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VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 43 │ OCT. 25, 2022
 
“The wide variety of good works undertaken by the Knights of Columbus in service to Christ and his Church demonstrates your Order’s spiritual vitality as it strives to carry on the vision of its founder, Father Michael McGivney.” St. John Paul II spoke these words to a delegation of Knights of Columbus at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 1995 — one of many times he addressed the Order, urging Knights to remain steadfast to their founding mission and Catholic faith.
 
Pope John Paul II kisses a baby while blessing a crowd in Ars, France, in 1986. 
In His Words: St. John Paul II Addresses the Knights of ColumbusFrom his election in 1978 until his death in 2005, Pope John Paul II addressed more than two dozen messages to the Knights of Columbus, from messages of welcome and appreciation to the K of C Board of Directors to formal greetings sent to the annual Supreme Convention. The pope’s words were often characterized by appreciation and admiration for the Order’s work, as well as by reflections about its mission in the Church and the world today. In honor of his recent feast day, Oct. 22, we share excerpts from St. John Paul II’s words addressed to the Knights throughout his pontificate. READ MORE
 
 Mother Teresa Documentary Returns to Theaters, Debuts in Canada Nov. 2Back by popular demand, an encore presentation of Mother Teresa: No Greater Love will be playing in theaters across the United States on Nov. 2. In addition, the film will be screening in Canada and the United Kingdom Nov. 2-3, and a Spanish-language version will play in select U.S. theaters on Nov. 7. For more information about this Knights of Columbus-produced documentary on the heroic life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and to purchase tickets, visit motherteresamovie.com.
 
A resident of Chernihiv, Ukraine, receives a Knights of Columbus care package after attending a prayer service at the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God.
Knights Support Victims in Ukrainian CitiesThe cities of Chernihiv, in northern Ukraine, and Irpin, near Kyiv, were both devastated by the Russian invasion. Knights of Columbus from Blessed Mykolay Charnetsky Council 16890 in Irpin recently stepped in to help residents with donations of food, medicine and more. WATCH HERE
 
 Everyday Hero: Ron CormierRon Cormier runs a half marathon every Sunday. He can do it in any kind of weather, given the climate in New Brunswick, Canada. What Ron could not do was sit by when his K of C council was asked to help local children coming to school without lunch. As he was about to run his first full marathon in New York, Ron came up with the idea for Lunchbox Grandpa. With help from his brother Knights, he used his run to raise funds for meals at the school for an entire year. His story was told in season 3 of Everyday HeroesWATCH HERE
 
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The St. Pius X Youth Ministry, with God’s grace, has proudly sponsored the El Paso Southwest Youth Conference since 2000. Our mission is to reach out to teens by bringing them closer to Christ through the Holy Eucharist. The conference is a great venue that affords the opportunity to reach them at their level. We encourage

teens to develop a relationship with Jesus and help them to use their gifts to serve Jesus.  

News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 42 │ OCT. 18, 2022
 
In the aftermath of hurricanes Fiona and Ian, Knights of Columbus from the Caribbean to Newfoundland organized local relief efforts to help meet immediate needs in their communities.
 
Local Knights unload a delivery of water as part of Hurricane Ian relief efforts in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Knights Respond to Hurricanes Fiona, IanHurricane Ian caused at least 137 fatalities and billions of dollars in damages when it crossed Cuba and the southeast United States in late September, making it the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida since 1935. Ian followed close on the heels of Hurricane Fiona, which inflicted enormous damage in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic Sept. 18-19 and along the eastern coast of Canada on Sept. 24. In the aftermath of these natural disasters, Knights of Columbus from the Caribbean to Newfoundland organized efforts to help with cleanup and distribution of essential supplies. READ MORE
 
 Ukrainian Knight RememberedWhen Oleg Vorobyev, a member of Blessed Hryhorij Lakota Council 17651 in Lviv, first joined the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the Donbas region of Ukraine in 2015, he was moved by the plight of his fellow soldiers, many of them ordinary men who suffered while separated from their families. Returning home, he and his wife, Olga, founded “Happy Together,” an organization to provide support for family relationships and marriages of men in the ATO. When Russia invaded Ukraine last February, Oleg was called again to fight for his country. He was killed in battle May 30 near the city of Popasna in eastern Ukraine. Family and friends remember Oleg as a man of love, faith and patriotism. WATCH HERE
 
