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Our goal is to help men, their families and their parishes grow closer to Christ. Through our programs and resources, we provide opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith.Brothers,Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee from the 140th Supreme Convention.It’s been a great four days. Congratulations to Alfredo Vela who was elected Supreme Director for a Three Year Term. This will begin September 1, 2022. This is a well- deserved honor. On a negative note, I have recently been “hacked” and please disregard any requests from me to obtain Gift Cards, or anything of the sort. If in question, please check the “from” email to be sure of the sender. Texas had a good start in Membership for the first month of the fraternal year exceeding it’s goal of 245. Keep sharing the gift of Knighthood with our Catholic Brothers. Vivat Jesus!Terry FrugéState DeputyTexas State Council
Terry FrugeState Deputy6633 E Highway 290, Suite 204Austin, TexasCall +1 512-442-1492Talk To Us     
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Join us at St. Pius X Church for a Community Garage Sale, 8am to 12pm Saturday August 6th in the church parking lot!

Come and find bargains, food and drink booths on site! Hourly Drawings!

St. Stephen Council #10420October 7th: Golf TournamentWhat?St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Catholic Church Council #10420 Annual Golf Tournament. The fundraiser helps sponsor student scholarships, Catholic Seminarians, and our youth religious formation classes.Where?Ft. Bliss Underwood Golf Course3200 Coe AvenueFt. Bliss, TexasWhen?October 7, 2022, beginning at 8:00 AM. Entry fee includes goodie bag, green fees, golf cart, range balls, closest to pin, longest drive each par 3, hole-in-one has a chance for $10,000.00 cash. Also, door prizes will be given and a steak with all the trimmings.ENTRY FEE$125.00 per person/$500.00 per team. Includes green fees, cart, range balls, Rib eye lunch and drinks.All fees must be received by October 1, 2022. RSVP SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLEPLATINUM: $1050.00 donation receives banner recognition, tee box sign, and one team entry (consists of four players.
GOLD: $650.00 donation receives banner recognition, tee box sign, and one team entry (consists of four players).
SILVER: $150.00 donation receives tee box sign.
For more information please call chairmen listed below. Registration forms are available at the church office and can be emailed/texted directly to your phone. DONATEKnights of Columbus St. Stephen Council #10420
Ray Lopez                        Joel Candelaria                      Richard AlvaradoChairman                         Co-Chairman                         Co-Chairman(915) 504-8453                (915) 549-4311                     (915) 203-5497 
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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 31 │ AUGUST 2, 2022
 
The 140th Supreme Convention, hosted this week in Nashville, Tenn., kicked off last night with a welcome concert and the Supreme Knight’s Award Session at the historic Grand Ole Opry House. Learn more about some of the award winners below. Visit kofc.org/convention and follow K of C social media for daily updates, live video, and photo galleries.
 
The 140th Supreme Convention officially opened this morning with a votive Mass of Blessed Michael McGivney, celebrated by Bishop J. Mark Spalding of Nashville, who also delivered the homily.
Tune In to the 140th Supreme ConventionSeveral Catholic media outlets are currently broadcasting major events of the 140th Supreme Convention — including the Opening Business Session and Annual Report of the Supreme Knight, which begins at 1 p.m. Central Time. WATCH NOW | LEARN MORE
 
International Program Award WinnersA transformative men’s apostolate, a welcome center for refugees, food for hundreds of struggling military families, and a renovation to help mothers and children: Four Knights of Columbus councils were honored for these outstanding programs in service to faith, family, community and life.
WATCH HERE | READ MORE
 
The Sewell family, the 2022 International Family of the Year, joins Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly and his wife, Vanessa, on stage during the annual Supreme Knight’s Awards Session, Aug. 1.
The Family That Serves TogetherAustin and Tracey Sewell and their eight children were named International Family of the Year in recognition of their joyful witness of Catholic family life and their exemplary service to the Church and their community. They are active parishioners of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Douglasville, Ga., and frequently participate in charitable events organized by St. John Paul II Council 10821. Austin is currently deputy grand knight, and his two oldest sons are also members of the council. WATCH HERE
 
