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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.

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Patriotism

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

Lecture Archives

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Charity And Generosity During The Holiday Season

Charity And Generosity During The Holiday Season Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. People feel more generous this time of year. During this season what counts is generosity. Generosity is a form of charity, i.e; a key aspect of the Knights of Columbus principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. At this time of year charitable…

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SACRED SCRIPTURE AND REVEALED TRUTH

Lecture No. 6 SACRED SCRIPTURE AND REVEALED TRUTHPart #1 The Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ, has spread the teachings of the gospel to every tribe, race and nation in every age for the past 2,000 years. The Holy Bible comprising both the Old and New Testament was combined together by the Church guided by…

Mass Shootings versus “The Culture of Life”

Mass Shootings versus “The Culture of Life” It’s become a weekly, sometimes daily occurrence.  Mass murderers stalk the land. 11 killed in Pittsburgh, 58 killed in Las Vegas, 17 killed in a Florida school and recently 22 killed in El Paso, 9 killed in Dayton and 6 policemen shot in Philadelphia.  Additionally, several cities have…

Knights Of Columbus And The Knights Templar

Knights Of Columbus And The Knights TemplarAugust 2019 Lecture The Knights of Columbus was founded in New Haven, Connecticut; in 1882. The Knights Templar was founded in 1120 by the Church Council in Nablus in Jerusalem. What is the connection between the two after 900 years? The Templars began in the wake of the first…

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Why We Love Mary – July 2019

Why We Love Mary In Luke 1:26-38,the Evangelist writes about the announcement of the the birth of Jesus:”Hail Mary Full Of Grace The Lord Is With You” The angel goes on telling Mary that her cousin Elizabeth who is barren will also conceive. The particular focus of the Annunciation to Mary is Jesus identity as Son…

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Solomon – June 2019

Solomon The Lord was pleased with his prayer for wisdom ! In I Kings chapter 3:5-14, the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said: “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon answered: “You have shown great favor to your servant, my father David, because he behaved…

John 14:6 – May 2019

John 14:6 Brother Knights !   Council # 8157 has decided to reinstate our lecture series previously given by our esteemed Faithful Navigator SK Jim Russell.  The series was temporarily halted in order to shorten the length of our monthly meetings.  We are now  about to restart these lectures via email on a monthly basis…

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Lecture No. 54 – August 2018

Several weeks ago, maybe a few months ago, the church observed Vocation Sunday. I usually associate the word “vocation” with a call to the priesthood or possibly the religious life. Members of the religious orders all share a special vocation. Certainly, our Deacons are engaged in a special vocation. The homilist explained that the word…

Lecture No. 53 – April 2018: We are called – Chapter 2

We Are Called Yes, my brother knights. We are called. From the founding of our order in 1882, our order has been based on three principles: charity, unity and fraternity. We have not wavered from these principles but have developed specific means to meet the challenges each principle presents. Initially, we were called to perform…

Lecture 52 – March 2018

We Are Called It was early January. The church’s Christmas season had just ended. I was getting ready for the start of Mass when the cantor announced that Jan. 14 was the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.  I thought for a moment that I might have missed something: like, maybe, the First Sunday in Ordinary…

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Lecture No. 51 – Christmas

By now, most of us have been “Christmased out.”  But I would like to read to you one of two articles that are almost totally unconnected except they both deal a bit with Christmas.  I will save the second one for next month. Several years ago, I subscribed to “Smithsonian” magazine.  I already had a…

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Lecture No. 50 – December 2017

I grew up in what we referred to as “Upstate New York,” more properly western New York. From my earliest years, I was taught that we were “Irish, with a bit of Scotch, English and maybe some Norman French.” Somewhere on my father’s side, there was an Aunt Fitzpatrick. On my mother’s side, there were…