CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL JOURNAL #256 • PUB NO (USPS 585060) • Temple, TX 76501 • September/Oc tober • 2012


Czech Heritage Month ....................................... page 3 Are Wills Important? ........................................ page 6 Society News ........................................ page 8 District News ...................................... page 14 Junior News ...................................... page 17 New Members ...................................... page 19

I remember very vividly in 1969, my first visit to Czechoslovakia, how the people relayed to me that they were not able to practice their Faith on Sunday! If they did go to Church on Sunday, they were punished during the week by not receiving their ration of food; or a young student was told this was their last day to attend school! During the Communist era of government there was no freedom to practice your Faith except secretly. Religious Freedom is our American Heritage, our most cherished freedom! If we are not free in our conscience and our practice of religion, all other freedoms are fragile. If our obligations and duties to God are impeded, or even worse, contradicted by the government, then we can no longer claim to be a land of the free. Among many current challenges, consider the recent Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring almost all private health plans to cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. For the first time in our history, the federal government will force religious institutions to facilitate drugs and procedures contrary to our moral teachings. Is our most cherished freedom truly being threatened? Our Bishops of the United States are asking each one of us to pray in our homes, churches and public places, so we can continue to live our religious freedoms. Pope Benedict XVI makes the truth very clear when he says, “The entire Catholic community in the United States must come to realize that grave threats to the Church’s public moral witness presented by a radical secularization which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres; of particular concern are certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion.” The upcoming Year of Faith is an opportunity for every Catholic to turn towards Jesus Christ, encounter him in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and rediscover their Faith and the Church. During the Year of Faith, we are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the Catechism so that they may deepen our knowledge of our Faith. In this way, we are prepared for any encounters against our Religious Freedom. From the Second Vatican Council we read: “THE RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS BASED ON THE VERY DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON.”

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A Letter from ThePresident By Loretta Stahl, State President

The XXXIV Regular General Convention of the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T., is scheduled for July 6 and 7, 2013, at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Each society has received information on delegate selection in the last month’s secretary’s mailing. We look forward to hearing from you as we are in the process of planning an informative and exciting convention. During September, the Fraternal was represented at the American Fraternal Alliance Convention in New Orleans, by State Treasurer Carrie Janecek, State Directors Grace Vinklarek and Arlene Cloyd and myself. Mrs. Cloyd was joined by her husband Alan Cloyd. The Convention was very informative and always provides useful opportunities to gather information through attending the seminars and networking. Once again it is time to request Scholarship Applications. The detailed information is located elsewhere in the Journal. Providing assistance with education to the young Members of this Fraternal is a very important membership benefit. We want to encourage all graduating high school seniors and those attending colleges, trade schools or universities to apply for a Scholarship. Our District meetings have come to a close and we would like to thank all the hosting Societies. We appreciate the extra efforts you have put forth to bring your District Membership together. The many hours of planning, decorating and providing delicious meals all create such a terrific atmosphere for the Membership to share time together. Congratulations again to all the 50 and 75 Year Pin Recipients as well as the Diamond Status Societies. Our “Welcome to the Family Referral Program” is still going strong. Please help our Membership continue to grow by referring someone you know to become a Member. All you need to do is send in the name of your friend or acquaintance, let them know we will be contacting them and we will do the rest. Join us in helping your Society’s reach their goals. Working together we can be assured the Fraternal will continue to grow and be strong both fraternally and financially. We at the State Office wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for ensuring a full range of administrative and office functions are provided in a timely, accurate and efficient manner for the President’s Office and the Fraternal. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy and a clear, courteous and professional manner and must demonstrate effective oral communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively when dealing with members and staff. Responsibilities include preparing correspondence, announcements, presentations and general office duties including filing, copying, and mailings. High School diploma or equivalent and 3-5 years of administrative experience in an office setting. Some college preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. K.J.Z.T. offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Please email resume and salary history to [email protected] or fax to 512-444-7260. EOE

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Society No. 4 Praha will hold their Annual Meeting after the 8 a.m. Mass and will be held at St. Mary’s School Chapel.

November 4th

Society No. 22 Wallis will hold its Mass for deceased members of the society at 9:30 a.m at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis. After Mass, the society will have a meeting at the Guardian Angel CCE Building.

November 11th

K.J.Z.T. Society No. 57 Hungerford along with K.J.T. Society No. 79 Hungerford will be hosting their annual turkey and dressing dinner at the Hungerford Community Center. Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. Drive-thru orders or inside dining is available. Pastries will also be for sale. All the public is invited.

November 17th

Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center will be hosting a Genealogy Seminar in the Melnar Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 Registration includes lunch and handouts. Contact TCHCC for more info.

December 8th

Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center will be holding their Christmas Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Czech Christmas foods and a museum display on Czech cooking items. From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the 3rd Annual Gala will be held recognizing Frank Kubin Orchestra of Ennis, John Rejcek Orchestra of West and Rudy Kurtz Orchestra of Shiner. The next issue's deadline is November 28th. Please send your articles and photos to:

Loretta Stahl, Editor P.O. Box 18896 Austin, TX 78760-8896

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Mrs. Clara Trojacek Miller November 14, 1928 - October 10, 2012

Clara Trojacek Miller, 83, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Clara was born in Ennis, Texas on November 14, 1928 to Edward and Amalie (Novosad) Trojacek. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School. On August 23, 1952 she married Richard S. Miller and they made their home originally in Wichita Falls, Texas, then moved to Dallas and finally settled in Ennis in 1970. She worked for Ennis Business Forms for many years as an order clerk. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and K.J.Z.T. #16 Society President, a K.J.Z.T. State Director from 1994 until 2010 when she retired, Financial Secretary for the K.J.Z.T. Society #108 in Dallas, Promotional Director in 1993 and Sales Representive of Life Insurance and membership. She is survived by her son, Bernard Miller and his wife Christi (Rogala) Miller of Palmer and one grandson, Jess Devlin Miller. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Miller on October 8, 2010. Mass of the Christian Burial took place on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father John Dick as celebrant. Pallbearers were Kirk Schaffer, Kenneth Betik, Robert Guthrie, Stephen Miller, Michael Trojacek, John Trojacek. Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Zapletal, Joe Dolezalik,Robert Guthrie, James Sanders, Jimmy Ellison and Mark Schaffer. Interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations go to Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas K.J.Z.T. Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 18896, Austin, Texas 78760-8896.

October is Czech Heritage Month A time to honor our Czech ancestors by celebrating all of the contributions they have made to history. Czech music, art, food, literature, language, and all aspects of the culture are rich, unique and fun to commemorate and enjoy. The State of Texas has one of the largest Czech-American populations in the USA. As many as 750,000 Texans trace at least part of their ancestry to the Czech lands of Bohemia and Moravia, which now make up the Czech Republic. ( Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. supports Czech Heritage every year at Camp Guardian Angel. Juniors have simple Czech language lessons and other Czech activities. There is a special portion of Camp set aside to experience Czech music and dancing which everyone enjoys greatly. Professional Czech dancers have come to Camp to teach simple lessons to the Juniors resulting in laughter, happiness and a sense of accomplishment all around. How great for our Juniors to experience something like this if they have never been exposed to it before. If they have, then it’s a great time for them to show off their skills! Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. also supports Czech Heritage by backing wonderful organizations that support Czech ancestry. Some of your own K.J.Z.T. State Directors hold positions with groups such as: Texans of Czech Ancestry and Czech Educational Foundation. They attend events held by the Fort Bend County Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society of Texas, Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange and the Czech Center Museum Houston. We invite you to visit and enjoy these organizations by attending their events, visiting their sites and maybe even become a member! The more you learn about them, the more you may want to get involved.

