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For the fourth year in a row we are going to do the Polar Plunge! Come join us and invite all your friends!
Good evening my Brothers,
Over the past several months, many of you and your families prayed for our brother Kevin Nolan and his wife Claudia, as she battled cancer. I am sorry to deliver the news that Claudia peacefully returned to our Lord yesterday. At the time of her passing, Kevin was holding her hand and praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
I ask all of you to please keep Kevin and his two sons in your prayers during this extremely difficult time. Additionally, please pray for Claudia, and the safe journey of her soul to heaven. Finally, I ask that all of us be as available to support Kevin however you are able.
As Knights, we have an obligation to stand with our Brothers at all times. That means we can enjoy each other's company in our happiest moments, but also means we help raise each other up in moments like this. We often talk about charity, unity, and fraternity in our meetings and degree ceremonies. Claudia's passing will demonstrate to our council how those values are alive in our lives. Just as our forefather Knights were there for the families of their Brother, so too will we be there for Kevin and his family.
We will share information about the Memorial Mass as soon as it becomes available. Until then, please keep Brother Kevin and his family in your prayers in the coming days.
Grand Knight, O'Boyle Council
Good morning Brother Knights,
The council leadership team wants to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving, and pray that everyone travels safely this week!
Here are a few upcoming council events:
**First Friday Adoration- The St. Joseph's Young Adults will be hosting its monthly First Friday Adoration event on Friday, December 6th beginning at 6:30pm with Adoration. Mass will follow at 7:30pm and Fellowship beginning at 8pm.
**3rd Degree Ceremony- DC State Council will be hosting a 3rd Degree Ceremony on Saturday, December 7th. Please consider taking your 3rd Degree if you are eligible. Contact GK Patrick if interested.
**December Coats for Kids Distribution- Please join your Brother Knights at St. Vincent De Paul's on December 21 to help out with distributing coats.
**Advent Spiritual Fast- In the spirit of Advent, we will be coordinating with others to grow in our faith during the Advent season, which begins on Sunday, December 1st. We will send out an email later this week with some ideas for our council.
In December, we will begin preparing to discuss plans for assisting in the March for Life, which will occur on Friday, January 24th, 2020. St. Joseph's and St. Peter's will need assistance with hospitality during this time, so we will begin discussing this at the next business meeting.
As always, please let us know if you have any ideas. Thanks you for all you do for our parishes and our council.
Your Council Leadership Team
"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."
-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson