January 2019 Grand Knight’s Message

Greetings my Brother Knights.

Happy New Year my Brother Knights, I hope you all had a blessed Christmas with family and friends.

I would first like to thank all those who attended our annual Christmas party on December 17th with a special thank you to Bro. Dan and lady Elaine Barth, and all the brothers and ladies who helped prep, serve, cook, clean up and make the event a truly joyous time.

On Saturday December 15th, Brother Vital Morrissette with his team of dedicated brother knights once again delivered poinsettias to our beloved fraternal family of widows. Thank you ladies for your continued support.  Your smiles and strong hearts brighten our council, as always.

December 9th our council presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Albert Obah, a young musician and altar server at St. Cecilia’s church, for his participation in the November 11th Remembrance Day ceremony at St Cecilia. Albert played “The Last Post” beautifully on his trumpet.

Looking into January, stay posted, as we are looking at changing the format of some of the existing council programs and have already added a couple new ones. The “Helping Hands” program is one that we added in December. The Helping Hands Program is a Faith in Action program designed to recognize the important work many councils already do to care for the most disadvantaged members of our communities and beyond. The requirements for this program are very broad allowing us as a council to serve our community in whatever way is most needed. Brother Bernardo Alejandria our Recorder has graciously accepted the chair position for this program and has already added “Books for the Philippines” a project to support literacy in the Philippines, by collecting and sending books. If you have any books you would like to donate, you can contact Brother Bernardo via the council roster or talk to him directly after or before the “First Friday” praise and worship held at St Cecilia’s church every first Friday of the month. This month’s general meeting will be held January 7th at 7:30 pm succeeding our executive meeting at 6:30 pm.

I think that is all for now, until next month. And as usual, hope to see you at the general meeting, as we always have much to discuss.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY BROTHER KNIGHTS AND FAMILIES.  WE PRAY THAT GOD WILL BLESS US ALL WITH GOOD HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND PEACE – PEACE AMONG ALL

NATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. 

God bless you and Vivat Jesus.

 

Andy Haynes

Grand Knight Council 4878