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Applications for Scholarships are available in November and due Feb. 15, 2013 The Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. is pleased to announce that scholarship applications for the year 2013 will be available in November. Written requests for applications must be made by the student in one of the following ways: Mail: Fax: E-mail:

P.O. Box 18896 Austin, Texas 78760-8896 (512) 444-6887 [email protected]

To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be a member in good standing for at least one year. Scholarships are available to high school graduates who are planning to attend college or current college students. The fraternal also offers scholarships to members who are planning to attend or are currently attending a technical or vocational school full time. A one time scholarship from the K.J.Z.T. Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to members who are not active in the K.J.Z.T. society registered Junior Division and its programs. Members who are active participants in the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas Junior Division and its programs of activities sponsored by an officially registered society can apply for additional scholarships each year for up to three years after the initial year has been completed. Scholarship amounts are determined by the Board of Directors on the basis of qualifications adopted by the Board of Directors. Immediate family members of the Board of Directors and State Officers are eligible for the Pavlu Memorial Scholarship, K.J.Z.T. Memorial Scholarship and K.J.Z.T. General Scholarship. However, they will not be eligible for the K.J.Z.T. Scholarship from the Junior Expense Account. Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 15, 2013.

Statement of Condition Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas - K.J.Z.T. June 30, 2012 Assets

Bonds and Stocks Mortgage Loans Real Estate

Certificate Loans

Cash and Other Assets Total Assets

Please offer a prayer for all Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. members and each other’s intentions.

June 30, 2012

$84,057,911 $13,742,653 $505,665 $264,107


December 31, 2011 $76,832,894 $15,466,063 $500,020 $263,491




Certificate Reserves



Investment Reserves








Accumulated Dividends All other Liabilities Total Liabilities Surplus

Total Liabilities & Surplus

October REMEMBER: The Universal Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – K.J.Z.T. Prayer Day will be once a month on the first Sunday of each month.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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We are offering to members with K.J.Z.T. high interest rate mortgage loans an opportunity to have their interest rate modified to the current offered interest rate. In order to be eligible for this modification, the loan must be in good standing, current with all payments and taxes paid to date. Reminder: -No closing costs or fees to client -Monthly Payment and Terms do not change If this is something that you are interested in, please contact State Treasurer Carrie Janecek at 512.444.9586, 888.253.2338 toll free or email at [email protected] This offer is available until December 1, 2012.

Interest Rates effective September 1, 2012 3-Year Single Premium Deferred Annuity

$10,000 - $49,999 = 2.00% $50,000 or more = 2.15%

5-Year Single Premium Deferred Annuity

$10,000 - $49,999 = 2.60% $50,000 or more = 2.85%

(Rates are guaranteed for 3 or 5 year surrender charge period)

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(Rates for certificates issued after 09/01/10)

(Rates for certificates issued before 10/01/09)

Flexible Premium Deferred Annuity

Annuity & IRA Rates

$2,000 - $9,999 = 3.45% $10,000 - $49,999 = 4.15% $50,000 or more = 4.40% Single Premium Deferred Annuity

$10,000 - $49,999 = 4.15% $50,000 or more = 4.40%

Universal Life Insurance Certificates 4.50% Current Universal Life No Lapse Guarantee $25,000 - $99,999 = 6.50% $100,000+ = 7.00% Please note interest rates may be changed without notice and will take effect on anniversary date.

$50 - $750 = 3.50% $751 - $4,000 = 3.50% $4,001 or more = 4.50% The Minimum Rate Credited to IRA & Annuity Accounts is 3.5% Pursuant to Contract Terms.

Local Societies Looking for Members By Jim Wiest FIC, CFFM, Sales and Marketing Manager Earlier this year, all K.J.Z.T. Societies were assigned membership goals as part of the Inaugural Welcome To The Family referral drive. Society Officers were given a goal equal to 3 percent of its membership with a minimum of 3 new members to be achieved by year end. Societies that achieve this goal will be awarded an additional $500 to celebrate their efforts. So far in 2012, 15 Local Societies have qualified for the bonus! Many more Societies are very close. Congratulations go out to Society No. 101 Victoria for having the most new members so far at 19 and also to Society No. 118 Taft for having the largest percentage over goal at press time. Time is running out! Please help your Local Society achieve their goals by recommending someone to be a member or to have their insurance reviewed if they are already a member. Please contact Jim Wiest or Beverly Cunningham at the State Office for more information. Referral cards are printed in this issue and are available online at

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Are Wills Important?

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Welcome to the Family Raffle Winners

Junior Member Bethany Kallus (center) receives a $50 gift By Jim Wiest FIC, CFFM, card as a winner in the “WelSales and Marketing Manager come to the Family” membership drive sponsored by the What Is a Will? Catholic Family Fraternal of The most basic estate planning tool, a will is the legal document that states the Texas – K.J.Z.T. Presenting actions you wish to be taken after your death in regard to: the award is State Director Grace Vinklarek (at right) acthe disposition of your property; companied by Society No. 23  the guardianship of your minor children; and/or Hostyn President Lillian Kal the administration of your estate lus (at left). Not present in the picture is Junior Director Donna Janda. Bethany is the daughter of Robert and Do You Need a Will? Michelle Kallus of LaGrange. If you have a spouse, children and/or property, the answer is most definitely State Director Arlene Cloyd YES! The alternative is to allow the state in which you reside to determine: (right) presents Julie Kenjura (left) President of Society No.  how your property will be distributed among your heirs, including who those 47 Industry with a $50 gift heirs are; card as a winner in the “Wel who will serve as the guardian of your minor children; and/or come to the Family” member how your estate will be administered. ship drive.

Who Can Make a Will?

State statute determines who can make a will. Generally, you must be “of age,” as defined by state law, and of sound mind. In addition, state law generally requires that your will be written, signed and witnessed by a required number of witnesses. While you can draw your own will, the preparation and execution of this im- Bethany and Julie won their gift cards in a drawing with other CFFT-K.J.Z.T. members who have invited friends and family to join CFFT-K.J.Z.T. All memportant legal document is generally best left to an attorney. bers who refer someone to become a member are entered into these drawings and a chance to win one of the 3 Prizes awarded at the end of the year: a $500 What Are the Implications of Dying Without a Will? People who die without a valid will, die intestate. In this event, the state in gift card, a $1,000 gift card or the Grand Prize - a Disney Family Vacation or a which they resided effectively provides a will through the state’s intestacy law. Las Vegas Vacation. If you are a CFFT-K.J.Z.T. member, Have you sent in your referral card? If This means that the state dictates who will receive the estate owner’s property you are not a member, Want to become one? For rules and more information, and in what proportion. go to While state intestacy laws do attempt to provide for a “fair” distribution of property, the state’s “one-size-fits-all” will simply cannot reflect the specific wishes of the estate owner in regard to either property distribution or the unique needs of the estate owner’s heirs. In addition, state intestacy laws require that the probate court appoint a guardian for any minor children. The court-appointed guardian, who may not even be a relative, may be required to post bond and the guardianship will be supervised by the probate court. Finally, when a person dies intestate, the probate court appoints an administrator of the estate. This administrator can be anyone of the court’s choosing and is required to post bond, an additional expense that must be paid by the estate. The choice is yours; you can draw your own will or the state will do it for you! For more information, please contact me.

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hlavinka Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Joseph and Hattie (Masek) Hlavinka celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 16th with a small catered reception with immediate family and friends at the TCHCC banquet hall. They are members of 31 La Grange. Msgr. Harry Mazurkiewicz gave the blessing before the noon meal and Father Joseph Varickamackal gave them the blessing at the 5 p.m. Mass at the Sacred Heart church. It made for a very happy day.

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Happy 100th Birthday!

Receiving a Perpetual Enrollment in the K.J.Z.T. Clerical Endowment Fund is member Lillie Sulak of Society No. 31 La Grange. Her birthday was September 10, 2012. Making the presentation to Lillie (third from right) on behalf of the State Office were Society 31 officers, from right, Vice President Elizabeth Kallus and President Marilyn Kothmann. Also present for the joyous occasion, from left, were Lillie’s great-granddaughter Kiley Marie Jess, granddaughter Lindsay Jess, and daughter Jane Lewis, all members of Society 31 La Grange.

Happy 100th Birthday!

Happy 90th Birthday!

