MASS OF REMEMBRANCE: K of C Pray for the Dead

29 11 2008

Our own Council Knights took an active part in the Mass. 

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Above we see pictured our Chancellor and Grand Knight.

The first reading was done by Paul Batson (Pro-Life Chairman), the psalm was read by Terry Reinhart (Deputy Grand Knight), the second reading by Eugene Batson, the general intercessions by George Johnson (Grand Knight), the calling of the names of the dead was done by Ujuchris Okereh (Chancellor) and our two acolytes during the Gospel were James Moore (Tootsie Roll Chairman) and Vincent Hubbard (Church Director).

mm06FIRST READING – Wisdom 3:1-9

But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself.

As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble; They shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the LORD shall be their King forever.

Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with the elect.

RESPONSORIAL – Psalm 27:1, 4, 7 & 8b & 9a, 13-14

Response: The Lord is my light and my salvation.

mm07The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?

Response: The Lord is my light and my salvation.

One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord
and contemplate his temple.

Response: The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Hear, O Lord, the sound of my call; have pity on me, and answer me.
Your presence, O Lord, I seek. Hide not your face from me.

Response: The Lord is my light and my salvation.

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the Lord.

Response: The Lord is my light and my salvation.

SECOND READING – Second Corinthians 5: 1, 6-10

mm08Brothers and sisters: For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven. So we are always courageous, although we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord. Therefore, we aspire to please him, whether we are at home or away. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.

GOSPEL – Luke 21:12-19


Jesus said to the crowd: “They will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony. Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. You will even be handed over by parents,v brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”



29 11 2008

The Council and Parish had a combined MEMORIAL SERVICE on Wednesday night, November 26 at 7:30 PM.  Over a hundred people came to pray for poor souls, those buried from the parish during the past year, and for our beloved Fr. Michael C. Kidd who died on December 31 last year. 


Because it was also the night before THANKSGIVING DAY, many came also to give thanks to God for the many blessings he had bestowed us.  Next to his beloved Son, the friends and family that God gives us count among our greatest treasures.  We remembered especially those who had left this world.

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CLICK the THUMBS to see larger pics.  Many of our good Knights were present and actively participated in the liturgy.


Our pastor and chaplain celebrated the Mass.

Chapter Memorial Mass 2008

20 11 2008

MCNAMARA CHAPTER had a special starting time of 7:30 PM on Wednesday, November 19 at Sacred Heart Council 2577 at 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie, MD 20715. It was our annual Memorial Mass and silent auction.


After the memorial Mass, we had a wonderful reception.  Here is our Chapter chaplain.


Here are some of our movers and shakers!


Linda Trott, Dale Trott, and Don Tallmadge having a good time!  maybe too good?

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17 11 2008

November 14, we had a gather of the District councils at Sacred Heart Council hall in Bowie, MD. We had hotdogs, hamburgers, fries, magic, shuffleboard, pool, drinks and fine conversation. Along with St. Jerome Council, we were presented with our STAR COUNCIL award.


Ed Haynes gives our Grand Knight the STAR COUNCIL AWARD for Father Kidd Council 2007-2008.

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Dave Thomas entertains us with a little magic.

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Some of our friends from Mother Seton Council.


Our Membership director joins the festivities!

Third Degree at St. Mary’s UM

8 11 2008

A 3rd degree exemplification (initiation) ceremony was held for our 2nd degree Brothers to move to the next level. The ceremony time and location was as follows:

  • 7:30 PM / Friday November 7, 2008
  • St. Mary the Assumption Council #9302, 14908 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Coat and tie (desired)

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2 11 2008

Dave Thomas, parishioner of Holy Family Church, and on periodic loan from Sacred Heart K of C Council performed his magic tricks! Um, I think he would have done better with a lovely female assistant… but he did not have one. Oh well…

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The teens were a great help and a lot of fun!


2 11 2008

We hosted the Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 12 Noon to 4 PM. The K of C took responsibility for the tickets and helped with the food. Many thanks to Pam Rozanski, the parish youth director, for working on the decorations, candy, games, etc. Dave Thomas was quite something else with his magic show! The kids were cute in costume.