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Charity

There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.

Unity

Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.

Fraternity

Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.

Patriotism

Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

About The Lecturer

Jim Russell, Lecturer

Jim Russell

The lecturer is appointed by the grand knight to provide both educational and entertaining programs to the council. He is responsible for the ‘Good of the Order’ portion of council meetings. In order to provide members with informative and educational programs, he must be knowledgeable and aware of all council programming.

Our current lecturer Jim Russell has been composing monthly lectures for our council since July 2013.

 


Lecture No. 28 – December 2015

Christmas Tree Tinsel everal years ago, my wife started her career as an elementary school music teacher. One of her first hurtles was to prepare a program for the school Christmas assembly, only it couldn’t be a “Christmas” program because that wasn’t politically correct. Instead, it had to be a “holiday” program. Most traditional Christmas carols were out as…

Lecture No. 27 – November 2015

The Fourth Degree ur Worthy Deputy Grand Knight and the Faithful Navigator of Assembly 2799 has spoken tonight about the Clergy Appreciation Dinner to take place on Thursday, Nov. 12. He has also mentioned that there will be two Fourth Degree Exemplifications that will take place this coming Spring. So, what is this Fourth Degree,…

Lecture No. 26 – October 2015

On Bible’s Letter of St. James don’t usually delve into theology, preferring to leave that to those better educated in the subject. But I could not pass up this opportunity. Over the past five weeks, the second reading each Sunday has been from the letter of St. James. I have long considered this letter to be the “forgotten”…

Lecture No. 25 – September 2015

Little known tales of the Civil War his year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of our Civil War. The month of April 1865 saw the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, Va. Before the month was over, President Jefferson Davis was in custody and virtually all Confederate forces had…

Lecture No. 24 – September 2015

Of Patriotic Protocol ach year, I am reminded of my duties and obligations as your Lecturer – to educate and entertain. So tonight, we shall begin with education. One of my daughters graciously honored me on Father’s Day with tickets to a Rangers game. She selected a specific date because they were doing University Night, and the date she…

Lecture No. 23 – July 2015

Knights and Chivalry grew up along the shore of Lake Ontario. The weather there was not always conducive to outdoor play and, therefore, I, as an only child, had to rely on myself for entertainment on many a cold and wet day during most of the year. I soon discovered the wonderful world of the printed word and became…

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Lecture No. 22 – June 2015

Our Flag ach weekday morning at our household, the TV gets turned on, lately to check the weather so my wife can decide what to wear since she’s still teaching, and so I can get brought up to date with what is going on in the world.  I used to pay attention to the traffic…

Lecture No. 21 – May 2015

Pentecost am a cradle Catholic, born into an Irish Catholic tradition on both my mother’s and father’s sides. However, my parents were not wealthy. Both had to work just to make ends meet, so I attended public schools from kindergarten through high school. New York State provided for religious education by allowing students to leave school an hour…

Lecture No. 20 – April 2015

The Loretto Chapel began collecting postage stamps when I was in elementary school after inheriting collections from my father and uncle. In 1954, the post office issued a 1 ¼-cent stamp featuring “The Palace of the Governors” in downtown Santa Fe, N.M. Living in upstate New York, I figured having that stamp would be about as close as…

Lecture No. 19 – March 2015

Are we being all that we can be? rother Tom Greco’s story last month about the Great Texas Train Wreck brought to mind another story that begins with a railroad train. It wasn’t the Katy or even one of its predecessors. Shortly after moving to Cedar Hill, my wife came across a small book titled, “The History of the…

Guest Lecture – February 2015

The Crash At Crush (Presented by guest Lecturer Tom Greco) usiness was slow for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas (M, K & T) Railroad during the summer of 1896. The company took its name from the states it connected and, because its last two initials were K. and T., it was known far and wide as the…

Lecture No. 18 – January 2015

The Magi oday, Jan. 6,  is the Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord. Epiphany is defined as the manifestation of something, in this case, the presentation of our Lord to the world of the Gentiles through the story of the Magi. Over the last few days, I took a quick inventory of the books I have…