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Grand Knight Message - September 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009 7:20 PM | Rafael Betancourt (Administrator)
Dear Brother Knights,

This month I would like to reflect on goals. During our last business meeting we had a spirited discussion on how we go about supporting our multiple activities. “Given constraints of time and money, there is only so much we can do,” some of us thought. “There are too many worthy causes, too much need out there; how can we possibly decide to which one we should devote our time and energy? Which cause is more worthy? Who is suffering the most? Who shall we serve first?” I wondered. This discussion made me think about how we can set goals that support the “core values” or guiding principles on which our Order stands: Charity, Unity, and Fraternity.

One goal given to us this Columbian year is to increase our rolls by bringing in at least 7 new members. I would like to challenge everyone to beat this goal by the end of this calendar year. There will be First, Second, and Third Degree ceremonies during the month of October (see Calendar) so let’s take advantage of those opportunities to bring in new members.

Finally, last month I reminded everyone that our Supreme Knight has called us to participate in the “Year for Priests" declared by Pope Benedict XVI. In order to show appreciation and to honor our Priest, past and present that have served us at St. Justin’s, I encourage everyone to participate in the dinner we are organizing on September 26th starting at 6:30pm at Saint Justin’s Parish Hall. Tickets are $10 each; a limited number of them will be available at the door.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Rafael Betancourt, GK
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