One more last appeal--we have an incredible arm of the Church that is vibrant and alive and well in our Parish--the Knights of Columbus---and tomorrow--see schedule below--you have the opportunity between 7:30-3:00 to become a Knight in a Day--you will Receive your First, Second and Third Degree as Knights and will have the opportunity to do the 2nd and 3rd degree along with our new Bishop of Dallas who is becoming a 2-3 degree Knight at St Ann's tomorrow.
You will need to fill out a Form 100 and have a check made out to St Ann's K of C for $35 and go through the 3 degrees and you are done--you become a Knight for life--and just pay annual dues to be in good standing.
When the Pope travels--all the air and all the media and the Pope mobile are paid for by the K of C--the K of C is the largest donors of pro-life work in America and they have incredible Catholic teaching aids--and when you become a Knight you get the fraternal benefit of really good life insurance.
I really can not say enough good things about this very worthy arm of the Church and St Ann's. Next weekend they are cooking and selling 200 briskets in the Bar B Que for Life to fund the White Rose.
Email me back and let me know you are going to become a Knight and I will come up and sign you in with your Form 100 and join you for Mass and Lunch. And be very clear--i want you to list me as your Knight sponsor :) and then pray for me and my family as you grow in your Catholic faith trough the Knights--this is all about making sure you help me get to Heaven....
The Degree Team may move the lunch time as the schedule permits. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Knights of Columbus
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The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Roman Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus and dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. There are more than 1.7 million members in 14,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practical Catholic" men aged 18 or older.
Councils have been chartered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, the Philippines, Guam, Saipan, Japan, Cuba, and most recently in Poland. The Knights' official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has over 5,000 Circles. All the Order's ceremonials and business meetings are restricted to members though all other events are open to the public. A promise not to reveal any details of the ceremonials except to an equally qualified Knight is required to ensure their impact and meaning for new members; an additional clause subordinates the promise to that Knight's civil and religious duties.
In the 2006 fraternal year the Order gave US $143.8 million directly to charity (1.1 Billion in charitable contributions in the last 10 years) and performed over 68 million man hours of voluntary service. For their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, the Order is often referred to as the "strong right arm of the Church". The Order's insurance program has more than $60 billion of life insurance policies in force and holds the highest insurance ratings given by A. M. Best, Standard & Poor's, and the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association