February 2011 Newsletter

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February 2011 Newsletter

Feb — 2011

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Celebrate with Your Valentine

at 200 Club Gala Dinner Dance

Saturday - Feb. 12th - 7 PM

All parishioners are invited to

bring your Valentine to the Feb.

12th Gala Dinner Dance, at

the new Milestone, featuring a

band and vocalist, open wine/beer bar, hors

d’oeuvres, and includes steak dinner.

A limited number of tickets are still available

at $100 per couple, to support the Knights

of Columbus charitable programs. Must purchase

your tickets in parish office by January

31st.

Congratulations to the lucky members of the 200

Club who won $850 in the January 16th monthly

drawing – where the 3 winners received the $500,

$250 and $100 monthly rebates. (Only 200 tickets/shares

are sold for these drawings):

1st Place Winner ..... .# 12 ....... Joe & Lou Hayden

2nd Place Winner .....# 123 ....... Chuck Close

3rd Place Winner ......# 147 ....... CCD

The next monthly drawing is February 20th after

the 9AM Mass. Two Hundred Club shareholders

are also eligible for an additional 12

drawings for $9,800 at the complimentary end

of the year dinner dance on Saturday, February

12th with their R.S.V.P. tickets.

Knightly News

St. Mark Council 12553 • Denton, Texas

Volume 12, Number 2 Serving 267 Brother Knight Families

February 2011

Gala Dinner Dance

Saturday —February 12th

Join Marshes at the Gala Dinner Dance

Whether you are a member

of the Two Hundred Club or not,

all Brother Knights and their Valentine

sweethearts are invited to

attend the Gala Valentines Dinner

Dance on Saturday, February

12th at the new Milestone, starting

at 7:00 PM,

Tickets are still available at

$100 per couple, which includes dinner, dancing to

a live band, and an open beer/wine bar.

PGK John Marsh and wife, Donna, will be there

and invite all Brother Knights to join them at the 2nd

annual Two Hundred Club Gala Dinner Dance.

Proceeds from the 200 Club are given to St. Mark

Council to the Good Works Fund, supporting needy

individuals and organizations.

Contact Dan Pajak at 940-383-0900 or by email

at txhdhunter@charter.net, for last minute tickets.

—Next Council Meeting —

Thursday, March 10th - 7:30 PM

Dinner Served at 6:30

200 Club Gala Dinner Dance - 7 PM -------------Feb. 12

Burritos / Can Collection -----------------------------Feb. 20

200 Club Drawing -------------------------------------Feb. 20

March Officers Meeting -----------------------------Mar. 3

ICCS Mardi Gras Benefit ----------------------------Mar. 5

First Saturday Adoration ---------------------------Mar. 6

March Council Meeting ------------------------------Mar. 10

Stations of the Cross & Meal ----------------------Mar. 18

First Degree Exemplification ----------------------Mar. 27

Major Degree (2nd and 3rd) Exemplification -May 7

C h a r i t y — U n i t y — F r a t e r n i t y — P a t r i o t i s m

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Feb — 2011

Grand Knight’s Corner

Dear Brother Knights:

We had a terrific meeting last

night and packed the portable.

All new members from the January first degree

exemplification were present — welcome Brother

Knights!

We are in full swing (pun intended) on preparations

for the Ric Hoff Memorial golf tournament on

March 2nd at Lantana golf club; we need spon-

We initiated 5 new members

into our Council on Sunday January

23rd: Ron Anderson, Bret

Curran, Keith Medley, St. John

Murphy, and Lou Panella. If you

haven’t met these gentlemen yet,

be sure to introduce yourself to

them at our next meeting. Welcome,

guys!

Speaking of new members,

we started a new recruitment

contest where you will be recognized

for any new member you

recruit from now until June. You

will win your choice of a K of C

hat or t-shirt for each new member

you bring in. (You must have

them complete a Form 100 and

list yourself as the “Proposer”.

