COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

July 2018

Mike Vellos

Mike Vellos, our newest knight, is named Knight of the Month for July. Mike has been very active and supportive in our activities including the 4th of July picnic, PID Drive, Hospitality Donuts Day and the Pancake Breakfasts. In addition, Mike regularly attends business meetings. Congratulations to Knight of the Month Mike Vellos.

June 2018

SK Wayne Strongman

SK Wayne Strongman has been one of the most active Knights we have for our Council. He attends all the meetings and participates in all the events we have. He never slows down and is always willing to offer his help for our Parish and Council. It is truly a blessing to have him as brother Knight. Thank you for your dedication to our Council and all you do for those in need.

May 2018

SK Martin Keegan

SK Martin Keegan's dedication and commitment to our Council over the years has been greatly appreciated. His volunteerism and his generosity in helping our fellow members have been a blessing. When he's not volunteering with the Edge Program, he's helping at many of our events. Thank you, Brother Keegan.

April 2018

SK Lance Gouthro

SK Lance Gouthro, Has recently got back involved with Knights activities, again, and It did not take long before he started volunteering to be our Recorder. Soon After his first meeting back, he volunteered to chair two of our prestigious events. Our Crabfeed and St' Patrick Day dinner. Both were a huge success, He is a knight who always steps up and volunteers. Thank you, Brother Lance, for your dedication and commitment to our Council.

March 2018

SK Paul Hermens

SK Paul Hermens has served as our financial secretary for the past two and half years, and while doing so served as our Coats for Kids Chairman, and Co-Chaired the Food for Families program. They turned out to be a huge success for our Council and families. Brother Paul was instrumental in launching our Fish Fry function and was skilled at reading our "By-laws" His dedication and commitment to our council has been appreciated by his fellow brothers.

February 2018

Brian Lafratta

Brother Brian has been extremely involved with evangelizing the Praying of the Rosary for over 4 years. He leads the group prayer every Sunday before the 7:15 a.m. Mass. Volunteers at our monthly Pancake Breakfast and just recently started leading the prayer group for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy every Saturday at 3 PM and was instrumental in bringing back Movie night. Thank you, Brother Brian, for your dedication to the Rosary, our Faith and to our Council.

January 2018

Mark Zankich

Brother Mark Zankich has been doing an outstanding job chairing the pancake breakfast and making it festive for all to enjoy. He is currently serving as our worthy inside guard and has volunteered at all of our events. When he is not volunteering at a Knights event, you can find him volunteering at our Parish. Each year, he shares his skills as a general contractor and travels to Mexico to build homes for those in need. Thank you, Brother Mark for your dedication and commitment to our Catholic faith.

December 2017

SK John Samples

SK John Samples has been very active in our Council. He serves as our worthy Advocate, and for the past few years has brought joy to many by suiting up as Santa Claus (St Nickaulus) for members of our Parish, and for our Yearly Knights Christmas Party. He leads our Monthly Rosary prayer group at our meetings and is a dedicated, Knight for many of our events. Thank you, SK John.

November 2017

Celso Pacheco

Celso Pacheco a 3rd Degree Knight, has been very supportive of his fellow Brother Knights. He regularly attends meetings and by attending allows us to pass motions. Without Brothers like Celso, it will be impossible move forward with our charitable causes. He attends just about every function we have. Thank you, Celso for being a member of the Knights of Columbus and leading by example.

June 2017

SK Ken Maraccini

SK Ken Maraccini is a Charter Member, past Financial Secretary, Conducts the Admission degree ceremony, and is our 1st Year trustee, for the 2017/2018 year. Ken volunteers every month cooking in the kitchen at our pancake breakfast. He cooks a delicious St. Patrick's day dinner too. You will not want to miss that event. Thank you Brother Ken for your commitment to our Council.

April 2017

SK Tom Storelli

Sk Tom Storelli is a brother Knight who is always the first to volunteer for our Council. If we are having an event he is there. He previously served as our Worthy Recorder and now ase our Worthy Lecturer, and sings in the Church Choir. Thank you brother Tom

March 2017

SK Paul Da Rosa

SK Knight Paul Da Rosa has been our Warden for over four years, and he does an amazing job, setting up our meetings. He is dependable, volunteers many hours at our various events, and is a member of the 4th Degree Color Corps. We are very fortunate to have him as a Knight and our Warden. Thank you, SK Paul.

