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Meetings: 2nd Tuesday - Business @ 6:30 pm
4th Tuesday - Social @ 6:30 pm (CANCELED )
Held in the hall of St. Edmond Catholic Church
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST on December 13th
Join us on December 13th from 8:00 to Noon for good food and friendly, safe socializing. We will be serving all the usual treats: eggs, made to order omelets and egg sandwiches; homes fries; the "meats" (bacon, sausage and scrapple); pancakes; oatmeal; OJ; coffee, tea and hot chocolate; water. Cost is $10/person with kids 10 and under free. Our special treat to celebrate the winter season will be chocolate chip pancakes!
The Knights will observe all safety requirements to comply with State and Diocesan rules. One way in and one way out. Masks will be required for entry and while moving about. You can eat mask free. Tables will be distanced. Service will be contact less. We will serve you everything. Tables will be cleaned between use and there may be eating time limits to allow for table cleaning and prep between masses.
COATS FOR KIDS
From left to right, Richard Duffy, Grand Knight; Jennifer Parsons, Case Manager Kent and Sussex counties; Peter Polo, Trustee and Community Programs Director.
First State Community Action Agency
From left to right, Waneka Armstrong, Client Based Services Program Manager; Mark Petrusic, Chancellor; Peter Polo, Trustee and Community Programs Director, and Carolyn Collie, Client Based Services Director.
Star of the Sea Council 7297 donated $3837 in brand new winter coats for children just before Thanksgiving, 144 in total. Half of the coats were given to the Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program; the other half were provided to First State Community Action Agency Family Resource Development Program. When delivering the coats, Grand Knight Richard Duffy said,
“We call the framework of our activities Faith In Action, which includes our ‘Coats for Kids’ program. We are pleased to have a relationship with Catholic Charities and the First State Community Action Agency to help children in our Sussex County communities.” Peter Polo, Trustee and Director of Community Programs noted, “Many children go without a coat each winter. Many low-income families use their scarce resources to meet their most basic needs and require help to provide this vital winter necessity. The Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program allows councils to purchase new winter coats at a significant discount and to distribute them to children in need in their local communities. In the past ten years, over 400,000 coats have been distributed across North America.”
COLUMBIAN FOUNDERS AWARD
District Deputy Rick Morin (right) presents Grand Knight Rich Duffy the council's 2019/20 Columbian Founders Award in the absence of Past Grand Knight Paul King
WHY JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS?
Why you should become a Knight?
If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.
Imagine being part of an organization that is making a difference and having fun doing it! The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, made up of practicing Catholic men, 18 years of age or older. We are an organization like no other. We are Knights, guided by four core principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. We are men committed to acting on our faith and helping the world around us. We give meaning to our principles through a framework of activities encompassing fellowship and good works: Faith, Family, Community, and the Sanctity of Life.
We have a grassroots focus undertaking projects that will best serve our church, our families and our community. We are men of faith, guided not only by our belief in God and the Catholic Church, but also by our belief in each other and in ourselves. We are Knights of Columbus. For more information call Membership Director Mark Petrusic at (240)-478-1011.
7 He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
TOYS FOR TOTS
Star of the Sea Council 7297 just made a $100 donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Normally, we would also gather toys for the program. Unfortunately, COVID has impacted our ability to do that this year. Our support is part of our Community programs. The primary goal of the Toys for Tots program is to help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children. Thanks again for your generosity in supporting our dinners, breakfasts and other fund-raising activities that enable this donation.
STAR OF THE SEA COUNCIL FAMILY OF THE MONTH
FAITH IN ACTION – FAMILY – FAMILY OF THE MONTH
Our selection for November Family of the Month celebrates rekindled and strengthened faith and bringing family together in faith in the face of a progressing medical disease and financial difficulties. After receiving first Communion, Louis Gloria was no longer brought to church and lacked a full understanding of the Catholic faith. Married with two children, in 2004 the family joined a non-denominational Christian church. Diagnosed with MS in 2005, they became disillusioned. Louis remained churchless until 2012 when on impulse, he visited the empty worship space at St. Edmond. Almost immediately, Louis knew he belonged here.
Shortly after returning to the Church, his son Eriq entered the RCIA program, and his daughter Sierra enrolled in the parish religious education program. Eriq has graduated from the University of Delaware and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the US Army this year. Sierra is enrolled as a freshman at UDel on a full scholarship. While here, Sierra lectored at youth masses, served for three years on the parish’s Youth Leadership Team, participated in the diocesan program, and attended the National Catholic Youth Conference.
Louis has been a Knight for 6 years. In addition to regular attendance at Council business meetings, he participates in our “40 Cans for Lent” and Tootsie Roll campaigns, worked at our dinners, and visited fellow Knights in nursing homes. Louis has also served as an Usher. COVID-19 has severely limited Louis’ activities as he has also had surgery for cancer this year. To deal with the financial strain imposed by Louis’s MS, Gemma entered the workforce and has worked as many as three jobs simultaneously. She is an exceptionally loving and hardworking wife and mother. Though not a convert, Gemma periodically joins the family at Mass.
Louis, Gemma, Eriq and Sierra are being recognized because they are a model of Catholic family values.
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