PLEASE SEE THE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FISH AND CHIPS DINNER ON SEPTEMBER 26 AND OUR NEXT BLOOD DRIVE ON OCTOBER 22.
BEWARE OF A SCAM THAT IS TAKING PLACE WHERE KNIGHTS ARE GETTING AN EMAIL SUPPOSEDLY SENT BY FATHER PAUL ASKING FOR GIFT CARDS. SOMEONE APPARENTLY HACKED OUR GROUP EMAILS. FATHER PAUL WILL NEVER CONTACT INDIVIDUALS BY EMAIL TO ASK FOR MONEY OR GIFT CARDS FOR ANY REASON. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU GET ONE OF THESE EMAILS.
Brother Knights and friends,
Congratulations to our brother Knight Jacinto Fernandes for being accepted in the Diocese Deaconite Formation. Jacinto has already started Seminary classes and if all goes well will be ordained in 4 years. Please keep Jacinto as well as Ariel Bautista, Greg Zannetti, and Tony Echezona in your prayers along with all our priests, deacons, and seminarians.
An outdoor barbeque reception was held for our new Deacons Ariel and Greg to celebrate their ordination on August 2nd at OLF. Our council set up, prepared and served the food, and did the cleanup. Thank you to the many brothers who helped out. Our new Deacons, Father Paul, and parishioners were very pleased with the event.
We held a blood drive on August 6. I want to thank Harry Buttito for running this successful drive year after year and I want to thank Garry and Alan for spending the day providing any necessary assistance. A total of 30 pints were collected. Our next blood drive will be held on October 22nd.
We do not have a pro-Life Chairperson at this time. This is an important position that should not be unfilled. If anyone would like to consider volunteering for this please call the Grand Knight to review the position responsibilities. They are primarily communications, information sharing, and organizing pro-life events.
Elections are coming and it is critical that Catholics and Knights are aware of candidates positions before voting. Kamala Harris, Democrat Party VP nominee, is an outspoken pro-abortion Senator including late-term abortions. In January, she and Sen Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) questioned Judge Brian Buescher at his confirmation hearings about his Catholic Faith and his membership in the Knights of Columbus. Both expressed their belief that the “extreme positions” of the Church and the Knights regarding ending legal abortions should disqualify him from being a judge. Kamala Harris asked him “Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization”? Sen. Hirono actually asked Judge Buescher if he would be willing to leave the Knights if he became a federal judge. Our church and our organization are under attack from a number of fronts. Ms Harris may very well become the President of the US if the Biden-Harris ticket wins the next election. She views Knights and Catholics as extremists.
The democrat supported BLM Organization wants the Knights to change their name and also wants any statue of Jesus and Mary depicting them with white features to be destroyed. Please stay informed and know who you are voting for.
Jim Whelan, Grand Knight