Forms are available at each General

Meeting, or call Jim Hawk

at 972-841-4172.) In addition, for

each new member, you’ll get one

entry in a $100 cash drawing —

the more members you recruit,

the greater your chances to win.

A great way to grow our Council

is to invite a friend to the dinner

part of our general meeting, from

6:30-7:30 PM. Also, wear your

K of C name badge to Mass and

other church activities; it might

spark a question by a potential

recruit!

We have all benefitted from

our time in the Knights. Don’t

deny this blessing to others. Recruit

a new member today!

sors, golfers and help at the tournament. Email

Gary Graff if you can help with any of those things.

ggcg08@gmail.com.

Congratulations to John Towne, our new DGK,

Patrick Comiskey, our new Chancellor, and to Dale

Anderle, our new Warden — who were elected last

night.

Lastly, if you have not sent Phil Carosone your

dues for 2011, please do so ASAP.

Hope to see you at gala dinner dance tomorrow.

Tim Schoendorf,

Grand Knight

Welcome — New Members of St. Mark Council

Bret Curran

Ron Anderson

Keith Medley Lou Panella

St. John Murphy

First Degree Exemplification

January 23, 2011

Denton, Tx

C h a r i t y — U n i t y — F r a t e r n i t y — P a t r i o t i s m

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Feb — 2011

2010-11 Officers & Directors

Office .........................Officer .................. Phone ...................Email Address

Chaplain .....................Fr. Tim Thompson . (940) 387-6223 .....frtim@stmarkdenton.org

Grand Knight ..............Tim Schoendorf ..... (940) 479-2550 .....antsdorf@aol.com

Deputy Grand Knight ..John Towne .......... (940) 566-6400......aggiebear1@verizon.net

Chancellor .................. Patrick Comiskey .. (940) 577-4819 .....patrickcomiskey@hotmail..com

Financial Secretary .....Phil Carosone ....... (940) 594-3305 .....pcarosone@verizon.net

Treasurer ....................Chuck Close .......... (940) 497-4644 .....closecharles@yahoo.com

Recorder .....................Brian Rush ............ (940) 321-6097 .....rushb@centurytel.net

Advocate .....................Ralph Cerny .......... (940) 367-4228 .....No email

Warden .......................Dale Anderle ......... (972) 539-9146 .....danderle@aol.com

Inside Guard ...............Gary Graff ............. (940) 382-4270 ..... ggcg08@gmail.com

Outside Guard ............Mark Eiserman ...... (972) 464-7338 ....m.eiserman@verizon.net

Trustee 1 ....................Ray Huie ............... (214) 649-9480 .....huieray@yahoo.com

Trustee 2 ....................Sean Stenovitch .... (940) 367-4648 .....sean@mandstech.com

Trustee 3 ....................Dennis Pettit .......... (940) 317-7020 .....dcpettit@verizon.net

Lecturer ......................Jim Hawk............... (214) 552-8935 .....jimhawk7@msn.com

Program Director ........Danny Reid ........... (940) 497-9498 .....dkreid@hotmail.com

Church Director ..........Ralph Lira .............. (940) 387-8730 .....taco4ku@verizon.net

Membership Director .. Jim Hawk............... (214) 552-8935 .....jimhawk7@msn.com

Council Director ..........John Towne .......... (940) 566-6400......aggiebear1@verizon.net

Family Director ...........Kelly Phillips .......... (940) 206-9118 .....kphillips1@farmersagent.com

Youth Director .............Royce Humpert ..... (214) 636 1408 .....roycehumpertjr@gmail.com

Community Director .... Danny Reid ........... (940) 497-9498 .....dkreid@hotmail.com

Retention ....................Sean Stenovitch .... (940) 367-4648 .....sean@mandstech.com

Pro-Life Couple...........Dan & Olga Grieco . (940) 595-1864 .....dang2@verizon.net