Society No. 29 Frydek member Louise Polasek celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday, May 12th with her family and friends at the Frydek Parish Hall. Joining her from California were her daughter Sylvia Hayden, grandson John Hayden and great-grandson Kyle. Also attending to celebrate the occasion was her grandson Steve Hayden and his wife, Monica, from New Hampshire. John’s wife, Laura, was unable to attend but was remembered by Louise who wore a beautiful blouse given her by Laura, John and Kyle. Louise was born in 1922 at her parent’s home in Frydek, where she lived until she married Sylvester Polasek in 1939. Syl and Louise were married 61 years until Syl’s passing in 2001. Louise has been Vice President of the society for many years. She is also a member of the Altar Society, Catholic Daughters, American Legion and the Czech church choir. She continues to love baking kolaches, making homemade noodles, canning and traveling to visit family. The floral arrangement pictured was a gift from the society.

Society No. 69 Smithville member Louise Rehak had her 100th birthday party on August 4th. She received a Perpetual Enrollment from the State Office and was also given her 75-year membership pin. Pictured (L to R) are State Director Grace Vinklarek, Louise Rehak and Society President Katherine Karisch.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer Intentions November 2012

General Intention: Ministers of the Gospel. That bishops, priests, and all ministers of the Gospel may bear the courageous witness of fidelity to the crucified and risen Lord. Missionary Intention: Pilgrim Church. That the pilgrim Church on earth may shine as a light to the nations.

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General Intention. That migrants throughout the world may be welcomed with generosity and authentic love, especially by Christian communities. Missionary Intention: Christ, light for all humanity. That Christ may reveal himself to all humanity with the light that shines forth from Bethlehem and is reflected in the face of his Church.

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The society celebrated Flag Day

The society celebrated Flag Day on June 10th at St. Mary’s church Patek of Moulton. On the same day, they also pre- in Frydek. The society also met on July 1st after sented 75-year membership pins to three members. the 7:30 Mass to discuss the results of the Bazaar cake walk booth. That afternoon members attended the District VIII meeting in East Bernard where 3 members received their 75-year membership pins! They were Wilihemina Jez, Irene Wachel and Mary Sobotik. Irene’s daughter, Brenda Wachel, also reVice-President Loretta Hajda ceived her 50-year membership pin. 18 Granger and Secretary Henrietta Hajda met with Mayor Jerry Lalla for Flag Day.

14 Moulton by meeting with Mayor Ervin 29 Frydek

Pictured (L to R in front) are Lillian Dornak, Mayor Irvin Patek and Regina Kleihege. Pictured (L to R in back) are Mary Ann Rother, Eugenia Pustejovsky, Jennifer Machacek and Angeline Jalufka.

The society sponsored the country store at the Church of the Assumption Picnic held on Sunday, August 12th at the KC Hall in West.

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On August 29, 2012 members

32 Houston donated $400 to the St. Vincent

De Paul Pantry of Assumption Church in Houston. Society members Gladys Tobias, and Treasurer Henrietta Nevlud watched as Anna Psencik, Society Pictured (L to R) are Jennifer Machacek, Mary Ann Rother, recipiPresident, handed the check to Treasurer Clarence ent Regina Kleihege and Angeline Jalufka. Witzkowski and Leo Landry, a volunteer and previous St.Vincent de Paul president.

Pictured (L to R) are Mary Ann Rother, recipient Eleanor Fojtik and Angeline Jalufka.

Pictured (L to R) are Henrietta Charanza, Chris Doskocil, Angeline Sykora, Theresa Plsek, Sylvia Marek, Frances Lednicky and Mary Kallus. Not pictured are Maritta Chapple, Henrietta Kolar, Edith Cernosek, Joyce Nors, Helen Rauschuber, Loretta Rauschuber and Caige Plsek.

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The society hosted a July birthday party at the Oak Manor Nursing Center in

The society held their Annual Flatonia. Mass for living and deceased members on August 12th at 7:30 a.m. Afterwards, a catered breakfast was served at Our Lady of Victory church cafeteria. Seven scholarships were given out. Three 75-Year Membership pins were presented. $400.00 was donated to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry as part of the Feeding Families program. A perpetual enrollment was given to the three daughters of Annie Motal in her honor. Two $10.00 gift Pictured (L to R) are Mary Ann Rother and recipient Margaret Bercards were given as door prizes. Lillian Berger talk- ckenhoff. ed about the Welcome to the Family referral contest Pictured (L to R) are President Georgia Cerny, Vice-President Elgoing on to find new members. lene Vrazel, Secretary Nancy Jasek, Treasurer Patricia Masek, Ju-

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The society participated in a Flag Day Ceremony in front of the Jourdanton Library and Community Center on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Jourdanton Mayor Pro-Tem Raul Morales and U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar signed proclamations designating June 14th as National Flag Day. Joining the society were local fraternal chapters from K.J.T., Hermann Sons, S.P.J.S.T., RVOS and the Knights of Columbus. Also participating in the ceremony were the VFW and the American Legions. The ceremony began with local veterans hoisting the American Flag and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. American flags were passed out by the grandchildren of the City of Jourdanton City Manager Dan Nick. U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar read the proclamation and then he and Mayor ProTem Morales signed them. Society No. 75 Jourdanton Secretary Susan Netardus read a poem entitled, “I Am Your Flag”. To close the ceremony, Jourdanton resident and trumpet player Pat Dornak played “Taps”. The society thanked all the men and women of the armed forces who have served or are currently serving to protect the nation’s freedom. God Bless America!

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Jourdanton Mayor Pro-Tem Raul Morales (at left) and U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (at right) sign proclamations designating June 14th as National Flag Day.

The society donated $1,750.50 towards the purchase of new choir hymnals for St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hallettsville. Funds for the purchase were from proceeds of the cake and plant booth that the society sponsored at the recent St. Mary’s picnic along with matching funds from the K.J.Z.T. State Office.

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Pictured (L to R) are member Margaret Dornak, St. Mary’s Choir Director Richard Rouse, Sr., Pastor Fr. John C. Peters accepting the check from Society President Katherine Kahanek and member Lucille Klekar.

The society presented a check to Sister Stephana Marbach of the Sisters of Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Convent. The check was for Sister Rebecca Janacek’s African mission in Kenya.

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Pictured (L to R) are Margaret Dornak, Helen (Dornak) Janak, Sister Stephana Marbach, Katherine Kahanek and Helen Janak.

St. Elizabeth Society No. 6 in Bryan sponsored its 14th Annual Community Fundraiser Garage Sale on Saturday, August 4, 2012, in the St. Joseph School Preston Street Gym in Bryan, beginning at 8 a.m. Over 50 members, friends, and parishioners worked the sale in preparation, three days before the sale and then worked on Saturday for the sale. This annual fundraising event brought in the best ever—over $5,000! With $500 matching funds from the State Office, the Council members and employees of the City of Jourdanton re- Society was able to pay all its expenses and donate ceived a U.S. flag that flew over the nation’s capitol from U.S. $1,700 to Coalition for Life in Bryan, $1,700 to Mt. Congressman Henry Cuellar. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan, and $1,700 to Pictured (L to R) are City Manager Dan Nick, Councilman Randy Catholic Radio KEDC 88.5 FM in College Station! As Helen Metzer the President said: “the Garage Shearrer, Chief of Police Eric Kaiser, Councilwoman Susan Netardus, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Mayor Pro-Tem Raul Sale has become a tradition, so we need to continMorales, Councilman Donnie Blue and Councilman Lewis Lem. ue.” This year children of young families who vol-

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Page 9 unteered to help which gave the society members and the event a boost of energy! Thanks is necessary to the officers, Helen Metzer, Loretta Lanicek, Liz Zemanek and Mary Hovorak for their work along with so many other members including Janet and Jerry Luza and family, Lillie Hejl and family, Dennis Macha and family, the Debbie Starnes and Gene Chmeil families, Lydia Mousner, Mary Ann and John Bell, Rhonda Pearce, Irmie Goode, Joanie and Andrew Lenz, Lynette Fridel, Janine Barry and daughter, Russell Metzer, Janet Krupa, Jeannie Yow, Pat Byrd, Kathy Balusek, Jennifer and Rachel Agnello, Wendy Patzewitsch, Theresa Connaughton, Suzi Lucas, Patricia Hefti, Bobby Reynoso and Coalition workers, and so many others that came in to help behind the scenes. The society also wants to thank all those who donated great items for the sale and to Msgr. John McCaffrey, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan for letting the society use the gym each year, which is easy access from downtown Bryan for customers, and the gym is air-conditioned to quell the August heat. Also thank you goes to Paul and Pam Place of Domino’s Pizza in Bryan who donated and delivered 20 large pizzas to feed all the hungry workers Saturday at noon. Also thanks to Dennis Macha of KEDC Catholic Radio for the ads leading up to the garage sale and getting the word out and to Lee and Sara Fazzino who donated 40 tables for the sale. This is an event that brings together members, family and friends of all ages for several days to show what volunteers can accomplish and have fun, too. People of the community are served with being able to purchase items at low cost and others by being able to have a good place to take items they no longer can use. In addition, items were donated to St. Joseph Catholic School for the coming school year. All around, the Garage Sale was a very successful event.

