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BLESSED SACRAMENT COUNCIL #13240 CLERMONT, FL

JANUARY

2012

The Knightly News Our Next Council Meeting is Thursday January 5th at 7:00 pm GRAND KNIGHTS MESSAGE wife Jackie for handing this year’s Children’s Christmas party…great job guys……and for all that helped in anyway thanks. Frank also chaired the Christmas magnet sales, another good effort that produced a very nice profit for the Council. Thank you Frank, and all that helped.

Peter Capece Happy New Year………

I would like to thank all the Council Officers, Trustees, Directors and Committee chairs for their contributions in making the Council’s 2011 year so successful. It takes an organized team to coordinate a Council of over 200 members; particularly when you consider the busy schedule of events and programs that we have. Also a real bonus is the contribution made by our Ladies Auxiliary and the Squires Circle. Their efforts are invaluable…..thanks so much for all that you do for the Council

Our next regular business meeting will be Thursday, Jan 5th… in John Bosco hall. The meeting will be preceded by a 1st Degree exemplification. The First degree will start at 7pm. Candidates should arrive no later than 6:30pm and all Brother Knights should plan to arrive by I also want to thank DGK Jim 6:45pm. The regular monthly meeting Laria for chairing the Officer ’s will follow, refreshments are planned. meeting in December. Proposers should see that their O u r L o t t e r y C h a i r Ke v i n candidates are aware of the degree, Chamberlain has informed me that the time and all particulars. December was a very busy month we will not be having a “Lottery” in for the Council. We had the Clermont Febr uar y. He does plan to put Christmas parade and our annual another one together in the spring.

Please tr y to attend our upChristmas parties….all of which was very successful. Rosario Sulsenti and coming first degree and meeting this Luca DelVerme once again took the Thursday, 1-5-12. lead with the parade and did a super job. Joe & Audrey Nowicki organized Vivat Jesus! Peter P. Capece and put together a wonderful Christmas party. I appreciate all their efforts. Special thanks to our Youth Director Frank Regiacorte and his

Meeting Schedules: * Council meets at 7 pm on the 1st Thursday of the month, in John Bosco Hall. * The Assembly #3025 (4th Degree) meets at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday, in John Bosco Hall. * Social meetings are on the 3rd Thursday, at an announced local restaurant. * Officers, Trustees, and current Chairs meet on the last Thursday of the month, at 7 pm in class room 3.

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BLESSED SACRAMENT COUNCIL #13240 CLERMONT, FL IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS For dues information or to order council shirts ,pocket name badge or Council license plates -please see Allen J. Venezio, Financial Secretary & Please keep the following sick and We b - m a s t e r. C a l l distressed Brothers and their 3 5 2 - 6 3 6 - 0 7 74 , family members in your prayers. financialsecretary@kofc13240.org For questions on Knight’s insurance –: Call Field Agent, Don Gelinas - Home Phone - 352-404-6368, E-mail – dfgelinas@cfl.rr.com. Don is also editor of our monthly newsletter. For questions or information regarding Council business, or if you would like to help in any way please call Grand Knight Peter P. Capece- 352-243-0393, cell 772-571-7084, or e-mail p.capece@earthlink.net . Assembly #3025 Faithful Navigator Pe t e r S t a u d e r - 3 5 2 - 2 4 1 - 0 2 3 5, p.stauder@embarqmail.com D e p u t y G r a n d K n i g h t Ji m L a r i a (Retention Chair) 407-435-2325, e-mail – " djlaria@aol.com Chancellor-Don 352-315-4166 MMrrss38@aol.com

Mo r r i s s e y e-mail

Membership Director- Steve Cruz 352-432-5675, e-mail- scruz31@aol.com Admissions Committee Chair.-John Pro t e a u 3 5 2 - 2 4 2 - 0 7 5 8 , e - m a i l Jonboo1936@gmail.com Youth Director-Frank Regiacorte 352-429-2075,407-538-6490, fregiacorte@yahoo.com S q u i re s C i rc l e – E r i c Pa l m e r 352-394-5004, epalmer30@cfl.rr.com Fa m i l y D i re c to r – L a r r y B a r b e r 352-508 4339,407-694-6014, larrybarber42@aol.com Community Director- Luca DelVerme 407-256-3716 ldelverme@yahoo.com