KC Insurance Agent ...Steven Schweiger . (972 439-5874 ......Steven.Schweiger@kofc,org

Newsletter Editor ..............Dan Pajak ........................(940) 383-0900 ............txhdhunter@charter.net

2010-11 Columbus Club Officers & Directors

Office ..........................Officer .................... Phone ...................Email Address

President ....................Dan Pajak ............. (940) 383-0900 .....txhdhunter@charter.net

Vice President ............Richard Bodo ........ (940) 269-0122 .....richard.bodo@ge.com

Treasurer ....................Phil Carosone ....... (940) 594-3305 .....pcarosone@verizon.net

Secretary .................... Ron Worth ............. (940) 231-4744 .....rworth@juno.com

Director - 3 years ........David O’Brien ........ (972) 355-5521 .....RV.Guy@verison.net

Director - 3 years ........Bob Beltz ............... (940) 271-1324 .....bobbeltz@verizon.net

Director - 3 years ........John Ventrca ......... (940) 382-7343 .....ventrca1@hotmail.com

Director - 3 years ........Gary Graff ............. (940) 382-4270 .....ggcg08@gmail.com

Director - 2 years ........Bill Grubbs ............ (940) 382-9497 .....bill.grubbs@verizon.net

Director - 2 years ........Sean Stenovitch .... (940) 367-4648 .....sean@mandstech.com

Director - 2 years ........Danny Berend ....... (940) 367-2581 .....daniel.berend@alcoa.com

Director - 2 years ........Ralph Cerny .......... (940) 367-4228 .....No email

Director - 1 year ..........Dennis Pettit .......... (469) 733-6380 .....dcpettit@verizon.net

Director - 1 year .......... John Towne ........... (940) 566-6400 .....aggiebear1@verizon.net

Director - 1 year/GK....Tim Schoendorf ..... (940) 479-2550 .....antsdorf@aol.com

Director - 1 year/DGK .Danny Reid ........... (940) 497-9498 .....dkreid@hotmail.com

2010-11 Assembly Officers & Directors

Office .........................Officer ................... Phone ...................Email Address

Faithful Friar ...............Fr. Tim Thompson ... (940) 383-1203 .....frtim@stmarkdenton.org

Faithful Navigator .......Richard Bodo ........ (940) 269-0122 .....richard.bodo@ge.com

Faithful Captain ..........John Ventrca ......... (940) 382-7343 .....ventrca1@hotmail.com

Faithful Comptroller ....Gene Hartman ...... (940) 382-5295 .....nowhartman@verizon.net

Faithful Purser ............Darrel Story ........... (940) 387-8290 .....ljstory@msn.com

Faithful Inner Sentinel Danny Reid ........... (972) 342-0880 .....dkreid8080@hotmail.com

Faithful Outer Sentinel Ross Redding ....... (940) 644-5554 .....rossredding@hughes.net

Faithful Admiral ...........Joe Escobar .......... (940) 231-1866 .....No email

3 Year Trustee ............John Marsh ........... (940) 891-1905 .....grmwal@aol.com

2 Year Trustee ............Ralph Cerny .......... (940) 367-4228 .....No email

1 Year Trustee ............Tony Lewis ............ (940) 387-1864 .....chelitalewis@verizon.net

Color Corp Commander ..Robin Weston ........ (940) 243-0963 .....rweston@iphase.com

Family of the Month

KofC License Plates

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Congratulations to

Dan and Eileen

Pajak — Family

of the Month, for

their work on our

annual Christmas

party, purchasing

great gifts for all the children.

Knights of the Month

Congratulations

also to Ray Huie —

Knight of the Month,

for coordinated the

Christmas party.

Thanks to Dan Pajak,

Dave O’Brien,

Phil Carosone, and

Gary Graff for prepping all the great

food, and to Tennyson Florida for the

refreshments.

Order your KofC plates and show

your pride as a Knight of Columbus.

