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Bob Baemmert
Email: StateDeputy@kofc-wa.org

Worthy Brothers,

This year the Pennies for Heaven Board of Directors voted to support a Catholic Order of Nuns called the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church. Their Order is located in Spokane, Washington and they serve the community there.  They are busy doing Christ's work here on earth but do not have a convent and are in the process of fund-raising $300,000 to build one. We donated $10,000 toward the cause and as you can see above, our State Chaplain was well received when he presented them with our generous gift. Thank you to all of you who so faithfully provide the pennies and prayers needed to keep our Pennies for Heaven Program going strong- providing help to our Catholic Religious in their vocations. I have two more checks to deliver in the next month. One to  the Spokane Diocese and Bishop Daly and one to the Archdiocese of Seattle, I'll keep you posted and will include more photos.

So, Thanksgiving is upon us as I write this message and Christmas is right around the corner. I, for one, have much to be thankful for. I have my brother Knights especially to be thankful for- especially recently. There have been so many changes that have taken place in the last two years- uniform changes, the new Faith in Action Program, On-Line Membership, and the new requirements for the Safe Environment Program. These changes are not easy on any of us, but most of  you have remained true to the Order and have taken these changes in stride. I thank you for your fraternity and your patience through all of these changes.

 

So, Thanksgiving is upon us as I write this message and Christmas is right around the corner. I, for one, have much to be thankful for. I have my brother Knights especially to be thankful for- especially recently. There have been so many changes that have taken place in the last two years- uniform changes, the new Faith in Action Program, On-Line Membership, and the new requirements for the Safe Environment Program. These changes are not easy on any of us, but most of  you have remained true to the Order and have taken these changes in stride. I thank you for your fraternity and your patience through all of these changes.

Christmas season always starts with the Mid-Winter Meeting of the State Officers  and the District Deputies. I always find that I learn more than I ever teach at these meetings, so I look forward to sharing the new information I received at the Mid-year Meeting in Houston with the District Deputies and learning a bunch about what is going on with the State from their point of view. Even though we have turbulent times in our Church and in our Order right now, I ask all of you to focus on the Joy of the Christmas season. This is the season to put away the petty differences and the bickering and find some peace and happiness and keep that in your heart this coming  year.

Finally, BE KIND TO OTHERSTHE WORLD NEEDS MORE KIND PEOPLE!

God Bless you all and have a Peaceful and Happy Holiday Season!

 

Bob

Bob Baemmert

State Deputy - Washington State

  

 

 

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