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Please read the President's Message for the upcoming Chapter Meeting

Hau'oli La Makuakane (Happy Fathers Day)
Brothers and Sir Knights

Most gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank you for our earthly fathers,
those to whom you have entrusted the responsibility
to provide loving protection of their families
and guidance of their children.
We thank you, also,
for our priests and bishops,
whose spiritual fatherhood is so vital to the faith of your people.

May our earthly fathers imitate the manly courage of Abraham,
Jesse and Joseph,
and all the holy fathers of the past
in providing wise counsel to the children
you have given to their care.
And may our spiritual fathers be guided
by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul,
all the Apostles and their saintly successors.
Give them valiant faith in the face of confusion and conflict,
hope in time of trouble and sorrow,
and steadfast love for you,
for their families,
and for all your people throughout the world.

Assist all fathers of families,
all spiritual fathers,
and all Christian men,
that through your Grace they may steadily grow in holiness
and in knowledge and understanding of your Truth.
May they generously impart this knowledge to those who rely on them.

As you, our Heavenly Father, so loved the world,
sending your only Son to be our Savior and Redeemer,
we ask you to help all men to imitate His fatherly gentleness
and mercy toward those who are weak;
His humility, perfect obedience to your Will,
and fearless witness to your Truth.
May their lives be examples to all of heroic faithfulness to you.

We ask your blessing on all those to whom
you have entrusted fatherhood.
May your Holy Spirit constantly inspire them with justice and mercy,
wisdom and strength,
fidelity and self-giving love.
May they receive your Grace abundantly in this earthly life,
and may they look forward to eternal joy
in your presence in the life to come.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
your Son and Our Lord.

Amen.

Exemplifications on June 19th

My Brothers,

Northern California Chapter is hosting an in-person Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at two locations simultaneously. One is being held at Good Shepherd Church, Elk Grove, 95758; the other location is at St Joseph Church, Vacaville, 95687. The event also is being held virtually for those who are unable to attend in-person. Also, the Spanish Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternal will be held at the same time at St Joseph Church, Vacaville location. For further details, see the flyer for NorCal Exemplification Good Shepherd Elk Grove and NorCal Exemplification St Joseph Vacaville, and NorCal Spanish Exemplification St Joseph Vacaville flyers.

A virtual 4th Degree exemplification will follow at 1:00 pm for those who wish to join the Patriotic Degree. A candidate can become a Knight in the morning and a Sir Knight in the afternoon all on the same day. See the NorCal Exemplification Good Shepherd Elk Grove flyer for additional information on the 4th Degree exemplification.

This is the final Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity and 4th Degree exemplification in Northern California Chapter for this Columbian Year. The next exemplifications are not scheduled until July or August.

For questions regarding the Ceremonials or additional information contact Michael Jones, Ceremonials Chairman at ; phone: 916-684-5803.

Chapter President's Message

Worthy Brothers,

As your incoming Chapter President for the 2021 – 2022 Columbian year, I am excited to start the year with one of the biggest events in the Chapter. It of course is the Chapter Meeting on July 17, 2021 at my home parish in Yuba City. The day will be a full one with Mass, Installation of Chapter Officers, and the Testimonial Dinner in the evening.

All GK’s or Council representatives are encouraged to join in the Parade of Grand Knights during the Testimonial Dinner were his Excellency The Most Reverend Jaime Soto; Bishop of Sacramento will be in attendance. This if a fundraiser for the Bishop to use where he sees necessary. Let us show our support by making this a financially strong year in support of our Bishop and Diocese. Please make your Checks out to Bishop Jamie Soto. You may send in your donations early to Chapter Treasurer Elect Jeff Jones at 6200 Baywood Court, Foresthill CA 95631.

Please also note that the cutoff for the lunch and Dinner reservations is Monday July 4 th . I encourage you to not wait until it’s too late, Make your reservations now.

The informational flyer is available in our Chapter Meeting area.

Blessings,

Edwin Gomez
Chapter President Elect
Northern California Chapter
Knights of Columbus

For Our Patriotic Brothers

Check out this link for our Knights who are veterans who served our country.

