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First Degree Honoring Most Reverend Bishop Earl Boyea, D.D
Knights Of Columbus
Lansing Diocese First Degree
Honoring Most Reverend Bishop Earl Boyea, D.D.
Sunday - September 28, 2014
Report Time: 1:00 pm
Degree Time: 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Mason Council #9182
St. James Church
1010 S. Lansing St.
Mason, Michigan 48854
RESPONSE DATE: September 24, 2014
Reply to Council GK or Membership Team Report Candidates Home Council
Number and Name to DMD John L. Rademacher 517-749-6757
Group Pictures to Follow Degree with Certificates
Refreshments to Follow Degree
Coats for Kids
Prayer for those Persecuted in Iraq
An icon of Christ through a brick window in the Middle East
O God of all the Nations,
the One God who is and was and always will be,
who in your providence willed that your Church be united to the
suffering of your Son,
look with mercy on your servants in Iraq
who are persecuted for their faith in you.
Grant them perseverance and courage to be worthy imitators of Christ.
Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations to work for peace among all peoples.
May your Spirit open conversion for those who contradict your will that we live in harmony.
And in all things may we be united in truth and freedom to seek your will in our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace,
Pray for us.
K of C Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq
Knights of Columbus Announces Fund to Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq
Commits $1 million and seeks public donations for humanitarian aid to religious minorities
The Knights of Columbus announced today that is establishing a fund to assist those – particularly Christians as well as other religious minorities – facing a horrific and violent persecution and possible extinction in Iraq and the surrounding regions.
The Knights has pledged an initial $500,000 and will match an additional $500,000 in donations from the public.
“The unprovoked and systematic persecution and violent elimination of Middle East Christians, as well as other minority groups, especially in Iraq, has created an enormous humanitarian crisis,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Pope Francis has asked the world for prayers and support for those affected by this terrible persecution, and we are asking our members, and all people of good will, to pray for those persecuted and support efforts to assist them by donating to this fund.”
Anderson added: “It has shocked the conscience of the world that people are systematically being purged from the region where their families have lived for millennia – simply for their faith. It is imperative that we stand in solidarity with them in defense of the freedom of conscience, and provide them with whatever relief we can.”
Those seeking to assist with the relief efforts can donate to K of C Christian Refugee Relief by visiting www.kofc.org/Iraq or by sending checks or money orders to: K of C Christian Refugee Relief, Knights of Columbus Charities, P.O. Box 1966, New Haven, CT 06509-1966.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100 percent of all donations collected by Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., will be used for humanitarian assistance for those Christians – as well as other religious minorities –being persecuted or displaced in Iraq and the surrounding region.
The Knights of Columbus has a long history of providing humanitarian relief and has done so following Sept. 11, 2001; last year’s typhoons in the Philippines; Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Sandy; tornadoes nationwide; flooding in Mexico; and tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan.
In addition, the Knights of Columbus has also long supported persecuted Christians. Throughout the 1920s, the Knights provided humanitarian assistance and created international awareness of the persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization with more than 1.8 million members worldwide.
Dedicated to charity, Knights last year provided more than $170 million and more than 70 million hours to charitable causes, assisting substantially with several humanitarian disasters from North America to Asia.
Click here to read the original article that can be found on Supreme Council's website.
Red Bag Program
40 Days for life will kick off on September 24th
One week from today, 40 Days for life will kick off in 297 cities in 13 countries ... beginning a campaign that will run from September 24 - November 2.
One year ago, volunteers in Hollister, California were gearing up for their first 40 Days for Life campaign in front of the local Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Last month — after speculation that Planned Parenthood's business had diminished and keeping the facility open could not be justified — they closed their doors! Praise God!
The local leader of that first — and only — 40 Days for Life campaign in Hollister said the number of prayer volunteers may have been small, but they spoke with a strong voice ... "and God heard their cry!"
The next 40 Days for Life campaign starts Wednesday, September 24 and goes through Sunday, November 2.
People just like those volunteers in Hollister will be out in front of abortion businesses and other Planned Parenthood facilities in 297 locations — cities from coast to coast in the United States and Canada as well as in 11 other countries ...
... including first-time campaigns in Mexico, Brazil and Latvia.
Will you join them? Go to: http://40daysforlife.com/location
Find the campaign nearest you — then let God use you to show His love and mercy to women (and men) seeking abortion ... to the babies scheduled to be aborted ... and to the abortion facility workers.
Through God's grace, 40 Days for Life has seen these miracles over the past seven years:
* 8,973 lives spared from abortion (that we know of)
* 101 workers have changed their hearts and left the industry
* 57 abortion centers have shut their doors forever
* 12 additional abortion referral centers have also closed
Will your city be the next one to see these blessings? Will your voice join with those who have already made commitments to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves?
Ask youself that question ... pray about it ... then find the closest 40 Days for Life campaign:
I'm looking forward to a campaign that's prayerful and profound — and I can't wait to see what blessings the Lord will provide!
40 Days for Life
PS: That link to the 298 locations for 40 Days for Life again is: