Happy Veterans Day to all of you and all our relatives that have dedicated themselves to protecting the freedom that we enjoy everyday. It is also a great day to be a Knight of Columbus as we continue our work to celebrate our veterans and support our service men and women. Let us pray for each of them. Here is theyoutube that I played in our council meeting back in March, I hope you enjoy it again. God Bless ...
In the spirit of protecting, we as Catholic men and Knights of Columbus are being called upon to protect the Christians in the Middle East that are being persecuted for their beliefs. The program is simple but the effect will be amazing because we are coming together in 'Unity' with our fellow Brothers. The symbolic Solidarity Cross is produced by those in that area with the proceeds going toward the relief of those being persecuted. Worthy State Church Director and Lecturer Jeff Hoffman will be leading our efforts.
Finally, it is a pleasure to see the hard work of our council transforming the mundane 'behind the scenes' work that used to take hours and is now automated to just minutes. Tonight, I am hosting a training session on our new websitehttp://kofc7186.org (please bookmark this page) for our Program Directors. Each Director will be able to keep all of you updated via their posts on this site. Simply click on 'Programs' at the top of our home page to see their updates. In addition, the new events calendar is up to date and they will have access to that as well. If you want to stop by tonight and say hello, please do.
I am blessed to witness how each of you have picked up the virtual sword of the Knights of Columbus in order to go make a difference in the world. Together we are making a big impact for our local community. We raised over $ 1,200.00 for the coats for children program and now over $1,000.00 and counting for OP LAMB (see raffle below). What was that saying "I LOVE YOU MAN" and I truly do!
I continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank You for everything you do for your families, for our council and of course for our Lord and Savior.
Knights of Columbus - Grand Knight
Father H. Charles Mulholland
Council #7186 - Apex, NC