May this Advent season prepare you for Christmas. If you haven’t started, it’s still not too late to prepare.
First off, let us celebrate a most successful Saturday. O’Boyle Knights helped prepare the St Vincent de Paul foodbank which gave food to over 70 families yesterday, gave away over 150 coats to children, donated extra coats to Sweaters & Sustenance, witnessed Brother Daniel Bergin daughter’s baptism, set up the afterparty for the baptism, gave the $1,258 raised through NatsMass cookouts to the Father Andy, and enjoyed pizza together afterwards. Great job everyone!
Now to upcoming events!
***O’Boyle Crashes Holy Rosary’s New Year’s Eve Party*** On New Year’s Eve, Holy Rosary parish in DC will have a 6pm vigil mass (it’s a Holy Day of Obligation!). Following the mass, the parish will host a New Year’s Eve party with food, soft and hard drinks, a live band, and dancing. The $80 ticket for the event will help the parish cover the costs of the event. Let’s us know if you are coming and BE SURE TO BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE FROM https://www.holyrosarychurchdc.org/upcoming-events/new-years-eve-celebration/ PGK’s Patrick, his wife, iPGK Jack, and DGK James are going and would love to enjoy the night with you.
***Monthly Meeting*** Wednesday, January 8 at 7pm in St. Dominic’s basement. Come join us and plan out activities, grow in the faith, and spend time with friends.
***March for Life Events*** March for Life is the major leagues for our council. This year it is on Friday, January 24. That means an evening set up will occur the day before for St. Peter’s and possible St. Joseph’s. Additionally, there are discussions about a possible all night adoration. And PGK Patrick will be hosting an overnight party of LivePD, board games, and food at his Navy Yard apartment for those who want an easy walk to the parishes in the morning. The day of we will surge to help our parishes entertain and minister to tens of thousands of people.
***Top Hats, Chapeaus, and Berets Special Olympics Polar Plunge on February 1*** Let’s make our fourth polar plunge our best and represent the Knights of Columbus with GK Patrick Roehm wearing an old regalia chapeau and cape, iPGK Jack wearing the old school regalia top hat, and PGK Patrick Abbott wearing the new regalia’s beret. If you join our team you have the option of wearing a top hat or beret. We want all Catholics and friends to be on our team so consider joining and bringing your wife/girlfriend, friends, and co-workers with you! One can join our team here (https://give.specialolympicsdc.org/team/270712) or donate to our very own Father Bede’s page (https://give.specialolympicsdc.org/fundraiser/2540018).
We hope to see you soon at some of our events! Also, please be sure to pay your dues ($31.20 at paypal.me/kofc11302 or, if you like to pay via $30 check we will be sending out notices and envelopes in the mail soon) and consider adding an extra $10 or $20 so we can surge our charity (any extra will be specially earmarked for charity)! We do not spend dues money on dinners or “nice to have things.” We spend it on charity, rosaries for new members, the required State Per Capita, and Supremes’ required Culture of Life per capita which advances pro-life causes. Help us do good work in 2020!
God bless and Vivat Jesus!