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The Knights of Columbus Council 15265

 
   
  Mission

The Knights of Columbus is an organization dedicated to the service of our Holy Church and its clergy.  We serve God by serving others in need and in our parish ministries.
    

We have an open invitation for all practicing Catholic men ages 18 and over to join us.
 
Every Saturday prior to the 5 pm Mass we pray the Rosary, beginning at 4:30 pm.
 
Our business meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in Meeting Room #2.
 

The Knights of Columbus offers free online classes for anyone wishing to know their faith better.  The Catholic Information Service provides full courses in PDF form and some are available as audio mp3 files.  The Catechism-based Luke E. Hart Course, the topical Veritas Course, and a fully searchable Online Catechism are all available at http://www.kofc.org/un/en/cis/index.html.

Among our many ongoing activities are our Pancake Breakfasts to help raise money for our many projects.  Check out our weekly parish bulletin for announcements sponsored by the Knights.

2017-2018 Officers

Grand Knight  
 
   Ozzie Vargas
  Deputy Grand Knight        Mike Pendroza
  Chancellor        Chad Develle
  Financial Secretary        Peter Kruse
  Treasurer        Terry Rafinski
  Trustees        Mike Andreucci
   Jesus Denes
   David Brockman
  Inside Guard        Jose Uriostegui
  Outside Guard        Guillermo Miranda
             

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Beginning in the 1840s, waves of European immigrants swelled the ranks of Catholics in the United States, and along with that came an increasingly anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant backlash from the Protestant majority. Catholics were subject to discrimination, slander, ridicule, anti-Catholic propaganda and sometimes mob violence.  It was within this hostile climate that Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882. He and the founding Knights chose as the Order’s patron Christopher Columbus — one of the few Catholics considered a hero of American history. Father McGivney believed the explorer represented both Catholicism and patriotism at the very root of America’s heritage, thereby symbolizing that faithful Catholics also can be solid American citizens.  

 

A decade later, as the Order celebrated its patron on the 400th anniversary of his discovery, President Benjamin Harrison proclaimed a national Columbus holiday. He called for “expressions of gratitude to Divine Providence for the devout faith of the discoverer, and for the Divine care and guidance which has directed our history and so abundantly blessed our people.”  Colorado became the first state to establish Columbus Day in 1907, and others soon followed. In 1934, with strong urging and support by the Knights, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress made Columbus Day a federal holiday, mandating its first annual observance on Oct. 12, 1937.

             
 
 
 
             

Please bring in new or slightly worn summer clothes over the next two weekends.  The Knights are holding our annual summer clothing drive to help those in need in our community.  We thank you for your continued generosity and for always answering the call for our community.

 

Por favor traiga ropa de verano nueva o ligeramente gastada durante los próximos dos fines de semana. Los Caballeros están llevando a cabo nuestra campaña anual de ropa de verano para ayudar a los necesitados en nuestra comunidad. Le agradecemos por su continua generosidad y por responder siempre el llamado de nuestra comunidad.

             
 
 
 
             

Last weekend was the 2018 Knights of Columbus State Convention and St. Joan of Arc Council 15265 had a big weekend.  First, Father Dean received the award as the 2018 North Carolina Priest of the Year on Friday night!  Then, on Saturday afternoon, the Council received four awards:  the Charity Award for all the programs they’ve conducted over the course of the 2017-18 year, a Membership Award to commemorate the last year’s gains in membership, the Fraternal Year Record Award for the best council scrapbook in the state (thank you, Mayra Vargas!) and the Council won the award for the top youth program in North Carolina for the year for their participation in the Live Stations of the Cross in March.  This will be the last time this is awarded, as there will no longer be a separate youth category going forward.  This program will be entered for consideration for an award from the Supreme Council.  Last but not least, at the State Awards Banquet on Saturday night, it was time to award the State Deputy’s Award – the most prestigious award a council can win in the state of North Carolina – and Council 15265 was announced as the winner.  In all, a total of six awards came back to Candler.  We thank you all for your support throughout the year and we look forward to another great year together.

 

El fin de semana pasado fue la convención estatal de Caballeros de Colón de 2018 y el Consejo de Santa Juana de Arco 15265 tuvo un gran fin de semana. Primero, el padre Dean recibió el premio como el sacerdote del año 2018 en Carolina del Norte el viernes por la noche. Luego, el sábado por la tarde, el consejo recibió cuatro premios: el Premio de Caridad por todos los programas que han conducido durante el año 2017-18, un Premio de Membresía para conmemorar los logros del año pasado en membresía, el Premio del Año Fraternal para el mejor libro de recuerdos del consejo en el estado (¡gracias, Mayra Vargas!) y el consejo ganó el premio al mejor programa para jóvenes en Carolina del Norte durante el año por su participación en las Estaciones Vivas de la Cruz en marzo. Esta será la última vez que se otorgue, ya que no habrá una categoría juvenil separada en el futuro. Este programa será ingresado para su consideración por un premio del Consejo Supremo. Por último, pero no menos importante, en el Banquete de Premios del Estado el sábado por la noche, llegó el momento de otorgar el Premio del Diputado de Estado, el premio más prestigioso que un consejo puede ganar en el estado de Carolina del Norte, y el Consejo 15265 fue anunciado como el ganador. En total, un total de seis premios regresaron a Candler. Les agradecemos a todos por su apoyo durante todo el año y esperamos con interés otro gran año juntos. 

 

             
 
 
 
             


 



 

   
 

Prayer for Our Country

God of all nations,
Father of the human family,
we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise
and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy
in these United States of America.

We ask for your protection and guidance
for all who devote themselves to the common good,
working for justice and peace at home and around the world.

We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants,
those who serve us as President, as legislators and judges,
those in the military and law enforcement.
Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord,
with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice
in the years ahead for all people,
and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.

Amen.

 

   



Dios de todas las naciones,
Padre de la familia humana,
Te damos gracias por la libertad que ejercemos
Y las muchas bendiciones de la democracia que disfrutamos
En estos Estados Unidos de América.
Pedimos su protección y orientación
Para todos los que se dedican al bien común,
Trabajando por la justicia y la paz en el hogar y en todo el mundo.
Alzamos a todos nuestros líderes y servidores públicos debidamente elegidos,
Aquellos que nos servan como Presidente, como legisladores y jueces,
Aquellos en el ejército y la aplicación de la ley.
Cúraos de nuestras diferencias y uníos, oh Señor,
Con un propósito común, dedicación y compromiso para lograr la libertad y la justicia
En los próximos años para todas las personas,
Y especialmente aquellos que son más vulnerables en nuestro medio.

Amén.

 
   

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