Grand Knight Update

May 16, 2023

   Dear Council #11341 Knights of Columbus!
This will be an abbreviated update since our next monthly membership meeting is only 2 days away (Thursday night in the Tent).
Let me first say thanks to Rick Murray and Martin Fienkeng who serve as the President and Vice President of the RKCI Scholarship Board. They did a great job publicly presenting the 3 RKCI scholarships to 3 RSPS 8thGraders and their families at the end of the 9:30am Mass this past Sunday. They also publicly recognized our largest recurrent donors who continue to make the RKCI Scholarship Program possible – John and Martha Calabrese (the Calabrese Family Scholarship) & Bill and Sharon Ziegler (the Ziegler Family Scholarship). Our Parishioners truly appreciated celebrating these awards, their recipients, and our recurrent donors!
A special thanks is also extended to Ted Rieve and his wonderful wife Barbara who procured and pre-prepared the carnations for this past weekend’s MaryGold celebration; thanks also to the Knights who finished preparing the carnations for distribution on Friday afternoon in the Large Conference Room.  And finally, thanks to the Knights who participated in our annual MaryGold carnation distribution – you helped make our Resurrection Moms, Grandmoms, and Great Grandmoms feel valued and celebrated following all of our Mother's Day weekend Masses – these ladies chose “Life” and they deserve the annual recognition on Mother’s Day weekend!
I encourage everyone to attend our Monthly Membership Meeting on Thursday night May 18th – we will begin with a special Knights Mass celebrated by our Council Chaplain, Father Warren Tanghe, at 6:45pm in the Chapel; we will then move to the tent for our 7:30pm Meeting during which we will vote on the recommended slate of officers and directors for the fraternal year starting July 1st;we will also be introduced to our proposed budget for the same timeframe. We will conclude, as always, with food and fellowship!
On Friday night May 19th, the Pastoral Council, the Resurrection Music Ministry, and the Resurrection Open Arms Ministry will be hosting another fun Event Under the Tent. This will be another enjoyable family event that will also include a special concert from 8-8:30pm by our Choir and our Contemporary Ensemble. More details can be found in the flyer below.

Upcoming Events of Importance (Please Mark Your Calendars)
Thursday May 18th, 6:45pm, Resurrection Chapel -- Council Mass followed by our Monthly Council Membership Meeting in the Tent. Father Warren Tanghe, our Resurrection Council Chaplain, will lead the celebration of the Mass with our Council and any interested Family Members. 

Monday May 22, 2023, Knights-led Rosary and Benediction in the Resurrection Chapel. This usually occurs every Monday night except for Holidays (like Memorial Day, May 29th)

June 8-11 Men's ACTS Retreat.  ACTS = Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service. ACTS Retreats help us strengthen our faith, build lasting friendships, and serve our parish. All our Council’s Knights are encouraged to attend this retreat that will be held at the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center in Marriottsville, Maryland. Anyone wanting to register or to obtain additional information can follow this link to the parish ACTS Landing Page: ACTS Retreats | Church of the Resurrection | United States (

Friday June 16th, 2023, Pre-Father’s Day Parish Celebration in the Tent. Our Council is teaming up with the Cub Scouts to conduct a "Raingutter Regatta" in the Resurrection Parking Lot, followed by a dinner social in the Tent. We will try for the first time to use Food Trucks to provide the dinner for us.

Saturday June 24th, 2023, Exemplification Ceremony, Parish Chapel, 6:15pm. Come watch our newest members be officially inducted into our Council and the KofC!

Monday July 17th, 2023 – Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters Annual Family Picnic, Centennial Park.  

Friday August 25th, 2023 – Knights of Columbus End of Summer Parish Social in the Tent. Details will be forthcoming.

Saturday September 16th, 2023 – Little Sisters of the Poor 10th Annual Nun Run, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore. Both 5K and 1 mile Run/Walk options available.

Friday September 29th, 2023 – Return of the annual Resurrection Parish Italian Dinner Night in the Resurrection Tent, hosted by Council #11341.

Friday October 20th, 2023 – 2nd Annual Cub Scouts Trunk or Treat (in the Parking Lot) and KofC Social Event in the Tent

Tuesday November 14th, 2023 – Annual Knights Memorial Mass and Clergy Appreciation Dinner, Bon Secours Chapel and Convention Center.




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