Special Olympics Summer Games, 3/9/2011
For the eleventh consecutive year the Coral Gables Knights of Columbus will be administering the Bicycle Races at the Special Olympic Games this Saturday, April 9 from 9:00am until 1:00 pm at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus track. For a campus map, please click here. Jorge Varela and Glenn Dunleavy the event coordinators have asked that Knights wear their white Council polos or their service t-shirts. “This is a great event for Knights and their families to support together,” remarked Jorge Varela. Glenn Dunleavy agreed, “It’s such a great experience spending the morning with those kids and getting to know the adults that work with them all year. This is one event I try to make every year.”
Student volunteers seeking service hours should arrive at the track between 8:45 and 9:00am wearing PE attire (t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers) and sunscreen. A hat wouldn't be a bad idea either as they will be in the sun all morning; escorting athletes, timing races, assisting with registration, cheering on the competitors, and generally doing all they can to help make the morning a fun and safe experience for all the special needs children that will be participating in the bicycle races. The Knights of Columbus will provide service hours to those that sign in and out with the KofC volunteer coordinator at the track.
Lunch will be provided for all the volunteers. The Miami Dade College Kendall Campus is located at 11011 SW 104 ST Miami, FL 33176-3393 for directions please click here.
Respect Life Baby Shower
2nd Annual Respect Life Baby Shower!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall
270 Catalonia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Guest Speaker: Joan Crown, Director, Respect Life Ministry, Archdiocese of Miami
Lunch and refreshments will be served. Minimum donation: $15.00 (cost of food)
Your generosity is greatly appreciated; proceeds will be donated directly to the Respect Life Ministry.
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation. Make checks payable to: Knights of Columbus #3274, write Respect Life in the memo section and mail to the address above.
Click here for Registration details and information
Contact: Waldo or JC Toyos, Respect Life Baby Shower Committee Chairs at 305-442-9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, exists to uphold the sanctity and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. This ministry operates two Crisis Clinics, providing counseling, education, and financial support to young women and families considering abortion.
KNIGHTS SUPPORT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BREAKFAST AT CHURCH OF THE LITTLE FLOWER
Coral Gables, FL - September 13, 2009 - Council #3274 once again sponsored the Habitat for Humanity Breakfast at the Church of the Little Flower helping program organizers thank those who have volunteered and providing a venue to inform others on how they can become involved. "Our Council has sponsored this breakfast for a number of years," remarked Council Chancellor and Habitat for Humanity Program Co-chair Scott Rembold. "I grew up in a small town and activities like these remind me of that; this is how we build community. By supporting the Habitat effort at Little Flower our Council promotes volunteerism in much the same way that our Supreme Council has promoted volunteerism nationally through efforts like the new www.servicetogether.org (a Web site with resources for volunteers and volunteer organizations.)" Juan Antunez, the Council's other Habitat for Humanity Program Co-chair noted, "This breakfast has become one the activities that our children look forward to participating in. They like to see their Dad's doing good and they like being a part of that." Scott and Juan are co-captains of the Habitat for Humanity workday on November 14. All members interested in volunteering are encouraged to send an e-mail to Scott Rembold or Juan Antunez.
Coral Gables, FL – September 10, 2009 – The Coral Gables Council of the Knights of Columbus held the first in a series of dinners celebrating the “Year for Priests” in its Council Hall. “As soon as we heard about the Holy Father’s intention to call for a Year for Priests, our members began debating different ways to honor our priests,” explained Grand Knight Javier Maribona, “the idea that won out was simply to provide them with the opportunity to have an evening of relaxed conversation and good food in the company of their Brother Priests each month.” “We really enjoyed, planning, preparing , and serving a meal to these men who do so much for us and look forward to more priests attending next month and the four dinners scheduled for 2010,” remarked program Co-chair Adolfo Diaz. The Coral Gables Knights will host dinners in October 2009, and January, February, May, and June 2010.
Luncheon draws Knights of Columbus leaders from State and Supreme offices and more than 100 attendees to hear from local Respect Life leaders and show continued support.Coral Gables, FL – August 17, 2009 – Referring to discontinued Archdiocesan support for the Respect Life Office as an “opportunity to get out and educate others about the work we do,” Joan Crown who had been employed by the Archdiocese of Miami for the past 25 years and served as Respect Life Director for the past four, delivered a heart felt message about the wide range of life saving work that the ministry performs; from counseling pregnant teens and adults haunted by past abortions, and infirmed elderly and their families, “we deal with all the life issues.” She was followed by Kathy Weissinger, Program Coordinator for the Sunset Respect Life Ministry for the past seven years. Both spoke of the need for additional volunteers, in-kind donations of baby supplies, and monetary support. “We recently had a sonogram machine and an examination table donated, but we need a privacy screen, a large flat screen computer monitor and ultrasound techs that will volunteer their time,” explained Ms Weissinger, “I have never been comfortable speaking to large groups, but each time I have, the response has been beyond my expectations, so with the Lord’s help I have learned to overcome my fears.”