Aug 22, 2018
Our parish has many wonderful groups that support the mission of the parish. This week — mainly because they are installing new officers at the Saturday evening Mass this weekend — I would like to give a “shout out,” a “high five,” and a big thank you to our Knights of Columbus, Duns Scotus Council 14928. Our Knights are very hard working and generous. Let me highlight just a few of the things they do in our parish and community: They raise funds for numerous charitable causes by helping at a Charity Poker Event several times a year; with those funds they support programs that assist poor children, a seminarian, and pro-life efforts; they collect food for the Franciscan Outreach at Kroger. The Knights have provided reading material that is helpful for families and spiritual development available in the gathering space. They organize our Blood drives. You can count on the Knights to be present and helpful at Parish events like the Fish Fries, May Crowning, the Parish Picnic, taking a turn leading the Lenten Stations of the Cross, and “coffee and donuts.” The Knights have a quarterly “Corporate Communion” and an annual retreat. They have an annual Lenten evening of reflection. They give a gift of a teddy bear to all newly baptized children. Their monthly meeting follows the monthly Benediction that closes our time of adoration, and many Knights are present for that. The Knights are everywhere, involved in everything, and you can always count on them! When I came here I joined the Knights because I saw how much they do for our parish community and I wanted to be supportive of them and in solidarity with them. Fr. Jeremy and Br. Phil are Knights as well. It is a brotherhood and fraternity of men dedicated to our Catholic faith.
Congratulations to our new officers, and thank you to all the Knights for your fidelity and generosity. New members are welcome. You can get more information by contacting Grand Knight Vern Newman. Thanks, guys!