Cans for our Seminarians

Cans thrown away in the Denton

collection sure don’t help our collecting

cans to support our Seminarians

program. We need more Knights saving

cans for us. We can do a lot better

than we are with a little more effort to

SAVE THOSE CANS for the Knights.

Can update-----on Jan. 10th, we

sold 87# @ $.65 a pound for a total

of $68.90. Our total for this worthy

project to this date is $1756.25. Without

your keeping this out of the trash

can, our seminarians would not have

gotten this money, which each and

every one of them appreciate. Please

work harder on not throwing aluminum

cans in the trash, they are wort almost

1 cent each. Thank you, Bob Beltz.

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Feb — 2011

Supporting Our Seminarians

Brother Knight,

Jason Parzynski,

is a Seminarian

studying for the

Archdiocese of

Chicago – Class

of 2011. Photo was

taken during the

Mundelein Seminary

Holy Land Pilgrimage in 2010.

Jason Parzynski is 29 years old and one of four

children, two girls and two boys. He was born and

raised in Michigan, however we have always had a

close connection with the Chicagoland area through

a number of relatives.

While growing up there were three careers, I

often thought about: (1) the Catholic Priesthood,

(2) being an astronaut, and (3) being the President

of the United States. Although these three paths in

life couldn’t be further apart, they summarize my

zeal for serving others, being creative, and not letting

obstacles prevent me from achieving the goals

my heart has set itself on or the tasks given to me.

During my junior year of college my best friend

and I stopped at Gameworks on our way home for

Christmas break. While playing videogames Rick

and I began talking about the future. Amidst that

conversation, certainly through the inspiration of

the Holy Spirit, the topic of priesthood was raised.

We decided to make a pact to discuss our possible

vocations publicly in order to arrive at a point of

clarity— so that we would not end up later in life

wondering, “what if?” This pact gave me the courage

to approach a priest over that Christmas break

to discuss the possibility of priesthood, which ultimately

brought me to the decision to enter seminary

upon graduation.

Although at the time I entered seminary I remained

uncertain as to how I was supposed to live

out my call to the priesthood, the seminary formation

program, along with the opportunity I had to spend

time with a Cistercian Community, helped me gain

the clarity I needed to better understand God’s

invitation to His priesthood. During the time I have

been in seminary, three Chicago parish priests have

influenced me and helped me understand what it

means to be priest: Fr. Bill Zavaski, my pastor, Fr.

Ed Upton, and Fr. Ron Lewinski. I hope and pray

that God grants me the graces to serve the good

people of the Archdiocese of Chicago with the same

zeal, love, and compassion as these three priests!

One thing God has taught me through the time I

have been discerning priesthood, and in formation

at the seminary, is that it takes a community to form

a young man into the priest God is calling him to be.

It was through the examples provided by priests I

have known over the years that encouraged me to

think about priesthood. It is also through the support

and prayers of so many people I have come to

know while in seminary, alongside the support of my

family, that have given me the strength to make the

sacrifice necessary to commit to becoming one of

Christ’s Priests. The road to the priesthood is truly

one that opens the mind and heart to the power of

Christ’s Sacred Heart!

James Wilcox

If you have not met James Wilcox,

who is helping Fr. Tim, say hello to him.

James is working in the parish this

year, and is scheduled to be ordained

in two years as a Diocesan Priest.

James is also a Brother Knight.

Knights Hold Free Throw Contest

On Jan 25th, at ICCS Gym, 23 young people

joined us at our annual Free Throw Championship

contest — coordinated by Brian Rush. A great time

was had by all.

A boys and a girls champion was crowned in

ages from 10 -14. These ten young people will

next compete in the Diocesan competition at Nolan

Highschool.

The overall winner was the 11 year old boys

champion Justin Reinhardt, son of Knight Kevin

Reinhardt of #4771, hitting 13 of 15 attempts. Good

luck to all our champions and thanks to all who

helped run the competition.

