THE “KNIGHTS” NEWSLETTER
UNITY Pray the Rosary – Respect Life FRATERNITY
_______________________________________________________________________________________ _KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FATHER JOHN B. MCGUIRK COUNCIL 7232 MAY 2021
Calendar of Events
Monthly Council Mtg.
First Thursday of every month @ 7 pm
Next meeting is:
*** MAY 6th. Via of ZOOM ***
Note:read email and sign on at 6:45 pm.
4th Degree Assembly 2538 mtg.
**** To be announced ****
Knights with Birthdays in MAY
Name Date Age
Harold J. Scherer 05-10-1954 67 Charles G. Tuders 05-10-1934 87 Jeffrey R. Rollins 05-12-1970 51 Paul G. Gubbins Sr. 05-25-1941 80 Ralph F. Haselman 05-25-1943 78 Scott F. Fenwick 05-27-1948 73 Jose K. Antony 05-28-1941 80 David C. Birdsong 05-28-1940 81
Grand Knight, Robert P. Lynch
Grand Knight’s MessageHoping all the Brothers and their families had a blessed month in April ……. Next meeting to be announced via E-Mail. Reminder to all: May business meeting is scheduled for the 6th, Thursday… Meeting starts @ 7 P.M. ( zoom by 6:50 p.m. ) More information on the next page…..>>>>>>
*************************************************** Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY for MAY
To all the Brother Knights & their wives
married the month of May 2021
“God Bless to you all, Vivat Jesus,”
Robert P. Lynch
My Brother Knights of Council 7232
I want to thank everyone that participated in the State Car Raffle this year. The Council sold $990 worth of tickets and will make a profit of $495. Brother Ron
Labriola led the sales by selling 50 tickets. I hope that all had a fruitful Lenten Season this year and a Happy Easter. Although Lent is over, please try to remain resurrected in the Lord by continuing to stay steadfast in prayer with occasional fasting and abstinence. Always re-member that it is a repentant heart that the Lord wants from us all.
Brothers, we are ending the Fraternal Year soon. It is now time to think about stepping up and being an Officer in our Council. Nominations will take place during the May Council meeting. Please consider yourself as a candidate for an office.
The Knight of the month for March was Brother Peter DiPrima. Again, we must all play an active role in recruiting new members into our Council. If you know any parishioner that is not a member and you have an encounter with them, you only have to say you should join us. and refer them to Bill Gautier, or myself, so we can get them a Form – 100.
Since we were not able to do the Operation LAMB (Tootsie Roll) distribution this year at Walmart due to Covid-19. Please consider buying a box $5.00 ( $ 30. a carton, consist of 6 box-es in a carton ) Tootsie Rolls and distributing among friends & family with always stating that any donation would greatly help those that are less fortunate due to being mentally challenged. See Brother Troy Allen or myself to obtain a supply to distribute on your own.
4th Degree, Assembly 2538
Barry L. Van Scoyoc
Next meeting is: ?????
Will be notified
All Sir Knights,
Our Assembly meeting for May is again
canceled due to the world wide Corona Virus
(COVID-19). We hope to have a meeting in
June 2021, the second week of the month via
of Zoom. Will confirm date of June mtg.
Most all other state meetings, conventions,
& other activities are still canceled until
fur-ther notice. The exception was a Fourth
De-gree Regional Exemplification on the 6th of
March, 2021. The location was is in
Wilming-ton, NC at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary.
Time was 11:30 a.m. sharp! And all
Candi-dates had to be there no later then 10:30 a.m.
& dressed in the official uniform of a Sir
Knight. They had a small turnout, because of
the Assemblies that were more then 3 hours
away. Hope to have next Exemplification in
We will submit to the Assembly main office
the same officers to the new Fiscal Year 22 as
we did for Fiscal Year 21.
Thank you, Faithful Navigator
Barry L. Van Scoyoc
Barry L. Van Scoyoc
Officers for Fraternal 2021
(July 1, 2020 until June 30th, 2021)
Faithful Friar: Father Pius Wekesa
Faithful Controller: William Gautier
Assembly Officers for 2020/2021
Faithful Navigator B. L. Van Scoyoc
Faithful Captain Ralph Haselman
Faithful Admiral Wilson Youngblood
Faithful Purser Edwin Nealis
Faithful Pilot Arsend Seymour
Faithful Scribe Thomas Thompson
Inner Sentinel Robert Portwood
Outer Sentinel Pete Di Prima
Trustee 1 yr Mike Nagorski
Trustee 2 yr Bill Lenz
Trustee 3 yr George Seif
Sir Knights, Brother
Reminder for all Brothers to “Save These Dates” in their planning calendars. Do your best to attend.
