Assembly 834 AR-15 raffle

December 9th, 2014

Model M&P15 Sport™ The price is $739.00.4thDegree

 

Win a Smith & Wesson M & P AR-15 Sport

Model M&P15 Sport™ The price is $739.00.

Pope Pius XII Assembly 834 is having a raffle for a Smith & Wesson M & P AR-15 Sport # 811036. This rifle is made in the USA and is a 5.56 NATO caliber firearm.

 

Only 500 tickets will be sold at $10.00 each. Please see any Assembly 834 member for Tickets.

 

Drawing will be on or before May 2nd 2015 at 9:30 pm EST. Winner need not be present

 

You must be 18 to enter. For a complete list of rules please go to KofC3350.org and look for the Assembly 834 AR-15 raffle page. Winner will be notified by phone and must pass a NICS background check. For Tickets Please call:

 

FN Dave Bender   330-527-3136

SK Mike Rogers   330-677-1277

SK Greg Leopold 330-719-1500

 

A Christmas Wish

November 26th, 2014

Christmas Nativity Scene - Christmas Christian nativity...

 

M E R R Y C H RI S T M A S   

Cleverly done!!!


T’was two months before Christmas
When all through our land,


Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

Why the PC Police had taken away
The reason for Christmas – no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a ‘Holiday’.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was nowhere to be found.


At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.


Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say

Shout M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ,
not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet

  M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!

Spaghetti Dinner January 11th 2015

November 6th, 2014

 

The Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an
ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on Sunday, January
11th 2015 at St. Mary and St. Joseph social hall from
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, meatballs,
Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert.
Carry outs available.
Adults: $8.00
Children: $3.00 (6-11)
Children: Free (5 & under)
For any additional information please contact:
Matt Stimac (330) 872-7865

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Assembly 834 Veterans Christmas Party

October 24th, 2014

On December 17th Pope Pius XII Assembly will host a Christmas Party for area veterans. The event will be held at IC Ravenna Catholic Church hall; 409 West Main Street, Ravenna Ohio 44266. Vets will come from Wade Park in Cleveland, as well as in Kent and Ravenna. We welcome any Knight and their family to join us for this special evening. Bingo, food, gift bags and singing are just part of this wonderful evening. Dinner will begin at 6:00pm. . Please e-mail kofc3350@earthlink.net for more information or if you can help. UPDATE: 

We had around 100 vets last night. They had a great meal, entertainment and gifts. A fantastic turnout and a wonderful evening for our deserving vets. 

Marriage is…

October 20th, 2014

A New Affirmation on Marriage

Why do weddings still move us? We do not become emotional when business partners strike a deal. We shed no tears at a friendly handshake. We feel no such joy to hear of “casual” mating.

A wedding is different. Here stand a man and woman, entering together into a new life.

And yet it is more than this. They are about to enter the generations. Their union proclaims life: their parents and grandparents still live within them. Humankind lives within them. The cultures and creeds of the world live within them. They are there—in the blood. Those bearing witness know this truth. They too have been born from a union of man and woman.

See the grandmother who looks on, now frail. She was once that bride, and the memory of her own mother and father dwells within her still.

See the brother who welcomes guests—he will one day be that bridegroom, and he too will enter in a new way the long history into which he was born.

See their friends and neighbors. They are more essential than any might guess. For it is they who will help make this marriage flourish. Their investment will return to them, for marriage is a cup that runs over.

See the mother of the bridegroom, hugging her son amid smiles and tears. He was once a helpless baby whom she nursed at the breast. Now he stands tall above her, and his voice is deep, and his shoulders broad. She remembers his birth. He who was once her child will one day be a father.

See the father of the bride, holding her by the hand. He recalls when her mother bore her, and he envisions in her what is so hard to believe, the mother-to-be. She is the bearer of a future. She is irreplaceable.

See man and woman together. They are not just two people. He is for her, and she for him; it is inscribed in their bodies. Their union will bring life that binds and mingles families, encourages faith to flourish, and brings humankind and the world’s diverse cultures to flower again.

Both are eager to undertake their new responsibilities—their gift of self to the other—and think little about what is owed them. They know nothing yet of the difficulty of the years ahead, only of their desire to travel it together.

It is hard now to speak of such obvious and beautiful things, but they are there. All the witnesses know it. It is the music of man and of woman. Man with woman brings out the finest in him, directing his blood and his mind toward what makes life possible; and woman with man brings out the finest in her, directing her love and her care toward what makes life sweet.

Today, however, the homes that marriage makes are exposed to an army of distractions, and to the thief and the enemy who comes to steal and destroy. Weddings are rarer and children fewer. Where poverty erodes, marriage feels out of reach. Where war afflicts, families are crushed. Anywhere marriage recedes, we lose the transcendent and material goods that all human beings should enjoy.

And we too are at fault, for when marriages are exposed to the wind and the rain, we have paid little attention. When the needs of children succumb to the wishes of adults, we have often remained silent. Love is reduced to a consumer item, an airbrushed image, or a slogan to export. It will not work. We will not flourish.

For marriage is no mere symbol of achievement, but the very foundation—a base from which to build a family and from there a community. For on earth marriage binds us across the ages in the flesh, across families in the flesh, and across the fearful and wonderful divide of man and woman, in the flesh. This is not ours to alter. It is ours, however, to encourage and celebrate.

And so it is that we rejoice at weddings.

This we affirm.