Pictured (L to R) are Msgr. John McCaffrey, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church and President of Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan, Liz Zemanek, Secretary, K.J.Z.T. No. 6 Bryan and Garage Sale Coordinator, Dennis Macha, Executive Director of Catholic Radio, KEDC 88.5 FM, in College Station and Bobby Reynoso, Executive Director of Coalition for Life in Bryan.


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Members honored the Blessed Vir-

For the Fraternal $100 Sister Agnes Rose Pivonka re27 Caldwell Project, the society doceived her 75-year membership on Tuesday evening, August 14th, by reciting the ro- nated their check to “The Ark”, a shelter for abused pin this year. She also celebrated her 50-Year Jubisary followed by a traditional procession. President or neglected children. lee as a nun on May 26, 2012. She resides at the InLillian Kallus carried the society banner and memcarnate Word Retirement Community Center in San bers carried roses to place before the Queen of the Antonio. The society presented Mrs. Pivonka with a Holy Rosary statue. Members also stood as Honor bouquet of flower. Guards before Mass for the priest, served as alter servers as well as Eucharistic ministers. Gift carriers during Mass were members Verlene Kuntschik, Michelle Heinrich, Brenda Fietsam and junior Zachary Janda.

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Pictured (L to R) are Society Secretary Veronica Kleffner, Sister Milagros from The Ark and State Director Sofie Perkins.

For their Feeding Families project, the society pre- Pictured (L to R) are Patricia Linnstaedter and Sister Agnes Rose sented $200 to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. Pivonka. Members met with Mayor Norris McManus for Flag Day at the City Hall in Caldwell. Pictured (L to R) are Patsy Janda, Lorenda Polasek, Helen Janda, Lillian Kallus, Donna Janda, Zachary Janda, Ann Janda, Alice Zezula, Verlene Kunstschik, Irene Janda, Michelle Heinrich and Brenda Fietsam.

The society along with the local chapter of Catholic Daughters held a presentation for the Spiritual Adoption Program. A Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower was held to benefit the local Fayette County babies in need to the Family Crisis Center and given to Martha Upchurch, a crisis center representative. A few useful gifts and a check for $624.00 was given.

Pictured second from left is State Director Sofie Perkins and second from right is Society Secretary Veronica Kleffner. On both sides they are standing next to representatives from the Food Bank of Corpus Christi.

Pictured (L to R) are Secretary Frances Kacer, Mayor Norris McManus and Treasurer Janet Hennigan.

The society had the privilege of hearing U.S. House of Representatives member, Blake Farenthold, of The society held a dessert booth at Corpus Christi. He spoke to members at their third 16 Ennis the St. John Nepomucene Catholic quarterly meeting. Mr. Farenthold spoke on the is- Church parish carnival. The booth raised $1,127.00 sues facing the U.S. Congress at this time, along for parish projects and the State Office matched the with issues affecting senior citizens. He gave an in- funds at 50%. teresting and informative presentation.

Pictured (L to R) are Brenda Fietsam, Patsy Janda, Irene Janda, Joyce Muras, Lillian Kallus, Lori Kallus, Lorenda Polasek, Martha Upchurch, Georgia Vyvial, Verlene Kuntschik and Alice Zezula.

The society celebrated Flag Day by visiting the Courthouse in La Grange. Judge Janecka signed a Flag Day proclamation on June 12th. Present was Secretary Willie Mae Kristynik, Judge Ed Janecka and Treasurer Gladys Muras. Society members also worked the Bits and Pieces booth at the Dubina Parish Picnic for a fraternal project on July 1st.

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Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Catherine Mokry, U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold, Treasurer Eleanor Zdansky, Society President and State Director Sofie Perkins and Secretary Veronica Kleffner.

Pictured (L to R) are Treasurer Debbie Vitovsky, Vice-President Elsie Marak, Youth Minister Stephen Thompson, Secretary Alene Eggers and State Director Joan Johnson.

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The society held a fundraiser to benefit the St. Joseph Cemetery in Ennis. The society presented a check in the amount of $4,670 to the cemetery committee. This donation represented money collected from society members, St. John Nepomucene Church parishioners and matching funds from the State Office. The funds will be used to provide small markers for unidentified burial lots and to make needed repairs to old headstones in the historic section.

The society joined by K.J.T. Society No. 141 once again hosted the Czech Priests

130 Georgetown of Texas meeting at St Helen’s St Rita Activity Center on August 1st.

Three deacons from Czechoslovakia came to visit and learn about the Catholic traditions in Texas. They visited many sites and visited many more in the 3 weeks that they were here. Father Stephen Nesrsta arranged their trip here and led in the raising of funds to support the trip. Several host priests took them to different locations such as The Painted Churches, Blue Bell Creamery, Shiner Beer Brewery, lakes in the area, Houston, Austin, and many more sites. They planned to attend the parish festival at Praha on August 15th. Attendees of Czech Priests of Texas Meeting Some of the K.J.Z.T. and K.J.T. members housed them the night before the breakfast, luncheon and meeting on Wednesday. The deacons who visited were Jiří Pictured (L to R) are Society Vice-President Elsie Marak, Cemetery Committee President Leon Kubin, St. John Nepomucene Church Brtník, Babice nad Svitavou, from Pastor Rev. John Dick and Society Secretary Alene Eggers. the Diocese of Brno David PowiThe society donated mon- esnik, Karviná, from the Diocese of 30 East Bernard ey to their local C.A.R.E. Ostrava/Opava Jan Slavík, Ostrava, food bank as part of the Feeding Families program. also from the Diocese of Ostrava/ The funds were raised through the effort of the soci- Opava. Priests who attended the meeting ety holding a raffle. were: Bishop Patrick Zurek, Fr’s K.J.Z.T. Society No. 130 Georgetown members and K.J.T. Society No. 141 GeorgeLouis Pavlicek, Will Straten, Stephen town members who together hosted the event. Nesrsta, Norm Ermis, Joseph Hybner, Henry Rachunek, Emilian Foltyn, Stephen Duyka and John Peters. Members of the two Societies hosting the event and preparing the food were: Dan and Virginia Berto, Pat and Bernice Ermis, Clarence and Elizabeth Meyer, Larry and Pat Gregoire, George and Mary K Marusak, Georgia Howry, Lillian Naizer and Millie Powell.

Pictured (L to R) are Vice-President Gladys Dusek, Secretary Angeline Grigar, President Sophie Korenek and Melba Blazek, Chairman of the C.A.R.E. program.

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The society donated $1,000 to St. Mary’s Church in Frydek.

The society collected food and money for two weeks and distributed food to pantries in Columbus and Ragle.

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Pictured (L to R) are Patsy Korenek, Cathy Leopold, Gladys Bubela, Juanita Waligura, Pat Matula, Janie Popp and Mary Hoffman. Not pictured are Betty Leopold, Clara Gold and Ernestine Schneider.

Pictured (L to R in front) are Vice-President Louise Polasek, Treasurer Filothea Eschenburg, Father Thuy and President Bea Chalupa. Pictured (L to R in second row) are Adella Hundle, Patricia Bagwell, Geraldine Hamel and Spiritual Director Alice Faldyn. Pictured (L to R in third row) are Ben Hosak, Ruby Smith, Connie Mock and Cathy Ondruch.