Samy Vargas with recent surgery and Benjamin Shaw with a head injur y requested by Noel and Daniel Vargas, Carl Monturo with c a n c e r re q u e s t e d b y Ja c k Connolly and Herman Braun, Bump Wood with a critical heart attack requested by Peter wood, The mother of SK Marty Moore with terminal cancer requested by Michael Crawford, Jack Overbay brother of Bi l l Overbay with Pa r k i n s o n s , Pa u l D e L o n g re q u e s t e d b y Pa u l G o n z a l e s , Anette Tobetti requested by John L e v i t t , R a m o n Av i l l e s w i t h diabetes requested by Steve Cruz, Marie Pettee with terminal cancer requested by Joe Mortillaru , Don Mayer with cancer requested by Peter Capece and to all our K of C Brothers requested by Peter Casey. Please advise if you know of an ill Brother or family member.

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Knight of the Month Rosario Sulsenti         Family of the Month Frank & Jackie Regiacorte

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Coming Events Calendar

2012 February 4 (the Saturday before Super Bowl) “Tootsie Roll Drive” Bob Peraza will Chair. We will need plenty of help for this fundraiser. February 24, Friday Lenten Soup...Bro.Don Morrissey coordinates. April 9 Saturday Pasta Dinner Chair Luca DelVerme Tickets sales Mar. 17, 18 Mar.24, 25 in front of Church. April 22 Corporate Communion / Mass for deceased members of our Council 12 noon Mass, followed by a Brunch. Church Director Joe Cruz & Membership Director Steve Cruz to coordinate this event.

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2012

FINANCIAL SECRETARY’S CORNER Worthy Officers and Brothers All: Happy New Year! 2012 has arrived and with it the chance for new beginnings, second chances and a renewal of commitments to the things that we hold dear. One of those, I hope, is the Knights of Columbus. In 2011, we were awarded our second consecutive Star Council Award and, for the first time, eclipsed the 200 member mark. We donated over $10,000 to local charities, spent thousands of man Allen Venezio hours in the service of our parish and community and worked selflessly on many projects that helped those less fortunate than ourselves. Our council should be very proud of its accomplishments. Remember, Brothers, we can't do it without ALL of you and each of you is vital to the success of our Council. Together we can do amazing things in 2012! Thursday night, our Council will present its third First Degree Exemplification Ceremony of the year. Three new Brother Knights will be welcomed into the Council. The Degree beings at 7:00 PM and I hope many of you will come out and support the Team and these strangers as they begin their journey towards full Knighthood in our beloved Order. There will be a Second and Third Degree Exemplification Ceremony on Saturday, January 21st in Melbourne. If you are interested in either or both of these degrees, please contact me ASAP. The Second Degree is free to take and the Third Degree costs $10. This is payable at the Degree. All Candidates should make sure they have their membership card with them and be dressed in a coat and tie. No name badges or other identifying items (such as dress shirts with names embroidered) are permitted for Candidates of the Third Degree. As the Council's Financial Secretary, I have passed the midway point of my three-year appointed term. I have learned so much from all of you and am grateful to each of you for your trust, loyalty and friendship. I look forward to continuing my service to each of you and to this Council for the next year and a half. On a personal note, 2012 will, God willing, be the year I achieve a personal goal of earning my Masters Degree in Music Education. Most of you know that I have been studying this past year in an online program through Boston University. So, in addition to working full time, my musical obligations and my Knights duties, I am also a full-time college student. If all goes well, I will graduate in September and I am very excited about this as it represents something I've wanted to do for many years. We have some very big events coming up, including the Tootsie Roll Drive next month and the 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic. If you are looking for ways to get involved, these are two BIG ones! Also, recruit a new member! That's something you can do virtually any day you choose. We are always looking for good Catholic men to join with us in support of Holy Mother Church. To you all, I hope you have a blessed New Year and that 2012 brings you much happiness and joy. Vivat Jesus! Allen

