District Deputy Report (April 2009)

31 03 2009

District Deputy’s Report
Vernon Hawkins, Jr., PGK, PFN

April has arrived [and so has Spring]! With the arrival of spring a new beginning takes place with nature and also with our faith. We, as Christians experience a rebirth through our commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus and His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Each and every council should be planning on how to improve and enhance your programs in the five areas of our activities: church, community, council, family, and youth. Good and vibrant programs are key to the success of each council in our jurisdiction. Obviously it follows that if we have interesting and enjoyable programs that recruitment and retention will be made that much easier. Not only will these programs attract new members, but also they will be useful in encouraging inactive members to become involved again.

Recruiting new members does more than benefit your council. When you offer a man the opportunity to join the Knights of Columbus, you are offering him a chance to live his Catholic faith in a unique way by allowing him to have the “Experience of a Lifetime.” Please take the time to offer every eligible catholic man the same opportunity that you enjoy by asking him to join.

I want to thank the Grand Knights who have submitted their final program reports. We no sooner close our final reporting period when most Grand Knights will pass the torch on to their successor. Every Grand Knight should help make this transition as smooth as possible and mentor the new leader. The Council’s programs for the following year begin a new beginning April 1, 2009, and it is important that your programs start off strong.

The District SIX Staff is always available to assist any council or Brother Knight that has questions about how to conduct a program or how to write a report; just give us a call. There is a lot of experience on the District Staff waiting to be tapped.


Stations of the Cross

22 03 2009

Here is a group picture of our Council Knights who participated and attended the Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:30 PM.


The Father Michael C. Kidd Knights of Columbus Council #14455 of Mitchellville, MD sponsored a SOUP AND STATIONS NIGHT at Holy Family Church. The evening began at 6:00 PM with a warm, delicious and filling soup in the parish hall. Approximately 40 parishioners enjoyed the home-made crab and zucchini bisque soup. Shrimp eggrolls were also offered. At 7:30 PM we assembled in the church for the Stations of the Cross. Our chaplain, Father Joseph Jenkins led us in a biblical way of the cross composed by the late Pope John Paul II. While one brother carried the cross from station to station, other Knights came up to the pulpit to read the appropriate passages from the New Testament. Our priest presided from the altar. The prayers were composed of three parts: leader (priest), reader (Knight) and the people (congregation). More than a hundred people attended Stations and just over 20 Knights were involved.

A Shrove Tuesday to Remember!

3 03 2009

The Pancake Supper sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be followed each week by a parish Soup and Stations.

The Knights will sponsor and help conduct the Stations of the Cross on one particular Friday during the season of Lent at Holy Family Parish.


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More Shots of Pancake Supper

2 03 2009

The Pancake Supper was one of the best attendend events in the parish in years.

The parish DRE Pam Rozanski was there helping with children’s games and her daughter assisted in the kitchen. 

Many thanks to the Knights and to Peg Morosy who bought much of the food.


Here were Vince and Porfirio at the door taking tickets with a smile!

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 Parishioners having a good time!


Pancake Supper 2009

2 03 2009

The SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER was a great success. Around 200 people attended and the Knights were out in their identifying blue shirts. Not only did everyone have a good time; it was a worthwhile fundraiser, too. After all bills were paid, we made $385 profit! Many thanks to all those who made the event work.


Here is GK George and Jim in their Council shirts!


A couple of our proud Knights!


Here is Peg, the woman who really made the supper happen!  She’s in blue, too!


Many thanks to our volunteers, especially the ladies!

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The kids played in the pancake races and the pancake toss.  Some adults got in on the fun, too!  CLICK the THUMBS to see a LARGER PICTURE.