The society sponsored the Country Store booth at the Praha Picnic on August 15th at St. Mary’s Parish. Funds raised and matched totaled over $2,000 and was given to the parish.

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Pictured (L to R) are Earline Okruhlik, Staci Bartos, President Georgia Cerny, Secretary Nancy Jasek and Josie Mikulik.

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Pictured (L to R) are Dana Daughtry, Joyce Janda and Bessie Dornak. Dana Daughtry is St. John’s and Ascension Parish Generations of Faith Religious Director.

The society also donated their $100 Fraternal Project Money to the St. John’s Hall Fund.

Pictured (L to R) are Dana Daughtry, Lorine Kubenka, Bessie Dornak and Joyce Janda.

The society presented their $100 fraternal project donation to Shoreline Ministry. Shoreline Ministry prays, supports, and encourages the youth, male and female between the ages of 13 and 17 at the Shoreline Rehabilitation Facility in Taft. The donation will be used to provide Bibles for the Ministry.

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Pictured is President Janiece Pustejovsky and Nancy Weeden of Shoreline Ministry.

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K.J.Z.T. Society No. 93 Austin Celebrates 75 Years St. Theresa the Little Flower Society No. 93 celebrated 75 years on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The celebration began with 5:00 pm Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church. The various honorees were presented with corsages. The Happy Czech Singers sang three Czech hymns during Communion. After Mass, Rev. Oliver Weerakkody blessed three 75-year membership pins that were presented and pinned by State Director Grace Vinklarek to 75-year members: Elsie McDaniel, Ginny Prasatik Thomas and Martha Tschoerner. A reception followed at Wozniak Hall. The royal blue covered tables were beautifully decorated with fresh flowers donated by Freytag’s Florist and diamond shaped mirrors donated by Binswanger Glass. After everyone enjoyed the refreshments prepared by the members, President Jane Hellinger read about the history and accomplishments of the society. Grace Vinklarek congratulated the society on their 75 Pictured is the beautiful cake served for the anniversary. years and commended them on being such an active society. She also presented a check to the society from Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas - K.J.Z.T. in honor of their 75th celebration. President Hellinger, with assistance from VicePresident Laura Duckworth and Treasurer Eileen Rosipal, introduced this year’s 75-year member honorees and their families as well as members, Dolores Castillo, Alice Freytag, Odie Hamilton and Bernice Vrabel who received their 75-year pins last year. Also introduced were Betty Danner, Alice Kubacak, Frances Tomasek and Bernice Vrabel who had served as officers during Pictured (L to R) are Ginny Prasatik Thomas, State Director Grace the last 25 years. Louise Long, unable to attend Vinklarek, Martha Tschoerner, Fr. Oliver Weerakkody, Elsie McDaniel, Jane Hellinger and Odie Hamilton. due to her health, was remembered for her service as an officer. Scrapbooks depicting the various K.J.Z.T. Society No. 93 events brought back many wonderful memories for the members and guests present. President Hellinger thanked the members that helped make this celebration so special. Current local society officers of 93 Austin are President Jane Hellinger, Vice-President Laura Duckworth, Secretary Phyllis Teykl, Treasurer Eileen Rosipal, CEF Frances Tomasek and Reporter Annette Kohoutek. Pictured (L to R) are Elsie McDaniel, Betty Danner, Ginny Prasatik Thomas, Odie Hamilton, Alice Kubacak, Bernice Vrabel, Jane Hellinger and Frances Tomasek. Also honored but not pictured are Alice Freytag, Dolores Castillo and Martha Tschoerner.

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society gave their $100 fraternal 7 Dubina The project donation to Msgr. John C.

The society presented a check to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Rosenberg to help defray the cost of an Imaging Machine. In attendance to present the check were Secretary Adelle Anders, Vice-President Bernice Freudensprung and President Martha Macha. Accepting the check was Chairman of the Board Angie Borges and Treasurer Gloria Mican. A Pictured (L to R) at Hattie Hlavinka’s presentation was Lillie Sulak, bake sale was held with the State Office contributPresident Marilyn Kothmann, the honoree Hattie Hlavinka, Ann ing matching funds. Kallus, and State Director Grace Vinklarek. Pictured (L to R in The society also donated their $100 Fraternal Projback) are Vice-President Elizabeth Kallus, Secretary Rose Recek, ect money to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Pictured (L to R) are Treasurer Gladys Muras, Chaplain Msgr. Treasurer Ruth Chovanec, and Dorothy Janacek. Rosary Church. Accepting the check was Myrtle John C. Bily, President Elizabeth Kloesel and Secretary Willie May Kristynik. Woods, President of St. Vincent De Paul. Presenting The society celebrated two the check was Adelle Anders, Gloria Mican, Martha 31 La Grange 75-year members this past Macha and Bernice Freudensprung. August. The society presented Hattie Hlavinka her 75-year membership pin along with a vase of flowers at the Sealand Restaurant in La Grange. She and her husband, Joe, were also treated to supper. Photo at Left: Members also visited with Elizabeth (Betty) Baca Congratulating Betty Baca (seated) were from left Secretary Rose at Care Inn of La Grange to present her a 75-year Recek, Sales Agent Joy Kovar, and Vice-President Elizabeth Kalmembership pin along with a vase of flowers. Bily for the St. Michael’s School.

2012 Christmas Postulate Gift Information

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2012 Christmas Seminarian Gift Information Name of Seminarian: Mailing Address:

Name of Postulate: Mailing Address:

Name and Address of Convent, School or College:

Name and Address of Seminary, School or College:

Year of Study:

Year of Study:

Parents’ Name and Address:

Parents’ Name and Address:

K.J.Z.T. Certificate No. and Society No. (If applicable):

K.J.Z.T. Certificate No. and Society No. (If applicable):

Mother’s No:

Mother’s No:

Father’s No:

Father’s No:

Please return by December 1, 2012 to:

Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas P.O. Box 18896 Austin, Texas 78760-8896

Please return by December 1, 2012 to:

Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas P.O. Box 18896 Austin, Texas 78760-8896

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District News


The District IV Meeting was held on Sunday, August 19, 2012. St. Rosalie Society No. 75 Jourdanton hosted the meeting at the parish hall of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton. Registration began at 12:30 p.m. and a meal was served at 1:00 p.m. The blessing of the meal was given by Fr. Kaziemierz Oleksy, pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church and Society No. 75 Jourdanton’s Chaplain. There were 29 members and guests present. While the meal was being served, Mr. Jim Wiest of the State Office gave a brief program on the K.J.Z.T. insurance policies available. He also spoke about the new Membership Drive program, “Welcome to the Family”. He then showed the members a video of the 2011 K.J.Z.T. Guardian Angel Summer Camp in Ledbetter and all the camp has to offer. Lastly, he showed a video of adult members and the many activities that they have participated in throughout the year. The program was very enlightening and showed that the K.J.Z.T. is a very community-driven fraternal. The Memorial Service was read by State Director Grace Vinklarek. There were a total of 9 deceased members remembered. Then Society No. 75 President Marcella Dornak read the recipients of the 50-year membership pins. The only recipient present was Geneva L. Valchar from Society No. 40 Poth. All other recipients will have their pin mailed to them. The meeting was then called to order by Society No. 75 President Marcella Dornak at 2:10 p.m. The Our Father and Hail Mary were recited by all for the sick members of the societies. Introduction of Clergy, State Directors, State Officers and guest included: Fr. Kazimierz Oleksy, State Director Grace Vinklarek and her husband, Sales and Marketing Manager Mr. Jim Wiest and State Treasurer Mrs. Carrie Janecek from the State Office. President Dornak then introduced the Hosting Society Officers. Those present were: President Marcella Dornak, Vice-President Sharon Shearrer and Secretary Susan Netardus. Last bit of formality before Old Business was the Roll Call of the societies: 34 Hobson - None, 38 San Antonio - 2, 40 Poth - 4, 70 Karnes City - None, 75 Jourdanton - 15 members and 4 guests, 76 Runge - None and 116 San Antonio - None. Minutes of the 2011 District IV meeting were posted in an edition of the Catholic Family Fraternal Journal; therefore, there were no minutes to be read. President Dornak mentioned that the quilt on display at the meeting was quilted in the late 70s and it was a project for junior members of all of the K.J.Z.T. societies to make a quilt square. The squares were then quilted together by Society No. 75 members Elizabeth Netardus, Mary Polansky and Agnes Pesek. This quilt was raffled off and won by a member of St. Rosalie Society No. 75. The quilt was passed down to her daughter who has donated it to Society No. 75. President Dornak asked the State Office representatives if they would want it to be displayed at the State Office. Mr. Wiest and Mrs. Janecek said they would bring this information to the State President and the State Co-ordinator of Junior Activities and get back with the society. The quilt currently remains with Society No. 75. Society No. 40 Poth accepted the hosting of the District IV Meeting for 2013. State Director Grace Vinklarek presented Society No. 75 President Marcella Dornak with a check from the State Office to help defray costs for hosting the District Meeting. Mrs. Vinklarek then spoke of the several endowment and enrollment programs (Clerical Endowment Fund with annual and perpetual enrollments) and of the several fraternal projects that the K.J.Z.T. is involved with. It is estimated that over 119,000 hours was spent in fraternal projects for the year of 2011. Mrs. Vinklarek then recognized the two societies of the district that achieved 2011 Diamond Status. They were Society No. 40 Poth and Society No. 75 Jourdanton. State Treasurer Mrs. Carrie Janecek gave a brief report on the status of the K.J.Z.T. assets, In 2011, the K.J.Z.T. had $105,000,000 in assets. Drawing of door prizes came before adjournment. Rose Marie Martin won the gift cards from the State Office in the drawing. There were several door prizes and winners! A closing prayer for World Peace was recited by all. The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

