Midyear Meeting (08-JAN-2022)

The Utah State Council Midyear Meeting for the 2021-2022 Fraternal Year is scheduled for Saturday, 08-JAN-2022 at Saint Olaf Parish in Bountiful.  As usual, State Officers and District Deputies will meet Friday evening, and State Directors and Chairman along with council representatives join on Saturday (all day: breakfast through dinner).
Meeting and meal reservations are made online here — no charge for breakfast or lunch, pay online for dinner(s).

KofC Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest 2021

The 2021 Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest needs entries!
Chairman Bill McCauley created this getting started guide.
Official information is available at www.KofC.org/Essay (Official Rulebook #4202)
Deadlines: 11/30 essays submitted (with entry form #4208) to the councils for judging, 12/20 Council winners to District Deputies, 1/7 District winners sent to state.

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest 2021

The 2021 Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest needs entries!
Chairman Bill McCauley created this getting started guide.
Official information is available at www.KofC.org/Christmas (Official Rulebook #5024)
Deadlines: 12/15 posters submitted (with entry form #5025) to the councils for judging, 12/31 Council winners to District Deputies, 1/15 District winners to state.

Coats for Kids 2021

Four State Distributions are set!
* Sun. 11/7 1-3 PM with Council 14239 at Saint Andrew in Riverton (Flyer) (flyer #2) (calendar)
* Sat. 11/13, 8-10 AM with Council 9731 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Magna (Flyer) (calendar)
* Sat. 11/20, Noon – 1 PM at CCS Saint Vincent de Paul Dining Hall in Salt Lake (Flyer) (calendar)
* Sat. 11/20, 2-3 PM with Council 12264 at 340 S. Goshen St. (north of St. Patrick’s Church) (Flyer) (calendar)
These are open to everyone, the kid needs to be present to get the right size coat.  Volunteers are welcome (contact Bob).
See also this newspaper article listing the distributions.

State Coats for Kids Chairman Bob Masse Jr, PSD solicited pledges for monetary donations through September 15th; 132 cases of coats were ordered in early October (most of which councils will be distributing locally).  State distribution sites were identified and dates and times set (see above for the current list).  More information about the program is available here.

Send donations (from councils, assemblies, and individuals) to State Secretary Bill Kelly (address); please pay your pledged amount as soon as possible (the money is already spent).

JoinUs

You are invited to put your faith in action.
There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that’s what Knights do every day.
When the time is right, joining online is easy.
www.KofC.org/JoinUswww.KofC.org/Unete
(That message is available on recruiter cards # 10536)

Knightcast (Videos for Members)

Knightcast
This series is free to watch and share. Learn more at www.KofC.org/KnightCast
Not yet a member?  Learn more about the Knights of Columbus here.  Join online at www.KofC.org/Join

 

Donate to Carmelite Sisters

Support the Carmelite Nuns
Donate through the Utah State Council here.

Remember, the main financial support of the monastery is the Annual Fair, which is normally held on the third Sunday in September, was canceled for 2020 and canceled again in 2021 due to the pandemic.  Altar bread sales were also lower with Mass attendance restrictions.

