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Public Relations By Ronn Knowles, Public Relations Chairman

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Knights of Columbus Member Social Communications Policy and Guidelines apply to members and subordinate units of the Knights of Columbus when they choose to identify themselves as members of the Knights of Columbus or to discuss the work of the Knights of Columbus in social communications. All officers should take the time to review the complete Knights of Columbus Member Social Communications Policy. ..

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Marian Prayer Program by Jerry Fong, Church Activities Chairman

Friday, November 09, 2012

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Marian Program began at the 129th Supreme Convention in Denver on August 3, 2011. The program features a beautiful image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As patroness of the Americas Our Lady of Guadalupe has a special meaning to the Knights of Columbus. The State Council has embraced this prayer program and wants has embraced this prayer program and wants to expand devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the State. There are eight Our Lady of Guadalupe icons that have been traveling throughout California. Special Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Booklets and Holy Prayer Cards are usually supplied, in English and Spanish, with each icon. Additional prayer booklets and prayer cards (Form 4753) can be ordered ahead of time from the Supreme Supply Department. Since the start of the 2012-2013 Columbian Year several Chapters have already held Our Lady of Guadalupe Marian Prayer services in their districts and councils. We ask all councils to participate in a Our Lady of Guadalupe Marian Prayer service that is being conducted in their Chapter. Each Chapter has a coordinator who is responsible for coordinating the movement of the Our Lady of Guadalupe icon within the districts and councils. For the Master Calendar schedule and name of the coordinator in your Chapter refer to the Church Activities section in the 2012-2013 California State Program Handbook.

Additional information on the Our Lady of Guadalupe Marian Prayer program is described in detail in the Church Activities section of the 2012-2013 California Program Handbook. You can also contact John E. Gonzales, Chairman for Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Program at 925-676-4746 or email at jegm17@hotmail.com. Additional resources can also be found at http://www.kofc.org/un/en/service/church/marian/.

The State Church Activities Team wishes you and your family a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Read this and much more in the November Knightletter on the State Council website. 

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STATE SECRETARY’S COLUMN by Tim Carvalho

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Let me begin by providing some insight into the latest thoughts and ideas of the State Officers. At our last meeting, we decided it would be a better means of providing help and guidance if we divided the Chapters amongst us. This would be for us to maintain a closer contact with the Chapter Officers and Council through coming to events when possible and getting to know the active membership and help increase participation in the Chapter. We hope to have the assigned officers come to events and better help in many ways. If you do not see or hear from the assigned Officer let someone know so we can help. ..

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State Deputy Ray Warriner's November Message - Veteran's Day - Not Just Another Day Off

Monday, November 05, 2012

We are truly blessed and we should be thankful on a daily basis. Since, we are prone to forget, November is a time when, we, as a nation acknowledge, with two days set aside to honor the American Veteran and to give thanks for the many blessings we have. I would like to address the first of these. November 11 is set aside by this nation to honor the veterans who have served this country. Let me set the stage by reminding us, as to who I am speaking of: A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The People of the United States of America”, for an amount of “up to and including my life.”

So, please stop a moment and remember “It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”

During my military career, which covered a period of US History from Vietnam to the first Iraq war, members of the military were loved, despised and then loved again. Many of my fellow service members never came home to a grateful nation or were even recognized for what they did to defend those people who despised them.

We must also remember, for over 30 years, the US Military is a totally volunteer force. There are only two people who have offered to give up their life for you and both were volunteers:

Our Lord Jesus Christ for your soul

An American soldier for your freedom

Let us all give thanks and show our gratitude for the men and women who have and continue to serve this nation in the defense of our freedom.

Raymond Warriner, Major, USAF (retired)

Read this and much more in the November Knightletter on the State Council website. 

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Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty

Friday, November 02, 2012

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore led thousands in prayer for life and liberty. The "Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty" drew a standing room only crowd at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Archbishop Lori served as principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass, and led the assembled faithful in praying the rosary on the first day of the USCCB's Novena for Life and Liberty.

He was joined in prayer by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano - Apostolic Nuncio to the United States - and by a large number of concelebrating priests.

The Knights of Columbus provided a large honor guard, and Knights from throughout the region joined in the pilgrimage to stand in solidarity with their bishops and the supreme chaplain at the Mass.The event was broadcast by EWTN.

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