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Please keep our sick and distressed Knights and their families in your prayers.
Heartfelt Thanks
JULY 2015
Dear Brother Knights, Families and Friends Your support and prayers during the loss of my wife Carmen is deeply appreciated by me and my family. Isaiah 54:7-8 says," With great tenderness I will call you home". Thank you and God bless! Frank Zubricky and family
At the recent July Family Social we were fortunate to have members of the local community come and receive donations from the past fraternal years fund raisers. Warren Scoby accepted a check for $1500 for Birthright. This money was our portion of the State Charity Raffle tickets that were sent out in the spring. Also, Dr. Harry Hamm received a check for $3,000 on behalf of LARC. This is a portion of the money raised during last fall’s Tootsie Roll Drive. The other half will be presented to Local Special Olympics at a later date. Also, on hand was Carol Morgan from Partnership For Health. She received a check for $300 as our Charity of the Month. As you can see, Council 4913 is making a difference in the local area. Also, at the social the GK, announced the Knight and Family of the Year. The Knight of the year is Steve Mancuso. Steve is very involved with everything that goes on at Queen of Peace and the building of the new church. The Family of the Year is Ed and Sonia Knowles. They are very active at St. Johns and the council. Both of these choices were well deserved. The Annual Golf Tournament has been set for 19 September at Quiet Pines Golf course on Moody AFB. Look for more information soon. This is always a fun time and the money raised goes to good causes. If you are thinking about playing, please make a decision because the event fills up fast. For more info contact Craig Sebring at 242-6417. It is that time again to push for Bingo workers. Our team has gotten another year older and some are having difficultly working. However, they still press on. The dedicated folks that keep this program going are tremendous and our council owes them a huge thanks. We have gotten a few new folks to help, but the older folks are wearing out fast. I’m not sure where this program is headed or what may happen in the future, but we need help. If you can donate 1 night a month to this program, please contact Craig Sebring and get approved to help. The August Social will be the Officer Installation Dinner. When you get a call about the social, please make plans to come and support your council officers. It means a lot to the officers to know they have support of the council members.
Council News
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It is in accordance with their dignity that all men, because they are persons, that is, beings endowed with reason and free will and therefore personal responsibility, are both impelled by their nature and bound by a moral obligation to seek the truth, especially religious truth. They are also bound to adhere to the truth once they come to know it and direct their whole lives in accordance with the demands of truth. But men cannot satisfy this obligation in a way that is in keeping with their own nature unless they enjoy both psychological freedom and immunity from external coercion. Therefore the right to religious freedom has its foundation not in the subjective attitude of the individual but in his very nature.” (Dignitatis Humanae, Second Vatican II Declaration on Religious Liberty, 2).
The Knights of Columbus promotes a robust vision of religious liberty that embraces religion’s proper role in both its private and public dimensions. As both Catholics and Americans, we celebrate the essential relationship shared between religion and liberty, a relationship which has uniquely defined our country’s identity and has fostered our country’s development.
Every major achievement that has taken place within the American enterprise—the American Revolution; the abolition of slavery; the civil rights movement; reforms in education, labor and woman’s rights—has been at the urging of religious people seeking a more just and humane society. In this light, the Knights of Columbus recognizes religious liberty as an indispensable condition for authentic human development.
Consistent with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we believe that man, created in the image and likeness of God, possesses the natural right to be recognized as a free and responsible being, especially in moral and religious matters. Our Order remains steadfast in its conviction that religious liberty “is an inalienable requirement of the dignity of the human person.” (Catechism, 1738).
We are therefore called to defend religious liberty against cultural trends that are increasingly hostile to Christianity, and impede men and women from freely exercising their religion by living in accordance with it. As the Second Vatican Council noted, although we must respect the just autonomy of the secular sphere, we must take into consideration the truth that there is no realm of worldly affairs that can be separated from God.
