Happy Thanksgiving from the State Deputy

By: Walter Winkle - Thu, Nov 26, 2020 2:49 PM

Brother Knights, I continue to pray that all of you and your families are well.

As we all continue to deal with the COVID-19 that has plagued our country as well as the world, I ask that you remember the events and people that we are thankful for during this Thanksgiving Holiday. Although we may not be able to be with them, I ask that you contact them and share the things we are all grateful for and to ask if they may need some help.

 The Leave No Neighbor Behind program is an outstanding way to be a true "Knight in Shining Armor" to several vulnerable members in our councils as well as our parish and communities. We may not have been able to do what we planned for the last several months but there are several events that have made this a blessed year.

 As Knights, we need to look at the things that we must be grateful for, the Beatification of Fr. Michael McGivney, our priest's, families, neighbors, friends, and our Knights Family. I believe that we all have a special calling as Knights, we cannot dwell in the thoughts of what we cannot do, but what we can!

 Let us continue to look into the future and share the things we have to be grateful for and why being a Knight of Columbus is so special and share it with someone who is not a Knight. What better gift can we give someone that is not a member, than the people and events that we attend as members with our families?

 New membership is still free until December 31, 2020, just go to www.kofc.org/joinus and enter the code MCGIVNEY2020 in the promo box. Let us all strive to welcome a new Knight before Christmas in our councils and share the special work we do as a member.

 Remember the Holy Cross Services sweatshirt, gift card collection and calendars this year. Your District Deputy will be collecting these and delivering on December 5, 2020. Please contact him if you have any questions.

 We are all praying that this virus will be over soon and to be able to get back to a normal way of life. Do not give up hope!

 From my family to yours, have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Walter K. Winkle, Jr.

State Deputy