Grand Knight Messages

Weekly Council 7186 Newsletter Nov 21, 2018

Hello My Brothers and Friends!

A Blessed Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. As John Paul II said: “Remember the past with gratitude.  Live the present with enthusiasm.  Look forward to the future with confidence.”.
May God Bless You and Your Family All Year Long.

Please welcome our two new Knights:  Michael F. Fiedler and David Garbarz who made their 1st Degree on Tuesday November 13th.

Event Highlight:   Christmas Cards are for sale (before and after all masses). We also have some Christmas Ornaments for sale as well.

Event Highlight:  Nativity setup (8am) and lighting (after 5pm Mass)
We are good to go for erecting the nativity scene on the morning of Saturday, Dec 1. Please sign-up at

Event Highlight:  Annual Knights of Columbus Wives Cookie Swap Sunday Dec 9th at 2pm

Brother Knights: Please forward to your wife if not on distribution list.

Knight's Wives:  I am passing this invite along from Courtney Cantrell and Joyce Blum for a Knight's Wives Christmas Tea & Cookie Swap on Sunday Dec 9th at 2pm.

All wives, mothers, daughters and granddaughters of a Knight are invited to attend our Christmas Tea and Cookie Swap Party.

Please see link below for invitation to provide your response and more information.   Link to Invitation: Jesus!

Tom Blum
Knights of Columbus - Grand Knight
Father H. Charles Mulholland Council
Council #7186 - Apex, NC

Upcoming Activities
  November & December

Fraternal Prayer Corner Please remember to send me your prayer requests.  I will not publicly publish here unless you request.  Thank you

Prayers for Umberto Norigenna's Mother "Carmela"had one of her legs amputated on Saturday Sept 8th.

Prayers for a close friend of the McGrath family who at 15 was diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease, that she will find the help and support to continue to live a normal and fruitful life.
Prayers for Tony Polermo and his family as they navigate his eventual discharge from the hospital after many weeks. Tony is still in the hospital and is not able to walk.  They moved him from Chapel Hill intensive care to Johnson Memorial and are waiting for an opening in the right rehab for him.  He has almost fully healed from his various surgeries and has color back in his face for the first time in 3 months.  Tony is now alert and looking forward to a full recovery.  He has lost over 100 pounds while in the hospital.

For our first responders and military who keep us all safe daily. May God continue to watch over and protect them, and their families.

For those unemployed and under employed.

Send me an email if you would like to add a prayer request here or any other special intentions.  Additionally, if you need assistance, send me an email at and we will organize the help. 

With all my love and support, your fraternal brother, Tom

Monthly Recurring Activities

  • KofC Business Meeting – First Thursday of every month 7:30 – 9:00PM in STMM Church room #4 (Financial Meeting 7:00 – 7:30PM).  

  • Brookridge Assisted Living Resident Visits - Last Saturday of each month at 10:30am-11:30am or 3:30pm-4:30pm.   

  • Rosary for Life and Divine Mercy Chaplet – Second Sunday of every month 10:10 – 10:35AM in STMM Chapel 

  • Rosary for Life – Fourth Saturday of every month from 8:00 – 10:00AM at Drake Circle in Raleigh 

  • Serve meals to the homeless – Fourth Tuesday of every month 5:15 – 6:30PM at Wilmington Street Homeless Shelter in Raleigh -

Thank you to Dick Leinbach for taking pictures at our Nov 1st Council meeting.

2nd Sunday Breakfasts:
 Hurricane Pictures
Attached below are some links to Hurricane Florence stories that have been communicated at

Your service makes a difference!