What is Catholic Investing? (28-SEP-2021)

What is Catholic Investing?
What is Catholic Investing?  On Tuesday, September, 28th, at 6 PM, Tony Minopoli (President and Chief Investment Officer of Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors) will explain how to blend your faith and your investments.  Attendance is limited to the first 1,000; RSVP online here.  Learn more about the capabilities here, and mutual funds here.

State Soccer Challenge (17-OCT-2021)

Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
All Girls & Boys ages 9-14 (as of 9/1) are invited to the State Soccer Challenge!
Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Westpointe Park in SLC (map).
Registration [entry form, proof of age to be attached] starts at 1:30 PM.
Bottled water and light refreshments will be provided.
Official rules are in the Playbook.
Contact state soccer chairman Gregory Kim Gold with any questions.

2020: Photos! Champions!


Coats for Kids 2021

State Coats for Kids Chairman Bob Masse Jr, PSD is soliciting pledges for monetary donations through September 15th; pledges should be paid by 10/31.  Distribution sites are being identified and dates and times setup, councils should contact Bob to volunteer to host.  One distribution is already on the calendar.

Looking to help?  Coats are purchased in cases of 12, and the price include shipping (tax is additional).  For the smaller sizes it’s $237.38/case and $334.80 for the teen coats (prices include shipping, but there is a 7.25% tax rate).  Send donations (from councils, assemblies, and individuals) to State Secretary Bill Kelly (address).  Funds will be combined, so you don’t have to donate in full case amounts to contribute to the state coat distribution(s).

Life Chain 2021 (Council 12181, 26-SEP-2021)

The 2021 Life Chain will be at 10600 South State Street in Sandy from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 26th.
Flyer is available here.  Contact Patrick Schmitt with any questions.




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Knightcast (Videos for Members)

The first three episodes are out!  Sign up online www.kofc.org/knightcast
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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

XX2021 College Councils Conference
09-24-2021 - 09-26-2021

September 24-26, 2021
“Go to Joseph!”
Held annually since 1966, the College Councils Conference brings college Knights together from across the country and around the world. Attendees participate in a dynamic program of inspiring speakers, networking opportunities and leadership training. This year’s conference will be held in New Haven, Connecticut, onSeptember 24-26, 2021.

Some of the main events to look forward to this year are our annual Awards Banquet, where we announce the Outstanding College Council Award and other prestigious awards; training sessions, panels, and main stage presentations on council best practices, leadership development, and ways to live as a Catholic gentleman; a visit to the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center; and Mass at St. Mary’s Church, the birthplace of the Order and the burial site of Blessed Michael J. McGivney. You will also have the chance to meet and network with over 200 college council leaders from nearly 100 councils across North America, and exchange ideas and best practices with them.

Each college council should plan to send two students to this year’s conference.The Supreme Council will cover the travel costs, food and lodging for these students, as well as the council chaplain. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to take your council to new levels of success this coming year!

A note regarding COVID-19: While we are currently planning for the 56thannual College Councils Conference to be an in-person gathering, we realize that the ongoing pandemic leaves a level of uncertainty around this possibility. Our strong preference is for an in-person gathering; however, this plan is subject to change based on evolving pandemic regulations. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will provide frequent updates. Should we be forced to move to a virtual conference, we will make an announcement at the earliest possible date.

Additionally, regardless of what happens, we plan on making this conference available online, so those who are unable to attend in person, will be able to participate in some of the sessions virtually.

For more information, please contact the College Councils Department atcollege@kofc.orgor 203-752-4671.

Go to Event
09-24-2021 - 09-26-2021 2021 College Councils Conference
XXCANCELED - IrishInUtah Celebration! (Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration)
09-25-2021   11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Gateway, 400 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 2:34 PM Hibernian Society of Utah wrote:

The Hibernian Society of Utah regrets to inform you that our Halfway to St. Patrick's Day celebration has been cancelled due to the Delta variant and the high transmission rates of COVID-19 in our community.

Our mitigation strategy has been to wait until it is safe to congregate in mass groups and we started our plan for this when it appeared that was the case and we have continued with our planning efforts watching the news and numbers with growing anxiety. Our committee was in agreement that this is the right course of action, even if it is incredibly disappointing especially with all of our planning complete.

Please stay safe and plan on a great celebration in March with our parade and Siamsa on March 12, 2022.

Slainte! ~~~
September 25, 2021 - Siamsa (Halfway to Saint Patrick's Day Celebration) is happening from 11AM to 5PM at THE GATEWAY Mall downtown SLC.
Flyer is here. Webpage with the details is https://www.irishinutah.com/events/halfway-to-st-patricks-day-celebration

Sat, Sep 25 | The Gateway Mall - Salt Lake City

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration

You can't keep the Irish down! Join us to celebrate Irish heritage and culture and a new post pandemic era.