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Pro Life Corner

need, tend to the vulnerable handicapped, and care for the elderly.  "Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love thee very much. I beg thee to spare the life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion." Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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2012

Our Council’s Annual Youth Free Throw Shootout

Mike Ogden, January 22 is the anniversary date of the infamous decision of Roe vs. Wade. As you all k n o w, Ro e v s . Wa d e i s legislation that passed on January 22, 1973 by the United S t a t e s S u p re m e C o u r t s u p p o r t i n g a w o m a n’s decision to have an abortion. T h e Fe a s t o f t h e Ho l y Innocents is celebrated on December 28. Let us continue to pray that our elected l e a d e rs , l e g i s l a t o r s , a n d judges may come to acknowledge the humanity of every child in the womb, and enact laws and policies to protect them. Every life is sacred, from the moment of conception until natural death. As Knights of Columbus, we are called to defend the dignity of each human being and work together in building a culture of life. In the continual battle for the rights of the unborn child and the elderly, we must all h a v e a w a re n e s s t o t h e injustices of abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and doctorassisted suicide. We must assist pregnant women in

Pro Life Chair

Ladies Auxiliary

is scheduled for Sunday, January 8 at 1:00 in the St. Joseph School gym.   If you can help with the paperwork, score keeping, or retrieving basketballs please come after church.   It will last about 2 hours and is a lot of fun.  Please let me know by email Happy New Year to All the or in person at Tuesday ’s meeting.     Thanks in Ladies of the Knights, advance for your help.     Just a reminder that we God Bless, will have a meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 7:00 Charles Proctor PM in classroom #2.   Hope to see all there. Kay Giamboi will bring a snack.   Phyllis Capece, God Bless.  

               

D o n u t S u n d a y ’s Recruitment Sunday’s

a re

always the 3rd Sundays of the month….. We are asking all B ro t h e r Knights to wear their Blue Council Golf Shirts to Mass. Steve Cruz needs help, give him a hand at Mass

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BLESSED SACRAMENT COUNCIL #13240 CLERMONT, FL

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2012

Scenes From the Annual Council Christmas Party

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2012

Some Things To Ponder From Your Field Agent

FORTY MEMBERS DIED YESTERDAY

Donald F. Gelinas

Forty-three Knights of Columbus members died yesterday and, only, seventeen of them had Knights of Columbus life insurance or annuities to protect their families. If you died tomorrow would you be one of the twenty-six members without Knights of Columbus benefits. Why?

As a Knights of Columbus member and a Catholic gentlemen, we have a responsibility to protect our wife and family. Why did twenty-six Knights of Columbus members die yesterday without having the excellent protection provided by the Knights of Columbus for their families? The Knights of Columbus is ranked in the top 1% of all the insurance companies in the world. Only 4 companies in the world have our lofty ratings. Our whole life policies are less expensive and grow faster than similar policies available from commercial insurance companies. Our Long Term Care protection is one of the best in the industry and our annuities provide substantially greater interest than bank CDs. Therefore, why will twenty-six members die tomorrow without taking advantage of one of these great Knights of Columbus benefits? Give me a Call. Knights of Columbus Insurance Donald F. Gelinas, PGK Cell: (863)-370-3738 Office (352) 404-6368 mail to: Donald.Gelinas@KofC.Org Michael A. Aun Agency <> 1-(800)-356-0567 Visit Our Agency Web Site At: "http://www.aunagency.com/" Visit My Web Site At: http://www.yourfieldagent.org

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BLESSED SACRAMENT COUNCIL #13240 CLERMONT, FL

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2012

THE COUNCIL, ASSEMBLY, SQUIRES AND THE LADIES AUX. Had a great showing and a great time at this years Clermont Christmas Parade.

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2012

On December 7th, Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus Council # 13240 made a $300.00 Christmas donation to the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont. The check was presented by Robert Britten, Past Grand Knight and current Grand Knight Peter Capece. Receiving the check and representing the Mike Conley Hospice House was Lori Lau, Team Assistant. On the same day the Council also made a $200 donation to the Out-Ward Sign Food Pantry, located at 415 Citrus Tower Blvd. Clermont. Barbara Cybulski accepted the donation.

