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July 2024 Newsletter

Posted on July 03, 2024 in: General News

July 2024 Newsletter
Bishops, Priest & Deacons, State Families and Membership, My brothers and sisters in Christ, greetings and blessings, Brokenness or woundedness    "Despite your brokenness or woundedness. Despite your national identity, it is not an excuse for the absence of virtue in you...

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Cribs for Life

Posted on July 03, 2024 in: General News

Cribs for Life
Cribs for Life Knights deliver new cribs to mothers in need in northern Virginia By Cecilia Engbert 6/27/2024 Joe and Michael Jewell deliver a crib and mattress to a young mother and her baby June 15 in northern Virginia. (Photo by Matthew Barrick)   Joe Jewell, past g...

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Ukraine's Gold Star Families
Ukraine’s Gold Star Families K of C families in Ukraine find hope to live on even as they mourn loved ones killed in combat By Karolina Świder 6/27/2024 The coffin of Denys Tarasov is carried to a grave in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Jan. 13, 2023. Bishop Jan Sobilo (right), auxilia...

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Leadership Across the Generations
Leadership Across the Generations From Zoomers to Boomers and beyond, Knights answer the call to serve as council officers 6/1/2024 Mark Anthony Lodrigito, executive secretary to the Luzon North State Council, speaks during the jurisdiction’s evangelization and discipleship traini...

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'The Wheelchair is my Legs'
‘The Wheelchair Is My Legs’ Working with the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation, Ukrainian Knights help disabled veterans and civilians regain mobility By Solomiia Karpiv 6/19/2024 Knights deliver a wheelchair to combat veteran Mykola V’yuk at his home in the Rivne regi...

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Devoted to the Eucharistic Lord
Devoted to the Eucharistic Lord K of C councils bear fervent witness to Christ’s real presence during the National Eucharistic Revival By Nathan Whalen and Columbia staff 6/1/2024 College Knights carry the canopy over the Blessed Sacrament and Fourth Degree Knights pr...

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June 2024 Newsletter

Posted on June 02, 2024 in: General News

June 2024 Newsletter
Bishops, Priest & Deacons, State Families and Membership, My brothers and sisters in Christ, greetings and blessings, Come, Holy Spirit. Not only does the Holy Spirit wash the stains from our souls and minds, but he heals the wounds and bruises of life. He softens the pride that is so o...

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Knights in Love With Mary

Posted on June 02, 2024 in: General News

Knights in Love With Mary
Knights in Love With Mary Five popular devotions exemplify the deep affection Filipino Catholics feel for the Blessed Mother By Roy Lagarde 5/30/2024 Xenar Dimalanta, a member of Banal na Sakramento Council 8753 in Quezon City, Luzon North, teaches his granddaughter, Hope Felicity, h...

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'To Save Their Identity'

Posted on June 02, 2024 in: General News

'To Save Their Identity'
‘To Save Their Identity’ McGivney House in Poland begins hosting Greek Catholic catechism classes for Ukrainian refugees By Karolina Świder 5/30/2024 Ukrainian children watch a Bible story during a Greek Catholic catechism class at McGivney House in Radom, Poland, in May....

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Library in Rome Named for Blessed Michael McGivney
Library in Rome Named for Blessed Michael McGivney The Pontifical Filipino College library was recently renovated with Knights’ support 5/16/2024 Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle and Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly cut the ribbon on the new Blessed Michael McGivney Library at the Pontific...

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National Pilgrimage Begins in New Haven
National Pilgrimage Begins in New Haven Knights help launch the Seton Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage from the Order’s birthplace By Cecilia Engbert 5/30/2024 Escorted by Knights, Auxiliary Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt of Hartford carries the Eucharist in processi...

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The National Eucharistic Procession through Wisconsin
Some Key points for Knights Each morning of the Pilgrimage starts with a Mass at the Host Parish.  The Fourth Degree Assemblies should check with the Parish Pastors in their area if the Honor Guard is welcome.  Do they need you to serve as Ushers at the Mass or ang the route. Walk...

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May 2024 Newsletter

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

May 2024 Newsletter
Bishops, Priest & Deacons, State Families and Membership, My brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings and Blessing, Happy Easter from the Nowak Agency. In Colossians, 3:17 ‘And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God...

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New Confessionals

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

New Confessionals
'Bless Me, Father...' Knights and family members from Msgr. O'Reilly Council 764 in Baraboo, Wisconsin assemble in front of two new confessionals constructed by the group in St. Joseph Church. When counicl members asked their parochial administrator, Father Paul Arinze, about St. Jose...