Council Monthly Meeting
May 6th, 2021 (see ZOOM information)
No hall meeting until further notice
4th Degree Assembly
No meeting until further notice
No Mass until further notice
Assure you are wearing your gray slacks, blue blazer,
white shirt, and red tie. (if possible). No shorts, no T shirts to be worn when you attend the Knights Mass. .
K of C Monthly Mass
First Sunday every month (9:00 am )
Altar Server : Armon Pfeifer
Fraternal 2020/2021 Program Appointments
July 1st, 2020 to June 30th 2021
Service Program Director Ralph F. Haselman Faith Director Fr. Pius Wekesa
Church Dcn. Bernie Zdancewicz
Vocations Bill Gautier
Family Activities Director Philip Harley
Community Troy Allen
Culture of Life Ralph Haselman Insurance Promotion Bill Gautier
Public Relations Barry L Van Scoyoc
Membership Ron Labriola Retention Chairman Peter Di Prima
Admissions Chairman Tom Thompson Health Services Joey Thomas Recruitment Committee#1 Ron Labriola Recruitment Committee#2 Bill Gautier Recruitment Committee#3 Harold Scherer Council Director Ed Nealis LAMB Director Troy Allen Other responsibilities within the council: Call List John Schaech
Newsletter Barry L. Van Scoyoc
Social Teams Peter Di Prima, Artie Seymour, & Ed Nealis Fish Fry Teams Peter Di Prima, Artie Seymour, & Ed Nealis Fish Fryers Artie Seymour
Fish Fry Supplies ** cook team captains ** Bulletin Inserts Bill Lenz
Certificates Bill Lenz
Photographer Gerson A. Correa
Shed Supplies Social Teams (Cook Team Captains) Meetings are at St. John’s Hall, ( Council/Assembly )
The prayer list:
Paul & Diane Gubbins Marianne Van Scoyoc David Van Scoyoc, son of Barry & Marianne Don Martin & family
George Seif Ralph Musco
Betty Draughan, wife of Charles Drau-ghan & mother of Michael DrauDrau-ghan Dcn. Jim Trzinski
Jerris & Paula Peavey Charlie Tuders
Joan Haselman, wife of Ralph Haselman Patrick O’Brien
George Fleming, Sr. Joe Huss
Edwin Nealis & wife, Lois Robert Sokolinsky
Sue Scherer, wife of Joe Scherer Joan Brown, wife of Robert Brown And for al the brothers not mentioned
and their families, relatives & friends.
Note: Robert C. Brown, 46 yrs. service with the Brother Knights, and in our council notified me that his wife Joan, because of COVID died late January. They lived at the lake, and several years back moved to Chester-field, Va. Our prayers, the Knights & Parish are with Joan and the family.
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Council & Assembly information, etc…..
Wreath being shown:
Flag Flying Holiday Date
Army Day April 6th
Patriots Day 3rd Monday in April
VE Day May 8th
Armed Forces Day 3rd Sunday in May
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
D-Day June 6th
Flag Day June 14th
Independence Day July 4th
Korean War Day July 27th
Coast Guard Day August 4th
Purple Heart Day August 7th
Labor Day 1st Monday in September
Patriot Day September 11th
National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 19th
Fallen Firefighters Day 1st Sunday in October
Navy Day October 27th
Marine Corps Day November 10th
Veterans Day November 11th
Pearl Harbor Day December 7th
Peter Di Prima
is March Knight of the Month.Pete plays an active role in the Knights and also with the par-ish. He is generally the head usher at the 11:30 Sunday Mass, assist with the parish in many other important activities, and
contributes his time to the Knights at all timeswhen needed. Thank you Pete.
Knight of the Month for March
Pete & Mary Beth enjoying an evening at the past State Convention.
Pete, charge of cooking team & main cook of the team for the council.