Steve Noel has offered his office for us to get dressed and store our belongings during the parade. (124 S. Broad Street, Monroe - enter from the back for parking. Be ready to depart Steve's office NLT 5:45 pm to be at the starting point by 6:00 pm.  Parade starts at 6:30 pm.

 

Christmas Cheer Tickets - final push - -assistance needed

Brother Knights - - final push for the sale of "Christmas Cheer Baskets" Tickets. We will be doing something a little different this year andI need some assistance

     Thanks to the efforts of Deb Landkamer, we will have a small area inside the Christmas bazaar area where we can display our baskets, advertisement board and sell tickets. I need Knights to sell tickets for a short time after the Saturday evening Mass and the three Sunday morning Masses. The bazaar will end in early afternoon on Sunday and we will conduct our drawing at that time. 

 

     Please respond if you can sell tickets after the following Masses

Saturday, 5:30 Mass, 12/6 - -_Bob Gaubert, Roger Coyne

                                              _Ed O'leary, Rabs

Sunday, 08:30 Mass, 12/7- - __Bob Costantino

                                              ______________

Sunday, 10:15 Mass, 12/7- - Bob Costantino, Bob Kutchback

                                              Tom Offutt

Sunday, Noon Mass,  12/7- -Don Nye, Tom Offutt

                                              Steve Noel

Sunday, 5:30 pm Mass, 12/7 Bob Costantino

                                              Roger Coyne

 

      I will coordinate getting the baskets, advertising board, tickets w/ container and seed money to the hall / individuals covering Saturday. (I will need to be out-of-town Friday & Saturday but will return late Saturday night to be available Sunday)

      Should you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks, Bob Costantino (770-826-8996)

The Catholic League is the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization

Father Dan spoke about the Catholic League at our recent Knights of Columbus and our responsibilities as Knights to support this Catholic civil rights organization.

What is the Catholic League?

The Catholic League is the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. Founded in 1973 by the late Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J., the Catholic League defends the right of Catholics – lay and clergy alike – to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination.

Motivated by the letter and the spirit of the First Amendment, the Catholic League works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened.

The Catholic League is listed in the Official Catholic Directory and has won the plaudits of many bishops.

Is the Catholic League Necessary?

And today’s brand of anti-Catholicism is more virulent and more pervasive than ever before in American history. While it is true that Catholics as individuals have made progress in securing their rights, the degree of hostility exhibited against the Catholic Church is appalling. Quite simply, Catholic bashing has become a staple of American society.

How Do I Join?

Click on this link to complete form and fill in the membership and payment information, then mail it back to the Catholic League, or, follow instruction on the application to submit electronically.  http://catholicleague.org/xcart/home.php?cat=250

We will send you Catalyst, the League’s journal, and let you know of various league activities in your area.

By joining the Catholic League you become part of the most influential lay Catholic organization in the country. You are integral to our mission and our mission is integral to the mission of the Catholic Church.

Consider Watching the Series Premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues

Dear Brother Knight:

This Easter Sunday, April 5th at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central on NBC, you are invited to join millions of viewers for the series premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues
, from producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.

The series will continue as a 12-week journey through the Acts of the Apostles.

A.D. has been endorsed by several bishops including Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap., of Philadelphia, and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

Tuning in to this series can be a positive way to show support for wholesome television programming, while also growing in your faith.

Sincerely,

Knights of Columbus

Alex Wieczorek Chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alex Wieczorek Chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA MONROE, GA — Alex Wieczorek, a 9th grader at Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School of Athens has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA on June 28th - June 30th, 2015. Alex, son of Michael and Daniela Wieczorek, is a 2014 local Knights of Columbus Scholarship recipient.

 

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

 

Alex Wieczorek was nominated by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists to represent Georgia based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

 

During the three-day Congress, Alex Wieczorek will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading scientific research; be given advice from deans of the world's top tech universities; be inspired by fellow teen science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology.

 

"This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Alex Wieczorek are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”

 

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who have the desire to learn more about their future in science or technology. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers online social networks through which these future scientists and technologists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by tech and science leaders; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

 

The Academy was founded on the belief that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays a critical role in enabling the United States to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century and that we must identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers. Based in Washington, DC and with an office in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to advances in society as scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

For more information visit www.scitechleaders.com or call 617-307-7425. 0511

Time to STAND FOR LIFE in Atlanta

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Father Dan discussed at our January membership meeting. We will be departing from St. Anna's for those who would like to carpool.  Please respond to let me know if you will be carpooling?  Contact Office. Thank you. 

As we announced in our November Atlanta Catholic Life Advocate, we are preparing to join with hundreds of thousands of Americans in mourning the tragic events of January 22, 1973 – the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions which legalized abortion in our country. Please go to our special Stand for Life web site for a schedule of all events, and to register for the Stand for Life Public Witness for Life on Peachtree Road. As in 2014, after praying together and celebrating the Mass for the Unborn with Archbishop Gregory and priests of the archdiocese, we will fill the sidewalks from the Cathedral to Lenox Square, bringing the message of life to the people of Atlanta. 

For your convenience, here is a quick list of activities taking place in Atlanta on Thursday, January 22, 2015 (DC events are listed on the web site): 

Rosary for Life (9:30 a.m.)

Mass for the Unborn (10:00 a.m.)

Public Witness for Life (12:00-12:30 p.m.)

Individual evangelization for life (12:30 p.m.)

Stand for Life Youth Seminar (12:45-2:00 p.m.)* 

LOCATION: All events take place at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. You will receive your Stand for Life Public Witness for Life “block assignment” after registering. ALL participants in the Public Witness for Life, whether individuals and groups, are asked to pre-register, in order to ensure that we are evenly spaced along the sidewalk. You can sign up now by clicking here. (It is not necessary to pre-register for the Mass, but seats are not reserved, so come early if possible.)

Congratulations to St. Anna’s Council #14425 for receipt of Star Council Award in 2014

Bob Costantino, Grand Knight, its Officers and Membership of St. Anna’s Catholic Church in Monroe, GA Council #14425 receives Star Council award for the year 2014. The Star Council Award is the highest award presented to the Knights of Columbus in recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. This is the 3rd Star Council Award received by Council #14425 since inception of the Council in 2007.

Bob Costantino New Grand Knight 2014-2015

Welcome Bob Costantino the new Grand Knight for the year 2014-2015, along with the new officers: Deputy Grand Knight – Rick Robinson, Recorder-Bern Amiot, Chancellor-Bob Gaubert, Advocate-Don Nye, Warden-Richie Boyle, Treasurer-Tom Golden, Financial Secretary – Bob Hutchback, Inside Guard-Jeffrey Rabiola, Outside Guard-Neil McDaniel, 1st year Trustee-Steve Landkamer, 2nd year Trustee-Jerry Hobbs, 3rd year Trustee- Don Williams.

Your requested participation in the Monroe Christmas Parade

In reference to the subject message below, out of the 75 participating groups for the parade, St. Anna's has been assigned positioneighteen (18). We will be forming up at the "Depot". Please see the attached for the depot location and the parade route. At the depot there will be placards with the corresponding numbers for the groups - -look for #18. As we are close to the front of the parade and the parade is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm; it is requested that all participants be in place by 6:00 pm.  

    Parish Council Reps : please update the organizations in your areas of responsibility. Groups are welcomed and encouraged to bring their banners (i.e. CRHP groups). We look forward to a strong representation for St. Anna's. Hope to see you there!!!

Bob Costantino