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Support in Difficulties

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Support in Difficulties
Support in Difficulties In its journey through Poland and Ukraine, the Order’s pilgrim icon of St. Joseph has inspired pro-life charity and consoled families affected by war By Karolina Świder and Tomasz Adamski 5/1/2024 On Saturday, April 27, Bishop Damian Bryl of Kalisz presided ...

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'She Lives With Him'

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

'She Lives With Him'
‘She Lives With Him’ A cause for canonization has opened for Michelle Duppong, a North Dakota farmgirl and FOCUS missionary from a Knights of Columbus family By Patti Armstrong 4/1/2024 What’s it like to call your little sister a Servant of God as the Church investigate...

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Widowed by War

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Widowed by War
Widowed by War Knights-funded project brings psychological aid to the families of Ukrainian soldiers killed in combat By Solomiia Karpiv 4/25/2024 Nestled in the Kyiv region of Ukraine, the city of Fastiv is small in size, but it’s home to approximately 180 families of fallen Ukrai...

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An Encounter with Father McGivney
An Encounter with Father McGivney K of C chaplains travel from Poland to visit sites associated with the Order’s founder By Cecilia Engbert 4/17/2024 Twenty-one Knights of Columbus chaplains from Poland made a pilgrimage in the northeast United States, April 8-16, walking in the fo...

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April 2024 Newsletter

Posted on April 01, 2024 in: General News

April 2024 Newsletter
Bishops, Priest, Deacons, State Families and Membership, My brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings and Blessing from the Nowak Agency, Hello, to all of you! I am writing this newsletter during lent but before Easter, Palm Sunday to be exact. Some would say “Oh you’re working on&...

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Sculpting Our Founder

Posted on April 01, 2024 in: General News

Sculpting Our Founder
Sculpting Our Founder An interview with artist Chas Fagan about the creative vision of his new statue of Blessed Michael McGivney 3/1/2024 Artist Chas Fagan looks up at his statue of Blessed Michael McGivney after its dedication at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate C...

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Praying for the Living and the Dead
Praying for the Living and the Dead Knights fund Mass stipends to benefit both Ukrainian priests and the faithful they serve By Karolina Świder and Solomiia Karpiv 3/26/2024 Father Konrad Szymański (center) prays during his ordination Mass, celebrated by Bishop Stanislav Sh...

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Sharing Talents

Posted on March 31, 2024 in: General News

Sharing Talents
Sharing Talents Seven councils collaborate to paint homes at an Indiana community for adults with disabilities By Cecilia Engbert 3/19/2024 Mike Catania and his son Steven, both members of Nativity of Our Savior Council 9114 in Portage, Ind., stand in front of the welcome sign at Sha...

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'Exactly the Right Thing'

Posted on March 31, 2024 in: General News

'Exactly the Right Thing'
‘Exactly the Right Thing’ Knights in North America show their unwavering solidarity with the Ukrainian people through material and spiritual support By Mary Christie 3/12/2024 Polish Knights, including Supreme Warden Andrzej Anasiak and State Chaplain Archbishop Wacław Depo...

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Embrace Your Mission

Posted on March 31, 2024 in: General News

Embrace Your Mission
Embrace Your Mission God calls each of us uniquely, seeking to accomplish his plan in and through our lives By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 3/1/2024 Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly (Photo by Michael Collopy)   Later this month, we will observe Good Friday on Ma...

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March 2024 Newsletter

Posted on March 03, 2024 in: General News

March 2024 Newsletter
Bishops, Priest & Deacons, State Families and Membership, My brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings and Blessing from the Nowak Agency, I would like to share a short story.  After hearing a Homily this week of Lent, I wanted to share the passage from Matthew 25:31-46. You all know ...

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40 Days, 40 Cans

Posted on March 01, 2024 in: General News

40 Days, 40 Cans
‘I Can, You Can, We Can!’ Knights encourage Lenten almsgiving with 40 Cans for Lent food drives By Cecilia Engbert     2/28/2024 Members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Council 8306 in Helotes, Texas, kick off their 14th annual 40 Cans for Lent food drive with a spec...

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Plunging with Purpose

Posted on March 01, 2024 in: General News

Plunging with Purpose
Plunging with Purpose Virginia Knights surpass $1 million raised for Special Olympics through Polar Plunges since 2013 By Cecilia Engbert  2/28/2024 Led by State Deputy Patrick Rowland (fourth from right), K of C leaders and family members present a check representing the $1 millio...

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New Midshipmen Knights

Posted on March 01, 2024 in: General News

New Midshipmen Knights
New Midshipmen Knights United States Naval Academy council nearly doubles in size with recent exemplification By Cecilia Engbert2/21/2024 Members of Commodore Barry Council 14534 gather after an exemplification Feb. 8 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. They are join...

