Lenten Fish Frys are back! – Drive-thru style

The Council needs your help with the Knights of Columbus Fish Frys during Lent.  We will be hosting a weekly Friday “Grab and Go” Fish Meal starting Friday, February 19 and through the month of March, from 5pm to 6:30pm.  The Council will be preparing meals in the kitchen for OLMC parishioners to purchase and will be picked up drive-thru style.  This To-Go meal preparation during the Pandemic is a first for the Council and we need your help to make it a success.  There are two ways you can help:
1.) Patronize the event.  Purchase a meal (or two) to go!
2.) If you are able, volunteer to help staff the events.
Setup starts at 4pm in McCready Hall.  Requirements for personal safety and safe food preparation are stressed during the pandemic at OLMC.  Masks need to be worn and safe distances will be required while working.  Everyone needs to have completed Safe Environment Training (SET).  Access to SET can be found on Our Lady of Mt Carmel’s website.  Please bring your Food Handler’s Card.  If you don’t have a card you can go to https://www.azfoodhandlers.com to complete the short training for your Card.  Cut and paste this site to your browser for the Food Handler’s website. The Council will pay your fee for the Food Handler’s Card training.  Also please bring a cap.  A cap would meet a requirement for working with food in the kitchen. Aprons and gloves will be provided by the Council.  The short training you will receive from the Food Handlers is worthwhile and will fulfill the Maricopa County’s health guidelines for food service to the public.  It is also required at OLMC while preparing food and serving food. Cards are good for three years.
Thank you for your help in making the Fish Frys a yearly success!

OLMC Christmas Tree Lighting

The KofC annual “Light up for Christ” ceremony is Saturday 12/5 after the 5 PM Mass Nativity Sceneoutside the church. The ceremony starts at/around 6 PM. We should be done by 6:30 PM, with all cleanup completed by 7:00 PM.  We are asking Knights to bring a commercial pre-packaged baked good to the Light up ceremony if possible. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be observed.  We hope to see you and your families there!

Advent Retreat

Fr. Jerome will be leading us in an Advent Retreat next Saturday December 5th, starting at 9 AM and concluding about 2 PM. Because of the non-availability of facilities at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, We will be meeting at the NEWMAN CENTER next to ASU. Families are invited.

Parking is available in a parking lot off East 7th Street, adjacent and due north of the Newman Center. You can enter into the Newman Center from the back gate. The address of the Newman Center is 230 E University, NW corner of University and College. We are asking everyone to bring their own food and drinks for lunch. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

December 2020 General Council Meeting

Brothers,
Because of the non-availability of facilities at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Council 6627’s regular business meeting will be held at the NEWMAN CENTER next to ASU. The meeting is Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm. Parking is available in a parking lot off East 7th Street, adjacent and due north of the Newman Center. You can enter into the Newman Center from the back gate.  The address of the Newman Center is 230 E University, NW corner of University and College.  Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Hope to see everyone at the meeting.

Council Activities Temporarily Suspended

All Council activities have been temporarily suspended in order to help protect our community against the spread of the Coronavirus. Friday Fish Fry’s have been cancelled for the remainder of the Lenten Season. Additional information is available for members and their families on the websites of the CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL and WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. Be aware that the elderly and sick are highly vulnerable to this disease.

Be mindful of God’s love and mercy in this time of high anxiety and remember to be patient, continue to support for others, and pray for a quick end to the pandemic event.  May God bless you, and keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

Lenten Spiritual Retreat

All interested persons are invited to the OLMC Knights Lenten Spiritual Retreat, to be held on Saturday March 7th at Resurrection Parish,  Fr. Jerome and additional speakers (TBD) will be leading the retreat. Feel free to invite others! There is no cost for the retreat,  if you’d like to bring a Pot Luck type dish (Snack or Lunch) you can, but are not required. 

The OLMC Knights of Columbus Council holds Spiritual Retreats at least twice a year and invites as many parish members and others as possible to attend.  The retreat is open to families as well.  Please have those interested in attending, to sign up, email, or text me with how many from their families will be attending?  Thank you!

Retreat:  Advent Recollection / Reconciliation,  Saturday March 7th, 2019 at Resurrection Catholic Church: 3201 South Evergreen, Tempe, Arizona 85282 in McCarthy Hall

            9:00 a.m.  Registration at Phillip Hall
            9:15 a.m. First Talk
           10:00 a.m. Snacks
           10:15 a.m. Second Talk
           11:00 a.m. Short Reflection / Group Sharing
           12:00 p.m. Lunch
           12:45 p.m.  Short Talk on Recollection / Reconciliation
             1:30 p.m. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession
             2:30 p.m. Reposition and End of Recollection (up to 3:00 p.m.)

We look forward to seeing you.  A link to the signup sheet may be found here.

Tom Donnelly, Faith Director
(480) 773-4888 tdonn1204@cox.net