KNIGHTS CORNER – May 31, 2020
“The Spirit is the wind pushing us forward, keeping us going. Hope is the sail that collects the wind of the Spirit and transforms it into energy that pushes the boat toward the open sea or the shore.” - Pope Francis
The feast of Pentecost is upon us! It has been called the “birthday of the Church,” by Pope Francis. He assured us that the Holy Spirit makes us abundant in hope, just as it did for the apostles. The Holy Spirit is the wind in our sails. As we begin to journey out further and further in our community, among our friends and family, and begin to enter back into our Parish home for worship, let us lean into the wind and the power of the Holy Spirit to be our guide, our strength, our wisdom, our compass. Ask the Holy Spirit for proper discernment (not necessarily for what we want to do, but what God would have us do). Thank you Fr. Tom and staﬀ for laying out the guidelines of reopening our Saint Lawrence doors. You’ve done a remarkable job of preparing the way! Thank you for the prayers and all the encouragement along the way, and on into the future. You have set an excellent example of praying for discernment, listening and leaning into the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We, the K of C, Council 5290 commend you and thank you for all that you do to keep our Saint Lawrence family safe and well. “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”
Catholic men, please visit the Knights of Columbus website at https://www.kofc.org/joinus for more information on becoming a member of our organization. You may also contact any Knight or our Membership Chairman Mike Wininger, 317-800-4327.
Mark Scott, Grand Knight, Council 5290
About the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.
There are 1,883,598 members in nearly 15,000 councils, with 302 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practical" Catholic men aged 18 or older. Membership consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the Order. The Order is a member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights.
Councils have been chartered in the United States (including the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Bahamas, Cuba, Guatemala, Saipan, South Korea, Ukraine, Lithuania, and on US military bases around the world. The Knights' official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has over 5,000 circles and the Order's patriotic arm, the Fourth Degree, has more than 2,500 assemblies.
For their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, Pope John Paul II referred to the Order as a "strong right arm of the Church." In 2014, the Order gave over US$173 million directly to charity and performed over 71.5 million man-hours of voluntary service. Over 413,000 US pints (195,000 l; 344,000 imp pt) of blood were donated in 2010.
The Knights were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works.
K of C # 5290 meets in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria on the 1st Thursday of the month. We will work to help our parish family any way we can.
If you know any past Grand Knight or family member of a past Grand Knight, please let them know we have personal items for each Past Grand Knight or widow of a past Grand Knight that we would like to give the family.
St. Joseph Council 5290
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
6944 E. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226-3704
UPDATES AND COUNCIL ACTIVITIES
For updates and other council activities visit http://kofc5290.mcmn.us