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Under Russian Occupation

Posted on March 01, 2024 in: General News

Under Russian Occupation
‘A Special Time of Brotherhood’   A K of C chaplain recalls the months he spent under Russian occupation in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol 2/14/2024 Father Bohomaz is pictured during the Ukraine State Convention in Bryukhovychi, Ukraine, in May 2023. (Photo by ...

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'Far Beyond Pearls'

Posted on March 01, 2024 in: General News

'Far Beyond Pearls'
‘Far Beyond Pearls’ Spousal love and support, epitomized by the late Ann Dechant, make our work as Knights of Columbus possible By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly12/1/2023 Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly (Photo by Michael Collopy)   Last month, on the fea...

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February 2024 Newsletter

Posted on January 28, 2024 in: General News

February 2024 Newsletter
Bishops, Priest & Deacons, State Families and Membership, My brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings and Blessing from the Nowak Agency. Happy New Year to you all, and Happy Valentine’s to you as well. I want to share a journey I went on this month in January, as I was making a ...

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Nowak Agency 2023 MDRT Qualifiers
The Nowak Agency would like to Recognize these 10 Men for their Outstanding Hard Work for their fellow Knights and families that qualified them for MDRT! Thank you Gentlemen and Congratulation!  A Special Congratulations to Jerome Picket and Jason Bourget for making Court of the Table as wel...

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Restored to Glory

Posted on January 28, 2024 in: General News

Restored to Glory
Restored to Glory Knights of Columbus supports restoration of baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica By Cecilia Engbert 1/11/2024 The Knights of Columbus will fund a yearlong restoration of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s iconic baldacchino above the high altar of St. Peter’s Basil...

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In Tune With Life

Posted on January 28, 2024 in: General News

In Tune With Life
In Tune With Life A Colorado K of C family bears witness to the joy of raising children with special needs By Carl Bunderson and Columbia staff 1/1/2024 Jeff and Sonia McGarrity take a stroll with five of their eight children outside their home near Lone Tree, Colo. (P...

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Beacons of Light

Posted on January 28, 2024 in: General News

Beacons of Light
Beacons of Light Knights partner with Catholic medical centers to serve and empower women and to save lives By Zoey Maraist 1/1/2024 Around the United States, a different kind of health care center is increasingly making its mark. At these clinics, life is honored from the moment of conc...

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Blessed Michael McGivney Statue Dedicated at National Shrine
Blessed Michael McGivney Statue Dedicated at National Shrine Knights of Columbus founder joins the basilica’s Hall of American Saints By Cecilia Engbert 12/12/23 A new statue of Blessed Michael McGivney was dedicated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Concepti...

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January 2024 Newsletter

Posted on January 02, 2024 in: General News

January 2024 Newsletter
Bishops, Priest, Deacons, State Families and Membership, My brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings and Blessing from the Nowak Agency. First off let me wish each of you a very Merry Christmas, may the joy of knowing a savior give you peace and Joy. Second it is always a pleasure to share...

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Sweet Visits from St. Nicholas

Posted on January 02, 2024 in: General News

Sweet Visits from St. Nicholas
Sweet Visits From St. Nicholas Knights bring candy, coats and holiday joy to Ukrainian children By Solomiia Karpiv12/19/2023 Children gather around St. Nicholas with boxes of candy after a St. Nicholas Day celebration at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church in Brody, Ukraine, hosted by H...

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‘A Symbol of Warmth’

Posted on January 02, 2024 in: General News

‘A Symbol of Warmth’
‘A Symbol of Warmth’ Ukraine’s first Coats for Kids event exemplifies the Order’s unity, solidarity and relevance in the war-torn country By Solomiia Karpiv 12/12/2023 Ukrainian Knights gave dozens of new coats to the children of fallen soldiers during the inaugur...

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Faith in the Center

Posted on January 02, 2024 in: General News

Faith in the Center
Faith in the Center An interview with Luke Kornet, an NBA player and Knight of Columbus, about how his love of God and family elevates his game 12/1/2023 Luke Kornet is all about verticality. At 7 feet, 1 inch, the towering 28-year-old center for the Boston Celtics is among the 10 tallest p...

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Commitment on the Court

Posted on January 02, 2024 in: General News

Commitment on the Court
Commitment on the Court The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship program marks a half-century By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 12/1/2023 In the winter of 1972, children in Florida and North Dakota stepped onto basketball courts to take the first shots of a pilot Knights of Columbus pr...

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Become a Knight of the Eucharist
Become a Knight of the Eucharist 12/5/2023   Dear Brother Knight, As Catholics and as Knights, the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” – in all that we do, the root of our strength. When we receive our Lord in Holy Communion, we are fed, ...

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