Penny Weigh-In 2018

The annual penny weigh-in took place on April 19. The total brought in was roughly 161.5 lbs. Our biggest donor was Anonymous with 79 pounds, and the top three individuals were as follows:

  1. Carmen Ybarra, 15 lbs.
  2. Mila, 13.75 lbs.
  3. Kema & Ed Bohn, 10.75 lbs.

We collected $326.40 gross from the penny weigh in, and will be depositing $293.50, the difference being the 11.9% Coinstar fee.

Thank you to everyone who participated or brought a dish for the potluck. Photo gallery here.

Update: we have received an additional donation of 20 pounds of pennies via Chris Alley and $68.10, bringing the total to $361.60. Figures will be in a May bulletin.

Founder’s Day

Today, Holy Thursday 2018, we also commemorate Father Michael J. McGivney and the Knights of Columbus on Founder’s Day.

As we celebrate the legacy of Venerable Michael McGivney and the contributions of our brother Knights since 1882, we also prepare for an even greater future as we live out the vision of our founder.

The anniversary of the realization of Father McGivney’s dream is a cause for celebration.

Councils throughout the Order are urged to observe this day – among their own members and with the community at large – as a reminder of what the Knights of Columbus has accomplished in the past years, the ideals of the Order, and their own local achievements.

Holy Week Begins

We are reaching the end of the Lenten season. March 25 marks the start of Holy Week with Palm Sunday. Mass is scheduled at normal hours, but there will be a procession at 10am. Check the Parish schedule here and plan your week accordingly.

Click this link for a handy guide on how to fold your palms into a cross if you so desire.

In council news, after Easter Sunday at a date to be determined in April there will be a presentation of three new flags for the flagpoles at the church entrance. The penny weigh-in will take place on the 19th of April, and the First Communion breakfast will be on the morning of the 22nd.

Update: pictures from the 10am procession can be viewed here.