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Feb — 2011

Congratulations to the lucky members of the

Two Hundred Club. Thanks to each and everyone

of you for being a Two Hundred Club shareholder.

Below are the winners from the January drawing.

The next drawing is February 20th.

Monthly Rebate Drawings — January, 2011

1st Place Winner ......# 12 ....... Joe & Lou Hayden

2nd Place Winner .....# 123 ....... Chuck Close

3rd Place Winner ......# 147 ....... CCD

We provide rebates to our members on a monthly

basis (each month we have three drawings — $500,

$250 and $100) and we have an annual Gala Dinner

Dance (this Saturday). where members and a guest

attend an all expense paid dinner, dancing, cocktails

and rebate drawings totaling $9,800.

If you have friends, colleagues at work, relatives

here or far away, please encourage them to

become a part of the 200 Club by contacting one

of the following:

Richard Bodo .(940) 269-0122 ...richard.bodo@ge.com

Dan Pajak ...........(940) 383-0900 ......txhdhunter@charter.net

— or by sending a check for $250 made out to

the “Columbus Club of Denton” to Richard Bodo

1704 Andover Lane

Corinth, TX 76210

Please note, we also take credit cards. If you

would like to pay by credit card, please contact

Richard Bodo at (940) 269-0122.

Your participation has afforded us to helping

many needy individuals and organizations in our

community financially YTD:

• Our Daily Bread (Denton Soup Kitchen)

• Ann’s Haven Hospice

• Seminarian Stipends

• Educational Scholarships

• Boy Scouts

• Family Care Centers of America

• Special Olympics

• Hearts for Homes

• Loreto House

• Catholic Respect for Life

• St. Mark Ministries

• Immaculate Conception Catholic School

• Cots for the homeless at ICC shelter

Breakfast Burritos

Thanks to Brian Ricardo, Don Paddack,

Gary Graff, Danny Reid, Dan

Pajak, Bill Grubbs, Tim Schoendorf,

Danny Berend, John Towne, George

Maffey, Jim Hawk, Sean Stenovich

and Wayne Wilson for helping us raise $230 at the

January Breakfast Burrito event.

Our next burritos breakfast will be on February

20th. If you can help, email Wayne at gatorgrads92@

yahoo.com. We always have a great time working

together; join us — it’s a great way to get to better

know your Brother Knghts.

Keep Brother Knights

in Your Prayers

• Bob Layne

• Chuck Quinn

• Ron Worth

• Fr. Gene Sweeney

• Eric Grunor

• Fr. Dan Triulzi

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Feb — 2011

8 th ANNUAL RIC HOFF

MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, March 2 nd 2011

LANTANA GOLF CLUB — ARGYLE, TX

4 Person Best Ball Scramble — Shotgun start at 8:45 AM

Team prizes will be awarded for first and second place. Individual

contests will include: Hole in One for a 2011 Dodge Truck and a 2011

Kia Optima, Putting, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.

Entry Fee: $100 per individual; $400 per team

Your entry fee includes all of the following: green fee, cart, range

balls and lunch buffet after the tournament. Mulligan’s & string

will be available at registration. Additionally, all participants will

receive a bonus Golf Pass to play 18 holes at Lantana for $25.

Reservations Needed - Sign Up Now

For More Information contact:

Gary Graff Lantana Golf Club

214) 536-4722 (940) 728-4653

Or e-mail: Ric.Hoff.Charity.Golf@gmail.com

Play, Sponsor, Donate or All Three!

All net proceeds from the 8th Annual Ric Hoff Memorial Golf Tournatment will benefit the Ric Hoff Memorial Scholarship

Fund, which has provided over $10,000 in scholarships YTD to needy students pursueing a bachelor’s degree.

We appreciate your support

Contact a Knight of Columbus member to sign up for RHMGT after Mass.

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Feb — 2011

Record Charity Street Collection

Charity.—.the.first.and.

foremost.principle.of.the.