 KnightCast: Episode 9In this latest episode of KnightCast, host Jonathan Reyes speaks with Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly about the 140th Supreme Convention, discusses religious freedom with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and interviews executive producer Jim Wahlberg about Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, the newly released documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus. KnightCast is an inspirational video series forming men on their journey to be better husbands, fathers, citizens and Catholics. View past episodes at kofc.org/knightcastWATCH HERE
 
 Everyday Heroes:
Welcoming Life Against the Odds
Faith was in college, working as a waitress, engaged, and pregnant. Her fiancée pressured her to abort her unborn child, something she could not bring herself to do. Faith found the support she needed to continue her pregnancy at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Rolla, founded by Joe Dalton and his wife, Jane, with help from Joe’s brother Knights. Their story was told in season 3 of Everyday HeroesWATCH HERE | READ MORE
 
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Español FrançaisVOLUME 62| October 20, 2022 | KOFC.ORG/FORMEMBERS Forward This Email Share This Email Important Updates for Operations and Programs You won’t want to miss this webinar. We will cover changes to the online join process that make it easier for candidates to join. We also will review recent changes to the Charter, Constitution, and Laws (CCL) that affect your council’s bylaws. We will share best practices for hosting Fraternal Benefit Seminars (FBS) and popular programs like March for Life and Global Wheelchair Mission. We also will discuss procedures and resources for managing disaster relief, and much more.
Join us tonight, Thursday, October 20th at 8:00pm EDT. Can’t make it tonight? Register today and you can watch it later, on demand at your convenience. Register Now Mother Teresa: No Greater Love Following the success of its initial theatrical release, Mother Teresa: No Greater Love is expanding to cinemas in both the United States and Canada!
US Encore Nov. 2, 2022: Click here for council promotional resources.
Canadian debut Nov. 2 & 3, 2022: Click here for council promotional resources.Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly also announced that the Knights would allocate all its revenue from ticket sales for charitable purposes and efforts to advance the legacy of Mother Teresa.Individual TicketsGroup TicketsProgram SurveyThis week for our Program Mini Survey, we will focus on Habitat for Humanity! It is especially important to complete the survey even if you do not participate in the subject program. Your reasons for not participating are just as valuable as responses from those participating. The survey data will support decisions to retain, update, or remove certain programs.
Please complete the Habitat for Humanity survey by clicking on the button below. This survey will take less than a minute.Complete Survey**In case you missed last month’s survey on the Mass for People with Special Needs, you still have an opportunity to complete it using the link here! **Vivat Jesus 2023Copies of the 2023 edition of the Vivat Jesus prayer planner will be available on Nov. 1, through Supplies Online via Officers Online. This pocket-sized book includes monthly calendars for 2023 along with the Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenges, suggested prayers and devotions, space to develop a personalized prayer plan for each month, and much more! Vivat Jesus 2023 will be available in English and Spanish. A bulk discount will be offered through Supplies Online: 20 books for $100. Plan to order copies for your council and the men of your parish when they become available on Nov. 1. District Deputy CornerLAST CALL: DDs are required to submit the new online Annual Report on Council Status (Form 944) for every council in their district including those that are dormant, inactive, or suspended. This report, which takes less than two minutes to complete, was due September 15. Since this is a new report, we will accept late submissions through October 31. District Deputies who fail to meet this deadline will not be eligible for the Star District award unless an exception is requested and justified by their State Deputy.
Thank you to the district deputies that already submitted reports on over 7,500 councils. The valuable information in these reports helps us to allocate and direct precious resources tosupport the councils that need help. Council Officer CornerGrand KnightContact your Pastor to discuss how the council can assist him during the Christmas season.Complete your Safe Environment training and confirm that your Program, Family and Community Directors have done the same. Members will automatically be removed from their director positions if they do not complete the required training within 45 days of appointment. Council and member status can be checked using the Reports tab on Officers Online.Financial SecretaryGo to Supplies Online via Officers Online to order your supply of the new design membership cards that no longer require signatures of the Financial Secretary, Grand Knight, and Member. Use them for the upcoming billing cycle and save many hours of volunteer time.Programs
Family of the MonthSince the rollout of Family of the Month reporting to the online 10784 form, we have received numerous incomplete forms that disqualify families from being nominated for Family of the Month.
Please click on the sample 10784 image or click here to see how to fill out the report.March for LifeThe National March for Life in Washington, DC is less than 100 days away! This year’s theme, “Next Steps: Marching in a Post-Roe America,” seeks to orient the national pro-life movement as it moves to dismantle abortion across all 50 states. Join hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates and brother Knights on Friday, January 20, 2023, for this historic march following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Start organizing your council’s plans, including a bus trip for your local parish community, today! The Order’s iconic “Love Life, Choose Life” signs can be ordered for free on Supplies Online. Visit kofc.org/march or marchforlife.org for information and resources. Employment OpportunitiesWith over 50 departments across three locations, the Knights of Columbus offers a diverse set of opportunities. Visit https://careers.kofc.org/ to find one that matches your skills and goals.Important LinksMembership BenefitsCelebrate McGivneyFormsSuppliesFraternal OperationsTraining & WebinarsProgramsInviting Men to JoinEngage Your MembersCeremonialsThank you for your service to the Order. If you have any questions or suggestions during your term, please email fraternalmission@kofc.orgSUBSCRIBE TO THE FRATERNAL LEADER ADVISORY – CLICK HEREFor a full list of who receives this newsletter and the FLA Archives, please click here..          
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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 38 │ SEPT. 21, 2022
 