Time & Location

Sep 25, 11:00 AM – 4:40 PM
The Gateway Mall - Salt Lake City, 400 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

About The Event

As we approach an end to this pandemic, we are so excited to join again as a community and celebrate our wonderful Irish culture and heritage. Please join us at the Gateway for Irish dancing, tradition Irish bands, Irish pipe bands, and all the shenanigans you expect when celebrating our Irish heritage. Come hungry and thirsty! We will be serving libations and will also have traditional Irish food available along with lots of other options. We decided to save the parade for March but hope you will join us for a glorious day in September!

Date: 2021.03.10
Go to Event
11:00 am CANCELED - IrishInUtah Celebration! (Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration)
XXLife Chain 2021 (Council 12181)
09-26-2021   1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
10600 State St, Sandy, UT 84070, USA



We are changing the date of the Life Chain from Oct. 3 to Sept. 26th.

One event to add to your calendars now is the 34th annual Life Chain. Council 12181 and this Respect Life Committee will once again be hosting this event. This year’s Life Chain will be held Sunday, Oct. 3rd from 1– 2 PM at the corner of 10600th S & State St in Sandy, UT. Additional details to come. To learn more about what Life Chain is visit www.lifechain.org

I would encourage Councils in other parts of the state to consider hosting a Life Chain. Let’s see if we can form a chain from one end of the state to the other!

Patrick Schmitt

Go to Event
1:00 pm Life Chain 2021 (Council 12181)
XXOur Lady of Lourdes Spaghetti Dinner (Council 9731)
09-26-2021   1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2864 S 9000 W, Magna, UT 84044, USA
Flyers: English and Spanish.
Join us for the 98th Annual Our Lady of Lourdes Spaghetti Dinner
Sun., Sept. 26, 2021
1 PM - 7 PM
Take Out Begins at 11 AM
Take Out Preorders Begin Sept. 1st at ololspaghettidinnermagna.com
Colosmio's famous saucelettes homemade sauce & spaghetti. Served with salad, rolls & beverages.
$15 Adult Dine-In (all you can eat)
$13 Adult Take-Out
$12 Sr. Citizen 65+ (ID required)
$8 Kids (12 & under)
$5 for 6 Extra Meatballs
Outdoor Beverage Garden (ID Required)
Basket Drawings * Italian Cookies
2864 S. 9000 W., Magna
Go to Event
1:00 pm Our Lady of Lourdes Spaghetti Dinner (Council 9731)
XXUtah Training: How To Conduct Your Fall Church Drive
09-27-2021   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, 9/27/2021 – How To Conduct Your Fall Church Drive.

Registration Link – https://forms.gle/pzgzMgktVwao5pjf8(sign up in advance to receive the GoToMeeting link the day of the training).
Presenter: Jerry Angus, FDD.
Tip: Have a question? Ask Jerry in advance so he can work it into the presentation! Lots of questions on a topic? Request a future training session dedicated to that information.
Go to Event
7:00 pm Utah Training: How To Conduct Your Fall Church Drive
XXWebinar: KofC Asset Advisors - What is Catholic Investing?
09-28-2021   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As you may have heard, the Knights of Columbus is now more than just insurance. The Knights of Columbus has an established track record of growth and success with our insurance, annuity, and church loan business. Now, through the Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors, that same team that manages the Order’s $25 billion of assets can offer our membership that same strategic approach. Come learn about this new side of the Knights of Columbus from Tony Minopoli the KOCAA President and Chief Investment Officer next Tuesday at 6pm Utah time. This will give you some insight into what the Order can do for you here in Utah and can also shed some light on our suite of faith-based investment solutions offered by Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors.
Topic:What is Catholic Investing from Chief Investment Officer - Tony Minopoli
Faith Based Investing is focused on developing and managing portfolio strategies that are compliant with the teachings of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. We align ourselves directly with the pronouncements of the Bishops and do not ever try to establish what should be considered for a Catholic portfolio. We believe that the depth and breadth of products that we offer provides an opportunity for a wide array of portfolios to meet nearly any investment objective or risk tolerance.
At the core of our strategy is our screening methodology. We employ Institutional Shareholder Services and a moral theologian to inform us on how best to comply with Catholic investment principles. We then utilize our various strategies within various asset classes to build portfolios from the universe of companies that do not violate our ethical screens. We also apply Environmental, Social and Governance screens to understand how our investment decisions hold up relative to more contemporary screens used by faith based and non-faith based portfolios alike. Our experience informs us that applying Catholic screens does not preclude you from generating competitive performance over longer periods of time. There are certainly periods where Catholic screens benefit or hurt performance, but we think the ethical screens are not an impediment to performing well over cycles longer than perhaps three years.

