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Grand Knight Message - January 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010 9:44 AM | Rafael Betancourt (Administrator)
Dear Brother Knights,

Almost three years ago, my wife woke me up crying and saying “I think you need to take me to the doctor.” I was very worried thinking we needed to call 911 when she followed it with “I am pregnant.” I don’t know if that made worry more or calm me down, but to this date, these have been some of the best news I have ever received.

About a month later, I got more worrisome news, as my wife was bleeding slightly, but being pregnant for only a few weeks, this was very serious. We ended up spending an all night vigil at the ER, waiting for morning to get an ultrasound. Thankfully, our daughter was right there doing well – we got her first picture when she was 6 weeks old. She is now two years old and thriving and we thank God every day for blessing us with her presence in our lives.

We all know family and friends that have had a miscarriage. After our scary night, I cannot even imagine what it feels to lose a child so early. Embedded in our souls we know that there is someone who we will miss. That every human life is a miracle and every child a gift from God.

I ask all of you to celebrate life by participating in the Mass of Reparation on January 22 at 7pm, at St. Justin’s Church. All Collections will be donated to the St. Juan Diego Women Center in San Jose to support women struggling to choose life for their unborn children.

Let’s also show our support for the Culture of Life attending the West Coast’s Walk for Life in San Francisco on Saturday, January 23, 11am.

Finally, let’s ask Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn, and Mother of the Civilization of Love to intercede for us and help us put an end to abortion.

Vivat Jesus!

SK Rafael Betancourt, GK
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