Diamond Status Certificates

Pictured (L to R) are State Treasurer Carrie Janecek, Society President Marcella Dornak of No. 75 Jourdanton, Society Vice-President Geneva Valcher of No. 40 Poth and State Director Grace Vinklarek.

50-Year Membership Pin

Pictured (L to R) are State Treasurer, 50-year membership pin recipient Geneva Valcher and State Director Grace Vinklarek.

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350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake 15 minutes longer. Yields 12 to 15 servings.

Sweet Potato Bake

Submitted by Carolyn Canik, Society No. 10 Fayetteville

Kitchen Corner

Stegosaurus Salad

Submitted by Christina Marie Ondrey, Society No. 77 Rosenberg 6 lettuce leaves 6 canned peach halves 12 maraschino cherries 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened 12 grapes Slivered almonds You will also need 6 salad plates, a fork, kitchen scissors, a small bowl and a teaspoon. Wash lettuce leaves and pat dry with towel. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each salad plate. Lift peach halves from can with fork and pat dry. Cut maraschino cherries into small pieces with scissors and empty into bowl. Stir in the cream cheese with fork and mix until blended. Drop a teaspoonful of the mixture onto the center of each lettuce leaf. Cut 6 grapes into 4 pieces each with the scissors. Place 4 pieces round each peach half for feet. Use 1 uncut grape for the head of each stegosaurus. Put the slivered almonds in a single row

Hints & Tips Remote Corral

It takes too long to find remote controls in their usual hiding spot between cushions on the sofa. If you’re looking for a more convenient place to keep them, put a widemouthed vase or other goodlooking container on your side table and put all of your remotes inside.

2 to 2 ½ lb. sweet potatoes ¼ c. butter or margarine, melted ¼ c. sugar or more if needed ¼ c. raisins ½ c. chopped nuts ½ c. miniature marshmallows

on the peach to look like rows of bony Place sweet potatoes and enough waplates along a stegosaurus’ spine. ter to cover in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover and cook for 25 Three-Cheese Chicken Bake minutes or just until tender. Drain; Submitted by Doris Matocha, cool slightly and peel. In a large bowl, Society No. 10 Fayetteville mash potatoes. Stir in butter, sugar and raisins. Place in a 2-quart baking dish, ½ c. chopped onion sprinkle with nuts and marshmallows. 2 c. Ricotta or cottage cheese Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for ½ c. chopped green pepper 30 minutes or until heated through and 2 c. (8 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese marshmallows begin to brown. Yields 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine 8 to 10 servings. ½ c. grated Parmesan cheese 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread ¼ c. buttered bread crumbs Submitted by Doris Matocha, 1 can (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained Society No. 10 Fayetteville 1 jar (2 oz.) chopped pimientos, drained ½ tsp. dried basil ¼ c. butter or margarine, melted 1 pkg. (8 oz.) noodles, cooked and drained 2 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced 3 c. diced cooked chicken ⅓ c. packed brown sugar In a skillet, sauté onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the soup, mushrooms, pimientos and basil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine noodles, chicken and cheese; add mushroom sauce and mix well. Transfer to a greased 13x9x2inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at

Gingerbread: ½ c. butter or margarine, melted ⅓ c. packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp. salt

Storing Seeds

and many may have died. Instead, place packets in an airtight container, such as a canning jar with a new lid. Then make a few moisture-absorbing sachets to store with them by wrapping 2 tablespoons of untreated cat litter (avoid colored or scented litters) or powdered milk in a double layer of tulle. Close the lid tightly, and put the jar in a cool, dark place.

To ensure that seeds wake up refreshed from their long winter naps, take the time to tuck them in properly. Moisture, heat, and fluctuating temperatures are a seed’s worst enemy, so don’t simply abandon your leftover packets to the elements by leaving them in a garden shed. By the next spring they will have lost much of their vigor -- the ability to germinate quickly and healthily --

Page 15 ¾ c. hot tea ½ c. molasses ½ c. sugar 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground cloves ¼ tsp. ground netmeg Pour butter into a 9-inch square baking pan. Arrange apples over butter; sprinkle with brown sugar and set aside. For gingerbread, combine butter, molasses, sugars and egg in mixing bowl; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to sugar mixture alternately with hot tea. Mix well, pour over apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until the cake tests done. Cool for 3 to 5 minutes. Loosen sides and invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yields 9 servings.

Cream Puffs

Submitted by Joyce Gerik, Society No. 41 Ellinger ½ c. butter 1 c. boiling water 1 c. sifted flour 4 eggs Bring butter and water to a boil. Add flour, all at once. Stir and cook until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add an egg at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Drop from a tablespoon 3 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Cut a slit in the side of each. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Fill with desired filling. Yields 6 to 8 cream puffs.

Taper Candle Fittings

Base too thick? Shave it with a vegetable peeler. Too narrow? Wrap with tape. Too long? Trim with pruners. To secure a candle in its holder, work a small piece of prop wax into a circle, and adhere to base.


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Important Notes From the Office of the State Co-Ordinator of Junior Activities

Shingles Submitted by Dr. David H. Watson, Medical Advisor

What is shingles?

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. The chickenpox virus is also called varicella-zoster. Most people get chickenpox as a child. When the infection is over, the virus stays in the body. Your immune system may weaken as you get older, allowing the chickenpox virus to become active again. This can cause shingles. Most people get it when they are older than 50 years. You can also get it if your immune system is weak from a disease.

What are the symptoms?

You might have an odd feeling or pain in your skin before a rash appears. The rash may be painful or itchy. Shingles can also cause fever or headache, and light might bother your eyes. The rash begins as groups of small red bumps. It almost always happens on one side of the body, often on the back. After a few days, the red bumps turn into blisters filled with fluid. The blisters eventually scab over and heal.

How is it treated?

Your doctor may prescribe medicines to make the symptoms less severe and the rash go away faster. They work best if started during the first 72 hours of the rash.

