Our monthly business meetings are the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are at 7:30pm in Collins Hall at St. Bridget parish.
About Our Council
St. Bridget Council was founded in 1988 through the efforts of the men of the newly-formed parish of St. Bridget and is named after our home parish. Council 9800 works closely with our parish in Mesa, AZ, providing funds for a variety of projects, including the parish building fund, St. Vincent DePaul, and our annual scholarship awards. Brother Knights provide many volunteer hours supporting many ministries at our parish as well as in our community. As of this writing, our council is over 200 members strong and is one of the more active in Arizona. We have made Star Council many years. Click here or on the "Who Are We?" link above to learn more of the history and mission of the Knights of Columbus.
By: Grand Knight Kevin Harris
Knights in Action!
Brothers of 9800,
Greeting to all of you Brothers; I hope that both you and your families are doing well and enjoyed a safe and fun July 4th holiday. Here is a quick update for those of you that were unable to attend the July 2017 business meeting.
Council 9800 finalized the funding for our annual Scholarship Program for a total of $8,500 that will be awarded to the 4 winners, AnaLisa Ortiz, Samuael Brennan, Tayler Stevens and Natalie Brockman. The M.B.C. Charity Foundation teamed up with the Council in awarding $2,000 in funding towards these scholarships. This is both your Council & your Foundation working to better our parish community through our K.O.C. fund rising events.
Analisa Ortiz ($2,500) Samuel Brennen, Taylor Stevens and Natalie Brockman ($2,000 ea)
SUPPORT FOR SEMINARIANS:
Our Council voted to support our two Seminarians with a total stipend of $1,650 to help them with their expenses during their stay here at St. Bridget. M.B.C. Foundation donated $750 of the total amount to the cause! Frank Drescher (Diocese of Dublin) and Darren Baldwin (Diocese of Kildare -home of St. Bridget!) will be here during the summer to both help and to learn from Fr. Scott & the St. Bridget staff about how an American parish operates. Frank is very interested in the K.O.C. organization and wants to see what he can do to help bring K.O.C. to Ireland, “Saints be praised”! Hope you all get a chance to meet both of these interesting young men & welcome them to the United States.
We had yet another successful Blood Drive on June 25th and collected 22 blood donations to help our community. Thanks to all of you who were able to step up and donate. We also conducted our “Donuts & Recruiting” effort last Sunday July 2nd, as we do the first Sunday of each month. Thanks to the knights that stepped up to help.
Our annual St. Bridget Campout is right on track and is set for the weekend of August 18th thru August 20th. New this year we will be offering a “day in the pines’” where KOC 9800 will provide transportation to and from the campout during the day on Saturday so that parishioners can enjoy the day, have lunch & dinner, attend Fr. Scot’s Mass and still return home Saturday evening. Council 9800 will be hosting the District Deputy’s meeting for our district on Saturday July 22nd from 8 am until noon inside Collin’s hall. All brothers are invited to attend (please R.S.V.P. with me) Our Officer Installation is set for Thursday September 7th at 6:30 pm inside Collin’s Hall. All Brothers and their families are invited to attend (RSVP)
Please pray for the souls of our Brother Knights that passed away recently: Chuck Renderman, Insurance agent SK Matt Jones & PGK of Christ the King SK Jim Hodges. Pray for them and all of our deceased brothers.
May the Lord Bless both you and your families, Vivat Jesus!
SK Kevin Harris, Grand Knight
The Mission of the St. Peregrine Chapel & Shrine on the campus Christ the King Catholic Church in Mesa, AZ is to share the message of St. Peregrine and bring the words of the Gospel to life through acts of charity, compassion, and faith. Through this we will offer hope, and emotional and spiritual help to all who are affected by serious illness, especially cancer. Click HERE to visit the Cancer Shrine Website.
Visitors to the 2,200 square foot domed chapel may pray, walk the grounds, participate in Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, receive emotional and spiritual assistance, information on cancer treatments & related topics, coping skills, and talk to a volunteer trained by the American Cancer Society. The Shrine has been supported by the Knights of Columbus with direct donations and the hosting of the annual benefit golf tournament.
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