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K N I G H T S I N AC T I O N BACK FROM THE DESERT
GOOD WORKS ENSHRINED
Mary Mother of the Church Council 10381 in Laurie,
FAITH Mo., donated $50,000 for repairs and maintenance at the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church. The landmark and USCCB-recognized national shrine, located on the grounds of St. Patrick Catholic Church, draws an estimated 50,000 pilgrims and tourists each year. The council had been saving funds to purchase a home corporation building but instead decided to strengthen its relationship with St. Patrick Parish and donate the money to the shrine’s capital campaign.
PLAYING AT THE PARISH
FAMILY FOOD FOR FAMILIES
Burleson County Council 6366 in Caldwell, Texas, hosted a Food for Families drive at St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church as part of KBTX TV Brazos Valley Food Drive, a community initiative sponsored by the television station. Members of Council 6366 donated $1,000 and volunteered from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., helping to bring in some 12,800 pounds of canned goods and $26,000 in donations for local food banks. 30 ♦ C O L U M B I A ♦
Our Lord of Divine Mercy Council 12259 in Quezon City, Luzon South, and its associated women’s group organized the Palarong Pambata — traditional games for children — at the Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy’s Fiesta celebration. FEEDING FATHERS
Dads and guests ate their fill at the Father’s Day Appreciation Breakfast provided by Gilmary (Pa.) Council 3868 at St. Sylvester’s Church Hall in Brentwood. Chefs flipped omelets and volunteers handed out pastries, chocolate bars and American flag lapel pins. The Knights donated the proceeds to local food banks, Pittsburgh-area seminarians and the council’s Coats for Kids initiative.
Participants in a giant tricycle race entertain the crowd at Derby Day, a Kentucky Derby family party and fundraiser sponsored by Edward Douglass White Council 2473 in Arlington, Va. The proceeds, totaling more than $17,500, were donated to Tracy’s Kids, an art therapy program for young cancer patients.
Thanks to the generosity of the parishioners at Our Lady of Light Catholic Community in Fort Myers,
Fla., Our Lady of Light Council 10498 collected more than 200 stuffed animals for first responders to give to children involved in traumatic events.
TOP: Photo by Gregory A. Shemitz | BOTTOM RIGHT: Photo by Joe Cashwell, Reprinted with permission of the Arlington Catholic Herald www.catholicherald.com
Knights gather for Mass during an annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Manorville, N.Y. Approximately 200 Knights and family members representing several area councils participated, including Supreme Director Carmine Musumeci, State Deputy Kenneth Latham and other state leaders.
St. Louise de Marillac Council 8186 in Warren, Mich., hosted a dinner to support local seminarians. More than 100 guests enjoyed chicken cacciatore prepared by Father Michael Suhy, pastor and council chaplain, with assistance from the Knights. After the meal, seminarians from Sacred Heart Major Seminary spoke about their Desert Formation Experience, a pilgrimage they took to the Holy Land. The council awarded several door prizes, including a leatherbound Bible and a rosary made of hematite, and distributed copies of Into the Breach.
Columbia July/August 2019