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Text Box:  From Left: Sir Knights Vern Lanctot, Angel Ferrer, John Gonzales, JD Ramirez, Bob Irwine, Mike Farmer, Bill Loebig

SIR KNIGHTS WALK-MISSION COMPLETED

A Dedication Ceremony of Sir Knights Walk took place on the grounds of Holy Trinity Parish, located in north central San Antonio, on a warm summer evening on July 26, 2017. Sir Knights Walk is a Memorial for Sir Knights of Holy Trinity Assembly who have passed away. Faithful Navigator Dan Quinn served as Master of Ceremony and was assisted by Sir Knights Doug Stolo and Mike Wells. Guests of Honor included five of the six wives of the Assembly’s deceased members.

During the October 2016 Monthly Assembly Meeting, members of Holy Trinity Assembly approved the creation of a memorial honoring deceased Assembly members. The Memorial would be installed in the reflection area on the grounds of Holy Trinity Parish Church. The Memorial occupies a standard block of concrete and measures forty eight inches by forty eight inches, which allows for approximately fifty bricks, and also incorporates a dedication plaque.

“They walk with God in life, may they walk with him in heaven. May our brothers rest in peace

 

During the eight year history of Holy Trinity Assembly 3191, six of its members have passed away. The names of our deceased Sir Knights include Sir Knight Cary Collins, Sir Knight Pablo Gonzalez, Sir Knight Dan Grundhoefer, Sir Knight Ben Paoletta, Sir Knight Dennis Ullrich and Sir Knight John Warren. Their names are now enrolled in the Memorial with each Sir Knight’s name engraved on a paver brick and placed in the ground level Memorial. (Editor’s note: the temporary brick for Pablo Gonzalez used in the Dedication Ceremony is not in this photo. The permanent brick is being engraved.)

The Assembly was led in this effort by Sir Knight Doug Stolo who conceived the idea of remembering our deceased members. Working with a local San Antonio company, Alamo Pavers, he designed the Memorial with one of their consultants. Once the design was finalized and approved by the Assembly, a fund drive was undertaken. The membership of Holy Trinity Assembly enthusiastically committed to the project as demonstrated by their financial contributions. Also, Holy Trinity Parish supported this endeavor with a generous donation. The Assembly By-Laws were updated and established the policy when on the passing of a Sir Knight of Holy Trinity Assembly; his name will be entered into the Memorial.

The project entered into its final phase with a Dedication Ceremony on a warm July evening. Five of the six wives of the deceased Sir Knights attended the event as Guests of Honor. Attending wives included Mrs. Cheryl Collins, Mrs. Elvira Gonzalez, Mrs. Sue Grundhoeffer, Mrs. Joyce Ullrich and Mrs. Regina Warren. A crowd of sixty people were present. Participants included Holy Trinity Pastor and Assembly Faithful Friar, Monsignor Mike Yarbrough as well as Holy Trinity’s founding Pastor and previous Faithful Friar, Monsignor Doug Fater. Prior to the ceremony, Sir Knights Doug Stolo and Mike Wells presented a white rose decorated with baby’s breath to each of the wives of the deceased Sir Knights. Faithful Navigator Dan Quinn opened the ceremony by welcoming the guests and explaining how the Memorial came to being. Following the opening remarks, Sir Knight Doug Stolo conducted a roll call of the names of the deceased Sir Knights and then recited the prayer he created and incorporated in the Dedication Plaque for the Memorial.

The Color Corps, under the direction of Color Corps Commander John Gonzales, processed to the Memorial at the start of the proceedings. Following the Roll Call, the Color Corps executed a Sword Salute.

 

After the Sword Salute, Monsignors Yarbrough and Fater blessed the Memorial. Following the blessing of the Memorial, Monsignor Yarbrough blessed each of the wives of the deceased Sir Knights.

At the conclusion of the Ceremony, the Guests of Honor and other attendees followed the Color Corps to the Parish Banquet Hall where refreshments were served.

Unity and Fraternity are the values which made this undertaking, one of the most significant activities the Assembly has undertaken, a success. Thank you to all who contributed to and participated in this event!!!!

2017 CALENDAR HAS BEEN UPDATED !

 

10-16-2017

Sir Knights,

                The monthly Assembly Meeting will take place tomorrow evening, Tuesday October 17 at 7 PM in the Banquet Hall. The Assembly will host a special guest; Faithful Master, Guadalupe Province, District 2, Joe Rodriguez.  As always, dinner will be served. .  I attached the October 2017 Agenda for the meeting as well as a copy of the Last Rites Request. If you have any questions or comments, I am at your service 24/7 at (H) 830-980-4271, (M) 210-286-8379.

    Fraternally,

    Dan Quinn
    Faithful Navigator

 

10-14-2017

Sir Knights,

    This weekend marks the beginning of our Assembly’s annual Coats for Kids Drive. Volunteers are needed to man the collection boxes before and after each Mass for the next three weekends. This year’s drive is one month earlier than previous campaigns, in order to deconflict with the work of other ministries as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw near.

 Specific information on our Coats for Kids Drive follows:

The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 3191 is collecting new and slightly used coats for kids (adult coats will be accepted too). Collection containers can be found before and after all Masses starting on October 14 thru October 29.
Donations will be given to St. Timothy Catholic Church (our sister parish). 

Sir Knights please email (ntpast29@gmail.com) or call Roger Pastrano at 210-269-8893 and advise which mass you will help at. When manning the collection stations hold our campaign signs high so all can see. Our commitment to Charity, Unity and Fraternity will insure another successful drive!

