[Fr. Augustine celebrating Corporate Communion July 3 with 4th Degree]
Dear brother Sir Knights and Ladies – Thank you faithful friends for having me as your faithful navigator for this 2021-2022 fraternal year. We really have a lot to be thankful for during this Month of July – As we pray with our Holy Father Pope Francis – “Pope Francis’ July Prayer Intention: Social friendship – We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship." More can be found at Continue reading July Reflection – Social friendship at Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network. (Or search this text on google/bing)
The next most recent exemplification is August 14, please contact an officer for more details with your fee and form 4. Our next really big exemplification after that is scheduled for all four degrees 1-4 with a viewing of all the lessons of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism on September 18 at Saint Cecilia Parish – Please have those form 4s filled out with candidate Sir Knights ready to truly commit to our order!
From the corporate Communion Mass with Father Augustine, to the 4th of July Parade and Rodeo in St. Paul, to the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo Parade – It has been a very busy month for your most wonderful Archbishop Dwyer Assembly 1292. We also said our goodbyes to beloved member Sir Knight Carroll Gorg, also Former District Master. Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Brother SK Ken Anderson, Brother SK FA George Murphy, and Brother SK DM Duane Morris all largely helped make this month’s activities a wonderful success – All pictures gallery for these activities can be found at our photos website https://copperminegallery.klump-pdx.com/index.php?cat=10002
In brother SK Ken Anderson’s words –
Brothers Alex, Ed, and Tom,
Here are some pictures and commentary of Knights of Columbus in action in the community. I submit them to you for use in publications if you would like.
Several members of the Knights of Columbus have been active in the community recently by participating in public parades. They were present in both the 4th of July Parade in St. Paul for the 85th Annual St. Paul Rodeo and the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo Grand Parade on July 10th.
Both times, these men marched under the banner of "Legions and Knights." Representing prestigious and stalwart warriors from all eras of history, the Legions and Knights strive to bring honor to the modern world by promoting chivalry and duty. Proudly, they are defenders of Faith. From the noble Tribune of Ancient Rome to the Founding Fathers of this great Nation and beyond to the modern world, the Legions and Knights take most seriously the solemn honor of patriotism. May their presence bring honor to God and to Country!
The 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus is the Patriotic arm of the Knights of Columbus. By proudly carrying the American Flag for the birthday of this nation and other events, these members of the Knights of Columbus displayed an example of patriotism and support for the community. Their example will also lead inspiration to knightly and honorable virtues.
(for reference, the picture with the car behind it was the 4th of July parade and the other 2 are from the Philomath Frolic parade)
Kenneth J. Anderson
Knights of Columbus
Oregon State Council
"Be confident. Be bold. We need you to step into the breach!"