Welcome back from a well deserved rest. First, I would like to thank all of you for your dedication to the Knights of Columbus and our council. It is through the efforts and hard work of all of you that we as a council, community, Knights, and Christian gentlemen are able to support, protect and promote the values that we as knights have pledged to uphold. This Columbian year, I pose a challenge to us as a council to be mindful of our responsibilities so that we can better serve our community, church, families and God. We have been gifted with the tools and resources, so let’s go out and make a difference as individuals, for as knights, we never stand alone. As brothers world wide we stand united and spread God’s love by providing hope for those who feel hopeless, charity for those who are in need, and a voice for the silenced to name a few. I often reflect on the words of St Therese of Lisieux:

Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love. – Thérèse de Lisieux

Vivat Jesu

Andy Haynes
Grand Knight council 4878

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