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State Deputy September Message
Brothers and Sisters All,
As your State Deputy for the Columbian Year 2022-2023, we set out to regularly highlight and honor the dedicated work of our First Responders. When a simple service call can become a critical incident in a matter of moments, First Responders undergo stressful experiences that can include life-and-death decisions, separation from family, experience of human suffering, and risk of personal harm. As Brother Knights, we are sensitive to this reality and attentive to honoring our First Responders; not only with our prayers and gratitude, but also by embracing our own calls of duty, where appropriate, as the eyes, hands, and feet of Christ.
Who would argue that First Responders leave their ranks and egos at the door to truly exemplify our motto for the Colombian Year, “Siempre Adelante, Nunca Atras!” – “Always Forward, Never Back!” First, please join with me in reaching out and offering our sincerest thanks to all active and retired First Responders for what they have done, especially during the pandemic, and what they continue to do. Secondly, let us take time now to call to mind and to prayer the dedicated work of our First Responders and for their families, loved ones, or caregivers who are experiencing, or have experienced, any traumatic or life-altering event.
Finally, through our K of C Programs, let’s pay tribute to our brave Military, Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Doctors, and Nurses serving our communities every day.
Our featured program for September is Special Olympics: This year for our Special Olympics events, especially our “Law Enforcement Torch Run” events, we recognize as our Honoree, Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona who made the ultimate sacrifice serving her community. She was ambushed and died in the Line of Duty on January 10, 2019, at the young age of 22. Natalie is the daughter of Arbuckle Council 14112 Grand Knight Merced and Lady Lupe Corona.
*Officer Natalie Corona’s legacy of faith, family and of community service is a model for us all to follow and we salute her throughout this year.”
In the links provided, you’ll find the September 2022 edition of Prayers in the Pew Monthly. The SitStandKneel website Newsletter page contains links to last month’s edition (if you missed it) and all previous newsletter editions in the Archives.
September’s Newsletter contains a fantastic variety of tools that you and your council can use for evangelization. It has a central reflection on a prayer from the Prayers in the Pew Card, and it offers us other prayers, teachings, and catechetical fundamentals.
This month we’re featuring a reflection on the Prayer for the Sick and following that with the teaching on the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Who knows, maybe we’ll one day see the fantastic Prayers in the Pew Prayer Cards and the monthly Newsletters in every parish in our state!
Also, make sure you:
- Check out the short blurbs on the value of suffering in the “Catechism Connection” and “Bible Basics” sections;
- Participate in the “Faith in Action” Program of the Month: the beloved Special Olympics; and
- Embrace the “Spiritual Challenge” from our State Chaplain, Fr. John P. Grace, who urges us to be mindful of the sick and suffering around us.
Every newsletter includes a full liturgical calendar for the month, but at the top of each issue we strategically place three feast days that occur during that month so that people will be motivated to go to Mass during the week;
Time to sign off now, my brother Knights. Please know that Lady Carla and I pray for you and your families every day as well as for the fruitfulness of the good work you are doing in the name of our noble mission.
“Siempre Adelante, Nunca Atras!”
120th State Annual Meeting Photos and Video Link: Click here
“Knights, We shall Rise Again” Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbEGY4i9HwY
Faith In Action Links:
The Holy Hour (1st Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM): https://www.youtube.com/c/KofCCaliforniaStateCouncil
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