May 2016

MARK ZANKICH & SK MIKE OLSEN

Congratulations Brothers Mark Zankich and SK Mike Olsen!! Brother Mark has been a dedicated Knight and has done an amazing job as Chairman for our pancake breakfast. He recently came back from Mexico building homes for those in need; that trip was self-funded. Brother Mark Received the Knight of the Month for April. SK Knight Mike Olsen has been doing a tremendous job as our Chancellor working with our seminarian, member retention; he is a1st degree team member and volunteers at many of our events. Brother Mike received Knight of the Month for May. Thank you brothers for your commitment to our Council.

February 2016

SK Joe Souza

In recognition for getting our new website up and running, chairing our Annual Christmas Party, and now chairing the Food for Families Program. Thank you for your commitment to our council. GK Les Casazza

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

July 2018

SK Ray & Marietta Leffner

Ray and Marietta Leffner have been named Family of the Month for July 2018. Ray often lectors at mass, helps the priest saying mass with Communion, and also helps with several Knights' projects. Marietta is very supportive of husband Ray in his endeavors and also works with the Knights, San Lorenzo Ruiz Society, and other projects. Marietta also has a golden voice when singing at Mass. Often, their children help them with parish activities. Congratulations to Ray, Marietta and the family on their selection as Family of the Month.

June 2018

Les & Kathy Casazza

SK Knight Les and Kathy Casazza have been supporting our Council and Parish for many years. They are always willing to help those in need and are extremely generous towards those in need. Their Son Kevin graduated from QAS and then Da La Salle High School (All Catholic schools). Their commitment to our Catholic teachings and to those in need have is a blessing to all who know them.

May 2018

SK Mike & Christine Punty

Chancellor Mike Punty and Christine have contributed so much to our Council over the years, and have been leading by example to all of us. No matter what they have going on in their lives they always find a way to make time for our Council. Their family has been a blessing to our Council

April 2018

SK Mike & Marilyn Olson

Deputy Grand Knight Mike Olsen and his family, have participated in many of our Knights events. They are very active in our Church activities as well. Ranging from our PID Drive, St Patricks Day Celebrations, San Lorenzo Society, and at many of our Hospitality and pancakes functions. A gracious thank you for showing us how you can serve the community and making it a family event.

March 2018

SK Owen & Ruth Murray

Brother Owen joined the Knights 8, years ago and served as our worthy advocate, and is a member of the Color Corps. They both serve as Eucharist ministers and have been very active with Knights activities. Ruth a former Lieutenant in the US Army served our Country and now continue to serve our parish and the Knights. When they are not volunteering they are tending to their wonderful garden, which produces the best honey and pickles in Concord! Thank you for all you do for your fellow Catholics.

February 2018

SK Ken & Linn Maracinni

SK Ken and Linn Maraccini have supported the Knights with our functions for over a decade. Brother Ken has been the main cook for most of our functions (Pancake breakfasts, Crab feed dinners just to name a few) and is well known for cooking the Best Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner in our District. He Leads our First Degree Team and has served as an officer in our Council for over 8 years. Linn Maraccini is well known for making beautiful quilts for our parish and Council, which she has donated at every raffle we’ve ever had. They volunteer at many of the Parish and Council events and attend mass regularly. Their support to those in need has no limits. Thank you, Ken and Linn, for your support to the Knights and for being an example for other Catholic families.

January 2018

SK Bill & Cindy De Smet

Congratulations to our January family of the month SK Bill and Cindy De Smet. Their dedication to our council and parish over the years have been exemplary. Currently, Bill is the parish council president and our Past Grand Knight. You can find Cindy and Bill effortlessly doing all they can do to promote our Catholic faith. Either through faith formation or chairing our pro-life events. Their participation in our Knights events, the parish, QAS School is one of the reason we can do what we do successfully. Cindy, Bill and the De Smet family have been a blessing to the Knights.

December 2017

SK Wayne & Kathy Strongman

I am pleased to announce our December 2017 Family of the Month is SK Wayne and Kathy Strongman Their participation over the years with our Knights events have been instrumental in the success of our activities. They are always willing to donate their time, and it has been a pleasure to work alongside them. As many of you already know, our Council is very active with many causes and the Strongman are involved in many of them. It is a blessing to know Wayne and Kathy and I am personally grateful for their dedication and support to our Council.

November 2017

SK Antonio & Minerva Melendrez

SK Antonio Melendrez and his wife Minerva. Both serve as Eucharistic Ministers, and Brother Antonio is currently serving on the Parish Council. Their participation in the International Festival helped make it a success, and thank you for supporting the Knights with our events. God Bless You SK Antonio & Minerva Melendrez for your gracious support.

June 2017

John Samples

Brother John Samples, and Kathy for their Dedicated Service to our Council and Church.