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Faith Programs 2021 - 2022

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Thomas A. Pursley
State Faith Director
Phone: (360) 888-6833

March 2020

The passing of our former Past State Deputy John Walker reminds us of our long pilgrimage to our Lord Jesus Christ. What I will always remember is John’s undeniable humor, steadfast commitment to the mission of Fr. McGivney, and his general kindness as a man. John will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. His legacy will be internal, so keep us faithful to the teaching of the Church and alive to the needs of our brothers. Give us strength to work for reconciliation, unity, and peace. Forgive us our transgressions, deepen our faith, kindle our hope and enliven our hearts with love for our brothers. We’re going to miss not having John around. I know that our Holy mother has indeed escorted our brother to Her divine Son and Her maternal embrace in Paradise. Farewell Brother.

Brothers, Supreme Chaplin’s input is always a month behind and not synchronized with our bulletin…however, very relevant to each day…

Observation by Supreme Chaplain This month, I challenge you to take to heart the following: “As we begin each day, we hope it will be productive and tranquil. We often pray for lives that are calm and undisturbed. Yet, as we utter such prayers, Scripture rings in our ears. For example, in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus speaks of wars, famines and earthquakes, and he warns of persecution and even death because of his name (cf. 24:6-9). In John’s Gospel, the Lord says, “In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world” (16:33).

Reflection: The Church is in the grip of a global crisis of trust because of clergy sexual abuse and the failures of some bishops. This crisis has shaken the faith of many. Some have stopped going to Sunday Mass, others have left the Church altogether. Corrective measures once deemed effective don’t seem to have lessened scandals in the Church. In the midst of this, what are we to do? Are we simply to grip the nearest pew and hold on tightly? Rather, we need to pray for all we’re worth. Sometimes, all I can do is to repeat over and over again: “Jesus, I trust in you!” Both clergy and laity also need to speak their mind about the scandals and do whatever they can to help the Church restore trust and continue its mission of faith, worship and service. We usually recognize life’s problems as bad. But turbulence in our Church and in our personal lives also serves a purpose. It reminds us that we are not fully in charge. It reminds us that we need to pray and express in faith our dependence upon God. It builds up perseverance. And it also confirms the need to change course, to take corrective actions — not looking for the smooth untroubled comfort but for a pathway of truth and courage through present trials. Ultimately, what we must seek is divine — the Holy Spirit, who carries us to everlasting life. Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori Remember: Devotion to Our Lady via the rosary is the principal by which we contemplate and serve, her Son, as Knights of Columbus. While praying the rosary, our faith can be strengthened through Her intersession. There is nothing that cannot be achieved with the strength of the rosary. Third of the Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians Who Recite the Rosary…The rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

Fraternally and Vivat Jesus

Tom Pursley, State Faith Director March, 2020 Knights 

Supreme Resources

Spiritual Reflection New (Required)

Refund Vocation Support Program (Featured)

Building the Domestic Church Kiosk & Series

Marian Icon Prayer

Rosary Program

Holy Hour (New)

Sacramental Gifts (New)

Into the Breach