Grand Knight Update June 18, 2024

Resurrection Knights of Columbus,

We are only halfway through June and it is already hotter than blazes outside!!  I hope everyone is managing to stay reasonably cool, despite the fact Summer does not even officially start until June 21st!

Let me first extend a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered for the Pastorate Picnic. We parked >250 cars in a freshly bush-hogged farm field, and over 500 parishioners attended the event (and ate all of the food provided). I don’t think I have ever seen Father John smile that much!  Great job Resurrection Knights!

Congratulations are also in order for Brothers Kevin Bellamy and Edward Parker (yes, Edward is related to Mike Parker) who went through our Council’s 3-Degree Exemplification Ceremony on Saturday June 8th. We will officially vote them into our Council on Thursday night during our monthly membership meeting.

I now have 5 important items for your review and consideration, plus a few updates to our Significant Events and Prayers List.

Item #1 -- As we have been discussing for several months, we will conduct our first KofC/Social Justice Committee food and sundries collection on Saturday June 22nd– you may have also noted an Advertisement in the Bulletin for this collection that will benefit the Grass Roots, Apostleship of the Sea, and the Day Resource Center community organizations. The Ad can be found hereBetween 10am and 11:30am on Saturday, we will be collecting food and drink items, clothing, new women’s underwear, personal hygiene products, and new or gently used twin-sized bed sheets in the Church of the Resurrection Parking Lot. The following SignUpGenius will allow 3 more Knights to show up with their mini-van/SUV/truck for this event (but everyone is welcome to come on out and support the collection, even if you don’t sign up):

 Item #2 -- On Thursday evening starting at 7:30pm in the Hall, we will conduct our monthly Resurrection Council Membership Meeting. This will be our final meeting for the Fraternal Year; not only will we be voting on new members for our Council, but we will also be voting on our FY25 Budget and our FY25 Slate of Officers. The officer slate can be found here. This will be a meeting you don’t want to missand it will be followed by our usual fellowship that includes food and beverages!

Item #3  -- We have 4 new men who have expressed an interest in becoming members of our fraternal order and Council, and 2 of them have expressed their desire to be exemplified sooner rather than later – so we will conduct another Exemplification Ceremony this coming Saturday in the Church Nave (immediately following the Church of the Resurrection Vigil Mass). Come out and witness this thought-provoking, 35-min ceremony – and stay afterwards to welcome our new Brothers into our order during the light reception in the Coffee Lounge! Spouses, family members, and potential Knights are all welcome to attend the ceremony and the reception.
Item #4 – On Monday July 15th from 5pm-8pm, we will conduct our annual KofC/Catholic Daughters Picnic in Centennial Park. This is always a fun and relaxing event where we share food, beverages, and good company while catching up with our Brothers and Sisters on life events. All Knights, Daughters, Spouses, and potentialKnights/Daughters are invited to attend. The picnic flyer can be found here. A food items SignUpGenius will be distributed next week.

Item #5 – Our Council’s 3-Year Trustee and Webmaster, Brother Drew Scurachio,updated our Website Photo Gallery with pictures from the Golf Tournament. I encourage everyone to use the following link and review all of the photos in our Council Photo Gallery:

Council Galleries | Resurrection Council #11341 (

Thanks again for everything that you do for our Parish, our Clergy, and our community. You are truly making a difference!


Greg Jolissaint
Grand Knight
Resurrection Council #11341


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