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

Dear Brother Knights,

At this writing most of us are finding ourselves wondering what we can do or not. Restrictions are everywhere, services and businesses are closed or on very short hours, even many of our churches are either closed entirely or only allowing sign-up masses for small groups. Not since the Spanish Flu of over a century ago has our country gone through such internal  fear and conflict in our daily lives over the smallest of things, but in all of this negativity there is always that one small shining spot in our lives…Our Faith.

This is the time that our faith must carry us all through things and feeling we never could have imagined. A few brave members are continuing to put on small programs and do small project where they can safely, and that should be the hope we all need to see. The Lord is bringing us through this as long as we stay in faith and do whatever each of us can at every opportunity. Read more...

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Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain


November 2020

Worthy Brother Knights,

November is traditionally the month when the Church turns her attention in a special way to the welfare of the faithful departed. We begin the month with All Saints Day, a celebration of those who have fought the good fight and have gone before us in faith to attain eternal life in heaven. The next day, All Souls Day, we lift our hearts and voices in prayer for the benefit of the souls in purgatory, begging God to cleanse them and welcome them into the perfect joy of His presence. All throughout November, we continue to keep these souls in our prayers in perhaps a more intentional way than we do during the rest of the year. Rather than launching here into an argument for the validity of the practice of praying for the souls of the faithful departed, Read more...

Kim Washburn,
State Secretary

November 2020

Brothers,

If interested, go to the Second Edition to get an update on my prostate status. There is a little error in that report. I thought .35 was a good of a number with no prostate. The surgeon thinks otherwise. I should be no greater than .014. Next month, I will get another PSA and that will be the number we work with—more next month.

I sent out 2nd notices to those councils that have not paid their insurance liability premiums. 73.45% of our councils have paid their insurance premiums as of October 17th. If you are one of the councils that have not paid, please do so. 

GoFundMe has been set up to subsidize our Columbus Charities 501 (c) 3 Tootsie Roll Program. Read More...

Greg Mahoney,
State Treasurer

November 2020

Brother Knights,

I want to extend my thanks to you for continuing in the footsteps of our Founder, Fr. Michael McGivney.  As of October 31st, now Blessed Fr. McGivney remains a stalwart example of living the Catholic Faith for both priests and knights and their families of today.  We should make every effort to honor Blessed Fr. McGivney by living our Catholic Faith boldly to counter the anti-religious sentiments that permeate much of today’s culture.  In many ways, the challenges we face are not all that different than what Fr. McGivney faced in the late 1800’s, which spurred the birth of our Order.  I pray that we rise to the occasion and seek Fr. McGivney’s intercession as we strive to become better Catholics in faith and in deed. Read more...

Tom Williams,
State Advocate

November 2020

My Brother Knights,

It is hard to believe that 2020 is coming to a close and we need to start planning our holiday gatherings in a pandemic. Like so much of our lives right now, we will need to think about how we might gather with family and friends in a safe way. This is especially important for any family members who have a higher risk for COVID-19. I am confident that each man will find a way to still celebrate the holidays with family and follow the recommendations from health authorities, because I have seen so many examples of Councils continuing to do God’s work during the pandemic and following the guidelines. I know this is not an easy time for anyone, but I am so grateful to the men who are still running Council programs and assisting the needy in their community! 

As we approach another contentious election, I would like to remind you that we must avoid partisan politics Read More...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Warden

November 2020 

It is my hope and prayer that you are all well and actively working to “Leave No Neighbor Behind” as well as looking out for each other. I know there are a number of active Councils participating in a variety of programs; however, those activities are not reflected in the Monthly Service Reports because I am only receiving Monthly Service Reports from fewer than twenty Councils.

An open virtual meeting to specifically discuss programmatic opportunities during the COVID19 pandemic with Council Officers and District Deputies in the central part of Washington State who would like to participate will be scheduled during November. I am hopeful that some of the Council officers throughout Washington State that are submitting their monthly service reports  with descriptions of their activities  Read more...

Bob Baemmert,
Immediate Past State Deputy

November 2020

Hi Brothers,

To say that this is an unusual year is to point out the obvious. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting to the point where I cannot remember what normal is any more. I guess God has a remarkable way of changing our direction. One thing for sure is that it is not nearly as easy to do His work. Getting together, pitching in for a cause and feeling good about the outcome was the norm just a few months ago. Now we have been reduced to “virtual everything” and “begging donations” to meet our usual commitments.

As the seasons change, it is a perfect time to reflect on the changes that have transpired this year. I can’t help but think that what God wants Read more...

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