        Fraternally,

         Dan Quinn

  Faithful Navigator

 

 

 

 

 

Vivat Jesus

Knights of Columbus Assembly 3191

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

20523 Huebner Rd.

San Antonio, Texas 78247

 

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Knights of Columbus Assembly 3191
HOLY TRINITY PARISH  SAN ANTONIO TX

 

Updated 9/10/2017

Holy Trinity Assembly 3191 Newsletter ---September 2017  in PDF Format

 Holy Trinity Assembly 3191

Newsletter --- September 2017

Six Sir Knights Join the Assembly

 

Six Council 9967 knights were exemplified at St Rose De Lima Church in San Antonio on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  One hundred five candidates were elevated as Sir Knights by Worthy Master Joe Rodriguez and his team into Fourth Degree Assemblies from across South Texas.  New Sir Knights of Holy Trinity Assembly 3191 include; SK Gary Clark, SK Gus Diaz, SK Timmie Gills, SK John Thompson, SK George Weynand and SK Philip Yang. Notable about this Exemplification was the change of dress for the event. Candidates had the option of wearing a dark business suit in lieu of the tuxedo or new dress uniform. Many of the candidates choose this type of dress. Only two Sir Knights of the many guest attendees were observed wearing the new kit. Guidance on dress for future Exemplifications is not known.  The Exemplification Honoree was Worthy Master Joseph Steiner who served as Master for Guadalupe Province District 2 from 1994 thru 1998. Following Mass, in a crowded Banquet Hall, Fourth Degree Certificates were distributed and dinner served.

 

From left: John Thompson, George Weynand, Timmie Gills, Philip Yang, Gus Diaz and Gary Clark

MONTHLY ASSEMBLY MEETING

 

The monthly Assembly Meeting was held Tuesday, September 19. As a reminder the combo pin will no longer be worn. Sir Knights will wear the Fourth Degree Pin received during their Exemplification.

If you need a replacement, they are available from our Faithful Comptroller for three dollars.

 

 

 

FN Dan Quinn thanked the 17 Sir Knights as well as two of their wives, Margie Melendez and Mini Cieslak, for responding to a very short notice callout for volunteers to help feed Hurricane Harvey evacuees residing at the Best Western Hotel located on US 281. Communion Sunday will be rescheduled for the spring. The Coats for Kids Drive, under the leadership of SK Roger Pastrano assisted by SK Bob Lorenz, will be conducted on the weekends of October 15, 22, and 29. In addition to the Coats for Kids drive in October, the Assembly will conduct its second Get Out the Vote Program. The program will run from the start of Early Voting on October 23 thru Election Day on November 7. SK John Gonzales is organizing a non-partisan campaign to encourage Holy Trinity parishioners to vote. The ballot will be slim this year and will include several propositions. Nevertheless, the Assembly will encourage maximum participation and provide a ride to the polls for any parishioner in need of this service.

Mission Statement

 

The Assembly’s membership has approved a Mission Statement.  SK Tom Tomko’s vision and persistence were the driving forces which resulted in a mission statement being committed to paper. A committee chaired by SK John Cebrowski along with SK Dave Padden, SK Don Watson and SK Lonnie Morris crafted the final document. The Mission Statement was unanimously approved by the members at September’s Assembly Meeting.   

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KNIGHT OF THE MONTH

 

             Sir Knight John Ly is recognized as September 2017 Knight of the Month. His persistence and commitment to organizing relief efforts provided support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Using  his business location as a collection point,  truckloads of supplies and clothing were collected and delivered to South Texas for distribution. SK John is a role model for all Sir Knights. He consistently demonstrates through his conduct the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

 

ASSEMBLY PROVIDES COLOR GUARD FOR CLERGY APPRECIATION DINNER

Written by SK Bill Hodde edited by FN Dan Quinn

 

The Assembly Color Corps provided a Color Guard and presented the colors at the opening of the Annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner at the Holy Trinity Banquet Hall, Friday, September 22. The Bishop Thomas J. Flanagan Chapter Knights of Columbus hosted the annual diocesan-wide event. This Dinner has grown substantially over the past couple of years, evolving from a Sunday afternoon event at Council 4140's hall to an event that drew over 220 San Antonio-area priests, deacons, brothers, nuns, and seminarians, up 40 clergy from the year before.  Our brother Sir Knight Jimmy Garcia, accompanied by Yvonne De Leon on vocals, provided the evening’s entertainment.  For the second year in a row, over 450 tickets to the event were sold.  In attendance was Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, whose arrival was a pleasant surprise as he was expected in Oklahoma City the next day for the Beatification of Fr. Stanley Rother. Third Degree Knight Richard Reyna, General Manager of Guadalupe Radio, emceed the event and Worthy State Advocate and brother Sir Knight Diego Pena was the evening's guest speaker.  Sister Jean Ann Slater, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, delivered remarks for the Archdiocese.  Our Assembly brother, Sir Knight Bill Hodde, was chairman of the affair and commented:    
         "The evening went way better than I could have ever anticipated or desired.  I sensed the fellowship and brotherhood of the priests and seminarians.  And it was so great to see all of the consecrated women in attendance too, whose spirit of Mary Magdalene is always so evident to me. It was truly an honor to work with my Assembly's Color Corps, especially with Past Faithful Navigator and Brother JD Ramirez.  He had the Color Corps very well prepared.  Assembly 3191 put its best foot forward, all puns intended."

 

The Color Guard led by District Marshal J D Ramirez included SK Vern Lanctot, SK Angel Ferrer, John Gonzales, SK Bob Irwine, SK Mike Farmer and SK Bill Loebig.