Go to Event
6:00 pm Webinar: KofC Asset Advisors - What is Catholic Investing?
XXUtah Health Department COVID 19 Vaccine Mobile Clinic (Council 5214)
10-05-2021   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4501 W 5215 S, Kearns, UT 84118, USA
Utah Health Department COVID 19 Vaccine Mobile Clinic
Free Pfizer Vaccine to all 12 and older (first, second, doctor-approved-booster)
Date: October 5, 2021
Time: 11AM to 3PM
Location: St. Francis Xavier Church
Address: 4501 West 5215 South Kearns, UT
Sponsored By: Council 5214 Bishop Hunt Council

From:Chad Vargo <cvargo@gmail.com>
Sent:Saturday, September 18, 2021 3:56 PM
Can you please draft an email and add to the state website that Council 5214 is hosting a COVID 19 vaccine drive at St. Francis Xavier on October 5th from 11AM to 3PM. The health department will have the Pfizer vaccine. Our goal is to help vaccinate students and anyone else who may need the vaccine. Any brother knight or family, or friend who needs the shot is welcome to come to the event and receive a free vaccine.
Chad Vargo
Grand Knight 5214
Go to Event
11:00 am Utah Health Department COVID 19 Vaccine Mobile Clinic (Council 5214)
XXBanquet for Life 2021 with Abby Johnson (SLC PRC Fundraising Gala)
10-08-2021   5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Grand America Hotel, 555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City Banquet for Life (Fundraising Gala) 2021
Keynote Speaker: Abby Johnson "And Then There Were None"
** Based on advance interest already received, tables will go fast for this exciting event. Please register now.
We are thrilled that you are considering attending our annual "Banquet for Life – 2021!"This year's event will be held in the beautiful Ballroom of the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.We are anticipating a great evening filled with delectable food, wonderful fellowship, and a special message from our keynote speakerAbby Johnson. Even with the hotel's social distancing protocols in place, we can still comfortably seat 500 guests this year!
When you are ready to continue with the registration process, just click the abovelink, then"Register To Attend This Event"button on the landing page.
Looking forward to seeing you!
George Stewart – Director of Development
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.
It was this conviction that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, and caused her to flee the organization to become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices.
However, Abby became increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease.
Her life was changed on September 26, 2009, when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13-week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist. At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life occurred to Abby and a dramatic transformation took place.
Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.
Planned Parenthood is fully aware that the workers who leave are their greatest threat. They took immediate action to silence Abby with a gag order and brought her to court. The lawsuit was ultimately thrown out of court.
The media continues to be interested in Abby’s story as well as her continued efforts to advocate for the unborn and help clinic workers escape the abortion industry. She shared her story at the 2020 Republican National Convention and is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows. She is the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.
The book has become the movie Unplanned... Unplanned brings us an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate.
Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers in transitioning out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 600 workers leave the abortion industry.
Abby lives in Texas with her husband and eight precious children.
Thank you so much for your continued support of our mission and we wish you and your congregation health and happiness in 2021.
Serving Him Together,
George Stewart – Director of Development
Sue Mirgon – Director of Operations
Go to Event
5:30 pm Banquet for Life 2021 with Abby Johnson (SLC PRC Fundraising Gala)
XXIntercultural Marian Celebration
10-09-2021   3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th St, Ogden, UT 84401, USA
Flyer: https://utahknights.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/20211009-Intercultural-Marian-Celebration-Flyer.pdf
Sábado/Saturday, Octubre/October 9, 2021
Hora/Time: 3:00 - 8:00 PM
Lugar/Place: St. Joseph Catholic Church 506 24th Street, Ogden, UT
¡ Vengan y Celebremos juntos ! -- Come and let us Celebrate together!
Legion of Mary founded 7 September 1921
1. The Intercultural Marian Celebration will take place on Saturday, October 9 at 3 o’clock in Saint Joseph CatholicChurch, Ogden.
2. Legion of Mary Celebrates 100th Anniversary
3. Being that there was no representative of the Legion of Mary, Maria-Cruz will contact them to get the informationof who will be representing the Legion in these meetings.
4. PROCESSION:The procession will be led by the Legion of Mary team.
 The music will be the same as previous years.
 Father Joshua will take care of the permits and find the route.
 The procession will begin at 3 o'clock and the carrozas will be placed according to how they arrive.
 During the procession, the Holy Rosary will be prayed with the Glorious Mysteries and at the end, theChaplet of the Divine Mercy in Filipino.
 The Mysteries of the Rosary: (Glorious Mysteries) The Legion of Mary will begin and end the Rosary in English.- First Mystery: Vietnamese - Second Mystery: Korean - Third Mystery: African- Fourth Mystery: Spanish - Fifth Mystery: Tongan
 We will need enough angels to accompany the carrozas in the procession.
5. MASS:
 1st Reading: Vietnamese: The Vu
 2nd Reading: Hindu: Cecilia Sadiq
 Gospel: English: (Deacon)
Intercessions: 1. Spanish 2. Tongan 3. African 4. Filipino 5. Legion of Mary
6. THE RECEPTION:If we do have one, we will be having wrapped snacks.
Go to Event
3:00 pm Intercultural Marian Celebration

What are the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Please contact us for more information about becoming a Knight!

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