Father Michael Keller, former state chaplain of New Mexico, receives the inaugural Blessed Michael McGivney Medal from Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.
A Priest After Father McGivney’s HeartFather Matthew Keller, a priest of the Diocese of Gallup, was honored with the inaugural Blessed Michael McGivney Medal — a new award to recognize exemplary Knights of Columbus chaplains. In his many years as a chaplain, including 15 years as state chaplain, Father Keller helped the Knights of Columbus in New Mexico grow in numbers and in faith. At the same time, he found creative ways to serve and evangelize the people of his diocese, the poorest in the United States. WATCH HERE
 
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Join Us Now We are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect and defend. We share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first. To All Brother Knights in Texas,
The American Wheelchair Mission (AWM) is one of the official charities of the Knights of Columbus. Since 2003, Knights of Columbus and Catholic parishioners across the country have sponsored the delivery of more than 100,000 new wheelchairs into the lives of people needing mobility. In developing countries, a wheelchair means children can go to school, adults can work to care for their families, and the elderly can get out of a bed they may have been confined to for years. But a wheelchair doesn’t just change the recipient’s life; it changes the lives of entire families. Very often, people tell us we have just answered their prayers. In Texas, Knights are delivering wheelchairs through local churches, to veterans, retired priests and nuns, children’s hospitals, Catholic Charities, and the Honor Flight program that takes our nation’s heroes to visit their monuments in Washington, DC. The high-quality wheelchairs delivered by AWM could sell for up to $500 in a medical supply store. But because they are delivered by ocean freight containers of 280 wheelchairs each from the factory to the destination, each wheelchair can be delivered with a donation of $150. Texas Knights are leading the nation with over 4,900 wheelchairs sponsored this past Fraternal year. First Lady Beth Fruge has chosen the American Wheelchair Mission as her Ladies’ project for the next two years and encourages all Knights’ wives to become involved in this very worthwhile mission. Texas State Wheelchair Chairman Bill Weber (yankeesweb@tx.rr.com, 214-405-8023) can help you arrange a Wheelchair Sunday in your local parish. Lives are changed with the gift of mobility, and councils add new members wanting to be involved in our humanitarian mission. It is easy to do and very successful.  Chris LewisPresidentAmerican Wheelchair Mission

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Vivat Jesus!
Reed A Fontenot, IIITexas State Council – State Charities Director(501) 920-0102 cellreed.fontenot@att.netTerry Fruge State Deputy6633 E Highway 290, Suite 204Austin, Texas Call +1 512-442-1492 Talk To Us     
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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 30 │ JULY 25, 2022
 
Pope Francis arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, yesterday to begin a pastoral visit to Canada that will focus on healing and reconciliation between the Church and the country’s Indigenous peoples. Through July 29, the pope will visit sites in Alberta, Québec and Nunavut, meeting several times with Indigenous groups, including former students of Catholic residential schools.
 
Archbishop Richard W. Smith of Edmonton celebrates a rededication Mass at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples on July 17. (Photo by Lincoln Ho)
Walking Together: The Papal Visit to CanadaAs Pope Francis begins his historic visit to Canada, learn about the Church’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and the role the Knights of Columbus has played in preparing for the Holy Father’s visit. For example, Alberta Knights raised more than CA$150,000 to renovate Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, a national parish for Indigenous Catholics in downtown Edmonton that suffered a devastating fire in 2020. The restored and recently rededicated church will welcome Pope Francis later today. WATCH HERE | READ MORE
 
 ‘He Loved Life Very Much’Ukrainian helicopter pilot Bogdan Dovzhinsky was flying a mission to the besieged city of Mariupol when he was shot down and killed May 2. His father and mother, Ivan and Olena, pay tribute to his courage and speak of the hope that comes from their faith. “Bogdan loved life very much. He loved the sky,” said Ivan, a member of Blessed Nicholas Charnetsky Council 16890 in Irpin. “In difficult moments, one turns to God.” WATCH HERE
 
St. Joseph on PilgrimageThe Knights of Columbus pilgrim icon of St. Joseph has visited more than 400 parishes since the Order’s two-year prayer program began last fall. Around the world, from France (above) to Mexico to Poland to the Philippines, the icon has brought Knights and parishes together in prayer to this powerful saint. 
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 The Knight Who Was ChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton was one of the most famous English writers in the early 20th century — as well as one of the most irresistibly quotable literary figures on both sides of the Atlantic. When he visited the United States on a speaking tour in 1921, he stopped in New Haven, Conn., and met with members of the Knights of Columbus. Chesterton so treasured the gift he received from them that he chose to have it at his side when he entered the Catholic Church 100 years ago, on July 30, 1922. READ MORE
 
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Tell others about KnightlineForward this newsletter to Catholic men interested in the Knights, and let them know that they can become a member at kofc.org/join. You can also share your questions, feedback and story by emailing knightline@kofc.org.
 
