What's Going On / Our Council in Action

  • At the January 2024 Council Meeting, Car Show Chairman Mike Mahan presented a check for $15,000 to St. Jude representatives Anne and David Parker
  • On January 18, 2024 our council presented a $2500.00 to Habitat for Humanity. From left to right- Glenn Fitzpatrick, an unknown Habitat volunteer, Rich McBride, Mike Mahan, Rick Kuebel, Habitat CEO Bernie Quinn, Carl Perkins, Jack McDonnell.
  • January 2022 Corporate Mass
  • 2022 Installation of Officers
  • Council donation of $8,000. to Father Sebastian for OLA Capital Campaign April 2022
  • On Oct 13th, the council donated $1000 to St. Michael’s Food Pantry in Wauchula. This was part of the Food for Families program. It was well timed and most appreciated. The sisters had the food pantry open seven days a week after the hurricane. They served 5,000 hot meals and over 3,000 families received food from the pantry.
  • Fish Fry Crew
  • Fish Fry Crew
  • Fish Fry
  • GK John Joly and MIke Mahan with an Award from Habitat for Humanity
  • Tootsie Roll Drive
  • Our council delivering food to the St. Joseph's Food Patry
  • St. Michael's Food Pantry
  • Council #13341 assists the food bank at St. Michael’s Church in Wauchula. The activity occurs weekly on Friday and consists of unloading, sorting and storing donated food items. St. Michael’s receives approximately 11,000 pounds of food per week. The items are given to the community on Saturday mornings. The pantry is actively managed by the Sisters of St. Michaels.
  • Tidewell Hospice donation May 2023
  • Habitat donation May 2023
  • Worthy District Deputy Kirk Brown presents Triple Star Council award to GK Jerry Graceffo. The award was for July 2022 to June 2023. The council achieved 306% of it's membership goal along with satisfying program requirements in the Faith, Family,Life and Community pillars
  • Star Council Award - Paul Gulbrandsen, Jerry Graceffo, District Deputy Kirk Brown, John Joly
  • On June 11, 2023, Council Members participated in a procession around the perimeter of Our Lady of the Angels Church in honor of the feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (aka Corpus Christi).
  • Weekly Knights Golf at Tara Country Club
  • 4th Degree Renewal of Obligations - February 2022
  • Chairperson Mike Mahan presenting a $1000 check to Habitat for Humanity from Assembly 3192
  • May 2022 Blood Drive
  • May 2022 Blood Drive
  • Tribute to Heros Parade - 2022
  • Concession stand at Ed Smith Stadium
  • Concession stand at Ed Smith Stadium
  • Concession stand at Ed Smith Stadium
  • Marching in the 2023 Tribute to Heros parade

Knight of the Month

  • September 2023 Knight of the Month - Paul Gulbrandsen
  • January 2023 Knight of the Month - Mike Kelly
  • July 2023 Knight of the Month - DGK Gordon Shellhaas
  • August 2023 Knight of the Month - Carl Perkins
  • September 2023 Knight of the Month - Deacon Tom Harenchar

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Featured Service Project

Coats for Kids

Chairman - Gordon Shellhaas <[email protected]>

 

On Tuesday, December 5th,  8 Brother Knights and 7 wives of Council 13341 distributed 408 new  lightweight coats to the children of St. Michael’s parish in Wauchula.  The event was coordinated by Mother Nikopoia.  She was assisted by Sister Regina and several parish teachers.

Mother Nikopoia and assistants selected and sized each coat for the children. 

Before hand, Mother Nikopoia guided our group and the children in prayer. The children sang two songs for our benefit before the distribution of coats.

All who attended were truly filled with the Christmas spirit.

Wauchula is a small agricultural community and the Hardee County Seat. The majority of the members of the St. Michael Catholic Church are agricultural workers. St. Michael’s Church in Wauchula is one of the poorest parishes in the Diocese of Venice with Sister Maria Gema leading family activities there.  Each child’s coat was hand-picked by her for fit and style with their names attached.  The response was wonderful with 100 people from the parish in attendance.

Anyone interested in helping the religious sisters at St. Michael Parish can do so by contacting Sister Gema at: St. Michael Parish, Attn: Sister Gema, 408 Head Bridge Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.

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