The Advent season is upon us which means it is time to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas
Remember to “Keep Christ in Christmas.” As Knights, let us work together to get the message out to our communities to think about the true meaning of Christmas which is Christ.
As many of us think of this season, it is a time of giving. You may wonder how your giving can make a difference…here are some ideas.
- Give your Parish Priest a gift by selecting him as the Knight of the Month.
- Give a gift from the heart that keeps on giving. Give the opportunity to a Catholic gentleman to be a part of the Knights of Columbus. You would not be able to give any better gift. It is one that keeps on giving. It only takes one new member per council per month to keep your council growing.
- Last but not least, remember your family, as without family you are all alone.
Pope John Paul II once said, “membership in the Knights of Columbus calls forth a ‘gift of self’ for the sake of the Church and in service to the World.”
Dixie and I wish each and every one of you a Blessed & Merry Christmas.
PRAYER, BLESSED POPE JOHN PAUL
O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the Spirit of love
for the Knights of Columbus
He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to his holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You
Grant, through his intercession
according to your holy will, the grace that the
North Dakota Knights of Columbus implore,
in the hope that he will soon be numbered among your saints