Coming Events

Dec
4
Sat
XXDiocesan Advent Retreat - English - Reverend Stephen Tilley
12-04-2021   9:00 am - 11:00 am
St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 11800 S, Draper, UT 84020, USA
https://www.dioslc.org/documents/1242.pdf
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http://icatholic.org/article/diocesan-advent-retreat-is-dec-4-77115538
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Diocesan Advent Retreat— SJB will be hosting the Diocesan Advent Retreat. English Session: 9:00– 11:00 AM – with Reverend Stephen Tilley; Spanish Session: 12:30 – 2:30 PM – with Reverend Jorge Roldan. There is no cost this year for the retreat, but registration is required for seating or to receive the livestream link. Please call the Office of Worship (801) 328.8641 x 357 or The Office of Hispanic Ministry at (801) 328.8641 x 332.
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The Diocese of Salt Lake City Advent retreat will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at St. John the Baptist Parish, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. The event also will be livestreamed.
The speakers will address the themes of Saint Joseph and the season of Advent.
The English session, which will be from 9 to 11 a.m., will be presented by Fr. Stephen Tilley, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish.
The Spanish session, which will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., will be presented by Fr. Jorge Roldan, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
There is no cost this year for the retreat, but registration is required for seating or to receive the livestream link. Register with the Office of Worship, 801-328-8641 ext. 357 or the Office of Hispanic Ministry, 801-328-8641 ext. 332.
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http://icatholic.org/article/advent-retreat--56115517
Go to Event
9:00 am Diocesan Advent Retreat - English - Reverend Stephen Tilley
XXDiocesan Advent Retreat - Spanish - Reverend Jorge Roldan
12-04-2021   12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 11800 S, Draper, UT 84020, USA
https://www.dioslc.org/documents/1253.pdf
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http://icatholic.org/article/diocesan-advent-retreat-is-dec-4-77115538
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Diocesan Advent Retreat
— SJB will be hosting the Diocesan Advent Retreat. English Session: 9:00– 11:00 AM – with Reverend Stephen Tilley; Spanish Session: 12:30 – 2:30 PM – with Reverend Jorge Roldan. There is no cost this year for the retreat, but registration is required for seating or to receive the livestream link. Please call the Office of Worship (801) 328.8641 x 357 or The Office of Hispanic Ministry at (801) 328.8641 x 332.
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The Diocese of Salt Lake City Advent retreat will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at St. John the Baptist Parish, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. The event also will be livestreamed.
The speakers will address the themes of Saint Joseph and the season of Advent.
The English session, which will be from 9 to 11 a.m., will be presented by Fr. Stephen Tilley, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish.
The Spanish session, which will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., will be presented by Fr. Jorge Roldan, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
There is no cost this year for the retreat, but registration is required for seating or to receive the livestream link. Register with the Office of Worship, 801-328-8641 ext. 357 or the Office of Hispanic Ministry, 801-328-8641 ext. 332.
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http://icatholic.org/article/advent-retreat--56115517
Go to Event
12:30 pm Diocesan Advent Retreat - Spanish - Reverend Jorge Roldan
XXCoats for Kids (Council 602)
12-04-2021   5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Council 602 will distribute its Coats for Kids on:
Dec 3rd (Saturday) from 5pm to 7pm
Dec/ 4th (Sunday) from 10:30 am to 1pm
Distribution will take place in the outside meeting area/square at the Cathedral of the Madeleine.

Peace,
Brother Dan Tracy
dptracy1@gmail.com
Go to Event
5:00 pm Coats for Kids (Council 602)
Dec
5
Sun
XXCoats for Kids (Council 602)
12-05-2021   10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Council 602 will distribute its Coats for Kids on:
Dec 3rd (Saturday) from 5pm to 7pm
Dec/ 4th (Sunday) from 10:30 am to 1pm
Distribution will take place in the outside meeting area/square at the Cathedral of the Madeleine.

Peace,
Brother Dan Tracy
dptracy1@gmail.com
Go to Event
10:30 am Coats for Kids (Council 602)
Dec
6
Mon
XXGoToWebinar: Council Officer Basic Training (with ARGTD Ken White)
12-06-2021   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual webinar, using GoToWebinar. Registration required (and reminder messages are sent).
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1083128224326961931
Description:
COUNCIL OFFICER BASIC TRAINING
Are you ready to become an Officer in your Council? Are you wanting more information before making the commitment? Thistraining is designed to inform you before making the decision to step "Into the Breach" and be a successful Council leader. As aCouncil Officer, you need to:
• understand your duties and responsibilities
• understand the level of commitment involved
• engage your fellow council officers in the Order’s initiatives
• encourage team building among council officers
• ensure the council is the “go-to” group for parish pastors to get help
• make it a priority for councils to invite all eligible Catholic men to join
And most of all have fun being a Knight of Columbus Council Leader!
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Western Territory Supreme Webinar Training Schedule – December 2021
Presenter: Ken White (Associate Regional Growth & Training Director, Western Territory)
See also:
https://utahknights.org/training/#Regional
https://utahknights.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/20211127-ARGTD-Ken-White-Dec-2021-Training-Schedule.pdf
Go to Event
6:00 pm GoToWebinar: Council Officer Basic Training (with ARGTD Ken White)
Dec
8
Wed
XXRed Cross Blood Drive (Council 6966)
12-08-2021   8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 9757 S 1700 E, Sandy, UT 84092, USA
Register online athttps://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=blessed
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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive!

