We are heading into April and hopefully leaving the wild weather behind us. This year March Madness had two different meanings … the traditional meaning with the NCAA basketball tournaments and the weather. So much for March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. We missed the lamb part of the month.
We are just a couple of weeks away form the Glory of Easter. I hope that each of you are making the best of your Lenten season by preparing for Easter. We have a number of events coming up in April, starting off with the 40 Days for Life on April 6th between 2:00pm to 7:00pm, the last Lenten Fish Fry on April 11th, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 12th, the Annual presentation of the Last Supper on April 12th and the RCIA/RCIC Reception immediately following the Easter Vigil Mass on April 19th. Each event can use your support and it’s still a good time to make that last Lenten sacrifice, if you haven’t already done so.
Then April 26th-27th is the Canonization weekend at what will soon be know as the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. For almost all of us this will be the first canonization of a Saint that we actually have the privilege to witness first hand the life of Pope John Paul II, soon to be Saint John Paul II. There is a list of events in the Newsletter describing the weekend of events surrounding the Canonization of soon to be Saint John Paul II.
I want to take a moment again to thank PGK Bob Gregory and the many Brother Knights that have assisted at each of the first two fish fries; the food and service have been great. Thank you everyone; your efforts are greatly appreciated.
The Council will also host its annual Last Supper Presentation on Palm Sunday, Saturday, April 12th following 5:30pm Mass at All Saints Church. This presentation can be just what you need to start off Holy Week.
Membership: I also want to thank all Brother Knights that supported the Council’s Membership Drive back on March 22nd and 23rd after each of the Masses at All Saints. We handed out a lot of information cards and a number of Form 100’s. We still need your help in finding those potential candidates for membership. It’s never to late to invite a Catholic male, age 18 or older, in communion with the Catholic Church, to join us. Membership is everyone’s responsibility. The Membership Committee is willing to take your leads and follow up with your perspective candidate. Share with others what you have enjoyed as being a Knight; don’t keep it to yourself.
Dues reminder: Thank you everyone that has sent in their dues payment to date. Membership dues for 2014 are due to the Financial Secretary. If you are a Brother Knight that has been hit by a hardship or out of work for an extended period of time, let us know. Notify the Financial Secretary and let us work with you to keep your membership in force.
I also want to thank PGK Thomas Harrington for his service as Captain for Bingo Team #3 over the past year, and welcome Bingo Team #3’s new Captain, Brother John Masarick. Thank you John for your support and taking on this responsibility. Bingo Team #3 is also looking for additional help.
It’s the month of April and hopefully the snows of March are all behind us and we can look forward to a glorious Spring and a new beginning. April also brings us the Easter Season where we take time to reflect on the Passion of our Lord and the rewards purchased for us by His death and resurrection. As part of your Easter celebrations, please bring your families and join your Brother Knights as they present the Last Supper Drama on April 12th following the 5:30PM Mass.
Our Council’s talented Degree Teams will be exemplifying the First Degree of our Order on Monday April 7th and the Second Degree of our Order on Tuesday April 8th. If you haven’t made it to a meeting recently I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to attend one of these evenings. Your support of the candidates taking these Degrees is extremely important and really helps to portray the principles of Unity and Fraternity.
The Six-Point Meeting will be April 22nd at 7:30PM in the Hall. If you are chairing an event in May or June please plan to attend so that we can all make sure you have the help and support that you need to make your event a huge success.
The following events are scheduled for March.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Saturday April 12th – 9:00AM
Last Supper Drama – Saturday April 12th Immediately following the 5:30PM Mass