Grand Knight Messages

Weekly Council 7186 Newsletter October 11, 2018

Hello My Brothers and Friends!
We need your help! There are a lot of opportunities to sign-up and help our Council and Parish this coming weekend with the Ministry Fair on Saturday Oct 13 thru Sunday Oct 14 and 2nd Sunday Breakfast Oct 14 (after 9am & 10:45am Mass). Also, the Apex Music Festival has been rescheduled to Saturday Oct 27th.
Please sign-up below.  

October Sign-ups are as follows:    
           Sunday Oct 14: 2nd Sunday Breakfast after 9am and 10:45am Mass

          Saturday Oct 13 - Sunday Oct 14: StMM Ministry - Need Knights Membership  Drive

         Saturday October 20 - Sunday October 21: CPO "Feed A Family" Fall Food Drive -
        Collect Donations at Truck Before/After Masses Change.

       Saturday October 27: Apex Music Festival (rescheduled from Sept)

Hurricane Sign-Ups - Please Sign-up
Originating from the Raleigh area, Truck Deliveries of supplies and food to distribution centers and parishes.  Sign up here:
Meal Services: if you have a mobile cook team, this will be for you.  Otherwise, we can assist local meal distributions.

Cleanup Services: Unglamorous but necessary work for many of our neighbors in the flood zone. Signup here:
If you have questions please contact Chris Losack:
Please keep the residents affected by Hurricane Florence, the 1st Responders and our Team of Knights in your prayers. 

Vivat Jesus!

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


Upcoming Activities


  • Sunday Oct 14: 2nd Sunday Breakfast (after 9am & 10:45am Mass)

  • Saturday Oct 13 - Sunday Oct 14: StMM Ministry Fair

  • Saturday Oct 20 - Sunday Oct 21: CPO "Feed A Family" Fall Food Drive

  • Saturday Oct 27: Apex Music Festival

  • Saturday Oct 27:  Brookridge Assisted Living Resident Visit

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 Oct 4th Council meeting.

4 breakfast:
Hurricane Pictures.
Attached below are some links to Hurricane Florence stories that have been communicated at

Your service makes a difference!