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Prince of Peace Council 11537 in Hoover, Ala., helped Life on Wheels, a pro-life organization, purchase an RV shelter for its mobile ultrasound unit. The council also donated two iPads to the group, and members have volunteered to drive the RVs as needed. RESPECT LIFE MASS

Members of Msgr. Bishop Assembly 162 and Msgr. Bishop Council 2112, both in Orlando, Fla., participated with their families in a special Mass at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in remembrance of aborted children. Afterward, the group processed with flowers to a shrine dedicated to the unborn in the church courtyard and prayed there together.

Past State Deputy Joseph Salaiz of California (left) formally transfers the Knights of Columbus Silver Rose to Arizona Silver Rose Chairman and former District Deputy Robert Julien in a ceremony after Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kingman, Ariz., in the presence of Father Victor Yakubu, the church’s parochial administrator. Eight Silver Roses travel from Canada to Mexico each year, promoting respect for life, fostering Marian devotion and demonstrating the unity of Knights in North America. DONATION BY APPOINTMENT

Msgr. Alfred Raye Council 9201 in Houston usually conducts six blood drives each year after Sunday Masses at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. The council adjusted during the pandemic lockdown by sponsoring a midweek appointment-only drive that incorporated social distancing restrictions, collecting nearly 40 units.

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Ed Casey (left) and Paul Rubacky, both past grand knights of St. Catherine of Bologna Council 6212 in Ringwood, N.J., assemble ventilators to be delivered to hospitals in New York and New Jersey.

Father Thomas A. Judge Council 6893 in East Northport, N.Y., joined with St. Anthony of Padua Parish to purchase two banners thanking health care personnel and other essential workers for their service during the pandemic. Knights placed the banners in front of St. Anthony’s Church and Huntington Hospital. BABY BOTTLE DRIVE

St. Nicholas Council 7011 in Sterling Heights, Mich., held a baby bottle fund drive at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church to benefit Gianna House, a local pregnancy resource

center and residence for expectant and new mothers and their children. The Knights collected an estimated 200 bottles filled by parishioners with approximately $6,800. MASKS FOR MEALS AND MASS

St. Bronislava Council 13880 in Plover, Wis., purchased 5,000 masks for several area food pantries and two local parishes, St. Bronislava Parish in Plover and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Almond. EMERGENCY BLOOD DRIVE

Father Justin P. Garvey Council 6686 in Bothell, Wash., hosted an emergency blood drive in partnership with a local blood bank in response to drastic shortages at The Life Care Center, a nursing home in Kirkland. The Knights collected more than 100 units of blood. See more at www.kofc.org/knightsinaction Please submit your council activities to knightsinaction@kofc.org JANUARY 2021 B C O L U M B I A



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