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The 2012 Tootsie Roll Campaign. One and All, Its that time again, our annual Tootsie Roll Campaign. Bob Peraza will chair this event again this year. He will bring signup sheets at the January 2012 meeting.                 Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012  Time:  9 am – 5 pm Request:  2 hours per brother      Locations to volunteer at will be the same as last year which include. Publix Stores at Kings Ridge, Minneola, Groveland and Montverde (Rt. 50 and Rt. 455) Winn Dixie at Rt. 50, Clermont.

2011

2012

Grand Knight - Peter Capece

Deputy Grand Knight - James Laria

Chancellor - Don Morrissey         

Recorder - Jim Venezio

Treasurer - Anthony Giamboi        

Advocate - Rosario Sulsenti

Warden - Michael Dybicz         

Inside Guard - Frank Regiacorte

Outside Guard - Al Venezio        

Lecturer –Jack Wallace

Third Year Trustee - Robert Britten

Chaplain - Fr. Bob Webster

Second Year Trustee - Joe Nowicki

Financial Secretary - Allen Venezio

First Year Trustee - Charles Crane

COUNCIL OFFICERS

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BLESSED SACRAMENT ASSEMBLY 3025 CLERMONT FL

JANUARY

2012

The Communicator Our Next Assembly Meeting is Thursday January 12th at 7:00pm Dear Sir Knights Significant events: Jan. 14th our Bishop will be at Blessed Sacrament to usher in the celebration of our parish 50th year. Sir Knights in regalia will be assembled for both the 4 PM and 7 Pm masses that day. Sir Knight Don Morrissey will be contacting all. There will be a Fourth Degree Exemplification on Feb. 4th 2012 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Bonita Springs, FL. Cut off for input of the Form 4 to the Faithful Navigator is Jan 16th and room reservations must be made by Jan. 20th. Please contact me ASAP if you know of a candidate. Color Guard marched , along with the Council and Squires, in the  December Downtown Clermont parade. See Photos. We had a great turn out and many favorable comments were heard as we marched by. I must say our Assembly Color Guard , under the leadership of SK Don Gelinas, is the most professional team I have seen. If you are interested in joining and being certified please contact Don. We look forward to representing this Assembly and Central Florida in future 4th Degree Exemplifications.   By the time you receive this newsletter the highs of celebrating the Holidays will be behind us. Iʼm sure most of us will recall the Mass we went to for Christmas, the presents we gave and received, the great food we had ( in some cases to much), the friends and relations we saw and those we missed and the football games we were happy or sad about.   I wonder how many of us will remember the purpose of the events we just celebrated. Sure we bought and displayed the “Keep Christ in Christmas” signs and put up the manger and wished each other a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year- but what happens now that the days are over? One eventChristmas- signifies that Jesus came to earth many years ago as a baby but also the Son of God in the flesh. In the short space of the Church Calendar year we will relive his Thirty three years and be present at his death and Resurrection.  What will we do this year to celebrate the coming of the Christ? Hopefully it will be something more than attending the Christmas Mass. New YEAR-The other event with its fireworks and parties and wishes marks a time to start anew. We talk about losing weight, joining the gym, improving ourselves medically, financially, etc. What other things need our attention that could be more important- a pro-life issue, insurance to protect the future of a loved one, a retreat to renew our moral compass, volunteer help to a local food bank or adult assisted living facility. We as Knights, no matter what degree, have the ability as a group and as individuals to beneficially affect the lives of those around us, as well as ourselves. Take the time to review the meaning of all Four Degrees and see where you can bring those into your daily life as a Catholic gentleman.   Pete Stauder Faithful Navigator

Upcoming Color Corps Events Calendar 2012 January 14th Bishop to Celebrate Mass at Blessed Sacrament Feb 19 Sunday Confirmation Blessed Sacrament 12 noon Mass Apr 22 Sunday, Corporate Communion Mass 12 noon Apr 29th First Communion Blessed Sacrament Noon and 5pm Mass PAGE 10


