July 2020 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter Brother Knights! Summer has arrived, and with it, my last post as the Grand Knight. Although the last few months have been fraught with many unique challenges, and some setbacks, it’s been an honor to lead this council The Knights are one of the things in my life about which […]

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June 2020 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter Brother Knights! Enough of this! We’ve been going through an unheard-of year. Coronavirus shut-downs, economic mudslides, rioting in our cities. In Chicago, it’s been the 2nd wettest Spring on record, and May was the wettest in 150 years. We’ve been unable to get together with family and friends, working at […]

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May 2020 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! Brothers, it’s no news in this May Newsletter that these are trying times. Friends, relatives, neighbors, and some of our own Brothers have found themselves furloughed, laid off, reduced to limited hours. We’re under virtual House Arrest – without arraignment, trial, or conviction. […]

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March 2020 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter 2020-03 Knightly News (1) From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! Meteorological March certainly seems to be coming in as a Lamb, but for the Knights, it holds its Leonine character. There’s lots going on. On March 1st, our Degree Team hosted the new combined 1st, 2nd & 3rd Degree […]

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February 2020 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! Brothers, in our council, January and February are generally relaxed months. After the busy, rejoicing months of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, we’ve had time to catch our breath and gather ourselves. The beginning of February is time to take stock and prepare ourselves. […]

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January 2020 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! Happy New Year! Each year we take the time to greet the New Year with new hope. Perhaps we make a few Resolutions (which seldom survive until Easter – or maybe St Patrick’s Day)! Personally, I take the time for a deep breath, […]

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December 2019 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! The Good Thief hung on the cross next to Christ and pled: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” Jesus replied “Today you will be with me in Heaven.” I’ll bet there were lots of thieves in Jesus’ time. The Bible […]

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November 2019 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! In the first Sunday Gospel for November, we learn of Zacchaeus. As a tax collector, he had made himself rich by stealing from the people, and lived lavishly in a big home, garbed in the fine robes. When Jesus came to his town, […]

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October 2019 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! I’m reminded of an old, Irish, Clancy Brothers song where an Irishman, a bit maudlin and a bit in his cups, has a vision of his own funeral. “Look at the coffin / With Golden handles! / Isn’t it grand, boys / To […]

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September 2019 Newsletter

KOFC – Council 11091 Newsletter From the Grand Knight’s Desk: Brother Knights! Brothers, is it enough? Is it enough to say, “We are Knights of Columbus?” In the Gospel we hear of the people who come to hear Jesus speak. And they listen and nod and say “Amen!” and “You go, Jesus!” And then they […]

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