From Our Chaplain

 

Dear Brothers in Christ, 

We have come to the threshold of a new year! I pray that the passage into this new year of grace will inspire each of you to step over a threshold of recommitment…a resolution to take time to open your heart to the unconditional and abundant love that God offers you, walking with you in the ordinary events of each day.  Christmas is a celebration of God’s coming to earth in the flesh of the Eternal Word, and not only in JESUS, the love and light of God lives in each of us also, and in all of creation…if we are open to seeing it.

Epiphany means MANIFESTATION… God is SEEN, shown to us as a human being. We marvel at the story of those “wise men”, following a star that led them to JESUS, LIGHT of the WORLD!  They journeyed toward the light… just as we can journey into and through this new year, trusting in the guiding light of the Holy Spirit. 

This is 2021, a new year (and we are all anxious to have a new and safe world where we can meet and serve again)!  As we continue to give great physical attention to mask and social distancing from others, as an act of charity - for everyone’s safety, we could take advantage of this time to give attention to our inner spiritual health: 
Spending time 

  • examining my “heart health”, resolving to take steps toward repairing relationships, forgiving myself and becoming the person that God has created and redeemed me to be.
  • examining my “seeing health”, resolving to look for and celebrate the goodness around me, seeing Christ in the eyes of those around me.
  • And examining my “hearing health”, resolving to listen for the voice of God, as He speaks to me, through Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and my conscience; listening to the deep down truth, wisdom and beliefs that are waiting for my attention and action.

Even a pinpoint of light has a great effect in darkness.  Let your light shine, Brothers!

VIVAT JESUS!

Fr. Greg
Chaplain

 

Upcoming Events

Council 4584 Upcoming Events

Brothers,

First, the Annual Catholic Appeal dinner will be held on 11 February. This is a significant fund raising event for the Catholic Appeal in our parish. We are the sponsors of this event. Come on out and assist if you can!

The second major event is our Lenten fish fry. This is conducted every Friday during Lent. Below is a spreadsheet for sign up. Due to the limitations of this page, download the form and send to Alan Balzarini.

Sign Up Sheet:

Send to Alan:

The St. Andrew Confirmation retreat is scheduled from Friday 17 Feb through Sunday 19 Feb.  This is the capstone event for our Parish Youth prior to their confirmation.  I am asking that Brother and Sir Knights assist where they can for this event.  What is especially needed is for two brother Knights/ Sir Knights to patrol the grounds from 11pm until 5am Friday and Saturday nights.  Especially now the retreat center parking lot has been used as a drop off for smuggling and drugs and it is our duty to ensure the safety of the kids.  Food and Coffee will be provided for that event.  We will also welcome assistance with cooking, prep and cleanup for the event during the day as well.  I am asking that this request be sent to the assembly and Council 10799 as well, since we will also have a few of their youth there as well.  Please let me know if there are questions about this event.

Vivat Jesus!

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Events

Here are some highlights from recent events

Sunday 19 June The Knights and Parish participated in the Corpus Christi Procession.

Fundraising

 

Join a Bingo Team!!

Help Earn Money For Your Council!!

 

 

The number of games is being reduced allowing the sessions to end earlier. 

Each member who signs in will earn $50 for the the session they work. 

Bingo is on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.

Please call the hall (520-458-3939) and join a team. 

There are four teams rotating monthly. 

That means your team would only be up once a month.

 

During the month of April, the Columbian Association donated $1950 to our council.

By lending their support, brother knights help raise needed funds to continue works of charity in our community.  

 

Brother Knights....

 

 

Are you good with numbers?

Is balancing your checkbook easy-peasy?

The Columbian Hall is looking to begin a parallel

effort for the Treasurer's position.  Ensuring a smooth tranition for

this office is important for both the bingo and event portions 

the hall requires.  Only a few flexible hours are required each week.

Please contact Treasurer David Nine at:

[email protected]

to learn more.  Thanks!!

 

 

You can be the Strong Right Arm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please come to our next business meeting

held every second Tuesday

at the Columbian Hall starting at 7:00pm.

Masks are optional

 

 

 

 

 

View the Program Director's Monthly Activity Reports for FY 2022-2023

July  August  September  October  November  December

View the Program Director's Monthly Activity Reports for FY 2021-2022

July   August  September  October   November   December   January   February  March  April  May  June

 

View the video of our parish livestream project produced by the Supreme Council

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PStuA0WVHD4

 

We are named Bishop Salpointe Council.  You can become part of our Council Faith in Action Program when you join.

We have a rich set of programs and projects where you can assist in any of the four areas shown in the Kinghts of Columbus Program Model.

Click on the drop-down menu above under Knights Council 4584>Programs and explore the opportunities.

Another Important Feature of Membership is Our Insurance.  The Knights of Columbus was founded to take care of widows and children who were left behind when their husbands/fathers died.  The Knights began an insurance program to sustain their families in the event of their passing.  We encourage you to take advantage of this service.  Click on the link above image below to see more information on our insurance program.

Knights of Columbus Insurance Program