Online Rosary from Auburn Council 8149

Joining info: Join with Google Meet
meet.google.com/wwf-hkmt-owk
Who: - organizer

I would like to invite everyone to come and share in the Prayer of the Gospels with us online every Sunday evening at 8:00pm. We will also include the Gaelic Litany to our Lady. This prayer can be accessed with the following link: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/litanies/p03519.htm

Leo Tolstoy said "Give me faith, Lord, and let me help others find it." KofC Auburn Council 6149 would like to offer this rosary publicly to help others find their faith and come together in common prayer. The rosary is our expression of faith, and we would like to offer this as a service to the Christian community and to those of like mind to come together and pray for the common good.

We are open to questions, comments and feedback in an attempt to make this a more spirituality fulfilling experience. Comments can be addressed to me at .

"If I had an army to say the Rosary, I could conquer the world."
-- Blessed Pope Piux IX

A Call-out to All Brother Knights, Check on Your Brother

This is a CALL OUT TO ALL BROTHER KNIGHTS IN THE NOR-CAL CHAPTER. We must check on all our Brother Knights in this Chapter to determine if he and his family need assistance. This is especially true of our older brothers that are homebound, live alone and may not have family close by to provide assistance. Ask if they need bottled water, food, a ride to the store, etc.

Please check on all your Brother Knights and their families to see if there is anything we as Knights can do to help. Now is the time to step into the breach and be bold to help your Brother Knights. On top of the COVID-19, we have problems with wildfires across California. We have six major fires in Southern California – five in Central California – five in the San Francisco Bay Area and 14 in Northern California today.

YOU are not alone, we are ready and willing to HELP. I need to know if there are Brother Knights or family members who are in NEED. I won't know unless you reach out. Please call or email with a response to this message.

Vivat Jesus,
Bro. Salvatore Di Marco III
Disaster Response Chairman
Nor Cal Chapter Knights of Columbus

707-631-0807

State Programs Updates:

Here is the link to the guide for Remote Programs Reporting. https://www.kofc.org/en/resources/faith-in-action-programs/overview/11139-remote-program-supplement.pdf
With that and the use of the 2020-2021 digital state programs handbook you will be successful. Please contact me through you DD or directly at: or (707) 373-4913

Thank you,
Brother George Bagley
Assistant State Programs Director-North.

Save the Date: Vocations Benefits Dinner

The 9th Annual Chapter Vocations Benefits Dinner will occur on Saturday July 31, 2021 at: St Mary’s Church in Sacramento. To order a table or an individual reservation please call your DD or Chapter Vocations Chairman George Bagley at (707)372-4913. Here is a flyer for the event and more details about the evening. Please RSVP by July 12th.

 

Live Streaming Masses

As many of us are shut in because of the Covid 19 virus, we have had to substitute our regular Mass attendance with offerings from either the internet or our TV’s. I wanted to share with all of you a source for Mass that my sister-in-law shared with us.

This Mass is put on by:

Heart Of The Nation
1205 S. 70th Street, Suite 701
Milwaukee, WI 53214
https://www.heartofthenation.org/
Email:
TOLL FREE: 1-855-855-MASS (6277)
Milwaukee: 1-414-475-4700
Fax Number: 1-414-475-3621

Normally, Catholic TV Mass is celebrated by Heart Of The Nation at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee, WI. However, the Seminary chapel is currently unavailable so this Catholic Mass is being presented at St. Joseph’s Croatian Parish in Milwaukee, WI.

The Mass is presented every Sunday morning at 8:30 AM on KOFY TV-20, (Comcast Channel 13), San Francisco, CA. The Mass lasts for 30 minutes and moves quickly. What’s of interest is how the Mass is conducted. There is a choir from St. Joseph’s Parish somewhere in the Milwaukee area that consists of about 7 people and a keyboardist. The choir members are spaced 6’ apart, they do not wear masks, and they sound great.

So next Sunday, if you would like to have a different experience “watching” Mass, we would urge you to check this out.

Note: Masses can also be found at LiveMass.net and St. Patrick Catholic Church Placerville.

