Grand Knight’s Message:
As you read this newsletter you will know that the” Mentally Challenged Drive” will have ended. We all want to thank Paul Gorski for another year of hard work and dedication.
As I said in the past, Paul worked and planned how to collect more money so he could help put a smile on the faces of the children he loved and worked so very hard for. The Council would also like to thank all the members, ladies and friends for all their support in making this drive another successful year. (See Paul’s report for a preliminary total).
A final total will be sent to you as soon as we know.
June 2nd and 3rd will be the weekend of our annual “Right to Life” collection. We will be collecting outside St. Matthew’s and Transfiguration of the Lord churches after all Masses on both days. All funds will be used to defray the cost of the bus going to Washington D.C. in January to participate in the march for “Right to Life”. We will be looking for volunteers to help with collection. If you care to make a donation, kindly send a check to the council payable to “Knights of Columbus” with a memo to read “Right to Life”.
This is the last Newsletter for the 2011-2012 Columbian year. I would like to thank all of you for the help and support you have given me during my years (4) as Grand Knight.
May God continue to Bless our Council and our members.
Don Becker, Grand Knight
God Bless America
A NOTE FROM OUR CHAPLAIN
By Father Guy Selvester
A Personal Relationship With Christ
A prominent British actor known for his glittering dinner parties was giving such a party one evening. In attendance was a priest who, at one time, had known the actor when he served as a University Chaplain and his host was just a student. Lately he had been serving as an unassuming pastor of souls in a small country parish.
After dinner, as was his custom, the actor who played host to the dinner was going to recite something for the entertainment of his guests. On this occasion he gave the honor of the choice to his old friend the priest who asked him to recite Psalm 23, the priest's favorite. With a gleam in his eye the actor said he would comply on condition that at the conclusion of his recitation the priest would also favor them with a recitation of the same Psalm. Grudgingly, the priest agreed.
The actor launched into a recitation of Psalm 23 that was filled with power, passion and drama. When he had finished the room filled with guests erupted into applause. Then he turned to the priest saying, "OK Father. Now for your rendition." The priest stood shyly at his place with his eyes closed and with great intensity he slowly and beautifully recited the words of the Psalm so familiar to him as his favorite:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
When the priest had finished everyone was so moved that no one stirred; no one made even a sound. All of them sat dumbfounded and staring at the priest. Things had turned out precisely as the actor had wished and he stood up and, looking at his reverend guest, addressed the others with a voice choked with emotion saying, "You see my friends, as I suspected, we have seen something very significant here. For, while I knew the Psalm, he knows the Shepherd."
This is also our task in life. It isn't important that we know ABOUT Jesus. Rather, it is important that we come to KNOW Jesus.
God Bless You and Yours,