Grand Knight Update

November 30, 2022

Greetings Fellow Knights of KofC Council #11341,

On this last day of November, let me first say thanks to all of you who attended Mike Amato's and Bill Walther's Viewings and Funeral Masses. Special thanks are extended to our Council's "Rosary Team" who led a very reverent and respectful 20 minutes of prayer during Bill Walther's evening Viewing; and special thanks are also extended to Sir Knights Brad Weiss, Rick Murray, Terry Mahoney, and Brad Kaufmann who stood watch during Bill Walther's Viewings and also participated in his Mass of Christian Burial. The Amato family and the Walther family both appreciated our demonstration of faithfulness and support during their time of personal loss!

On Friday night December 9th (i.e. next week), I encourage our Council members to participate in back-to-back events that will begin in the Church of the Resurrection Tent and will end in the Gardens Icehouse Ice Rink in Laurel. The Church of the Resurrection Pastoral Council and the Resurrection Social Justice Committee will be hosting a "Cocoa, Caroling, and Caring" social event in the Church multipurpose tent beginning at 7pm (details can be found on the Resurrection website or last Sunday's bulletin); we will then transition to our first purely fraternal event when we watch the University of Maryland play West Virginia University in a NCAA Ice Hockey game beginning at 8:45pm. The Gardens Icehouse Ice Rink is located between I95 and US29 in the Fairland Regional Park, two miles from Interstate 95. The physical address is 13800 Old Gunpowder Rd, Laurel, MD, 20707. Knights, spouses, significant others, children, grandchildren, friends, and potential Knights are all welcome to join us. The rink has a snack bar and there may be a nominal entry fee at the gate. For those who would prefer to Carpool, we will meet and park at a TBD location near Resurrection Church ~8pm, then head down to the Ice Rink. We are planning to sit together in the stands overlooking the rink. Dress warmly. Questions: call Dave Goggin at 410-961-5630.

Other Upcoming Events of Importance:

Every Monday Evening starting at 6:30pm – Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration in the Resurrection Chapel.

Saturday December 10, 2022 -- Our Council will gather at 10am at the Church of the Resurrection Shed so that we can unpack and transport the statues of the Holy Family, the 3 Kings, and the Nativity Animals to the Creche. This is always a fun activity for those who participate!

mid-December 2022 – Resurrection Council's Keeping Christ in Christmas Poster Contest (for RSPS and Resurrection Pastorate Religious Education students) will occur in early-to-mid December – details will be shared next week, but we will require Knights to serve as judges for this amazing and fun event. This is a great opportunity for sons, nephews, grandsons, godsons, and "potential Knights" to participate in a fun KofC activity!

Wednesday December 14, 2022 -- Council Officers and Directors Meeting in the Pastoral Center

Thursday December 15, 2022 -- Monthly Council Membership Meeting -- the multipurpose tent is available, and since the tent heaters are functional, I have requested the tent for our monthly meeting.

December 24th Christmas Eve Mass Parking Support -- we will be providing parking guides and safety in our reduced Church parking lot for the 3pm and 5pm Masses. A SignUpGenius will be created and distributed for this Pastor John-requested service opportunity!

January 14th or 15th, 2023 -- Grand Knight's Holiday Reception -- exact date, times, and details will be provided next month (after I secure the clearance and endorsement from my First Lady).

January 21, 2023 -- the annual March for Life will occur nationwide, and our Supreme Knight is encouraging Councils to participate as groups. This march will mark the 50th year the March for Life organization has been conducting this annual march. We will be discussing our participation in the DC March during upcoming council meetings.

Friday night January 21, 2023 -- our KofC Council and the Resurrection Pastoral Council will co-sponsor a fun event in the Tent. The current ideas include a Chili Cook-off, Hot Chocolate, Adult Beverages, and a family movie!

ACTS Spring Retreats -- the Resurrection-St. Paul Pastorate Spring ACTS Retreats will be held at the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center in Marriottsville, Maryland. The Women's Retreat will be conducted May 18 - 21, 2023; and the Men's Retreat will be conducted June 8 - 11, 2023. Mark your calendars to attend and consider purchasing a gift registration for someone you love!
Vivat Jesus!


Every Monday Night in the Resurrection Chapel

– Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, led by our Council’s Knights. Please check in with Tom Shenk if you want to lead a decade of the rosary.


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What It Means to Be Pro-Life By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly

Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates will gather in Washington on Friday for the annual March for Life. Every year it is one of the biggest demonstrations in the nation’s capital, but some of the movement’s most dedicated members won’t be there. They’ll be where they usually are, day in and day out—at pregnancy resource centers caring for mothers and children, born and unborn.

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