December 20th Special Meeting – 7 p.m. in the St. Peter Cathedral parish hall
“Service, Our Gift”
As many of you might know, our council is one of the most active in the Upper Peninsula, but are you aware of all of the opportunities for service that we offer? Find out at the special meeting for all Knights, K of C families and those interested in learning about our fraternal order.
We will have presentations from Bishop John Doerfler, Matt Surrell Grand Knight., Michael Prokopowicz District Deputy, John Kraft Field Agent and other council members. There will be information supplied by Care Clinic, WNOA Catholic Radio, the Fourth Degree and our nursing home visitation programs and more. Please bring a non-perishable item for donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and encourage your spouses to attend. After all, we are a Catholic Fraternal Family Organization.
From www.kofc.org, the official Knights of Columbus website:
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – TODAY’S KNIGHTS: WHAT WE DO
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action.
In 2015, the Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for the 17th consecutive year. Our charitable donations increased from 2014 by more than $1.5 million to a new total of $175,079,192. In addition, we achieved our highest level of charitable service in 2015, volunteering more than 73.5 million hours of service. The number of service hours contributed by Knights rose in 2015 by more than a million over the previous year’s total.
Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless.
“We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “We can reach half way around the globe to help those in need and we can reach to our neighbor next door. And we do that every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith.”
If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of more than 1.9 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we’d like to meet you and invite you to join us.