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Congratulations to brother knights Fr. Francis, Ed Durkin, Sam Flenner, and Carlos Villarreal. On Thursday evening, they along with seven other brother knights from local area councils advanced through their Formation (2nd) Degree Exemplification in Covington, WA. Pictured from left to right: Past Grand Knight Bob Hakanson, Ed Durkin, Carlos Villarreal, Sam Flenner, and Fr. Francis.
The annual March for Life in Olympia was on January 22nd. Parishioners joined Fr. Francis, Fr. Vinner, Fr. Victor, and Fr. Zevi in showing their support for the rights of unborn children. 5,000 people from all over Washington state attended the March.
The Saint Jerome Minister & Volunteer Dinner was held at the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge. The Knights of Columbus also installed their newly elected officers in the Stephen T. Roman Council, #15689 in Ocean Shores and St. Dominic Assembly #3565.
Fr. Steve's 88th birthday celebration was held on June 25th at St. Jerome. His actual birthday on July 6th.
Members of the Fr. Stephen T. Roman, Knight of Columbus council assisted some Archdiocese of Seattle staffers move the items used in Priest Days 2017 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.
Because of the weather, the Eucharistic Procession was moved to inside the church. At the end of Mass, Father Steve exposed the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance and the Knights of Columbus council escorted the Blessed Sacrament around the church. Fr. Steve then offered Benediction.
The theme of the Memorial Day weekend dinner was "Honoring our veterans." This year there were two presentations, a flag folding presentation and a multimedia presentation that included our national Pledge of Allegiance.
On the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, 24 January 2017, Fr. Francis Arulappan joined the ranks of the Knights of Columbus in a ceremony held at St. Jerome Catholic Church by the Fr Stephen T Roman Council 15689.
From left-to-right are Dana Smith, District Deputy; Fr. Steve Roman, Council 15689 Chaplain; David Poitry, Council's Chancellor; Dan Griffin, Council's Guard; Tim Chalupnik Council's Deputy Grand Knight; George Havrilak, Financial Secretary; Fr. Francis Arulappan, new Knight; Dick Pine, Council's Warden; William Edraline, new Knight; Bill Casey, Council's Soundman; Robert Hakanson, Council's Grand Knight; and Jim Tisler, new Knight.
On January 22, 2017, at the conclusion of Mass at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Father Stephen T Roman Council 15689 Grand Knight, Bob Hakanson, presented a check for $1053.36 to Ms Lucy Machowek, Chief Financial Officer of Coastal Community Action Program. More...
Last September, Council 15689 dedicated three days at the Walmart in Aberdeen, WA and another weekend after Masses at St Jerome Catholic Church to raise donations for people with disabilities. In total, the Council raised $2633.41.
Special Olympics received $526.68; CCAP received $1053.36; and, St. Mary School Special Education Fund, Aberdeen, WA will receive $1053.37.
Coastal Community Action Program has programs in both Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. Its many activities include: in-home caregivers to seniors, the disabled, those recovering from surgery, and others in need of assistance in the safety of their home, encouraging independence, preserving dignity and protecting the privacy of those being assisted.
Fr. Stephen T. Roman Council 15689, Ocean Shores, WA flanking the Blessed Icon of the Holy Family following the Holy Family Prayer Service Program at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Ocean Shores. From left-to-right are knights Paul Lauletta, Tim Chalupnik, George Havrilak and Ed Blomquist.