St. John Paul II witnessed that when a society attempts to close the door to religion, it inevitably falls prey to a totalitarian reading of the human person that recognizes only the state as the ultimate arbiter of right and wrong. It is our duty as men of both Catholic faith and patriotism to resist militant secularism and to defend religious liberty at the international, national, state, and local levels. Without this necessary check on the power of the state, no principled limit can be recognized to prevent the expansion of government’s power at the expense of personal liberty. Source: K of C Supreme website
Religious Liberty
Random Thoughts As We Age
I don't have gray hair. I have "wisdom highlights." I'm just very wise. My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work. Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on my knees. The kids text me "plz" which is shorter than please. I text back "no" which is shorter than "yes".
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Service Programs
What is Prayer?
A Knights of Columbus council can work wonders; in fact, with its many programs, it can help change the community, town, city or neighborhood in which you live. However, a successful Knights of Columbus program depends on people taking the initial idea, modifying it to suit specific situations and local needs, then implementing the program in the way it works. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. This theme permeates the entire Service Program: all Church, community, council, family, culture of life, and youth activities. The Service Program is designed to establish each council as an influential and important force within the community, elevate the status of the programming personnel, provide more meaningful and relevant programs of action, establish direct areas of responsibility, build leadership, and ensure the success of council programs. With this being said, our council is getting older and many of the programs we are doing have been in place for some time. We are looking for new brother knights to step up and bring some new ideas and thoughts to these programs. If you are interested in helping, please contact the GK or one of the Trustee’s and let them know.
The human heart is drawn to the divine. Many people have a sincere longing for holiness and that is why they spend time in contemplation.
We are encouraged to cultivate a profound inner life, contact with Jesus Christ that is both personal and constant. The Fathers of the Church have consistently said that without true friendship with Jesus, it is impossible for a Christian, to fulfill the mission of the Lord.
The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church may help focus our attention on the nature of prayer. Here is a sampling of what you will find:
What is Prayer? Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God, or the petition of good things from him in accord with his will.
It is always the gift of God who comes to encounter man. Christian prayer is the personal and living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is infinitely good, with his Son Jesus Christ, and with the Holy Spirit who dwells in their hearts.
How Does Jesus Teach Us to Pray? Jesus teaches us to pray not only with the Our Father but also when he prays. In this way he teaches us, in addition to the content, the dispositions necessary for every true prayer: purity of heart that seeks the Kingdom and forgives one’s enemies, bold and filial faith that goes beyond what we feel and understand, and watchfulness that protects the disciple from temptation.
Why is Our Prayer Efficacious? Our prayer is efficacious because it is united in faith with the prayer of Jesus. In him Christian prayer becomes a communion of love with the Father. In this way we can present our petitions to God and be heard: “Ask and you will receive that your joy may be full” (Jn 16:24).
UPCOMING EVENTS
AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING/ROSARY – 3rd @ 7:00 PM FAMILY SOCIAL-8th Social Hour 6:00 PM Supper @ 7:00 PM—OFFICER INSTALLATION 4th DEGREE/ROSARY– 10th @ 7:00 PM 3rd MONDAY MEN’S SOCIAL/DEGREE– 17th @ 7:00 PM COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING– 24th @7:00 PM
SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING/ROSARY– 7th @ 7:00 PM FAMILY SOCIAL-—12th Social Hour @ 6:00 PM Supper @ 7:00 PM 4th DEGREE/ROSARY– 14th @ 7:00 PM COUNCIL GOLF TOURNAMENT –19th at Moody Golf Course 3rd MONDAY MEN’S SOCIAL/DEGREE– 21st @ 7:00 PM COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING– 28th @7:00 PM LADIES AUXILLIARY ROSARY/MEETING –28th @ 7:00 PM
OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING/ROSARY – 5th @ 7:00 PM FAMILY SOCIAL-10th Social Hour 6:00 PM Supper @ 7:00 PM 4th DEGREE/ROSARY– 12th @ 7:00 PM 3rd MONDAY MEN’S SOCIAL/DEGREE– 19th @ 7:00 PM 2nd/3rd DEGREE— 24th @ 9:00 AM COUNCIL OFFICERS MEETING– 26th @7:00 PM LADIES AUXILLIARY ROSARY/MEETING –26th @ 7:00 PM
KNIGHT’S NEWS JULY PAGE 4
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