Grand Knight Messages

Weekly Council 7186 News Letter Dec 27, 2018

Hello My Brothers and Friends!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You and Your Families. I hope you all get a chance to spend time relaxing with your family and friends. I pray that the Lord continues to bless our Brother Knights and their Families throughout the year 2019 to do Gods work to serve his people.

Special Prayers
Please pray for Mike Barnack's Mother-In-Law Angela Hawk who passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve morning to join our Lord in heaven. Mike and Kathy (Mikes's wife & Angela's Daughter) want to thank everyone for their prayers for Angela and their family. A service will be planned after the holiday.

New Knights - Welcome
Please welcome our new knights and brothers in Christ, Colin Odogwu and Steven Taepke who joined our Council. We looked very forward to working with you to serve God's people and sharing fellowship with you.

Event Highlight
Our next 2nd Sunday Breakfast is Jan 13th (after 9am & 10:45am Mass). Please sign-up at:

Event Highlight
Our council's Faith Director, Joe Sebik will be starting a Knights Men's Rosary before our monthly Council meetings. The first one will be held on Thursday Jan 3rd at 7:00-7:30pm in the Chapel. All Knights are welcome to join us.

Vivat Jesus!

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

December & January

  • Thursday Jan 3rd: Knights Men's Rosary at 7:00-7:30pm in StMM Chapel

  • Thursday Jan 3rd:  KofC Business & Financial Meeting at 7:30 – 9:00PM in STMM Church Room #4.  

  • Saturday Jan 5th (8am-5pm):  2019 Mid-Year East Meeting in Greenville, NC (by invitation for specific Officers).

  • Sunday Jan 13th:  2nd Sunday Breakfast (after 9am & 10:45am Mass).

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

Family of Mike & Kathy Barnack whose Mother-In-Law & Mother Angela Hawk passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve morning.

Families of Barb Leinbach and Tony Palermo in your thoughts and prayers.

Carl Dappen for an upcoming kidney surgery (after trip to the Holy Land).

Daughter of David and Jennifer Tate for a continual recovery from a medical emergency and who is back in school. 

Council's Seminarian "Tyler DiVito" from StMM in your prayers during his 1st year at Seminary.

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.
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

  • Knights Mens Rosary - First Thursday of every month 7:00-7:30pm in StMM Chapel (led by Faith Director Joe Sebik)

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

  • 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!