Membership Incentives

Check out this flyer for membership incentives. The recruiter incentives begin June 1st, while all others begin July 1st.

Steps to a successful webinar

Check this information for your online presentation

Online (Virtual) Meetings

My Brothers,

Please find guidance regarding Online (Virtual) Meetings. This guidance has been provided to us from Supreme as we deal with the changes and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please ensure this is provided to every council in your respective area. Praying you Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.

Fraternally,
Rene Trevino
State Advocate 2019-2020

Coronavirus Restrictions

My Brothers,

Chapter President Michael Jones is requesting all Council Officers to sign up for this special webinar on using digital tools for meetings, voting and staying in touch with your members.

Remember to click the link and download the special pandemic prayer.  Distribute the prayer to your council members.

God Bless and stay safe.

Jerry Fong, PCP
Nor Cal Chapter Communications

916-832-7394

Webmaster's Note: Please assume that all in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice. If you see something I have overlooked, please let me know, so I can remove it. Email is or call 530-306-3110.

Essay Competitions

Keep Christ in Christmas
Supreme Catholic Citizenship
State Catholic Stewardship

Worthy Brothers:

By this time everyone of the Essay Chairman should have:

The forms for both State Essay competitions are 2 sided with entry info on one side and the Instructions on the back side. Target dates also printed on the back of the entry forms.

The 3 Essay programs have been gaining strength for the last 3 years.

For more detailed information on the 3 Essay programs go the State website and look down the colored sidebar to the left on the Home page and click on any of the 3 specific programs. There is a lot of detailed information on the sidebar for all three programs.

If there are any questions please email me at or call me 925-673-8564

Let’s keep the ball rolling for more Essay participation than ever before. There were 5 Supreme Citizenship Essay award recipients from California of the 15 possible Supreme winners. Our Youth do an excellent job of writing Essays. Give them an opportunity to continue to do so.

God’s Blessings on all
Vivat Jesus
Claire Tryon, CA State Essay Chairman

 

Feed the Athletes

More details in the next Columbian Year

Chapter Meeting

Our new officers will be installed July 17th 2021 at our next meeting. Here is the flyer for the event and details.

Check this list for future chapter meetings.

Sick and Deceased Report This is also available on the Forms page


Chapter Soccer Contest

SOCCER CHALLENGE - FAITH IN ACTION

A Higher Purpose

Provide an athletic outlet, "OPEN to ALL" young people ages 9 to 14, boys and girls, through penalty kick competition designed for players to demonstrate their skills. Start sponsoring a competition by ordering a Soccer Challenge Kit, or volunteer to host and/or support the local council, district, regional (chapter) and state/province championships.

Overview

The Soccer Challenge is a great way for councils to engage in their communities with an athletic event for youth that encourages the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition. Children demonstrate the most important skill in soccer – shooting accuracy on the penalty kick – and compete at their own age groups 9 to 14, boys and girls, to reach the international level of competition. The program is also a way to introduce the Order to your community and recruit faithful family men of service.

Recommended Timeline

The recommended time frame for the Knights of Columbus soccer Challenge is: Council Championship — Early September Council Soccer Committeemen District Championship - Early October District/Council Soccer Committeemen Regional (Chapter) Championship — Late October 30, 2021 Chapter Soccer Committeemen - St. John the Baptist Soccer Field Provincial (State) Championship — Early November 13, 2021 Regional/State Soccer Committeemen from the Northern, Central and Southern Regions

Northern State Soccer Challenge Coordinator
Percy Park
(916)936-6145

Central State Soccer Challenge Coordinator
Julio Jiminez
(818)919-9545

Southern State Soccer Challenge Coordinator
Luigi Zoni
(619)980-3313

Age Specifications

Ages 9, 10, 11 (Boys & girls competitions): use a regulation-size soccer ball (size #4) and shoot 10 yards from the goal.

Ages 12, 13, 14 (Boys & girls competitions): use a regulation-size soccer ball (size #5) and shoot 12 yards from the goal.

Soccer Challenge Goal Specifications

ACTION STEPS FOR SUCCESS SOCCER CHALLENGE 2021-2022