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Jim St. Clair

stclair33@bellsouth.net

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April 2019

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April 2019                                        Article # 11                                    

Silver Rosary Award

   Brothers, remind your Grand Knight to send in your Council’s results for your Lenten efforts to pray the family rosary during the 60 days from February 15 through April 15, 2019.  Send your information (Total rosary family member participations and total Knights in your Council) to stclair33@bellsouth.net .  Deadline for results are:  April 20, 2019.

 

 “Unplanned” Movie Moves to 4th Place Despite R Rating and Media Blackout, Expands to More Theaters

The Unplanned film has brought MORE volunteers to the life saving efforts on sidewalks in front of abortion facilities than ever before.

That means more lives saved, more abortion centers closed, and more workers like Abby Johnson experiencing conversion and leaving their jobs.  Here is a  link from National Catholic Register describing  Unplanned’s success: https://is-tracking-link-api-prod.appspot.com/api/v1/click/5694768456663040/6424679447265280

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Volume 5 | April 1, 2019

 

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Good Friday Family Promotion

Bring families into a deeper practice of the Faith and a better understanding of the Easter services.

 

Despite Good Friday’s central role in the heart of Christianity, attendance at services remains low. In an effort to change this, councils should encourage participation in Good Friday services through a promotional campaign. Set an example for your community by making sure your council members attend Good Friday services with their families. You can download and print Good Friday promotional posters. For a vertical poster, please click here; for a horizontal poster, please click here.

 

To learn more visit kofc.org/goodfriday or click here.

 

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Rosary

Praying the rosary is a beautiful opportunity to reflect upon the life, death and resurrection of our Lord. To prepare for Holy Week and transition into the Easter season, renew your council’s devotion to Our Lady by meditating on the Pascal mystery through the Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the Rosary.

 

To learn more, visit kofc.org/rosary or click here.

 

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Helping Hands

During the Easter season, work with your council and parish to help those less fortunate with the new Helping Hands program. This program gives families a prayerful setting to help those in need. One idea, is to cook or serve Easter dinner with your parish at the local soup kitchen.

 

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed”

(Proverbs, 19:17).

 

For more information, please visit kofc.org/helpinghands, or click here.

 

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March for Life Canada

The 22nd National March for Life will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on Parliament Hill on May 9, 2019. We encourage brother Knights from near and far to support the Canadian March for Life, whether by attending, volunteering, donating, or offering prayers.

 

If you or your council is interested in volunteering, please email fraternalmission@kofc.org with the subject line March for Life Canada.

 

You can learn more by visiting https://marchforlife.ca/ or by clicking here.

 

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Please Submit

Important Annual Forms!

The Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity form (#1728) was due Jan. 31. If you missed the deadline, there is still time. Please submit your form through Officer's Online. You can access the form here.

 

Don't forget to start thinking about your Columbian Award application. This form is also new - stay tuned for more information on the form.

 

*Please note that all donations made outside of Supreme-recommended programs will not count for program credit toward the Columbian Award.

 

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Video - MLB's Trevor Williams: "Jesus, I Trust in You."

Every time the Pittsburgh Pirates' Trevor Williams pitches, he prays "Jesus, I trust in you." Trevor is a brother Catholic and a brother Knight.

 

Check out this inspiring video as the MLB season is now underway. To watch the video, click here.

March 10, 2019                                   Article 10

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You Story - Your Council Your FAITH in ACTION

"Council Relevant." We had hundreds of calls and Requests for the Resources.

 

Specific                                           Measurable

                          Attainable

Relevant                                          Timely

 

To attend this webinar click here.

 

Have you missed a Webinar? Like on "How to Complete and File the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity?"

The "How To" complete the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) Webinar is available for immediate playback by clicking here.

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NEW!   2019 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage

 

The Knights of Columbus co-sponsors this project with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A. The pilgrimage offers wounded or ill troops an opportunity for renewal and healing, but your help is needed to make this year’s event a success.  By donating $2,600, your council and parish can cover the travel expenses of one pilgrim.  This action fulfills the featured  program requirement in either the Faith or Family categories.  The check must come from your council and be processed through the Charities Department. Visit www.warriorstolourdes.com  to donate, watch videos of pilgrimage experiences and more.

This Month's Challenge                        March 2019

So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. (Gospel for Mar. 31, Lk 15:20)

My brother Knights, here we encounter upon some of the most stunningly beautiful words in the entire Gospel: the reunion of the prodigal son with his father. As Jesus describes the scene, I invite you to put yourself in three different sets of shoes. First, imagine that you are the father, seeing your own flesh and blood, your son, coming home. Second, imagine that you are the prodigal son, expecting the worst, but finding that your father is moved with compassion. Third, imagine that you are the hard-working older brother, watching this reunion from a critical distance. Becoming the man we are means that we can learn from all three: embracing others with the mercy of the father; running to our heavenly Father like the Prodigal, and with the older brother, hearing the father’s words spoken to us—that “all that I have is yours’.”

Challenge by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori: This month I challenge you to be like the Prodigal Father by making the first move: take the first step toward another person in your life to encourage or forgive them. Secondly I challenge you to prayerfully write a list of things in your life for which you are grateful.

February 2019                               Article 9

Bishop's Vatican Summit On Clerical Sexual Abuse

Novena for Repentance, Renewal and Rebuilding.  Novena begins on February 20th.
As bishops from around the world meet with Pope Francis Feb. 21-24 to discuss the sexual abuse crisis, the Knights of Columbus will embark on nine days of prayer for the success of this landmark Vatican meeting.

February 2019                               Article 8

Worthy Grand Knights,