South Akron Knights of Columbus

Council 3410

Rubber Ducks Game | Bocce Ball | Steak Out | Diocese Event: 50th Anniversary Jubilee Mass

Grand Knight’s Message

Congratulations to the 2024-2025 elected officers for the South Akron Knights of Columbus Council #3410:

Grand Knight – Steve Dort

Deputy Grand Knight – Mike Prebonick

Chancelor – Vince Gross

Treasurer – Jim Thomas

Advocate – Rod White

Recorder – Shawn Needham

Warden – Jerry Paridon

Inside/Outside Guards – Richard J Falkenstein, Chris Eggert

Trustees – Tom Goodhart, Frank Noffsinger, Don White

I want to thank Harry Vezzani for his 30+ years of service as the recorder to our council. His hand deserves a break from all the writing he has done. I also want to thank John Withrow for his time as one our guards, and Paul Adamson as our advocate.

Starting this month, we will start filling our appointed positions for the next year. I have discussed these in past newsletters, but if we can fill these 6 positions, it will help disperse the workload and, when divided, it is really not that much work. The first is the Program Director. The program director is appointed by the grand knight and oversees the Faith in Action areas of Faith, Family, Community, Life and Membership. Then each of the areas mentioned above need a Director. See the end of the newsletter for more information. Please reach out to me if you have questions or if you are interested in being one of our appointed directors. Like Bob Capron told me about being the Grand Knight, “It’ll look good on your resume.”

It was another successful Cash Bonanza campaign run by Brother Don White. 1,842 tickets were sold by South Akron Council 3410. Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets. Thanks to Brothers: Mike Herhold, John Withrow, Don Cline, Richard Falkenstein, Chris Eggert, Carl Hopper and Don White who took the time to sell tickets at the churches. Cash Bonanza ticket sales give a big boost to our local charity fund.

The flowers and shrubs look great outside the hall. Nice work Jim Guarino!

I want to also thank everyone who came out on May 25 and helped place flags at Holy Cross Cemetery. We had a very nice turn out. It was a perfect morning for us to give our time to honor those that helped make the United States of America the greatest country to live in.

It is time to start thinking about another exemplification ceremony. We have some gentlemen that have shown interest in joining our council.

There are some summer activities both at the hall and in the area. Check them out and we will see you there.

Be Good Everyone.
Steve Dort, Grand Knight

Steak Out

Saturday, June 8 is our second steak out and our fish fry volunteer dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Steak $18, chicken $12, shrimp $12. You cook them on the grill the way you like them. Baked potato, green beans, salad and rolls will be provided. You are welcome to bring a dessert to share with everyone. You must RSVP by Thursday, June 6. Everyone is invited but if you were a fish fry volunteer, a portion of your dinner will be paid for by the fish fry. Sign up sheets are in the lounge.

Diocese Event: 50th Anniversary Jubilee Mass

The Marriage and Family Office is happy to help support the celebration of Jubilee wedding anniversaries. Anyone married in 1974 is invited to the Mass on Sunday, June 9. There is no formal registration for the event, no tickets and family is also invited. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. If you would like a certificate from the mass, use this link.

Theology of the Rocks

On Monday, June 17, Bishop Woost will speak at Theology on the Rocks. His topic is “Contemplative Prayer and Mystical Living.” Theology on the Rocks takes place at Our Lady of the Cedars at 507 S. Cleveland Massillon Road in Fairlawn. $15 admission includes light appetizers, and there is a cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. and he will start speaking at 7:30 p.m.

Ballpark Mass at Canal Park

On June 24, come down to Canal Park for a bilingual Mass in celebration of the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. and concessions will be open). National Eucharistic Preacher, Father Rafael Capo from the Archdiocese of Miami will preach the homily. During the Mass, Bishop Malesic will bless the diocesan delegates attending the National Euchartistic Congress in Indianapolis. A Eucharistic Procession will take place immediately following the mass from the ballpark to St. Bernards Church for an XLT adoration prayer service with praise and worship music. See more information.

Silver Rose

Sunday, July 7 for the 8 a.m. mass at St. Paul Church. Our District Deputy Tom Goodhard has got us the opportunity to participate in the Silver Rose Tour 2024. We will share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and promote respect for life by participating in this meaningful pilgrimage. The Silver Rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, The United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life while honoring our Lady. Each year, from early March through mid December, Silver Roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along the routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners, and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The history of the silver rose and details of July 7 will be in future emails.

Council #3410 Rubber Ducks Game

Bring your family out to the Rubber Ducks game on July 28 with other Council #3410 families for a 1:05 p.m. game. Purchase general admission tickets for section 2 and we can all sit as a group. Those that went last year know it was a great time. Maybe Joe Papano will bring out the duck hat again!

Bocce Ball at the Hall

Attention guys and gals! On Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., play some bocce ball in the back of the hall, weather permitting. Last year we had a small (but fun!) group who came out and played. Those that chose to be spectators had fun, too! Bring your own beverages to stay hydrated.

Corn Hole Blind Draws

We will have corn hole blind draws on Mondays starting at 7 p.m., run by Zach DeShane. You can register on the Scoreholio app or sign up when you get there. Please reach out to Zach if you have questions.