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From the Grand Knights Desk

My Brother Knights, Tempest Fugit! How many ways can we say to one another “where has the time gone?” It’s a common saying as we look at our children/grandchildren getting older, the particular month of the year we are currently in, the leaves changing and it’s getting darker earlier every day as we are now in the autumn season! We wonder all the time but we can’t do anything to stop it! We have to plan for the future and take each and every day as a gift from God! I have come to learn this over these past months personally. So, as Knights we need to take a look at what we are doing to increase the value of our principles within our Church and Parish, Community and Councils. One quarter of the fraternal year is gone! Yes, time does fly! No looking back and wondering or worrying about it. IT’S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD!

The Parish Fall Festival was a great success, due in no small part to the many Knights who helped with planning, setup, BBQing, running the beer and wine booths throughout the day, and take-down afterward. It was great to see many of our brother Knights in KofC shirts and hats, too! I say a big THANK YOU to all who came out and helped, and a special thanks to our wives that helped out as well! We truly could not have done it without their assistance.

November is one of the most packed holiday months. All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation), All Souls Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day. But it's not just full of regular holidays, these are all very involved, family centered holidays. This is a season to be thankful, and to be surrounded by the people you love. It's a perfect time to change up your decorations, add orange, red and yellow colors and pull out the spice scented candles. To think over the past year, what you've been through, the memories you've made together and to look forward to a new and exciting year. Autumn is not only the best time of year, out of all four seasons but it's also the most scenic and beautiful if you love being outdoors. It's all about family, food and creating memories. The month of November is a time given over, in Catholic tradition, to remembrance of those who have died. Beginning with the Feast of All Saints on November 1, followed by the Feast of All Souls on November 2nd, we mark this time liturgically through celebration and commemoration.

The heart of these feasts, like the heart of all celebrations in the Church, is centered on the life, death and resurrection of Christ, a mystery in which we share through our baptism. We are one Church that includes those who have gone before, those here now and those who are yet to come. All time is one to God. This feast celebrates the communion of saints whose way of life is an example for us to follow and a reminder of the commitment we made in our baptism to live the life of Christ. We seek to follow the example they set and as we are all one communion in Christ, we ask their help and intercession in our own lives. On All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, Catholics honor the saints, and on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, Catholics not only remember those who have died but they also celebrate life. It makes people think about the future, about death and not just about the material world, but about how we live our lives and treat others, For God no one is dead, everyone is alive, and we celebrate their lives. It’s a way to commemorate and remember people we love. ... As long as we remember, they’re still alive in our hearts and minds.

While our Lord Jesus Christ should be in our thoughts, our words and in our actions every day, how many of us remember to thank Him? When you take time to help someone, that in a way is saying ‘Thank you Lord, you have shown me the way and given me the talent to help others’. Also, don’t forget to pray the Rosary to our Blessed Mother daily. It, too, can reap so many rewards for us through Her intercession to our Lord

Vivat Jesus!

Garnett Beadle, Grand Knight

Grand Knights Notes
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  • Our general business meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm in the South Narthext with a Rosary in the Chapel at 7pm.
  • We have a 1st degree and a planning meeting the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Willenborg Center Room A.