Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
We give out up to four grants each year of $1,000.00 each to students continuing their education into College or higher learning
Grand Knight’s report:
I’d like to say that even though we are confined to our homes, denied attending Mass and even denied meeting with our Brother’s at our usual meetings, it doesn’t mean we have to lose our humanity and social conscience. We can still say a small prayer of gratitude that our lives could be much worse and another prayer for those who are not as lucky as we are.
Many say of the poor “ I made a success of myself and so can the poor if they weren’t lazy”. If you think about it honestly, we don’t really do anything by ourselves. Some of us had the luck to be born into a comfortable financially secure family, some had the fortune of meeting someone that for one reason or another gave us our first break, some had a door opened for us by fathers or other relatives and some were just in the right place at the right time. The reverse is also true. Many people lost jobs and opportunities because of an illness or a social setback, trusting the wrong person or family member and allowing fear to dictate our growth. My point in all this is something said all the time. We are all together in this for better or worse and it is impossible to achieve anything alone. The next time you feel a jolt of fear from a homeless person, think of what Jesus might think or do.
Brendan Butler, G.K. #2599
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The winners this year for the Elementary division were, first, Roxy Wiles, Butteville Elementary School and second, Corrina Clifford, Sisson Middle School. For the Junior High division, first, Mitchell Repass, Golden Eagle and second, Patience Russell, Delphic Elementary School.
The sponsors are:
Edgewood Custom Interiors- Mt. Shasta
On the Main 218- Weed
Dos Amigos- Weed
Fairchild Medical Center- Yreka
Aiello, Goodrich and Teuscher- Mt. Shasta
Pepsi Cola- Mt. Shasta
Vaugn & Barbara Dillman- Weed
Delta Kappa Gamma Nu Chapter- Dunsmuir
Mechanics Bank- Weed