WE ARE CALLED – What is God calling you to do? Are you listening?
Please listen to the video WE ARE CALLED by David Hass on Youtube. Here is a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDljPsRIryo&list=RDCDljPsRIryo#t=0. The video is less than four minutes long. While listening to it, please think about what you can do. Then, go do what you can to grow in your Faith, help your family, help your pastor, help your parish, help your Council, or help your community. By doing what God is calling you to do, you will make a difference.
On August 1-3, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention was held in St. Louis, Mo. We had our 10 elected delegates and their wives there, our State Chaplain Father William Lesak, along with three non-delegates and their wives. As one of your delegates, I had the opportunity to share time with Brother Knights and their wives from all around the world. It is so easy to think of the Knights of Columbus only by what is being done in our Council or State. We are part of a much larger group. What we do does have an impact on what the Knights of Columbus does globally. The most exciting item from the Supreme Convention was the election of PSD Colin Jorsch, Jr. to be a Supreme Director. For more details on the Supreme Convention, please go to the Supreme website at http://www.kofc.org/en/conv/2017/insider/index.html.
I would like to congratulate the July winners from North Carolina in the Supreme Family of the Month program:
The Nick Burton family from Council 1074 in Wilmington
The Gary Steifert family from Council 6451 in Hickory
The Timothy Bennett family from Council 9492 in Tryon
The Robert Lanza family from Council 15265 in Candler
They were selected from the eighteen submitted families from NC. The following Councils submitted the form to Supreme for the month of July:
|1074 in Wilmington – District 25||8759 in Kill Devil Hills – District 3|
|2546 in Raleigh – District 28||9492 in Tryon – District 31|
|2838 in Fayetteville – District 22||9499 in Clemmons – District 11|
|4660 in Wilson – District 7||9709 in Raleigh – District 9|
|6451 in Hickory – District 20||10495 in Albemarle – District 13|
|7024 in Swansboro – District 29||11265 in Smithfield – District 28|
|7184 in Hendersonville – District 31||11911 in Ashville – District 16|
|7186 in Apex – District 5||12455 in Raleigh – District 9|
|7259 in Newton Grove – District 4||15265 in Candler – District 17|
We have many great families being recognized by their Council every month. Thank you for what you do. I would love to see more being recognized by Supreme. To have a chance of being recognized by Supreme, a form must be submitted.
The following Councils have been successful in recruiting new member(s) in August (processed by Supreme as of August 24, 2017): 1074 in Wilmington – 5, 8509 in Kernersville – 2, 12025 in Raleigh – 2, 2829 in Winston-Salem – 1, 4600 in Rocky Mount -1, 5487 in Goldsboro – 1, 7450 in Concord – 1, 8363 in Franklin – 1, 8680 in Salisbury – 1, 9579 in Morganton – 1, 10504 in Winston-Salem – 1, 10910 in Chapel Hill – 1, 11076 in Belmont – 1, 11266 in Garner – 1, 11966 in Boone – 1, 12017 in Wilmington – 1, 12167 in Kannapolis – 1, 12610 in Mocksville – 1
To be successful with our programs, we need new members to do the work and to bring us new ideas of how we can do more good.
Our Field Agents have been very busy taking care of our Brothers and their families. So far, this year, we have 51 Brothers that have taken out KofC insurance for the first time to protect themselves and their families. Thank your Field Agent and schedule a meeting with him to make sure you are properly protected.
If I can ever serve you in any way, please let me know. I will do my very best to make sure you get the help you need. Let’s have a great year! With your help, we can.
Fraternally yours in Christ,
NC State Deputy
WE ARE CALLED