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,
Officer Installation: Thanks to our Worthy DD John Scopellite, his Worthy Warden Bob Carlson, Fr. Charlie and all of our brothers and families who attended our installation for the fraternal year 2017-2918. A good time was had by all. I wish to thank all our brothers for their confidence and support in re-electing all of the current officers. We will strive with God's help to make Council 9800 an example to all of what the Knights of Columbus stand for, Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
St. Bridget Council 9800 Officers for Fraternal Year 2017-2018
Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Drive: I wish to thank all of the below listed Brother Knights, family & friends that took the time to help 9800 with this years P.W.I.D. drive. We all have busy lives and schedules, but these folks found the time to spare for a good cause & stepped up making this years drive successful. We were able to raise almost $2,400.00 (not counting cost of Tootsie rolls)!
Thanks go out to these people: Rich Hainsworth & granddaughter. Paul Saliba Al Stolze Bob Foley Jim Koestner, Bailey & Isaiah. Pete & daughter Deanna Johnson Joe Merlo (2 shifts) Tom Swanson Paul Czenicski Dan, Thomas, Joseph & Matthew Rosales Gibby Gibson & granddaughter (2 shifts) Matt , Lori Hussey & kids Jim Moore (2 shifts) John Romero & son Gabriel (2 shifts) Matthew & Andie Valenzuela, & St Bridget Youth. Fred Steinsen Ron Betti Suzanne, Elena & Illana Ortiz Tony, Charlie, Alex & Florence Horn Mike & Susan Wolf (KOC 9800 bank!) MiSouk Harris
Once again thanks to all the Knights, the St Bridget Youth ministry and all of our friends who helped with this worthy effort. Good things are done by Knights of Columbus. with the funds collected during this state wide effort. Your unselfish giving of your time will help many with intellectual difficulties in our community.
Donut & Coffee / recruiting Sunday coming up NEXT WEEK Sunday October 1st. As we do every first Sunday of the month KOC 9800 will host donuts / coffee and be available to talk with other Catholic gentlemen about the Knights. Additionally we will be handing out the remaining Tootsie Rolls to kids after each Mass. If any brother can help with either handing out the candy and or slinging donuts and coffee please email me ASAP so I know all masses will be covered.
Any Knight that can please remain a few minutes after your particular Mass for either one of these Knights of Columbus commitments to our parish. (If you can wear your Council shirts!).
October business meeting will be held Thursday Oct. 5th starting at 7:30 PM inside Collin's Hall. (Officers meeting to take place downstairs starting at 6:30 PM.) We have much to discuss and vote on including two new members to review, upcoming projects and discussing what the Knights can do to help with the Church Fall event. Council shirts should be there then as well, so bring cash or check if you ordered a shirt.
ADOPT -A-HIGHWAY clean up: As is the norm we will be doing the monthly Adopt a Highway street clean up on the Saturday following the monthly meeting on Saturday October 7th starting at 7 AM. Be there for free coffee, donuts and spine tingling action as we clean up our community!. (Your mother would be proud of you! )
Blood Drive: We are having our end of the year Blood drive on Sunday October 22nd inside Collins Hall. There will be a sign up table after all Masses on the weekend of Oct. 14th & 15th and you will be able to sign up on line as well at www.BloodHero.com (sponsor code: StBridget)
St. Bridget Multi-Cultural Festival: Will take place Saturday October 28th from 6 PM to 9 PM. in Collins Hall & the Plaza. This is a FREE pot luck event with international foods depicting various cultures present within the St. Bridget Community. Refer to the weekly bulletin for details. We will need Knights for the set up on the Saturday morning of the event & to work the bar during the event. *There will be a sign up sheet at the business meeting and further emails requesting help as we near the event.
May God shed His Grace upon you all.
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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