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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. 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…

Lecture No. 17 – December 2014

Dies Natalis of Sol Invicti hristmas has always been my favorite holiday, possibly stemming from the fact that I was an only child and the holiday pretty much evolved around me. Being the only male in my generation on my father’s side and the oldest grandchild on my mother’s side didn’t hurt, either. I have…

Lecture No. 16 – November 2014

Fulfilling What The Order Asks of Us od works in strange and wondrous ways. I fell a little behind in my reading and finally got to the October issue of “Columbia,” which contained the annual report of our Supreme Knight as delivered at the 132nd Supreme Convention last August 5-7. Previous to the convention, Supreme…

Lecture No. 15 – October 2014

Our Roots n 1976, Alex Haley’s much acclaimed book “Roots” was released and spurred an interest in genealogy that still grips the public. The story concerned the origins of an African, brought to this country as a slave, what happened to him and to his descendants. ABC produced a mini-series based on the book and…

Lecture No. 14 – September 2014

Fort McHenry mentioned in July that I was saving my Independence Day comments until September. Since then, I have been asked to comment on another topic, so this evening you get a two-for-one lecture. First, I have a short quiz for you. Anyone recognize this? If you do, please raise your hand. “O thus be…

Lecture No. 13 – August 2014

Civics uite often, I have started these lecturers with the thought that I’m preaching to the choir. Everyone here already knows what I am talking about, but sometimes we all need a gentle reminder. You may not agree with what I have to say tonight, but hear me out before you make up your mind….

Lecture No. 12: July 2014

We Are The Blood Of This Body y first lecture was given one year ago. In that first lecture, I mentioned the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, which started 151 years ago today. So you guys probably expect me to say something about our Independence Day celebration that’s coming up. I’m sorry to disappoint…

Lecture No. 11: June 2014

We Are Called…to Serve pril was an auspicious month for the church. For the first time in history, two popes were canonized at the same ceremony. Additionally, earlier in the month, Pope Francis canonized three additional saints from the western hemisphere. I recall when I was in elementary school, we were waiting for the first…

Lecture No. 10: April 2014

ne week ago today, March 25, was the Solemnity of the Annunciation. As Knights, we are encouraged to observe the Solemnity by praying the Angelus and/or reading the Gospel of Luke through the report of Mary’s visitation with Elizabeth, her cousin and the mother of John the Baptist. The Knights also observe the day as The Day of Prayer…

Lecture No. 9: March 2014

n case you haven’t noticed, spring is just down the road, 16 days away. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our church season of Lent. The parish will have at least one evening for Reconciliation, an opportune time to do a little spring cleaning of our souls. When I was growing up, spring brought the promise of warm…

Lecture No. 8: February 2014

  Faith Review On Saturday, February 15, we will host a major degree ceremony.  I was looking over Brother Peter’s latest roster and counted 75 first degree knights who are eligible, if they have paid their 2014 dues to take part in that ceremony.  I noticed that most of them are not here tonight.  As…

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Lecture No. 7: January 2014

   began as your lecturer outlining that the first series of talks would be about the four principles of our Order. I took a detour for the last two months because of the holidays, but this evening I will resume with the fourth principle – Patriotism.  As I prepared this lecture, I realized there are…