My Brother Knights,
It’s hard to believe that it’s already October and our Fraternal Year is 25% over. Summer is behind us and our Council activities are in full swing. Speaking of “swing” please make plans to join us on October 18th for our Big Band Dinner Dance featuring the St. Thom Cats, a 17 piece band playing the music of the 1930’s and 40’s. This event is shaping up to be a wonderful experience and is open to the community so bring your friends and dance the night away! Please see the flyer later inside this newsletter for all the details.
On November 1st we will be holding our Deceased Members Mass at 4:00 in the Council Hall followed by a dinner. Please join me as we take this opportunity to remember and honor all those deceased Brother Knights and Ladies that have contributed so much to the success of our Council over the years. We greatly miss those that we have lost but are comforted by the thought that they have gone on to their eternal reward.
Each of us joined the Knights of Columbus for many different reasons. I would hope that our Council is still meeting the expectations of each and every member. The Knights of Columbus was founded by Father McGivney so that Catholic men and their families could assist each other. I personally believe in that vision and want to make sure that all members are getting as much out of our Council as possible. Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the number of Brother Knights that have fallen away and have gotten behind in their membership dues. Please take a moment to look at the membership card in your wallet. If it’s not current I strongly encourage you to contact me about how our Council can better serve you and your family.
From October 5-19 an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family will convene in Vatican City. An Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops has only been held twice before, once 1969 and again in 1985. This Assembly is dedicated to the vocation of family, its mission in the Church and in society, the challenges of marriage and of family life, and the role of the family in the life of the Church. Pope Francis has asked that each of us pray to the Holy Spirit “so that through these events the Church will undertake a true journey of discernment and adopt the necessary pastoral means to help families face their present challenges with the light and strength that comes from the Gospel.”
The Council will be hosting many exciting events during September. I want to take this opportunity to Thank Colin Myers for chairing a successful Blood Drive. I also would like to encourage those Brother Knights who are interested in helping out with either setting up for an event or assist in other ways to please see me or our Grand Knight for further details.
On the night of September 13th, George Brent Council will be hosting our annual PGK Dinner in Honor of PGK Bill Gaynord. Then on September 14th we will be hosting our first Family Breakfast of the fraternal year. I would very much like to see as many Brother Knights lend a hand in the kitchen as possible. This is a great opportunity to come and enjoy the comradery that is shared with your Brother Knights in the kitchen.