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Join us at St. Pius X Church for a Community Garage Sale, 8am to 12pm Saturday August 6th in the church parking lot!

Come and find bargains, food and drink booths on site! Hourly Drawings!

Give to the ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) initiative today to support effective pro-life initiatives.
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________________________________________ Dear Brothers and Sisters, On June 24, 2022, history was made. The Supreme Court upheld the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling thus overturning Roe v. Wade! While we take a moment to celebrate this historic decision, our fight for life continues! Pro-life clinics throughout the United States and Canada continue their service to women and their children beyond birth. To better assist these centers, the Knights of Columbus has created the ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) initiative. This Fraternal year, the Knights of Columbus pledge $5M in support of local pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other organizations that give direct assistance to new mothers and their babies. Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. will commit up to $1M in support of this vital initiative. If you do not have a local pregnancy center in your community or simply want to give where it’s needed most, please consider making a gift. Can I count on your support of ASAP with a gift to the Knights of Columbus United in Charity Fund? DONATE NOW
Knights of Columbus Charities stands in support of life. Through the Culture of Life Initiative, we have worked with local councils to place over 1,500 ultrasound machines in pro-life woman’s health centers around the world. Thanks to your generosity, and in tandem with the generosity of our local councils, countless lives have been saved. While our prayers have been answered for the overturning of Roe v Wadewe cannot and will not stop our fight for life until every unborn child is cherished.

As Knights of Columbus, we continue to demonstrate our belief in the value for life by providing invaluable family aid and crisis response. Through our Coats for KidsFood for FamiliesLeave No Neighbor Behind, and disaster relief programs, Knights of Columbus councils throughout Canada and the United States provide support for families suffering from food insecurity and financial need in times of crisis. Your gift to United in Charity supports these needed and impactful programs.

Beyond our local communities, the Knights also stood for persecuted Christians in the Middle East and Nigeria. This past year, we added funding to help stop human trafficking. Christ has prepared us to stand in the breach for these vulnerable communities. Every time you see a story highlighting our efforts in these areas, it is your generosity at work!

Because of your support, our United in Charity fund has provided the first funds to almost every new and needed initiative supported by Knights of Columbus Charities—from disaster relief to persecuted Christians, to Ukraine Solidarity and pregnancy center support. Your gift today allows us to continue to respond immediately and the United in Charity fund allows us to be agile and act as soon as we identify the need.

Watch to see your gifts at work!

I am blessed to have many more stories to share. Many of them can be found on KofC.org and on our social media channels. We look forward to sharing more of the impact you are making throughout the year. Until then, please know I am humbled by your continuous outpouring of generosity, and I am honored to serve as your Supreme Knight.

Vivat Jesus!
Fraternally,
 
Patrick E. Kelly
Supreme Knight


 
 
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Join Us Now We are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect and defend. We share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first.Brothers of the Great State of Texas,
Please see the link below from Bishop Michael Pfeifer, Bishop Emeritus of San Angelo Diocese.  It is a message about the Unborn.  Please share with everyone you know.  Not just Knights or Catholics.
Vivat Jesus!
Terry Fruge, State Deputy
 I am fearfully, wonderfully madeTerry FrugeState Deputy6633 E Highway 290, Suite 204Austin, TexasCall +1 512-442-1492Talk To Us     
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Join the community of St. Pius the X Catholic Church for Sarah Hart In concert!!

July 23th, 2022 7:00pm St. Pius Community Center Tickets $10.00.

Come out and relax to some wonderful music with our community!

Tickets available at the St. Pius Church office.

Thank You and God Bless You!

(5:30pm Church services with be moved up to 5:00pm)