As America prepares to welcome a new president, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other Catholics to pray the Novena for National Unity fromThursday, Jan. 12, through Inauguration Day, Friday, Jan. 20. The prayer invokes the maternal intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States.
In announcing the days of prayer, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson noted:
From its earliest days, the Knights of Columbus has been an organization that is dedicated to both faith and patriotism. This novena provides Knights, and all Catholics, the opportunity to serve their country in a faithful way by bringing unity in values and faith in a way that overcomes any political divisions. Our country is strongest when it is unified, and that unity is strongest when it is shaped by the timeless values of our faith.
We ask all Catholics to pray this Novena for National Unity, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 12, and concluding on Friday, Jan. 20.
Come join us at our annual Free Throw Contest. It is 4 PM Sunday, January 28 at St. Patrick Church Gym (9643 Ferndale Rd.) there will be hot dogs and soft drinks for the kids. It is open to boys and girls ages 10-14. Winners will advance immediately to the district and diocesan contest. We could use a couple of volunteers to set up. If you would like to participate or help set up, please contact Matt Sidholm at email@example.com.
Thank you for being part of the “Great 799.” We are a vibrant, strong Council, and we always meet our responsibilities to the Order. As you know, each Member is responsible for payment of dues on a calendar year basis. The dues for 2017 are “due” by December 31, 2016. If you haven’t already paid your Council dues for 2017, please pay them as soon as possible. To make it easier for you, we have an option for online payment. The online payment form is available at the following URL:
Council 799 proudly welcomes our new Bishop, the Most Reverend Edward J. Burns. He replaces Council 799 member Cardinal Kevin Farrell. The installation will be on February 9, 2017 at 2 PM at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. We will organize a trip for interested members to see the installation.
On Thursday, December 15th, John H. Stuart faithfully departed this world and gained eternal rest. He is survived by his wife Jean, sons Mark, John, and Mike, and was preceded in death by his son, Kirk.
The funeral services will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 21st: Rosary at 1:00, followed by Mass at 1:30pm. Reception in Parish Center after Mass. Please pray for the repose of John’s soul and peace for all those that mourn his passing.
Prayer for the Deceased:
Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that our relatives and friends who have passed from this life may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, come to share your Eternal happiness
through Christ our Lord. Amen
Eternal Rest, grant to them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
May the Lord bless us, may he keep us from evil and bring us to life everlasting. Amen
Assistance needed for 2017 Diocesan Roe Memorial Events
Greetings! I hope you are doing well and enjoying a blessed Advent! We are in the midst of our preparations for the 2017 Diocesan Roe Memorial Events on January 13 and 14. Bishop Kelly is encouraging all North Texas Catholics to join him for these two days of prayer and public witness for the Gift of Life! With the significant schedule changes and the anticipated attendance, your help is again critically needed. Further details on the events and how you can sign up to help are below. Thank you so much!!
Dear Worthy Knight,
I write to you today in preparation for an important opportunity in the new year — the 2017 Diocesan Roe Memorial Events on January 13 and 14. These annual events are not only a memorial to the many children lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade, they are also an occasion to witness to the beauty of God’s gift of life.
For the first time, the Roe Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday evening, January 13,at 7 p.m. by Bishop Kelly at St. Monica in Dallas and by Pastor Jesús Belmontes at nearby San Juan Diego.
On Saturday, January 14, the North Texas March for Life will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Dallas City Hall with the Procession of Roses and continue to the Rally for Life outside the federal courthouse, featuring the first rally address by Bishop Kelly, as well as Pastor Matt Chandler of The Village Church, whose sanctity-of-life videos have inspired thousands, plus many more exciting speakers!
The success of these important events is dependent on an army of volunteers – chief among them, the Knights of Columbus. We are so appreciative of the critical help provided by the Knights. This year, we will again need your assistance as parking attendants and ushers at the Roe Memorial Mass and as marshals at the Roe Memorial Rosaries and the North Texas March for Life and Rally. Those who are interested in assisting with any of these roles can sign up here. State and Diocesan Pro-Life Chairman Tom Clark will coordinate your service. (You may also reach Tom at 214-282-6297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
We would also be most appreciative if you would help get the word out about these important events, particularly with the new two-day format. Enclosed are bilingual flyers to share with your council and parish, in addition to Bishop Kelly’s letter. Additional promotional items and event details can be found at prolifedallas.org/roe.
Thank you for all you do to support these events and to advance a Culture of Life throughout the year. I look forward to seeing you and your families on January 13 and 14, as we pray and march for life! God bless, and may you have a Merry Christmas!
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is a time for hope. We hope all are Merry, we hope for Happy Holidays, we hope to give and receive nice gifts that show someone we know cares. We open doors for others that at other times of the year we might just rush though. Many in our Knights Of Columbus community are hoping you’ll show you care and open your hearts and give them the gift of life at our Christmas blood drive on Dec 17th from 8:30 – 12:30 at KC 799.
Giving 30 minutes of your holiday season can give a child a full life and tremendous joy to the anguished parents. 30 minutes can save the life of your neighbors’ mom or dad. It’s that wonderful time between Thanksgiving and the spirit of Christmas-giving.
Please click or copy and paste the link below and sign up early and give the most precious gift of all. Life. Those who sign up early and then donate will be entered into a drawing for a beautiful hand finished 8 x 10 table top picture frame just in time for that special Christmas photo.
Please call Tim King at 214-536-0288 with any questions.