KNIGHTS CORNER – April 11, 2021
"Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of :what was sold. They laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. (Acts 4:32-35)
In this age of the so-called "prosperity gospel" and of televangelists promising miracles if you buy their wares being brandished on television, one finds it difficult to even catch a glimpse of the original Christian church and its message. The book of Acts makes it clear that the first Christians spent their time preaching the good news of salvation through the cross of Christ, and then put their faith into practice by looking after everyone in their community. In other words, they made the two greatest commandments proclaimed by Jesus the lynchpin of the early church. They loved God with all of their heart and soul, and they loved their neighbor as they loved themselves. In this Easter season, may we go out and do the same.
Mike Wininger, Grand Knight Council 529
K OF C 40 CANS FOR 40 DAYS
K of C Council 5290 is again asking for your donations to the Saint Lawrence St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry during the season of Lent. Any non-perishable item will be gladly accepted but those most needed are: peanut butter, canned fruit, soup, pasta sauce, pasta, canned meats and tuna, rice, boxed potatoes, and cereal
Baskets will be located in the Narthex starting on Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday. There will also be a large tote outside the parish office for your convenience. Thanking you in advance for your generosity in helping those in need.
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