We have our next blood drive coming up this month, Wednesday December 8.

As we have done in the past several drives, we are asking donors to sign up online atredcrossblood.org; the sponsor code is 'blessed'.


Go to Event
8:00 am Red Cross Blood Drive (Council 6966)
XXGoToWebinar: Council Officer Basic Training (with ARGTD Ken White)
12-08-2021   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual webinar, using GoToWebinar. Registration required (and reminder messages are sent).
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2830200523816983823
Description:
COUNCIL OFFICER BASIC TRAINING
Are you ready to become an Officer in your Council? Are you wanting more information before making the commitment? Thistraining is designed to inform you before making the decision to step "Into the Breach" and be a successful Council leader. As aCouncil Officer, you need to:
• understand your duties and responsibilities
• understand the level of commitment involved
• engage your fellow council officers in the Order’s initiatives
• encourage team building among council officers
• ensure the council is the “go-to” group for parish pastors to get help
• make it a priority for councils to invite all eligible Catholic men to join
And most of all have fun being a Knight of Columbus Council Leader!
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Western Territory Supreme Webinar Training Schedule – December 2021
Presenter: Ken White (Associate Regional Growth & Training Director, Western Territory)
See also:
https://utahknights.org/training/#Regional
https://utahknights.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/20211127-ARGTD-Ken-White-Dec-2021-Training-Schedule.pdf
Go to Event
6:00 pm GoToWebinar: Council Officer Basic Training (with ARGTD Ken White)
Dec
9
Thu
XXCoats for Kids (Council 6010)
12-09-2021   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 Chapel St, Layton, UT 84041, USA
Sent: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Council 6010 has scheduled our 2nd Coats for Kids GIVEAWAY for Thursday,December 9th from 3 PM to 5:30 PM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Rotunda at 210 S. Chapel Street, Layton.
Our final Coats for Kids GIVEAWAY for 2021 will onSaturday, December 11th from 10 AM to 12 noon at theat the Nations for Christ (N4C) Church (Non-Denominational Christian Church) at 295 E 200 S, Clearfield UT. This will be the balance of coats. The criteria will be the same as our other distributions: school age youth, Davis County youth, child must be present and parent must be present. The N4C provide food for those in need and typically serve over 200 families each month. So I think we should have a good pool to distribute coats to youth in need.
Please post this information.
Thank you
Dennis A. Martinez
Coats for Kids Chairman & Community Director
St. Rose of Lima Council No. 6010
Knights of Columbus
martinezdg1@msn.com
Go to Event
3:00 pm Coats for Kids (Council 6010)
XXGoToWebinar: The Delta Church Drive System (with ARGTD Ken White)
12-09-2021   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual webinar, using GoToWebinar. Registration required (and reminder messages are sent).
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5871638802244951054
Description:
THE DELTA CHURCH DRIVE SYSTEM
Attendees will be guided through a much warmer, friendlier, and easier way to host a Church Recruitment Drive. TheDelta Church Drive System is made up of 7 Simple Components that any Council can deploy. This webinar will showyou how easy (and fun) a Delta Church Drive can be.
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Western Territory Supreme Webinar Training Schedule – December 2021
Presenter: Ken White (Associate Regional Growth & Training Director, Western Territory)
See also:
https://utahknights.org/training/#Regional
https://utahknights.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/20211127-ARGTD-Ken-White-Dec-2021-Training-Schedule.pdf
Go to Event
6:00 pm GoToWebinar: The Delta Church Drive System (with ARGTD Ken White)

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William Kelly
Utah K. of C. State Secretary
11533 S. Thornberry Court
Draper, UT 84020-9416, USA

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