Knights.of.Columbus...

Over the past ten years, the Knights of St.

Mark Council 12553 have been most generous to

various causes —both within the Church and in

the community — contributing more than $66,000:

St. Mark Building Fund $7,785

Vacation Bible School 6,251

Our Seminarians 6,670

Catholic educational pamphlets 1,680

St. Mark feast day food 3,140

Ric Hoff Memorial Scholarships 9,395

Acts Retreat Scholarships 615

UNT Catholic Ministry and ICCS 1,856

Texas State Charities 5,800

Our Daily Bread 8.250

Sponsorship Opportunities

Texas Special Olympics 1,720

Our Platinum Lady of Grace $1,000 H.S.

Ann’s Sponsor Haven Hospice

Gold

Sponsor

5,655 $500

1,600

Cardinal • Four players Medeiros in the Fellowship tour-

900

• Card table at sponsor

Catholic nament Respect Life Foundation hole for on-site promo- 600

Wheelchair • Card table Foundation at sponsor tion 450

Catholic hole for Radio on-site promo-

200

• Signage at driving

Loreto tion House 300

range/hole

Lady • Team Knight mulligan Soldier to be Boxes 250

used at sponsored hole • Acknowledgment at

Misc. other donations 3,800

• Signage at driving lunch and awards cer-

range/hole

emony

• Acknowledgment at

lunch and awards ceremony

Silver $200

c Hoff Golf Tournament

Ric Hoff

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Sponsor

What Have We Learned in 2,065 Years?

• Signage at Buffet

Donor “The budget should $100 be balanced, the Treasury

should be refilled, • Acknowledgment at

• Acknowledgment at

Public debt should be reduced, lunch the and arrogance awards cerof

officialdom lunch and should awards be ceremony

Tempered emony and controlled, and the assistance to

foreign lands should be

Curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People

must again learn to work,

Instead of living on public assistance.”

- Cicero, 55 BC

Evidently nothing!

KC Softball Starts March 2nd

The Spring Softball Season

starts on March 2nd. All games

will be played on Wednesdays.

Please send Sean Stenovitch

an e-mail at sean@Mand-

Stech.com if you plan on playing.

There is some paperwork

that needs to be competed, but I will bring that to

the game.

Please reply ASAP, so we can get a head count

for another great KC softball team and season. All

Brother Knights are eligible to participate and are

welcome.

Ric Hoff Memorial Golf Tourney

Registration Form

Player 1: ________________________________

Address: ________________________________

City: ___________________ Zip:____________

Phone:_________________ HDCP: __________

Email: __________________________________

No. of players ______ @ $100 = _____________

Team of 4 players______ @ $400 = _____________

No. of mulligans_______2 for $10 = _____________

Putting contest________$5 per ball = ___________

or_____$20 per 5 balls = ____________

10’ string ____________ @$25 = _____________

Cost of Sponsorship $______________

Sorry I can’t attend.

Here’s my donation of $______________

Player 2: ________________________________

Address: ________________________________

City: ___________________ Zip:____________

Phone:_________________ HDCP: __________

Email: __________________________________

Player 3: ________________________________

Address: ________________________________

City: ___________________ Zip:____________

Phone:_________________ HDCP: __________

Email: __________________________________

Player 4: ________________________________

Address: ________________________________

City: ___________________ Zip:____________

Phone:_________________ HDCP: __________

C h a r i t y — U n i t y — F r a tEmail: e r n__________________________________ i t y — P a t r i o t i s m

When: Wednesday

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Feb — 2011

Knights Patronizing Knights

Support Our Knight’s

Insurance Program

Earl G. Seitz, Field Agent

cell: (214) 222-1050

October 17th

Next 200 Club

Drawings for $850

To place your FREE ad, contact

Dan Pajak at txhdhunter@charter.net

We.deliver.network.security.to.the.world.

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Sean.Stenovitch

214-420-5801

www.mandstech.com

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