We will conducting a drive through/pick up BBQ sale to benefit our seminarians and postulants through the Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP) program, Labor Day September 7th. Please take advantage of this and pass along to everyone you know. Let’s get the fraternal year started off with a BBQ! Please see the sign up genius link to order:
In preparation for the annual 5K run to support Intellectual Disabilities (ID), some of our members have started to gather twice a month. Our next run will be Saturday morning, August 8th, 7 AM, at the Bradford Creek Greenway (Google Maps Link). All are welcome, regardless of age, gender, fitness level, physical ability, or religion. See you all there!
Council 10232 would like to join the Supreme Convention in recognizing our local member Jason Esteve for his past service as State Deputy for Alabama. Thank you for your service to our council, state, order, and Church!
Jason Esteve was recognized by Supreme as past state deputy during the 2020 National (Virtual) Convention
Our council supports the local community in many ways. Recently, several Knights helped with some landscaping and maintenance at the UAH Campus Ministry House. The project involved removing some fencing and cleaning a concrete pad where a shop once stood. A group returned to finish with some stump removal and do some pruning. We will continue to support the campus ministry in various ways.
Congratulations to the Knights of Columbus High School scholarship winners, Michelle Davis and Mikhail Ramirez. Both are graduates of Bob Jones High School. Michelle will attend Auburn University and Mikhail will be a UAH Charger. Congratulations and many blessings for your future endeavors!
A new fraternal year is upon us and as your Grand Knight I would like to wish you many blessings and continued good health. I would be remiss if I did not offer a heartfelt congratulations to our past Grand Knight, Joe McCarty, for again taking us to the Star Council level for Fraternal Year 2020, and to offer a most sincere thank you for his leadership and guidance over the past 2 years.
I hope to continue the legacy that he has established. This coming year is going to be different. I found myself at the beginning of this pandemic doubting if I or we could be successful in continuing that legacy and then I realized that doubt was all that was there to hold us back. I know that if anyone can do it, we can! Our council has always risen to the occasion because of brothers like you. I’m not saying it is going to be easy but we are innovative and we all work well together. As Father Bryan, often at the central core of his messages, reiterates and I paraphrase “Jesus never said anything would be easy, but he does say he will always be with us”. We should all take comfort in that.
A few key points and/or upcoming events:
Pray for all those effected by COVID
Look out for our fellow brothers (if you know of a Knight in distress please bring it to my attention)
State Council kick off meeting this Saturday July 11
Our meetings are currently online virtually at the usual times and dates
Recruiting (we have a quota of 18 for this year, please talk to every Catholic man in good standing that you know. Exemplifications are now online and on demand)
Fund-raising (We are going to continuing our fund-raising activities, even though we are going to have to do things differently) Our next biggest fundraiser is the ID drive so keep an eye out for opportunities associated with that event)
For the second year in a row, Council 10232 sponsored a religious themed float in the City of Madison Christmas Parade. The Cub Scouts assisted in building the float. School children from St. Johns Catholic School marched in the parade behind a St. Johns Crusader banner.
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