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JANUARY

2012

4TH DEGREE MEMBERS..... ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NOW DUE. Dear Sir Knights Its that time of year again to pay Assembly Dues . You should have all received your 1st notice in the mail this past December. Dues are $25.00 per year and are payable in January. I will be at the Assembly Meeting on the 12th by 6:30pm. I will be ready to take your dues and provide you with your membership card on the spot. Several of you have paid already and I thank you very much. I mail out cards as soon as they are signed by the Faithful Navigator. To the new members who took exemplifications this past November, your dues are the same, $25.00 I have your cards ready and will provide them once dues are paid. This would be a good reason to come to your first 4th degree meeting. Thank you all, Don Gelinas Faithful Comptroller

NOW THAT IS ONE STRAIGHT LINE. CLERMONT CHRISTMAS PARADE DECEMBER 3RD, 2011

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Catholics That Helped Shaped America Commodore John Barry John Barry was Philadelphia’s Irish mariner known as the "Father of the American Navy," a title bestowed on him by his contemporaries in 1813. Born in 1745 in County Wexford, Ireland, Barry determined at an early age that his fame and fortune would come from the high seas. He worked his way up from cabin boy to ship’s captain, and adopted Philadelphia as his home port. He developed his command skills at the helm of several merchant ships sailing between Philadelphia and the West Indies. Barry is known for his leadership and courage in the Revolutionary War, where he was victorious in nearly twenty naval engagements versus the British. When the Revolutionary War started, he was given a commission as Captain in the Continental Navy on March 14, 1776. Entrusted with command of the USS Lexington, Barry was credited with the first capture of a British warship by a commissioned American cruiser. He was the only Continental Captain to make a series of double captures. When the Revolutionary War ended and the Navy dissolved, Barry returned to the maritime trade, sailing to China and other foreign ports. However, Barbary pirate raids on American shipping brought about the Navy’s revival. On June 4, 1794, he was selected senior captain of the Federal Navy and received Commission Number One from President Washington. Barry played a vital role in establishing the earliest traditions of the Navy in serving faithfully to protect the rights of the sovereign United States. John Barry remained head of the Navy until his death on September 12, 1803. He received his country’s last salute in a full military burial in Old St. Mary’s Churchyard on September 14, 1803. U.S. Navy has named four destroyers in honor of John Barry, including: USS Barry (Destroyer # 2), 1902-1920; USS Barry (DD-248, later APD-29), 1920-1945; USS Barry (DD-933), 1956-____; and USS Barry (DDG-52), 1992-____.

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We Need You In The Assembly Color Guard Requirements: *Be willing to attend training sessions once a month. (usually on a Saturday or Fri.

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2011 - 2012 Assembly Officers Navigator…Peter Stauder Captain….Jim Laria Pilot….John Proteau Admiral…..Rosario Sulsenti Comptroller…Donald F. Gelinas Scribe….Alan J. Venezio Purser…Neal Sabina Inner Sentinel…Michael Dybicz Outer Sentinel…Robert Britten Chaplain....Rev. Robert Webster 3 yr Trustee…..Donald Morrissey 2 yr Trustee….. Joe Nowicky 1 yr Trustee….Peter Connley

evening) (additional times as needed)

*Must have full color corp regalia. *Must be healthy enough to stand, carry a flag and march some distance. * Be willing to travel in our District to participate in 4th degree Exemplifications and Banquets. * Be committed to learning, taking orders, making a difference, having pride in the unit and most of all having fun. Interested ???? Contact: Don Gelinas, Color Guard Coordinator 352-404-6368 or email dfgelinas@cfl.rr.com

Birthdays in Jan SK John Levitt and SK Jim Loesch on Jan 05,   SK Eric Palmer on Jan. 08, SK Fred Rosenthal 0n Jan. 12th, SK Joe Nowicki on Jan 18th and Fr. Cromwell on Jan 23, 2012. For those new Sir K n i g h t s t h a t w e re j u s t i n d u c te d , i f yo u h a v e a birthday in Jan. I apologize for not listing it but will update my data base at the Jan. meeting.

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Council Newsletter for Jan. 2012