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Patrick Kelley, State Deputy 2020 - 2021
"Unapologetically Catholic”

My Brothers,

What a strange year we have lived through.  Thankfully most of us are still celebrating the birth of our Lord and have that faith fresh in our minds as we move into this new year. Remember, St. Jude is the patron of the impossible and St. Anthony is the patron of the lost so please remember to pray to them as well while we all consider what we can do next to serve our Lord and our church through this ministry. Father McGivney is always listening.

It is very sad that I must start the year addressing the following topics yet several councils are already experiencing difficulties and need to hear some answers. A few things are going to be difficult for all of us this year so let me be quick to address what I can. Remember all councils are unique so your situation may be different than others and I will listen to all so we can resolve as much as possible in the best interest of all concerned. Read more...


MCGIVNEY2020 Online Membership Promotion Extended through June, 2021!

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Supreme Training - January through March 2021

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Messages From Your State Officers
Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

March 2021

Dear Brother Knights,

Our Lenten journey has begun, and we are well on our way into this blessed season. I wrote last month about the spirit of penance we willingly embrace during this time, and this month I would like to continue with another insight that will hopefully help us to live Lent well. Let’s focus for a few moments on the Lenten practice of fasting.

There is an unfortunate movement present in the Church today that discourages the faithful from engaging in Lenten fasting. The argument goes like this: “Why should I give something up for Lent Read more...

Kim Washburn,
State Secretary

March 2021

Per Capita payments continue to trickle in. We are over 67% collected so far. Pennies for Heaven stand at a little over 41%, which I am very happy with considering the pandemic. 

Here’s a question I get frequently. Per Capita is mandatory and payment thereof does not require a vote by your council. The total member number comes from the Supreme roster as of January 1st, NOT FROM STATE.

From Supremes’ membership number (representing Washington State Jurisdiction)  we subtract Inactive Insurance, Honorary Life and Disabled members giving us a billable number. Read More...

Greg Mahoney,
State Treasurer

March 2021

Brother Knights,

I wish you all a Holy Lent.  It was a year ago that the Knights of Columbus launched a video series inspired by Bishop Olmsted’s Into the Breach.  You may recall that all 12 episodes premiered on Ash Wednesday in 2020 at  If you watched them last year, you may want to consider watching them again and sharing the link with family, friends and prospects for membership.  If you have not seen this video series, I encourage you to watch it.  Make the series part of your Lenten reflections this year. 

You may also recall that it was a year ago that State Deputy Pat Kelley Read more...

Tom Williams,
State Advocate

March 2021

My Brother Knights,

As we enter the season of Lent and turn our eyes to Easter and our Lord’s Resurrection, we go through a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The past year of COVID restrictions has felt much like an extended Lent for me, but I feel like we are starting to see signs of life after COVID. Rates of infections appear to be dropping, and more and more people have been vaccinated. Please continue to stay safe and keep praying for our troubled world, as we progress this difficult season, knowing that even as we may not understand this is happening it is all part of God’s plan.

We are approaching the deadline for Resolutions to be submitted to the WSC for consideration, below is a summary of the requirements: Read More...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Warden

March 2021

The 2021 Pilgrimage of the Silver Rose and the Pilgrimage of the St. Michael the Archangel Icon are in planning stages. Brother Mike Taylor will be help with coordination of the Pilgrimage of the Silver Rose from 3 May through 13 June 2021 and then will assume the role of Silver Rose Coordinator during the 2021-2022 fraternal year. Brother Mike has also been appointed to the position of Marion Prayer Program Chairman and will be coordinating the Pilgrimage of the St. Michael the Archangel Icons when these are received from the Supreme Council.  We are anticipating the St. Michael the Archangel Icons will be received Read more...

Bob Baemmert,
Immediate Past State Deputy

March 2021

Hi Brothers,

If you find yourself with a little extra time, either because of the Pandemic or the weather has you stuck indoors, you might try something that I did recently that I found was quite constructive and I’m hoping will be a real game-changer for my life. 

As a cradle-Catholic, I was taught very well by my mother to recite my bed-time prayers and all through my Catholic education I memorized a significant number of other important prayers, as most of us do. But as I discovered, reciting prayers and praying are really not the same thing. I picked up a book written by Mathew Kelly titled I Heard God Laugh, Read more...