Grand Knight Update

January 26, 2023

Brother Knights of KofC Council #11341,

I hope you are all well as we continue to enjoy a very mild January!

This will be a brief Grand Knight update focused on only a couple of upcoming events.  I will highlight our participation in a couple of "Life" events in my next GK update.

First, let me say thanks to Jack Carmody and Sydd Souza for answering the call to set up tables following the 1130 Mass this past Sunday!  It only took us 15 min to complete, and the Religious Education leaders were quite appreciative.

This coming Saturday we are "hosting" the Resurrection Parish Blood Drive in Dohony Hall on the St. Paul Church campus in Old Ellicott City. There are still service slots available in the afternoon for this Pastor-endorsed project -- interested Knights can sign up by following the link below:

K of C Resurrection Council #11341: Resurrection-St. Paul Red Cross Blood Drive (

Following all of our Church of the Resurrection Masses this weekend, we will be collecting Cash and Checks for the annual Ultrasound Collection in support of certified Crisis Pregnancy Centers.  We are asking our Knights to slip out of the tent or the Chapel after Communion, find Brother Ted Rieve in the Pastoral Center, and stand watch for 10 minutes after Mass in your designated spots.

Thanks in advance for those Knights or family members who volunteer for either of these service opportunities in support of our Parish, our Pastor, and our Life Program!

Other Upcoming Events of Importance:(Please mark your calendars)

Thursday January 19th, 2023, 7:30pm – Monthly Council Membership Meeting. in the Church of the Resurrection Tent. See above for additional details.
Monday January 23rd, 6:30pm, Resurrection Chapel – Adoration, Rosary, and Benediction.  Let Tom Shenk know if you would like to lead a decade of the rosary.

Saturday January 28th, 2023, 8am - 3pm – Pastorate Blood Drive in Dohony Hall, Saint Paul’s Church, Old Ellicott City. See above for addtional details.
Annual Right to Life Ultrasound Collections January 28th and 29th following all Weekend Masses. We will ask our Council’s Knights to quietly slip out of Mass during Communion, find Ted Rieve, and receive instructions for collecting donations following each of our weekend Masses.

Monday January 30th, 6:30pm, Resurrection Chapel – Adoration, Rosary, and Benediction.  Let Tom Shenk know if you would like to lead a decade of the rosary.

University of Maryland vs. James Madison University Hockey Game on Friday February 3rd, 2023, 8:45pm, The Gardens Ice House Ice Rink, Laurel, MD. This will be a purely fun, fraternal event, so families and friends are invited to join our Council Members.  Several of us are planning to meet at the Parish and carpool to the game, for those who might not want to drive.

Saturday March 4, 2023, Resurrection Chapel, 6:30pm – Resurrection Council Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity for our Council’s newest members following the Saturday Vigil Mass.  Remember:  this 35min Ceremony is open to the entire parish, especially to the families and friends of our Council’s Knights!
Saturday March 25, 2023, Turf Valley Resort Conference Center. The Resurrection-St. Paul School’s 100th Birthday Gala and Auction. This will be an opportunity for our Council's Knights to enjoy a social event together while also supporting the RSPS!
Saturday April 1, 2023, Grassy Areas in front of RSPS.  Annual Parish Easter Egg Hunt hosted by our Council.
Saturday and Sunday April 8-9, Church of the Resurrection Parking Lot. Annual Parking Safety Management for Easter Weekend Masses.  More will be announced in future GK Updates. 

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!



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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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