From outreach to the homeless in Toronto to helping children in Georgia study during the COVID-19 pandemic, Knights are known for creatively practicing the Order’s principles of charity, unity and fraternity, and putting faith into action. As David Chamberlain, whose story is featured in season 3 of Everyday Heroes, explains, “We pray together, we work together, and if there’s something that needs doing, there’s always people there.”
 
Grand Knight Andrei Dias (center) of Blessed Carlo Acutis Council 17693 in Bond Head, Ontario, leads fellow officers in prayer at the start of a council meeting.
Young Knights Share Faith and FraternityAndrei Dias was 23 years old when he joined the Knights of Columbus in Mississauga, Ontario, and 33 when he became charter grand knight of Blessed Carlo Acutis Council 17693 in Bond Head in March 2021. He especially wanted to recruit men who would be active, engaged and committed to building fraternity. It turns out that he was not the only young man looking for that kind of connection, and the council quickly grew to 40 members, many of them in their 30s and 40s. READ MORE | WATCH HERE
 
Mother Teresa greets Jim Towey and his infant son, Joe, in June 1995, outside the Gift of Peace House in Washington, D.C. The home was opened nine years earlier to serve people dying of AIDS. (Courtesy photo by Michael Collopy)
Pro-Life in Word and DeedJim Towey, a trusted friend and adviser to Mother Teresa for 12 years, is author of To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa (Simon and Schuster, September 2022). In the September 2022 issue of Columbia, he reflects on what her pro-life legacy means in the world today: “Mother Teresa would have rejoiced at the end of Roe v. Wade — and then gone back to work caring for women and children in need.” READ MORE
 
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, the new documentary about St. Teresa of Calcutta produced by the Knights of Columbus, will be released in more than 900 theaters across the U.S. Oct. 3 and 4. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to motherteresamovie.com.
 
Everyday Heroes: Building a Platform of Academic SuccessWhen the COVID-19 pandemic restricted children in his community of Lithia Springs, Georgia, to remote learning, David Chamberlain wanted to help. A gifted woodworker, he gathered 15 brother Knights to build desks so that children could properly do their schoolwork from home. His story is featured in Everyday Heroes: Season 3WATCH HERE
 
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Arlene Floyd who is the VA Emergency Bed Coordinator is one of many coordinators helping Veterans. 
If you have an opportunity to donate any of the following items listed below, please let us know. ****Bus Passes****Personal Hygiene Items Clothes Food (Meals) Volunteering your time You could reach Arlene Floyd at:af_emerald@att.net (915)490-2829 or (915)491-7562 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jlchavez3@msn.com or (915) 500-9678.
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