September/October 2012

Anne Wick, State Co-Ordinator of Junior Activities As we move into the Fall Season we are beginning to feel and see changes that show things are winding down for the year. The same is for the Junior Activities. The District Meetings now have all come to an end and the Juniors are wrapping up a successful season of Junior Activities. Thank you to all the Juniors who participated in the meetings. It was a pleasure to be there with all of you. Plans are in the making for next year’s activities. Camp Guardian Angel and Junior Division Day and Awards Ceremony will be held jointly this year due to it being Convention year. These events are set for Saturday, June 22, 2013 thru Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Cooper Farms in Ledbetter. More information on these activities will be mailed to you along with Point & Merit forms and other information shortly. I would like to remind all the juniors that the scholarship applications will be available from the State Office in November. More information is available in the Catholic Family Fraternal Journal. In this issue, you will find more details on page 4. November is the month for Remembrance and Thanksgiving. Please pray for the Poor Souls and thank God for the gifts given to us. Now is a good time for societies who do not have an active Junior Division to start one. Please let me know if you would like to start a society and would like more information. I will be more than happy to assist you.

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Society Juniors sponsored the bingo at the Church of the Assumption picnic held on August 12th at the KC Hall in West.

What is postherpetic neuralgia?

It is when you have pain in the same area as the rash, even after the rash is gone. It may last for weeks to months. Over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen (one brand: Tylenol) and ibuprofen (one brand: Motrin) might help. Your doctor may also prescribe stronger medicine for the pain.

Can shingles be prevented?

There is a vaccine for shingles. It is recommended for most people who are 60 years or older. You only need one dose in your lifetime, and it is safe to give at the same time as other vaccines.

Copyright ©2011 American Academy of Family Physicians.

Pictured (L to R sitting) are Rachel Zacharias, Maverick and Caige Plsek. Pictured (L to R) standing are Angie and Dennis Hovde, Katie Hutyra, Nicolas Hovde, Mikayla Kaluza, Tiger Chupik, Coleman Wolf, Noah Plsek, Michael Chapple, Eric Kostecka, Cameron Wolf, Christopher Hovde, Richard Zacharias, Anne Chapple, Amy Hutyra, Claire Hutyra, Natalie Hutyra and Betty Kostecka. Not pictured are Bobby Kostecka, Theresa Plsek, Sherri Zacharias, Mary Wolf, Mark Hutyra, Phillis and Kevin Chupik, Jennifer Plsek and Kelly and Andrew Kaluza.

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Junior News

Juniors helped the adult society serve cakes at the St. Michaels Bazaar in Lake Jackson held on Sunday, September 9th.

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Pictured (L to R in front) are Ava Martinez and Autumn Martinez. Pictured (L to R in back) are Adult Society President Kathy Wishert, Kaley Kaspar and Junior Director and State Director Deborah Kaspar.

Juniors made a presentation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish during the August 4th Mass. Using funds from last year’s People Helping People Fundraiser Pictured (L to R) are Junior Director Debbie Vansa and members Project, Juniors presented framed newspaper ar- Rachel Givens, Katy Krenek, and Caleb Tomek (in back) working ticles and photos from the church’s dedication in hard at their booth. 1946. The juniors also presented gift cards to the Pictured (L to R) are parish CCD program. Juniors Tyler Vrazel,

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Mason Vaculin, and Justin Pratt (in back) man orders as they are taken.

On August 26th, the juniors helped host the parish spaghetti dinner as part of their People Helping People Parish Fundraiser Project. Juniors worked at the dinner filling beverage cups, serving desserts, carrying trays, and cleaning tables and trays. Emily Pustejovsky and Carly Pustejovsky worked in the kitchen filling cups with ice, tea and water. Mariann Pustejovsky stayed busy wiping trays and tables clean.

104 Abbott Junior Division Treasurer Katelyn Pustejovsky is pictured with Director of Religious Education Traci Pustejovsky.

At the adult society’s third quarterly meeting, State Director Sofie Perkins presented scholarships to the following junior members: Andrew Polasek - a freshman at Texas A&M, Ervin Polasek - a sophomore at Texas A&M, Sarah Polasek - a senior at Texas A&M, Mark Pustejovsky - a senior at Duke University and Luke Vacek - a senior at Texas A&M.

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Juniors making the presentation are pictured (L to R in front row) Mariann Pustejovsky and Kyle Gerik. Pictured (L to R in second row) are Erin Jones, Mallory Ballew, Lauren Gerik, Katelyn Pustejovsky, and Molli Pustejovsky. Pictured (L to R in back row) are Alyssa Ballew, Payton Pustejovsky, Sherry Pustejovsky, Lydia Pustejovsky, Emily Pustejovsky, Morgan Ballew, James Bezdek, and Ashley Ballew.

The Juniors worked to make snow

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during the 2012 Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church annual picnic held on August 26th. It is a long-held tradition for the Juniors to sell snow cones Pictured (L to R) are State Director Sofie Perkins and scholarship recipients Mark Pustejovsky and Sarah Polasek. during this yearly event. This was one of the junior society’s People Helping People Parish Fundraiser this year and it raised over a $1,000 to donate to the Marak Parish.

Pictured (L to R) are Payton Pustejovsky, Lydia Pustejovsky and Mallory Ballew who walked among guests at the dinner and refilled beverage cups as needed.

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Page 18 On Tuesday, August 14th, adult and junior members met for their 3rd quarterly meeting. At the Junior Division Awards Ceremony held in Needville, junior members of the society won a 2nd place trophy in the Scrapbook Division and junior Katy Harman won 3rd place in the Craft Group 2. The Juniors will sponsor a food drive on Thanksgiving weekend as a fraternal project.

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Junior Zachary Janda shows off his craft that he worked on during the society’s August 14th meeting.

The juniors hosted a “Back to breakfast on Sunday, September 16th for parishioners of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Everyone enjoyed the pastries and beverages provided.

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In the last issue of the Catholic Family Fraternal Journal, the picture below was accidentally omitted from the Junior Division Day 2012 feature. The Fraternal Journal regrets the error.

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Pictured is Ellen Samford, junior member of 42 Sealy who was in attendance at Junior Division Day on July 21st in Needville.

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Faith T. Wenck is a new member of Society No. 6 Lilly Jo English is a new member of Society No. Bryan. She is the daughter of Fred and Cheryl Wenck. 104 Abbott. She is the daughter of Kevin and Joy The Wenck’s are owners of Accuprint Graphics and English. Printing in Bryan.

Aislinn Pais is a new member of Society No. 38 San Antonio. She is the daughter of Kristy Pais.

John Carlson Busker is a new member of Society No. 43 Ganado. He is the son of Douglas R. and Sarah C. Busker. His grandparents are Rick and Charlotte Carlson and Doug and Minta Busker. John’s greatgrandparents are Frances and Henry Vesely.

Mason James Nolan is a new member of Society No. 5 Shiner. He is the son of Michael and Marcy Nolan. His grandparents are Gary and Debbie Muelker, his great-grandmother is Viola Muelker and his greatgrandfather is Daniel Veit.

Katherine (Kate) Marie Busker is a new member of Society No. 43 Ganado. She is the daughter of Douglas R. and Sarah C. Busker. Her grandparents are Rick and Charlotte Carlson and Doug and Minta Busker. Katherine’s great-grandparents are Frances and Henry Vesely.

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Four generations of K.J.Z.T. members

Kaylee Rae Torres is a new member Pictured (L to R in front) are Katherine and Molly Clark, new members of Soci- of Society No. 5 Shiner. She is the ety No. 16 Ennis. Katherine and Molly are the daughters of Brian and Elizabeth daughter of Daniel Torres and Nicole Clark. Pictured (L to R in back) are great-grandmother Irene Kriska, grand- Kneifel. Kaylee has a three-year-old brother, Landyn, who is also a memmother Deanna Smith and mother Beth Clark. ber. Their grandparents are Michael and Carol Kneifel and Jacinto and Juanita Torres.

Pictured (L to R) are Kristen M. and Jenna N. Jares. Kristen and Jenna are new members of Society No. 11 West. They are the daughters of Cindy Jares. They are the granddaughters of Jerry and Christine Mynarcik and Melvin and Gladys Jares, all of West. Kristen will be a freshman at Reicher Catholic High School. Harleigh N. Gibson is a new member of Society No. 126 Palacios. She Jenna will be in the 6th grade at St. Mary’s School. is the daughter of Jason H. Gibson. Her grandmother is Patsy Gibson. Harleigh’s grandmother and all of her aunts are members of K.J.Z.T.

