A quick shout out to all who helped with the roadside cleanup of Black Forest Road between Swan and Old Ranch Roads on Saturday, 11 June. Charlie Walker led the 9 man team which included Jim Wermers, Javier Popoca, Steve Fleet, Rod Pierce, Jim Appleyard, John O’Rourke, Tim Brotherton, and Joe Graff.
During his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis cited the need for “holy and loving families to protect the beauty and truth of the family in God’s plan and to be an example for other families”. The Family Fully Alive monthly devotions are concrete ways that Knights of Columbus, in solidarity with Pope Francis, can support the growth of holy and loving families in the Church. The Family Fully Alive Program asks families to invite God into their homes and cultivates each family as a miniature domestic church.
To this end, the program provides monthly themes, scripture verses and activities. Through prayer and reflection, each family has the opportunity to grow in holiness together. This is a flexible program that can be started at any time of the year and continues year-round. Please pick up a free Family Fully Alive booklet in the Narthex KofC Kiosk near the TV.
–Sir Knight John O’Rourke
Knights of Columbus
Prayer for a deceased brother Knight
Read by Grand Knight on April 7th, 2022 at Council 11730’s General Membership Meeting
William D Livingston
March 5, 1940-March 24, 2020
Dear friends, shortly before his own Passion, our Lord Jesus wept tears with Mary and Martha upon the death of Lazarus. In the midst of this sorrow, he told Martha: “I am the Resurrection and the Life: whoever believes in Me, though he should die, will come to life” (Jn 11 :25-26).
Jesus raised Lazarus from the tomb to teach us that death is not the end for those who believe, but rather a glorious beginning. Upon leaving this world, the faithfully departed begin their journey toward a heavenly dwelling place, prepared for them by Christ who rose from the dead (cf., Jn14:2-3).
The passing away of our earthly life, therefore, is a transition to a new life, in which “every tear is wiped from our faces” (cf., Is 25:8) and sickness, pain and suffering are no more.
Every Knight of Columbus is entrusted to the care of Mary, the Mother of God. We carry the Rosary as the sign of our dedication to her and to her Son. Confident in her motherly love for us all, we entrust the soul of our Brother Knight William Dave Livingston to her, so that she may present him to her Son.
Just a quick note to welcome our 4 new 3rd degree knights to our council.
All received their Charity, Unity, and Fraternity exemplification at St. Gabriel’s!
On Monday, 14 March, brother knights teamed to cleanup and level the ground on the path for the outdoor Stations of the Cross. Brother Charlie Walker led and coordinated the project. He was joined by Steve Waskewicz, Gary Havens, Robert Gregory, Jim Wermers, Tim Brotherton, Jim Appleyard (and his handy-dandy tractor), Pierre Gaudreault, and Mack McGuire. Together they put in a total of about 90 man-hours to complete this project! Thank you all for a job well done! What great timing to support Lenten reflection! Here are some pictures of the project thanks to our brother Steve Waskewicz! Click on a picture to start the slide show to see our knights at work and the wonderful results!