Major Degree (July 24th)
If you or someone you know is not a third degree knight then it’s time to become one. This week on July 24th at the hall (5300 N Grand River - Lansing, MI 48906) we will be hosting a Major Degree for all eligible members at 7:00pm. Please have all candidates at the hall by 6:30pm. This major degree will have both 2nd and 3rd ceremonies.
There will be a light dinner after the degree. Please come and support the candidates.
Saint Anne: Mother of the Blessed Virgin
July 26th is the Feast Day of Saint Anne; Mother of the Blessed Virgin
Of St. Anne we have no certain knowledge. She is not mentioned in the New Testament, and we must depend on apocryphal literature, chiefly the Protoevangelium of James, which dates back only to the second century.
In this document we are told that Anne, wife of Joachim, was advanced in years and that her prayers for a child had not been answered. Once as she prayed beneath a laurel tree near her home in Galilee, an angel appeared and said to her, "Anne, the Lord hath heard thy prayer and thou shalt conceive and bring forth, and thy seed shall be spoken of in all the world." Anne replied, "As the Lord my God liveth, if I beget either male or female, I will bring it as a gift to the Lord my God; and it shall minister to Him in holy things all the days of its life " And thus Anne became the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The devotion of St. Anne was known in the East in the fifth century, but it was not diffused in the West until the thirteenth. A shrine at Douai, in northern France, was one of the early centers of the devotion. In 1382 her feast was extended to the whole Western Church, and she became very popular, especially in France. Her two most famous shrines are at St. Anne d'Auray in Brittany and at St. Anne-de Beaupre in the province of Quebec.
She is patroness of housewives, women in labor, cabinet-makers, and miners. Her emblem is a door. St. Anne has been frequently represented in art, and the lovely face depicted by Leonardo da Vinci comes first to mind in this connection. The name Anne derives from the Hebrew Hannah, meaning "grace."
Provided Courtesy of: EWTN Global Catholic Network
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If you would like to light a candle under St. Anne there is a prayer station at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection on 1531 E. Michigan Ave Lansing, MI 48912.
July Newsletter Available Online
The July issue of the Lansing Columbian is made available for viewing in two formats below. A Flipbook version that needs no plugin to read or a PDF version that needs a plugin. We suggest using Foxit PDF reader over Adobe reader.
-- Lansing Columbian July 2014 (Flipbook) --
-- Lansing Columbian July 2014 (PDF) --
July 2014 Knight of the Month
This member has unselfishly help his council this past month by donating his time and talents. Even though the function he chaired this past month did not return and profit what it did was created an atmosphere of brotherhood and those that were in attendance felt it and was appreciative of his hard work in putting this event together for us all.
Congratulations to Arnold Rios our Knight of the Month.
July 2014 Family of the Month
One of the last things I wanted to do as your Grand Knight this year was to say “thank you” to those families that would have given more time to their Church and Council but this year could not have due to illness, family loss, or some other reason.
You are not forgotten, nor loved any less. Even if you made it to one function, one meeting, or more importantly help someone less fortunate then yourself. Still consider yourself part of this Colombian family and very much appreciated.
Please help me in congratulating our entire Colombian family as our Family of the Month.
Open Positions within the Council
With the beginning of a new Fraternal Year, we find ourselves with several open positions which need to be filled on July 1st. It takes many Knights to run the Council and to coordinate all of the activities and charities that we support. This year we are looking for Knights, or Member couples, to support our various activities.
Therefore, we are looking for volunteers for the following Council positions:
Culture of Life Chairman
Health Services (Blood Drive)
Public Relations (Advertisement Chairman)
Family Activities Director
(3) Membership Committee Members
(3) Recruitment Committee Members
Holy Cross Children’s Services Liaison
(3) Retention Committee Members
Admissions Committee Chairman
(3) Admissions Committee Members
Membership Directory Chairman
Coats for Kids Chairman
World Marriage Day Chairman
RSVP Fund (Seminarian Support) Chairman
St. Vincent’s Home Liaison
These positions are for a one year term and the amount of time required varies from one night a month up to several days a month. No experience is required, but we are looking for enthusiastic Members to drive our Council forward. If you would like more detailed position information, or to volunteer, please contact Grand Knight Ken Morrison at 719-4097 or Deputy Grand Knight Jim Warner at 719-6794.
2014 Lugnuts Game to Celebrate Vocations
LANSING LUGNUTS VS WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS
Friday, August 8th, 2013 @ 7:05 pm
The 2014 Knights Family Night to Celebrate Vocations is Friday, August 8th at Cooley Law School Stadium!
All are welcome!!
Early entrance for families || inflatable toys in left field || Pre-game activities || Catholic Information Fair on the Concourse || Flat screen TVs given away through the game || Chance to win the Grand Slam Event || Chances to win many in-game Lugnut prizes || Free Lugnut web pictures of your group || Donated tickets will also be accepted to bring children from Holy Cross Children’s Services, St. Louis Center, and St. Vincent Home for Children || LAFCU Fireworks after the game.
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE at the Hall at 5300 N. Grand River. Only 50 tickets are available at $12 EACH. Seats are behind home plate, one section toward 3rd base (section J).
Top Rating from A.M. Best for 39th Consecutive Year
Financial Strength Rated A++ (Superior)
Citing the Knights of Columbus' strong presence in Catholic communities and its members' loyalty, ratings agency A.M. Best reaffirmed the K of C’s rating of A++ (Superior) for financial strength.
The rating announcement marks the 39th consecutive year that the Knights of Columbus earned A.M. Best's top marks. The Order has $94 billion of life insurance in force and $21 billion in assets under management. No insurer in North America is more highly rated than the Knights of Columbus.
"Our top rating from A.M Best underscores our commitment to our members and their families," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. "We were founded to protect the financial futures of Catholic families, and we take that obligation seriously. In our sales, operations and investments, we keep in mind that Knights and their families are more than customers, they are members of our fraternal family.”
Supreme Knight Anderson added: “We credit our commitment to our members, our excellent sales force of agents who are all Knights of Columbus, and our commitment to our Catholic values, which are the keys to the work we do.”
Earlier this year, the Knights of Columbus was named a 2014 "World's Most Ethical Company" by the Ethisphere Institute — an independent center for research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. It was one of two companies named in the “life insurance” category, and one of fewer than 150 total companies worldwide.
A.M. Best noted that the rating of the Knights of Columbus “reflects its strong fraternal and insurance presence within the Catholic communities in the United States and Canada, its strong risk-adjusted capitalizations as measured by Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio, and its consistently positive statutory operating results." It added that the Knights of Columbus "has a strong affinity with its large membership base through its charitable programs and competitive portfolio of life insurance and annuity products."
To learn more about Knights of Columbus Insurance, contact our local field agent Michael DuMont.
Scrap Metal Fundraiser