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Kimberley Ann Rodriguez is a new member of Society No. 85 Damon. She is the daughter of Jesus and Joann Rodriguez. She is a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. She has a three-year-old sister, Bernice, and a one-year-old brother, Martin.

Myley B. DuShane is a new member of Society No. 11 West. She is the daughter of John P. and Regina Dushane of Sachse, Texas. Myley has an older sister, Zoe DuShane. Their grandparents are Ross and Faye McBride. Their great-grandmother is Joy Sykora of West.

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Martin Rodriguez is a new member of Society No. 85 Damon. He is the son of Jesus and Joann Rodriguez. Martin is one-year-old and belongs to St. John’s Catholic Church in West Columbia.

Bernice Nicole Rodriguez is a new member of Society No. 85 Damon. She is the daughter of Jesus and Joann Rodriguez. She is a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in West Columbia.

Listing of Newly Enrolled Members and Associates with Insurance (The following have given permission in accordance with regulations to have their names published in the Catholic Family Fraternal Journal. None are published without written permission.)

Faith T. Wenck Lilly Jo English Aislinn Pais John Carlson Busker Katherine (Kate) Marie Busker Mason James Nolan Matthew Mendiola Megan Mendiola Katherine Clark Molly Clark Kaylee Rae Torres Kristen M. Jares

Jenna N. Jares Harleigh N. Gibson Myley B. DuShane Mikayla Reyes Kiera Alyssa Radcliffe Peyton E. Pless Kimberley Rodriguez Bernice Rodriguez Martin Rodriguez Blane C. Riddle Dallyn Pesek Delynn Pesek

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Dallyn and Delynn Pesek are new members of Society No. 5 Shiner. They are the daughters of Darryl and Lynette Pesek. They have a brother, Devin Pesek. Their grandparents are Adolph, Sr. and Annette Novosad and Henry and Patsy Pesek, all of Shiner, Texas.

Matthew Mendiola is a new member of Society No. 11 West. He is the son of Mike and Dianne Mendiola. Matthew will be in the 6th grade at St. Mary’s School in West. He is the grandson of Mrs. Henrietta Gerik of West. Megan Mendiola is a new member of Society No. 11 West. She is the daughter of Mike and Dianne Mendiola. Megan will be a sophomore at Reicher Catholic High School. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Henrietta Gerik of West. Mikayla Reyes is a new member of Society No. 135 Austin. She is the granddaughter of Sylvia Cuellar, former Secretary to the State President of K.J.Z.T. Kiera Alyssa Radcliffe is a new member of Society No. 42 Sealy. She is the daughter of Mandie and Scott Radcliffe. She is the granddaughter of Mark and Wendy Lamp of Bellville and Bill and Kathy Radcliffe of Ohio. Kiera is the great-grandaughter of the late Bernice Lamp of Sealy. Peyton E. Pless is a new member of Society No. 42 Sealy. Peyton is the daughter of Aaron and Lindsey Pless. She is the granddaughter of Mark and Laurie Pavlak and Gary and Jennifer Pless. Her great-grandmother is Florence Jankowski, a 75-year member of K.J.Z.T. Peyton is also the great-granddaughter of Eugene and Emily Pavlak and IraBell Bathe. Blane C. Riddle is a new member of Society No. 125 Houston. He is the son of Katrina Maresh and Reece Riddle. His grandparents are Greg and Mickie Maresh and his great-grandparents are Larry and Evelyn Maresh.

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Mass to be Offered In Memoriam of Deceased State Chaplains, State Directors and State Officers

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Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sincere thanks to all donors who contributed to the education of our young members through the Memorial Scholarship Fund. (This is an ongoing fund.)

Lucy Lednicky Lawrence and Sylvia Addicks Rosie Krajca Tony and Jeanie Liska The Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas - K.J.Z.T. has requested that Holy Mass (In Honor Of) The 60th Wedding Anniversary be offered in Memoriam in November for the following deceased State Chapof John and Adelle (Pesl) Anders Charles and Theresa Plunkett lains, State Directors and State Officers of the Catholic Family Fraternal of (In Honor Of) The 65th Wedding Anniversary Texas - K.J.Z.T. of Eugene and Marie Horak Wesley and Dorothy Prachyl Infant of Jeanine and Scott Payne Jeff and Joan Johnson Elizabeth Lawrence Jeff and Joan Johnson Msgr. Alois J. Morkovsky Rev. Charles J. Benes Mrs. Magdalena Muska Mrs. Josephine Barta CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL OF TEXAS-K.J.Z.T. Rt. Rev. Louis P. Netardus Mrs. Hermina Bartosh MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Rev. Al Padalecki Mr. Roman Bartosh Mrs. Agnes Kallus Parma Miss Gertrude Bohac In memory of: Mrs. Marie Parma Msgr. William Botik Given by: Miss Marie Parma Mrs. Julie Brandesky Address: Mrs. Benita Pavlu Mrs. Kristina Darilek Mrs. Anastazie Peter Rev. Vaclav Demel Acknowledgement to be sent to: Mrs. Pavlina Peter Mrs. Gussie Franta Name: Mrs. Bettie Petru Mrs. Elaine Gaida Address: Mrs. Magadalen Prajer Mrs. Josephine Habarta Rev. Francis Pidal Mrs. Margaret Haberl Mrs. Adela Pohl Mrs. Marie Holub Any amount accepted: $____________ Mrs. Alice Polasek Rev. Joseph Horacek Please complete and mail to: Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas Miss Antonia Pustka Mrs. Carolyn Hrncir P.O. Box 18896 Mrs. Bettie Quitta Mrs. Marie Hrncir Austin, Texas 78760 Mrs. Angeline Repa Mrs. Mary Hybner Mrs. Lucy Simnacher Mrs. Anna Jakubik Mrs. Mary Sherek Mrs. Marie Janecek Mrs. Marie Smykal Mrs. Marie Jares Mr. Cyril Stavinoha Mrs. Mary Jauer Mrs. Ann Toman Rev. Karel Kacer Support Seminarians by donating to the Mrs. Dorothy Tomsu Mrs. Matilkda Kafka K.J.Z.T. Clerical Endowment Fund (CEF) Rev. Method Vaculik Mrs. Rita Kallus Cost: Annual Enrollment is $1 per individual. Perpetual is $25 per individual. Rt. Rev. Ignac J. Valenta Mrs. Otilie Klecka Our State Chaplain offers Masses for both the donors and enrollees of the CEF Mrs. Marie Valouch Mrs. Marie Klekar once a month. Please contact the State Office for more enrollment forms and cards Msgr. John Vanicek Mrs. Christine Knapek that can be sent to the person enrolled. All donated money is given to the Diocese designated for the education of seminarians in that area. Mrs. Marie Yurek Mrs. Angeline Kopecky Mrs. Ann Zemanek Dr. Charles Kopecky Mrs. Ludmila Kostak Dr. John S. Zvesper Rev. Thomas Matl Mrs. Clara Miller Mr. Timothy Maresh

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"In Memoriam" 1 2 2 6 6 10 16 16 18 21 22 33 35 38 43 43 44 65 65 77 77 77 78 85 86 86 88 97 97 97 101 125

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Prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of our members who have gone to their eternal rest.







89 86 90 82 62 83 84 82 90 85 89 28 91 82 79 89 86 91 92 74 89 95 53 76 93 97 66 86 79 72 95 76

Remember your loved ones by donating to the Memorial Scholarship Fund. (form on previous page)

The State Directors and State Officers of the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas K.J.Z.T. offer their deepest sympathy to the bereaved families of our departed members.

THE MAGNIFICAT CANTICLE OF MARY My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear Him in every generation. He has shown the strength of His arm, He has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. He has come to the help of His servant Israel for He has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise He made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever. Amen.


named in our "In Memoriam" column is remembered by the Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas with an Annual Enrollment in the K.J.Z.T. Clerical Endowment Fund.

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